Period
to 22 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Reference Data
London > Central London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 230 252
Rank change year-on-year -40 +22 +34
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 14 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.15% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 1.04% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 19
Central London median daily rate £538 £590 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.90% +9.26% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £450 £330
90th Percentile £693 £716 £845
London median daily rate £500 £560 £570
% change year-on-year -10.71% -1.75% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £140.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

Reference Data is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,794 3,451 3,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.71% 42.67% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,903 2,612 2,563
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £311
90th Percentile £700 £700 £656
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 39
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.57 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £33.25 £69.00
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.12 £19.03
% change year-on-year +8.60% +10.96% -4.85%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reference Data in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in Central London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in Central London

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the Central London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -32 12 £575 +0.88% 4
Camden - 2 £275 -
Reference Data
London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Data Management
3 6 (42.86%) Front Office
3 6 (42.86%) Reference Data Management
4 5 (35.71%) Data Architecture
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Maven
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Derivative
5 4 (28.57%) VBA
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (28.57%) Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Structured Programming
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Python
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Subversion
7 2 (14.29%) Economics
7 2 (14.29%) Back Office
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) Java

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) GitHub
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) MariaDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Maven
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Front Office
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Back Office
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Data Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Python Developer
2 3 (21.43%) VBA Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Front Office Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Reference Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Commercial Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) FIX Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) FIX Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (7.14%) FpML
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Derivative
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Fintech
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (7.14%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Management
2 6 (42.86%) Reference Data Management
3 5 (35.71%) Data Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Structured Programming
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) Data Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Economics
6 2 (14.29%) Metadata Management
7 1 (7.14%) Conceptual Models
7 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) VBA
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) MiFID
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) GoldenSource
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle