Period
to 24 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 187 204
Rank change year-on-year -44 +17 +34
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 24 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.63% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 1.61% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 17
City of London median daily rate £550 £521 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -5.23% +4.76%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £454
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £531 £518 £538
% change year-on-year +2.66% -3.72% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,024 2,359 2,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.12% 38.81% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,359 1,782 2,035
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £288
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 19 47
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.16 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.49% +9.15%
10th Percentile £12.72 £14.47 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.43 £55.00 £33.36
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year +13.51% -7.45% +11.89%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in the City of London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in the City of London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in the City of London

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 10 (41.67%) Finance
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Data Management
2 7 (29.17%) Data Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) ETL
3 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 6 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Reference Data Management
5 4 (16.67%) Front Office
5 4 (16.67%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 4 (16.67%) HTTP
5 4 (16.67%) OAuth2
5 4 (16.67%) Swagger
5 4 (16.67%) Reinsurance
5 4 (16.67%) JSON Schema
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.67%) REST
5 4 (16.67%) OAuth
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) X.509
3 2 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (12.50%) Bigtable
2 3 (12.50%) Blockchain
2 3 (12.50%) Power BI
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.17%) QlikView
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Front Office
4 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Legal
6 1 (4.17%) Back Office
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.17%) Law
6 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Reinsurance Data Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Data Integration Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Release Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.17%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Report Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
1 4 (16.67%) JSON Schema
1 4 (16.67%) OAuth
1 4 (16.67%) OAuth2
1 4 (16.67%) REST
1 4 (16.67%) Swagger
1 4 (16.67%) XML
1 4 (16.67%) XML Schema
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) LDAP
2 3 (12.50%) LINQ
2 3 (12.50%) Lucene
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) WSDL
2 3 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Reinsurance
3 2 (8.33%) Pricing Data
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
4 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.17%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Data Analysis
1 7 (29.17%) Data Management
2 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 6 (25.00%) ETL
2 6 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) SDLC
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) Reference Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) API Design
5 3 (12.50%) API Development
5 3 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) MapReduce
5 3 (12.50%) Metadata Management
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) XPath
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) MiFID
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Bloomberg
2 2 (8.33%) Reuters
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau