Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 199 208
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9 +47
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 31 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 1.27% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 24
City of London median daily rate £568 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £375 £150 £458
90th Percentile £656 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -4.55%
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 3,003 2,443 2,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.46% 39.94% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,385 1,864 2,252
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £278
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 47
City of London median hourly rate £27.30 £19.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.66% -4.95% +14.23%
10th Percentile £13.14 £13.11 £12.00
90th Percentile £40.75 £55.00 £33.36
Central London median hourly rate £27.09 £18.45 £19.99
% change year-on-year +46.83% -7.70% +14.23%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reference Data also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 23 (74.19%) Banking
2 22 (70.97%) Investment Banking
3 15 (48.39%) Finance
4 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (38.71%) JIRA
6 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
6 10 (32.26%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (32.26%) SDLC
7 9 (29.03%) Virtual Team
7 9 (29.03%) DevOps
7 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
8 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
8 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
8 8 (25.81%) BDD
9 7 (22.58%) Financial Institution
9 7 (22.58%) Web Services
9 7 (22.58%) Hedge funds
9 7 (22.58%) Big Data
9 7 (22.58%) Scala
9 7 (22.58%) Code Optimisation
10 6 (19.35%) AOP
11 5 (16.13%) MiFID
11 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Data Management
12 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
12 4 (12.90%) Front Office
12 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management

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 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.23%) SAS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
2 7 (22.58%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.23%) QGIS
3 1 (3.23%) QlikView
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) ERwin
4 1 (3.23%) JBehave
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (74.19%) Banking
2 22 (70.97%) Investment Banking
3 15 (48.39%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) Financial Institution
5 4 (12.90%) Front Office
6 2 (6.45%) Legal
6 2 (6.45%) Publishing
7 1 (3.23%) Back Office
7 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Salesforce Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Scala Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Senior Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Senior Scala Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Reference Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Virtual Team
2 7 (22.58%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Derivative
4 2 (6.45%) NHS
4 2 (6.45%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (6.45%) Pricing Data
5 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Equities
5 1 (3.23%) Linked Data
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) RIA
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) SDLC
3 9 (29.03%) DevOps
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 8 (25.81%) BDD
4 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Code Optimisation
6 6 (19.35%) AOP
7 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Data Management
8 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Balanced Scorecard
9 3 (9.68%) CRM
9 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) Reference Data Management
9 3 (9.68%) Scorecard
10 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Scala
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Apex Code
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) R
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) MiFID
2 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) HL7
3 1 (3.23%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Bloomberg
3 2 (6.45%) ION Trading
3 2 (6.45%) Reuters
4 1 (3.23%) Fidessa
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.23%) Murex
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Serena
4 1 (3.23%) Tableau