Period
to 17 October 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 17 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 205 227
Rank change year-on-year -41 +22 +38
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 13 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 1.14% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 17
City of London median daily rate £563 £580 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.02% +7.41% +2.86%
10th Percentile £471 £450 £285
90th Percentile £701 £708 £853
Central London median daily rate £544 £600 £540
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%
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 3,032 2,984 2,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.18% 43.50% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,362 2,296 2,227
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £308 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 35 32
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +7.89% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.19 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £33.25 £82.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year - +5.69% -7.75%

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 17 October 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 17 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 City of London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Data Management
3 6 (46.15%) Front Office
3 6 (46.15%) Reference Data Management
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) Derivative
4 5 (38.46%) Data Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) VBA
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Structured Programming
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Python
6 3 (23.08%) Subversion
6 3 (23.08%) Maven
6 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (15.38%) MiFID
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence

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:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Maven
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Front Office
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Data Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Python Developer
2 3 (23.08%) VBA Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Reference Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Commercial Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) FIX Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) FIX Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (7.69%) FpML
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Derivative
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (7.69%) Fintech
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Data Management
2 6 (46.15%) Reference Data Management
3 5 (38.46%) Data Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Structured Programming
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Data Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Data Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Metadata Management
6 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.69%) Conceptual Models
7 1 (7.69%) Critical Thinking
7 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
7 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) VBA
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) MiFID
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) GoldenSource
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle