Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 223 248
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25 +25
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 30 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.86% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 21
City of London median daily rate £590 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.26% +2.86% -4.55%
10th Percentile £450 £150 £463
90th Percentile £707 £845 £675
Central London median daily rate £613 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -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 3088 2778 3630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.62% 41.40% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2173 2888
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 55
City of London median hourly rate £22.26 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £33.25 £54.51 £36.40
Central London median hourly rate £21.23 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.29% -12.50% +14.29%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017, 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 21 (70.00%) Banking
2 20 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) Java
3 12 (40.00%) JIRA
4 11 (36.67%) MongoDB
4 11 (36.67%) Big Data
4 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (36.67%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (33.33%) SDLC
5 10 (33.33%) Virtual Team
6 9 (30.00%) BDD
6 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (26.67%) DevOps
7 8 (26.67%) Financial Institution
7 8 (26.67%) Web Services
7 8 (26.67%) Code Optimisation
8 7 (23.33%) AOP
8 7 (23.33%) Hedge funds
8 7 (23.33%) Scala
9 6 (20.00%) MiFID
10 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 4 (13.33%) SQL
12 3 (10.00%) Derivative
12 3 (10.00%) Data Management
12 3 (10.00%) Data Quality
12 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Big Data
1 11 (36.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.33%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.33%) GIS
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) HBase
3 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.33%) QGIS
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) JIRA
2 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) ERwin
4 1 (3.33%) JBehave
4 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (70.00%) Banking
2 20 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 11 (36.67%) Finance
4 8 (26.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (6.67%) Publishing
6 1 (3.33%) Front Office
6 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Salesforce Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Scala Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Scala Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Database Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) CRM Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) FpML
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 7 (23.33%) Hedge funds
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Derivative
3 3 (10.00%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.67%) NHS
4 2 (6.67%) RIA
5 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) Linked Data
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (40.00%) TDD
2 10 (33.33%) SDLC
3 9 (30.00%) BDD
3 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Code Optimisation
4 8 (26.67%) DevOps
5 7 (23.33%) AOP
6 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Data Management
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) Scala
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) F#
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) R
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) MiFID
2 3 (10.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) HL7
3 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.67%) ION Trading
3 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.33%) Fidessa
3 1 (3.33%) MapR
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Murex
3 1 (3.33%) Nuix
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Serena
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk