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 3 months to 23 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 157 189
Rank change year-on-year +3 +32  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 11
Median daily rate £550 £625 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £763 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £480
% change year-on-year +2.27% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33%  

Reference Data is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1382 1335 2184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.88% 39.45% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 1116 1739
Median daily rate £530 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £62.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Reference Data as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 11 (37.93%) Data Management
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Data Analysis
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
4 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (17.24%) Spring
4 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (17.24%) Data Entry
4 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (13.79%) KYC
5 4 (13.79%) Data Governance
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Front Office
5 4 (13.79%) Banking
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Fixed Income
6 3 (10.34%) FpML
6 3 (10.34%) OOD
6 3 (10.34%) XML
6 3 (10.34%) SOAP
6 3 (10.34%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) REST

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 2 (6.90%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.45%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
1 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) Hazelcast
3 1 (3.45%) HBase
3 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Front Office
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Data Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Data Cleansing Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) NoSQL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) KYC Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) MongoDB Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Reference Data Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Report Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Spring
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) FpML
3 3 (10.34%) REST
3 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.90%) JMS
4 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Akka
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.45%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Contactless
2 3 (10.34%) Fixed Income
2 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.90%) Derivative
3 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.45%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Data Management
2 10 (34.48%) Data Analysis
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
4 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (17.24%) Data Entry
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Data Governance
5 4 (13.79%) KYC
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
6 3 (10.34%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) OOD
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
7 2 (6.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Kotlin
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
1 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) MiFID
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (3.45%) EMIR
3 1 (3.45%) FATCA
3 1 (3.45%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) GoldenSource
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Charles River
2 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.45%) Fidessa
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) ION Trading
2 1 (3.45%) MapR
2 1 (3.45%) Nuix
2 1 (3.45%) Splunk