Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 6 months to 24 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 576 652
Rank change year-on-year -94 +76 -53
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 188 263 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.85% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 172 142
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £323 £403 £376
90th Percentile £675 £699 £699
UK median daily rate £523 £545 £550
% change year-on-year -4.13% -0.91% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £22.00 £140.00 £57.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.29% +142.42% -
10th Percentile £21.00 £135.00 £23.73
90th Percentile £23.00 £145.00 £91.58
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £140.00 £57.75
% change year-on-year -84.29% +142.42% +285.00%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,146 30,854 33,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.47% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,272 20,371 22,443
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £283 £268 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 938 1,137
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.65 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in England

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data within the England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -75 112 £525 -6.25% 9
South East -3 29 £500 +25.00% 3
East of England 0 19 £550 +4.76% 1
North of England -41 19 £510 -2.86% 5
Yorkshire -34 11 £510 -6.42%
South West -13 6 £575 +10.58% 1
North West -18 6 £438 -16.67% 4
West Midlands -23 2 £425 - 1
Midlands -23 2 £425 -17.07% 2
North East - 2 £625 - 1
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 England region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 70 (37.23%) Data Modelling
2 69 (36.70%) Data Quality
3 66 (35.11%) Data Management
4 61 (32.45%) Data Architecture
5 58 (30.85%) Finance
6 57 (30.32%) SQL
7 53 (28.19%) Migration
8 46 (24.47%) Data Migration
9 41 (21.81%) Oracle
9 41 (21.81%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (21.81%) Reference Data Management
10 40 (21.28%) Analytics
11 35 (18.62%) Data Mapping
11 35 (18.62%) Banking
12 31 (16.49%) ETL
13 29 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (15.43%) Metadata Management
14 28 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (14.89%) Data Integration
15 26 (13.83%) SQL Server
16 25 (13.30%) Microsoft Excel
16 25 (13.30%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (12.77%) XML
18 23 (12.23%) Security Cleared
18 23 (12.23%) Visualisation
19 22 (11.70%) Test Automation
20 21 (11.17%) Data Governance
21 20 (10.64%) Data Strategy
22 19 (10.11%) SC Cleared
22 19 (10.11%) Programme Management

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) CMS
3 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (13.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.91%) SAP HR
2 9 (4.79%) Workday HCM
3 4 (2.13%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) GitHub
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.06%) G Suite
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.53%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Slack
5 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.72%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (1.60%) SMS
3 2 (1.06%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.30%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (6.38%) MS Access
4 12 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 12 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.32%) Big Data
7 9 (4.79%) QlikView
7 9 (4.79%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.72%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.13%) Data Lake
10 4 (2.13%) Data Mining
10 4 (2.13%) MySQL
10 4 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (2.13%) Power BI
11 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (9.04%) JIRA
2 16 (8.51%) Subversion
3 6 (3.19%) Maven
4 5 (2.66%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.13%) Mockito
6 3 (1.60%) ERwin
6 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.06%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.06%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.53%) Ant
8 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.53%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.53%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.53%) jMock
8 1 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 58 (30.85%) Finance
2 35 (18.62%) Banking
3 16 (8.51%) Front Office
4 13 (6.91%) Publishing
5 11 (5.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (29.26%) Analyst
1 55 (29.26%) Architect
2 37 (19.68%) Developer
3 34 (18.09%) Data Analyst
4 29 (15.43%) Data Architect
5 17 (9.04%) Technical Architect
6 13 (6.91%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.91%) Data Migration Developer
6 13 (6.91%) Java Developer
7 12 (6.38%) ETL Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 12 (6.38%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 12 (6.38%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.38%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (5.85%) Migration Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) Data Migration Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) HR Analyst
10 8 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.77%) XML
2 10 (5.32%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (3.72%) JSON
4 6 (3.19%) Hibernate
4 6 (3.19%) Spring
4 6 (3.19%) XSD
5 4 (2.13%) .NET
5 4 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.13%) HTML
5 4 (2.13%) HTML5
5 4 (2.13%) J2SE
6 3 (1.60%) Middleware
6 3 (1.60%) Web Services
7 2 (1.06%) J2EE
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.06%) REST
7 2 (1.06%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.06%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.53%) JTS
8 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Derivative
2 10 (5.32%) NHS
2 10 (5.32%) Taxonomies
3 8 (4.26%) Algorithms
3 8 (4.26%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.60%) Fintech
6 3 (1.60%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.06%) User Experience
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.53%) Equities
8 1 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.79%) Linux
2 2 (1.06%) Unix
3 1 (0.53%) CentOS
3 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.23%) Data Modelling
2 66 (35.11%) Data Management
3 61 (32.45%) Data Architecture
4 53 (28.19%) Migration
5 46 (24.47%) Data Migration
6 41 (21.81%) Reference Data Management
7 40 (21.28%) Analytics
8 35 (18.62%) Data Mapping
9 31 (16.49%) ETL
10 29 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (15.43%) Metadata Management
11 28 (14.89%) Data Integration
11 28 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (12.23%) Visualisation
13 22 (11.70%) Test Automation
14 21 (11.17%) Data Governance
15 20 (10.64%) Data Strategy
16 19 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (10.11%) Programme Management
16 19 (10.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.32%) SQL
2 19 (10.11%) C#
3 15 (7.98%) PL/SQL
4 14 (7.45%) Java
5 12 (6.38%) VB
6 11 (5.85%) Python
7 10 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.32%) VBA
8 8 (4.26%) MATLAB
8 8 (4.26%) R
9 4 (2.13%) Java 8
9 4 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.91%) Degree
4 5 (2.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.06%) CEH
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.53%) MBA
8 1 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (36.70%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.79%) HL7
3 8 (4.26%) GDPR
4 3 (1.60%) ISO 20022
4 3 (1.60%) MiFID
5 2 (1.06%) QA
6 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 41 (21.81%) Oracle
2 18 (9.57%) SAP
3 13 (6.91%) Workday
4 12 (6.38%) Talend
5 8 (4.26%) Tableau
6 7 (3.72%) Fidessa
7 6 (3.19%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.13%) Siebel
9 3 (1.60%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.60%) GoldenSource
10 2 (1.06%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.06%) Google
10 2 (1.06%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.53%) Adobe
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco
11 1 (0.53%) IBM
11 1 (0.53%) Informatica
11 1 (0.53%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.53%) Teradata