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 3 months to 29 March 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 478 483
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 113 148 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.95% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 97 80
Median daily rate £525 £500 £521
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £308 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13357 15576 14906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.01% 31.36% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8671 10304 9100
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 531 624
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.15 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 79 £525 -4.54% 6
South East +19 12 £650 +44.44%
South West -3 9 £525 +94.44%
East of England 0 5 £513 +7.89%
North West +25 2 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands +5 2 £363 -20.54%
East Midlands -10 2 £338 -32.50%
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 England region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 89 (35.32%) Data Modelling
1 89 (35.32%) Finance
2 82 (32.54%) Data Management
3 64 (25.40%) Banking
4 58 (23.02%) Data Architecture
5 50 (19.84%) ETL
6 46 (18.25%) Data Quality
7 45 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (16.67%) SQL
9 40 (15.87%) Data Governance
10 38 (15.08%) Data Integration
11 37 (14.68%) Oracle
12 36 (14.29%) Investment Banking
13 34 (13.49%) Hadoop
14 33 (13.10%) Big Data
15 32 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (12.30%) Master Data Management
17 30 (11.90%) Data Analysis
17 30 (11.90%) KYC
18 29 (11.51%) SDLC
19 27 (10.71%) Splunk
19 27 (10.71%) Business Analysis
19 27 (10.71%) Reference Data Management
20 26 (10.32%) Java
20 26 (10.32%) Security Cleared
21 25 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
22 24 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
22 24 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
22 24 (9.52%) HBase
22 24 (9.52%) Analytics

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 6 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.98%) Apache Solr
3 4 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.59%) SAS
3 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.19%) Apache
5 2 (0.79%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.40%) Drupal
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.17%) MS Office
2 8 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.98%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.98%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Endur
3 1 (0.40%) Findur
3 1 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) IaaS
2 2 (0.79%) PaaS
2 2 (0.79%) Slack
2 2 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.38%) Network Security
2 4 (1.59%) SNA
3 2 (0.79%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (0.79%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.40%) DSL
4 1 (0.40%) FTP
4 1 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.49%) Hadoop
2 33 (13.10%) Big Data
3 24 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (9.52%) HBase
4 23 (9.13%) SQL Server
5 20 (7.94%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.95%) Apache Hive
7 12 (4.76%) Neo4j
8 11 (4.37%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (3.97%) Data Mart
10 7 (2.78%) Data Lake
11 6 (2.38%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (2.38%) Pentaho
11 6 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.98%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.98%) OLAP
12 5 (1.98%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.38%) ERwin
2 5 (1.98%) JUnit
2 5 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.59%) JIRA
3 4 (1.59%) MagicDraw
3 4 (1.59%) Subversion
4 3 (1.19%) JMeter
4 3 (1.19%) Maven
4 3 (1.19%) Selenium
4 3 (1.19%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.79%) Mockito
5 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.79%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.40%) Gatling
6 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 89 (35.32%) Finance
2 64 (25.40%) Banking
3 36 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.16%) Legal
4 13 (5.16%) Retail
5 10 (3.97%) Front Office
6 9 (3.57%) Marketing
7 7 (2.78%) Back Office
8 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.98%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.98%) German Language
9 2 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (35.32%) Analyst
2 71 (28.17%) Architect
3 58 (23.02%) Business Analyst
4 51 (20.24%) Data Architect
5 36 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
6 34 (13.49%) Developer
7 31 (12.30%) Data Analyst
8 24 (9.52%) Reference Data Analyst
8 24 (9.52%) Reference Data Business Analyst
9 11 (4.37%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.97%) Data Cleansing Analyst
10 10 (3.97%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.57%) DBA
11 9 (3.57%) Designer
11 9 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
11 9 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
11 9 (3.57%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.17%) Banking Analyst
12 8 (3.17%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 8 (3.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.13%) XML
2 12 (4.76%) HTML
3 10 (3.97%) HTML5
4 8 (3.17%) FpML
4 8 (3.17%) REST
4 8 (3.17%) SOAP
4 8 (3.17%) Spring
4 8 (3.17%) XSD
5 7 (2.78%) .NET
5 7 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (2.78%) XSLT
6 6 (2.38%) CSS
6 6 (2.38%) Lucene
7 5 (1.98%) CSS3
7 5 (1.98%) Middleware
8 4 (1.59%) D3.js
8 4 (1.59%) Django
8 4 (1.59%) FIXML
8 4 (1.59%) GraphX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.13%) Management Information System
3 21 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (7.94%) Fixed Income
5 19 (7.54%) Equities
6 17 (6.75%) Data Structures
7 16 (6.35%) Derivative
8 13 (5.16%) Cyber Defence
8 13 (5.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (4.37%) Taxonomies
10 7 (2.78%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.98%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.19%) Contactless
13 3 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (1.19%) Fintech
13 3 (1.19%) User Experience
14 2 (0.79%) Pricing Data
15 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
15 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.16%) Unix
2 7 (2.78%) Linux
3 6 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.32%) Data Modelling
2 82 (32.54%) Data Management
3 58 (23.02%) Data Architecture
4 50 (19.84%) ETL
5 45 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (15.87%) Data Governance
7 38 (15.08%) Data Integration
8 31 (12.30%) Master Data Management
9 30 (11.90%) Data Analysis
9 30 (11.90%) KYC
10 29 (11.51%) SDLC
11 27 (10.71%) Business Analysis
11 27 (10.71%) Reference Data Management
12 25 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (9.52%) Analytics
13 24 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (9.13%) Data Cleansing
15 22 (8.73%) Project Management
16 19 (7.54%) TOGAF
17 17 (6.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.67%) SQL
2 26 (10.32%) Java
3 12 (4.76%) C#
4 10 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.57%) Python
6 5 (1.98%) Scala
7 4 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.19%) PHP
9 2 (0.79%) C
9 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.79%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) COBOL
10 1 (0.40%) Delphi
10 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.40%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.59%) Degree
4 3 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) Brainbench
5 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (18.25%) Data Quality
2 19 (7.54%) FATCA
2 19 (7.54%) QA
3 18 (7.14%) MiFID
4 14 (5.56%) PCI DSS
5 13 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (3.97%) EMIR
7 8 (3.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (1.59%) Solvency II
9 3 (1.19%) Basel II
9 3 (1.19%) Basel III
10 2 (0.79%) COBIT
10 2 (0.79%) PMO
10 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (5.16%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.79%) Nagios
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (14.68%) Oracle
2 27 (10.71%) Splunk
3 18 (7.14%) Informatica
4 13 (5.16%) Intel Security
4 13 (5.16%) VMware
5 12 (4.76%) Cloudera
5 12 (4.76%) MapR
5 12 (4.76%) Nuix
6 11 (4.37%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.17%) GoldenSource
8 7 (2.78%) Fidessa
9 6 (2.38%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.98%) Reuters
10 5 (1.98%) Talend
11 2 (0.79%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.79%) Tableau
11 2 (0.79%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.40%) Capita
12 1 (0.40%) Palantir
12 1 (0.40%) SOASTA, Inc