Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 667 609 615
Rank change year-on-year -58 +6 -31
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 191 262 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.81% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 174 163
England median daily rate £531 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £411 £391 £406
90th Percentile £664 £700 £698
UK median daily rate £525 £545 £525
% change year-on-year -3.67% +3.81% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £22.00 £140.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.29% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year -84.29% - -

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 32,170 32,168 31,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.40% 33.83% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,478 21,572 20,885
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 915 1,131
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.21 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.85 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 94 £563 +0.45% 10
South East +21 56 £500 +25.00% 3
East of England -3 20 £550 -4.35% 1
North of England -51 11 £500 -4.40% 6
South West -25 8 £500 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -33 6 £500 -4.40%
North West -27 5 £438 -14.63% 5
East Midlands +5 1 £310 -22.50%
Midlands -18 1 £310 -27.06% 2
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 83 (43.46%) SQL
2 80 (41.88%) Migration
3 75 (39.27%) Data Migration
4 63 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (32.46%) Finance
5 62 (32.46%) Data Modelling
6 59 (30.89%) Data Management
6 59 (30.89%) Data Quality
7 49 (25.65%) ETL
8 48 (25.13%) Oracle
9 47 (24.61%) Data Mapping
9 47 (24.61%) Reference Data Management
10 46 (24.08%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (21.99%) SQL Server
11 42 (21.99%) Data Architecture
11 42 (21.99%) Test Automation
12 41 (21.47%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (18.32%) Security Cleared
14 34 (17.80%) C#
15 33 (17.28%) Microsoft Excel
16 32 (16.75%) XML
17 31 (16.23%) SC Cleared
17 31 (16.23%) TDD
18 29 (15.18%) Banking
18 29 (15.18%) Subversion
18 29 (15.18%) BDD
19 28 (14.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 28 (14.66%) JIRA
19 28 (14.66%) Java
19 28 (14.66%) PL/SQL

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 3 (1.57%) CMS
1 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) Apache
2 1 (0.52%) Confluence
2 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 33 (17.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (9.42%) SAP HR
2 14 (7.33%) Workday HCM
3 6 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.62%) GitHub
2 5 (2.62%) PaaS
3 4 (2.09%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.05%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (0.52%) Slack
5 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.66%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (12.57%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (12.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (9.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (8.90%) MS Access
8 11 (5.76%) Power BI
9 9 (4.71%) Big Data
9 9 (4.71%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.14%) NoSQL
10 6 (3.14%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (2.09%) Data Lake
11 4 (2.09%) MySQL
12 3 (1.57%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.57%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (15.18%) Subversion
2 28 (14.66%) JIRA
3 11 (5.76%) Mockito
4 9 (4.71%) Maven
5 3 (1.57%) JUnit
5 3 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.05%) ERwin
6 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.05%) Mocha
6 2 (1.05%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (1.05%) Spock
6 2 (1.05%) Toad
6 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.05%) webpack
7 1 (0.52%) Ant
7 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.52%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.52%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.52%) jMock
General
1 62 (32.46%) Finance
2 29 (15.18%) Banking
3 15 (7.85%) Front Office
4 11 (5.76%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.19%) Publishing
6 7 (3.66%) Legal
7 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.05%) Back Office
8 2 (1.05%) Billing
8 2 (1.05%) Marketing
8 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (34.03%) Developer
2 56 (29.32%) Analyst
3 44 (23.04%) Architect
4 35 (18.32%) Data Analyst
5 28 (14.66%) Data Architect
6 25 (13.09%) Java Developer
7 24 (12.57%) Oracle Developer
8 23 (12.04%) ETL Developer
8 23 (12.04%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 23 (12.04%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 23 (12.04%) SQL Developer
8 23 (12.04%) SQL Server Developer
9 20 (10.47%) Data Migration Developer
10 17 (8.90%) Migration Analyst
11 16 (8.38%) Data Migration Analyst
12 15 (7.85%) Business Analyst
13 14 (7.33%) HR Analyst
14 11 (5.76%) Agile Developer
14 11 (5.76%) Agile Java Developer
14 11 (5.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.75%) XML
2 20 (10.47%) JSON
3 17 (8.90%) Spring
4 14 (7.33%) HTML
5 13 (6.81%) Hibernate
5 13 (6.81%) HTML5
6 12 (6.28%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.76%) J2SE
8 8 (4.19%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (2.62%) .NET
9 5 (2.62%) REST
10 4 (2.09%) Spring Boot
11 3 (1.57%) React
11 3 (1.57%) Web Services
11 3 (1.57%) XSD
12 2 (1.05%) CSS
12 2 (1.05%) LDAP
12 2 (1.05%) Middleware
12 2 (1.05%) Spring Security
12 2 (1.05%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.24%) Taxonomies
3 9 (4.71%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.19%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.19%) Derivative
5 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.14%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.14%) NHS
7 3 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.57%) Tandem
8 2 (1.05%) Fintech
8 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.05%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.05%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.71%) Linux
2 4 (2.09%) Unix
3 2 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (0.52%) CentOS
4 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.88%) Migration
2 75 (39.27%) Data Migration
3 63 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (32.46%) Data Modelling
5 59 (30.89%) Data Management
6 49 (25.65%) ETL
7 47 (24.61%) Data Mapping
7 47 (24.61%) Reference Data Management
8 42 (21.99%) Data Architecture
8 42 (21.99%) Test Automation
9 41 (21.47%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (16.23%) TDD
11 29 (15.18%) BDD
12 28 (14.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 25 (13.09%) Analytics
14 23 (12.04%) Project Management
15 21 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (9.42%) Data Conversion
18 17 (8.90%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.46%) SQL
2 34 (17.80%) C#
3 28 (14.66%) Java
3 28 (14.66%) PL/SQL
4 22 (11.52%) T-SQL
5 17 (8.90%) VB
6 14 (7.33%) Python
7 13 (6.81%) Java 8
8 11 (5.76%) VBA
9 8 (4.19%) MATLAB
9 8 (4.19%) R
10 7 (3.66%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.57%) ES6
11 3 (1.57%) ES7
11 3 (1.57%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.85%) Degree
4 5 (2.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.05%) CEH
7 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (30.89%) Data Quality
2 11 (5.76%) GDPR
3 6 (3.14%) HL7
4 3 (1.57%) ISO 20022
4 3 (1.57%) QA
5 2 (1.05%) MiFID
6 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.52%) EMIR
6 1 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 48 (25.13%) Oracle
2 23 (12.04%) SAP
2 23 (12.04%) Talend
3 18 (9.42%) Workday
4 14 (7.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.66%) Fidessa
6 6 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.09%) Sybase
8 3 (1.57%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.57%) GoldenSource
8 3 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.05%) BMC
9 2 (1.05%) CA
9 2 (1.05%) HP
9 2 (1.05%) JDA
10 1 (0.52%) Adobe
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) Informatica
10 1 (0.52%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat