Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 700 599 606
Rank change year-on-year -101 +7 -19
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 153 222 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 132 179
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £339 £315
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £57.75
UK median hourly rate - - £57.75

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 30,939 28,828 32,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.98% 34.38% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,388 18,798 21,876
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +2.59% +4.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 1,019 1,082
England median hourly rate £22.54 £19.66 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.62% -6.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.60 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.28% +18.56%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -104 109 £525 -4.55% 18
East of England +7 12 £550 +10.00% 1
South East -26 12 £450 +0.33% 3
North of England -30 12 £523 -4.13% 5
Midlands -6 7 £425 +13.33%
Yorkshire -20 7 £523 -5.43% 2
West Midlands -12 6 £419 +15.52%
North West -17 3 £275 -38.89% 2
North East - 2 £625 - 1
East Midlands -3 1 £425 -15.00%
South West -12 1 - - 1
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 71 (46.41%) Data Modelling
2 54 (35.29%) Data Quality
3 52 (33.99%) SQL
3 52 (33.99%) Data Architecture
4 48 (31.37%) Finance
4 48 (31.37%) Data Management
5 32 (20.92%) ETL
6 30 (19.61%) Oracle
6 30 (19.61%) Data Integration
6 30 (19.61%) Analytics
7 29 (18.95%) Metadata Management
8 27 (17.65%) Data Analysis
9 26 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (16.99%) Visualisation
10 25 (16.34%) Data Governance
10 25 (16.34%) Reference Data Management
11 22 (14.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (13.07%) SQL Server
12 20 (13.07%) Migration
12 20 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (12.42%) Banking
13 19 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (11.76%) Data Structures
15 17 (11.11%) Tableau
15 17 (11.11%) QlikView
16 15 (9.80%) Open Source
17 14 (9.15%) Data Strategy
17 14 (9.15%) Logical Data Model
17 14 (9.15%) Stakeholder 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 7 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.31%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Documentum
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.65%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.65%) Maximo
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.61%) G Suite
3 4 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) HTTP
2 3 (1.96%) DNS
2 3 (1.96%) FTP
2 3 (1.96%) SMS
2 3 (1.96%) X.509
3 2 (1.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (13.07%) SQL Server
3 19 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (11.11%) QlikView
5 12 (7.84%) Oracle Database
6 9 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (5.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 8 (5.23%) Pentaho
7 8 (5.23%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (5.23%) Star Schema
8 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.92%) Big Data
9 6 (3.92%) Power BI
9 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.61%) Bigtable
10 4 (2.61%) Blockchain
10 4 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.96%) ERwin
2 3 (1.96%) JIRA
2 3 (1.96%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.31%) JUnit
3 2 (1.31%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.65%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Maven
4 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 48 (31.37%) Finance
2 19 (12.42%) Banking
3 11 (7.19%) Publishing
4 6 (3.92%) Front Office
5 4 (2.61%) Legal
6 3 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Back Office
7 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (35.29%) Architect
2 53 (34.64%) Analyst
3 34 (22.22%) Data Architect
4 25 (16.34%) Data Analyst
5 18 (11.76%) Developer
6 15 (9.80%) Technical Architect
7 13 (8.50%) SQL Analyst
8 11 (7.19%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 9 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.23%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (5.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (5.23%) SQL Data Analyst
12 7 (4.58%) SQL Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Data Manager
14 5 (3.27%) Consultant
14 5 (3.27%) SAP Analyst
14 5 (3.27%) SAP BI Analyst
14 5 (3.27%) SAP BI Developer
14 5 (3.27%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) XML
2 7 (4.58%) XML Schema
2 7 (4.58%) XSD
3 6 (3.92%) .NET
4 4 (2.61%) JSON
4 4 (2.61%) JSON Schema
4 4 (2.61%) Lucene
4 4 (2.61%) Middleware
4 4 (2.61%) OAuth
4 4 (2.61%) OAuth2
4 4 (2.61%) REST
4 4 (2.61%) Swagger
5 3 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.96%) Itk
5 3 (1.96%) J2EE
5 3 (1.96%) LDAP
5 3 (1.96%) LINQ
5 3 (1.96%) Web Services
5 3 (1.96%) WSDL
5 3 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.76%) Data Structures
3 11 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.88%) Derivative
4 9 (5.88%) NHS
5 8 (5.23%) User Experience
6 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.27%) Reinsurance
7 5 (3.27%) Taxonomies
8 4 (2.61%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.96%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.31%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.65%) Equities
11 1 (0.65%) Fintech
11 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.65%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.31%) Linux
1 2 (1.31%) Unix
2 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (46.41%) Data Modelling
2 52 (33.99%) Data Architecture
3 48 (31.37%) Data Management
4 32 (20.92%) ETL
5 30 (19.61%) Analytics
5 30 (19.61%) Data Integration
6 29 (18.95%) Metadata Management
7 27 (17.65%) Data Analysis
8 26 (16.99%) Visualisation
9 25 (16.34%) Data Governance
9 25 (16.34%) Reference Data Management
10 22 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (13.07%) Migration
12 15 (9.80%) Open Source
13 14 (9.15%) Data Strategy
13 14 (9.15%) Logical Data Model
13 14 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
14 13 (8.50%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.99%) SQL
2 10 (6.54%) PL/SQL
3 9 (5.88%) Java
4 7 (4.58%) C#
5 3 (1.96%) Python
5 3 (1.96%) VBA
5 3 (1.96%) XPath
6 2 (1.31%) R
6 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.65%) Scala
7 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.15%) Degree
2 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.61%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.65%) MBA
6 1 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (35.29%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.58%) HL7
3 4 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.61%) QA
4 3 (1.96%) MiFID
5 2 (1.31%) GDPR
5 2 (1.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.65%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (19.61%) Oracle
2 17 (11.11%) Tableau
3 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.54%) Informatica
4 10 (6.54%) SAP
5 8 (5.23%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (3.27%) Google
7 4 (2.61%) Siebel
8 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.31%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.31%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.31%) IBM
9 2 (1.31%) Teradata
10 1 (0.65%) Capita
10 1 (0.65%) HP
10 1 (0.65%) Lotus
10 1 (0.65%) Reuters
10 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.65%) Symantec
10 1 (0.65%) webMethods