Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 626 568
Rank change year-on-year +24 -58 -21
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 264 234 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.72% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 151 218
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +2.44%
10th Percentile £400 £408 £400
90th Percentile £700 £680 £670
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +3.81% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £140.00 £100.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +177.78% -
UK median hourly rate £140.00 £100.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +177.78% -

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 32180 32386 34369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.94% 33.20% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21580 21357 22239
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1119 1351
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -23 171 £555 +0.91% 7
North of England +91 36 £523 +10.00%
Yorkshire +46 22 £523 +10.00%
South East +10 21 £400 -8.83%
East of England +1 18 £575 +21.05% 1
North West - 14 £513 -
Midlands +39 10 £453 -
South West -7 8 £590 +12.38%
East Midlands +5 7 £425 -
West Midlands +22 3 £464 -
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 88 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 81 (30.68%) SQL
3 75 (28.41%) Data Quality
4 71 (26.89%) Finance
5 60 (22.73%) Data Architecture
6 54 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (19.32%) Banking
8 50 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
9 48 (18.18%) Data Integration
10 46 (17.42%) Data Management
11 41 (15.53%) SQL Server
11 41 (15.53%) Big Data
12 39 (14.77%) Data Analysis
13 37 (14.02%) Security Cleared
14 35 (13.26%) TOGAF
15 34 (12.88%) Investment Banking
15 34 (12.88%) Oracle
16 32 (12.12%) Java
16 32 (12.12%) Migration
16 32 (12.12%) MiFID
17 30 (11.36%) Test Automation
18 29 (10.98%) Front Office
18 29 (10.98%) SDLC
19 28 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
20 27 (10.23%) Derivative
20 27 (10.23%) XML
21 26 (9.85%) Project Management
21 26 (9.85%) JIRA
22 24 (9.09%) Degree
22 24 (9.09%) QA

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 9 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.27%) Confluence
3 5 (1.89%) CMS
4 4 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.52%) Documentum
4 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.52%) SAS
5 3 (1.14%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.76%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.76%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.76%) SPSS
4 1 (0.38%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.52%) Maximo
3 4 (1.52%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.52%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.52%) SAP MM
4 3 (1.14%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.38%) AquaLogic BPM
6 1 (0.38%) Global One
6 1 (0.38%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.89%) GitHub
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.52%) Slack
3 4 (1.52%) Trello
4 3 (1.14%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.89%) SMS
2 1 (0.38%) DSL
2 1 (0.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) Network Security
2 1 (0.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.53%) Big Data
1 41 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.71%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 12 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
5 11 (4.17%) HBase
6 10 (3.79%) Apache Hive
7 9 (3.41%) Neo4j
8 8 (3.03%) GIS
9 6 (2.27%) Pentaho
9 6 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.89%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.89%) DB2
10 5 (1.89%) OLAP
11 4 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.52%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.52%) KDB
Development Applications
1 26 (9.85%) JIRA
2 20 (7.58%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
4 9 (3.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.89%) ERwin
5 5 (1.89%) Selenium
6 4 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.52%) PowerDesigner
7 3 (1.14%) GitLab
7 3 (1.14%) JBehave
8 2 (0.76%) Maven
8 2 (0.76%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.38%) Subversion
9 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (26.89%) Finance
2 51 (19.32%) Banking
3 34 (12.88%) Investment Banking
4 29 (10.98%) Front Office
5 16 (6.06%) Financial Institution
6 14 (5.30%) Publishing
7 13 (4.92%) Legal
8 8 (3.03%) Back Office
9 5 (1.89%) German Language
9 5 (1.89%) Retail
10 4 (1.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.76%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.76%) French Language
11 2 (0.76%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Local Government
12 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (33.71%) Analyst
2 84 (31.82%) Architect
3 56 (21.21%) Developer
4 46 (17.42%) Business Analyst
5 41 (15.53%) Data Architect
6 33 (12.50%) Technical Architect
7 30 (11.36%) Data Analyst
8 27 (10.23%) Data Business Analyst
9 15 (5.68%) Consultant
9 15 (5.68%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.55%) Database Architect
10 12 (4.55%) Test Analyst
11 11 (4.17%) Reference Data Analyst
12 10 (3.79%) Investment Management Business Analyst
12 10 (3.79%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 9 (3.41%) Scala Developer
13 9 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.41%) Senior Architect
13 9 (3.41%) SQL Developer
14 8 (3.03%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.23%) XML
2 18 (6.82%) Web Services
3 10 (3.79%) Middleware
4 9 (3.41%) SOAP
5 7 (2.65%) JSON
6 6 (2.27%) .NET
6 6 (2.27%) MDX
7 5 (1.89%) Ext JS
8 4 (1.52%) FpML
8 4 (1.52%) JMS
8 4 (1.52%) XSD
9 3 (1.14%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.14%) J2EE
9 3 (1.14%) Node.js
9 3 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.14%) REST
9 3 (1.14%) Spring
9 3 (1.14%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.76%) Akka
10 2 (0.76%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.23%) Derivative
3 23 (8.71%) Data Structures
4 22 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 21 (7.95%) Fixed Income
6 20 (7.58%) NHS
7 19 (7.20%) Equities
8 13 (4.92%) Virtual Team
9 12 (4.55%) Computer Science
10 11 (4.17%) OTC Derivatives
11 10 (3.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (2.65%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.89%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
15 3 (1.14%) CMDB
15 3 (1.14%) Credit Risk
15 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
15 3 (1.14%) Fintech
15 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.92%) Unix
2 12 (4.55%) Linux
3 7 (2.65%) Windows
4 2 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 60 (22.73%) Data Architecture
3 54 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (18.18%) Data Integration
5 46 (17.42%) Data Management
6 39 (14.77%) Data Analysis
7 35 (13.26%) TOGAF
8 32 (12.12%) Migration
9 30 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 29 (10.98%) SDLC
11 28 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (9.85%) Project Management
13 24 (9.09%) Data Migration
14 23 (8.71%) ETL
14 23 (8.71%) Master Data Management
14 23 (8.71%) Reference Data Management
15 22 (8.33%) Business Analysis
16 20 (7.58%) Change Management
17 19 (7.20%) Asset Management
17 19 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (30.68%) SQL
2 32 (12.12%) Java
3 21 (7.95%) T-SQL
4 15 (5.68%) C#
5 13 (4.92%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.79%) Scala
7 9 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.41%) Python
8 6 (2.27%) C
9 5 (1.89%) R
10 4 (1.52%) VBA
11 2 (0.76%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.38%) C++
12 1 (0.38%) F#
12 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.38%) XPath
12 1 (0.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.09%) Degree
3 23 (8.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (2.27%) ISEB
6 5 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (28.41%) Data Quality
2 32 (12.12%) MiFID
3 24 (9.09%) QA
4 12 (4.55%) HL7
5 6 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (1.89%) GDPR
7 4 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (1.14%) EMIR
9 2 (0.76%) COBIT
9 2 (0.76%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.38%) Basel III
10 1 (0.38%) PMO
10 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.38%) HDFS
2 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.38%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.14%) SCCM
2 3 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.38%) Oozie
3 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (12.88%) Oracle
2 17 (6.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.30%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.55%) Talend
5 10 (3.79%) Bloomberg
6 9 (3.41%) Informatica
7 8 (3.03%) Cloudera
7 8 (3.03%) MapR
7 8 (3.03%) Nuix
7 8 (3.03%) SAP
7 8 (3.03%) Splunk
8 6 (2.27%) Reuters
9 5 (1.89%) InterSystems
9 5 (1.89%) Sencha
9 5 (1.89%) Sybase
10 4 (1.52%) Fidessa
10 4 (1.52%) GoldenSource
10 4 (1.52%) HP
10 4 (1.52%) ION Trading
10 4 (1.52%) Murex