Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 580 591
Rank change year-on-year -91 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 176 250 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.86% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 150 168
England median daily rate £540 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £335 £320 £363
90th Percentile £638 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £524 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -0.24% +0.96% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 31,287 29,166 32,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.58% 32.79% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,153 19,163 21,445
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £628 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 1,045 1,235
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.54
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +17.86%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -106 122 £550 +4.27% 9
South East -5 16 £338 -47.18% 3
North of England +42 14 £480 +1.05% 1
East of England -12 11 £575 +27.78%
Midlands +11 10 £425 -1.62% 3
North West +15 8 £388 -13.89%
West Midlands +12 6 £453 -7.46% 1
Yorkshire +1 6 £516 +3.77% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £425 -1.62% 2
South West -2 3 £525 -
Reference Data
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 66 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 55 (31.25%) Data Quality
3 53 (30.11%) SQL
4 47 (26.70%) Finance
5 37 (21.02%) Data Management
6 35 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (19.89%) Data Architecture
7 29 (16.48%) Banking
7 29 (16.48%) Data Analysis
8 27 (15.34%) Microsoft
8 27 (15.34%) Data Integration
9 25 (14.20%) Migration
10 24 (13.64%) ETL
11 23 (13.07%) Degree
11 23 (13.07%) Data Governance
11 23 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (13.07%) Reference Data Management
12 22 (12.50%) Data Structures
12 22 (12.50%) Big Data
12 22 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (11.36%) TOGAF
13 20 (11.36%) XML
13 20 (11.36%) Test Automation
14 19 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (10.23%) Investment Banking
15 18 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (10.23%) SAP
16 17 (9.66%) Data Migration
17 16 (9.09%) 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 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.41%) Confluence
3 5 (2.84%) CMS
3 5 (2.84%) Documentum
4 3 (1.70%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.70%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.57%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (6.25%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.84%) Maximo
2 5 (2.84%) SAP CO
2 5 (2.84%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (2.84%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.57%) Global One
4 1 (0.57%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.57%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.57%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.57%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.27%) Slack
2 4 (2.27%) Trello
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) SMS
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Network Security
2 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.50%) Big Data
2 18 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (8.52%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (7.95%) Pentaho
5 11 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 10 (5.68%) QlikView
6 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (5.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 9 (5.11%) SAP Data Services
7 9 (5.11%) Star Schema
8 7 (3.98%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.41%) Data Mining
10 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (2.27%) OLAP
12 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.70%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 15 (8.52%) JIRA
2 7 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.41%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (2.27%) ERwin
4 4 (2.27%) Selenium
5 3 (1.70%) Maven
6 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.57%) GitLab
7 1 (0.57%) JBehave
General
1 47 (26.70%) Finance
2 29 (16.48%) Banking
3 18 (10.23%) Investment Banking
4 16 (9.09%) Front Office
5 11 (6.25%) Publishing
6 9 (5.11%) Financial Institution
7 8 (4.55%) Legal
8 7 (3.98%) Back Office
9 6 (3.41%) Law
10 3 (1.70%) Marketing
11 2 (1.14%) Dutch Language
11 2 (1.14%) French Language
11 2 (1.14%) General Ledger
11 2 (1.14%) Private Banking
11 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.57%) Automotive
12 1 (0.57%) German Language
12 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 68 (38.64%) Analyst
2 55 (31.25%) Architect
3 36 (20.45%) Developer
4 31 (17.61%) Data Architect
5 24 (13.64%) Technical Architect
6 22 (12.50%) Data Analyst
7 20 (11.36%) Business Analyst
8 15 (8.52%) Data Business Analyst
9 14 (7.95%) Test Analyst
10 12 (6.82%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 10 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (5.68%) Reference Data Analyst
12 9 (5.11%) Analyst Developer
13 8 (4.55%) Reference Data Business Analyst
14 7 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (3.41%) Business Developer
15 6 (3.41%) Consultant
15 6 (3.41%) SQL Analyst
16 5 (2.84%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.36%) XML
2 10 (5.68%) Web Services
3 8 (4.55%) Middleware
4 7 (3.98%) SOAP
5 6 (3.41%) JSON
6 5 (2.84%) MDX
6 5 (2.84%) XML Schema
6 5 (2.84%) XSD
7 4 (2.27%) Ext JS
7 4 (2.27%) J2EE
7 4 (2.27%) JMS
7 4 (2.27%) REST
8 3 (1.70%) Akka
8 3 (1.70%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.70%) Itk
8 3 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.70%) Spring
8 3 (1.70%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.70%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 15 (8.52%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.95%) NHS
5 13 (7.39%) Derivative
6 12 (6.82%) Computer Science
7 10 (5.68%) Fixed Income
7 10 (5.68%) User Experience
8 6 (3.41%) Equities
9 5 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.84%) Virtual Team
10 4 (2.27%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.27%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.70%) State Machine
11 3 (1.70%) Taxonomies
12 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
12 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.14%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.98%) Linux
2 5 (2.84%) Unix
2 5 (2.84%) Windows
3 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 37 (21.02%) Data Management
3 35 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.89%) Data Architecture
4 29 (16.48%) Data Analysis
5 27 (15.34%) Data Integration
6 25 (14.20%) Migration
7 24 (13.64%) ETL
8 23 (13.07%) Data Governance
8 23 (13.07%) Reference Data Management
9 22 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 20 (11.36%) TOGAF
11 19 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.66%) Data Migration
13 16 (9.09%) Analytics
14 15 (8.52%) Change Management
15 14 (7.95%) Software Delivery
16 13 (7.39%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.11%) SQL
2 14 (7.95%) PL/SQL
3 11 (6.25%) Java
4 8 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.98%) Scala
6 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.27%) VBA
7 3 (1.70%) C#
7 3 (1.70%) Kotlin
7 3 (1.70%) Python
8 2 (1.14%) R
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 23 (13.07%) Degree
2 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.98%) ISEB
5 6 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (31.25%) Data Quality
2 16 (9.09%) MiFID
3 12 (6.82%) HL7
4 10 (5.68%) QA
5 6 (3.41%) GDPR
6 4 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (1.70%) PMO
8 2 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (1.14%) EMIR
8 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Firmware
2 1 (0.57%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.57%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) HP ALM
1 5 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.70%) Ansible
2 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.23%) SAP
3 15 (8.52%) Oracle
4 11 (6.25%) Informatica
5 9 (5.11%) MicroStrategy
5 9 (5.11%) Tableau
6 5 (2.84%) HP
7 4 (2.27%) InterSystems
7 4 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.27%) Sencha
8 3 (1.70%) GoldenSource
8 3 (1.70%) Reuters
9 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.14%) Embarcadero
9 2 (1.14%) IBM
9 2 (1.14%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.14%) Murex
9 2 (1.14%) Teradata
9 2 (1.14%) VMware
10 1 (0.57%) Fidessa