The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Reference Data in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reference Data over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 351 334
Rank change year-on-year +22 -17  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 83 77 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.95% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 56
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £675 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £475
% change year-on-year +2.27% -7.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33%  

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7799 8099 8557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.36% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5594 5851 6023
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 146
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reference Data in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reference Data in London

Reference Data
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reference Data in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reference Data in London

Reference Data
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reference Data in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reference Data in London

Reference Data
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
City of London +3 12 £550 +4.76% 1
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 72 (45.00%) Finance
2 49 (30.63%) Banking
3 44 (27.50%) Data Management
4 42 (26.25%) SQL
5 40 (25.00%) Project Management
6 38 (23.75%) Data Modelling
6 38 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (21.25%) Business Analysis
7 34 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (19.38%) Data Quality
9 29 (18.13%) SDLC
9 29 (18.13%) Investment Banking
9 29 (18.13%) MiFID
10 28 (17.50%) Big Data
11 26 (16.25%) Fixed Income
11 26 (16.25%) Equities
12 24 (15.00%) Data Analysis
13 23 (14.38%) Derivative
13 23 (14.38%) Front Office
13 23 (14.38%) ETL
13 23 (14.38%) Java
13 23 (14.38%) PRINCE2
13 23 (14.38%) Data Integration
13 23 (14.38%) Data Architecture
14 22 (13.75%) Hadoop
15 21 (13.13%) MongoDB
15 21 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (12.50%) Oracle
16 20 (12.50%) HBase
16 20 (12.50%) Reference Data Management

Reference Data
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.75%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.88%) Confluence
2 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.25%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.63%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.13%) thinkFolio
3 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.63%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.63%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) GitHub
1 1 (0.63%) Slack
1 1 (0.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) PuTTY
1 2 (1.25%) SNA
2 1 (0.63%) DSL
2 1 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.50%) Big Data
2 22 (13.75%) Hadoop
3 21 (13.13%) MongoDB
4 20 (12.50%) HBase
5 15 (9.38%) Apache Hive
6 14 (8.75%) Neo4j
7 12 (7.50%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.75%) Data Lake
10 6 (3.75%) NoSQL
11 5 (3.13%) DB2
12 4 (2.50%) Blockchain
12 4 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.25%) KDB
13 2 (1.25%) MySQL
13 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.25%) QlikView
13 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) JIRA
2 4 (2.50%) JUnit
3 3 (1.88%) Maven
3 3 (1.88%) Selenium
3 3 (1.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.25%) Subversion
4 2 (1.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.63%) JMeter
5 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.63%) Mockito
5 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 72 (45.00%) Finance
2 49 (30.63%) Banking
3 29 (18.13%) Investment Banking
4 23 (14.38%) Front Office
5 17 (10.63%) Legal
6 7 (4.38%) Back Office
7 6 (3.75%) German Language
7 6 (3.75%) Retail
8 5 (3.13%) Publishing
9 4 (2.50%) Marketing
10 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.25%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.25%) Law
11 1 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (44.38%) Analyst
2 53 (33.13%) Business Analyst
3 26 (16.25%) Data Analyst
4 25 (15.63%) Developer
5 24 (15.00%) Project Manager
6 23 (14.38%) Architect
7 19 (11.88%) Data Architect
8 18 (11.25%) Data Business Analyst
9 15 (9.38%) Reference Data Project Manager
10 13 (8.13%) Java Developer
11 12 (7.50%) Reference Data Analyst
12 11 (6.88%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 10 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
14 9 (5.63%) MiFID Business Analyst
15 8 (5.00%) Business Data Analyst
16 7 (4.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 6 (3.75%) Data Manager
17 6 (3.75%) Senior Architect
17 6 (3.75%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) Spring
1 9 (5.63%) XML
2 7 (4.38%) .NET
2 7 (4.38%) SOAP
3 6 (3.75%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.13%) J2EE
4 5 (3.13%) REST
5 4 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (2.50%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.50%) HTML
5 4 (2.50%) JMS
5 4 (2.50%) Middleware
6 3 (1.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.88%) FpML
6 3 (1.88%) HTML5
6 3 (1.88%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.25%) D3.js
7 2 (1.25%) JSON
7 2 (1.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (16.25%) Equities
2 26 (16.25%) Fixed Income
3 23 (14.38%) Derivative
4 16 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (8.75%) Data Structures
6 10 (6.25%) Fintech
7 9 (5.63%) Algorithms
8 8 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (4.38%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.88%) Contactless
12 2 (1.25%) Pricing Data
13 1 (0.63%) ASIC
13 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.63%) Grid Computing
13 1 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.88%) Unix
2 10 (6.25%) Linux
2 10 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.50%) Data Management
2 40 (25.00%) Project Management
3 38 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (23.75%) Data Modelling
4 34 (21.25%) Business Analysis
5 29 (18.13%) SDLC
6 24 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 23 (14.38%) Data Architecture
7 23 (14.38%) Data Integration
7 23 (14.38%) ETL
7 23 (14.38%) PRINCE2
8 21 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (12.50%) Reference Data Management
10 15 (9.38%) Change Management
10 15 (9.38%) Migration
10 15 (9.38%) Use Case
11 14 (8.75%) Data Enrichment
11 14 (8.75%) Data Governance
11 14 (8.75%) ITIL
11 14 (8.75%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.25%) SQL
2 23 (14.38%) Java
3 15 (9.38%) C#
4 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.50%) Python
5 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.88%) Scala
6 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.25%) Perl
7 2 (1.25%) VBA
8 1 (0.63%) C
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Delphi
8 1 (0.63%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) R
8 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.25%) Degree
4 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) Brainbench
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.63%) MBA
5 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMP
5 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.38%) Data Quality
2 29 (18.13%) MiFID
3 17 (10.63%) QA
4 5 (3.13%) EMIR
5 4 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (1.88%) Basel II
6 3 (1.88%) Basel III
7 2 (1.25%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.63%) FATCA
8 1 (0.63%) FINREP
8 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Ansible
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (12.50%) Oracle
2 15 (9.38%) Bloomberg
3 14 (8.75%) Cloudera
3 14 (8.75%) MapR
3 14 (8.75%) Nuix
3 14 (8.75%) Splunk
4 11 (6.88%) Informatica
4 11 (6.88%) Reuters
4 11 (6.88%) Sybase
5 10 (6.25%) GoldenSource
6 9 (5.63%) Fidessa
7 7 (4.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.50%) Google
9 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.25%) IBM
10 2 (1.25%) Murex
11 1 (0.63%) Charles River
11 1 (0.63%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.63%) Serena
11 1 (0.63%) Sophis
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