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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reference Data
England / London
Rank 323 333 337
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 77 95 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.25% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 43
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £450 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £658 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £504 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.94% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 6848 7610 7446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.18% 34.51% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4753 5409 5071
Median daily rate £500 £475 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 119 141
Median hourly rate £28.35 £19.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.77% -0.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.91 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +10 17 £463 -22.91% 6
Canary Wharf - 3 £575 -
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
Reference Data
England

Reference Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (39.78%) Finance
2 61 (33.70%) Data Modelling
3 60 (33.15%) Data Management
4 59 (32.60%) Banking
5 35 (19.34%) Investment Banking
5 35 (19.34%) Data Governance
6 34 (18.78%) Data Architecture
6 34 (18.78%) SQL
7 33 (18.23%) ETL
8 30 (16.57%) Data Analysis
9 26 (14.36%) Data Quality
10 25 (13.81%) KYC
10 25 (13.81%) Business Analysis
11 23 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (12.71%) XML
11 23 (12.71%) SDLC
12 22 (12.15%) Data Integration
13 21 (11.60%) Master Data Management
13 21 (11.60%) Oracle
13 21 (11.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (11.05%) Fixed Income
14 20 (11.05%) Equities
14 20 (11.05%) FATCA
14 20 (11.05%) Analytics
15 19 (10.50%) Big Data
15 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (10.50%) Java
16 18 (9.94%) Management Information System
16 18 (9.94%) MiFID
17 17 (9.39%) Derivative

Reference Data
Top Related 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 4 (2.21%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.55%) Confluence
3 1 (0.55%) Drupal
3 1 (0.55%) JBoss
3 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.87%) MS Office
4 5 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.76%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.76%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.55%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.55%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Slack
1 2 (1.10%) Trello
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) SNA
2 2 (1.10%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.55%) DSL
3 1 (0.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.50%) Big Data
2 16 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (7.73%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.73%) SQL Server
4 13 (7.18%) Hadoop
5 11 (6.08%) HBase
6 10 (5.52%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.97%) Data Mart
8 8 (4.42%) Apache Hive
8 8 (4.42%) Neo4j
9 6 (3.31%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (2.76%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.66%) Data Lake
13 2 (1.10%) QlikView
13 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) JUnit
2 4 (2.21%) Subversion
3 3 (1.66%) JIRA
3 3 (1.66%) Maven
4 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.10%) Mockito
4 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.55%) Gatling
5 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.55%) JMeter
5 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.55%) Toad
5 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (39.78%) Finance
2 59 (32.60%) Banking
3 35 (19.34%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.52%) Front Office
5 9 (4.97%) Back Office
5 9 (4.97%) Legal
6 8 (4.42%) Retail
7 6 (3.31%) Marketing
8 5 (2.76%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.76%) German Language
9 2 (1.10%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.10%) Law
9 2 (1.10%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (38.67%) Analyst
2 48 (26.52%) Business Analyst
3 45 (24.86%) Architect
4 38 (20.99%) Data Architect
5 31 (17.13%) Developer
6 27 (14.92%) Data Analyst
6 27 (14.92%) Data Business Analyst
7 17 (9.39%) Reference Data Analyst
7 17 (9.39%) Reference Data Business Analyst
8 10 (5.52%) Data Cleansing Analyst
8 10 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.52%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.97%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) DBA
10 8 (4.42%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Python Developer
11 7 (3.87%) Designer
11 7 (3.87%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.71%) XML
2 13 (7.18%) HTML
3 9 (4.97%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (4.97%) FpML
3 9 (4.97%) HTML5
4 8 (4.42%) REST
4 8 (4.42%) SOAP
4 8 (4.42%) Spring
4 8 (4.42%) XSD
5 7 (3.87%) XSLT
6 6 (3.31%) .NET
6 6 (3.31%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.31%) CSS
7 5 (2.76%) CSS3
7 5 (2.76%) Middleware
8 4 (2.21%) Django
8 4 (2.21%) FIXML
8 4 (2.21%) J2EE
9 3 (1.66%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (11.05%) Equities
2 20 (11.05%) Fixed Income
3 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.94%) Management Information System
5 17 (9.39%) Derivative
6 11 (6.08%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.31%) Taxonomies
9 5 (2.76%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.66%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.10%) Contactless
11 2 (1.10%) Pricing Data
12 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.55%) Fintech
12 1 (0.55%) iPad
12 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.08%) Unix
2 6 (3.31%) Windows
3 4 (2.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) Data Modelling
2 60 (33.15%) Data Management
3 35 (19.34%) Data Governance
4 34 (18.78%) Data Architecture
5 33 (18.23%) ETL
6 30 (16.57%) Data Analysis
7 25 (13.81%) Business Analysis
7 25 (13.81%) KYC
8 23 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (12.71%) SDLC
9 22 (12.15%) Data Integration
10 21 (11.60%) Master Data Management
11 20 (11.05%) Analytics
12 17 (9.39%) Project Management
12 17 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.29%) Data Cleansing
13 15 (8.29%) Test Strategy
14 14 (7.73%) Investment Management
15 13 (7.18%) Target Operating Model
16 12 (6.63%) Reference Data Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.78%) SQL
2 19 (10.50%) Java
3 11 (6.08%) C#
4 10 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.42%) Python
6 4 (2.21%) Scala
7 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.10%) C
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Delphi
9 1 (0.55%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) R
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (3.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.21%) Degree
4 3 (1.66%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.10%) ISEB
5 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Brainbench
6 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.36%) Data Quality
2 20 (11.05%) FATCA
3 18 (9.94%) MiFID
4 17 (9.39%) QA
5 11 (6.08%) EMIR
6 8 (4.42%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (2.21%) Solvency II
8 2 (1.10%) Basel II
8 2 (1.10%) Basel III
8 2 (1.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.55%) Ansible
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (11.60%) Oracle
2 9 (4.97%) Informatica
3 8 (4.42%) Cloudera
3 8 (4.42%) GoldenSource
3 8 (4.42%) MapR
3 8 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.42%) Nuix
3 8 (4.42%) Splunk
4 7 (3.87%) Fidessa
5 6 (3.31%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.76%) Reuters
7 2 (1.10%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.55%) Murex
8 1 (0.55%) SAP
8 1 (0.55%) Serena
8 1 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.55%) Sybase
8 1 (0.55%) Tableau
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