Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 444 421
Rank change year-on-year -10 -23 +19
Contract jobs citing Reference Data 174 180 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 1.08% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 106 125
London median daily rate £560 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
10th Percentile £463 £406 £363
90th Percentile £722 £731 £670
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £140.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
England 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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18273 16696 17618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.02% 36.86% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13090 11835 12394
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £294 £273
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 311
London median hourly rate £21.20 £19.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -0.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.67 £19.03
% change year-on-year -0.82% +8.62% +5.72%

Reference Data
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Reference Data as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Central London +9 33 £613 +16.67% 4
East London -16 1 - -
North London - 1 £350 -
Reference Data
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for Reference Data.

1 60 (34.48%) Finance
2 49 (28.16%) Banking
3 48 (27.59%) SQL
4 43 (24.71%) Data Modelling
5 36 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (19.54%) Data Management
6 34 (19.54%) Investment Banking
7 33 (18.97%) MiFID
7 33 (18.97%) Java
7 33 (18.97%) Big Data
8 30 (17.24%) Data Quality
8 30 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (16.67%) Front Office
10 28 (16.09%) Derivative
11 27 (15.52%) SQL Server
11 27 (15.52%) SDLC
12 26 (14.94%) Data Analysis
13 24 (13.79%) Test Automation
14 23 (13.22%) QA
15 22 (12.64%) JIRA
15 22 (12.64%) Fixed Income
15 22 (12.64%) Oracle
15 22 (12.64%) Data Integration
16 21 (12.07%) Equities
17 20 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (11.49%) Data Architecture
18 19 (10.92%) Business Analysis
19 18 (10.34%) MongoDB
19 18 (10.34%) Master Data Management
20 17 (9.77%) Jenkins

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 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.15%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.15%) Confluence
3 2 (1.15%) DataSynapse
3 2 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.57%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.15%) SPSS
3 1 (0.57%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.72%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.57%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.57%) Global One
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.57%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.57%) Summit
4 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.15%) SMS
2 1 (0.57%) DSL
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Network Security
2 1 (0.57%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.97%) Big Data
2 27 (15.52%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.34%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.32%) Hadoop
5 9 (5.17%) HBase
6 8 (4.60%) Apache Hive
6 8 (4.60%) Geospatial Data
6 8 (4.60%) GIS
7 7 (4.02%) Neo4j
7 7 (4.02%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.45%) DB2
9 5 (2.87%) OLAP
9 5 (2.87%) Pentaho
10 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.30%) KDB
10 4 (2.30%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.72%) Data Lake
12 2 (1.15%) Kdb+
12 2 (1.15%) QGIS
12 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (12.64%) JIRA
2 17 (9.77%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.87%) Selenium
5 4 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.72%) ERwin
6 3 (1.72%) JBehave
7 2 (1.15%) Maven
7 2 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.15%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.57%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.57%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.57%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.57%) Subversion
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (34.48%) Finance
2 49 (28.16%) Banking
3 34 (19.54%) Investment Banking
4 29 (16.67%) Front Office
5 16 (9.20%) Financial Institution
6 12 (6.90%) Legal
7 11 (6.32%) Publishing
8 8 (4.60%) Back Office
9 6 (3.45%) German Language
10 3 (1.72%) Marketing
10 3 (1.72%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.15%) Dutch Language
11 2 (1.15%) French Language
11 2 (1.15%) Private Banking
11 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.57%) Law
12 1 (0.57%) Local Government
12 1 (0.57%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (34.48%) Analyst
2 48 (27.59%) Developer
3 42 (24.14%) Architect
3 42 (24.14%) Business Analyst
4 22 (12.64%) Data Business Analyst
5 19 (10.92%) Data Architect
6 17 (9.77%) Data Analyst
7 15 (8.62%) Java Developer
8 12 (6.90%) Database Architect
9 10 (5.75%) Investment Management Business Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.17%) Reference Data Analyst
10 9 (5.17%) Scala Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.60%) Reference Data Business Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Salesforce Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Senior Scala Developer
12 7 (4.02%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.62%) Web Services
2 13 (7.47%) XML
3 9 (5.17%) SOAP
4 7 (4.02%) JSON
5 6 (3.45%) .NET
5 6 (3.45%) MDX
5 6 (3.45%) Middleware
6 5 (2.87%) Ext JS
7 4 (2.30%) FpML
7 4 (2.30%) JMS
8 3 (1.72%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.72%) REST
8 3 (1.72%) Spring
9 2 (1.15%) Akka
9 2 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.15%) Protocol Buffers
9 2 (1.15%) Rendezvous
9 2 (1.15%) XSD
10 1 (0.57%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (16.09%) Derivative
3 22 (12.64%) Fixed Income
4 21 (12.07%) Equities
5 14 (8.05%) Management Information System
6 12 (6.90%) Data Structures
6 12 (6.90%) OTC Derivatives
6 12 (6.90%) Virtual Team
7 10 (5.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (5.17%) NHS
9 7 (4.02%) Hedge funds
10 6 (3.45%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.72%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.72%) Fintech
12 2 (1.15%) Linked Data
12 2 (1.15%) Market Risk
12 2 (1.15%) RIA
12 2 (1.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.47%) Unix
2 11 (6.32%) Linux
3 8 (4.60%) Windows
4 2 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.71%) Data Modelling
2 36 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (19.54%) Data Management
4 27 (15.52%) SDLC
5 26 (14.94%) Data Analysis
6 24 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 22 (12.64%) Data Integration
8 20 (11.49%) Data Architecture
8 20 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (10.92%) Business Analysis
10 18 (10.34%) Master Data Management
11 17 (9.77%) Investment Management
12 16 (9.20%) IT Strategy
12 16 (9.20%) Project Management
12 16 (9.20%) Reference Data Management
12 16 (9.20%) TDD
12 16 (9.20%) TOGAF
13 14 (8.05%) BDD
13 14 (8.05%) Change Management
13 14 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.59%) SQL
2 33 (18.97%) Java
3 11 (6.32%) C#
3 11 (6.32%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.75%) Scala
5 9 (5.17%) Python
6 6 (3.45%) C
6 6 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.87%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.87%) R
8 2 (1.15%) Perl
8 2 (1.15%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) F#
9 1 (0.57%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.57%) XPath
9 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.17%) Degree
3 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.97%) MiFID
2 30 (17.24%) Data Quality
3 23 (13.22%) QA
4 8 (4.60%) HL7
5 4 (2.30%) GDPR
6 3 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (1.72%) EMIR
6 3 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.57%) Basel III
8 1 (0.57%) PMO
8 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) HDFS
2 1 (0.57%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.57%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.57%) Ansible
1 1 (0.57%) Oozie
1 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
1 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (12.64%) Oracle
2 14 (8.05%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (6.90%) Bloomberg
4 8 (4.60%) Informatica
4 8 (4.60%) Reuters
5 6 (3.45%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.45%) MapR
5 6 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.45%) Nuix
5 6 (3.45%) Splunk
5 6 (3.45%) Sybase
6 5 (2.87%) Fidessa
6 5 (2.87%) InterSystems
6 5 (2.87%) Sencha
7 4 (2.30%) ION Trading
7 4 (2.30%) Murex
8 3 (1.72%) IBM
8 3 (1.72%) Serena
9 2 (1.15%) Embarcadero
9 2 (1.15%) TIBCO