The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Advent products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Advent over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Advent Software, Inc.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Advent
Rank 602 572 588
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Contract jobs citing Advent 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Vendors category 0.015% 0.028% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £475 £533
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Advent
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Advent within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Advent Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Advent
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Advent within the UK.

Advent Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Advent
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Advent within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Advent Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Advent
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Advent within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 4 £450 -5.26% 4
England -21 4 £450 -5.26% 4
City of London - 4 £450 - 1

Advent
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Advent also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Advent.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) Avaloq
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Temenos
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Equities

Advent
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Advent also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Advent. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Advent Geneva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) VBA Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Fund Management
2 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Avaloq
2 1 (25.00%) Temenos