The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SmartStream 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 SmartStream over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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 SmartStream.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SmartStream
Rank 627 629 622
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SmartStream 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.053% 0.024% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate £500 £410 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £295 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £420 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

SmartStream
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SmartStream Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SmartStream
Daily Rate Trend

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

SmartStream Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SmartStream
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SmartStream within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

SmartStream Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SmartStream
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SmartStream within the UK.

SmartStream Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SmartStream
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SmartStream within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -15 13 £500 +21.95%
London -5 12 £500 +19.04%
Surrey - 1 £550 -
South East - 1 £550 -

SmartStream
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SmartStream 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 SmartStream.

1 21 (87.50%) Finance
2 20 (83.33%) Back Office
3 15 (62.50%) Business Analysis
4 14 (58.33%) Banking
5 13 (54.17%) Investment Banking
6 11 (45.83%) Financial Institution
7 8 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Cash Management
9 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.33%) SDLC
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 1 (4.17%) Service Management
10 1 (4.17%) Perl
10 1 (4.17%) CMS
10 1 (4.17%) Validation
10 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.17%) ITSM
10 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
10 1 (4.17%) Front Office
10 1 (4.17%) VBA
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle
10 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
10 1 (4.17%) Sybase
10 1 (4.17%) DB2
10 1 (4.17%) ITIL
10 1 (4.17%) Unix
10 1 (4.17%) Windows
10 1 (4.17%) Linux

SmartStream
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SmartStream 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 SmartStream. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.17%) QlikView
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (87.50%) Finance
2 20 (83.33%) Back Office
3 14 (58.33%) Banking
4 13 (54.17%) Investment Banking
5 11 (45.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Analyst
2 16 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Banking Analyst
4 9 (37.50%) Banking Business Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Asset Management Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Fund Management Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
7 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Production Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Service Management Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) iSeries
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Business Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Cash Management
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) SDLC
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) Budget Control
4 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Straight-Through Processing
4 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Control-M
1 1 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle
1 1 (4.17%) Reuters
1 1 (4.17%) Sun
1 1 (4.17%) Sybase