The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SmartStream
Rank 589 559 571
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs citing SmartStream 5 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% 0.046% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 9
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £448 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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
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 5 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 31 July 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 +13 5 £550 +4.76%
England -33 5 £550 +4.76%
Birmingham - - - -
City of London - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

SmartStream
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Fund Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Pega
4 1 (12.50%) Microgen
4 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (12.50%) OpenLink
4 1 (12.50%) Findur
4 1 (12.50%) FpML

SmartStream
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Findur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
1 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Fund Management
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) OpenLink
2 1 (12.50%) Actimize
2 1 (12.50%) Pega
2 1 (12.50%) Microgen
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Business Objects