The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Thunderhead products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thunderhead over the 3 months to 18 April 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 for the Birmingham region.

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 Thunderhead Limited.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thunderhead
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
318 231 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.88% 45.12% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 109 131
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.65 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Thunderhead
West Midlands

Thunderhead
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Thunderhead across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Thunderhead Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Thunderhead
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Thunderhead across the Birmingham region.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Thunderhead
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead.

1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Kofax
4 1 (20.00%) Validation

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (20.00%) Kofax