The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Thunderhead products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thunderhead over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Thunderhead Limited.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thunderhead
Rank 197 222 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.069% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.074% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £525 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2715 3329 3360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.12% 46.24% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 2307 2272
Average daily rate £425 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 93 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Thunderhead Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Thunderhead Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Derivative
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) EMIR
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Fund Management
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) GoldenSource
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
4 1 (16.67%) Misys
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
4 1 (16.67%) Equities

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Business Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) GoldenSource
1 1 (16.67%) Misys