The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Orchard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Orchard over the 3 months to 27 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 Orchard Information Systems Ltd.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orchard
Rank 555 497 564
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +67
Contract jobs citing Orchard 20 63 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.13% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.086% 0.28% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 2
Average daily rate
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£175 £225 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £200 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £630 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £225 £475
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -52.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.91 £38.73 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.68% -13.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - -
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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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23192 22746 24950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.11% 46.64% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13297 12926 13098
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +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 1015 1045 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.93 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Orchard
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Orchard Jobs Demand Trend in England

Orchard
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Orchard Daily Rate Trend in England

Orchard
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Orchard across the England region.

Orchard Hourly Rate Trend in England

Orchard
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Orchard across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Orchard Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Orchard
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Orchard within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
North West -37 10 - -
South East -13 4 £228 +1.11% 3
London -10 3 - - 3
East of England - 3 £138 -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Orchard 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 Orchard.

1 20 (37.04%) Photoshop
1 20 (37.04%) Adobe
1 20 (37.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (31.48%) HTML
3 16 (29.63%) CSS
3 16 (29.63%) jQuery
4 13 (24.07%) HTML5
4 13 (24.07%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (24.07%) Web Design
4 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
5 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.67%) PHP
6 9 (16.67%) Axure RP
7 7 (12.96%) Capita
8 6 (11.11%) Academy Housing
8 6 (11.11%) Business Objects
8 6 (11.11%) MySQL
9 5 (9.26%) Civica
10 4 (7.41%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 4 (7.41%) Windows
10 4 (7.41%) Time Management
10 4 (7.41%) Northgate
11 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
11 3 (5.56%) Magento
11 3 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
11 3 (5.56%) Web Services
11 3 (5.56%) ITIL
11 3 (5.56%) SQL

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Orchard 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 Orchard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Photoshop
1 20 (37.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Academy Housing
2 4 (7.41%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 3 (5.56%) arcHouse
3 3 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) MS Access
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (3.70%) Local Government
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Designer
2 20 (37.04%) Developer
3 16 (29.63%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (20.37%) Web Developer
5 9 (16.67%) User Experience Designer
6 6 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Applications Support
7 5 (9.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Web Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) IT Support
8 3 (5.56%) Magento Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.70%) IT Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Help Desk Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Business Manager
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) HTML
2 16 (29.63%) CSS
2 16 (29.63%) jQuery
3 13 (24.07%) HTML5
4 3 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Web Design
1 13 (24.07%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.41%) Time Management
4 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
4 3 (5.56%) Project Management
4 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.85%) Workflow
6 1 (1.85%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.85%) Release Management
6 1 (1.85%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.67%) PHP
3 3 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Adobe
2 7 (12.96%) Capita
3 6 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 5 (9.26%) Civica
5 4 (7.41%) Northgate
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Anite
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Comino
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