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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 541 515 517
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing Orchard 16 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.054% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.076% 0.12% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £236
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -
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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
20941 20363 19274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 45.67% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12460 11591 10375
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 910 1252
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
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 28 January 2015. 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 +4 13 £300 +20.00% 1
London +9 2 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 12 (38.71%) HTML
1 12 (38.71%) MailChimp
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) CRM
3 7 (22.58%) Northgate
4 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
4 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.13%) Civica
5 5 (16.13%) Capita
5 5 (16.13%) Academy Housing
6 4 (12.90%) arcHouse
6 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
6 4 (12.90%) Avaya
6 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
6 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
7 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
7 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (6.45%) Document Management
8 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Academy Housing
2 4 (12.90%) arcHouse
3 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) EDMS
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Designer
1 12 (38.71%) Email Designer
2 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) IT Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
1 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) CRM
2 3 (9.68%) Project Management
2 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Time Management
2 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
2 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Document Management
3 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Workflow
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Northgate
2 5 (16.13%) Civica
2 5 (16.13%) Capita
3 4 (12.90%) Avaya
3 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.45%) Anite
4 2 (6.45%) Comino
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) BMC
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
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