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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 606 562 510
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -52
Contract jobs citing Orchard 6 20 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.040% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.025% 0.087% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£323 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £132 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £230 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £175 £225
% change year-on-year
+92.85% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £24.91 £38.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Orchard
UK

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
23743 22981 22201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.03% 45.64% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14353 13118 12598
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1016 1014 1026
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 2 £310 -
North West -38 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Orchard
UK

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (100.00%) Academy Housing
2 12 (92.31%) Northgate
2 12 (92.31%) Aareon QL
2 12 (92.31%) Aareon
2 12 (92.31%) OPENHousing
3 10 (76.92%) Civica
3 10 (76.92%) Capita
4 9 (69.23%) MIS ActiveH
5 7 (53.85%) Northgate Housing
5 7 (53.85%) Orchard Housing
5 7 (53.85%) arcHouse
6 6 (46.15%) Kypera
7 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
8 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
9 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (23.08%) QA
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
10 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
10 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (15.38%) Project Management
10 2 (15.38%) Hummingbird
11 1 (7.69%) Anite
11 1 (7.69%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (7.69%) SAP CRM

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Documentum
1 1 (7.69%) SugarCRM
Business Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Academy Housing
2 12 (92.31%) Aareon QL
2 12 (92.31%) OPENHousing
3 9 (69.23%) MIS ActiveH
4 7 (53.85%) Northgate Housing
4 7 (53.85%) arcHouse
4 7 (53.85%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (7.69%) SAP CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Sage CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) EDMS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Trainer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Northgate
1 12 (92.31%) Aareon
2 10 (76.92%) Civica
2 10 (76.92%) Capita
3 6 (46.15%) Kypera
4 2 (15.38%) Hummingbird
5 1 (7.69%) Anite
5 1 (7.69%) Amdocs
5 1 (7.69%) Lagan
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Sage
5 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (7.69%) FrontRange
5 1 (7.69%) Oneserve
5 1 (7.69%) Comino