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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orchard
Rank 565 551 534
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing Orchard 15 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.064% 0.032% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £347 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.59% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £317 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £422 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £450 £360
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
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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
23262 21920 22222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.60% 46.10% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13976 12781 11849
Average daily rate £388 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1108 1231
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.43 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Orchard across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Orchard Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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
London +1 5 £185 -46.53% 1
South East -13 5 £163 -63.88%
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Orchard
UK

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (25.64%) Adobe
1 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
1 10 (25.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Capita
2 8 (20.51%) Academy Housing
3 7 (17.95%) Northgate
3 7 (17.95%) Civica
3 7 (17.95%) CRM
3 7 (17.95%) Business Objects
3 7 (17.95%) HTML
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) PHP
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) CSS
4 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 6 (15.38%) Web Design
4 6 (15.38%) HTML5
4 6 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (15.38%) jQuery
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) MySQL
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) Citrix
6 4 (10.26%) Avaya
6 4 (10.26%) Thin Client
6 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
6 4 (10.26%) Time Management

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
1 10 (25.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Academy Housing
2 4 (10.26%) arcHouse
3 3 (7.69%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) EDMS
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) MS Access
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) Selenium
1 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
1 1 (2.56%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Designer
4 6 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Administrator
7 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.69%) IT Support
8 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) IT Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 6 (15.38%) CSS
2 6 (15.38%) jQuery
2 6 (15.38%) HTML5
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Thin Client
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) CRM
2 6 (15.38%) Web Design
2 6 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) Time Management
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 6 (15.38%) PHP
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Adobe
2 8 (20.51%) Capita
3 7 (17.95%) Business Objects
3 7 (17.95%) Northgate
3 7 (17.95%) Civica
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Avaya
5 2 (5.13%) Comino
5 2 (5.13%) Anite
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) BMC
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 31000 Per Annum
Posted: 24 days ago