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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 551 512 501
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -11
Contract jobs citing Orchard 14 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.060% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.067% 0.13% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £345 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +63.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £225 £123
% change year-on-year
- +83.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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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
21036 20430 18658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.48% 45.47% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 11437 10212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £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 856 893 1121
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 £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £39.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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
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 6 March 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 -17 9 - -
London -7 4 £388 +10.71% 2
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Orchard
UK

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (46.43%) HTML
1 13 (46.43%) MailChimp
2 10 (35.71%) Northgate
3 9 (32.14%) CRM
4 8 (28.57%) Civica
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) Capita
6 4 (14.29%) Academy Housing
7 3 (10.71%) arcHouse
7 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
7 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
7 3 (10.71%) Avaya
7 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
8 2 (7.14%) EDMS
8 2 (7.14%) ISEB
8 2 (7.14%) VBA
8 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
8 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 2 (7.14%) Windows
8 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
8 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) Document Management
8 2 (7.14%) Anite
8 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Academy Housing
2 3 (10.71%) arcHouse
3 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) EDMS
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
1 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Designer
1 13 (46.43%) Email Designer
2 9 (32.14%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Applications Support
4 4 (14.29%) Support Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Applications Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Server Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Server Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Report Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
1 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) CRM
2 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
2 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Document Management
3 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Workflow
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Northgate
2 8 (28.57%) Civica
3 4 (14.29%) Capita
4 3 (10.71%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Anite
5 2 (7.14%) Comino
6 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.57%) BMC
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