The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orchard
Rank 530 483 539
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +56
Contract jobs citing Orchard 29 59 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.13% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.28% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
Average daily rate
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£265 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £198 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £278 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £225 £475
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -52.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £16.50
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21590 21417 24216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.28% 47.06% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12363 11863 12638
Average daily rate £388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 992 1168 1264
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
Orchard
UK

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 10 July 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 10 July 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
(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
North West -18 25 £265 - 4
Yorkshire - 3 - -
London +4 1 - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Orchard
UK

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (38.46%) Adobe Illustrator
1 20 (38.46%) Photoshop
1 20 (38.46%) Adobe
2 17 (32.69%) HTML
3 16 (30.77%) CSS
3 16 (30.77%) jQuery
4 13 (25.00%) HTML5
4 13 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (25.00%) Web Design
4 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (17.31%) PHP
5 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.31%) Axure RP
6 7 (13.46%) Capita
7 6 (11.54%) Northgate
7 6 (11.54%) MySQL
8 5 (9.62%) Civica
9 4 (7.69%) Academy Housing
10 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
10 3 (5.77%) Magento
10 3 (5.77%) arcHouse
11 2 (3.85%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
11 2 (3.85%) Business Objects
11 2 (3.85%) MS Office
12 1 (1.92%) Oracle
12 1 (1.92%) SQL
12 1 (1.92%) Web Services
12 1 (1.92%) ITIL

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Photoshop
1 20 (38.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Academy Housing
2 3 (5.77%) arcHouse
2 3 (5.77%) Magento
3 2 (3.85%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Designer
2 19 (36.54%) Developer
3 16 (30.77%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (21.15%) Web Developer
5 9 (17.31%) User Experience Designer
6 6 (11.54%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Web Designer
8 4 (7.69%) Applications Support
8 4 (7.69%) Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Magento Developer
10 1 (1.92%) CRM Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Email Designer
10 1 (1.92%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.92%) Systems Support
10 1 (1.92%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) HTML
2 16 (30.77%) CSS
2 16 (30.77%) jQuery
3 13 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Web Design
1 13 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (1.92%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (1.92%) Supplier Management
3 1 (1.92%) Release Management
3 1 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL
3 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
3 1 (1.92%) CRM
3 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.92%) PRINCE
3 1 (1.92%) Project Management
3 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (17.31%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Adobe
2 7 (13.46%) Capita
3 6 (11.54%) Northgate
4 5 (9.62%) Civica
5 2 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Anite
6 1 (1.92%) Comino
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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