The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Orchard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Orchard over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank - 63 67
Contract jobs citing Orchard 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.32% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £123
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £236
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
372 308 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 56.97% 49.44% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 154 155
Average daily rate £450 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £181 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £22.20 £42.60
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 Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Orchard across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Orchard Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Orchard
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Orchard across the Hertfordshire region.

Orchard Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Orchard
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Orchard across the Hertfordshire region.

Orchard Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Orchard
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Management

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) IT Support
2 2 (66.67%) IT Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Business Objects