The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Hertfordshire 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 Thunderhead Limited.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thunderhead
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
437 272 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.60% 41.91% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 125 166
Average daily rate £350 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 36
Average hourly rate £23.86 £17.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.31% +15.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Thunderhead
East of England

Thunderhead
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) SOASTA, Inc

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Performance Tester
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) SOASTA, Inc