The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Orchard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Orchard over the 3 months to 18 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orchard
Rank 83 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Orchard 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - -
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
643 386 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.44% 40.00% 47.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 164 303
Average daily rate £328 £303 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% -10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £482 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.49 £30.00 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Orchard
North West

Orchard
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Orchard Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Orchard
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Orchard Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Orchard
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Orchard Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Orchard
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (50.00%) Web Design
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Web Design
1 2 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
Manchester
Computer Futures
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