The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orchard
Rank 88 - 86
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Orchard 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.069% - 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
638 474 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.06% 42.97% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 230 306
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £27.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
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