The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Orchard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Orchard over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 611 573 506
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -67
Contract jobs citing Orchard 9 38 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.070% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
Average daily rate
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£323 £230 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.21% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £290 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £230 £225
% change year-on-year
+46.73% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £23.88 £38.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Orchard
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Orchard Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Orchard
Daily Rate Trend

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

Orchard Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Orchard
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Orchard within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Orchard Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Orchard
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Orchard Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Orchard
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Orchard within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
England -50 9 £323 +40.21%
North West -48 3 £325 +22.64%
London -3 2 £310 -
East Midlands - 2 £369 -
South East -12 1 £215 -6.52%
Surrey - 1 £215 -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (88.89%) Northgate
1 16 (88.89%) Aareon QL
1 16 (88.89%) Aareon
2 14 (77.78%) Civica
3 13 (72.22%) Academy Housing
4 12 (66.67%) OPENHousing
5 10 (55.56%) Capita
6 9 (50.00%) MIS ActiveH
7 7 (38.89%) Northgate Housing
7 7 (38.89%) Orchard Housing
7 7 (38.89%) arcHouse
8 6 (33.33%) Kypera
9 5 (27.78%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
10 4 (22.22%) CRM
10 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
11 3 (16.67%) QA
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
12 2 (11.11%) Project Management
12 2 (11.11%) Hummingbird
12 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Documentum
1 1 (5.56%) SugarCRM
Business Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Aareon QL
2 13 (72.22%) Academy Housing
3 12 (66.67%) OPENHousing
4 9 (50.00%) MIS ActiveH
5 7 (38.89%) Northgate Housing
5 7 (38.89%) arcHouse
5 7 (38.89%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (5.56%) SAP CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) EDMS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Applications Support
3 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Support Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Trainer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) CRM
1 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Northgate
1 16 (88.89%) Aareon
2 14 (77.78%) Civica
3 10 (55.56%) Capita
4 6 (33.33%) Kypera
5 2 (11.11%) Hummingbird
6 1 (5.56%) Anite
6 1 (5.56%) Amdocs
6 1 (5.56%) Lagan
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Sage
6 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (5.56%) FrontRange
6 1 (5.56%) Oneserve
6 1 (5.56%) Comino