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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Orchard over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Orchard
Rank 636 603 578
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -25
Contract jobs citing Orchard 7 7 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.029% 0.029% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 16
Median daily rate £375 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £370 £278
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £265
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £42.33 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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
23948 24289 23781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 44.81% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 14140 13473
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 1108 1060
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Orchard
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Orchard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Orchard within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 7 £375 +25.00%
London - 6 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £325 -
North West -15 1 - -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Orchard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Orchard.

1 9 (56.25%) Northgate
2 8 (50.00%) Civica
3 6 (37.50%) Orchard Housing
3 6 (37.50%) Capita
3 6 (37.50%) OPENHousing
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Academy Housing
5 4 (25.00%) arcHouse
5 4 (25.00%) Aareon
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 2 (12.50%) Kypera
7 2 (12.50%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (12.50%) Aareon QL
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) OPENHousing
1 6 (37.50%) Orchard Housing
2 5 (31.25%) Academy Housing
3 4 (25.00%) arcHouse
4 3 (18.75%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (12.50%) Aareon QL
5 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (12.50%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Support
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCAD
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Northgate
2 8 (50.00%) Civica
3 6 (37.50%) Capita
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Aareon
5 2 (12.50%) Kypera
6 1 (6.25%) Anite
6 1 (6.25%) Cognos
6 1 (6.25%) Comino
6 1 (6.25%) Hummingbird
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Sun