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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 557 532 531
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing Orchard 24 34 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.067% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.15% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £295 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% +39.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £225 £123
% change year-on-year
- +83.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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
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 12 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 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 16 £388 +12.31% 9
North West -15 11 - -
London -11 4 £388 +10.71% 2
Reading - - - - 2
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 29 (61.70%) HTML
2 16 (34.04%) HTML5
2 16 (34.04%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 16 (34.04%) CSS
2 16 (34.04%) Web Design
2 16 (34.04%) jQuery
3 13 (27.66%) MailChimp
4 11 (23.40%) Northgate
5 10 (21.28%) CRM
6 9 (19.15%) Civica
7 8 (17.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (17.02%) Adobe
7 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
8 7 (14.89%) SQL
9 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
10 5 (10.64%) Windows
10 5 (10.64%) Capita
10 5 (10.64%) Academy Housing
11 4 (8.51%) arcHouse
11 4 (8.51%) Avaya
11 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
11 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
12 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
12 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
12 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
12 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
12 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Academy Housing
2 4 (8.51%) arcHouse
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.66%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) EDMS
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Designer
2 16 (34.04%) Front-End Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Email Designer
4 10 (21.28%) Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Web Designer
5 8 (17.02%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Support Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Report Specialist
10 1 (2.13%) IT Technical Manager
10 1 (2.13%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Project Manager
10 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) HTML
2 16 (34.04%) HTML5
2 16 (34.04%) CSS
2 16 (34.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
1 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Responsive Web Design
1 16 (34.04%) Web Design
2 10 (21.28%) CRM
3 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
3 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Manual Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Document Management
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL
4 2 (4.26%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Project Management
5 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.13%) Workflow
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.26%) ISEB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Northgate
2 9 (19.15%) Civica
3 8 (17.02%) Adobe
4 5 (10.64%) Capita
5 4 (8.51%) Avaya
6 2 (4.26%) Comino
6 2 (4.26%) Anite
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) BMC
7 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.13%) VMware
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