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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 587 576 539
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -37
Contract jobs citing Orchard 10 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.042% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.040% 0.093% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £258 -
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -12.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -

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
25278 24817 22279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.41% 45.55% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14365 13927 11804
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1094 1054 1189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 8 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 27 April 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 -14 10 £388 +46.22% 6
London -12 4 £388 +10.71%
South East -17 3 £300 +39.53% 4
North West -31 2 - -
Surrey -1 1 £300 +39.53% 1
City of London - 1 £388 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (70.73%) HTML
2 16 (39.02%) HTML5
2 16 (39.02%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (39.02%) jQuery
2 16 (39.02%) Web Design
2 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 16 (39.02%) CSS
3 13 (31.71%) MailChimp
4 10 (24.39%) Northgate
5 9 (21.95%) Civica
5 9 (21.95%) Aareon QL
5 9 (21.95%) Aareon
6 8 (19.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
6 8 (19.51%) Adobe
7 6 (14.63%) Academy Housing
8 5 (12.20%) Capita
8 5 (12.20%) OPENHousing
8 5 (12.20%) MIS ActiveH
8 5 (12.20%) Northgate Housing
9 4 (9.76%) Orchard Housing
9 4 (9.76%) CRM
9 4 (9.76%) SQL
9 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
9 4 (9.76%) arcHouse
9 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
10 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (19.51%) Photoshop
1 8 (19.51%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Aareon QL
2 6 (14.63%) Academy Housing
3 5 (12.20%) OPENHousing
3 5 (12.20%) MIS ActiveH
3 5 (12.20%) Northgate Housing
4 4 (9.76%) arcHouse
4 4 (9.76%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (31.71%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium
1 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Designer
2 16 (39.02%) Front-End Developer
2 16 (39.02%) Developer
3 13 (31.71%) Email Designer
4 8 (19.51%) Applications Support
4 8 (19.51%) Web Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Web Designer
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Support Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Applications Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (70.73%) HTML
2 16 (39.02%) CSS
2 16 (39.02%) jQuery
2 16 (39.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Web Design
1 16 (39.02%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (9.76%) CRM
3 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Project Management
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Workflow
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Document Management
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) ISEB
1 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Northgate
2 9 (21.95%) Civica
2 9 (21.95%) Aareon
3 8 (19.51%) Adobe
4 5 (12.20%) Capita
5 3 (7.32%) Kypera
6 2 (4.88%) Hummingbird
7 1 (2.44%) Anite
7 1 (2.44%) Comino
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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