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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Orchard
Rank 575 541 594
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +53
Contract jobs citing Orchard 31 51 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.097% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.21% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 3
Average daily rate
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£163 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.27% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £220 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £680 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £225 -
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.91 £38.73 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.68% -13.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -

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
26377 24679 27415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.72% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14917 13801 13955
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1104 1359
Average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Orchard within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Orchard Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Orchard
Top 19 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 16 September 2014. 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 -27 24 £163 -36.27% 3
South East -1 9 £200 -11.11% 1
North West -31 8 - -
West Sussex - 5 £225 -
London +13 4 £150 -50.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £138 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £138 -
East of England - 3 £138 -
Cheshire +9 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 20 (33.90%) HTML
2 19 (32.20%) CSS
2 19 (32.20%) jQuery
3 16 (27.12%) HTML5
3 16 (27.12%) Responsive Web Design
3 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
3 16 (27.12%) Photoshop
3 16 (27.12%) Adobe
3 16 (27.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (27.12%) Web Design
4 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.25%) PHP
6 8 (13.56%) User Experience
7 7 (11.86%) Axure RP
7 7 (11.86%) Capita
7 7 (11.86%) Windows
8 6 (10.17%) Business Objects
8 6 (10.17%) MySQL
8 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
8 6 (10.17%) Academy Housing
9 5 (8.47%) Civica
10 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.78%) Citrix
10 4 (6.78%) Avaya
10 4 (6.78%) Project Management
10 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
10 4 (6.78%) Thin Client
10 4 (6.78%) CRM
10 4 (6.78%) ITIL
10 4 (6.78%) Northgate

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Photoshop
1 16 (27.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Academy Housing
2 3 (5.08%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 3 (5.08%) arcHouse
2 3 (5.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) MySQL
2 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) MS Access
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (3.39%) Local Government
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Developer
2 19 (32.20%) Front-End Developer
2 19 (32.20%) Designer
3 11 (18.64%) Web Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) User Experience Designer
6 6 (10.17%) Front-End Web Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Support
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Web Designer
8 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Administrator
9 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.08%) IT Support
9 3 (5.08%) Magento Developer
10 2 (3.39%) IT Administrator
11 1 (1.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) HTML
2 19 (32.20%) CSS
2 19 (32.20%) jQuery
3 16 (27.12%) HTML5
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) User Experience
2 4 (6.78%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.78%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Web Design
1 16 (27.12%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.78%) Time Management
3 4 (6.78%) ITIL
3 4 (6.78%) CRM
3 4 (6.78%) Project Management
3 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.08%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (5.08%) PRINCE
5 2 (3.39%) Migration
5 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) Workflow
6 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.25%) PHP
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Adobe
2 7 (11.86%) Capita
3 6 (10.17%) Business Objects
4 5 (8.47%) Civica
5 4 (6.78%) Northgate
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 4 (6.78%) Avaya
6 1 (1.69%) BMC
6 1 (1.69%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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