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 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Orchard
Rank 572 563 546
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Orchard 17 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.047% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.068% 0.10% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £265 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.22% +116.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 £123
% change year-on-year
- +104.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 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
24903 24255 21715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.32% 45.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14217 13367 11566
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
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 1069 1060 1196
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 10 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 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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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 -21 11 £388 +46.22% 4
North West -26 5 - -
London +5 4 £388 +10.71%
Reading - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 (72.50%) HTML
2 16 (40.00%) HTML5
2 16 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (40.00%) jQuery
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (40.00%) CSS
2 16 (40.00%) Web Design
3 13 (32.50%) MailChimp
4 10 (25.00%) Northgate
5 8 (20.00%) Civica
5 8 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 8 (20.00%) Adobe
6 5 (12.50%) CRM
6 5 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (10.00%) Capita
7 4 (10.00%) Academy Housing
8 3 (7.50%) arcHouse
8 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
9 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.00%) Anite
9 2 (5.00%) Document Management
9 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.00%) ISEB
9 2 (5.00%) EDMS
9 2 (5.00%) Project Management
9 2 (5.00%) Windows

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 8 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Academy Housing
2 3 (7.50%) arcHouse
3 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) EDMS
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Designer
2 16 (40.00%) Front-End Developer
2 16 (40.00%) Developer
3 13 (32.50%) Email Designer
4 8 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Web Designer
5 5 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Support Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (72.50%) HTML
2 16 (40.00%) CSS
2 16 (40.00%) jQuery
2 16 (40.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Web Design
1 16 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (12.50%) CRM
3 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Document Management
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Workflow
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.50%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Northgate
2 8 (20.00%) Civica
2 8 (20.00%) Adobe
3 4 (10.00%) Capita
4 2 (5.00%) Anite
4 2 (5.00%) Comino
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