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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Orchard
Rank 619 582 558
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -24
Contract jobs citing Orchard 7 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.058% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.032% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate £331 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 14
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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 5 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 6 £275 - 1
London - 4 £388 -
North West -29 1 £275 -
South East - 1 £275 -
Middlesex - 1 £275 -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Northgate
1 6 (54.55%) Civica
2 5 (45.45%) Orchard Housing
3 4 (36.36%) Capita
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Aareon
4 3 (27.27%) OPENHousing
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Anite
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Kypera
5 2 (18.18%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (18.18%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Aareon QL
5 2 (18.18%) Data Extraction
5 2 (18.18%) Academy Housing
5 2 (18.18%) arcHouse
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (18.18%) Comino

Orchard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (27.27%) OPENHousing
3 2 (18.18%) Aareon QL
3 2 (18.18%) Academy Housing
3 2 (18.18%) arcHouse
3 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (18.18%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (18.18%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Trainer
4 1 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
1 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Civica
1 6 (54.55%) Northgate
2 4 (36.36%) Capita
3 3 (27.27%) Aareon
4 2 (18.18%) Anite
4 2 (18.18%) Comino
4 2 (18.18%) Kypera
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Sun