The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Thunderhead products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thunderhead over the 3 months to 30 September 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 Thunderhead Limited.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Thunderhead
Rank 635 652 626
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -26
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 17 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.036% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.071% 0.084% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 12
Median daily rate £350 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £478 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £563
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
23899 25033 26358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.84% 43.25% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14616 14790 14912
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1084 1204
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Thunderhead
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Thunderhead as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Thunderhead Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Thunderhead
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Thunderhead within the UK.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Thunderhead
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Thunderhead within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Thunderhead
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Thunderhead within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 16 £350 -15.15% 2
London +25 10 £350 -26.31% 1
Surrey +14 5 £350 -30.00%
South East +8 5 £350 -26.31% 1
East of England 0 1 - -
Essex -3 1 - -

Thunderhead
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Thunderhead also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Thunderhead.

1 9 (45.00%) Finance
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (45.00%) Sonata
2 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (35.00%) JIRA
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 4 (20.00%) Workflow
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) JBoss
6 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (15.00%) Document Management
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
7 2 (10.00%) Legal
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.00%) DevOps
7 2 (10.00%) Cash Management
7 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (10.00%) Front Office
7 2 (10.00%) Back Office
7 2 (10.00%) SmartStream

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) UAT Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Documentation Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Migration Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Product Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Report Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Reports Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior UAT Tester
6 1 (5.00%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) STL
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.00%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (15.00%) Document Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Cash Management
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) User Stories
6 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) SmartStream
2 1 (5.00%) Caplin
2 1 (5.00%) Wall Street Systems