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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Thunderhead over the 3 months to 4 September 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 Thunderhead Limited.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thunderhead
Rank 615 598 552
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -46
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 18 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.021% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.047% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £488 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £445 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Thunderhead
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Thunderhead within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Thunderhead within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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 +3 18 £375 -25.00% 3
South East -23 7 - - 1
East of England - 7 £375 -
Essex - 7 £375 -
Berkshire +3 6 - -
Reading -2 6 - -
South West - 3 - -
London +3 1 £475 - 2
Surrey -2 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

Thunderhead
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead.

1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Workflow
3 11 (44.00%) Document Management
4 6 (24.00%) Marketing
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Cincom
7 3 (12.00%) DOC1
8 2 (8.00%) Intranet
8 2 (8.00%) Internet
8 2 (8.00%) Content Management
8 2 (8.00%) Investment Management
9 1 (4.00%) Time Management
9 1 (4.00%) Kanban
9 1 (4.00%) SaaS
9 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
9 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
9 1 (4.00%) User Stories
9 1 (4.00%) EMIR
9 1 (4.00%) Business Development
9 1 (4.00%) Degree
9 1 (4.00%) JIRA
9 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) DOC1
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) DTS
2 1 (4.00%) ProClarity
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Systems Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 8 (32.00%) Systems Support
5 6 (24.00%) Applications Support
5 6 (24.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Consultant
7 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) Management Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Programmer
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XML
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.00%) Equities
1 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
1 1 (4.00%) Derivative
1 1 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Workflow
2 11 (44.00%) Document Management
3 5 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Content Management
5 2 (8.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Kanban
6 1 (4.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Business Development
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.00%) EMIR
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (12.00%) Cincom
3 1 (4.00%) Capita
3 1 (4.00%) CODA
3 1 (4.00%) Cognos
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft