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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Thunderhead
Rank 648 644 600
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -44
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 16 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.005% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.012% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 18
Average daily rate £575 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.19% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 - £425
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
24678 25705 24586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.15% 45.31% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15154 14630 13836
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 1121 1066
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 1 May 2016.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 +9 16 £575 +12.19% 4
South East - 7 £575 - 4
Southampton - 7 £575 -
Hampshire - 7 £575 - 3
East of England - 5 £500 -
London -20 2 £700 +36.58%
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
East Anglia - 2 £500 -
Suffolk - 1 £475 -
Somerset - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £550 -
Bath - 1 £550 -
Ipswich - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Thunderhead
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Guidewire
2 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (28.57%) Workflow
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Interwoven
5 3 (14.29%) Internet
5 3 (14.29%) Document Management
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) JIRA
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Adobe
6 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.52%) SLA
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) CRM

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Alfresco
1 1 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Applications Support
2 5 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Support Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Product Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 6 (28.57%) Workflow
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Document Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Guidewire
2 3 (14.29%) Interwoven
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Caplin
4 1 (4.76%) Wall Street Systems