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 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 Thunderhead Limited.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thunderhead
Rank 573 535 525
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -10
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 8 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.061% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.13% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 7
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£550 £450 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £558 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
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 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 2015.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Thunderhead
Top 4 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 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 -28 7 £575 +27.77%
London -28 1 £600 +23.71%
City of London - - - -
Bromley - - - -

Thunderhead
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (34.78%) Document Management
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) .NET
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Retail
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) IIS
5 3 (13.04%) Documentum
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
6 2 (8.70%) DOC1
7 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) User Stories
7 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.35%) SaaS
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
7 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.35%) EMIR
7 1 (4.35%) Nintex
7 1 (4.35%) Coaching

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) Documentum
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Papyrus
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) DocBase
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Business Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Documentation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Documentation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
1 1 (4.35%) Derivative
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Document Management
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
3 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) User Stories
5 1 (4.35%) Coaching
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) EMIR
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
2 1 (4.35%) Nintex
2 1 (4.35%) Business Objects