The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thunderhead
Rank 566 537 581
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +44
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 27 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.061% 0.005%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.13% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 2014.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Thunderhead
Top 8 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 25 July 2014. 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 -44 15 £388 -26.19% 3
South East -16 11 £350 -33.33% 1
Berkshire - 10 £350 -
Reading - 9 £350 -
London -5 4 £425 -19.04% 2
Bromley - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Kent - - - -

Thunderhead
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) XML
3 10 (20.83%) Banking
4 9 (18.75%) Marketing
5 7 (14.58%) Derivative
6 6 (12.50%) Guidewire
6 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 6 (12.50%) Java
7 5 (10.42%) SMS
7 5 (10.42%) XML Schema
7 5 (10.42%) Equities
7 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
8 4 (8.33%) DTCC
8 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Document Management
8 4 (8.33%) Project Management
8 4 (8.33%) SQL
8 4 (8.33%) XSL
9 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.25%) Oracle
9 3 (6.25%) HTML
9 3 (6.25%) Web Services
9 3 (6.25%) Migration
9 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.25%) Cincom
9 3 (6.25%) DOC1
9 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
10 2 (4.17%) EMIR
10 2 (4.17%) Investment Management

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) FileNet
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) DOC1
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) SMS
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Banking
3 9 (18.75%) Marketing
4 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Integration Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Integration Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Process Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Business Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (10.42%) XML Schema
3 4 (8.33%) XSL
4 3 (6.25%) HTML
4 3 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) J2EE
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.08%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Derivative
2 5 (10.42%) Equities
3 4 (8.33%) DTCC
4 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.17%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.08%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) UNIX
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Solaris
1 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.33%) Project Management
1 4 (8.33%) Document Management
1 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
2 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 3 (6.25%) Migration
2 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 2 (4.17%) PRINCE
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Management
3 2 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.08%) Change Control
4 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.08%) Master Data Management
4 1 (2.08%) Fund Management
4 1 (2.08%) Release Management
4 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) VBA
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) ISEB
1 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Guidewire
2 3 (6.25%) Cincom
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) Teradata
4 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe