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 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thunderhead
Rank 588 548 584
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +36
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 14 35 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.066% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.054% 0.14% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 4
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£475 £525 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £477
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
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
26125 25038 26975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.89% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14683 13889 13716
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1123 1119 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 September 2014.

Thunderhead Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Thunderhead
Top 11 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 September 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 -36 13 £488 -7.14%
South East -18 9 £525 -
London -12 4 £475 -11.62%
Reading - 4 £425 -
Berkshire - 4 £425 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 2 - -
City of London +13 1 £475 -9.52%
Bromley - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Kent - - - -

Thunderhead
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) XML
3 9 (19.57%) Marketing
4 7 (15.22%) SMS
5 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (13.04%) Java
5 6 (13.04%) Guidewire
6 5 (10.87%) Investment Management
6 5 (10.87%) XML Schema
7 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) SQL
7 4 (8.70%) UNIX
7 4 (8.70%) Windows
7 4 (8.70%) Banking
7 4 (8.70%) Document Management
7 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Cincom
8 3 (6.52%) DOC1
8 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.52%) Equities
8 3 (6.52%) FileNet
8 3 (6.52%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Web Services
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle
8 3 (6.52%) HTML

Thunderhead
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) FileNet
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) DOC1
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) SMS
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Marketing
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Project Manager
3 9 (19.57%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Integration Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Integration Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Process Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.17%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) XML Schema
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XSL
5 1 (2.17%) J2EE
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.17%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Equities
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) Wiki
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.17%) Informatics
3 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
1 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
1 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Investment Management
2 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
2 4 (8.70%) Project Management
2 4 (8.70%) Document Management
3 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
3 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.52%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Service Management
4 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE
4 2 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.17%) Change Control
5 1 (2.17%) Test Management
5 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.17%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) VBA
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
1 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Guidewire
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Cincom
3 2 (4.35%) GoldenSource
3 2 (4.35%) Misys
3 2 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (2.17%) Teradata
4 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe