The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Orchard products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Orchard over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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 Orchard Information Systems Ltd.

Orchard
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 638 638
Rank change year-on-year +41 0  
Contract jobs citing Orchard 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% 0.025% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £250 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £305 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £405 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.33 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Orchard is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20263 24158 24977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.93% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12302 14876 14615
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 822 1125
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Orchard
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Orchard as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Orchard in the UK

Orchard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Orchard.

Contractor daily rate trend for Orchard in the UK

Orchard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Orchard over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Orchard in the UK

Orchard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Orchard.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Orchard in the UK

Orchard
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Orchard within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 4 £250 -23.07%
London +14 3 £218 -33.07%
South East - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Orchard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Orchard.

1 5 (62.50%) Northgate
2 4 (50.00%) Orchard Housing
2 4 (50.00%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (37.50%) Aareon
3 3 (37.50%) OPENHousing
3 3 (37.50%) Civica
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Capita
4 2 (25.00%) Academy Housing
4 2 (25.00%) Kypera Housing
4 2 (25.00%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (25.00%) Aareon QL
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Castleton
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) ERP

Orchard
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Northgate Housing
1 4 (50.00%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (37.50%) OPENHousing
3 2 (25.00%) Aareon QL
3 2 (25.00%) Academy Housing
3 2 (25.00%) Kypera Housing
3 2 (25.00%) MIS ActiveH
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Head of IT
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Northgate
2 3 (37.50%) Aareon
2 3 (37.50%) Civica
3 2 (25.00%) Capita
3 2 (25.00%) Castleton