Period
to 21 May 2018

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 6 months to 21 May 2018 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
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 806 880
Rank change year-on-year -67 +74 -52
Contract jobs citing Orchard 12 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.029% 0.030% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
UK median daily rate £198 £328 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.69% -8.07% +3.64%
10th Percentile £140 £208 £258
90th Percentile £381 £479 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £390 £275
% change year-on-year -56.41% +41.82% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
UK median hourly rate £29.15 - £42.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.41 - -

Orchard is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,977 39,881 46,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.27% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,202 24,484 28,129
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,467 1,404 1,638
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.99 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.65% -5.61% +7.46%

Orchard
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Orchard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 9 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 6 months to 21 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 12 £198 -39.69% 3
UK excluding London -31 6 £170 -56.41% 2
London -72 6 £225 -30.77% 1
North of England -14 3 £151 -54.24% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £151 - 1
South East -31 1 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Orchard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Orchard.

1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
1 8 (66.67%) Civica
2 7 (58.33%) Servitor
2 7 (58.33%) Process Improvement
2 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) ITSM
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (33.33%) Orchard Housing
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Aareon
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Northgate
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) PMP
6 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Servitor
2 6 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (33.33%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (8.33%) Aareon QL
4 1 (8.33%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 6 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (58.33%) Process Improvement
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (50.00%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Civica
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Aareon
4 1 (8.33%) Capita
4 1 (8.33%) Castleton
4 1 (8.33%) Northgate
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) SAP