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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Orchard
UK
Rank 606 635 603
Rank change year-on-year +29 -32  
Contract jobs citing Orchard 3 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.015% 0.026% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.93% +1.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 19767 23258 24068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12205 14087 13626
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 804 1010
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Orchard in the UK

Orchard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Orchard in the UK

Orchard
Top 5 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 26 March 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 +36 3 £425 +7.93% 2
London +28 2 £450 +14.28%
Liverpool - 1 £330 -
Merseyside - 1 £330 -
North West - 1 £330 -

Orchard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (38.46%) Northgate
1 5 (38.46%) Orchard Housing
2 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (23.08%) Civica
3 3 (23.08%) Aareon
3 3 (23.08%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (15.38%) OPENHousing
4 2 (15.38%) Capita
4 2 (15.38%) Facilities Management
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Servitor
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Anite
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) People Management
5 1 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (7.69%) Academy Housing
5 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Kypera Housing
5 1 (7.69%) MIS ActiveH

Orchard
Top Related 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 5 (38.46%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (23.08%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (15.38%) OPENHousing
3 2 (15.38%) Servitor
4 1 (7.69%) Aareon QL
4 1 (7.69%) Academy Housing
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (7.69%) MIS ActiveH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (7.69%) Qlik Sense
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Systems Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Head of IT
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Report Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Report Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) CRM
1 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (15.38%) Facilities Management
2 1 (7.69%) Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) People Management
2 1 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Northgate
2 3 (23.08%) Aareon
2 3 (23.08%) Civica
3 2 (15.38%) Capita
4 1 (7.69%) Anite
4 1 (7.69%) Castleton
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft