The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Thunderhead products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Thunderhead over the 3 months to 29 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 Thunderhead Limited.

Thunderhead
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 631 621
Rank change year-on-year +39 -10  
Contract jobs citing Thunderhead 13 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.032% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.072% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 3
Median daily rate £394 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.52% +27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £500 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £575 £450
% change year-on-year -31.52% +27.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Thunderhead 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 19933 23550 24158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.07% 43.75% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 14319 13673
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 809 1029
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +11.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Thunderhead
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Thunderhead in the UK

Thunderhead
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Thunderhead in the UK

Thunderhead
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Thunderhead over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Thunderhead in the UK

Thunderhead
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 Thunderhead within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
Wales - 7 £300 -
South Wales - 7 £300 -
England +38 6 £413 -28.26% 4
South East +17 6 £413 -28.26% 3
Cardiff - 5 £300 -
Berkshire - 4 £413 -
Reading - 4 £413 -
Hampshire +8 2 £415 -27.82%
Basingstoke - 2 £415 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Thunderhead 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 Thunderhead.

1 8 (47.06%) XML
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Marketing
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) XSD
5 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (23.53%) BMC
5 4 (23.53%) Control-M
5 4 (23.53%) JCL
5 4 (23.53%) Micro Focus
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) SOA
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) Remedy
6 3 (17.65%) Informatica
6 3 (17.65%) PowerCenter
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) User Stories
6 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall

Thunderhead
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 3 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (17.65%) PowerCenter
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Hudson
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) NuGet
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (41.18%) Marketing
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) XSD
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) UML
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) User Stories
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
5 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JCL
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CBAP
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) iptables
1 1 (5.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Control-M
2 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) BMC
1 4 (23.53%) Micro Focus
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Informatica
2 3 (17.65%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat