The table below looks at the statistics for LiveLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LiveLink over the 3 months to 29 August 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Text LiveLink
Rank 569 514 535
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +21
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 14 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.15% 0.61% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £265 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9311 8370 9413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.19% 17.39% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5632 4982 5443
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 358 441
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

LiveLink
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LiveLink across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

LiveLink Jobs Demand Trend in England

LiveLink
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LiveLink across the England region.

LiveLink Daily Rate Trend in England

LiveLink
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LiveLink across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

LiveLink Daily Rate Histogram in England

LiveLink
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LiveLink across the England region.

LiveLink Hourly Rate Trend in England

LiveLink
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LiveLink within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
London -6 7 £600 +60.00%
South East - 3 £395 - 2
East of England - - - -
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UK

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LiveLink 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 LiveLink.

1 20 (90.91%) Open Text
2 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) CMS
4 6 (27.27%) RedDot
4 6 (27.27%) Content Management
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 4 (18.18%) Document Management
6 4 (18.18%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) .NET
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) SAN
6 4 (18.18%) CA
6 4 (18.18%) Control-M
6 4 (18.18%) Middleware
6 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) LAN

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LiveLink 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 LiveLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) CMS
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
1 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
1 4 (18.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) EDRMS
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Support
2 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Head of IT
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (13.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Solaris
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (27.27%) Content Management
3 4 (18.18%) Document Management
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Data Architecture
3 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Control-M
1 4 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (18.18%) BladeLogic
1 4 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Open Text
2 6 (27.27%) RedDot
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
4 4 (18.18%) Fujitsu
4 4 (18.18%) CA
4 4 (18.18%) Symantec
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) SAP