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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Text LiveLink
Rank 574 567 558
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 6 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.028% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.070% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £415 £440 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £512 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 - £408
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LiveLink
UK

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
8588 8395 7989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.20% 18.21% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5621 5282 4827
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 291 299
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 6 £415 -5.68%
LiveLink
UK

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (50.00%) OpenText
2 19 (39.58%) Finance
3 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Oracle
4 14 (29.17%) Document Management
5 12 (25.00%) Banking
6 10 (20.83%) Java
6 10 (20.83%) ITIL
7 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 8 (16.67%) CRM
8 8 (16.67%) Documentum
8 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Degree
9 7 (14.58%) Migration
10 6 (12.50%) CMS
10 6 (12.50%) Content Management
10 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 6 (12.50%) HP
10 6 (12.50%) MS Office
10 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.50%) Records Management
11 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
11 5 (10.42%) CRISC
11 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) C#
11 5 (10.42%) LAN
11 5 (10.42%) WAN
11 5 (10.42%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (10.42%) FileNet

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (16.67%) Documentum
2 6 (12.50%) CMS
3 5 (10.42%) FileNet
4 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.25%) Alfresco
5 3 (6.25%) WordPress
6 2 (4.17%) Drupal
7 1 (2.08%) Apache
7 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.08%) IIS
7 1 (2.08%) Jadu
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) Acrobat
2 2 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 4 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
1 2 (4.17%) MailChimp
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
1 5 (10.42%) WAN
2 4 (8.33%) Softphone
2 4 (8.33%) VPN
2 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.25%) Intranet
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) LDAP
4 1 (2.08%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) EDRMS
5 1 (2.08%) MS Access
5 1 (2.08%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) PowerBuilder
1 4 (8.33%) Toad
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.17%) PVCS
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Legal
3 5 (10.42%) Publishing
4 4 (8.33%) French Language
5 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.17%) Local Government
6 2 (4.17%) Retail
7 1 (2.08%) International Banking
7 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 4 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) iPad
3 3 (6.25%) Copywriting
3 3 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Online Banking
4 2 (4.17%) PMI
4 2 (4.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Document Management
2 10 (20.83%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 8 (16.67%) CRM
4 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Migration
6 6 (12.50%) Content Management
6 6 (12.50%) Records Management
7 5 (10.42%) Information Management
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Service Management
8 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Content Management
9 3 (6.25%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Project Management
10 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.25%) C
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) CRISC
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) OpenText
2 16 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 4 (8.33%) Avaya
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.33%) SAP
5 4 (8.33%) Siebel
5 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.17%) Adobe
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) Google
6 2 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Lotus