The table below looks at the statistics for LiveLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LiveLink over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Text LiveLink
Rank - 140 132
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 - £408
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LiveLink
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
617 554 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 16.94% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 297 211
Average daily rate £375 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

LiveLink
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LiveLink Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LiveLink
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

LiveLink Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LiveLink
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

LiveLink Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (80.00%) Siebel
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
2 4 (80.00%) OpenText
3 3 (60.00%) Document Management
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (20.00%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (20.00%) BPEL
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) MS Access
5 1 (20.00%) C#

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Document Management
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BPEL
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) OpenText
1 4 (80.00%) Siebel
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle