The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Open Text products and/or services 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 Open Text over the 3 months to 22 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Open Text Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Text
Rank - 133 -
Contract jobs citing Open Text 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.17% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1437 1333 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.99% 45.79% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 585 726
Average daily rate £335 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 107 128
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Open Text
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Open Text Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Open Text
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Open Text Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Open Text
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Open Text Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Open Text
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Text within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
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Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
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Open Text
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Open Text 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 Open Text.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Siebel
1 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Informatica
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
2 3 (37.50%) Wiki
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (37.50%) IronPort
2 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server

Open Text
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Open Text 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 Open Text. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (12.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) QlikView
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) WinForms
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Wiki
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Siebel
1 5 (62.50%) Informatica
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) IronPort
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) EPiServer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Objects