The table below looks at the statistics for LiveLink skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 590 502 544
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +42
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 16 77 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.16% 0.85% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 36
Average daily rate
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£395 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £265 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £500
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%

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10199 9081 10100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.23% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 5282 5738
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 380 466
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £38.50 £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

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

LiveLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LiveLink
Daily Rate Trend

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

LiveLink Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LiveLink
Daily Rate Histogram

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

LiveLink Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LiveLink
Hourly Rate Trend

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

LiveLink Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LiveLink
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LiveLink within the UK 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
England -55 14 £363 -3.20% 1
London -6 7 £600 +60.00%
Hampshire - 3 £395 - 1
South East - 3 £395 - 1
Scotland -36 2 £425 +21.42%
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (84.62%) Open Text
2 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) RedDot
5 6 (23.08%) CMS
5 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 6 (23.08%) Content Management
6 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 4 (15.38%) Control-M
7 4 (15.38%) Middleware
7 4 (15.38%) EDRMS
7 4 (15.38%) Symantec
7 4 (15.38%) SAN
7 4 (15.38%) CA
7 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 4 (15.38%) .NET
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) Ethernet

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (23.08%) CMS
1 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Portal
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.85%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
1 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
1 4 (15.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) EDRMS
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CE
1 1 (3.85%) NWDI
1 1 (3.85%) NWDS
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
2 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (15.38%) IT Support
3 3 (11.54%) Head of IT
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Portals Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (11.54%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
2 4 (15.38%) Solaris
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (23.08%) Content Management
3 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
4 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Document Management
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Data Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.85%) VBA
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Control-M
1 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (15.38%) BladeLogic
1 4 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Open Text
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) RedDot
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) CA
5 4 (15.38%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 4 (15.38%) Fujitsu
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) RightFax
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) EMC