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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Text LiveLink
Rank 593 594 511
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -83
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 40 16 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.029% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.16% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.39% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50

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
11085 10241 9041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.33% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 6073 5233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 384
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

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 4 September 2015.

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 17 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 4 September 2015. 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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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
England +22 40 £400 +10.19%
London +30 30 £400 -33.33%
Canary Wharf - 8 £400 -
City of London - 3 £338 -
Manchester - 3 £386 -
North West - 3 £386 -
South East -25 2 £400 +1.26%
East of England - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Docklands, London - 2 £450 -
North East -29 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
Aylesbury - 1 £425 -
Solihull - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 £220 -

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 29 (44.62%) OpenText
2 25 (38.46%) Finance
3 24 (36.92%) SharePoint
4 21 (32.31%) Migration
5 18 (27.69%) SQL
6 15 (23.08%) Project Management
6 15 (23.08%) Office 365
7 12 (18.46%) Java
7 12 (18.46%) Document Management
7 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (15.38%) Windows
9 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
9 9 (13.85%) Oracle
10 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
11 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
11 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database
12 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.23%) Degree
12 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
12 6 (9.23%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
12 6 (9.23%) MS Office
12 6 (9.23%) ISEB
12 6 (9.23%) PowerBuilder
12 6 (9.23%) Intranet
12 6 (9.23%) Internet
13 5 (7.69%) Agresso
13 5 (7.69%) EDRMS

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 24 (36.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.15%) Liferay
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.08%) Lync
4 2 (3.08%) Drupal
4 2 (3.08%) WordPress
4 2 (3.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.54%) ProjectWise
3 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Agresso
2 2 (3.08%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.08%) Summit
2 2 (3.08%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.54%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Intranet
1 6 (9.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.69%) EDRMS
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
5 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (4.62%) Toad
General
1 25 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.85%) Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Change Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Business Change Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) CSS
2 4 (6.15%) XML
2 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) REST
3 3 (4.62%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) XSLT
4 2 (3.08%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.54%) Middleware
5 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.54%) Spring
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.08%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.54%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Migration
2 15 (23.08%) Project Management
3 12 (18.46%) Document Management
4 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
4 6 (9.23%) Software Testing
4 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 5 (7.69%) Content Management
5 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
6 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.15%) Information Management
6 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.15%) Change Control
6 4 (6.15%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (6.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) Java
3 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.08%) XQuery
5 2 (3.08%) XPath
5 2 (3.08%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) ISEB
1 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) PMP
2 4 (6.15%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Nagios
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (44.62%) OpenText
2 9 (13.85%) Oracle
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) HP
5 3 (4.62%) Siebel
6 2 (3.08%) SAP
6 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.54%) Remedy
7 1 (1.54%) Google
7 1 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (1.54%) Lotus
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe