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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Text LiveLink
Rank 611 603 567
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -36
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 13 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.025% 0.038%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
Average daily rate £415 £440 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £512 £466
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 - - -

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
9442 9308 8887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.34% 18.02% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6133 5769 5264
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 320 314
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 £43.08 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 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 9 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 +5 8 £415 -5.68%
England -35 8 £415 -5.68%
Scotland - 4 £419 -
Hammersmith - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £600 -
Glasgow - 2 £238 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (55.36%) OpenText
2 21 (37.50%) Finance
3 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 16 (28.57%) Oracle
4 14 (25.00%) Banking
4 14 (25.00%) Document Management
5 10 (17.86%) Content Management
5 10 (17.86%) Java
5 10 (17.86%) ITIL
6 9 (16.07%) CMS
6 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
7 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.29%) CRM
7 8 (14.29%) Documentum
8 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.50%) MS Office
8 7 (12.50%) Migration
8 7 (12.50%) Information Management
8 7 (12.50%) Degree
9 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (10.71%) Records Management
9 6 (10.71%) HP
10 5 (8.93%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (8.93%) SAP
10 5 (8.93%) C#
10 5 (8.93%) LAN
10 5 (8.93%) WAN
10 5 (8.93%) Legal
10 5 (8.93%) Publishing

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (16.07%) CMS
2 8 (14.29%) Documentum
3 5 (8.93%) Alfresco
3 5 (8.93%) FileNet
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) Drupal
5 3 (5.36%) WordPress
6 1 (1.79%) Apache
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.79%) IIS
6 1 (1.79%) Jadu
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 7 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) Acrobat
2 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (7.14%) SAP CO
2 4 (7.14%) SAP FI
2 4 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.79%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Google Analytics
1 2 (3.57%) MailChimp
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) LAN
1 5 (8.93%) WAN
2 4 (7.14%) Softphone
2 4 (7.14%) VPN
2 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.36%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) LDAP
4 1 (1.79%) Network Security
4 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.79%) MS Access
5 1 (1.79%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) PowerBuilder
1 4 (7.14%) Toad
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.57%) PVCS
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.93%) Legal
3 5 (8.93%) Publishing
4 4 (7.14%) French Language
5 2 (3.57%) Local Government
5 2 (3.57%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) International Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) SAP Test Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) Middleware
3 1 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) Copywriting
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.36%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Ontologies
4 2 (3.57%) PMI
4 2 (3.57%) Social Media
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Document Management
2 10 (17.86%) Content Management
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.29%) CRM
4 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Information Management
5 7 (12.50%) Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Records Management
7 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Service Management
7 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Content Management
8 3 (5.36%) ERP
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.36%) C
6 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) CRISC
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCSE
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) OpenText
2 16 (28.57%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) HP
4 5 (8.93%) SAP
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 4 (7.14%) Avaya
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.14%) Siebel
5 4 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.57%) Adobe
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) Citrix
6 2 (3.57%) Google
6 2 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) Lotus