The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Text LiveLink
Rank 579 505 528
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +23
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 11 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.11% 0.78% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 31
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £238 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £394 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9655 8718 9866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.67% 17.05% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5674 4980 5629
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 420 443
Average hourly rate £17.68 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -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 1 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 10 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 1 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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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 -36 10 £400 +14.28% 1
London -14 7 £531 +51.78% 1
South East - 3 £395 -
Scotland -43 1 £425 +21.42%
South West - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -

LiveLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 21 (80.77%) Open Text
2 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Document Management
4 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) MS Office
5 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (23.08%) EDRMS
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) SAP
6 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) Web Development
6 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Maximo
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) CAD
8 3 (11.54%) Middleware
8 3 (11.54%) GIS
8 3 (11.54%) Java
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (11.54%) Taxonomies
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (11.54%) ProjectWise
8 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared

LiveLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Portal
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (11.54%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) NAS
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
1 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) EDRMS
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.85%) MS Access
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JDeveloper
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CE
1 1 (3.85%) NWDI
1 1 (3.85%) NWDS
1 1 (3.85%) Hudson
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) IT Support
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Head of IT
3 4 (15.38%) Information Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Portals Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (3.85%) XSD
3 1 (3.85%) XSL
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) JDBC
3 1 (3.85%) WSDL
3 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) GIS
2 3 (11.54%) Taxonomies
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Document Management
2 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
3 5 (19.23%) Web Development
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) CAD
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Information Management
6 2 (7.69%) Information Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Data Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Data Management
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) UML
7 1 (3.85%) RUP
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
7 1 (3.85%) CRM
7 1 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 2 (7.69%) Control-M
2 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Open Text
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) SAP
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
4 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) CollabNet
5 1 (3.85%) RightFax