The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Open Text products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Text over the 3 months to 26 January 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.

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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Text
Rank 487 468 430
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -38
Contract jobs citing Open Text 90 93 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 38
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £410 £450
% change year-on-year
-40.85% -8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.04 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.04 - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Open Text
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Open Text Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Open Text
Daily Rate Trend

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

Open Text Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Open Text
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Text within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Open Text Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Open Text
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Open Text Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Open Text
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Text within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Open Text Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Open Text
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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 -30 86 £425 +3.65% 12
London -25 43 £525 +14.13% 9
South East +4 29 £200 -51.21% 1
Brighton - 24 £194 - 1
East Sussex - 24 £194 - 1
City of London -15 3 £425 -6.59% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £370 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £373 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 2
York - 2 £373 -
East of England -1 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £285 -
Leeds - 1 £285 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
Luton - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

Open Text
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (33.33%) Content Management
2 53 (30.99%) .NET
3 50 (29.24%) CMS
4 44 (25.73%) SQL
5 42 (24.56%) CSS
5 42 (24.56%) RedDot
6 39 (22.81%) JavaScript
6 39 (22.81%) HTML
7 38 (22.22%) SAP
7 38 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 34 (19.88%) XML
8 34 (19.88%) Intranet
8 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (16.96%) jQuery
10 28 (16.37%) LiveLink
10 28 (16.37%) Web Services
10 28 (16.37%) Windows
11 27 (15.79%) XHTML
12 26 (15.20%) XSLT
12 26 (15.20%) Procure-to-pay
12 26 (15.20%) User Experience
13 25 (14.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (14.62%) Visual Studio
13 25 (14.62%) Publishing
14 24 (14.04%) IIS
14 24 (14.04%) W3C
15 23 (13.45%) OOP
15 23 (13.45%) Finance
16 22 (12.87%) Ajax
16 22 (12.87%) XSD

Open Text
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 50 (29.24%) CMS
2 28 (16.37%) LiveLink
3 24 (14.04%) IIS
4 17 (9.94%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.34%) Apache
6 4 (2.34%) Documentum
6 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.75%) AquaLogic
7 3 (1.75%) JBoss
8 2 (1.17%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.58%) nginx
9 1 (0.58%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Lync
9 1 (0.58%) Node.js
9 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 12 (7.02%) MS Office
3 7 (4.09%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.75%) ProjectWise
6 2 (1.17%) MS Project
6 2 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (8.77%) SAP SRM
2 9 (5.26%) SAP FI-AP
3 4 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.34%) SAP MM
4 3 (1.75%) SAP Travel Management
4 3 (1.75%) Cordys
4 3 (1.75%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (1.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.58%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.58%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (19.88%) Intranet
2 6 (3.51%) Internet
2 6 (3.51%) SAN
3 5 (2.92%) FTP
3 5 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.34%) NAS
5 3 (1.75%) Firewall
5 3 (1.75%) LAN
5 3 (1.75%) WAN
6 2 (1.17%) DHCP
6 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.17%) VPN
6 2 (1.17%) DNS
6 2 (1.17%) Extranet
7 1 (0.58%) LDAP
7 1 (0.58%) Wireless
7 1 (0.58%) Network Security
7 1 (0.58%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.70%) SAP BW
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.75%) MySQL
4 3 (1.75%) DB2
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.58%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 25 (14.62%) Visual Studio
2 19 (11.11%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.75%) Lombardi
4 2 (1.17%) JIRA
4 2 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.17%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.58%) Introscope
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 25 (14.62%) Publishing
2 23 (13.45%) Finance
3 8 (4.68%) Law
3 8 (4.68%) Legal
4 6 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.17%) Banking
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (31.58%) Developer
2 33 (19.30%) Consultant
3 26 (15.20%) CMS Developer
4 25 (14.62%) SAP Consultant
5 23 (13.45%) Analyst
6 19 (11.11%) Architect
7 9 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
7 9 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 9 (5.26%) SAP P2P Consultant
8 7 (4.09%) SAP SRM Consultant
9 6 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.51%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Administrator
10 5 (2.92%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.92%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.92%) Release Manager
11 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (30.99%) .NET
2 42 (24.56%) CSS
3 39 (22.81%) HTML
4 38 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 34 (19.88%) XML
6 29 (16.96%) jQuery
7 28 (16.37%) Web Services
8 27 (15.79%) XHTML
9 26 (15.20%) XSLT
10 25 (14.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (12.87%) Ajax
11 22 (12.87%) XSD
12 9 (5.26%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.34%) Middleware
13 4 (2.34%) J2EE
14 3 (1.75%) Struts
14 3 (1.75%) ODBC
14 3 (1.75%) Java EE
14 3 (1.75%) OSGi
14 3 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.20%) User Experience
2 24 (14.04%) W3C
3 18 (10.53%) Web 2.0
4 10 (5.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.09%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.75%) FMCG
8 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.17%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.58%) PMI
10 1 (0.58%) DTV
10 1 (0.58%) GIS
10 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.58%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.37%) Windows
2 17 (9.94%) UNIX
3 11 (6.43%) Linux
4 6 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.17%) Solaris
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.58%) HPUX
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (33.33%) Content Management
2 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (15.20%) Procure-to-pay
4 23 (13.45%) OOP
5 21 (12.28%) Document Management
6 20 (11.70%) Web Development
7 19 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
8 17 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.77%) Migration
10 13 (7.60%) Change Management
11 10 (5.85%) Project Management
11 10 (5.85%) ITIL
11 10 (5.85%) Customer Engagement
12 9 (5.26%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.09%) Software Testing
13 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.09%) Information Management
14 6 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (3.51%) Risk Management
14 6 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.73%) SQL
2 39 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.28%) Java
4 17 (9.94%) C#
5 9 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.51%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.92%) VB
8 4 (2.34%) VBScript
9 3 (1.75%) ABAP
9 3 (1.75%) C
9 3 (1.75%) Perl
10 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.17%) Python
10 2 (1.17%) Ruby
10 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.58%) VB6
11 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (9.36%) SAP Certification
2 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.68%) ISEB
4 7 (4.09%) Degree
5 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.75%) MCDST
7 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.58%) PMP
8 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.58%) MOS
8 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) WAI
3 2 (1.17%) WCAG
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) SRDF
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
3 1 (0.58%) Varnish
3 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.17%) Control-M
1 2 (1.17%) Nagios
1 2 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.17%) BladeLogic
1 2 (1.17%) Puppet
1 2 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (24.56%) RedDot
2 38 (22.22%) SAP
3 21 (12.28%) Adobe
4 19 (11.11%) Oracle
5 18 (10.53%) Google
6 15 (8.77%) Microsoft
7 10 (5.85%) StreamServe
8 8 (4.68%) Capita
9 7 (4.09%) VMware
10 6 (3.51%) Siebel
10 6 (3.51%) Citrix
11 5 (2.92%) Metastorm
11 5 (2.92%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.75%) DataFlux
12 3 (1.75%) EMC
12 3 (1.75%) Interwoven
12 3 (1.75%) Cisco
12 3 (1.75%) IBM
12 3 (1.75%) Vignette
12 3 (1.75%) Pega
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