The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of OpenLink 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 OpenLink over the 3 months to 7 July 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 OpenLink Financial, Inc.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenLink
Rank 598 577 511
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -66
Contract jobs citing OpenLink 15 19 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.036% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.061% 0.080% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 34
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£600 £650 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £838 £763
% change year-on-year
-37.31% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
24523 23898 23573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.72% 45.16% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14392 13365 12566
Average daily rate £390 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1042 1249
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.88 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

OpenLink
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OpenLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenLink
Daily Rate Trend

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

OpenLink Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenLink
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenLink within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

OpenLink Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OpenLink
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OpenLink Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenLink
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenLink within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 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 -24 12 £600 -7.69% 3
London -8 11 £600 -7.69% 3
Glasgow - 3 £525 -
Scotland - 3 £525 -

OpenLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenLink 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 OpenLink.

1 35 (79.55%) Endur
2 19 (43.18%) C#
3 18 (40.91%) ETRM
4 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
5 15 (34.09%) .NET
6 7 (15.91%) Finance
6 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.64%) SQL
8 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.82%) Front Office
10 3 (6.82%) Banking
10 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.82%) Findur
10 3 (6.82%) SDLC
11 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (4.55%) Cash Management
11 2 (4.55%) Aligne
11 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (4.55%) Oracle
11 2 (4.55%) Calypso
11 2 (4.55%) C
11 2 (4.55%) Java
11 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
11 2 (4.55%) Logistics

OpenLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenLink 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 OpenLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 35 (79.55%) Endur
2 3 (6.82%) Findur
3 2 (4.55%) Aligne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Front Office
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (9.09%) Programmer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.55%) C# Analyst Programmer
7 2 (4.55%) C# Programmer
7 2 (4.55%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Technical Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) WinForms
2 1 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Derivative
3 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) ETRM
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) SDLC
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Logistics
6 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.55%) Cash Management
6 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.27%) BDD
7 1 (2.27%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.27%) MVC
7 1 (2.27%) Scrum
7 1 (2.27%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) C
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) EMIR
2 1 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Calypso
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Murex
2 1 (2.27%) SunGard
2 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.27%) Brady
2 1 (2.27%) Trayport