The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenLink
Rank 574 516 507
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -9
Contract jobs citing OpenLink 20 54 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.080% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 55
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£650 £650 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £700 £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £838 £763 £575
% change year-on-year
+9.83% +32.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 31 July 2014.

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 8 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 31 July 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 -63 16 £613 -5.76% 5
London -10 14 £613 -5.76% 5
City of London +12 3 £600 -5.88% 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

OpenLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 34 (77.27%) Endur
2 20 (45.45%) ETRM
3 18 (40.91%) Finance
4 17 (38.64%) Risk Management
5 13 (29.55%) Aligne
6 12 (27.27%) EMIR
6 12 (27.27%) Murex
7 11 (25.00%) ERP
7 11 (25.00%) SAP
7 11 (25.00%) ZaiNet
7 11 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (22.73%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (22.73%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (22.73%) Brady
8 10 (22.73%) MiFID
8 10 (22.73%) Triple Point
8 10 (22.73%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 9 (20.45%) Back Office
10 8 (18.18%) C#
10 8 (18.18%) Java
11 7 (15.91%) SQL
11 7 (15.91%) Front Office
12 6 (13.64%) .NET
12 6 (13.64%) Banking
13 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
14 4 (9.09%) Logistics
15 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
15 3 (6.82%) XML
15 3 (6.82%) SunGard

OpenLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 34 (77.27%) Endur
2 13 (29.55%) Aligne
3 11 (25.00%) ZaiNet
3 11 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (22.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (22.73%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (22.73%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 3 (6.82%) Findur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) Selenium
1 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Back Office
3 7 (15.91%) Front Office
4 6 (13.64%) Banking
5 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Marketing
6 1 (2.27%) French Language
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Business Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.27%) Programmer
6 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) FpML
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) XSLT
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.55%) Credit Risk
1 2 (4.55%) Derivative
2 1 (2.27%) Swaptions
2 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.27%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) ETRM
2 17 (38.64%) Risk Management
3 11 (25.00%) ERP
4 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Logistics
6 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Workflow
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) OOP
7 2 (4.55%) OO
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (2.27%) Change Management
8 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.27%) BPR
8 1 (2.27%) Validation
8 1 (2.27%) Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Data Management
8 1 (2.27%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) C#
1 8 (18.18%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VB
3 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) EMIR
2 10 (22.73%) MiFID
3 2 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Murex
2 11 (25.00%) SAP
3 10 (22.73%) Brady
3 10 (22.73%) Triple Point
4 3 (6.82%) SunGard
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.27%) Trayport
6 1 (2.27%) Sybase
6 1 (2.27%) SmartStream
6 1 (2.27%) Microgen