The table below looks at the statistics for Optimost skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Optimost over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenText Optimost
UK
Rank - - 607
Contract jobs citing Optimost 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.008%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
3945 4166 4851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.81% 8.02% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2440 2496 2733
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 39
Median hourly rate £33.00 £32.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £69.07 £58.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +52.77%

Optimost
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Optimost as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Business Applications category.

Optimost Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Optimost
Daily Rate Trend

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

Optimost Daily Rate Trend in the UK