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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenText Optimost
Rank - 662 638
Contract jobs citing Optimost 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Business Applications category - 0.043% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
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
4427 4658 5419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.41% 8.07% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2698 2607 3058
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 75 76
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.60 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £50.80 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+105.71% -48.52%

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