The table below looks at the statistics for LiveLink skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LiveLink over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Text LiveLink
Rank - - 114
Contract jobs citing LiveLink 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £29.00
LiveLink
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
435 374 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.88% 14.62% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 211 274
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 38
Median hourly rate £15.43 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.93% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £34.86 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -9.70%

LiveLink
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing LiveLink as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

LiveLink Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LiveLink
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LiveLink across the West Midlands region.

LiveLink Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands