The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Optimost skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Optimost over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

OpenText Optimost
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 607
Contract jobs citing Optimost 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - - 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Optimost is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3650 4079 4344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.59% 8.37% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2177 2543 2596
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 40
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £99.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +55.55%  

Optimost
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Optimost as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Optimost in England

Optimost
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Optimost in England