The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenText Optimost
England / South East
Rank - - 265
Contract jobs citing Optimost 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.041%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.61%
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 - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 675 637 652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 8.60% 6.91% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 368 388
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 2
Median hourly rate £39.00 £22.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.28% +45.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £16.75 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £49.25 £15.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

Optimost
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Optimost
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Optimost in the South East