The table below looks at the statistics for Open Workbench skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Workbench over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank 565 542 517
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 14 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.019% 0.038%
As % of the Applications category 0.22% 0.15% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 16
Average daily rate
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£673 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £676 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £348
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6241 6120 5597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.59% 13.07% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3699 3368 2845
Average daily rate £325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 603 688
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

Open Workbench
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Workbench across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Open Workbench Jobs Demand Trend in England

Open Workbench
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Workbench across the England region.

Open Workbench Daily Rate Trend in England

Open Workbench
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Workbench across the England region.

Open Workbench Hourly Rate Trend in England

Open Workbench
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Workbench within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 10 £673 -15.93%
South East -32 2 - -
West Midlands -5 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Open Workbench
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Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Open Workbench also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Workbench.

1 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2
2 9 (42.86%) Project Management
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Banking
4 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) MS Office
4 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Change Control
5 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
5 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
5 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Documentum
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (14.29%) PMI
6 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.52%) MS Project
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
7 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) Critical Path Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
8 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Open Workbench also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Workbench. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Programme Planner
2 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) PMO Manager
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Lead
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Office Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) PMI
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2
2 9 (42.86%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
7 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.76%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Ariba
2 1 (4.76%) Niku