The first table below looks at the demand for Open Workbench skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Workbench over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Shropshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank 23 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.24% 1.67% 4.03%
As % of the Applications category 14.29% 18.18% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate £425 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £323 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.15% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
21 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 15.67% 9.17% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Average daily rate £325 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £274 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Open Workbench
West Midlands

Open Workbench
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Open Workbench Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Open Workbench
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Open Workbench Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Open Workbench
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft