The table below looks at the statistics for Open Workbench skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Workbench over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Workbench
Rank 591 568 535
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -33
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 18 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.026% 0.038%
As % of the Applications category 0.26% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
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£638 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £575 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £323
% change year-on-year
- +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6949 7092 6158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.43% 12.99% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3827 3780 3149
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 687 693
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -2.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £40.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

Open Workbench
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Open Workbench Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Open Workbench
Daily Rate Trend

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

Open Workbench Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Open Workbench
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Open Workbench Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Open Workbench
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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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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
England -22 16 £638 +41.66%
London +18 9 £638 +13.33%
Telford -6 4 - -
Shropshire -7 4 - -
West Midlands -18 4 - -
South East - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
City of London +12 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (61.90%) Project Management
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 9 (42.86%) MS Office
4 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
5 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (33.33%) MS Project
5 7 (33.33%) Niku
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Banking
6 6 (28.57%) Change Control
7 5 (23.81%) Planview
7 5 (23.81%) Primavera
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) Business Objects
8 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
9 3 (14.29%) Analytics
9 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (14.29%) Coaching
10 2 (9.52%) Monte Carlo Method
10 2 (9.52%) BPR
10 2 (9.52%) CA
10 2 (9.52%) Murex
10 2 (9.52%) Calypso
10 2 (9.52%) Sophis

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 7 (33.33%) MS Project
4 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Primavera
2 1 (4.76%) CA PPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Trainer
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Lead
4 2 (9.52%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Project Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Office Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planner
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Video Editing
1 2 (9.52%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Change Control
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Monte Carlo Method
7 2 (9.52%) BPR
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Niku
2 5 (23.81%) Planview
3 4 (19.05%) Business Objects
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Murex
5 2 (9.52%) Calypso
5 2 (9.52%) Sophis
5 2 (9.52%) CA
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Ariba