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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Workbench
Rank 611 590 566
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -24
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 12 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.006% 0.020%
As % of the Applications category 0.22% 0.050% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate £413 £475 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +28.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £475 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - £325
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
5456 6011 6604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.76% 11.75% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3225 3408 3434
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 591 649
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Workbench within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Open Workbench Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +13 12 £413 -13.15% 1
West Midlands - 7 - - 1
Telford - 7 - - 1
Shropshire - 7 - - 1
South East +10 2 - -
London -1 2 £225 -52.63%
Worthing - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £600 -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 30 (75.00%) Finance
2 28 (70.00%) MS Office
3 19 (47.50%) Change Management
4 17 (42.50%) Risk Management
5 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 14 (35.00%) Resource Management
7 10 (25.00%) Pega
8 9 (22.50%) Project Management
8 9 (22.50%) Line Management
9 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) Change Control
11 4 (10.00%) Project Governance
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle
11 4 (10.00%) Documentum
12 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (7.50%) SAP
13 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
13 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (5.00%) Migration
13 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
13 2 (5.00%) ISEB
13 2 (5.00%) CA
13 2 (5.00%) Middleware
13 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
13 2 (5.00%) MS Project
13 2 (5.00%) CA PPM
13 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (5.00%) APMP

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (10.00%) Documentum
2 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (70.00%) MS Office
2 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) MS Project
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) CA PPM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
General
1 30 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Delivery Manager
2 13 (32.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Delivery Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Project Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Network Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Network Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Requirements Manager
7 1 (2.50%) SAP Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) AIX
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Change Management
2 17 (42.50%) Risk Management
3 14 (35.00%) Resource Management
4 9 (22.50%) Line Management
4 9 (22.50%) Project Management
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Change Control
7 4 (10.00%) Project Governance
8 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (5.00%) Migration
8 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.50%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.50%) ERP
9 1 (2.50%) Release Management
9 1 (2.50%) Revenue Management
9 1 (2.50%) RUP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) APMP
1 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
1 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Pega
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) CA
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Niku