The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank 592 550 565
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 12 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.029% 0.031%
As % of the Applications category 0.17% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 10
Average daily rate
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£369 £500 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.20% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £450 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7129 6485 7527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.69% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3529 3922
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 661 778
Average hourly rate £15.79 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 28 July 2014.

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 14 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 28 July 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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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 -10 12 £369 -26.20% 3
London +1 2 £424 -15.20%
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 17 (62.96%) Project Management
2 15 (55.56%) Finance
3 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) MS Office
5 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (29.63%) Change Management
6 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
6 8 (29.63%) MS Project
7 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
8 6 (22.22%) CA Clarity
8 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
8 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
9 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
9 5 (18.52%) Banking
10 4 (14.81%) Critical Path Analysis
10 4 (14.81%) Change Control
11 3 (11.11%) CA
11 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) Degree
11 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 3 (11.11%) Retail
12 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
12 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
12 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
12 2 (7.41%) Dependency Management

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 8 (29.63%) MS Project
3 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
4 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.70%) Cognos Query Studio
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Project Planner
2 4 (14.81%) Programme Planner
2 4 (14.81%) PMO Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
3 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (7.41%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Project Office Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) PMI
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Project Management
2 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
3 8 (29.63%) Change Management
4 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
5 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
6 4 (14.81%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Change Control
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Dependency Management
8 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.70%) Use Case
9 1 (3.70%) Time Management
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL
9 1 (3.70%) Service Management
9 1 (3.70%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) APMP
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos