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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Workbench
Rank 589 557 529
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -28
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 10 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.024%
As % of the Applications category 0.15% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate
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£619 £469 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £580 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £333
% change year-on-year
- -2.25%
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
6548 6816 5965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.20% 13.13% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3592 3523 3045
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 £163 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 652 697
Average hourly rate £15.35 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.09% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 20 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 27 March 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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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 -14 8 £619 +32.00% 4
London +2 6 £619 +10.00%
West Midlands -10 2 - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
York - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 4
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (62.50%) Project Management
2 12 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
4 7 (29.17%) Investment Banking
5 6 (25.00%) Change Control
5 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.83%) Niku
6 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) MS Project
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
9 2 (8.33%) Monte Carlo Method
9 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.33%) Planview
9 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
9 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
9 2 (8.33%) Credit Risk
9 2 (8.33%) Primavera
9 2 (8.33%) Sophis
9 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (8.33%) PMI

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) CA PPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
1 9 (37.50%) Banking
2 7 (29.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Programme Planner
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) PMO Lead
5 2 (8.33%) PMO Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Office Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) PMI
1 2 (8.33%) Credit Risk
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Project Management
2 12 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (25.00%) Change Control
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.33%) Monte Carlo Method
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.17%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
7 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Niku
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Murex
3 2 (8.33%) Calypso
3 2 (8.33%) Primavera
3 2 (8.33%) Sophis
3 2 (8.33%) Planview
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) Ariba