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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank 596 552 573
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +21
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 17 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.048% 0.028%
As % of the Applications category 0.22% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 13
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£670 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £351 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £549 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
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
7610 6664 6857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.70% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4254 3629 3490
Average daily rate £330 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 644 740
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.72 £26.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 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 11 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 24 October 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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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 -28 17 £670 +76.31% 2
London +1 12 £673 +68.12%
City of London +18 4 £675 +80.00%
South East -24 4 £400 -9.14% 2
Surrey - 2 - -
West Midlands -18 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (55.17%) Project Management
2 15 (51.72%) PRINCE2
3 11 (37.93%) Finance
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) Banking
6 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
6 6 (20.69%) MS Office
6 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
6 6 (20.69%) Change Control
7 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
8 4 (13.79%) Change Management
8 4 (13.79%) MS Project
8 4 (13.79%) PMI
8 4 (13.79%) PMI Certification
8 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
9 3 (10.34%) Critical Path Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) CA Clarity
9 3 (10.34%) CA
9 3 (10.34%) Documentum
9 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (10.34%) Telecoms

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (10.34%) Documentum
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 4 (13.79%) MS Project
4 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos Query Studio
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Programme Planner
3 6 (20.69%) PMO Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Project Office Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) PMO Lead
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) PMI
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Project Management
2 15 (51.72%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
3 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
3 6 (20.69%) Change Control
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
5 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Critical Path Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.90%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.45%) Dependency Management
8 1 (3.45%) Line Management
8 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.45%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) PMI Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) CA
3 1 (3.45%) Niku
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos