The table below looks at the statistics for Open Workbench skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Workbench over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Workbench
UK
Rank 594 592 593
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 6 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.051% 0.016%
As % of the Applications category 0.13% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £405 £645
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -37.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £405 -
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4671 5718 6055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.42% 11.24% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 3311 3515
Median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 500 583
Median hourly rate £14.87 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £10.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +10.00%

Open Workbench
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Open Workbench as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Workbench within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 6 £500 +23.45% 2
South East +17 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Telford +8 3 - -
Shropshire +4 3 - -
West Midlands -12 3 - - 1
West Sussex 0 2 - - 1
Worthing -9 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Workbench also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Open Workbench.

1 23 (95.83%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) Change Management
3 13 (54.17%) Resource Management
3 13 (54.17%) Line Management
4 12 (50.00%) MS Office
5 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
5 11 (45.83%) Project Governance
5 11 (45.83%) Risk Management
6 10 (41.67%) Matrix Organization
7 9 (37.50%) Project Management
8 7 (29.17%) MS Project
8 7 (29.17%) Conflict Management
9 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) Change Control
10 4 (16.67%) Banking
10 4 (16.67%) Niku
10 4 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (16.67%) People Management
11 3 (12.50%) ISEB
11 3 (12.50%) SAP
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL
11 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 3 (12.50%) HP
11 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
12 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
12 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
12 2 (8.33%) Financial Analysis
12 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
12 2 (8.33%) Programme Management

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
3 7 (29.17%) MS Project
4 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 23 (95.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Manager
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Head of Networks
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Change Management
2 13 (54.17%) Line Management
2 13 (54.17%) Resource Management
3 11 (45.83%) Project Governance
3 11 (45.83%) Risk Management
4 10 (41.67%) Matrix Organization
5 9 (37.50%) Project Management
6 7 (29.17%) Conflict Management
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) Change Control
8 4 (16.67%) People Management
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
10 2 (8.33%) Financial Analysis
10 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Niku
2 3 (12.50%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) BT
3 2 (8.33%) Planview
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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