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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Workbench
Rank 644 615 603
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -12
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.029% 0.027%
As % of the Applications category 0.23% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 12
Average daily rate £519 £638 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.62% +45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £608 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £648 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £388
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
5974 6853 7068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.69% 12.27% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3626 3727 3717
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 680 680
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £34.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 30 April 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 15 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 30 April 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 -29 14 £519 -18.62%
West Midlands -3 7 £538 -
Telford -28 7 £538 -
Shropshire -29 7 £538 -
London -11 3 £550 -13.72%
North West - 2 £400 -
Lancashire - 2 £400 -
City of London +42 1 £500 -
West Sussex -15 1 - -
South East -21 1 - -
Worthing -34 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 32 (88.89%) Finance
2 20 (55.56%) MS Office
3 16 (44.44%) Change Management
4 14 (38.89%) Project Management
4 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
5 13 (36.11%) Risk Management
5 13 (36.11%) Conflict Management
6 12 (33.33%) Resource Management
7 10 (27.78%) Pega
8 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Line Management
9 5 (13.89%) MS Project
10 4 (11.11%) Banking
10 4 (11.11%) Migration
10 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.11%) Project Governance
11 3 (8.33%) Change Control
11 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 3 (8.33%) ISEB
11 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 2 (5.56%) HP
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle
12 2 (5.56%) SAP
12 2 (5.56%) ITIL
12 2 (5.56%) Windows
12 2 (5.56%) CA
12 2 (5.56%) Niku
12 2 (5.56%) Documentum
12 2 (5.56%) Service Management

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 2 (5.56%) Documentum
2 1 (2.78%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (55.56%) MS Office
2 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
3 5 (13.89%) MS Project
4 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) CA PPM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
General
1 32 (88.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 13 (36.11%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Transformation Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) AML Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Banking Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Re-Platforming Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) SAP Project Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Senior PMO
6 1 (2.78%) Senior PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Derivative
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.78%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) AIX
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Change Management
2 14 (38.89%) Project Management
3 13 (36.11%) Conflict Management
3 13 (36.11%) Risk Management
4 12 (33.33%) Resource Management
5 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Line Management
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Project Governance
7 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.33%) Change Control
8 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (5.56%) ITIL
9 2 (5.56%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) Service Management
10 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.78%) Content Management
10 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) APMP
2 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Pega
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) CA
3 2 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Niku
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) SAP