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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Workbench
Rank 613 617 622
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 8 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the Applications category 0.16% 0.45% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £513 £405 £670
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.54% -39.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £369 £627
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £463 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
5116 6171 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.32% 11.19% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3035 3572 4094
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 £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 586 755
Median hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -

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 10 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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 8 £513 +26.54%
Shropshire -11 4 - -
Telford -14 4 - -
West Midlands -21 4 - -
South East +18 2 £500 +29.03%
London +12 2 £525 +5.00%
West Sussex -1 1 - -
Worthing -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 27 (84.38%) Finance
2 17 (53.13%) MS Office
2 17 (53.13%) Change Management
3 16 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 16 (50.00%) Line Management
4 14 (43.75%) Project Governance
4 14 (43.75%) Risk Management
5 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
5 13 (40.63%) Matrix Organization
6 11 (34.38%) Project Management
7 8 (25.00%) MS Project
7 8 (25.00%) Conflict Management
8 7 (21.88%) Niku
8 7 (21.88%) Banking
9 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (15.63%) People Management
10 5 (15.63%) Change Control
11 4 (12.50%) ISEB
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL
11 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 3 (9.38%) Windows
12 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
12 3 (9.38%) HP
12 3 (9.38%) Primavera
12 3 (9.38%) Law
12 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
12 3 (9.38%) Retail

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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (53.13%) MS Office
2 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
3 8 (25.00%) MS Project
4 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Primavera
2 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle OWB
General
1 27 (84.38%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Manager
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Head of Networks
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.13%) PMO Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.13%) Project Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Change Management
2 16 (50.00%) Line Management
2 16 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 14 (43.75%) Project Governance
3 14 (43.75%) Risk Management
4 13 (40.63%) Matrix Organization
5 11 (34.38%) Project Management
6 8 (25.00%) Conflict Management
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) Change Control
8 5 (15.63%) People Management
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 3 (9.38%) Financial Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
11 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
11 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
11 2 (6.25%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Niku
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Planview
3 2 (6.25%) BT
3 2 (6.25%) SAP