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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Workbench
Rank 635 644 612
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 26 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.031% 0.022%
As % of the Applications category 0.44% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £550 £525 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +42.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £309 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £118 £358
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -67.13%
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
5868 6795 7167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.76% 11.63% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3461 3971 4019
Median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 665 714
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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
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 August 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 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 24 August 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 +7 23 £550 +4.76% 2
Telford -10 15 £376 - 1
Shropshire -14 15 £376 - 1
West Midlands -21 15 £376 - 1
South East +18 4 - -
West Sussex +5 4 - -
London -4 4 £588 +11.90%
Worthing -6 4 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 38 (88.37%) Finance
2 25 (58.14%) Change Management
3 24 (55.81%) Risk Management
3 24 (55.81%) MS Office
4 23 (53.49%) Resource Management
5 20 (46.51%) Line Management
6 18 (41.86%) Project Governance
6 18 (41.86%) Matrix Organization
7 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
8 14 (32.56%) Conflict Management
9 13 (30.23%) Project Management
10 10 (23.26%) MS Project
10 10 (23.26%) Banking
11 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (16.28%) Niku
13 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.95%) Change Control
14 5 (11.63%) ITIL
14 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
15 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (9.30%) ISEB
16 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (6.98%) Financial Analysis
16 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
16 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (6.98%) Windows
16 3 (6.98%) HP
16 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
16 3 (6.98%) Primavera
16 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking

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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (55.81%) MS Office
2 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
3 10 (23.26%) MS Project
4 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Primavera
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
General
1 38 (88.37%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Law
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.65%) SAP Manager
6 2 (4.65%) SAP Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Change Control Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Head of Networks
7 1 (2.33%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) PMO Coordinator
7 1 (2.33%) PMO Lead
7 1 (2.33%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Derivative
2 1 (2.33%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (2.33%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Change Management
2 24 (55.81%) Risk Management
3 23 (53.49%) Resource Management
4 20 (46.51%) Line Management
5 18 (41.86%) Matrix Organization
5 18 (41.86%) Project Governance
6 14 (32.56%) Conflict Management
7 13 (30.23%) Project Management
8 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (13.95%) Change Control
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.98%) Financial Analysis
11 3 (6.98%) Scrum
11 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
12 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (4.65%) People Management
12 2 (4.65%) Process Improvement
12 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Niku
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Planview
4 2 (4.65%) Pega
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) BT
5 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Splunk