The first table below looks at the demand for Open Workbench skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Workbench over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank 119 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% - 0.14%
As % of the Applications category 0.25% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £396 £356
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +11.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
398 282 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 14.18% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 127 141
Average daily rate £300 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 30 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.21 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.09% -9.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £26.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Open Workbench
England

Open Workbench
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Workbench across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Open Workbench Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Open Workbench
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Workbench across the West Midlands region.

Open Workbench Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Open Workbench
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Birmingham - - - -
Open Workbench
England

Open Workbench
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) Change Management
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (37.50%) MS Project
6 2 (25.00%) CA Clarity
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Information Security

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) CA Clarity
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Planner
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planner
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft