The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank - 101 108
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.094% 0.26%
As % of the Applications category - 0.69% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £380 £308
% change year-on-year
-5.92% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
387 291 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.06% 13.74% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 132 158
Average daily rate £300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 30 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £22.25 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft