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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Workbench over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Workbench
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 123 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.20% 0.045%
As % of the Applications category 1.09% 1.70% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
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 in the West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
276 294 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.44% 11.54% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 172 139
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £10.84 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.04 £20.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.86%

Open Workbench
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Open Workbench as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Workbench within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
Shropshire +26 3 - -
Open Workbench
England

Open Workbench
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Workbench.

1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) PMO
4 3 (37.50%) Conflict Management
4 3 (37.50%) Line Management
4 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Niku
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Project
5 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
5 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (12.50%) People Management
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Document Management
6 1 (12.50%) BT
6 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

Open Workbench
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Control
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Conflict Management
2 3 (37.50%) Line Management
2 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Niku
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft