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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Workbench
Rank 118 100 108
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.097% 0.18%
As % of the Applications category 0.27% 0.71% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
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
374 280 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.71% 13.58% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 133 132
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 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 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Niku
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Niku