Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Open Workbench skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Workbench over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Workbench
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 826 840
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 32 9 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.010% 0.038%
As % of the Applications category 0.41% 0.12% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 11
England median daily rate £328 £268 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.43% -50.23% +2.38%
10th Percentile £254 £259 £313
90th Percentile £432 £276 £625
UK median daily rate £328 £268 £538
% change year-on-year +22.43% -50.23% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Open Workbench is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,835 7,814 9,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.39% 8.87% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,662 4,624 5,648
England median daily rate £375 £363 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.84% +0.74%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £153
90th Percentile £566 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £373 £353 £338
% change year-on-year +5.82% +4.29% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 649 813
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.12 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.30% +10.00%

Open Workbench
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Open Workbench as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Open Workbench in England

Open Workbench
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Workbench in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Workbench in England

Open Workbench
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Workbench in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Workbench in England

Open Workbench
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands -5 21 £325 +21.50%
West Midlands -10 21 £325 +21.50%
East of England -8 6 £650 -
North of England - 3 £418 -
North East - 3 £418 -
South East -23 1 £435 -
London - 1 - -
Open Workbench
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Workbench also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Open Workbench.

1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (56.25%) Change Management
2 18 (56.25%) Finance
3 16 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 15 (46.88%) Resource Management
4 15 (46.88%) Line Management
4 15 (46.88%) PMO
4 15 (46.88%) Commercial Awareness
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (40.63%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (40.63%) Project Management
6 13 (40.63%) Change Control
7 12 (37.50%) Project Governance
7 12 (37.50%) Conflict Management
7 12 (37.50%) Matrix Organization
8 11 (34.38%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (28.13%) ISEB
10 7 (21.88%) Niku
11 4 (12.50%) JIRA
12 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (9.38%) DevOps
13 2 (6.25%) Confluence
13 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Identification
13 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
14 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 1 (3.13%) Document Management
14 1 (3.13%) SAP PM
14 1 (3.13%) QA
14 1 (3.13%) Velocity

Open Workbench
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.13%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Project Manager
2 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Applications Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Application Development Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Development Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Change Management
2 16 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 15 (46.88%) Commercial Awareness
3 15 (46.88%) Line Management
3 15 (46.88%) Resource Management
4 13 (40.63%) Change Control
4 13 (40.63%) Project Management
5 12 (37.50%) Conflict Management
5 12 (37.50%) Matrix Organization
5 12 (37.50%) Project Governance
6 11 (34.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (9.38%) DevOps
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Identification
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.13%) Decision-Making
9 1 (3.13%) Document Management
9 1 (3.13%) ERP
9 1 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.13%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Niku
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) SAP