Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 845 828
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17 -25
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 36 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.005% 0.024%
As % of the Applications category 0.48% 0.061% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 4
England median daily rate £330 £325 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -36.59% +22.75%
10th Percentile £254 £251 £398
90th Percentile £433 £458 £611
UK median daily rate £330 £325 £513
% change year-on-year +1.54% -36.59% +22.75%
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 7,533 8,222 8,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.26% 8.90% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,419 5,090 4,862
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £145 £143 £150
90th Percentile £558 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 675 824
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.43 £34.50 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 - 31 £325 -
West Midlands - 31 £325 -
London +8 3 £406 +25.00%
North of England - 2 £330 -
North West - 2 £330 -
Open Workbench
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 26 (72.22%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (58.33%) Change Management
3 20 (55.56%) Finance
4 19 (52.78%) Project Governance
5 18 (50.00%) Project Management
5 18 (50.00%) PMO
6 17 (47.22%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (47.22%) Change Control
7 15 (41.67%) Risk Management
8 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Excel
8 14 (38.89%) JIRA
8 14 (38.89%) Conflict Management
8 14 (38.89%) Commercial Awareness
9 13 (36.11%) Matrix Organization
9 13 (36.11%) Niku
10 12 (33.33%) ISEB
10 12 (33.33%) Line Management
10 12 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (30.56%) Resource Management
12 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
13 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.67%) Oracle OWB
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (16.67%) Confluence
13 6 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
13 6 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
14 5 (13.89%) Resource Allocation
14 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (13.89%) SharePoint

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 6 (16.67%) Confluence
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
1 2 (5.56%) WAN
1 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
1 16 (44.44%) PMO Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Project Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Applications Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Application Development Project Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Development Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (2.78%) LAN Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) Network Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) PMO Lead
4 1 (2.78%) Project Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) WAN Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Animation
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Change Management
2 19 (52.78%) Project Governance
3 18 (50.00%) Project Management
4 17 (47.22%) Change Control
5 15 (41.67%) Risk Management
6 14 (38.89%) Commercial Awareness
6 14 (38.89%) Conflict Management
7 13 (36.11%) Matrix Organization
8 12 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (33.33%) Line Management
9 11 (30.56%) Resource Management
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 6 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (13.89%) Resource Allocation
12 4 (11.11%) Decision-Making
13 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
13 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Niku