Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 845 832
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 37 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.009% 0.037%
As % of the Applications category 0.47% 0.098% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 7
England median daily rate £325 £325 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -40.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £298
90th Percentile £423 £458 £638
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £550
% change year-on-year - -40.91% +10.00%
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 7,927 8,194 8,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.39% 8.89% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,738 4,998 5,232
England median daily rate £375 £361 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% +6.07% -2.86%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £145
90th Percentile £558 £563 £525
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +4.29% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 633 902
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +17 30 £313 +16.82%
West Midlands +6 30 £313 +16.82%
London -6 3 £375 -6.25%
North of England - 3 £418 -
North East - 3 £418 -
East of England +11 1 - -
Open Workbench
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 29 (78.38%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (51.35%) Project Management
3 18 (48.65%) Change Management
3 18 (48.65%) PMO
4 17 (45.95%) Finance
4 17 (45.95%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (45.95%) Change Control
5 16 (43.24%) Risk Management
6 15 (40.54%) Resource Management
6 15 (40.54%) Project Governance
7 14 (37.84%) Commercial Awareness
7 14 (37.84%) Conflict Management
7 14 (37.84%) Matrix Organization
8 13 (35.14%) Line Management
8 13 (35.14%) ISEB
9 12 (32.43%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (29.73%) Niku
11 10 (27.03%) JIRA
12 7 (18.92%) Confluence
12 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Project
14 3 (8.11%) DevOps
15 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
15 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team Management
15 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
15 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
15 2 (5.41%) QA
15 2 (5.41%) LAN
15 2 (5.41%) WAN

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 7 (18.92%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (78.38%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
1 16 (43.24%) PMO Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Project Manager
3 2 (5.41%) Applications Manager
3 2 (5.41%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (5.41%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Application Development Project Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (2.70%) LAN Specialist
4 1 (2.70%) Network Specialist
4 1 (2.70%) Project Analyst
4 1 (2.70%) WAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.70%) Animation
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Project Management
2 18 (48.65%) Change Management
3 17 (45.95%) Change Control
4 16 (43.24%) Risk Management
5 15 (40.54%) Project Governance
5 15 (40.54%) Resource Management
6 14 (37.84%) Commercial Awareness
6 14 (37.84%) Conflict Management
6 14 (37.84%) Matrix Organization
7 13 (35.14%) Line Management
8 12 (32.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.11%) DevOps
11 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team Management
12 1 (2.70%) Actionable Insight
12 1 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
12 1 (2.70%) Data Privacy
12 1 (2.70%) Decision-Making
12 1 (2.70%) Programme Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) CISA
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) PMO
2 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Niku
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle