Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 November 2017 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 862 857
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 7 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.035% 0.042%
As % of the Applications category 0.077% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 14
UK median daily rate £325 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +18.92% -22.92%
10th Percentile £270 £420 £345
90th Percentile £458 £638 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £438 £388
% change year-on-year -38.93% +13.03% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9076 9697 11546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.80% 9.20% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5523 5682 6736
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 952 1087
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.08 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.13 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.75 £39.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% -

Open Workbench
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Workbench in the UK

Open Workbench
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Workbench in the UK

Open Workbench
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Workbench over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Workbench in the UK

Open Workbench
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England -12 7 £325 -40.91%
UK excluding London +5 4 £268 -38.93%
London -35 3 £400 -27.27%
West Midlands +8 2 £268 -28.86%
Midlands +5 2 £268 -28.86%
South East +5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for Open Workbench.

1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Resource Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) PMO
2 3 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) PMI
4 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Process

Open Workbench
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) CA PPM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Manager
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Payments Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Lead
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (42.86%) Project Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Process
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PMO
2 1 (14.29%) P3O
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Planview