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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 630 622
Rank change year-on-year +55 -8  
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Applications category 0.16% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £475 £619
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4877 5759 6579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.86% 10.82% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 3427 3598
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 484 652
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.62 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Open Workbench
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Open Workbench as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Workbench.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Workbench in the UK

Open Workbench
Top 7 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 8 - -
Shropshire +34 5 - -
Telford +33 5 - -
West Midlands +17 5 - -
Worthing +18 3 - -
South East +14 3 - -
West Sussex +4 3 - -

Open Workbench
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Project Management
3 7 (50.00%) MS Office
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Change Management
3 7 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 7 (50.00%) Line Management
4 6 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (42.86%) Project Governance
4 6 (42.86%) SAP
5 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (35.71%) Change Control
5 5 (35.71%) PMO
6 3 (21.43%) MS Project
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 3 (21.43%) Niku
7 2 (14.29%) Conflict Management
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) Document Management
8 1 (7.14%) JIRA
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Confluence
8 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.14%) BT
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery

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 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 14 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) SAP Manager
3 4 (28.57%) SAP Project Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Payments Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) PMO Lead
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Line Management
2 7 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 7 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
3 6 (42.86%) Project Governance
4 5 (35.71%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Conflict Management
6 1 (7.14%) Document Management
6 1 (7.14%) People Management
6 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (21.43%) Niku
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft