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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 630 623
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 5 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.035% 0.037%
As % of the Applications category 0.12% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
UK median daily rate £268 £519 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.43% +1.21%  
10th Percentile £259 £247 £501
90th Percentile £276 £600 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £325 -
% change year-on-year -17.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 4060 4866 6014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.62% 9.06% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3674 4765 5410
UK median daily rate £370 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -0.74%  
10th Percentile £160 £150 £154
90th Percentile £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +5.46% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 590 755
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.76%  
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.49 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £37.05 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

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
Top 5 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 29 June 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
UK excluding London +53 5 £268 -17.69%
England +14 5 £268 -48.43%
Midlands +3 2 £268 -50.23%
East of England - 2 - -
South East +16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) Resource Management
3 6 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) SAP
4 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (41.67%) Project Governance
4 5 (41.67%) Line Management
4 5 (41.67%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (41.67%) PMO
5 4 (33.33%) Change Control
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) Niku
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) People Management
8 1 (8.33%) Conflict Management
8 1 (8.33%) JIRA
8 1 (8.33%) Confluence
8 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management

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 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) SAP Manager
2 3 (25.00%) SAP Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Lead
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Change Management
1 7 (58.33%) Resource Management
1 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Line Management
3 5 (41.67%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (41.67%) Project Governance
4 4 (33.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Conflict Management
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
5 1 (8.33%) People Management
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Niku
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft