Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 189 178
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11 -14
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 6 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Applications category 1.35% 3.38% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median daily rate £268 £538 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.23% - -
England median daily rate £268 £544 £525
% change year-on-year -50.80% +3.57% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 443 591 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.07% 9.86% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 323 300
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £308 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -0.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £170 £150 £140
90th Percentile £475 £475 £459
England median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £13.68 £15.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -14.25% +3.42%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £9.91
90th Percentile £34.80 £36.00 £37.28
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -

Open Workbench
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Open Workbench as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Open Workbench in the West Midlands

Open Workbench
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Workbench in the West Midlands

Open Workbench
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Shropshire +17 6 £268 -50.23% 1
Open Workbench
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Workbench.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (66.67%) PMO
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Niku
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (16.67%) Conflict Management
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (16.67%) Confluence
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

Open Workbench
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Conflict Management
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Niku
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP