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 3 months to 22 April 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
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 133 129
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing Open Workbench 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Applications category 1.73% 2.11% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £538 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 -
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 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 231 284 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.16% 9.92% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 151 148
Median daily rate £339 £300 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.91% +0.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 59
Median hourly rate £16.99 £12.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.92% -44.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Open Workbench
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 22 April 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
Shropshire +32 4 - - 1
Open Workbench
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (71.43%) PMO
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) Niku
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
5 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) People Management
6 1 (14.29%) Conflict Management
6 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Confluence
6 1 (14.29%) Project Governance

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 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) PMO Lead
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Conflict Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Niku
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft