The first table below looks at the demand for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 126 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing WFM 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.16% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £503 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.67% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £410 £419
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
WFM
South East

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WFM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WFM across the Berkshire region.

WFM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WFM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 3 £503 -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
WFM
South East

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WFM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WFM.

1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XSD
1 3 (33.33%) OOP
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) WSDL
1 3 (33.33%) SOA
1 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
1 3 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (33.33%) IVR
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
1 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) iPad
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 3 (33.33%) REST
1 3 (33.33%) CSS3
1 3 (33.33%) PhoneGap
1 3 (33.33%) Verint
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 2 (22.22%) Android Development
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WFM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WFM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP CRM
1 1 (11.11%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) PhoneGap
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Design Authority
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XSD
1 3 (33.33%) WSDL
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) REST
1 3 (33.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IVR
1 3 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OOP
1 3 (33.33%) SOA
1 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 2 (22.22%) Android Development
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Matrix Management
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Verint
2 2 (22.22%) BT
2 2 (22.22%) Genesys
2 2 (22.22%) Empirix
2 2 (22.22%) Siemens
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) TOWER Software
3 1 (11.11%) ClickSoftware Technologies