The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 122 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing WFM 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.079% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£150 £513 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.73% +20.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+105.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1815 1782 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.54% 70.41% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 867 682
Average daily rate £400 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.25 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Remedy
3 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) RedPrairie
4 3 (30.00%) JDA
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) LTE
6 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ATM
6 1 (10.00%) GSM
6 1 (10.00%) SDH
6 1 (10.00%) UMTS
6 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (10.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) RNC
6 1 (10.00%) Huawei
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Legal

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LTE
1 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (10.00%) ATM
1 1 (10.00%) GSM
1 1 (10.00%) SDH
1 1 (10.00%) UMTS
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) RNC
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) RedPrairie
2 3 (30.00%) JDA
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei