The table below looks at the statistics for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 521 514 516
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing WFM 67 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 28
Average daily rate
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£380 £475 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £393 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £500 £399
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +25.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in England

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WFM Daily Rate Trend in England

WFM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WFM across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

WFM Daily Rate Histogram in England

WFM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WFM across the England region.

WFM Hourly Rate Trend in England

WFM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -3 16 £450 -10.00% 3
East of England -15 15 £250 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 9 £318 - 1
London -1 8 £475 +20.63% 2
South West -31 5 £470 -14.54%
West Midlands -17 4 £284 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 28 (23.53%) IVR
2 26 (21.85%) Telecoms
3 24 (20.17%) Microsoft
4 23 (19.33%) MS Excel
5 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (16.81%) Verint
7 19 (15.97%) OO
7 19 (15.97%) Genesys
8 18 (15.13%) Finance
9 17 (14.29%) Retail
10 16 (13.45%) SAP
11 15 (12.61%) Ruby
11 15 (12.61%) Ruby on Rails
12 14 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (11.76%) CMS
12 14 (11.76%) Project Management
13 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (10.08%) MS Visio
14 12 (10.08%) PBX
14 12 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (9.24%) SLA
15 11 (9.24%) CRM
15 11 (9.24%) Data Analysis
15 11 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (9.24%) Line Management
16 10 (8.40%) Product Management
16 10 (8.40%) LAMP
17 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 9 (7.56%) CSS

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 14 (11.76%) CMS
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) SAS
3 1 (0.84%) TWiki
Applications
1 23 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.08%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.36%) MS Office
5 3 (2.52%) MS Project
6 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (3.36%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.84%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.84%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) PBX
2 7 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 7 (5.88%) RNC
3 5 (4.20%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (4.20%) ATM
3 5 (4.20%) GSM
3 5 (4.20%) SDH
3 5 (4.20%) UMTS
3 5 (4.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SAP BI
2 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.36%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
General
1 26 (21.85%) Telecoms
2 18 (15.13%) Finance
3 17 (14.29%) Retail
4 6 (5.04%) Back Office
5 4 (3.36%) Legal
5 4 (3.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) German Language
6 2 (1.68%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.68%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.84%) French Language
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Analyst
2 18 (15.13%) Business Analyst
3 15 (12.61%) Developer
3 15 (12.61%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Programmer
5 12 (10.08%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.56%) Consultant
7 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 7 (5.88%) Business Manager
9 5 (4.20%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (4.20%) Field Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.36%) Change Manager
11 3 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Hyperion Consultant
11 3 (2.52%) Planning Manager
11 3 (2.52%) Telephony Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (8.40%) LAMP
3 9 (7.56%) HTML5
3 9 (7.56%) CSS3
3 9 (7.56%) HTML
3 9 (7.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.53%) IVR
2 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) Social Media
5 1 (0.84%) GIS
5 1 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.72%) Windows
1 8 (6.72%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
2 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) OO
3 14 (11.76%) Project Management
3 14 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (9.24%) CRM
6 11 (9.24%) Data Analysis
6 11 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (9.24%) Line Management
7 10 (8.40%) Product Management
8 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.88%) Migration
10 6 (5.04%) Waterfall
11 5 (4.20%) Coaching
11 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (4.20%) Test Automation
11 5 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.61%) Ruby
2 4 (3.36%) ABAP
3 3 (2.52%) Erlang
4 2 (1.68%) VBA
4 2 (1.68%) SQL
4 2 (1.68%) VB
5 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.68%) ISEB
2 2 (1.68%) PMP
2 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.68%) CAPM
2 2 (1.68%) Degree
3 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco IPCC
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.81%) Verint
3 19 (15.97%) Genesys
4 16 (13.45%) SAP
5 8 (6.72%) HP
5 8 (6.72%) Avaya
6 7 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (4.20%) Siemens
7 5 (4.20%) Empirix
7 5 (4.20%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.52%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.68%) JDA
10 2 (1.68%) Oracle
10 2 (1.68%) RedPrairie
10 2 (1.68%) Nortel
11 1 (0.84%) Niku
11 1 (0.84%) Kronos
11 1 (0.84%) Ceridian
11 1 (0.84%) Adobe