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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 458 503 493
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -10
Contract jobs citing WFM 106 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.094% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.12% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £350 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £507 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
West Midlands 0 19 £225 -35.71% 3
South East -18 19 £431 -7.25% 6
North West +4 18 £450 +12.50% 4
London -13 14 £525 - 2
East Midlands - 11 £290 -
Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
East of England +10 6 £210 -53.33% 1
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WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 97 (57.06%) Telecoms
2 71 (41.76%) SLA
3 66 (38.82%) Ericsson
4 65 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (37.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 62 (36.47%) RNC
6 62 (36.47%) Line Management
7 61 (35.88%) Radio Access Network
8 60 (35.29%) Ethernet
8 60 (35.29%) ATM
8 60 (35.29%) GSM
8 60 (35.29%) SDH
8 60 (35.29%) UMTS
9 24 (14.12%) MS Excel
10 23 (13.53%) IVR
10 23 (13.53%) Verint
11 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
12 20 (11.76%) Finance
12 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (10.59%) PBX
14 16 (9.41%) CMS
15 15 (8.82%) Management Information System
16 14 (8.24%) Data Analysis
17 12 (7.06%) Retail
17 12 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
17 12 (7.06%) Project Management
18 11 (6.47%) VCP4
19 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
20 8 (4.71%) Service Delivery
20 8 (4.71%) Nortel

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 16 (9.41%) CMS
2 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.76%) IIS
2 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 24 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) SAP xRPM
2 1 (0.59%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (36.47%) RNC
2 61 (35.88%) Radio Access Network
3 60 (35.29%) ATM
3 60 (35.29%) GSM
3 60 (35.29%) SDH
3 60 (35.29%) UMTS
3 60 (35.29%) Ethernet
4 18 (10.59%) PBX
5 6 (3.53%) WAN
6 5 (2.94%) MPLS
7 4 (2.35%) Firewall
8 3 (1.76%) SMTP
8 3 (1.76%) Broadband
8 3 (1.76%) FTP
8 3 (1.76%) HTTP
8 3 (1.76%) DNS
8 3 (1.76%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.76%) SSL
8 3 (1.76%) CTI
9 2 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.76%) Crystal Enterprise
1 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) StarTeam
General
1 97 (57.06%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.76%) Finance
3 12 (7.06%) Retail
4 6 (3.53%) Banking
5 4 (2.35%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (35.29%) Field Engineer
2 33 (19.41%) Analyst
3 11 (6.47%) Project Manager
4 9 (5.29%) Coordinator
5 6 (3.53%) Architect
5 6 (3.53%) Service Analyst
6 5 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (2.94%) Telephony Engineer
6 5 (2.94%) Resource Manager
6 5 (2.94%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (2.94%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 5 (2.94%) Planning Manager
7 4 (2.35%) Business Analyst
7 4 (2.35%) Programme Manager
7 4 (2.35%) Service Performance Analyst
8 3 (1.76%) Telephony Analyst
8 3 (1.76%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (1.18%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.18%) Test Manager
9 2 (1.18%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) ODBC
2 1 (0.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.53%) IVR
2 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.94%) Streaming Media
4 5 (2.94%) Open Source
4 5 (2.94%) Social Media
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) PMI
5 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.18%) iPhone
6 1 (0.59%) Life Science
6 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.53%) Windows
1 6 (3.53%) Windows XP
2 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.47%) Line Management
3 14 (8.24%) Data Analysis
4 12 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (7.06%) Project Management
5 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.71%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.12%) Change Management
7 7 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (4.12%) Change Control
8 6 (3.53%) Analytics
8 6 (3.53%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.53%) Workflow
8 6 (3.53%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.94%) Business Analysis
9 5 (2.94%) Migration
9 5 (2.94%) CRM
9 5 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.94%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (2.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.59%) C
1 1 (0.59%) C#
1 1 (0.59%) C++
1 1 (0.59%) Java
1 1 (0.59%) ABAP
1 1 (0.59%) Python
1 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (6.47%) VCP4
2 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (41.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 66 (38.82%) Ericsson
2 64 (37.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 23 (13.53%) Verint
4 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.71%) Nortel
5 8 (4.71%) Avaya
6 7 (4.12%) Cisco
6 7 (4.12%) Remedy
7 5 (2.94%) BT
7 5 (2.94%) Cognos
8 4 (2.35%) Citrix
9 3 (1.76%) Genesys
9 3 (1.76%) JDA
9 3 (1.76%) HP
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle
9 3 (1.76%) Sybase
9 3 (1.76%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.76%) RedPrairie
10 2 (1.18%) Cramer
10 2 (1.18%) AppSense
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