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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 505 523 514
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing WFM 78 42 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 30
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£403 £488 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £369 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £405
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +23.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -8 24 £388 -22.50% 1
London +24 12 £426 +8.25% 1
Yorkshire +7 12 £275 - 1
West Midlands -8 6 £300 - 1
East of England -21 6 £440 -12.00%
South West -31 6 £470 -14.54%
East Midlands - - - -
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WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (16.78%) OO
1 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.08%) Telecoms
3 22 (15.38%) Retail
3 22 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 22 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (14.69%) SAP
4 21 (14.69%) Genesys
5 20 (13.99%) MS Visio
5 20 (13.99%) IVR
5 20 (13.99%) Finance
6 19 (13.29%) Project Management
6 19 (13.29%) Test Scripting
7 18 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (11.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (10.49%) SLA
9 15 (10.49%) Ruby
9 15 (10.49%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (9.09%) JDA
10 13 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (9.09%) RedPrairie
10 13 (9.09%) Verint
11 12 (8.39%) Windows 7
11 12 (8.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 12 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (8.39%) Windows
11 12 (8.39%) HP
11 12 (8.39%) RNC
12 11 (7.69%) CRM

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (2.80%) CMS
2 3 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) TWiki
Applications
1 22 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.99%) MS Visio
3 12 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.90%) MS Office
5 3 (2.10%) MS Project
6 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.40%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (6.29%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.70%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.70%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) RNC
2 9 (6.29%) IP Telephony
3 5 (3.50%) ATM
3 5 (3.50%) GSM
3 5 (3.50%) SDH
3 5 (3.50%) UMTS
3 5 (3.50%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.50%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.40%) VPN
4 2 (1.40%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) SAP BI
2 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.80%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
General
1 23 (16.08%) Telecoms
2 22 (15.38%) Retail
3 20 (13.99%) Finance
4 8 (5.59%) Legal
5 6 (4.20%) Back Office
6 4 (2.80%) Banking
7 2 (1.40%) German Language
7 2 (1.40%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.40%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Analyst
2 23 (16.08%) Business Analyst
3 18 (12.59%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.49%) Developer
4 15 (10.49%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 14 (9.79%) Consultant
6 13 (9.09%) Programmer
6 13 (9.09%) Ruby Developer
7 10 (6.99%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Business Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Field Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Change Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.80%) Architect
12 3 (2.10%) Service Analyst
12 3 (2.10%) Service Desk Analyst
12 3 (2.10%) Hyperion Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (6.99%) LAMP
3 9 (6.29%) CSS
3 9 (6.29%) HTML
3 9 (6.29%) HTML5
3 9 (6.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.99%) IVR
2 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.10%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.40%) iPad
4 2 (1.40%) Social Media
4 2 (1.40%) iPhone
4 2 (1.40%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.70%) GIS
5 1 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.39%) Windows 7
1 12 (8.39%) Windows
2 5 (3.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.78%) OO
2 22 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (13.29%) Project Management
3 19 (13.29%) Test Scripting
4 18 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.69%) CRM
7 11 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (6.99%) Product Management
9 8 (5.59%) Waterfall
9 8 (5.59%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.59%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (4.90%) Migration
10 7 (4.90%) Performance Testing
10 7 (4.90%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.90%) Matrix Management
10 7 (4.90%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.49%) Ruby
2 9 (6.29%) ABAP
3 3 (2.10%) Erlang
4 2 (1.40%) C
4 2 (1.40%) VBA
4 2 (1.40%) SQL
4 2 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
1 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.40%) CAPM
3 2 (1.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.40%) PMP
3 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.40%) ISEB
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.40%) XenApp
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) Cisco IPCC
1 7 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.69%) SAP
2 21 (14.69%) Genesys
3 13 (9.09%) JDA
3 13 (9.09%) RedPrairie
3 13 (9.09%) Verint
4 12 (8.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 12 (8.39%) HP
5 8 (5.59%) Avaya
6 7 (4.90%) Siemens
6 7 (4.90%) Empirix
7 5 (3.50%) Ericsson
8 4 (2.80%) Ceridian
8 4 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.10%) Oracle
9 3 (2.10%) Hyperion
9 3 (2.10%) Kronos
10 2 (1.40%) Nortel
10 2 (1.40%) Citrix
10 2 (1.40%) Apple
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