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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 530 502 507
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing WFM 60 66 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 14
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £164 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £474 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.13 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+105.00% -
WFM
UK

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
37468 36365 32009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.34% 75.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24275 23338 19645
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1095 995
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.63 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 29 May 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
London +6 15 £475 +100.00% 5
West Midlands -13 12 £275 +19.56% 1
North West -10 9 £345 - 1
North East 0 8 £325 -
Yorkshire -15 6 £300 - 1
South East -14 4 £338 -32.50% 3
South West +10 2 - -
East of England -6 2 £367 -13.64% 2
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
WFM
UK

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 74 (44.58%) Telecoms
2 64 (38.55%) SLA
3 55 (33.13%) RNC
3 55 (33.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 54 (32.53%) Ericsson
4 54 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (31.93%) Ethernet
5 53 (31.93%) ATM
5 53 (31.93%) GSM
5 53 (31.93%) SDH
5 53 (31.93%) UMTS
5 53 (31.93%) Radio Access Network
5 53 (31.93%) Line Management
6 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
6 19 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (10.24%) Microsoft
8 15 (9.04%) Management Information System
8 15 (9.04%) Finance
9 13 (7.83%) Verint
10 12 (7.23%) Retail
11 11 (6.63%) SQL
12 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
13 9 (5.42%) MS Visio
14 8 (4.82%) Remedy
14 8 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (4.22%) Security Cleared
15 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (3.01%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.01%) MS Office
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP xRPM
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 55 (33.13%) RNC
2 53 (31.93%) Ethernet
2 53 (31.93%) ATM
2 53 (31.93%) GSM
2 53 (31.93%) SDH
2 53 (31.93%) UMTS
2 53 (31.93%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (4.22%) PBX
4 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.60%) Network Security
5 1 (0.60%) LTE
5 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.60%) VoIP
5 1 (0.60%) DPNSS
5 1 (0.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Maven
1 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 74 (44.58%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.04%) Finance
3 12 (7.23%) Retail
4 7 (4.22%) Banking
5 5 (3.01%) Back Office
6 3 (1.81%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.81%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Billing
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (31.93%) Field Engineer
2 18 (10.84%) Analyst
3 14 (8.43%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.83%) Architect
4 13 (7.83%) Developer
5 8 (4.82%) Resource Manager
5 8 (4.82%) Coordinator
5 8 (4.82%) Planning Manager
6 7 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.22%) SQL Developer
7 6 (3.61%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 4 (2.41%) Service Performance Analyst
10 3 (1.81%) Consultant
11 2 (1.20%) Integration Architect
11 2 (1.20%) Test Manager
11 2 (1.20%) .NET Developer
11 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) .NET
2 2 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) Dojo
3 1 (0.60%) WCF
3 1 (0.60%) WPF
3 1 (0.60%) jQuery
3 1 (0.60%) Ajax
3 1 (0.60%) HTML5
3 1 (0.60%) CSS3
3 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.60%) SOAP
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) JCE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.22%) IVR
4 2 (1.20%) PKI
5 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.01%) Windows
2 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
2 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.60%) AIX
3 1 (0.60%) Linux
3 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.93%) Line Management
3 19 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (4.22%) Workflow
4 7 (4.22%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (3.61%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.61%) Change Management
5 6 (3.61%) Load Balancing
6 5 (3.01%) Business Transformation
6 5 (3.01%) Project Management
7 4 (2.41%) Capacity Management
7 4 (2.41%) Performance Management
7 4 (2.41%) Data Analysis
7 4 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (1.81%) Business Analysis
8 3 (1.81%) Logistics
8 3 (1.81%) Time Management
8 3 (1.81%) CRM
8 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.63%) SQL
2 2 (1.20%) VB
2 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.60%) PHP
3 1 (0.60%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) ABAP
3 1 (0.60%) VBA
3 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.60%) VBScript
3 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (4.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.01%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) Degree
5 1 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (38.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.60%) SCOM
3 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 55 (33.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 54 (32.53%) Ericsson
3 17 (10.24%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.83%) Verint
5 8 (4.82%) Remedy
6 6 (3.61%) Oracle
6 6 (3.61%) Kronos
7 5 (3.01%) Avaya
7 5 (3.01%) JDA
8 4 (2.41%) Genesys
9 3 (1.81%) RedPrairie
10 2 (1.20%) Symantec
10 2 (1.20%) SAP
10 2 (1.20%) Nortel
10 2 (1.20%) Cisco
10 2 (1.20%) Oneserve
11 1 (0.60%) Nintex
11 1 (0.60%) Huawei
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix
11 1 (0.60%) HP