The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 499 508 513
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing WFM 71 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.073% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.100% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £351 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +34.92%
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% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +5 27 £388 +3.33% 2
Yorkshire +15 11 £275 - 2
London +7 10 £403 +0.62% 3
West Midlands -8 7 £300 -
South West -22 6 £470 - 1
East of England - 4 £440 - 2
North West -1 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 26 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (17.24%) OO
3 22 (15.17%) MS Visio
3 22 (15.17%) Finance
4 21 (14.48%) Telecoms
4 21 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
5 20 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 20 (13.79%) Retail
6 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
7 18 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (11.72%) Windows 7
8 17 (11.72%) Windows
8 17 (11.72%) HP
8 17 (11.72%) Project Management
9 16 (11.03%) SAP
10 15 (10.34%) SLA
10 15 (10.34%) Genesys
10 15 (10.34%) IVR
10 15 (10.34%) Verint
10 15 (10.34%) Ruby
10 15 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (8.97%) RedPrairie
11 13 (8.97%) JDA
12 12 (8.28%) Avaya
12 12 (8.28%) MS Office
12 12 (8.28%) IP Telephony
13 11 (7.59%) RNC
13 11 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (6.21%) CMS
2 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.69%) TWiki
Applications
1 22 (15.17%) MS Visio
2 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
3 12 (8.28%) MS Office
4 11 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.07%) MS Project
6 2 (1.38%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (7.59%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (6.90%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.69%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.69%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) IP Telephony
2 11 (7.59%) RNC
3 7 (4.83%) PBX
4 5 (3.45%) Nortel Meridian
5 4 (2.76%) SDH
5 4 (2.76%) UMTS
5 4 (2.76%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.76%) VPN
5 4 (2.76%) ATM
5 4 (2.76%) GSM
5 4 (2.76%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.69%) 3G
6 1 (0.69%) 2G
6 1 (0.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.07%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.38%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
General
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 21 (14.48%) Telecoms
3 20 (13.79%) Retail
4 11 (7.59%) Legal
5 5 (3.45%) Back Office
6 4 (2.76%) Banking
7 2 (1.38%) German Language
7 2 (1.38%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.38%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (28.97%) Analyst
2 22 (15.17%) Business Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Developer
4 15 (10.34%) Consultant
4 15 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 13 (8.97%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (8.97%) Programmer
6 12 (8.28%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.59%) SAP Consultant
8 10 (6.90%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Voice Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Implementation Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.76%) Architect
10 4 (2.76%) Field Engineer
11 3 (2.07%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.07%) Change Manager
11 3 (2.07%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (2.07%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (6.90%) LAMP
3 9 (6.21%) HTML5
3 9 (6.21%) CSS3
3 9 (6.21%) HTML
3 9 (6.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) IVR
2 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.45%) Handset
4 4 (2.76%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.76%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.76%) iPhone
4 4 (2.76%) iPad
5 3 (2.07%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.38%) Social Media
7 1 (0.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.69%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.72%) Windows
1 17 (11.72%) Windows 7
2 7 (4.83%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (17.24%) OO
3 21 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 18 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.72%) Project Management
7 11 (7.59%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (7.59%) Waterfall
8 10 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (6.90%) System Testing
8 10 (6.90%) Matrix Management
8 10 (6.90%) Performance Testing
8 10 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.90%) Product Management
8 10 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.52%) ITIL
9 8 (5.52%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.34%) Ruby
2 11 (7.59%) ABAP
3 4 (2.76%) C
4 3 (2.07%) Erlang
5 2 (1.38%) SQL
5 2 (1.38%) VB
5 2 (1.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) ISEB
3 2 (1.38%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) CCNA
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.76%) XenApp
2 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) Cisco IPCC
1 10 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.72%) HP
3 16 (11.03%) SAP
4 15 (10.34%) Genesys
4 15 (10.34%) Verint
5 13 (8.97%) RedPrairie
5 13 (8.97%) JDA
6 12 (8.28%) Avaya
7 11 (7.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (6.90%) Siemens
8 10 (6.90%) Empirix
9 7 (4.83%) Nortel
10 5 (3.45%) Cisco
11 4 (2.76%) Citrix
11 4 (2.76%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.76%) Apple
11 4 (2.76%) AppSense
11 4 (2.76%) Kronos
11 4 (2.76%) Ceridian
12 3 (2.07%) TOWER Software
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