The table below looks at the statistics for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 385 387 382
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing WFM 18 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.079% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.10% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
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£475 £225 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £134 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -
WFM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17518 18865 16683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.35% 78.15% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12260 13308 11632
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 238 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in London

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WFM Daily Rate Trend in London

WFM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WFM across the London region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

WFM Daily Rate Histogram in London

WFM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WFM Hourly Rate Trend in London

WFM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the London region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
City of London +21 3 £399 -24.04%
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) SLA
3 7 (25.00%) ATM
3 7 (25.00%) GSM
3 7 (25.00%) SDH
3 7 (25.00%) UMTS
3 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 7 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 7 (25.00%) RNC
3 7 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (25.00%) Line Management
4 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
5 4 (14.29%) MS Office
5 4 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Kronos
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) Windows
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) ATM
1 7 (25.00%) GSM
1 7 (25.00%) SDH
1 7 (25.00%) UMTS
1 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 7 (25.00%) RNC
1 7 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
1 7 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Integration Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 2 (7.14%) iPhone
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Line Management
3 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (10.71%) Kronos
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) AppSense
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Genesys
4 1 (3.57%) Nintex