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 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 375 393 370
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Contract jobs citing WFM 11 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.053% 0.037% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.047% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£488 £575 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% +187.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +11 2 £650 +23.80%
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Sybase
4 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
4 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
4 3 (15.79%) IIS
4 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (15.79%) ODBC
4 3 (15.79%) ATM
4 3 (15.79%) Broadband
4 3 (15.79%) GSM
4 3 (15.79%) SDH
4 3 (15.79%) UMTS
4 3 (15.79%) SMTP
4 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
4 3 (15.79%) FTP
4 3 (15.79%) HTTP
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) Cognos
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 3 (15.79%) Crystal Enterprise
4 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
4 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 3 (15.79%) SSL
4 3 (15.79%) SLA
4 3 (15.79%) Active Directory

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) ATM
1 3 (15.79%) Broadband
1 3 (15.79%) GSM
1 3 (15.79%) SDH
1 3 (15.79%) UMTS
1 3 (15.79%) SMTP
1 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
1 3 (15.79%) CTI
1 3 (15.79%) RNC
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Crystal Enterprise
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
General
1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Architect
1 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (15.79%) Field Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) iPhone
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Validation
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CAPM
1 2 (10.53%) PMP
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Sybase
2 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
2 3 (15.79%) Cognos
2 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
2 3 (15.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (15.79%) Verint
3 2 (10.53%) AppSense
3 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Genesys