The first table below looks at the demand for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 23 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 129 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing WFM 1 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.038% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.053% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Average daily rate
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- - £130
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +34.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2087 1893 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.40% 71.06% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1118
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
WFM
England

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WFM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WFM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WFM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WFM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside - - - -
WFM
England

WFM
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 2 (66.67%) German Language
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Biometrics
2 1 (33.33%) Games

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (66.67%) CMS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
1 2 (66.67%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Implementation Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Implementation Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Biometrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya