The first table below looks at the demand for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 70 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing WFM 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £503 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £410 £419
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
WFM
Berkshire

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WFM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Genesys
1 2 (50.00%) Empirix
1 2 (50.00%) Siemens
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) BT
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (50.00%) IVR
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (50.00%) Verint
2 1 (25.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (25.00%) Handset

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Genesys
1 2 (50.00%) Empirix
1 2 (50.00%) Siemens
1 2 (50.00%) BT
1 2 (50.00%) Verint
2 1 (25.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) SAP