The table below looks at the statistics for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 240 221 210
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing WFM 14 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
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£445 £456 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £478 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6904 6079 5346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.77% 72.15% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3808 3190 2643
Average daily rate £398 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 256 330
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WFM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WFM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WFM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WFM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +2 7 £445 -1.11%
Hampshire -22 2 £425 -8.10%
Kent - 2 £460 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (25.00%) Remedy
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) SLA
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (15.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) LTE
6 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) 4G
6 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (10.00%) Huawei
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Cramer
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (10.00%) 3G
6 2 (10.00%) PMI

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LTE
1 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (10.00%) 4G
1 2 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) GSM
2 1 (5.00%) SDH
2 1 (5.00%) UMTS
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Coordinator
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) B2B
5 1 (5.00%) Process Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Remedy
2 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Huawei
3 2 (10.00%) Cramer
3 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) Nortel
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Genesys
4 1 (5.00%) IBM