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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 231 228 234
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing WFM 16 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
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£450 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £456 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £520 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £500 £399
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +25.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WFM across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

WFM Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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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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
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £475 - 2
Berkshire +1 4 - - 1
Hampshire -16 1 - -
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 13 (39.39%) OO
2 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 9 (27.27%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (27.27%) Ruby
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) SAP
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
4 6 (18.18%) HTML
4 6 (18.18%) Retail
4 6 (18.18%) LAMP
4 6 (18.18%) Product Management
4 6 (18.18%) HTML5
4 6 (18.18%) CSS3
5 5 (15.15%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) ABAP
6 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
6 4 (12.12%) Finance
6 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) SAP MRS
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.09%) EDRMS
8 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (12.12%) SAP MRS
3 1 (3.03%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.03%) SAP CRM
3 1 (3.03%) SAP SCM
3 1 (3.03%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) EDRMS
General
1 6 (18.18%) Retail
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
1 9 (27.27%) Programmer
1 9 (27.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
1 9 (27.27%) Ruby Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) SAP SCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (18.18%) HTML5
2 6 (18.18%) CSS3
2 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) CSS
2 6 (18.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
1 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) OO
2 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 6 (18.18%) Product Management
3 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.12%) Coaching
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.03%) Yield Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Ruby
2 4 (12.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Avaya
2 2 (6.06%) Genesys
2 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.03%) Niku
3 1 (3.03%) ClickSoftware Technologies
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft