The table below looks at the statistics for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 576 498 539
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +41
Contract jobs citing WFM 43 103 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.20% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 14
Average daily rate £425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £210 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £560 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £8.19 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.59% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.19 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-25.59% -8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WFM
Daily Rate Trend

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

WFM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WFM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WFM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

WFM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WFM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WFM within the UK.

WFM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WFM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -50 42 £425 - 13
South East -2 13 £413 -5.17% 1
East Midlands -6 9 - -
Hampshire +10 8 £425 -
Southampton +15 5 £375 -
West Midlands -23 5 £338 -32.50% 1
Leicester - 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Berkshire -1 4 £413 -7.30%
Cheshire -3 4 £450 -
Warrington -9 4 £450 -
London -13 4 £294 -39.74% 3
North West -24 4 £450 - 1
North East - 4 £650 - 2
Reading - 4 £413 -
Northamptonshire +10 3 - -
Kettering - 3 - -
City of London +38 2 - - 1
Birmingham -3 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £625 - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £625 - 1
Guildford +7 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Coventry -13 1 £240 -
Derbyshire -14 1 - -
Scotland -15 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -16 1 £650 -13.33% 2
Edinburgh -18 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Project Management
2 14 (15.05%) Genesys
2 14 (15.05%) Data Modelling
2 14 (15.05%) Verint
3 13 (13.98%) Retail
3 13 (13.98%) SAP
3 13 (13.98%) PRINCE2
4 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
4 12 (12.90%) CRM
4 12 (12.90%) Telecoms
5 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.75%) Cisco
6 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.68%) ITIL
6 9 (9.68%) MS Office
6 9 (9.68%) .NET
6 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.60%) Kronos
7 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
7 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
7 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
7 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) Quality Management
8 7 (7.53%) ERP
8 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (7.53%) QA
9 6 (6.45%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (6.45%) Business Transformation

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (5.38%) Node.js
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.68%) MS Office
3 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.23%) Radian6
2 3 (3.23%) SAP PM
2 3 (3.23%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.08%) Minerva
3 1 (1.08%) SAP xRPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) CTI
1 5 (5.38%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.23%) 3G
2 3 (3.23%) 4G
2 3 (3.23%) Firewall
2 3 (3.23%) LTE
2 3 (3.23%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.23%) VPN
2 3 (3.23%) WPA
3 2 (2.15%) 2G
4 1 (1.08%) CDMA
4 1 (1.08%) GPRS
4 1 (1.08%) GSM
4 1 (1.08%) Intranet
4 1 (1.08%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) CouchDB
2 5 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.30%) GIS
4 3 (3.23%) MS Access
4 3 (3.23%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.15%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 13 (13.98%) Retail
3 12 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.45%) Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Danish Language
7 2 (2.15%) Back Office
7 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.75%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Architect
4 7 (7.53%) Retail Business Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 6 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Transition Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Avaya Specialist
7 4 (4.30%) Governance Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Project Governance Manager
7 4 (4.30%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Resource Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Service Transition Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
2 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (5.38%) HTML
2 5 (5.38%) HTML5
2 5 (5.38%) RESTful
2 5 (5.38%) SAML
2 5 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (5.38%) Velocity
3 3 (3.23%) Middleware
3 3 (3.23%) SAP MI
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
1 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) IVR
4 4 (4.30%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.30%) Social Media
5 3 (3.23%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) PMI
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.08%) FMCG
7 1 (1.08%) iPad
7 1 (1.08%) iPhone
7 1 (1.08%) Statistics
7 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) Data Modelling
1 14 (15.05%) Project Management
2 13 (13.98%) PRINCE2
3 12 (12.90%) CRM
4 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 9 (9.68%) ITIL
6 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.53%) ERP
7 7 (7.53%) Quality Management
8 6 (6.45%) Business Transformation
9 5 (5.38%) Fault Management
9 5 (5.38%) Scrum
9 5 (5.38%) Workforce Management Optimization
10 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.30%) Information Security
10 4 (4.30%) Resource Management
10 4 (4.30%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (4.30%) Test Scripting
10 4 (4.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) ABAP
1 4 (4.30%) C#
1 4 (4.30%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) Java
3 2 (2.15%) C
4 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.15%) HNC
5 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.15%) MBA
5 2 (2.15%) PMP
6 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.08%) OPNET
4 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Genesys
1 14 (15.05%) Verint
2 13 (13.98%) SAP
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco
4 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 8 (8.60%) Kronos
6 6 (6.45%) Avaya
7 5 (5.38%) Citrix
8 4 (4.30%) Cramer
8 4 (4.30%) EMC
8 4 (4.30%) Ericsson
8 4 (4.30%) Huawei
8 4 (4.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (4.30%) Nortel
9 3 (3.23%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 3 (3.23%) Remedy
9 3 (3.23%) Syclo
9 3 (3.23%) VMware
10 2 (2.15%) Cadence
10 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com