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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 532 517 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Contract jobs citing WFM 79 76 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.18% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 13
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£375 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £235 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £22.22 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.92% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £13.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+70.92% +30.00%

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
44305 41683 38116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.65% 76.19% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28755 25832 23078
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 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
England -30 67 £413 +3.12% 18
South East -25 17 £425 +9.67% 7
East of England +6 12 £425 -3.40%
Bedfordshire +12 10 £425 +1.19%
Hampshire +9 10 £425 - 2
London +1 10 £275 -31.67% 6
Scotland +6 9 £328 -31.05% 3
North East -21 9 £325 -38.09%
South West +2 7 £525 +11.70% 1
Durham -5 7 £325 -38.09%
North West -14 7 £345 - 4
Portsmouth - 7 £425 - 2
Darlington - 7 £325 -
Wiltshire +2 6 £525 +11.70% 1
Yorkshire -31 6 £475 +72.72%
Swindon +3 5 £525 +11.70% 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £375 -21.05% 1
West Yorkshire -19 5 £475 +111.11%
Glasgow +5 4 £323 - 2
Dunstable +1 4 £413 -
Manchester - 4 £295 -
Berkshire +3 3 £525 +5.00% 2
Surrey 0 3 - - 1
Reading - 3 £525 -
Liverpool - 3 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £425 - 1
Luton +8 2 £425 +1.19%
Staines -2 2 - - 1
Bradford -6 2 - -
Leeds -26 2 £475 +111.11%

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 56 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 51 (28.18%) SLA
3 47 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (24.31%) RNC
4 44 (24.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 44 (24.31%) UMTS
4 44 (24.31%) Ethernet
4 44 (24.31%) ATM
4 44 (24.31%) GSM
4 44 (24.31%) SDH
4 44 (24.31%) Radio Access Network
4 44 (24.31%) Line Management
5 43 (23.76%) Ericsson
6 28 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (12.71%) Finance
8 19 (10.50%) Verint
9 16 (8.84%) Retail
9 16 (8.84%) Security Cleared
10 15 (8.29%) SQL
11 14 (7.73%) MS Excel
12 13 (7.18%) Management Information System
13 12 (6.63%) Microsoft
14 11 (6.08%) Oracle
14 11 (6.08%) Genesys
14 11 (6.08%) Avaya
14 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (5.52%) Project Management
15 10 (5.52%) Change Management
15 10 (5.52%) Windows
15 10 (5.52%) Business Analysis

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 4 (2.21%) CMS
2 2 (1.10%) Lync
2 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.10%) JBoss
2 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.87%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.31%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.55%) Maximo
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.55%) SAP xRPM
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Utilities
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.31%) ATM
1 44 (24.31%) GSM
1 44 (24.31%) SDH
1 44 (24.31%) UMTS
1 44 (24.31%) Ethernet
1 44 (24.31%) RNC
1 44 (24.31%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (3.87%) PBX
3 5 (2.76%) VoIP
3 5 (2.76%) DPNSS
3 5 (2.76%) QSIG
4 4 (2.21%) Network Security
5 3 (1.66%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.10%) Internet
6 2 (1.10%) Firewall
6 2 (1.10%) DNS
6 2 (1.10%) CTI
6 2 (1.10%) DHCP
7 1 (0.55%) SNMP
7 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.10%) Maven
2 1 (0.55%) Redmine
General
1 56 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.71%) Finance
3 16 (8.84%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Back Office
4 5 (2.76%) Banking
5 3 (1.66%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (24.31%) Field Engineer
2 29 (16.02%) Analyst
3 20 (11.05%) Project Manager
4 19 (10.50%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.84%) Developer
6 12 (6.63%) Architect
7 8 (4.42%) Consultant
8 7 (3.87%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.87%) Resource Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Planning Manager
10 5 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.21%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.21%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.21%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (2.21%) Designer
11 4 (2.21%) Test Leader
12 3 (1.66%) Business Change Analyst
12 3 (1.66%) Change Analyst
12 3 (1.66%) Lead Designer
13 2 (1.10%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.21%) .NET
2 2 (1.10%) jQuery
2 2 (1.10%) HTML
2 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.10%) JCE
3 1 (0.55%) Ajax
3 1 (0.55%) Dojo
3 1 (0.55%) WCF
3 1 (0.55%) WPF
3 1 (0.55%) CSS
3 1 (0.55%) SOAP
3 1 (0.55%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) WAP
3 1 (0.55%) HTML5
3 1 (0.55%) CSS3
3 1 (0.55%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.18%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.52%) IVR
4 3 (1.66%) PKI
4 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.55%) PMI
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) GIS
6 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.55%) iPhone
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.52%) Windows
2 6 (3.31%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.21%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.66%) Linux
4 3 (1.66%) UNIX
4 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.31%) Line Management
3 28 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.52%) Business Analysis
4 10 (5.52%) Project Management
4 10 (5.52%) Change Management
5 9 (4.97%) ITIL
5 9 (4.97%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.42%) Test Scripting
7 7 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (3.87%) Workforce Management Optimization
8 6 (3.31%) Business Transformation
9 5 (2.76%) Analytics
9 5 (2.76%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.76%) Validation
9 5 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.21%) CRM
10 4 (2.21%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.29%) SQL
2 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.10%) C#
3 2 (1.10%) Java
3 2 (1.10%) VBScript
3 2 (1.10%) VB
4 1 (0.55%) ABAP
4 1 (0.55%) VBA
4 1 (0.55%) PHP
4 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.42%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.66%) Degree
6 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) CCIE
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.18%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) SCCM
2 4 (2.21%) SCOM
3 2 (1.10%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.10%) WSUS
3 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.10%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.10%) SCSM
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.55%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 44 (24.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 43 (23.76%) Ericsson
3 19 (10.50%) Verint
4 12 (6.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.08%) Oracle
5 11 (6.08%) Avaya
5 11 (6.08%) Genesys
6 8 (4.42%) Kronos
7 5 (2.76%) JDA
8 4 (2.21%) SAP
8 4 (2.21%) Cisco
9 3 (1.66%) Remedy
9 3 (1.66%) RedPrairie
10 2 (1.10%) VMware
10 2 (1.10%) Oneserve
10 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.10%) Symantec
10 2 (1.10%) Nortel
11 1 (0.55%) Citrix
11 1 (0.55%) HP
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