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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 610 589 563
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -26
Contract jobs citing WFM 34 52 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 25
Average daily rate £425 £444 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £268 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £525 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £470
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -12.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.13 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +65.00%

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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 23 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 28 April 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 -43 28 £450 +4.34% 11
South East -5 7 £425 -6.84% 3
West Midlands -18 6 £410 +56.19% 1
Berkshire +3 5 £438 +4.47% 1
Durham +2 5 - -
North East -27 5 - -
Reading - 5 £438 - 1
Peterlee - 5 - -
Birmingham +2 4 £390 +64.21%
Edinburgh -4 4 £400 -15.78%
Scotland -19 4 £400 -15.78% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £665 -
East Midlands - 4 £665 -
Nottingham - 4 £665 -
Hampshire +7 2 £350 - 1
London -12 2 £430 -9.47% 1
Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +6 1 £400 -5.88% 2
Hertfordshire +5 1 £400 -5.88%
Coventry -8 1 £600 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - - 1

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (19.12%) Finance
1 13 (19.12%) Verint
2 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.18%) Project Management
3 11 (16.18%) Management Information System
3 11 (16.18%) Kronos
4 10 (14.71%) Quality Management
4 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.24%) Genesys
5 9 (13.24%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.24%) MS Office
5 9 (13.24%) Retail
6 8 (11.76%) Banking
6 8 (11.76%) Time Management
6 8 (11.76%) SLA
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco
7 7 (10.29%) ITIL
7 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
7 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.29%) IVR
7 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (8.82%) Coaching
8 6 (8.82%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
8 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
8 6 (8.82%) CRM
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (7.35%) HTML

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (7.35%) Node.js
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.24%) MS Office
3 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.47%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.47%) CTI
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
2 1 (1.47%) SMS
2 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) CouchDB
1 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MS Access
3 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) GIS
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 8 (11.76%) Banking
4 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.88%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) Business Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Consultant
4 7 (10.29%) Retail Business Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Transition Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Resource Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Service Transition Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.41%) Development Manager
7 3 (4.41%) HR Manager
7 3 (4.41%) PMO Officer
7 3 (4.41%) Project Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Telephony Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Telephony Support
8 2 (2.94%) HR Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
1 5 (7.35%) AngularJS
1 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (7.35%) Aurelia
1 5 (7.35%) HTML
1 5 (7.35%) HTML5
1 5 (7.35%) RESTful
1 5 (7.35%) SAML
1 5 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (7.35%) Velocity
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) IVR
3 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) PMI
6 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) Social Media
6 1 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Windows
1 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Project Management
2 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (14.71%) Quality Management
3 9 (13.24%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.76%) Time Management
5 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.29%) ITIL
6 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.82%) Coaching
6 6 (8.82%) CRM
6 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.82%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (7.35%) Line Management
7 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) ABAP
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) CCNA
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.41%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Verint
2 11 (16.18%) Kronos
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.24%) Genesys
4 7 (10.29%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) HP
5 4 (5.88%) SAP
5 4 (5.88%) Syclo
6 3 (4.41%) Avaya
6 3 (4.41%) Remedy
7 2 (2.94%) BT
7 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.47%) Ceridian
8 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.47%) VMware