The table below looks at the statistics for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 628 599 547
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -52
Contract jobs citing WFM 32 75 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 36
Median daily rate £460 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £283 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.00

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WFM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 25 £460 +11.51% 4
London +2 8 £475 +72.72%
East Midlands +4 6 £468 +24.66% 1
West Midlands -32 5 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 £475 -
Yorkshire -3 3 - -
South Yorkshire -8 3 - -
Sheffield -10 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £475 -
Berkshire +5 2 £350 -33.33%
South East -13 2 £350 -17.64% 1
City of London +49 1 £600 -
Reading +6 1 £475 -9.52%
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WFM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WFM.

1 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (22.73%) Project Management
3 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (18.18%) Finance
5 10 (15.15%) Management Information System
5 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
6 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.64%) Cisco
7 8 (12.12%) MS Office
7 8 (12.12%) Banking
7 8 (12.12%) Kronos
7 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.61%) Verint
8 7 (10.61%) Business Analysis
8 7 (10.61%) Time Management
9 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
9 6 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (9.09%) IVR
9 6 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 6 (9.09%) SAP
9 6 (9.09%) SLA
10 5 (7.58%) ITIL
10 5 (7.58%) MS Project
10 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
10 5 (7.58%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (7.58%) Performance Management
10 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.58%) Coaching

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS Office
3 6 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.52%) Maximo
2 1 (1.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) 3G
1 1 (1.52%) 4G
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
1 1 (1.52%) LAN
1 1 (1.52%) LTE
1 1 (1.52%) Network Security
1 1 (1.52%) SMS
1 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.52%) MS Access
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Legal
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Billing
7 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 8 (12.12%) Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.06%) HR Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Applications Manager
5 3 (4.55%) PMO Officer
5 3 (4.55%) Project Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Support Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Support Officer
5 3 (4.55%) Telephony Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Telephony Support
5 3 (4.55%) Web Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.03%) Business Change Project Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) IVR
4 3 (4.55%) EPoS
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) PMI
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Project Management
2 13 (19.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
4 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.61%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.61%) Time Management
6 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.09%) Quality Management
7 5 (7.58%) Coaching
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL
7 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.58%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.58%) Planning and Forecasting
7 5 (7.58%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (7.58%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (6.06%) ERP
8 4 (6.06%) Line Management
8 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.06%) Resource Management
8 4 (6.06%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) ABAP
1 2 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) ISEB
1 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.55%) CBAP
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.52%) CCIE
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.52%) PMP
4 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Cisco
3 8 (12.12%) Kronos
4 7 (10.61%) Verint
5 6 (9.09%) SAP
6 4 (6.06%) HP
6 4 (6.06%) Syclo
7 3 (4.55%) Genesys
8 1 (1.52%) Avaya
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix
8 1 (1.52%) Cramer
8 1 (1.52%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.52%) Huawei
8 1 (1.52%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.52%) Nortel
8 1 (1.52%) Tellabs