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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 533 511 525
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing WFM 72 70 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £178 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.13 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+105.00% -

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
41941 39670 34556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.12% 75.31% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26586 25081 20645
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1173 1034
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.07 £48.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +3 69 £350 -17.64% 13
London +10 17 £475 +111.11% 5
West Midlands -12 14 £275 +19.56% 2
North West -12 11 £345 - 1
North East -4 8 £325 -
Durham - 8 £325 -
Yorkshire -13 7 £300 - 2
Manchester - 7 £300 -
Darlington - 7 £325 -
West Yorkshire -9 6 £300 - 1
Warwickshire +3 5 - -
South East -13 5 £338 -34.14% 2
Coventry -5 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 £450 -
Merseyside - 4 £450 - 1
Leeds -15 3 £300 -
Birmingham - 3 £250 -
Derbyshire - 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
South West +3 2 - -
Scotland -6 2 £475 +35.71%
East of England -12 2 £367 -13.64% 1
Bradford - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £399 - 2
Warwick - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Swindon +7 1 - -
Berkshire -1 1 £150 -70.73%
Wiltshire -2 1 - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 84 (45.16%) Telecoms
2 74 (39.78%) SLA
3 64 (34.41%) RNC
3 64 (34.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 63 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (33.87%) Ericsson
5 62 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 62 (33.33%) ATM
5 62 (33.33%) GSM
5 62 (33.33%) SDH
5 62 (33.33%) UMTS
5 62 (33.33%) Line Management
5 62 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 22 (11.83%) MS Excel
7 20 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (9.14%) Microsoft
9 16 (8.60%) Finance
10 15 (8.06%) Management Information System
11 13 (6.99%) Verint
11 13 (6.99%) Retail
12 11 (5.91%) SQL
13 10 (5.38%) Workflow
13 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (4.84%) Project Management
14 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
14 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
15 8 (4.30%) Remedy
15 8 (4.30%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (4.30%) IVR
15 8 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5 (2.69%) CMS
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.54%) JBoss
2 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP xRPM
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 64 (34.41%) RNC
2 62 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 62 (33.33%) ATM
2 62 (33.33%) GSM
2 62 (33.33%) SDH
2 62 (33.33%) UMTS
2 62 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (3.76%) PBX
4 2 (1.08%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) LTE
5 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.54%) QSIG
5 1 (0.54%) DPNSS
5 1 (0.54%) Firewall
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 4 (2.15%) MS Access
4 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Maven
1 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 84 (45.16%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.60%) Finance
3 13 (6.99%) Retail
4 8 (4.30%) Banking
5 6 (3.23%) Back Office
6 4 (2.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 62 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 24 (12.90%) Analyst
3 15 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.99%) Architect
4 13 (6.99%) Developer
5 11 (5.91%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.84%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.30%) Planning Manager
7 8 (4.30%) Resource Manager
8 7 (3.76%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.23%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (3.23%) Services Delivery Analyst
10 5 (2.69%) Service Performance Analyst
10 5 (2.69%) Consultant
11 2 (1.08%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (1.08%) Integration Architect
11 2 (1.08%) Test Manager
11 2 (1.08%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) .NET
2 2 (1.08%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) HTML5
3 1 (0.54%) Dojo
3 1 (0.54%) WCF
3 1 (0.54%) WPF
3 1 (0.54%) Ajax
3 1 (0.54%) jQuery
3 1 (0.54%) CSS3
3 1 (0.54%) JCE
3 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.54%) SOAP
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.30%) IVR
4 2 (1.08%) PKI
4 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.69%) Windows
2 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
2 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) UNIX
3 1 (0.54%) AIX
3 1 (0.54%) Linux
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (33.33%) Line Management
3 20 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.38%) Workflow
5 9 (4.84%) Project Management
6 8 (4.30%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (3.76%) Business Analysis
7 7 (3.76%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (3.76%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.76%) ERP
8 6 (3.23%) Change Management
9 5 (2.69%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.69%) BPMN
9 5 (2.69%) Business Transformation
10 4 (2.15%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.15%) Data Analysis
11 3 (1.61%) Logistics
11 3 (1.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.91%) SQL
2 2 (1.08%) VB
2 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.54%) PHP
3 1 (0.54%) Java
3 1 (0.54%) ABAP
3 1 (0.54%) VBA
3 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.54%) VBScript
3 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (3.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.54%) Degree
5 1 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (39.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.54%) SCOM
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (34.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 63 (33.87%) Ericsson
3 17 (9.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.99%) Verint
5 8 (4.30%) Remedy
6 7 (3.76%) Oracle
7 6 (3.23%) Kronos
8 5 (2.69%) Avaya
8 5 (2.69%) JDA
9 4 (2.15%) Genesys
10 3 (1.61%) RedPrairie
11 2 (1.08%) Cisco
11 2 (1.08%) Nortel
11 2 (1.08%) Symantec
11 2 (1.08%) SAP
11 2 (1.08%) Oneserve
12 1 (0.54%) Nintex
12 1 (0.54%) Huawei
12 1 (0.54%) VMware
12 1 (0.54%) McAfee
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