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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 492 516 520
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing WFM 91 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.077% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.10% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 5
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£425 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £327 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £512 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +29 82 £425 -5.55% 12
South East +4 16 £445 -1.11% 5
West Midlands +1 12 £500 +42.85% 1
Coventry 0 11 - - 1
London -2 11 £488 -15.21% 2
North West - 9 £450 - 2
East of England +7 8 £210 -53.33% 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £750 -
Yorkshire - 8 £750 -
Leeds - 8 £750 -
Berkshire +4 7 £445 -1.11%
East Midlands - 7 £290 - 1
Merseyside - 7 £450 -
Liverpool - 7 £450 -
Scotland - 7 £425 -
Edinburgh - 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £283 -
Northampton - 4 £290 -
Kent - 3 £460 -
City of London +8 2 £650 +23.80%
Hampshire -22 2 £425 -6.84% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 - 2
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (46.25%) Telecoms
2 44 (27.50%) SLA
2 44 (27.50%) Line Management
3 43 (26.88%) Ericsson
4 42 (26.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 40 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (25.00%) RNC
6 38 (23.75%) Radio Access Network
7 37 (23.13%) SDH
7 37 (23.13%) UMTS
7 37 (23.13%) Ethernet
7 37 (23.13%) ATM
7 37 (23.13%) GSM
8 32 (20.00%) IVR
9 30 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
11 24 (15.00%) Verint
12 21 (13.13%) Finance
12 21 (13.13%) Project Management
13 19 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (11.25%) PBX
15 17 (10.63%) Management Information System
16 16 (10.00%) CMS
17 14 (8.75%) Data Analysis
18 13 (8.13%) Genesys
18 13 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
19 12 (7.50%) CRM
19 12 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
19 12 (7.50%) Retail
20 10 (6.25%) Relational Database

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (10.00%) CMS
2 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.88%) IIS
3 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 30 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.00%) RNC
2 38 (23.75%) Radio Access Network
3 37 (23.13%) SDH
3 37 (23.13%) UMTS
3 37 (23.13%) Ethernet
3 37 (23.13%) ATM
3 37 (23.13%) GSM
4 18 (11.25%) PBX
5 6 (3.75%) WAN
6 5 (3.13%) MPLS
7 4 (2.50%) Firewall
8 3 (1.88%) CTI
8 3 (1.88%) SMTP
8 3 (1.88%) FTP
8 3 (1.88%) HTTP
8 3 (1.88%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.88%) SSL
8 3 (1.88%) DNS
8 3 (1.88%) Broadband
9 2 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.00%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.50%) MS Access
3 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.88%) Crystal Enterprise
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) StarTeam
General
1 74 (46.25%) Telecoms
2 21 (13.13%) Finance
3 12 (7.50%) Retail
4 6 (3.75%) Banking
5 4 (2.50%) Legal
6 3 (1.88%) Back Office
6 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.25%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (25.00%) Analyst
2 37 (23.13%) Field Engineer
3 15 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.63%) Coordinator
6 7 (4.38%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 6 (3.75%) Business Manager
7 6 (3.75%) Performance Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Telephony Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Resource Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Planning Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Service Performance Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Programme Manager
10 3 (1.88%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (1.88%) Telephony Analyst
11 2 (1.25%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.88%) ODBC
2 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.00%) IVR
2 19 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Streaming Media
4 5 (3.13%) Open Source
4 5 (3.13%) Social Media
5 2 (1.25%) iPad
5 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.25%) iPhone
5 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.25%) PMI
5 2 (1.25%) GIS
5 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.63%) Life Science
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.38%) Windows
2 6 (3.75%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.50%) Line Management
2 40 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.13%) Project Management
4 14 (8.75%) Data Analysis
5 13 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (7.50%) CRM
6 12 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.63%) Migration
8 9 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.63%) Workflow
8 9 (5.63%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.00%) Analytics
9 8 (5.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.38%) ERP
10 7 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.38%) Change Control
10 7 (4.38%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.75%) Performance Management
12 5 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.63%) Python
1 1 (0.63%) C
1 1 (0.63%) C#
1 1 (0.63%) C++
1 1 (0.63%) Java
1 1 (0.63%) SQL
1 1 (0.63%) ABAP
1 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.88%) PMP
3 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.25%) CAPM
3 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (27.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.25%) XenApp
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 43 (26.88%) Ericsson
2 42 (26.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
4 24 (15.00%) Verint
5 13 (8.13%) Genesys
6 9 (5.63%) SAP
7 8 (5.00%) Nortel
7 8 (5.00%) Avaya
8 7 (4.38%) Remedy
8 7 (4.38%) Cisco
9 5 (3.13%) BT
9 5 (3.13%) Cognos
9 5 (3.13%) Oracle
10 4 (2.50%) Citrix
11 3 (1.88%) HP
11 3 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.88%) Sybase
11 3 (1.88%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.25%) ClickSoftware Technologies
12 2 (1.25%) Huawei
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