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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 546 523 541
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs citing WFM 85 89 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+284.61% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+284.61% +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
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -41 66 £425 +5.59% 30
South East -25 29 £425 +9.67% 4
Hampshire +9 19 £425 -
Scotland 0 16 £330 +8.19% 2
East of England +15 15 £425 -3.40% 1
Portsmouth - 15 £425 -
Bedfordshire +23 13 £425 -3.40%
Glasgow +4 7 £330 +13.79% 2
South West -2 7 £525 +11.70% 7
Edinburgh -10 7 £375 -21.05%
Wiltshire -2 6 £525 +11.70% 3
London -3 6 £230 -46.04% 6
Swindon -4 5 £525 +11.70% 3
Dunstable +1 4 £413 -
West Sussex - 4 £300 -
North West - 4 £425 - 4
Luton +13 3 £425 -3.40%
Berkshire -3 3 £525 - 1
Surrey -5 3 - -
Yorkshire -39 3 £525 +90.90%
Liverpool - 3 £425 - 1
Reading - 3 £525 -
Merseyside - 3 £425 - 2
City of London -2 2 - - 2
Staines -5 2 - -
West Midlands -7 2 £538 +79.16% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 2 £525 -
Leeds -29 2 £475 +111.11%
Tyne and Wear -30 2 £525 +10.52%
West Yorkshire -34 2 £475 +92.89%

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 34 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 25 (17.01%) Finance
3 22 (14.97%) Verint
4 19 (12.93%) Retail
5 18 (12.24%) Project Management
5 18 (12.24%) PRINCE2
6 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
7 16 (10.88%) ITIL
8 15 (10.20%) SQL
8 15 (10.20%) IVR
9 13 (8.84%) Telecoms
9 13 (8.84%) Genesys
10 12 (8.16%) Business Analysis
11 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
12 10 (6.80%) Workforce Management Optimization
12 10 (6.80%) Avaya
12 10 (6.80%) Management Information System
12 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
13 9 (6.12%) Oracle
13 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
13 9 (6.12%) Windows
13 9 (6.12%) Kronos
13 9 (6.12%) Test Scripting
14 8 (5.44%) QA
14 8 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
14 8 (5.44%) Business Transformation
14 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (4.76%) Analytics

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (2.72%) CMS
2 2 (1.36%) JBoss
2 2 (1.36%) Lync
2 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS Office
3 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Mingle
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.68%) Maximo
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Utilities
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) PBX
2 5 (3.40%) VoIP
2 5 (3.40%) DPNSS
2 5 (3.40%) QSIG
3 4 (2.72%) UMTS
3 4 (2.72%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.72%) SDH
3 4 (2.72%) ATM
3 4 (2.72%) GSM
3 4 (2.72%) RNC
3 4 (2.72%) Network Security
3 4 (2.72%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.04%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.36%) Firewall
5 2 (1.36%) DNS
5 2 (1.36%) CTI
5 2 (1.36%) DHCP
6 1 (0.68%) SNMP
6 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.72%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.04%) Big Data
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.68%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.36%) Maven
2 1 (0.68%) Redmine
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Retail
3 13 (8.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.40%) Back Office
4 5 (3.40%) Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.36%) Billing
6 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (25.17%) Analyst
2 28 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 22 (14.97%) Business Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) Developer
5 12 (8.16%) Architect
6 8 (5.44%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Consultant
7 7 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Resource Manager
8 6 (4.08%) Planning Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Designer
9 4 (2.72%) Field Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.04%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.04%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.04%) Lead Designer
10 3 (2.04%) Service Analyst
10 3 (2.04%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) jQuery
2 2 (1.36%) HTML
2 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.36%) JCE
2 2 (1.36%) SAP MI
3 1 (0.68%) Ajax
3 1 (0.68%) Dojo
3 1 (0.68%) WCF
3 1 (0.68%) WPF
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) SOAP
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) WAP
3 1 (0.68%) HTML5
3 1 (0.68%) CSS3
3 1 (0.68%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) IVR
2 10 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) PKI
4 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.36%) NHS
5 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) GIS
6 1 (0.68%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.12%) Windows
2 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.04%) Linux
4 3 (2.04%) UNIX
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (12.24%) PRINCE2
2 18 (12.24%) Project Management
3 16 (10.88%) ITIL
4 12 (8.16%) Business Analysis
5 10 (6.80%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 9 (6.12%) Test Scripting
7 8 (5.44%) Business Transformation
7 8 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.76%) Change Management
8 7 (4.76%) Analytics
8 7 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (4.08%) ERP
9 6 (4.08%) Resource Management
10 5 (3.40%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 5 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.40%) Change Control
11 4 (2.72%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.72%) Waterfall
11 4 (2.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.20%) SQL
2 4 (2.72%) Java
3 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.36%) VBScript
4 2 (1.36%) VB
4 2 (1.36%) ABAP
4 2 (1.36%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) VBA
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
5 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.04%) Degree
7 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.68%) MCTS
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) CCIE
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 6 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.36%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) SCCM
2 4 (2.72%) SCOM
3 2 (1.36%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.36%) WSUS
3 2 (1.36%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.36%) SCSM
4 1 (0.68%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 22 (14.97%) Verint
2 13 (8.84%) Genesys
3 10 (6.80%) Avaya
4 9 (6.12%) Kronos
4 9 (6.12%) Oracle
5 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.76%) SAP
7 4 (2.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco
8 3 (2.04%) VMware
8 3 (2.04%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.36%) JDA
9 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.36%) Symantec
9 2 (1.36%) Cadence
9 2 (1.36%) Nortel
9 2 (1.36%) Syclo
9 2 (1.36%) Oneserve
10 1 (0.68%) Nintex
10 1 (0.68%) Aruba
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