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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 503 524 537
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Contract jobs citing WFM 83 52 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 8
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£300 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £130 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 0 78 £300 -33.33% 9
South East -17 14 £435 -5.94% 3
West Midlands -8 13 £500 +42.85% 1
North West - 13 £288 - 1
London +18 12 £375 -
Coventry -5 12 - -
Berkshire +10 9 £326 -27.50%
Yorkshire +1 9 £360 +176.92%
West Yorkshire -5 9 £360 +176.92%
Leeds - 8 £750 -
Liverpool - 7 £275 -
Merseyside - 7 £275 -
Scotland - 4 £425 -
East of England - 4 £250 - 2
Hampshire -19 2 £425 -9.33%
Northamptonshire - 2 £263 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £263 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 - 1
City of London -7 1 £650 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £250 - 1
Bradford - 1 £360 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Reading - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 63 (39.87%) Telecoms
2 34 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (20.89%) IVR
3 33 (20.89%) Line Management
4 32 (20.25%) SLA
4 32 (20.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 31 (19.62%) Ericsson
5 31 (19.62%) RNC
6 27 (17.09%) Radio Access Network
7 26 (16.46%) MS Excel
7 26 (16.46%) ATM
7 26 (16.46%) GSM
7 26 (16.46%) SDH
7 26 (16.46%) UMTS
7 26 (16.46%) Ethernet
8 24 (15.19%) Verint
9 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
10 19 (12.03%) Genesys
10 19 (12.03%) Project Management
11 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (10.13%) PBX
12 16 (10.13%) Finance
13 15 (9.49%) Management Information System
14 14 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (7.59%) CRM
15 12 (7.59%) Avaya
15 12 (7.59%) Migration
15 12 (7.59%) CMS
15 12 (7.59%) Retail
15 12 (7.59%) Data Analysis

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 12 (7.59%) CMS
2 3 (1.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.90%) IIS
2 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) MS Office
5 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
1 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.62%) RNC
2 27 (17.09%) Radio Access Network
3 26 (16.46%) ATM
3 26 (16.46%) GSM
3 26 (16.46%) SDH
3 26 (16.46%) UMTS
3 26 (16.46%) Ethernet
4 16 (10.13%) PBX
5 6 (3.80%) IP Telephony
5 6 (3.80%) WAN
6 5 (3.16%) MPLS
7 4 (2.53%) Firewall
8 3 (1.90%) SMTP
8 3 (1.90%) 4G
8 3 (1.90%) Broadband
8 3 (1.90%) FTP
8 3 (1.90%) HTTP
8 3 (1.90%) DNS
8 3 (1.90%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.33%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.06%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.53%) EDRMS
4 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.90%) Crystal Enterprise
4 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) StarTeam
General
1 63 (39.87%) Telecoms
2 16 (10.13%) Finance
3 12 (7.59%) Retail
4 6 (3.80%) Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (2.53%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Front Office
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (28.48%) Analyst
2 26 (16.46%) Field Engineer
3 16 (10.13%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.86%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.43%) Coordinator
5 7 (4.43%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 6 (3.80%) Business Manager
6 6 (3.80%) Architect
7 5 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.16%) Telephony Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) Change Manager
8 4 (2.53%) Developer
8 4 (2.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (1.90%) Telephony Analyst
9 3 (1.90%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (1.90%) Genesys Engineer
9 3 (1.90%) Programmer
9 3 (1.90%) Programme Manager
9 3 (1.90%) Test Manager
9 3 (1.90%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (1.90%) ODBC
3 1 (0.63%) LAMP
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.89%) IVR
2 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.49%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.16%) Open Source
4 5 (3.16%) Social Media
4 5 (3.16%) Streaming Media
5 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.27%) GIS
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
6 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Life Science
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.70%) Windows
2 5 (3.16%) Windows XP
2 5 (3.16%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.89%) Line Management
3 19 (12.03%) Project Management
4 14 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (7.59%) CRM
5 12 (7.59%) Migration
5 12 (7.59%) Data Analysis
6 11 (6.96%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.06%) Analytics
8 8 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.43%) Business Analysis
9 7 (4.43%) Change Control
10 6 (3.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (3.80%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.80%) Change Management
10 6 (3.80%) Coaching
11 5 (3.16%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.16%) Ruby
2 2 (1.27%) VB
3 1 (0.63%) Python
3 1 (0.63%) Erlang
3 1 (0.63%) C
3 1 (0.63%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) C++
3 1 (0.63%) Java
3 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.16%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.90%) PMP
3 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) CAPM
3 2 (1.27%) Degree
3 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.63%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (20.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 31 (19.62%) Ericsson
3 24 (15.19%) Verint
4 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
5 19 (12.03%) Genesys
6 12 (7.59%) Avaya
7 10 (6.33%) Nortel
8 8 (5.06%) SAP
9 6 (3.80%) Cisco
9 6 (3.80%) HP
10 5 (3.16%) Cognos
10 5 (3.16%) Oracle
10 5 (3.16%) Remedy
10 5 (3.16%) BT
11 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.53%) Citrix
12 3 (1.90%) Empirix
12 3 (1.90%) Sybase
12 3 (1.90%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.90%) Siemens
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