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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 459 525 515
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -10
Contract jobs citing WFM 113 49 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.096% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.13% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 10
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£425 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £342 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
39170 38085 33220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.95% 74.82% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24752 22921 19759
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 1146 1205
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 +48 98 £425 -5.55% 17
South East -15 18 £431 -4.16% 5
West Midlands -2 17 £225 -35.71% 3
North West 0 16 £450 +12.50% 4
Coventry +6 14 - -
London +4 13 £525 - 2
Scotland +2 10 £425 -15.00%
Liverpool +1 10 £450 +12.50%
Merseyside -4 10 £450 +12.50%
East Midlands - 10 £290 -
Berkshire -3 8 £419 -9.94% 1
East of England +17 6 £210 -53.33% 1
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire - 6 - - 1
Edinburgh 0 5 £425 -15.00%
Northamptonshire - 5 £283 -
Hampshire -9 4 £425 -5.55% 3
Derbyshire - 4 - -
Bracknell +5 3 £419 -6.94% 1
Birmingham - 3 £225 - 2
Manchester - 3 - - 2
Kent - 3 £460 -
Southampton - 2 - - 1
City of London +16 1 - -
Surrey +6 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 98 (54.75%) Telecoms
2 73 (40.78%) SLA
3 68 (37.99%) Ericsson
4 67 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (36.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 65 (36.31%) Line Management
7 64 (35.75%) RNC
8 63 (35.20%) Radio Access Network
9 62 (34.64%) Ethernet
9 62 (34.64%) ATM
9 62 (34.64%) GSM
9 62 (34.64%) SDH
9 62 (34.64%) UMTS
10 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
11 24 (13.41%) IVR
11 24 (13.41%) Verint
12 21 (11.73%) Finance
12 21 (11.73%) Microsoft
13 20 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (10.06%) PBX
15 17 (9.50%) Project Management
16 16 (8.94%) CMS
17 15 (8.38%) Management Information System
18 14 (7.82%) Data Analysis
19 12 (6.70%) Retail
19 12 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
20 10 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
21 9 (5.03%) Business Analysis
21 9 (5.03%) Service Delivery
21 9 (5.03%) Workflow

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (8.94%) CMS
2 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.68%) IIS
2 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.56%) SAP xRPM
2 1 (0.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (35.75%) RNC
2 63 (35.20%) Radio Access Network
3 62 (34.64%) ATM
3 62 (34.64%) GSM
3 62 (34.64%) SDH
3 62 (34.64%) UMTS
3 62 (34.64%) Ethernet
4 18 (10.06%) PBX
5 6 (3.35%) WAN
6 5 (2.79%) MPLS
7 4 (2.23%) Firewall
8 3 (1.68%) SMTP
8 3 (1.68%) Broadband
8 3 (1.68%) FTP
8 3 (1.68%) HTTP
8 3 (1.68%) DNS
8 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.68%) SSL
8 3 (1.68%) CTI
9 2 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.23%) MS Access
1 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.68%) Crystal Enterprise
2 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.56%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) StarTeam
General
1 98 (54.75%) Telecoms
2 21 (11.73%) Finance
3 12 (6.70%) Retail
4 6 (3.35%) Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Legal
6 3 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Front Office
8 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (34.64%) Field Engineer
2 39 (21.79%) Analyst
3 11 (6.15%) Project Manager
4 9 (5.03%) Business Analyst
4 9 (5.03%) Coordinator
5 7 (3.91%) Service Analyst
6 6 (3.35%) Architect
6 6 (3.35%) Performance Analyst
6 6 (3.35%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 5 (2.79%) Planning Manager
7 5 (2.79%) Service Performance Analyst
7 5 (2.79%) Telephony Engineer
7 5 (2.79%) Resource Manager
7 5 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.23%) Programme Manager
9 3 (1.68%) Telephony Analyst
9 3 (1.68%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (1.12%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (1.12%) Software Engineer
10 2 (1.12%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.68%) ODBC
2 1 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.41%) IVR
2 20 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.79%) Streaming Media
4 5 (2.79%) Open Source
4 5 (2.79%) Social Media
5 2 (1.12%) iPad
5 2 (1.12%) PMI
5 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.12%) iPhone
6 1 (0.56%) Life Science
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.91%) Windows
2 6 (3.35%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (36.31%) Line Management
3 17 (9.50%) Project Management
4 14 (7.82%) Data Analysis
5 12 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.03%) Workflow
7 9 (5.03%) Business Analysis
7 9 (5.03%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.91%) Change Management
8 7 (3.91%) ERP
8 7 (3.91%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.91%) Change Control
9 6 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.35%) Analytics
9 6 (3.35%) Migration
9 6 (3.35%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.35%) CRM
10 5 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.56%) C
1 1 (0.56%) C#
1 1 (0.56%) C++
1 1 (0.56%) Java
1 1 (0.56%) SQL
1 1 (0.56%) ABAP
1 1 (0.56%) Python
1 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (3.35%) VCP4
2 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) PMP
4 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (40.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 68 (37.99%) Ericsson
2 66 (36.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 24 (13.41%) Verint
4 21 (11.73%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.03%) Avaya
6 8 (4.47%) Nortel
7 7 (3.91%) Cisco
7 7 (3.91%) Remedy
8 5 (2.79%) BT
8 5 (2.79%) Oracle
8 5 (2.79%) Genesys
8 5 (2.79%) Cognos
9 4 (2.23%) Citrix
10 3 (1.68%) JDA
10 3 (1.68%) Sybase
10 3 (1.68%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.68%) SAP
10 3 (1.68%) HP
10 3 (1.68%) RedPrairie
11 2 (1.12%) Cramer
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