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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 484 509 529
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +20
Contract jobs citing WFM 106 79 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.20% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 12
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£431 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £431 £399
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
41890 39937 34135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.95% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26101 24544 20460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1127 1112
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 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 +16 95 £425 - 8
West Midlands -3 23 £238 -16.66%
North West -1 17 £450 +12.50% 3
South East -26 14 £438 -8.85% 1
Coventry -7 13 - -
London -3 11 £525 +180.00% 1
East Midlands - 10 £300 -
Leeds - 7 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 - - 2
Yorkshire - 7 - - 2
Scotland -6 6 £475 -5.00%
Derbyshire - 6 - -
Birmingham - 6 £238 -
Manchester - 5 - -
Berkshire +2 4 £400 -16.66%
East of England +2 3 £318 -25.29% 1
Kent - 3 £460 -
Bracknell - 3 £419 -
Edinburgh -11 2 £475 -5.00%
West Sussex - 2 £475 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
City of London +13 1 - -
Surrey 0 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 96 (52.17%) Telecoms
2 83 (45.11%) SLA
3 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (40.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 73 (39.67%) Ericsson
6 72 (39.13%) Line Management
6 72 (39.13%) RNC
7 71 (38.59%) Radio Access Network
8 70 (38.04%) ATM
8 70 (38.04%) GSM
8 70 (38.04%) SDH
8 70 (38.04%) UMTS
8 70 (38.04%) Ethernet
9 22 (11.96%) MS Excel
10 20 (10.87%) Finance
11 17 (9.24%) Project Management
12 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
13 15 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (7.61%) Verint
14 14 (7.61%) Retail
14 14 (7.61%) Microsoft
15 13 (7.07%) IVR
16 10 (5.43%) Risk Assessment
17 9 (4.89%) Business Analysis
17 9 (4.89%) Service Delivery
17 9 (4.89%) Workflow
17 9 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (4.89%) Avaya
18 8 (4.35%) Nortel
18 8 (4.35%) Windows

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.72%) CMS
2 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.63%) IIS
2 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 22 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.54%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (39.13%) RNC
2 71 (38.59%) Radio Access Network
3 70 (38.04%) ATM
3 70 (38.04%) GSM
3 70 (38.04%) SDH
3 70 (38.04%) UMTS
3 70 (38.04%) Ethernet
4 7 (3.80%) PBX
5 6 (3.26%) WAN
6 5 (2.72%) MPLS
7 4 (2.17%) Firewall
8 3 (1.63%) LTE
8 3 (1.63%) SMTP
8 3 (1.63%) Broadband
8 3 (1.63%) FTP
8 3 (1.63%) HTTP
8 3 (1.63%) DNS
8 3 (1.63%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.63%) SSL
8 3 (1.63%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) MS Access
2 3 (1.63%) Crystal Enterprise
2 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
General
1 96 (52.17%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.87%) Finance
3 14 (7.61%) Retail
4 7 (3.80%) Banking
5 4 (2.17%) Legal
6 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.63%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 70 (38.04%) Field Engineer
2 26 (14.13%) Analyst
3 12 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 8 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 8 (4.35%) Coordinator
4 8 (4.35%) Architect
5 7 (3.80%) Service Analyst
6 6 (3.26%) Resource Manager
6 6 (3.26%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 6 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (3.26%) Performance Analyst
6 6 (3.26%) Planning Manager
7 5 (2.72%) Service Performance Analyst
7 5 (2.72%) Telephony Engineer
8 4 (2.17%) Programme Manager
9 3 (1.63%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (1.09%) Software Engineer
10 2 (1.09%) Developer
10 2 (1.09%) Test Manager
10 2 (1.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) ODBC
2 1 (0.54%) HTML
2 1 (0.54%) .NET
2 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.07%) IVR
4 5 (2.72%) Streaming Media
4 5 (2.72%) Open Source
4 5 (2.72%) Social Media
5 2 (1.09%) iPad
5 2 (1.09%) PMI
5 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 1 (0.54%) Life Science
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.35%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (39.13%) Line Management
3 17 (9.24%) Project Management
4 10 (5.43%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (4.89%) Business Analysis
5 9 (4.89%) Workflow
5 9 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (4.89%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (3.80%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.80%) ERP
8 6 (3.26%) Migration
8 6 (3.26%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.26%) Analytics
9 5 (2.72%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (2.72%) Change Control
9 5 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.72%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.72%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.54%) C#
1 1 (0.54%) C++
1 1 (0.54%) Java
1 1 (0.54%) PHP
1 1 (0.54%) SQL
1 1 (0.54%) ABAP
1 1 (0.54%) VBA
1 1 (0.54%) Python
1 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.72%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.63%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PMP
5 1 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (45.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (40.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 73 (39.67%) Ericsson
3 14 (7.61%) Verint
3 14 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.89%) Avaya
5 8 (4.35%) Nortel
5 8 (4.35%) Remedy
6 7 (3.80%) Cisco
7 6 (3.26%) Oracle
8 5 (2.72%) Cognos
8 5 (2.72%) BT
9 4 (2.17%) Citrix
9 4 (2.17%) Genesys
10 3 (1.63%) Sybase
10 3 (1.63%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.63%) RedPrairie
10 3 (1.63%) JDA
10 3 (1.63%) Huawei
11 2 (1.09%) Apple
11 2 (1.09%) SAP
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