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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 542 523 531
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing WFM 81 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.098% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £145 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £500 £423
% change year-on-year
-45.75% +18.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - -

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
42787 38469 40705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.71% 74.00% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26972 23861 23648
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1069 1523
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -7 72 £330 -30.52% 12
South East -6 16 £463 -7.50% 2
East of England -10 16 £250 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire -2 11 £318 +144.23% 1
London +11 8 £450 +20.00% 3
West Yorkshire 0 8 £268 +105.76% 1
West Midlands -17 8 £268 - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes +7 6 £475 - 1
Leeds - 6 £246 - 1
Berkshire +9 4 - - 1
Scotland - 4 £305 -
South West -27 3 £470 -14.54%
North Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Surrey - 3 £431 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Glasgow - 2 £290 -
Swindon -8 1 £470 -14.54%
Wiltshire -10 1 £470 -14.54%
Hampshire -20 1 - -
Hertfordshire -29 1 £450 -10.00% 2
City of London - 1 £534 -
Birmingham - 1 £268 - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
York - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 34 (25.56%) Telecoms
2 30 (22.56%) IVR
3 26 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
5 24 (18.05%) MS Excel
6 20 (15.04%) Genesys
6 20 (15.04%) Finance
6 20 (15.04%) Verint
7 18 (13.53%) OO
8 16 (12.03%) SAP
9 15 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (11.28%) CMS
9 15 (11.28%) Retail
9 15 (11.28%) Line Management
9 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (11.28%) Ruby
9 15 (11.28%) Ruby on Rails
10 14 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (9.77%) PBX
11 13 (9.77%) Project Management
11 13 (9.77%) Ericsson
11 13 (9.77%) RNC
11 13 (9.77%) Test Scripting
12 12 (9.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 12 (9.02%) Data Analysis
12 12 (9.02%) CRM
13 11 (8.27%) SLA
14 10 (7.52%) SDH
14 10 (7.52%) UMTS
14 10 (7.52%) Ethernet

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 15 (11.28%) CMS
2 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) TWiki
Applications
1 24 (18.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.77%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.26%) MS Project
5 2 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.50%) MS Office
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.26%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.75%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.75%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.75%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.77%) PBX
1 13 (9.77%) RNC
2 10 (7.52%) SDH
2 10 (7.52%) UMTS
2 10 (7.52%) Ethernet
2 10 (7.52%) ATM
2 10 (7.52%) GSM
2 10 (7.52%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (4.51%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.75%) 2G
4 1 (0.75%) 3G
4 1 (0.75%) ADSL
4 1 (0.75%) SHDSL
4 1 (0.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) SAP BI
2 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.01%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) StarTeam
General
1 34 (25.56%) Telecoms
2 20 (15.04%) Finance
3 15 (11.28%) Retail
4 6 (4.51%) Back Office
5 5 (3.76%) Banking
6 2 (1.50%) German Language
6 2 (1.50%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.50%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (31.58%) Analyst
2 15 (11.28%) Business Analyst
2 15 (11.28%) Developer
2 15 (11.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 13 (9.77%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.77%) Programmer
3 13 (9.77%) Ruby Developer
4 10 (7.52%) Field Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 8 (6.02%) Consultant
6 8 (6.02%) Business Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Telephony Analyst
7 4 (3.01%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Change Manager
7 4 (3.01%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (2.26%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.26%) Hyperion Consultant
8 3 (2.26%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 3 (2.26%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (7.52%) LAMP
3 9 (6.77%) HTML5
3 9 (6.77%) CSS3
3 9 (6.77%) CSS
3 9 (6.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.56%) IVR
2 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.26%) GIS
6 2 (1.50%) Social Media
6 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.26%) Windows
1 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
2 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.53%) OO
3 15 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (11.28%) Line Management
4 14 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (9.77%) Project Management
5 13 (9.77%) Test Scripting
6 12 (9.02%) Data Analysis
6 12 (9.02%) CRM
7 10 (7.52%) Product Management
8 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.26%) Migration
9 7 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.51%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.51%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.51%) Coaching
10 6 (4.51%) Change Management
11 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.28%) Ruby
2 3 (2.26%) ABAP
2 3 (2.26%) Erlang
3 2 (1.50%) VB
4 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (2.26%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) CAPM
2 2 (1.50%) PMP
2 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
3 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.01%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.04%) Genesys
2 20 (15.04%) Verint
3 16 (12.03%) SAP
4 13 (9.77%) Ericsson
5 12 (9.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (6.02%) HP
6 8 (6.02%) Avaya
7 4 (3.01%) Empirix
7 4 (3.01%) Siemens
7 4 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.26%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.26%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle
9 2 (1.50%) Nortel
10 1 (0.75%) Kronos
10 1 (0.75%) Niku
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe
10 1 (0.75%) Ceridian
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