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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 544 540 531
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing WFM 69 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.098% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.13% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 12
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+70.83% +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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -17 63 £375 -3.22% 21
London -3 16 £475 +18.01% 7
East of England +11 10 £419 +4.68% 2
Bedfordshire +18 9 £425 +6.25%
Durham -8 8 £325 -38.09%
North East -18 8 £325 -38.09%
North West -10 7 £315 - 3
South East -23 7 £425 +9.67% 5
Darlington - 7 £325 -
South West -7 6 - - 2
Yorkshire -20 5 £300 +33.33%
Manchester - 5 £300 - 2
Scotland +7 4 £425 -
Swindon +3 4 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -17 4 £300 +33.33%
City of London - 4 £399 - 1
Hampshire - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
West Midlands -5 3 £350 +16.66%
Dunstable - 3 £413 -
Luton +7 2 £425 +6.25%
Liverpool - 2 £450 - 1
Bradford - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £450 - 1
Sheffield -8 1 - -
Surrey -10 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire -16 1 - -
Leeds -26 1 £300 +33.33%

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 63 (36.21%) SLA
1 63 (36.21%) Telecoms
2 56 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (31.61%) Ericsson
4 54 (31.03%) UMTS
4 54 (31.03%) ATM
4 54 (31.03%) GSM
4 54 (31.03%) SDH
4 54 (31.03%) Ethernet
4 54 (31.03%) RNC
4 54 (31.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 54 (31.03%) Radio Access Network
4 54 (31.03%) Line Management
5 25 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (10.92%) Finance
7 15 (8.62%) Verint
8 14 (8.05%) MS Excel
9 13 (7.47%) SQL
10 12 (6.90%) Security Cleared
11 11 (6.32%) Retail
11 11 (6.32%) Microsoft
12 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
13 9 (5.17%) Genesys
13 9 (5.17%) Project Management
13 9 (5.17%) SQL Server
14 8 (4.60%) Oracle
14 8 (4.60%) Windows
14 8 (4.60%) Avaya
14 8 (4.60%) Change Management
15 7 (4.02%) IVR

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (1.15%) JBoss
1 2 (1.15%) CMS
1 2 (1.15%) Lync
1 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.02%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.87%) MS Office
5 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.57%) Maximo
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.57%) SAP xRPM
Communications & Networking
1 54 (31.03%) ATM
1 54 (31.03%) GSM
1 54 (31.03%) SDH
1 54 (31.03%) Ethernet
1 54 (31.03%) UMTS
1 54 (31.03%) RNC
1 54 (31.03%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (2.87%) PBX
3 3 (1.72%) VoIP
3 3 (1.72%) DPNSS
3 3 (1.72%) QSIG
4 2 (1.15%) DHCP
4 2 (1.15%) Network Security
4 2 (1.15%) DNS
4 2 (1.15%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.57%) CTI
5 1 (0.57%) Intranet
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
5 1 (0.57%) SMS
5 1 (0.57%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (4.02%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 63 (36.21%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.92%) Finance
3 11 (6.32%) Retail
4 6 (3.45%) Banking
5 5 (2.87%) Back Office
6 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.15%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (31.03%) Field Engineer
2 20 (11.49%) Analyst
3 19 (10.92%) Project Manager
4 15 (8.62%) Developer
5 11 (6.32%) Architect
5 11 (6.32%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.02%) SQL Developer
7 6 (3.45%) Consultant
7 6 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 6 (3.45%) Resource Manager
7 6 (3.45%) Planning Manager
8 5 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.30%) Service Performance Analyst
9 4 (2.30%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.30%) Test Leader
9 4 (2.30%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 4 (2.30%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (1.72%) Business Change Analyst
10 3 (1.72%) Change Analyst
10 3 (1.72%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (1.15%) jQuery
2 2 (1.15%) HTML
2 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.15%) JCE
3 1 (0.57%) Ajax
3 1 (0.57%) Dojo
3 1 (0.57%) WCF
3 1 (0.57%) WPF
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) SOAP
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) HTML5
3 1 (0.57%) CSS3
3 1 (0.57%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.02%) IVR
2 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.72%) PKI
4 2 (1.15%) User Experience
4 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.57%) PMI
5 1 (0.57%) GIS
5 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.60%) Windows
2 5 (2.87%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.15%) UNIX
4 2 (1.15%) Linux
5 1 (0.57%) AIX
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.03%) Line Management
3 25 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (5.17%) Project Management
5 8 (4.60%) Change Management
6 7 (4.02%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.45%) ITIL
8 5 (2.87%) Workflow
8 5 (2.87%) Business Analysis
8 5 (2.87%) Capacity Management
8 5 (2.87%) Business Transformation
9 4 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.30%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.30%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.30%) Validation
9 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
10 3 (1.72%) CRM
10 3 (1.72%) ERP
10 3 (1.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.47%) SQL
2 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.15%) C#
3 2 (1.15%) Java
3 2 (1.15%) VBScript
3 2 (1.15%) VB
4 1 (0.57%) ABAP
4 1 (0.57%) VBA
4 1 (0.57%) PHP
4 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.72%) Degree
5 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (36.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.15%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) SCCM
2 3 (1.72%) SCOM
3 2 (1.15%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.15%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.15%) SCSM
3 2 (1.15%) WSUS
4 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (31.61%) Ericsson
2 54 (31.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 15 (8.62%) Verint
4 11 (6.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.17%) Genesys
6 8 (4.60%) Avaya
6 8 (4.60%) Oracle
7 7 (4.02%) Kronos
8 5 (2.87%) JDA
9 3 (1.72%) Remedy
9 3 (1.72%) SAP
9 3 (1.72%) Cisco
9 3 (1.72%) RedPrairie
10 2 (1.15%) Symantec
10 2 (1.15%) Oneserve
10 2 (1.15%) Nortel
11 1 (0.57%) Citrix
11 1 (0.57%) HP
11 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.57%) McAfee
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