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 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 542 530 528
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing WFM 70 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 17
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£275 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £145 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £500 £411
% change year-on-year
-46.50% +21.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
42724 38810 38732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.15% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 24127 22614
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1169 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 64 £275 -43.58% 15
East of England -10 13 £243 -51.50% 2
London +8 9 £450 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -10 8 £268 - 3
Yorkshire -4 7 £360 +176.92% 2
West Yorkshire -7 6 £360 +176.92% 1
South East -31 5 £463 -7.50% 4
Leeds - 5 £268 -
Berkshire +4 2 £208 -57.43%
South West -26 2 - -
Slough - 2 £208 -
Bradford -5 1 £360 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £268 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 39 (26.35%) Telecoms
2 36 (24.32%) IVR
3 27 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (17.57%) Finance
4 26 (17.57%) MS Excel
4 26 (17.57%) Microsoft
5 25 (16.89%) Verint
6 22 (14.86%) Genesys
7 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (11.49%) Line Management
9 16 (10.81%) Ericsson
9 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.81%) OO
10 15 (10.14%) Project Management
10 15 (10.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 15 (10.14%) Retail
10 15 (10.14%) Ruby
10 15 (10.14%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (9.46%) RNC
11 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.46%) CMS
11 14 (9.46%) CRM
11 14 (9.46%) PBX
11 14 (9.46%) SLA
11 14 (9.46%) Avaya
12 13 (8.78%) SAP
12 13 (8.78%) Migration
13 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
13 12 (8.11%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (8.11%) Data Analysis

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 14 (9.46%) CMS
2 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.03%) IIS
3 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) TWiki
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.03%) MS Project
5 2 (1.35%) MS Office
5 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.68%) Maximo
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.68%) SAP SCM
1 1 (0.68%) CA Clarity
1 1 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.68%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) PBX
1 14 (9.46%) RNC
2 12 (8.11%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (7.43%) SDH
3 11 (7.43%) UMTS
3 11 (7.43%) ATM
3 11 (7.43%) GSM
3 11 (7.43%) Ethernet
4 7 (4.73%) IP Telephony
5 5 (3.38%) MPLS
5 5 (3.38%) WAN
6 3 (2.03%) SMTP
6 3 (2.03%) Broadband
6 3 (2.03%) FTP
6 3 (2.03%) HTTP
6 3 (2.03%) DNS
6 3 (2.03%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.03%) SSL
6 3 (2.03%) CTI
6 3 (2.03%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.76%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.70%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.03%) Crystal Enterprise
4 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) StarTeam
General
1 39 (26.35%) Telecoms
2 26 (17.57%) Finance
3 15 (10.14%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Back Office
4 6 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.35%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (31.76%) Analyst
2 15 (10.14%) Developer
2 15 (10.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 14 (9.46%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.46%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.78%) Programmer
4 13 (8.78%) Ruby Developer
5 11 (7.43%) Field Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 7 (4.73%) Business Manager
8 6 (4.05%) Consultant
9 5 (3.38%) Telephony Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Telephony Analyst
11 3 (2.03%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
11 3 (2.03%) Hyperion Consultant
11 3 (2.03%) Genesys Engineer
11 3 (2.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (6.76%) LAMP
3 9 (6.08%) HTML5
3 9 (6.08%) CSS3
3 9 (6.08%) HTML
3 9 (6.08%) CSS
4 3 (2.03%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.32%) IVR
2 19 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.38%) Streaming Media
5 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.35%) GIS
6 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.35%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.11%) Windows
2 8 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.73%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.49%) Line Management
3 16 (10.81%) OO
3 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (10.14%) Project Management
5 14 (9.46%) CRM
5 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (8.78%) Migration
7 12 (8.11%) Data Analysis
8 11 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (7.43%) Test Scripting
9 10 (6.76%) Product Management
10 9 (6.08%) Analytics
11 7 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.73%) Change Control
11 7 (4.73%) Validation
12 6 (4.05%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (4.05%) Change Management
12 6 (4.05%) Coaching
12 6 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.14%) Ruby
2 3 (2.03%) Erlang
3 2 (1.35%) VB
4 1 (0.68%) ABAP
4 1 (0.68%) C
4 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
1 3 (2.03%) Degree
1 3 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.35%) PMP
2 2 (1.35%) CAPM
3 1 (0.68%) HNC
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.89%) Verint
3 22 (14.86%) Genesys
4 16 (10.81%) Ericsson
5 15 (10.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 14 (9.46%) Avaya
7 13 (8.78%) SAP
8 10 (6.76%) Nortel
9 9 (6.08%) HP
10 5 (3.38%) Oracle
10 5 (3.38%) Cisco
10 5 (3.38%) BT
11 4 (2.70%) Siemens
11 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.70%) Cognos
11 4 (2.70%) Empirix
12 3 (2.03%) Hyperion
12 3 (2.03%) Citrix
12 3 (2.03%) Sybase
12 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
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