The table below looks at the statistics for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 594 587 577
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing WFM 42 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 36
Median daily rate £460 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +46.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +316.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +316.66%

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WFM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 42 £460 +8.23% 6
London +22 24 £460 +148.64% 1
East Midlands -5 6 £468 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £475 -
City of London +24 3 £530 - 1
South East -13 3 £225 -47.05% 1
West Midlands -17 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £475 -
Yorkshire +13 2 - -
Berkshire +7 2 £225 -45.45% 1
South Yorkshire +5 2 - -
North West +3 2 - - 1
Slough - 2 £225 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Hampshire -3 1 - -
Birmingham -7 1 - -
North East -22 1 £100 -80.95%
South Coast - 1 - -
Durham - 1 £100 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £415 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £415 -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WFM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WFM.

1 18 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
4 12 (17.39%) Project Management
5 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
5 11 (15.94%) Finance
6 9 (13.04%) IVR
6 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.59%) Cisco
7 8 (11.59%) Banking
7 8 (11.59%) Logistics
7 8 (11.59%) Performance Management
7 8 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.14%) Retail
8 7 (10.14%) Requirements Management
8 7 (10.14%) CRM
8 7 (10.14%) ITIL
9 6 (8.70%) Oracle
9 6 (8.70%) Kronos
9 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Workforce Optimisation
10 5 (7.25%) Verint
10 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
10 5 (7.25%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (7.25%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (7.25%) SAP
10 5 (7.25%) Siebel
10 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.90%) CMS
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.45%) Maximo
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
2 2 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) 3G
1 3 (4.35%) 4G
1 3 (4.35%) LTE
2 2 (2.90%) CTI
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) 2G
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.45%) H.323
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) MPLS
3 1 (1.45%) PBX
3 1 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.45%) RTP
3 1 (1.45%) SMS
3 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.45%) VoIP
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) MS Access
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
General
1 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
2 11 (15.94%) Finance
3 8 (11.59%) Banking
4 7 (10.14%) Retail
5 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (1.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Business Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.14%) Architect
5 5 (7.25%) Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) HR Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Siebel Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Siebel Business Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Supply Chain Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Web Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.90%) Junior
8 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (1.45%) VXML
1 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 9 (13.04%) IVR
3 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) PMI
5 3 (4.35%) EPoS
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (17.39%) Project Management
3 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (11.59%) Logistics
4 8 (11.59%) Performance Management
5 7 (10.14%) CRM
5 7 (10.14%) ITIL
5 7 (10.14%) Requirements Management
6 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Workforce Optimisation
7 5 (7.25%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.25%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (5.80%) Change Management
8 4 (5.80%) Data Mapping
8 4 (5.80%) ERP
8 4 (5.80%) Migration
8 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.80%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) PMI Certification
1 4 (5.80%) PMP
2 3 (4.35%) CBAP
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (2.90%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) CCIE
4 1 (1.45%) CCNA
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Cisco
3 6 (8.70%) Kronos
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle
4 5 (7.25%) SAP
4 5 (7.25%) Siebel
4 5 (7.25%) Verint
5 4 (5.80%) Genesys
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix
6 3 (4.35%) Cramer
6 3 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (4.35%) Huawei
6 3 (4.35%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (4.35%) Nortel
6 3 (4.35%) Tellabs
7 2 (2.90%) Avaya
7 2 (2.90%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.45%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy
8 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com