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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 511 530 522
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing WFM 89 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £488 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £369 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £520 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £405
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +23.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +19 77 £403 -17.43% 5
South East -3 24 £388 -22.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £388 -
Yorkshire +13 12 £275 - 1
London +4 12 £426 +8.25% 1
West Yorkshire +8 7 £246 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 7 £475 -
West Midlands +1 6 £300 - 1
East of England -17 6 £440 -12.00% 1
South West -28 5 £470 -14.54%
Scotland - 5 £305 -
Leeds - 5 £225 - 1
Berkshire +7 4 - -
Swindon -4 4 £470 -14.54%
Wiltshire -8 4 £470 -14.54%
North Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £290 -
Hertfordshire -14 1 £450 -10.00% 1
City of London - 1 £534 -
East Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
York - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Reading - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 31 (19.25%) Telecoms
2 27 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 27 (16.77%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.91%) OO
4 23 (14.29%) Genesys
4 23 (14.29%) Retail
5 22 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (13.66%) SAP
5 22 (13.66%) MS Visio
5 22 (13.66%) IVR
6 21 (13.04%) Finance
7 20 (12.42%) Project Management
8 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (11.80%) Test Scripting
9 18 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (11.18%) RNC
10 17 (10.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 17 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (10.56%) SLA
11 16 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (9.32%) Ruby
12 15 (9.32%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (9.32%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (8.07%) RedPrairie
13 13 (8.07%) Verint
13 13 (8.07%) Management Information System
13 13 (8.07%) JDA
14 12 (7.45%) HP
14 12 (7.45%) CRM

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (2.48%) CMS
2 3 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.62%) SAS
4 1 (0.62%) TWiki
Applications
1 27 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 22 (13.66%) MS Visio
3 15 (9.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.59%) MS Office
5 3 (1.86%) MS Project
6 2 (1.24%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (5.59%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.62%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.62%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.18%) RNC
2 9 (5.59%) IP Telephony
3 7 (4.35%) ATM
3 7 (4.35%) GSM
3 7 (4.35%) SDH
3 7 (4.35%) UMTS
3 7 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.24%) VPN
4 2 (1.24%) PBX
5 1 (0.62%) ADSL
5 1 (0.62%) 3G
5 1 (0.62%) 2G
5 1 (0.62%) SHDSL
5 1 (0.62%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.21%) SAP BI
2 9 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.48%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) MS Access
General
1 31 (19.25%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.29%) Retail
3 21 (13.04%) Finance
4 8 (4.97%) Legal
5 7 (4.35%) Back Office
6 5 (3.11%) Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.24%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (1.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) Front Office
8 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Local Government
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.09%) Analyst
2 25 (15.53%) Business Analyst
3 19 (11.80%) Project Manager
4 15 (9.32%) Consultant
4 15 (9.32%) Developer
4 15 (9.32%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Programmer
6 10 (6.21%) SAP Consultant
7 9 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 8 (4.97%) Business Manager
9 7 (4.35%) Field Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (2.48%) Change Manager
12 3 (1.86%) Service Desk Analyst
12 3 (1.86%) Service Analyst
12 3 (1.86%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.32%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (6.21%) LAMP
3 9 (5.59%) HTML5
3 9 (5.59%) CSS3
3 9 (5.59%) HTML
3 9 (5.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.66%) IVR
2 13 (8.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.86%) GIS
4 3 (1.86%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.24%) iPhone
5 2 (1.24%) Social Media
5 2 (1.24%) iPad
6 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.45%) Windows
1 12 (7.45%) Windows 7
2 5 (3.11%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.91%) OO
2 22 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (12.42%) Project Management
4 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (11.80%) Test Scripting
5 18 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (7.45%) CRM
10 10 (6.21%) Product Management
11 8 (4.97%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.97%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.97%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (4.97%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.35%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (4.35%) Migration
12 7 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.32%) Ruby
2 9 (5.59%) ABAP
3 3 (1.86%) Erlang
4 2 (1.24%) VBA
4 2 (1.24%) SQL
4 2 (1.24%) VB
5 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (1.86%) Degree
3 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.24%) ISEB
3 2 (1.24%) PMP
3 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.24%) CAPM
4 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
1 7 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.62%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.29%) Genesys
3 22 (13.66%) SAP
4 17 (10.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 13 (8.07%) RedPrairie
5 13 (8.07%) Verint
5 13 (8.07%) JDA
6 12 (7.45%) HP
7 8 (4.97%) Ericsson
7 8 (4.97%) Avaya
8 7 (4.35%) Siemens
8 7 (4.35%) Empirix
9 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.48%) Kronos
9 4 (2.48%) Ceridian
10 3 (1.86%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (1.86%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.86%) Oracle
11 2 (1.24%) Nortel
11 2 (1.24%) Citrix
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