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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 623 568 546
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -22
Contract jobs citing WFM 28 56 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 25
Median daily rate £410 £373 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £444
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -26.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +100.00%

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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 19 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 24 May 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 -44 18 £430 +19.03% 9
Durham +1 5 - -
North East -54 5 - -
Peterlee - 5 - -
Scotland -2 4 £400 -15.78%
Edinburgh -5 4 £400 -15.78%
London -22 4 £450 -5.26% 1
South East -5 3 £550 +4.76% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £390 +41.81% 1
Birmingham 0 2 £390 +56.00%
Berkshire - 2 £550 - 1
Reading - 2 £550 - 1
East of England +7 1 £400 -5.88% 2
Hampshire +4 1 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Hook - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 13 (18.84%) Project Management
2 12 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.39%) Finance
3 11 (15.94%) Kronos
3 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.94%) Verint
4 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (14.49%) Quality Management
5 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.04%) MS Office
5 9 (13.04%) Retail
5 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
6 8 (11.59%) Time Management
6 8 (11.59%) SLA
6 8 (11.59%) Genesys
7 7 (10.14%) Cisco
7 7 (10.14%) ITIL
7 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.70%) Coaching
8 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (8.70%) IVR
8 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
8 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.70%) CRM
8 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (7.25%) SAP
9 5 (7.25%) .NET

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 5 (7.25%) Node.js
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.04%) MS Office
3 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.45%) Maximo
2 1 (1.45%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.45%) SMS
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) CouchDB
1 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MS Access
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) GIS
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Retail
2 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Retail Business Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Transition Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.35%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.35%) HR Manager
8 3 (4.35%) PMO Officer
8 3 (4.35%) Project Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Telephony Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Telephony Support
9 2 (2.90%) Business Change Manager
9 2 (2.90%) IT Manager
9 2 (2.90%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
1 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (7.25%) Aurelia
1 5 (7.25%) HTML
1 5 (7.25%) HTML5
1 5 (7.25%) RESTful
1 5 (7.25%) SAML
1 5 (7.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (7.25%) Velocity
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) IVR
3 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
1 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Project Management
2 10 (14.49%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (14.49%) Quality Management
3 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.59%) Time Management
5 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.14%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Coaching
6 6 (8.70%) CRM
6 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (7.25%) Line Management
7 5 (7.25%) Scrum
7 5 (7.25%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) ABAP
1 2 (2.90%) C
1 2 (2.90%) Java
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) CCNA
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.90%) QA
4 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Kronos
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
1 11 (15.94%) Verint
2 8 (11.59%) Genesys
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco
4 5 (7.25%) SAP
5 4 (5.80%) HP
5 4 (5.80%) Syclo
6 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) Avaya
7 2 (2.90%) BT
7 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.45%) Ceridian
8 1 (1.45%) RedPrairie