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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 523 547 551
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing WFM 83 45 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 18 27
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£363 £475 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £393 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £500 £410
% change year-on-year
-39.00% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +25 71 £400 -15.78% 6
South East -2 19 £413 -17.50% 3
East of England -21 14 £243 -51.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £388 - 1
London +21 9 £450 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +1 9 £318 -
Milton Keynes +3 7 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 6 £268 -
South West -18 6 £470 -14.54%
Scotland - 5 £305 - 1
Berkshire +7 4 - - 1
Swindon -2 4 £470 -14.54%
Wiltshire -12 4 £470 -14.54%
West Midlands -21 4 £284 - 1
Leeds - 4 £246 -
Glasgow - 3 £290 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire -18 1 £450 -10.00% 1
City of London - 1 £534 -
East Midlands - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
County Antrim - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 32 (23.02%) Telecoms
2 30 (21.58%) IVR
3 26 (18.71%) MS Excel
3 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (15.83%) Genesys
6 20 (14.39%) OO
6 20 (14.39%) Verint
7 18 (12.95%) SAP
7 18 (12.95%) Retail
7 18 (12.95%) Finance
8 16 (11.51%) Project Management
9 15 (10.79%) MS Visio
9 15 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (10.79%) Ruby
9 15 (10.79%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (10.79%) Test Scripting
10 14 (10.07%) RNC
10 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (10.07%) SLA
11 13 (9.35%) CMS
11 13 (9.35%) Line Management
11 13 (9.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 13 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.63%) CRM
13 11 (7.91%) PBX
13 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
14 10 (7.19%) LAMP

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (9.35%) CMS
2 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) SAS
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.72%) TWiki
Applications
1 26 (18.71%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.79%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.88%) MS Office
5 3 (2.16%) MS Project
6 2 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (3.60%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.72%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.72%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.07%) RNC
2 11 (7.91%) PBX
3 8 (5.76%) SDH
3 8 (5.76%) UMTS
3 8 (5.76%) Ethernet
3 8 (5.76%) ATM
3 8 (5.76%) GSM
3 8 (5.76%) IP Telephony
3 8 (5.76%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.72%) SHDSL
4 1 (0.72%) 4G
4 1 (0.72%) ADSL
4 1 (0.72%) 3G
4 1 (0.72%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SAP BI
2 9 (6.47%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.88%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.72%) MS Access
General
1 32 (23.02%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.95%) Finance
2 18 (12.95%) Retail
3 6 (4.32%) Back Office
4 5 (3.60%) Legal
4 5 (3.60%) Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.44%) Cantonese Language
5 2 (1.44%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) Front Office
6 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (32.37%) Analyst
2 21 (15.11%) Business Analyst
3 15 (10.79%) Developer
3 15 (10.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 14 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.35%) Programmer
5 13 (9.35%) Ruby Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Consultant
7 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 8 (5.76%) Business Manager
8 8 (5.76%) Field Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (4.32%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Change Manager
11 3 (2.16%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.16%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.16%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.16%) Architect
11 3 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.16%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (7.19%) LAMP
3 9 (6.47%) HTML5
3 9 (6.47%) CSS3
3 9 (6.47%) HTML
3 9 (6.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.58%) IVR
2 14 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) GIS
6 2 (1.44%) Social Media
6 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Windows
1 9 (6.47%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
2 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.39%) OO
3 16 (11.51%) Project Management
4 15 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (10.79%) Test Scripting
5 14 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (9.35%) Line Management
7 12 (8.63%) CRM
8 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (7.19%) Data Analysis
9 10 (7.19%) Product Management
10 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (5.04%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.04%) Migration
11 7 (5.04%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (4.32%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (4.32%) Coaching
12 6 (4.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.79%) Ruby
2 5 (3.60%) ABAP
3 3 (2.16%) Erlang
4 2 (1.44%) VBA
4 2 (1.44%) SQL
4 2 (1.44%) VB
5 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) Degree
1 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.44%) ISEB
2 2 (1.44%) PMP
2 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.44%) CAPM
3 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) Cisco IPCC
1 6 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.83%) Genesys
3 20 (14.39%) Verint
4 18 (12.95%) SAP
5 13 (9.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (6.47%) HP
6 9 (6.47%) Ericsson
7 8 (5.76%) Avaya
8 6 (4.32%) Siemens
8 6 (4.32%) Empirix
9 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.88%) JDA
9 4 (2.88%) RedPrairie
10 3 (2.16%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (2.16%) Hyperion
11 2 (1.44%) Kronos
11 2 (1.44%) Nortel
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle
12 1 (0.72%) Adobe
12 1 (0.72%) Ceridian