The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 506 533 535
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +2
Contract jobs citing WFM 74 36 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.071% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 24
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £351 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +34.92%
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% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +23 69 £400 - 15
South East +8 26 £388 +3.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +12 10 £250 - 2
London +6 10 £403 +0.62% 2
West Midlands -11 7 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes +4 6 £475 - 1
South West -23 6 £470 - 1
Berkshire +5 5 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 5 £225 - 2
Surrey - 5 - - 2
Wiltshire +5 4 £470 - 1
Swindon - 4 £470 - 1
East of England - 4 £440 - 3
South Yorkshire -1 3 - -
Sheffield -3 3 - -
Scotland -15 2 £475 -
Devon - 2 £388 -
Newbury - 2 £500 -
North West -4 1 - -
Edinburgh -22 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 26 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (16.03%) OO
3 23 (14.74%) MS Visio
3 23 (14.74%) Finance
4 22 (14.10%) MS Excel
4 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 21 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (13.46%) Retail
6 20 (12.82%) Test Scripting
6 20 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (12.18%) Project Management
8 17 (10.90%) HP
8 17 (10.90%) Windows
8 17 (10.90%) Windows 7
8 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (10.26%) SAP
9 16 (10.26%) SLA
10 15 (9.62%) IVR
10 15 (9.62%) Genesys
10 15 (9.62%) RNC
10 15 (9.62%) Ruby
10 15 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (8.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 14 (8.97%) Verint
12 13 (8.33%) RedPrairie
12 13 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (8.33%) JDA
12 13 (8.33%) MS Office
13 12 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement

WFM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (5.77%) CMS
2 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.64%) TWiki
Applications
1 23 (14.74%) MS Visio
2 22 (14.10%) MS Excel
3 13 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (8.33%) MS Office
4 3 (1.92%) MS Project
5 2 (1.28%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (7.05%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (6.41%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.64%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.64%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) RNC
2 11 (7.05%) IP Telephony
3 6 (3.85%) PBX
4 5 (3.21%) SDH
4 5 (3.21%) UMTS
4 5 (3.21%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.21%) ATM
4 5 (3.21%) GSM
4 5 (3.21%) Nortel Meridian
4 5 (3.21%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (2.56%) VPN
6 2 (1.28%) 3G
6 2 (1.28%) 2G
7 1 (0.64%) ADSL
7 1 (0.64%) SHDSL
7 1 (0.64%) LTE
7 1 (0.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.28%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.64%) MS Access
3 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
General
1 26 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.74%) Finance
3 21 (13.46%) Retail
4 11 (7.05%) Legal
5 6 (3.85%) Back Office
6 5 (3.21%) Banking
7 2 (1.28%) German Language
7 2 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.28%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.64%) Front Office
8 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (28.21%) Analyst
2 23 (14.74%) Business Analyst
3 16 (10.26%) Consultant
3 16 (10.26%) Developer
4 15 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 13 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (8.33%) Programmer
5 13 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.05%) SAP Consultant
7 10 (6.41%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.21%) Field Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (3.21%) Voice Analyst
10 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 3 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (1.92%) Implementation Project Manager
10 3 (1.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (6.41%) LAMP
3 9 (5.77%) HTML5
3 9 (5.77%) CSS3
3 9 (5.77%) HTML
3 9 (5.77%) CSS
4 2 (1.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) IVR
2 11 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.21%) Handset
4 4 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.56%) iPhone
4 4 (2.56%) iPad
5 3 (1.92%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.28%) Social Media
7 1 (0.64%) GIS
7 1 (0.64%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.90%) Windows
1 17 (10.90%) Windows 7
2 7 (4.49%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (16.03%) OO
3 21 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (12.82%) Test Scripting
5 19 (12.18%) Project Management
6 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (7.05%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (6.41%) Test Automation
9 10 (6.41%) Product Management
9 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
9 10 (6.41%) System Testing
9 10 (6.41%) Performance Testing
9 10 (6.41%) Matrix Management
10 9 (5.77%) Business Analysis
10 9 (5.77%) ITIL
10 9 (5.77%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.62%) Ruby
2 11 (7.05%) ABAP
3 4 (2.56%) C
4 3 (1.92%) Erlang
5 2 (1.28%) VBA
5 2 (1.28%) SQL
5 2 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (0.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (1.92%) Degree
3 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.64%) HNC
4 1 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.56%) XenApp
2 3 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.41%) Cisco IPCC
1 10 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.64%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.90%) HP
3 16 (10.26%) SAP
4 15 (9.62%) Genesys
5 14 (8.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 14 (8.97%) Verint
6 13 (8.33%) RedPrairie
6 13 (8.33%) JDA
7 11 (7.05%) Avaya
8 10 (6.41%) Siemens
8 10 (6.41%) Empirix
9 6 (3.85%) Ericsson
9 6 (3.85%) Nortel
10 5 (3.21%) Cisco
11 4 (2.56%) Citrix
11 4 (2.56%) Apple
11 4 (2.56%) AppSense
11 4 (2.56%) Kronos
11 4 (2.56%) Ceridian
12 3 (1.92%) TOWER Software
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