The first table below looks at the demand for WFM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 25 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 111 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing WFM 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +34.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1772 1304 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.19% 66.43% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 654 748
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 54 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
WFM
England

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WFM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WFM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WFM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WFM across the West Midlands region.

WFM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WFM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WFM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

WFM Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WFM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WFM across the West Midlands region.

WFM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WFM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
Birmingham - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
WFM
England

WFM
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (44.00%) Legal
2 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (44.00%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (44.00%) SLA
3 10 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (28.00%) RNC
5 7 (28.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (20.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) Hyperion
7 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
9 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 1 (4.00%) CRM
9 1 (4.00%) ABAP
9 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
9 1 (4.00%) NetWeaver
9 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Management

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (4.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
1 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
General
1 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (44.00%) Legal
3 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (12.00%) Consultant
1 3 (12.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (12.00%) Hyperion Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) Quality Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) Planning Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SAP BW Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) Resource Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (44.00%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (12.00%) Hyperion
4 2 (8.00%) SAP