The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 115 112 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing WFM 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.11 £13.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+177.76% +30.00%
WFM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
Coventry +2 1 £375 +63.04%
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
1 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) SLA
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 2 (8.70%) Kronos
5 2 (8.70%) RNC
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) ATM
5 2 (8.70%) GSM
5 2 (8.70%) SDH
5 2 (8.70%) UMTS
5 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.70%) JDA
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Oneserve
5 2 (8.70%) Line Management
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) ATM
1 2 (8.70%) GSM
1 2 (8.70%) SDH
1 2 (8.70%) UMTS
1 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.70%) RNC
1 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BI
1 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (8.70%) Analyst
1 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
1 2 (8.70%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Developer
2 1 (4.35%) Project Leader
2 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
2 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
2 1 (4.35%) Architect
2 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
2 1 (4.35%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Logistics
3 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
3 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Line Management
3 2 (8.70%) ERP
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
2 2 (8.70%) JDA
2 2 (8.70%) Kronos
2 2 (8.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (8.70%) Oneserve
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy