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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 139 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs citing WFM 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.44% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.58% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £390 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -38.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +100.00%
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
2325 1909 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.64% 76.54% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1191 925
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 88 112
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

WFM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WFM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 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
Birmingham -1 2 £390 +56.00% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WFM.

1 4 (44.44%) Kronos
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
3 2 (22.22%) SAP WM
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) ABAP
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Syclo
3 2 (22.22%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (11.11%) Verint
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SAP WM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) HR Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) HR Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) HR Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Planning Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Use Case
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) ABAP
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Kronos
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Syclo
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) Verint