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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Workforce Management (WFM)
Rank 120 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing WFM 5 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.65% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.93% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £338 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.19 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-25.59% -8.33%
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 2 £350 -
Coventry -13 1 £240 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Nortel
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Cramer
2 3 (33.33%) Huawei
2 3 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) LTE
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) 4G
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Syclo
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) SAP MI
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Kronos
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) ABAP

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP WM
2 1 (11.11%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (22.22%) 3G
2 2 (22.22%) 4G
2 2 (22.22%) LTE
3 1 (11.11%) 2G
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 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 3 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Architect
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SAP MI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) ABAP
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Cramer
2 3 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 3 (33.33%) Huawei
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (33.33%) Nortel
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Kronos
3 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (22.22%) Syclo