The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for WFM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WFM over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Workforce Management (WFM)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 123 127
Rank change year-on-year +50 +4  
Contract jobs citing WFM 29 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.54% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 2
Median daily rate £353 £438 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.42% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £408 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £520 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +1.42% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  

WFM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1507 1991 2218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.20% 79.96% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 1070 1177
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 62
Median hourly rate £17.68 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing WFM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for WFM in Berkshire

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WFM in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WFM in Berkshire

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WFM in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WFM in Berkshire

WFM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 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
Bracknell - 21 £275 -
Reading +22 5 £550 +25.71%
Slough - 1 £425 -
WFM
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WFM.

1 12 (33.33%) Retail
1 12 (33.33%) BCP
2 10 (27.78%) Avaya
2 10 (27.78%) Avaya Certification
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
2 10 (27.78%) Business Continuity
2 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (27.78%) High Availability
2 10 (27.78%) Business Continuity Planning
2 10 (27.78%) Workforce Optimisation
3 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) Data Quality
6 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
6 5 (13.89%) Unified Communications
6 5 (13.89%) Data Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (8.33%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
8 3 (8.33%) IVR
8 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (5.56%) Change Management
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (5.56%) LAN
9 2 (5.56%) VoIP

WFM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (5.56%) CTI
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) VoIP
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) 2G
4 1 (2.78%) 3G
4 1 (2.78%) 4G
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.78%) LTE
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) MS Access
General
1 12 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Technical Leader
2 11 (30.56%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Workforce Management Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Data Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Avaya Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) IP Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) 4G Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Programme Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Telephony Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications Manager
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) IVR
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) BCP
2 10 (27.78%) Business Continuity
2 10 (27.78%) Business Continuity Planning
2 10 (27.78%) High Availability
2 10 (27.78%) Workforce Optimisation
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
4 5 (13.89%) Data Architecture
4 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
4 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.78%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (2.78%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (2.78%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Avaya
1 10 (27.78%) VMware
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Verint
4 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Cramer
4 1 (2.78%) Huawei
4 1 (2.78%) Lancope
4 1 (2.78%) NICE Systems
4 1 (2.78%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (2.78%) Nortel
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) Tellabs