The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 594 566
Rank change year-on-year +88 -28  
Contract jobs citing WFM 70 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.060% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.072% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 18
Median daily rate £456 £438 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £331 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £637 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £444
% change year-on-year - +1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34952 41419 38984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.90% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23201 27556 24587
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 989 1142
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WFM in England

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WFM in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WFM in England

WFM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WFM in England

WFM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
South East +50 41 £463 +2.77%
London +51 18 £475 +90.00% 2
North West - 5 £375 - 5
East of England +4 2 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands +13 1 - -
North East -14 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £224 - 1
WFM
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for WFM.

1 21 (17.65%) Retail
2 17 (14.29%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (13.45%) .NET
4 14 (11.76%) MS Office
4 14 (11.76%) Avaya
4 14 (11.76%) BCP
5 12 (10.08%) Project Management
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco
5 12 (10.08%) Workforce Optimisation
6 11 (9.24%) SAP
6 11 (9.24%) CRM
6 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
6 11 (9.24%) VMware
6 11 (9.24%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (8.40%) High Availability
7 10 (8.40%) Data Analysis
7 10 (8.40%) Business Continuity
7 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
7 10 (8.40%) PRINCE2
7 10 (8.40%) Oracle
7 10 (8.40%) C#
7 10 (8.40%) SQL
7 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.40%) Avaya Certification
7 10 (8.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (8.40%) Business Continuity Planning
8 9 (7.56%) Data Centre
8 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling

WFM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.72%) IIS
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) MS Office
2 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) SAP WM
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Utilities
2 3 (2.52%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) SaaS
1 1 (0.84%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) CTI
1 6 (5.04%) IP Telephony
1 6 (5.04%) Unified Communications
2 5 (4.20%) Cisco ICM
2 5 (4.20%) VoIP
3 4 (3.36%) LAN
3 4 (3.36%) WAN
4 3 (2.52%) Broadband
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.84%) 2G
5 1 (0.84%) 3G
5 1 (0.84%) 4G
5 1 (0.84%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.84%) Firewall
5 1 (0.84%) ISDN
5 1 (0.84%) LDAP
5 1 (0.84%) LTE
5 1 (0.84%) Network Security
5 1 (0.84%) PBX
5 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.68%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.68%) MS Access
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.84%) GIS
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.84%) QlikView
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) NUnit
1 7 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (1.68%) JIRA
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (17.65%) Retail
2 17 (14.29%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Advertising
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (15.13%) Architect
2 14 (11.76%) Analyst
2 14 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 14 (11.76%) Technical Leader
3 12 (10.08%) Consultant
4 11 (9.24%) DBA
5 10 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.56%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (6.72%) SQL DBA
7 8 (6.72%) Workforce Management Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Management Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Workforce Management Consultant
10 5 (4.20%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Business IT Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Cisco Specialist
11 4 (3.36%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 8 (6.72%) Web Services
3 7 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.88%) ADO
3 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.88%) Dapper ORM
3 7 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.52%) Middleware
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.68%) REST
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) JMS
6 1 (0.84%) SAML
6 1 (0.84%) VXML
6 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.56%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.72%) IVR
4 2 (1.68%) NHS
4 2 (1.68%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.84%) Handset
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.56%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) AIX
2 3 (2.52%) Unix
3 2 (1.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (11.76%) BCP
3 12 (10.08%) Project Management
3 12 (10.08%) Workforce Optimisation
4 11 (9.24%) CRM
4 11 (9.24%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (8.40%) Business Continuity
5 10 (8.40%) Business Continuity Planning
5 10 (8.40%) Data Analysis
5 10 (8.40%) High Availability
5 10 (8.40%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.72%) Use Case
8 7 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 7 (5.88%) DevOps
8 7 (5.88%) SOA
9 6 (5.04%) Change Management
9 6 (5.04%) Data Mapping
9 6 (5.04%) ERP
9 6 (5.04%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) C#
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
2 9 (7.56%) VB
3 8 (6.72%) Java
4 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.20%) ABAP
6 2 (1.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Avaya Certification
2 4 (3.36%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) SAP Certification
4 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.52%) PMO
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (6.72%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (4.20%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.84%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.84%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Avaya
2 12 (10.08%) Cisco
3 11 (9.24%) SAP
3 11 (9.24%) VMware
4 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.40%) Oracle
5 7 (5.88%) Rackspace
5 7 (5.88%) RedGate
6 6 (5.04%) Verint
7 5 (4.20%) NICE Systems
7 5 (4.20%) Syclo
8 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.52%) KANA
9 3 (2.52%) Veritas
10 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.68%) Genesys
10 2 (1.68%) Kronos
10 2 (1.68%) Nortel
10 2 (1.68%) Siebel
11 1 (0.84%) HP
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