Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 766 813
Rank change year-on-year -20 +47 -66
Contract jobs citing WFM 84 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.089% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.10% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 54 38
England median daily rate £525 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £318
90th Percentile £625 £575 £630
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 -

WFM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,288 78,398 84,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.20% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,253 52,383 56,160
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,188 1,868 2,213
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WFM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -12 39 £525 +8.25% 3
London 0 19 £538 +10.26% 7
Midlands -22 12 £500 +66.67% 4
West Midlands -19 7 £500 +66.67% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £400 - 2
North West -17 5 £575 +53.33% 2
South West -19 5 £450 +23.71% 1
North of England -26 5 £575 +24.32% 3
East of England 0 3 £525 +31.25% 3
South Coast - 1 - -
WFM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WFM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WFM.

1 18 (21.43%) Oracle
1 18 (21.43%) CRM
2 17 (20.24%) Project Management
3 15 (17.86%) Master Data Management
3 15 (17.86%) Oracle Utilities
4 14 (16.67%) SOA
4 14 (16.67%) Retail
5 13 (15.48%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
5 13 (15.48%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (15.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (14.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
6 12 (14.29%) Siebel CRM
6 12 (14.29%) Middleware
6 12 (14.29%) Siebel
6 12 (14.29%) AIX
6 12 (14.29%) Linux
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (14.29%) Finance
6 12 (14.29%) Clustering
7 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (10.71%) SQL

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 12 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle Utilities
2 13 (15.48%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (14.29%) Siebel CRM
4 4 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (2.38%) SAP CRM
6 1 (1.19%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (1.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) SaaS
2 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database 11g
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database 12c
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (7.14%) DB2
3 6 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.19%) Power BI
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 14 (16.67%) Retail
2 12 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) German Language
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 13 (15.48%) DBA
2 13 (15.48%) Oracle DBA
3 12 (14.29%) Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Programmer
6 6 (7.14%) Python Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Python Programmer
7 4 (4.76%) HR Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Genesys Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Mobile Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Tester
9 2 (2.38%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (2.38%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.19%) COM
4 1 (1.19%) CORBA
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Clustering
2 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) IVR
4 6 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.57%) Social Media
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.38%) Robotics
7 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.19%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.19%) FMCG
7 1 (1.19%) PMI
7 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) AIX
1 12 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) CRM
2 17 (20.24%) Project Management
3 15 (17.86%) Master Data Management
4 14 (16.67%) SOA
5 13 (15.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.76%) Analytics
10 4 (4.76%) Defect Management
10 4 (4.76%) Due Diligence
10 4 (4.76%) Infographics
10 4 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (4.76%) Presales
10 4 (4.76%) Test Scripting
10 4 (4.76%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 9 (10.71%) SQL
3 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (2.38%) C
4 2 (2.38%) Erlang
5 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) ISEB
2 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) PMO
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Oracle
2 12 (14.29%) Siebel
3 6 (7.14%) Workday
4 5 (5.95%) Cisco
4 5 (5.95%) SAP
5 4 (4.76%) Avaya
5 4 (4.76%) Genesys
5 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.57%) Kronos
7 2 (2.38%) GENBAND
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.19%) DocuSign
8 1 (1.19%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.19%) Google
8 1 (1.19%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.19%) Tableau