Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 746 842
Rank change year-on-year -8 +96 -89
Contract jobs citing WFM 109 85 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.096% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.11% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 29
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £403 £361 £349
90th Percentile £620 £589 £642
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +25.00% -0.69%
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +25.00% -0.69%

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 80,659 75,516 85,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 85.72% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,744 49,807 57,234
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,192 1,886 2,048
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
% change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -5 64 £475 -2.06%
London -22 19 £500 +5.26% 6
Midlands +1 11 £500 +33.33% 4
North of England -15 10 £450 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -17 8 £500 +33.33% 2
North West -16 7 £575 +53.33% 2
Yorkshire -14 3 £450 +101.34%
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
East of England +1 2 £525 +27.27%
South West -6 2 £450 +16.13% 3
WFM
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 27 (24.77%) CRM
2 24 (22.02%) Oracle
3 19 (17.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 19 (17.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 19 (17.43%) Master Data Management
3 19 (17.43%) Oracle Utilities
4 18 (16.51%) Oracle Database 12c
4 18 (16.51%) Oracle Database
4 18 (16.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (16.51%) Linux
4 18 (16.51%) Middleware
4 18 (16.51%) Project Management
5 17 (15.60%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (15.60%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (15.60%) Siebel
5 17 (15.60%) SOA
5 17 (15.60%) Clustering
5 17 (15.60%) Oracle BI EE
5 17 (15.60%) Oracle ODI
5 17 (15.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (15.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (15.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 17 (15.60%) Siebel CRM
6 16 (14.68%) AIX
7 15 (13.76%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (12.84%) Finance
9 12 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.01%) Degree
10 11 (10.09%) SQL
11 10 (9.17%) Retail

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 17 (15.60%) Oracle Service Bus
1 17 (15.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (17.43%) Oracle Utilities
2 17 (15.60%) Siebel CRM
3 15 (13.76%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (3.67%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.92%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) Firewall
1 8 (7.34%) Unified Communications
2 5 (4.59%) IP Telephony
2 5 (4.59%) VoIP
2 5 (4.59%) Wireless
3 3 (2.75%) SNMP
4 2 (1.83%) LAN
4 2 (1.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) CTI
5 1 (0.92%) DHCP
5 1 (0.92%) DNS
5 1 (0.92%) H.323
5 1 (0.92%) QSIG
5 1 (0.92%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.51%) Oracle Database
1 18 (16.51%) Oracle Database 11g
1 18 (16.51%) Oracle Database 12c
2 17 (15.60%) Oracle BI EE
2 17 (15.60%) Oracle ODI
2 17 (15.60%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (7.34%) DB2
4 6 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.83%) MySQL
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) Power BI
6 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (15.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Retail
3 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.50%) Billing
5 2 (1.83%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Project Manager
2 17 (15.60%) DBA
2 17 (15.60%) Oracle DBA
3 12 (11.01%) Technical Leader
4 11 (10.09%) Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Architect
5 10 (9.17%) Consultant
6 9 (8.26%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 8 (7.34%) Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Python Developer
9 6 (5.50%) Programmer
9 6 (5.50%) Python Programmer
10 5 (4.59%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) BSS Architect
11 4 (3.67%) HR Manager
11 4 (3.67%) OSS Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Systems Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Systems Manager
11 4 (3.67%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 18 (16.51%) Middleware
3 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) VXML
5 2 (1.83%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) Node.js
5 2 (1.83%) RESTful
5 2 (1.83%) XML
6 1 (0.92%) COM
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.92%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Clustering
2 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (6.42%) IVR
5 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.75%) PMI
7 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.92%) FMCG
8 1 (0.92%) NHS
8 1 (0.92%) Robotics
8 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) Linux
2 16 (14.68%) AIX
3 2 (1.83%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) CRM
2 19 (17.43%) Master Data Management
2 19 (17.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 18 (16.51%) Project Management
4 17 (15.60%) SOA
5 12 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.26%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.34%) ITIL
8 7 (6.42%) ITIL V3
8 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.50%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.50%) TOGAF
10 5 (4.59%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.59%) eTOM
10 5 (4.59%) Network Planning
10 5 (4.59%) Quality Management
10 5 (4.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 11 (10.09%) SQL
3 8 (7.34%) Python
4 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.75%) Erlang
5 3 (2.75%) Java
6 2 (1.83%) C
6 2 (1.83%) C#
6 2 (1.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.83%) APMP
3 2 (1.83%) CCIE
3 2 (1.83%) CCNA
3 2 (1.83%) CCNP
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.92%) CIPD
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) GDPR
2 1 (0.92%) PMO
2 1 (0.92%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.92%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Oracle
2 17 (15.60%) Siebel
3 9 (8.26%) SAP
4 8 (7.34%) Cisco
4 8 (7.34%) Genesys
4 8 (7.34%) Kronos
5 5 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.75%) Avaya
7 3 (2.75%) VMware
7 3 (2.75%) Workday
8 2 (1.83%) Ceridian
8 2 (1.83%) Epicor
8 2 (1.83%) Infor
8 2 (1.83%) Peoplefluent
8 2 (1.83%) Sage
9 1 (0.92%) Google
9 1 (0.92%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.92%) Tableau
9 1 (0.92%) Verint