The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 28 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 425 406
Rank change year-on-year +41 -19  
Contract jobs citing WFM 18 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.004% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.005% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 4
Median daily rate £475 £250 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -52.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £250 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £250 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -1.38% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.25
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WFM in London

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WFM in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WFM in London

WFM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WFM in London

WFM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London - 1 - -
WFM
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for WFM.

1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 8 (24.24%) IIS
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 8 (24.24%) VB
5 7 (21.21%) NUnit
5 7 (21.21%) ADO
5 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
5 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
5 7 (21.21%) Windows
5 7 (21.21%) Subversion
5 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
5 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
5 7 (21.21%) RedGate
5 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
5 7 (21.21%) Rackspace
5 7 (21.21%) Dapper ORM
5 7 (21.21%) DevOps
6 6 (18.18%) PRINCE
6 6 (18.18%) Advertising
7 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.15%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.09%) CRM
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle

WFM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (24.24%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco ICM
1 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (6.06%) CTI
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Spatial Data
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) NUnit
1 7 (21.21%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (18.18%) Advertising
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 8 (24.24%) DBA
2 8 (24.24%) SQL DBA
3 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco IPT Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) IP Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Supply Chain Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Telephony Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) HR Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Workforce Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) Web Services
3 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
3 7 (21.21%) ADO
3 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
3 7 (21.21%) Dapper ORM
3 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) IVR
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Handset
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
2 7 (21.21%) DevOps
3 6 (18.18%) PRINCE
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) BCP
6 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Workforce Optimisation
7 1 (3.03%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) VB
4 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Rackspace
1 7 (21.21%) RedGate
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Verint
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.06%) NICE Systems
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Symbian
5 1 (3.03%) VMware