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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 421 406
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15  
Contract jobs citing WFM 4 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% 0.032% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.038% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
Median daily rate £469 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £374 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £480 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £338
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - £20.00

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 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
3 6 (27.27%) Advertising
3 6 (27.27%) PRINCE
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) IVR
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco ICM
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (13.64%) Verint
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Workforce Optimisation
7 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) NICE Systems
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) LAN

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 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco ICM
1 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (9.09%) CTI
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (27.27%) Advertising
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
1 7 (31.82%) Business Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) IP Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Supply Chain Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Telephony Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) HR Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
2 6 (27.27%) PRINCE
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.09%) BCP
5 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Workforce Optimisation
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (4.55%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
1 2 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Verint
3 2 (9.09%) NICE Systems
4 1 (4.55%) Avaya
4 1 (4.55%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + none
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago