The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Workforce Management (WFM)
England / North West
Rank 132 - 142
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WFM 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% - 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2110 3146 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.42% 82.42% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1901 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 126 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WFM in the North West

WFM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WFM in the North West

WFM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester - 4 - - 4
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
WFM
England

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for WFM.

1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Business Process Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Financial Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) VBA
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
6 1 (11.11%) QlikView
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics
6 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (11.11%) Tableau
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (11.11%) Avaya
6 1 (11.11%) CTI

WFM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) CTI
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) H.323
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) PBX
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
1 1 (11.11%) QlikView
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Planning Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Process Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) Tableau