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 28 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 - 143
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WFM 6 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% - 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Median daily rate £450 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 - £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +5.88% +30.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2383 3100 2861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.70% 82.23% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5041 7746 6099
Median daily rate £413 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 238 292
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.73 £57.03
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 the North West

Job postings citing WFM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WFM in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WFM in the North West

WFM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 - 5 £525 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
WFM
England

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

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (72.73%) Data Modelling
2 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) Data Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Financial Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (72.73%) Business Process Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Logistics
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) ABAP
4 1 (9.09%) SAP WM
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Process Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP WM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Business Process Modelling
1 8 (72.73%) Data Analysis
1 8 (72.73%) Data Modelling
1 8 (72.73%) Financial Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Logistics
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) ABAP
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP