Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 September 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
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 794 813
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 -36
Contract jobs citing WFM 97 83 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.085% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.100% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 51 38
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £404 £363 £346
90th Percentile £625 £575 £676
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £485 £438
% change year-on-year +3.09% +10.86% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87,849 83,375 90,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,038 54,987 60,016
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,412 2,057 2,375
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% +2.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WFM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WFM in the UK

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WFM in the UK

WFM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WFM over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WFM in the UK

WFM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WFM in the UK

WFM
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WFM within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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
England -6 96 £500 +3.09% 18
UK excluding London -2 73 £500 +3.09% 15
South East -11 48 £475 -2.06% 3
London -2 23 £513 +5.13% 3
Midlands -14 11 £500 +33.33% 5
West Midlands -21 8 £500 +33.33% 2
North West -17 6 £575 +27.78% 2
North of England -27 6 £575 +9.52% 2
South West -10 4 £450 +16.13% 3
East Midlands +10 3 £400 - 3
East of England -1 3 £525 +31.25% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 with a requirement for WFM.

1 24 (24.74%) CRM
2 21 (21.65%) Oracle
3 18 (18.56%) Project Management
4 17 (17.53%) Master Data Management
4 17 (17.53%) Oracle Utilities
5 15 (15.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database
5 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (15.46%) Oracle Fusion
5 15 (15.46%) SOA
5 15 (15.46%) Finance
5 15 (15.46%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (14.43%) Clustering
6 14 (14.43%) Retail
6 14 (14.43%) Siebel
6 14 (14.43%) AIX
6 14 (14.43%) Linux
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (14.43%) Middleware
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 14 (14.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle ODI
6 14 (14.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (14.43%) Siebel CRM
7 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.31%) Genesys
9 9 (9.28%) SQL

WFM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (14.43%) Oracle Service Bus
1 14 (14.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Oracle Utilities
2 15 (15.46%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (14.43%) Siebel CRM
4 4 (4.12%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.03%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.03%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.09%) SaaS
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Firewall
2 3 (3.09%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.03%) CTI
3 1 (1.03%) H.323
3 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.03%) QSIG
3 1 (1.03%) SCCP
3 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database 11g
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle Database 12c
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle ODI
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.19%) DB2
3 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 14 (14.43%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.03%) German Language
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Project Manager
2 15 (15.46%) DBA
2 15 (15.46%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (11.34%) Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Technical Leader
5 9 (9.28%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Developer
5 9 (9.28%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 7 (7.22%) Python Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Consultant
7 6 (6.19%) Programmer
7 6 (6.19%) Python Programmer
8 5 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.12%) HR Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Systems Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Genesys Architect
10 3 (3.09%) Mobile Project Manager
11 2 (2.06%) Senior Architect
11 2 (2.06%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (14.43%) Middleware
3 2 (2.06%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.03%) COM
4 1 (1.03%) CSS
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) Node.js
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.03%) SOAP
4 1 (1.03%) VXML
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) WF
4 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Clustering
2 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) IVR
4 6 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.09%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.09%) Social Media
6 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.03%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (1.03%) NHS
7 1 (1.03%) PMI
7 1 (1.03%) Robotics
7 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) AIX
1 14 (14.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.74%) CRM
2 18 (18.56%) Project Management
3 17 (17.53%) Master Data Management
4 15 (15.46%) Root Cause Analysis
4 15 (15.46%) SOA
5 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.12%) Analytics
10 4 (4.12%) Contingency Planning
10 4 (4.12%) Infographics
10 4 (4.12%) Migration
10 4 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (4.12%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (4.12%) Presales
10 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.12%) Quality Management
11 3 (3.09%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 9 (9.28%) SQL
3 7 (7.22%) Python
4 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.06%) Erlang
6 1 (1.03%) C
6 1 (1.03%) Java
6 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) APMP
2 1 (1.03%) CCIE
2 1 (1.03%) CCNA
2 1 (1.03%) CCNP
2 1 (1.03%) CIPD
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.03%) ISEB
2 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) PMO
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Oracle
2 14 (14.43%) Siebel
3 10 (10.31%) Genesys
4 8 (8.25%) SAP
5 7 (7.22%) Kronos
6 5 (5.15%) Cisco
6 5 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.12%) Avaya
7 4 (4.12%) Workday
8 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.06%) GENBAND
10 1 (1.03%) Ceridian
10 1 (1.03%) Epicor
10 1 (1.03%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.03%) Google
10 1 (1.03%) Infor
10 1 (1.03%) Peoplefluent
10 1 (1.03%) RedPrairie
10 1 (1.03%) Sage
10 1 (1.03%) Tableau