Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 809 804
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing WFM 87 86 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.083% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.097% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 51
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +14.12% -
10th Percentile £405 £398 £363
90th Percentile £625 £545 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 11 December 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 12 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 11 December 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 -11 85 £525 +8.25% 14
UK excluding London -15 65 £500 +3.09% 11
South East -10 38 £525 +8.25% 5
London +15 20 £563 +16.88% 4
Midlands -14 9 £425 +41.67% 2
North of England -11 8 £513 +10.81% 1
South West -32 6 £450 -4.00% 2
East Midlands +6 5 £413 - 1
North West -18 5 £575 - 1
West Midlands -25 4 £550 +83.33% 1
East of England +4 3 £525 -
Yorkshire -9 3 £475 +2.70%

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 18 (20.69%) Project Management
1 18 (20.69%) Retail
2 16 (18.39%) CRM
3 15 (17.24%) Oracle
4 14 (16.09%) Finance
5 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (14.94%) Master Data Management
5 13 (14.94%) Oracle Utilities
6 12 (13.79%) SOA
7 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database
7 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (12.64%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (12.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (11.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (11.49%) Siebel CRM
8 10 (11.49%) Clustering
8 10 (11.49%) IVR
8 10 (11.49%) Middleware
8 10 (11.49%) Siebel
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (10.34%) AIX
9 9 (10.34%) Linux
9 9 (10.34%) Oracle Applications

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 10 (11.49%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Oracle Utilities
2 10 (11.49%) Siebel CRM
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.30%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.30%) Workday HCM
5 1 (1.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) SaaS
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.15%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Firewall
2 5 (5.75%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.45%) CTI
3 3 (3.45%) H.323
3 3 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.45%) QSIG
3 3 (3.45%) SCCP
3 3 (3.45%) VoIP
4 2 (2.30%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 2 (2.30%) ISDN
4 2 (2.30%) PBX
5 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.15%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database 12c
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle BI EE
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle ODI
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.75%) DB2
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.15%) Essbase
6 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 18 (20.69%) Retail
2 14 (16.09%) Finance
3 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Automotive
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Project Manager
2 13 (14.94%) Architect
3 11 (12.64%) DBA
3 11 (12.64%) Oracle DBA
4 10 (11.49%) Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.05%) Workforce Management Program Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Programmer
7 6 (6.90%) Python Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Python Programmer
7 6 (6.90%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.60%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 4 (4.60%) Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) Genesys Architect
9 3 (3.45%) HR Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Mobile Project Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Workforce Management Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (11.49%) Middleware
3 3 (3.45%) VXML
4 2 (2.30%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.15%) COM
5 1 (1.15%) CORBA
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.49%) Clustering
2 10 (11.49%) IVR
3 5 (5.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.45%) Social Media
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Robotics
7 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.15%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.15%) FMCG
7 1 (1.15%) NHS
7 1 (1.15%) RIA
7 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) AIX
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Project Management
2 16 (18.39%) CRM
3 13 (14.94%) Master Data Management
3 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (13.79%) SOA
5 11 (12.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.75%) Defect Management
8 5 (5.75%) Migration
8 5 (5.75%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.75%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.60%) Analytics
9 4 (4.60%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (4.60%) Due Diligence
9 4 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.60%) Presales
9 4 (4.60%) TOGAF
10 3 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 7 (8.05%) SQL
3 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.90%) Python
4 1 (1.15%) C
4 1 (1.15%) Erlang
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) CCIE
2 1 (1.15%) CCNA
2 1 (1.15%) CCNP
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.15%) ISEB
2 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) Siebel
3 7 (8.05%) Avaya
3 7 (8.05%) Cisco
3 7 (8.05%) Workday
4 4 (4.60%) Genesys
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) GENBAND
6 2 (2.30%) Kronos
6 2 (2.30%) Verint
7 1 (1.15%) DocuSign
7 1 (1.15%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.15%) Tableau