Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 749 741 842
Rank change year-on-year -8 +101 -77
Contract jobs citing WFM 130 105 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 30
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £413 £273 £319
90th Percentile £580 £588 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £444 £450
% change year-on-year +7.04% -1.39% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £20.29 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.84% +25.00% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.39 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.96% +25.00% +38.46%

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 85,690 77,288 89,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,471 50,569 59,063
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,072 2,278
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%

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 21 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WFM over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 June 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 -24 128 £485 +7.78% 26
UK excluding London +25 106 £475 +7.04% 27
South East +6 81 £485 +4.86% 8
London -36 22 £500 +5.26% 3
Midlands +1 14 £500 - 4
North of England -35 9 £450 +20.00% 7
West Midlands -4 8 £500 - 3
East Midlands - 6 - - 1
North West -14 5 £339 -9.73% 6
Yorkshire -9 4 £450 +101.34% 1
South West +3 1 - - 3
Scotland -36 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 41 (31.54%) CRM
2 34 (26.15%) Oracle
3 29 (22.31%) Project Management
4 25 (19.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 25 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 25 (19.23%) Oracle Utilities
5 24 (18.46%) Master Data Management
5 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database
5 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (18.46%) Middleware
6 23 (17.69%) Siebel
6 23 (17.69%) SOA
6 23 (17.69%) Linux
6 23 (17.69%) Oracle Forms
6 23 (17.69%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (17.69%) Clustering
6 23 (17.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 23 (17.69%) Oracle ODI
6 23 (17.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 23 (17.69%) Oracle Service Bus
6 23 (17.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 23 (17.69%) Siebel CRM
7 21 (16.15%) AIX
8 20 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
9 17 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (12.31%) IVR
10 16 (12.31%) Finance
10 16 (12.31%) VoIP
11 15 (11.54%) Cisco

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 23 (17.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 23 (17.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (19.23%) Oracle Utilities
2 23 (17.69%) Siebel CRM
3 20 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (3.08%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.54%) iTrent
6 2 (1.54%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) SaaS
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.31%) VoIP
2 14 (10.77%) Unified Communications
3 12 (9.23%) IP Telephony
4 7 (5.38%) LAN
4 7 (5.38%) WAN
5 6 (4.62%) Firewall
6 5 (3.85%) CTI
6 5 (3.85%) Wireless
7 3 (2.31%) SNMP
8 1 (0.77%) DHCP
8 1 (0.77%) DNS
8 1 (0.77%) H.323
8 1 (0.77%) QSIG
8 1 (0.77%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database
1 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database 11g
1 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database 12c
2 23 (17.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 23 (17.69%) Oracle ODI
2 23 (17.69%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (4.62%) DB2
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.54%) MySQL
5 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.77%) MS Access
6 1 (0.77%) Power BI
6 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.08%) JIRA
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Retail
3 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.62%) Billing
5 5 (3.85%) Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Back Office
6 2 (1.54%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (26.15%) Project Manager
2 21 (16.15%) DBA
2 21 (16.15%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (11.54%) Consultant
3 15 (11.54%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 12 (9.23%) Analyst
5 9 (6.92%) Technical Leader
5 9 (6.92%) Unified Communications Manager
6 8 (6.15%) Developer
6 8 (6.15%) Senior DBA
6 8 (6.15%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 7 (5.38%) Architect
7 7 (5.38%) HR Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Change Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Telephony Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Telephony Project Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Business Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Genesys Consultant
10 4 (3.08%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 24 (18.46%) Middleware
3 5 (3.85%) Web Services
4 3 (2.31%) CSS
4 3 (2.31%) HTML
4 3 (2.31%) Node.js
4 3 (2.31%) VXML
5 2 (1.54%) RESTful
5 2 (1.54%) XML
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.77%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Clustering
2 16 (12.31%) IVR
3 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.62%) PMI
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.69%) Linux
2 21 (16.15%) AIX
3 2 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.54%) CRM
2 29 (22.31%) Project Management
3 25 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 24 (18.46%) Master Data Management
5 23 (17.69%) SOA
6 17 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (10.77%) PRINCE2
8 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.69%) ITIL
10 9 (6.92%) Change Management
10 9 (6.92%) ITIL V3
10 9 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 7 (5.38%) Quality Management
12 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.62%) Performance Management
13 5 (3.85%) Matrix Management
13 5 (3.85%) TOGAF
13 5 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 9 (6.92%) SQL
3 6 (4.62%) Java
4 5 (3.85%) Python
5 2 (1.54%) C
5 2 (1.54%) C#
5 2 (1.54%) Erlang
5 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.54%) Perl
6 1 (0.77%) VB
6 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.31%) APMP
4 2 (1.54%) CCIE
4 2 (1.54%) CCNA
4 2 (1.54%) CCNP
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.77%) CIPD
5 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) GDPR
2 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (6.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.77%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 34 (26.15%) Oracle
2 23 (17.69%) Siebel
3 15 (11.54%) Cisco
4 12 (9.23%) SAP
5 11 (8.46%) Genesys
6 9 (6.92%) Kronos
7 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.38%) Avaya
8 7 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.85%) Verint
9 5 (3.85%) Workday
10 3 (2.31%) Ceridian
10 3 (2.31%) Epicor
10 3 (2.31%) Infor
10 3 (2.31%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.31%) Peoplefluent
10 3 (2.31%) Sage
10 3 (2.31%) VMware
11 1 (0.77%) RedPrairie
11 1 (0.77%) Tableau