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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Workforce Management (WFM)
UK
Rank 525 616 577
Rank change year-on-year +91 -39  
Contract jobs citing WFM 71 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.049% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.059% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 25
Median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £313 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £649 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -6.57% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.46%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

WFM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WFM in the UK

WFM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WFM in the UK

WFM
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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
England +77 69 £450 -5.26% 13
South East +57 40 £463 +2.77%
Berkshire +48 28 £280 -36.00%
Bracknell - 21 £275 -
London +45 18 £475 +90.00% 2
Hampshire +16 10 £469 -1.31%
North West - 5 £375 - 5
Reading +19 4 £550 +25.71%
Manchester - 4 - - 4
Eastleigh +2 3 £463 -2.63%
Havant - 2 £485 -
East of England - 2 £425 -
Surrey - 2 £444 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 -
Southampton +7 1 £438 -
West Midlands +3 1 - -
North East -15 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £224 - 3
Glasgow - 1 £102 - 1
Scotland - 1 £102 - 1
Stevenage - 1 £425 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £463 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £224 - 2
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Fareham - 1 £475 -
City of London - 1 - -

WFM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 22 (17.74%) Retail
2 19 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (14.52%) Finance
4 16 (12.90%) .NET
5 15 (12.10%) Avaya
6 14 (11.29%) BCP
6 14 (11.29%) MS Office
7 13 (10.48%) Management Information System
8 12 (9.68%) Project Management
8 12 (9.68%) SAP
8 12 (9.68%) CRM
8 12 (9.68%) Cisco
8 12 (9.68%) Workforce Optimisation
9 11 (8.87%) VMware
9 11 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (8.06%) High Availability
10 10 (8.06%) Data Analysis
10 10 (8.06%) Business Continuity
10 10 (8.06%) IVR
10 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.06%) Avaya Certification
10 10 (8.06%) PRINCE2
10 10 (8.06%) C#
10 10 (8.06%) SQL
10 10 (8.06%) Business Continuity Planning
10 10 (8.06%) Data Centre
11 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (7.26%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (7.26%) Java

WFM
Top Related 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 8 (6.45%) IIS
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (11.29%) MS Office
2 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) SAP WM
2 3 (2.42%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) CTI
2 6 (4.84%) IP Telephony
2 6 (4.84%) Unified Communications
2 6 (4.84%) VoIP
3 5 (4.03%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (3.23%) LAN
4 4 (3.23%) WAN
5 3 (2.42%) Broadband
5 3 (2.42%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.61%) Firewall
6 2 (1.61%) Network Security
6 2 (1.61%) PBX
7 1 (0.81%) 2G
7 1 (0.81%) 3G
7 1 (0.81%) 4G
7 1 (0.81%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.81%) H.323
7 1 (0.81%) ISDN
7 1 (0.81%) LDAP
7 1 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.61%) MS Access
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.81%) GIS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.81%) QlikView
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) Spatial Data
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) NUnit
1 7 (5.65%) Subversion
2 2 (1.61%) JIRA
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (17.74%) Retail
2 18 (14.52%) Finance
3 9 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.84%) Advertising
5 3 (2.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (16.94%) Architect
2 15 (12.10%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.29%) Analyst
3 14 (11.29%) Technical Leader
4 13 (10.48%) Consultant
5 12 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.06%) DBA
6 10 (8.06%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (6.45%) SQL DBA
7 8 (6.45%) Workforce Management Architect
8 7 (5.65%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Management Consultant
8 7 (5.65%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Workforce Management Consultant
10 5 (4.03%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.23%) Business IT Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
11 4 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) Web Services
3 7 (5.65%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.65%) ADO
3 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.65%) Dapper ORM
3 7 (5.65%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.61%) Middleware
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.61%) REST
4 2 (1.61%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) JMS
5 1 (0.81%) SAML
5 1 (0.81%) VXML
5 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.06%) IVR
3 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.61%) NHS
4 2 (1.61%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) Handset
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (1.61%) AIX
2 2 (1.61%) Unix
3 1 (0.81%) Android
3 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (11.29%) BCP
3 12 (9.68%) CRM
3 12 (9.68%) Project Management
3 12 (9.68%) Workforce Optimisation
4 11 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (8.06%) Business Continuity
5 10 (8.06%) Business Continuity Planning
5 10 (8.06%) Data Analysis
5 10 (8.06%) High Availability
5 10 (8.06%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.26%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.45%) Use Case
8 7 (5.65%) Automated Testing
8 7 (5.65%) DevOps
8 7 (5.65%) ERP
9 6 (4.84%) Change Management
9 6 (4.84%) Performance Management
9 6 (4.84%) PRINCE
9 6 (4.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.06%) C#
1 10 (8.06%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Java
2 9 (7.26%) VB
3 7 (5.65%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.84%) ABAP
5 2 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Avaya Certification
2 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) Degree
4 3 (2.42%) SAP Certification
5 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.42%) PMO
2 3 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.65%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (4.03%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.81%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.81%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (12.10%) Avaya
2 12 (9.68%) Cisco
2 12 (9.68%) SAP
3 11 (8.87%) VMware
4 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.26%) Oracle
6 7 (5.65%) Rackspace
6 7 (5.65%) RedGate
7 6 (4.84%) NICE Systems
7 6 (4.84%) Verint
8 5 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (4.03%) Syclo
9 3 (2.42%) Genesys
9 3 (2.42%) KANA
10 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.61%) Kronos
10 2 (1.61%) Nortel
10 2 (1.61%) Veritas
11 1 (0.81%) HP
11 1 (0.81%) Symbian
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