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 27 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 625 583
Rank change year-on-year +47 -42  
Contract jobs citing WFM 32 29 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.054% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.064% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 33
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +26.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £18.00
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 2017.

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 28 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 27 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
England +37 31 £450 - 14
South East +29 16 £485 +38.57% 2
Hampshire - 11 £488 - 1
North West - 6 £450 - 1
Manchester - 5 £525 - 1
London 0 4 £469 +4.16% 7
South West - 4 £364 - 1
Havant - 4 £485 -
Eastleigh - 4 £531 -
Bristol - 3 £340 - 1
Surrey - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +23 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Reading +20 1 £425 -10.52%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £550 -
Hook - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 £400 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £388 -
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £388 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for WFM.

1 20 (19.42%) Retail
2 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (15.53%) CRM
3 16 (15.53%) Avaya
4 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (13.59%) IVR
5 14 (13.59%) Finance
5 14 (13.59%) Data Analysis
5 14 (13.59%) BCP
6 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
6 13 (12.62%) Workforce Optimisation
7 12 (11.65%) Project Management
7 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
8 11 (10.68%) VMware
8 11 (10.68%) SOA
8 11 (10.68%) Cisco
8 11 (10.68%) Oracle
8 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (9.71%) High Availability
9 10 (9.71%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity Planning
9 10 (9.71%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.71%) Avaya Certification
9 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity
10 9 (8.74%) CTI
10 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
11 8 (7.77%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (7.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (7.77%) Oracle Database

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 8 (7.77%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Oracle Utilities
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (4.85%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.97%) Maximo
5 1 (0.97%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
1 1 (0.97%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) CTI
2 7 (6.80%) VoIP
3 6 (5.83%) IP Telephony
3 6 (5.83%) Unified Communications
4 5 (4.85%) Cisco ICM
5 4 (3.88%) LAN
5 4 (3.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.91%) Broadband
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.97%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.97%) Firewall
7 1 (0.97%) ISDN
7 1 (0.97%) LDAP
7 1 (0.97%) Network Security
7 1 (0.97%) PBX
7 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.88%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) JIRA
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (19.42%) Retail
2 14 (13.59%) Finance
3 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.83%) Advertising
5 4 (3.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Analyst
2 19 (18.45%) Architect
3 15 (14.56%) Business Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.71%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (8.74%) Technical Leader
7 8 (7.77%) Administrator
8 7 (6.80%) DBA
8 7 (6.80%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (5.83%) Workforce Management Architect
10 5 (4.85%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Consultant
10 5 (4.85%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.85%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 5 (4.85%) Retail Business Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Senior DBA
10 5 (4.85%) Senior Oracle DBA
11 4 (3.88%) Business Process Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Senior Manager
11 4 (3.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) .NET
2 7 (6.80%) Middleware
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.94%) REST
4 1 (0.97%) JMS
4 1 (0.97%) SAML
4 1 (0.97%) SOAP
4 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) IVR
2 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.88%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.88%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) AIX
1 7 (6.80%) Unix
2 4 (3.88%) Linux
2 4 (3.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) CRM
2 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (13.59%) BCP
3 14 (13.59%) Data Analysis
4 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
4 13 (12.62%) Workforce Optimisation
5 12 (11.65%) Project Management
6 11 (10.68%) SOA
7 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity
7 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity Planning
7 10 (9.71%) High Availability
7 10 (9.71%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.77%) Business Process Modelling
8 8 (7.77%) Financial Analysis
8 8 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (6.80%) Data Management
9 7 (6.80%) Master Data Management
9 7 (6.80%) Test Scripting
10 6 (5.83%) Change Management
10 6 (5.83%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) Java
2 2 (1.94%) C#
3 1 (0.97%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Avaya Certification
2 3 (2.91%) Degree
3 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.94%) PMP
4 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) ISEB
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) PMO
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (4.85%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (4.85%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.97%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Avaya
2 11 (10.68%) Cisco
2 11 (10.68%) Oracle
2 11 (10.68%) VMware
3 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) Verint
4 7 (6.80%) Veritas
5 5 (4.85%) Siebel
6 4 (3.88%) NICE Systems
6 4 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.94%) KANA
7 2 (1.94%) SAP
8 1 (0.97%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.97%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.97%) HP
8 1 (0.97%) Infor
8 1 (0.97%) JDA
8 1 (0.97%) Lancope
8 1 (0.97%) Nortel
8 1 (0.97%) SOTI
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day + none
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago