Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 801 775
Rank change year-on-year +3 -26 +1
Contract jobs citing WFM 89 90 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 71
UK median daily rate £485 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% +3.03% +13.01%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £225
90th Percentile £556 £625 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +40.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - £50.00

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 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 13 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 23 November 2017. 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 +18 89 £485 +14.12% 3
UK excluding London +58 68 £485 +7.78% 3
South East +37 44 £485 +2.11% 1
London -36 21 £481 +13.24% 1
Midlands +11 11 £300 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +25 8 £300 -29.41% 1
North of England +59 5 £450 +350.00%
East of England - 4 £525 -
South West - 4 £400 -
East Midlands -12 3 - -
North West +21 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £500 -
North East +62 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (24.72%) CRM
2 21 (23.60%) Retail
3 17 (19.10%) IVR
4 16 (17.98%) Project Management
5 13 (14.61%) Oracle
5 13 (14.61%) Data Modelling
5 13 (14.61%) Finance
6 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (12.36%) Data Mapping
7 11 (12.36%) Data Architecture
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (11.24%) Master Data Management
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle Utilities
8 10 (11.24%) Unix
8 10 (11.24%) AIX
8 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (11.24%) SOA
8 10 (11.24%) Genesys
8 10 (11.24%) Veritas
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (11.24%) Data Management
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
9 9 (10.11%) Middleware
9 9 (10.11%) SAP
9 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills

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 (11.24%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (7.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (7.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle Utilities
2 8 (8.99%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (3.37%) SAP HR
4 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Taleo
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) CTI
1 3 (3.37%) SMS
1 3 (3.37%) VoIP
2 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.12%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (23.60%) Retail
2 13 (14.61%) Finance
3 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.99%) Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Back Office
7 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Architect
2 12 (13.48%) Analyst
2 12 (13.48%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.36%) Data Architect
4 10 (11.24%) DBA
4 10 (11.24%) Oracle DBA
5 8 (8.99%) Consultant
5 8 (8.99%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Workforce Management Architect
6 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Administrator
7 6 (6.74%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (6.74%) Project Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 5 (5.62%) Senior DBA
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.49%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.49%) Workforce Management Program Manager
10 3 (3.37%) Call Centre Project Manager
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) Middleware
1 9 (10.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (7.87%) RESTful
3 6 (6.74%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.12%) Aurelia
4 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.12%) HTML
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) Node.js
4 1 (1.12%) SAML
4 1 (1.12%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.12%) Velocity
4 1 (1.12%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) IVR
2 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) AIX
1 10 (11.24%) Unix
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 4 (4.49%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) CRM
2 16 (17.98%) Project Management
3 13 (14.61%) Data Modelling
4 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.36%) Data Architecture
5 11 (12.36%) Data Mapping
6 10 (11.24%) Data Management
6 10 (11.24%) Master Data Management
6 10 (11.24%) SOA
7 9 (10.11%) Planning and Forecasting
8 8 (8.99%) Migration
8 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.99%) Quality Management
9 7 (7.87%) Time Management
10 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.74%) Service Management
10 6 (6.74%) Speech Recognition
10 6 (6.74%) TOGAF
10 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) R
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
1 3 (3.37%) PMP
2 1 (1.12%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (1.12%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.25%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Oracle
2 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.24%) Genesys
3 10 (11.24%) Veritas
4 9 (10.11%) SAP
5 8 (8.99%) Siebel
6 6 (6.74%) IBM
7 5 (5.62%) Avaya
7 5 (5.62%) Kronos
8 4 (4.49%) Verint
9 3 (3.37%) Remedy
10 2 (2.25%) Cisco
10 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.12%) Ceridian
11 1 (1.12%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 1 (1.12%) VMware
11 1 (1.12%) Workday