Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Line Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Line Management over the 6 months to 26 September 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.

Line Management
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 326 329
Rank change year-on-year -24 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Line Management 739 742 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.75% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.87% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 431 518
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £217 £240 £227
90th Percentile £650 £650 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 21
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.06% +6.25% +29.55%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.90 £9.15
90th Percentile £51.00 £32.93 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £14.35
% change year-on-year +47.06% +18.47% +16.19%

Line Management 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 88,542 84,827 90,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.16% 85.61% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,493 55,954 60,052
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,095 2,386
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

Line Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Line Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Line Management.

Contractor daily rate trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Line Management over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Line Management over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Line Management within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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 -17 700 £480 +6.67% 384
UK excluding London -28 417 £425 +6.25% 309
London +22 319 £525 +5.00% 99
Midlands -10 101 £440 +31.34% 71
South East -37 98 £450 +9.09% 68
North of England -42 97 £400 - 62
West Midlands -4 83 £450 +34.33% 57
East of England +7 47 £468 +6.25% 36
South West -22 40 £489 +35.83% 48
North West -39 40 £350 +2.94% 30
Yorkshire -25 37 £410 -18.00% 29
Scotland +1 26 £400 -0.62% 16
North East +1 21 £513 +7.89% 3
East Midlands +4 17 £393 +30.83% 14
Wales -19 9 £288 -7.26% 8
Northern Ireland +33 1 £368 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Line Management 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 Line Management.

1 279 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (27.20%) Finance
3 120 (16.24%) Project Management
4 105 (14.21%) Mentoring
5 100 (13.53%) Coaching
5 100 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (13.13%) Scrum
7 93 (12.58%) Microsoft
8 92 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
9 90 (12.18%) Security Cleared
10 82 (11.10%) ITIL
11 78 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
12 77 (10.42%) Decision-Making
13 75 (10.15%) SC Cleared
14 73 (9.88%) Degree
15 71 (9.61%) DevOps
16 70 (9.47%) Windows
16 70 (9.47%) Change Management
17 67 (9.07%) Test Automation
18 64 (8.66%) Java
19 62 (8.39%) QA
20 60 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
21 59 (7.98%) Risk Management
22 58 (7.85%) Programme Management
23 57 (7.71%) TDD
24 56 (7.58%) JIRA
25 55 (7.44%) JavaScript
25 55 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
26 53 (7.17%) Linux
26 53 (7.17%) User Experience

Line Management
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 34 (4.60%) Confluence
2 17 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.03%) nginx
3 15 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.89%) Gunicorn
5 11 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.35%) CMS
6 10 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.68%) Documentum
9 3 (0.41%) Apache
9 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.35%) Open Workbench
6 9 (1.22%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) InVision
8 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.08%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) assyst
5 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.79%) Office 365
4 15 (2.03%) GitHub
5 12 (1.62%) Serverless
6 11 (1.49%) Route 53
7 10 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.35%) BlazeMeter
7 10 (1.35%) Slack
8 8 (1.08%) SaaS
8 8 (1.08%) Yammer
9 6 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.81%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.68%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.25%) LAN
2 21 (2.84%) DNS
3 18 (2.44%) VPN
4 15 (2.03%) WAN
5 12 (1.62%) Firewall
5 12 (1.62%) Internet
6 10 (1.35%) SMS
7 9 (1.22%) DHCP
7 9 (1.22%) MPLS
8 8 (1.08%) Unified Communications
8 8 (1.08%) VoIP
9 7 (0.95%) BGP
9 7 (0.95%) SMTP
9 7 (0.95%) VLAN
10 6 (0.81%) Network Security
11 5 (0.68%) Intranet
11 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.54%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.54%) OSPF
12 4 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 16 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.03%) MySQL
5 13 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.22%) Big Data
7 9 (1.22%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.81%) Power BI
10 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.54%) DTS
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (7.58%) JIRA
2 39 (5.28%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.87%) Selenium
4 31 (4.19%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.71%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.76%) JMeter
6 13 (1.76%) LoadRunner
7 11 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.49%) Zephyr
8 10 (1.35%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.35%) Jasmine
8 10 (1.35%) Subversion
8 10 (1.35%) The Grinder
9 9 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.08%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.95%) Axure RP
11 7 (0.95%) Grunt
11 7 (0.95%) gulp
11 7 (0.95%) Mocha
11 7 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 201 (27.20%) Finance
2 33 (4.47%) Marketing
3 27 (3.65%) Banking
3 27 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.52%) Back Office
4 26 (3.52%) Retail
5 23 (3.11%) Law
6 18 (2.44%) Legal
7 16 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.49%) Front Office
8 11 (1.49%) Games
9 9 (1.22%) Advertising
10 8 (1.08%) Electronics
10 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (9.47%) Project Manager
2 67 (9.07%) Analyst
3 66 (8.93%) Developer
4 36 (4.87%) Service Manager
5 35 (4.74%) Senior Manager
6 33 (4.47%) Architect
7 32 (4.33%) Delivery Manager
8 29 (3.92%) IT Manager
9 25 (3.38%) Consultant
10 21 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 20 (2.71%) Change Manager
12 19 (2.57%) Business Analyst
12 19 (2.57%) Business Manager
13 18 (2.44%) Programme Manager
13 18 (2.44%) Test Manager
14 16 (2.17%) Desktop Support
15 15 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (2.03%) Technical Leader
16 14 (1.89%) Senior Service Manager
17 13 (1.76%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.82%) CSS
2 41 (5.55%) HTML
3 33 (4.47%) REST
4 32 (4.33%) Node.js
5 31 (4.19%) .NET
6 26 (3.52%) Web Services
7 22 (2.98%) AngularJS
8 20 (2.71%) HTML5
9 17 (2.30%) CSS3
10 16 (2.17%) LDAP
11 14 (1.89%) JSON
12 13 (1.76%) Django
12 13 (1.76%) Kafka
12 13 (1.76%) Spring
13 12 (1.62%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (1.62%) XML
14 11 (1.49%) Ajax
14 11 (1.49%) jQuery
14 11 (1.49%) SOAP
14 11 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.17%) User Experience
3 42 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.57%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.76%) NHS
9 11 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.08%) Social Media
12 7 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.95%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.95%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.95%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.81%) Handset
14 5 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.47%) Windows
2 53 (7.17%) Linux
3 31 (4.19%) Unix
4 19 (2.57%) Windows 7
5 17 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.03%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.22%) Android
11 7 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.27%) NetWare
14 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.27%) Solaris
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (16.24%) Project Management
3 105 (14.21%) Mentoring
4 100 (13.53%) Coaching
4 100 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 97 (13.13%) Scrum
6 92 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (11.10%) ITIL
8 77 (10.42%) Decision-Making
9 71 (9.61%) DevOps
10 70 (9.47%) Change Management
11 67 (9.07%) Test Automation
12 60 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (7.98%) Risk Management
14 58 (7.85%) Programme Management
15 57 (7.71%) TDD
16 52 (7.04%) Service Management
17 48 (6.50%) PRINCE2
18 46 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (5.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 64 (8.66%) Java
2 55 (7.44%) JavaScript
3 47 (6.36%) SQL
4 34 (4.60%) Python
5 28 (3.79%) C#
6 27 (3.65%) Scala
7 19 (2.57%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.30%) Ruby
9 13 (1.76%) C
10 12 (1.62%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.81%) C++
12 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.81%) R
13 5 (0.68%) Java 8
13 5 (0.68%) Kotlin
13 5 (0.68%) PHP
13 5 (0.68%) VB
13 5 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 75 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 73 (9.88%) Degree
4 21 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.62%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.35%) ISEB
8 9 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.08%) MCSE
10 6 (0.81%) APMG
10 6 (0.81%) CCNP
10 6 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.81%) MCP
10 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.39%) QA
2 44 (5.95%) PMO
3 39 (5.28%) SLA
4 11 (1.49%) GDPR
5 7 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.54%) P3O
8 3 (0.41%) PSD2
9 2 (0.27%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.27%) TickIT
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) EMIR
10 1 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.14%) MiFID
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (5.82%) Docker
2 38 (5.14%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.68%) LXC
7 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.54%) vSphere
9 3 (0.41%) Firmware
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.41%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.14%) IAG
10 1 (0.14%) iptables
10 1 (0.14%) Postfix
10 1 (0.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.14%) Squid
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (3.25%) SCCM
2 15 (2.03%) Terraform
3 13 (1.76%) Puppet
4 11 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.08%) Kibana
7 7 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.95%) WSUS
8 6 (0.81%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.81%) PingFederate
9 5 (0.68%) Ansible
9 5 (0.68%) Grafana
9 5 (0.68%) SafeCom
10 4 (0.54%) Graphite
11 3 (0.41%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.41%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.41%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.41%) MOM
11 3 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 93 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.06%) Oracle
3 29 (3.92%) SAP
4 23 (3.11%) VMware
5 21 (2.84%) Cisco
6 17 (2.30%) HP
7 11 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.35%) Adobe
8 10 (1.35%) Dynatrace
9 9 (1.22%) AppDynamics
9 9 (1.22%) New Relic
9 9 (1.22%) Symantec
10 8 (1.08%) Citrix
10 8 (1.08%) IBM
10 8 (1.08%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.08%) Pega
11 7 (0.95%) Apple
11 7 (0.95%) Google
11 7 (0.95%) Juniper
11 7 (0.95%) Wyse