Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 336 317
Rank change year-on-year -17 -19 +10
Contract jobs citing Line Management 733 760 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.86% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 451 506
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £221
90th Percentile £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +8.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 24
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.80 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.84% +10.03% +45.71%
10th Percentile £15.05 £12.82 £11.95
90th Percentile £52.21 £31.40 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £17.47
% change year-on-year +32.50% +14.48% +41.46%

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 91,056 88,128 86,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.78% 85.88% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,307 58,823 57,239
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,332 2,060 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.09
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -30 688 £475 +5.56% 350
UK excluding London -21 443 £434 +8.50% 263
London -12 283 £500 - 111
Midlands -13 109 £383 +9.29% 50
North of England -10 104 £415 -6.21% 68
South East -54 98 £450 +7.14% 49
West Midlands -4 85 £450 +30.43% 39
East of England +10 46 £468 +28.08% 45
South West -5 45 £503 +46.18% 27
North West -19 43 £350 -12.50% 38
Yorkshire -13 38 £345 -32.68% 24
Wales -12 25 £406 +153.91% 14
East Midlands +5 24 £335 -29.47% 11
North East +3 23 £575 +23.86% 6
Scotland -15 14 £331 -5.63% 10
Northern Ireland +27 2 £350 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 263 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (27.56%) Finance
3 122 (16.64%) Project Management
4 118 (16.10%) Scrum
5 108 (14.73%) Microsoft
6 99 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
7 96 (13.10%) Security Cleared
8 90 (12.28%) Mentoring
9 88 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
10 87 (11.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 86 (11.73%) Windows
12 83 (11.32%) Coaching
13 76 (10.37%) SC Cleared
14 74 (10.10%) Java
15 73 (9.96%) Change Management
16 71 (9.69%) Risk Management
16 71 (9.69%) Degree
16 71 (9.69%) Decision-Making
17 70 (9.55%) Test Automation
18 68 (9.28%) DevOps
19 65 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
20 62 (8.46%) JIRA
21 60 (8.19%) Programme Management
21 60 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
22 59 (8.05%) SQL
23 57 (7.78%) JavaScript
24 55 (7.50%) ITIL
25 54 (7.37%) BDD
26 53 (7.23%) Kanban
27 52 (7.09%) Resource Management

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 42 (5.73%) Confluence
2 17 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.05%) Documentum
5 8 (1.09%) CMS
5 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.82%) SAS
7 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.41%) Gunicorn
9 3 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.41%) nginx
9 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 65 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.18%) Open Workbench
5 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.36%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.41%) InVision
9 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.68%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.41%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.32%) Office 365
4 14 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.50%) GitHub
6 6 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.82%) BlazeMeter
6 6 (0.82%) Slack
7 5 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.68%) IaaS
7 5 (0.68%) PaaS
7 5 (0.68%) SaaS
8 4 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.41%) Boomi
9 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.27%) Trello
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.14%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.32%) VPN
2 16 (2.18%) Internet
3 14 (1.91%) DNS
3 14 (1.91%) LAN
4 11 (1.50%) Firewall
5 10 (1.36%) WAN
6 8 (1.09%) Wireless
7 6 (0.82%) Skype
7 6 (0.82%) VLAN
7 6 (0.82%) VoIP
8 5 (0.68%) SAN
8 5 (0.68%) SMS
8 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.55%) BGP
9 4 (0.55%) DHCP
9 4 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.55%) HTTP
9 4 (0.55%) MPLS
9 4 (0.55%) RTP
10 3 (0.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (1.77%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.50%) MySQL
4 10 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.09%) Big Data
5 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.95%) Power BI
7 5 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.55%) DTS
8 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.55%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.41%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (8.46%) JIRA
2 45 (6.14%) Selenium
3 39 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.41%) Git (software)
5 23 (3.14%) Cucumber
6 22 (3.00%) WebDriver
7 21 (2.86%) Maven
8 17 (2.32%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.64%) JMeter
11 11 (1.50%) LoadRunner
12 10 (1.36%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.09%) Grunt
13 8 (1.09%) gulp
13 8 (1.09%) Mocha
13 8 (1.09%) Subversion
13 8 (1.09%) webpack
14 7 (0.95%) IntelliJ
14 7 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 202 (27.56%) Finance
2 34 (4.64%) Marketing
3 32 (4.37%) Retail
4 25 (3.41%) Law
4 25 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.27%) Banking
6 21 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.59%) Legal
8 12 (1.64%) Games
9 9 (1.23%) Electronics
10 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.95%) Back Office
12 6 (0.82%) Front Office
13 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.55%) Military
14 3 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Local Government
14 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 72 (9.82%) Project Manager
2 63 (8.59%) Analyst
3 61 (8.32%) Developer
4 37 (5.05%) Architect
5 28 (3.82%) Delivery Manager
6 26 (3.55%) Service Manager
7 25 (3.41%) Senior Manager
8 21 (2.86%) IT Manager
9 20 (2.73%) Tester
10 19 (2.59%) Consultant
11 17 (2.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (2.32%) Software Manager
11 17 (2.32%) Support Officer
12 16 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (2.05%) Automation Tester
13 15 (2.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (2.05%) Technical Manager
13 15 (2.05%) Test Manager
14 14 (1.91%) Programme Manager
14 14 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.09%) .NET
2 47 (6.41%) HTML
3 43 (5.87%) REST
4 42 (5.73%) CSS
5 23 (3.14%) Web Services
6 20 (2.73%) AngularJS
7 19 (2.59%) Node.js
8 18 (2.46%) HTML5
9 13 (1.77%) ASP.NET
9 13 (1.77%) CSS3
9 13 (1.77%) React
10 12 (1.64%) jQuery
10 12 (1.64%) Spring
10 12 (1.64%) WCF
10 12 (1.64%) XML
11 11 (1.50%) Django
11 11 (1.50%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (1.36%) JSON
12 10 (1.36%) SOAP
13 9 (1.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 99 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 43 (5.87%) User Experience
4 26 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.86%) NHS
7 12 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.36%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.36%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.09%) Social Media
12 7 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (0.68%) CMDB
14 5 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 5 (0.68%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.73%) Windows
2 34 (4.64%) Linux
3 26 (3.55%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.27%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.64%) Unix
8 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) Android
9 6 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (16.64%) Project Management
3 118 (16.10%) Scrum
4 90 (12.28%) Mentoring
5 88 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (11.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 83 (11.32%) Coaching
8 73 (9.96%) Change Management
9 71 (9.69%) Decision-Making
9 71 (9.69%) Risk Management
10 70 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 68 (9.28%) DevOps
12 60 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (8.19%) Programme Management
13 55 (7.50%) ITIL
14 54 (7.37%) BDD
15 53 (7.23%) Kanban
16 52 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 52 (7.09%) Resource Management
17 51 (6.96%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.10%) Java
2 59 (8.05%) SQL
3 57 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 34 (4.64%) C#
5 29 (3.96%) Python
6 22 (3.00%) Scala
7 21 (2.86%) Java 8
8 16 (2.18%) C++
9 15 (2.05%) Ruby
10 11 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.23%) C
13 8 (1.09%) VB
14 7 (0.95%) ES6
14 7 (0.95%) VBScript
15 5 (0.68%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.55%) ABAP
16 4 (0.55%) CoffeeScript
16 4 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 76 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 71 (9.69%) Degree
4 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.91%) MCSE
5 14 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.23%) CCNA
7 9 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.23%) MCP
8 7 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.82%) CCNP
9 6 (0.82%) CISSP
9 6 (0.82%) ISEB
9 6 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.68%) APMG
10 5 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.82%) PMO
2 49 (6.68%) QA
3 32 (4.37%) SLA
4 11 (1.50%) GDPR
5 6 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.55%) P3O
8 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.27%) IFRS
9 2 (0.27%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.27%) TickIT
10 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.14%) EMIR
10 1 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.96%) Docker
3 16 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.09%) vSphere
9 5 (0.68%) Firmware
9 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.41%) LXC
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.41%) XenServer
12 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.27%) XenApp
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.14%) IAG
Systems Management
1 26 (3.55%) Puppet
2 24 (3.27%) SCCM
3 12 (1.64%) WSUS
4 10 (1.36%) Ansible
4 10 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.09%) Kibana
5 8 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.68%) Grafana
7 5 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.68%) SafeCom
7 5 (0.68%) Terraform
7 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.55%) Graphite
8 4 (0.55%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.55%) MOM
9 3 (0.41%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 108 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.23%) SAP
3 30 (4.09%) Oracle
4 22 (3.00%) VMware
5 21 (2.86%) Cisco
5 21 (2.86%) HP
6 17 (2.32%) Pega
7 16 (2.18%) Adobe
7 16 (2.18%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.50%) Citrix
9 10 (1.36%) Wyse
10 8 (1.09%) Google
11 7 (0.95%) Remedy
12 6 (0.82%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.68%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.68%) hybris
13 5 (0.68%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.68%) McAfee
13 5 (0.68%) New Relic
13 5 (0.68%) Serena