Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 304 321
Rank change year-on-year -39 +17 0
Contract jobs citing Line Management 768 773 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.81% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.96% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 463 535
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £250
90th Percentile £671 £610 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -2.38% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 15
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £17.77 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.02% +2.27% +2.21%
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.97 £8.34
90th Percentile £55.55 £54.50 £39.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £17.39 £15.86
% change year-on-year +17.62% +9.60% +12.50%

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 89,317 80,919 92,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.94% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,921 52,955 61,108
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,460 2,122 2,286
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -27 729 £465 +3.33% 393
UK excluding London -45 439 £410 -2.38% 297
London -16 325 £525 +6.60% 122
Midlands +24 129 £425 +26.87% 58
North of England -40 112 £400 -4.76% 79
West Midlands +19 110 £413 +17.86% 41
South East -56 101 £435 -5.18% 78
North West -19 51 £375 +14.94% 45
Yorkshire -47 41 £400 -17.95% 25
East of England +7 37 £550 +4.76% 31
Scotland -27 30 £398 -1.24% 15
South West -27 26 £563 +55.17% 24
North East +5 25 £450 +11.52% 9
East Midlands -3 18 £445 +48.33% 17
Wales -14 6 - - 9
Northern Ireland - 1 £368 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 304 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (28.91%) Finance
3 163 (21.22%) Project Management
4 128 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 125 (16.28%) Coaching
5 125 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 112 (14.58%) Scrum
7 108 (14.06%) ITIL
8 94 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 92 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
10 91 (11.85%) Security Cleared
11 89 (11.59%) DevOps
12 88 (11.46%) Change Management
13 87 (11.33%) Degree
14 79 (10.29%) Decision-Making
15 75 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
16 72 (9.38%) PRINCE2
16 72 (9.38%) SC Cleared
17 69 (8.98%) Java
18 68 (8.85%) JIRA
18 68 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
19 63 (8.20%) Kanban
20 59 (7.68%) Performance Management
21 58 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
22 57 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
23 55 (7.16%) SLA
23 55 (7.16%) Risk Management
24 53 (6.90%) Windows
24 53 (6.90%) Test Automation
25 51 (6.64%) Self-Motivation

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 50 (6.51%) Confluence
2 18 (2.34%) OpenStack
3 15 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.82%) nginx
5 11 (1.43%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.43%) CMS
5 11 (1.43%) Gunicorn
6 8 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.91%) Documentum
8 6 (0.78%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.65%) IIS
9 5 (0.65%) SAS
9 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (0.26%) Apache
11 2 (0.26%) Captiva
Applications
1 57 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.69%) Open Workbench
4 12 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.43%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) assyst
6 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.52%) Office 365
4 16 (2.08%) SaaS
5 11 (1.43%) Route 53
5 11 (1.43%) Serverless
6 10 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.17%) GitHub
7 9 (1.17%) Slack
8 8 (1.04%) Yammer
9 7 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
9 7 (0.91%) PaaS
10 6 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.52%) Force.com
13 3 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.39%) Trello
14 2 (0.26%) Boomi
14 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.47%) Internet
1 19 (2.47%) LAN
2 16 (2.08%) DNS
2 16 (2.08%) SMS
2 16 (2.08%) WAN
3 12 (1.56%) DHCP
4 11 (1.43%) Firewall
4 11 (1.43%) VPN
5 10 (1.30%) SSL
6 8 (1.04%) Network Security
6 8 (1.04%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.91%) Intranet
8 6 (0.78%) MPLS
8 6 (0.78%) SAN
8 6 (0.78%) SMTP
8 6 (0.78%) WLAN
9 5 (0.65%) BGP
9 5 (0.65%) VLAN
9 5 (0.65%) VoIP
10 4 (0.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.08%) Hadoop
2 16 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.56%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.30%) MySQL
7 9 (1.17%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.04%) Big Data
9 7 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.65%) Power BI
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 68 (8.85%) JIRA
2 34 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.60%) Selenium
5 18 (2.34%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.17%) JMeter
6 9 (1.17%) LoadRunner
6 9 (1.17%) Subversion
6 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.91%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.91%) The Grinder
7 7 (0.91%) Zephyr
8 6 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.78%) MSI
8 6 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.78%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.52%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.52%) Maven
10 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 222 (28.91%) Finance
2 38 (4.95%) Retail
3 36 (4.69%) Marketing
4 34 (4.43%) Banking
5 29 (3.78%) Back Office
5 29 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.65%) Legal
7 15 (1.95%) Front Office
8 13 (1.69%) Advertising
8 13 (1.69%) Games
9 11 (1.43%) Law
9 11 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.30%) Billing
11 9 (1.17%) Local Government
12 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.78%) Electronics
14 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (11.07%) Project Manager
2 82 (10.68%) Analyst
3 56 (7.29%) Developer
4 40 (5.21%) Business Analyst
5 38 (4.95%) Architect
6 36 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
7 32 (4.17%) IT Manager
8 30 (3.91%) Service Manager
9 25 (3.26%) Senior Manager
10 22 (2.86%) Programme Manager
11 21 (2.73%) Consultant
12 18 (2.34%) Lead DevOps
13 17 (2.21%) Change Manager
13 17 (2.21%) Test Manager
14 16 (2.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (2.08%) Support Analyst
15 15 (1.95%) Business Manager
16 14 (1.82%) Designer
16 14 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (1.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.69%) .NET
2 33 (4.30%) REST
3 30 (3.91%) CSS
3 30 (3.91%) HTML
4 28 (3.65%) Node.js
5 26 (3.39%) Web Services
6 17 (2.21%) AngularJS
7 16 (2.08%) HTML5
8 14 (1.82%) LDAP
9 13 (1.69%) SOAP
10 11 (1.43%) CSS3
10 11 (1.43%) RxJS
10 11 (1.43%) Socket.IO
10 11 (1.43%) Velocity
10 11 (1.43%) XML
11 10 (1.30%) JSON
11 10 (1.30%) Kafka
12 9 (1.17%) Spring
13 8 (1.04%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.91%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (6.51%) User Experience
4 48 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.65%) Virtual Team
6 27 (3.52%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.69%) NHS
10 10 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.17%) PKI
11 9 (1.17%) Social Media
12 8 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.91%) Handset
13 7 (0.91%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.78%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.78%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 53 (6.90%) Windows
2 50 (6.51%) Linux
3 26 (3.39%) Unix
4 15 (1.95%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.30%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.04%) Android
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.39%) NetWare
10 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Fedora
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (21.22%) Project Management
3 128 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 125 (16.28%) Coaching
4 125 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 112 (14.58%) Scrum
6 108 (14.06%) ITIL
7 89 (11.59%) DevOps
8 88 (11.46%) Change Management
9 79 (10.29%) Decision-Making
10 75 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
11 72 (9.38%) PRINCE2
12 68 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 63 (8.20%) Kanban
14 59 (7.68%) Performance Management
15 58 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (7.16%) Risk Management
17 53 (6.90%) Test Automation
18 49 (6.38%) Programme Management
19 48 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 69 (8.98%) Java
2 41 (5.34%) JavaScript
3 35 (4.56%) SQL
4 29 (3.78%) C#
4 29 (3.78%) Python
5 20 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 18 (2.34%) Scala
7 15 (1.95%) TypeScript
8 14 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.69%) C
10 12 (1.56%) Ruby
11 10 (1.30%) PHP
12 8 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.91%) Perl
13 7 (0.91%) VBScript
14 6 (0.78%) R
15 5 (0.65%) C++
15 5 (0.65%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 91 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 87 (11.33%) Degree
3 72 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.95%) ISEB
7 12 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.30%) MCP
10 9 (1.17%) CCNP
10 9 (1.17%) CISSP
10 9 (1.17%) DBS Check
10 9 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.04%) APMG
12 7 (0.91%) CISM
12 7 (0.91%) MCSE
13 6 (0.78%) CCIE
13 6 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.16%) SLA
2 50 (6.51%) QA
3 43 (5.60%) PMO
4 19 (2.47%) GDPR
5 7 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.65%) PSD2
7 4 (0.52%) P3O
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.26%) WCAG
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.52%) Docker
3 20 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.65%) LXC
6 5 (0.65%) XenApp
6 5 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.13%) iptables
10 1 (0.13%) Postfix
10 1 (0.13%) Samba
10 1 (0.13%) Squid
10 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (2.47%) SCCM
2 18 (2.34%) Terraform
3 17 (2.21%) Puppet
4 14 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.91%) WSUS
7 6 (0.78%) PingFederate
8 5 (0.65%) Kibana
8 5 (0.65%) Rundeck
8 5 (0.65%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.52%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.39%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.39%) Nessus
10 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.26%) Ansible
11 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.26%) MOM
11 2 (0.26%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 94 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.34%) Oracle
3 29 (3.78%) SAP
4 23 (2.99%) Cisco
5 22 (2.86%) VMware
6 15 (1.95%) Citrix
6 15 (1.95%) HP
6 15 (1.95%) ServiceNow
7 12 (1.56%) IBM
7 12 (1.56%) New Relic
8 11 (1.43%) hybris
8 11 (1.43%) ION Trading
8 11 (1.43%) Pega
8 11 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.30%) Adobe
10 9 (1.17%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.17%) Capita
10 9 (1.17%) Symantec
11 8 (1.04%) Apple
12 7 (0.91%) Wyse