Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 289 362 348
Rank change year-on-year +73 -14 -19
Contract jobs citing Line Management 286 621 749
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.68% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.78% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 377 444
Median daily rate £468 £475 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +1.88% +3.61%
10th Percentile £273 £235 £252
90th Percentile £729 £688 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £429 £413
% change year-on-year -0.93% +4.00% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 38
Median hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -34.00% +43.80%
10th Percentile £15.32 £12.86 £12.01
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.70 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.38% -25.58% +20.99%

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 30,284 79,150 89,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.99% 86.83% 86.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,912 52,054 58,808
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,099 2,287 2,401
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +12.94% -11.88%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -20.00%

Line Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Line Management.

Daily rate trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Line Management over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Line Management.

Hourly rate trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Line Management over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Top 17 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 7 August 2020. 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 +62 259 £481 -3.85% 129
UK excluding London +63 147 £425 -0.93% 118
London +109 130 £550 - 30
North of England +72 38 £375 -3.23% 29
South East +82 29 £488 -3.47% 19
East of England +85 27 £600 +28.69% 14
North West +58 21 £375 - 18
South West +67 19 £475 -9.52% 14
Scotland +71 16 £425 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +52 16 £360 -12.20% 9
Work from Home -20 14 £419 -6.96% 9
Midlands +50 13 £425 +14.86% 23
East Midlands +45 7 £600 +66.67% 14
West Midlands +38 6 £420 +9.09% 9
Wales +35 4 £411 +19.20% 10
North East +30 2 £550 +15.18% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 84 (29.37%) Security Cleared
2 79 (27.62%) Microsoft
3 70 (24.48%) Finance
4 69 (24.13%) SC Cleared
5 68 (23.78%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (23.78%) Decision-Making
6 63 (22.03%) Public Sector
7 62 (21.68%) Risk Management
8 58 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (18.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 46 (16.08%) Project Management
11 40 (13.99%) Management Information System
12 37 (12.94%) Degree
13 32 (11.19%) Information Management
13 32 (11.19%) PRINCE2
14 30 (10.49%) Change Management
15 29 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
16 28 (9.79%) SQL
17 26 (9.09%) Mentoring
18 25 (8.74%) Coaching
18 25 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (8.74%) Programme Management
18 25 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
19 24 (8.39%) Information Security
19 24 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (8.04%) Law
21 22 (7.69%) DevOps
22 20 (6.99%) Project Delivery
23 19 (6.64%) Windows
24 18 (6.29%) Oracle

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 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.40%) Confluence
3 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (18.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.40%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.35%) InVision
7 1 (0.35%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Workday HCM
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Maximo
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.70%) Primavera
3 1 (0.35%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (0.35%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.35%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.35%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.29%) Azure
2 15 (5.24%) AWS
3 10 (3.50%) Office 365
4 7 (2.45%) SaaS
5 6 (2.10%) GitHub
6 4 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.40%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.40%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.05%) Serverless
8 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.35%) GCP
9 1 (0.35%) IaaS
9 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (2.45%) Firewall
3 7 (2.45%) Internet
3 7 (2.45%) LAN
3 7 (2.45%) WAN
4 5 (1.75%) HTTP
4 5 (1.75%) VPN
5 4 (1.40%) SSL
5 4 (1.40%) VLAN
5 4 (1.40%) Wireless
6 3 (1.05%) 3G
6 3 (1.05%) Network Security
6 3 (1.05%) Skype
7 2 (0.70%) 5G
7 2 (0.70%) ADSL
7 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.70%) VXLAN
8 1 (0.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.45%) MySQL
3 6 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.05%) Power BI
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.05%) SSDT
7 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.70%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) MS Access
8 1 (0.35%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.35%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.15%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.15%) JIRA
3 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.40%) Gatling
3 4 (1.40%) GitLab
3 4 (1.40%) JUnit
3 4 (1.40%) Selenium
4 2 (0.70%) Maven
4 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.35%) Ant
5 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.35%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.35%) Gradle
5 1 (0.35%) Hudson
5 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.35%) MSI
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 70 (24.48%) Finance
2 63 (22.03%) Public Sector
3 23 (8.04%) Law
4 15 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.20%) Banking
5 12 (4.20%) Legal
6 11 (3.85%) Marketing
7 9 (3.15%) Billing
8 6 (2.10%) Local Government
9 5 (1.75%) Electronics
9 5 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.40%) Back Office
10 4 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.40%) Retail
11 3 (1.05%) French Language
11 3 (1.05%) Front Office
11 3 (1.05%) German Language
12 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 22 (7.69%) Developer
3 21 (7.34%) Analyst
4 13 (4.55%) Information Manager
4 13 (4.55%) Risk Manager
5 10 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (3.50%) Network Engineer
6 9 (3.15%) Information Risk Manager
7 8 (2.80%) Architect
7 8 (2.80%) Senior Manager
8 7 (2.45%) Administrator
8 7 (2.45%) Business Change Manager
8 7 (2.45%) Change Manager
8 7 (2.45%) Commercial Manager
8 7 (2.45%) Consultant
8 7 (2.45%) IT Manager
8 7 (2.45%) Team Leader
8 7 (2.45%) Technical Leader
8 7 (2.45%) Technical Manager
9 6 (2.10%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.80%) .NET
1 8 (2.80%) JSON
2 6 (2.10%) Django
2 6 (2.10%) Node.js
2 6 (2.10%) REST
2 6 (2.10%) XML
3 4 (1.40%) Celery
3 4 (1.40%) CSS
3 4 (1.40%) CSS3
3 4 (1.40%) Gherkin
3 4 (1.40%) HTML
3 4 (1.40%) HTML5
3 4 (1.40%) Play Framework
3 4 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.40%) Sass
4 3 (1.05%) jQuery
4 3 (1.05%) LDAP
4 3 (1.05%) Spring
4 3 (1.05%) Web Services
5 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (23.78%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (13.99%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.10%) NHS
4 5 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (1.75%) User Experience
5 4 (1.40%) Blog
5 4 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.70%) CMDB
7 2 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.70%) Life Science
7 2 (0.70%) Social Media
8 1 (0.35%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.64%) Windows
2 12 (4.20%) Linux
3 6 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.75%) Unix
5 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.35%) AIX
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.78%) Decision-Making
2 62 (21.68%) Risk Management
3 58 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (16.08%) Project Management
5 32 (11.19%) Information Management
5 32 (11.19%) PRINCE2
6 30 (10.49%) Change Management
7 26 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 25 (8.74%) Coaching
8 25 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (8.74%) Programme Management
9 24 (8.39%) Information Security
9 24 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (7.69%) DevOps
11 20 (6.99%) Project Delivery
12 18 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (6.29%) Migration
12 18 (6.29%) Service Delivery
12 18 (6.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.79%) SQL
2 13 (4.55%) Python
3 11 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.80%) Java
4 8 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.45%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.10%) C
6 6 (2.10%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.40%) C#
7 4 (1.40%) Scala
8 3 (1.05%) C++
8 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.05%) VB
9 2 (0.70%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.35%) VBA
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (29.37%) Security Cleared
2 69 (24.13%) SC Cleared
3 37 (12.94%) Degree
4 9 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.75%) CCNP
6 5 (1.75%) CISSP
6 5 (1.75%) GIAC
7 4 (1.40%) CISM
7 4 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.05%) CISA
8 3 (1.05%) CLAS
8 3 (1.05%) ISEB
8 3 (1.05%) MCSA
8 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.05%) PMP
8 3 (1.05%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.45%) SLA
3 5 (1.75%) COBIT
3 5 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.75%) QA
4 4 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.40%) RMADS
4 4 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.40%) WCAG
5 3 (1.05%) GDPR
5 3 (1.05%) PMO
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) HL7
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 10 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Docker
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.20%) Terraform
2 9 (3.15%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.45%) Grafana
3 7 (2.45%) Kibana
4 4 (1.40%) SCCM
5 3 (1.05%) Ansible
5 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.05%) Puppet
6 1 (0.35%) EnCase
6 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.35%) Oozie
6 1 (0.35%) Salt
6 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (27.62%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.29%) Oracle
3 12 (4.20%) SAP
4 9 (3.15%) F5
5 8 (2.80%) Google
6 5 (1.75%) Cisco
7 4 (1.40%) RedGate
7 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.05%) Adobe
8 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.05%) VMware
8 3 (1.05%) Workday
9 2 (0.70%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.70%) Citrix
9 2 (0.70%) Concur
9 2 (0.70%) Kronos
9 2 (0.70%) Nokia
9 2 (0.70%) SunGard
9 2 (0.70%) Twitter