Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 286 311
Rank change year-on-year -48 +25 -43
Contract jobs citing Line Management 749 781 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.84% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.00% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 486 511
UK median daily rate £433 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.14% -2.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £233 £263
90th Percentile £665 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £421 £448
% change year-on-year -5.04% -5.87% +15.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 26
UK median hourly rate £19.80 £23.34 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.17% +37.29% -15.00%
10th Percentile £13.33 £14.00 £9.55
90th Percentile £34.30 £75.00 £44.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.80 £17.89 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +5.21% -12.82%

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 86,568 78,196 89,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.62% 84.38% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,177 51,470 58,297
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £299 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,215 2,127 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +0.60% +23.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.70% - +15.93%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -40 701 £445 +1.14% 406
UK excluding London -35 426 £400 -5.04% 302
London -7 312 £503 +5.79% 129
Midlands +31 133 £406 -4.41% 60
North of England -26 105 £393 -2.73% 77
South East -58 105 £400 -9.09% 61
West Midlands +7 103 £400 -5.88% 39
North West -11 55 £375 +4.17% 36
Yorkshire -39 36 £400 -7.25% 35
Scotland -26 32 £375 -11.76% 19
East Midlands +11 30 £445 +11.25% 21
East of England -15 30 £500 - 41
North East +24 19 £475 +18.75% 6
South West -22 15 £325 - 36
Wales -7 8 £160 -53.45% 5
Northern Ireland -6 1 £400 +44.14% 3

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 247 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (32.84%) Finance
3 156 (20.83%) Project Management
4 126 (16.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (16.02%) ITIL
6 107 (14.29%) Coaching
7 101 (13.48%) Microsoft
8 99 (13.22%) Scrum
9 98 (13.08%) Mentoring
10 97 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
11 90 (12.02%) Security Cleared
12 78 (10.41%) Decision-Making
13 76 (10.15%) Degree
14 74 (9.88%) PRINCE2
15 72 (9.61%) Change Management
15 72 (9.61%) DevOps
16 70 (9.35%) Windows
17 67 (8.95%) Performance Management
18 66 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (8.68%) Kanban
20 64 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
21 60 (8.01%) SQL
21 60 (8.01%) Self-Motivation
22 59 (7.88%) SLA
23 58 (7.74%) SC Cleared
24 57 (7.61%) Service Delivery
24 57 (7.61%) Management Information System
25 56 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
26 55 (7.34%) JIRA
27 53 (7.08%) Retail

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 41 (5.47%) Confluence
2 28 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.47%) OpenStack
4 14 (1.87%) Documentum
5 12 (1.60%) CMS
5 12 (1.60%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.20%) IIS
6 9 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.20%) nginx
6 9 (1.20%) SAS
7 8 (1.07%) Gunicorn
8 7 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.13%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 56 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.93%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.27%) InVision
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle iProcurement
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (1.07%) Maximo
4 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle BRM
5 4 (0.53%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.53%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.40%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.27%) iTrent
8 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.34%) Office 365
3 16 (2.14%) SaaS
4 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.34%) PaaS
6 8 (1.07%) Route 53
6 8 (1.07%) Serverless
7 7 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.53%) Force.com
9 4 (0.53%) Slack
10 3 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.27%) G Suite
11 2 (0.27%) GitHub
11 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.13%) IaaS
12 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.74%) Internet
2 24 (3.20%) LAN
3 18 (2.40%) WAN
4 17 (2.27%) Firewall
5 15 (2.00%) SMS
6 14 (1.87%) VPN
7 10 (1.34%) SSL
8 9 (1.20%) DNS
9 6 (0.80%) DHCP
9 6 (0.80%) Intranet
9 6 (0.80%) Network Security
10 5 (0.67%) IPv4
10 5 (0.67%) VoIP
10 5 (0.67%) WLAN
11 4 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.53%) SAN
11 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.53%) VLAN
12 3 (0.40%) DPNSS
12 3 (0.40%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.20%) Oracle Database
2 22 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.47%) Big Data
6 11 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
7 10 (1.34%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 9 (1.20%) MySQL
9 8 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.53%) DB2
12 4 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 55 (7.34%) JIRA
2 22 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.20%) Selenium
6 7 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.93%) Subversion
7 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.67%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.53%) Grunt
9 4 (0.53%) gulp
10 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.40%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.27%) JMeter
11 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 246 (32.84%) Finance
2 53 (7.08%) Retail
3 38 (5.07%) Banking
4 33 (4.41%) Legal
5 29 (3.87%) Marketing
6 21 (2.80%) Billing
6 21 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.87%) Front Office
8 12 (1.60%) Games
9 11 (1.47%) Law
10 10 (1.34%) Back Office
10 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.20%) Advertising
12 8 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.07%) Local Government
12 8 (1.07%) Publishing
13 6 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.67%) Automotive
14 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 101 (13.48%) Analyst
2 94 (12.55%) Project Manager
3 44 (5.87%) Developer
4 42 (5.61%) Architect
4 42 (5.61%) Business Analyst
5 33 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
5 33 (4.41%) Support Analyst
6 27 (3.60%) Service Manager
7 24 (3.20%) IT Manager
8 22 (2.94%) Senior Manager
9 20 (2.67%) Desktop Support
9 20 (2.67%) Support Engineer
10 19 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
10 19 (2.54%) IT Support
11 18 (2.40%) Applications Support
11 18 (2.40%) Lead DevOps
12 17 (2.27%) Programme Manager
12 17 (2.27%) Release Manager
13 14 (1.87%) Applications Manager
13 14 (1.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.87%) .NET
1 29 (3.87%) HTML
2 26 (3.47%) REST
3 24 (3.20%) CSS
4 17 (2.27%) Web Services
5 16 (2.14%) XML
6 15 (2.00%) Node.js
7 11 (1.47%) HTML5
8 10 (1.34%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.34%) LDAP
9 8 (1.07%) 802.1X
9 8 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (1.07%) SOAP
9 8 (1.07%) Velocity
10 7 (0.93%) jQuery
10 7 (0.93%) Kafka
11 6 (0.80%) Ajax
11 6 (0.80%) CSS3
11 6 (0.80%) JSON
11 6 (0.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (8.01%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (7.61%) Management Information System
4 45 (6.01%) User Experience
5 21 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.40%) NHS
7 18 (2.40%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.00%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.00%) Mainframe
8 15 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.34%) Equities
10 10 (1.34%) PKI
11 9 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.07%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.07%) Social Media
13 7 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.35%) Windows
2 34 (4.54%) Linux
3 27 (3.60%) Unix
4 16 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 16 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.87%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.20%) Android
9 8 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.80%) NetWare
11 5 (0.67%) AIX
12 4 (0.53%) MVS
12 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.53%) zOS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (20.83%) Project Management
3 126 (16.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 120 (16.02%) ITIL
5 107 (14.29%) Coaching
6 99 (13.22%) Scrum
7 98 (13.08%) Mentoring
8 78 (10.41%) Decision-Making
9 74 (9.88%) PRINCE2
10 72 (9.61%) Change Management
10 72 (9.61%) DevOps
11 67 (8.95%) Performance Management
12 66 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
13 65 (8.68%) Kanban
14 64 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 57 (7.61%) Service Delivery
16 49 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (6.41%) Risk Management
18 47 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
19 43 (5.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.01%) SQL
2 44 (5.87%) Java
3 31 (4.14%) JavaScript
4 21 (2.80%) Python
5 15 (2.00%) C
6 14 (1.87%) C#
7 11 (1.47%) Ruby
8 10 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.34%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.07%) Perl
10 6 (0.80%) PHP
10 6 (0.80%) Scala
10 6 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.80%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.53%) C++
11 4 (0.53%) Kotlin
11 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.53%) R
12 3 (0.40%) VB
12 3 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 76 (10.15%) Degree
3 58 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 17 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.00%) CISSP
7 13 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.74%) CISM
7 13 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (1.60%) CCNP
8 12 (1.60%) MCP
9 11 (1.47%) PMP
10 9 (1.20%) CCDP
10 9 (1.20%) CCIE
10 9 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
10 9 (1.20%) ISEB
10 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.93%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.88%) SLA
2 46 (6.14%) PMO
3 38 (5.07%) QA
4 28 (3.74%) GDPR
5 8 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.67%) COBIT
7 5 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.53%) PSD2
9 3 (0.40%) P3O
9 3 (0.40%) WCAG
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.74%) Docker
3 11 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.93%) XenApp
5 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.27%) LXC
9 2 (0.27%) RACF
10 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (2.00%) Terraform
3 12 (1.60%) Puppet
4 8 (1.07%) SCCM
5 7 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.67%) Kibana
7 5 (0.67%) Rundeck
7 5 (0.67%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.53%) Control-M
9 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.27%) Nessus
10 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.14%) Oracle
3 25 (3.34%) Cisco
3 25 (3.34%) SAP
4 17 (2.27%) Citrix
5 16 (2.14%) VMware
6 14 (1.87%) hybris
7 12 (1.60%) Adobe
7 12 (1.60%) HP
7 12 (1.60%) IBM
8 11 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.34%) Ivanti
10 9 (1.20%) ATG
10 9 (1.20%) Charles River
10 9 (1.20%) Pega
11 7 (0.93%) Capita
11 7 (0.93%) Google
12 6 (0.80%) Apple
13 5 (0.67%) Red Hat