Period
to 7 December 2019

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 December 2019 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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 352 369 347
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22 -26
Contract jobs citing Line Management 547 723 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.79% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 379 443
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £213 £209 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £450 £411
% change year-on-year -9.05% +9.42% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 50 34
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £18.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +46.67% +5.97%
10th Percentile £12.87 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £22.55 £51.15 £31.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £25.34 £19.00
% change year-on-year -36.85% +33.34% +18.75%

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 68,803 91,150 89,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 87.05% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,990 60,377 59,401
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,251 2,344 2,120
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.25 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.64% +4.44%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Top 15 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 December 2019. 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 +14 508 £455 -6.19% 370
UK excluding London +17 331 £409 -9.05% 303
London +30 205 £515 - 96
South East +72 108 £485 +7.78% 68
North of England +33 96 £358 -13.60% 83
North West +27 45 £325 +8.33% 49
South West -2 42 £450 -10.89% 40
Yorkshire +37 37 £375 +7.14% 25
Midlands -26 31 £413 +3.25% 57
Scotland +61 29 £349 +11.60% 15
East of England +17 22 £353 -24.60% 26
West Midlands -28 21 £414 -8.00% 38
North East +19 15 £408 -29.13% 9
East Midlands +16 10 £265 -22.06% 19
Wales +13 3 £345 -18.82% 13

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 152 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (22.49%) Finance
3 88 (16.09%) Microsoft
4 70 (12.80%) Mentoring
5 67 (12.25%) Coaching
6 66 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 63 (11.52%) SQL
8 61 (11.15%) Scrum
9 60 (10.97%) Project Management
10 59 (10.79%) ITIL
10 59 (10.79%) Security Cleared
11 57 (10.42%) Windows
12 56 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (9.87%) Git (software)
13 54 (9.87%) DevOps
14 52 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
15 50 (9.14%) Public Sector
16 49 (8.96%) Analytics
16 49 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (8.96%) Management Information System
16 49 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
17 48 (8.78%) Change Management
18 47 (8.59%) Project Delivery
19 45 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (8.23%) Linux
20 44 (8.04%) Risk Management
21 42 (7.68%) Microservices
22 40 (7.31%) Service Delivery
22 40 (7.31%) JavaScript
23 39 (7.13%) PRINCE2

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 18 (3.29%) Confluence
2 12 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.28%) CMS
3 7 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.28%) nginx
4 6 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.10%) IIS
5 5 (0.91%) Apache
6 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.37%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.18%) Site Server
Applications
1 49 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.83%) Open Workbench
5 9 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.73%) SAP MDG
2 4 (0.73%) SAP MDM
2 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.37%) Maximo
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.37%) Raiser's Edge
4 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.58%) Azure
2 26 (4.75%) GitHub
3 23 (4.20%) Google Analytics
3 23 (4.20%) Office 365
4 20 (3.66%) AWS
5 10 (1.83%) PaaS
6 9 (1.65%) OpenShift
6 9 (1.65%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.46%) IaaS
8 7 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.10%) SaaS
10 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.55%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.18%) G Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.57%) HTTP
1 25 (4.57%) TCP/IP
2 23 (4.20%) SSL
3 19 (3.47%) Firewall
4 13 (2.38%) WAN
5 12 (2.19%) Skype
6 9 (1.65%) LAN
6 9 (1.65%) Network Security
7 7 (1.28%) Internet
7 7 (1.28%) Intranet
7 7 (1.28%) VPN
8 6 (1.10%) VoIP
8 6 (1.10%) Wireless
9 5 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.91%) DNS
9 5 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.73%) 4G
10 4 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.83%) MySQL
4 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.65%) Power BI
6 7 (1.28%) GIS
6 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.91%) Big Data
9 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.55%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.55%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.37%) DB2
11 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 54 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.94%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.94%) JIRA
3 26 (4.75%) JUnit
3 26 (4.75%) Selenium
4 23 (4.20%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.02%) Gatling
6 9 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.91%) git-flow
7 5 (0.91%) gulp
8 4 (0.73%) Maven
9 3 (0.55%) Mockito
10 2 (0.37%) Appium
10 2 (0.37%) Gradle
10 2 (0.37%) Hudson
10 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.18%) NUnit
11 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 123 (22.49%) Finance
2 50 (9.14%) Public Sector
3 34 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.85%) Banking
5 29 (5.30%) Legal
6 16 (2.93%) Retail
7 15 (2.74%) Marketing
8 14 (2.56%) Law
8 14 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.19%) Local Government
10 9 (1.65%) Back Office
10 9 (1.65%) Publishing
11 8 (1.46%) Advertising
12 7 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
12 7 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.10%) Billing
13 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.91%) Front Office
15 3 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (10.60%) Analyst
2 54 (9.87%) Developer
3 35 (6.40%) Project Manager
4 29 (5.30%) Delivery Manager
5 28 (5.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 22 (4.02%) IT Manager
7 20 (3.66%) Architect
8 17 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (3.11%) Administrator
8 17 (3.11%) Support Analyst
9 15 (2.74%) Desktop Support
9 15 (2.74%) Support Engineer
10 14 (2.56%) IT Support
10 14 (2.56%) Service Manager
10 14 (2.56%) Team Leader
11 13 (2.38%) Business Analyst
11 13 (2.38%) Operations Manager
11 13 (2.38%) Senior Manager
11 13 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.19%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.76%) HTML
2 35 (6.40%) REST
3 32 (5.85%) JSON
4 31 (5.67%) .NET
4 31 (5.67%) XML
5 28 (5.12%) CSS
5 28 (5.12%) Sass
6 27 (4.94%) HTML5
7 23 (4.20%) CSS3
7 23 (4.20%) Node.js
7 23 (4.20%) Play Framework
8 22 (4.02%) Gherkin
9 14 (2.56%) Spring
10 13 (2.38%) Web Services
11 12 (2.19%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.01%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.01%) Spring Boot
13 10 (1.83%) ASP.NET
14 9 (1.65%) React
15 8 (1.46%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.75%) User Experience
4 17 (3.11%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.01%) NHS
5 11 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.65%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.65%) Social Media
7 7 (1.28%) e-Learning
7 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.28%) Replication
7 7 (1.28%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.10%) Learning Management System
8 6 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.91%) SCADA
9 5 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.73%) Animation
10 4 (0.73%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.42%) Windows
2 45 (8.23%) Linux
3 18 (3.29%) Windows 7
4 15 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (2.74%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.83%) Android
7 10 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.73%) CentOS
11 3 (0.55%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (0.55%) Unix
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) AIX
13 1 (0.18%) OS/2
13 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (12.80%) Mentoring
3 67 (12.25%) Coaching
4 66 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 61 (11.15%) Scrum
6 60 (10.97%) Project Management
7 59 (10.79%) ITIL
8 56 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (9.87%) DevOps
10 49 (8.96%) Analytics
10 49 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (8.78%) Change Management
12 47 (8.59%) Project Delivery
13 45 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (8.04%) Risk Management
15 42 (7.68%) Microservices
16 40 (7.31%) Service Delivery
17 39 (7.13%) PRINCE2
18 37 (6.76%) Service Management
19 36 (6.58%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.52%) SQL
2 40 (7.31%) JavaScript
3 23 (4.20%) Java
3 23 (4.20%) Scala
4 22 (4.02%) PowerShell
5 18 (3.29%) C#
6 16 (2.93%) Python
7 13 (2.38%) C
8 12 (2.19%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.46%) VBA
10 7 (1.28%) Java 8
11 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.91%) C++
13 3 (0.55%) Perl
13 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.37%) R
15 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.13%) Degree
2 39 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.46%) CIPD
4 8 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.73%) APMP
7 4 (0.73%) CCNA
7 4 (0.73%) CISSP
7 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.55%) CCNP
8 3 (0.55%) CEH
8 3 (0.55%) GIAC
8 3 (0.55%) MCP
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.85%) QA
2 28 (5.12%) WCAG
3 22 (4.02%) SLA
4 17 (3.11%) PMO
5 14 (2.56%) GDPR
6 8 (1.46%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.91%) NIST
8 3 (0.55%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.18%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.18%) PSD2
10 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (7.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.29%) Docker
3 8 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.91%) Gluster
5 5 (0.91%) GlusterFS
5 5 (0.91%) LXC
5 5 (0.91%) NFS
6 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.55%) Snort
7 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.55%) XenApp
8 2 (0.37%) HDFS
8 2 (0.37%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.02%) Grafana
1 22 (4.02%) Kibana
2 12 (2.19%) SCCM
3 11 (2.01%) Terraform
4 10 (1.83%) Puppet
5 9 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.46%) Ansible
6 8 (1.46%) Nessus
7 5 (0.91%) SELinux
8 4 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.55%) Nmap
10 2 (0.37%) Control-M
10 2 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.37%) Oozie
10 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 88 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.48%) Google
3 20 (3.66%) Cisco
3 20 (3.66%) Oracle
4 19 (3.47%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.74%) Citrix
5 15 (2.74%) SAP
5 15 (2.74%) ServiceNow
5 15 (2.74%) VMware
6 13 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.19%) Apple
8 11 (2.01%) HP
9 8 (1.46%) Adobe
9 8 (1.46%) Splunk
10 6 (1.10%) Dell
10 6 (1.10%) Symantec
11 5 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.91%) Pega
11 5 (0.91%) Qualys
11 5 (0.91%) Tableau