Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for People Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited People Management over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

People Management
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 445 395
Rank change year-on-year -35 -50 +62
Contract jobs citing People Management 442 463 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 266 359
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £283 £300
90th Percentile £609 £659 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £21.76 £43.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.68% -49.96% +56.25%
10th Percentile £17.35 £16.13 £19.25
90th Percentile £31.38 £29.95 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +55.56% -36.84% +2.41%

People 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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

People Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing People Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for People Management in the UK

People Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing People Management.

Contractor daily rate trend for People Management in the UK

People Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing People Management over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for People Management in the UK

People Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing People Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for People Management in the UK

People Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing People Management over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for People Management in the UK

People 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 People Management within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -24 393 £455 -4.21% 264
UK excluding London +30 275 £450 - 164
London -88 151 £500 - 108
South East -1 81 £475 +8.57% 50
North of England +34 49 £455 +4.00% 38
East of England +6 42 £375 -28.57% 25
Midlands -4 34 £425 -8.11% 26
Scotland 0 30 £343 -4.86% 3
South West +21 29 £375 -16.67% 17
North West +12 28 £500 -28.57% 20
Yorkshire +8 17 £455 +1.11% 17
West Midlands +3 17 £425 -1.73% 19
East Midlands +5 16 £425 -15.00% 7
Wales +8 7 £540 +38.46% 4
North East +39 6 £455 +30.00% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -
Northern Ireland -33 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing People Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for People Management.

1 161 (36.43%) Finance
2 121 (27.38%) Project Management
3 104 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (22.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (17.19%) ITIL
6 68 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 64 (14.48%) PRINCE2
8 50 (11.31%) Microsoft
9 48 (10.86%) Service Delivery
9 48 (10.86%) Coaching
10 42 (9.50%) Windows
11 40 (9.05%) Risk Management
11 40 (9.05%) Time Management
12 38 (8.60%) Programme Management
12 38 (8.60%) Management Information System
12 38 (8.60%) Mentoring
13 37 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (8.14%) Change Management
15 35 (7.92%) Scrum
15 35 (7.92%) SAP
16 34 (7.69%) Banking
16 34 (7.69%) Security Cleared
16 34 (7.69%) Process Improvement
17 33 (7.47%) Telecoms
18 32 (7.24%) Business Analysis
19 31 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
19 31 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
20 30 (6.79%) SQL
20 30 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (6.79%) Analytics

People 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 14 (3.17%) SAS
1 14 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.81%) Confluence
3 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.36%) CICS
4 6 (1.36%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.45%) JBoss
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 31 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 23 (5.20%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (4.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (2.71%) SAP MM
2 10 (2.26%) SAP CO
2 10 (2.26%) SAP FI
2 10 (2.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.13%) Maximo
3 5 (1.13%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.90%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.68%) Eikon
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.45%) iTrent
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.45%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.75%) Office 365
2 13 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.81%) SaaS
4 7 (1.58%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.36%) Veeva
6 5 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.45%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Serverless
9 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.94%) Intranet
2 8 (1.81%) Internet
3 7 (1.58%) LAN
3 7 (1.58%) WAN
3 7 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.36%) Firewall
4 6 (1.36%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.36%) SSH
4 6 (1.36%) SSL
5 5 (1.13%) Broadband
6 4 (0.90%) Network Security
6 4 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.68%) DNS
7 3 (0.68%) Skype
7 3 (0.68%) SMS
8 2 (0.45%) ATM
8 2 (0.45%) SAN
8 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.45%) VPN
8 2 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.58%) DB2
4 6 (1.36%) GIS
5 5 (1.13%) Big Data
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.90%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.68%) QlikView
8 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.45%) Lumira
8 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.45%) MySQL
8 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.23%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (2.71%) JIRA
2 4 (0.90%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) ProC
4 2 (0.45%) Selenium
4 2 (0.45%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.23%) Appium
5 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.23%) GoCD
5 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 161 (36.43%) Finance
2 34 (7.69%) Banking
3 33 (7.47%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.56%) Marketing
5 27 (6.11%) Manufacturing
6 18 (4.07%) Legal
7 17 (3.85%) Retail
8 12 (2.71%) Automotive
9 9 (2.04%) Billing
9 9 (2.04%) Electronics
10 8 (1.81%) Law
11 7 (1.58%) French Language
11 7 (1.58%) Publishing
12 6 (1.36%) Military
13 5 (1.13%) Games
13 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.90%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.68%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (19.68%) Project Manager
2 48 (10.86%) Analyst
3 30 (6.79%) Business Analyst
4 24 (5.43%) Service Manager
5 23 (5.20%) Delivery Manager
6 21 (4.75%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (4.07%) IT Manager
8 17 (3.85%) Architect
8 17 (3.85%) Consultant
9 16 (3.62%) Operations Manager
10 15 (3.39%) Developer
10 15 (3.39%) Services Delivery Manager
11 14 (3.17%) Administrator
12 13 (2.94%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.49%) Senior Project Manager
14 10 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (2.04%) Programme Manager
15 9 (2.04%) Senior Business Analyst
15 9 (2.04%) Technical Leader
16 8 (1.81%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.17%) Middleware
1 14 (3.17%) XML
2 13 (2.94%) SOAP
3 12 (2.71%) .NET
3 12 (2.71%) REST
3 12 (2.71%) Web Services
4 8 (1.81%) CSS
4 8 (1.81%) HTML
5 6 (1.36%) ISPF
6 5 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.13%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.13%) XML Schema
6 5 (1.13%) XSD
7 4 (0.90%) Ajax
7 4 (0.90%) J2EE
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.90%) XSLT
8 3 (0.68%) Java EE
8 3 (0.68%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.66%) User Experience
4 21 (4.75%) Virtual Team
5 14 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.04%) CESG
8 9 (2.04%) NHS
9 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Licensing
10 6 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.36%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.36%) PKI
11 5 (1.13%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.90%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.90%) iPhone
12 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.50%) Windows
2 18 (4.07%) Unix
3 17 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.81%) Android
4 8 (1.81%) Linux
4 8 (1.81%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.81%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.36%) zOS
6 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (27.38%) Project Management
2 104 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (22.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (17.19%) ITIL
5 64 (14.48%) PRINCE2
6 48 (10.86%) Coaching
6 48 (10.86%) Service Delivery
7 40 (9.05%) Risk Management
7 40 (9.05%) Time Management
8 38 (8.60%) Mentoring
8 38 (8.60%) Programme Management
9 37 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (8.14%) Change Management
11 35 (7.92%) Scrum
12 34 (7.69%) Process Improvement
13 32 (7.24%) Business Analysis
14 30 (6.79%) Analytics
14 30 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (6.56%) Service Management
16 27 (6.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.79%) SQL
2 15 (3.39%) Java
3 13 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.26%) C
5 7 (1.58%) Perl
5 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.36%) Assembly Language
6 6 (1.36%) CLIST
6 6 (1.36%) JCL
6 6 (1.36%) R
6 6 (1.36%) REXX
7 5 (1.13%) Python
8 4 (0.90%) ABAP
8 4 (0.90%) C#
8 4 (0.90%) MATLAB
8 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.90%) VBA
8 4 (0.90%) XPath
9 3 (0.68%) PHP
10 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.33%) Degree
4 15 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 15 (3.39%) MCSE
4 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.49%) CISM
5 11 (2.49%) CISSP
6 10 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.04%) ISEB
8 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.81%) PMP
9 7 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.36%) CCNA
10 6 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.36%) MCP
10 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.88%) PMO
2 22 (4.98%) QA
2 22 (4.98%) SLA
3 11 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.26%) COBIT
4 10 (2.26%) GDPR
4 10 (2.26%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.90%) IFRS
7 4 (0.90%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.68%) FINREP
9 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.23%) MISRA
10 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (1.36%) RACF
4 6 (1.36%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.68%) Docker
6 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.81%) NetBackup
2 7 (1.58%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.36%) zSecure
4 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.23%) Ansible
5 1 (0.23%) Grafana
5 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.23%) Kibana
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.92%) SAP
3 20 (4.52%) Oracle
4 18 (4.07%) VMware
5 12 (2.71%) Cisco
6 10 (2.26%) Adobe
6 10 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.81%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.58%) IBM
8 7 (1.58%) Sophos
8 7 (1.58%) Veeam
9 6 (1.36%) CA
9 6 (1.36%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.36%) Sybase
9 6 (1.36%) Xerox
10 5 (1.13%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.13%) Citrix
10 5 (1.13%) HP
10 5 (1.13%) Progress
10 5 (1.13%) Reuters