Period
to 20 April 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 20 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.

People Management
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 471 425 433
Rank change year-on-year -46 +8 +9
Contract jobs citing People Management 465 503 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 306 294
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £272
90th Percentile £638 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +12.35% -4.71% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
UK median hourly rate £24.14 £18.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.10% -72.31% +109.68%
10th Percentile £17.32 £17.50 £52.85
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.70 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.13 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +34.03% - -

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £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 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for People Management in the UK

People 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 People Management within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -53 421 £475 +2.15% 191
UK excluding London -14 280 £455 +12.35% 127
London -87 172 £510 +2.00% 70
South East +26 102 £475 +11.76% 37
North of England -40 59 £455 +11.66% 37
North West -28 37 £451 +20.13% 19
South West +29 36 £375 -11.76% 14
Scotland -22 29 £406 +12.07% 4
Midlands -18 24 £500 +17.65% 16
East of England -7 23 £375 -6.25% 17
Yorkshire -28 19 £455 +7.06% 16
West Midlands -7 17 £481 +15.27% 11
East Midlands +2 7 £575 +9.52% 5
Wales -19 7 £540 +35.00% 1
North East +28 6 £455 +19.34% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing People 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 People Management.

1 177 (38.06%) Finance
2 160 (34.41%) Project Management
3 127 (27.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (16.56%) ITIL
6 70 (15.05%) PRINCE2
7 67 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 52 (11.18%) Coaching
10 47 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
10 47 (10.11%) Risk Management
11 46 (9.89%) Decision-Making
12 45 (9.68%) Scrum
13 43 (9.25%) Change Management
14 41 (8.82%) Service Delivery
15 40 (8.60%) Mentoring
16 38 (8.17%) Windows
17 37 (7.96%) Business Analysis
17 37 (7.96%) Process Improvement
18 36 (7.74%) QA
18 36 (7.74%) Time Management
18 36 (7.74%) Security Cleared
19 34 (7.31%) Degree
20 33 (7.10%) SC Cleared
21 32 (6.88%) Incident Management
21 32 (6.88%) Management Information System
21 32 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
21 32 (6.88%) Line Management
21 32 (6.88%) PMO
22 31 (6.67%) SQL

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 17 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.58%) Confluence
3 8 (1.72%) SAS
4 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.65%) IIS
5 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.38%) MS Visio
3 22 (4.73%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) InVision
6 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) Elite 3E
2 5 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.08%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.86%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.86%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.65%) Eikon
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.43%) iTrent
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.43%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.22%) Maximo
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.44%) SaaS
2 15 (3.23%) Office 365
3 12 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (1.08%) G Suite
7 4 (0.86%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.43%) Force.com
8 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.43%) PaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.43%) Serverless
9 1 (0.22%) AdWords
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) IaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.80%) Intranet
2 6 (1.29%) Broadband
3 4 (0.86%) Firewall
3 4 (0.86%) Internet
3 4 (0.86%) SMS
4 3 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.65%) DHCP
4 3 (0.65%) DNS
4 3 (0.65%) OpenScape
4 3 (0.65%) WAN
4 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.43%) 2G
5 2 (0.43%) 3G
5 2 (0.43%) MPLS
5 2 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.22%) 4G
6 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.22%) WebEx
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.15%) GIS
3 7 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.51%) MySQL
4 6 (1.29%) Big Data
5 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.86%) Base SAS
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.65%) QlikView
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.43%) Lumira
8 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.43%) OLAP
8 2 (0.43%) Redis
8 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.43%) Semantic Layer
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (5.59%) JIRA
2 15 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.86%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.86%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (0.65%) Selenium
6 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.65%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.43%) Appium
7 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.43%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.22%) JMeter
8 1 (0.22%) Maven
8 1 (0.22%) Moq
8 1 (0.22%) MSI
8 1 (0.22%) NUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 177 (38.06%) Finance
2 30 (6.45%) Banking
3 24 (5.16%) Manufacturing
3 24 (5.16%) Retail
4 23 (4.95%) Legal
5 20 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.23%) Marketing
7 14 (3.01%) Billing
8 12 (2.58%) Automotive
8 12 (2.58%) French Language
9 9 (1.94%) Law
10 8 (1.72%) General Ledger
11 7 (1.51%) Publishing
12 6 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.29%) Front Office
13 5 (1.08%) Electronics
13 5 (1.08%) Military
14 4 (0.86%) Local Government
15 3 (0.65%) Back Office
15 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (22.58%) Project Manager
2 52 (11.18%) Analyst
3 39 (8.39%) Business Analyst
4 28 (6.02%) Service Manager
5 26 (5.59%) Architect
5 26 (5.59%) Developer
6 24 (5.16%) IT Manager
7 18 (3.87%) Consultant
8 14 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
8 14 (3.01%) Senior Manager
8 14 (3.01%) Team Leader
9 13 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (2.80%) Programme Manager
10 12 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.37%) Senior Project Manager
11 11 (2.37%) Service Desk Manager
11 11 (2.37%) Services Delivery Manager
11 11 (2.37%) Test Manager
12 10 (2.15%) Operations Manager
12 10 (2.15%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.09%) .NET
2 17 (3.66%) REST
2 17 (3.66%) Web Services
2 17 (3.66%) XML
3 15 (3.23%) SOAP
4 11 (2.37%) .NET Framework
4 11 (2.37%) XSLT
5 8 (1.72%) React
6 7 (1.51%) Middleware
7 6 (1.29%) J2EE
7 6 (1.29%) Node.js
8 5 (1.08%) CSS
8 5 (1.08%) HTML
9 4 (0.86%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.86%) JSON
9 4 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.86%) SAP Smart Forms
9 4 (0.86%) XML Schema
9 4 (0.86%) XSD
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.52%) User Experience
5 20 (4.30%) Virtual Team
6 16 (3.44%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.44%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.51%) CESG
8 6 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.08%) FMCG
9 5 (1.08%) Life Science
9 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.08%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.86%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.86%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.86%) STB
10 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.17%) Windows
2 17 (3.66%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.51%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.86%) Unix
5 4 (0.86%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.65%) Android
6 3 (0.65%) Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (34.41%) Project Management
2 127 (27.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 123 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (16.56%) ITIL
5 70 (15.05%) PRINCE2
6 67 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (11.18%) Coaching
8 47 (10.11%) Risk Management
9 46 (9.89%) Decision-Making
10 45 (9.68%) Scrum
11 43 (9.25%) Change Management
12 41 (8.82%) Service Delivery
13 40 (8.60%) Mentoring
14 37 (7.96%) Business Analysis
14 37 (7.96%) Process Improvement
15 36 (7.74%) Time Management
16 32 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (6.88%) Incident Management
16 32 (6.88%) Line Management
17 30 (6.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.67%) SQL
2 12 (2.58%) Java
3 11 (2.37%) XPath
4 10 (2.15%) C
4 10 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.29%) R
6 5 (1.08%) ABAP
6 5 (1.08%) Python
7 4 (0.86%) C#
7 4 (0.86%) MATLAB
7 4 (0.86%) Ruby
7 4 (0.86%) VBA
8 2 (0.43%) Go
8 2 (0.43%) Groovy
8 2 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) ES6
9 1 (0.22%) Java 8
9 1 (0.22%) Scala
9 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.31%) Degree
3 33 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (3.01%) CISM
5 14 (3.01%) CISSP
5 14 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (2.58%) PMP
7 11 (2.37%) ISEB
8 10 (2.15%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.94%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.51%) MCSE
12 5 (1.08%) CIPD
13 4 (0.86%) CCNA
13 4 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.74%) QA
2 32 (6.88%) PMO
3 19 (4.09%) SLA
4 15 (3.23%) GDPR
5 11 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (2.37%) PCI DSS
6 10 (2.15%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.51%) COBIT
8 6 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.86%) IFRS
9 4 (0.86%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.65%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.43%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.22%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.22%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.22%) MISRA
12 1 (0.22%) P3O
12 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.65%) XenApp
4 3 (0.65%) XenServer
5 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.43%) Docker
6 1 (0.22%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (1.51%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.86%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.65%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.65%) OpenView
4 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.22%) Grafana
5 1 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.16%) SAP
3 21 (4.52%) Oracle
4 14 (3.01%) Intapp
5 13 (2.80%) Cisco
5 13 (2.80%) VMware
6 12 (2.58%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.94%) Google
8 8 (1.72%) Citrix
8 8 (1.72%) HP
8 8 (1.72%) Remedy
9 7 (1.51%) Adobe
9 7 (1.51%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.51%) Workday
10 6 (1.29%) Xerox
11 5 (1.08%) IBM
11 5 (1.08%) Progress
12 4 (0.86%) Informatica
12 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.86%) Sophos