Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 457 436 434
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing People Management 477 477 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 303 324
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% -7.22% +2.11%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £291
90th Percentile £646 £669 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.30% +162.16% -26.00%
10th Percentile £17.31 £39.95 £16.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £50.25 £41.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £48.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -22.68% +162.16% -7.50%

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 85,690 77,288 89,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,471 50,569 59,063
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,072 2,278
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for People Management in the UK

People 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 People Management within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 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 -48 434 £455 -2.15% 189
UK excluding London +9 268 £450 +5.88% 139
London -46 200 £475 -5.00% 69
South East +13 85 £470 +10.53% 31
North of England -55 53 £455 +12.00% 35
South West +34 46 £425 +6.25% 14
Scotland -26 34 £469 +21.75% 19
North West -17 32 £410 +9.33% 21
Midlands -17 28 £481 +13.24% 25
West Midlands -10 21 £481 +13.24% 15
East of England -5 20 £433 -11.28% 15
Yorkshire -20 20 £455 -4.21% 13
East Midlands -4 7 £475 -21.65% 10
North East -7 4 £455 +30.00% 1
Wales -8 4 £555 +38.75%

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 174 (36.48%) Finance
2 154 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (30.40%) Project Management
4 118 (24.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (14.05%) Scrum
7 56 (11.74%) Coaching
8 55 (11.53%) PRINCE2
9 49 (10.27%) Mentoring
10 47 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (9.64%) Decision-Making
11 46 (9.64%) Risk Management
11 46 (9.64%) QA
12 44 (9.22%) JIRA
12 44 (9.22%) ITIL
13 39 (8.18%) Performance Management
13 39 (8.18%) Business Analysis
14 38 (7.97%) Degree
15 37 (7.76%) SQL
16 35 (7.34%) Microsoft
16 35 (7.34%) Change Management
17 34 (7.13%) Process Improvement
18 33 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
19 31 (6.50%) Service Delivery
19 31 (6.50%) Retail
19 31 (6.50%) Line Management
19 31 (6.50%) PMO
20 30 (6.29%) Incident Management
20 30 (6.29%) Time Management
20 30 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel

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 20 (4.19%) Confluence
2 19 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.52%) SAS
4 3 (0.63%) CICS
4 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.63%) IIS
4 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.42%) InVision
6 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Eikon
2 3 (0.63%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) LongView
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.56%) SaaS
3 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.89%) Office 365
4 8 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (1.26%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (1.26%) GitHub
5 6 (1.26%) Slack
6 5 (1.05%) G Suite
6 5 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.84%) Force.com
7 4 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.63%) PaaS
8 3 (0.63%) Serverless
9 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.42%) Trello
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.68%) Intranet
2 7 (1.47%) SMS
3 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.05%) Network Security
3 5 (1.05%) WAN
4 4 (0.84%) Broadband
4 4 (0.84%) Firewall
4 4 (0.84%) Internet
4 4 (0.84%) Wireless
5 3 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.63%) DHCP
5 3 (0.63%) DNS
5 3 (0.63%) LAN
5 3 (0.63%) OpenScape
5 3 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.63%) SSH
5 3 (0.63%) SSL
6 2 (0.42%) 2G
6 2 (0.42%) Extranet
6 2 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.10%) MOLAP
3 10 (2.10%) ROLAP
4 9 (1.89%) GIS
5 8 (1.68%) Big Data
5 8 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.68%) MySQL
6 6 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.84%) Base SAS
7 4 (0.84%) DB2
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 44 (9.22%) JIRA
2 19 (3.98%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (2.73%) Subversion
5 12 (2.52%) Git (software)
6 11 (2.31%) Selenium
7 10 (2.10%) Zephyr
8 8 (1.68%) JMeter
9 7 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.47%) LoadRunner
9 7 (1.47%) Maven
9 7 (1.47%) NUnit
9 7 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.26%) The Grinder
11 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.63%) Protractor
12 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (36.48%) Finance
2 31 (6.50%) Retail
3 28 (5.87%) Banking
4 27 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.98%) Automotive
6 18 (3.77%) Legal
7 12 (2.52%) Marketing
7 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.31%) Law
9 9 (1.89%) Billing
10 8 (1.68%) French Language
11 7 (1.47%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.26%) General Ledger
13 5 (1.05%) Front Office
14 4 (0.84%) Advertising
14 4 (0.84%) Local Government
14 4 (0.84%) Publishing
15 3 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.63%) Military
16 2 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (19.92%) Project Manager
2 60 (12.58%) Analyst
3 33 (6.92%) IT Manager
4 32 (6.71%) Business Analyst
4 32 (6.71%) Developer
5 27 (5.66%) Architect
6 23 (4.82%) Service Manager
7 20 (4.19%) Team Leader
8 18 (3.77%) Programme Manager
9 16 (3.35%) Consultant
9 16 (3.35%) Scrum Master
9 16 (3.35%) Test Manager
10 15 (3.14%) Agile Coach
11 14 (2.94%) Senior Manager
12 11 (2.31%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
14 9 (1.89%) Data Manager
14 9 (1.89%) IT Project Manager
14 9 (1.89%) Senior Project Manager
14 9 (1.89%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.82%) .NET
2 18 (3.77%) Web Services
3 16 (3.35%) REST
4 15 (3.14%) .NET Framework
4 15 (3.14%) XML
5 14 (2.94%) SOAP
6 12 (2.52%) HTML
6 12 (2.52%) React
7 10 (2.10%) Node.js
8 9 (1.89%) XSLT
9 8 (1.68%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (1.47%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 7 (1.47%) jQuery
10 7 (1.47%) JSON
10 7 (1.47%) Middleware
11 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET Core
11 6 (1.26%) J2EE
11 6 (1.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.08%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.08%) Virtual Team
3 20 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.98%) User Experience
5 17 (3.56%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.47%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.47%) Fintech
8 7 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.84%) DataPower
10 4 (0.84%) FMCG
10 4 (0.84%) Life Science
10 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.45%) Windows
2 10 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.68%) Unix
5 5 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.63%) Linux
6 3 (0.63%) zOS
7 1 (0.21%) Android
7 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (30.40%) Project Management
3 118 (24.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (14.05%) Scrum
6 56 (11.74%) Coaching
7 55 (11.53%) PRINCE2
8 49 (10.27%) Mentoring
9 46 (9.64%) Decision-Making
9 46 (9.64%) Risk Management
10 44 (9.22%) ITIL
11 39 (8.18%) Business Analysis
11 39 (8.18%) Performance Management
12 35 (7.34%) Change Management
13 34 (7.13%) Process Improvement
14 33 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (6.50%) Line Management
15 31 (6.50%) Service Delivery
16 30 (6.29%) Incident Management
16 30 (6.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.76%) SQL
2 23 (4.82%) Java
3 21 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.89%) Python
4 9 (1.89%) XPath
5 7 (1.47%) C
5 7 (1.47%) C#
6 6 (1.26%) R
7 5 (1.05%) Ruby
8 4 (0.84%) MATLAB
8 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.84%) VBA
9 3 (0.63%) Assembly Language
9 3 (0.63%) CLIST
9 3 (0.63%) JCL
9 3 (0.63%) Perl
9 3 (0.63%) REXX
10 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.42%) Groovy
10 2 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (7.97%) Degree
2 21 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (3.35%) PMP
6 12 (2.52%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.10%) CISM
7 10 (2.10%) CISSP
8 8 (1.68%) ISEB
9 7 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.05%) CIPD
10 5 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.63%) CCNP
12 3 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.63%) CLAS
12 3 (0.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (0.63%) MBA
13 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.64%) QA
2 31 (6.50%) PMO
3 24 (5.03%) SLA
4 12 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.52%) GDPR
5 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.84%) IFRS
7 4 (0.84%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.84%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.63%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.42%) COBIT
9 2 (0.42%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.21%) GCP
10 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.21%) P3O
10 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.05%) Docker
3 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) XenApp
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.63%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (0.63%) RACF
4 3 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.63%) XenServer
5 1 (0.21%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.63%) OpenView
2 3 (0.63%) zSecure
3 2 (0.42%) Ansible
3 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.42%) Terraform
4 1 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.21%) Grafana
4 1 (0.21%) Kibana
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.19%) Oracle
3 14 (2.94%) SAP
4 12 (2.52%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.31%) Google
5 11 (2.31%) Intapp
6 10 (2.10%) Cisco
7 9 (1.89%) IBM
8 8 (1.68%) Remedy
9 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.47%) VMware
9 7 (1.47%) Workday
10 6 (1.26%) Adobe
10 6 (1.26%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.26%) Citrix
10 6 (1.26%) Dynatrace
10 6 (1.26%) HP
10 6 (1.26%) Informatica
10 6 (1.26%) New Relic
10 6 (1.26%) Progress