Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 February 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 111 120
Rank change year-on-year +24 +9 +21
Contract jobs citing Line Management 104 83 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 1.58% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.90% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 37
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £456 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.33% -13.92% +51.43%
10th Percentile £138 £343 £233
90th Percentile £584 £553 £600
England median daily rate £445 £440 £445
% change year-on-year +1.14% -1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.94 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.60% +53.36% -52.50%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.47 £13.90
% change year-on-year +2.72% +40.07% -24.86%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,986 4,359 4,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.84% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,515 2,682 2,331
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 143 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.68 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Line Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Line Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Line Management in the West Midlands

Line Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Line Management in the West Midlands

Line Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Line Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Line Management in the West Midlands

Line Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Line Management in the West Midlands

Line Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Line Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Line Management in the West Midlands

Line Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Birmingham +1 37 £400 -13.75% 7
Shropshire +14 24 £650 - 2
Warwickshire +6 13 £250 -31.03% 3
Coventry -4 7 £400 -11.11% 7
Wolverhampton - 5 - - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £238 -
Solihull +7 1 £105 - 4
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £115 -
Line Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Line Management.

1 36 (34.62%) Finance
2 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (23.08%) Project Management
3 24 (23.08%) SLA
4 23 (22.12%) Coaching
5 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
6 18 (17.31%) Change Management
7 16 (15.38%) Scrum
8 15 (14.42%) ITIL
8 15 (14.42%) Windows
8 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (13.46%) DevOps
9 14 (13.46%) JIRA
9 14 (13.46%) Kanban
10 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (11.54%) Open Source
11 12 (11.54%) Confluence
11 12 (11.54%) Degree
11 12 (11.54%) Service Delivery
12 11 (10.58%) Knowledge Management
12 11 (10.58%) Retail
12 11 (10.58%) Performance Management
12 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
12 11 (10.58%) Change Control
13 10 (9.62%) OpenStack
13 10 (9.62%) Release Management
13 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
14 9 (8.65%) Risk Management
14 9 (8.65%) Management Information System

Line Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (11.54%) Confluence
2 10 (9.62%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.85%) Apache
4 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.88%) Documentum
4 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.96%) Captiva
6 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.92%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.92%) InVision
4 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) LAN
2 6 (5.77%) DPNSS
2 6 (5.77%) Q.931
3 5 (4.81%) WAN
4 4 (3.85%) Asterisk PBX
4 4 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.85%) DNS
4 4 (3.85%) Firewall
4 4 (3.85%) FTP
4 4 (3.85%) GSM
4 4 (3.85%) Internet
4 4 (3.85%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.85%) MPLS
4 4 (3.85%) Network Security
4 4 (3.85%) PBX
4 4 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (3.85%) SSL
4 4 (3.85%) VoIP
4 4 (3.85%) VPN
4 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) DB2
1 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.96%) Big Data
2 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) JIRA
2 4 (3.85%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.92%) Maven
3 2 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (34.62%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Retail
3 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.77%) Automotive
5 3 (2.88%) Legal
6 2 (1.92%) Marketing
7 1 (0.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.96%) Hindi Language
7 1 (0.96%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.96%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Analyst
2 15 (14.42%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.65%) Desktop Support
3 9 (8.65%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) IT Support
4 8 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Platform Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Environment And Release Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Operations Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Release Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Web Services
2 6 (5.77%) LDAP
3 4 (3.85%) LAMP
4 3 (2.88%) REST
5 2 (1.92%) .NET
5 2 (1.92%) Framer.js
6 1 (0.96%) Ajax
6 1 (0.96%) CSS
6 1 (0.96%) CSS3
6 1 (0.96%) Django
6 1 (0.96%) HTML
6 1 (0.96%) HTML5
6 1 (0.96%) JSON
6 1 (0.96%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) User Experience
4 4 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.85%) PKI
5 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.88%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.88%) Infotainment
5 3 (2.88%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.88%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Blog
7 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Unix
3 3 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Android
4 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.08%) Project Management
3 23 (22.12%) Coaching
4 19 (18.27%) Mentoring
5 18 (17.31%) Change Management
6 16 (15.38%) Scrum
7 15 (14.42%) ITIL
8 14 (13.46%) DevOps
8 14 (13.46%) Kanban
9 13 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.54%) Open Source
10 12 (11.54%) Service Delivery
11 11 (10.58%) Change Control
11 11 (10.58%) Knowledge Management
11 11 (10.58%) Performance Management
12 10 (9.62%) Release Management
13 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (8.65%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) Ruby
3 2 (1.92%) VBA
4 1 (0.96%) C
4 1 (0.96%) Perl
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.96%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Degree
2 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) MCP
3 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.96%) MCSA
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.08%) SLA
2 9 (8.65%) GDPR
3 6 (5.77%) PMO
4 4 (3.85%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (3.85%) QA
5 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) iptables
1 4 (3.85%) Postfix
1 4 (3.85%) Samba
1 4 (3.85%) Squid
2 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.88%) Terminal Services
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.92%) RACF
4 1 (0.96%) Docker
4 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (3.85%) Nessus
1 4 (3.85%) Nmap
2 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.88%) SafeCom
2 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 3 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (2.88%) WSUS
3 2 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.85%) IBM
3 4 (3.85%) NEC
4 3 (2.88%) McAfee
4 3 (2.88%) NetApp
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle
4 3 (2.88%) Pega
4 3 (2.88%) Symantec
4 3 (2.88%) VMware
4 3 (2.88%) Wyse
5 2 (1.92%) Serena
6 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix
6 1 (0.96%) EMC
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) OpenText