Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 116 159
Rank change year-on-year +14 +43 -35
Contract jobs citing Line Management 92 55 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.82% 1.27% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.52% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 28
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £335 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.87% -6.94% -13.25%
10th Percentile £254 £139 £225
90th Percentile £592 £514 £562
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £14.43
% change year-on-year +33.33% +24.78% +2.30%

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 4,232 3,615 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.57% 83.53% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,286 2,965
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 124 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +25.76% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.96 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.75 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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
Shropshire +10 40 £461 - 1
Birmingham -6 15 £375 +7.14% 16
Warwickshire +11 12 £370 -32.73% 2
Coventry -14 10 £475 +90.76% 5
Staffordshire -12 3 £395 +17.91% 3
Wolverhampton -7 1 - -
Solihull -8 1 £313 - 1
Line Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 43 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Coaching
3 29 (31.52%) Mentoring
3 29 (31.52%) Finance
4 25 (27.17%) Scrum
5 18 (19.57%) Configuration Management
5 18 (19.57%) Windows
5 18 (19.57%) JIRA
6 17 (18.48%) TDD
6 17 (18.48%) Confluence
6 17 (18.48%) ITIL
7 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.22%) Integration Testing
9 14 (15.22%) Kanban
9 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.22%) Resource Management
9 14 (15.22%) Selenium
9 14 (15.22%) Linux
9 14 (15.22%) Change Management
10 13 (14.13%) Risk Management
10 13 (14.13%) Java
10 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
10 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
11 12 (13.04%) Docker
11 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 12 (13.04%) Service Delivery
12 11 (11.96%) VMware
12 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.96%) BDD

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 17 (18.48%) Confluence
2 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.43%) Documentum
4 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) Captiva
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.52%) Open Workbench
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) GitHub
2 3 (3.26%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.17%) DNS
1 2 (2.17%) Firewall
1 2 (2.17%) Internet
1 2 (2.17%) LAN
1 2 (2.17%) MPLS
1 2 (2.17%) Network Security
1 2 (2.17%) SAN
1 2 (2.17%) SSL
1 2 (2.17%) VoIP
1 2 (2.17%) VPN
1 2 (2.17%) WAN
1 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.09%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (1.09%) DPNSS
2 1 (1.09%) FTP
2 1 (1.09%) Intranet
2 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.09%) Q.931
2 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) MongoDB
1 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (6.52%) MySQL
2 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) Power BI
6 1 (1.09%) QlikView
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.57%) JIRA
2 14 (15.22%) Selenium
3 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.26%) Grunt
8 3 (3.26%) gulp
8 3 (3.26%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.26%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.26%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.26%) Mocha
8 3 (3.26%) PhantomJS
8 3 (3.26%) PHPUnit
8 3 (3.26%) Sublime Text
8 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio Code
8 3 (3.26%) webpack
8 3 (3.26%) WebStorm
9 2 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Publishing
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Project Manager
2 9 (9.78%) Developer
3 8 (8.70%) Architect
3 8 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (8.70%) Scrum Master
4 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Development Manager
6 5 (5.43%) Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Digital Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Change Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Senior Service Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) CSS
1 10 (10.87%) HTML
2 9 (9.78%) REST
3 6 (6.52%) Ajax
3 6 (6.52%) CSS3
3 6 (6.52%) Django
3 6 (6.52%) HTML5
3 6 (6.52%) JSON
4 5 (5.43%) .NET
4 5 (5.43%) RESTful
4 5 (5.43%) SOAP
4 5 (5.43%) Spring
4 5 (5.43%) Web Services
5 4 (4.35%) Play Framework
5 4 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (4.35%) Velocity
6 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.26%) Doctrine
6 3 (3.26%) JMS
6 3 (3.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.61%) Fat Client
3 7 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.61%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.52%) User Experience
5 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.57%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Linux
3 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.70%) Unix
5 6 (6.52%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Coaching
3 29 (31.52%) Mentoring
4 25 (27.17%) Scrum
5 18 (19.57%) Configuration Management
6 17 (18.48%) ITIL
6 17 (18.48%) TDD
7 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (15.22%) Change Management
8 14 (15.22%) Integration Testing
8 14 (15.22%) Kanban
8 14 (15.22%) Resource Management
8 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
9 13 (14.13%) Risk Management
10 12 (13.04%) Service Delivery
11 11 (11.96%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (11.96%) BDD
11 11 (11.96%) Matrix Organization
11 11 (11.96%) Project Governance
11 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) Java
2 9 (9.78%) Ruby
2 9 (9.78%) Scala
3 5 (5.43%) Python
4 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.26%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (3.26%) PHP
5 3 (3.26%) SQL
5 3 (3.26%) VBScript
6 2 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.09%) C#
7 1 (1.09%) COBOL
7 1 (1.09%) PL/1
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) MCSE
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.52%) MCP
3 5 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (4.35%) Degree
4 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) GDPR
2 4 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) SLA
4 1 (1.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Docker
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Workstation
3 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (5.43%) LXC
5 5 (5.43%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) iptables
7 1 (1.09%) Postfix
7 1 (1.09%) Samba
7 1 (1.09%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Puppet
2 7 (7.61%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) WSUS
3 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.43%) SafeCom
4 3 (3.26%) Grafana
4 3 (3.26%) Graphite
4 3 (3.26%) Kibana
4 3 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.26%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.09%) Ansible
6 1 (1.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.09%) Nessus
6 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) VMware
3 7 (7.61%) Cisco
3 7 (7.61%) Pega
3 7 (7.61%) Wyse
4 6 (6.52%) McAfee
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle
5 5 (5.43%) NetApp
6 4 (4.35%) HP
7 3 (3.26%) Google
7 3 (3.26%) IBM
7 3 (3.26%) Progress
7 3 (3.26%) Zend
8 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.17%) Veritas
9 1 (1.09%) Alteryx
9 1 (1.09%) EMC
9 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.09%) Symantec
9 1 (1.09%) Tableau