Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 119 129
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing Line Management 85 64 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.34% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.59% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 45
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £345 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -21.59% +4.76%
10th Percentile £215 £116 £262
90th Percentile £600 £565 £549
England median daily rate £478 £457 £425
% change year-on-year +4.54% +7.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.60% +53.36%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.82 £17.52
90th Percentile £28.25 £30.50 £20.37
England median hourly rate £25.75 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +35.53% +18.75% +28.77%

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 4,394 4,021 5,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.02% 84.10% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 2,567 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +31.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.64
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% +2.56% +2.27%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -11 48 £493 -24.23% 1
Birmingham -12 13 £375 -9.09% 14
Coventry -12 6 £500 +257.14% 5
Warwickshire +5 5 £363 +11.54% 5
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
Line Management
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Finance
3 25 (29.41%) Scrum
4 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (25.88%) Coaching
6 20 (23.53%) Change Management
6 20 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 20 (23.53%) Project Governance
6 20 (23.53%) Resource Management
6 20 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
7 19 (22.35%) Matrix Organization
7 19 (22.35%) Jenkins
8 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (21.18%) Risk Management
8 18 (21.18%) Java
8 18 (21.18%) Windows
8 18 (21.18%) Commercial Awareness
9 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 16 (18.82%) Selenium
10 16 (18.82%) Conflict Management
11 15 (17.65%) JIRA
12 14 (16.47%) Confluence
12 14 (16.47%) Integration Testing
12 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
12 14 (16.47%) Data Centre
13 13 (15.29%) Kanban
13 13 (15.29%) Open Workbench
13 13 (15.29%) REST
13 13 (15.29%) BDD
14 12 (14.12%) Puppet

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 14 (16.47%) Confluence
2 8 (9.41%) Documentum
3 5 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.18%) Captiva
Applications
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (15.29%) Open Workbench
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) GitHub
1 4 (4.71%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) DNS
2 1 (1.18%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.18%) DPNSS
2 1 (1.18%) Firewall
2 1 (1.18%) FTP
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) MPLS
2 1 (1.18%) Network Security
2 1 (1.18%) Q.931
2 1 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.18%) SMS
2 1 (1.18%) SSL
2 1 (1.18%) VoIP
2 1 (1.18%) VPN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
2 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.53%) MySQL
4 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Jenkins
2 16 (18.82%) Selenium
3 15 (17.65%) JIRA
4 12 (14.12%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.94%) WebDriver
6 9 (10.59%) Maven
7 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.71%) Grunt
8 4 (4.71%) gulp
8 4 (4.71%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.71%) Jasmine
8 4 (4.71%) Mocha
8 4 (4.71%) PhantomJS
8 4 (4.71%) Sublime Text
8 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio Code
8 4 (4.71%) webpack
8 4 (4.71%) WebStorm
9 3 (3.53%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (3.53%) PHPUnit
General
1 30 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Legal
3 2 (2.35%) Digital Economy
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.18%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Project Manager
2 10 (11.76%) Senior Manager
3 9 (10.59%) Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Automation Tester
4 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Tester
5 7 (8.24%) Java Automation Tester
5 7 (8.24%) Scrum Master
5 7 (8.24%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 7 (8.24%) Selenium Tester
6 6 (7.06%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Product Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Automation Tester
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Product Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Tester
7 5 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Change Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) REST
2 11 (12.94%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) CSS
3 7 (8.24%) HTML
4 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.71%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.71%) jQuery
4 4 (4.71%) LESS
4 4 (4.71%) Node.js
4 4 (4.71%) Play Framework
4 4 (4.71%) React
4 4 (4.71%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (4.71%) Sass
4 4 (4.71%) X-Windows
5 3 (3.53%) Ajax
5 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.53%) Doctrine
5 3 (3.53%) HTML5
5 3 (3.53%) RESTful
5 3 (3.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.94%) Fat Client
2 11 (12.94%) Thin Client
3 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.53%) User Experience
6 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) DataPower
7 1 (1.18%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.18%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.24%) Mac OS X
5 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.88%) Unix
7 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.41%) Scrum
3 22 (25.88%) Coaching
4 20 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
4 20 (23.53%) Change Management
4 20 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 20 (23.53%) Project Governance
4 20 (23.53%) Resource Management
5 19 (22.35%) Matrix Organization
6 18 (21.18%) Commercial Awareness
6 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (21.18%) Risk Management
7 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 16 (18.82%) Conflict Management
9 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
9 14 (16.47%) Integration Testing
10 13 (15.29%) BDD
10 13 (15.29%) Kanban
11 12 (14.12%) Microservices
12 10 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) Java
2 7 (8.24%) Java 8
2 7 (8.24%) Ruby
2 7 (8.24%) Scala
3 4 (4.71%) CoffeeScript
3 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.71%) VB
3 4 (4.71%) VBScript
4 3 (3.53%) PHP
4 3 (3.53%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) MCSE
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (7.06%) MCP
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) PMO
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Docker
1 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (8.24%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.53%) LXC
7 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.18%) iptables
8 1 (1.18%) Postfix
8 1 (1.18%) Samba
8 1 (1.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) Puppet
2 11 (12.94%) SCCM
2 11 (12.94%) WSUS
3 7 (8.24%) SafeCom
4 3 (3.53%) Grafana
4 3 (3.53%) Graphite
4 3 (3.53%) Kibana
4 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.35%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.94%) Wyse
3 10 (11.76%) VMware
4 8 (9.41%) Atlassian
4 8 (9.41%) Cisco
4 8 (9.41%) Pega
5 6 (7.06%) HP
6 4 (4.71%) Google
7 3 (3.53%) McAfee
7 3 (3.53%) NetApp
7 3 (3.53%) Oracle
7 3 (3.53%) Zend
8 2 (2.35%) IBM
9 1 (1.18%) Adobe
9 1 (1.18%) EMC
9 1 (1.18%) OpenText
9 1 (1.18%) Progress
9 1 (1.18%) Symantec