Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 124 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 +36
Contract jobs citing Line Management 72 85 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.42% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.72% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 37
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.56% +7.14% +10.16%
10th Percentile £124 £273 £166
90th Percentile £544 £524 £539
England median daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.94 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.60% +53.36% -21.69%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.05 £12.35
% change year-on-year +17.30% +38.06% -36.67%

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 4070 4950 3994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.88% 82.83% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2612 2970 2264
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £241
90th Percentile £550 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 134 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -3 25 £400 -13.75% 2
Warwickshire +7 13 £320 -13.51%
Shropshire +19 10 £650 - 4
Wolverhampton - 7 £113 -
Coventry -2 5 £140 -68.89% 4
Walsall - 3 - -
Solihull - 2 £105 - 1
Line Management
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Line Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Line Management.

1 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 16 (22.22%) SLA
3 14 (19.44%) Management Information System
3 14 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.06%) Configuration Management
5 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 11 (15.28%) Asset Management
6 11 (15.28%) Project Management
6 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
7 10 (13.89%) Change Control
7 10 (13.89%) Coaching
8 9 (12.50%) Cisco
8 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (11.11%) LAN
9 8 (11.11%) Change Management
9 8 (11.11%) Open Source
10 7 (9.72%) Retail
10 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
10 7 (9.72%) Unix
10 7 (9.72%) MCP
10 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
10 7 (9.72%) Ticket Management
11 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.33%) SQL
11 6 (8.33%) DPNSS
11 6 (8.33%) Q.931

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 5 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.39%) Confluence
5 1 (1.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.39%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) LAN
2 6 (8.33%) DPNSS
2 6 (8.33%) Q.931
3 5 (6.94%) LDAP
3 5 (6.94%) WAN
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.56%) DNS
4 4 (5.56%) Firewall
4 4 (5.56%) FTP
4 4 (5.56%) GSM
4 4 (5.56%) Internet
4 4 (5.56%) Kerberos
4 4 (5.56%) MPLS
4 4 (5.56%) Network Security
4 4 (5.56%) PBX
4 4 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (5.56%) SSL
4 4 (5.56%) VoIP
4 4 (5.56%) VPN
4 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.72%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Automotive
4 3 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (11.11%) Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Desktop Support
2 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Architect
3 6 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) IT Support
3 6 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Service Manager
4 5 (6.94%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.17%) Administrator
5 3 (4.17%) Business Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Network Support
5 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Security Administrator
5 3 (4.17%) Software Architect
5 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) LAMP
1 4 (5.56%) REST
2 2 (2.78%) Ajax
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) CSS3
2 2 (2.78%) Django
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) HTML5
2 2 (2.78%) JSON
2 2 (2.78%) Play Framework
2 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.94%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.94%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.94%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.56%) PKI
4 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.17%) Infotainment
5 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 2 (2.78%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Blog
7 1 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Unix
3 4 (5.56%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 13 (18.06%) Configuration Management
4 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 11 (15.28%) Asset Management
5 11 (15.28%) Project Management
6 10 (13.89%) Change Control
6 10 (13.89%) Coaching
7 8 (11.11%) Change Management
7 8 (11.11%) Open Source
8 7 (9.72%) Ticket Management
9 6 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.33%) Security Management
10 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Software Architecture
10 5 (6.94%) Software Deployment
10 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.94%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) Java
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.17%) Ruby
3 2 (2.78%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) Scala
4 1 (1.39%) C
4 1 (1.39%) Perl
4 1 (1.39%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) MCP
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) SLA
2 5 (6.94%) GDPR
2 5 (6.94%) PMO
2 5 (6.94%) QA
3 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.94%) Terminal Services
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (5.56%) iptables
3 4 (5.56%) Postfix
3 4 (5.56%) Samba
3 4 (5.56%) Squid
4 1 (1.39%) RACF
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (6.94%) SafeCom
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
1 5 (6.94%) WSUS
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (5.56%) Nessus
2 4 (5.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Cisco
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) IBM
2 5 (6.94%) McAfee
2 5 (6.94%) NetApp
2 5 (6.94%) Symantec
2 5 (6.94%) VMware
2 5 (6.94%) Wyse
3 4 (5.56%) NEC
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.78%) Serena
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Pega
5 1 (1.39%) SAP