The first table below looks at the demand for Change Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Change Management over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Management
Rank 32 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Change Management 39 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.84% 6.08% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 8.21% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
Average daily rate £325 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £340 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £594 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £37.80 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +160.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 560 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.27% 74.07% 62.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 235
Average daily rate £388 £351 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Change Management
North West

Change Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Change Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Change Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Change Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Change Management across the Cheshire region.

Change Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Change Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Change Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Change Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Change Management across the Cheshire region.

Change Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Change Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Change Management Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Change Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -13 13 £125 -72.22%
Knutsford +8 7 £410 +1.11%
Warrington -2 1 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Change Management
North West

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Change Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Change Management.

1 39 (46.43%) Finance
2 35 (41.67%) ITIL
3 27 (32.14%) UNIX
4 26 (30.95%) Middleware
5 25 (29.76%) Windows
6 23 (27.38%) Banking
7 20 (23.81%) Shell Script
8 17 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (20.24%) AIX
9 16 (19.05%) Project Management
10 11 (13.10%) GIS
10 11 (13.10%) Project Planning
11 10 (11.90%) Clustering
11 10 (11.90%) Information Security
11 10 (11.90%) Mainframe
12 9 (10.71%) Migration
12 9 (10.71%) Linux
12 9 (10.71%) Oracle
12 9 (10.71%) FTP
12 9 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (10.71%) Local Government
13 8 (9.52%) ISPF
13 8 (9.52%) BladeLogic
13 8 (9.52%) Splunk
13 8 (9.52%) Cyber-Ark
13 8 (9.52%) DMZ
13 8 (9.52%) SSL
13 8 (9.52%) Service Management
13 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
13 8 (9.52%) JCL

Change Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Change Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Change Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (7.14%) Gentran
3 5 (5.95%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.19%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.19%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.19%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.19%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) FTP
2 8 (9.52%) SSL
2 8 (9.52%) DMZ
3 4 (4.76%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.76%) LAN
3 4 (4.76%) WAN
4 3 (3.57%) DNS
4 3 (3.57%) Internet
5 2 (2.38%) Extranet
5 2 (2.38%) MPLS
5 2 (2.38%) OSPF
5 2 (2.38%) BGP
5 2 (2.38%) DSL
5 2 (2.38%) Firewall
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.38%) Network Security
5 2 (2.38%) WAAS
5 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) DB2
2 1 (1.19%) MS Access
2 1 (1.19%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 39 (46.43%) Finance
2 23 (27.38%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Local Government
4 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.95%) Retail
6 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.38%) Legal
8 1 (1.19%) Back Office
8 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Project Manager
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Middleware Specialist
3 8 (9.52%) Middleware Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Administrator
5 5 (5.95%) Communications Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) ICT Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Risk Manager
7 3 (3.57%) UNIX Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.95%) Middleware
2 8 (9.52%) ISPF
3 7 (8.33%) Rendezvous
4 5 (5.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.57%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.38%) HTML
6 2 (2.38%) .NET
7 1 (1.19%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.19%) CSS
7 1 (1.19%) XML
7 1 (1.19%) XSL
7 1 (1.19%) XHTML
7 1 (1.19%) jQuery
7 1 (1.19%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) GIS
2 10 (11.90%) Mainframe
2 10 (11.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.38%) e-Health
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) UNIX
2 25 (29.76%) Windows
3 17 (20.24%) AIX
4 9 (10.71%) Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.38%) Tru64
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) ITIL
2 17 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (19.05%) Project Management
4 11 (13.10%) Project Planning
5 10 (11.90%) Information Security
6 9 (10.71%) Migration
7 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 8 (9.52%) Service Management
8 6 (7.14%) Supplier Management
8 6 (7.14%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.95%) Matrix Management
9 5 (5.95%) Resource Management
9 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.76%) Workflow
10 4 (4.76%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.57%) Analytics
11 3 (3.57%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) Shell Script
2 8 (9.52%) JCL
3 4 (4.76%) Perl
3 4 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) C#
4 1 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.57%) CCNP
4 2 (2.38%) CISSP
4 2 (2.38%) CISA
5 1 (1.19%) CISM
5 1 (1.19%) GSEC
5 1 (1.19%) GPEN
5 1 (1.19%) OSCP
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) CCNA
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) RHCE
5 1 (1.19%) PMP
5 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.76%) COBIT
3 3 (3.57%) QA
4 2 (2.38%) SLA
5 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.38%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.38%) Netcool
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle
2 8 (9.52%) Splunk
2 8 (9.52%) Cyber-Ark
3 7 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 5 (5.95%) SAP
4 5 (5.95%) IBM
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.57%) Avaya
6 3 (3.57%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) Dell
7 2 (2.38%) Nortel
7 2 (2.38%) Citrix
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco
7 2 (2.38%) Juniper
7 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.38%) NetScout
7 2 (2.38%) Axway
7 2 (2.38%) Tumbleweed