The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Management
Rank 49 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Change Management 17 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.15% 3.74% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 4.92% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 18
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£425 £325 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -17.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £226 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £483 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +31.94%
Change Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
585 691 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.96% 76.02% 65.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 334 353
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 28
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 6 - - 1
Knutsford +7 4 £425 +30.06% 2
Warrington -3 1 £400 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Change Management
North West

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 20 (37.74%) ITIL
3 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (26.42%) Banking
5 11 (20.75%) Project Management
6 10 (18.87%) Windows
6 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
7 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
7 8 (15.09%) Local Government
8 7 (13.21%) Supplier Management
8 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
8 7 (13.21%) Service Management
9 6 (11.32%) Firewall
9 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.32%) Project Planning
9 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
9 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (9.43%) Matrix Management
10 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
10 5 (9.43%) UNIX
10 5 (9.43%) Linux
10 5 (9.43%) SQL
10 5 (9.43%) .NET
10 5 (9.43%) Information Security
10 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
11 4 (7.55%) Security Management
11 4 (7.55%) Validation
11 4 (7.55%) Migration

Change Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) Lync
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) Wireless
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) MS Access
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 14 (26.42%) Banking
3 8 (15.09%) Local Government
4 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Back Office
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) German Language
6 1 (1.89%) Billing
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Project Manager
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Change Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (11.32%) ICT Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Service Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Business Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) Clustering
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) PMI
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) UNIX
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.75%) Project Management
4 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
5 7 (13.21%) Service Management
5 7 (13.21%) Supplier Management
5 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
6 6 (11.32%) Project Planning
7 5 (9.43%) Matrix Management
7 5 (9.43%) Information Security
7 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.55%) Validation
8 4 (7.55%) Migration
8 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.55%) Security Management
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.66%) Analytics
9 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
4 3 (5.66%) C
4 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) MCSE
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) PMP
2 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.66%) MCTS
2 3 (5.66%) MCITP
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) CISA
3 2 (3.77%) CISSP
3 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) RHCE
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CCNP
4 1 (1.89%) CCNA
4 1 (1.89%) CISM
4 1 (1.89%) GSEC
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.77%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) CA
3 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.77%) Symantec
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) EMC
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards