The first table below looks at the demand for Change Control skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Change Control over the 3 months to 18 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Control
Rank 86 88 111
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing Change Control 51 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.33% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.89% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 11
Average daily rate £294 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £46.75 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +28.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Change Control
England

Change Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Change Control Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Change Control
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Change Control Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Change Control
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Control across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Change Control Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Change Control
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Change Control Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Change Control
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Control within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Manchester -10 18 £288 +2.67% 1
Lancashire -12 12 £288 -24.34% 1
Cheshire -12 11 £265 -24.28% 1
Merseyside +5 3 £441 +47.08% 1
Cumbria -4 2 - - 1
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Change Control 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 Control.

1 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 31 (36.47%) Project Management
3 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
4 23 (27.06%) Windows
5 21 (24.71%) Oracle
6 19 (22.35%) SQL
7 17 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 15 (17.65%) PRINCE2
9 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.94%) Change Management
10 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
10 11 (12.94%) Citrix
10 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (11.76%) QA
11 10 (11.76%) SAN
11 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
11 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 9 (10.59%) VMware
12 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (10.59%) Banking
13 8 (9.41%) Project Planning
13 8 (9.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 8 (9.41%) LAN
13 8 (9.41%) WAN
13 8 (9.41%) Migration
14 7 (8.24%) Firewall
14 7 (8.24%) ITIL
14 7 (8.24%) MS Project
14 7 (8.24%) SLA

Change Control
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Change Control 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 Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.06%) IIS
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
4 1 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Project
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (1.18%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) SAN
2 8 (9.41%) LAN
2 8 (9.41%) WAN
3 7 (8.24%) Firewall
4 3 (3.53%) VPN
5 2 (2.35%) VoIP
6 1 (1.18%) FTP
6 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.88%) QlikView
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.18%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
General
1 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (37.65%) Project Manager
2 27 (31.76%) Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Applications Support
5 8 (9.41%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Programme Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) PMO Lead
8 3 (3.53%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Transition Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Environment Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 2 (2.35%) PMO Manager
9 2 (2.35%) PMO Assistant
9 2 (2.35%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Clustering
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.53%) iPad
3 3 (3.53%) Wiki
3 3 (3.53%) Statistics
4 2 (2.35%) Life Science
5 1 (1.18%) PACS
5 1 (1.18%) PMI
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 2000
5 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.35%) AIX
6 2 (2.35%) HPUX
6 2 (2.35%) Solaris
6 2 (2.35%) Linux
7 1 (1.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Project Management
2 17 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 15 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.94%) Change Management
5 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 8 (9.41%) Project Planning
7 8 (9.41%) Migration
8 7 (8.24%) ITIL
8 7 (8.24%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.06%) Workflow
10 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.88%) CRM
10 5 (5.88%) ERP
11 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.71%) Service Management
12 3 (3.53%) High Availability
12 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
12 3 (3.53%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.35%) VB
3 2 (2.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) REXX
4 1 (1.18%) JCL
4 1 (1.18%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) PMP
4 1 (1.18%) APMP
4 1 (1.18%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) QA
2 7 (8.24%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 2 (2.35%) SCOM
2 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.35%) Unicenter
2 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.18%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.71%) Oracle
3 11 (12.94%) Citrix
4 9 (10.59%) VMware
5 6 (7.06%) IronPort
5 6 (7.06%) Informatica
5 6 (7.06%) Siebel
5 6 (7.06%) Open Text
6 5 (5.88%) HP
7 4 (4.71%) SAP
8 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.53%) Avaya
8 3 (3.53%) CA
9 2 (2.35%) Splunk
9 2 (2.35%) Symantec
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.18%) Teradata
10 1 (1.18%) Juniper
10 1 (1.18%) IBM