The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Change Control
Rank 95 93 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Change Control 33 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.30% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.78% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 5
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£455 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £540 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%
Change Control
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
Manchester -11 13 £468 -5.55% 8
Cheshire +5 12 £388 +40.90% 1
Merseyside - 4 £215 - 1
Lancashire - - - - 3
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 19 (23.17%) Project Management
1 19 (23.17%) Migration
2 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.51%) Citrix
4 13 (15.85%) Service Delivery
5 12 (14.63%) ITIL
5 12 (14.63%) Windows
6 11 (13.41%) PRINCE2
6 11 (13.41%) SQL
6 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
6 11 (13.41%) Terminal Services
7 10 (12.20%) Oracle
7 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
7 10 (12.20%) VMware
7 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
8 9 (10.98%) Programme Management
8 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.98%) UNIX
8 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
8 9 (10.98%) Cisco
9 8 (9.76%) EMC
9 8 (9.76%) Solaris
9 8 (9.76%) IIS
9 8 (9.76%) Change Management
9 8 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (8.54%) Replication
10 7 (8.54%) Remedy
10 7 (8.54%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
3 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Documentum
5 1 (1.22%) JBoss
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Project
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 2 (2.44%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) SAN
1 7 (8.54%) WAN
1 7 (8.54%) NAS
1 7 (8.54%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (7.32%) iSCSI
2 6 (7.32%) MPLS
3 2 (2.44%) VLAN
3 2 (2.44%) Intranet
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.22%) VoIP
4 1 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) BODI
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Local Government
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Telephony Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Senior Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Project Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Service Transition Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Transition Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) PMO Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Planning Manager
8 2 (2.44%) SAP Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.22%) .NET
1 1 (1.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Replication
2 6 (7.32%) Celerra
2 6 (7.32%) Clustering
3 5 (6.10%) Streaming Media
4 4 (4.88%) Life Science
5 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.44%) Handset
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.22%) Statistics
7 1 (1.22%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.22%) iPad
7 1 (1.22%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Windows
2 9 (10.98%) UNIX
3 8 (9.76%) Solaris
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) HPUX
6 1 (1.22%) AIX
6 1 (1.22%) Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Project Management
1 19 (23.17%) Migration
2 13 (15.85%) Service Delivery
3 12 (14.63%) ITIL
4 11 (13.41%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.98%) Programme Management
5 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.76%) Change Management
7 5 (6.10%) CRM
7 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.10%) WFM
7 5 (6.10%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (4.88%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.88%) Dependency Management
8 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.88%) Wealth Management
8 4 (4.88%) Release Management
8 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) C
2 2 (2.44%) C#
2 2 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (1.22%) Perl
3 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.66%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.22%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) P3O
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) Basel II
3 1 (1.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
1 11 (13.41%) Terminal Services
2 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) NFS
5 1 (1.22%) Firmware
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.51%) Citrix
3 10 (12.20%) Oracle
3 10 (12.20%) VMware
4 9 (10.98%) Cisco
5 8 (9.76%) EMC
6 7 (8.54%) Remedy
7 5 (6.10%) BT
7 5 (6.10%) Avaya
7 5 (6.10%) Nortel
8 3 (3.66%) Primavera
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
8 3 (3.66%) HP
8 3 (3.66%) Progress
8 3 (3.66%) F5
9 2 (2.44%) Compuware
9 2 (2.44%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.44%) Cognos
10 1 (1.22%) Siebel
10 1 (1.22%) IBM
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