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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Control
Rank 93 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Change Control 36 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 1.69% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.38% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 21
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £360
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.84 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-9.76% +11.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Manchester -7 11 £344 +5.76% 5
Lancashire -7 9 £330 +1.53% 3
Cheshire -9 9 £260 -20.30% 1
Merseyside +5 3 £475 +171.42% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 25 (29.41%) Project Management
3 23 (27.06%) Windows
4 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (18.82%) Oracle
6 14 (16.47%) SQL
6 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
7 12 (14.12%) Banking
7 12 (14.12%) PRINCE2
7 12 (14.12%) SAN
7 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
9 10 (11.76%) MS Project
9 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
9 10 (11.76%) Firewall
9 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
10 8 (9.41%) QA
10 8 (9.41%) Change Management
10 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
10 8 (9.41%) Migration
10 8 (9.41%) WAN
11 7 (8.24%) SLA
11 7 (8.24%) VB
11 7 (8.24%) CA
11 7 (8.24%) Citrix
11 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.06%) Open Text
12 6 (7.06%) VMware
12 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Project
2 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) MS Office
4 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) SAN
2 10 (11.76%) Firewall
3 8 (9.41%) WAN
4 6 (7.06%) LAN
5 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.71%) VPN
6 3 (3.53%) Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) NAS
8 1 (1.18%) Network Security
8 1 (1.18%) DNS
8 1 (1.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) QlikView
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Local Government
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Publishing
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Analyst
2 27 (31.76%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.94%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Senior Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Applications Support
6 5 (5.88%) PMO Lead
7 3 (3.53%) Project Officer
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) IT Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (2.35%) Junior Project Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Server Administrator
8 2 (2.35%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.06%) Clustering
3 4 (4.71%) NHS
4 3 (3.53%) Wiki
4 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) Life Science
5 2 (2.35%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (2.35%) Firmware
5 2 (2.35%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.35%) EMC Centera
6 1 (1.18%) Statistics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) UNIX
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.53%) AIX
5 3 (3.53%) HPUX
5 3 (3.53%) Solaris
5 3 (3.53%) Linux
5 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Project Management
2 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
3 12 (14.12%) PRINCE2
4 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.41%) Change Management
5 8 (9.41%) Migration
6 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.88%) ITIL
9 4 (4.71%) Quality Management
9 4 (4.71%) Release Management
9 4 (4.71%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.71%) Product Management
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.53%) High Availability
10 3 (3.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.24%) VB
4 3 (3.53%) Perl
4 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.35%) PMP
4 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 7 (8.24%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (4.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.53%) Unicenter
3 3 (3.53%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.82%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) Citrix
3 7 (8.24%) CA
4 6 (7.06%) Informatica
4 6 (7.06%) HP
4 6 (7.06%) Siebel
4 6 (7.06%) Open Text
4 6 (7.06%) VMware
4 6 (7.06%) IronPort
5 4 (4.71%) SAP
6 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.53%) Symantec
7 2 (2.35%) NetApp
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) EMC
7 2 (2.35%) Splunk
8 1 (1.18%) F5
8 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
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