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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Change Control
Rank 114 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Change Control 40 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.20% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.57% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 22
Average daily rate £344 £455 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.45% +32.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £591 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £379 £371
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.97% +14.32%
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
3034 2490 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1473 1055
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 115
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 21 £344 -26.47% 5
Cheshire -9 13 £270 -30.32% 1
Merseyside +1 2 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £413 - 1
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 37 (42.05%) Finance
2 24 (27.27%) Project Management
3 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
4 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
5 16 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (17.05%) Firewall
6 15 (17.05%) MS Project
6 15 (17.05%) LAN
7 14 (15.91%) Windows
8 12 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 11 (12.50%) DHCP
9 11 (12.50%) DNS
9 11 (12.50%) Network Security
9 11 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.23%) Quality Management
10 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.23%) IPsec
10 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
10 9 (10.23%) SSL
10 9 (10.23%) VPN
10 9 (10.23%) Cisco
10 9 (10.23%) ITIL
10 9 (10.23%) Banking
10 9 (10.23%) SSH
10 9 (10.23%) VLAN
10 9 (10.23%) Project Planning
10 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) Apache
2 2 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Project
2 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.55%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.05%) Firewall
1 15 (17.05%) LAN
2 11 (12.50%) DHCP
2 11 (12.50%) DNS
2 11 (12.50%) Network Security
3 9 (10.23%) IPsec
3 9 (10.23%) SSH
3 9 (10.23%) SSL
3 9 (10.23%) VLAN
3 9 (10.23%) VPN
4 8 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (6.82%) WAN
6 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.27%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.27%) Intranet
7 2 (2.27%) SNMP
7 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.14%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 37 (42.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
2 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.09%) Local Government
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Advertising
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Project Manager
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) PMO Manager
5 6 (6.82%) IT Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) DBA
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Change Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) CSS
1 4 (4.55%) HTML
1 4 (4.55%) jQuery
2 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.27%) CSS3
2 2 (2.27%) HTML5
2 2 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) IVR
4 1 (1.14%) Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) FMCG
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) PMI
4 1 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.14%) Statistics
4 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.68%) Linux
4 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 2 (2.27%) CentOS
5 2 (2.27%) openSUSE
5 2 (2.27%) Solaris
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) Project Management
2 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.23%) ITIL
6 9 (10.23%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (10.23%) Project Planning
6 9 (10.23%) Quality Management
6 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (9.09%) Resource Management
8 7 (7.95%) Document Management
8 7 (7.95%) Information Security
8 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.82%) ERP
9 6 (6.82%) Project Governance
9 6 (6.82%) Scrum
10 5 (5.68%) Dependency Management
10 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) C
2 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.27%) Perl
4 2 (2.27%) PHP
4 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.41%) APMP
4 2 (2.27%) CCNA
4 2 (2.27%) CCNP
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.27%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) PMP
4 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.14%) CCIE
5 1 (1.14%) CITP
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.14%) GMP
3 1 (1.14%) P3O
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (2.27%) XenApp
2 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.14%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Cisco
2 9 (10.23%) Palo Alto
3 8 (9.09%) SAP
4 7 (7.95%) F5
5 6 (6.82%) Juniper
6 5 (5.68%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle
8 2 (2.27%) Capita
8 2 (2.27%) Citrix
8 2 (2.27%) Remedy
8 2 (2.27%) Sun
8 2 (2.27%) VMware
9 1 (1.14%) Adobe
9 1 (1.14%) Amdocs
9 1 (1.14%) BT
9 1 (1.14%) HP
9 1 (1.14%) RainStor
9 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.14%) Teradata