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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Control
Rank 106 72 105
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +33
Contract jobs citing Change Control 34 62 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 2.13% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.96% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £390 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £66.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+392.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +10.38%
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
2323 2098 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.73% 72.07% 65.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1038 1150
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 £262 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.92 £50.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Control across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Change Control Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 -15 16 £325 - 5
Lancashire -17 8 £330 +10.00% 2
Merseyside -3 3 £413 +135.71%
Cheshire -29 3 £620 +93.75% 3
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England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (31.17%) Project Management
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
3 15 (19.48%) Configuration Management
3 15 (19.48%) Windows
4 14 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
6 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
7 10 (12.99%) MS Project
8 9 (11.69%) Oracle
8 9 (11.69%) ITIL
8 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
8 9 (11.69%) Banking
9 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
9 8 (10.39%) SQL
10 7 (9.09%) VB
10 7 (9.09%) UNIX
10 7 (9.09%) CA
10 7 (9.09%) Retail
10 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.09%) Project Planning
10 7 (9.09%) QA
11 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
11 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (7.79%) Migration
11 6 (7.79%) Change Management
11 6 (7.79%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
1 10 (12.99%) MS Project
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (2.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) SAN
1 6 (7.79%) VPN
2 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.90%) Wireless
3 3 (3.90%) Firewall
4 2 (2.60%) NAS
4 2 (2.60%) WAN
5 1 (1.30%) DHCP
5 1 (1.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.60%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) QlikView
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Analyst
2 22 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 11 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 11 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
4 9 (11.69%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) PMO Lead
6 4 (5.19%) Project Officer
6 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Project Support Officer
6 4 (5.19%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) IT Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Cognos BI Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Cognos Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Storage Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
4 2 (2.60%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (2.60%) Statistics
4 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.60%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.60%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) UNIX
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.19%) AIX
4 4 (5.19%) Linux
5 3 (3.90%) HPUX
5 3 (3.90%) Solaris
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Project Management
2 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
3 15 (19.48%) Configuration Management
4 14 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 9 (11.69%) ITIL
6 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
7 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.79%) Migration
7 6 (7.79%) Change Management
8 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.19%) Product Management
9 4 (5.19%) Release Management
9 4 (5.19%) Wealth Management
9 4 (5.19%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.19%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.19%) Quality Management
9 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) VB
3 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) Perl
4 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.60%) Java
5 2 (2.60%) C#
6 1 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) PMP
4 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.30%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (6.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
1 4 (5.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.90%) Unicenter
2 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) CA
4 6 (7.79%) Citrix
5 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco
6 3 (3.90%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.60%) Splunk
7 2 (2.60%) Primavera
7 2 (2.60%) NetApp
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Cognos
7 2 (2.60%) Progress
8 1 (1.30%) JBoss
8 1 (1.30%) Siebel
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) McAfee