The table below looks at the statistics for Change Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Management
Rank 69 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Change Management 76 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 3.32% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 4.54% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 43
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.25 £27.00 £82.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -67.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +70.00%
Change Management
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Change Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Change Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Change Management
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 Management across the North West region.

Change Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Change Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Change Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Change Management
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 Management across the North West region.

Change Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Change Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Change Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Change Management
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 Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 31 £400 +33.33% 14
Cheshire -2 28 £400 +18.51% 1
Merseyside -5 6 £258 -39.41% 4
Lancashire -24 5 £451 +33.77% 1
Change Management
England

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Change Management 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 Management.

1 55 (34.38%) Finance
2 38 (23.75%) Project Management
3 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 28 (17.50%) ITIL
4 28 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (15.63%) MS Excel
6 23 (14.38%) Banking
7 21 (13.13%) MS Office
8 18 (11.25%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.25%) Risk Management
9 17 (10.63%) QA
9 17 (10.63%) Security Cleared
10 16 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (10.00%) SQL
11 14 (8.75%) Oracle
11 14 (8.75%) Business Analysis
11 14 (8.75%) SC Cleared
12 12 (7.50%) UNIX
12 12 (7.50%) Windows
12 12 (7.50%) SAP
12 12 (7.50%) Service Management
12 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (6.88%) Service Delivery
14 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
14 10 (6.25%) CRM
14 10 (6.25%) Programme Management
14 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (6.25%) Problem Management
14 10 (6.25%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Change Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.50%) CICS
3 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.25%) Lync
4 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 21 (13.13%) MS Office
3 9 (5.63%) MS Project
4 8 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) SAP PLM
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.25%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.63%) SAP xRPM
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
1 1 (0.63%) Route 53
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.63%) Firewall
2 7 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.50%) Intranet
4 2 (1.25%) LAN
4 2 (1.25%) VPN
4 2 (1.25%) DNS
4 2 (1.25%) SAN
4 2 (1.25%) WAN
5 1 (0.63%) VLAN
5 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.63%) TACACS
5 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.50%) Easytrieve
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.25%) DB2
5 2 (1.25%) OLAP
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.25%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (1.25%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) ERwin
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.63%) Ant
General
1 55 (34.38%) Finance
2 23 (14.38%) Banking
3 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.38%) Retail
5 4 (2.50%) Legal
5 4 (2.50%) Local Government
5 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (18.13%) Project Manager
2 26 (16.25%) Analyst
3 17 (10.63%) Change Manager
4 13 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) Developer
6 9 (5.63%) Consultant
7 8 (5.00%) Architect
7 8 (5.00%) Administrator
8 7 (4.38%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Business Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (3.75%) DBA
9 6 (3.75%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.13%) SAP Manager
10 5 (3.13%) Release Manager
11 4 (2.50%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.50%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (2.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.75%) Middleware
2 5 (3.13%) XML
3 3 (1.88%) EDI
3 3 (1.88%) .NET
4 2 (1.25%) SOAP
4 2 (1.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.63%) jQuery
5 1 (0.63%) XHTML
5 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.63%) HTML
5 1 (0.63%) Web Services
5 1 (0.63%) XSL
5 1 (0.63%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.38%) NHS
3 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.50%) VSAM
4 4 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.88%) Statistics
5 3 (1.88%) PMI
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.25%) Clustering
6 2 (1.25%) Economics
6 2 (1.25%) User Experience
6 2 (1.25%) FMCG
6 2 (1.25%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) DLPAR
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) CCTV
7 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.50%) UNIX
1 12 (7.50%) Windows
2 7 (4.38%) Linux
3 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.63%) AIX
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.75%) Project Management
2 28 (17.50%) ITIL
2 28 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (11.25%) PRINCE2
3 18 (11.25%) Risk Management
4 14 (8.75%) Business Analysis
5 12 (7.50%) Service Management
5 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (6.88%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.25%) CRM
7 10 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.25%) Release Management
8 9 (5.63%) Change Control
9 8 (5.00%) Validation
9 8 (5.00%) Migration
9 8 (5.00%) Coaching
10 7 (4.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.00%) SQL
2 8 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.13%) Perl
3 5 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.50%) Java
4 4 (2.50%) COBOL
4 4 (2.50%) JCL
4 4 (2.50%) Assembly Language
4 4 (2.50%) REXX
5 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.63%) VBA
6 1 (0.63%) C
6 1 (0.63%) C#
6 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.88%) CISSP
5 3 (1.88%) PMP
6 2 (1.25%) CISA
6 2 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.63%) MCTS
7 1 (0.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.63%) Degree
7 1 (0.63%) CEH
7 1 (0.63%) GCIA
7 1 (0.63%) GCIH
7 1 (0.63%) CCNA
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.63%) QA
2 9 (5.63%) SLA
3 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) RHEV
2 3 (1.88%) Firmware
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.63%) Puppet
1 1 (0.63%) SCCM
1 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.75%) Oracle
3 12 (7.50%) SAP
4 9 (5.63%) IBM
5 7 (4.38%) Citrix
6 5 (3.13%) Sybase
7 4 (2.50%) Informatica
7 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.50%) EMC
7 4 (2.50%) Perforce
7 4 (2.50%) Mitel
8 3 (1.88%) HP
8 3 (1.88%) NetApp
9 2 (1.25%) Siebel
9 2 (1.25%) Cisco
9 2 (1.25%) VMware
10 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.63%) F5
10 1 (0.63%) RightScale
10 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
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