The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Management
Rank 51 36 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs citing Change Management 101 104 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.13% 4.24% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 6.02% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 36
Average daily rate £370 £390 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +115.51%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2299 1727 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.49% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 864 968
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 £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 83 91
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.33 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Change Management
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -11 42 £325 -22.61% 12
Manchester -5 37 £325 +4.83% 13
Lancashire -13 10 £500 -
Merseyside +4 6 £550 +83.02% 5
Cumbria - 2 - -
Change Management
England

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 67 (35.08%) Finance
2 50 (26.18%) Windows
3 47 (24.61%) ITIL
3 47 (24.61%) Project Management
4 36 (18.85%) Banking
4 36 (18.85%) Middleware
4 36 (18.85%) UNIX
5 33 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
7 24 (12.57%) Shell Script
8 22 (11.52%) Oracle
8 22 (11.52%) AIX
9 21 (10.99%) Service Management
10 19 (9.95%) Incident Management
11 18 (9.42%) PRINCE2
12 17 (8.90%) SQL
12 17 (8.90%) Mainframe
12 17 (8.90%) Project Planning
13 16 (8.38%) MS Excel
14 15 (7.85%) Configuration Management
14 15 (7.85%) Clustering
14 15 (7.85%) Business Analysis
14 15 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (7.33%) Risk Management
15 14 (7.33%) SSL
15 14 (7.33%) SharePoint
16 13 (6.81%) SAP
16 13 (6.81%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (6.81%) GIS
16 13 (6.81%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (3.66%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (3.14%) Gentran
4 6 (3.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.62%) CMS
6 4 (2.09%) IIS
7 3 (1.57%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.05%) Tuxedo
8 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.28%) MS Office
3 5 (2.62%) MS Project
4 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.09%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (1.57%) Maximo
3 3 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.52%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.52%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.33%) SSL
2 10 (5.24%) FTP
2 10 (5.24%) DMZ
3 8 (4.19%) Internet
4 7 (3.66%) Firewall
4 7 (3.66%) LAN
4 7 (3.66%) WAN
5 6 (3.14%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.62%) VPN
7 4 (2.09%) SAN
8 3 (1.57%) DNS
8 3 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.57%) Network Security
9 2 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.05%) WAAS
9 2 (1.05%) Extranet
9 2 (1.05%) BGP
9 2 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) DB2
4 1 (0.52%) MS Access
4 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
3 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
General
1 67 (35.08%) Finance
2 36 (18.85%) Banking
3 13 (6.81%) Retail
4 10 (5.24%) Local Government
5 8 (4.19%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.62%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.57%) Legal
9 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.52%) Billing
10 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) German Language
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (23.56%) Project Manager
2 29 (15.18%) Analyst
3 10 (5.24%) Middleware Specialist
3 10 (5.24%) Business Analyst
4 9 (4.71%) Developer
5 8 (4.19%) Middleware Analyst
5 8 (4.19%) Consultant
6 7 (3.66%) Change Manager
7 6 (3.14%) Service Manager
7 6 (3.14%) Support Analyst
8 5 (2.62%) Administrator
8 5 (2.62%) Team Leader
8 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (2.62%) ICT Project Manager
8 5 (2.62%) Communications Analyst
8 5 (2.62%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (2.09%) SAP Manager
9 4 (2.09%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (2.09%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (2.09%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.85%) Middleware
2 10 (5.24%) ISPF
3 7 (3.66%) .NET
3 7 (3.66%) HTML
3 7 (3.66%) Rendezvous
4 6 (3.14%) jQuery
4 6 (3.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.14%) CSS
5 5 (2.62%) JSON
6 2 (1.05%) XML
7 1 (0.52%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.52%) XSL
7 1 (0.52%) SOAP
7 1 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.52%) XHTML
7 1 (0.52%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.90%) Mainframe
2 15 (7.85%) Clustering
3 13 (6.81%) GIS
4 6 (3.14%) CMDB
5 5 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.09%) PACS
6 4 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.57%) NHS
7 3 (1.57%) FMCG
7 3 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.05%) Statistics
8 2 (1.05%) iPad
8 2 (1.05%) e-Health
9 1 (0.52%) PMI
9 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.52%) Informatics
9 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.18%) Windows
2 36 (18.85%) UNIX
3 22 (11.52%) AIX
4 10 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.24%) Linux
5 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.62%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.62%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.57%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.05%) Tru64
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.61%) ITIL
1 47 (24.61%) Project Management
2 33 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (10.99%) Service Management
4 19 (9.95%) Incident Management
5 18 (9.42%) PRINCE2
6 17 (8.90%) Project Planning
7 15 (7.85%) Configuration Management
7 15 (7.85%) Business Analysis
7 15 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (7.33%) Risk Management
9 13 (6.81%) Migration
10 12 (6.28%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.76%) Change Control
12 10 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.24%) CRM
13 9 (4.71%) ITSM
13 9 (4.71%) Process Management
13 9 (4.71%) Information Security
13 9 (4.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.57%) Shell Script
2 17 (8.90%) SQL
3 10 (5.24%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.24%) JCL
4 6 (3.14%) C#
4 6 (3.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.62%) Java
5 5 (2.62%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.05%) VBA
6 2 (1.05%) C
6 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.81%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.66%) Degree
3 5 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.57%) MCSE
5 3 (1.57%) CCNP
5 3 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) HNC
6 2 (1.05%) CISA
7 1 (0.52%) CISM
7 1 (0.52%) GSEC
7 1 (0.52%) ISEB
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) RHCE
7 1 (0.52%) PMP
7 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.52%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) SLA
2 7 (3.66%) QA
3 5 (2.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.62%) COBIT
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.09%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.05%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (4.19%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.05%) Netcool
3 1 (0.52%) Legato
3 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.52%) WSUS
3 1 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.52%) Oracle
3 13 (6.81%) SAP
4 9 (4.71%) IBM
4 9 (4.71%) Citrix
5 8 (4.19%) Splunk
5 8 (4.19%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (3.66%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.14%) Axway
7 6 (3.14%) Tumbleweed
8 5 (2.62%) Avaya
9 4 (2.09%) HP
9 4 (2.09%) Cisco
9 4 (2.09%) VMware
10 3 (1.57%) Open Text
10 3 (1.57%) Altiris
10 3 (1.57%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.57%) Siebel
10 3 (1.57%) Dell
10 3 (1.57%) Juniper
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