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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Management
Rank 61 36 53
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Contract jobs citing Change Management 84 118 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.64% 3.99% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 5.54% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 56 45
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£360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 - £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +26.66%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -24 34 £313 -10.71% 14
Merseyside -1 18 £414 -2.52% 6
Cheshire -9 18 £425 +30.76% 11
Lancashire -15 7 £345 +38.00% 2
Cumbria - - - -
Change Management
England

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (36.21%) Finance
2 51 (29.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (22.41%) Project Management
4 31 (17.82%) Microsoft
5 30 (17.24%) ITIL
6 28 (16.09%) Banking
7 25 (14.37%) PRINCE2
8 20 (11.49%) Business Analysis
9 18 (10.34%) Windows
9 18 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 17 (9.77%) MS Office
11 16 (9.20%) Service Management
12 15 (8.62%) Risk Management
12 15 (8.62%) Programme Management
12 15 (8.62%) SQL
12 15 (8.62%) Oracle
12 15 (8.62%) NHS
13 14 (8.05%) Migration
14 13 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
14 13 (7.47%) MS Project
14 13 (7.47%) UNIX
15 12 (6.90%) SAP
15 12 (6.90%) QA
15 12 (6.90%) Security Cleared
16 11 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
17 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
17 10 (5.75%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.72%) CMS
3 3 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.72%) IIS
3 3 (1.72%) Apache
3 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.15%) Lync
4 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.77%) MS Office
3 13 (7.47%) MS Project
4 3 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
1 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.02%) Firewall
3 4 (2.30%) VPN
3 4 (2.30%) DNS
4 3 (1.72%) SAN
5 2 (1.15%) LAN
5 2 (1.15%) Intranet
5 2 (1.15%) Wireless
5 2 (1.15%) VLAN
6 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.57%) DMZ
6 1 (0.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.15%) OLAP
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.15%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (0.57%) ERwin
1 1 (0.57%) MSI
1 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (36.21%) Finance
2 28 (16.09%) Banking
3 10 (5.75%) Local Government
4 9 (5.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.30%) Back Office
5 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.72%) Advertising
7 2 (1.15%) Front Office
7 2 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (1.15%) German Language
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (25.29%) Project Manager
2 33 (18.97%) Analyst
3 22 (12.64%) Change Manager
4 21 (12.07%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.32%) Senior Manager
6 10 (5.75%) Administrator
7 9 (5.17%) Senior Project Manager
7 9 (5.17%) Consultant
8 8 (4.60%) Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Service Manager
9 7 (4.02%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.45%) Business Manager
10 6 (3.45%) ICT Project Manager
11 5 (2.87%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (2.87%) Change Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.30%) Security Consultant
12 4 (2.30%) DBA
12 4 (2.30%) Architect
12 4 (2.30%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) .NET
2 5 (2.87%) Regular Expression
2 5 (2.87%) Middleware
3 3 (1.72%) Web Services
4 2 (1.15%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) DOM
5 1 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) NHS
2 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Clustering
5 3 (1.72%) FMCG
5 3 (1.72%) Firmware
6 2 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.15%) PMI
6 2 (1.15%) iPad
6 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.15%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) CCTV
7 1 (0.57%) DLPAR
7 1 (0.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.57%) Economics
7 1 (0.57%) e-Health
7 1 (0.57%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.34%) Windows
2 13 (7.47%) UNIX
3 9 (5.17%) Linux
4 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (4.60%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.57%) AIX
7 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (22.41%) Project Management
3 30 (17.24%) ITIL
4 25 (14.37%) PRINCE2
5 20 (11.49%) Business Analysis
6 16 (9.20%) Service Management
7 15 (8.62%) Risk Management
7 15 (8.62%) Programme Management
8 14 (8.05%) Migration
9 13 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (5.75%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.75%) Problem Management
12 9 (5.17%) Project Planning
12 9 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.60%) CRM
13 8 (4.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 8 (4.60%) Validation
13 8 (4.60%) Release Management
13 8 (4.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.62%) SQL
2 9 (5.17%) Shell Script
3 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.02%) Perl
4 3 (1.72%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.15%) VB
5 2 (1.15%) VBA
6 1 (0.57%) C#
6 1 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.87%) Degree
5 4 (2.30%) MCSE
5 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.30%) PMP
5 4 (2.30%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.72%) MCITP
6 3 (1.72%) MCTS
6 3 (1.72%) CISA
6 3 (1.72%) CISSP
7 2 (1.15%) CCNA
7 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.15%) ISEB
7 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) GPEN
8 1 (0.57%) OSCP
8 1 (0.57%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.90%) QA
2 8 (4.60%) SLA
3 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.72%) RHEV
3 2 (1.15%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) vCloud
4 1 (0.57%) VMFS
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (1.15%) SCCM
1 2 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 31 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.62%) Oracle
3 12 (6.90%) SAP
4 7 (4.02%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.45%) Citrix
6 5 (2.87%) EMC
6 5 (2.87%) IBM
7 4 (2.30%) Sybase
7 4 (2.30%) NetApp
7 4 (2.30%) CA
8 3 (1.72%) Avaya
8 3 (1.72%) HP
9 2 (1.15%) Siebel
9 2 (1.15%) Cisco
9 2 (1.15%) Symantec
9 2 (1.15%) Informatica
9 2 (1.15%) VMware
10 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.57%) Lagan
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