The table below looks at the statistics for the Change Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Change Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Change Consultant
Rank 559 552 523
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Change Consultant 38 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.076% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.082% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 11
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£500 £390 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £550
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Change Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Change Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Change Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Change Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Change Consultant within the UK.

Change Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Change Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Change Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Change Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Change Consultant within the UK.

Change Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Change Consultant
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
England -21 32 £500 +21.21% 3
London +23 16 £600 +14.28% 2
South East -22 10 £296 -5.95% 1
City of London - 7 £600 -
Surrey +17 6 £128 -
North West -15 3 £500 -20.00%
West Midlands -8 2 £400 -
Manchester -8 2 £500 -20.00%
Berkshire +4 1 £465 +43.07%
Milton Keynes +3 1 - - 1
Reading +3 1 £465 -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - - 1
Hampshire -2 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £575 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £563 -

Change Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Change Consultant in their job title 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 with Change Consultant in their job title.

1 22 (34.38%) Change Management
2 19 (29.69%) Finance
3 17 (26.56%) Project Management
4 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 8 (12.50%) Windows
4 8 (12.50%) Banking
4 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
6 6 (9.38%) CRM
6 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.81%) Degree
7 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.81%) ITIL
7 5 (7.81%) Migration
7 5 (7.81%) Big Data
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.81%) Analytics
7 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (6.25%) EMIR
8 4 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (6.25%) Basel III
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.25%) Retail
8 4 (6.25%) Business Development
9 3 (4.69%) Marketing
9 3 (4.69%) Predictive Analytics

Change Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Change Consultant in their job title 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 with Change Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (4.69%) Apache
1 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.69%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
1 2 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) SAN
1 2 (3.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.56%) EDMS
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Artificial Intelligence
2 3 (4.69%) Clustering
2 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.69%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.13%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) FMCG
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.13%) UNIX
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Change Management
2 17 (26.56%) Project Management
3 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 8 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
5 6 (9.38%) CRM
6 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.81%) ITIL
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (7.81%) Analytics
7 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.25%) Business Development
8 3 (4.69%) Predictive Analytics
8 3 (4.69%) Lean Six Sigma
8 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.69%) MCP
5 2 (3.13%) ISEB
6 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) EMIR
1 4 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
1 4 (6.25%) Basel III
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.69%) XenApp
1 3 (4.69%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (3.13%) SCOM
2 2 (3.13%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (3.13%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Symantec
2 3 (4.69%) VMware
2 3 (4.69%) SAP
2 3 (4.69%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.13%) BMC
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) McAfee
4 1 (1.56%) BT
4 1 (1.56%) Intel