The table below looks at the statistics for Change Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Change Management over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Change Management
Rank 56 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1801 2036 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.22% 3.61% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 4.84% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 1252 1060
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Change Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Change Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Change Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Change Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Change Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Management within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Change Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Change Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Change Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Change Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Management within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Change Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Change Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 -6 1631 £418 +0.60% 434
London -10 711 £450 - 134
South East -7 325 £400 +11.11% 96
City of London +4 182 £450 +5.88% 41
Scotland +5 126 £400 +13.87% 21
Yorkshire +10 116 £360 +12.50% 27
South West -5 114 £400 +6.66% 33
North West -3 105 £410 +9.26% 36
East of England -4 90 £400 -5.88% 33
Hampshire +27 83 £413 +15.78% 18
West Yorkshire +2 83 £342 +8.57% 14
West Midlands -11 72 £328 -11.48% 42
Surrey +21 65 £400 +17.64% 9
Edinburgh +8 65 £400 +0.50% 10
East Midlands +6 60 £451 -9.90% 17
Leeds +6 59 £300 -14.28% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 58 £375 +20.00% 17
Berkshire -33 51 £400 +23.07% 25
Milton Keynes -5 39 £390 +30.00% 15
Manchester -6 35 £425 +30.76% 19
Wiltshire +11 34 £450 +21.45% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 33 £250 +1.01% 7
Tyne and Wear +8 33 £250 +1.01% 7
North East +7 33 £250 +1.01% 10
Northamptonshire -8 32 £464 -7.20% 9
Hertfordshire +8 31 £413 -3.50% 12
Oxfordshire -3 31 £350 - 6
Glasgow -4 27 £365 +7.35% 10
Cambridgeshire +18 25 £298 -43.33% 5
Northampton -3 25 £451 -9.90% 6

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1073 (30.82%) Finance
2 953 (27.37%) Project Management
3 800 (22.98%) ITIL
4 541 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 528 (15.16%) Microsoft
6 491 (14.10%) PRINCE2
7 427 (12.26%) Windows
8 414 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
9 385 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
10 374 (10.74%) Banking
11 372 (10.68%) Service Management
12 371 (10.65%) MS Excel
13 358 (10.28%) Security Cleared
14 336 (9.65%) SQL
15 305 (8.76%) Business Analysis
16 287 (8.24%) SAP
17 265 (7.61%) Degree
18 258 (7.41%) SC Cleared
19 252 (7.24%) Service Delivery
20 251 (7.21%) MS Office
21 245 (7.04%) Linux
22 238 (6.84%) Management Information System
23 234 (6.72%) Risk Management
24 232 (6.66%) MS Project
25 224 (6.43%) Migration
26 222 (6.38%) Oracle
27 218 (6.26%) SLA
28 208 (5.97%) UNIX
29 203 (5.83%) Java
29 203 (5.83%) Cisco

Change Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 168 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 84 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 65 (1.87%) IIS
4 46 (1.32%) JBoss
5 41 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 35 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 33 (0.95%) Apache
9 32 (0.92%) Lync
10 30 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.66%) CMS
12 19 (0.55%) Confluence
12 19 (0.55%) MS Project Server
13 18 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
14 17 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 14 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 371 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 251 (7.21%) MS Office
3 232 (6.66%) MS Project
4 141 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 131 (3.76%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) Simulink
8 3 (0.086%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.086%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.057%) Mingle
10 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.029%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.029%) Windchill
10 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.72%) RMDS
4 21 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 18 (0.52%) SAP SRM
5 18 (0.52%) SAP FI
6 17 (0.49%) SAP CO
6 17 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
7 15 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 10 (0.29%) Agresso
9 10 (0.29%) Endur
9 10 (0.29%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 9 (0.26%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.26%) SAP PLM
11 8 (0.23%) assyst
11 8 (0.23%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.01%) PaaS
2 26 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.69%) SaaS
4 23 (0.66%) Office 365
5 18 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.23%) IaaS
7 6 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.14%) Force.com
8 5 (0.14%) GitHub
8 5 (0.14%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.057%) Yammer
11 1 (0.029%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.029%) Symantec.cloud
11 1 (0.029%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.029%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 135 (3.88%) Firewall
2 106 (3.04%) DNS
3 95 (2.73%) SAN
4 84 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 62 (1.78%) DHCP
6 56 (1.61%) LAN
7 55 (1.58%) WAN
8 50 (1.44%) VPN
9 46 (1.32%) Internet
10 40 (1.15%) Network Security
11 35 (1.01%) NetScaler
12 31 (0.89%) BGP
13 30 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (0.83%) Multicast
15 28 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (0.78%) Wireshark
16 27 (0.78%) HTTP
17 24 (0.69%) LDAP
17 24 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 24 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 60 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 43 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (0.80%) SAP BW
10 25 (0.72%) DB2
11 22 (0.63%) MySQL
11 22 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (0.49%) QlikView
14 16 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.43%) MS Access
16 14 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.37%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 57 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 46 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 41 (1.18%) JIRA
4 40 (1.15%) Subversion
5 39 (1.12%) Maven
6 30 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 22 (0.63%) TestDirector
10 21 (0.60%) WinRunner
11 16 (0.46%) ClearQuest
12 11 (0.32%) StarTeam
12 11 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (0.26%) Ant
13 9 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (0.20%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.20%) Introscope
15 6 (0.17%) Selenium
15 6 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1073 (30.82%) Finance
2 374 (10.74%) Banking
3 197 (5.66%) Retail
4 134 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 87 (2.50%) Legal
6 71 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 63 (1.81%) Marketing
9 60 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 58 (1.67%) Front Office
10 58 (1.67%) Retail Banking
11 44 (1.26%) Law
12 42 (1.21%) Financial Institution
13 37 (1.06%) Publishing
14 28 (0.80%) Back Office
15 27 (0.78%) Advertising
16 23 (0.66%) Billing
17 21 (0.60%) Automotive
18 20 (0.57%) Local Government
19 8 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 772 (22.17%) Analyst
2 599 (17.20%) Project Manager
3 406 (11.66%) Business Analyst
4 239 (6.86%) Consultant
5 227 (6.52%) Change Manager
6 162 (4.65%) Developer
7 112 (3.22%) Programme Manager
8 107 (3.07%) Administrator
8 107 (3.07%) Business Manager
9 105 (3.02%) Service Manager
10 100 (2.87%) Architect
10 100 (2.87%) Change Analyst
11 77 (2.21%) Senior Manager
12 74 (2.13%) Support Engineer
12 74 (2.13%) SAP Consultant
13 71 (2.04%) SAP Manager
14 61 (1.75%) Business Change Manager
15 60 (1.72%) Support Analyst
16 59 (1.69%) Infrastructure Manager
17 58 (1.67%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (3.59%) .NET
2 82 (2.35%) XML
3 67 (1.92%) Web Services
4 47 (1.35%) Middleware
5 46 (1.32%) HTML
6 33 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 33 (0.95%) CSS
7 29 (0.83%) SOAP
8 28 (0.80%) Rendezvous
9 22 (0.63%) Java EE
10 21 (0.60%) WCF
10 21 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 21 (0.60%) JSP
11 16 (0.46%) jQuery
12 15 (0.43%) J2EE
13 13 (0.37%) Spring
14 12 (0.34%) Ajax
14 12 (0.34%) XSLT
15 11 (0.32%) WPF
16 10 (0.29%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 414 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 69 (1.98%) Clustering
4 63 (1.81%) Economics
5 59 (1.69%) User Experience
6 55 (1.58%) NHS
7 52 (1.49%) PMI
8 43 (1.23%) Fixed Income
8 43 (1.23%) FMCG
9 40 (1.15%) CMDB
10 37 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 35 (1.01%) Equities
11 35 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (0.92%) Open Source
13 27 (0.78%) Mainframe
14 23 (0.66%) Derivative
15 22 (0.63%) Statistics
15 22 (0.63%) PDA
15 22 (0.63%) Oracle Exalogic
16 21 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 427 (12.26%) Windows
2 245 (7.04%) Linux
3 208 (5.97%) UNIX
4 159 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 100 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 98 (2.81%) Windows 7
8 91 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (2.04%) AIX
10 58 (1.67%) Solaris
11 48 (1.38%) Windows XP
12 33 (0.95%) CentOS
13 32 (0.92%) SUSE
14 28 (0.80%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.63%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.52%) HPUX
17 16 (0.46%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
19 9 (0.26%) Windows NT
20 8 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 953 (27.37%) Project Management
2 800 (22.98%) ITIL
3 541 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 491 (14.10%) PRINCE2
5 385 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
6 372 (10.68%) Service Management
7 305 (8.76%) Business Analysis
8 252 (7.24%) Service Delivery
9 234 (6.72%) Risk Management
10 224 (6.43%) Migration
11 192 (5.51%) Problem Management
12 187 (5.37%) Programme Management
13 179 (5.14%) Incident Management
14 173 (4.97%) Configuration Management
15 171 (4.91%) Release Management
16 164 (4.71%) Project Planning
17 142 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
18 135 (3.88%) Change Control
19 134 (3.85%) ERP
20 124 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 336 (9.65%) SQL
2 203 (5.83%) Java
3 90 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 77 (2.21%) C#
5 72 (2.07%) Perl
6 55 (1.58%) Shell Script
7 52 (1.49%) C
8 48 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 39 (1.12%) Ruby
10 33 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 33 (0.95%) VB
11 27 (0.78%) VBA
12 26 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 25 (0.72%) Python
14 22 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.52%) VBScript
16 13 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.34%) C++
18 9 (0.26%) PHP
19 8 (0.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 358 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 265 (7.61%) Degree
3 258 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 146 (4.19%) PMI Certification
5 121 (3.48%) PMP
6 93 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 90 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 85 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 72 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 58 (1.67%) ISEB
12 55 (1.58%) MCSE
13 54 (1.55%) CISSP
14 44 (1.26%) CCNA
15 43 (1.23%) CCNP
16 42 (1.21%) APMP
17 36 (1.03%) DV Cleared
18 33 (0.95%) MCSA
19 30 (0.86%) MCITP
20 29 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (6.26%) SLA
2 124 (3.56%) QA
3 31 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.46%) FATCA
8 15 (0.43%) EMIR
9 14 (0.40%) COBIT
10 12 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.32%) GAMP
12 10 (0.29%) P3O
12 10 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.14%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.14%) GxP
15 4 (0.11%) MiFID
15 4 (0.11%) AIFMD
16 3 (0.086%) JSP 440
System Software
1 168 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 107 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.26%) VMware ESX
5 34 (0.98%) vSphere
6 24 (0.69%) XenApp
7 19 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (0.55%) Firmware
8 13 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.26%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.20%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (0.20%) vCloud
13 6 (0.17%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.14%) UAG
14 5 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 73 (2.10%) Puppet
2 43 (1.23%) SCCM
3 40 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.01%) SCOM
5 31 (0.89%) Netcool
5 31 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
7 25 (0.72%) Ansible
7 25 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
8 23 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
9 21 (0.60%) Tivoli
10 16 (0.46%) Control-M
10 16 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
11 15 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
12 13 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 13 (0.37%) Nagios
13 12 (0.34%) OpenView
13 12 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
13 12 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (0.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 528 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 287 (8.24%) SAP
3 222 (6.38%) Oracle
4 203 (5.83%) Cisco
5 188 (5.40%) VMware
6 154 (4.42%) Citrix
7 132 (3.79%) HP
8 93 (2.67%) IBM
9 92 (2.64%) Red Hat
10 83 (2.38%) Remedy
11 80 (2.30%) CheckPoint
12 63 (1.81%) F5
13 47 (1.35%) McAfee
14 44 (1.26%) EMC
15 42 (1.21%) CA
16 41 (1.18%) Juniper
17 37 (1.06%) Business Objects
17 37 (1.06%) Veritas
18 36 (1.03%) TIBCO
19 34 (0.98%) BMC
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