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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Change Management
Rank 56 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1821 1801 1915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.12% 3.42% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 4.61% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1112 1188
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 50
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -22.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £13.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £90.00 £48.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +34.28%

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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
England -2 1646 £400 -3.61% 458
London -10 812 £425 -5.55% 200
South East +13 309 £390 +4.00% 76
City of London +6 178 £425 -10.52% 61
East of England +3 100 £380 -5.00% 27
Scotland -10 95 £380 +7.80% 16
Hampshire +4 86 £383 +4.65% 13
West Midlands -5 85 £325 -12.16% 34
South West -11 83 £400 - 32
East Midlands +13 72 £441 +18.28% 8
North West -30 71 £400 +23.07% 30
Yorkshire -22 63 £378 +0.66% 42
Berkshire -4 56 £325 -15.58% 24
Surrey +9 47 £443 +14.19% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 42 £355 +32.09% 11
Wiltshire +15 39 £413 -8.32% 15
Hertfordshire -14 38 £325 -21.45% 7
Milton Keynes +2 36 £350 +16.66% 5
Swindon +17 35 £413 -8.32% 4
North East -11 35 £306 +4.97% 7
Manchester -22 34 £325 +1.56% 21
West Yorkshire -32 33 £381 +1.66% 19
Glasgow -6 30 £380 +12.59% 9
Wales -17 27 £356 -10.03% 10
Edinburgh -21 27 £413 +10.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -26 27 £300 +21.95% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 25 £289 +17.37% 5
Warwickshire +6 24 £419 +15.51% 1
Northamptonshire +4 24 £476 +8.68%
Derbyshire +15 23 £423 +15.75% 2

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1127 (31.11%) Finance
2 925 (25.53%) Project Management
3 647 (17.86%) ITIL
4 530 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 512 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 489 (13.50%) Windows
7 478 (13.19%) PRINCE2
8 458 (12.64%) Banking
9 385 (10.63%) MS Excel
10 355 (9.80%) Oracle
11 350 (9.66%) SQL
11 350 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
12 332 (9.16%) Security Cleared
13 317 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
14 313 (8.64%) SAP
15 293 (8.09%) Service Management
16 276 (7.62%) Business Analysis
17 275 (7.59%) Migration
18 267 (7.37%) MS Project
19 255 (7.04%) MS Office
20 254 (7.01%) Incident Management
21 253 (6.98%) Service Delivery
22 244 (6.73%) Linux
22 244 (6.73%) Degree
23 242 (6.68%) Retail
24 240 (6.62%) Risk Management
25 239 (6.60%) UNIX
26 235 (6.49%) Management Information System
26 235 (6.49%) SC Cleared
27 221 (6.10%) Project Planning

Change Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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
1 205 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.68%) IIS
3 87 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 55 (1.52%) Apache
5 51 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 43 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 36 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (0.94%) MS Project Server
10 30 (0.83%) Lync
11 29 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 27 (0.75%) CMS
13 25 (0.69%) IBM Notes
14 24 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 22 (0.61%) Tomcat
15 22 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
16 20 (0.55%) Documentum
17 19 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 385 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 267 (7.37%) MS Project
3 255 (7.04%) MS Office
4 174 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 146 (4.03%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.083%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.083%) Mingle
8 3 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.083%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.028%) Windchill
10 1 (0.028%) SPSS
10 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.028%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 63 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
4 27 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.72%) SAP SRM
6 19 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 18 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 18 (0.50%) SAP HR
7 18 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 14 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (0.36%) assyst
9 13 (0.36%) SAP PM
10 12 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
10 12 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
12 9 (0.25%) CA Clarity
12 9 (0.25%) Loan IQ
12 9 (0.25%) SAP QM
12 9 (0.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.10%) SaaS
2 32 (0.88%) Office 365
3 26 (0.72%) PaaS
4 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.33%) IaaS
7 8 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.055%) Force.com
9 2 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.028%) Route 53
10 1 (0.028%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 200 (5.52%) Firewall
2 149 (4.11%) DNS
3 95 (2.62%) SAN
4 88 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 87 (2.40%) WAN
6 70 (1.93%) VPN
7 66 (1.82%) LAN
8 63 (1.74%) Internet
9 61 (1.68%) DHCP
10 51 (1.41%) BGP
11 43 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (1.13%) MPLS
13 40 (1.10%) Intranet
14 39 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
15 37 (1.02%) Network Security
15 37 (1.02%) IPsec
16 34 (0.94%) HTTP
16 34 (0.94%) NetScaler
17 33 (0.91%) VLAN
18 31 (0.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 60 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 48 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (0.83%) MySQL
7 30 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 25 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.66%) DB2
11 21 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 21 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
12 19 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.47%) SAP BW
14 17 (0.47%) EDRMS
15 15 (0.41%) MS Access
15 15 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (1.10%) Subversion
2 36 (0.99%) JIRA
3 30 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (0.63%) Maven
6 22 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 21 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
9 16 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.28%) Hudson
11 9 (0.25%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.22%) Gradle
13 7 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.14%) Serena SBM
14 5 (0.14%) WinRunner
14 5 (0.14%) TestDirector
14 5 (0.14%) Ant
14 5 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 1127 (31.11%) Finance
2 458 (12.64%) Banking
3 242 (6.68%) Retail
4 139 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 118 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 98 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 74 (2.04%) Legal
8 72 (1.99%) Retail Banking
9 70 (1.93%) Front Office
10 64 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 64 (1.77%) Marketing
11 50 (1.38%) Back Office
12 42 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 41 (1.13%) Local Government
14 39 (1.08%) Publishing
15 34 (0.94%) Billing
16 26 (0.72%) Advertising
17 20 (0.55%) Law
17 20 (0.55%) General Ledger
18 18 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 912 (25.17%) Analyst
2 656 (18.11%) Project Manager
3 419 (11.57%) Business Analyst
4 283 (7.81%) Change Manager
5 210 (5.80%) Consultant
6 136 (3.75%) Developer
7 114 (3.15%) Change Analyst
8 105 (2.90%) Programme Manager
9 103 (2.84%) Administrator
10 91 (2.51%) Senior Manager
11 88 (2.43%) PMO Analyst
12 87 (2.40%) Architect
13 86 (2.37%) Business Manager
14 80 (2.21%) Service Manager
15 73 (2.01%) Applications Support
16 63 (1.74%) Support Analyst
16 63 (1.74%) Senior Analyst
16 63 (1.74%) SAP Manager
17 62 (1.71%) Senior Project Manager
18 61 (1.68%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.70%) .NET
2 70 (1.93%) Web Services
3 57 (1.57%) XML
3 57 (1.57%) Middleware
4 47 (1.30%) HTML
5 35 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 27 (0.75%) CSS
7 24 (0.66%) Rendezvous
8 23 (0.63%) SOAP
9 20 (0.55%) .NET Framework
10 19 (0.52%) LAMP
11 16 (0.44%) Regular Expression
12 15 (0.41%) J2EE
12 15 (0.41%) WCF
13 14 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
14 13 (0.36%) jQuery
14 13 (0.36%) HTML5
14 13 (0.36%) REST
15 12 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 350 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 235 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 76 (2.10%) PMI
4 64 (1.77%) NHS
4 64 (1.77%) CMDB
5 54 (1.49%) Economics
6 45 (1.24%) Clustering
6 45 (1.24%) FMCG
7 42 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (1.10%) User Experience
9 38 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 37 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 36 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 36 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 30 (0.83%) Replication
13 26 (0.72%) Statistics
14 21 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.55%) Credit Risk
16 19 (0.52%) Oracle Exalogic
17 18 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 489 (13.50%) Windows
2 244 (6.73%) Linux
3 239 (6.60%) UNIX
4 171 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 68 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (1.32%) Solaris
10 45 (1.24%) AIX
11 39 (1.08%) SUSE
12 36 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 17 (0.47%) Android
14 15 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.39%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.33%) Windows NT
17 11 (0.30%) HPUX
18 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (25.53%) Project Management
2 647 (17.86%) ITIL
3 512 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 478 (13.19%) PRINCE2
5 317 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
6 293 (8.09%) Service Management
7 276 (7.62%) Business Analysis
8 275 (7.59%) Migration
9 254 (7.01%) Incident Management
10 253 (6.98%) Service Delivery
11 240 (6.62%) Risk Management
12 221 (6.10%) Project Planning
13 203 (5.60%) Programme Management
14 200 (5.52%) Configuration Management
15 179 (4.94%) ERP
16 165 (4.55%) Change Control
17 160 (4.42%) Problem Management
18 142 (3.92%) Release Management
19 140 (3.86%) CRM
20 136 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 350 (9.66%) SQL
2 141 (3.89%) Java
3 83 (2.29%) Perl
4 80 (2.21%) PowerShell
5 76 (2.10%) C
6 58 (1.60%) C#
7 54 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 43 (1.19%) JavaScript
9 33 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 31 (0.86%) VB
11 28 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.72%) Python
12 26 (0.72%) PHP
13 18 (0.50%) VBScript
13 18 (0.50%) Korn
14 16 (0.44%) VBA
15 14 (0.39%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.28%) Scala
16 10 (0.28%) ABAP
17 9 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 332 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 244 (6.73%) Degree
3 235 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 121 (3.34%) PMI Certification
5 83 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 69 (1.90%) PMP
7 69 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 56 (1.55%) ISEB
10 51 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 47 (1.30%) CCNP
12 36 (0.99%) MCSE
12 36 (0.99%) CCNA
13 31 (0.86%) DV Cleared
14 28 (0.77%) APMP
15 23 (0.63%) MCITP
16 21 (0.58%) CISSP
17 19 (0.52%) MCSA
18 17 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (4.78%) SLA
2 146 (4.03%) QA
3 26 (0.72%) P3O
4 22 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 12 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
10 10 (0.28%) EMIR
11 9 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.25%) FATCA
11 9 (0.25%) GxP
12 8 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.22%) GAMP
12 8 (0.22%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.22%) COBIT
13 5 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.11%) MiFID
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 181 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 90 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (1.49%) vSphere
4 29 (0.80%) Firmware
5 27 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 24 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 20 (0.55%) XenApp
8 19 (0.52%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 14 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
12 10 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (0.17%) XenServer
16 4 (0.11%) UAG
16 4 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
16 4 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 42 (1.16%) SCOM
2 41 (1.13%) SCCM
3 30 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (0.72%) Puppet
6 24 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 22 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
8 18 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 16 (0.44%) Netcool
9 16 (0.44%) OpenView
10 15 (0.41%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
12 12 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.30%) HP SIM
14 10 (0.28%) Control-M
14 10 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.28%) BladeLogic
15 9 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.25%) Salt
16 8 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 530 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 355 (9.80%) Oracle
3 313 (8.64%) SAP
4 171 (4.72%) Cisco
5 154 (4.25%) VMware
6 145 (4.00%) HP
7 136 (3.75%) Citrix
8 85 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 80 (2.21%) IBM
10 70 (1.93%) Remedy
11 64 (1.77%) CheckPoint
12 51 (1.41%) EMC
13 49 (1.35%) CA
14 41 (1.13%) Siebel
14 41 (1.13%) ServiceNow
15 38 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
15 38 (1.05%) Juniper
16 37 (1.02%) F5
17 33 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
18 32 (0.88%) Sun
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