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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Change Management
Rank 52 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1983 1858 1819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.39% 3.34% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.34% 4.38% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1125 1033
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 20
Average hourly rate £25.12 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £10.75 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.74 £42.90 £85.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+25.60% -14.89%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 1754 £400 -1.35% 400
London +3 788 £430 -2.82% 155
South East -2 291 £385 +2.66% 69
Scotland +11 160 £356 -6.06% 13
City of London +6 158 £450 +5.88% 31
North West +11 141 £400 +11.11% 43
West Midlands +12 118 £400 +5.26% 22
East of England +17 111 £400 - 22
South West -17 93 £418 +4.37% 35
Yorkshire -16 82 £325 -9.72% 28
Edinburgh +25 74 £380 -4.04% 8
Hampshire -5 70 £370 -1.33% 14
Surrey +8 68 £391 +4.97% 11
Berkshire -5 62 £400 +1.58% 20
East Midlands -5 59 £425 -2.85% 19
West Yorkshire -12 58 £334 -7.36% 23
Manchester 0 57 £375 +15.38% 25
North East +6 52 £313 -6.71% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 48 £350 -8.19% 11
Cheshire +13 44 £400 -5.88% 13
Hertfordshire +11 43 £425 +7.93% 10
Leeds -14 42 £325 -16.12% 16
Tyne and Wear -3 41 £310 -10.14% 3
Glasgow +3 40 £388 +12.72% 3
Milton Keynes +5 39 £350 -9.67% 9
Warwickshire +11 35 £318 -25.29%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 35 £305 -12.11% 3
Wiltshire -14 32 £463 +11.98% 19
Essex +12 28 £375 -15.73% 3
Birmingham +9 27 £413 +43.97% 10

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1210 (32.17%) Finance
2 999 (26.56%) Project Management
3 848 (22.55%) ITIL
4 649 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 573 (15.24%) Microsoft
6 550 (14.62%) Windows
7 488 (12.98%) PRINCE2
8 470 (12.50%) Banking
9 404 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
10 390 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
11 388 (10.32%) MS Excel
12 385 (10.24%) SQL
13 366 (9.73%) Service Management
14 326 (8.67%) Business Analysis
15 306 (8.14%) Degree
15 306 (8.14%) Security Cleared
16 303 (8.06%) MS Office
17 292 (7.76%) Service Delivery
18 290 (7.71%) Migration
19 287 (7.63%) SAP
20 272 (7.23%) Incident Management
21 266 (7.07%) Oracle
22 260 (6.91%) Linux
23 252 (6.70%) Management Information System
24 242 (6.43%) Problem Management
25 241 (6.41%) SQL Server
26 235 (6.25%) Retail
27 232 (6.17%) VMware
28 225 (5.98%) Risk Management
29 214 (5.69%) SLA

Change Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 201 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 86 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 65 (1.73%) IIS
4 53 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 49 (1.30%) Lync
6 36 (0.96%) JBoss
7 32 (0.85%) CMS
8 30 (0.80%) Apache
9 25 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 20 (0.53%) MS Project Server
12 19 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.32%) CICS
Applications
1 388 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 303 (8.06%) MS Office
3 209 (5.56%) MS Project
4 166 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 155 (4.12%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.16%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.080%) TargetLink
9 3 (0.080%) Simulink
9 3 (0.080%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.027%) Mingle
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 22 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 19 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 19 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 19 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 17 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.29%) SAP PS
6 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.27%) SAP PP
8 9 (0.24%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.24%) Agresso
9 8 (0.21%) RMDS
9 8 (0.21%) Teamcenter
9 8 (0.21%) Summit
10 7 (0.19%) SAP QM
10 7 (0.19%) SAP PLM
11 6 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.01%) Office 365
2 29 (0.77%) SaaS
3 23 (0.61%) PaaS
4 18 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.35%) GitHub
7 11 (0.29%) IaaS
8 6 (0.16%) Taleo
8 6 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.11%) Yammer
11 3 (0.080%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.080%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.080%) Force.com
12 2 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.027%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.027%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 158 (4.20%) Firewall
2 153 (4.07%) SAN
3 84 (2.23%) Internet
3 84 (2.23%) DNS
3 84 (2.23%) WAN
4 77 (2.05%) LAN
5 68 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 65 (1.73%) DHCP
7 50 (1.33%) VPN
8 43 (1.14%) Wireless
9 42 (1.12%) Network Security
10 41 (1.09%) NAS
11 37 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (0.93%) LDAP
13 30 (0.80%) VoIP
14 28 (0.74%) SSL
15 23 (0.61%) Intranet
16 22 (0.58%) BGP
17 21 (0.56%) MPLS
17 21 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 102 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 63 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 50 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 34 (0.90%) DB2
12 31 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 27 (0.72%) QlikView
13 27 (0.72%) MySQL
13 27 (0.72%) DTS
14 24 (0.64%) MS Access
15 23 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
17 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (1.83%) Subversion
2 41 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (1.06%) JIRA
4 27 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 27 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 22 (0.58%) Maven
6 20 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.51%) MSI
8 14 (0.37%) JUnit
8 14 (0.37%) ClearCase
9 12 (0.32%) Ant
10 11 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (0.27%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.27%) NUnit
12 9 (0.24%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.24%) ERwin
13 7 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 1210 (32.17%) Finance
2 470 (12.50%) Banking
3 235 (6.25%) Retail
4 150 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 122 (3.24%) Legal
6 109 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 96 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.70%) Retail Banking
9 57 (1.52%) Marketing
10 54 (1.44%) Law
10 54 (1.44%) Front Office
11 51 (1.36%) Back Office
12 49 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 41 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.82%) Billing
15 25 (0.66%) Automotive
16 23 (0.61%) Local Government
17 21 (0.56%) Electronics
17 21 (0.56%) Advertising
18 20 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 857 (22.79%) Analyst
2 661 (17.58%) Project Manager
3 454 (12.07%) Business Analyst
4 270 (7.18%) Change Manager
5 177 (4.71%) Developer
6 171 (4.55%) Consultant
7 144 (3.83%) Service Manager
8 127 (3.38%) Change Analyst
9 120 (3.19%) Administrator
9 120 (3.19%) Business Manager
10 115 (3.06%) Architect
11 95 (2.53%) Programme Manager
12 87 (2.31%) Support Analyst
13 84 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
14 78 (2.07%) Support Engineer
15 73 (1.94%) Senior Manager
16 66 (1.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 65 (1.73%) Applications Support
17 65 (1.73%) PMO Analyst
18 64 (1.70%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (3.27%) .NET
2 87 (2.31%) Web Services
3 78 (2.07%) XML
4 76 (2.02%) Middleware
5 58 (1.54%) HTML
6 46 (1.22%) CSS
7 42 (1.12%) J2EE
8 38 (1.01%) .NET Framework
9 32 (0.85%) Spring
10 31 (0.82%) WCF
11 29 (0.77%) jQuery
12 28 (0.74%) ASP.NET
13 23 (0.61%) SOAP
14 22 (0.58%) XSD
15 21 (0.56%) REST
16 20 (0.53%) JSP
16 20 (0.53%) JSON
16 20 (0.53%) WinForms
17 19 (0.51%) WPF
18 16 (0.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 390 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 203 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 80 (2.13%) Clustering
5 70 (1.86%) NHS
6 60 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (1.54%) CMDB
8 55 (1.46%) PMI
9 49 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 49 (1.30%) Replication
10 46 (1.22%) Economics
11 42 (1.12%) User Experience
12 41 (1.09%) Computer Science
13 37 (0.98%) Fixed Income
14 32 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 31 (0.82%) Derivative
16 30 (0.80%) Blackberry
16 30 (0.80%) FMCG
17 28 (0.74%) AS400
18 24 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 550 (14.62%) Windows
2 260 (6.91%) Linux
3 194 (5.16%) UNIX
4 148 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 72 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (1.83%) AIX
10 68 (1.81%) Solaris
11 43 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 19 (0.51%) zOS
13 18 (0.48%) Android
14 13 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.32%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.32%) HPUX
16 8 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (0.21%) CentOS
17 7 (0.19%) Debian
17 7 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (26.56%) Project Management
2 848 (22.55%) ITIL
3 649 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 488 (12.98%) PRINCE2
5 404 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
6 366 (9.73%) Service Management
7 326 (8.67%) Business Analysis
8 292 (7.76%) Service Delivery
9 290 (7.71%) Migration
10 272 (7.23%) Incident Management
11 242 (6.43%) Problem Management
12 225 (5.98%) Risk Management
13 211 (5.61%) Programme Management
14 200 (5.32%) Configuration Management
15 190 (5.05%) Release Management
16 178 (4.73%) Project Planning
17 159 (4.23%) SDLC
18 157 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
19 146 (3.88%) Change Control
20 142 (3.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 385 (10.24%) SQL
2 156 (4.15%) Java
3 110 (2.92%) PowerShell
4 103 (2.74%) C#
5 77 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 73 (1.94%) Perl
7 71 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 61 (1.62%) C
9 54 (1.44%) VB
9 54 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 40 (1.06%) Python
11 34 (0.90%) VBScript
12 23 (0.61%) PHP
13 22 (0.58%) ABAP
14 20 (0.53%) REXX
15 18 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.43%) C++
17 14 (0.37%) VBA
17 14 (0.37%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 306 (8.14%) Degree
1 306 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 182 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 136 (3.62%) PMI Certification
4 113 (3.00%) PMP
5 111 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
6 73 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 72 (1.91%) ISEB
8 70 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 66 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 44 (1.17%) CCNA
12 35 (0.93%) DV Cleared
13 34 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 32 (0.85%) MCSE
15 31 (0.82%) APMP
16 28 (0.74%) CCNP
17 20 (0.53%) CISSP
18 16 (0.43%) MCITP
19 15 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (5.69%) SLA
2 199 (5.29%) QA
3 34 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.48%) EMIR
7 17 (0.45%) COBIT
8 16 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.32%) FATCA
9 12 (0.32%) COSO
10 11 (0.29%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.29%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.24%) MiFID
13 8 (0.21%) P3O
14 7 (0.19%) GxP
14 7 (0.19%) JSP 440
15 6 (0.16%) BS7799
15 6 (0.16%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.13%) AIFMD
System Software
1 204 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 162 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (1.44%) vSphere
4 40 (1.06%) VMware ESX
5 34 (0.90%) XenApp
6 20 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (0.48%) XenServer
8 17 (0.45%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.37%) NFS
11 13 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 11 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.27%) Firmware
15 9 (0.24%) Veritas File System
15 9 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
16 7 (0.19%) GridGain
16 7 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 69 (1.83%) SCCM
2 43 (1.14%) Tivoli
3 33 (0.88%) Puppet
4 31 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
5 28 (0.74%) SCOM
6 25 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 15 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.37%) Control-M
10 13 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (0.32%) MOM
11 12 (0.32%) Data Guard
11 12 (0.32%) WMI
12 11 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
12 11 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.29%) DatAdvantage
13 10 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.27%) Nagios
13 10 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 573 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 287 (7.63%) SAP
3 266 (7.07%) Oracle
4 232 (6.17%) VMware
5 212 (5.64%) Cisco
6 154 (4.09%) IBM
7 137 (3.64%) HP
8 120 (3.19%) Citrix
9 93 (2.47%) Red Hat
10 80 (2.13%) Remedy
11 57 (1.52%) CheckPoint
12 54 (1.44%) EMC
13 49 (1.30%) Juniper
14 47 (1.25%) ServiceNow
15 46 (1.22%) F5
16 44 (1.17%) NetApp
17 41 (1.09%) BMC
18 38 (1.01%) CA
18 38 (1.01%) Symantec
19 31 (0.82%) Dell
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