The table below looks at the statistics for Change Control skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Change Control over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Change Control
Rank 88 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Change Control 37 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.80% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.54% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £178 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.44 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -17.85%
Change Control
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Change Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Change Control across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Change Control Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Change Control
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Change Control across the West Midlands region.

Change Control Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Change Control
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Change Control across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Change Control Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Change Control
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Change Control across the West Midlands region.

Change Control Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Change Control
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Control within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham +3 10 £330 +37.50% 2
Shropshire -12 8 - - 1
Warwickshire -3 4 £246 -42.05% 1
Coventry -8 4 £330 -10.20% 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £400 -
West Bromwich - 1 £375 -
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Change Control 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 Control.

1 27 (37.50%) Project Management
2 23 (31.94%) PRINCE2
3 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
3 17 (23.61%) ITIL
4 13 (18.06%) Windows
4 13 (18.06%) MS Office
4 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.06%) Finance
5 10 (13.89%) Service Management
5 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 9 (12.50%) SAP
6 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 9 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 9 (12.50%) Migration
7 8 (11.11%) Change Management
7 8 (11.11%) MS Project
7 8 (11.11%) Degree
7 8 (11.11%) Release Management
7 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
8 7 (9.72%) LAN
8 7 (9.72%) WAN
8 7 (9.72%) Linux
8 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
8 7 (9.72%) PMP
8 7 (9.72%) PMI Certification
8 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.33%) Document Management
9 6 (8.33%) Windows XP

Change Control
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Change Control 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 Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) CMS
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.39%) Lync
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.06%) MS Office
3 8 (11.11%) MS Project
4 4 (5.56%) Open Workbench
5 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) CA PPM
2 4 (5.56%) Primavera
3 1 (1.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.72%) LAN
2 7 (9.72%) WAN
3 5 (6.94%) Firewall
4 3 (4.17%) Multicast
4 3 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (4.17%) DNS
4 3 (4.17%) OSPF
4 3 (4.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
2 3 (4.17%) Automotive
2 3 (4.17%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.33%) Project Planner
3 6 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Change Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Environment Manager
4 4 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Change and Release Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Systems Support Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Support Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Systems Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Release Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Systems Support
5 3 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 2 (2.78%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) PMI
2 4 (5.56%) CMDB
3 3 (4.17%) Telematics
3 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.56%) UNIX
4 4 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) Project Management
2 23 (31.94%) PRINCE2
3 17 (23.61%) ITIL
4 10 (13.89%) Service Management
4 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (12.50%) Migration
6 8 (11.11%) Change Management
6 8 (11.11%) Release Management
7 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
8 6 (8.33%) Document Management
9 5 (6.94%) Business Transformation
9 5 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.94%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
9 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.56%) ERP
10 4 (5.56%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) VBA
3 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) PMP
2 7 (9.72%) PMI Certification
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (5.56%) APMP
5 3 (4.17%) PgMP
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.17%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.39%) MCITP
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) ISEB
6 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) P3O
3 3 (4.17%) SLA
4 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) SAP
3 6 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) F5
5 3 (4.17%) Capita
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) CA
6 2 (2.78%) Niku
7 1 (1.39%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.39%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.39%) Cognos
7 1 (1.39%) Cadence
7 1 (1.39%) VMware