The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Change Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Change Management over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Change Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 32 52 47
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing Change Management 19 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.59% 2.98% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 3.55% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 11
Median daily rate £278 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £460 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £25.02 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -25.20% +27.22%  

Change Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 817 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.69% 83.88% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 509 428
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Change Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in Cheshire

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Management in Cheshire

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Management in Cheshire

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Management in Cheshire

Change Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 8 £375 +36.36%
Warrington +36 6 £135 -58.46% 1
Knutsford +11 3 £278 -43.88%
Wilmslow +1 1 - -
Change Management
North West

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Change Management.

1 27 (56.25%) ITIL
2 16 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (29.17%) Service Management
5 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.92%) Windows
6 11 (22.92%) Finance
7 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.75%) MS Office
7 9 (18.75%) IBM Notes
7 9 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 9 (18.75%) Lotus
7 9 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (16.67%) Coaching
9 7 (14.58%) Trend Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.50%) IVR
10 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
10 6 (12.50%) Oracle
10 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 6 (12.50%) Data Structures
11 5 (10.42%) People Management
11 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.42%) Process Improvement
11 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (10.42%) Open Source
11 5 (10.42%) MCP

Change Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) IaaS
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
1 3 (6.25%) PaaS
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LDAP
1 4 (8.33%) SSL
2 3 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) SMTP
3 2 (4.17%) VPN
3 2 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.08%) BGP
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.08%) IPsec
4 1 (2.08%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) OSPF
4 1 (2.08%) SSH
4 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.08%) Essbase
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.08%) ERwin
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Log4j
2 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Local Government
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Service Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Implementation Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Implementation Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Telephony Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Business Change Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.08%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) MDX
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) WSDL
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) XSL
2 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 6 (12.50%) IVR
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.17%) iPhone
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.08%) PMI
6 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) ITIL
2 16 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 14 (29.17%) Service Management
5 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) Coaching
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.58%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (10.42%) Open Source
8 5 (10.42%) People Management
8 5 (10.42%) Process Improvement
8 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Workflow
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps
9 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.33%) Time Management
10 3 (6.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) Perl
2 3 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) MCP
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) COBIT
2 2 (4.17%) GDPR
2 2 (4.17%) MiFID
2 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.17%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.17%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Lotus
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.17%) IronPort
4 2 (4.17%) Sophos
4 2 (4.17%) Temenos
4 2 (4.17%) Trend Micro
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper
5 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.08%) Talend