Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Change Control skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Change Control over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 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.

Change Control
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 236 200
Rank change year-on-year -29 -36 -9
Contract jobs citing Change Control 932 915 1,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.10% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.29% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 563 798
England median daily rate £425 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.87% -1.50%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £418 £415 £385
% change year-on-year +0.60% +7.79% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 36
England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +12.73% -12.42%
10th Percentile £12.97 £17.47 £13.44
90th Percentile £55.58 £48.79 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -11.29% +12.73% -8.33%

Change Control is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,687 70,828 81,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,911 46,750 54,547
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,871 2,115
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Change Control as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Control within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 391 £500 +5.26% 72
North of England -13 167 £390 -3.70% 23
South East -67 147 £400 +10.34% 34
Midlands +22 101 £370 +9.63% 23
South West 0 79 £350 -6.67% 11
North West -1 79 £384 -6.97% 20
Yorkshire +13 71 £388 -0.64% 2
West Midlands -4 54 £340 -12.82% 12
East Midlands +10 46 £388 +40.91% 11
East of England -1 45 £345 -8.00% 17
North East -25 17 £485 +12.92% 1
Change Control
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 358 (38.41%) Finance
2 253 (27.15%) Project Management
3 222 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (18.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 162 (17.38%) PRINCE2
6 146 (15.67%) PMO
7 127 (13.63%) Microsoft
8 126 (13.52%) Change Management
9 114 (12.23%) Risk Management
9 114 (12.23%) Security Cleared
10 113 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
11 104 (11.16%) Microsoft Excel
11 104 (11.16%) Windows
12 102 (10.94%) Microsoft Project
13 99 (10.62%) ITIL
14 93 (9.98%) Firewall
15 91 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (8.58%) Cisco
17 73 (7.83%) VMware
18 70 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
18 70 (7.51%) SQL
18 70 (7.51%) Active Directory
18 70 (7.51%) SC Cleared
18 70 (7.51%) Business Analysis
19 69 (7.40%) Oracle
20 68 (7.30%) Project Planning
21 67 (7.19%) Configuration Management
22 66 (7.08%) JIRA
23 65 (6.97%) Linux
24 64 (6.87%) Migration

Change Control
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 56 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.36%) Confluence
3 30 (3.22%) MS Exchange
4 27 (2.90%) IIS
5 14 (1.50%) Apache
5 14 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 12 (1.29%) CMS
7 11 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.75%) JBoss
10 7 (0.75%) SAS
10 7 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.64%) Drupal
11 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.54%) FileNet
13 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 104 (11.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (10.94%) Microsoft Project
3 70 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
4 56 (6.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (3.97%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.54%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.32%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.32%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.11%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 13 (1.39%) RMDS
2 8 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.86%) Primavera
3 6 (0.64%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.64%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.54%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.43%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.43%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.32%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 63 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.43%) Office 365
4 22 (2.36%) GitHub
5 21 (2.25%) IaaS
6 18 (1.93%) PaaS
7 13 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.18%) NuGet
9 10 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
10 8 (0.86%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.64%) SaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Slack
12 3 (0.32%) Trello
13 2 (0.21%) Boomi
13 2 (0.21%) G Suite
13 2 (0.21%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.98%) Firewall
2 47 (5.04%) WAN
3 43 (4.61%) LAN
4 35 (3.76%) TCP/IP
5 33 (3.54%) DNS
6 31 (3.33%) Network Security
7 26 (2.79%) Internet
7 26 (2.79%) SAN
8 22 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (2.25%) SSL
10 20 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (2.15%) VPN
11 19 (2.04%) DHCP
12 18 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.82%) SMS
14 16 (1.72%) Wireless
15 15 (1.61%) OSPF
16 14 (1.50%) BGP
16 14 (1.50%) VLAN
17 10 (1.07%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.04%) Big Data
4 18 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (1.50%) MySQL
8 11 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.97%) OLAP
10 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.86%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.86%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.86%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.86%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.64%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 66 (7.08%) JIRA
2 47 (5.04%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.68%) Visual Studio
5 21 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.72%) Maven
7 15 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.75%) Subversion
10 6 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.43%) Hudson
12 3 (0.32%) Ant
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.21%) JUnit
13 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 358 (38.41%) Finance
2 63 (6.76%) Banking
3 37 (3.97%) Retail
4 31 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.22%) Legal
6 25 (2.68%) Back Office
7 22 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.36%) Marketing
8 21 (2.25%) Military
9 20 (2.15%) Front Office
10 18 (1.93%) Law
10 18 (1.93%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.54%) Billing
13 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.43%) Electronics
14 4 (0.43%) Local Government
15 3 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 189 (20.28%) Project Manager
2 165 (17.70%) Analyst
3 86 (9.23%) Developer
4 56 (6.01%) Business Analyst
5 51 (5.47%) Architect
6 45 (4.83%) Network Engineer
7 39 (4.18%) Senior Manager
8 35 (3.76%) PMO Analyst
9 33 (3.54%) Service Analyst
10 30 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (3.22%) Senior Project Manager
11 29 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
12 27 (2.90%) Administrator
12 27 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 26 (2.79%) Coordinator
14 25 (2.68%) IT Manager
15 24 (2.58%) Consultant
16 21 (2.25%) IT Analyst
16 21 (2.25%) Senior PMO
17 20 (2.15%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.51%) .NET
2 20 (2.15%) XML
3 17 (1.82%) Web Services
4 16 (1.72%) REST
5 15 (1.61%) HTML
6 14 (1.50%) AngularJS
6 14 (1.50%) Node.js
7 13 (1.39%) RxJS
7 13 (1.39%) Socket.IO
8 12 (1.29%) CSS
8 12 (1.29%) Swagger
9 11 (1.18%) .NET Core
9 11 (1.18%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.97%) Middleware
10 9 (0.97%) RAML
11 8 (0.86%) Kendo UI
11 8 (0.86%) Software Packaging
11 8 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.11%) Virtual Team
5 25 (2.68%) PMI
6 13 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.18%) Robotics
8 10 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 9 (0.97%) CMDB
9 9 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.97%) Credit Risk
9 9 (0.97%) FMCG
10 7 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.75%) NHS
10 7 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.75%) User Experience
11 5 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (11.16%) Windows
2 65 (6.97%) Linux
3 35 (3.76%) Unix
4 29 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.15%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.64%) AIX
10 6 (0.64%) CentOS
11 5 (0.54%) Android
11 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.32%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.21%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (27.15%) Project Management
2 222 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (18.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (17.38%) PRINCE2
5 126 (13.52%) Change Management
6 114 (12.23%) Risk Management
7 99 (10.62%) ITIL
8 91 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (7.51%) Business Analysis
10 68 (7.30%) Project Planning
11 67 (7.19%) Configuration Management
12 64 (6.87%) Migration
13 63 (6.76%) Programme Management
14 56 (6.01%) Project Governance
15 55 (5.90%) SDLC
15 55 (5.90%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (5.47%) DevOps
16 51 (5.47%) Release Management
16 51 (5.47%) Waterfall
17 49 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.51%) SQL
2 57 (6.12%) Java
3 39 (4.18%) PowerShell
4 38 (4.08%) Python
5 33 (3.54%) C#
6 32 (3.43%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.68%) C
8 19 (2.04%) C++
9 15 (1.61%) Perl
10 14 (1.50%) PHP
11 13 (1.39%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.18%) CQL
13 11 (1.18%) VBA
14 6 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.43%) VBScript
16 3 (0.32%) Ruby
17 2 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 70 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (4.94%) PMI Certification
5 44 (4.72%) Degree
6 41 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 29 (3.11%) PMP
8 27 (2.90%) CCNP
9 25 (2.68%) APMP
10 19 (2.04%) CCNA
11 18 (1.93%) DV Cleared
11 18 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (1.50%) CISSP
12 14 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.29%) CCIE
14 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.75%) CCSP
15 7 (0.75%) IIBA
16 6 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (15.67%) PMO
2 62 (6.65%) QA
3 26 (2.79%) GDPR
4 19 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 19 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.50%) ISO 9001
5 14 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.39%) SLA
7 7 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.75%) GMP
7 7 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.64%) COBIT
8 6 (0.64%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.43%) IFRS
9 4 (0.43%) MiFID
9 4 (0.43%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.32%) EMIR
11 2 (0.21%) BS25999
11 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.29%) ProxySG
6 8 (0.86%) Docker
7 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.54%) XenApp
9 4 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.43%) vSphere
9 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.21%) iptables
11 2 (0.21%) Squid
11 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) Postfix
12 1 (0.11%) vCloud
12 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (2.36%) SCCM
2 20 (2.15%) Puppet
3 15 (1.61%) Ansible
4 11 (1.18%) Opsview
5 9 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.75%) Nessus
7 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.54%) CASB
8 5 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.43%) Forum Sentry
9 4 (0.43%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.32%) Control-M
10 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.32%) SCOM
10 3 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.32%) WSUS
11 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 127 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.58%) Cisco
3 73 (7.83%) VMware
4 69 (7.40%) Oracle
5 46 (4.94%) CheckPoint
6 44 (4.72%) Citrix
7 31 (3.33%) HP
8 24 (2.58%) IBM
8 24 (2.58%) McAfee
9 23 (2.47%) Dell
9 23 (2.47%) SAP
10 22 (2.36%) F5
10 22 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 19 (2.04%) Juniper
12 18 (1.93%) Informatica
12 18 (1.93%) Xerox
13 16 (1.72%) Symantec
14 15 (1.61%) Blue Coat
14 15 (1.61%) Reuters
15 14 (1.50%) Bloomberg