Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 294 283
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 -36
Contract jobs citing Change Control 243 575 878
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.86% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.01% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 339 555
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £281 £252 £263
90th Percentile £599 £600 £650
UK median daily rate £411 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.81% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 35
Median hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +17.02% -12.64%
10th Percentile £21.65 £16.60 £15.69
90th Percentile £55.08 £32.50 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £27.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +18.09% -14.55%

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 29,035 57,101 79,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.52% 85.82% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,790 38,625 54,227
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 959 1,694 1,874
Median hourly rate £26.79 £21.00 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.57% -3.49% -1.09%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +28.57% -4.11% +1.86%

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Change Control in England.

Daily rate trend for Change Control in England

Change Control
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Change Control in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Change Control in England

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Change Control in England.

Hourly rate trend for Change Control in England

Change Control
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Change Control in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +45 90 £425 -9.09% 32
South East +50 52 £375 +3.45% 21
North of England +44 33 £399 +12.46% 20
Midlands +44 28 £316 -22.87% 10
South West +65 23 £413 +5.63% 5
North West +38 21 £378 -5.57% 12
West Midlands +30 18 £270 -38.11% 8
East Midlands +45 10 £438 +14.23% 2
Yorkshire +22 10 £398 +13.85% 6
East of England +33 7 £350 -17.76% 7
North East +34 2 £525 +87.50% 2
Change Control
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 59 (24.28%) Finance
1 59 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
1 59 (24.28%) Security Cleared
2 55 (22.63%) Project Management
3 54 (22.22%) ITIL
4 49 (20.16%) Microsoft
5 39 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (15.64%) Project Delivery
7 37 (15.23%) Risk Management
8 36 (14.81%) PRINCE2
8 36 (14.81%) Windows
8 36 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 35 (14.40%) Azure
10 34 (13.99%) SQL
11 29 (11.93%) Change Management
12 27 (11.11%) Programme Management
12 27 (11.11%) Configuration Management
12 27 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (10.70%) PMO
14 25 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (9.47%) Active Directory
16 23 (9.47%) Oracle
16 23 (9.47%) Data Centre
17 22 (9.05%) Linux
18 21 (8.64%) SQL Server
18 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (8.64%) Service Management

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 18 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.29%) JBoss
3 7 (2.88%) Jadu
4 6 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.06%) CICS
6 4 (1.65%) Apache
7 3 (1.23%) Confluence
7 3 (1.23%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.23%) IIS
7 3 (1.23%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.23%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.82%) CMS
8 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (8.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.88%) Chatbot
6 5 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.23%) Primavera
2 3 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.82%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.41%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.41%) Maximo
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.40%) Azure
2 15 (6.17%) Power Platform
3 14 (5.76%) Office 365
4 13 (5.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.29%) AWS
5 8 (3.29%) SaaS
6 7 (2.88%) IaaS
7 5 (2.06%) Logic Apps
8 4 (1.65%) GCP
8 4 (1.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.23%) PaaS
9 3 (1.23%) Power Automate
9 3 (1.23%) Serverless
9 3 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.35%) Firewall
2 12 (4.94%) LAN
3 10 (4.12%) WAN
4 7 (2.88%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (2.47%) Network Security
5 6 (2.47%) Skype
5 6 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.06%) BGP
6 5 (2.06%) OSPF
6 5 (2.06%) SAN
6 5 (2.06%) VoIP
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (1.65%) DHCP
7 4 (1.65%) DNS
7 4 (1.65%) FTP
8 3 (1.23%) SNA
8 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.17%) Power BI
3 8 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.06%) DB2
6 5 (2.06%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.65%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.23%) MySQL
8 3 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.23%) Tableau
9 2 (0.82%) OLTP
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Subversion
2 6 (2.47%) JIRA
3 4 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.65%) JUnit
3 4 (1.65%) Maven
4 3 (1.23%) Ant
4 3 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.23%) Selenium
4 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.41%) Flyway
6 1 (0.41%) GitLab
6 1 (0.41%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.41%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 59 (24.28%) Finance
2 20 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.41%) Public Sector
4 17 (7.00%) Legal
5 13 (5.35%) Manufacturing
6 12 (4.94%) Banking
7 11 (4.53%) Law
7 11 (4.53%) Local Government
7 11 (4.53%) Retail
8 8 (3.29%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.88%) Electronics
10 6 (2.47%) Automotive
10 6 (2.47%) Marketing
11 4 (1.65%) Front Office
12 3 (1.23%) Billing
12 3 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.82%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.82%) Military
13 2 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.70%) Analyst
2 27 (11.11%) Developer
2 27 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 16 (6.58%) Business Analyst
4 12 (4.94%) Network Engineer
5 10 (4.12%) Architect
5 10 (4.12%) Consultant
5 10 (4.12%) IT Analyst
5 10 (4.12%) Service Manager
5 10 (4.12%) Support Officer
6 9 (3.70%) Project Officer
6 9 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 9 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 7 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (2.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (2.88%) DBA
7 7 (2.88%) IT Business Analyst
7 7 (2.88%) Java Developer
8 6 (2.47%) Business IT Analyst
8 6 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.53%) CSS
1 11 (4.53%) HTML
2 9 (3.70%) .NET
2 9 (3.70%) RESTful
2 9 (3.70%) Web Services
3 8 (3.29%) HTML5
4 7 (2.88%) CSS3
4 7 (2.88%) Java EE
4 7 (2.88%) JSON
4 7 (2.88%) Spring
4 7 (2.88%) Twig
4 7 (2.88%) XML
5 5 (2.06%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.65%) JMS
6 4 (1.65%) Middleware
6 4 (1.65%) SAP Basis
7 3 (1.23%) JDBC
7 3 (1.23%) SAX
7 3 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 20 (8.23%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.88%) Social Media
6 6 (2.47%) CMDB
6 6 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.47%) PMI
7 5 (2.06%) User Experience
8 4 (1.65%) Digital Signage
8 4 (1.65%) NHS
9 3 (1.23%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.82%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.81%) Windows
2 22 (9.05%) Linux
3 12 (4.94%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.12%) Unix
5 9 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.23%) Android
9 2 (0.82%) CentOS
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) MVS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.63%) Project Management
3 54 (22.22%) ITIL
4 39 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (15.64%) Project Delivery
6 37 (15.23%) Risk Management
7 36 (14.81%) PRINCE2
8 29 (11.93%) Change Management
9 27 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 27 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 25 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (8.64%) DevOps
12 21 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (8.64%) Migration
12 21 (8.64%) Release Management
12 21 (8.64%) Service Management
13 20 (8.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.99%) SQL
2 19 (7.82%) Java
3 11 (4.53%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.53%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.53%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.12%) Python
5 9 (3.70%) PHP
6 7 (2.88%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.06%) C
7 5 (2.06%) C#
7 5 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.23%) ABAP
8 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.23%) Java 8
8 3 (1.23%) Perl
8 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.23%) XPath
9 2 (0.82%) Korn
10 1 (0.41%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (24.28%) Security Cleared
2 36 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.00%) Degree
3 17 (7.00%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.17%) PMI Certification
5 14 (5.76%) PMP
6 10 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.70%) CCNP
7 9 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.47%) MCSE
8 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.06%) CCNA
10 4 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.65%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.23%) VCP6
11 3 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.70%) PMO
2 16 (6.58%) QA
3 10 (4.12%) SLA
4 8 (3.29%) GDPR
5 5 (2.06%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.65%) P3O
6 4 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.41%) COBIT
7 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 23 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.88%) NFS
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.23%) Docker
6 3 (1.23%) KVM
6 3 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (1.23%) vSphere
6 3 (1.23%) XenApp
7 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.82%) vCloud
7 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.82%) Xen
8 1 (0.41%) Microcode
8 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.41%) RACF
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (3.29%) SCCM
2 6 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.47%) Puppet
3 5 (2.06%) SCOM
4 4 (1.65%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.65%) Ansible
5 3 (1.23%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.23%) vRealize
6 2 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.82%) Nagios
6 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.82%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.41%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.47%) Oracle
3 19 (7.82%) Cisco
3 19 (7.82%) SAP
4 17 (7.00%) VMware
5 11 (4.53%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.88%) Citrix
6 7 (2.88%) Ivanti
6 7 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.06%) NetApp
8 4 (1.65%) Apple
8 4 (1.65%) BMC
8 4 (1.65%) HP
8 4 (1.65%) Intapp
8 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.65%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.23%) F5
9 3 (1.23%) IBM
9 3 (1.23%) Polycom
9 3 (1.23%) Sybase