Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 244 224
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 -30
Contract jobs citing Change Control 993 941 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.07% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.24% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 590 774
England median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +6.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £236
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 38
England median hourly rate £28.18 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.10% +12.73% -8.33%
10th Percentile £14.60 £16.37 £14.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.45 £37.20
UK median hourly rate £28.34 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.58% +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 80,554 75,652 85,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.30% 85.77% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,592 49,896 56,961
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,170 1,871 2,069
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.53% +5.79% +8.82%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 390 £500 - 62
South East -23 185 £375 -6.25% 39
North of England -6 175 £425 - 28
Midlands +9 102 £375 - 25
South West -1 93 £377 +0.54% 27
North West +3 79 £450 - 15
Yorkshire +24 78 £425 +3.03% 8
West Midlands -1 57 £350 - 19
East of England -15 53 £381 -10.29% 20
East Midlands +8 44 £400 -5.88% 6
North East -19 18 £431 -1.77% 5
Change Control
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 367 (36.96%) Finance
2 262 (26.38%) Project Management
3 261 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (16.62%) Microsoft
5 155 (15.61%) PRINCE2
6 141 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 134 (13.49%) ITIL
8 132 (13.29%) PMO
9 130 (13.09%) Change Management
10 128 (12.89%) Windows
11 118 (11.88%) SQL
12 116 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
13 105 (10.57%) Linux
14 102 (10.27%) Microsoft Excel
14 102 (10.27%) Risk Management
14 102 (10.27%) Security Cleared
15 95 (9.57%) Firewall
16 92 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
17 91 (9.16%) Configuration Management
18 90 (9.06%) Oracle
19 83 (8.36%) Cisco
20 77 (7.75%) Migration
21 76 (7.65%) Banking
21 76 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
22 74 (7.45%) JIRA
23 73 (7.35%) DevOps
24 71 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
24 71 (7.15%) Active Directory
25 70 (7.05%) Microsoft Project
26 69 (6.95%) Workflow

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 61 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.33%) Confluence
3 28 (2.82%) Apache
4 21 (2.11%) IIS
4 21 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.41%) JBoss
6 14 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (1.31%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.60%) SAS
12 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.40%) FileNet
13 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 102 (10.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (7.05%) Microsoft Project
4 57 (5.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.31%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.20%) InDesign
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.10%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.11%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.50%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.40%) Primavera
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.20%) Movex
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 76 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (4.73%) Office 365
4 23 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.01%) GitHub
6 15 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (1.41%) IaaS
8 13 (1.31%) PaaS
9 8 (0.81%) SaaS
10 7 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (0.60%) Trello
12 4 (0.40%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.40%) Slack
13 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.20%) Datadog
14 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.20%) NuGet
14 2 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (9.57%) Firewall
2 48 (4.83%) WAN
3 47 (4.73%) LAN
4 39 (3.93%) Network Security
5 33 (3.32%) TCP/IP
6 32 (3.22%) Internet
7 30 (3.02%) DNS
7 30 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (2.92%) SAN
9 27 (2.72%) OSPF
9 27 (2.72%) VPN
10 23 (2.32%) BGP
11 21 (2.11%) Wireless
12 19 (1.91%) SMS
13 18 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (1.81%) VLAN
14 16 (1.61%) SSL
15 14 (1.41%) LTE
16 13 (1.31%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.32%) Big Data
3 23 (2.32%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 21 (2.11%) MySQL
5 21 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.01%) Data Lake
11 10 (1.01%) OLAP
12 9 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.81%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.81%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 74 (7.45%) JIRA
2 53 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.51%) Maven
4 15 (1.51%) Subversion
4 15 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.31%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.21%) Artifactory
8 11 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.81%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.70%) Ant
10 7 (0.70%) IBM UrbanCode
10 7 (0.70%) Selenium
11 5 (0.50%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.50%) Hudson
12 4 (0.40%) Gradle
General
1 367 (36.96%) Finance
2 76 (7.65%) Banking
3 59 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 54 (5.44%) Front Office
5 43 (4.33%) Back Office
6 29 (2.92%) Retail
7 27 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.52%) Investment Banking
9 23 (2.32%) Legal
9 23 (2.32%) Military
10 20 (2.01%) Law
11 19 (1.91%) Marketing
12 12 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.40%) Avionics
14 4 (0.40%) Local Government
14 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.30%) Billing
15 3 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 183 (18.43%) Project Manager
2 154 (15.51%) Analyst
3 109 (10.98%) Developer
4 54 (5.44%) Network Engineer
5 44 (4.43%) Architect
5 44 (4.43%) Business Analyst
6 42 (4.23%) PMO Analyst
7 41 (4.13%) Senior Manager
8 36 (3.63%) Coordinator
9 34 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 33 (3.32%) Senior Project Manager
11 32 (3.22%) Consultant
12 26 (2.62%) Administrator
13 25 (2.52%) Infrastructure Manager
13 25 (2.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 22 (2.22%) IT Manager
14 22 (2.22%) Project Coordinator
14 22 (2.22%) Service Analyst
15 21 (2.11%) Change Manager
16 19 (1.91%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.53%) .NET
2 30 (3.02%) AngularJS
3 29 (2.92%) Node.js
4 24 (2.42%) RxJS
4 24 (2.42%) Socket.IO
5 23 (2.32%) XML
6 19 (1.91%) HTML
7 18 (1.81%) CSS
8 16 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.51%) Web Services
10 14 (1.41%) Kendo UI
11 12 (1.21%) Swagger
12 11 (1.11%) Middleware
13 10 (1.01%) Java EE
13 10 (1.01%) LDAP
14 9 (0.91%) JMS
14 9 (0.91%) RAML
14 9 (0.91%) Spring
14 9 (0.91%) WCF
15 8 (0.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.42%) PMI
5 20 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.81%) Robotics
7 14 (1.41%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.31%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.21%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.11%) Clustering
10 11 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.11%) User Experience
11 10 (1.01%) CMDB
12 7 (0.70%) iPhone
12 7 (0.70%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.70%) Replication
13 6 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 128 (12.89%) Windows
2 105 (10.57%) Linux
3 51 (5.14%) Unix
4 40 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 33 (3.32%) Windows 10
6 31 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (2.32%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.71%) AIX
9 16 (1.61%) CentOS
10 13 (1.31%) Android
10 13 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.91%) Solaris
12 9 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (26.38%) Project Management
2 261 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (15.61%) PRINCE2
4 141 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 134 (13.49%) ITIL
6 130 (13.09%) Change Management
7 102 (10.27%) Risk Management
8 92 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
9 91 (9.16%) Configuration Management
10 77 (7.75%) Migration
11 73 (7.35%) DevOps
12 69 (6.95%) Workflow
13 68 (6.85%) Programme Management
14 67 (6.75%) Decision-Making
15 66 (6.65%) Project Planning
16 62 (6.24%) SDLC
17 60 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 57 (5.74%) Release Management
19 55 (5.54%) Business Analysis
19 55 (5.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 118 (11.88%) SQL
2 62 (6.24%) Python
3 57 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 54 (5.44%) Java
5 44 (4.43%) PowerShell
6 42 (4.23%) C#
7 29 (2.92%) Perl
8 27 (2.72%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.62%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.01%) C
11 17 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.61%) PHP
13 13 (1.31%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.81%) C++
16 7 (0.70%) R
17 6 (0.60%) Ruby
18 5 (0.50%) VBA
19 3 (0.30%) Apex Code
19 3 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (3.93%) Degree
5 37 (3.73%) PMI Certification
6 32 (3.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 30 (3.02%) CCNP
8 26 (2.62%) DV Cleared
9 21 (2.11%) APMP
10 19 (1.91%) CCIE
10 19 (1.91%) CCNA
10 19 (1.91%) PMP
10 19 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.11%) MCSE
14 10 (1.01%) CCSP
14 10 (1.01%) ISEB
15 5 (0.50%) CCSE
15 5 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (13.29%) PMO
2 62 (6.24%) QA
3 30 (3.02%) SLA
4 18 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.81%) GDPR
5 10 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.91%) COBIT
6 9 (0.91%) GMP
6 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.40%) EMIR
9 4 (0.40%) MiFID
10 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.20%) GxP
11 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.10%) BS25999
12 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 71 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.41%) Docker
5 12 (1.21%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.60%) vSphere
8 6 (0.60%) XenApp
9 5 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.40%) Firmware
10 4 (0.40%) NFS
11 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.20%) iptables
12 2 (0.20%) KVM
12 2 (0.20%) LXC
12 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (3.73%) Ansible
2 22 (2.22%) Puppet
3 19 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.11%) SCCM
5 10 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.81%) WSUS
7 7 (0.70%) Nessus
7 7 (0.70%) Opsview
8 6 (0.60%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.50%) CASB
9 5 (0.50%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.40%) Forum Sentry
10 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.40%) Nagios
10 4 (0.40%) OVSD
11 3 (0.30%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 165 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.06%) Oracle
3 83 (8.36%) Cisco
4 63 (6.34%) VMware
5 36 (3.63%) CheckPoint
6 35 (3.52%) Citrix
7 30 (3.02%) IBM
8 28 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.72%) McAfee
10 26 (2.62%) ServiceNow
11 25 (2.52%) Juniper
12 24 (2.42%) F5
13 22 (2.22%) NetApp
14 21 (2.11%) Symantec
15 20 (2.01%) HP
15 20 (2.01%) Xerox
16 19 (1.91%) Informatica
17 18 (1.81%) SAP
18 17 (1.71%) Remedy
19 15 (1.51%) Automation Anywhere