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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Change Control
UK / England
Rank 212 202 189
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13  
Contract jobs citing Change Control 482 593 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.21% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.46% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 387 317
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £393
% change year-on-year - -4.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 27
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £13.17 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

Change Control 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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
London +3 171 £475 +11.76% 28
South East -7 109 £375 +7.14% 13
South West -5 53 £370 -1.33% 7
North West +27 39 £350 -15.15% 7
North East -1 28 £475 +61.01% 1
West Midlands -1 25 £346 -8.88% 3
Yorkshire +5 20 £450 +14.06% 3
East Midlands +10 17 £205 -33.06% 3
East of England -48 14 £343 -14.37% 3
Midlands +6 1 - -
Change Control
UK

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control 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 England region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 352 (36.82%) Finance
2 288 (30.13%) Project Management
3 207 (21.65%) Security Cleared
4 184 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (18.41%) PRINCE2
6 164 (17.15%) PMO
7 144 (15.06%) ITIL
8 141 (14.75%) Windows
9 137 (14.33%) Change Management
10 134 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 134 (14.02%) Unix
11 133 (13.91%) SC Cleared
12 132 (13.81%) Configuration Management
13 128 (13.39%) Linux
14 126 (13.18%) Oracle
15 122 (12.76%) SQL
16 108 (11.30%) Microsoft
17 105 (10.98%) Red Hat
18 100 (10.46%) Programme Management
19 97 (10.15%) HP
20 96 (10.04%) Risk Management
21 95 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
22 92 (9.62%) MS Project
23 84 (8.79%) Active Directory
24 83 (8.68%) MS Excel
25 72 (7.53%) Management Information System
25 72 (7.53%) Windows Server
26 71 (7.43%) SharePoint
27 70 (7.32%) Java
28 69 (7.22%) MS Office

Change Control
Top Related 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 71 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.39%) Confluence
3 40 (4.18%) WebLogic
4 24 (2.51%) Apache
5 19 (1.99%) JBoss
6 12 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.15%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.94%) FileNet
9 9 (0.94%) IIS
10 8 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.73%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.52%) CMS
14 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 92 (9.62%) MS Project
2 83 (8.68%) MS Excel
3 69 (7.22%) MS Office
4 43 (4.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (4.29%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.52%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) CATIA
8 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.10%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 10 (1.05%) Primavera
2 8 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.52%) Demantra
4 5 (0.52%) SnowdropKCS
5 4 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.31%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.10%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.10%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.88%) Trello
4 14 (1.46%) Office 365
5 8 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.63%) SaaS
6 6 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.52%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.42%) GitHub
8 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.42%) IaaS
8 4 (0.42%) SmartFocus
8 4 (0.42%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.21%) Boomi
9 2 (0.21%) PaaS
10 1 (0.10%) G Suite
10 1 (0.10%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.07%) SAN
2 37 (3.87%) Firewall
3 32 (3.35%) DNS
4 31 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 26 (2.72%) LAN
5 26 (2.72%) NAS
6 22 (2.30%) Internet
6 22 (2.30%) LDAP
6 22 (2.30%) WAN
7 21 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (1.99%) DHCP
9 15 (1.57%) Network Security
9 15 (1.57%) SNMP
9 15 (1.57%) SSL
10 14 (1.46%) Multicast
11 12 (1.26%) SSH
11 12 (1.26%) VPN
12 11 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (1.15%) OSPF
13 10 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
3 36 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.30%) Big Data
5 22 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.84%) BODI
13 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.52%) MS Access
15 5 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 53 (5.54%) JIRA
2 51 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 44 (4.60%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.78%) GitLab
7 13 (1.36%) ClearCase
7 13 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (1.05%) Subversion
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.42%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.42%) CocoaPods
11 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.42%) Xcode
12 3 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.31%) Gradle
12 3 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 352 (36.82%) Finance
2 67 (7.01%) Banking
3 49 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.92%) Legal
5 35 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 30 (3.14%) Retail
7 24 (2.51%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.20%) Marketing
9 20 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.15%) Law
12 10 (1.05%) Back Office
13 9 (0.94%) Automotive
14 8 (0.84%) Front Office
15 7 (0.73%) Publishing
16 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.42%) Advertising
18 3 (0.31%) Electronics
18 3 (0.31%) Military
18 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (18.31%) Project Manager
2 131 (13.70%) Analyst
3 60 (6.28%) Administrator
4 58 (6.07%) Developer
5 47 (4.92%) PMO Analyst
6 46 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 40 (4.18%) Business Analyst
8 39 (4.08%) Consultant
9 37 (3.87%) Programme Manager
10 34 (3.56%) Architect
10 34 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
11 33 (3.45%) IT Manager
12 30 (3.14%) Unix Administrator
13 29 (3.03%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 28 (2.93%) Infrastructure Manager
15 27 (2.82%) Support Analyst
16 26 (2.72%) Senior Manager
17 25 (2.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 25 (2.62%) Project Officer
18 24 (2.51%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.50%) Software Packaging
2 22 (2.30%) .NET
3 14 (1.46%) Middleware
4 13 (1.36%) XML
5 12 (1.26%) HTML
6 11 (1.15%) Node.js
7 10 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (0.94%) SOAP
9 8 (0.84%) Apache Camel
9 8 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.73%) CSS
11 6 (0.63%) REST
11 6 (0.63%) Spring
11 6 (0.63%) Web Services
12 5 (0.52%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.52%) COM
12 5 (0.52%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.52%) J2EE
12 5 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 52 (5.44%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.51%) Clustering
5 19 (1.99%) PMI
6 18 (1.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (1.67%) User Experience
8 14 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.15%) NHS
12 10 (1.05%) CMDB
12 10 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
12 10 (1.05%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.94%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.94%) FMCG
13 9 (0.94%) Replication
14 8 (0.84%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 141 (14.75%) Windows
2 134 (14.02%) Unix
3 128 (13.39%) Linux
4 72 (7.53%) Windows Server
5 69 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (4.08%) Solaris
7 30 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (2.82%) AIX
9 23 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.67%) FreeBSD
10 16 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.36%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.26%) HPUX
13 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.52%) Android
15 5 (0.52%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.52%) zOS
16 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (30.13%) Project Management
2 184 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (18.41%) PRINCE2
4 144 (15.06%) ITIL
5 137 (14.33%) Change Management
6 134 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 132 (13.81%) Configuration Management
8 100 (10.46%) Programme Management
9 96 (10.04%) Risk Management
10 65 (6.80%) DevOps
11 63 (6.59%) Migration
12 58 (6.07%) Incident Management
12 58 (6.07%) Problem Management
12 58 (6.07%) Quality Management
13 52 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
14 51 (5.33%) Service Delivery
15 49 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (4.50%) Document Management
16 43 (4.50%) High Availability
17 42 (4.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 122 (12.76%) SQL
2 70 (7.32%) Java
3 45 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 38 (3.97%) Perl
5 32 (3.35%) C
6 31 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.62%) C#
8 19 (1.99%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.88%) Python
10 15 (1.57%) VB
11 14 (1.46%) C++
12 12 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.15%) tcsh
14 9 (0.94%) Korn
15 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.73%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.73%) VBA
16 6 (0.63%) Ruby
17 4 (0.42%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 207 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 133 (13.91%) SC Cleared
3 69 (7.22%) Degree
4 46 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 46 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 40 (4.18%) PMP
6 33 (3.45%) PMI Certification
7 30 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.99%) CCNP
11 18 (1.88%) CCNA
12 12 (1.26%) ISEB
13 11 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (1.05%) CCIE
14 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.84%) APMP
15 8 (0.84%) CISSP
16 7 (0.73%) CCDA
16 7 (0.73%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (17.15%) PMO
2 43 (4.50%) QA
3 32 (3.35%) SLA
4 12 (1.26%) GMP
5 10 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.94%) P3O
7 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.21%) EMIR
10 2 (0.21%) FATCA
10 2 (0.21%) GDPR
10 2 (0.21%) ISO19770
10 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.21%) MiFID
10 2 (0.21%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.10%) ISO13485
System Software
1 84 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 44 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 18 (1.88%) Veritas File System
4 18 (1.88%) vSphere
5 15 (1.57%) GPFS
5 15 (1.57%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.36%) Samba
7 8 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.84%) Snort
7 8 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (0.52%) Docker
8 5 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.42%) vCloud
10 3 (0.31%) NFS
10 3 (0.31%) XenApp
10 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (4.08%) Puppet
2 32 (3.35%) Ansible
3 26 (2.72%) NetBackup
4 22 (2.30%) Dollar Universe
5 19 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (1.36%) SCCM
7 12 (1.26%) Forum Sentry
7 12 (1.26%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.15%) Nagios
9 10 (1.05%) Oracle ZFS
10 9 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
11 8 (0.84%) Kibana
11 8 (0.84%) logstash
11 8 (0.84%) Nessus
11 8 (0.84%) SmokePing
12 6 (0.63%) SCOM
13 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 5 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 126 (13.18%) Oracle
2 108 (11.30%) Microsoft
3 105 (10.98%) Red Hat
4 97 (10.15%) HP
5 65 (6.80%) VMware
6 64 (6.69%) Cisco
7 40 (4.18%) Atlassian
8 37 (3.87%) IBM
8 37 (3.87%) Sun
9 32 (3.35%) CheckPoint
10 31 (3.24%) Veritas
11 30 (3.14%) SAP
11 30 (3.14%) TIBCO
12 24 (2.51%) F5
12 24 (2.51%) Symantec
13 18 (1.88%) Remedy
14 17 (1.78%) Sybase
15 15 (1.57%) Citrix
15 15 (1.57%) EMC
16 14 (1.46%) NetApp
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