Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 24 January 2019 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -23 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,465 3,149 3,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.70% 3.40% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 3.96% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 2,173 2,153
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 64 43
England median hourly rate £25.77 £20.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -43.75% +43.31%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.32 £11.91
90th Percentile £56.75 £44.63 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £20.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +28.05% -43.06% +43.31%

Change Management 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 79,487 79,598 76,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.07% 85.98% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,106 53,702 51,160
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 1,880 2,181
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +3.37%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.04 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.28
% change year-on-year +2.17% -1.18% -0.32%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in England

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Management in England

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Management in England

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Management in England

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Management in England

Change Management
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 Management within the England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. 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 -32 1,128 £488 -2.50% 195
South East -11 499 £413 +3.13% 98
North of England -16 327 £400 -5.88% 108
Midlands -9 268 £425 +8.97% 58
West Midlands -3 195 £425 +8.97% 39
North West -13 148 £405 -4.71% 53
Yorkshire +3 142 £400 -5.88% 49
South West -38 121 £400 -4.19% 35
East of England -26 113 £454 +0.83% 51
East Midlands -24 67 £400 +2.56% 19
North East -30 37 £400 - 6
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management 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 Management.

1 847 (34.36%) Finance
2 547 (22.19%) Project Management
3 530 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
4 528 (21.42%) ITIL
5 431 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 384 (15.58%) Microsoft
7 325 (13.18%) Windows
8 309 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
9 241 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
10 223 (9.05%) Security Cleared
10 223 (9.05%) Service Management
11 222 (9.01%) SQL
12 216 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
12 216 (8.76%) Banking
13 208 (8.44%) Problem Management
14 201 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
15 195 (7.91%) PRINCE2
15 195 (7.91%) Linux
16 192 (7.79%) Incident Management
17 190 (7.71%) Active Directory
18 178 (7.22%) Degree
19 173 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 172 (6.98%) Migration
21 170 (6.90%) SAP
21 170 (6.90%) Oracle
22 166 (6.73%) Risk Management
23 159 (6.45%) Service Delivery
24 158 (6.41%) SC Cleared
24 158 (6.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
25 157 (6.37%) JIRA

Change Management
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
1 125 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 73 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 72 (2.92%) Confluence
3 72 (2.92%) IIS
4 60 (2.43%) Apache
5 48 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 45 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 43 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 31 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (0.77%) SAS
12 18 (0.73%) JBoss
13 16 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.37%) CMS
15 9 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 216 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 201 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
3 173 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 110 (4.46%) Microsoft Project
5 72 (2.92%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.85%) Open Workbench
7 11 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.081%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.081%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.081%) Windchill
10 1 (0.041%) InVision
10 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.77%) Workday HCM
3 16 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 16 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.41%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.37%) SAP GRC
7 8 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.32%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.20%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 127 (5.15%) Office 365
2 110 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (1.74%) SaaS
5 29 (1.18%) IaaS
6 27 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.77%) PaaS
10 16 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (0.49%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.28%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.24%) Datadog
17 5 (0.20%) G Suite
18 4 (0.16%) Akamai
18 4 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 155 (6.29%) Firewall
2 115 (4.67%) LAN
3 114 (4.62%) WAN
4 83 (3.37%) DNS
5 70 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 60 (2.43%) VPN
7 57 (2.31%) BGP
8 55 (2.23%) Wireless
9 51 (2.07%) OSPF
10 50 (2.03%) Internet
11 48 (1.95%) Network Security
12 41 (1.66%) DHCP
13 33 (1.34%) SSL
13 33 (1.34%) VLAN
14 30 (1.22%) EIGRP
14 30 (1.22%) IPsec
15 28 (1.14%) SAN
16 27 (1.10%) MPLS
17 24 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (1.95%) MySQL
4 46 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 31 (1.26%) Big Data
6 31 (1.26%) Power BI
7 24 (0.97%) Hadoop
8 22 (0.89%) Relational Database
9 21 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
13 16 (0.65%) MariaDB
13 16 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.57%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.53%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 157 (6.37%) JIRA
2 69 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 58 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 24 (0.97%) Maven
7 14 (0.57%) Subversion
8 11 (0.45%) SonarQube
9 10 (0.41%) Selenium
10 8 (0.32%) ProC
10 8 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.28%) ERwin
11 7 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.24%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.24%) FishEye
12 6 (0.24%) git-flow
12 6 (0.24%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 847 (34.36%) Finance
2 216 (8.76%) Banking
3 148 (6.00%) Financial Institution
4 92 (3.73%) Retail
4 92 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 74 (3.00%) Legal
6 46 (1.87%) Law
7 45 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 44 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.54%) Marketing
9 38 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 34 (1.38%) Publishing
11 28 (1.14%) Front Office
12 22 (0.89%) Electronics
13 18 (0.73%) Back Office
13 18 (0.73%) French Language
14 15 (0.61%) German Language
15 13 (0.53%) Billing
16 12 (0.49%) Local Government
17 10 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 503 (20.41%) Analyst
2 311 (12.62%) Project Manager
3 200 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 172 (6.98%) Change Manager
5 126 (5.11%) Developer
6 119 (4.83%) Consultant
7 98 (3.98%) Architect
8 92 (3.73%) Business Manager
9 89 (3.61%) Administrator
10 78 (3.16%) Business Change Manager
11 72 (2.92%) Network Engineer
12 64 (2.60%) Programme Manager
13 63 (2.56%) IT Manager
14 53 (2.15%) Service Analyst
15 50 (2.03%) Service Manager
16 42 (1.70%) Senior Manager
16 42 (1.70%) Support Engineer
17 41 (1.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 40 (1.62%) Support Analyst
19 38 (1.54%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.57%) Web Services
2 61 (2.47%) .NET
3 52 (2.11%) HTML
4 44 (1.78%) Middleware
5 35 (1.42%) SailPoint
6 31 (1.26%) CSS
7 27 (1.10%) XML
8 25 (1.01%) RESTful
9 24 (0.97%) LDAP
10 22 (0.89%) Node.js
11 21 (0.85%) SOAP
12 19 (0.77%) REST
13 16 (0.65%) .NET Framework
13 16 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (0.65%) YAML
14 15 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (0.57%) 802.1X
16 13 (0.53%) LAMP
16 13 (0.53%) Spring
17 12 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 241 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 117 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 79 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (3.04%) User Experience
6 44 (1.78%) CMDB
7 37 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.26%) NHS
9 30 (1.22%) PMI
10 29 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.05%) Smartphone
12 23 (0.93%) FMCG
13 20 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 20 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 19 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 17 (0.69%) Clustering
16 16 (0.65%) PKI
17 14 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 14 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 325 (13.18%) Windows
2 195 (7.91%) Linux
3 109 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 102 (4.14%) Unix
5 66 (2.68%) Windows 7
6 57 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (2.15%) Windows 10
9 38 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (1.22%) Solaris
11 24 (0.97%) Android
12 20 (0.81%) SUSE
12 20 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 17 (0.69%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.45%) AIX
17 8 (0.32%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (22.19%) Project Management
2 530 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
3 528 (21.42%) ITIL
4 431 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 309 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
6 223 (9.05%) Service Management
7 208 (8.44%) Problem Management
8 195 (7.91%) PRINCE2
9 192 (7.79%) Incident Management
10 172 (6.98%) Migration
11 166 (6.73%) Risk Management
12 159 (6.45%) Service Delivery
13 158 (6.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 153 (6.21%) Configuration Management
15 152 (6.17%) Business Analysis
16 126 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
17 125 (5.07%) DevOps
18 114 (4.62%) Change Control
19 113 (4.58%) Scrum
19 113 (4.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 222 (9.01%) SQL
2 142 (5.76%) Python
3 125 (5.07%) Java
4 118 (4.79%) PowerShell
5 74 (3.00%) Perl
6 72 (2.92%) C
7 61 (2.47%) JavaScript
8 57 (2.31%) C#
9 44 (1.78%) Ruby
10 33 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.30%) C++
12 31 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 30 (1.22%) PHP
14 20 (0.81%) VB
15 19 (0.77%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.61%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.57%) Scala
18 11 (0.45%) MATLAB
19 10 (0.41%) R
19 10 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 223 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 178 (7.22%) Degree
3 158 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 70 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 66 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 54 (2.19%) PMI Certification
9 48 (1.95%) PMP
10 45 (1.83%) MCSE
11 42 (1.70%) CCNP
12 36 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 33 (1.34%) ISEB
14 31 (1.26%) CCNA
15 28 (1.14%) CISSP
16 27 (1.10%) CISA
16 27 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 22 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (0.85%) MCSA
19 19 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (5.76%) PMO
2 128 (5.19%) QA
3 114 (4.62%) SLA
4 54 (2.19%) GDPR
5 40 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (1.38%) Data Quality
7 23 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.65%) COBIT
10 11 (0.45%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.28%) PSD2
12 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.20%) P3O
13 4 (0.16%) COSO
13 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.12%) GAMP
14 3 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 190 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 77 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.62%) Docker
4 38 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 28 (1.14%) XenApp
7 25 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.77%) Firmware
9 17 (0.69%) BitLocker
10 16 (0.65%) vSphere
11 14 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.37%) NFS
15 6 (0.24%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.20%) KVM
17 4 (0.16%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 93 (3.77%) SCCM
2 68 (2.76%) Ansible
3 57 (2.31%) Puppet
4 45 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.14%) Nagios
7 21 (0.85%) SCOM
8 20 (0.81%) ZABBIX
9 18 (0.73%) WSUS
10 16 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (0.61%) Kubernetes
12 12 (0.49%) CFEngine
12 12 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.41%) Terraform
13 10 (0.41%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (0.37%) Netcool
14 9 (0.37%) SELinux
15 8 (0.32%) Cacti
15 8 (0.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 384 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 170 (6.90%) Oracle
2 170 (6.90%) SAP
3 142 (5.76%) Cisco
4 113 (4.58%) VMware
5 109 (4.42%) Citrix
6 93 (3.77%) ServiceNow
7 64 (2.60%) HP
8 56 (2.27%) F5
8 56 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 45 (1.83%) Workday
10 41 (1.66%) Juniper
11 36 (1.46%) Splunk
12 34 (1.38%) Palo Alto
13 33 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
14 32 (1.30%) IBM
15 31 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 29 (1.18%) Adobe
17 27 (1.10%) Dell
17 27 (1.10%) Google