Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 73 88
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15 -18
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1,624 1,840 2,443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.21% 3.09% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 3.61% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 1,210 1,547
Median daily rate £450 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.74% -1.11%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £260
90th Percentile £618 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £438
% change year-on-year -2.17% +5.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 70
Median hourly rate £22.21 £24.00 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% -9.14% +25.79%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.15 £15.00
90th Percentile £66.25 £58.75 £48.65
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £24.83 £26.42
% change year-on-year -14.70% -6.02% +25.79%

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 33,518 50,949 77,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.86% 85.45% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,909 34,523 53,178
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,123 1,512 1,842
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.05 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.14% -4.32% -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £58.71 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.58 £21.50 £22.37
% change year-on-year +23.63% -3.87% +1.66%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in England

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Change Management in England

Change Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Change Management in England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Change Management in England

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Change Management in England

Change Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Change Management in England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 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 +28 914 £450 -10.00% 109
South East +21 260 £450 +5.88% 51
North of England +24 177 £400 -6.98% 49
Yorkshire +33 95 £400 -11.11% 18
Midlands +9 91 £450 -5.26% 35
South West +13 82 £473 +2.16% 23
West Midlands +7 72 £438 -2.78% 25
North West 0 71 £438 +2.94% 25
East of England -1 54 £500 +11.11% 18
East Midlands +7 19 £475 -5.00% 10
North East +34 11 £310 -31.11% 6
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 704 (43.35%) Finance
2 464 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (27.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 275 (16.93%) Project Management
5 267 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 213 (13.12%) Banking
7 194 (11.95%) ITIL
8 189 (11.64%) Security Cleared
9 174 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 160 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
10 160 (9.85%) Project Delivery
11 157 (9.67%) Degree
12 154 (9.48%) SC Cleared
13 142 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
14 123 (7.57%) Windows
15 122 (7.51%) Azure
16 118 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
17 116 (7.14%) Business Case
18 111 (6.83%) Time Management
18 111 (6.83%) Marketing
19 108 (6.65%) SQL
20 107 (6.59%) Business Analysis
20 107 (6.59%) DevOps
21 104 (6.40%) Incident Management
22 102 (6.28%) Public Sector
23 100 (6.16%) JIRA
23 100 (6.16%) Risk Management
23 100 (6.16%) Java
24 99 (6.10%) Service Management
24 99 (6.10%) Migration

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 80 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 56 (3.45%) Confluence
3 16 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (0.86%) CMS
4 14 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 12 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (0.55%) Apache
7 9 (0.55%) IIS
8 8 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.31%) SAS
9 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.18%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.18%) Drupal
10 3 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.12%) Documentum
11 2 (0.12%) JBoss
11 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.18%) InVision
7 2 (0.12%) Sketch
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.062%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.68%) Teamcenter
4 7 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.12%) Maximo
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 122 (7.51%) Azure
2 97 (5.97%) Microsoft 365
3 90 (5.54%) AWS
4 48 (2.96%) Power Platform
5 38 (2.34%) IaaS
6 33 (2.03%) SaaS
7 29 (1.79%) PaaS
8 25 (1.54%) GCP
9 17 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.68%) Apigee
11 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.68%) Serverless
12 10 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (0.62%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.55%) GitHub
14 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.30%) Firewall
2 40 (2.46%) DNS
3 37 (2.28%) WAN
4 35 (2.16%) Network Security
5 30 (1.85%) LAN
6 29 (1.79%) VPN
7 27 (1.66%) DHCP
8 26 (1.60%) Internet
8 26 (1.60%) TCP/IP
9 25 (1.54%) BGP
9 25 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (1.54%) OSPF
10 22 (1.35%) Wireless
11 20 (1.23%) Multicast
12 16 (0.99%) HTTP
12 16 (0.99%) Skype
13 13 (0.80%) MPLS
14 12 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (0.74%) Unified Communications
14 12 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.16%) Power BI
3 30 (1.85%) Data Lake
4 26 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (1.17%) Tableau
6 16 (0.99%) Big Data
7 14 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.62%) Parquet
9 10 (0.62%) Snowflake Schema
9 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.55%) MySQL
10 9 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 100 (6.16%) JIRA
2 45 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.25%) Maven
6 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.12%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.12%) Gradle
7 2 (0.12%) Hudson
7 2 (0.12%) MSI
7 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.062%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.062%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.062%) Protractor
8 1 (0.062%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.062%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 704 (43.35%) Finance
2 213 (13.12%) Banking
3 111 (6.83%) Marketing
4 102 (6.28%) Public Sector
5 53 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 50 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.71%) Retail
8 38 (2.34%) Legal
9 27 (1.66%) Front Office
10 26 (1.60%) Law
11 21 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.86%) Local Government
14 11 (0.68%) Back Office
14 11 (0.68%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
16 6 (0.37%) Billing
16 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (15.15%) Analyst
2 215 (13.24%) Project Manager
3 154 (9.48%) Developer
4 147 (9.05%) Business Analyst
5 105 (6.47%) Change Manager
6 91 (5.60%) Consultant
7 53 (3.26%) Business Manager
8 50 (3.08%) IT Manager
9 48 (2.96%) Architect
10 46 (2.83%) Programme Manager
11 44 (2.71%) Network Engineer
12 43 (2.65%) Business Change Manager
13 42 (2.59%) Transformation Manager
14 39 (2.40%) Java Developer
14 39 (2.40%) Service Manager
15 35 (2.16%) Senior Manager
16 33 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (1.91%) Infrastructure Manager
18 30 (1.85%) Administrator
19 28 (1.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.65%) Spring Boot
2 40 (2.46%) Web Services
3 36 (2.22%) Spring
4 32 (1.97%) .NET
5 30 (1.85%) HTML
5 30 (1.85%) Kafka
6 25 (1.54%) XML
7 22 (1.35%) REST
8 20 (1.23%) CSS
9 19 (1.17%) SOAP
10 14 (0.86%) AngularJS
10 14 (0.86%) React
10 14 (0.86%) Spring Cloud
11 13 (0.80%) Swagger
12 11 (0.68%) Redux
13 10 (0.62%) Dagger
13 10 (0.62%) Hystrix
13 10 (0.62%) PostGIS
13 10 (0.62%) RxJava
14 9 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 142 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
3 78 (4.80%) Life Science
4 66 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.82%) User Experience
6 56 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 28 (1.72%) NHS
8 22 (1.35%) Virtual Team
9 20 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.11%) CMDB
10 18 (1.11%) Replication
11 13 (0.80%) FMCG
12 12 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.62%) DataPower
13 10 (0.62%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (7.57%) Windows
2 80 (4.93%) Linux
3 37 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 32 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.48%) Unix
6 18 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.05%) Android
8 15 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.43%) AIX
13 6 (0.37%) CentOS
13 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (27.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 275 (16.93%) Project Management
4 267 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 194 (11.95%) ITIL
6 160 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
6 160 (9.85%) Project Delivery
7 116 (7.14%) Business Case
8 111 (6.83%) Time Management
9 107 (6.59%) Business Analysis
9 107 (6.59%) DevOps
10 104 (6.40%) Incident Management
11 100 (6.16%) Risk Management
12 99 (6.10%) Migration
12 99 (6.10%) Service Management
13 98 (6.03%) Scrum
14 90 (5.54%) Service Delivery
15 86 (5.30%) Decision-Making
15 86 (5.30%) Digital Marketing
16 85 (5.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 108 (6.65%) SQL
2 100 (6.16%) Java
3 81 (4.99%) Python
4 42 (2.59%) PowerShell
5 41 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 35 (2.16%) Java 8
7 31 (1.91%) C
8 21 (1.29%) Kotlin
9 19 (1.17%) C#
10 18 (1.11%) T-SQL
11 16 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.80%) Apex Code
13 11 (0.68%) Perl
14 10 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.62%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.62%) VB
15 9 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.49%) VBScript
17 7 (0.43%) Ruby
17 7 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 189 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 157 (9.67%) Degree
3 154 (9.48%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.66%) CCNP
7 26 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (1.42%) PMP
10 22 (1.35%) PMI Certification
11 21 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 16 (0.99%) CCNA
13 11 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.62%) MCAD
14 10 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 8 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
17 7 (0.43%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.74%) PMO
2 56 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 50 (3.08%) SLA
4 42 (2.59%) QA
5 26 (1.60%) GDPR
6 16 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.68%) PSD2
8 7 (0.43%) COREP
8 7 (0.43%) FINREP
8 7 (0.43%) NIST
9 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.31%) P3O
10 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.25%) MiFID
11 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.18%) COBIT
12 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.18%) FATCA
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.46%) Docker
4 25 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.29%) VMware NSX
6 12 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.68%) vSphere
8 6 (0.37%) Firmware
9 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.25%) KVM
10 4 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.25%) Xen
11 3 (0.18%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.18%) Snort
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.12%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (3.33%) Ansible
2 34 (2.09%) Kubernetes
3 26 (1.60%) Puppet
4 24 (1.48%) Terraform
5 18 (1.11%) vRealize
6 15 (0.92%) SCCM
7 14 (0.86%) Prometheus
7 14 (0.86%) vCenter Server
8 11 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.31%) Foglight
12 5 (0.31%) Nessus
13 4 (0.25%) Avamar
13 4 (0.25%) HP NNM
13 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 174 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.19%) VMware
3 67 (4.13%) Oracle
4 57 (3.51%) SAP
5 55 (3.39%) Cisco
6 47 (2.89%) ServiceNow
7 40 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (2.34%) Splunk
9 29 (1.79%) Citrix
10 28 (1.72%) Dell
11 25 (1.54%) HP
12 23 (1.42%) MuleSoft
13 22 (1.35%) Juniper
13 22 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 20 (1.23%) Palo Alto
16 15 (0.92%) Fortinet
16 15 (0.92%) Google
16 15 (0.92%) IBM
17 14 (0.86%) CyberArk