Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 50 72
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 +11
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,480 1,198 2,657
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.91% 4.55% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 5.20% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,544 831 1,691
10th Percentile £300 £313 £285
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £463
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £593 £525 £550
90th Percentile £675 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 53
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.08 £13.84
25th Percentile £13.82 £17.88 £20.50
Median hourly rate £25.14 £20.42 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.11% -25.75% +22.22%
75th Percentile £45.75 £40.25 £44.99
90th Percentile £55.38 £48.13 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.14 £20.29 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.86% -26.21% +22.88%

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 56,666 23,035 71,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.23% 87.45% 87.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,543 15,695 48,454
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £393 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,507 659 1,926
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.45
25th Percentile £14.61 £16.08 £14.32
Median hourly rate £24.02 £26.81 £22.91
Median % change year-on-year -10.39% +17.01% +17.47%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.45 £46.40
90th Percentile £62.40 £56.05 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.35 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.35% +15.56% +16.88%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -11 1,405 £525 +10.53% 145
South East +22 310 £470 +13.25% 77
North of England -28 241 £454 +0.78% 88
Midlands +18 220 £423 +5.63% 62
West Midlands +17 160 £424 +4.31% 37
North West +8 146 £464 +3.06% 57
East of England +5 88 £393 +12.14% 52
South West -7 88 £435 -0.31% 38
Yorkshire -51 79 £492 +9.39% 20
East Midlands +3 58 £419 +67.50% 25
North East -5 16 £390 -66.13% 11
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 976 (39.35%) Finance
2 658 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 628 (25.32%) Social Skills
4 599 (24.15%) Project Management
5 476 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 379 (15.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 317 (12.78%) ITIL
8 303 (12.22%) Microsoft
8 303 (12.22%) Banking
9 286 (11.53%) Project Delivery
10 275 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
11 229 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
12 221 (8.91%) Azure
13 220 (8.87%) DevOps
14 218 (8.79%) Windows
15 197 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 195 (7.86%) SQL
17 193 (7.78%) Security Cleared
18 189 (7.62%) Risk Management
19 180 (7.26%) Service Management
20 179 (7.22%) Migration
21 169 (6.81%) JIRA
22 163 (6.57%) Business Case
23 157 (6.33%) Presentation Skills
24 156 (6.29%) SAP
25 155 (6.25%) Coaching
26 154 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
27 143 (5.77%) PMO
28 141 (5.69%) PRINCE2
28 141 (5.69%) Degree

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
1 105 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 70 (2.82%) Confluence
3 26 (1.05%) CMS
3 26 (1.05%) IIS
4 25 (1.01%) Apache
5 12 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (0.48%) JBoss
5 12 (0.48%) SAS
6 10 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.24%) nginx
10 5 (0.20%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.16%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.12%) Appian
12 3 (0.12%) CICS
12 3 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 154 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.44%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.28%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.12%) InVision
8 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) Windchill
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.040%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.040%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 39 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (0.69%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.36%) SAP MDG
5 8 (0.32%) SAP MM
6 7 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.28%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.24%) SAP PM
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
8 5 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 221 (8.91%) Azure
2 130 (5.24%) AWS
3 127 (5.12%) Microsoft 365
4 59 (2.38%) SaaS
5 57 (2.30%) Power Platform
6 50 (2.02%) GitHub
7 43 (1.73%) GCP
8 39 (1.57%) IaaS
9 37 (1.49%) PaaS
10 26 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 21 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
13 19 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 17 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (0.65%) AWS Direct Connect
16 15 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
18 12 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 109 (4.40%) Firewall
2 52 (2.10%) DNS
3 36 (1.45%) Multicast
4 32 (1.29%) DHCP
5 28 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.09%) WAN
7 25 (1.01%) Network Security
8 21 (0.85%) VPN
9 19 (0.77%) HTTP
10 18 (0.73%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.65%) Internet
11 16 (0.65%) Intranet
12 15 (0.60%) MPLS
12 15 (0.60%) Skype
12 15 (0.60%) VoIP
13 14 (0.56%) LAN
13 14 (0.56%) SD-WAN
14 13 (0.52%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.02%) Power BI
3 36 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.97%) Big Data
8 19 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (0.65%) Data Lake
9 16 (0.65%) Metadata
10 14 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.52%) Tableau
12 12 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.44%) MySQL
14 10 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (0.36%) DB2
15 9 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 169 (6.81%) JIRA
2 77 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 19 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.56%) Postman
8 13 (0.52%) Subversion
9 10 (0.40%) Maven
10 9 (0.36%) GitLab
11 7 (0.28%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.24%) Selenium
12 6 (0.24%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.20%) Toad
14 4 (0.16%) AdminStudio
14 4 (0.16%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.16%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.16%) Mocha
General
1 976 (39.35%) Finance
2 628 (25.32%) Social Skills
3 303 (12.22%) Banking
4 229 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
5 157 (6.33%) Presentation Skills
6 141 (5.69%) Public Sector
7 105 (4.23%) Legal
8 104 (4.19%) Influencing Skills
8 104 (4.19%) Telecoms
9 76 (3.06%) Retail
10 74 (2.98%) Organisational Skills
11 49 (1.98%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.98%) Marketing
12 44 (1.77%) Law
13 31 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
14 30 (1.21%) Investment Banking
15 27 (1.09%) Front Office
15 27 (1.09%) Local Government
16 24 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 397 (16.01%) Analyst
2 394 (15.89%) Project Manager
3 241 (9.72%) Change Manager
4 185 (7.46%) Business Analyst
5 178 (7.18%) Developer
6 158 (6.37%) Consultant
7 115 (4.64%) Business Manager
8 92 (3.71%) IT Manager
9 91 (3.67%) Architect
10 81 (3.27%) Business Change Manager
11 62 (2.50%) Programme Manager
12 58 (2.34%) Senior Manager
13 54 (2.18%) IT Project Manager
14 52 (2.10%) Service Manager
15 50 (2.02%) Transformation Manager
16 48 (1.94%) Banking Project Manager
16 48 (1.94%) Change Consultant
17 45 (1.81%) Applications Support
18 44 (1.77%) Infrastructure Manager
19 43 (1.73%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.58%) .NET
2 40 (1.61%) Web Services
3 38 (1.53%) Spring
4 37 (1.49%) JSON
5 35 (1.41%) REST
6 32 (1.29%) Spring Boot
7 31 (1.25%) LDAP
8 30 (1.21%) HTML
9 26 (1.05%) Middleware
9 26 (1.05%) YAML
10 25 (1.01%) React
10 25 (1.01%) XML
11 24 (0.97%) CSS
12 19 (0.77%) Node.js
12 19 (0.77%) Visualforce
13 18 (0.73%) SAML
14 17 (0.69%) Ajax
14 17 (0.69%) Rendezvous
14 17 (0.69%) SOAP
15 16 (0.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.72%) Management Information System
2 54 (2.18%) User Experience
3 49 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 41 (1.65%) CMDB
6 35 (1.41%) NHS
7 30 (1.21%) Virtual Team
8 23 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
9 22 (0.89%) Derivative
10 21 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 21 (0.85%) Tandem
11 17 (0.69%) Clustering
12 14 (0.56%) FMCG
12 14 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
13 13 (0.52%) PMI
13 13 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.48%) Legacy Applications
14 12 (0.48%) Social Media
15 11 (0.44%) Equities
15 11 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 218 (8.79%) Windows
2 140 (5.65%) Linux
3 58 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 55 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 47 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (1.81%) Unix
7 27 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
10 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.20%) CentOS
13 5 (0.20%) Solaris
14 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.12%) AIX
15 3 (0.12%) Android
15 3 (0.12%) Debian
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.081%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 599 (24.15%) Project Management
3 476 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 379 (15.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 317 (12.78%) ITIL
6 286 (11.53%) Project Delivery
7 275 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
8 220 (8.87%) DevOps
9 197 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 189 (7.62%) Risk Management
11 180 (7.26%) Service Management
12 179 (7.22%) Migration
13 163 (6.57%) Business Case
14 155 (6.25%) Coaching
15 141 (5.69%) PRINCE2
16 140 (5.65%) Scrum
17 134 (5.40%) Incident Management
18 129 (5.20%) Process Improvement
19 127 (5.12%) Configuration Management
20 125 (5.04%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (7.86%) SQL
2 116 (4.68%) Java
3 109 (4.40%) PowerShell
4 107 (4.31%) Python
5 80 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 58 (2.34%) C#
7 40 (1.61%) C
8 26 (1.05%) Java 8
9 24 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 18 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 14 (0.56%) VB
12 12 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.44%) VBA
14 10 (0.40%) Perl
15 9 (0.36%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.36%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.32%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.32%) R
17 6 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.24%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 193 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 141 (5.69%) Degree
3 140 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.94%) PMP
5 39 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 32 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.77%) CCNP
10 19 (0.77%) CISSP
11 18 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.73%) CCNA
12 13 (0.52%) APMG
12 13 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.52%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.48%) MCSE
13 12 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 11 (0.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (5.77%) PMO
2 97 (3.91%) QA
3 67 (2.70%) SLA
4 48 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 48 (1.94%) GDPR
5 28 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.93%) GRC
8 17 (0.69%) COBIT
9 10 (0.40%) NIST
10 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.24%) MiFID
12 5 (0.20%) P3O
13 4 (0.16%) GxP
14 3 (0.12%) COREP
14 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.12%) FATCA
14 3 (0.12%) FINREP
14 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 106 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 56 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.05%) Docker
4 16 (0.65%) XenApp
5 15 (0.60%) vSphere
6 12 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.20%) Firmware
12 4 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.081%) NFS
14 2 (0.081%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 93 (3.75%) Ansible
2 41 (1.65%) Puppet
3 40 (1.61%) SCCM
4 37 (1.49%) Terraform
5 36 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 33 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
8 16 (0.65%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 11 (0.44%) SCOM
10 9 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (0.36%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.32%) vRealize
12 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.28%) RSA Archer
12 7 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 5 (0.20%) SCOrch
15 4 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 303 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 156 (6.29%) SAP
3 134 (5.40%) Oracle
4 83 (3.35%) VMware
5 75 (3.02%) ServiceNow
6 67 (2.70%) Cisco
7 62 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.94%) Citrix
9 47 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.37%) CheckPoint
11 33 (1.33%) Remedy
11 33 (1.33%) Splunk
12 32 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
13 29 (1.17%) IBM
14 24 (0.97%) Adobe
15 23 (0.93%) TIBCO
16 19 (0.77%) SolarWinds
17 18 (0.73%) Informatica
18 17 (0.69%) Ariba
18 17 (0.69%) HP