Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 91 68
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 -4
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,075 2,465 3,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.15% 2.70% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.09% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 1,495 2,166
England median daily rate £473 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 73 62
England median hourly rate £24.25 £26.21 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.48% +29.43% -43.75%
10th Percentile £13.63 £15.00 £13.11
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.00 £44.88
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.33 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.06% +28.45% -43.06%

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 56,306 79,810 79,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.47% 87.40% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,039 53,321 53,909
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,806 1,965 1,884
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +1.56% -2.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.44 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.06 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £22.88 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -2.66% +2.17% -

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +20 853 £500 +2.56% 126
South East +18 405 £438 +6.06% 93
North of England +24 328 £450 +12.50% 101
North West +29 178 £425 +4.94% 54
Midlands +2 171 £450 +5.88% 87
South West +53 169 £450 +12.50% 30
East of England +41 137 £450 -1.64% 32
Yorkshire +32 137 £450 +12.50% 40
West Midlands +9 129 £450 +5.88% 51
East Midlands +14 41 £450 +12.50% 35
North East -12 13 £520 +30.00% 7
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 632 (30.46%) Finance
2 425 (20.48%) ITIL
3 399 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 397 (19.13%) Project Management
5 350 (16.87%) Microsoft
6 325 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 262 (12.63%) Windows
8 234 (11.28%) Security Cleared
9 222 (10.70%) Migration
10 204 (9.83%) Problem Management
11 201 (9.69%) Service Management
11 201 (9.69%) Project Delivery
12 196 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
13 183 (8.82%) Cisco
14 182 (8.77%) Risk Management
15 180 (8.67%) SC Cleared
16 179 (8.63%) Incident Management
17 176 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
18 175 (8.43%) SAP
19 168 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
20 161 (7.76%) Office 365
21 159 (7.66%) PRINCE2
22 157 (7.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
23 152 (7.33%) Degree
24 151 (7.28%) SQL
24 151 (7.28%) Azure
25 145 (6.99%) Banking
26 143 (6.89%) Firewall
27 141 (6.80%) Oracle
28 139 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement

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
1 121 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 69 (3.33%) Confluence
3 52 (2.51%) Skype for Business
4 31 (1.49%) IIS
5 23 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 20 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (0.87%) Apache
8 16 (0.77%) CMS
9 14 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
12 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.39%) SAS
14 6 (0.29%) Mattermost
15 5 (0.24%) JBoss
15 5 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 176 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
2 137 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 103 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.96%) Open Workbench
7 8 (0.39%) Windchill
8 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.048%) Sketch
11 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 41 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 12 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.29%) SAP PM
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.19%) Magento
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 161 (7.76%) Office 365
2 151 (7.28%) Azure
3 79 (3.81%) AWS
4 42 (2.02%) Power Platform
5 36 (1.73%) GCP
6 32 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (1.35%) PaaS
7 28 (1.35%) SaaS
8 25 (1.20%) IaaS
9 22 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
10 21 (1.01%) GitHub
11 12 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.43%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.39%) G Suite
13 8 (0.39%) Serverless
13 8 (0.39%) Slack
14 7 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.34%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 143 (6.89%) Firewall
2 89 (4.29%) LAN
3 87 (4.19%) OSPF
4 79 (3.81%) WAN
5 74 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 74 (3.57%) VPN
6 67 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 63 (3.04%) DNS
8 61 (2.94%) BGP
9 57 (2.75%) Skype
10 51 (2.46%) MPLS
11 50 (2.41%) Wireless
12 48 (2.31%) DHCP
12 48 (2.31%) Ethernet
13 47 (2.27%) Wireshark
14 41 (1.98%) EIGRP
14 41 (1.98%) Internet
15 39 (1.88%) Network Security
16 35 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
17 32 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.02%) Power BI
3 25 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
4 23 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 22 (1.06%) Big Data
5 22 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 18 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (0.67%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.67%) MySQL
11 13 (0.63%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (0.58%) Data Lake
12 12 (0.58%) SAP BW
13 11 (0.53%) SAP HANA
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 107 (5.16%) JIRA
2 28 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.43%) GitLab
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 7 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (0.29%) Protractor
9 5 (0.24%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.24%) Grunt
9 5 (0.24%) gulp
9 5 (0.24%) MSI
9 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
9 5 (0.24%) webpack
10 4 (0.19%) ProC
10 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 632 (30.46%) Finance
2 145 (6.99%) Banking
3 128 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 111 (5.35%) Public Sector
5 95 (4.58%) Financial Institution
6 57 (2.75%) Legal
7 55 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 53 (2.55%) Marketing
8 53 (2.55%) Retail
9 51 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (1.73%) Investment Banking
11 33 (1.59%) Front Office
12 28 (1.35%) Law
13 16 (0.77%) Advertising
13 16 (0.77%) Publishing
14 14 (0.67%) Local Government
15 12 (0.58%) Back Office
16 11 (0.53%) Billing
17 10 (0.48%) Electronics
17 10 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 350 (16.87%) Analyst
2 304 (14.65%) Project Manager
3 224 (10.80%) Change Manager
4 138 (6.65%) Business Analyst
5 104 (5.01%) Consultant
6 102 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 99 (4.77%) Developer
8 82 (3.95%) Architect
8 82 (3.95%) Business Manager
9 78 (3.76%) Business Change Manager
10 74 (3.57%) IT Manager
11 63 (3.04%) Administrator
12 50 (2.41%) Programme Manager
13 47 (2.27%) Service Manager
14 44 (2.12%) SAP Manager
14 44 (2.12%) Service Analyst
15 43 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 40 (1.93%) Change Analyst
16 40 (1.93%) Senior Manager
17 36 (1.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.60%) Web Services
2 48 (2.31%) .NET
3 32 (1.54%) REST
4 31 (1.49%) HTML
5 30 (1.45%) CSS
6 26 (1.25%) XML
7 21 (1.01%) 802.1X
8 20 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 19 (0.92%) JSON
10 18 (0.87%) Middleware
11 17 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 17 (0.82%) jQuery
11 17 (0.82%) LDAP
11 17 (0.82%) SOAP
12 16 (0.77%) SAML
13 12 (0.58%) Node.js
13 12 (0.58%) React
14 9 (0.43%) .NET Core
14 9 (0.43%) Entity Framework
14 9 (0.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 196 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 114 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.27%) User Experience
5 43 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (1.88%) Virtual Team
7 36 (1.73%) CMDB
8 32 (1.54%) FMCG
9 21 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 18 (0.87%) Clustering
11 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.82%) NHS
12 16 (0.77%) PKI
13 15 (0.72%) Replication
14 14 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.58%) Life Science
17 11 (0.53%) PMI
17 11 (0.53%) SWIFT
18 10 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 262 (12.63%) Windows
2 111 (5.35%) Linux
3 92 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 80 (3.86%) Unix
5 78 (3.76%) Windows 10
5 78 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 37 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 24 (1.16%) Solaris
10 22 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.72%) Android
12 15 (0.72%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.58%) CentOS
14 12 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.43%) SUSE
15 9 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (20.48%) ITIL
2 399 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (19.13%) Project Management
4 325 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (10.70%) Migration
6 204 (9.83%) Problem Management
7 201 (9.69%) Project Delivery
7 201 (9.69%) Service Management
8 182 (8.77%) Risk Management
9 179 (8.63%) Incident Management
10 168 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
11 159 (7.66%) PRINCE2
12 157 (7.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 139 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 135 (6.51%) Service Delivery
15 124 (5.98%) ERP
16 103 (4.96%) ITSM
17 98 (4.72%) Business Change Management
18 97 (4.67%) Business Analysis
19 96 (4.63%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 151 (7.28%) SQL
2 80 (3.86%) PowerShell
3 72 (3.47%) Python
4 62 (2.99%) Java
5 57 (2.75%) JavaScript
6 40 (1.93%) C
7 31 (1.49%) C#
8 30 (1.45%) Perl
9 22 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 15 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.53%) VBA
14 10 (0.48%) VB
15 7 (0.34%) AWK
15 7 (0.34%) C++
15 7 (0.34%) Ruby
16 6 (0.29%) R
16 6 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 234 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 180 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 152 (7.33%) Degree
4 119 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (4.19%) CCNP
6 67 (3.23%) CCNA
7 50 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
8 38 (1.83%) PMP
9 33 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 33 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (1.49%) ISEB
11 29 (1.40%) PMI Certification
12 27 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 19 (0.92%) MCITP
14 18 (0.87%) CCIE
15 16 (0.77%) BC Cleared
15 16 (0.77%) CISSP
15 16 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.77%) JNCIP
16 15 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.25%) SLA
2 92 (4.43%) PMO
3 84 (4.05%) QA
4 32 (1.54%) GDPR
5 23 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (1.06%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.43%) GxP
10 6 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.24%) NIST
12 4 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.19%) EMIR
12 4 (0.19%) MiFID
13 3 (0.14%) COBIT
13 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.14%) GAMP
14 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.096%) P3O
System Software
1 115 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.87%) Docker
6 15 (0.72%) vSphere
6 15 (0.72%) XenApp
7 13 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.53%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.34%) Firmware
10 7 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.24%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.19%) NDS
13 4 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.096%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 51 (2.46%) SCCM
2 36 (1.73%) Nagios
3 31 (1.49%) Puppet
4 28 (1.35%) Ansible
5 23 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.11%) SCOM
6 16 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (0.77%) ZABBIX
7 15 (0.72%) Cacti
7 15 (0.72%) NetMRI
7 15 (0.72%) Statseeker
8 14 (0.67%) FortiGate
8 14 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.53%) WSUS
10 10 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
10 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.34%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.34%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 350 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 183 (8.82%) Cisco
3 175 (8.43%) SAP
4 141 (6.80%) Oracle
5 113 (5.45%) VMware
6 72 (3.47%) Juniper
7 62 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 56 (2.70%) Splunk
9 48 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.98%) Citrix
11 39 (1.88%) SolarWinds
12 38 (1.83%) Google
13 37 (1.78%) CheckPoint
14 35 (1.69%) F5
15 33 (1.59%) Dell
16 30 (1.45%) Remedy
17 28 (1.35%) Huawei
18 27 (1.30%) Adobe
18 27 (1.30%) NetApp
19 26 (1.25%) EMC