Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 86 70
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16 -3
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1,775 2,513 3,191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.24% 2.84% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 3.24% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 1,510 2,181
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £275
90th Percentile £639 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 85
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +30.95% -29.81%
10th Percentile £15.68 £15.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £55.75 £54.00 £50.15
UK median hourly rate £26.09 £27.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year -5.14% +28.96% -28.73%

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 46,691 77,552 81,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.14% 87.49% 86.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,081 51,952 53,962
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,619 1,908 2,043
Median hourly rate £25.50 £24.91 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +6.57% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.96 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.76 £51.30 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.72% +11.11% -10.00%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 +22 760 £500 - 59
South East +29 311 £425 - 37
North of England +15 262 £425 - 52
South West +35 157 £475 +18.38% 12
East of England +32 150 £450 - 21
North West +34 140 £425 -2.86% 35
Midlands -11 124 £450 +5.88% 30
Yorkshire +10 107 £425 +4.94% 10
West Midlands +1 89 £450 +5.88% 23
East Midlands -3 35 £450 +12.50% 7
North East -2 14 £625 +25.13% 7
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 559 (31.49%) Finance
2 377 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (19.72%) ITIL
4 341 (19.21%) Project Management
5 284 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 268 (15.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 196 (11.04%) Windows
8 194 (10.93%) Security Cleared
9 176 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
10 174 (9.80%) Migration
11 164 (9.24%) Project Delivery
12 160 (9.01%) Risk Management
12 160 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
13 157 (8.85%) Degree
14 155 (8.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 148 (8.34%) Service Management
16 145 (8.17%) PRINCE2
17 143 (8.06%) Incident Management
18 137 (7.72%) SC Cleared
19 136 (7.66%) SAP
20 135 (7.61%) Problem Management
21 130 (7.32%) SQL
22 129 (7.27%) Cisco
23 127 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
24 125 (7.04%) Oracle
25 124 (6.99%) Office 365
26 122 (6.87%) JIRA
27 118 (6.65%) Azure
28 116 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
29 114 (6.42%) Active Directory

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 75 (4.23%) Confluence
2 74 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 21 (1.18%) IIS
5 14 (0.79%) Apache
5 14 (0.79%) IBM Notes
5 14 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.68%) SAS
7 11 (0.62%) CMS
8 10 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.17%) JBoss
13 3 (0.17%) nginx
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 127 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.73%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.39%) Windchill
8 6 (0.34%) PTC Creo
9 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.056%) Sketch
11 1 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 36 (2.03%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 9 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.39%) Magento
8 7 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.28%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.28%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.28%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 124 (6.99%) Office 365
2 118 (6.65%) Azure
3 68 (3.83%) AWS
4 34 (1.92%) Power Platform
5 30 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
6 28 (1.58%) SaaS
7 26 (1.46%) GCP
8 21 (1.18%) IaaS
9 19 (1.07%) PaaS
10 17 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
11 15 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.73%) GitHub
12 13 (0.73%) OneDrive
13 12 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 11 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 7 (0.39%) G Suite
16 7 (0.39%) Serverless
16 7 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.97%) Firewall
2 68 (3.83%) OSPF
3 66 (3.72%) LAN
4 64 (3.61%) VPN
5 62 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 60 (3.38%) DNS
7 57 (3.21%) WAN
8 51 (2.87%) BGP
9 50 (2.82%) TCP/IP
10 45 (2.54%) DHCP
11 44 (2.48%) Wireshark
12 42 (2.37%) MPLS
13 41 (2.31%) Ethernet
14 38 (2.14%) Network Security
14 38 (2.14%) Wireless
15 37 (2.08%) EIGRP
15 37 (2.08%) Skype
16 35 (1.97%) Internet
17 33 (1.86%) Cisco ISE
18 26 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.86%) Power BI
3 25 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.30%) Big Data
6 21 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 19 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 17 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 15 (0.85%) Data Lake
10 15 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.85%) SAP BW
11 13 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (0.73%) MySQL
12 10 (0.56%) OLAP
12 10 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.56%) SAP HANA
13 9 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 122 (6.87%) JIRA
2 41 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 41 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.45%) GitLab
5 8 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.34%) Maven
7 6 (0.34%) Selenium
7 6 (0.34%) Subversion
8 5 (0.28%) AdminStudio
8 5 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.28%) MSI
8 5 (0.28%) Protractor
8 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (0.23%) ProC
9 4 (0.23%) Xcode
10 3 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 559 (31.49%) Finance
2 107 (6.03%) Public Sector
3 106 (5.97%) Banking
4 82 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 56 (3.15%) Marketing
6 53 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 49 (2.76%) Legal
8 45 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 43 (2.42%) Financial Institution
10 38 (2.14%) Retail
11 31 (1.75%) Investment Banking
12 29 (1.63%) Front Office
13 21 (1.18%) Law
14 15 (0.85%) Electronics
15 13 (0.73%) Billing
16 11 (0.62%) Local Government
17 10 (0.56%) Advertising
18 9 (0.51%) German Language
19 8 (0.45%) Military
19 8 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 326 (18.37%) Analyst
2 243 (13.69%) Project Manager
3 170 (9.58%) Change Manager
4 131 (7.38%) Business Analyst
5 99 (5.58%) Developer
6 97 (5.46%) Network Engineer
7 75 (4.23%) Consultant
8 67 (3.77%) IT Manager
9 58 (3.27%) Business Change Manager
9 58 (3.27%) Business Manager
10 50 (2.82%) Architect
11 46 (2.59%) Programme Manager
12 42 (2.37%) Service Analyst
13 37 (2.08%) Administrator
14 36 (2.03%) Service Manager
15 35 (1.97%) Security Engineer
16 34 (1.92%) Senior Manager
17 32 (1.80%) Change Analyst
17 32 (1.80%) Support Analyst
18 30 (1.69%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.37%) .NET
2 32 (1.80%) Web Services
3 28 (1.58%) CSS
4 27 (1.52%) REST
5 26 (1.46%) HTML
6 24 (1.35%) XML
7 21 (1.18%) React
8 19 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 17 (0.96%) 802.1X
10 16 (0.90%) .NET Framework
11 15 (0.85%) Node.js
11 15 (0.85%) Spring
12 14 (0.79%) Middleware
13 13 (0.73%) LDAP
14 12 (0.68%) JSON
14 12 (0.68%) SOAP
15 11 (0.62%) .NET Core
16 10 (0.56%) OpenID
16 10 (0.56%) SAML
16 10 (0.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 160 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 98 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.08%) User Experience
6 31 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.30%) CMDB
8 20 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.07%) NHS
10 17 (0.96%) PKI
10 17 (0.96%) PMI
11 15 (0.85%) FMCG
12 14 (0.79%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.79%) Life Science
13 11 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.51%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.51%) Clustering
15 9 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 196 (11.04%) Windows
2 86 (4.85%) Linux
3 67 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 62 (3.49%) Windows 10
5 47 (2.65%) Unix
6 29 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 27 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.01%) Solaris
11 12 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.56%) Android
13 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.34%) CentOS
15 5 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
15 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.28%) OpenVMS
15 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (19.72%) ITIL
3 341 (19.21%) Project Management
4 268 (15.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
6 174 (9.80%) Migration
7 164 (9.24%) Project Delivery
8 160 (9.01%) Risk Management
9 155 (8.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 148 (8.34%) Service Management
11 145 (8.17%) PRINCE2
12 143 (8.06%) Incident Management
13 135 (7.61%) Problem Management
14 113 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 105 (5.92%) DevOps
16 96 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 95 (5.35%) Coaching
18 91 (5.13%) Programme Management
18 91 (5.13%) Service Delivery
19 88 (4.96%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 130 (7.32%) SQL
2 83 (4.68%) Java
3 73 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 69 (3.89%) Python
5 40 (2.25%) C
6 39 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 32 (1.80%) C#
8 26 (1.46%) Perl
9 19 (1.07%) PL/SQL
10 17 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 14 (0.79%) VBA
12 13 (0.73%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.68%) VBScript
14 11 (0.62%) C++
15 10 (0.56%) Java 8
15 10 (0.56%) Ruby
16 9 (0.51%) Apex Code
16 9 (0.51%) R
17 8 (0.45%) VB
18 7 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 194 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 157 (8.85%) Degree
3 137 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 96 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (4.62%) CCNP
6 49 (2.76%) CCNA
7 33 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.80%) PMI Certification
9 29 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (1.41%) PMP
11 21 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 21 (1.18%) CCIE
11 21 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (1.01%) CISM
14 17 (0.96%) CISSP
14 17 (0.96%) ISEB
14 17 (0.96%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.90%) CCDA
16 14 (0.79%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.01%) SLA
2 80 (4.51%) PMO
3 61 (3.44%) QA
4 22 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.13%) GDPR
6 16 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.79%) COBIT
8 12 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.51%) GxP
10 8 (0.45%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.23%) EMIR
12 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.23%) MiFID
12 4 (0.23%) NIST
13 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.17%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.85%) Docker
6 15 (0.85%) vSphere
7 13 (0.73%) XenApp
8 10 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.51%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 5 (0.28%) Firmware
11 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.28%) UAG
11 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.23%) NDS
12 4 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 4 (0.23%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (2.08%) Puppet
2 34 (1.92%) Ansible
3 33 (1.86%) SCCM
4 30 (1.69%) Nagios
5 23 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
7 16 (0.90%) ZABBIX
8 15 (0.85%) Cacti
8 15 (0.85%) NetMRI
8 15 (0.85%) Statseeker
9 14 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.62%) FortiGate
11 11 (0.62%) Terraform
12 10 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
12 10 (0.56%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.34%) Control-M
14 6 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 284 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 136 (7.66%) SAP
3 129 (7.27%) Cisco
4 125 (7.04%) Oracle
5 85 (4.79%) VMware
6 63 (3.55%) Juniper
7 60 (3.38%) ServiceNow
8 48 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (2.54%) Splunk
10 30 (1.69%) SolarWinds
11 27 (1.52%) Dell
11 27 (1.52%) HP
12 26 (1.46%) Remedy
13 25 (1.41%) F5
13 25 (1.41%) Google
14 24 (1.35%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.30%) Citrix
16 19 (1.07%) EMC
16 19 (1.07%) Red Hat
17 17 (0.96%) NetScout