Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 66 61
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,858 3,049 3,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.09% 3.39% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 3.95% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 2,004 2,362
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £253
90th Percentile £625 £625 £590
UK median daily rate £446 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -0.83% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 64 56
England median hourly rate £24.08 £22.52 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.93% -20.98% -9.35%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.83 £16.63
90th Percentile £50.15 £42.85 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £24.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +0.17% -20.66% -3.78%

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 79,694 77,269 84,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.80% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,185 51,395 56,658
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 1,880 2,155
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 -14 1,314 £498 -0.45% 178
South East -1 593 £418 +4.38% 84
North of England -17 330 £400 -5.88% 91
Midlands -3 312 £438 +9.38% 73
West Midlands 0 212 £438 +9.38% 46
North West -4 184 £375 -11.76% 55
East of England -9 157 £425 - 39
South West -20 141 £425 +0.47% 32
Yorkshire -17 118 £400 -5.88% 31
East Midlands -1 95 £450 +12.50% 27
North East -18 30 £400 +1.91% 5
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 967 (33.83%) Finance
2 628 (21.97%) Project Management
3 602 (21.06%) ITIL
4 571 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
5 498 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 449 (15.71%) Microsoft
7 398 (13.93%) Windows
8 364 (12.74%) Banking
9 331 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
10 309 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
11 283 (9.90%) Service Management
12 269 (9.41%) Linux
13 265 (9.27%) SQL
14 261 (9.13%) Security Cleared
15 252 (8.82%) PRINCE2
16 223 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
17 214 (7.49%) Active Directory
18 210 (7.35%) Degree
19 209 (7.31%) Incident Management
19 209 (7.31%) SAP
19 209 (7.31%) Oracle
20 206 (7.21%) Problem Management
21 203 (7.10%) Business Analysis
22 202 (7.07%) SC Cleared
23 194 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
23 194 (6.79%) Risk Management
24 179 (6.26%) Migration
25 176 (6.16%) Management Information System
26 167 (5.84%) Service Delivery
27 166 (5.81%) Office 365

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
1 136 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.27%) IIS
3 62 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 59 (2.06%) Confluence
5 47 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 44 (1.54%) Apache
7 40 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 36 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 29 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (0.87%) JBoss
12 19 (0.66%) CMS
12 19 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.49%) SAS
14 12 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
17 8 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 223 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 194 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 131 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
5 84 (2.94%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.52%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.10%) Windchill
9 2 (0.070%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.070%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.035%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.035%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.035%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 25 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.80%) Workday HCM
3 14 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.35%) ION MarketView
7 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.31%) SAP HR
8 8 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.28%) SAP HCM
9 7 (0.24%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.24%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 166 (5.81%) Office 365
2 125 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (2.10%) SaaS
5 38 (1.33%) IaaS
6 30 (1.05%) PaaS
7 26 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
8 13 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 12 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
11 10 (0.35%) Yammer
12 9 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.24%) G Suite
15 5 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 151 (5.28%) Firewall
2 89 (3.11%) WAN
3 83 (2.90%) LAN
4 77 (2.69%) DNS
5 75 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 61 (2.13%) VPN
6 61 (2.13%) Wireless
7 59 (2.06%) SSL
8 57 (1.99%) Network Security
9 53 (1.85%) BGP
10 45 (1.57%) OSPF
11 44 (1.54%) Internet
12 42 (1.47%) IPsec
13 34 (1.19%) DHCP
13 34 (1.19%) Skype
14 29 (1.01%) MPLS
15 28 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 28 (0.98%) Intranet
16 27 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (4.41%) Blockchain
2 105 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 52 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 47 (1.64%) Power BI
5 46 (1.61%) MySQL
6 36 (1.26%) Big Data
7 30 (1.05%) DB2
7 30 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
10 23 (0.80%) Hadoop
11 21 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
11 21 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 19 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (0.59%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
16 11 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 103 (3.60%) JIRA
2 55 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 37 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.77%) Selenium
5 17 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (0.45%) ReSharper
9 12 (0.42%) Ant
10 11 (0.38%) Maven
10 11 (0.38%) Subversion
10 11 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.31%) NUnit
11 9 (0.31%) Toad
11 9 (0.31%) Travis CI
11 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.24%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.24%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 967 (33.83%) Finance
2 364 (12.74%) Banking
3 114 (3.99%) Legal
4 112 (3.92%) Retail
5 108 (3.78%) Financial Institution
6 77 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 76 (2.66%) Investment Banking
8 61 (2.13%) Marketing
9 49 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 46 (1.61%) Back Office
11 45 (1.57%) Front Office
12 43 (1.50%) Law
13 35 (1.22%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.94%) Publishing
15 21 (0.73%) Electronics
16 19 (0.66%) Retail Banking
17 15 (0.52%) Billing
18 13 (0.45%) Advertising
19 12 (0.42%) Automotive
19 12 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 587 (20.54%) Analyst
2 406 (14.21%) Project Manager
3 235 (8.22%) Business Analyst
4 221 (7.73%) Change Manager
5 167 (5.84%) Developer
6 166 (5.81%) Consultant
7 109 (3.81%) Business Manager
8 98 (3.43%) Business Change Manager
9 93 (3.25%) Architect
10 91 (3.18%) Administrator
11 82 (2.87%) IT Manager
12 76 (2.66%) Service Manager
13 69 (2.41%) Network Engineer
14 62 (2.17%) Senior Manager
15 61 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
16 60 (2.10%) Change Analyst
17 59 (2.06%) Service Analyst
18 58 (2.03%) Programme Manager
19 57 (1.99%) Applications Support
20 47 (1.64%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (2.94%) Web Services
2 75 (2.62%) .NET
3 56 (1.96%) HTML
4 50 (1.75%) Middleware
5 40 (1.40%) CSS
6 33 (1.15%) REST
7 31 (1.08%) SOAP
8 30 (1.05%) XML
9 28 (0.98%) SailPoint
10 25 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
10 25 (0.87%) XSLT
11 23 (0.80%) LDAP
12 20 (0.70%) AngularJS
12 20 (0.70%) JSON
12 20 (0.70%) JSP
13 19 (0.66%) Spring
14 17 (0.59%) .NET Framework
14 17 (0.59%) LAMP
15 16 (0.56%) CGI
15 16 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 309 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 125 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 112 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 55 (1.92%) CMDB
6 53 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 47 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 38 (1.33%) User Experience
9 35 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.05%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.05%) NHS
11 30 (1.05%) PMI
12 29 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 28 (0.98%) Clustering
14 27 (0.94%) FMCG
15 22 (0.77%) Mainframe
16 20 (0.70%) Smartphone
17 18 (0.63%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 398 (13.93%) Windows
2 269 (9.41%) Linux
3 158 (5.53%) Unix
4 143 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 86 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 85 (2.97%) Windows 10
7 65 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 63 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (1.54%) Solaris
11 34 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 32 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.05%) Android
13 30 (1.05%) SUSE
14 21 (0.73%) AIX
15 20 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.38%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.35%) CentOS
19 9 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (21.97%) Project Management
2 602 (21.06%) ITIL
3 571 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
4 498 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 331 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
6 283 (9.90%) Service Management
7 252 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 209 (7.31%) Incident Management
9 206 (7.21%) Problem Management
10 203 (7.10%) Business Analysis
11 194 (6.79%) Risk Management
12 179 (6.26%) Migration
13 167 (5.84%) Service Delivery
14 153 (5.35%) Configuration Management
15 152 (5.32%) Scrum
16 142 (4.97%) DevOps
17 140 (4.90%) SDLC
18 136 (4.76%) ITSM
19 128 (4.48%) Change Control
20 126 (4.41%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 265 (9.27%) SQL
2 127 (4.44%) Python
3 119 (4.16%) Java
4 113 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 80 (2.80%) JavaScript
6 79 (2.76%) C#
7 70 (2.45%) Perl
8 57 (1.99%) C
9 42 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 30 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 29 (1.01%) PHP
12 28 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 23 (0.80%) C++
13 23 (0.80%) VB
14 22 (0.77%) Ruby
15 17 (0.59%) R
15 17 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 15 (0.52%) VBScript
17 13 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 261 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 210 (7.35%) Degree
3 202 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 74 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 69 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 66 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 58 (2.03%) PMP
9 55 (1.92%) PMI Certification
10 49 (1.71%) CCNP
11 42 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 40 (1.40%) MCSE
13 38 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 34 (1.19%) MCSA
15 27 (0.94%) CISSP
16 25 (0.87%) ISEB
17 22 (0.77%) CCNA
18 21 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
19 20 (0.70%) CISM
20 19 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.79%) SLA
2 128 (4.48%) PMO
3 126 (4.41%) QA
4 43 (1.50%) GDPR
5 39 (1.36%) Data Quality
6 30 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (0.80%) PCI DSS
9 22 (0.77%) COBIT
10 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.28%) MiFID
11 7 (0.24%) IFRS
12 6 (0.21%) COSO
12 6 (0.21%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.21%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.14%) GMP
15 3 (0.10%) GxP
15 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 214 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 118 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
3 25 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (0.84%) XenDesktop
5 23 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.73%) BitLocker
7 19 (0.66%) XenApp
8 16 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.52%) Docker
10 14 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (0.49%) Squid
10 14 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (0.38%) ProxySG
11 11 (0.38%) vSphere
12 10 (0.35%) Firmware
13 7 (0.24%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 105 (3.67%) SCCM
2 53 (1.85%) Ansible
3 43 (1.50%) Puppet
4 34 (1.19%) WSUS
5 30 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (0.56%) Nagios
7 16 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 16 (0.56%) SCOM
7 16 (0.56%) Terraform
8 15 (0.52%) CFEngine
9 14 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.45%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
12 11 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.35%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.31%) Grafana
14 9 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
14 9 (0.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 449 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 209 (7.31%) Oracle
2 209 (7.31%) SAP
3 163 (5.70%) VMware
4 110 (3.85%) Cisco
5 101 (3.53%) Citrix
6 93 (3.25%) ServiceNow
7 89 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 87 (3.04%) HP
9 59 (2.06%) F5
10 48 (1.68%) Juniper
11 46 (1.61%) Remedy
12 43 (1.50%) Workday
13 42 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 40 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 40 (1.40%) Splunk
15 36 (1.26%) IBM
16 34 (1.19%) Palo Alto
17 33 (1.15%) BMC
18 32 (1.12%) McAfee