Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 61 55
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3173 3332 3588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.34% 3.48% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 4.14% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2164 2293 2256
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £263
90th Percentile £650 £590 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 96
England median hourly rate £20.75 £36.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.36% +43.66% +0.24%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.38 £55.00 £43.59
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -41.67% +43.31% +5.42%

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 80415 80552 85265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54268 53631 56306
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 2139 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +4 1658 £500 +11.11% 110
South East -7 565 £400 - 51
North of England -30 320 £425 +18.30% 68
Midlands +2 303 £400 -0.06% 36
West Midlands -5 173 £400 -3.03% 17
East of England -14 168 £450 +5.88% 25
North West -29 158 £400 +6.67% 43
South West +7 152 £425 +17.24% 14
East Midlands +4 127 £395 -1.25% 18
Yorkshire +50 120 £425 +21.43% 20
North East -43 42 £400 +14.29% 5
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Change Management.

1 1223 (38.54%) Finance
2 854 (26.91%) Project Management
3 622 (19.60%) ITIL
4 613 (19.32%) Banking
5 601 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
6 535 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 449 (14.15%) Microsoft
8 396 (12.48%) Windows
9 383 (12.07%) PRINCE2
10 353 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
11 265 (8.35%) SQL
12 263 (8.29%) Business Analysis
13 253 (7.97%) Degree
14 232 (7.31%) Active Directory
15 227 (7.15%) Migration
15 227 (7.15%) Service Management
16 226 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
17 221 (6.97%) Blockchain
18 219 (6.90%) Risk Management
19 218 (6.87%) Security Cleared
20 205 (6.46%) SAP
21 204 (6.43%) Management Information System
22 202 (6.37%) Oracle
23 200 (6.30%) PMO
24 199 (6.27%) Problem Management
25 190 (5.99%) Linux
26 182 (5.74%) Java
27 179 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
28 173 (5.45%) Incident Management
29 168 (5.29%) Service Delivery

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
1 100 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 51 (1.61%) Confluence
4 48 (1.51%) Skype for Business
5 42 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.13%) CMS
8 33 (1.04%) Apache
8 33 (1.04%) IIS
9 25 (0.79%) SAS
10 24 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (0.72%) JBoss
11 23 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 18 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 14 (0.44%) IBM Notes
15 13 (0.41%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 226 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 179 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 131 (4.13%) Microsoft Project
4 116 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 86 (2.71%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.22%) Simulink
8 3 (0.095%) SPSS
9 2 (0.063%) Windchill
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.032%) HipChat
10 1 (0.032%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.50%) SAP ERP
3 15 (0.47%) Maximo
4 14 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 13 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
8 9 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 9 (0.28%) Temenos T24
9 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.22%) KANA IQ
10 7 (0.22%) Lawson
10 7 (0.22%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.19%) iTrent
11 6 (0.19%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.19%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 133 (4.19%) Office 365
2 103 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (2.02%) SaaS
4 39 (1.23%) IaaS
5 31 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
6 20 (0.63%) iPaaS
7 19 (0.60%) PaaS
8 15 (0.47%) npm
9 10 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.28%) Dropbox
10 9 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 9 (0.28%) Slack
11 8 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.25%) Firebase
11 8 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.22%) GitHub
12 7 (0.22%) Taleo
13 6 (0.19%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.12%) Firewall
2 89 (2.80%) DNS
3 73 (2.30%) WAN
4 72 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 71 (2.24%) LAN
6 63 (1.99%) DHCP
7 61 (1.92%) SAN
8 44 (1.39%) Internet
9 43 (1.36%) SSL
10 42 (1.32%) Network Security
11 40 (1.26%) SMS
11 40 (1.26%) VPN
12 39 (1.23%) Wireless
13 36 (1.13%) Skype
14 29 (0.91%) NAS
15 27 (0.85%) MPLS
16 26 (0.82%) NetScaler
17 25 (0.79%) OSPF
18 24 (0.76%) Ethernet
18 24 (0.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (6.97%) Blockchain
2 126 (3.97%) SQL Server
3 60 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.29%) Big Data
6 39 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 33 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 22 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 21 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (0.54%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.50%) Power BI
14 15 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.44%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.41%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 115 (3.62%) JIRA
2 40 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 39 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.72%) Maven
5 16 (0.50%) Subversion
6 14 (0.44%) Selenium
7 12 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.32%) JUnit
8 10 (0.32%) Mocha
8 10 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.28%) Bower
9 9 (0.28%) gulp
9 9 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
10 8 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (0.25%) PostCSS
10 8 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1223 (38.54%) Finance
2 613 (19.32%) Banking
3 126 (3.97%) Retail
4 113 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 112 (3.53%) Legal
6 107 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 100 (3.15%) Marketing
8 95 (2.99%) Front Office
9 80 (2.52%) Manufacturing
10 66 (2.08%) Financial Institution
11 48 (1.51%) Back Office
12 41 (1.29%) Billing
13 35 (1.10%) Law
14 34 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.76%) International Banking
15 24 (0.76%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.66%) Electronics
17 20 (0.63%) Local Government
17 20 (0.63%) Publishing
18 18 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 668 (21.05%) Analyst
2 523 (16.48%) Project Manager
3 331 (10.43%) Business Analyst
4 247 (7.78%) Change Manager
5 219 (6.90%) Developer
6 149 (4.70%) Consultant
7 127 (4.00%) Architect
8 105 (3.31%) IT Manager
9 100 (3.15%) Business Manager
9 100 (3.15%) Senior Manager
10 90 (2.84%) Programme Manager
11 81 (2.55%) Service Analyst
12 80 (2.52%) Business Change Manager
13 75 (2.36%) Administrator
14 64 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
15 63 (1.99%) Senior Project Manager
16 60 (1.89%) Service Manager
17 57 (1.80%) Support Analyst
18 56 (1.76%) Network Engineer
19 50 (1.58%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (4.63%) Web Services
2 90 (2.84%) .NET
3 67 (2.11%) HTML
4 63 (1.99%) XML
5 48 (1.51%) JSON
6 47 (1.48%) CSS
7 45 (1.42%) SOAP
8 41 (1.29%) REST
9 40 (1.26%) Middleware
10 35 (1.10%) jQuery
11 30 (0.95%) Kafka
11 30 (0.95%) RESTful
12 29 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
13 27 (0.85%) ASP.NET
14 26 (0.82%) HTML5
15 25 (0.79%) AngularJS
16 23 (0.72%) Node.js
17 21 (0.66%) WPF
18 20 (0.63%) Spring
19 19 (0.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 353 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 118 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 96 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 80 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 58 (1.83%) Derivative
6 58 (1.83%) User Experience
7 47 (1.48%) CMDB
8 46 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 44 (1.39%) Virtual Team
10 40 (1.26%) NHS
11 39 (1.23%) Equities
12 32 (1.01%) PMI
13 31 (0.98%) Clustering
13 31 (0.98%) Fintech
14 29 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
14 29 (0.91%) Replication
15 28 (0.88%) Blackberry
16 25 (0.79%) FMCG
17 23 (0.72%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 396 (12.48%) Windows
2 190 (5.99%) Linux
3 153 (4.82%) Unix
4 138 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 75 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 56 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (1.61%) Solaris
9 50 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (1.07%) AIX
12 33 (1.04%) Windows 10
13 21 (0.66%) Windows 2000
14 19 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.50%) Android
16 15 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.38%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.32%) CentOS
19 9 (0.28%) SUSE
20 8 (0.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (26.91%) Project Management
2 622 (19.60%) ITIL
3 601 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
4 535 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 383 (12.07%) PRINCE2
6 263 (8.29%) Business Analysis
7 227 (7.15%) Migration
7 227 (7.15%) Service Management
8 219 (6.90%) Risk Management
9 199 (6.27%) Problem Management
10 173 (5.45%) Incident Management
11 168 (5.29%) Service Delivery
12 167 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 158 (4.98%) Programme Management
14 154 (4.85%) Scrum
15 153 (4.82%) Configuration Management
16 146 (4.60%) SDLC
17 142 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 134 (4.22%) Analytics
19 130 (4.10%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 265 (8.35%) SQL
2 182 (5.74%) Java
3 92 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 91 (2.87%) C#
5 86 (2.71%) Python
6 76 (2.40%) PowerShell
7 55 (1.73%) Perl
8 54 (1.70%) Shell Script
9 42 (1.32%) C
10 39 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 27 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 22 (0.69%) C++
14 19 (0.60%) Scala
15 16 (0.50%) PHP
16 14 (0.44%) VBScript
17 13 (0.41%) Korn
17 13 (0.41%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.38%) VBA
19 10 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 253 (7.97%) Degree
2 218 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 130 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 85 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 83 (2.62%) PMP
6 76 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 76 (2.40%) PMI Certification
7 64 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 60 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 57 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (1.67%) MCSE
11 43 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 38 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 37 (1.17%) CISSP
14 34 (1.07%) CCNP
15 30 (0.95%) CCNA
16 27 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
17 26 (0.82%) CISM
17 26 (0.82%) ISEB
18 24 (0.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (6.30%) PMO
2 133 (4.19%) SLA
3 129 (4.07%) QA
4 84 (2.65%) MiFID
5 69 (2.17%) GDPR
6 51 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 33 (1.04%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.79%) ISO 9001
10 19 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 17 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
11 17 (0.54%) EMIR
12 12 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 9 (0.28%) P3O
13 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.22%) COBIT
15 7 (0.22%) FATCA
15 7 (0.22%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 232 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 95 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 25 (0.79%) vSphere
7 18 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.47%) Firmware
8 15 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.41%) Docker
9 13 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 13 (0.41%) XenApp
10 12 (0.38%) HDFS
10 12 (0.38%) SRDF
11 11 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.25%) iptables
14 8 (0.25%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 68 (2.14%) SCCM
2 36 (1.13%) SCOM
3 21 (0.66%) NetBackup
4 19 (0.60%) Puppet
5 18 (0.57%) Ansible
6 16 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.35%) Ambari
8 11 (0.35%) Control-M
8 11 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.35%) WSUS
9 10 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.32%) Oozie
10 8 (0.25%) Apache Slider
10 8 (0.25%) Nagios
10 8 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
10 8 (0.25%) Terraform
11 7 (0.22%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 449 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 205 (6.46%) SAP
3 202 (6.37%) Oracle
4 152 (4.79%) VMware
5 149 (4.70%) Cisco
6 103 (3.25%) ServiceNow
7 93 (2.93%) Citrix
8 81 (2.55%) HP
9 67 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
10 62 (1.95%) Workday
11 54 (1.70%) IBM
12 49 (1.54%) NetApp
13 46 (1.45%) CheckPoint
14 45 (1.42%) Remedy
15 35 (1.10%) Juniper
15 35 (1.10%) Red Hat
16 32 (1.01%) McAfee
17 29 (0.91%) EMC
18 28 (0.88%) Palo Alto
18 28 (0.88%) SolarWinds