Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 68 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,647 3,170 2,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.14% 3.36% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 3.87% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,581 2,042 1,883
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £279
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 100 81
England median hourly rate £27.52 £24.96 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% -6.98% -0.63%
10th Percentile £14.83 £14.48 £13.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.88 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.92 £27.00
% change year-on-year +10.38% -7.72% -

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 73,703 81,942 75,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.30% 86.80% 85.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,067 54,501 49,491
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £279
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £443
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,011 2,257 1,957
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £24.84 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -14.00% +3.52%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 -21 1,107 £500 - 137
South East -1 504 £425 - 87
North of England +32 453 £450 +12.50% 98
Yorkshire +75 261 £450 +12.50% 40
Midlands -6 248 £413 -4.79% 101
West Midlands +3 180 £406 -4.41% 70
East of England -8 159 £425 +1.80% 43
South West -1 158 £425 - 39
North West -13 156 £456 +7.63% 48
East Midlands -16 62 £425 -2.86% 31
North East +16 37 £475 +42.32% 10
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 945 (35.70%) Finance
2 590 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
3 559 (21.12%) Project Management
4 508 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 484 (18.28%) ITIL
6 388 (14.66%) Microsoft
7 374 (14.13%) Windows
8 315 (11.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 252 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 245 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
11 244 (9.22%) Migration
12 240 (9.07%) Banking
13 227 (8.58%) Financial Institution
14 209 (7.90%) Service Management
15 208 (7.86%) PRINCE2
16 206 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
17 203 (7.67%) Degree
18 201 (7.59%) SC Cleared
19 196 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
20 192 (7.25%) SAP
21 191 (7.22%) Linux
21 191 (7.22%) Active Directory
22 190 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
22 190 (7.18%) Risk Management
23 185 (6.99%) Incident Management
24 182 (6.88%) SQL
25 177 (6.69%) Office 365
26 173 (6.54%) DevOps
27 166 (6.27%) Problem Management
28 163 (6.16%) 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
1 126 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.87%) Confluence
3 52 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 41 (1.55%) Skype for Business
5 26 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (0.94%) IIS
7 20 (0.76%) SAS
8 19 (0.72%) Apache
9 17 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.53%) CMS
10 14 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.38%) Jupyter
14 9 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.34%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.34%) JBoss
14 9 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 196 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 190 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
3 129 (4.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.79%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.076%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.076%) Stata
9 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 22 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.49%) Workday HCM
6 12 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.30%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.30%) SAP HCM
8 8 (0.30%) Teamcenter
9 7 (0.26%) SAP PP
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.23%) SAP MM
10 6 (0.23%) SAP SD
11 5 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 177 (6.69%) Office 365
2 140 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (1.51%) SaaS
6 36 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (1.13%) Power Platform
8 20 (0.76%) PaaS
9 18 (0.68%) GitHub
9 18 (0.68%) IaaS
10 15 (0.57%) Serverless
11 13 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.45%) Yammer
13 10 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 10 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.34%) Azure Functions
15 8 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 153 (5.78%) Firewall
2 93 (3.51%) DNS
2 93 (3.51%) WAN
3 79 (2.98%) LAN
4 66 (2.49%) DHCP
4 66 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 51 (1.93%) VPN
6 48 (1.81%) SAN
7 46 (1.74%) Skype
8 42 (1.59%) Network Security
9 41 (1.55%) Wireless
10 40 (1.51%) BGP
11 38 (1.44%) Internet
11 38 (1.44%) OSPF
12 37 (1.40%) Unified Communications
13 36 (1.36%) MPLS
14 32 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (1.02%) VLAN
16 19 (0.72%) EIGRP
16 19 (0.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 31 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
5 29 (1.10%) Power BI
6 27 (1.02%) Big Data
7 24 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.60%) BigQuery
11 16 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.57%) SAP HANA
13 13 (0.49%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.49%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.45%) MySQL
14 12 (0.45%) Oracle OWB
14 12 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 160 (6.04%) JIRA
2 57 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 36 (1.36%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 11 (0.42%) Eclipse
6 9 (0.34%) Gradle
7 8 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (0.30%) Selenium
8 7 (0.26%) MSI
8 7 (0.26%) ProC
8 7 (0.26%) Subversion
9 5 (0.19%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.19%) Maven
10 4 (0.15%) Hudson
11 3 (0.11%) Ant
11 3 (0.11%) Rational Rose
11 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 945 (35.70%) Finance
2 240 (9.07%) Banking
3 227 (8.58%) Financial Institution
4 132 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.40%) Retail
6 60 (2.27%) Legal
7 56 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 55 (2.08%) Marketing
8 55 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 41 (1.55%) Law
10 24 (0.91%) Front Office
10 24 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.68%) Publishing
12 16 (0.60%) Billing
12 16 (0.60%) Local Government
13 15 (0.57%) Advertising
14 14 (0.53%) Back Office
15 11 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.38%) Electronics
17 8 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 517 (19.53%) Analyst
2 374 (14.13%) Project Manager
3 236 (8.92%) Change Manager
4 229 (8.65%) Business Analyst
5 149 (5.63%) Developer
6 131 (4.95%) Consultant
7 95 (3.59%) Architect
8 84 (3.17%) Business Manager
9 83 (3.14%) Network Engineer
10 81 (3.06%) IT Manager
11 76 (2.87%) Business Change Manager
11 76 (2.87%) Programme Manager
12 71 (2.68%) Administrator
13 67 (2.53%) Service Analyst
14 62 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
15 46 (1.74%) Change Analyst
15 46 (1.74%) Senior Manager
15 46 (1.74%) Service Manager
16 44 (1.66%) IT Project Manager
17 40 (1.51%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.64%) Web Services
2 48 (1.81%) .NET
3 36 (1.36%) HTML
3 36 (1.36%) LDAP
4 35 (1.32%) XML
5 33 (1.25%) REST
6 31 (1.17%) JSON
7 28 (1.06%) CSS
8 26 (0.98%) Middleware
9 24 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
10 23 (0.87%) AngularJS
11 20 (0.76%) Spring
12 18 (0.68%) React
13 17 (0.64%) jQuery
14 16 (0.60%) SOAP
15 15 (0.57%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.53%) RESTful
17 13 (0.49%) ASP.NET
18 12 (0.45%) Node.js
19 11 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 245 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 81 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 81 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (2.76%) User Experience
5 28 (1.06%) CMDB
6 27 (1.02%) FMCG
7 26 (0.98%) Clustering
7 26 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (0.91%) Cloud Native
9 23 (0.87%) PMI
9 23 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 21 (0.79%) NHS
11 20 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
12 19 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 17 (0.64%) Replication
14 13 (0.49%) Driving Licence
14 13 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 374 (14.13%) Windows
2 191 (7.22%) Linux
3 124 (4.68%) Windows Server
4 99 (3.74%) Windows 10
5 98 (3.70%) Unix
6 78 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 43 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (1.36%) Solaris
11 30 (1.13%) AIX
11 30 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.68%) Android
14 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.38%) Windows NT
16 9 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (21.12%) Project Management
3 508 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 484 (18.28%) ITIL
5 315 (11.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 244 (9.22%) Migration
7 209 (7.90%) Service Management
8 208 (7.86%) PRINCE2
9 206 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
10 190 (7.18%) Risk Management
11 185 (6.99%) Incident Management
12 173 (6.54%) DevOps
13 166 (6.27%) Problem Management
14 163 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
14 163 (6.16%) Service Delivery
15 143 (5.40%) Configuration Management
16 139 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 139 (5.25%) Scrum
17 134 (5.06%) ERP
18 125 (4.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 182 (6.88%) SQL
2 122 (4.61%) Python
3 106 (4.00%) Java
4 100 (3.78%) PowerShell
5 70 (2.64%) JavaScript
6 52 (1.96%) C
7 48 (1.81%) C#
8 37 (1.40%) C++
9 36 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 28 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 26 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 24 (0.91%) Perl
13 20 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 17 (0.64%) R
15 15 (0.57%) Ruby
16 12 (0.45%) ABAP
16 12 (0.45%) PHP
16 12 (0.45%) VBA
17 11 (0.42%) VB
18 10 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 252 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 203 (7.67%) Degree
3 201 (7.59%) SC Cleared
4 69 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (2.23%) PMI Certification
6 52 (1.96%) PMP
7 48 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 44 (1.66%) CCNA
8 44 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 41 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 40 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 37 (1.40%) CCNP
12 34 (1.28%) ISEB
12 34 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.83%) CISSP
14 21 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (0.76%) MCSE
16 18 (0.68%) AWS Certification
16 18 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.52%) PMO
2 102 (3.85%) QA
3 75 (2.83%) SLA
4 48 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 48 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 31 (1.17%) GDPR
7 22 (0.83%) NIST
8 19 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.60%) GxP
9 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.34%) COBIT
10 9 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.23%) PSD2
12 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.15%) EMIR
12 4 (0.15%) GAMP
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 191 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 88 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (1.13%) Docker
4 30 (1.13%) Firmware
5 27 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 21 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (0.57%) LXC
10 15 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.53%) vSphere
12 13 (0.49%) XenApp
13 11 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.30%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.26%) vCloud
15 7 (0.26%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.23%) NFS
17 5 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 69 (2.61%) SCCM
2 61 (2.30%) Ansible
3 38 (1.44%) Puppet
4 30 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (0.64%) SCOM
6 16 (0.60%) SELinux
7 13 (0.49%) Cacti
8 11 (0.42%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.42%) Terraform
9 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.34%) Nagios
10 9 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.30%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.26%) Nessus
12 7 (0.26%) WSUS
13 6 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 388 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 192 (7.25%) SAP
3 147 (5.55%) Oracle
4 130 (4.91%) Cisco
5 115 (4.34%) VMware
6 84 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 72 (2.72%) Citrix
8 64 (2.42%) Splunk
9 54 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (1.85%) CheckPoint
11 47 (1.78%) Red Hat
12 46 (1.74%) Google
13 43 (1.62%) HP
14 38 (1.44%) Palo Alto
15 37 (1.40%) IBM
16 36 (1.36%) F5
16 36 (1.36%) Workday
17 35 (1.32%) Remedy
18 34 (1.28%) Dell
19 29 (1.10%) Juniper