Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 55 72
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 +22
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,780 1,279 2,391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.90% 4.09% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.71% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 897 1,562
10th Percentile £300 £300 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +5.14%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £550
90th Percentile £695 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 33 55
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.25 £14.12
25th Percentile £13.78 £13.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate £22.45 £20.25 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.86% -19.00% +0.36%
75th Percentile £40.10 £40.75 £51.59
90th Percentile £53.88 £53.20 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.45 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.13% -22.00% +0.36%

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 63,666 27,173 64,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.20% 86.93% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,064 18,745 43,544
10th Percentile £321 £300 £300
25th Percentile £416 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £523 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,565 872 1,859
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.78 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.50 £27.00 £21.56
Median % change year-on-year -9.26% +25.23% +7.80%
75th Percentile £49.25 £46.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.41% +22.73% +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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 -8 1,581 £543 +20.56% 199
South East +14 372 £464 +3.00% 79
North of England -11 263 £450 - 91
Midlands +11 210 £438 +9.38% 68
North West +26 164 £457 +1.61% 47
West Midlands -8 149 £438 +2.94% 56
East of England -3 104 £429 +16.80% 45
South West -9 104 £446 -3.10% 35
Yorkshire -41 90 £450 - 31
East Midlands +1 56 £415 +59.62% 12
North East 0 11 £570 +30.29% 13
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 1,079 (38.81%) Finance
2 765 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
3 709 (25.50%) Social Skills
4 619 (22.27%) Project Management
5 526 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 421 (15.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 406 (14.60%) Microsoft
8 401 (14.42%) ITIL
9 333 (11.98%) Banking
10 329 (11.83%) Project Delivery
11 284 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
12 282 (10.14%) Windows
12 282 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
13 277 (9.96%) Azure
14 243 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 242 (8.71%) Security Cleared
16 226 (8.13%) SQL
17 215 (7.73%) Risk Management
18 212 (7.63%) DevOps
19 189 (6.80%) Service Management
20 187 (6.73%) Migration
20 187 (6.73%) JIRA
21 184 (6.62%) Public Sector
22 183 (6.58%) Incident Management
22 183 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
23 182 (6.55%) Coaching
24 177 (6.37%) Business Case
25 173 (6.22%) Scrum
25 173 (6.22%) Degree
26 172 (6.19%) PMO

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
1 112 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.70%) Confluence
3 37 (1.33%) Apache
4 20 (0.72%) IIS
5 17 (0.61%) CMS
5 17 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (0.50%) nginx
6 14 (0.50%) SAS
7 13 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.43%) JBoss
9 9 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.14%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.11%) Appian
13 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 183 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 69 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.43%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.14%) InVision
9 3 (0.11%) Sketch
9 3 (0.11%) Windchill
10 2 (0.072%) InDesign
10 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.072%) UXPin
11 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.036%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.036%) Maya
11 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 33 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 13 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.40%) SAP MDG
5 10 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 6 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.18%) RMDS
7 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
7 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 277 (9.96%) Azure
2 167 (6.01%) Microsoft 365
3 143 (5.14%) AWS
4 91 (3.27%) Power Platform
5 67 (2.41%) GCP
6 56 (2.01%) SaaS
7 37 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
10 29 (1.04%) PaaS
11 24 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (0.86%) IaaS
11 24 (0.86%) Serverless
12 21 (0.76%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.72%) GitHub
14 14 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.50%) Yammer
15 13 (0.47%) Power Automate
15 13 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.14%) Firewall
2 56 (2.01%) DNS
3 48 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.62%) VPN
5 43 (1.55%) DHCP
5 43 (1.55%) WAN
6 28 (1.01%) LAN
6 28 (1.01%) Wireless
7 27 (0.97%) Kerberos
8 23 (0.83%) Network Security
9 22 (0.79%) BGP
9 22 (0.79%) SD-WAN
10 21 (0.76%) Internet
10 21 (0.76%) OSPF
11 20 (0.72%) Intranet
11 20 (0.72%) IPsec
12 19 (0.68%) SAN
13 18 (0.65%) VLAN
14 17 (0.61%) VoIP
15 16 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.02%) Power BI
3 61 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (1.47%) Big Data
5 33 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.08%) Data Lake
7 28 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 27 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 26 (0.94%) Tableau
10 19 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (0.50%) MySQL
12 14 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.47%) QlikView
14 12 (0.43%) HBase
14 12 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 187 (6.73%) JIRA
2 55 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 14 (0.50%) Selenium
6 14 (0.50%) Subversion
7 11 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.29%) GitLab
8 8 (0.29%) Maven
8 8 (0.29%) Postman
9 7 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.22%) Gatling
10 6 (0.22%) git-flow
10 6 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.18%) MSI
11 5 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.18%) REST Assured
General
1 1,079 (38.81%) Finance
2 709 (25.50%) Social Skills
3 333 (11.98%) Banking
4 282 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
5 184 (6.62%) Public Sector
6 162 (5.83%) Presentation Skills
7 124 (4.46%) Legal
8 117 (4.21%) Influencing Skills
9 109 (3.92%) Telecoms
10 90 (3.24%) Retail
11 63 (2.27%) Marketing
12 62 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
13 56 (2.01%) Manufacturing
14 54 (1.94%) Law
15 33 (1.19%) Local Government
16 26 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
17 25 (0.90%) Investment Banking
18 21 (0.76%) Back Office
18 21 (0.76%) Front Office
19 20 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 443 (15.94%) Project Manager
2 441 (15.86%) Analyst
3 251 (9.03%) Change Manager
4 200 (7.19%) Developer
5 191 (6.87%) Business Analyst
6 163 (5.86%) Consultant
7 114 (4.10%) Architect
8 107 (3.85%) IT Manager
9 104 (3.74%) Business Manager
10 92 (3.31%) Business Change Manager
11 81 (2.91%) Senior Manager
12 73 (2.63%) Programme Manager
12 73 (2.63%) Service Manager
13 61 (2.19%) Network Engineer
14 59 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
15 57 (2.05%) Change Consultant
16 54 (1.94%) Change Analyst
16 54 (1.94%) Transformation Manager
17 53 (1.91%) IT Project Manager
18 52 (1.87%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.73%) .NET
2 43 (1.55%) Web Services
3 35 (1.26%) REST
4 34 (1.22%) LDAP
5 33 (1.19%) HTML
6 32 (1.15%) Middleware
7 31 (1.12%) Spring
8 30 (1.08%) React
9 29 (1.04%) CSS
10 28 (1.01%) Node.js
11 25 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
11 25 (0.90%) Spring Boot
12 23 (0.83%) SAML
13 22 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
14 19 (0.68%) XML
15 16 (0.58%) AngularJS
16 15 (0.54%) Kafka
17 14 (0.50%) JSON
18 12 (0.43%) .NET Framework
18 12 (0.43%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 149 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 68 (2.45%) NHS
3 62 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (2.01%) User Experience
5 55 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 45 (1.62%) CMDB
7 33 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 33 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.15%) Clustering
8 32 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 22 (0.79%) PMI
10 21 (0.76%) Derivative
10 21 (0.76%) Replication
11 18 (0.65%) FMCG
12 16 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
12 16 (0.58%) Social Media
13 15 (0.54%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.47%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.47%) Equities
15 12 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 282 (10.14%) Windows
2 171 (6.15%) Linux
3 80 (2.88%) Windows 10
4 72 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 49 (1.76%) Unix
6 39 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.36%) Solaris
13 9 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.22%) Android
16 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.14%) CentOS
17 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (22.27%) Project Management
3 526 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 421 (15.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 401 (14.42%) ITIL
6 329 (11.83%) Project Delivery
7 284 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
8 243 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 215 (7.73%) Risk Management
10 212 (7.63%) DevOps
11 189 (6.80%) Service Management
12 187 (6.73%) Migration
13 183 (6.58%) Incident Management
14 182 (6.55%) Coaching
15 177 (6.37%) Business Case
16 173 (6.22%) Scrum
17 163 (5.86%) PRINCE2
18 144 (5.18%) Service Delivery
19 140 (5.04%) Waterfall
20 139 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 226 (8.13%) SQL
2 130 (4.68%) Python
3 115 (4.14%) PowerShell
4 104 (3.74%) Java
5 83 (2.99%) C#
6 78 (2.81%) JavaScript
7 47 (1.69%) C
8 39 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 26 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 21 (0.76%) R
11 20 (0.72%) Java 8
12 18 (0.65%) Perl
13 17 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.50%) VB
15 12 (0.43%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.40%) Scala
16 11 (0.40%) Search Processing Language
16 11 (0.40%) VBA
17 8 (0.29%) VBScript
18 7 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 242 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 173 (6.22%) Degree
3 165 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.80%) PMI Certification
5 46 (1.65%) PMP
6 45 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 40 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 25 (0.90%) CCNP
10 25 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 24 (0.86%) APMG
12 23 (0.83%) MCSE
13 22 (0.79%) CCNA
14 20 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (0.68%) Master's Degree
16 15 (0.54%) CISSP
17 13 (0.47%) CCIE
17 13 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (6.19%) PMO
2 110 (3.96%) QA
3 92 (3.31%) SLA
4 60 (2.16%) GDPR
5 45 (1.62%) Data Quality
6 40 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.83%) GRC
9 16 (0.58%) COBIT
10 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
11 12 (0.43%) NIST
12 10 (0.36%) ISO 20022
13 8 (0.29%) FINREP
14 5 (0.18%) P3O
14 5 (0.18%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.14%) IFRS
15 4 (0.14%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.14%) MiFID
15 4 (0.14%) SOC 2
16 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 169 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 81 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.40%) Docker
4 29 (1.04%) vSphere
5 20 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.58%) XenApp
7 14 (0.50%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.25%) Firmware
10 7 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.25%) NFS
11 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.11%) HDFS
13 3 (0.11%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.11%) OpenIDM
13 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (2.23%) Ansible
2 57 (2.05%) SCCM
3 45 (1.62%) Terraform
4 36 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (0.83%) Kubernetes
7 20 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
7 20 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.65%) vRealize
9 17 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.50%) Puppet
11 12 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 12 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 11 (0.40%) FortiGate
13 9 (0.32%) SCOM
14 8 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.25%) Grafana
15 7 (0.25%) RSA Archer
15 7 (0.25%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 406 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 168 (6.04%) Oracle
3 155 (5.58%) SAP
4 118 (4.24%) VMware
5 110 (3.96%) Cisco
6 84 (3.02%) ServiceNow
7 62 (2.23%) Citrix
8 56 (2.01%) CheckPoint
9 49 (1.76%) IBM
10 40 (1.44%) Google
10 40 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.37%) Splunk
12 37 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 37 (1.33%) Remedy
13 28 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
14 26 (0.94%) Juniper
15 24 (0.86%) Adobe
15 24 (0.86%) Meraki
16 18 (0.65%) Databricks
16 18 (0.65%) Informatica