Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 59 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 +22 -11
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,115 1,460 2,500
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.26% 3.84% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 4.45% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,339 937 1,509
10th Percentile £300 £319 £263
25th Percentile £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £569 £538 £550
90th Percentile £650 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 64
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.13 £15.00
25th Percentile £17.17 £19.47 £16.25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.82 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.02% +25.00%
75th Percentile £40.00 £38.75 £33.40
90th Percentile £52.10 £53.75 £44.98
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £22.82 £26.42
% change year-on-year +5.17% -13.61% +21.45%

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 43,777 32,822 72,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.11% 86.32% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,090 22,256 49,092
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £477 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.49% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,306 873 1,849
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.85 £14.61
Median hourly rate £24.29 £22.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +7.93% -1.88% +11.74%
75th Percentile £46.50 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.67 £22.93
% change year-on-year +10.27% -1.12% +14.65%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +1 1,166 £500 +5.26% 116
South East +19 302 £475 +11.76% 68
North of England +2 213 £425 - 68
Midlands +23 179 £400 -3.03% 47
West Midlands +26 125 £375 -16.67% 25
Yorkshire -1 101 £405 -4.81% 28
South West +22 98 £475 +2.70% 29
North West -6 89 £465 +9.41% 31
East of England -16 65 £486 +8.96% 32
East Midlands +17 52 £475 +53.23% 21
North East +23 23 £352 -46.94% 9
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 887 (41.94%) Finance
2 569 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (22.27%) Project Management
4 464 (21.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 447 (21.13%) Social Skills
6 354 (16.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 256 (12.10%) Banking
8 250 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
9 249 (11.77%) ITIL
10 224 (10.59%) Microsoft
11 210 (9.93%) Project Delivery
12 197 (9.31%) Degree
13 183 (8.65%) Security Cleared
13 183 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
14 181 (8.56%) Windows
15 173 (8.18%) Azure
16 164 (7.75%) Migration
17 157 (7.42%) DevOps
18 149 (7.04%) Service Management
19 148 (7.00%) Business Case
20 147 (6.95%) Risk Management
20 147 (6.95%) SQL
21 144 (6.81%) Java
22 137 (6.48%) SC Cleared
23 133 (6.29%) Time Management
24 132 (6.24%) Linux
24 132 (6.24%) Python
25 127 (6.00%) Microsoft 365
26 126 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
26 126 (5.96%) Marketing

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 88 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.65%) Confluence
3 23 (1.09%) CMS
4 17 (0.80%) IIS
5 16 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.43%) Apache
8 9 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.28%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.24%) JBoss
11 5 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.24%) SAS
11 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.14%) Appian
12 3 (0.14%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.14%) MTS
12 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.095%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 95 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.14%) InVision
7 2 (0.095%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.047%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (0.85%) ION MarketView
3 15 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.52%) Teamcenter
5 8 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.33%) SAP MM
6 7 (0.33%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.24%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.19%) Maximo
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 173 (8.18%) Azure
2 127 (6.00%) Microsoft 365
3 123 (5.82%) AWS
4 49 (2.32%) Power Platform
5 47 (2.22%) SaaS
6 43 (2.03%) GitHub
7 37 (1.75%) IaaS
8 34 (1.61%) PaaS
9 26 (1.23%) GCP
10 20 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (0.61%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 12 (0.57%) AWS Direct Connect
15 12 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.20%) Firewall
2 52 (2.46%) DNS
3 41 (1.94%) Multicast
4 35 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 33 (1.56%) Network Security
6 32 (1.51%) HTTP
7 29 (1.37%) VPN
8 27 (1.28%) DHCP
9 26 (1.23%) Internet
10 22 (1.04%) WAN
11 20 (0.95%) Skype
11 20 (0.95%) Wireshark
12 19 (0.90%) LAN
13 17 (0.80%) VoIP
14 16 (0.76%) MPLS
15 15 (0.71%) OSPF
15 15 (0.71%) Wireless
16 14 (0.66%) BGP
17 13 (0.61%) tcpdump
18 12 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.03%) Power BI
3 34 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.18%) Big Data
4 25 (1.18%) Data Lake
5 22 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 22 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.57%) Tableau
8 10 (0.47%) Parquet
8 10 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
9 9 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.38%) DTS
10 8 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.38%) MySQL
10 8 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
11 7 (0.33%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 122 (5.77%) JIRA
2 78 (3.69%) Git (software)
3 68 (3.22%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.52%) Maven
5 11 (0.52%) Postman
6 9 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.33%) GitLab
8 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.24%) Gradle
9 5 (0.24%) MSI
9 5 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.24%) Subversion
10 4 (0.19%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.19%) Toad
11 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 887 (41.94%) Finance
2 447 (21.13%) Social Skills
3 256 (12.10%) Banking
4 183 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
5 126 (5.96%) Marketing
6 104 (4.92%) Public Sector
7 99 (4.68%) Presentation Skills
8 84 (3.97%) Legal
9 79 (3.74%) Influencing Skills
10 69 (3.26%) Telecoms
11 54 (2.55%) Retail
12 53 (2.51%) Manufacturing
12 53 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
13 35 (1.65%) Front Office
14 32 (1.51%) Law
15 28 (1.32%) Investment Banking
16 27 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
18 19 (0.90%) Local Government
19 16 (0.76%) Police
Job Titles
1 343 (16.22%) Project Manager
2 340 (16.08%) Analyst
3 187 (8.84%) Business Analyst
4 176 (8.32%) Developer
5 159 (7.52%) Change Manager
6 128 (6.05%) Consultant
7 78 (3.69%) Business Manager
8 69 (3.26%) Architect
9 66 (3.12%) IT Manager
10 58 (2.74%) Java Developer
11 53 (2.51%) Programme Manager
11 53 (2.51%) Senior Manager
12 52 (2.46%) Business Change Manager
13 50 (2.36%) Applications Support
13 50 (2.36%) Transformation Manager
14 44 (2.08%) Service Manager
15 38 (1.80%) IT Project Manager
16 35 (1.65%) Senior Project Manager
17 34 (1.61%) Administrator
17 34 (1.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.70%) Spring
2 51 (2.41%) Spring Boot
3 42 (1.99%) Web Services
4 39 (1.84%) XML
5 38 (1.80%) HTML
5 38 (1.80%) JSON
6 36 (1.70%) .NET
7 32 (1.51%) REST
8 28 (1.32%) SOAP
9 27 (1.28%) YAML
10 25 (1.18%) CSS
11 20 (0.95%) Kafka
12 19 (0.90%) Rendezvous
13 17 (0.80%) React
14 15 (0.71%) Redux
15 14 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (0.66%) LDAP
15 14 (0.66%) Middleware
15 14 (0.66%) Spring Cloud
16 13 (0.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
2 97 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 78 (3.69%) Life Science
4 55 (2.60%) User Experience
5 47 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 33 (1.56%) CMDB
7 30 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.04%) NHS
10 21 (0.99%) Tandem
11 19 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.76%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.61%) Derivative
14 13 (0.61%) Replication
15 12 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (0.43%) Equities
17 8 (0.38%) Clustering
17 8 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 181 (8.56%) Windows
2 132 (6.24%) Linux
3 60 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 48 (2.27%) Unix
5 47 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 46 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (0.61%) Android
9 13 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.43%) AIX
13 7 (0.33%) CentOS
14 6 (0.28%) Solaris
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.14%) Debian
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (22.27%) Project Management
3 464 (21.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 354 (16.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 250 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
6 249 (11.77%) ITIL
7 210 (9.93%) Project Delivery
8 164 (7.75%) Migration
9 157 (7.42%) DevOps
10 149 (7.04%) Service Management
11 148 (7.00%) Business Case
12 147 (6.95%) Risk Management
13 133 (6.29%) Time Management
14 126 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 123 (5.82%) Business Analysis
16 120 (5.67%) Incident Management
17 115 (5.44%) Decision-Making
18 110 (5.20%) Coaching
19 99 (4.68%) Requirements Gathering
20 98 (4.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (6.95%) SQL
2 144 (6.81%) Java
3 132 (6.24%) Python
4 100 (4.73%) PowerShell
5 77 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 48 (2.27%) Java 8
7 35 (1.65%) C
8 22 (1.04%) C#
9 18 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 16 (0.76%) TypeScript
11 15 (0.71%) Perl
12 13 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 13 (0.61%) VB
13 12 (0.57%) Kotlin
13 12 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.52%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.38%) VBScript
16 7 (0.33%) C++
17 6 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (9.31%) Degree
2 183 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 137 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.84%) PMP
5 31 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 29 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 29 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 27 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (0.76%) CCNP
11 15 (0.71%) CISSP
12 14 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 12 (0.57%) CCNA
14 11 (0.52%) MCAD
15 10 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (0.38%) APMG
16 8 (0.38%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.82%) PMO
2 84 (3.97%) QA
3 64 (3.03%) Data Quality
4 56 (2.65%) SLA
5 34 (1.61%) GDPR
6 29 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.80%) GRC
8 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.33%) COBIT
10 7 (0.33%) NIST
11 6 (0.28%) GxP
12 5 (0.24%) Accessibility
13 4 (0.19%) P3O
14 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.14%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.14%) MiFID
14 3 (0.14%) PSD2
15 2 (0.095%) IFRS
15 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 93 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.51%) Docker
4 16 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.61%) vSphere
6 10 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.24%) Firmware
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.14%) Snort
11 3 (0.14%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.14%) XenApp
12 2 (0.095%) NFS
12 2 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 102 (4.82%) Ansible
2 55 (2.60%) Puppet
3 37 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.56%) SCCM
5 32 (1.51%) Terraform
6 27 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
7 25 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.71%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.57%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.57%) vRealize
10 9 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 7 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.33%) SCOM
12 6 (0.28%) HP NNM
12 6 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.28%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.19%) Avamar
13 4 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 224 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.58%) SAP
3 97 (4.59%) Oracle
4 76 (3.59%) VMware
5 63 (2.98%) ServiceNow
6 56 (2.65%) Splunk
7 51 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 45 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (2.03%) Cisco
10 36 (1.70%) Citrix
11 24 (1.13%) CheckPoint
11 24 (1.13%) HP
12 21 (0.99%) Adobe
12 21 (0.99%) MuleSoft
12 21 (0.99%) Remedy
13 20 (0.95%) IBM
13 20 (0.95%) TIBCO
14 19 (0.90%) ION Trading
15 18 (0.85%) SolarWinds
16 16 (0.76%) Dell