The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Change Control skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Change Control over the 3 months to 28 March 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 Control
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 120 87
Rank change year-on-year +23 -33  
Contract jobs citing Change Control 35 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.04% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.26% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 27
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £518 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +2.66% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £44.95 - £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

Change Control is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2125 3167 2872
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.24% 82.32% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1922 1563
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Change Control as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Change Control in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Change Control in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Control within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 17 £343 -14.37% 1
Lancashire +28 12 £525 +23.52% 1
Cheshire +9 5 £331 -10.59% 2
Merseyside +1 1 £350 - 1
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control 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 North West region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 19 (38.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (22.00%) Finance
3 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.00%) PMO
4 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (18.00%) Windows
5 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (12.00%) Forum Sentry
7 6 (12.00%) Security Operations
7 6 (12.00%) F5
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco
7 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.00%) Banking
8 5 (10.00%) Marketing
8 5 (10.00%) Process Management
8 5 (10.00%) CRM
8 5 (10.00%) Process Improvement
8 5 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (8.00%) Single Customer View
9 4 (8.00%) TestFlight

Change Control
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (8.00%) MS Project
1 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) TestFlight
2 2 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (8.00%) SQLite
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.00%) MS Access
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Android Studio
1 4 (8.00%) CocoaPods
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.00%) Xcode
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Marketing
4 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Architect
2 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) CRM Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) CRM Business Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) iOS Android Developer
4 4 (8.00%) iOS Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Java Android Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Java Applications Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Java Mobile Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Cocoa
1 4 (8.00%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (8.00%) iPhone
3 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) PMI
5 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.00%) Social Media
6 1 (2.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Android
2 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 10 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.00%) Security Operations
6 5 (10.00%) CRM
6 5 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 5 (10.00%) Process Management
7 4 (8.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Android Development
7 4 (8.00%) Business Transformation
7 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.00%) Email Marketing
7 4 (8.00%) iOS Development
7 4 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (8.00%) Single Customer View
7 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Apple Swift
1 4 (8.00%) Java
1 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (8.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (6.00%) VBA
3 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.00%) COBOL
4 1 (2.00%) JCL
4 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (8.00%) ISEB
4 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.00%) APMG
6 1 (2.00%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (2.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (2.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) PMO
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.00%) GMP
3 1 (2.00%) ISO13485
3 1 (2.00%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco
1 6 (12.00%) F5
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Polycom
5 1 (2.00%) Minitab
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat