Period
to 1 April 2020

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 6 months to 1 April 2020 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
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 164 161
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Change Control 35 50 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.89% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.04% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 26
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £300
90th Percentile £539 £438 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.00% +38.31% -66.92%
10th Percentile £30.20 £15.30 £12.74
90th Percentile £47.80 £26.93 £15.63
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -9.09% -

Change Control 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,367 4,824 4,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.98% 85.61% 85.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,053 3,090 3,142
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £238 £269 £256
90th Percentile £606 £613 £594
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 205 240
Median hourly rate £31.75 £25.67 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.69% +17.86% -26.17%
10th Percentile £13.42 £13.88 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.84 £57.58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% -6.00%

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Change Control as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Change Control in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Change Control in the North West over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Change Control in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Change Control in the North West

Change Control
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Change Control in the North West over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
Manchester +13 20 £455 +20.53% 12
Lancashire +27 6 £390 +7.59%
Merseyside +12 5 £450 +38.46% 1
Cheshire +24 3 £463 -11.90% 9
Cumbria - 1 - -
Change Control
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control 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 North West region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 16 (45.71%) Project Management
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
4 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
4 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) Oracle
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (20.00%) Change Management
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 6 (17.14%) Linux
7 6 (17.14%) Resource Management
7 6 (17.14%) Azure
7 6 (17.14%) PaaS
8 5 (14.29%) AWS
8 5 (14.29%) Dependency Management
8 5 (14.29%) Decision-Making
8 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (14.29%) Project Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (11.43%) SQL
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (11.43%) Firewall
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (11.43%) Degree

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 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.86%) Primavera
2 1 (2.86%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Azure
1 6 (17.14%) PaaS
2 5 (14.29%) AWS
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.71%) Datadog
3 2 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) OpenShift
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Artifactory
1 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
1 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) GitLab
1 2 (5.71%) IBM UrbanCode
1 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (5.71%) Selenium
1 2 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.71%) Zephyr
2 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Finance Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) PMO Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.71%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Project Management
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.00%) Change Management
5 6 (17.14%) Resource Management
6 5 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 5 (14.29%) Dependency Management
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 5 (14.29%) Project Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.43%) DevOps
8 3 (8.57%) Coaching
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.57%) Kanban
8 3 (8.57%) People Management
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.57%) HNC
3 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.71%) PMP
5 1 (2.86%) APMP
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PMO
2 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.71%) P3O
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) EMIR
3 1 (2.86%) GAMP
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Docker
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Ansible
2 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.71%) Nagios
2 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.71%) Google
4 2 (5.71%) Micro Focus
4 2 (5.71%) New Relic
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Splunk
5 1 (2.86%) arcserve
5 1 (2.86%) Capita
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Intel
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) Mitel
5 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Sophos
5 1 (2.86%) VMware