Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 August 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 67 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -24
Contract jobs citing Change Management 164 198 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.09% 3.23% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 3.80% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 127 95
North West median daily rate £456 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £253 £234 £311
90th Percentile £663 £600 £525
England median daily rate £458 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 8
North West median hourly rate £51.25 £25.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.00% -6.82% +19.03%
10th Percentile £22.23 £17.51 £22.83
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.40 £53.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -6.25% -12.73%

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 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 4,513 5,210 4,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.10% 84.91% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,959 3,297 2,920
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £595 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 254 200
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £23.65 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.59% -32.43% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.19 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £52.55
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in the North West

Change Management
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 Management in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Management in the North West

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in the North West over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Management in the North West

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Management in the North West

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in the North West over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the North West

Change Management
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 Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Cheshire +21 61 £375 -3.23% 9
Manchester -30 48 £456 +18.51% 17
Merseyside +8 25 £475 +11.76% 6
Cumbria +16 20 £548 -33.43% 2
Lancashire -3 8 £650 +36.84% 2
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Change Management.

1 56 (34.15%) ITIL
2 43 (26.22%) Windows
3 38 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (18.90%) Security Cleared
7 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
8 29 (17.68%) Finance
9 28 (17.07%) Project Management
9 28 (17.07%) SC Cleared
10 26 (15.85%) Problem Management
11 25 (15.24%) Incident Management
11 25 (15.24%) Cisco
12 20 (12.20%) DHCP
12 20 (12.20%) Service Management
13 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (10.98%) Firewall
14 18 (10.98%) Management Information System
14 18 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
15 17 (10.37%) Windows Server
16 16 (9.76%) LAN
16 16 (9.76%) Public Sector
17 15 (9.15%) WAN
17 15 (9.15%) SAP
17 15 (9.15%) Oracle
17 15 (9.15%) Risk Management
17 15 (9.15%) Migration
18 14 (8.54%) Unix
19 13 (7.93%) DNS

Change Management
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 9 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.27%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.22%) Apache
4 2 (1.22%) IIS
4 2 (1.22%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.61%) Appian
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.61%) SilverStripe
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.22%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.71%) Office 365
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.22%) PaaS
4 2 (1.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.20%) DHCP
2 18 (10.98%) Firewall
3 16 (9.76%) LAN
4 15 (9.15%) WAN
5 13 (7.93%) DNS
6 11 (6.71%) Wireless
7 10 (6.10%) SSL
8 8 (4.88%) DMZ
8 8 (4.88%) HTTPS
9 7 (4.27%) BGP
9 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.66%) OSPF
11 4 (2.44%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.44%) Network Security
11 4 (2.44%) VPN
12 3 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.83%) EIGRP
12 3 (1.83%) MPLS
12 3 (1.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.88%) GIS
2 7 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.44%) MS Access
3 4 (2.44%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.22%) Big Data
5 2 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.22%) MySQL
5 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) DB2
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) OLAP
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Ant
1 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.61%) ERwin
1 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
1 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (17.68%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Public Sector
3 10 (6.10%) Legal
3 10 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Advertising
4 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.83%) Marketing
4 3 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Banking
5 2 (1.22%) Electronics
5 2 (1.22%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Avionics
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 31 (18.90%) Analyst
2 20 (12.20%) Project Manager
3 13 (7.93%) Service Analyst
4 11 (6.71%) Administrator
4 11 (6.71%) Network Engineer
5 10 (6.10%) IT Manager
5 10 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (5.49%) Change Manager
6 9 (5.49%) Release Manager
7 7 (4.27%) Developer
8 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.66%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Architect
9 5 (3.05%) Consultant
10 4 (2.44%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (2.44%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.71%) Web Services
2 9 (5.49%) Middleware
3 4 (2.44%) .NET
4 3 (1.83%) CSS
4 3 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.22%) COM
5 2 (1.22%) Java EE
5 2 (1.22%) XML
6 1 (0.61%) Ajax
6 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.61%) CSS3
6 1 (0.61%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.61%) HTML5
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.61%) jQuery
6 1 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.61%) OSGi
6 1 (0.61%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.61%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.98%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.93%) Clustering
4 8 (4.88%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.27%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.44%) PMI
7 4 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (1.83%) iPhone
8 3 (1.83%) Life Science
9 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.22%) NHS
9 2 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.22%) User Experience
9 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.22%) Windows
2 17 (10.37%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.54%) Unix
4 8 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.27%) Linux
5 7 (4.27%) Solaris
6 4 (2.44%) Windows NT
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Android
7 3 (1.83%) SUSE
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (34.15%) ITIL
2 38 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (17.07%) Project Management
5 26 (15.85%) Problem Management
6 25 (15.24%) Incident Management
7 20 (12.20%) Service Management
8 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (9.15%) Migration
9 15 (9.15%) Risk Management
10 13 (7.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (7.93%) Time Management
11 12 (7.32%) DevOps
12 11 (6.71%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.10%) Process Improvement
13 10 (6.10%) Validation
14 9 (5.49%) Network Design
14 9 (5.49%) PRINCE2
14 9 (5.49%) Scrum
14 9 (5.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.32%) Java
1 12 (7.32%) SQL
2 9 (5.49%) Python
3 5 (3.05%) C#
4 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.83%) C++
4 3 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.22%) C
6 1 (0.61%) ABAP
6 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.61%) Ruby
6 1 (0.61%) VB
6 1 (0.61%) VB6
6 1 (0.61%) VBScript
6 1 (0.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (18.90%) Security Cleared
2 28 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.32%) Degree
4 11 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.10%) CCNA
6 9 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.27%) MCP
8 4 (2.44%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.83%) CCNP
9 3 (1.83%) CISSP
9 3 (1.83%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.22%) HNC
10 2 (1.22%) HND
10 2 (1.22%) ISEB
10 2 (1.22%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.22%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.49%) QA
1 9 (5.49%) SLA
2 5 (3.05%) GxP
3 4 (2.44%) PMO
4 3 (1.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.83%) GMP
5 2 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 4 (2.44%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.22%) EnCase
2 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) Ansible
3 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.24%) Cisco
3 15 (9.15%) Oracle
3 15 (9.15%) SAP
4 11 (6.71%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.10%) Citrix
6 9 (5.49%) Juniper
7 8 (4.88%) VMware
8 7 (4.27%) Fortinet
8 7 (4.27%) Lotus
8 7 (4.27%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.66%) Aruba
10 5 (3.05%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.44%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.44%) F5
11 4 (2.44%) HP
11 4 (2.44%) Siemens
12 3 (1.83%) Ariba
12 3 (1.83%) McAfee
12 3 (1.83%) Sun