Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 65 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 +21
Contract jobs citing Change Management 190 163 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.28% 3.00% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.60% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 106 176
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £293 £179 £263
90th Percentile £546 £513 £551
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 15
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £26.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.46% -17.45% -2.11%
10th Percentile £17.50 £22.17 £19.89
90th Percentile £32.00 £53.00 £68.04
England median hourly rate £21.33 £29.92 £26.00
% change year-on-year -28.73% +15.08% -18.75%

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 4,940 4,530 6,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.33% 83.43% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,111 2,788 3,904
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £240 £251
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 199 232
North West median hourly rate £21.74 £36.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.61% +21.01% +32.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £49.58
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 +4 92 £400 +10.34% 22
Cheshire -1 46 £419 +19.64% 14
Lancashire 0 30 £488 +12.07% 7
Merseyside +18 14 £425 -5.56% 5
Cumbria -8 1 - - 1
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 66 (34.74%) ITIL
1 66 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.79%) Project Management
3 45 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (22.63%) Finance
5 34 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (16.32%) Problem Management
7 30 (15.79%) Linux
8 26 (13.68%) PRINCE2
8 26 (13.68%) Oracle
8 26 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (12.63%) Service Management
10 23 (12.11%) Cisco
11 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
11 22 (11.58%) Windows
12 21 (11.05%) Unix
12 21 (11.05%) Incident Management
13 20 (10.53%) ITSM
14 19 (10.00%) Migration
14 19 (10.00%) SFIA
14 19 (10.00%) ServiceNow
15 18 (9.47%) DevOps
15 18 (9.47%) Firewall
16 17 (8.95%) Scrum
16 17 (8.95%) Web Services
16 17 (8.95%) Python
16 17 (8.95%) JavaScript
16 17 (8.95%) Configuration Management
17 16 (8.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (8.42%) Data Management

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 8 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.63%) SAS
2 5 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.11%) CMS
3 4 (2.11%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.37%) IaaS
1 14 (7.37%) PaaS
1 14 (7.37%) SaaS
2 4 (2.11%) Office 365
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) G Suite
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.47%) Firewall
2 12 (6.32%) WAN
3 10 (5.26%) LAN
4 7 (3.68%) Network Security
5 6 (3.16%) DHCP
5 6 (3.16%) DNS
5 6 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (3.16%) VPN
6 5 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (2.63%) MPLS
6 5 (2.63%) SMS
6 5 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.11%) DMZ
7 4 (2.11%) FTP
8 3 (1.58%) OSPF
8 3 (1.58%) SAN
8 3 (1.58%) SNMP
8 3 (1.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.37%) MySQL
2 13 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.58%) DB2
5 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) Power BI
7 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) JIRA
2 4 (2.11%) ClearQuest
2 4 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.11%) Mercurial
2 4 (2.11%) Rational Team Concert
2 4 (2.11%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.05%) MSI
General
1 43 (22.63%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Banking
3 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.58%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Billing
5 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (21.58%) Project Manager
2 35 (18.42%) Analyst
3 19 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 15 (7.89%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.89%) Business Manager
4 15 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Consultant
5 12 (6.32%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Developer
7 9 (4.74%) Migration Manager
8 8 (4.21%) Business Change Manager
8 8 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (4.21%) Migration Project Manager
8 8 (4.21%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Business Project Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Compliance Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Compliance Project Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.95%) Web Services
2 13 (6.84%) Ajax
2 13 (6.84%) Django
2 13 (6.84%) JSON
3 5 (2.63%) ISPF
3 5 (2.63%) Middleware
4 3 (1.58%) REST
4 3 (1.58%) SOAP
5 2 (1.05%) .NET
5 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.37%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.74%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.21%) Mainframe
5 8 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.68%) CMDB
6 7 (3.68%) User Experience
7 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.16%) PMI
8 5 (2.63%) Life Science
9 4 (2.11%) NHS
10 3 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.53%) FMCG
11 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.79%) Linux
2 22 (11.58%) Windows
3 21 (11.05%) Unix
4 15 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.84%) Android
5 13 (6.84%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.68%) AIX
7 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.58%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (34.74%) ITIL
2 49 (25.79%) Project Management
3 45 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (16.32%) Problem Management
5 26 (13.68%) PRINCE2
5 26 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (12.63%) Service Management
7 21 (11.05%) Incident Management
8 20 (10.53%) ITSM
9 19 (10.00%) Migration
9 19 (10.00%) SFIA
10 18 (9.47%) DevOps
11 17 (8.95%) Configuration Management
11 17 (8.95%) Scrum
12 16 (8.42%) Data Management
13 15 (7.89%) Open Source
14 14 (7.37%) Business Analysis
14 14 (7.37%) Waterfall
15 13 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.95%) JavaScript
1 17 (8.95%) Python
2 15 (7.89%) SQL
3 10 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.16%) Java
4 6 (3.16%) JCL
4 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.58%) COBOL
6 2 (1.05%) Erlang
6 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
7 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (8.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 13 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.79%) CCNP
3 11 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.74%) CCDP
5 9 (4.74%) Chartered Engineer
5 9 (4.74%) CISM
5 9 (4.74%) CISSP
5 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.21%) Degree
7 6 (3.16%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.05%) ISEB
8 2 (1.05%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.05%) MCSA
8 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.05%) PMP
9 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.68%) QA
2 6 (3.16%) GDPR
3 5 (2.63%) PMO
4 4 (2.11%) SLA
5 2 (1.05%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.53%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (4.74%) Hyper-V
2 8 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.63%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.63%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (1.05%) MaaS360
1 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.05%) WSUS
2 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (13.68%) Oracle
2 23 (12.11%) Cisco
3 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 10 (5.26%) IBM
6 9 (4.74%) SAP
7 8 (4.21%) F5
8 7 (3.68%) Juniper
9 6 (3.16%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.63%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.63%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.63%) Symantec
11 4 (2.11%) VMware
12 3 (1.58%) Dell
12 3 (1.58%) Informatica
12 3 (1.58%) Remedy
12 3 (1.58%) Snow
13 2 (1.05%) CA
13 2 (1.05%) Citrix
13 2 (1.05%) Lotus