Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 64 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 -19 +8
Contract jobs citing Change Management 168 162 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.85% 2.83% 4.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 3.44% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 107 200
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.88%
10th Percentile £195 £295 £231
90th Percentile £630 £568 £538
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +70.73% -18.39%
10th Percentile £27.45 £28.05 £14.43
90th Percentile £54.00 £67.71 £69.07
England median hourly rate £24.58 £17.38 £32.66
% change year-on-year +41.47% -46.79% +30.00%

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 4,898 4,708 5,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.97% 82.24% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,106 2,999 3,776
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 207 179
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.08%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.74 £11.45
90th Percentile £51.03 £49.93 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +3 82 £360 -10.00% 38
Cheshire -16 39 £355 -7.79% 9
Merseyside +11 21 £468 -13.02% 7
Lancashire -18 14 £475 +26.67% 6
Cumbria 0 7 £823 +93.53%
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 53 (31.55%) ITIL
2 52 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (27.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (22.62%) Service Management
6 34 (20.24%) Project Management
7 31 (18.45%) Finance
8 27 (16.07%) Windows
9 25 (14.88%) Problem Management
10 23 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (13.10%) SAP
12 20 (11.90%) Data Modelling
12 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
13 19 (11.31%) User Experience
13 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (11.31%) Service Delivery
13 19 (11.31%) Configuration Management
14 18 (10.71%) Business Analysis
14 18 (10.71%) Incident Management
15 17 (10.12%) Risk Management
16 15 (8.93%) PRINCE2
16 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
17 13 (7.74%) CRM
18 12 (7.14%) Linux
18 12 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 12 (7.14%) Degree
18 12 (7.14%) SC Cleared
19 11 (6.55%) Waterfall
19 11 (6.55%) Process Improvement
19 11 (6.55%) User Stories

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 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.38%) Confluence
2 4 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.79%) Drupal
3 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.79%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.79%) SAS
4 2 (1.19%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.79%) Workday HCM
3 2 (1.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.60%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.95%) Office 365
2 8 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.98%) IaaS
3 5 (2.98%) PaaS
3 5 (2.98%) SaaS
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.79%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.60%) G Suite
7 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 5 (2.98%) Wireless
3 4 (2.38%) Firewall
3 4 (2.38%) VPN
4 3 (1.79%) DHCP
4 3 (1.79%) DNS
5 2 (1.19%) Skype
5 2 (1.19%) SMS
5 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.60%) Extranet
6 1 (0.60%) HTTP
6 1 (0.60%) Junos
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.60%) SAN
6 1 (0.60%) SSL
6 1 (0.60%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) WAN
6 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.98%) Power BI
1 5 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) Big Data
2 4 (2.38%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.19%) DB2
4 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (5.36%) JIRA
2 7 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.19%) InstallShield
General
1 31 (18.45%) Finance
2 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.98%) Banking
4 4 (2.38%) Retail
5 3 (1.79%) Law
5 3 (1.79%) Local Government
6 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (23.81%) Analyst
2 33 (19.64%) Project Manager
3 19 (11.31%) Business Analyst
4 7 (4.17%) Change Manager
4 7 (4.17%) Consultant
4 7 (4.17%) Development Manager
4 7 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 6 (3.57%) Administrator
5 6 (3.57%) Architect
5 6 (3.57%) Business Manager
5 6 (3.57%) Trainer
6 5 (2.98%) Business Change Manager
6 5 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (2.98%) Service Analyst
6 5 (2.98%) Software Manager
7 4 (2.38%) Development Project Manager
7 4 (2.38%) IT Support
7 4 (2.38%) SAP Trainer
7 4 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (2.38%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) .NET
2 8 (4.76%) RESTful
2 8 (4.76%) Web Services
3 7 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.17%) CSS
3 7 (4.17%) HTML
3 7 (4.17%) Node.js
3 7 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.60%) COM
4 1 (0.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.31%) User Experience
3 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.98%) PMI
4 5 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.98%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.38%) NHS
6 3 (1.79%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.19%) CMDB
7 2 (1.19%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.07%) Windows
2 12 (7.14%) Linux
3 9 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.76%) Unix
5 7 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.60%) AIX
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.55%) ITIL
2 49 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (22.62%) Service Management
5 34 (20.24%) Project Management
6 25 (14.88%) Problem Management
7 20 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 19 (11.31%) Configuration Management
8 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (11.31%) Service Delivery
9 18 (10.71%) Business Analysis
9 18 (10.71%) Incident Management
10 17 (10.12%) Risk Management
11 15 (8.93%) PRINCE2
12 13 (7.74%) CRM
13 11 (6.55%) Decision-Making
13 11 (6.55%) Process Improvement
13 11 (6.55%) Software Delivery
13 11 (6.55%) User Stories
13 11 (6.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.55%) SQL
2 7 (4.17%) C#
2 7 (4.17%) Java
2 7 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.17%) Python
2 7 (4.17%) Ruby
2 7 (4.17%) Scala
3 6 (3.57%) VB
4 4 (2.38%) VBScript
5 3 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.19%) ABAP
6 2 (1.19%) Erlang
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.14%) Degree
2 12 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) MCP
3 8 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (2.98%) MCSA
5 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.98%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.38%) MCSE
6 4 (2.38%) MCTS
7 3 (1.79%) CCNP
7 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.19%) CCDP
8 2 (1.19%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (1.19%) CISM
8 2 (1.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) SLA
2 9 (5.36%) PMO
3 8 (4.76%) QA
4 2 (1.19%) IFRS
5 1 (0.60%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) GLP
5 1 (0.60%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (4.17%) SCCM
3 4 (2.38%) Grafana
3 4 (2.38%) Prometheus
3 4 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (2.38%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 52 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.10%) SAP
3 11 (6.55%) HP
4 10 (5.95%) VMware
5 9 (5.36%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.76%) Oracle
7 5 (2.98%) BMC
7 5 (2.98%) Citrix
8 4 (2.38%) AlienVault
8 4 (2.38%) Altiris
8 4 (2.38%) Dynatrace
8 4 (2.38%) Lotus
9 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.79%) Workday
10 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.19%) CA
10 2 (1.19%) Cisco
10 2 (1.19%) Informatica
10 2 (1.19%) Pega
11 1 (0.60%) Kaspersky