Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 61 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 -17 +15
Contract jobs citing Change Management 187 172 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.15% 2.95% 4.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 3.59% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 114 192
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £209 £313 £263
90th Percentile £601 £525 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 7
North West median hourly rate £26.75 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% +70.73% -18.39%
10th Percentile £17.59 £21.31 £14.43
90th Percentile £42.50 £53.00 £69.07
England median hourly rate £24.08 £22.52 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.93% -20.98% -9.35%

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 4,962 4,786 6,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.65% 82.09% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,942 3,912
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 198 180
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +37.93% -26.82%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.74 £12.16
90th Percentile £51.40 £53.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +6 105 £365 -8.75% 41
Cheshire -11 48 £365 -5.81% 7
Lancashire -7 15 £475 +6.74% 4
Merseyside +15 8 £431 -13.75% 2
Cumbria -6 4 £823 +93.53% 1
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 61 (32.62%) ITIL
2 58 (31.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 58 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (22.46%) Microsoft
4 37 (19.79%) Project Management
5 34 (18.18%) Service Management
6 32 (17.11%) Finance
7 31 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (15.51%) Windows
9 27 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (13.90%) Problem Management
11 23 (12.30%) Linux
12 22 (11.76%) Incident Management
13 21 (11.23%) Security Cleared
14 20 (10.70%) Oracle
15 19 (10.16%) ITSM
16 18 (9.63%) ServiceNow
17 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
17 16 (8.56%) Scrum
18 15 (8.02%) Business Analysis
18 15 (8.02%) Degree
18 15 (8.02%) Waterfall
19 14 (7.49%) User Stories
19 14 (7.49%) SC Cleared
19 14 (7.49%) DevOps
19 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
19 14 (7.49%) Unix
20 13 (6.95%) SLA
20 13 (6.95%) 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 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.14%) Confluence
2 4 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.14%) SAS
2 4 (2.14%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.60%) Drupal
3 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.07%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) Office 365
2 7 (3.74%) IaaS
2 7 (3.74%) PaaS
2 7 (3.74%) SaaS
3 6 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.60%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.53%) G Suite
8 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.42%) Firewall
2 8 (4.28%) VPN
3 6 (3.21%) SMS
3 6 (3.21%) Unified Communications
3 6 (3.21%) WAN
4 5 (2.67%) DHCP
4 5 (2.67%) DNS
4 5 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (2.14%) DMZ
5 4 (2.14%) LAN
5 4 (2.14%) Network Security
5 4 (2.14%) Wireless
6 3 (1.60%) BGP
6 3 (1.60%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.60%) OSPF
6 3 (1.60%) Skype
7 2 (1.07%) MPLS
7 2 (1.07%) SAN
7 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) MySQL
2 8 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.67%) Power BI
4 4 (2.14%) Big Data
4 4 (2.14%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.60%) DB2
5 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (4.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 32 (17.11%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Banking
3 3 (1.60%) Local Government
4 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.07%) Retail
4 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Billing
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (23.53%) Analyst
2 38 (20.32%) Project Manager
3 20 (10.70%) Business Analyst
4 14 (7.49%) Change Manager
5 11 (5.88%) Business Manager
6 9 (4.81%) Service Analyst
7 8 (4.28%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) Security Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) Business Change Manager
8 7 (3.74%) Consultant
8 7 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Architect
9 6 (3.21%) Developer
9 6 (3.21%) Development Manager
9 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.21%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Python Developer
10 5 (2.67%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) Ajax
1 8 (4.28%) Django
1 8 (4.28%) JSON
1 8 (4.28%) Web Services
2 3 (1.60%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) COM
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.53%) Velocity
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.35%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.35%) User Experience
3 8 (4.28%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.67%) CMDB
5 5 (2.67%) PMI
5 5 (2.67%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.07%) FMCG
7 2 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.07%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.51%) Windows
2 23 (12.30%) Linux
3 14 (7.49%) Unix
4 10 (5.35%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.28%) Android
5 8 (4.28%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.21%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.14%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) AIX
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.62%) ITIL
2 58 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (31.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (19.79%) Project Management
4 34 (18.18%) Service Management
5 27 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (13.90%) Problem Management
7 22 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 19 (10.16%) ITSM
9 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
9 16 (8.56%) Scrum
10 15 (8.02%) Business Analysis
10 15 (8.02%) Waterfall
11 14 (7.49%) DevOps
11 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2
11 14 (7.49%) User Stories
12 13 (6.95%) Data Management
12 13 (6.95%) Decision-Making
12 13 (6.95%) ITIL V3
13 12 (6.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.42%) SQL
2 8 (4.28%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.28%) Python
3 7 (3.74%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.21%) VB
5 3 (1.60%) Erlang
6 2 (1.07%) COBOL
6 2 (1.07%) VBScript
7 1 (0.53%) ABAP
7 1 (0.53%) JCL
7 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.02%) Degree
3 14 (7.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.74%) CCNP
5 7 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.21%) MCP
7 5 (2.67%) CCDP
7 5 (2.67%) Chartered Engineer
7 5 (2.67%) CISM
7 5 (2.67%) CISSP
7 5 (2.67%) MCSA
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.67%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.14%) MCSE
8 4 (2.14%) MCTS
9 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.95%) SLA
2 6 (3.21%) PMO
3 4 (2.14%) GDPR
3 4 (2.14%) QA
4 2 (1.07%) IFRS
5 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) GLP
5 1 (0.53%) GxP
5 1 (0.53%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.53%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.28%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.21%) ProxySG
3 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) SCCM
2 4 (2.14%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (2.14%) Grafana
2 4 (2.14%) Prometheus
2 4 (2.14%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.14%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.53%) MaaS360
3 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.70%) Oracle
3 18 (9.63%) ServiceNow
4 12 (6.42%) Cisco
4 12 (6.42%) SAP
5 11 (5.88%) HP
6 10 (5.35%) VMware
7 8 (4.28%) Juniper
8 7 (3.74%) F5
9 6 (3.21%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.21%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.67%) BMC
10 5 (2.67%) Citrix
10 5 (2.67%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.14%) AlienVault
11 4 (2.14%) Altiris
11 4 (2.14%) CA
11 4 (2.14%) Dynatrace
11 4 (2.14%) IBM
12 3 (1.60%) Informatica