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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 39 53
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14  
Contract jobs citing Change Management 77 152 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.66% 3.99% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 4.85% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 102 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £305 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £387
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £39.06 £20.50 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.53% -6.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.79 £20.50 £18.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £41.70 £33.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.24 £27.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -13.92% -6.89%  

Change Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Change Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 33 £400 - 16
Cheshire +6 22 £378 -5.62% 8
Lancashire -4 9 £450 +20.00% 2
Cumbria -3 4 £363 +2.11%
Merseyside -11 3 £500 +40.44% 2
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Change Management.

1 66 (43.14%) Finance
2 49 (32.03%) Project Management
3 44 (28.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (26.14%) ITIL
5 36 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (17.65%) PRINCE2
7 23 (15.03%) Microsoft
8 22 (14.38%) Unix
8 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (12.42%) Banking
10 18 (11.76%) Service Management
10 18 (11.76%) Windows
10 18 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (10.46%) Migration
11 16 (10.46%) Manufacturing
12 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
12 15 (9.80%) Oracle
12 15 (9.80%) Data Centre
13 14 (9.15%) SAP
14 13 (8.50%) Linux
14 13 (8.50%) Incident Management
14 13 (8.50%) Management Information System
14 13 (8.50%) Life Science
15 12 (7.84%) Security Cleared
15 12 (7.84%) Logistics
16 11 (7.19%) Degree
16 11 (7.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 11 (7.19%) CRM
16 11 (7.19%) Cisco
16 11 (7.19%) Mentoring

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.61%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.96%) IIS
4 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.31%) Confluence
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.31%) SAS
5 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.96%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.31%) Primavera
5 1 (0.65%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) DNS
2 7 (4.58%) Firewall
3 5 (3.27%) LAN
3 5 (3.27%) WAN
4 4 (2.61%) Skype
4 4 (2.61%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.96%) BGP
5 3 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.96%) DHCP
5 3 (1.96%) EIGRP
5 3 (1.96%) NAS
5 3 (1.96%) OSPF
5 3 (1.96%) SAN
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 2 (1.31%) ADSL
6 2 (1.31%) Internet
6 2 (1.31%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.31%) ISDN
6 2 (1.31%) MPLS
6 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) JIRA
2 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.65%) CMake
3 1 (0.65%) Gradle
3 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.65%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) WiX
General
1 66 (43.14%) Finance
2 19 (12.42%) Banking
3 16 (10.46%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.23%) Retail
5 7 (4.58%) Back Office
6 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.31%) Billing
7 2 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Law
7 2 (1.31%) Legal
7 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Military
7 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (30.72%) Analyst
2 22 (14.38%) Project Manager
3 21 (13.73%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.50%) Consultant
5 11 (7.19%) Change Manager
6 9 (5.88%) Business Manager
7 7 (4.58%) Change Analyst
7 7 (4.58%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (3.92%) Geneos Consultant
8 6 (3.92%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Telephony Manager
9 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.27%) Junior
9 5 (3.27%) Migration Manager
9 5 (3.27%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.61%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) Middleware
2 2 (1.31%) .NET
2 2 (1.31%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) JSON
3 1 (0.65%) LAMP
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.50%) Life Science
3 13 (8.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.58%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.58%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.92%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.92%) IVR
6 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.96%) Clustering
7 3 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.96%) Fintech
7 3 (1.96%) iPhone
7 3 (1.96%) PMI
7 3 (1.96%) Replication
7 3 (1.96%) User Experience
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.38%) Unix
2 18 (11.76%) Windows
3 13 (8.50%) Linux
4 8 (5.23%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.61%) OS/2
6 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.31%) AIX
8 2 (1.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.03%) Project Management
2 44 (28.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (26.14%) ITIL
4 27 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (11.76%) Service Management
7 16 (10.46%) Migration
8 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
9 13 (8.50%) Incident Management
10 12 (7.84%) Logistics
11 11 (7.19%) CRM
11 11 (7.19%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.54%) Problem Management
13 9 (5.88%) ITSM
13 9 (5.88%) Service Delivery
13 9 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
14 8 (5.23%) Business Transformation
14 8 (5.23%) Process Improvement
14 8 (5.23%) SDLC
14 8 (5.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.61%) SQL
2 3 (1.96%) C++
3 2 (1.31%) C
3 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) Groovy
4 1 (0.65%) Perl
4 1 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.19%) Degree
3 10 (6.54%) ISEB
4 9 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.96%) CCNA
7 3 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.96%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.96%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.31%) APMP
8 2 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.31%) MCITP
8 2 (1.31%) MCSE
8 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (1.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) PMO
2 8 (5.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.96%) GDPR
3 3 (1.96%) QA
4 2 (1.31%) MiFID
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) GxP
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.65%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.96%) MOM
2 3 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.31%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.80%) Oracle
3 14 (9.15%) SAP
4 11 (7.19%) Cisco
5 5 (3.27%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.27%) IBM
5 5 (3.27%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.27%) Symantec
5 5 (3.27%) VMware
6 4 (2.61%) Proofpoint
7 3 (1.96%) Citrix
7 3 (1.96%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.96%) Juniper
7 3 (1.96%) Lotus
8 2 (1.31%) Intel
8 2 (1.31%) IronPort
8 2 (1.31%) Kaseya
8 2 (1.31%) Kaspersky
8 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.31%) Temenos
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