Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 70 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 -29 +14
Contract jobs citing Change Management 149 149 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.62% 2.74% 4.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.27% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 102 198
North West median daily rate £405 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £187 £305 £174
90th Percentile £550 £588 £527
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 2
North West median hourly rate £29.99 £32.50 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.73% +56.23% -21.11%
10th Percentile £23.96 £22.91 £15.61
90th Percentile £53.75 £67.03 £26.07
England median hourly rate £26.21 £20.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.43% -43.75% +43.31%

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 4,767 4,551 5,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.91% 83.70% 85.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,018 2,950 3,360
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 213 153
North West median hourly rate £24.33 £21.70 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +3.11% -31.05%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.04 £52.85 £49.95
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Manchester -19 57 £363 -9.38% 29
Cheshire -8 32 £350 -17.65% 11
Merseyside +14 26 £468 -13.02% 6
Lancashire -19 20 £451 +5.93% 3
Cumbria +1 6 £338 -25.00% 1
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (35.57%) ITIL
2 46 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (30.20%) Microsoft
4 38 (25.50%) Finance
5 36 (24.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (21.48%) Service Management
7 24 (16.11%) Project Management
8 23 (15.44%) Incident Management
9 21 (14.09%) Problem Management
9 21 (14.09%) Configuration Management
9 21 (14.09%) User Experience
10 18 (12.08%) Windows
10 18 (12.08%) Business Analysis
11 17 (11.41%) Web Services
11 17 (11.41%) Data Modelling
11 17 (11.41%) Service Delivery
11 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (10.74%) Python
12 16 (10.74%) JavaScript
13 15 (10.07%) Microsoft Excel
14 13 (8.72%) CRM
14 13 (8.72%) SAP
14 13 (8.72%) Risk Management
14 13 (8.72%) Case Management
14 13 (8.72%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (8.05%) SLA
15 12 (8.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 12 (8.05%) Banking

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 (3.36%) IBM Notes
1 5 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.01%) Confluence
2 3 (2.01%) Drupal
3 2 (1.34%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (10.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (8.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.01%) Workday HCM
3 2 (1.34%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.67%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (5.37%) Office 365
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.34%) IaaS
4 2 (1.34%) PaaS
4 2 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) Wireless
2 3 (2.01%) LAN
2 3 (2.01%) WAN
3 2 (1.34%) Extranet
3 2 (1.34%) Firewall
3 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) MySQL
2 6 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.01%) Power BI
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.34%) MS Access
5 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.68%) JIRA
3 2 (1.34%) InstallShield
General
1 38 (25.50%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.68%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Law
6 3 (2.01%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (22.82%) Analyst
2 26 (17.45%) Project Manager
3 16 (10.74%) Business Analyst
4 8 (5.37%) Developer
4 8 (5.37%) Python Developer
5 6 (4.03%) Change Manager
5 6 (4.03%) Service Manager
6 5 (3.36%) Applications Manager
6 5 (3.36%) Development Manager
6 5 (3.36%) Django Developer
6 5 (3.36%) Python/Django Developer
6 5 (3.36%) Service Analyst
7 4 (2.68%) Administrator
7 4 (2.68%) Analytics Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Consultant
7 4 (2.68%) Coordinator
7 4 (2.68%) Senior Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Software Asset Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Software Manager
7 4 (2.68%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.41%) Web Services
2 11 (7.38%) RESTful
3 10 (6.71%) .NET
3 10 (6.71%) CSS
3 10 (6.71%) HTML
3 10 (6.71%) Node.js
3 10 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (6.04%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.03%) Ajax
5 6 (4.03%) Django
5 6 (4.03%) JSON
6 1 (0.67%) COM
6 1 (0.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.67%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.09%) User Experience
2 17 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.36%) NHS
6 4 (2.68%) Cyberattack
6 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.68%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.01%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.01%) PMI
7 3 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.67%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) CMDB
9 1 (0.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.08%) Windows
2 10 (6.71%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.03%) Android
4 6 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.36%) Unix
5 5 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.67%) AIX
7 1 (0.67%) MVS
7 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.57%) ITIL
2 46 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (24.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (21.48%) Service Management
5 24 (16.11%) Project Management
6 23 (15.44%) Incident Management
7 21 (14.09%) Configuration Management
7 21 (14.09%) Problem Management
8 18 (12.08%) Business Analysis
9 17 (11.41%) Data Modelling
9 17 (11.41%) Service Delivery
10 13 (8.72%) Case Management
10 13 (8.72%) CRM
10 13 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (8.72%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.71%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (6.71%) Decision-Making
12 10 (6.71%) Front End Development
12 10 (6.71%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.74%) JavaScript
1 16 (10.74%) Python
2 10 (6.71%) C#
2 10 (6.71%) Java
2 10 (6.71%) Ruby
3 9 (6.04%) Scala
4 5 (3.36%) SQL
5 3 (2.01%) C
5 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.34%) ABAP
6 2 (1.34%) VB
6 2 (1.34%) VBScript
7 1 (0.67%) JCL
7 1 (0.67%) REXX
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) Degree
2 7 (4.70%) MCP
2 7 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.01%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.34%) CCIE
6 2 (1.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (1.34%) CCNP
6 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.34%) MCSA
6 2 (1.34%) MCSE
6 2 (1.34%) MCTS
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.67%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) SLA
2 8 (5.37%) QA
3 6 (4.03%) PMO
4 4 (2.68%) PSD2
5 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.67%) Def Stans
System Software
1 6 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.67%) XenApp
3 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) SCCM
1 7 (4.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.01%) Grafana
2 3 (2.01%) Prometheus
2 3 (2.01%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) SAP
3 9 (6.04%) ServiceNow
4 8 (5.37%) Oracle
5 6 (4.03%) HP
5 6 (4.03%) VMware
6 5 (3.36%) Lotus
7 4 (2.68%) BMC
8 3 (2.01%) Citrix
8 3 (2.01%) Dynatrace
8 3 (2.01%) Workday
9 2 (1.34%) Altiris
9 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.34%) IBM
9 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.67%) Adobe
10 1 (0.67%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.67%) Remedy
10 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com