Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 73 48
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25 +12
Contract jobs citing Change Management 207 158 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.34% 2.77% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 3.35% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 96 176
North West median daily rate £420 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £299 £263
90th Percentile £625 £513 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 13
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £26.83 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% -2.44% -12.42%
10th Percentile £17.51 £22.83 £19.29
90th Percentile £40.40 £53.00 £65.86
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -3.70% -10.00%

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 5,240 4,712 6,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.63% 82.49% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,291 2,882 3,938
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 220 216
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.56 £53.00 £52.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +6 109 £375 -3.85% 22
Cheshire -5 54 £400 +14.29% 11
Lancashire -9 20 £475 +5.56% 4
Merseyside +28 15 £425 -6.08% 4
Cumbria -5 4 £823 +126.90% 1
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 72 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.82%) ITIL
3 54 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (22.71%) Project Management
5 38 (18.36%) Microsoft
6 36 (17.39%) Service Management
6 36 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (16.91%) Problem Management
8 34 (16.43%) Finance
9 33 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (14.98%) Linux
11 28 (13.53%) Oracle
12 27 (13.04%) Windows
13 25 (12.08%) Incident Management
14 23 (11.11%) ITSM
15 22 (10.63%) PRINCE2
15 22 (10.63%) Cisco
15 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
16 20 (9.66%) Firewall
16 20 (9.66%) Waterfall
16 20 (9.66%) DevOps
16 20 (9.66%) ServiceNow
17 19 (9.18%) Scrum
18 18 (8.70%) Migration
18 18 (8.70%) Configuration Management
19 17 (8.21%) Open Source
20 16 (7.73%) SC Cleared
20 16 (7.73%) Project Planning
20 16 (7.73%) Data Management
20 16 (7.73%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.42%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.42%) SAS
3 5 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.93%) CMS
4 4 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.93%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.28%) IaaS
1 13 (6.28%) PaaS
1 13 (6.28%) SaaS
2 8 (3.86%) Office 365
3 6 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.45%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) G Suite
7 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.66%) Firewall
2 12 (5.80%) WAN
3 10 (4.83%) LAN
4 9 (4.35%) VPN
5 8 (3.86%) DHCP
5 8 (3.86%) DNS
5 8 (3.86%) Network Security
6 7 (3.38%) SMS
7 6 (2.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (2.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (2.90%) MPLS
8 5 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.93%) DMZ
9 4 (1.93%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.45%) BGP
10 3 (1.45%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.45%) OSPF
10 3 (1.45%) SAN
10 3 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.76%) MySQL
2 13 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.86%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.93%) Big Data
4 4 (1.93%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.93%) DB2
4 4 (1.93%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.45%) Power BI
5 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (5.31%) JIRA
2 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.93%) Mercurial
3 2 (0.97%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 34 (16.43%) Finance
2 10 (4.83%) Banking
3 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.48%) Billing
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.48%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 39 (18.84%) Analyst
3 21 (10.14%) Change Manager
4 17 (8.21%) Business Manager
5 16 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.28%) Network Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Consultant
7 11 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Business Change Manager
9 9 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.35%) Security Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Developer
11 7 (3.38%) Administrator
11 7 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.90%) Business Project Manager
12 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.90%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.28%) Ajax
1 13 (6.28%) Django
1 13 (6.28%) JSON
1 13 (6.28%) Web Services
2 4 (1.93%) .NET
3 1 (0.48%) ISPF
3 1 (0.48%) Middleware
3 1 (0.48%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.28%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.90%) User Experience
7 5 (2.42%) CMDB
7 5 (2.42%) PMI
8 4 (1.93%) Life Science
8 4 (1.93%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.97%) FMCG
10 2 (0.97%) NHS
11 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.98%) Linux
2 27 (13.04%) Windows
3 14 (6.76%) Unix
4 13 (6.28%) Android
4 13 (6.28%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.80%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.45%) AIX
8 3 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.45%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.97%) Solaris
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.82%) ITIL
3 54 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (22.71%) Project Management
5 36 (17.39%) Service Management
6 35 (16.91%) Problem Management
7 33 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (12.08%) Incident Management
9 23 (11.11%) ITSM
10 22 (10.63%) PRINCE2
11 20 (9.66%) DevOps
11 20 (9.66%) Waterfall
12 19 (9.18%) Scrum
13 18 (8.70%) Configuration Management
13 18 (8.70%) Migration
14 17 (8.21%) Open Source
15 16 (7.73%) Data Management
15 16 (7.73%) Project Planning
15 16 (7.73%) SFIA
16 14 (6.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.76%) JavaScript
1 14 (6.76%) Python
1 14 (6.76%) SQL
2 7 (3.38%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.42%) VB
4 4 (1.93%) Erlang
5 3 (1.45%) COBOL
6 2 (0.97%) JCL
6 2 (0.97%) VBScript
7 1 (0.48%) Java
7 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 16 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.31%) Degree
5 10 (4.83%) CCNP
6 8 (3.86%) CCDP
6 8 (3.86%) Chartered Engineer
6 8 (3.86%) CISM
6 8 (3.86%) CISSP
6 8 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.42%) MCP
7 5 (2.42%) MCSA
7 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.42%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.93%) MCSE
9 3 (1.45%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.45%) MCTS
10 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.83%) SLA
2 6 (2.90%) PMO
3 5 (2.42%) QA
4 4 (1.93%) GDPR
5 2 (0.97%) IFRS
6 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.48%) GLP
6 1 (0.48%) GxP
6 1 (0.48%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.90%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.42%) SCCM
3 3 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (1.45%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.97%) MaaS360
4 2 (0.97%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.48%) Grafana
5 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.48%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.48%) SCOM
5 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (18.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.53%) Oracle
3 22 (10.63%) Cisco
4 20 (9.66%) ServiceNow
5 12 (5.80%) SAP
6 8 (3.86%) F5
6 8 (3.86%) Juniper
7 7 (3.38%) VMware
8 6 (2.90%) Blue Coat
8 6 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.90%) HP
8 6 (2.90%) IBM
9 5 (2.42%) Citrix
9 5 (2.42%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.93%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.93%) CA
10 4 (1.93%) Informatica
10 4 (1.93%) Lotus
11 3 (1.45%) Altiris
11 3 (1.45%) Red Hat