Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 61 45
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 -15
Contract jobs citing Change Management 196 146 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.62% 3.08% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.62% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 74 144
Scotland median daily rate £330 £394 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.19% +17.98% -6.25%
10th Percentile £222 £233 £224
90th Percentile £513 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £443 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -1.67% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £30.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.31% - -
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -1.04% -25.00% +1.78%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,720 4,031 4,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.26% 84.93% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,623 2,279 2,546
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £237
90th Percentile £550 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 102 108
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -23.91% +64.29%
10th Percentile £10.85 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.80 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Change Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in Scotland

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Change Management in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Management in Scotland

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Management in Scotland

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Management in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Management in Scotland

Change Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 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
Edinburgh +1 80 £400 +6.67% 5
Glasgow -7 69 £338 -20.59% 4
Renfrewshire +2 33 £285 +14.00%
West Lothian +4 4 £434 +33.46% 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
Aberdeen +7 1 £600 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £130 -
Stirling - 1 £400 -
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Change Management.

1 60 (30.61%) Windows
2 57 (29.08%) Finance
3 52 (26.53%) SQL
4 51 (26.02%) Microsoft
4 51 (26.02%) Security Cleared
5 49 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 45 (22.96%) Active Directory
7 40 (20.41%) Software Testing
8 39 (19.90%) Project Management
9 38 (19.39%) HP
10 37 (18.88%) Windows 7
10 37 (18.88%) Test Scripting
11 36 (18.37%) Office 365
12 35 (17.86%) Test Automation
12 35 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (17.86%) ISTQB
13 34 (17.35%) PDA
13 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (17.35%) DNS
13 34 (17.35%) McAfee
13 34 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (16.84%) VMware
15 32 (16.33%) Veritas
15 32 (16.33%) DHCP
15 32 (16.33%) AIX
15 32 (16.33%) ITIL
15 32 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (16.33%) Hyper-V
15 32 (16.33%) VMware ESXi
15 32 (16.33%) HP ALM

Change Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.51%) Apache
2 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) InVision
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.51%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.37%) Office 365
2 11 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.08%) IaaS
5 6 (3.06%) PaaS
6 4 (2.04%) SaaS
7 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.35%) DNS
2 32 (16.33%) DHCP
3 7 (3.57%) Firewall
4 6 (3.06%) LAN
5 5 (2.55%) WAN
6 3 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.02%) SAN
7 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.02%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.51%) Skype
8 1 (0.51%) VPN
8 1 (0.51%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) MySQL
2 6 (3.06%) MSDE
3 2 (1.02%) Big Data
3 2 (1.02%) Power BI
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (15.82%) HP UFT
1 31 (15.82%) WinRunner
2 6 (3.06%) JIRA
3 5 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.04%) Selenium
4 4 (2.04%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.53%) Hudson
6 2 (1.02%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.51%) GoCD
7 1 (0.51%) PVCS
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 57 (29.08%) Finance
2 30 (15.31%) Banking
3 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.04%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (26.02%) Analyst
2 34 (17.35%) Project Manager
3 16 (8.16%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.65%) Test Analyst
5 13 (6.63%) Architect
5 13 (6.63%) Change Manager
6 11 (5.61%) Applications Support
7 10 (5.10%) Developer
7 10 (5.10%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.10%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.59%) Applications Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Applications Support Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Tester
9 8 (4.08%) Consultant
9 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Security Architect
11 6 (3.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.04%) .NET
2 2 (1.02%) FpML
2 2 (1.02%) JSON
2 2 (1.02%) LDAP
2 2 (1.02%) Swing
2 2 (1.02%) XML
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
3 1 (0.51%) REST
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.35%) PDA
2 31 (15.82%) Clustering
3 22 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.04%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.53%) Robotics
7 2 (1.02%) CMDB
7 2 (1.02%) Derivative
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.02%) iPad
7 2 (1.02%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.02%) PKI
7 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.51%) e-Health
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.61%) Windows
2 37 (18.88%) Windows 7
3 35 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (16.33%) AIX
6 22 (11.22%) Linux
7 6 (3.06%) Unix
8 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.04%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.02%) HPUX
10 1 (0.51%) Android
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.51%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.41%) Software Testing
2 39 (19.90%) Project Management
3 37 (18.88%) Test Scripting
4 35 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (16.33%) ITIL
7 30 (15.31%) Smoke Testing
7 30 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (9.18%) Business Analysis
8 18 (9.18%) Risk Management
8 18 (9.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 16 (8.16%) Incident Management
10 12 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (6.12%) Problem Management
10 12 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (6.12%) SDLC
11 11 (5.61%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.10%) DevOps
12 10 (5.10%) Programme Management
12 10 (5.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.53%) SQL
2 16 (8.16%) Java
2 16 (8.16%) Perl
3 11 (5.61%) C#
4 10 (5.10%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.59%) PHP
5 9 (4.59%) Python
6 7 (3.57%) C++
6 7 (3.57%) Groovy
6 7 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 49 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 35 (17.86%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.12%) Degree
5 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.55%) ISEB
7 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.53%) MCSE
8 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.53%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.53%) PMP
9 2 (1.02%) CCNA
9 2 (1.02%) CISA
9 2 (1.02%) CISM
9 2 (1.02%) CISSP
9 2 (1.02%) MCSA
9 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.63%) SLA
2 12 (6.12%) PMO
3 11 (5.61%) QA
4 3 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.53%) GxP
5 2 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.02%) GAMP
5 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.51%) TickIT
System Software
1 45 (22.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.33%) Hyper-V
2 32 (16.33%) VMware ESXi
2 32 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (16.33%) HP ALM
2 30 (15.31%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.53%) Ansible
4 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.02%) SCCM
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.51%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) Netcool
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.51%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.39%) HP
3 34 (17.35%) McAfee
4 33 (16.84%) VMware
5 32 (16.33%) Veritas
6 31 (15.82%) Citrix
7 29 (14.80%) Ivanti
8 12 (6.12%) Oracle
9 8 (4.08%) SAP
10 7 (3.57%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.53%) Cisco
12 3 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.53%) Mitel
13 2 (1.02%) Adobe
13 2 (1.02%) Calypso
13 2 (1.02%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.02%) Google
13 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com