Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 47 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 -10
Contract jobs citing Change Management 205 138 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.85% 3.54% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 4.18% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 79 139
Scotland median daily rate £320 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.42% +25.00% -12.00%
10th Percentile £227 £235 £220
90th Percentile £475 £540 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% +60.98% -42.82%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.75 £20.25
90th Percentile £31.18 £50.50 £20.75
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £27.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year -10.30% +1.41% -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 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 4,555 3,303 4,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.59% 84.74% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,733 1,917 2,644
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £233
90th Percentile £545 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 76 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +30.91%
10th Percentile £10.55 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £46.25 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% - +17.23%

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 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 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 96 £400 -4.48% 14
Renfrewshire -1 48 £280 +12.00% 1
Glasgow -27 48 £320 -20.00% 2
Stirling - 2 £400 - 1
Perth and Kinross -2 1 £450 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
Change Management
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 64 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 63 (30.73%) Windows
3 61 (29.76%) Active Directory
4 57 (27.80%) Security Cleared
5 56 (27.32%) Finance
6 54 (26.34%) SC Cleared
7 53 (25.85%) Software Testing
8 51 (24.88%) SQL
9 50 (24.39%) Windows 7
10 49 (23.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (23.90%) VMware
11 47 (22.93%) VMware ESXi
12 46 (22.44%) HP
13 44 (21.46%) Test Automation
14 42 (20.49%) DNS
14 42 (20.49%) Project Management
15 41 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (20.00%) Test Scripting
16 40 (19.51%) Hyper-V
16 40 (19.51%) ISTQB
17 39 (19.02%) PDA
17 39 (19.02%) McAfee
18 38 (18.54%) Citrix
19 37 (18.05%) AIX
19 37 (18.05%) Veritas
19 37 (18.05%) WinRunner
19 37 (18.05%) HP UFT
19 37 (18.05%) Clustering
19 37 (18.05%) Banking
19 37 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (3.41%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.41%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.98%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) CICS
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) JBoss
4 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.56%) Office 365
2 13 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.93%) IaaS
4 3 (1.46%) PaaS
4 3 (1.46%) SaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.49%) DNS
2 34 (16.59%) DHCP
3 13 (6.34%) LAN
4 12 (5.85%) WAN
5 4 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.95%) Firewall
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.46%) SAN
6 3 (1.46%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.49%) Skype
8 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.49%) Wireless
8 1 (0.49%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.95%) MySQL
2 2 (0.98%) DB2
2 2 (0.98%) Power BI
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (18.05%) HP UFT
1 37 (18.05%) WinRunner
2 9 (4.39%) JIRA
3 8 (3.90%) TestDirector
4 7 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.93%) Selenium
6 5 (2.44%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.44%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.98%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.49%) GoCD
9 1 (0.49%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.49%) PVCS
9 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 56 (27.32%) Finance
2 37 (18.05%) Banking
3 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
4 4 (1.95%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Back Office
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (27.80%) Analyst
2 33 (16.10%) Project Manager
3 26 (12.68%) Test Analyst
4 13 (6.34%) Business Analyst
4 13 (6.34%) Change Manager
5 12 (5.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (5.37%) Consultant
6 11 (5.37%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 10 (4.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 10 (4.88%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.39%) Architect
8 9 (4.39%) Tester
9 8 (3.90%) Developer
9 8 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Release Manager
11 6 (2.93%) Administrator
11 6 (2.93%) Change and Release Manager
11 6 (2.93%) Deployment Manager
12 5 (2.44%) Automation Tester
12 5 (2.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.44%) .NET
1 5 (2.44%) Spring
1 5 (2.44%) Spring Cloud
2 2 (0.98%) JSON
2 2 (0.98%) Web Services
2 2 (0.98%) XML
3 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.49%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.49%) CSS
3 1 (0.49%) CSS3
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) HTML5
3 1 (0.49%) LDAP
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) React
3 1 (0.49%) REST
3 1 (0.49%) RESTful
3 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.02%) PDA
2 37 (18.05%) Clustering
3 19 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (8.78%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.90%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.95%) CMDB
7 3 (1.46%) Robotics
8 2 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.98%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.49%) DataPower
9 1 (0.49%) iPad
9 1 (0.49%) iPhone
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.73%) Windows
2 50 (24.39%) Windows 7
3 49 (23.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (18.05%) AIX
6 12 (5.85%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.37%) Linux
8 8 (3.90%) Windows Server
9 6 (2.93%) Unix
10 5 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.95%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.49%) HPUX
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.85%) Software Testing
2 44 (21.46%) Test Automation
3 42 (20.49%) Project Management
4 41 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 36 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (16.59%) Smoke Testing
7 28 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (12.68%) ITIL
9 17 (8.29%) Decision-Making
10 16 (7.80%) Business Analysis
11 14 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (5.85%) Risk Management
13 11 (5.37%) PRINCE2
13 11 (5.37%) Service Management
13 11 (5.37%) Waterfall
13 11 (5.37%) Workflow
14 10 (4.88%) DevOps
14 10 (4.88%) ITIL V3
14 10 (4.88%) Project Planning
14 10 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 51 (24.88%) SQL
2 10 (4.88%) C#
3 9 (4.39%) Java
3 9 (4.39%) Python
4 5 (2.44%) C++
5 4 (1.95%) Perl
6 3 (1.46%) PHP
7 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.49%) Groovy
8 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (27.80%) Security Cleared
2 54 (26.34%) SC Cleared
3 40 (19.51%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.37%) Degree
5 9 (4.39%) MCSE
5 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.90%) MCSA
6 8 (3.90%) MCTS
7 7 (3.41%) MCITP
8 6 (2.93%) ISEB
9 5 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.44%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.44%) PMP
10 4 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.46%) APMP
11 3 (1.46%) CISA
11 3 (1.46%) CISM
11 3 (1.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) QA
2 10 (4.88%) PMO
3 6 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.93%) SLA
4 4 (1.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 61 (29.76%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.93%) VMware ESXi
3 40 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 37 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (15.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.49%) Docker
6 1 (0.49%) vCloud
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (17.56%) McAfee ePO
2 34 (16.59%) HP ALM
3 7 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.93%) Netcool
5 5 (2.44%) Ansible
6 2 (0.98%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.49%) Control-M
7 1 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.49%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.49%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.49%) MOM
7 1 (0.49%) Puppet
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.49%) SCCM
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.49%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.90%) VMware
3 46 (22.44%) HP
4 39 (19.02%) McAfee
5 38 (18.54%) Citrix
6 37 (18.05%) Veritas
7 30 (14.63%) Ivanti
8 13 (6.34%) Oracle
9 7 (3.41%) Cisco
9 7 (3.41%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.44%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.95%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.95%) SAP
12 3 (1.46%) Aruba
12 3 (1.46%) Mitel
13 2 (0.98%) Blue Prism
13 2 (0.98%) IBM
13 2 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.98%) Planview
14 1 (0.49%) Workday