The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Change Control skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Change Control over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Change Control
England / South East
Rank 135 128 115
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13  
Contract jobs citing Change Control 109 149 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.39% 1.62% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.00% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 100 92
Median daily rate £375 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £393
% change year-on-year - -4.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £21.75 £43.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.41% +88.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

Change Control 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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in the South East

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Change Control in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Control in the South East

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Control in the South East

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Control in the South East

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the South East

Change Control
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Control within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Hampshire -12 28 £350 - 3
Surrey +9 24 £413 - 4
Berkshire +10 16 £500 +66.66% 3
West Sussex +3 11 £250 +2.04% 2
Oxfordshire -14 10 £150 -22.07% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £413 +37.50%
Kent +9 3 £428 -
East Sussex +6 3 - -
Middlesex 0 1 £288 -45.44%
Change Control
England

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control 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 South East region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 61 (33.15%) Finance
2 58 (31.52%) Change Management
3 51 (27.72%) Project Management
4 41 (22.28%) PMO
5 40 (21.74%) ITIL
6 35 (19.02%) SAN
7 34 (18.48%) PRINCE2
8 28 (15.22%) Service Delivery
8 28 (15.22%) Linux
9 27 (14.67%) Oracle
9 27 (14.67%) Microsoft
9 27 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (14.13%) MS Excel
11 25 (13.59%) Unix
11 25 (13.59%) Veritas
11 25 (13.59%) Red Hat
12 24 (13.04%) Legal
13 23 (12.50%) Configuration Management
13 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (11.41%) Telecoms
15 20 (10.87%) Management Information System
15 20 (10.87%) Risk Management
15 20 (10.87%) High Availability
16 19 (10.33%) NAS
16 19 (10.33%) Degree
16 19 (10.33%) Problem Management
16 19 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (10.33%) MS Project
17 18 (9.78%) MS Office

Change Control
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.89%) JBoss
3 7 (3.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.09%) Documentum
4 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.33%) MS Project
3 18 (9.78%) MS Office
4 15 (8.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (5.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) Maximo
3 1 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.17%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.17%) SmartFocus
3 2 (1.09%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.02%) SAN
2 19 (10.33%) NAS
3 8 (4.35%) Firewall
3 8 (4.35%) LAN
4 5 (2.72%) WAN
5 4 (2.17%) DNS
5 4 (2.17%) SMS
5 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.17%) VPN
6 3 (1.63%) 3G
6 3 (1.63%) 4G
6 3 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.63%) FTP
7 2 (1.09%) BGP
7 2 (1.09%) DDNS
7 2 (1.09%) DSL
7 2 (1.09%) Junos
7 2 (1.09%) MPLS
7 2 (1.09%) OSPF
7 2 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.09%) DB2
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.54%) DataStax
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.63%) Subversion
3 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.09%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.54%) Checkstyle
4 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.54%) FindBugs
4 1 (0.54%) Gradle
4 1 (0.54%) JUnit
4 1 (0.54%) Maven
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (33.15%) Finance
2 24 (13.04%) Legal
3 21 (11.41%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.35%) Marketing
5 6 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.17%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (17.93%) Project Manager
2 30 (16.30%) Analyst
3 25 (13.59%) Administrator
4 18 (9.78%) Storage Administrator
4 18 (9.78%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 18 (9.78%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (9.78%) Unix Administrator
4 18 (9.78%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 13 (7.07%) Coordinator
6 11 (5.98%) Developer
7 10 (5.43%) PMO Analyst
8 9 (4.89%) Consultant
8 9 (4.89%) IT Manager
8 9 (4.89%) Programme Manager
9 8 (4.35%) Scrum Master
10 7 (3.80%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.80%) IT Analyst
10 7 (3.80%) Solaris Administrator
10 7 (3.80%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) .NET
2 5 (2.72%) HTML
3 4 (2.17%) Apache Camel
3 4 (2.17%) Middleware
4 3 (1.63%) J2EE
4 3 (1.63%) OSGi
4 3 (1.63%) Web Services
5 2 (1.09%) Flash
5 2 (1.09%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.09%) WPF
5 2 (1.09%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.54%) CGI
6 1 (0.54%) CSS
6 1 (0.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.54%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.54%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.54%) SOAP
6 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 18 (9.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (8.15%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.89%) Clustering
5 9 (4.89%) Smart Meter
6 6 (3.26%) Learning Management System
7 5 (2.72%) CMDB
7 5 (2.72%) PKI
8 4 (2.17%) Replication
9 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.63%) FMCG
9 3 (1.63%) Life Science
9 3 (1.63%) PMI
9 3 (1.63%) User Experience
9 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.09%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.54%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.22%) Linux
2 25 (13.59%) Unix
3 18 (9.78%) Solaris
4 17 (9.24%) Windows
5 8 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.26%) AIX
7 5 (2.72%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.52%) Change Management
2 51 (27.72%) Project Management
3 40 (21.74%) ITIL
4 34 (18.48%) PRINCE2
5 28 (15.22%) Service Delivery
6 27 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 20 (10.87%) High Availability
8 20 (10.87%) Risk Management
9 19 (10.33%) Problem Management
9 19 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.78%) Programme Management
11 16 (8.70%) Migration
11 16 (8.70%) Scrum
12 15 (8.15%) Incident Management
13 12 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.98%) CRM
14 11 (5.98%) Service Management
15 10 (5.43%) Business Analysis
15 10 (5.43%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.89%) Korn
2 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
3 6 (3.26%) C
3 6 (3.26%) Java
4 5 (2.72%) C#
4 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.72%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.72%) SQL
5 4 (2.17%) VB
6 3 (1.63%) Perl
6 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.09%) VBScript
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.33%) Degree
3 17 (9.24%) PMP
4 14 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.98%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (5.43%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.63%) CCNP
10 2 (1.09%) APMP
10 2 (1.09%) MCDBA
10 2 (1.09%) MCP
11 1 (0.54%) APMG
11 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.54%) MCITP
11 1 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.28%) PMO
2 13 (7.07%) QA
3 9 (4.89%) SLA
4 7 (3.80%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.09%) GMP
6 2 (1.09%) NEBOSH
6 2 (1.09%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (9.78%) Veritas File System
2 17 (9.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.26%) vSphere
5 5 (2.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (9.78%) NetBackup
2 9 (4.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (3.80%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.72%) SCCM
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.54%) Control-M
6 1 (0.54%) DameWare
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (14.67%) Microsoft
1 27 (14.67%) Oracle
2 25 (13.59%) Red Hat
2 25 (13.59%) Veritas
3 17 (9.24%) Sun
3 17 (9.24%) Symantec
4 15 (8.15%) HP
5 12 (6.52%) Remedy
6 9 (4.89%) SAP
7 8 (4.35%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (3.80%) BMC
9 6 (3.26%) Cisco
10 4 (2.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.17%) Google
10 4 (2.17%) IBM
10 4 (2.17%) Tableau
10 4 (2.17%) VMware
11 3 (1.63%) Ericsson
11 3 (1.63%) F5
11 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow