Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Change Control
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 229 194
Rank change year-on-year -15 -35 +6
Contract jobs citing Change Control 1075 1203 1488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.14% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.36% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 756 914
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £265 £244 £238
90th Percentile £603 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £386
% change year-on-year +10.71% -9.39% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 63
UK median hourly rate £26.80 £27.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% -14.06% +6.22%
10th Percentile £13.64 £19.66 £15.56
90th Percentile £42.50 £42.03 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year - -25.17% +5.23%

Change Control 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Change Control as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England -8 976 £425 +3.66% 68
UK excluding London +2 652 £388 +10.71% 56
London -27 390 £488 -2.50% 14
South East +16 198 £382 +1.87% 14
North of England +10 130 £406 +18.61% 15
South West +12 99 £370 +2.78% 6
Midlands -1 77 £350 -17.65% 10
East of England -23 75 £413 +17.86% 9
North West +29 71 £450 +8.43% 9
West Midlands +16 49 £330 -22.35% 8
Scotland -12 48 £375 +15.38%
Yorkshire +17 41 £400 +6.67% 4
East Midlands +1 28 £400 -0.62% 2
Wales -4 22 £415 +3.11% 2
North East +1 18 £375 +17.19% 2
Northern Ireland -39 4 £338 +25.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 with a requirement for Change Control.

1 369 (34.33%) Finance
2 253 (23.53%) Project Management
3 217 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (18.79%) PMO
5 196 (18.23%) Microsoft
6 182 (16.93%) PRINCE2
7 178 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 148 (13.77%) Windows
9 144 (13.40%) Risk Management
10 138 (12.84%) ITIL
11 135 (12.56%) Change Management
12 130 (12.09%) SQL
13 122 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
14 116 (10.79%) Microsoft Project
15 113 (10.51%) Banking
16 108 (10.05%) Oracle
17 102 (9.49%) Microsoft Excel
18 99 (9.21%) SQL Server
18 99 (9.21%) Firewall
18 99 (9.21%) QA
19 96 (8.93%) Security Cleared
20 93 (8.65%) Degree
21 91 (8.47%) .NET
22 90 (8.37%) Linux
23 89 (8.28%) Cisco
24 85 (7.91%) Active Directory
24 85 (7.91%) Management Information System
25 83 (7.72%) Migration
25 83 (7.72%) Java
26 80 (7.44%) Programme Management

Change Control
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 73 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.70%) IIS
4 26 (2.42%) JBoss
5 25 (2.33%) Apache
6 24 (2.23%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.02%) Confluence
10 10 (0.93%) CMS
10 10 (0.93%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.47%) Tuxedo
14 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (10.79%) Microsoft Project
2 102 (9.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
4 63 (5.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (3.91%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.47%) Simulink
7 4 (0.37%) Maya
7 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.093%) CATIA
8 1 (0.093%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.093%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.093%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.093%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 19 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.84%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
7 4 (0.37%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.37%) RMDS
7 4 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.37%) Temenos Globus
8 3 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.28%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.19%) SAP EWM
9 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.19%) Office 365
2 43 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.95%) PaaS
5 15 (1.40%) IaaS
6 8 (0.74%) SaaS
7 5 (0.47%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) Trello
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.19%) GitHub
10 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.19%) Taleo
11 1 (0.093%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.093%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (9.21%) Firewall
2 53 (4.93%) WAN
3 45 (4.19%) TCP/IP
4 44 (4.09%) LAN
5 39 (3.63%) DNS
6 33 (3.07%) Network Security
6 33 (3.07%) SAN
7 32 (2.98%) VPN
8 24 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (2.14%) Wireless
10 21 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (1.86%) DHCP
11 20 (1.86%) LDAP
12 17 (1.58%) Internet
13 16 (1.49%) SSL
14 15 (1.40%) BIG-IP
15 13 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (1.21%) VLAN
15 13 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.40%) NoSQL
3 14 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 14 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.65%) Big Data
8 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.56%) IDOL
9 6 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.47%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.37%) MySQL
11 4 (0.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (3.26%) JIRA
1 35 (3.26%) Subversion
2 31 (2.88%) Maven
3 18 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (1.21%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.93%) Ant
7 10 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.65%) ClearCase
8 7 (0.65%) IBM UrbanCode
8 7 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.47%) PeopleTools
11 4 (0.37%) Hudson
12 3 (0.28%) JProfiler
12 3 (0.28%) JUnit
12 3 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.28%) ScriptRunner
General
1 369 (34.33%) Finance
2 113 (10.51%) Banking
3 48 (4.47%) Retail
4 43 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 37 (3.44%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.88%) Legal
8 22 (2.05%) Front Office
9 19 (1.77%) Back Office
9 19 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.30%) Aerospace
10 14 (1.30%) Billing
11 13 (1.21%) Automotive
12 11 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.93%) Law
14 9 (0.84%) Marketing
14 9 (0.84%) Publishing
15 8 (0.74%) Advertising
16 4 (0.37%) German Language
16 4 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (17.67%) Project Manager
2 187 (17.40%) Analyst
3 126 (11.72%) Developer
4 66 (6.14%) Consultant
5 59 (5.49%) Business Analyst
6 56 (5.21%) PMO Analyst
7 43 (4.00%) .NET Developer
8 41 (3.81%) Programme Manager
9 39 (3.63%) Network Engineer
10 38 (3.53%) IT Manager
11 37 (3.44%) Senior Manager
12 35 (3.26%) Architect
12 35 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
13 34 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
14 33 (3.07%) Senior Project Manager
15 30 (2.79%) PMO Lead
15 30 (2.79%) Software Engineer
16 29 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 28 (2.60%) IT Project Manager
17 28 (2.60%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (8.47%) .NET
2 60 (5.58%) Web Services
3 51 (4.74%) XML
4 40 (3.72%) WCF
5 37 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 32 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 32 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (2.79%) XSLT
8 25 (2.33%) Java EE
9 19 (1.77%) Spring
10 17 (1.58%) Hibernate
11 16 (1.49%) Middleware
12 15 (1.40%) .NET Framework
12 15 (1.40%) jQuery
13 14 (1.30%) Ajax
13 14 (1.30%) RESTful
13 14 (1.30%) XSD
14 13 (1.21%) HTML
15 12 (1.12%) SOAP
16 11 (1.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 122 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 57 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 38 (3.53%) N-Tier
5 30 (2.79%) PMI
6 18 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 15 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.02%) PKI
10 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.93%) DataPower
11 10 (0.93%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.84%) CMDB
12 9 (0.84%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.84%) FMCG
13 8 (0.74%) Clustering
14 7 (0.65%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.65%) NHS
14 7 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 148 (13.77%) Windows
2 90 (8.37%) Linux
3 71 (6.60%) Unix
4 56 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 38 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (2.88%) Windows 7
7 23 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.40%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.12%) Solaris
11 8 (0.74%) AIX
12 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.56%) Android
14 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.28%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) HPUX
16 2 (0.19%) SUSE
16 2 (0.19%) VMS
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (23.53%) Project Management
2 217 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (16.93%) PRINCE2
4 178 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 144 (13.40%) Risk Management
6 138 (12.84%) ITIL
7 135 (12.56%) Change Management
8 83 (7.72%) Migration
9 80 (7.44%) Programme Management
10 74 (6.88%) Configuration Management
11 67 (6.23%) Scrum
12 65 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 63 (5.86%) Project Planning
14 59 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (4.84%) TDD
16 49 (4.56%) Resource Management
16 49 (4.56%) Workflow
17 48 (4.47%) SDLC
18 46 (4.28%) Dependency Management
18 46 (4.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 130 (12.09%) SQL
2 83 (7.72%) Java
3 65 (6.05%) C#
4 42 (3.91%) Perl
5 34 (3.16%) C
6 29 (2.70%) C++
6 29 (2.70%) Python
7 28 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.23%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.30%) VBA
11 13 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.02%) Ruby
14 9 (0.84%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.56%) Ada
15 6 (0.56%) VB
15 6 (0.56%) VBScript
16 4 (0.37%) PHP
17 3 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 96 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.65%) Degree
3 60 (5.58%) PMI Certification
4 58 (5.40%) SC Cleared
5 52 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 46 (4.28%) PMP
7 41 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (2.70%) CCNA
9 28 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 25 (2.33%) CCNP
11 20 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (1.77%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.49%) APMP
14 14 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.21%) CISSP
16 12 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.93%) MCSE
18 9 (0.84%) MCP
18 9 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 7 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (18.79%) PMO
2 99 (9.21%) QA
3 36 (3.35%) SLA
4 16 (1.49%) GDPR
5 15 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.30%) MiFID
7 11 (1.02%) Def Stans
8 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.84%) MISRA
8 9 (0.84%) MISRA C
9 7 (0.65%) EMIR
10 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.47%) P3O
11 5 (0.47%) RMADS
12 4 (0.37%) GMP
13 3 (0.28%) FATCA
14 2 (0.19%) GCP
14 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 85 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.12%) vSphere
6 10 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.74%) Docker
8 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.47%) XenApp
10 3 (0.28%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.28%) iptables
10 3 (0.28%) Postfix
10 3 (0.28%) Samba
10 3 (0.28%) Squid
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (2.70%) Ansible
2 27 (2.51%) Puppet
2 27 (2.51%) SCCM
3 16 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.65%) WSUS
6 6 (0.56%) Forum Sentry
6 6 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.37%) MOM
8 4 (0.37%) SCOM
8 4 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.37%) WMI
9 3 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.28%) Mesos
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 196 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 108 (10.05%) Oracle
3 89 (8.28%) Cisco
4 68 (6.33%) VMware
5 64 (5.95%) SAP
6 38 (3.53%) Citrix
6 38 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 36 (3.35%) CheckPoint
7 36 (3.35%) IBM
8 35 (3.26%) F5
9 34 (3.16%) HP
10 26 (2.42%) Juniper
11 25 (2.33%) ServiceNow
12 15 (1.40%) Sophos
13 11 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.02%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.02%) Green Hills
13 11 (1.02%) Palo Alto
13 11 (1.02%) Remedy
13 11 (1.02%) Reuters