Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 220 190
Rank change year-on-year -21 -30 +2
Contract jobs citing Change Control 1021 1369 1463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.26% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.50% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 868 878
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +0.66% -5.63%
10th Percentile £269 £225 £235
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 74
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.68 £12.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.33 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +12.73% -8.33% -1.64%

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80665 90976 91007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.35% 83.47% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52984 60071 57896
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £259
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1998 2199 2592
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.05% +7.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.55 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%

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 16 August 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 16 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Top 16 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 16 August 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 -17 938 £430 +7.50% 104
UK excluding London -26 621 £400 +17.65% 84
London -24 376 £500 +11.11% 30
South East -7 206 £400 +14.29% 26
North of England +3 143 £425 +30.77% 17
South West -4 87 £375 +7.14% 11
Midlands -1 69 £400 +5.26% 13
North West +27 62 £450 +9.09% 12
East of England -48 53 £425 +21.43% 8
Yorkshire +23 42 £413 +3.13% 4
West Midlands -5 38 £350 -7.89% 12
North East +5 36 £445 +48.17% 1
Scotland -5 36 £384 +18.08% 8
East Midlands 0 29 £425 - 1
Wales 0 24 £406 +38.13% 2
Northern Ireland -49 5 £280 +45.64%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 341 (33.40%) Finance
2 267 (26.15%) Project Management
3 194 (19.00%) PMO
4 179 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (17.04%) PRINCE2
6 158 (15.48%) Microsoft
7 155 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 151 (14.79%) Change Management
9 148 (14.50%) ITIL
10 142 (13.91%) Windows
11 140 (13.71%) Security Cleared
12 135 (13.22%) SQL
13 119 (11.66%) Microsoft Project
14 108 (10.58%) Linux
14 108 (10.58%) Risk Management
15 103 (10.09%) Banking
16 102 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
17 100 (9.79%) SC Cleared
18 98 (9.60%) Degree
18 98 (9.60%) Unix
19 94 (9.21%) Oracle
19 94 (9.21%) Configuration Management
19 94 (9.21%) QA
20 91 (8.91%) Migration
21 88 (8.62%) Programme Management
22 84 (8.23%) Firewall
23 81 (7.93%) SharePoint
24 78 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
25 76 (7.44%) Management Information System
26 75 (7.35%) Cisco

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 81 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.45%) Apache
3 24 (2.35%) WebLogic
4 20 (1.96%) IIS
5 19 (1.86%) Confluence
5 19 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 14 (1.37%) JBoss
8 11 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.88%) CMS
11 6 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.39%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 119 (11.66%) Microsoft Project
2 78 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
4 55 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (4.11%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.49%) Simulink
7 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.20%) InDesign
7 2 (0.20%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.098%) CATIA
8 1 (0.098%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.098%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.098%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 18 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.69%) Primavera
4 6 (0.59%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.29%) Maximo
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.84%) Office 365
4 16 (1.57%) PaaS
5 12 (1.18%) Trello
6 11 (1.08%) IaaS
7 9 (0.88%) SaaS
8 7 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.49%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.20%) GitHub
10 2 (0.20%) Heroku
11 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.098%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.098%) Taleo
11 1 (0.098%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 84 (8.23%) Firewall
2 45 (4.41%) SAN
3 35 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 26 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (2.45%) WAN
6 23 (2.25%) DNS
6 23 (2.25%) LAN
7 22 (2.15%) VPN
8 21 (2.06%) NAS
9 17 (1.67%) DHCP
10 16 (1.57%) Network Security
10 16 (1.57%) SNMP
11 15 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (1.47%) LDAP
12 14 (1.37%) Internet
13 12 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 12 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 12 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.08%) IPsec
14 11 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 17 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 13 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.98%) DB2
8 10 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.69%) Big Data
10 7 (0.69%) IDOL
10 7 (0.69%) MySQL
10 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (3.72%) JIRA
2 30 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.64%) Visual Studio
4 26 (2.55%) Subversion
5 25 (2.45%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.86%) Maven
7 12 (1.18%) GitLab
7 12 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
10 8 (0.78%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.69%) IBM UrbanCode
12 6 (0.59%) Ant
12 6 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.39%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.39%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (0.29%) Hudson
General
1 341 (33.40%) Finance
2 103 (10.09%) Banking
3 56 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.84%) Legal
7 22 (2.15%) Retail
8 19 (1.86%) Back Office
9 14 (1.37%) Front Office
9 14 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.18%) Law
12 11 (1.08%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.98%) Automotive
14 9 (0.88%) Marketing
15 8 (0.78%) Billing
15 8 (0.78%) Publishing
16 5 (0.49%) Local Government
17 4 (0.39%) Advertising
17 4 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 194 (19.00%) Project Manager
2 159 (15.57%) Analyst
3 94 (9.21%) Developer
4 57 (5.58%) Consultant
5 55 (5.39%) PMO Analyst
6 52 (5.09%) Business Analyst
7 51 (5.00%) Programme Manager
8 41 (4.02%) Administrator
9 36 (3.53%) Architect
9 36 (3.53%) IT Manager
9 36 (3.53%) Software Engineer
10 34 (3.33%) Network Engineer
11 29 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
12 28 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (2.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 27 (2.64%) IT Analyst
14 25 (2.45%) Senior Software Engineer
15 23 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (2.25%) Senior Manager
16 22 (2.15%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (6.37%) .NET
2 38 (3.72%) XML
3 24 (2.35%) Web Services
4 21 (2.06%) XSLT
5 19 (1.86%) HTML
6 18 (1.76%) WCF
7 17 (1.67%) Java EE
7 17 (1.67%) Middleware
8 15 (1.47%) Software Packaging
9 14 (1.37%) HTML5
9 14 (1.37%) XSD
10 13 (1.27%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.27%) RESTful
11 12 (1.18%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.18%) jQuery
12 11 (1.08%) Ajax
12 11 (1.08%) Spring
13 10 (0.98%) Apache Camel
13 10 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 70 (6.86%) Data Centre
4 30 (2.94%) Clustering
5 23 (2.25%) PMI
6 17 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.67%) Fixed Income
7 15 (1.47%) PKI
8 14 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.08%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.98%) NHS
12 9 (0.88%) FMCG
12 9 (0.88%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.88%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.78%) CMDB
13 8 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 142 (13.91%) Windows
2 108 (10.58%) Linux
3 98 (9.60%) Unix
4 64 (6.27%) Windows Server
5 55 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.35%) Solaris
7 21 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.67%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.47%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.08%) AIX
12 10 (0.98%) FreeBSD
13 7 (0.69%) HPUX
14 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.39%) Android
17 3 (0.29%) CentOS
17 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (26.15%) Project Management
2 179 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (17.04%) PRINCE2
4 155 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 151 (14.79%) Change Management
6 148 (14.50%) ITIL
7 108 (10.58%) Risk Management
8 94 (9.21%) Configuration Management
9 91 (8.91%) Migration
10 88 (8.62%) Programme Management
11 58 (5.68%) Project Planning
11 58 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (5.48%) Quality Management
13 55 (5.39%) DevOps
14 54 (5.29%) Service Management
14 54 (5.29%) Software Engineering
15 52 (5.09%) Dependency Management
16 51 (5.00%) Resource Management
17 47 (4.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 46 (4.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 135 (13.22%) SQL
2 74 (7.25%) Java
3 44 (4.31%) Perl
4 43 (4.21%) C#
5 32 (3.13%) Python
6 31 (3.04%) JavaScript
7 30 (2.94%) C++
8 28 (2.74%) C
9 25 (2.45%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.86%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.27%) Ruby
12 13 (1.27%) VB
13 11 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.78%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.78%) VBA
15 7 (0.69%) tcsh
16 5 (0.49%) Korn
17 4 (0.39%) PHP
18 3 (0.29%) Ada
Qualifications
1 140 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 100 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 98 (9.60%) Degree
4 51 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 49 (4.80%) PMI Certification
6 46 (4.51%) PMP
7 35 (3.43%) DV Cleared
8 28 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (1.96%) CCNP
11 15 (1.47%) CCNA
11 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.78%) APMP
15 8 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.69%) CISSP
17 6 (0.59%) CCIE
17 6 (0.59%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (19.00%) PMO
2 94 (9.21%) QA
3 32 (3.13%) SLA
4 13 (1.27%) GDPR
5 11 (1.08%) Def Stans
5 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.98%) MISRA
6 10 (0.98%) MISRA C
7 8 (0.78%) GMP
7 8 (0.78%) MiFID
8 7 (0.69%) P3O
8 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.59%) EMIR
10 5 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.49%) FATCA
11 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.20%) GxP
12 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.67%) vSphere
4 12 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.08%) GPFS
6 10 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.69%) Samba
7 7 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (0.49%) Docker
8 5 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.39%) Snort
9 4 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.39%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.29%) NFS
10 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.29%) XenApp
11 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (3.43%) Ansible
2 20 (1.96%) Puppet
3 16 (1.57%) SCCM
4 15 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.47%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.18%) Dollar Universe
6 11 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (0.88%) Forum Sentry
8 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
9 7 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (0.69%) SCOM
9 7 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.59%) Netcool
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.49%) WSUS
12 4 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 158 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 94 (9.21%) Oracle
3 75 (7.35%) Cisco
4 61 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 59 (5.78%) VMware
6 51 (5.00%) HP
6 51 (5.00%) SAP
7 41 (4.02%) F5
8 34 (3.33%) IBM
9 33 (3.23%) Citrix
10 29 (2.84%) CheckPoint
11 22 (2.15%) Juniper
12 21 (2.06%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 16 (1.57%) TIBCO
15 14 (1.37%) Palo Alto
16 13 (1.27%) Green Hills
16 13 (1.27%) iManage
17 12 (1.18%) Symantec
18 10 (0.98%) Veritas