Period
to 16 October 2018

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 October 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 Control
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 247 224
Rank change year-on-year -4 -23 -31
Contract jobs citing Change Control 1,127 1,064 1,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.07% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.25% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 678 812
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £224
90th Percentile £646 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 41
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.92% -0.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.68 £16.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.11 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.08% +5.45% -10.42%

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 88,893 85,050 90,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.72% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,634 56,312 59,554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,433 2,068 2,444
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Top 15 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 October 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
England -4 1,012 £441 +3.82% 166
UK excluding London -3 708 £400 +3.90% 129
London +11 407 £513 +7.89% 57
South East -5 203 £380 +8.57% 38
North of England -4 156 £425 +3.03% 22
Midlands +16 104 £350 -5.41% 19
South West -28 90 £390 +5.41% 14
North West -5 75 £463 -2.63% 14
Scotland +13 71 £358 +10.15% 10
Yorkshire +1 64 £425 +6.25% 5
West Midlands -1 63 £350 +4.48% 13
East of England -15 57 £420 -1.18% 16
East Midlands +12 41 £382 -7.39% 6
Wales -9 31 £405 +1.38% 10
North East +3 17 £413 +10.00% 3

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control 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 with a requirement for Change Control.

1 384 (34.07%) Finance
2 305 (27.06%) Project Management
3 290 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
4 201 (17.83%) Microsoft
5 188 (16.68%) ITIL
6 183 (16.24%) Windows
7 159 (14.11%) PRINCE2
8 149 (13.22%) SQL
9 148 (13.13%) PMO
10 146 (12.95%) Linux
10 146 (12.95%) Change Management
11 143 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 142 (12.60%) Security Cleared
13 141 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
14 131 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
15 122 (10.83%) Configuration Management
16 117 (10.38%) Risk Management
17 113 (10.03%) Microsoft Excel
18 111 (9.85%) Oracle
18 111 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
19 108 (9.58%) Firewall
20 106 (9.41%) Active Directory
21 102 (9.05%) SC Cleared
22 96 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
23 92 (8.16%) VMware
24 89 (7.90%) Programme Management
24 89 (7.90%) Cisco
24 89 (7.90%) DevOps
25 87 (7.72%) Banking
25 87 (7.72%) JIRA

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 74 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 58 (5.15%) Apache
3 44 (3.90%) IIS
4 41 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 39 (3.46%) Confluence
6 23 (2.04%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.33%) JBoss
8 13 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.35%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 113 (10.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (6.57%) Microsoft Project
4 64 (5.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.51%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.18%) InDesign
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.089%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.089%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.71%) Primavera
5 7 (0.62%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.53%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.44%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.35%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.27%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 111 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (4.61%) Office 365
4 41 (3.64%) IaaS
5 38 (3.37%) PaaS
6 22 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (1.06%) GitHub
9 11 (0.98%) SaaS
10 10 (0.89%) Datadog
10 10 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
12 7 (0.62%) Trello
13 6 (0.53%) Slack
14 4 (0.35%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.27%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 108 (9.58%) Firewall
2 44 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 43 (3.82%) WAN
4 41 (3.64%) DNS
5 40 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (3.55%) Network Security
6 39 (3.46%) LAN
7 37 (3.28%) SAN
8 36 (3.19%) VPN
9 32 (2.84%) Internet
9 32 (2.84%) OSPF
10 27 (2.40%) BGP
10 27 (2.40%) Wireless
11 22 (1.95%) VLAN
12 21 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (1.60%) EIGRP
15 16 (1.42%) SSL
16 14 (1.24%) SMS
16 14 (1.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 29 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.04%) MySQL
5 21 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 19 (1.69%) Big Data
8 17 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.42%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (0.80%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
14 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 87 (7.72%) JIRA
2 70 (6.21%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.40%) TeamCity
5 26 (2.31%) Subversion
6 25 (2.22%) Artifactory
7 24 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 23 (2.04%) Maven
9 21 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.77%) IBM UrbanCode
11 17 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.42%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.33%) Selenium
13 15 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.24%) Visual Studio
15 9 (0.80%) Ant
15 9 (0.80%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.71%) Zephyr
17 7 (0.62%) JUnit
General
1 384 (34.07%) Finance
2 87 (7.72%) Banking
3 64 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.79%) Front Office
5 37 (3.28%) Back Office
6 35 (3.11%) Law
7 32 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.40%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.40%) Legal
9 26 (2.31%) Retail
10 21 (1.86%) Military
11 18 (1.60%) Marketing
12 17 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (1.24%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.53%) Automotive
15 5 (0.44%) Electronics
16 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.35%) Avionics
16 4 (0.35%) Billing
16 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (16.77%) Project Manager
2 158 (14.02%) Analyst
3 128 (11.36%) Developer
4 51 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 50 (4.44%) Network Engineer
6 49 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
7 44 (3.90%) Business Analyst
8 39 (3.46%) Architect
9 35 (3.11%) Senior Manager
10 34 (3.02%) Coordinator
11 32 (2.84%) Consultant
12 28 (2.48%) Senior Project Manager
13 27 (2.40%) Infrastructure Manager
13 27 (2.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 27 (2.40%) Service Analyst
14 26 (2.31%) Administrator
15 25 (2.22%) C# Developer
16 24 (2.13%) IT Manager
16 24 (2.13%) Software Engineer
17 22 (1.95%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.50%) .NET
2 38 (3.37%) XML
3 27 (2.40%) CSS
3 27 (2.40%) HTML
4 25 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 25 (2.22%) Node.js
5 22 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 21 (1.86%) Web Services
7 16 (1.42%) jQuery
7 16 (1.42%) LDAP
7 16 (1.42%) RESTful
7 16 (1.42%) RxJS
7 16 (1.42%) SailPoint
7 16 (1.42%) Socket.IO
8 15 (1.33%) Java EE
9 14 (1.24%) Middleware
10 13 (1.15%) FpML
11 12 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (1.06%) JSON
12 11 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.48%) PMI
6 20 (1.77%) Robotics
7 19 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 18 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.60%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.06%) Clustering
9 12 (1.06%) CMDB
9 12 (1.06%) PKI
10 11 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.89%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.89%) User Experience
12 9 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.80%) iPhone
12 9 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.71%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 183 (16.24%) Windows
2 146 (12.95%) Linux
3 83 (7.36%) Unix
4 65 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 58 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 26 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.86%) Ubuntu
9 18 (1.60%) CentOS
10 17 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.42%) AIX
11 16 (1.42%) Android
11 16 (1.42%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.89%) Solaris
12 10 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.089%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (27.06%) Project Management
2 290 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (16.68%) ITIL
4 159 (14.11%) PRINCE2
5 146 (12.95%) Change Management
6 143 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 131 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
8 122 (10.83%) Configuration Management
9 117 (10.38%) Risk Management
10 89 (7.90%) DevOps
10 89 (7.90%) Programme Management
11 85 (7.54%) Migration
12 78 (6.92%) Decision-Making
13 73 (6.48%) SDLC
14 70 (6.21%) Project Planning
15 67 (5.94%) Quality Management
16 63 (5.59%) Workflow
17 62 (5.50%) Service Management
18 58 (5.15%) Release Management
19 57 (5.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 149 (13.22%) SQL
2 80 (7.10%) Java
2 80 (7.10%) Python
3 67 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 56 (4.97%) PowerShell
5 47 (4.17%) C#
6 44 (3.90%) Perl
7 33 (2.93%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.22%) C++
9 22 (1.95%) C
10 19 (1.69%) PHP
10 19 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 18 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 17 (1.51%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.06%) Ruby
15 6 (0.53%) R
16 5 (0.44%) VBA
17 4 (0.35%) Java 8
17 4 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 142 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 102 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (5.06%) Degree
5 40 (3.55%) PMI Certification
6 37 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 33 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 30 (2.66%) CCNP
9 28 (2.48%) PMP
10 24 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (1.95%) CCNA
12 20 (1.77%) MCSE
13 18 (1.60%) ISEB
13 18 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.06%) APMP
15 12 (1.06%) CCIE
16 11 (0.98%) CCSP
17 10 (0.89%) MCSA
17 10 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (13.13%) PMO
2 74 (6.57%) QA
3 26 (2.31%) SLA
4 15 (1.33%) GDPR
5 12 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 9 (0.80%) COBIT
8 9 (0.80%) GMP
9 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.35%) EMIR
10 4 (0.35%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.35%) MiFID
11 3 (0.27%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.27%) GAMP
11 3 (0.27%) GxP
12 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 106 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.84%) Docker
4 27 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.24%) NFS
8 10 (0.89%) Firmware
8 10 (0.89%) vSphere
8 10 (0.89%) XenApp
9 5 (0.44%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.35%) HDFS
10 4 (0.35%) iptables
10 4 (0.35%) KVM
10 4 (0.35%) LXC
10 4 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.27%) vCloud
11 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (5.24%) Ansible
2 46 (4.08%) Puppet
3 31 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
5 22 (1.95%) SCCM
6 21 (1.86%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.60%) Nagios
8 14 (1.24%) Data Guard
9 13 (1.15%) Terraform
10 11 (0.98%) WSUS
11 10 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.71%) Foglight
12 8 (0.71%) Opsview
13 7 (0.62%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.62%) Packer
14 5 (0.44%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.44%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 201 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.85%) Oracle
3 92 (8.16%) VMware
4 89 (7.90%) Cisco
5 48 (4.26%) Citrix
6 40 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 34 (3.02%) ServiceNow
8 33 (2.93%) IBM
9 31 (2.75%) CheckPoint
10 25 (2.22%) SAP
11 23 (2.04%) McAfee
11 23 (2.04%) Remedy
12 22 (1.95%) F5
13 21 (1.86%) Google
14 19 (1.69%) HP
14 19 (1.69%) Juniper
14 19 (1.69%) NetApp
15 18 (1.60%) Splunk
15 18 (1.60%) Xerox
16 16 (1.42%) New Relic