Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 235 205
Rank change year-on-year -16 -30 -10
Contract jobs citing Change Control 1,075 1,011 1,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.06% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.25% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 644 908
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% -0.65%
10th Percentile £251 £256 £230
90th Percentile £625 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 41
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.56% +15.09% -11.67%
10th Percentile £12.83 £16.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £36.00 £47.45 £43.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.06% +12.73% -8.33%

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 88,767 80,693 92,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.92% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,551 52,816 61,130
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,128 2,300
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% - +16.01%

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 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -4 985 £426 +0.29% 173
UK excluding London -2 659 £388 -3.13% 128
London 0 403 £500 +5.26% 57
North of England +2 178 £425 -3.02% 26
South East -58 157 £370 -7.50% 42
Midlands +28 109 £375 +5.63% 17
South West +11 89 £375 +3.45% 15
North West -17 80 £449 -0.22% 10
Yorkshire +15 77 £406 -1.52% 11
West Midlands +5 59 £350 +7.69% 11
Scotland -25 52 £325 -14.47% 7
East Midlands +26 49 £401 +0.13% 6
East of England +12 49 £350 -12.50% 16
Wales -13 28 £405 -1.52% 4
North East -14 21 £468 -1.58% 5

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 390 (36.28%) Finance
2 281 (26.14%) Project Management
3 272 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 154 (14.33%) Microsoft
6 153 (14.23%) PRINCE2
7 149 (13.86%) Change Management
8 143 (13.30%) PMO
9 137 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
10 128 (11.91%) Security Cleared
11 126 (11.72%) ITIL
12 121 (11.26%) Windows
13 120 (11.16%) Risk Management
14 119 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
15 115 (10.70%) SQL
16 111 (10.33%) Linux
17 102 (9.49%) Firewall
18 96 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
19 95 (8.84%) Oracle
19 95 (8.84%) SC Cleared
20 92 (8.56%) Configuration Management
21 85 (7.91%) Cisco
22 84 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
23 83 (7.72%) Microsoft Project
23 83 (7.72%) Banking
24 82 (7.63%) Active Directory
25 79 (7.35%) DevOps
26 78 (7.26%) Migration
27 76 (7.07%) Business Analysis
28 75 (6.98%) Decision-Making

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 62 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.91%) Confluence
3 24 (2.23%) Apache
4 23 (2.14%) IIS
5 22 (2.05%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.86%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (1.21%) JBoss
9 13 (1.21%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.65%) CMS
12 7 (0.65%) SAS
13 6 (0.56%) Drupal
14 5 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.47%) FileNet
Applications
1 96 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (7.72%) Microsoft Project
3 68 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
4 52 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.84%) Open Workbench
7 8 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.28%) InDesign
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.093%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 14 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.02%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.47%) Primavera
5 5 (0.47%) RMDS
6 4 (0.37%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.37%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.19%) Temenos Globus
8 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 84 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (4.19%) Office 365
4 24 (2.23%) GitHub
5 21 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.95%) IaaS
6 20 (1.86%) PaaS
7 19 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (1.02%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (0.65%) SaaS
10 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.37%) Datadog
11 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.37%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.37%) Slack
11 4 (0.37%) Trello
12 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.19%) G Suite
12 2 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (9.49%) Firewall
2 43 (4.00%) WAN
3 42 (3.91%) LAN
4 36 (3.35%) DNS
5 32 (2.98%) Network Security
5 32 (2.98%) SAN
5 32 (2.98%) VPN
6 28 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 27 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (2.42%) Internet
9 21 (1.95%) OSPF
9 21 (1.95%) VLAN
10 20 (1.86%) BGP
10 20 (1.86%) SMS
10 20 (1.86%) Wireless
11 19 (1.77%) SSL
12 18 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (1.40%) DHCP
14 13 (1.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.42%) Big Data
4 23 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 23 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.86%) MySQL
6 18 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 12 (1.12%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.02%) OLAP
10 10 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 10 (0.93%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
11 8 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 62 (5.77%) JIRA
3 42 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.77%) Visual Studio
6 18 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (1.58%) Artifactory
8 16 (1.49%) Subversion
9 15 (1.40%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.21%) Maven
11 13 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
13 9 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.74%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.65%) Ant
15 7 (0.65%) Eclipse
16 6 (0.56%) Selenium
17 5 (0.47%) Hudson
18 4 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 390 (36.28%) Finance
2 83 (7.72%) Banking
3 52 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.47%) Front Office
5 44 (4.09%) Back Office
6 34 (3.16%) Legal
7 32 (2.98%) Retail
8 23 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.86%) Law
9 20 (1.86%) Marketing
10 19 (1.77%) Military
11 13 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.65%) Billing
14 6 (0.56%) Automotive
14 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 192 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 179 (16.65%) Analyst
3 115 (10.70%) Developer
4 54 (5.02%) Business Analyst
5 53 (4.93%) Architect
6 52 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 44 (4.09%) PMO Analyst
8 43 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 43 (4.00%) Senior Manager
9 36 (3.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 36 (3.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 33 (3.07%) Senior Project Manager
11 28 (2.60%) Consultant
11 28 (2.60%) IT Manager
11 28 (2.60%) Service Analyst
12 26 (2.42%) Coordinator
13 25 (2.33%) Administrator
14 23 (2.14%) IT Project Manager
15 21 (1.95%) Project Officer
16 20 (1.86%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.91%) .NET
2 27 (2.51%) Node.js
3 26 (2.42%) AngularJS
4 24 (2.23%) RxJS
4 24 (2.23%) Socket.IO
5 19 (1.77%) XML
6 18 (1.67%) HTML
7 15 (1.40%) CSS
7 15 (1.40%) Web Services
8 14 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (1.30%) Kendo UI
9 13 (1.21%) Middleware
10 12 (1.12%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.12%) Swagger
11 9 (0.84%) RAML
12 8 (0.74%) JMS
12 8 (0.74%) LDAP
12 8 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.65%) Spring
13 7 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 137 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.51%) PMI
6 24 (2.23%) Robotics
7 20 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.93%) CMDB
10 10 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 10 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.84%) Clustering
11 9 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.84%) User Experience
12 8 (0.74%) iPhone
13 7 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (11.26%) Windows
2 111 (10.33%) Linux
3 52 (4.84%) Unix
4 42 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 35 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.16%) Windows 10
7 22 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.21%) CentOS
11 12 (1.12%) AIX
11 12 (1.12%) Android
11 12 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.56%) Solaris
13 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.093%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.093%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (26.14%) Project Management
2 272 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 153 (14.23%) PRINCE2
5 149 (13.86%) Change Management
6 126 (11.72%) ITIL
7 120 (11.16%) Risk Management
8 119 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (8.56%) Configuration Management
10 79 (7.35%) DevOps
11 78 (7.26%) Migration
12 76 (7.07%) Business Analysis
13 75 (6.98%) Decision-Making
14 70 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 70 (6.51%) Workflow
15 68 (6.33%) SDLC
16 63 (5.86%) Project Planning
17 61 (5.67%) Test Automation
18 59 (5.49%) Service Management
19 58 (5.40%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (10.70%) SQL
2 64 (5.95%) Python
3 59 (5.49%) Java
4 53 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 52 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 36 (3.35%) Perl
7 33 (3.07%) Bash Shell
8 32 (2.98%) C#
9 27 (2.51%) C++
10 24 (2.23%) C
10 24 (2.23%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.86%) PHP
12 18 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.12%) Ruby
15 8 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.74%) VBA
16 7 (0.65%) R
17 4 (0.37%) VBScript
18 3 (0.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 128 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 95 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (5.21%) Degree
5 43 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 33 (3.07%) CCNP
7 32 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (2.14%) APMP
8 23 (2.14%) PMP
9 21 (1.95%) CCNA
9 21 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (1.58%) CCIE
12 14 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.12%) CISSP
14 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.93%) CCSP
16 8 (0.74%) IIBA
16 8 (0.74%) ISEB
16 8 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (13.30%) PMO
2 63 (5.86%) QA
3 29 (2.70%) SLA
4 24 (2.23%) GDPR
5 20 (1.86%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.84%) COBIT
7 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.56%) GMP
10 5 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (0.47%) MISRA
10 5 (0.47%) MISRA C
11 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.28%) EMIR
11 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.28%) MiFID
12 2 (0.19%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 82 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.05%) Docker
5 12 (1.12%) ProxySG
5 12 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.37%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.37%) iptables
8 4 (0.37%) vSphere
8 4 (0.37%) XenApp
8 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.19%) Firmware
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.19%) Squid
10 1 (0.093%) RACF
10 1 (0.093%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (3.81%) Ansible
2 36 (3.35%) Puppet
3 24 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.40%) SCCM
6 11 (1.02%) Nagios
7 10 (0.93%) Terraform
8 8 (0.74%) WSUS
9 7 (0.65%) Nessus
9 7 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.56%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.56%) Packer
11 5 (0.47%) CASB
11 5 (0.47%) logstash
11 5 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.37%) Forum Sentry
12 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.37%) Opsview
12 4 (0.37%) OVSD
12 4 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 154 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 95 (8.84%) Oracle
3 85 (7.91%) Cisco
4 66 (6.14%) VMware
5 42 (3.91%) CheckPoint
6 38 (3.53%) Citrix
7 35 (3.26%) Red Hat
8 30 (2.79%) IBM
9 29 (2.70%) HP
10 24 (2.23%) McAfee
11 23 (2.14%) Juniper
12 21 (1.95%) F5
12 21 (1.95%) Splunk
13 20 (1.86%) Symantec
14 19 (1.77%) Informatica
14 19 (1.77%) NetApp
14 19 (1.77%) SAP
14 19 (1.77%) ServiceNow
15 17 (1.58%) Automation Anywhere
15 17 (1.58%) Blue Prism