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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Change Control
UK
Rank 202 191 193
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2  
Contract jobs citing Change Control 542 674 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.28% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.54% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 433 341
Median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £393
% change year-on-year - -4.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 28
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -11.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £13.17 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £61.50
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 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
England -19 476 £435 +8.75% 75
London -5 169 £475 +11.76% 30
South East -17 108 £375 +7.14% 15
South West -4 51 £373 +2.75% 7
North West +18 39 £350 -13.84% 7
Scotland -2 32 £375 -6.25% 2
City of London +10 29 £475 - 5
North East +6 28 £475 +61.01% 1
Hampshire -19 28 £350 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 26 £475 +61.01% 1
Tyne and Wear -1 26 £475 +61.01% 1
West Midlands +5 24 £346 -8.88% 4
Surrey +13 23 £413 - 5
South Wales +34 22 £411 +9.66% 1
Wales +29 22 £411 -7.32% 1
Manchester +29 21 £350 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +2 20 £450 +14.06% 3
East Midlands +10 17 £205 -41.42% 3
Berkshire +6 16 £500 +60.00% 3
West Yorkshire 0 16 £450 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -2 15 - -
Glasgow +13 14 £285 -26.45% 1
East of England -51 14 £343 -14.37% 5
Leeds +1 13 £450 +12.50% 2
Wiltshire -1 13 £288 -17.85% 1
Lancashire +29 12 £525 +23.52% 1
Bristol +1 12 £390 -5.45% 2
Epsom +7 11 - -
West Sussex +5 11 £250 +2.04% 2
New Malden - 11 - - 1

Change Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Change Control.

1 370 (34.58%) Finance
2 315 (29.44%) Project Management
3 237 (22.15%) Security Cleared
4 204 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (17.48%) PRINCE2
6 175 (16.36%) Windows
7 170 (15.89%) PMO
8 162 (15.14%) ITIL
9 160 (14.95%) SC Cleared
10 149 (13.93%) Change Management
11 146 (13.64%) Unix
12 143 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 142 (13.27%) Microsoft
13 142 (13.27%) Configuration Management
14 141 (13.18%) Oracle
15 139 (12.99%) SQL
16 132 (12.34%) Linux
17 118 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
18 111 (10.37%) Programme Management
19 109 (10.19%) HP
20 108 (10.09%) Red Hat
21 105 (9.81%) MS Project
22 96 (8.97%) Risk Management
23 95 (8.88%) MS Excel
24 94 (8.79%) Active Directory
25 86 (8.04%) Windows Server
26 85 (7.94%) Cisco
27 84 (7.85%) Java
28 83 (7.76%) Management Information System
29 80 (7.48%) Degree

Change Control
Top Related 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 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.93%) Confluence
3 40 (3.74%) WebLogic
4 25 (2.34%) Apache
5 19 (1.78%) JBoss
6 16 (1.50%) IIS
7 11 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.84%) FileNet
9 9 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.47%) CMS
12 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.37%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 105 (9.81%) MS Project
2 95 (8.88%) MS Excel
3 77 (7.20%) MS Office
4 44 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (4.11%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.47%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.093%) CATIA
7 1 (0.093%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.093%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.093%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Primavera
2 10 (0.93%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.47%) Demantra
5 5 (0.47%) SnowdropKCS
6 4 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.28%) Maximo
8 2 (0.19%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.093%) Changepoint
9 1 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.093%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.093%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.68%) Trello
4 16 (1.50%) Office 365
5 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.56%) SaaS
6 6 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.47%) IaaS
7 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.37%) GitHub
8 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.37%) SmartFocus
8 4 (0.37%) TestFlight
9 3 (0.28%) PaaS
10 2 (0.19%) Boomi
11 1 (0.093%) G Suite
11 1 (0.093%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.093%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.07%) Firewall
1 65 (6.07%) SAN
2 37 (3.46%) DNS
2 37 (3.46%) TCP/IP
3 33 (3.08%) LAN
4 31 (2.90%) NAS
5 25 (2.34%) Internet
6 24 (2.24%) DHCP
7 23 (2.15%) WAN
8 22 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (2.06%) LDAP
9 16 (1.50%) Network Security
10 15 (1.40%) SSL
11 14 (1.31%) SNMP
12 13 (1.21%) Multicast
13 12 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (1.12%) Intranet
13 12 (1.12%) SSH
13 12 (1.12%) VPN
14 11 (1.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.39%) BusinessObjects
2 47 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 42 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.06%) Big Data
4 22 (2.06%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.75%) BODI
13 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.56%) MS Access
15 5 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 53 (4.95%) JIRA
2 51 (4.77%) Git (software)
3 44 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (1.59%) GitLab
8 13 (1.21%) ClearCase
9 12 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
10 11 (1.03%) Subversion
11 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.47%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.37%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.37%) CocoaPods
13 4 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.37%) Xcode
14 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 370 (34.58%) Finance
2 75 (7.01%) Banking
3 58 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.39%) Legal
5 35 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 30 (2.80%) Retail
7 24 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.96%) Marketing
9 20 (1.87%) Law
9 20 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.03%) Automotive
12 10 (0.93%) Back Office
13 8 (0.75%) Front Office
14 7 (0.65%) Publishing
15 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.47%) Billing
17 4 (0.37%) Advertising
18 3 (0.28%) Electronics
18 3 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 192 (17.94%) Project Manager
2 142 (13.27%) Analyst
3 61 (5.70%) Administrator
3 61 (5.70%) Developer
4 48 (4.49%) PMO Analyst
5 46 (4.30%) Consultant
5 46 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 44 (4.11%) Programme Manager
7 43 (4.02%) Network Engineer
8 40 (3.74%) Business Analyst
9 37 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
10 36 (3.36%) IT Manager
11 34 (3.18%) Architect
12 33 (3.08%) Unix Administrator
13 32 (2.99%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 31 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
14 31 (2.90%) Software Engineer
15 29 (2.71%) Project Officer
15 29 (2.71%) Support Analyst
16 28 (2.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.02%) Software Packaging
2 32 (2.99%) .NET
3 23 (2.15%) Middleware
4 14 (1.31%) XML
5 12 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 12 (1.12%) HTML
6 11 (1.03%) Node.js
7 10 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (0.84%) SOAP
9 8 (0.75%) Apache Camel
9 8 (0.75%) Entity Framework
10 7 (0.65%) CSS
10 7 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.56%) REST
11 6 (0.56%) Spring
11 6 (0.56%) Web Services
12 5 (0.47%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.47%) COM
12 5 (0.47%) J2EE
12 5 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 118 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (7.76%) Management Information System
3 65 (6.07%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.71%) Clustering
5 21 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 19 (1.78%) PMI
7 18 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 17 (1.59%) NHS
9 16 (1.50%) User Experience
10 15 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.31%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.21%) Replication
13 12 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (0.93%) CMDB
14 10 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
14 10 (0.93%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.84%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.84%) FMCG
16 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 175 (16.36%) Windows
2 146 (13.64%) Unix
3 132 (12.34%) Linux
4 86 (8.04%) Windows Server
5 72 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (3.64%) Solaris
8 34 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (2.52%) AIX
11 15 (1.40%) FreeBSD
12 13 (1.21%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.12%) HPUX
14 7 (0.65%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.56%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.47%) Android
16 5 (0.47%) zOS
17 4 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (29.44%) Project Management
2 204 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (17.48%) PRINCE2
4 162 (15.14%) ITIL
5 149 (13.93%) Change Management
6 143 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 142 (13.27%) Configuration Management
8 111 (10.37%) Programme Management
9 96 (8.97%) Risk Management
10 67 (6.26%) Migration
11 65 (6.07%) DevOps
11 65 (6.07%) Quality Management
12 62 (5.79%) Problem Management
13 58 (5.42%) Incident Management
14 52 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 52 (4.86%) Service Delivery
15 49 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
15 49 (4.58%) SDLC
15 49 (4.58%) Service Management
16 48 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 139 (12.99%) SQL
2 84 (7.85%) Java
3 52 (4.86%) PowerShell
4 38 (3.55%) Perl
5 33 (3.08%) C#
6 32 (2.99%) C
6 32 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 28 (2.62%) C++
8 23 (2.15%) VB
9 19 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.68%) Python
11 16 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.93%) tcsh
14 9 (0.84%) Korn
15 7 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.65%) VBA
16 6 (0.56%) Ruby
17 4 (0.37%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 237 (22.15%) Security Cleared
2 160 (14.95%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.48%) Degree
4 49 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 46 (4.30%) DV Cleared
6 40 (3.74%) PMP
7 37 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (3.18%) PMI Certification
9 25 (2.34%) CCNP
10 24 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 21 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.87%) CCNA
13 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.12%) ISEB
15 11 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.93%) CCIE
17 9 (0.84%) MCSE
18 8 (0.75%) APMP
18 8 (0.75%) CISSP
19 7 (0.65%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (15.89%) PMO
2 48 (4.49%) QA
3 33 (3.08%) SLA
4 12 (1.12%) GMP
5 10 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.84%) P3O
7 6 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.19%) EMIR
10 2 (0.19%) GDPR
10 2 (0.19%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) ISO13485
10 2 (0.19%) ISO19770
10 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.19%) MiFID
10 2 (0.19%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 94 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.24%) vSphere
4 22 (2.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 18 (1.68%) Veritas File System
5 18 (1.68%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.31%) GPFS
7 12 (1.12%) Samba
8 9 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.84%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (0.65%) Snort
10 7 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.47%) Docker
12 5 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.47%) NFS
12 5 (0.47%) XenApp
13 4 (0.37%) vCloud
13 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (3.74%) Puppet
2 33 (3.08%) Ansible
3 32 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 22 (2.06%) Dollar Universe
5 20 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.87%) SCCM
6 18 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
7 12 (1.12%) Forum Sentry
7 12 (1.12%) SCOM
7 12 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.03%) WSUS
9 10 (0.93%) Nagios
10 9 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
10 9 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
11 8 (0.75%) Nessus
12 7 (0.65%) Kibana
12 7 (0.65%) logstash
12 7 (0.65%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 142 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 141 (13.18%) Oracle
3 109 (10.19%) HP
4 108 (10.09%) Red Hat
5 85 (7.94%) Cisco
6 78 (7.29%) VMware
7 40 (3.74%) Atlassian
7 40 (3.74%) Veritas
8 39 (3.64%) Sun
9 37 (3.46%) IBM
10 34 (3.18%) SAP
11 33 (3.08%) CheckPoint
12 31 (2.90%) F5
13 30 (2.80%) TIBCO
14 27 (2.52%) Citrix
15 26 (2.43%) Symantec
16 19 (1.78%) Remedy
17 18 (1.68%) EMC
18 17 (1.59%) Sybase
19 16 (1.50%) NetApp
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