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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 180 185
Rank change year-on-year -69 +5  
Contract jobs citing Change Control 457 749 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.39% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.67% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 483 449
Median daily rate £402 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.89% -5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +19.69% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 31
Median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £14.80 £20.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.20 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £27.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.92% -7.50%  

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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Top 11 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 28 June 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 -56 422 £411 +9.60% 101
UK excluding London -61 276 £395 +19.69% 65
London -47 168 £470 +1.07% 38
South East -3 97 £375 +11.94% 12
North of England -14 64 £438 +37.25% 28
South West -9 35 £365 -2.66% 3
East of England -24 29 £400 +23.07% 8
Midlands -10 27 £400 +3.89% 12
Wales -4 14 £407 +41.39%
Scotland -2 10 £365 +14.06% 2
Northern Ireland -49 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 333 (33.47%) Finance
2 281 (28.24%) Project Management
3 189 (18.99%) PMO
4 184 (18.49%) Security Cleared
5 178 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 149 (14.97%) Change Management
8 143 (14.37%) Microsoft
9 135 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 132 (13.27%) Windows
10 132 (13.27%) SC Cleared
11 130 (13.07%) Configuration Management
12 124 (12.46%) ITIL
13 114 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
14 108 (10.85%) Microsoft Project
15 106 (10.65%) Oracle
16 104 (10.45%) Risk Management
17 102 (10.25%) Unix
18 101 (10.15%) Linux
18 101 (10.15%) SQL
19 96 (9.65%) Programme Management
20 86 (8.64%) Degree
21 81 (8.14%) Cisco
21 81 (8.14%) SharePoint
22 78 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
23 75 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
24 72 (7.24%) Data Centre
25 71 (7.14%) Active Directory
26 69 (6.93%) Management Information System
26 69 (6.93%) QA

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 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.12%) WebLogic
3 24 (2.41%) Confluence
4 18 (1.81%) Apache
5 15 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.90%) JBoss
8 8 (0.80%) IIS
8 8 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.70%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.40%) CMS
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.30%) Documentum
12 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 108 (10.85%) Microsoft Project
2 78 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (4.32%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.20%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.20%) InDesign
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.80%) Primavera
3 8 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.30%) Demantra
8 3 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Maximo
8 3 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
9 2 (0.20%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.01%) Office 365
4 19 (1.91%) Trello
5 8 (0.80%) PaaS
5 8 (0.80%) SaaS
6 6 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.30%) IaaS
8 2 (0.20%) Boomi
8 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.20%) Heroku
8 2 (0.20%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.10%) G Suite
9 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.83%) Firewall
2 49 (4.92%) SAN
3 28 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (2.51%) NAS
5 23 (2.31%) LAN
5 23 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.91%) DNS
6 19 (1.91%) VPN
6 19 (1.91%) WAN
7 17 (1.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 17 (1.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 17 (1.71%) SNMP
8 14 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (1.31%) Internet
10 12 (1.21%) DHCP
10 12 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (1.11%) Wireless
12 9 (0.90%) IPsec
12 9 (0.90%) Network Security
12 9 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
3 25 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 23 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.11%) DB2
9 11 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.90%) Big Data
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.70%) MySQL
13 7 (0.70%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 34 (3.42%) Jenkins
1 34 (3.42%) JIRA
2 26 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 22 (2.21%) Visual Studio
4 18 (1.81%) GitLab
5 17 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.11%) Subversion
7 9 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (0.50%) Maven
9 5 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.40%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.40%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.30%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.20%) MorphX
General
1 333 (33.47%) Finance
2 66 (6.63%) Banking
3 59 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.12%) Legal
5 30 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.11%) Retail
8 17 (1.71%) Back Office
9 16 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.41%) Law
11 13 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.21%) Marketing
13 9 (0.90%) Automotive
13 9 (0.90%) Publishing
14 6 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.50%) Local Government
16 4 (0.40%) Advertising
17 3 (0.30%) Billing
17 3 (0.30%) Front Office
17 3 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 178 (17.89%) Project Manager
2 162 (16.28%) Analyst
3 69 (6.93%) Developer
4 60 (6.03%) Programme Manager
5 55 (5.53%) PMO Analyst
6 46 (4.62%) Administrator
7 43 (4.32%) Consultant
8 41 (4.12%) Architect
8 41 (4.12%) Business Analyst
9 39 (3.92%) IT Manager
10 35 (3.52%) Software Engineer
11 34 (3.42%) Network Engineer
12 29 (2.91%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
14 27 (2.71%) Support Officer
15 26 (2.61%) Senior Manager
16 25 (2.51%) Infrastructure Manager
16 25 (2.51%) IT Analyst
16 25 (2.51%) Project Support Officer
16 25 (2.51%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.12%) .NET
2 27 (2.71%) Software Packaging
3 20 (2.01%) XML
4 15 (1.51%) HTML
4 15 (1.51%) Middleware
5 12 (1.21%) Web Services
6 11 (1.11%) WCF
7 9 (0.90%) .NET Framework
7 9 (0.90%) XSLT
8 8 (0.80%) Apache Camel
8 8 (0.80%) J2EE
8 8 (0.80%) XSD
9 7 (0.70%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.70%) CSS
9 7 (0.70%) HTML5
9 7 (0.70%) SOAP
10 6 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.60%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 69 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.02%) Clustering
5 24 (2.41%) PMI
6 15 (1.51%) NHS
7 14 (1.41%) Replication
8 13 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.01%) CMDB
11 10 (1.01%) PKI
11 10 (1.01%) User Experience
12 9 (0.90%) FMCG
12 9 (0.90%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.90%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.80%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 132 (13.27%) Windows
2 102 (10.25%) Unix
3 101 (10.15%) Linux
4 65 (6.53%) Windows Server
5 54 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.21%) Solaris
8 21 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.51%) Windows 7
11 13 (1.31%) Windows 10
12 12 (1.21%) FreeBSD
13 9 (0.90%) AIX
13 9 (0.90%) HPUX
14 6 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.10%) Android
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (28.24%) Project Management
2 178 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 149 (14.97%) Change Management
5 135 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 130 (13.07%) Configuration Management
7 124 (12.46%) ITIL
8 104 (10.45%) Risk Management
9 96 (9.65%) Programme Management
10 63 (6.33%) Migration
11 56 (5.63%) Service Management
12 55 (5.53%) Software Engineering
13 52 (5.23%) Quality Management
13 52 (5.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 50 (5.03%) SDLC
15 49 (4.92%) DevOps
16 47 (4.72%) Project Planning
17 45 (4.52%) UML
18 43 (4.32%) Resource Management
19 42 (4.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.15%) SQL
2 41 (4.12%) Java
2 41 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 34 (3.42%) C#
4 28 (2.81%) C++
5 24 (2.41%) C
5 24 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.41%) Perl
6 21 (2.11%) Python
7 17 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.41%) VB
9 11 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.90%) tcsh
12 7 (0.70%) Ruby
12 7 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.60%) Korn
14 5 (0.50%) VBA
15 4 (0.40%) Ada
16 3 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 184 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 132 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 86 (8.64%) Degree
4 57 (5.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 41 (4.12%) PMI Certification
6 38 (3.82%) DV Cleared
7 36 (3.62%) PMP
8 25 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.41%) CCNA
11 13 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.31%) CCNP
11 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.80%) ISEB
14 6 (0.60%) CCIE
14 6 (0.60%) MCDBA
15 5 (0.50%) CCDP
15 5 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (18.99%) PMO
2 69 (6.93%) QA
3 35 (3.52%) SLA
4 10 (1.01%) GMP
5 8 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 8 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.80%) Def Stans
5 8 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.70%) MISRA
6 7 (0.70%) MISRA C
6 7 (0.70%) P3O
7 6 (0.60%) GDPR
7 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.40%) MiFID
8 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.30%) EMIR
9 3 (0.30%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 71 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.61%) vSphere
4 13 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (1.11%) GPFS
5 11 (1.11%) Veritas File System
5 11 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.90%) Samba
7 8 (0.80%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.60%) Snort
9 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.40%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.40%) vCloud
10 4 (0.40%) XenApp
11 3 (0.30%) NFS
11 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (3.42%) Ansible
2 22 (2.21%) Dollar Universe
3 16 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 16 (1.61%) SCCM
4 14 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
4 14 (1.41%) Puppet
5 12 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
5 12 (1.21%) Tivoli
6 11 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (0.90%) WSUS
8 8 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (0.70%) SCOM
9 7 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.60%) Kibana
10 6 (0.60%) logstash
10 6 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.60%) Nagios
10 6 (0.60%) Netcool
10 6 (0.60%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 143 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.65%) Oracle
3 81 (8.14%) Cisco
4 63 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 62 (6.23%) VMware
6 58 (5.83%) HP
7 40 (4.02%) F5
8 39 (3.92%) SAP
9 35 (3.52%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.61%) Citrix
10 26 (2.61%) TIBCO
11 22 (2.21%) Atlassian
11 22 (2.21%) Symantec
12 21 (2.11%) Veritas
13 20 (2.01%) IBM
14 16 (1.61%) McAfee
15 15 (1.51%) Juniper
15 15 (1.51%) Remedy
16 14 (1.41%) Sun
17 13 (1.31%) Fortinet
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