Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 237 194
Rank change year-on-year -9 -43 +5
Contract jobs citing Change Control 1,055 1,052 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.10% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.32% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 649 868
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £260 £239 £242
90th Percentile £600 £578 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 57
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.61% +14.39%
10th Percentile £13.30 £20.23 £14.50
90th Percentile £46.78 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -31.25% +14.29%

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 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 6 months to 22 January 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 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Control in the UK

Change Control
Top 17 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 22 January 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 +5 960 £425 +3.03% 215
UK excluding London -1 634 £375 - 160
London -11 396 £500 +5.26% 62
South East +11 190 £365 -6.89% 43
North of England -19 116 £388 +10.71% 36
South West +9 93 £363 -8.92% 16
Midlands -11 84 £340 -9.93% 38
East of England 0 75 £400 +14.29% 20
North West -2 60 £383 -10.00% 23
West Midlands +14 56 £340 -12.82% 28
Scotland -18 56 £344 +5.77% 4
Yorkshire +12 46 £400 +4.58% 8
East Midlands -14 28 £370 +9.63% 10
Wales -18 18 £398 -1.24% 3
North East -14 10 £358 +5.15% 5
Northern Ireland -31 1 £275 -38.89% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 367 (34.79%) Finance
2 260 (24.64%) Project Management
3 220 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (18.58%) Microsoft
5 184 (17.44%) PRINCE2
6 183 (17.35%) PMO
7 180 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 160 (15.17%) Windows
9 150 (14.22%) Risk Management
10 138 (13.08%) ITIL
11 134 (12.70%) Change Management
12 129 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
13 123 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
14 117 (11.09%) Microsoft Project
15 111 (10.52%) Active Directory
16 109 (10.33%) SQL Server
17 108 (10.24%) Security Cleared
18 104 (9.86%) SQL
19 103 (9.76%) Firewall
20 102 (9.67%) VMware
20 102 (9.67%) Banking
21 96 (9.10%) Oracle
22 90 (8.53%) Linux
23 89 (8.44%) Cisco
24 88 (8.34%) .NET
25 86 (8.15%) Migration
26 83 (7.87%) QA
27 80 (7.58%) Degree
28 78 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
29 76 (7.20%) Java

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 76 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 45 (4.27%) MS Exchange
3 41 (3.89%) IIS
4 26 (2.46%) Apache
5 21 (1.99%) JBoss
6 20 (1.90%) Confluence
6 20 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.95%) CMS
8 10 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.76%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.47%) Tuxedo
13 4 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 123 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (11.09%) Microsoft Project
3 78 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
4 72 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (4.74%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.38%) Maya
8 3 (0.28%) Simulink
9 1 (0.095%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (1.23%) RMDS
2 12 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.14%) Temenos T24
3 7 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.38%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.38%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.38%) Temenos Globus
7 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.28%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.28%) Primavera
7 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.28%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 65 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.60%) Office 365
4 27 (2.56%) IaaS
5 24 (2.27%) PaaS
6 8 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.76%) SaaS
7 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.38%) GitHub
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) Boomi
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.19%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.19%) Taleo
10 2 (0.19%) Trello
11 1 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.095%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.095%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 103 (9.76%) Firewall
2 58 (5.50%) WAN
3 55 (5.21%) TCP/IP
4 51 (4.83%) LAN
5 49 (4.64%) SAN
6 46 (4.36%) DNS
7 30 (2.84%) Network Security
8 26 (2.46%) Internet
8 26 (2.46%) VPN
9 22 (2.09%) DHCP
10 21 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (1.90%) SSL
12 19 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (1.80%) Wireless
13 18 (1.71%) NAS
14 16 (1.52%) BIG-IP
15 14 (1.33%) NetScaler
16 13 (1.23%) VLAN
17 9 (0.85%) Intranet
17 9 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.47%) Big Data
9 5 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.38%) OLAP
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.28%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 51 (4.83%) JIRA
2 35 (3.32%) Maven
3 27 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.56%) Subversion
4 21 (1.99%) Eclipse
5 20 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.85%) Ant
9 9 (0.85%) NuGet
9 9 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.57%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.47%) PeopleTools
13 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.38%) Hudson
13 4 (0.38%) IBM UrbanCode
13 4 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 367 (34.79%) Finance
2 102 (9.67%) Banking
3 49 (4.64%) Retail
4 37 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.13%) Legal
5 33 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (1.71%) Back Office
8 18 (1.71%) Front Office
9 16 (1.52%) Military
10 15 (1.42%) Billing
11 14 (1.33%) Law
12 11 (1.04%) Marketing
13 8 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.66%) Advertising
14 7 (0.66%) Publishing
15 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.47%) Automotive
17 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 186 (17.63%) Project Manager
2 174 (16.49%) Analyst
3 119 (11.28%) Developer
4 69 (6.54%) Business Analyst
5 53 (5.02%) Consultant
6 47 (4.45%) PMO Analyst
7 40 (3.79%) .NET Developer
8 38 (3.60%) IT Manager
9 37 (3.51%) Network Engineer
10 35 (3.32%) Infrastructure Manager
11 33 (3.13%) PMO Lead
11 33 (3.13%) Senior Manager
12 32 (3.03%) Administrator
13 31 (2.94%) Java Developer
13 31 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (2.84%) Architect
14 30 (2.84%) Senior PMO
15 29 (2.75%) Coordinator
16 28 (2.65%) Service Analyst
17 27 (2.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (8.34%) .NET
2 65 (6.16%) Web Services
3 51 (4.83%) XML
4 39 (3.70%) WCF
5 37 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (3.41%) ASP.NET
7 32 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (2.56%) XSLT
9 23 (2.18%) Java EE
10 17 (1.61%) Spring
11 16 (1.52%) Hibernate
11 16 (1.52%) LDAP
12 15 (1.42%) REST
13 13 (1.23%) HTML
14 12 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.14%) Middleware
14 12 (1.14%) SOAP
14 12 (1.14%) XSD
15 11 (1.04%) jQuery
16 10 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.54%) Management Information System
3 49 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.79%) N-Tier
5 26 (2.46%) PMI
5 26 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.33%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.23%) PKI
9 12 (1.14%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.04%) FMCG
11 10 (0.95%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.95%) Replication
12 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.85%) NHS
13 8 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.66%) Clustering
14 7 (0.66%) CMDB
14 7 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 160 (15.17%) Windows
2 90 (8.53%) Linux
3 61 (5.78%) Windows Server
4 57 (5.40%) Unix
5 36 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.75%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.95%) Solaris
12 8 (0.76%) AIX
13 6 (0.57%) Android
13 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.47%) SUSE
15 3 (0.28%) HPUX
15 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.19%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (24.64%) Project Management
2 220 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (17.44%) PRINCE2
4 180 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 150 (14.22%) Risk Management
6 138 (13.08%) ITIL
7 134 (12.70%) Change Management
8 86 (8.15%) Migration
9 75 (7.11%) Programme Management
10 72 (6.82%) Scrum
11 60 (5.69%) Project Planning
12 58 (5.50%) Configuration Management
12 58 (5.50%) TDD
13 57 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (5.21%) SDLC
15 53 (5.02%) Business Analysis
15 53 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (4.83%) Service Delivery
17 50 (4.74%) Service Management
17 50 (4.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 104 (9.86%) SQL
2 76 (7.20%) Java
3 74 (7.01%) C#
4 31 (2.94%) C
5 30 (2.84%) C++
5 30 (2.84%) Perl
6 29 (2.75%) Python
7 27 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 23 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.61%) VBA
11 13 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.85%) CQL
12 9 (0.85%) Ruby
13 8 (0.76%) PHP
13 8 (0.76%) VBScript
14 7 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.47%) VB
16 4 (0.38%) Ada
Qualifications
1 108 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 80 (7.58%) Degree
3 60 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 55 (5.21%) PMI Certification
5 54 (5.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 43 (4.08%) PMP
7 41 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 26 (2.46%) CCNP
10 25 (2.37%) CCNA
10 25 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (1.90%) DV Cleared
12 17 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (1.52%) APMP
14 13 (1.23%) MCSE
15 11 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (1.04%) CISSP
16 10 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.85%) MCP
17 9 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (17.35%) PMO
2 83 (7.87%) QA
3 28 (2.65%) SLA
4 21 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.80%) GDPR
6 14 (1.33%) ISO 9001
7 13 (1.23%) MiFID
8 11 (1.04%) Data Quality
8 11 (1.04%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.57%) EMIR
10 6 (0.57%) GMP
11 5 (0.47%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.47%) RMADS
12 4 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.38%) P3O
12 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.28%) GCP
13 3 (0.28%) IFRS
13 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 111 (10.52%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.33%) vSphere
7 12 (1.14%) Docker
8 8 (0.76%) XenApp
9 7 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.38%) Firmware
10 4 (0.38%) NFS
11 3 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.28%) Cronacle
11 3 (0.28%) iptables
11 3 (0.28%) Postfix
11 3 (0.28%) Samba
11 3 (0.28%) Squid
11 3 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (3.22%) SCCM
2 22 (2.09%) Puppet
3 19 (1.80%) Ansible
4 11 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 10 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.85%) Opsview
7 8 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.57%) WSUS
9 5 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.47%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.47%) Nagios
9 5 (0.47%) Nessus
9 5 (0.47%) SCOM
10 3 (0.28%) Control-M
10 3 (0.28%) MOM
10 3 (0.28%) Nmap
10 3 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 196 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.67%) VMware
3 96 (9.10%) Oracle
4 89 (8.44%) Cisco
5 54 (5.12%) Citrix
6 53 (5.02%) SAP
7 42 (3.98%) HP
8 39 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 34 (3.22%) Red Hat
10 32 (3.03%) IBM
11 30 (2.84%) F5
12 25 (2.37%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.99%) Bloomberg
14 20 (1.90%) Dell
14 20 (1.90%) Juniper
15 15 (1.42%) Reuters
15 15 (1.42%) Sophos
16 11 (1.04%) Xerox
17 9 (0.85%) Nimsoft
17 9 (0.85%) Palo Alto