Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 219 193
Rank change year-on-year -17 -26 +12
Contract jobs citing Change Control 1072 1281 1502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.20% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.43% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 818 938
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% - -
10th Percentile £263 £224 £238
90th Percentile £604 £583 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £382 £346 £386
% change year-on-year +10.32% -10.36% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 40 67
UK median hourly rate £26.90 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% -8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £13.65 £16.00 £20.60
90th Percentile £42.50 £40.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year +0.91% -10.42% -10.61%

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 83975 89343 92303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.86% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55712 59123 59824
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1987 2334 2671
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +7.23% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -15 980 £425 +6.25% 120
UK excluding London -14 650 £382 +10.32% 81
London -32 392 £475 - 42
South East +7 197 £350 - 24
North of England +15 139 £400 +21.21% 23
South West +9 101 £370 +4.23% 7
North West +36 78 £475 +14.11% 13
East of England -24 74 £425 +25.00% 6
Midlands -7 71 £370 -12.94% 18
Scotland -8 42 £350 +7.12% 2
Yorkshire +21 41 £400 - 8
West Midlands -4 41 £335 -12.99% 16
East Midlands +5 28 £413 -2.94% 2
Wales -17 23 £400 +18.37% 2
North East +6 18 £375 +21.95% 2
Northern Ireland -50 4 £338 +25.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 360 (33.58%) Finance
2 262 (24.44%) Project Management
3 215 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (19.50%) PMO
5 189 (17.63%) Microsoft
6 181 (16.88%) PRINCE2
7 178 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 154 (14.37%) Change Management
9 142 (13.25%) ITIL
10 141 (13.15%) Windows
11 133 (12.41%) Risk Management
12 132 (12.31%) SQL
13 120 (11.19%) Microsoft Project
14 117 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
15 115 (10.73%) Banking
16 112 (10.45%) QA
17 107 (9.98%) Security Cleared
18 105 (9.79%) Oracle
19 103 (9.61%) Firewall
20 96 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
21 94 (8.77%) Degree
22 90 (8.40%) SQL Server
22 90 (8.40%) Linux
23 85 (7.93%) .NET
24 83 (7.74%) Cisco
24 83 (7.74%) Management Information System
24 83 (7.74%) Migration
24 83 (7.74%) Programme Management
25 82 (7.65%) Java
26 79 (7.37%) Microsoft Office

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 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.52%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.43%) IIS
3 26 (2.43%) JBoss
4 25 (2.33%) Apache
5 24 (2.24%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.03%) Confluence
9 10 (0.93%) CMS
9 10 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.37%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 120 (11.19%) Microsoft Project
2 96 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
4 67 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 47 (4.38%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.47%) Simulink
7 3 (0.28%) Maya
8 2 (0.19%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.093%) CATIA
9 1 (0.093%) InDesign
9 1 (0.093%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.093%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.093%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.093%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.093%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 18 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.65%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.37%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.37%) Temenos Globus
7 3 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.28%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (2.89%) Office 365
3 28 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.96%) PaaS
5 16 (1.49%) IaaS
6 9 (0.84%) SaaS
7 7 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.47%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.19%) GitHub
9 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.19%) Trello
10 1 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.093%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.093%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.093%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.093%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.093%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 103 (9.61%) Firewall
2 46 (4.29%) WAN
3 45 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 39 (3.64%) LAN
5 38 (3.54%) DNS
6 33 (3.08%) SAN
7 32 (2.99%) VPN
8 30 (2.80%) Network Security
9 29 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (2.24%) LDAP
11 21 (1.96%) Wireless
12 20 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (1.87%) DHCP
13 17 (1.59%) Internet
14 16 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (1.40%) BIG-IP
16 13 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (1.21%) NAS
16 13 (1.21%) SSL
16 13 (1.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.40%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 13 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.93%) Big Data
7 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.56%) DB2
11 6 (0.56%) IDOL
11 6 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (3.36%) JIRA
1 36 (3.36%) Subversion
2 32 (2.99%) Maven
3 22 (2.05%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (1.40%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.93%) Ant
6 10 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (0.84%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
9 7 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.65%) ClearCase
9 7 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.37%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.37%) Hudson
11 3 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.28%) JMeter
11 3 (0.28%) JProfiler
11 3 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 360 (33.58%) Finance
2 115 (10.73%) Banking
3 49 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.92%) Retail
5 40 (3.73%) Investment Banking
6 36 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.89%) Legal
8 22 (2.05%) Front Office
9 18 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.59%) Back Office
11 16 (1.49%) Billing
12 14 (1.31%) Aerospace
13 13 (1.21%) Financial Institution
14 12 (1.12%) Automotive
15 9 (0.84%) Law
15 9 (0.84%) Marketing
15 9 (0.84%) Publishing
16 7 (0.65%) Advertising
17 5 (0.47%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 192 (17.91%) Project Manager
2 185 (17.26%) Analyst
3 120 (11.19%) Developer
4 63 (5.88%) Consultant
5 59 (5.50%) Business Analyst
6 57 (5.32%) PMO Analyst
7 47 (4.38%) Programme Manager
8 39 (3.64%) .NET Developer
8 39 (3.64%) Network Engineer
9 38 (3.54%) IT Manager
10 34 (3.17%) Senior Manager
11 33 (3.08%) Senior Project Manager
12 32 (2.99%) Architect
12 32 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
13 31 (2.89%) Infrastructure Manager
14 30 (2.80%) Software Engineer
15 29 (2.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 26 (2.43%) Administrator
16 26 (2.43%) IT Project Manager
16 26 (2.43%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.93%) .NET
2 53 (4.94%) XML
3 52 (4.85%) Web Services
4 36 (3.36%) WCF
5 31 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 29 (2.71%) XSLT
7 28 (2.61%) ASP.NET
7 28 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (2.43%) Java EE
9 20 (1.87%) Spring
10 17 (1.59%) Hibernate
10 17 (1.59%) jQuery
11 16 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.49%) RESTful
12 15 (1.40%) Ajax
13 14 (1.31%) HTML
14 13 (1.21%) XSD
15 12 (1.12%) HTML5
15 12 (1.12%) Middleware
15 12 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 68 (6.34%) Data Centre
4 34 (3.17%) N-Tier
5 31 (2.89%) PMI
6 17 (1.59%) Fixed Income
7 16 (1.49%) PKI
8 14 (1.31%) CMDB
8 14 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.03%) Clustering
11 10 (0.93%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.93%) DataPower
11 10 (0.93%) FMCG
11 10 (0.93%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.65%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 141 (13.15%) Windows
2 90 (8.40%) Linux
3 73 (6.81%) Unix
4 47 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 37 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (2.89%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 15 (1.40%) Solaris
11 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.93%) AIX
13 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.56%) Android
15 5 (0.47%) HPUX
16 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.28%) CentOS
18 2 (0.19%) SUSE
18 2 (0.19%) VMS
18 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (24.44%) Project Management
2 215 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (16.88%) PRINCE2
4 178 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 154 (14.37%) Change Management
6 142 (13.25%) ITIL
7 133 (12.41%) Risk Management
8 83 (7.74%) Migration
8 83 (7.74%) Programme Management
9 78 (7.28%) Configuration Management
10 75 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 66 (6.16%) Project Planning
12 64 (5.97%) Scrum
13 57 (5.32%) SDLC
14 55 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (4.76%) ERP
16 50 (4.66%) Business Analysis
16 50 (4.66%) Dependency Management
16 50 (4.66%) Release Management
17 48 (4.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 132 (12.31%) SQL
2 82 (7.65%) Java
3 60 (5.60%) C#
4 41 (3.82%) Perl
5 35 (3.26%) C
6 31 (2.89%) JavaScript
7 27 (2.52%) C++
8 25 (2.33%) Python
9 20 (1.87%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.68%) PowerShell
11 16 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.12%) VBA
14 11 (1.03%) Ruby
15 9 (0.84%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.65%) VB
17 6 (0.56%) VBScript
18 5 (0.47%) Ada
19 3 (0.28%) Groovy
19 3 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 94 (8.77%) Degree
3 71 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 60 (5.60%) PMI Certification
4 60 (5.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 46 (4.29%) PMP
6 38 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (2.52%) CCNP
8 25 (2.33%) CCNA
8 25 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 23 (2.15%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (1.21%) APMP
12 12 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.93%) CISSP
15 8 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (0.75%) MCSE
16 7 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (19.50%) PMO
2 112 (10.45%) QA
3 36 (3.36%) SLA
4 16 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.31%) MiFID
6 13 (1.21%) GDPR
7 12 (1.12%) Def Stans
8 11 (1.03%) MISRA
8 11 (1.03%) MISRA C
9 10 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.75%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.65%) EMIR
12 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.47%) GMP
13 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.28%) FATCA
14 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.28%) P3O
14 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.19%) GPG13
System Software
1 70 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.21%) vSphere
6 7 (0.65%) Docker
7 6 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.37%) XenApp
9 3 (0.28%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.28%) iptables
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.28%) Postfix
9 3 (0.28%) Samba
9 3 (0.28%) Squid
9 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (2.61%) Ansible
2 26 (2.43%) Puppet
3 21 (1.96%) SCCM
4 14 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.93%) Forum Sentry
5 10 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.75%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.65%) WSUS
8 6 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.37%) Netcool
10 4 (0.37%) OpenView
10 4 (0.37%) SCOM
10 4 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.37%) WMI
11 3 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 189 (17.63%) Microsoft
2 105 (9.79%) Oracle
3 83 (7.74%) Cisco
4 68 (6.34%) SAP
5 56 (5.22%) VMware
6 45 (4.20%) F5
7 38 (3.54%) IBM
8 37 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 36 (3.36%) CheckPoint
10 34 (3.17%) Citrix
11 31 (2.89%) Juniper
12 28 (2.61%) HP
13 24 (2.24%) ServiceNow
14 18 (1.68%) Palo Alto
15 14 (1.31%) Green Hills
16 11 (1.03%) Atlassian
16 11 (1.03%) McAfee
16 11 (1.03%) Sophos
17 10 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.93%) Symantec