Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 230 201
Rank change year-on-year -50 -29 -11
Contract jobs citing Change Control 944 1,046 1,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.14% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.35% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 643 826
UK median daily rate £411 £418 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% +5.96% -1.50%
10th Percentile £263 £232 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +0.66% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 71 46
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +2.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.06 £17.48 £13.91
90th Percentile £55.72 £48.31 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year - -4.35% -8.56%

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 86,588 77,629 89,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,199 51,073 58,321
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,117 2,437
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +13.68%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -41 881 £415 -2.35% 166
UK excluding London -51 548 £383 +0.66% 110
London -22 383 £495 +4.21% 69
South East -53 151 £400 +0.63% 37
North of England -33 136 £389 -0.32% 19
Midlands +2 94 £373 +14.62% 13
South West -3 71 £350 -6.67% 13
North West +4 63 £386 +10.36% 11
Yorkshire +6 61 £388 -0.64% 7
West Midlands +8 51 £340 -12.82% 9
East Midlands +2 42 £400 +62.93% 4
East of England -9 42 £345 -4.83% 15
Scotland -62 35 £285 -12.31% 9
Wales -22 19 £404 -3.29% 4
North East -29 12 £488 +23.03% 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 367 (38.88%) Finance
2 250 (26.48%) Project Management
3 203 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 170 (18.01%) PMO
6 168 (17.80%) PRINCE2
7 133 (14.09%) Microsoft
8 132 (13.98%) Risk Management
9 123 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
10 119 (12.61%) Microsoft Excel
10 119 (12.61%) Security Cleared
11 111 (11.76%) Change Management
12 110 (11.65%) Microsoft Project
13 103 (10.91%) Windows
14 89 (9.43%) ITIL
14 89 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
15 87 (9.22%) VMware
16 86 (9.11%) Firewall
16 86 (9.11%) Cisco
17 83 (8.79%) Active Directory
18 69 (7.31%) Migration
19 68 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
19 68 (7.20%) Business Analysis
20 67 (7.10%) SQL
21 66 (6.99%) Programme Management
21 66 (6.99%) SC Cleared
22 65 (6.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 63 (6.67%) SharePoint
23 63 (6.67%) Project Planning
24 62 (6.57%) 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 63 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.13%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.92%) Confluence
4 30 (3.18%) IIS
5 14 (1.48%) Apache
6 13 (1.38%) CMS
7 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.64%) Drupal
9 6 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.53%) SAS
10 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.32%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 119 (12.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (11.65%) Microsoft Project
3 68 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
4 65 (6.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (4.56%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.06%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.32%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.21%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (1.80%) RMDS
2 10 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.85%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.74%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.74%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.53%) Primavera
6 4 (0.42%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.42%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.32%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.21%) Demantra
8 2 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.18%) Office 365
4 19 (2.01%) IaaS
5 16 (1.69%) PaaS
6 15 (1.59%) GitHub
7 9 (0.95%) NuGet
8 8 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.64%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.53%) SaaS
10 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.21%) Boomi
12 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.21%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.21%) Taleo
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 86 (9.11%) Firewall
2 52 (5.51%) WAN
3 46 (4.87%) LAN
4 35 (3.71%) SAN
5 34 (3.60%) TCP/IP
6 29 (3.07%) DNS
7 24 (2.54%) Internet
7 24 (2.54%) Network Security
8 22 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (2.33%) SSL
9 19 (2.01%) VPN
10 16 (1.69%) DHCP
10 16 (1.69%) Wireless
11 15 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.17%) SMS
14 9 (0.95%) LTE
15 8 (0.85%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.85%) VLAN
16 7 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.06%) Big Data
5 10 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (0.85%) MySQL
7 8 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.64%) Data Lake
9 6 (0.64%) MariaDB
9 6 (0.64%) OLAP
10 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (5.40%) JIRA
2 33 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.27%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.06%) Subversion
8 9 (0.95%) Maven
8 9 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.64%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.32%) PeopleTools
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.21%) MSTest
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 367 (38.88%) Finance
2 54 (5.72%) Banking
3 39 (4.13%) Legal
4 38 (4.03%) Retail
5 27 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.44%) Military
7 22 (2.33%) Back Office
8 20 (2.12%) Law
9 18 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (1.38%) Front Office
12 13 (1.38%) Marketing
13 8 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.64%) Billing
14 6 (0.64%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.53%) Local Government
16 4 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 179 (18.96%) Project Manager
2 163 (17.27%) Analyst
3 76 (8.05%) Developer
4 65 (6.89%) Business Analyst
5 49 (5.19%) Architect
6 45 (4.77%) Network Engineer
6 45 (4.77%) PMO Analyst
7 34 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 33 (3.50%) Senior Manager
9 30 (3.18%) Senior PMO
10 28 (2.97%) Consultant
10 28 (2.97%) Service Analyst
11 27 (2.86%) Coordinator
11 27 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 26 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (2.65%) Administrator
13 25 (2.65%) IT Manager
13 25 (2.65%) PMO Lead
14 24 (2.54%) Project Officer
15 23 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.92%) .NET
2 23 (2.44%) Web Services
3 16 (1.69%) XML
4 13 (1.38%) REST
5 12 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.17%) Middleware
7 9 (0.95%) .NET Core
7 9 (0.95%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.95%) HTML
8 8 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (0.85%) CSS
8 8 (0.85%) Node.js
8 8 (0.85%) RAML
8 8 (0.85%) RxJS
8 8 (0.85%) Socket.IO
8 8 (0.85%) Swagger
9 7 (0.74%) XSLT
10 6 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.64%) WCF
10 6 (0.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 123 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.97%) Virtual Team
5 24 (2.54%) PMI
6 16 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.17%) FMCG
9 10 (1.06%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.85%) Replication
11 8 (0.85%) Robotics
12 7 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.74%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.64%) NHS
13 6 (0.64%) User Experience
14 4 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 103 (10.91%) Windows
2 56 (5.93%) Linux
3 42 (4.45%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.39%) Unix
5 27 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.74%) AIX
11 6 (0.64%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) CentOS
12 3 (0.32%) SUSE
13 2 (0.21%) Android
13 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.21%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (26.48%) Project Management
2 203 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 168 (17.80%) PRINCE2
5 132 (13.98%) Risk Management
6 111 (11.76%) Change Management
7 89 (9.43%) ITIL
7 89 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (7.31%) Migration
9 68 (7.20%) Business Analysis
10 66 (6.99%) Programme Management
11 63 (6.67%) Project Planning
12 61 (6.46%) Configuration Management
13 50 (5.30%) Decision-Making
13 50 (5.30%) Project Governance
13 50 (5.30%) Scrum
14 49 (5.19%) SDLC
15 48 (5.08%) Waterfall
16 46 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
17 45 (4.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 67 (7.10%) SQL
2 40 (4.24%) Java
3 36 (3.81%) C++
4 33 (3.50%) C#
4 33 (3.50%) PowerShell
5 30 (3.18%) Python
6 26 (2.75%) C
7 19 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.48%) PHP
9 12 (1.27%) Perl
10 11 (1.17%) VBA
11 9 (0.95%) CQL
11 9 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.53%) VBScript
15 2 (0.21%) VB
16 1 (0.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 119 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.25%) Degree
4 48 (5.08%) PMI Certification
5 47 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (4.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 32 (3.39%) PMP
8 26 (2.75%) CCNP
9 23 (2.44%) APMP
10 21 (2.22%) DV Cleared
11 20 (2.12%) CCNA
11 20 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.06%) CISSP
16 9 (0.95%) CCIE
16 9 (0.95%) MCSE
17 7 (0.74%) IIBA
17 7 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (18.01%) PMO
2 62 (6.57%) QA
3 26 (2.75%) GDPR
4 15 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.59%) SLA
5 13 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 12 (1.27%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.64%) MISRA
8 6 (0.64%) MISRA C
9 5 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.53%) GMP
9 5 (0.53%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.42%) IFRS
10 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.32%) P3O
12 2 (0.21%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 83 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.17%) ProxySG
6 9 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.85%) Docker
7 8 (0.85%) vSphere
8 7 (0.74%) XenApp
9 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.32%) Firmware
11 3 (0.32%) NFS
11 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.21%) XenServer
13 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (2.97%) SCCM
2 16 (1.69%) Puppet
3 13 (1.38%) Ansible
4 10 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.95%) Nessus
5 9 (0.95%) Opsview
6 7 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.42%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.42%) Nagios
9 3 (0.32%) CASB
9 3 (0.32%) Control-M
9 3 (0.32%) SCOM
9 3 (0.32%) WSUS
10 2 (0.21%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 133 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 87 (9.22%) VMware
3 86 (9.11%) Cisco
4 60 (6.36%) Oracle
5 50 (5.30%) CheckPoint
6 43 (4.56%) Citrix
7 40 (4.24%) HP
8 27 (2.86%) Dell
9 25 (2.65%) SAP
10 22 (2.33%) F5
10 22 (2.33%) IBM
11 20 (2.12%) Bloomberg
12 19 (2.01%) Red Hat
12 19 (2.01%) Reuters
13 16 (1.69%) Splunk
14 14 (1.48%) EMC
14 14 (1.48%) McAfee
14 14 (1.48%) NetApp
14 14 (1.48%) Xerox
15 13 (1.38%) Juniper