Period
to 25 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Change Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Change Management over the 6 months to 25 January 2022 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 Management
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 60 73
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 +17
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3,295 1,608 2,238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.75% 3.84% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 4.41% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,102 1,084 1,431
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £550
90th Percentile £694 £613 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 42 70
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.25 £14.05
25th Percentile £17.55 £15.46 £17.59
Median hourly rate £26.14 £19.50 £24.08
Median % change year-on-year +34.03% -19.00% -8.22%
75th Percentile £40.03 £26.28 £43.69
90th Percentile £52.85 £45.06 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +17.95% -9.30% -18.61%

Change Management 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 78,283 36,490 61,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.19% 87.24% 86.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,982 24,968 41,414
10th Percentile £328 £300 £281
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,644 1,179 1,887
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.41 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% +30.95% -4.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.40 £19.71
% change year-on-year -13.93% +23.80% -7.68%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Change Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Change Management.

Daily rate trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Change Management.

Hourly rate trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Management within the UK over the 6 months to 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +1 2,809 £500 +11.11% 501
London -5 1,639 £538 +19.44% 195
UK excluding London +3 1,172 £450 +3.45% 337
Work from Home +29 933 £500 +11.73% 65
South East -5 363 £467 +3.78% 99
North of England -14 239 £463 +8.82% 79
Midlands +22 183 £450 +4.35% 65
West Midlands +8 138 £450 +1.41% 51
North West +8 132 £475 +5.56% 47
South West -14 126 £450 -4.31% 26
East of England +13 120 £434 +5.09% 33
Scotland -27 113 £423 +5.63% 29
Yorkshire -30 101 £450 +5.88% 27
East Midlands -1 41 £425 +6.25% 14
Wales -11 26 £450 -10.00% 6
North East -2 8 £638 +97.67% 5
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management 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 Management.

1 1,286 (39.03%) Finance
2 967 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 855 (25.95%) Social Skills
4 749 (22.73%) Project Management
5 646 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 530 (16.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 491 (14.90%) Microsoft
8 482 (14.63%) ITIL
9 403 (12.23%) Banking
10 392 (11.90%) Project Delivery
11 360 (10.93%) Windows
12 335 (10.17%) Azure
13 333 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
14 332 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
15 307 (9.32%) Security Cleared
16 268 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
17 262 (7.95%) Public Sector
18 245 (7.44%) Migration
19 244 (7.41%) SQL
20 242 (7.34%) Risk Management
21 240 (7.28%) Business Case
22 231 (7.01%) DevOps
23 230 (6.98%) PRINCE2
24 224 (6.80%) Degree
25 222 (6.74%) Service Management
26 218 (6.62%) Active Directory
27 217 (6.59%) Linux
28 215 (6.53%) Incident Management
29 213 (6.46%) SC Cleared
30 208 (6.31%) Coaching

Change Management
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
1 142 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 87 (2.64%) Confluence
3 47 (1.43%) Apache
4 28 (0.85%) IIS
5 19 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 17 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (0.49%) nginx
7 16 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.39%) CMS
8 13 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.36%) SAS
10 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.21%) JBoss
12 6 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 196 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 168 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 95 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 80 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
5 69 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 5 (0.15%) InVision
9 4 (0.12%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.091%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.091%) Sketch
11 2 (0.061%) InDesign
11 2 (0.061%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.061%) UXPin
11 2 (0.061%) Windchill
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.030%) Maya
12 1 (0.030%) Oracle Smart View
12 1 (0.030%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 34 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
2 28 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 10 (0.30%) RMDS
7 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.27%) SAP MDG
8 8 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.15%) Eikon
11 5 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
11 5 (0.15%) SAP FSCM
12 4 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
12 4 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 335 (10.17%) Azure
2 203 (6.16%) Microsoft 365
3 184 (5.58%) AWS
4 100 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 78 (2.37%) GCP
6 67 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (1.67%) SaaS
8 53 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 53 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
9 34 (1.03%) Amazon S3
10 29 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (0.85%) IaaS
12 27 (0.82%) PaaS
13 25 (0.76%) Serverless
14 21 (0.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 21 (0.64%) OneDrive
15 18 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (0.46%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 152 (4.61%) Firewall
2 86 (2.61%) DNS
3 65 (1.97%) DHCP
4 61 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 56 (1.70%) WAN
6 54 (1.64%) VPN
7 46 (1.40%) LAN
8 44 (1.34%) SAN
9 36 (1.09%) BGP
10 35 (1.06%) Network Security
11 33 (1.00%) Wireless
12 32 (0.97%) SD-WAN
13 29 (0.88%) MPLS
14 28 (0.85%) Internet
14 28 (0.85%) OSPF
14 28 (0.85%) VLAN
15 26 (0.79%) IPsec
16 24 (0.73%) Kerberos
17 23 (0.70%) VoIP
18 22 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.64%) Power BI
3 72 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (1.46%) Data Lake
5 43 (1.31%) Big Data
6 34 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (1.00%) Tableau
8 22 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.55%) Metadata
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.39%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.33%) QlikView
15 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 199 (6.04%) JIRA
2 52 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 26 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.42%) Eclipse
6 13 (0.39%) Selenium
7 11 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.27%) Gatling
8 9 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.21%) GitLab
10 7 (0.21%) JMeter
10 7 (0.21%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.21%) Subversion
11 6 (0.18%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.18%) git-flow
11 6 (0.18%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.18%) Postman
11 6 (0.18%) WebLOAD
12 5 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,286 (39.03%) Finance
2 855 (25.95%) Social Skills
3 403 (12.23%) Banking
4 332 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
5 262 (7.95%) Public Sector
6 192 (5.83%) Presentation Skills
7 148 (4.49%) Influencing Skills
8 126 (3.82%) Legal
8 126 (3.82%) Telecoms
9 105 (3.19%) Retail
10 94 (2.85%) Marketing
11 88 (2.67%) Investment Banking
12 87 (2.64%) Organisational Skills
13 59 (1.79%) Manufacturing
14 56 (1.70%) Law
15 41 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
16 35 (1.06%) Financial Institution
17 32 (0.97%) Local Government
18 29 (0.88%) Front Office
19 23 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 553 (16.78%) Analyst
2 520 (15.78%) Project Manager
3 334 (10.14%) Change Manager
4 270 (8.19%) Business Analyst
5 188 (5.71%) Developer
6 187 (5.68%) Consultant
7 146 (4.43%) IT Manager
8 142 (4.31%) Business Manager
9 141 (4.28%) Architect
10 123 (3.73%) Business Change Manager
11 112 (3.40%) Senior Manager
12 99 (3.00%) Service Manager
13 88 (2.67%) Programme Manager
14 83 (2.52%) Delivery Manager
15 72 (2.19%) Transformation Manager
16 68 (2.06%) IT Project Manager
17 64 (1.94%) Service Analyst
18 63 (1.91%) Network Engineer
19 62 (1.88%) Change Analyst
20 61 (1.85%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.37%) .NET
2 40 (1.21%) Middleware
2 40 (1.21%) REST
3 35 (1.06%) LDAP
3 35 (1.06%) Web Services
4 28 (0.85%) CSS
4 28 (0.85%) HTML
5 24 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
5 24 (0.73%) Node.js
5 24 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
6 23 (0.70%) React
7 19 (0.58%) SAML
7 19 (0.58%) Spring
7 19 (0.58%) XML
8 16 (0.49%) Kafka
9 15 (0.46%) Spring Boot
10 14 (0.42%) ADO
10 14 (0.42%) AngularJS
10 14 (0.42%) JSON
11 13 (0.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 191 (5.80%) Management Information System
2 102 (3.10%) Data Centre
3 83 (2.52%) User Experience
4 82 (2.49%) NHS
5 68 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (1.94%) CMDB
7 49 (1.49%) Replication
8 42 (1.27%) Clustering
9 37 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 36 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 32 (0.97%) PMI
12 31 (0.94%) Derivative
13 24 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
13 24 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 22 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
15 21 (0.64%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.58%) FMCG
17 18 (0.55%) PKI
17 18 (0.55%) Social Media
18 14 (0.42%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 360 (10.93%) Windows
2 217 (6.59%) Linux
3 98 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 84 (2.55%) Windows 10
5 70 (2.12%) Unix
6 41 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 26 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 25 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.58%) Solaris
13 15 (0.46%) AIX
14 8 (0.24%) Android
14 8 (0.24%) SUSE
14 8 (0.24%) VMS
15 6 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 749 (22.73%) Project Management
3 646 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 530 (16.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 482 (14.63%) ITIL
6 392 (11.90%) Project Delivery
7 333 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 268 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 245 (7.44%) Migration
10 242 (7.34%) Risk Management
11 240 (7.28%) Business Case
12 231 (7.01%) DevOps
13 230 (6.98%) PRINCE2
14 222 (6.74%) Service Management
15 215 (6.53%) Incident Management
16 208 (6.31%) Coaching
17 206 (6.25%) Scrum
18 202 (6.13%) Waterfall
19 194 (5.89%) Service Delivery
20 161 (4.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (7.41%) SQL
2 153 (4.64%) Python
3 134 (4.07%) PowerShell
4 112 (3.40%) Java
5 73 (2.22%) C#
6 62 (1.88%) C
6 62 (1.88%) JavaScript
7 41 (1.24%) Bash
8 31 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 21 (0.64%) R
10 20 (0.61%) Perl
11 19 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.52%) VBA
13 14 (0.42%) VBScript
14 13 (0.39%) VB
15 12 (0.36%) Java 8
15 12 (0.36%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.24%) Search Processing Language
17 7 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 7 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 307 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 224 (6.80%) Degree
3 213 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 69 (2.09%) PMI Certification
5 65 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
6 60 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (1.67%) PMP
8 43 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 36 (1.09%) CCNP
11 31 (0.94%) APMG
11 31 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 29 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 27 (0.82%) CCNA
13 27 (0.82%) MCSE
14 24 (0.73%) Master's Degree
15 23 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (0.61%) CCIE
16 20 (0.61%) CISSP
17 19 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (5.13%) PMO
2 150 (4.55%) SLA
3 107 (3.25%) QA
4 59 (1.79%) GDPR
5 44 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 42 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.52%) COBIT
9 15 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.39%) FINREP
11 12 (0.36%) NIST
12 10 (0.30%) GRC
12 10 (0.30%) ISO 20022
13 9 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.27%) IFRS
14 8 (0.24%) Accessibility
14 8 (0.24%) COREP
15 6 (0.18%) Basel III
15 6 (0.18%) P3O
15 6 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 218 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 124 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (1.88%) Docker
4 40 (1.21%) vSphere
5 32 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.70%) Firmware
7 22 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.64%) VMware NSX
9 18 (0.55%) XenApp
10 17 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 14 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.33%) NFS
13 10 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 5 (0.15%) Veritas File System
16 5 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 74 (2.25%) SCCM
2 61 (1.85%) Ansible
3 56 (1.70%) Terraform
4 47 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (1.00%) Kubernetes
6 31 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.73%) ITRS Geneos
8 24 (0.73%) vRealize
9 19 (0.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 17 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 13 (0.39%) Prometheus
12 13 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.39%) ZABBIX
13 12 (0.36%) Grafana
14 10 (0.30%) FortiGate
14 10 (0.30%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.24%) SCOM
16 7 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 491 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 186 (5.64%) Oracle
3 177 (5.37%) VMware
4 167 (5.07%) SAP
5 132 (4.01%) Cisco
6 110 (3.34%) ServiceNow
7 76 (2.31%) Citrix
8 64 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 58 (1.76%) IBM
10 55 (1.67%) Splunk
11 53 (1.61%) Google
12 50 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 42 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
14 41 (1.24%) Remedy
15 30 (0.91%) F5
15 30 (0.91%) Juniper
16 24 (0.73%) EMC
17 22 (0.67%) Adobe
17 22 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
17 22 (0.67%) Workday