Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 65 65
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,669 3,403 3,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.94% 3.42% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.95% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,547 2,237 1,953
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.91%
10th Percentile £270 £270 £264
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 86
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.56 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.97% -10.30% +0.70%
10th Percentile £14.83 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.39% -2.21%

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 78,848 86,071 77,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 86.57% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,809 56,710 50,913
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 2,330 2,106
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.93 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.71% -18.00% -7.41%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Change Management.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Top 16 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 17 June 2019. 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 -11 2,491 £463 +2.78% 104
UK excluding London -7 1,527 £425 +3.66% 81
London -18 1,085 £500 - 29
South East -8 474 £413 -2.94% 19
North of England +16 384 £450 +12.50% 20
Midlands -4 229 £425 - 16
Yorkshire +62 218 £425 +6.25% 13
West Midlands +3 162 £413 - 11
East of England -12 157 £439 +3.24% 10
South West -11 146 £425 +0.89% 10
North West -18 134 £450 +5.88% 7
Scotland -39 88 £416 +28.47% 5
East Midlands -11 60 £450 +5.88% 5
North East -14 33 £500 +25.00%
Wales +1 32 £413 +4.43%
Northern Ireland +14 18 £433 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 936 (35.07%) Finance
2 602 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
3 561 (21.02%) Project Management
4 504 (18.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 502 (18.81%) ITIL
6 392 (14.69%) Microsoft
7 346 (12.96%) Windows
8 283 (10.60%) Banking
9 281 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 245 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
11 238 (8.92%) Migration
12 227 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
13 219 (8.21%) PRINCE2
14 218 (8.17%) Financial Institution
15 216 (8.09%) Degree
16 211 (7.91%) Security Cleared
17 209 (7.83%) Service Management
17 209 (7.83%) SQL
18 208 (7.79%) Incident Management
19 197 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
20 189 (7.08%) DevOps
21 188 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
21 188 (7.04%) Active Directory
22 187 (7.01%) Linux
23 182 (6.82%) SAP
24 180 (6.74%) Risk Management
25 169 (6.33%) Office 365
26 167 (6.26%) Problem Management
27 165 (6.18%) JIRA
28 164 (6.14%) SC Cleared

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
1 115 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 78 (2.92%) Confluence
3 51 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 38 (1.42%) Skype for Business
5 30 (1.12%) IIS
6 27 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (0.90%) SAS
8 21 (0.79%) Apache
9 20 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.49%) JBoss
11 12 (0.45%) CMS
11 12 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.41%) Mule
13 10 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.30%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 197 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 188 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
3 130 (4.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 97 (3.63%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.86%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.19%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) SPSS
9 2 (0.075%) Stata
10 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.037%) InVision
10 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.037%) Sketch
10 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 19 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.56%) Workday HCM
5 14 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 13 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.34%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.30%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.22%) SAP HCM
11 6 (0.22%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
13 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 169 (6.33%) Office 365
2 158 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 50 (1.87%) SaaS
5 30 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (1.05%) Power Platform
8 24 (0.90%) IaaS
9 20 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.75%) PaaS
10 15 (0.56%) Serverless
11 13 (0.49%) GitHub
12 10 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
12 10 (0.37%) Yammer
13 9 (0.34%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 156 (5.84%) Firewall
2 99 (3.71%) WAN
3 86 (3.22%) LAN
4 82 (3.07%) DNS
5 65 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 64 (2.40%) VPN
7 60 (2.25%) DHCP
8 52 (1.95%) SAN
9 49 (1.84%) Internet
10 48 (1.80%) MPLS
11 45 (1.69%) Network Security
12 44 (1.65%) BGP
13 42 (1.57%) OSPF
13 42 (1.57%) Wireless
14 39 (1.46%) Unified Communications
15 37 (1.39%) Skype
15 37 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (1.16%) VLAN
17 26 (0.97%) EIGRP
18 22 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 37 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 28 (1.05%) Power BI
6 27 (1.01%) MySQL
7 26 (0.97%) Big Data
8 25 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.56%) MongoDB
13 15 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
14 12 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (0.45%) SAP HANA
15 11 (0.41%) BigQuery
15 11 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.37%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 165 (6.18%) JIRA
2 68 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 33 (1.24%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.45%) Subversion
7 11 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 10 (0.37%) Maven
8 10 (0.37%) ProC
8 10 (0.37%) Selenium
9 8 (0.30%) Gradle
9 8 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.26%) MSI
11 6 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.22%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.19%) FishEye
12 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.15%) Hudson
General
1 936 (35.07%) Finance
2 283 (10.60%) Banking
3 218 (8.17%) Financial Institution
4 134 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.37%) Retail
6 59 (2.21%) Legal
7 57 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 42 (1.57%) Law
10 41 (1.54%) Marketing
11 31 (1.16%) Front Office
12 27 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.64%) Billing
14 15 (0.56%) Local Government
15 14 (0.52%) Advertising
15 14 (0.52%) Back Office
15 14 (0.52%) Publishing
16 11 (0.41%) Electronics
16 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 499 (18.70%) Analyst
2 373 (13.98%) Project Manager
3 245 (9.18%) Change Manager
4 205 (7.68%) Business Analyst
5 142 (5.32%) Developer
6 128 (4.80%) Consultant
7 106 (3.97%) Architect
8 89 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 81 (3.03%) Business Manager
10 80 (3.00%) IT Manager
11 74 (2.77%) Business Change Manager
11 74 (2.77%) Programme Manager
12 70 (2.62%) Administrator
13 62 (2.32%) Service Analyst
14 59 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
15 44 (1.65%) PMO Analyst
16 43 (1.61%) Senior Manager
16 43 (1.61%) Service Manager
17 42 (1.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (1.57%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (2.81%) Web Services
2 53 (1.99%) .NET
3 41 (1.54%) HTML
4 34 (1.27%) LDAP
4 34 (1.27%) XML
5 33 (1.24%) CSS
5 33 (1.24%) Middleware
5 33 (1.24%) REST
6 30 (1.12%) JSON
7 23 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
8 20 (0.75%) RESTful
8 20 (0.75%) Spring
9 19 (0.71%) AngularJS
10 18 (0.67%) React
11 17 (0.64%) Node.js
11 17 (0.64%) SOAP
12 16 (0.60%) ASP.NET
13 15 (0.56%) jQuery
14 14 (0.52%) 802.1X
15 13 (0.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 245 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 90 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 87 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (2.85%) User Experience
6 37 (1.39%) CMDB
7 32 (1.20%) Clustering
7 32 (1.20%) FMCG
8 30 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.05%) Cloud Native
10 27 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 25 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 21 (0.79%) Replication
14 20 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
14 20 (0.75%) NHS
15 16 (0.60%) Cyberattack
15 16 (0.60%) PMI
16 15 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
17 14 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 346 (12.96%) Windows
2 187 (7.01%) Linux
3 128 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 97 (3.63%) Unix
5 80 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 67 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 46 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (1.16%) AIX
11 27 (1.01%) Solaris
12 24 (0.90%) Android
13 18 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.15%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (21.02%) Project Management
3 504 (18.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 502 (18.81%) ITIL
5 281 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 238 (8.92%) Migration
7 227 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
8 219 (8.21%) PRINCE2
9 209 (7.83%) Service Management
10 208 (7.79%) Incident Management
11 189 (7.08%) DevOps
12 180 (6.74%) Risk Management
13 167 (6.26%) Problem Management
14 164 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
15 159 (5.96%) Configuration Management
15 159 (5.96%) Service Delivery
16 155 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
17 145 (5.43%) Scrum
18 135 (5.06%) ERP
19 124 (4.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 209 (7.83%) SQL
2 132 (4.95%) Python
3 127 (4.76%) Java
4 109 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 75 (2.81%) JavaScript
6 57 (2.14%) C
7 53 (1.99%) C#
8 43 (1.61%) C++
9 40 (1.50%) Bash Shell
10 37 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 29 (1.09%) Perl
12 23 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 21 (0.79%) PHP
14 20 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.64%) R
16 16 (0.60%) Ruby
17 14 (0.52%) VB
18 12 (0.45%) MATLAB
19 11 (0.41%) ABAP
19 11 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 216 (8.09%) Degree
2 211 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 164 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 79 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 51 (1.91%) CCNA
6 51 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 51 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 48 (1.80%) CCNP
7 48 (1.80%) PMP
8 40 (1.50%) ISEB
9 38 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (1.27%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 27 (1.01%) MCSE
14 23 (0.86%) CISSP
14 23 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (0.67%) AWS Certification
15 18 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.62%) PMO
2 109 (4.08%) QA
3 80 (3.00%) SLA
4 52 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 45 (1.69%) PCI DSS
6 38 (1.42%) GDPR
7 21 (0.79%) NIST
8 18 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.45%) GxP
11 10 (0.37%) COBIT
12 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.30%) PSD2
13 7 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.19%) COSO
16 4 (0.15%) EMIR
16 4 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 188 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 90 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.46%) Docker
4 35 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.24%) Firmware
5 33 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
7 29 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (0.79%) XenApp
10 19 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.56%) LXC
12 13 (0.49%) vSphere
13 12 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.22%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.19%) Shibboleth
17 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 77 (2.88%) SCCM
2 75 (2.81%) Ansible
3 47 (1.76%) Puppet
4 32 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.67%) Terraform
6 17 (0.64%) SCOM
7 16 (0.60%) SELinux
8 15 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.45%) Cacti
10 12 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.37%) Nagios
11 10 (0.37%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.30%) Nessus
12 8 (0.30%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.26%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 392 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 182 (6.82%) SAP
3 145 (5.43%) Oracle
4 142 (5.32%) Cisco
5 106 (3.97%) VMware
6 92 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 79 (2.96%) Citrix
8 57 (2.14%) Splunk
9 54 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 52 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (1.72%) CheckPoint
12 44 (1.65%) HP
13 43 (1.61%) IBM
14 42 (1.57%) F5
14 42 (1.57%) Google
15 38 (1.42%) Workday
16 37 (1.39%) Remedy
17 33 (1.24%) Dell
18 31 (1.16%) Palo Alto
19 29 (1.09%) Juniper