Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 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 Management
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 60 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3335 3786 3954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.56% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 4.24% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2181 2562 2453
UK median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.72% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +7.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 61 101
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.31% +8.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.43 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £27.24
% change year-on-year -22.48% +18.39% -9.20%

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 83989 89204 93076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.84% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55776 58980 60310
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 1976 2336 2701
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 -4 3100 £450 +5.88% 319
UK excluding London -10 1703 £404 +7.67% 228
London +3 1559 £500 +11.11% 134
South East -2 598 £400 +5.61% 76
North of England -27 313 £425 +13.64% 47
Midlands +4 298 £400 -0.99% 27
West Midlands +8 191 £400 -1.23% 19
South West +13 164 £423 +13.42% 14
East of England -22 156 £450 +5.88% 20
North West -27 156 £400 - 30
Scotland -17 146 £388 +17.42% 39
Yorkshire +61 122 £425 +10.39% 16
East Midlands -18 105 £400 - 8
North East -42 35 £425 +44.07% 1
Wales +10 27 £425 +21.43% 3
Northern Ireland -52 4 £345 +18.56% 2
Channel Islands -1 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management 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 Management.

1 1251 (37.51%) Finance
2 910 (27.29%) Project Management
3 645 (19.34%) ITIL
4 598 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
5 583 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 568 (17.03%) Banking
7 416 (12.47%) Windows
8 408 (12.23%) Microsoft
9 402 (12.05%) PRINCE2
10 357 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
11 301 (9.03%) Business Analysis
12 281 (8.43%) SQL
13 280 (8.40%) Security Cleared
14 256 (7.68%) Degree
15 252 (7.56%) Migration
16 245 (7.35%) Oracle
17 241 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
18 230 (6.90%) SAP
19 218 (6.54%) Service Management
20 216 (6.48%) Risk Management
21 209 (6.27%) Problem Management
22 207 (6.21%) Management Information System
23 206 (6.18%) PMO
24 205 (6.15%) Linux
25 200 (6.00%) Active Directory
26 195 (5.85%) Incident Management
27 189 (5.67%) Unix
28 171 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
29 168 (5.04%) Service Delivery
30 165 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing

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
1 122 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 46 (1.38%) CMS
4 45 (1.35%) Skype for Business
5 44 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (1.20%) Confluence
6 40 (1.20%) IIS
7 29 (0.87%) Apache
7 29 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 25 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.69%) JBoss
10 22 (0.66%) SAS
11 21 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 20 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 20 (0.60%) Documentum
13 19 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (0.48%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 241 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 171 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 146 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
4 106 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 105 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.21%) Simulink
8 4 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.060%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.030%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.030%) SPSS
10 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.66%) Maximo
3 19 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.27%) SAP CRM
9 8 (0.24%) iTrent
10 7 (0.21%) KANA IQ
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.21%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.36%) Office 365
2 98 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (1.80%) SaaS
5 36 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
6 27 (0.81%) IaaS
7 21 (0.63%) PaaS
8 15 (0.45%) iPaaS
9 12 (0.36%) npm
10 10 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.24%) Firebase
13 7 (0.21%) Lucidchart
13 7 (0.21%) Taleo
14 6 (0.18%) Akamai
14 6 (0.18%) GitHub
14 6 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (4.32%) Firewall
2 91 (2.73%) DNS
3 90 (2.70%) WAN
4 89 (2.67%) LAN
5 80 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 65 (1.95%) DHCP
7 59 (1.77%) SAN
8 57 (1.71%) Internet
9 56 (1.68%) VPN
10 50 (1.50%) LDAP
11 46 (1.38%) Wireless
12 39 (1.17%) Network Security
13 38 (1.14%) OSPF
14 37 (1.11%) MPLS
15 35 (1.05%) SSL
16 32 (0.96%) Ethernet
16 32 (0.96%) SMS
16 32 (0.96%) VLAN
17 29 (0.87%) BGP
18 28 (0.84%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (4.41%) Blockchain
2 143 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 69 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (1.50%) Big Data
5 44 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 33 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 22 (0.66%) Hadoop
12 19 (0.57%) NoSQL
13 18 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.48%) MS Access
15 16 (0.48%) MySQL
15 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (0.45%) DB2
17 14 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 112 (3.36%) JIRA
2 35 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 33 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.75%) Subversion
5 22 (0.66%) Maven
6 20 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.45%) Ant
9 12 (0.36%) JUnit
10 10 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.30%) ClearCase
10 10 (0.30%) PostCSS
11 9 (0.27%) Bower
11 9 (0.27%) gulp
12 8 (0.24%) Axure RP
12 8 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 8 (0.24%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (0.24%) Selenium
13 7 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 1251 (37.51%) Finance
2 568 (17.03%) Banking
3 146 (4.38%) Retail
4 122 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 116 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 116 (3.48%) Legal
6 97 (2.91%) Marketing
7 84 (2.52%) Financial Institution
8 81 (2.43%) Front Office
8 81 (2.43%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.77%) Back Office
10 40 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 36 (1.08%) Billing
11 36 (1.08%) Law
12 26 (0.78%) Publishing
13 24 (0.72%) Local Government
14 21 (0.63%) Automotive
14 21 (0.63%) Electronics
15 19 (0.57%) French Language
16 17 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 745 (22.34%) Analyst
2 556 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 396 (11.87%) Business Analyst
4 266 (7.98%) Change Manager
5 197 (5.91%) Developer
6 176 (5.28%) Consultant
7 141 (4.23%) Architect
8 108 (3.24%) Business Manager
9 101 (3.03%) Administrator
10 100 (3.00%) IT Manager
10 100 (3.00%) Senior Manager
11 85 (2.55%) Programme Manager
12 80 (2.40%) Business Change Manager
13 73 (2.19%) Network Engineer
14 69 (2.07%) Service Manager
15 67 (2.01%) Service Analyst
16 65 (1.95%) Senior Project Manager
17 63 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
18 59 (1.77%) IT Analyst
19 55 (1.65%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (4.32%) Web Services
2 71 (2.13%) .NET
3 66 (1.98%) HTML
4 57 (1.71%) XML
5 48 (1.44%) Middleware
6 44 (1.32%) CSS
7 35 (1.05%) JSON
8 34 (1.02%) SOAP
9 32 (0.96%) jQuery
10 31 (0.93%) REST
11 28 (0.84%) Spring
12 27 (0.81%) AngularJS
12 27 (0.81%) RESTful
13 26 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
13 26 (0.78%) HTML5
14 24 (0.72%) J2EE
14 24 (0.72%) Node.js
15 22 (0.66%) Kafka
16 21 (0.63%) ASP.NET
17 19 (0.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 357 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 144 (4.32%) Data Centre
4 91 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 65 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 64 (1.92%) Derivative
6 64 (1.92%) User Experience
7 61 (1.83%) Fintech
8 44 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 41 (1.23%) PMI
10 40 (1.20%) CMDB
10 40 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 39 (1.17%) Clustering
12 34 (1.02%) Replication
13 33 (0.99%) Blackberry
14 32 (0.96%) NHS
15 31 (0.93%) Equities
16 28 (0.84%) FMCG
17 26 (0.78%) Social Media
18 24 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 416 (12.47%) Windows
2 205 (6.15%) Linux
3 189 (5.67%) Unix
4 150 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 73 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 54 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (1.53%) Solaris
9 44 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (0.87%) AIX
11 25 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 19 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.42%) Android
14 13 (0.39%) SUSE
14 13 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.36%) CentOS
16 11 (0.33%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 910 (27.29%) Project Management
2 645 (19.34%) ITIL
3 598 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
4 583 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 402 (12.05%) PRINCE2
6 301 (9.03%) Business Analysis
7 252 (7.56%) Migration
8 218 (6.54%) Service Management
9 216 (6.48%) Risk Management
10 209 (6.27%) Problem Management
11 195 (5.85%) Incident Management
12 168 (5.04%) Service Delivery
13 165 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 160 (4.80%) SDLC
15 155 (4.65%) Programme Management
16 154 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 153 (4.59%) Change Control
18 152 (4.56%) Scrum
19 145 (4.35%) Process Improvement
20 142 (4.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (8.43%) SQL
2 164 (4.92%) Java
3 82 (2.46%) JavaScript
4 78 (2.34%) PowerShell
5 75 (2.25%) Python
6 69 (2.07%) C#
7 63 (1.89%) Perl
8 53 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 36 (1.08%) C
10 28 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 27 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 23 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 18 (0.54%) Korn
14 17 (0.51%) Scala
14 17 (0.51%) VBA
15 15 (0.45%) C++
16 14 (0.42%) VBScript
17 13 (0.39%) MATLAB
18 11 (0.33%) ECMAScript
19 10 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 280 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 256 (7.68%) Degree
3 147 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 89 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
5 80 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 78 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 75 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 74 (2.22%) PMP
9 68 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 55 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 54 (1.62%) MCSE
13 45 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 44 (1.32%) CCNP
15 39 (1.17%) CCNA
16 30 (0.90%) CISSP
17 28 (0.84%) ISEB
17 28 (0.84%) MCP
18 25 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
19 24 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (6.18%) PMO
2 122 (3.66%) QA
3 111 (3.33%) SLA
4 90 (2.70%) MiFID
5 51 (1.53%) GDPR
6 40 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 39 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
9 27 (0.81%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.48%) EMIR
11 14 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.24%) P3O
13 6 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.18%) FATCA
14 5 (0.15%) COBIT
14 5 (0.15%) FINREP
15 4 (0.12%) GxP
15 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.090%) GCP
16 3 (0.090%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 200 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 87 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (0.81%) vSphere
6 23 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.36%) Docker
9 12 (0.36%) iptables
9 12 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.30%) NFS
11 10 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.30%) XenApp
12 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.24%) Veritas File System
13 7 (0.21%) Firmware
13 7 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (1.98%) SCCM
2 38 (1.14%) SCOM
3 32 (0.96%) NetBackup
4 22 (0.66%) Puppet
5 20 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.54%) Ansible
7 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (0.36%) Control-M
8 12 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (0.36%) WSUS
9 11 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
9 11 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (0.30%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.27%) RSA Archer
12 8 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.21%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (0.21%) Cacti
Vendors
1 408 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 245 (7.35%) Oracle
3 230 (6.90%) SAP
4 156 (4.68%) Cisco
5 140 (4.20%) VMware
6 113 (3.39%) ServiceNow
7 97 (2.91%) Citrix
8 77 (2.31%) HP
9 72 (2.16%) IBM
10 64 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
11 60 (1.80%) Workday
12 50 (1.50%) CheckPoint
13 48 (1.44%) Remedy
14 47 (1.41%) Juniper
15 43 (1.29%) Motorola
16 42 (1.26%) Red Hat
17 37 (1.11%) Palo Alto
18 34 (1.02%) NetApp
18 34 (1.02%) SolarWinds
19 32 (0.96%) F5