Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 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 Management
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 65 60
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3,254 3,266 3,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.16% 3.33% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.89% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,026 2,117 2,518
UK median daily rate £440 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +6.07% +6.06%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £246
90th Percentile £625 £617 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £406 £385
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.32% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 81 64
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -17.36% -3.78%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.75 £17.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.50 £46.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.92 £25.06 £32.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% -21.69% +1.78%

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 88,872 83,852 90,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.60% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,625 55,176 59,764
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,448 2,093 2,334
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.59
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.74% +7.23%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

Contractor 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 18 September 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 -13 2,935 £450 - 466
UK excluding London -4 1,815 £410 +1.11% 340
London -12 1,359 £490 -2.00% 154
South East 0 602 £425 +6.25% 85
North of England -17 337 £400 -5.88% 90
Midlands +3 327 £438 +9.38% 61
West Midlands 0 221 £438 +9.38% 38
Scotland +6 213 £324 -19.00% 12
North West -3 192 £375 -11.76% 52
East of England -9 158 £425 - 45
South West -22 141 £425 +0.47% 32
Yorkshire -18 116 £400 -5.88% 36
East Midlands +3 101 £450 +12.50% 23
Wales -10 36 £400 -5.88% 12
North East -14 31 £400 -3.03% 2
Northern Ireland +32 3 £375 +8.70% 4
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Channel Islands -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 1,077 (33.10%) Finance
2 699 (21.48%) Project Management
3 685 (21.05%) ITIL
4 638 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 558 (17.15%) Microsoft
6 548 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 513 (15.77%) Windows
8 426 (13.09%) Banking
9 362 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
10 360 (11.06%) SQL
11 355 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
12 341 (10.48%) Security Cleared
13 304 (9.34%) Service Management
14 302 (9.28%) Linux
15 293 (9.00%) Active Directory
16 278 (8.54%) SC Cleared
17 271 (8.33%) PRINCE2
18 258 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
19 242 (7.44%) Oracle
20 239 (7.34%) Degree
21 236 (7.25%) Incident Management
22 234 (7.19%) Business Analysis
23 231 (7.10%) SAP
23 231 (7.10%) Office 365
24 229 (7.04%) Risk Management
25 224 (6.88%) Problem Management
26 219 (6.73%) VMware
27 214 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
28 199 (6.12%) Migration
29 192 (5.90%) Management Information System

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
1 150 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.00%) IIS
3 64 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 57 (1.75%) Confluence
5 53 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 45 (1.38%) Apache
7 40 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 37 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 34 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 29 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (0.77%) JBoss
12 21 (0.65%) CMS
13 19 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.46%) SAS
15 14 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.37%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
19 8 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 258 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 214 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 108 (3.32%) Microsoft Project
5 93 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.46%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.12%) Windchill
9 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.061%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.061%) InVision
9 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.061%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.031%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.031%) InDesign
10 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 27 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.71%) Workday HCM
3 18 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 13 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.31%) ION MarketView
6 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.25%) SAP HCM
9 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 231 (7.10%) Office 365
2 153 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (2.27%) SaaS
5 52 (1.60%) IaaS
6 43 (1.32%) PaaS
7 25 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
8 19 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.40%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.37%) G Suite
12 10 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (0.28%) Yammer
14 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 156 (4.79%) Firewall
2 124 (3.81%) DNS
3 97 (2.98%) WAN
4 94 (2.89%) LAN
5 76 (2.34%) DHCP
6 71 (2.18%) TCP/IP
7 66 (2.03%) Network Security
8 62 (1.91%) SSL
8 62 (1.91%) VPN
9 56 (1.72%) Wireless
10 46 (1.41%) BGP
11 45 (1.38%) Internet
12 39 (1.20%) Skype
13 38 (1.17%) OSPF
14 35 (1.08%) Intranet
15 34 (1.04%) IPsec
16 32 (0.98%) MPLS
17 30 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (0.86%) SAN
19 25 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (4.52%) Blockchain
2 125 (3.84%) SQL Server
3 66 (2.03%) MySQL
4 52 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 50 (1.54%) Power BI
6 41 (1.26%) Big Data
7 34 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (0.98%) DB2
9 30 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 25 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 23 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 23 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (0.52%) MariaDB
15 12 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 109 (3.35%) JIRA
2 60 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 49 (1.51%) Jenkins
4 46 (1.41%) HP UFT
4 46 (1.41%) WinRunner
5 27 (0.83%) Selenium
6 24 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 21 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (0.40%) ReSharper
10 12 (0.37%) Ant
10 12 (0.37%) SpecFlow
10 12 (0.37%) Subversion
11 11 (0.34%) Maven
11 11 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.28%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.28%) NUnit
12 9 (0.28%) Travis CI
12 9 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 1,077 (33.10%) Finance
2 426 (13.09%) Banking
3 124 (3.81%) Legal
4 115 (3.53%) Retail
5 108 (3.32%) Financial Institution
6 96 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 87 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 65 (2.00%) Marketing
9 52 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 46 (1.41%) Front Office
10 46 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 45 (1.38%) Back Office
11 45 (1.38%) Law
12 33 (1.01%) Publishing
13 24 (0.74%) Retail Banking
14 20 (0.61%) Electronics
15 17 (0.52%) Billing
16 13 (0.40%) Advertising
16 13 (0.40%) Automotive
17 12 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 675 (20.74%) Analyst
2 468 (14.38%) Project Manager
3 260 (7.99%) Business Analyst
4 251 (7.71%) Change Manager
5 196 (6.02%) Consultant
6 187 (5.75%) Developer
7 125 (3.84%) Architect
8 123 (3.78%) Business Manager
9 101 (3.10%) Business Change Manager
10 99 (3.04%) Administrator
11 92 (2.83%) IT Manager
12 80 (2.46%) Service Manager
13 72 (2.21%) Applications Support
14 68 (2.09%) Network Engineer
15 66 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
16 65 (2.00%) Change Analyst
17 64 (1.97%) Programme Manager
18 63 (1.94%) Senior Manager
19 62 (1.91%) Service Analyst
20 52 (1.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.77%) Web Services
2 86 (2.64%) .NET
3 59 (1.81%) HTML
4 53 (1.63%) Middleware
5 42 (1.29%) CSS
6 37 (1.14%) REST
6 37 (1.14%) XML
7 34 (1.04%) SOAP
8 27 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
8 27 (0.83%) SailPoint
9 26 (0.80%) XSLT
10 24 (0.74%) AngularJS
11 23 (0.71%) JSON
11 23 (0.71%) LDAP
12 22 (0.68%) .NET Framework
12 22 (0.68%) JSP
13 20 (0.61%) Spring
14 17 (0.52%) LAMP
15 16 (0.49%) CGI
15 16 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 355 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 128 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 125 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
5 74 (2.27%) Clustering
6 63 (1.94%) CMDB
7 58 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 51 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 48 (1.48%) PDA
10 41 (1.26%) User Experience
11 39 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (1.08%) NHS
13 34 (1.04%) Mobile App
14 31 (0.95%) Fixed Income
15 30 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 30 (0.92%) PMI
16 28 (0.86%) FMCG
17 24 (0.74%) Smartphone
18 23 (0.71%) iPad
18 23 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 513 (15.77%) Windows
2 302 (9.28%) Linux
3 171 (5.26%) Unix
4 158 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 123 (3.78%) Windows 7
6 121 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (3.04%) Windows 10
8 91 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 85 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 73 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 68 (2.09%) AIX
12 45 (1.38%) Solaris
13 36 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 32 (0.98%) Android
15 31 (0.95%) SUSE
16 25 (0.77%) Windows XP
17 21 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 11 (0.34%) CentOS
20 10 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (21.48%) Project Management
2 685 (21.05%) ITIL
3 638 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 548 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 362 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
6 304 (9.34%) Service Management
7 271 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 236 (7.25%) Incident Management
9 234 (7.19%) Business Analysis
10 229 (7.04%) Risk Management
11 224 (6.88%) Problem Management
12 199 (6.12%) Migration
13 184 (5.65%) Configuration Management
14 183 (5.62%) Service Delivery
15 167 (5.13%) Scrum
16 166 (5.10%) SDLC
17 162 (4.98%) DevOps
18 151 (4.64%) Release Management
19 144 (4.43%) ITSM
20 139 (4.27%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 360 (11.06%) SQL
2 142 (4.36%) Java
3 140 (4.30%) Python
4 121 (3.72%) PowerShell
5 93 (2.86%) C#
6 88 (2.70%) Perl
7 83 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 61 (1.87%) C
9 52 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 38 (1.17%) PHP
11 33 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 32 (0.98%) C++
13 31 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 23 (0.71%) VB
15 21 (0.65%) Ruby
16 18 (0.55%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.52%) R
18 15 (0.46%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.43%) VBA
19 14 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 341 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 278 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 239 (7.34%) Degree
4 82 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 81 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
6 75 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 74 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 64 (1.97%) PMP
9 60 (1.84%) PMI Certification
10 54 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 51 (1.57%) MCSE
12 47 (1.44%) CCNP
13 43 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 42 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 41 (1.26%) MCSA
16 31 (0.95%) CISSP
16 31 (0.95%) ISEB
17 26 (0.80%) CCNA
18 23 (0.71%) CISM
18 23 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (4.98%) SLA
2 149 (4.58%) PMO
3 147 (4.52%) QA
4 45 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 44 (1.35%) GDPR
6 34 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.77%) PCI DSS
9 22 (0.68%) COBIT
10 9 (0.28%) MiFID
11 7 (0.22%) IFRS
11 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.18%) COSO
12 6 (0.18%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.18%) GCP
12 6 (0.18%) GxP
12 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 293 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 168 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 65 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.68%) BitLocker
8 22 (0.68%) XenApp
9 18 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.49%) Docker
11 15 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 14 (0.43%) Squid
13 12 (0.37%) Firmware
14 11 (0.34%) ProxySG
14 11 (0.34%) vSphere
15 8 (0.25%) NFS
16 7 (0.22%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 112 (3.44%) SCCM
2 57 (1.75%) Ansible
3 49 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
4 45 (1.38%) HP ALM
4 45 (1.38%) Puppet
5 34 (1.04%) WSUS
6 29 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.65%) SCOM
9 18 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
10 16 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 16 (0.49%) Terraform
11 15 (0.46%) CFEngine
12 13 (0.40%) Netcool
13 12 (0.37%) Kubernetes
13 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (0.37%) Nagios
14 11 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
14 11 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 558 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 242 (7.44%) Oracle
3 231 (7.10%) SAP
4 219 (6.73%) VMware
5 154 (4.73%) Citrix
6 135 (4.15%) HP
7 120 (3.69%) Cisco
8 105 (3.23%) ServiceNow
9 96 (2.95%) Red Hat
10 81 (2.49%) McAfee
11 72 (2.21%) Veritas
12 50 (1.54%) F5
13 48 (1.48%) Remedy
14 47 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 46 (1.41%) Workday
16 45 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
17 44 (1.35%) Splunk
18 43 (1.32%) Ivanti
19 42 (1.29%) Juniper
20 39 (1.20%) IBM