Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 60 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3443 3733 4008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.35% 3.52% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 4.20% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2292 2551 2474
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.70% +1.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 63 99
UK median hourly rate £20.21 £32.66 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.11% +30.00% +0.48%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.60 £15.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £55.00 £43.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £34.08 £25.12
% change year-on-year -26.64% +35.66% -2.45%

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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
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 £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -5 3200 £450 +5.88% 201
UK excluding London -8 1746 £413 +8.70% 146
London +2 1623 £500 +11.11% 71
South East -4 602 £400 - 39
North of England -27 325 £425 +17.24% 44
Midlands +3 309 £400 -1.84% 21
West Midlands +6 189 £400 -4.76% 15
East of England -13 171 £450 +5.88% 15
North West -19 162 £400 +6.67% 20
South West +14 161 £425 +14.86% 11
Scotland -17 148 £375 +15.38% 11
Yorkshire +65 124 £425 +19.38% 19
East Midlands -10 117 £390 -2.50% 6
North East -44 39 £438 +30.60% 5
Wales -1 29 £400 +10.73% 5
Northern Ireland -45 5 £345 +32.69%
Channel Islands +3 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1303 (37.84%) Finance
2 917 (26.63%) Project Management
3 674 (19.58%) ITIL
4 642 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
5 626 (18.18%) Banking
6 584 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 448 (13.01%) Microsoft
8 433 (12.58%) Windows
9 410 (11.91%) PRINCE2
10 367 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
11 301 (8.74%) Business Analysis
12 296 (8.60%) SQL
13 282 (8.19%) Security Cleared
14 263 (7.64%) Degree
15 258 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
16 249 (7.23%) Migration
17 246 (7.14%) Oracle
18 242 (7.03%) Active Directory
19 240 (6.97%) Service Management
20 233 (6.77%) Risk Management
21 222 (6.45%) Management Information System
22 220 (6.39%) SAP
23 218 (6.33%) PMO
24 205 (5.95%) Linux
25 203 (5.90%) Problem Management
26 197 (5.72%) Blockchain
27 187 (5.43%) Java
27 187 (5.43%) Incident Management
28 186 (5.40%) Unix
29 184 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 119 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 62 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 53 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 50 (1.45%) Confluence
5 46 (1.34%) CMS
6 43 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (1.13%) IIS
8 31 (0.90%) Apache
9 30 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.73%) SAS
12 24 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 23 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (0.67%) JBoss
14 21 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 20 (0.58%) Documentum
16 18 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
17 13 (0.38%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 258 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
2 184 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 146 (4.24%) Microsoft Project
4 118 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 107 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.20%) Simulink
8 3 (0.087%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.058%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.058%) SPSS
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.029%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.64%) Maximo
3 17 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 15 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 12 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.26%) SAP CRM
9 9 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.20%) iTrent
11 7 (0.20%) KANA IQ
11 7 (0.20%) Lawson
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 122 (3.54%) Office 365
2 113 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (1.95%) SaaS
5 37 (1.07%) IaaS
6 35 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
7 22 (0.64%) PaaS
8 19 (0.55%) iPaaS
9 11 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.29%) npm
11 9 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 8 (0.23%) Firebase
12 8 (0.23%) Lucidchart
13 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.20%) Dropbox
13 7 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 128 (3.72%) Firewall
2 92 (2.67%) DNS
3 89 (2.58%) LAN
4 88 (2.56%) WAN
5 75 (2.18%) TCP/IP
6 70 (2.03%) SAN
7 68 (1.98%) DHCP
8 56 (1.63%) VPN
9 52 (1.51%) Internet
10 49 (1.42%) Wireless
11 42 (1.22%) Network Security
12 38 (1.10%) LDAP
12 38 (1.10%) SMS
13 37 (1.07%) Skype
14 36 (1.05%) SSL
15 35 (1.02%) OSPF
16 33 (0.96%) MPLS
17 30 (0.87%) Ethernet
17 30 (0.87%) NetScaler
18 29 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (5.72%) Blockchain
2 139 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 65 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 45 (1.31%) Big Data
6 38 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 30 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 23 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 23 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 23 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.46%) MySQL
12 14 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.38%) MS Access
13 13 (0.38%) Power BI
13 13 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 122 (3.54%) JIRA
2 40 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 28 (0.81%) Maven
5 23 (0.67%) Subversion
6 18 (0.52%) JUnit
7 17 (0.49%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.41%) Ant
9 12 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.29%) PostCSS
10 10 (0.29%) SoapUI
10 10 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
11 9 (0.26%) Bower
11 9 (0.26%) ClearCase
11 9 (0.26%) gulp
11 9 (0.26%) Selenium
12 8 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1303 (37.84%) Finance
2 626 (18.18%) Banking
3 136 (3.95%) Retail
4 131 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 120 (3.49%) Legal
6 109 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 99 (2.88%) Marketing
8 92 (2.67%) Front Office
9 79 (2.29%) Manufacturing
10 74 (2.15%) Financial Institution
11 61 (1.77%) Back Office
12 41 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 39 (1.13%) Billing
13 39 (1.13%) Law
14 31 (0.90%) Retail Banking
15 26 (0.76%) Local Government
16 24 (0.70%) Electronics
16 24 (0.70%) Publishing
17 23 (0.67%) International Banking
18 18 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 769 (22.34%) Analyst
2 552 (16.03%) Project Manager
3 399 (11.59%) Business Analyst
4 260 (7.55%) Change Manager
5 216 (6.27%) Developer
6 173 (5.02%) Consultant
7 147 (4.27%) Architect
8 108 (3.14%) Business Manager
8 108 (3.14%) Senior Manager
9 107 (3.11%) IT Manager
10 106 (3.08%) Programme Manager
11 104 (3.02%) Administrator
12 86 (2.50%) Business Change Manager
13 84 (2.44%) Service Analyst
14 70 (2.03%) Network Engineer
15 69 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
16 68 (1.98%) Service Manager
17 63 (1.83%) IT Project Manager
18 60 (1.74%) Delivery Manager
18 60 (1.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (4.68%) Web Services
2 88 (2.56%) .NET
3 65 (1.89%) HTML
4 63 (1.83%) XML
5 48 (1.39%) CSS
6 46 (1.34%) Middleware
6 46 (1.34%) SOAP
7 44 (1.28%) JSON
8 37 (1.07%) REST
9 34 (0.99%) jQuery
10 31 (0.90%) AngularJS
10 31 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
10 31 (0.90%) RESTful
11 24 (0.70%) HTML5
11 24 (0.70%) J2EE
11 24 (0.70%) Spring
12 23 (0.67%) Kafka
12 23 (0.67%) Node.js
13 22 (0.64%) ASP.NET
14 20 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 367 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 135 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 100 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 74 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 65 (1.89%) User Experience
7 59 (1.71%) Derivative
8 53 (1.54%) Fintech
9 48 (1.39%) CMDB
10 43 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 40 (1.16%) Fixed Income
12 38 (1.10%) PMI
13 37 (1.07%) NHS
14 36 (1.05%) Equities
15 33 (0.96%) Clustering
16 32 (0.93%) Blackberry
17 30 (0.87%) Replication
18 28 (0.81%) FMCG
19 27 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
20 23 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 433 (12.58%) Windows
2 205 (5.95%) Linux
3 186 (5.40%) Unix
4 151 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 73 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 60 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (1.57%) Solaris
9 48 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.93%) AIX
12 31 (0.90%) Windows 10
13 19 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.52%) Windows 2000
15 16 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.44%) Android
17 14 (0.41%) CentOS
18 13 (0.38%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.26%) SUSE
20 7 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 917 (26.63%) Project Management
2 674 (19.58%) ITIL
3 642 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
4 584 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 410 (11.91%) PRINCE2
6 301 (8.74%) Business Analysis
7 249 (7.23%) Migration
8 240 (6.97%) Service Management
9 233 (6.77%) Risk Management
10 203 (5.90%) Problem Management
11 187 (5.43%) Incident Management
12 179 (5.20%) Programme Management
13 177 (5.14%) Service Delivery
14 173 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 168 (4.88%) SDLC
16 164 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 162 (4.71%) Scrum
18 161 (4.68%) Configuration Management
19 152 (4.41%) Business Change Management
20 147 (4.27%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 296 (8.60%) SQL
2 187 (5.43%) Java
3 90 (2.61%) JavaScript
4 81 (2.35%) C#
5 73 (2.12%) Python
6 71 (2.06%) PowerShell
7 59 (1.71%) Perl
8 55 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 38 (1.10%) C
10 30 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 25 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 25 (0.73%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.55%) Scala
13 18 (0.52%) Korn
14 17 (0.49%) C++
15 15 (0.44%) VBA
16 13 (0.38%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.35%) VBScript
18 11 (0.32%) ECMAScript
19 10 (0.29%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 282 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 263 (7.64%) Degree
3 147 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 102 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
5 80 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 74 (2.15%) PMI Certification
7 74 (2.15%) PMP
8 69 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 69 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 61 (1.77%) DV Cleared
10 57 (1.66%) MCSE
11 47 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 41 (1.19%) CCNP
13 37 (1.07%) CCNA
14 31 (0.90%) CISSP
15 28 (0.81%) ISEB
15 28 (0.81%) MCP
15 28 (0.81%) MCSA
16 25 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (6.33%) PMO
2 141 (4.10%) QA
2 141 (4.10%) SLA
3 92 (2.67%) MiFID
4 60 (1.74%) GDPR
5 46 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (1.10%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
8 27 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.67%) ISO 9001
10 19 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 15 (0.44%) EMIR
12 10 (0.29%) P3O
12 10 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.20%) COBIT
14 7 (0.20%) FATCA
15 6 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.15%) FINREP
17 4 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 242 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 95 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (0.84%) vSphere
6 24 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (0.35%) Docker
8 12 (0.35%) XenApp
9 11 (0.32%) Firmware
9 11 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (0.29%) iptables
10 10 (0.29%) NFS
10 10 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 10 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.26%) SRDF
11 9 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.23%) Veritas File System
12 8 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 75 (2.18%) SCCM
2 43 (1.25%) SCOM
3 29 (0.84%) NetBackup
4 18 (0.52%) Ansible
5 16 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (0.46%) Puppet
6 14 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.35%) WSUS
8 11 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.32%) Control-M
8 11 (0.32%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
10 9 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.23%) Nagios
12 7 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 7 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 448 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 246 (7.14%) Oracle
3 220 (6.39%) SAP
4 174 (5.05%) Cisco
5 150 (4.36%) VMware
6 118 (3.43%) ServiceNow
7 104 (3.02%) Citrix
8 94 (2.73%) HP
9 70 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 66 (1.92%) IBM
11 64 (1.86%) Workday
12 53 (1.54%) Remedy
13 52 (1.51%) CheckPoint
14 43 (1.25%) Motorola
14 43 (1.25%) NetApp
15 42 (1.22%) Juniper
16 39 (1.13%) Red Hat
17 33 (0.96%) SolarWinds
18 31 (0.90%) Palo Alto
19 29 (0.84%) McAfee