Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 81 66
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,789 3,159 3,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.17% 3.12% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.60% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,762 1,958 2,135
UK median daily rate £450 £446 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% -0.83% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £265
90th Percentile £638 £625 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 98 81
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.04 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.39% +0.17% -20.66%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.88 £13.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.08 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.58 £25.06
% change year-on-year +11.87% -1.91% -21.69%

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 76,130 87,771 84,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.57% 86.79% 86.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,927 57,953 55,589
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,276 2,414 2,084
UK median hourly rate £24.10 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.56% -14.58% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -16.67% +2.13%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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 +10 2,601 £463 +2.78% 404
UK excluding London +10 1,640 £425 +3.03% 313
London -3 1,078 £500 +0.45% 129
South East +1 523 £425 +1.80% 78
North of England +45 505 £450 +12.50% 75
Yorkshire +72 294 £450 +12.50% 35
Midlands -11 200 £413 -5.71% 67
North West +11 187 £450 +20.00% 33
West Midlands -2 148 £400 -8.57% 46
South West -5 144 £443 +4.12% 35
East of England +6 137 £423 -0.59% 20
Scotland -26 95 £400 +21.21% 28
East Midlands -15 47 £425 -5.56% 21
North East +22 25 £470 +17.50% 7
Northern Ireland +17 19 £325 -13.33% 2
Wales +1 18 £400 - 7
Channel Islands -7 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 986 (35.35%) Finance
2 600 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
3 545 (19.54%) Project Management
4 494 (17.71%) ITIL
5 481 (17.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 432 (15.49%) Microsoft
7 398 (14.27%) Windows
8 356 (12.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 283 (10.15%) Migration
10 267 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
11 266 (9.54%) Project Delivery
12 259 (9.29%) Banking
13 257 (9.21%) Security Cleared
14 242 (8.68%) Financial Institution
15 229 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
16 228 (8.17%) SAP
17 219 (7.85%) Service Management
18 213 (7.64%) Office 365
19 208 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
20 205 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
21 199 (7.14%) SQL
22 195 (6.99%) SC Cleared
23 193 (6.92%) Degree
24 192 (6.88%) Problem Management
24 192 (6.88%) Risk Management
25 191 (6.85%) PRINCE2
26 189 (6.78%) Firewall
27 185 (6.63%) Linux
28 182 (6.53%) Active Directory
29 178 (6.38%) Cisco

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
1 156 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 91 (3.26%) Confluence
3 47 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 47 (1.69%) Skype for Business
4 32 (1.15%) IIS
5 23 (0.82%) Apache
6 22 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 17 (0.61%) CMS
10 14 (0.50%) JBoss
10 14 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.32%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.32%) Jupyter
13 9 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
13 9 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 229 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 71 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.79%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.14%) Windchill
9 3 (0.11%) SPSS
10 2 (0.072%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.072%) Stata
Business Applications
1 42 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.39%) Workday HCM
7 10 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.32%) SAP MM
9 8 (0.29%) SAP HCM
9 8 (0.29%) Teamcenter
10 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.25%) SAP PP
10 7 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.22%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.22%) SAP FI
12 5 (0.18%) SAP Retail
12 5 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 213 (7.64%) Office 365
2 175 (6.27%) Azure
3 108 (3.87%) AWS
4 49 (1.76%) GCP
5 40 (1.43%) Power Platform
6 39 (1.40%) GitHub
7 33 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 30 (1.08%) SaaS
9 25 (0.90%) PaaS
10 24 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.68%) Serverless
12 17 (0.61%) IaaS
13 14 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
13 14 (0.50%) Yammer
14 13 (0.47%) Azure Functions
15 12 (0.43%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 189 (6.78%) Firewall
2 109 (3.91%) WAN
3 96 (3.44%) DNS
4 95 (3.41%) LAN
5 75 (2.69%) TCP/IP
6 66 (2.37%) DHCP
7 64 (2.29%) Skype
8 59 (2.12%) Network Security
9 51 (1.83%) OSPF
9 51 (1.83%) VPN
9 51 (1.83%) Wireless
10 46 (1.65%) BGP
11 41 (1.47%) SAN
12 40 (1.43%) Unified Communications
13 39 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (1.29%) Internet
15 34 (1.22%) MPLS
16 29 (1.04%) VoIP
17 24 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (0.86%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 43 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (1.36%) Power BI
5 29 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.00%) Big Data
6 28 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 24 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (0.57%) BigQuery
12 16 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.50%) SAP HANA
14 12 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.36%) MS Access
16 9 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 170 (6.10%) JIRA
2 52 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 22 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (0.54%) StarTeam
7 11 (0.39%) Selenium
8 10 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.32%) Gradle
9 9 (0.32%) Subversion
10 8 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.29%) Maven
11 7 (0.25%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.22%) MSI
13 5 (0.18%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.18%) GitLab
13 5 (0.18%) JUnit
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.14%) Mockito
14 4 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 986 (35.35%) Finance
2 259 (9.29%) Banking
3 242 (8.68%) Financial Institution
4 172 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 122 (4.37%) Public Sector
6 97 (3.48%) Retail
7 73 (2.62%) Legal
8 62 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 57 (2.04%) Marketing
10 56 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 30 (1.08%) Law
13 26 (0.93%) Front Office
14 23 (0.82%) Local Government
15 22 (0.79%) Publishing
16 17 (0.61%) Advertising
17 13 (0.47%) Automotive
18 10 (0.36%) Billing
18 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 534 (19.15%) Analyst
2 397 (14.23%) Project Manager
3 266 (9.54%) Change Manager
4 217 (7.78%) Business Analyst
5 167 (5.99%) Developer
6 134 (4.80%) Consultant
7 103 (3.69%) Business Manager
8 100 (3.59%) Architect
9 92 (3.30%) Business Change Manager
10 90 (3.23%) Administrator
11 88 (3.16%) IT Manager
11 88 (3.16%) Network Engineer
12 69 (2.47%) Programme Manager
13 63 (2.26%) Service Analyst
14 61 (2.19%) Service Manager
15 59 (2.12%) SAP Manager
16 56 (2.01%) Change Analyst
17 48 (1.72%) Support Analyst
18 47 (1.69%) Delivery Manager
19 46 (1.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.40%) Web Services
2 58 (2.08%) .NET
3 40 (1.43%) REST
4 38 (1.36%) HTML
5 37 (1.33%) XML
6 36 (1.29%) JSON
6 36 (1.29%) LDAP
7 31 (1.11%) CSS
7 31 (1.11%) Middleware
8 27 (0.97%) AngularJS
9 24 (0.86%) Spring
10 19 (0.68%) jQuery
10 19 (0.68%) React
10 19 (0.68%) SOAP
11 17 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
12 16 (0.57%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.47%) .NET Framework
13 13 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (0.43%) Entity Framework
14 12 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 267 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 86 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 79 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (2.29%) User Experience
6 53 (1.90%) Clustering
7 41 (1.47%) FMCG
7 41 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.22%) CMDB
9 26 (0.93%) Replication
10 24 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (0.82%) NHS
11 23 (0.82%) Public Cloud
12 19 (0.68%) PMI
13 15 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.47%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.47%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 398 (14.27%) Windows
2 185 (6.63%) Linux
3 147 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 127 (4.55%) Unix
5 117 (4.20%) Windows 10
6 106 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (1.97%) Windows 7
9 53 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (1.40%) Solaris
11 38 (1.36%) AIX
12 32 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 31 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.04%) Windows XP
15 17 (0.61%) Android
16 16 (0.57%) CentOS
16 16 (0.57%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (19.54%) Project Management
3 494 (17.71%) ITIL
4 481 (17.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 356 (12.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 283 (10.15%) Migration
7 266 (9.54%) Project Delivery
8 219 (7.85%) Service Management
9 205 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
10 192 (6.88%) Problem Management
10 192 (6.88%) Risk Management
11 191 (6.85%) PRINCE2
12 178 (6.38%) Incident Management
12 178 (6.38%) Service Delivery
13 164 (5.88%) ERP
14 161 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
15 156 (5.59%) DevOps
16 145 (5.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 140 (5.02%) Scrum
18 136 (4.88%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 199 (7.14%) SQL
2 111 (3.98%) Java
3 109 (3.91%) Python
4 104 (3.73%) PowerShell
5 78 (2.80%) JavaScript
6 38 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 38 (1.36%) C#
7 34 (1.22%) C
8 32 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 29 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 28 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 20 (0.72%) C++
11 20 (0.72%) Perl
12 14 (0.50%) Ruby
13 13 (0.47%) R
14 11 (0.39%) ABAP
14 11 (0.39%) Groovy
15 10 (0.36%) VBScript
16 9 (0.32%) Scala
17 8 (0.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 257 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 195 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 193 (6.92%) Degree
4 95 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (2.47%) CCNA
6 65 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 53 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (1.90%) PMP
8 49 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 47 (1.69%) CCNP
10 45 (1.61%) DV Cleared
11 39 (1.40%) ISEB
12 36 (1.29%) MCITP
13 35 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 31 (1.11%) MCSA
15 27 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 25 (0.90%) MCSE
17 22 (0.79%) CISSP
18 18 (0.65%) CISM
19 17 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (5.16%) PMO
2 111 (3.98%) QA
3 96 (3.44%) SLA
4 40 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 38 (1.36%) GDPR
7 30 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.47%) GxP
10 11 (0.39%) NIST
11 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.25%) COBIT
13 6 (0.22%) GAMP
14 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.14%) MiFID
16 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.11%) EMIR
17 2 (0.072%) IFRS
System Software
1 182 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 82 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.11%) Docker
6 24 (0.86%) Firmware
7 19 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.68%) vSphere
8 16 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.47%) LXC
11 12 (0.43%) ProxySG
12 11 (0.39%) XenApp
13 10 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.25%) vCloud
15 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 80 (2.87%) SCCM
2 49 (1.76%) Ansible
3 33 (1.18%) SCOM
4 30 (1.08%) Puppet
5 21 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (0.54%) Netcool
7 14 (0.50%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.47%) WSUS
9 11 (0.39%) Terraform
10 9 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.32%) Nagios
10 9 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.29%) Nessus
11 8 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 432 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 228 (8.17%) SAP
3 178 (6.38%) Cisco
4 160 (5.74%) Oracle
5 122 (4.37%) VMware
6 89 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 74 (2.65%) Citrix
8 66 (2.37%) CheckPoint
9 64 (2.29%) Splunk
10 55 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
11 51 (1.83%) Google
12 46 (1.65%) IBM
13 44 (1.58%) Palo Alto
14 42 (1.51%) NetApp
15 41 (1.47%) Juniper
16 40 (1.43%) F5
17 39 (1.40%) Remedy
18 38 (1.36%) Workday
19 35 (1.25%) HP
20 32 (1.15%) Red Hat