Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 66 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3,479 3,172 3,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.34% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 3.93% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,226 2,004 2,596
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.53% +6.06%
10th Percentile £264 £269 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 97 70
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £13.85 £13.50 £16.93
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.00 £47.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year - -1.39% -8.73%

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 88,891 80,637 92,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.89% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,622 52,775 61,088
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,131 2,298
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.01%

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 July 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 17 July 2018.

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 July 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 -2 3,174 £450 - 451
UK excluding London +5 1,868 £413 +3.13% 328
London -7 1,531 £500 +5.26% 161
South East -3 629 £425 +6.25% 82
North of England 0 360 £400 +2.56% 87
Midlands +7 314 £432 +7.88% 69
Scotland -1 212 £320 -20.00% 30
North West +6 209 £425 +7.94% 49
West Midlands -6 194 £425 +6.25% 46
East of England +24 191 £421 +0.90% 31
South West -5 135 £425 +2.41% 20
East Midlands +7 111 £438 +9.38% 22
Yorkshire +1 110 £400 +0.63% 33
North East -14 43 £334 -13.87% 5
Wales -15 26 £390 +4.00% 4
Northern Ireland +24 9 - - 5
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,157 (33.26%) Finance
2 772 (22.19%) Project Management
3 720 (20.70%) ITIL
4 706 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
5 605 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 546 (15.69%) Microsoft
7 528 (15.18%) Windows
8 506 (14.54%) Banking
9 404 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
10 388 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
11 386 (11.10%) Security Cleared
12 348 (10.00%) SQL
13 320 (9.20%) Service Management
14 317 (9.11%) PRINCE2
15 309 (8.88%) Linux
16 303 (8.71%) SC Cleared
17 282 (8.11%) Active Directory
18 266 (7.65%) Business Analysis
19 262 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
20 255 (7.33%) Office 365
21 245 (7.04%) Risk Management
22 241 (6.93%) Incident Management
22 241 (6.93%) Degree
23 235 (6.75%) SAP
24 233 (6.70%) Management Information System
25 232 (6.67%) Oracle
26 226 (6.50%) Migration
27 225 (6.47%) VMware
28 213 (6.12%) Configuration Management
28 213 (6.12%) Problem Management

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
1 147 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 79 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 59 (1.70%) Confluence
4 55 (1.58%) Skype for Business
5 50 (1.44%) IIS
6 35 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 29 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.66%) Apache
10 20 (0.57%) CMS
11 19 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.49%) SAS
13 15 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.43%) JBoss
14 14 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (0.29%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 262 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 211 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 132 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 115 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
5 104 (2.99%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.34%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.17%) Windchill
9 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.057%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.057%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.029%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.029%) HipChat
10 1 (0.029%) InDesign
10 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.029%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.029%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 13 (0.37%) Workday HCM
5 12 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.26%) ION MarketView
7 9 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.26%) SAP HCM
7 9 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.23%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.20%) thinkFolio
10 6 (0.17%) ENOVIA
10 6 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 255 (7.33%) Office 365
2 163 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (3.05%) SaaS
5 69 (1.98%) IaaS
6 65 (1.87%) PaaS
7 24 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.37%) G Suite
9 13 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.37%) Yammer
10 12 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (0.34%) AWS CloudTrail
10 12 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.34%) Slack
11 11 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 7 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 173 (4.97%) Firewall
2 125 (3.59%) WAN
3 123 (3.54%) DNS
4 115 (3.31%) LAN
5 86 (2.47%) Network Security
6 76 (2.18%) DHCP
7 71 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 63 (1.81%) VPN
9 59 (1.70%) SSL
10 55 (1.58%) Wireless
11 50 (1.44%) BGP
12 45 (1.29%) SAN
13 39 (1.12%) Internet
13 39 (1.12%) OSPF
14 34 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (0.95%) MPLS
16 32 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 32 (0.92%) IPsec
17 31 (0.89%) Intranet
17 31 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (6.01%) Blockchain
2 141 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 53 (1.52%) MySQL
4 49 (1.41%) Big Data
5 46 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (1.29%) DB2
7 42 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.01%) Power BI
10 33 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 32 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (0.83%) Relational Database
13 28 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (0.49%) Apache Hive
19 16 (0.46%) MongoDB
20 15 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 133 (3.82%) JIRA
2 62 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 61 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.12%) HP UFT
4 39 (1.12%) WinRunner
5 27 (0.78%) Selenium
6 25 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 23 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.40%) Ant
8 14 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (0.37%) Subversion
10 11 (0.32%) Jasmine
10 11 (0.32%) Maven
10 11 (0.32%) SpecFlow
11 10 (0.29%) IBM UrbanCode
11 10 (0.29%) TestDirector
11 10 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.26%) Travis CI
12 9 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 1,157 (33.26%) Finance
2 506 (14.54%) Banking
3 153 (4.40%) Retail
4 112 (3.22%) Legal
5 101 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 92 (2.64%) Financial Institution
8 76 (2.18%) Marketing
9 71 (2.04%) Front Office
10 55 (1.58%) Back Office
10 55 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (1.32%) Law
12 45 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.89%) Publishing
14 27 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 26 (0.75%) Billing
16 19 (0.55%) French Language
17 18 (0.52%) Automotive
18 16 (0.46%) Military
19 14 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 690 (19.83%) Analyst
2 558 (16.04%) Project Manager
3 307 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 278 (7.99%) Change Manager
5 227 (6.52%) Consultant
6 183 (5.26%) Developer
7 155 (4.46%) Architect
8 123 (3.54%) Business Manager
9 99 (2.85%) Business Change Manager
10 93 (2.67%) Administrator
11 91 (2.62%) IT Manager
12 84 (2.41%) Senior Manager
13 77 (2.21%) Network Engineer
14 76 (2.18%) Service Manager
15 70 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
16 68 (1.95%) Programme Manager
17 67 (1.93%) Infrastructure Manager
18 65 (1.87%) Applications Support
19 62 (1.78%) Service Analyst
20 57 (1.64%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (2.90%) Web Services
2 91 (2.62%) .NET
3 60 (1.72%) HTML
4 45 (1.29%) CSS
4 45 (1.29%) Middleware
4 45 (1.29%) REST
5 39 (1.12%) AngularJS
6 36 (1.03%) SOAP
7 35 (1.01%) JSON
7 35 (1.01%) XML
8 32 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 25 (0.72%) .NET Framework
9 25 (0.72%) HTML5
10 20 (0.57%) CSS3
11 19 (0.55%) ASP.NET
11 19 (0.55%) JSP
12 18 (0.52%) Ajax
12 18 (0.52%) Node.js
13 16 (0.46%) Django
13 16 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 404 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 158 (4.54%) Data Centre
4 138 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (1.90%) Clustering
6 64 (1.84%) CMDB
7 62 (1.78%) Virtual Team
8 60 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 59 (1.70%) User Experience
10 56 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 46 (1.32%) Fixed Income
12 41 (1.18%) PDA
13 40 (1.15%) Mobile App
14 38 (1.09%) NHS
15 35 (1.01%) PMI
16 31 (0.89%) Mainframe
17 27 (0.78%) FMCG
18 26 (0.75%) Data Structures
19 20 (0.57%) iPad
19 20 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 528 (15.18%) Windows
2 309 (8.88%) Linux
3 168 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 165 (4.74%) Unix
5 127 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 105 (3.02%) Windows 10
8 88 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 72 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 66 (1.90%) AIX
12 40 (1.15%) Android
13 37 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 33 (0.95%) Solaris
15 22 (0.63%) Windows XP
16 16 (0.46%) CentOS
17 14 (0.40%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.32%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.29%) VMS
20 8 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 772 (22.19%) Project Management
2 720 (20.70%) ITIL
3 706 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
4 605 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 388 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
6 320 (9.20%) Service Management
7 317 (9.11%) PRINCE2
8 266 (7.65%) Business Analysis
9 245 (7.04%) Risk Management
10 241 (6.93%) Incident Management
11 226 (6.50%) Migration
12 213 (6.12%) Configuration Management
12 213 (6.12%) Problem Management
13 201 (5.78%) Scrum
14 187 (5.38%) Release Management
15 184 (5.29%) DevOps
16 175 (5.03%) Service Delivery
17 169 (4.86%) SDLC
18 158 (4.54%) Decision-Making
19 153 (4.40%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 348 (10.00%) SQL
2 145 (4.17%) Python
3 119 (3.42%) PowerShell
4 113 (3.25%) Java
5 103 (2.96%) JavaScript
6 89 (2.56%) C#
7 69 (1.98%) Perl
8 58 (1.67%) C
9 44 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 36 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 23 (0.66%) C++
13 22 (0.63%) PHP
14 19 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 19 (0.55%) VBA
15 18 (0.52%) VB
16 16 (0.46%) R
16 16 (0.46%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.37%) VBScript
18 12 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 386 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 303 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 241 (6.93%) Degree
4 92 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (2.59%) PMP
6 80 (2.30%) PMI Certification
7 73 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 68 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
9 66 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 61 (1.75%) CCNP
12 58 (1.67%) CISSP
13 46 (1.32%) ISTQB
14 45 (1.29%) CISM
15 42 (1.21%) ISEB
16 41 (1.18%) MCSE
17 37 (1.06%) MCSA
18 34 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
18 34 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 29 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (4.92%) PMO
2 156 (4.48%) QA
3 150 (4.31%) SLA
4 77 (2.21%) GDPR
5 43 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 33 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.75%) COBIT
9 25 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (0.46%) MiFID
11 12 (0.34%) COSO
11 12 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.29%) Def Stans
13 6 (0.17%) TickIT
14 5 (0.14%) GMP
14 5 (0.14%) GxP
14 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.14%) IFRS
14 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 282 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 167 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 62 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.63%) Docker
10 20 (0.57%) XenApp
11 15 (0.43%) Squid
12 14 (0.40%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 13 (0.37%) Firmware
14 12 (0.34%) Apache Flume
14 12 (0.34%) HDFS
14 12 (0.34%) ProxySG
14 12 (0.34%) vSphere
15 10 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 8 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 97 (2.79%) SCCM
2 46 (1.32%) Ansible
3 41 (1.18%) HP ALM
4 40 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
5 30 (0.86%) Puppet
6 24 (0.69%) WSUS
7 22 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 18 (0.52%) SCOM
9 17 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.40%) Terraform
11 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
12 12 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.32%) Nagios
13 11 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.29%) Ambari
14 10 (0.29%) FortiGate
14 10 (0.29%) Netcool
14 10 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 546 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 235 (6.75%) SAP
3 232 (6.67%) Oracle
4 225 (6.47%) VMware
5 165 (4.74%) Cisco
6 130 (3.74%) HP
7 128 (3.68%) Citrix
8 109 (3.13%) ServiceNow
9 80 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 68 (1.95%) McAfee
11 66 (1.90%) Veritas
12 57 (1.64%) Remedy
13 56 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
14 55 (1.58%) IBM
15 54 (1.55%) CheckPoint
16 47 (1.35%) F5
17 39 (1.12%) Juniper
18 38 (1.09%) Ivanti
19 37 (1.06%) Palo Alto
20 31 (0.89%) BMC