Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 85 68
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17 -2
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,151 2,769 3,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 2.79% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.20% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 1,653 2,366
UK median daily rate £473 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 89 79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.42 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% +25.79% -41.67%
10th Percentile £15.05 £15.00 £13.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.00 £50.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.16 £26.89 £25.92
% change year-on-year -13.86% +3.74% -20.26%

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 58,217 86,577 87,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.05% 87.35% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,630 57,241 58,557
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,922 2,248 2,146
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +2.13% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.39 £11.41
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -5.21% +3.30%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +18 1,949 £475 +5.56% 568
UK excluding London +18 1,248 £450 +9.09% 471
London +15 844 £500 - 141
South East +28 373 £430 +7.50% 104
North of England +18 276 £450 +11.11% 130
South West +48 165 £475 +14.46% 49
North West +35 157 £425 - 69
Midlands -1 149 £475 +12.76% 91
East of England +31 130 £455 +0.28% 53
Scotland -1 122 £408 +8.67% 31
West Midlands +2 112 £475 +11.76% 58
Yorkshire +22 108 £450 +12.50% 52
East Midlands +6 36 £488 +30.00% 33
Wales +10 25 £500 +11.11% 6
North East -11 11 £590 +47.50% 9
Northern Ireland +2 7 £142 -51.03% 7
Channel Islands - 4 £363 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 621 (28.87%) Finance
2 455 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (19.85%) Project Management
4 426 (19.80%) ITIL
5 376 (17.48%) Microsoft
6 348 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 270 (12.55%) Windows
8 250 (11.62%) Security Cleared
9 213 (9.90%) Migration
10 212 (9.86%) Project Delivery
11 202 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
12 198 (9.21%) Problem Management
13 195 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
14 190 (8.83%) SC Cleared
15 188 (8.74%) Service Management
16 187 (8.69%) Incident Management
17 185 (8.60%) Office 365
18 184 (8.55%) Risk Management
18 184 (8.55%) SAP
19 180 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
20 178 (8.28%) PRINCE2
20 178 (8.28%) Cisco
21 169 (7.86%) Degree
22 168 (7.81%) SQL
23 159 (7.39%) Azure
24 151 (7.02%) Active Directory
25 146 (6.79%) Firewall
26 144 (6.69%) Oracle
27 141 (6.56%) JIRA
28 139 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement

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
1 118 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.44%) Confluence
3 50 (2.32%) Skype for Business
4 23 (1.07%) IIS
5 17 (0.79%) Apache
5 17 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.65%) CMS
8 13 (0.60%) SAS
8 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.56%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
11 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.28%) JBoss
13 6 (0.28%) Mattermost
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 180 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 93 (4.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 69 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.88%) Open Workbench
7 9 (0.42%) Windchill
8 6 (0.28%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.093%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.046%) Sketch
11 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 41 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.46%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.33%) Magento
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.33%) SAP PM
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 185 (8.60%) Office 365
2 159 (7.39%) Azure
3 97 (4.51%) AWS
4 50 (2.32%) Power Platform
5 38 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (1.63%) GCP
6 35 (1.63%) GitHub
7 31 (1.44%) SaaS
8 26 (1.21%) PaaS
9 25 (1.16%) IaaS
10 22 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
11 18 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.65%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (0.46%) G Suite
14 10 (0.46%) Slack
15 9 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 146 (6.79%) Firewall
2 89 (4.14%) OSPF
3 84 (3.91%) LAN
4 76 (3.53%) VPN
5 74 (3.44%) DNS
6 72 (3.35%) WAN
7 70 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 69 (3.21%) TCP/IP
9 62 (2.88%) BGP
10 58 (2.70%) Skype
11 51 (2.37%) DHCP
11 51 (2.37%) Wireshark
12 50 (2.32%) Ethernet
12 50 (2.32%) MPLS
13 46 (2.14%) Network Security
13 46 (2.14%) Wireless
14 45 (2.09%) Internet
15 42 (1.95%) EIGRP
16 36 (1.67%) SAN
17 35 (1.63%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.23%) Power BI
3 27 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (1.21%) Big Data
5 24 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 20 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 20 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.88%) SAP BW
8 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (0.84%) Data Lake
9 18 (0.84%) MySQL
10 17 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.70%) SAP HANA
13 12 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 141 (6.56%) JIRA
2 40 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.56%) StarTeam
7 10 (0.46%) GitLab
8 8 (0.37%) Jasmine
8 8 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.33%) Protractor
9 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (0.28%) GoCD
10 6 (0.28%) Grunt
10 6 (0.28%) gulp
10 6 (0.28%) Subversion
10 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.28%) webpack
10 6 (0.28%) Xcode
11 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
General
1 621 (28.87%) Finance
2 138 (6.42%) Banking
3 134 (6.23%) Public Sector
4 114 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 65 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 65 (3.02%) Marketing
7 57 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 55 (2.56%) Retail
9 52 (2.42%) Legal
10 34 (1.58%) Investment Banking
11 29 (1.35%) Front Office
11 29 (1.35%) Law
12 15 (0.70%) Advertising
13 14 (0.65%) Local Government
13 14 (0.65%) Publishing
14 12 (0.56%) Billing
14 12 (0.56%) Electronics
15 11 (0.51%) Back Office
16 10 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 380 (17.67%) Analyst
2 312 (14.50%) Project Manager
3 215 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 149 (6.93%) Business Analyst
5 114 (5.30%) Network Engineer
6 107 (4.97%) Consultant
7 98 (4.56%) Developer
8 76 (3.53%) Architect
9 75 (3.49%) Business Manager
10 72 (3.35%) Business Change Manager
11 70 (3.25%) IT Manager
12 59 (2.74%) Administrator
13 49 (2.28%) Service Analyst
14 47 (2.19%) Service Manager
15 44 (2.05%) Change Analyst
15 44 (2.05%) Programme Manager
16 43 (2.00%) Senior Manager
17 41 (1.91%) Support Analyst
18 40 (1.86%) SAP Manager
19 39 (1.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.05%) Web Services
2 42 (1.95%) .NET
3 31 (1.44%) HTML
4 28 (1.30%) CSS
4 28 (1.30%) REST
5 25 (1.16%) XML
6 22 (1.02%) Middleware
7 21 (0.98%) LDAP
8 19 (0.88%) 802.1X
8 19 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 17 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 17 (0.79%) JSON
10 16 (0.74%) Node.js
11 14 (0.65%) SOAP
12 12 (0.56%) jQuery
12 12 (0.56%) SAML
13 11 (0.51%) React
14 10 (0.46%) OpenID
14 10 (0.46%) Spring
15 9 (0.42%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 202 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 118 (5.49%) Data Centre
4 53 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (2.28%) User Experience
6 39 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 37 (1.72%) CMDB
8 35 (1.63%) FMCG
9 27 (1.26%) PKI
10 20 (0.93%) Clustering
10 20 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 18 (0.84%) NHS
12 17 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.74%) PMI
13 16 (0.74%) Replication
14 14 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (0.65%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.60%) Life Science
16 11 (0.51%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 270 (12.55%) Windows
2 127 (5.90%) Linux
3 108 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 98 (4.56%) Windows 10
5 67 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (3.02%) Unix
7 49 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (1.07%) Solaris
13 21 (0.98%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.65%) AIX
15 13 (0.60%) Android
16 12 (0.56%) CentOS
16 12 (0.56%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.46%) SUSE
18 8 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (19.85%) Project Management
3 426 (19.80%) ITIL
4 348 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 213 (9.90%) Migration
6 212 (9.86%) Project Delivery
7 198 (9.21%) Problem Management
8 195 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
9 188 (8.74%) Service Management
10 187 (8.69%) Incident Management
11 184 (8.55%) Risk Management
12 178 (8.28%) PRINCE2
13 139 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 136 (6.32%) Service Delivery
15 128 (5.95%) ERP
16 127 (5.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 109 (5.07%) Scrum
18 106 (4.93%) Coaching
19 103 (4.79%) Decision-Making
20 101 (4.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 168 (7.81%) SQL
2 94 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 80 (3.72%) Python
4 55 (2.56%) Java
5 48 (2.23%) JavaScript
6 38 (1.77%) C
7 33 (1.53%) C#
7 33 (1.53%) Perl
8 22 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 22 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 21 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 14 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.51%) VBA
12 8 (0.37%) VB
13 7 (0.33%) R
13 7 (0.33%) Ruby
14 6 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.28%) Apple Swift
14 6 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 250 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 190 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 169 (7.86%) Degree
4 115 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (4.23%) CCNP
6 61 (2.84%) CCNA
7 51 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
8 43 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 42 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (1.81%) PMP
11 34 (1.58%) PMI Certification
12 29 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 28 (1.30%) ISEB
13 28 (1.30%) ISTQB
14 26 (1.21%) MCSE
15 22 (1.02%) MCITP
16 21 (0.98%) MCSA
17 19 (0.88%) CCIE
18 18 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.93%) SLA
2 98 (4.56%) PMO
3 94 (4.37%) QA
4 29 (1.35%) GDPR
5 26 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.42%) GxP
9 6 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.23%) NIST
11 4 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.19%) EMIR
11 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.19%) MiFID
12 3 (0.14%) COBIT
12 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.14%) ITGC
12 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 151 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 65 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.93%) Docker
7 18 (0.84%) vSphere
8 17 (0.79%) XenApp
9 15 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.56%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.37%) Firmware
12 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.33%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.19%) NDS
15 4 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 3 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (3.35%) SCCM
2 37 (1.72%) Ansible
2 37 (1.72%) Nagios
3 36 (1.67%) Puppet
4 25 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
7 16 (0.74%) ZABBIX
8 15 (0.70%) Cacti
8 15 (0.70%) NetMRI
8 15 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.70%) Statseeker
9 14 (0.65%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.56%) Netcool
10 12 (0.56%) SCOM
11 11 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (0.42%) Kubernetes
13 9 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 376 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 184 (8.55%) SAP
3 178 (8.28%) Cisco
4 144 (6.69%) Oracle
5 115 (5.35%) VMware
6 77 (3.58%) Juniper
7 67 (3.11%) ServiceNow
8 57 (2.65%) Splunk
9 56 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (2.46%) Citrix
11 44 (2.05%) SolarWinds
12 40 (1.86%) Google
13 38 (1.77%) CheckPoint
14 36 (1.67%) Dell
14 36 (1.67%) Palo Alto
15 32 (1.49%) F5
16 31 (1.44%) Remedy
17 29 (1.35%) Red Hat
18 26 (1.21%) EMC
18 26 (1.21%) HP