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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 51 61 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3,976 2,461 1,623
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.50% 3.80% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 4.28% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,603 1,598 1,032
10th Percentile £321 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £453
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +4.97% +0.56%
75th Percentile £603 £570 £525
90th Percentile £688 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 46 55
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £16.14
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.01 £19.47
Median hourly rate £26.75 £23.34 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.61% +3.73% -16.46%
75th Percentile £49.04 £44.25 £38.75
90th Percentile £69.68 £49.25 £55.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +3.41% +6.02% -24.55%

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 79,125 57,556 35,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.58% 88.91% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,655 39,443 23,857
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £443 £403 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £594 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,732 1,590 1,013
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.75 £15.18 £16.13
Median hourly rate £29.06 £24.80 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.17% +7.82% +0.31%
75th Percentile £53.88 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £67.35 £60.00 £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.84 £20.95
% change year-on-year +9.89% +4.25% -8.91%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Change Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Change Management.

Daily rate trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Change Management.

Hourly rate trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +6 3,414 £515 +8.42% 464
London +13 1,916 £540 +8.00% 171
Work from Home +16 1,809 £500 +5.26% 160
UK excluding London +14 1,462 £475 +8.57% 317
North of England +12 416 £500 +17.65% 75
South East +22 412 £514 +8.11% 77
Yorkshire +12 238 £500 +24.29% 21
Midlands -12 221 £475 +18.75% 65
North West +10 171 £475 +2.98% 45
West Midlands -10 169 £475 +26.67% 52
East of England +28 144 £425 -2.58% 43
South West +8 140 £463 -1.18% 34
Scotland -4 111 £450 +5.88% 19
East Midlands -17 52 £500 +7.53% 13
North East -8 23 £600 +70.70% 9
Wales -16 18 £509 +15.57% 3
Northern Ireland +4 4 £413 +170.49% 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 1,704 (42.86%) Finance
2 1,110 (27.92%) Agile
3 960 (24.14%) Social Skills
4 829 (20.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 814 (20.47%) Project Management
6 737 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 720 (18.11%) Banking
8 599 (15.07%) ITIL
9 594 (14.94%) Microsoft
10 458 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
11 452 (11.37%) Windows
12 438 (11.02%) Project Delivery
13 422 (10.61%) Azure
14 376 (9.46%) Security Cleared
15 371 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
16 322 (8.10%) Incident Management
17 321 (8.07%) Risk Management
18 307 (7.72%) Service Management
19 302 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
20 297 (7.47%) Microsoft 365
21 295 (7.42%) Migration
21 295 (7.42%) PRINCE2
22 291 (7.32%) SC Cleared
23 286 (7.19%) SQL
23 286 (7.19%) Public Sector
24 270 (6.79%) Scrum
25 253 (6.36%) Linux
26 252 (6.34%) Active Directory
27 248 (6.24%) DevOps
28 238 (5.99%) Waterfall

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
1 172 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 117 (2.94%) Confluence
3 39 (0.98%) Skype for Business
4 34 (0.86%) CMS
5 27 (0.68%) IIS
6 24 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.50%) Apache
7 20 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.30%) NetWeaver
8 12 (0.30%) nginx
9 11 (0.28%) Mule
10 10 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.10%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.10%) Jupyter
Applications
1 228 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 214 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 173 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 133 (3.35%) Microsoft Project
5 73 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.050%) InVision
8 2 (0.050%) Maya
8 2 (0.050%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.025%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.025%) Snagit
9 1 (0.025%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 51 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.33%) Primavera
6 13 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 12 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.28%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.23%) RMDS
9 9 (0.23%) SAP PS
9 9 (0.23%) Temenos T24
9 9 (0.23%) Workday HCM
10 8 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
12 6 (0.15%) C-CURE
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 422 (10.61%) Azure
2 297 (7.47%) Microsoft 365
3 230 (5.78%) AWS
4 113 (2.84%) Power Platform
5 104 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 91 (2.29%) SaaS
7 72 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
7 72 (1.81%) IaaS
8 65 (1.63%) PaaS
9 46 (1.16%) Azure DevOps
10 42 (1.06%) GCP
11 39 (0.98%) GitHub
12 33 (0.83%) Serverless
13 31 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.75%) Azure Monitor
15 29 (0.73%) OneDrive
16 27 (0.68%) Amazon EKS
17 26 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
18 25 (0.63%) PowerApps
19 24 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (3.60%) Firewall
2 122 (3.07%) DNS
3 75 (1.89%) WAN
4 73 (1.84%) Network Security
5 72 (1.81%) DHCP
6 69 (1.74%) LAN
7 58 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 56 (1.41%) SAN
9 52 (1.31%) VPN
10 48 (1.21%) Skype
11 45 (1.13%) HTTP
11 45 (1.13%) MPLS
12 43 (1.08%) SSL
13 39 (0.98%) Internet
14 38 (0.96%) Wireless
15 37 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
16 31 (0.78%) BGP
17 30 (0.75%) OSPF
18 28 (0.70%) VoIP
19 26 (0.65%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 90 (2.26%) Power BI
3 37 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 36 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
4 36 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 28 (0.70%) MySQL
7 26 (0.65%) DB2
8 25 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 22 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (0.53%) Big Data
10 21 (0.53%) Tableau
11 20 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.45%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
14 16 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (0.38%) SAP HANA
16 14 (0.35%) Data Mining
16 14 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 205 (5.16%) JIRA
2 83 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 62 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 39 (0.98%) GitLab
5 31 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 27 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 18 (0.45%) Maven
8 13 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.33%) Selenium
9 11 (0.28%) SonarQube
9 11 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.15%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.13%) Ant
13 5 (0.13%) RSpec
13 5 (0.13%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.13%) Subversion
14 4 (0.10%) Fiddler
General
1 1,704 (42.86%) Finance
2 960 (24.14%) Social Skills
3 720 (18.11%) Banking
4 371 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 286 (7.19%) Public Sector
6 173 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
7 160 (4.02%) Presentation Skills
8 133 (3.35%) Retail
9 112 (2.82%) Telecoms
10 107 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
11 105 (2.64%) Investment Banking
12 101 (2.54%) Marketing
13 82 (2.06%) Legal
14 72 (1.81%) Front Office
15 57 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
16 55 (1.38%) Manufacturing
17 53 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 41 (1.03%) Law
19 29 (0.73%) Local Government
20 28 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 723 (18.18%) Analyst
2 685 (17.23%) Project Manager
3 386 (9.71%) Business Analyst
4 338 (8.50%) Change Manager
5 191 (4.80%) Consultant
6 175 (4.40%) Architect
7 160 (4.02%) IT Manager
8 152 (3.82%) Developer
9 130 (3.27%) Business Manager
10 125 (3.14%) Service Manager
11 116 (2.92%) Senior Manager
12 115 (2.89%) Service Analyst
13 105 (2.64%) Banking Analyst
13 105 (2.64%) Business Change Manager
14 95 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
15 93 (2.34%) Infrastructure Manager
16 91 (2.29%) Programme Manager
17 88 (2.21%) IT Project Manager
18 86 (2.16%) Financial Analyst
18 86 (2.16%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (1.31%) .NET
2 46 (1.16%) REST
3 39 (0.98%) XML
4 38 (0.96%) HTML
5 36 (0.91%) JSON
5 36 (0.91%) SOAP
6 34 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
7 30 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
7 30 (0.75%) Web Services
8 27 (0.68%) CSS
8 27 (0.68%) Middleware
8 27 (0.68%) RESTful
9 25 (0.63%) YAML
10 23 (0.58%) Node.js
11 20 (0.50%) Velocity
12 19 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
13 18 (0.45%) Spring
14 17 (0.43%) SAP Basis
15 16 (0.40%) JDBC
15 16 (0.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 191 (4.80%) Management Information System
2 127 (3.19%) Data Centre
3 100 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
4 93 (2.34%) NHS
5 77 (1.94%) User Experience
6 67 (1.69%) Replication
7 66 (1.66%) Clustering
8 51 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 49 (1.23%) CMDB
10 47 (1.18%) Public Cloud
11 37 (0.93%) PKI
12 36 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
12 36 (0.91%) PMI
13 35 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
14 31 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
15 25 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (0.60%) Cloud Native
17 23 (0.58%) Equities
18 21 (0.53%) FMCG
19 20 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 452 (11.37%) Windows
2 253 (6.36%) Linux
3 152 (3.82%) Unix
4 136 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 99 (2.49%) Windows 10
6 58 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 40 (1.01%) Solaris
10 33 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (0.55%) Android
12 22 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.50%) AIX
14 16 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.20%) CentOS
15 8 (0.20%) SUSE
16 7 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (27.92%) Agile
2 829 (20.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 814 (20.47%) Project Management
4 737 (18.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 599 (15.07%) ITIL
6 458 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
7 438 (11.02%) Project Delivery
8 322 (8.10%) Incident Management
9 321 (8.07%) Risk Management
10 307 (7.72%) Service Management
11 302 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 295 (7.42%) Migration
12 295 (7.42%) PRINCE2
13 270 (6.79%) Scrum
14 248 (6.24%) DevOps
15 238 (5.99%) Waterfall
16 231 (5.81%) Business Case
17 213 (5.36%) Requirements Gathering
18 211 (5.31%) Business Analysis
19 210 (5.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 286 (7.19%) SQL
2 211 (5.31%) Python
3 149 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 147 (3.70%) Java
5 85 (2.14%) C
6 69 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 57 (1.43%) Bash
8 43 (1.08%) C#
8 43 (1.08%) Perl
9 31 (0.78%) Ruby
9 31 (0.78%) VBScript
10 29 (0.73%) C++
11 27 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.58%) ABAP
13 17 (0.43%) Go
14 14 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.35%) VBA
15 12 (0.30%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.25%) PHP
16 10 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 376 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 291 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 209 (5.26%) Degree
4 88 (2.21%) PMI Certification
5 83 (2.09%) PMP
6 77 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 67 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (1.51%) DV Cleared
9 53 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 40 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 38 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 33 (0.83%) CCNP
14 27 (0.68%) CISSP
15 24 (0.60%) CCNA
15 24 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 23 (0.58%) APMG
17 21 (0.53%) AWS Certification
17 21 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 20 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (5.01%) PMO
2 191 (4.80%) SLA
3 118 (2.97%) QA
4 78 (1.96%) GDPR
5 46 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.55%) Accessibility
6 22 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.53%) NIST
8 17 (0.43%) GxP
9 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.18%) COBIT
10 7 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.13%) IFRS
12 5 (0.13%) ITGC
12 5 (0.13%) MiFID
13 4 (0.10%) GRC
13 4 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 252 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 193 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (1.84%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.38%) vSphere
5 41 (1.03%) Docker
6 39 (0.98%) Firmware
7 34 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 20 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.45%) XenApp
11 16 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 15 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.35%) VMware NSX
14 12 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 9 (0.23%) XenDesktop
17 8 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
18 7 (0.18%) PowerHA
19 4 (0.10%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 108 (2.72%) Ansible
2 103 (2.59%) SCCM
3 85 (2.14%) Terraform
4 66 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 58 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 57 (1.43%) Puppet
7 38 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
8 37 (0.93%) Prometheus
9 34 (0.86%) Grafana
10 29 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (0.63%) Kibana
11 25 (0.63%) SCVMM
12 21 (0.53%) SCOM
12 21 (0.53%) vCenter Server
12 21 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
14 17 (0.43%) Opsview
15 15 (0.38%) Nagios
15 15 (0.38%) Packer
16 14 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 594 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 222 (5.58%) VMware
3 221 (5.56%) Oracle
4 200 (5.03%) SAP
5 158 (3.97%) ServiceNow
6 114 (2.87%) Cisco
7 98 (2.46%) Citrix
8 64 (1.61%) Splunk
9 63 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 50 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (1.21%) Google
12 45 (1.13%) CheckPoint
13 41 (1.03%) Remedy
14 38 (0.96%) IBM
15 30 (0.75%) CA
16 28 (0.70%) Apple
16 28 (0.70%) Juniper
17 27 (0.68%) F5
18 26 (0.65%) Workday
19 24 (0.60%) AppDynamics