Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 67 61
Rank change year-on-year -16 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3,006 3,443 3,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.92% 3.35% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.90% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,847 2,292 2,551
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £250
90th Percentile £613 £638 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -0.61% +8.70% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 73 63
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £20.21 £32.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.26% -38.11% +30.00%
10th Percentile £14.69 £13.55 £12.60
90th Percentile £54.75 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.91 £25.00 £34.08
% change year-on-year -0.36% -26.64% +35.66%

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 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

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 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 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Top 18 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 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 -21 2,694 £438 -2.78% 572
UK excluding London -10 1,736 £410 -0.61% 394
London -24 1,198 £475 -5.00% 210
South East -3 572 £414 +3.50% 103
North of England -16 328 £400 -5.88% 108
Midlands -2 314 £425 +6.25% 73
West Midlands -2 229 £425 +6.25% 54
Scotland +7 184 £350 -6.67% 22
North West -14 168 £375 -6.25% 63
East of England -11 146 £425 -5.56% 46
South West -33 132 £410 -3.53% 33
Yorkshire -10 129 £400 -5.88% 39
East Midlands -12 78 £425 +8.97% 19
Wales +4 50 £450 +12.50% 9
North East -10 33 £454 +3.71% 6
Northern Ireland +38 11 £290 -15.94% 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Channel Islands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 983 (32.70%) Finance
2 665 (22.12%) Project Management
3 615 (20.46%) ITIL
4 565 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
5 517 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 504 (16.77%) Microsoft
7 430 (14.30%) Windows
8 366 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
9 318 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
10 317 (10.55%) SQL
11 313 (10.41%) Security Cleared
12 277 (9.21%) Service Management
13 261 (8.68%) Banking
14 260 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
15 256 (8.52%) Linux
16 249 (8.28%) PRINCE2
17 247 (8.22%) Active Directory
18 235 (7.82%) SC Cleared
19 231 (7.68%) Oracle
20 225 (7.49%) Risk Management
21 221 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
22 218 (7.25%) Problem Management
23 214 (7.12%) Degree
24 207 (6.89%) SAP
25 204 (6.79%) Migration
26 201 (6.69%) Business Analysis
27 199 (6.62%) Incident Management
28 181 (6.02%) Service Delivery
28 181 (6.02%) Firewall
29 180 (5.99%) VMware

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
1 146 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 89 (2.96%) IIS
3 75 (2.50%) Confluence
4 71 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 61 (2.03%) Apache
6 55 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 47 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 42 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 28 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 27 (0.90%) JBoss
12 20 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (0.60%) CMS
15 15 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.50%) SAS
16 14 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.43%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
19 11 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 260 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
2 221 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 162 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 108 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
5 70 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.77%) Open Workbench
7 22 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.100%) Windchill
9 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.067%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.067%) InVision
10 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.033%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.033%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 31 (1.03%) Workday HCM
2 21 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 20 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 13 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.33%) SAP GRC
7 9 (0.30%) SAP SD
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
9 7 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.23%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.20%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.20%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 173 (5.76%) Office 365
2 123 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.36%) SaaS
5 38 (1.26%) IaaS
6 30 (1.00%) PaaS
7 20 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
8 18 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (0.47%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.27%) G Suite
14 7 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.17%) Akamai
15 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
15 5 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 181 (6.02%) Firewall
2 118 (3.93%) LAN
3 117 (3.89%) WAN
4 111 (3.69%) DNS
5 84 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 73 (2.43%) Wireless
7 64 (2.13%) VPN
8 60 (2.00%) DHCP
9 53 (1.76%) Internet
9 53 (1.76%) Network Security
10 52 (1.73%) BGP
11 46 (1.53%) OSPF
11 46 (1.53%) SSL
12 36 (1.20%) IPsec
13 34 (1.13%) Skype
14 30 (1.00%) SAN
15 26 (0.86%) MPLS
15 26 (0.86%) VLAN
16 25 (0.83%) Intranet
17 24 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 51 (1.70%) Power BI
5 42 (1.40%) MySQL
6 40 (1.33%) Big Data
7 39 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (0.96%) Blockchain
9 29 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
9 29 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 25 (0.83%) Relational Database
11 22 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (0.70%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.57%) MariaDB
14 16 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.47%) SAP HANA
16 12 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 148 (4.92%) JIRA
2 66 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 22 (0.73%) Maven
6 20 (0.67%) Selenium
7 19 (0.63%) HP UFT
7 19 (0.63%) WinRunner
8 18 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (0.47%) ReSharper
10 14 (0.47%) Subversion
11 12 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.33%) NUnit
12 10 (0.33%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.30%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.30%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.27%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 983 (32.70%) Finance
2 261 (8.68%) Banking
3 116 (3.86%) Financial Institution
4 107 (3.56%) Retail
5 95 (3.16%) Legal
6 84 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 67 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 56 (1.86%) Marketing
9 52 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 39 (1.30%) Front Office
11 39 (1.30%) Law
12 37 (1.23%) Back Office
13 36 (1.20%) Publishing
14 22 (0.73%) Electronics
15 19 (0.63%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.43%) Advertising
16 13 (0.43%) French Language
17 12 (0.40%) Local Government
17 12 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 661 (21.99%) Analyst
2 424 (14.11%) Project Manager
3 266 (8.85%) Business Analyst
4 206 (6.85%) Change Manager
5 161 (5.36%) Developer
6 148 (4.92%) Consultant
7 104 (3.46%) Business Manager
8 94 (3.13%) Administrator
8 94 (3.13%) Business Change Manager
9 92 (3.06%) Architect
10 82 (2.73%) IT Manager
11 75 (2.50%) Programme Manager
12 74 (2.46%) Service Manager
13 72 (2.40%) Network Engineer
14 67 (2.23%) Change Analyst
15 64 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
16 57 (1.90%) Support Analyst
17 56 (1.86%) Applications Support
18 55 (1.83%) Service Analyst
18 55 (1.83%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.99%) Web Services
2 81 (2.69%) .NET
3 58 (1.93%) HTML
4 48 (1.60%) Middleware
5 44 (1.46%) CSS
6 40 (1.33%) SailPoint
7 35 (1.16%) XML
8 29 (0.96%) REST
9 28 (0.93%) LDAP
10 26 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
10 26 (0.86%) Spring
11 25 (0.83%) XSLT
12 24 (0.80%) .NET Framework
12 24 (0.80%) SOAP
13 17 (0.57%) LAMP
13 17 (0.57%) RESTful
13 17 (0.57%) WCF
14 16 (0.53%) AngularJS
14 16 (0.53%) CGI
14 16 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 318 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 141 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 113 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 62 (2.06%) User Experience
7 52 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 43 (1.43%) NHS
9 42 (1.40%) CMDB
10 35 (1.16%) Clustering
11 30 (1.00%) PMI
12 29 (0.96%) Smartphone
13 28 (0.93%) FMCG
14 25 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 24 (0.80%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
17 22 (0.73%) Fixed Income
17 22 (0.73%) Mainframe
17 22 (0.73%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 430 (14.30%) Windows
2 256 (8.52%) Linux
3 159 (5.29%) Unix
4 137 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 99 (3.29%) Windows 7
6 77 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 70 (2.33%) Windows 10
9 65 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (1.53%) Solaris
12 30 (1.00%) AIX
13 29 (0.96%) SUSE
14 23 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.63%) Android
17 18 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (0.47%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
20 5 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (22.12%) Project Management
2 615 (20.46%) ITIL
3 565 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
4 517 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 366 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
6 277 (9.21%) Service Management
7 249 (8.28%) PRINCE2
8 225 (7.49%) Risk Management
9 218 (7.25%) Problem Management
10 204 (6.79%) Migration
11 201 (6.69%) Business Analysis
12 199 (6.62%) Incident Management
13 181 (6.02%) Service Delivery
14 162 (5.39%) Configuration Management
15 145 (4.82%) DevOps
16 144 (4.79%) SDLC
17 138 (4.59%) Change Control
18 131 (4.36%) ITSM
19 128 (4.26%) ITIL V3
19 128 (4.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 317 (10.55%) SQL
2 147 (4.89%) Java
3 136 (4.52%) Python
4 110 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 93 (3.09%) Perl
6 90 (2.99%) C#
7 72 (2.40%) JavaScript
8 61 (2.03%) C
9 43 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 42 (1.40%) Ruby
11 38 (1.26%) PHP
12 31 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 30 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 28 (0.93%) C++
15 22 (0.73%) Scala
16 19 (0.63%) VB
17 16 (0.53%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.43%) R
18 13 (0.43%) VBScript
19 7 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 313 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 235 (7.82%) SC Cleared
3 214 (7.12%) Degree
4 87 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 81 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 69 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 54 (1.80%) MCSE
9 52 (1.73%) CCNP
10 49 (1.63%) PMI Certification
11 48 (1.60%) PMP
12 41 (1.36%) MCSA
13 39 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 36 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 32 (1.06%) CCNA
16 28 (0.93%) ISEB
17 26 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
17 26 (0.86%) ISTQB
18 23 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 21 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (5.02%) PMO
2 146 (4.86%) QA
3 134 (4.46%) SLA
4 50 (1.66%) GDPR
5 43 (1.43%) Data Quality
6 38 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.60%) COBIT
8 18 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.23%) IFRS
11 6 (0.20%) GxP
12 5 (0.17%) GAMP
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.17%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) TickIT
14 3 (0.100%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 3 (0.100%) MiFID
14 3 (0.100%) P3O
System Software
1 247 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 127 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (0.96%) Docker
7 27 (0.90%) XenApp
8 23 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.73%) BitLocker
9 22 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.67%) Firmware
11 18 (0.60%) vSphere
12 14 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.37%) NFS
14 10 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.23%) ProxySG
18 5 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 107 (3.56%) SCCM
2 59 (1.96%) Ansible
3 54 (1.80%) Puppet
4 46 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
5 30 (1.00%) WSUS
6 28 (0.93%) Nagios
7 25 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
8 21 (0.70%) SCOM
9 19 (0.63%) HP ALM
9 19 (0.63%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
11 15 (0.50%) CFEngine
11 15 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.43%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (0.33%) FortiGate
14 10 (0.33%) Kubernetes
14 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 504 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 231 (7.68%) Oracle
3 207 (6.89%) SAP
4 180 (5.99%) VMware
5 139 (4.62%) Citrix
6 138 (4.59%) Cisco
7 100 (3.33%) HP
8 90 (2.99%) ServiceNow
9 79 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 56 (1.86%) F5
11 55 (1.83%) Workday
12 50 (1.66%) McAfee
13 49 (1.63%) CheckPoint
14 46 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
15 44 (1.46%) Juniper
16 39 (1.30%) Palo Alto
17 36 (1.20%) Adobe
17 36 (1.20%) Veritas
18 33 (1.10%) BMC
18 33 (1.10%) Splunk