Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 61 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3,361 3,369 3,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.35% 3.46% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 4.13% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 2,325 2,342
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £638 £595 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 45 94
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £36.00 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.06% +42.25% +1.23%
10th Percentile £13.81 £12.25 £11.83
90th Percentile £47.86 £55.00 £68.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £26.37
% change year-on-year -30.56% +36.53% +1.41%

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 84,751 81,607 87,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.83% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,773 54,043 56,866
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,262 2,675
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.08% -4.00% +25.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -5 3,142 £450 +5.88% 600
London +6 1,672 £500 +11.11% 225
UK excluding London -9 1,630 £400 +3.23% 416
South East -8 546 £400 - 98
North of England -27 324 £425 +13.33% 128
Midlands -3 294 £390 -4.88% 73
East of England -7 168 £450 +5.88% 37
West Midlands -10 167 £378 -8.48% 50
North West -36 143 £425 +13.33% 83
Scotland -11 142 £381 +8.93% 34
South West +14 133 £418 +10.60% 38
East Midlands +6 125 £400 - 22
Yorkshire +48 123 £425 +20.40% 35
North East -25 58 £400 +6.67% 10
Wales -13 22 £425 +19.72% 6
Northern Ireland -30 7 - - 2
Channel Islands +1 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Change Management.

1 1,269 (37.76%) Finance
2 898 (26.72%) Project Management
3 685 (20.38%) ITIL
4 632 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
5 620 (18.45%) Banking
6 584 (17.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 501 (14.91%) Microsoft
8 444 (13.21%) Windows
9 429 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
10 397 (11.81%) PRINCE2
11 308 (9.16%) Business Analysis
12 283 (8.42%) Service Management
13 277 (8.24%) SQL
14 263 (7.83%) Management Information System
15 259 (7.71%) Security Cleared
16 256 (7.62%) Degree
17 252 (7.50%) Risk Management
18 248 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
18 248 (7.38%) Active Directory
19 243 (7.23%) Migration
20 236 (7.02%) Blockchain
21 219 (6.52%) Linux
22 216 (6.43%) Problem Management
23 213 (6.34%) PMO
24 211 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
25 203 (6.04%) Oracle
26 196 (5.83%) SAP
27 195 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
28 193 (5.74%) Service Delivery
29 183 (5.44%) Incident 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
1 100 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 57 (1.70%) Skype for Business
4 56 (1.67%) Confluence
5 48 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 42 (1.25%) CMS
7 40 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (1.10%) IIS
9 36 (1.07%) Apache
10 27 (0.80%) JBoss
11 24 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (0.65%) SAS
12 22 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (0.54%) IBM Notes
15 17 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.39%) Apache Spark
17 11 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 248 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 211 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 146 (4.34%) Microsoft Project
4 138 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 111 (3.30%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.21%) Simulink
8 3 (0.089%) SPSS
9 2 (0.060%) Windchill
10 1 (0.030%) HipChat
10 1 (0.030%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.030%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 38 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
4 15 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 12 (0.36%) Maximo
7 11 (0.33%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.30%) SAP MM
9 9 (0.27%) RMDS
9 9 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.27%) Temenos T24
9 9 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
9 9 (0.27%) Workday HCM
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.21%) KANA IQ
11 7 (0.21%) Lawson
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 146 (4.34%) Office 365
2 113 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (2.47%) SaaS
5 62 (1.84%) IaaS
6 40 (1.19%) PaaS
7 27 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
8 20 (0.60%) iPaaS
9 10 (0.30%) npm
9 10 (0.30%) Slack
10 9 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.27%) Dropbox
10 9 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.24%) Lucidchart
12 7 (0.21%) Taleo
13 6 (0.18%) GitHub
13 6 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.92%) Firewall
2 95 (2.83%) DNS
3 85 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 83 (2.47%) WAN
5 78 (2.32%) LAN
6 69 (2.05%) DHCP
7 63 (1.87%) SAN
8 55 (1.64%) Wireless
9 53 (1.58%) VPN
10 51 (1.52%) Network Security
11 49 (1.46%) Internet
12 47 (1.40%) SMS
13 46 (1.37%) SSL
14 45 (1.34%) Skype
15 29 (0.86%) NAS
16 28 (0.83%) MPLS
17 27 (0.80%) Ethernet
17 27 (0.80%) Intranet
17 27 (0.80%) LDAP
17 27 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (7.02%) Blockchain
2 136 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 53 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 33 (0.98%) Big Data
8 25 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 22 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (0.60%) DB2
10 20 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.57%) Power BI
12 16 (0.48%) QlikView
13 15 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.42%) MySQL
15 13 (0.39%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.39%) MongoDB
15 13 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 122 (3.63%) JIRA
2 43 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 37 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.71%) Maven
5 17 (0.51%) Subversion
6 15 (0.45%) JUnit
7 14 (0.42%) Selenium
8 11 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.33%) Mocha
8 11 (0.33%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.27%) Jasmine
9 9 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.21%) Ant
10 7 (0.21%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 7 (0.21%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.21%) IBM UrbanCode
10 7 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 1,269 (37.76%) Finance
2 620 (18.45%) Banking
3 125 (3.72%) Retail
4 109 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 105 (3.12%) Legal
5 105 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.71%) Marketing
7 90 (2.68%) Front Office
8 78 (2.32%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.64%) Back Office
10 47 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 46 (1.37%) Billing
12 43 (1.28%) Law
13 32 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
14 29 (0.86%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.71%) International Banking
16 23 (0.68%) Publishing
17 21 (0.62%) Local Government
18 19 (0.57%) French Language
18 19 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 750 (22.31%) Analyst
2 523 (15.56%) Project Manager
3 363 (10.80%) Business Analyst
4 256 (7.62%) Change Manager
5 201 (5.98%) Developer
6 166 (4.94%) Consultant
7 137 (4.08%) Architect
8 110 (3.27%) IT Manager
9 106 (3.15%) Business Manager
9 106 (3.15%) Senior Manager
10 96 (2.86%) Programme Manager
11 87 (2.59%) Business Change Manager
12 85 (2.53%) Service Analyst
13 74 (2.20%) Support Analyst
14 72 (2.14%) Network Engineer
14 72 (2.14%) Service Manager
15 70 (2.08%) Senior Project Manager
16 68 (2.02%) Administrator
16 68 (2.02%) IT Project Manager
17 56 (1.67%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (4.17%) Web Services
2 95 (2.83%) .NET
3 69 (2.05%) XML
4 62 (1.84%) HTML
5 46 (1.37%) SOAP
6 45 (1.34%) JSON
7 43 (1.28%) CSS
8 42 (1.25%) jQuery
9 39 (1.16%) Middleware
10 37 (1.10%) REST
11 28 (0.83%) AngularJS
11 28 (0.83%) RESTful
12 26 (0.77%) Spring
13 23 (0.68%) Kafka
14 22 (0.65%) WPF
15 21 (0.62%) ASP.NET
16 20 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
16 20 (0.60%) Node.js
17 19 (0.57%) HTML5
17 19 (0.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 429 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 138 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 97 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 65 (1.93%) User Experience
7 55 (1.64%) CMDB
8 50 (1.49%) Fixed Income
9 45 (1.34%) Derivative
10 41 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 40 (1.19%) Equities
12 39 (1.16%) NHS
13 34 (1.01%) Clustering
14 32 (0.95%) PMI
15 29 (0.86%) Replication
16 28 (0.83%) Credit Risk
16 28 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
17 27 (0.80%) Blackberry
18 25 (0.74%) FMCG
19 24 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 444 (13.21%) Windows
2 219 (6.52%) Linux
3 176 (5.24%) Unix
4 136 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 83 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (2.23%) Windows 7
7 69 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 66 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (1.73%) Solaris
10 57 (1.70%) Windows 10
11 48 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (1.25%) AIX
13 30 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 26 (0.77%) Android
15 25 (0.74%) MVS
16 22 (0.65%) Windows 2000
17 17 (0.51%) HPUX
17 17 (0.51%) VMS
18 16 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
18 16 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (26.72%) Project Management
2 685 (20.38%) ITIL
3 632 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
4 584 (17.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 397 (11.81%) PRINCE2
6 308 (9.16%) Business Analysis
7 283 (8.42%) Service Management
8 252 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 243 (7.23%) Migration
10 216 (6.43%) Problem Management
11 195 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 193 (5.74%) Service Delivery
13 183 (5.44%) Incident Management
14 176 (5.24%) SDLC
15 171 (5.09%) Programme Management
16 165 (4.91%) Process Improvement
17 159 (4.73%) Configuration Management
18 148 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 144 (4.28%) Scrum
20 141 (4.20%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 277 (8.24%) SQL
2 178 (5.30%) Java
3 102 (3.03%) Python
4 96 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 93 (2.77%) C#
5 93 (2.77%) PowerShell
6 71 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 67 (1.99%) C
8 60 (1.79%) Perl
9 44 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 30 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 24 (0.71%) C++
12 23 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 19 (0.57%) JCL
14 16 (0.48%) PHP
14 16 (0.48%) VBA
15 13 (0.39%) Scala
16 12 (0.36%) Korn
16 12 (0.36%) VBScript
17 11 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 256 (7.62%) Degree
3 182 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 88 (2.62%) PMP
5 85 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 79 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 72 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 70 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (1.58%) DV Cleared
10 51 (1.52%) MCSE
11 49 (1.46%) CISSP
12 47 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 46 (1.37%) CCNP
14 39 (1.16%) CISM
15 35 (1.04%) CCNA
16 32 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
17 30 (0.89%) ISEB
18 27 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
19 25 (0.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (6.34%) PMO
2 144 (4.28%) SLA
3 126 (3.75%) QA
4 79 (2.35%) GDPR
5 74 (2.20%) MiFID
6 52 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 39 (1.16%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.74%) ISO 9001
10 24 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
11 20 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 20 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.48%) EMIR
13 12 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 11 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
15 9 (0.27%) P3O
16 8 (0.24%) COBIT
17 7 (0.21%) Solvency II
18 6 (0.18%) Def Stans
19 5 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 248 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 103 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (0.77%) vSphere
7 17 (0.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 17 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 17 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.45%) RACF
9 14 (0.42%) Firmware
9 14 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.39%) XenApp
11 12 (0.36%) HDFS
11 12 (0.36%) SRDF
11 12 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 11 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.30%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.30%) Docker
13 10 (0.30%) iptables
Systems Management
1 84 (2.50%) SCCM
2 45 (1.34%) SCOM
3 27 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 18 (0.54%) Ansible
5 17 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 17 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (0.48%) Puppet
7 15 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 15 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (0.36%) AirWatch
9 11 (0.33%) Ambari
10 10 (0.30%) ArcSight ESM
10 10 (0.30%) Control-M
10 10 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.30%) Oozie
11 9 (0.27%) Nagios
12 8 (0.24%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.24%) Stealthwatch
12 8 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 501 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 203 (6.04%) Oracle
3 196 (5.83%) SAP
4 161 (4.79%) Cisco
5 157 (4.67%) VMware
6 124 (3.69%) ServiceNow
7 107 (3.18%) HP
8 100 (2.98%) Citrix
9 61 (1.81%) Workday
10 59 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
11 53 (1.58%) NetApp
12 51 (1.52%) IBM
13 48 (1.43%) CheckPoint
13 48 (1.43%) Remedy
14 47 (1.40%) Red Hat
15 37 (1.10%) Juniper
16 35 (1.04%) BMC
17 32 (0.95%) McAfee
17 32 (0.95%) Palo Alto
18 28 (0.83%) EMC