Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 65 85
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20 -15
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,152 1,858 2,739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 3.31% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 3.88% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,168 1,648
10th Percentile £300 £299 £260
25th Percentile £363 £388 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
75th Percentile £540 £541 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £416
% change year-on-year - +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 76
10th Percentile £12.13 £16.23 £15.00
25th Percentile £15.46 £19.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.42 £23.50 £26.89
Median % change year-on-year -4.60% -12.59% +26.07%
75th Percentile £39.31 £40.75 £33.40
90th Percentile £49.38 £58.75 £43.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.12% -19.09% +2.17%

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 47,027 47,897 83,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 85.25% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,247 31,784 56,142
10th Percentile £306 £283 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £446 £435
% change year-on-year -1.91% +2.53% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,429 1,518 1,998
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.37 £11.50
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.93 £14.29
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.57 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% -4.77% +7.86%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.84
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.21 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +15.42% -10.22% +12.00%

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 +14 1,889 £463 -2.63% 284
London +20 1,042 £475 -2.31% 104
UK excluding London +12 880 £425 - 200
Work from Home -23 477 £450 +5.88% 37
South East +17 259 £455 +7.06% 43
North of England +22 217 £425 - 74
Midlands +28 132 £423 -11.05% 32
Yorkshire +24 125 £400 -5.88% 25
West Midlands +29 102 £413 -13.16% 24
South West +26 97 £480 +3.78% 18
Scotland -11 92 £380 -10.59% 16
North West -8 75 £458 +7.65% 39
East of England -6 70 £413 -8.33% 12
East Midlands +15 30 £475 +5.56% 8
North East +38 17 £364 -41.76% 10
Wales +14 12 £620 +24.00% 4
Northern Ireland +3 2 £206 -16.26% 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 895 (41.59%) Finance
2 569 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
3 485 (22.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 444 (20.63%) Project Management
5 330 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 251 (11.66%) ITIL
7 238 (11.06%) Microsoft
8 235 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
9 230 (10.69%) Project Delivery
10 222 (10.32%) Banking
10 222 (10.32%) Security Cleared
11 188 (8.74%) Degree
12 180 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
13 175 (8.13%) SC Cleared
14 169 (7.85%) Windows
15 164 (7.62%) Azure
16 153 (7.11%) Migration
17 150 (6.97%) DevOps
17 150 (6.97%) Public Sector
18 149 (6.92%) SQL
19 143 (6.64%) Business Case
20 139 (6.46%) Risk Management
21 134 (6.23%) Service Management
22 133 (6.18%) Java
23 132 (6.13%) Microsoft 365
24 131 (6.09%) Time Management
25 130 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
26 126 (5.86%) Incident Management
26 126 (5.86%) Linux
27 124 (5.76%) Marketing

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 90 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.83%) Confluence
3 31 (1.44%) IIS
4 21 (0.98%) CMS
5 16 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
5 16 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.51%) Apache
8 10 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.23%) nginx
12 5 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.23%) SAS
13 4 (0.19%) JBoss
13 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.14%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.14%) Appian
14 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 104 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.093%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.093%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.046%) InVision
Business Applications
1 24 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.51%) Teamcenter
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.37%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.23%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.19%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.14%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP QM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 164 (7.62%) Azure
2 132 (6.13%) Microsoft 365
3 115 (5.34%) AWS
4 55 (2.56%) Power Platform
5 44 (2.04%) SaaS
6 38 (1.77%) IaaS
7 33 (1.53%) PaaS
8 28 (1.30%) GCP
9 24 (1.12%) GitHub
10 22 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 16 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.70%) OneDrive
15 13 (0.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 13 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 11 (0.51%) Amazon S3
18 10 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (4.88%) Firewall
2 59 (2.74%) DNS
3 42 (1.95%) Network Security
3 42 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.67%) WAN
5 34 (1.58%) VPN
6 31 (1.44%) DHCP
7 27 (1.25%) BGP
7 27 (1.25%) OSPF
8 26 (1.21%) Internet
8 26 (1.21%) LAN
9 25 (1.16%) HTTP
10 23 (1.07%) Multicast
11 20 (0.93%) Skype
12 19 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (0.84%) Wireless
14 17 (0.79%) VoIP
15 16 (0.74%) MPLS
16 15 (0.70%) SAN
16 15 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.04%) Power BI
3 40 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (1.53%) Data Lake
5 22 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 20 (0.93%) Big Data
7 18 (0.84%) Tableau
8 16 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
11 11 (0.51%) MySQL
11 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (0.46%) Parquet
12 10 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 122 (5.67%) JIRA
2 74 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.51%) Maven
5 11 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.42%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.19%) GitLab
10 4 (0.19%) Gradle
11 3 (0.14%) Ant
11 3 (0.14%) MSTest
11 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.093%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.093%) Mocha
12 2 (0.093%) MSI
12 2 (0.093%) Selenium
12 2 (0.093%) Subversion
General
1 895 (41.59%) Finance
2 222 (10.32%) Banking
3 150 (6.97%) Public Sector
4 124 (5.76%) Marketing
5 74 (3.44%) Legal
6 68 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 63 (2.93%) Manufacturing
8 55 (2.56%) Retail
9 39 (1.81%) Front Office
9 39 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 36 (1.67%) Law
11 22 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.98%) Local Government
13 18 (0.84%) Police
14 17 (0.79%) Billing
15 12 (0.56%) Back Office
16 9 (0.42%) Electronics
17 7 (0.33%) Automotive
18 6 (0.28%) Advertising
18 6 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 320 (14.87%) Analyst
2 316 (14.68%) Project Manager
3 188 (8.74%) Business Analyst
4 176 (8.18%) Developer
5 170 (7.90%) Change Manager
6 135 (6.27%) Consultant
7 76 (3.53%) Business Manager
8 68 (3.16%) IT Manager
9 64 (2.97%) Business Change Manager
10 57 (2.65%) Architect
11 55 (2.56%) Service Manager
12 52 (2.42%) Programme Manager
13 51 (2.37%) Java Developer
14 49 (2.28%) Senior Manager
15 44 (2.04%) Transformation Manager
16 40 (1.86%) Administrator
17 36 (1.67%) Applications Support
17 36 (1.67%) Network Engineer
18 35 (1.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (1.63%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.46%) .NET
2 51 (2.37%) Web Services
3 48 (2.23%) Spring
4 47 (2.18%) Spring Boot
5 35 (1.63%) XML
6 34 (1.58%) REST
7 33 (1.53%) HTML
8 30 (1.39%) SOAP
9 27 (1.25%) Kafka
10 24 (1.12%) CSS
11 21 (0.98%) JSON
12 18 (0.84%) LDAP
13 16 (0.74%) AngularJS
13 16 (0.74%) ASP.NET
14 15 (0.70%) Middleware
14 15 (0.70%) React
14 15 (0.70%) Spring Cloud
15 13 (0.60%) Ajax
15 13 (0.60%) Swagger
15 13 (0.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 98 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 80 (3.72%) Life Science
5 63 (2.93%) User Experience
6 56 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 38 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
8 37 (1.72%) CMDB
9 34 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.21%) Replication
12 25 (1.16%) NHS
13 20 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.65%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.65%) FMCG
14 14 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.60%) PMI
16 12 (0.56%) Fixed Income
16 12 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 169 (7.85%) Windows
2 126 (5.86%) Linux
3 65 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 42 (1.95%) Unix
5 39 (1.81%) Windows 10
6 35 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.02%) AIX
8 20 (0.93%) Android
9 19 (0.88%) CentOS
10 16 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.42%) Solaris
15 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.28%) Debian
18 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (22.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 444 (20.63%) Project Management
4 330 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 251 (11.66%) ITIL
6 235 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
7 230 (10.69%) Project Delivery
8 153 (7.11%) Migration
9 150 (6.97%) DevOps
10 143 (6.64%) Business Case
11 139 (6.46%) Risk Management
12 134 (6.23%) Service Management
13 131 (6.09%) Time Management
14 126 (5.86%) Incident Management
15 122 (5.67%) PRINCE2
16 119 (5.53%) Service Delivery
17 116 (5.39%) Decision-Making
18 112 (5.20%) Business Analysis
19 107 (4.97%) Scrum
20 105 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 149 (6.92%) SQL
2 133 (6.18%) Java
3 114 (5.30%) Python
4 72 (3.35%) PowerShell
5 65 (3.02%) JavaScript
6 45 (2.09%) Java 8
7 40 (1.86%) C
8 29 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.30%) C#
10 20 (0.93%) Perl
11 19 (0.88%) Kotlin
12 18 (0.84%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.65%) Apex Code
15 13 (0.60%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.51%) VB
17 10 (0.46%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.42%) VBA
19 8 (0.37%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 222 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 188 (8.74%) Degree
3 175 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (1.67%) PMP
6 32 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 29 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (1.21%) CCNP
11 22 (1.02%) CCNA
11 22 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.51%) CISSP
14 11 (0.51%) MCAD
15 10 (0.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 9 (0.42%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.37%) APMG
17 8 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.93%) PMO
2 64 (2.97%) QA
3 63 (2.93%) Data Quality
4 52 (2.42%) SLA
5 30 (1.39%) GDPR
6 23 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.33%) GRC
9 7 (0.33%) GxP
9 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.28%) COREP
10 6 (0.28%) FINREP
10 6 (0.28%) NIST
11 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.23%) MiFID
12 4 (0.19%) COBIT
12 4 (0.19%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.19%) P3O
13 3 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 100 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.86%) Docker
4 20 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.84%) VMware NSX
6 14 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.65%) vSphere
7 7 (0.33%) Firmware
7 7 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 4 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.19%) NFS
9 4 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.19%) Veritas File System
10 3 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.14%) Snort
10 3 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (3.49%) Ansible
2 47 (2.18%) Puppet
3 34 (1.58%) Terraform
4 33 (1.53%) Kubernetes
5 25 (1.16%) SCCM
6 22 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (0.79%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.79%) vRealize
9 12 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
10 11 (0.51%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 8 (0.37%) Grafana
13 6 (0.28%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.28%) HP NNM
13 6 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.28%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.28%) WMI
14 5 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 238 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 100 (4.65%) Oracle
3 97 (4.51%) SAP
4 85 (3.95%) VMware
5 76 (3.53%) ServiceNow
6 58 (2.70%) Cisco
7 51 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (1.91%) Splunk
9 40 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 27 (1.25%) HP
11 26 (1.21%) Citrix
12 25 (1.16%) Dell
13 24 (1.12%) MuleSoft
14 19 (0.88%) CheckPoint
14 19 (0.88%) Databricks
14 19 (0.88%) Google
15 18 (0.84%) Palo Alto
15 18 (0.84%) Remedy
16 17 (0.79%) IBM
17 16 (0.74%) Juniper