Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 71 84
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13 -17
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1,323 2,702 3,073
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.16% 3.20% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.81% 3.69% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 1,765 1,904
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £257
90th Percentile £600 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 89
Median hourly rate £20.58 £27.04 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.89% +12.24% +9.50%
10th Percentile £10.49 £14.23 £14.39
90th Percentile £48.08 £53.75 £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -22.00% +8.70% -8.00%

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 27,501 73,139 90,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.38% 86.58% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,379 48,033 59,493
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 981 2,277 2,433
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -14.26%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.88 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.34
% change year-on-year +22.22% +10.65% -18.66%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Top 16 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 24 October 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 +21 1,182 £450 -2.17% 184
London +45 754 £475 -5.00% 50
UK excluding London 0 491 £450 +3.45% 146
Work from Home +12 200 £450 +5.88% 16
North of England -1 163 £450 - 32
Yorkshire +6 103 £475 +5.56% 7
South East -16 98 £438 +2.94% 29
Scotland +42 68 £400 +6.67% 8
Midlands -1 63 £400 -5.88% 25
North West -11 58 £450 -3.74% 22
South West +27 57 £457 +1.49% 30
West Midlands -4 47 £438 +2.94% 18
East of England +11 32 £375 -11.76% 18
Wales +24 14 £475 +5.56% 5
East Midlands +20 14 £250 -39.39% 7
North East +14 2 £350 -22.22% 3

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 690 (52.15%) Finance
2 473 (35.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 319 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 200 (15.12%) Project Management
6 192 (14.51%) Banking
7 167 (12.62%) Microsoft
8 160 (12.09%) Security Cleared
9 151 (11.41%) ITIL
10 134 (10.13%) SC Cleared
11 122 (9.22%) Migration
12 115 (8.69%) Project Delivery
13 112 (8.47%) Risk Management
14 107 (8.09%) Public Sector
15 106 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
16 98 (7.41%) Java
17 93 (7.03%) DevOps
18 92 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
19 91 (6.88%) JIRA
20 89 (6.73%) Azure
21 88 (6.65%) Windows
22 86 (6.50%) Service Delivery
22 86 (6.50%) Incident Management
23 85 (6.42%) Scrum
24 80 (6.05%) Service Management
25 79 (5.97%) Business Case
26 78 (5.90%) Coaching
26 78 (5.90%) PRINCE2
27 75 (5.67%) Management Information System
27 75 (5.67%) 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 65 (4.91%) Confluence
2 43 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.13%) Apache
4 14 (1.06%) CMS
5 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (0.68%) Mule
7 8 (0.60%) IIS
8 6 (0.45%) JBoss
9 5 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.30%) Appian
10 4 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.30%) Jadu
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.23%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.23%) nginx
11 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) RoboHelp
7 3 (0.23%) Sketch
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.15%) CATIA
8 2 (0.15%) InVision
8 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.60%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.076%) Actimize
8 1 (0.076%) Maximo
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.076%) Primavera
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.73%) Azure
2 51 (3.85%) AWS
3 44 (3.33%) Office 365
4 26 (1.97%) GCP
4 26 (1.97%) GitHub
5 21 (1.59%) IaaS
6 18 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (1.36%) Slack
7 17 (1.28%) PaaS
7 17 (1.28%) Power Platform
8 15 (1.13%) Serverless
9 11 (0.83%) SaaS
10 10 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.68%) Apigee
11 9 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.68%) Azure Functions
11 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.68%) npm
12 7 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.93%) Firewall
2 44 (3.33%) DNS
3 23 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (1.74%) Network Security
4 22 (1.66%) DHCP
5 21 (1.59%) WAN
6 19 (1.44%) Skype
7 18 (1.36%) LAN
8 17 (1.28%) Internet
9 16 (1.21%) VPN
10 14 (1.06%) SSL
11 13 (0.98%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.91%) BGP
12 12 (0.91%) Kerberos
12 12 (0.91%) OSPF
12 12 (0.91%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.83%) SAN
14 10 (0.76%) EIGRP
14 10 (0.76%) IPsec
14 10 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.91%) MySQL
5 10 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.76%) Tableau
6 9 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (0.68%) Data Lake
7 7 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.53%) Power BI
7 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.38%) DataStage
8 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.30%) Big Data
9 4 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
9 4 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 91 (6.88%) JIRA
2 38 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.80%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (1.06%) Maven
6 8 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.53%) JUnit
7 7 (0.53%) Mockito
7 7 (0.53%) Selenium
8 6 (0.45%) Android Studio
8 6 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.45%) ClearCase
8 6 (0.45%) Xcode
9 5 (0.38%) CocoaPods
9 5 (0.38%) MSI
9 5 (0.38%) Subversion
9 5 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.30%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.30%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 690 (52.15%) Finance
2 192 (14.51%) Banking
3 107 (8.09%) Public Sector
4 41 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.95%) Retail
6 32 (2.42%) Legal
7 31 (2.34%) Retail Banking
8 30 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.89%) Marketing
10 23 (1.74%) Law
11 18 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.36%) Front Office
12 14 (1.06%) Back Office
13 13 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.83%) Electronics
14 11 (0.83%) Police
15 7 (0.53%) Local Government
16 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.38%) Billing
17 5 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 191 (14.44%) Analyst
2 168 (12.70%) Project Manager
3 164 (12.40%) Developer
4 106 (8.01%) Business Analyst
5 70 (5.29%) Change Manager
6 67 (5.06%) Consultant
7 49 (3.70%) Business Manager
7 49 (3.70%) Programme Manager
8 44 (3.33%) Architect
8 44 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 39 (2.95%) Network Engineer
10 36 (2.72%) Business Change Manager
11 34 (2.57%) IT Manager
12 28 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
13 25 (1.89%) Administrator
14 24 (1.81%) Transformation Manager
15 22 (1.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 22 (1.66%) Senior Network Engineer
16 21 (1.59%) Data Analyst
16 21 (1.59%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.48%) Spring Boot
2 36 (2.72%) Spring
3 31 (2.34%) React
4 27 (2.04%) .NET
5 25 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 25 (1.89%) Node.js
6 24 (1.81%) CSS
6 24 (1.81%) HTML
6 24 (1.81%) Web Services
7 20 (1.51%) LDAP
7 20 (1.51%) REST
7 20 (1.51%) Spring Cloud
8 16 (1.21%) JSON
9 13 (0.98%) Middleware
9 13 (0.98%) XML
10 12 (0.91%) Redux
11 11 (0.83%) Kafka
11 11 (0.83%) RxJS
11 11 (0.83%) SOAP
12 9 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.95%) User Experience
4 36 (2.72%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.66%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.59%) Replication
7 20 (1.51%) NHS
7 20 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.36%) CMDB
9 17 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.13%) PKI
10 15 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.06%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.76%) IVR
13 9 (0.68%) PMI
14 8 (0.60%) DataPower
15 7 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
15 7 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.65%) Windows
2 54 (4.08%) Linux
3 32 (2.42%) Unix
4 25 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.21%) Android
8 13 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.45%) CentOS
13 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.23%) AIX
14 3 (0.23%) zOS
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.076%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (35.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 319 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 200 (15.12%) Project Management
5 151 (11.41%) ITIL
6 122 (9.22%) Migration
7 115 (8.69%) Project Delivery
8 112 (8.47%) Risk Management
9 106 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (7.03%) DevOps
11 86 (6.50%) Incident Management
11 86 (6.50%) Service Delivery
12 85 (6.42%) Scrum
13 80 (6.05%) Service Management
14 79 (5.97%) Business Case
15 78 (5.90%) Coaching
15 78 (5.90%) PRINCE2
16 75 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (4.99%) Configuration Management
18 64 (4.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (7.41%) Java
2 65 (4.91%) SQL
3 44 (3.33%) Python
4 36 (2.72%) Java 8
4 36 (2.72%) PowerShell
5 34 (2.57%) JavaScript
6 32 (2.42%) C#
7 19 (1.44%) C
8 17 (1.28%) TypeScript
9 13 (0.98%) ES6
10 11 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.76%) VB
11 10 (0.76%) VBScript
12 8 (0.60%) C++
12 8 (0.60%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.53%) Ruby
13 7 (0.53%) VBA
14 6 (0.45%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 160 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 134 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.06%) Degree
4 40 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (2.95%) CCNP
6 26 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (1.44%) CCNA
10 18 (1.36%) CCIE
10 18 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.21%) MCSE
11 16 (1.21%) PMP
12 14 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (1.06%) CISSP
13 10 (0.76%) CISA
13 10 (0.76%) CISM
14 8 (0.60%) APMG
14 8 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.01%) SLA
2 40 (3.02%) PMO
3 32 (2.42%) QA
4 17 (1.28%) GDPR
5 15 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.83%) PSD2
7 10 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.30%) NIST
10 3 (0.23%) GxP
10 3 (0.23%) NCSC
11 2 (0.15%) COREP
11 2 (0.15%) EMIR
11 2 (0.15%) FINREP
11 2 (0.15%) IFRS
11 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.15%) P3O
12 1 (0.076%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 68 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.51%) Docker
4 14 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.76%) VMware NSX
6 9 (0.68%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 7 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.45%) vSphere
9 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.38%) XenApp
10 4 (0.30%) KVM
10 4 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.30%) Xen
10 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.076%) NFS
13 1 (0.076%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (2.19%) Ansible
2 17 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.13%) Terraform
4 13 (0.98%) Puppet
5 11 (0.83%) SCCM
6 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (0.53%) SCOM
10 6 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.38%) Foglight
11 5 (0.38%) vRealize
12 4 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.30%) Nagios
12 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.23%) ArcSight ESM
13 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.23%) EMC VPLEX
13 3 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 167 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 62 (4.69%) Cisco
3 56 (4.23%) Oracle
4 52 (3.93%) VMware
5 44 (3.33%) SAP
6 41 (3.10%) ServiceNow
7 29 (2.19%) HP
8 28 (2.12%) Splunk
9 27 (2.04%) IBM
10 19 (1.44%) Citrix
11 17 (1.28%) AppDynamics
11 17 (1.28%) F5
11 17 (1.28%) Juniper
12 16 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.06%) Remedy
14 13 (0.98%) Dell
14 13 (0.98%) Google
15 12 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
16 11 (0.83%) EMC
16 11 (0.83%) Palo Alto