Period
to 17 August 2017

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 August 2017 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 57 57
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Change Management 3211 3951 3747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.63% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.35% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2037 2614 2288
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -0.06%
10th Percentile £282 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £589 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £385 £380
% change year-on-year +4.03% +1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 68 101
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £27.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.25% -8.53% +4.35%
10th Percentile £13.75 £16.78 £16.25
90th Percentile £45.75 £47.04 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.92 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.00% -2.44%

Change Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80715 90781 91028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.45% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52987 59976 57943
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2201 2594
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.05% +7.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £48.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%

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 August 2017.

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 August 2017.

Contractor 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 17 August 2017. 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 3001 £450 +5.88% 270
UK excluding London -15 1620 £401 +4.03% 190
London -2 1514 £500 +9.29% 101
South East -11 563 £400 - 52
North of England -22 321 £400 +11.11% 44
Midlands -13 273 £400 - 34
West Midlands -4 178 £400 - 29
East of England -11 163 £425 -5.56% 22
North West -27 157 £400 - 24
South West -8 147 £423 +12.67% 15
Scotland -17 132 £400 +21.21% 22
Yorkshire +38 120 £425 +6.25% 14
East Midlands -23 93 £400 -2.44% 5
North East -29 44 £375 +33.93% 6
Wales +8 26 £413 +17.86% 2
Northern Ireland -51 4 £345 +32.69%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, 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 1174 (36.56%) Finance
2 911 (28.37%) Project Management
3 630 (19.62%) ITIL
4 603 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 516 (16.07%) Banking
6 501 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
7 367 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 365 (11.37%) PRINCE2
9 358 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
10 348 (10.84%) Windows
11 304 (9.47%) SQL
12 295 (9.19%) Business Analysis
13 283 (8.81%) Security Cleared
14 258 (8.03%) Degree
15 250 (7.79%) Oracle
16 245 (7.63%) SAP
17 240 (7.47%) Migration
18 222 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
19 219 (6.82%) Service Management
20 195 (6.07%) Risk Management
21 188 (5.85%) Linux
22 185 (5.76%) Problem Management
23 180 (5.61%) PMO
24 178 (5.54%) Active Directory
24 178 (5.54%) Management Information System
25 177 (5.51%) Programme Management
26 170 (5.29%) Unix
27 169 (5.26%) Cisco
27 169 (5.26%) Incident Management
28 165 (5.14%) SC Cleared

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
1 140 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.21%) MS Exchange
3 37 (1.15%) Confluence
4 34 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 29 (0.90%) CMS
5 29 (0.90%) IIS
6 24 (0.75%) SAS
7 23 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 21 (0.65%) Documentum
8 21 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (0.59%) Apache
10 14 (0.44%) JBoss
10 14 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 222 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 140 (4.36%) Microsoft Project
4 123 (3.83%) MS Visio
5 94 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.19%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.093%) Simulink
10 2 (0.062%) Stata
10 2 (0.062%) Windchill
11 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.031%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (0.56%) Maximo
3 18 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 16 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.44%) SAP HR
6 12 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
10 8 (0.25%) Primavera
10 8 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.25%) SAP CRM
10 8 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.22%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.22%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.19%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 104 (3.24%) Office 365
2 76 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.34%) SaaS
5 35 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
6 19 (0.59%) PaaS
7 11 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 8 (0.25%) Firebase
9 8 (0.25%) IaaS
10 7 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.16%) Force.com
11 5 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.12%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.12%) BPaaS
12 4 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (4.61%) Firewall
2 89 (2.77%) WAN
3 79 (2.46%) DNS
4 78 (2.43%) LAN
5 63 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 61 (1.90%) SAN
7 59 (1.84%) Internet
8 54 (1.68%) DHCP
9 52 (1.62%) VPN
10 45 (1.40%) Network Security
11 44 (1.37%) LDAP
12 42 (1.31%) Wireless
13 38 (1.18%) SSL
14 37 (1.15%) Intranet
15 31 (0.97%) OSPF
16 29 (0.90%) MPLS
17 28 (0.87%) BGP
18 26 (0.81%) VLAN
19 25 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.71%) Blockchain
3 61 (1.90%) Big Data
4 57 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 35 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 21 (0.65%) DB2
13 20 (0.62%) Hadoop
14 19 (0.59%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (0.53%) NoSQL
17 16 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (0.47%) Data Mining
18 15 (0.47%) MS Access
18 15 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 93 (2.90%) JIRA
2 28 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.59%) Subversion
6 18 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.34%) Ant
8 10 (0.31%) ClearCase
8 10 (0.31%) PostCSS
9 9 (0.28%) Bower
9 9 (0.28%) gulp
9 9 (0.28%) Maven
10 8 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.25%) JSUnit
11 7 (0.22%) Mocha
11 7 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.19%) GoCD
12 6 (0.19%) Gradle
12 6 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 1174 (36.56%) Finance
2 516 (16.07%) Banking
3 132 (4.11%) Retail
4 123 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 104 (3.24%) Legal
6 101 (3.15%) Marketing
7 98 (3.05%) Investment Banking
8 90 (2.80%) Financial Institution
9 85 (2.65%) Manufacturing
10 69 (2.15%) Front Office
11 66 (2.06%) Back Office
12 41 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (0.97%) Law
14 30 (0.93%) Billing
15 23 (0.72%) Publishing
16 22 (0.69%) Electronics
17 21 (0.65%) Local Government
18 15 (0.47%) Automotive
19 14 (0.44%) Retail Banking
20 13 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 683 (21.27%) Analyst
2 572 (17.81%) Project Manager
3 365 (11.37%) Business Analyst
4 269 (8.38%) Change Manager
5 202 (6.29%) Developer
6 191 (5.95%) Consultant
7 130 (4.05%) Architect
8 115 (3.58%) Business Manager
9 98 (3.05%) IT Manager
10 97 (3.02%) Administrator
11 96 (2.99%) Programme Manager
12 93 (2.90%) Business Change Manager
13 79 (2.46%) Senior Manager
14 77 (2.40%) Service Manager
15 66 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
16 63 (1.96%) Network Engineer
17 58 (1.81%) Change Analyst
18 55 (1.71%) Project Analyst
19 54 (1.68%) IT Analyst
20 53 (1.65%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (3.27%) Web Services
2 69 (2.15%) .NET
3 68 (2.12%) HTML
4 42 (1.31%) XML
5 41 (1.28%) Middleware
6 39 (1.21%) CSS
7 38 (1.18%) HTML5
8 34 (1.06%) JSON
9 33 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
10 31 (0.97%) REST
11 30 (0.93%) AngularJS
12 27 (0.84%) .NET Framework
13 26 (0.81%) SOAP
14 24 (0.75%) jQuery
14 24 (0.75%) Kafka
15 23 (0.72%) Node.js
15 23 (0.72%) WCF
16 19 (0.59%) RESTful
17 18 (0.56%) ASP.NET
17 18 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 358 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (5.54%) Management Information System
3 134 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 79 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 75 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.09%) Fintech
7 64 (1.99%) Derivative
8 46 (1.43%) NHS
9 45 (1.40%) User Experience
10 40 (1.25%) PMI
11 38 (1.18%) Clustering
11 38 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 32 (1.00%) CMDB
12 32 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 31 (0.97%) Replication
14 30 (0.93%) FMCG
15 28 (0.87%) Social Media
16 24 (0.75%) Equities
17 23 (0.72%) Blackberry
18 21 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 348 (10.84%) Windows
2 188 (5.85%) Linux
3 170 (5.29%) Unix
4 121 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 79 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 41 (1.28%) Solaris
9 37 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (0.90%) Windows 10
11 27 (0.84%) AIX
12 23 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.40%) Android
15 12 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.28%) SUSE
18 7 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.16%) CentOS
19 5 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 911 (28.37%) Project Management
2 630 (19.62%) ITIL
3 603 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 501 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
5 365 (11.37%) PRINCE2
6 295 (9.19%) Business Analysis
7 240 (7.47%) Migration
8 219 (6.82%) Service Management
9 195 (6.07%) Risk Management
10 185 (5.76%) Problem Management
11 177 (5.51%) Programme Management
12 169 (5.26%) Incident Management
13 157 (4.89%) ERP
14 156 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 153 (4.76%) Service Delivery
16 152 (4.73%) Change Control
16 152 (4.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 141 (4.39%) Scrum
18 134 (4.17%) CRM
19 131 (4.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 304 (9.47%) SQL
2 149 (4.64%) Java
3 83 (2.58%) Python
4 76 (2.37%) C#
5 65 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 64 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 55 (1.71%) Perl
8 47 (1.46%) C
8 47 (1.46%) Shell Script
9 27 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 26 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 25 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 24 (0.75%) VBA
13 21 (0.65%) C++
14 16 (0.50%) VB
15 14 (0.44%) Scala
16 11 (0.34%) ECMAScript
16 11 (0.34%) Ruby
17 10 (0.31%) Korn
17 10 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 283 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 258 (8.03%) Degree
3 165 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 87 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
5 81 (2.52%) PMI Certification
6 79 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 72 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 72 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 70 (2.18%) PMP
9 62 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 53 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 45 (1.40%) MCSE
12 41 (1.28%) ISEB
13 40 (1.25%) CCNA
14 37 (1.15%) CCNP
15 34 (1.06%) MCSA
16 31 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 27 (0.84%) CISSP
18 22 (0.69%) MCP
19 21 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (5.61%) PMO
2 135 (4.20%) QA
3 115 (3.58%) SLA
4 82 (2.55%) MiFID
5 41 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 41 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.93%) GDPR
7 22 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.65%) EMIR
9 20 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
10 16 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.25%) FATCA
13 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.22%) P3O
14 6 (0.19%) COBIT
15 4 (0.12%) GxP
15 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 3 (0.093%) ISO 9000
16 3 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 178 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 24 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (0.72%) vSphere
6 19 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (0.37%) XenApp
9 12 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.25%) Docker
11 8 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.22%) iptables
12 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.16%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.16%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 57 (1.78%) SCCM
2 33 (1.03%) SCOM
3 28 (0.87%) NetBackup
4 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.56%) Puppet
6 17 (0.53%) WSUS
7 14 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.34%) Ansible
11 9 (0.28%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.25%) Netcool
12 8 (0.25%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 7 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.19%) Cacti
14 6 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 367 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 250 (7.79%) Oracle
3 245 (7.63%) SAP
4 169 (5.26%) Cisco
5 114 (3.55%) VMware
6 98 (3.05%) ServiceNow
7 92 (2.87%) HP
8 86 (2.68%) Citrix
9 82 (2.55%) IBM
10 50 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 42 (1.31%) Motorola
12 37 (1.15%) F5
13 36 (1.12%) CheckPoint
14 35 (1.09%) Juniper
14 35 (1.09%) Sybase
15 32 (1.00%) Red Hat
16 31 (0.97%) Remedy
16 31 (0.97%) SolarWinds
17 29 (0.90%) Palo Alto
18 25 (0.78%) Workday