Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 77 72
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1,523 2,838 3,416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.23% 3.09% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 3.55% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,022 1,739 2,179
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £315 £265 £263
90th Percentile £598 £646 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 70 109
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +10.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £17.95 £14.14 £13.70
90th Percentile £48.25 £53.75 £50.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.47% -6.96%

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 30,968 79,904 89,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.96% 86.90% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,320 52,479 59,298
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 2,318 2,424
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -13.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.79 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.65 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.66% +17.50% -20.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +22 1,384 £461 +0.11% 125
London +45 758 £475 -5.00% 32
UK excluding London +12 700 £441 +3.82% 113
North of England +17 235 £450 - 38
South East +1 158 £450 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire +14 142 £450 - 13
Work from Home +21 108 £425 -13.92% 14
North West +23 84 £425 -8.11% 22
Scotland +49 79 £413 -0.78% 10
East of England +21 77 £425 - 7
Midlands -4 71 £400 - 18
South West +17 69 £457 +6.21% 12
West Midlands -17 47 £400 - 15
East Midlands +21 23 £250 -33.33% 3
Wales +21 10 £500 +24.22% 9
North East +15 9 £1,150 +142.11% 3
Northern Ireland -2 1 £350 +7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 719 (47.21%) Finance
2 453 (29.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 315 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
4 230 (15.10%) Project Management
5 219 (14.38%) Microsoft
6 200 (13.13%) ITIL
7 196 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 167 (10.97%) Banking
8 167 (10.97%) Security Cleared
9 145 (9.52%) Migration
10 138 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
11 130 (8.54%) Java
12 128 (8.40%) Windows
13 126 (8.27%) Risk Management
13 126 (8.27%) JIRA
14 123 (8.08%) Active Directory
15 121 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
16 115 (7.55%) SC Cleared
16 115 (7.55%) Azure
17 108 (7.09%) Degree
18 103 (6.76%) Project Delivery
19 96 (6.30%) Management Information System
20 94 (6.17%) Incident Management
20 94 (6.17%) Public Sector
21 90 (5.91%) DevOps
21 90 (5.91%) SQL
22 87 (5.71%) Confluence
23 86 (5.65%) Configuration Management
23 86 (5.65%) Office 365
24 85 (5.58%) PRINCE2

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 87 (5.71%) Confluence
2 63 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.58%) IBM Notes
4 20 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.25%) IBM Domino
6 18 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.05%) IIS
8 15 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 13 (0.85%) CMS
10 11 (0.72%) Apache
11 8 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.46%) Mule
13 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.33%) JBoss
13 5 (0.33%) SAS
14 4 (0.26%) Appian
14 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 75 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.20%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.13%) CATIA
8 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.066%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.066%) Sketch
9 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (1.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.46%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 115 (7.55%) Azure
2 86 (5.65%) Office 365
3 45 (2.95%) AWS
4 43 (2.82%) Power Platform
5 40 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (2.04%) OneDrive
7 24 (1.58%) GCP
7 24 (1.58%) GitHub
8 17 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.12%) PowerApps
9 16 (1.05%) SaaS
10 15 (0.98%) Slack
11 14 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (0.79%) PaaS
13 10 (0.66%) IaaS
13 10 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (0.53%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.53%) Serverless
15 7 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.33%) Firewall
2 57 (3.74%) DNS
3 36 (2.36%) DHCP
3 36 (2.36%) Network Security
4 27 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.71%) VPN
6 22 (1.44%) LAN
7 21 (1.38%) Skype
8 20 (1.31%) Internet
8 20 (1.31%) SAN
8 20 (1.31%) WAN
9 18 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (1.12%) SSL
11 16 (1.05%) IPsec
12 15 (0.98%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.98%) VLAN
13 12 (0.79%) BGP
13 12 (0.79%) OSPF
14 11 (0.72%) EIGRP
14 11 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (1.31%) Power BI
5 19 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 14 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (0.79%) Data Lake
8 12 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.72%) MySQL
10 10 (0.66%) Big Data
11 9 (0.59%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.53%) OLAP
12 8 (0.53%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.39%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 126 (8.27%) JIRA
2 52 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.85%) Selenium
6 11 (0.72%) Maven
7 10 (0.66%) Subversion
7 10 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.39%) ClearCase
10 6 (0.39%) CocoaPods
10 6 (0.39%) Xcode
11 5 (0.33%) JMeter
11 5 (0.33%) JUnit
11 5 (0.33%) Mockito
11 5 (0.33%) MSI
12 4 (0.26%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.26%) Protractor
12 4 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 719 (47.21%) Finance
2 167 (10.97%) Banking
3 94 (6.17%) Public Sector
4 54 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.28%) Legal
6 34 (2.23%) Retail
7 28 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.84%) Marketing
8 24 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.51%) Law
9 23 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.44%) Retail Banking
11 18 (1.18%) Front Office
12 11 (0.72%) Police
13 9 (0.59%) Electronics
13 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.53%) Billing
15 7 (0.46%) Back Office
15 7 (0.46%) German Language
15 7 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 250 (16.41%) Analyst
2 188 (12.34%) Developer
3 174 (11.42%) Project Manager
4 119 (7.81%) Business Analyst
5 98 (6.43%) Change Manager
6 65 (4.27%) Consultant
7 57 (3.74%) Programme Manager
8 54 (3.55%) Java Developer
9 49 (3.22%) Network Engineer
10 45 (2.95%) Administrator
11 42 (2.76%) IT Manager
12 39 (2.56%) Architect
13 32 (2.10%) Business Manager
14 27 (1.77%) Business Change Manager
15 24 (1.58%) Infrastructure Manager
15 24 (1.58%) Senior Manager
15 24 (1.58%) Technical Analyst
16 23 (1.51%) IT Project Manager
16 23 (1.51%) React Developer
16 23 (1.51%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.02%) .NET
2 36 (2.36%) React
2 36 (2.36%) Spring Boot
3 35 (2.30%) Spring
4 33 (2.17%) Web Services
5 30 (1.97%) AngularJS
5 30 (1.97%) HTML
6 26 (1.71%) CSS
6 26 (1.71%) REST
7 25 (1.64%) Node.js
8 21 (1.38%) JSON
8 21 (1.38%) Spring Cloud
9 18 (1.18%) LDAP
10 16 (1.05%) Middleware
10 16 (1.05%) XML
11 11 (0.72%) J2EE
11 11 (0.72%) RxJS
12 10 (0.66%) .NET Core
12 10 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (0.66%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (6.30%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.43%) Data Centre
4 36 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (1.77%) User Experience
6 23 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (1.31%) CMDB
7 20 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 14 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 14 (0.92%) PKI
10 13 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.79%) NHS
12 11 (0.72%) PMI
13 10 (0.66%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.66%) Replication
14 9 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.59%) IVR
15 7 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.46%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.40%) Windows
2 63 (4.14%) Linux
3 50 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 36 (2.36%) Windows 10
5 33 (2.17%) Unix
6 21 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.98%) Android
11 9 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.46%) CentOS
13 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.26%) Solaris
16 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.13%) OpenVMS
16 2 (0.13%) VMS
16 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (29.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 315 (20.68%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (15.10%) Project Management
4 200 (13.13%) ITIL
5 196 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 145 (9.52%) Migration
7 138 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
8 126 (8.27%) Risk Management
9 103 (6.76%) Project Delivery
10 94 (6.17%) Incident Management
11 90 (5.91%) DevOps
12 86 (5.65%) Configuration Management
13 85 (5.58%) PRINCE2
13 85 (5.58%) Service Management
14 81 (5.32%) Decision-Making
15 78 (5.12%) Release Management
16 77 (5.06%) Problem Management
17 75 (4.92%) Coaching
17 75 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
17 75 (4.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 130 (8.54%) Java
2 90 (5.91%) SQL
3 80 (5.25%) PowerShell
4 57 (3.74%) Python
5 42 (2.76%) C#
6 39 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 36 (2.36%) Java 8
8 22 (1.44%) C
9 20 (1.31%) TypeScript
10 18 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.12%) VBScript
12 16 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.92%) C++
15 12 (0.79%) ES6
15 12 (0.79%) VBA
16 11 (0.72%) VB
17 10 (0.66%) R
17 10 (0.66%) Ruby
18 8 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 167 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 115 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 108 (7.09%) Degree
4 40 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (2.30%) CCNP
7 34 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 31 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (1.58%) CCNA
9 24 (1.58%) PMI Certification
10 22 (1.44%) MCSA
11 20 (1.31%) CISM
12 18 (1.18%) PMP
13 17 (1.12%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.98%) CISSP
14 15 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.98%) MCSE
15 13 (0.85%) CCIE
15 13 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.61%) QA
2 53 (3.48%) SLA
3 45 (2.95%) PMO
4 14 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.85%) COBIT
6 10 (0.66%) GDPR
7 9 (0.59%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.33%) GxP
11 3 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) GAMP
11 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.20%) NCSC
12 2 (0.13%) EMIR
12 2 (0.13%) IFRS
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.13%) MiFID
12 2 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 123 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (0.92%) Docker
5 13 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.79%) vSphere
7 10 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.59%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.46%) ProxySG
9 7 (0.46%) XenApp
9 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.20%) UAG
13 2 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.13%) vCloud
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.066%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (3.02%) Ansible
2 33 (2.17%) Puppet
3 31 (2.04%) SCCM
4 18 (1.18%) Terraform
5 13 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.72%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.33%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.26%) Control-M
9 4 (0.26%) SCOM
9 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.26%) vMotion
10 3 (0.20%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 219 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.45%) SAP
3 72 (4.73%) Cisco
4 68 (4.46%) Oracle
5 54 (3.55%) VMware
6 49 (3.22%) ServiceNow
7 39 (2.56%) IBM
8 28 (1.84%) Splunk
9 27 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.71%) HP
11 23 (1.51%) Remedy
12 18 (1.18%) F5
13 17 (1.12%) Juniper
14 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.92%) CheckPoint
14 14 (0.92%) Citrix
15 13 (0.85%) AppDynamics
15 13 (0.85%) Blue Coat
15 13 (0.85%) MuleSoft
15 13 (0.85%) Red Hat