Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 85 66
Rank change year-on-year +21 -19 -1
Contract jobs citing Change Management 1,682 2,630 3,457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.57% 2.90% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 3.32% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,050 1,528 2,307
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £269
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 83 102
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.42 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +12.26% -21.36%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.80 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £42.45 £49.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.48 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.01% +1.76% -8.35%

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 40,250 79,150 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.41% 87.28% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,362 52,132 57,814
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,419 2,121 2,312
Median hourly rate £29.00 £24.92 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.40% +13.25% -12.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.42 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £20.31
% change year-on-year -3.16% +16.94% -21.88%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Top 18 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 27 May 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 +16 1,503 £475 +3.26% 99
UK excluding London +20 920 £425 +2.41% 76
London +33 697 £475 -5.00% 29
North of England +20 239 £425 -3.95% 24
South East +16 234 £431 +4.55% 9
Yorkshire +24 127 £425 +4.94% 4
Scotland +42 115 £408 +6.12% 3
South West +23 107 £463 +12.12% 7
East of England +20 107 £425 -4.49% 9
Midlands +1 103 £475 +18.75% 21
North West +27 99 £413 -8.33% 16
Work from Home +35 81 £425 -15.00% 7
West Midlands 0 72 £475 +16.92% 12
East Midlands +22 30 £463 +15.63% 8
North East 0 12 £608 +25.26% 4
Wales +15 11 £500 +21.21% 2
Northern Ireland +5 3 £350 +204.35% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £225 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 609 (36.21%) Finance
2 351 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (17.42%) Project Management
4 280 (16.65%) ITIL
5 271 (16.11%) Microsoft
6 255 (15.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 242 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 199 (11.83%) Security Cleared
9 169 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
10 165 (9.81%) Migration
11 157 (9.33%) Windows
12 144 (8.56%) Project Delivery
13 140 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
13 140 (8.32%) Degree
14 135 (8.03%) SC Cleared
14 135 (8.03%) Azure
15 134 (7.97%) Risk Management
16 128 (7.61%) Active Directory
17 125 (7.43%) SAP
18 124 (7.37%) PRINCE2
19 122 (7.25%) JIRA
19 122 (7.25%) Banking
19 122 (7.25%) Incident Management
20 115 (6.84%) Service Management
20 115 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
21 114 (6.78%) Office 365
22 104 (6.18%) Public Sector
23 103 (6.12%) SQL
24 102 (6.06%) Firewall
25 101 (6.00%) Configuration 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 78 (4.64%) Confluence
2 75 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.66%) IBM Notes
4 22 (1.31%) IIS
5 18 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (1.01%) Apache
6 17 (1.01%) IBM Domino
7 16 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 16 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.71%) SAS
9 10 (0.59%) CMS
9 10 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 115 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
4 49 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.65%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.36%) PTC Creo
8 6 (0.36%) Windchill
9 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.18%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.12%) CATIA
10 2 (0.12%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.059%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 33 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.42%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.24%) Magento
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 135 (8.03%) Azure
2 114 (6.78%) Office 365
3 54 (3.21%) AWS
4 46 (2.73%) Power Platform
5 40 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (1.84%) OneDrive
7 23 (1.37%) GCP
8 22 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (1.25%) GitHub
10 20 (1.19%) SaaS
11 17 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.01%) IaaS
11 17 (1.01%) PowerApps
12 15 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (0.83%) PaaS
14 12 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
15 10 (0.59%) Slack
16 9 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 7 (0.42%) G Suite
17 7 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 102 (6.06%) Firewall
2 57 (3.39%) LAN
3 50 (2.97%) WAN
4 48 (2.85%) DNS
5 44 (2.62%) VPN
6 42 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 41 (2.44%) OSPF
8 39 (2.32%) Network Security
9 37 (2.20%) TCP/IP
10 35 (2.08%) Internet
11 33 (1.96%) BGP
12 31 (1.84%) DHCP
12 31 (1.84%) EIGRP
13 28 (1.66%) Ethernet
14 25 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
14 25 (1.49%) Wireless
15 24 (1.43%) MPLS
16 20 (1.19%) Skype
17 19 (1.13%) VoIP
18 17 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.72%) Power BI
3 29 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (1.07%) Data Lake
6 14 (0.83%) SAP BW
7 13 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.71%) Big Data
8 12 (0.71%) OLAP
9 11 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.65%) SAP HANA
10 10 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.48%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.42%) MySQL
13 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 122 (7.25%) JIRA
2 55 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 54 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.54%) Selenium
8 8 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.48%) GitLab
9 7 (0.42%) Xcode
10 6 (0.36%) CocoaPods
10 6 (0.36%) GoCD
10 6 (0.36%) Maven
10 6 (0.36%) Subversion
11 5 (0.30%) JMeter
11 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.24%) Redmine
12 4 (0.24%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 609 (36.21%) Finance
2 122 (7.25%) Banking
3 104 (6.18%) Public Sector
4 73 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.62%) Marketing
6 43 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 43 (2.56%) Legal
7 38 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.02%) Retail
9 33 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.19%) Law
12 17 (1.01%) Front Office
13 14 (0.83%) German Language
14 11 (0.65%) Billing
14 11 (0.65%) Electronics
14 11 (0.65%) Local Government
15 9 (0.54%) Military
16 8 (0.48%) Police
17 7 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 312 (18.55%) Analyst
2 217 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 151 (8.98%) Change Manager
4 137 (8.15%) Business Analyst
5 122 (7.25%) Developer
6 83 (4.93%) Consultant
7 80 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 55 (3.27%) IT Manager
9 53 (3.15%) Administrator
10 50 (2.97%) Business Manager
11 49 (2.91%) Programme Manager
12 47 (2.79%) Business Change Manager
13 38 (2.26%) Architect
14 34 (2.02%) Service Analyst
14 34 (2.02%) Service Manager
15 33 (1.96%) Senior Manager
16 29 (1.72%) Java Developer
16 29 (1.72%) Security Engineer
17 28 (1.66%) Senior Network Engineer
18 25 (1.49%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.56%) .NET
2 30 (1.78%) Web Services
3 27 (1.61%) React
4 26 (1.55%) REST
5 24 (1.43%) AngularJS
6 23 (1.37%) HTML
7 22 (1.31%) CSS
7 22 (1.31%) Spring
8 21 (1.25%) Spring Boot
8 21 (1.25%) XML
9 20 (1.19%) Middleware
10 19 (1.13%) JSON
11 17 (1.01%) Node.js
12 15 (0.89%) LDAP
13 14 (0.83%) SOAP
14 13 (0.77%) LINQ
14 13 (0.77%) Spring Cloud
15 12 (0.71%) .NET Core
16 11 (0.65%) .NET Framework
16 11 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 80 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 43 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (1.72%) User Experience
6 19 (1.13%) Public Cloud
7 18 (1.07%) CMDB
8 17 (1.01%) PKI
9 15 (0.89%) NHS
9 15 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 14 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.83%) FMCG
11 13 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.77%) PMI
12 11 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.59%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.59%) Clustering
13 10 (0.59%) Life Science
13 10 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 157 (9.33%) Windows
2 79 (4.70%) Linux
3 61 (3.63%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.62%) Windows 10
5 30 (1.78%) Unix
6 22 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.59%) Android
12 9 (0.54%) Solaris
13 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.30%) CentOS
14 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.24%) AIX
15 4 (0.24%) SUSE
15 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (17.42%) Project Management
3 280 (16.65%) ITIL
4 255 (15.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 242 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 169 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
7 165 (9.81%) Migration
8 144 (8.56%) Project Delivery
9 134 (7.97%) Risk Management
10 124 (7.37%) PRINCE2
11 122 (7.25%) Incident Management
12 115 (6.84%) Service Management
13 101 (6.00%) Configuration Management
14 100 (5.95%) DevOps
15 97 (5.77%) Problem Management
16 91 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 90 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
18 85 (5.05%) Business Analysis
19 84 (4.99%) Decision-Making
20 80 (4.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 103 (6.12%) SQL
2 98 (5.83%) Java
3 80 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 71 (4.22%) Python
5 36 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 35 (2.08%) C#
7 28 (1.66%) C
8 21 (1.25%) Java 8
8 21 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.01%) Perl
10 16 (0.95%) VBA
11 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 13 (0.77%) TypeScript
12 11 (0.65%) R
12 11 (0.65%) Ruby
13 9 (0.54%) Apex Code
13 9 (0.54%) VBScript
14 8 (0.48%) C++
15 7 (0.42%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 199 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 140 (8.32%) Degree
3 135 (8.03%) SC Cleared
4 79 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (3.92%) CCNP
6 49 (2.91%) CCNA
7 42 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 32 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (1.78%) PMI Certification
11 25 (1.49%) PMP
12 24 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.43%) MCSA
13 21 (1.25%) CCIE
14 20 (1.19%) CISM
14 20 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.01%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.95%) CISSP
16 16 (0.95%) MCSE
17 15 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.40%) PMO
2 68 (4.04%) QA
3 58 (3.45%) SLA
4 24 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.19%) GDPR
6 13 (0.77%) COBIT
7 11 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.54%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.30%) GxP
11 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.18%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.18%) EMIR
11 3 (0.18%) GAMP
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.18%) MiFID
12 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.12%) P3O
13 1 (0.059%) HL7
System Software
1 128 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 47 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 19 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (1.01%) Docker
5 16 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.71%) vSphere
7 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.36%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.36%) XenApp
9 5 (0.30%) Firmware
9 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.24%) NDS
10 4 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.24%) UAG
10 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (2.38%) Ansible
2 35 (2.08%) SCCM
3 34 (2.02%) Puppet
4 14 (0.83%) Nagios
4 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (0.65%) Terraform
6 10 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.48%) Cacti
8 8 (0.48%) FortiGate
8 8 (0.48%) NetMRI
8 8 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.48%) Statseeker
8 8 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.30%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.30%) Kibana
10 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 271 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.43%) SAP
3 100 (5.95%) Cisco
4 93 (5.53%) Oracle
5 66 (3.92%) VMware
6 57 (3.39%) ServiceNow
7 43 (2.56%) Juniper
8 37 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (1.96%) IBM
10 28 (1.66%) Google
11 27 (1.61%) HP
12 26 (1.55%) Remedy
13 24 (1.43%) Splunk
14 22 (1.31%) CheckPoint
15 21 (1.25%) Citrix
16 20 (1.19%) Dell
16 20 (1.19%) Red Hat
17 19 (1.13%) SolarWinds
18 18 (1.07%) Palo Alto
19 15 (0.89%) Workday