Period
to 23 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 66 60
Rank change year-on-year -21 -6 -8
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,756 3,358 3,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 3.34% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.89% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 2,282 2,277
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £616 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 72 48
UK median hourly rate £26.33 £20.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.45% -43.06% +43.31%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.78 £11.75
90th Percentile £57.88 £48.21 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.42 £25.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year +5.66% -30.07% +41.26%

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 86,680 86,349 81,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 85.86% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,254 57,715 54,090
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,200 2,055 2,375
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% - -2.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

Contractor 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 23 January 2019. 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 -23 2,465 £438 -2.78% 546
UK excluding London -14 1,566 £413 +3.13% 396
London -32 1,131 £488 -2.50% 195
South East -9 500 £413 +3.13% 99
North of England -16 328 £400 -5.88% 108
Midlands -9 265 £425 +8.97% 58
West Midlands -4 194 £425 +10.39% 39
Scotland +13 174 £369 -7.81% 28
North West -9 149 £405 -4.71% 53
Yorkshire -2 142 £400 -5.88% 49
South West -50 118 £400 -4.19% 35
East of England -28 114 £458 +1.67% 51
East Midlands -31 65 £400 - 19
Wales +20 50 £450 -8.16% 15
North East -18 37 £400 - 6
Northern Ireland +34 15 £290 - 1
Isle of Man - 2 - - 1
Channel Islands -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 956 (34.69%) Finance
2 595 (21.59%) Project Management
3 583 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
4 581 (21.08%) ITIL
5 483 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 433 (15.71%) Microsoft
7 369 (13.39%) Windows
8 326 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
9 267 (9.69%) SQL
9 267 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
10 251 (9.11%) Security Cleared
11 247 (8.96%) Banking
12 238 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
12 238 (8.64%) Service Management
13 235 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
14 222 (8.06%) Problem Management
15 221 (8.02%) Active Directory
16 218 (7.91%) Linux
17 212 (7.69%) Incident Management
18 211 (7.66%) PRINCE2
19 203 (7.37%) Degree
20 200 (7.26%) Oracle
21 191 (6.93%) Migration
22 187 (6.79%) SAP
23 186 (6.75%) Risk Management
24 182 (6.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 181 (6.57%) SC Cleared
26 176 (6.39%) Business Analysis
27 168 (6.10%) Service Delivery
27 168 (6.10%) Firewall

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
1 135 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.69%) IIS
2 74 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 72 (2.61%) Confluence
4 62 (2.25%) Apache
5 50 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 45 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 43 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 31 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (0.80%) JBoss
11 21 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.76%) SAS
12 19 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.33%) CMS
16 9 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 238 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 235 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 182 (6.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 121 (4.39%) Microsoft Project
5 76 (2.76%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.76%) Open Workbench
7 12 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.15%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.11%) InVision
9 3 (0.11%) Windchill
10 2 (0.073%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.036%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.73%) Workday HCM
3 16 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 14 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.33%) SAP GRC
7 8 (0.29%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.22%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 146 (5.30%) Office 365
2 112 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.60%) SaaS
4 34 (1.23%) IaaS
5 27 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (0.87%) PaaS
7 23 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.47%) OneDrive
10 12 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.25%) GitHub
13 7 (0.25%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.22%) Datadog
15 5 (0.18%) G Suite
15 5 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 168 (6.10%) Firewall
2 129 (4.68%) LAN
3 124 (4.50%) WAN
4 93 (3.37%) DNS
5 83 (3.01%) TCP/IP
6 66 (2.39%) Wireless
7 63 (2.29%) Internet
8 60 (2.18%) VPN
9 58 (2.10%) BGP
10 52 (1.89%) OSPF
11 49 (1.78%) DHCP
11 49 (1.78%) Network Security
12 35 (1.27%) MPLS
12 35 (1.27%) VLAN
13 33 (1.20%) SAN
13 33 (1.20%) SSL
14 31 (1.12%) EIGRP
15 30 (1.09%) IPsec
16 28 (1.02%) VoIP
17 26 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (1.96%) MySQL
4 52 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 40 (1.45%) Big Data
6 39 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
7 32 (1.16%) Power BI
8 25 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 25 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 22 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
12 19 (0.69%) NoSQL
12 19 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.58%) MariaDB
14 16 (0.58%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (0.51%) MongoDB
17 13 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 162 (5.88%) JIRA
2 72 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 62 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 28 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 24 (0.87%) Maven
7 14 (0.51%) Subversion
8 11 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.36%) Selenium
10 9 (0.33%) HP UFT
10 9 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.33%) WinRunner
11 8 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.29%) Hudson
11 8 (0.29%) ProC
12 7 (0.25%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.25%) ERwin
12 7 (0.25%) GitLab
12 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 956 (34.69%) Finance
2 247 (8.96%) Banking
3 151 (5.48%) Financial Institution
4 104 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 95 (3.45%) Retail
6 77 (2.79%) Legal
7 52 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 48 (1.74%) Law
9 47 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 38 (1.38%) Marketing
10 38 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 36 (1.31%) Publishing
12 30 (1.09%) Front Office
13 21 (0.76%) Electronics
14 19 (0.69%) Back Office
15 18 (0.65%) French Language
16 16 (0.58%) German Language
17 14 (0.51%) Local Government
18 13 (0.47%) Billing
18 13 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 592 (21.48%) Analyst
2 350 (12.70%) Project Manager
3 233 (8.45%) Business Analyst
4 188 (6.82%) Change Manager
5 143 (5.19%) Developer
6 130 (4.72%) Consultant
7 106 (3.85%) Architect
8 97 (3.52%) Administrator
9 95 (3.45%) Business Manager
10 80 (2.90%) Business Change Manager
11 77 (2.79%) Network Engineer
12 76 (2.76%) Programme Manager
13 64 (2.32%) IT Manager
14 58 (2.10%) Service Analyst
15 53 (1.92%) Service Manager
15 53 (1.92%) Support Engineer
16 47 (1.71%) Applications Support
16 47 (1.71%) Senior Manager
16 47 (1.71%) Support Analyst
17 45 (1.63%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (3.41%) Web Services
2 63 (2.29%) .NET
3 56 (2.03%) HTML
4 45 (1.63%) Middleware
5 36 (1.31%) SailPoint
6 35 (1.27%) CSS
7 29 (1.05%) RESTful
7 29 (1.05%) XML
8 25 (0.91%) LDAP
9 23 (0.83%) REST
9 23 (0.83%) SOAP
10 22 (0.80%) Node.js
11 17 (0.62%) Spring
12 16 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (0.58%) YAML
13 14 (0.51%) 802.1X
13 14 (0.51%) JSON
13 14 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
14 13 (0.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 267 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 127 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 89 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 82 (2.98%) User Experience
6 47 (1.71%) CMDB
7 39 (1.42%) NHS
8 38 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 32 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 31 (1.12%) PMI
11 30 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 26 (0.94%) Clustering
12 26 (0.94%) FMCG
13 25 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 22 (0.80%) Mainframe
15 20 (0.73%) Public Cloud
16 17 (0.62%) PKI
17 16 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 369 (13.39%) Windows
2 218 (7.91%) Linux
3 121 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 120 (4.35%) Unix
5 81 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 67 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (2.29%) Windows 10
8 62 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (1.45%) Solaris
11 29 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (0.94%) Android
13 25 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.76%) AIX
14 21 (0.76%) SUSE
15 19 (0.69%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.33%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (21.59%) Project Management
2 583 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 581 (21.08%) ITIL
4 483 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 326 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
6 238 (8.64%) Service Management
7 222 (8.06%) Problem Management
8 212 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 211 (7.66%) PRINCE2
10 191 (6.93%) Migration
11 186 (6.75%) Risk Management
12 176 (6.39%) Business Analysis
13 168 (6.10%) Service Delivery
14 166 (6.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 163 (5.91%) Configuration Management
16 132 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 130 (4.72%) DevOps
18 128 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 121 (4.39%) Scrum
20 120 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 267 (9.69%) SQL
2 154 (5.59%) Java
3 151 (5.48%) Python
4 118 (4.28%) PowerShell
5 84 (3.05%) Perl
6 70 (2.54%) C
7 63 (2.29%) C#
7 63 (2.29%) JavaScript
8 44 (1.60%) Ruby
9 40 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 35 (1.27%) C++
11 34 (1.23%) PHP
12 33 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 26 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 19 (0.69%) Scala
14 19 (0.69%) VB
15 15 (0.54%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.36%) MATLAB
16 10 (0.36%) VBA
16 10 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 251 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 203 (7.37%) Degree
3 181 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 77 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (2.72%) DV Cleared
6 68 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 56 (2.03%) MCSE
9 54 (1.96%) PMI Certification
10 49 (1.78%) PMP
11 47 (1.71%) CCNP
12 38 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 37 (1.34%) CCNA
14 34 (1.23%) ISEB
15 29 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 28 (1.02%) CISA
17 27 (0.98%) CISSP
18 25 (0.91%) MCSA
19 22 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 19 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (5.73%) PMO
2 142 (5.15%) QA
3 124 (4.50%) SLA
4 54 (1.96%) GDPR
5 43 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 37 (1.34%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.54%) COBIT
9 11 (0.40%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.29%) PSD2
11 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.18%) GAMP
13 5 (0.18%) GxP
13 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.18%) P3O
13 5 (0.18%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.15%) COSO
14 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 221 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 91 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.45%) Docker
5 34 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (1.02%) XenApp
6 28 (1.02%) XenDesktop
7 24 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.69%) BitLocker
9 19 (0.69%) Firmware
10 18 (0.65%) vSphere
11 16 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.40%) NFS
15 10 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.22%) Apache Flume
17 5 (0.18%) KVM
17 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 98 (3.56%) SCCM
2 68 (2.47%) Ansible
3 61 (2.21%) Puppet
4 47 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.05%) Nagios
5 29 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.91%) SCOM
7 20 (0.73%) ZABBIX
8 18 (0.65%) WSUS
9 16 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (0.54%) Kubernetes
11 14 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.44%) CFEngine
12 12 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.36%) HP ALM
14 10 (0.36%) Terraform
14 10 (0.36%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 433 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 200 (7.26%) Oracle
3 187 (6.79%) SAP
4 154 (5.59%) Cisco
5 131 (4.75%) VMware
6 121 (4.39%) Citrix
7 100 (3.63%) ServiceNow
8 78 (2.83%) HP
9 62 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 56 (2.03%) F5
11 46 (1.67%) Workday
12 41 (1.49%) Juniper
13 36 (1.31%) Palo Alto
13 36 (1.31%) Splunk
14 35 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 35 (1.27%) IBM
14 35 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
15 34 (1.23%) Adobe
16 32 (1.16%) McAfee
17 29 (1.05%) Google