Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 55 79
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing Change Management 2,737 1,535 2,815
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 4.23% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 4.88% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,754 1,019 1,731
10th Percentile £300 £317 £263
25th Percentile £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £455 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
75th Percentile £586 £525 £550
90th Percentile £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 64
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.28 £13.88
25th Percentile £14.44 £19.92 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.68 £22.25 £27.48
Median % change year-on-year +1.93% -19.02% +24.34%
75th Percentile £45.39 £40.41 £40.44
90th Percentile £57.25 £49.13 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.09 £21.57 £27.45
% change year-on-year -2.24% -21.42% +19.35%

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 63,768 31,476 80,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.74% 86.65% 87.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,905 21,020 53,536
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £406 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £576 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,694 909 2,205
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £11.49
25th Percentile £14.51 £16.25 £14.38
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.70 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.88% +9.78% +12.50%
75th Percentile £47.19 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.31% -2.76% +19.24%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -4 2,302 £475 +1.88% 465
London -8 1,314 £500 +5.26% 135
UK excluding London -1 1,036 £440 +0.57% 350
Work from Home -11 752 £475 +11.76% 61
South East +8 265 £475 +11.76% 99
North of England -21 229 £425 -5.56% 84
Midlands +25 207 £403 +0.63% 55
West Midlands +30 148 £393 -3.38% 38
North West 0 121 £433 +1.88% 55
Scotland -26 120 £435 +2.35% 18
South West +9 100 £440 -2.95% 46
Yorkshire -27 88 £438 -2.78% 19
East of England -23 71 £393 -11.30% 44
East Midlands +11 57 £413 +65.00% 16
Wales +21 42 £450 -10.00% 2
North East +6 20 £360 -48.57% 10
Northern Ireland 0 4 £153 -56.43% 3

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 1,074 (39.24%) Finance
2 696 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 671 (24.52%) Social Skills
4 652 (23.82%) Project Management
5 468 (17.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 464 (16.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 356 (13.01%) ITIL
8 332 (12.13%) Microsoft
9 330 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
10 329 (12.02%) Banking
11 302 (11.03%) Project Delivery
12 257 (9.39%) Azure
12 257 (9.39%) DevOps
13 255 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
14 238 (8.70%) Security Cleared
15 233 (8.51%) Windows
16 221 (8.07%) Migration
17 218 (7.96%) SQL
18 195 (7.12%) Risk Management
19 189 (6.91%) Service Management
20 186 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
21 185 (6.76%) SC Cleared
22 181 (6.61%) Linux
23 179 (6.54%) Business Case
24 172 (6.28%) Incident Management
25 171 (6.25%) SAP
26 167 (6.10%) Oracle
27 166 (6.07%) Public Sector
28 165 (6.03%) JIRA
28 165 (6.03%) Coaching

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
1 126 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.70%) Confluence
3 37 (1.35%) IIS
4 35 (1.28%) CMS
5 17 (0.62%) Apache
6 13 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.44%) JBoss
8 10 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.37%) nginx
8 10 (0.37%) SAS
8 10 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.15%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 151 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 120 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 54 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.22%) Camtasia
7 5 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.15%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.11%) InVision
9 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.073%) Windchill
11 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.037%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 40 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.80%) ION MarketView
4 18 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.33%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.33%) Teamcenter
8 8 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.29%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
9 7 (0.26%) SAP PP
10 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.22%) Maximo
10 6 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 257 (9.39%) Azure
2 155 (5.66%) Microsoft 365
3 150 (5.48%) AWS
4 65 (2.37%) Power Platform
5 61 (2.23%) SaaS
6 57 (2.08%) GitHub
7 53 (1.94%) IaaS
8 50 (1.83%) PaaS
9 40 (1.46%) GCP
10 28 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
10 28 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
11 25 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 21 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 20 (0.73%) OneDrive
14 19 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 17 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.68%) Firewall
2 57 (2.08%) DNS
3 40 (1.46%) Multicast
3 40 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.32%) Network Security
5 35 (1.28%) WAN
6 34 (1.24%) DHCP
7 29 (1.06%) LAN
8 28 (1.02%) HTTP
8 28 (1.02%) VPN
9 26 (0.95%) SAN
10 24 (0.88%) Internet
11 22 (0.80%) MPLS
11 22 (0.80%) Skype
12 21 (0.77%) VoIP
13 20 (0.73%) BGP
14 19 (0.69%) Intranet
14 19 (0.69%) OSPF
15 17 (0.62%) SSL
15 17 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 54 (1.97%) Power BI
3 46 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 34 (1.24%) Big Data
6 32 (1.17%) Data Lake
7 27 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 22 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 21 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.66%) Metadata
12 17 (0.62%) MySQL
13 14 (0.51%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.51%) Tableau
14 13 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.47%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 165 (6.03%) JIRA
2 104 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 85 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.66%) Eclipse
5 17 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.51%) Maven
6 14 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.47%) Postman
7 13 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.40%) Subversion
9 10 (0.37%) GitLab
9 10 (0.37%) SonarQube
10 9 (0.33%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.26%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.22%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.22%) Gradle
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 1,074 (39.24%) Finance
2 671 (24.52%) Social Skills
3 329 (12.02%) Banking
4 255 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
5 166 (6.07%) Public Sector
6 142 (5.19%) Presentation Skills
7 108 (3.95%) Influencing Skills
8 106 (3.87%) Legal
9 85 (3.11%) Telecoms
10 77 (2.81%) Organisational Skills
10 77 (2.81%) Retail
11 65 (2.37%) Manufacturing
12 58 (2.12%) Marketing
13 40 (1.46%) Law
14 37 (1.35%) Front Office
15 34 (1.24%) Investment Banking
16 33 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
18 29 (1.06%) Local Government
19 21 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 467 (17.06%) Project Manager
2 430 (15.71%) Analyst
3 219 (8.00%) Change Manager
4 205 (7.49%) Business Analyst
5 197 (7.20%) Developer
6 180 (6.58%) Consultant
7 106 (3.87%) Architect
8 98 (3.58%) Business Manager
9 92 (3.36%) IT Manager
10 70 (2.56%) Business Change Manager
11 61 (2.23%) Programme Manager
12 59 (2.16%) IT Project Manager
13 57 (2.08%) Applications Support
14 55 (2.01%) Senior Manager
15 53 (1.94%) Administrator
15 53 (1.94%) Banking Project Manager
15 53 (1.94%) Infrastructure Manager
16 51 (1.86%) Java Developer
16 51 (1.86%) Service Manager
17 49 (1.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.19%) .NET
2 58 (2.12%) Spring
3 51 (1.86%) Spring Boot
4 49 (1.79%) JSON
4 49 (1.79%) Web Services
5 48 (1.75%) REST
6 46 (1.68%) HTML
6 46 (1.68%) XML
7 40 (1.46%) React
8 37 (1.35%) CSS
9 31 (1.13%) Middleware
9 31 (1.13%) SOAP
10 29 (1.06%) LDAP
10 29 (1.06%) YAML
11 26 (0.95%) Kafka
12 24 (0.88%) Ajax
13 23 (0.84%) Rendezvous
14 18 (0.66%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.66%) Visualforce
15 16 (0.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 129 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 65 (2.37%) User Experience
3 53 (1.94%) CMDB
4 47 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 44 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (1.61%) Virtual Team
6 31 (1.13%) NHS
7 23 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
8 22 (0.80%) Replication
9 21 (0.77%) Public Cloud
9 21 (0.77%) Tandem
10 20 (0.73%) Social Media
11 18 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
12 17 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.58%) Derivative
13 16 (0.58%) PMI
14 15 (0.55%) Clustering
15 14 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (0.51%) Legacy Applications
15 14 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 233 (8.51%) Windows
2 181 (6.61%) Linux
3 79 (2.89%) Unix
4 69 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 56 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (2.05%) Windows 10
6 24 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 20 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (0.58%) AIX
10 15 (0.55%) CentOS
11 14 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.37%) Solaris
12 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.22%) Android
13 6 (0.22%) Debian
14 5 (0.18%) VMS
15 4 (0.15%) SUSE
15 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (23.82%) Project Management
3 468 (17.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 464 (16.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 356 (13.01%) ITIL
6 330 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
7 302 (11.03%) Project Delivery
8 257 (9.39%) DevOps
9 221 (8.07%) Migration
10 195 (7.12%) Risk Management
11 189 (6.91%) Service Management
12 186 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 179 (6.54%) Business Case
14 172 (6.28%) Incident Management
15 165 (6.03%) Coaching
16 162 (5.92%) PRINCE2
17 142 (5.19%) Business Analysis
18 140 (5.12%) Decision-Making
19 137 (5.01%) Scrum
20 136 (4.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (7.96%) SQL
2 159 (5.81%) Java
3 151 (5.52%) Python
4 125 (4.57%) PowerShell
5 89 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 49 (1.79%) C#
7 44 (1.61%) Java 8
8 35 (1.28%) C
9 34 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 22 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.69%) Perl
11 19 (0.69%) TypeScript
12 17 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.47%) VB
14 12 (0.44%) VBA
15 9 (0.33%) VBScript
16 8 (0.29%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.29%) Search Processing Language
17 7 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 238 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 185 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 161 (5.88%) Degree
4 55 (2.01%) PMP
5 46 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 39 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 38 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 28 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.91%) CISSP
11 24 (0.88%) CCNA
11 24 (0.88%) CCNP
12 22 (0.80%) DV Cleared
13 19 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.58%) APMG
14 16 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 12 (0.44%) MCSE
16 11 (0.40%) CISM
16 11 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.48%) PMO
2 115 (4.20%) QA
3 67 (2.45%) SLA
4 64 (2.34%) Data Quality
5 50 (1.83%) GDPR
6 35 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.69%) GRC
8 19 (0.69%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.44%) NIST
10 11 (0.40%) COBIT
10 11 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.40%) GxP
11 6 (0.22%) MiFID
12 5 (0.18%) Accessibility
12 5 (0.18%) FINREP
12 5 (0.18%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.15%) COREP
13 4 (0.15%) IFRS
14 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 116 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (1.75%) Docker
4 19 (0.69%) Firmware
5 18 (0.66%) vSphere
6 16 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.44%) XenApp
9 9 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.22%) NFS
13 5 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.18%) Veritas File System
13 5 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 116 (4.24%) Ansible
2 51 (1.86%) Puppet
3 43 (1.57%) Terraform
4 37 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 37 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.35%) SCCM
5 31 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 11 (0.40%) SCOM
9 9 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (0.29%) vRealize
11 7 (0.26%) Grafana
11 7 (0.26%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.26%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.26%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.22%) HP NNM
13 5 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 332 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 171 (6.25%) SAP
3 167 (6.10%) Oracle
4 106 (3.87%) ServiceNow
5 95 (3.47%) VMware
6 70 (2.56%) Cisco
6 70 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 57 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.72%) Splunk
9 42 (1.53%) Citrix
10 35 (1.28%) IBM
11 34 (1.24%) Remedy
12 31 (1.13%) Databricks
13 30 (1.10%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.02%) HP
14 28 (1.02%) TIBCO
15 25 (0.91%) Adobe
16 23 (0.84%) ION Trading
17 20 (0.73%) Dell
17 20 (0.73%) Google