The median contractor rate for a Change Manager was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Change Manager
UK
Rank 367 303 360
Rank change year-on-year -64 +57  
Contract jobs requiring a Change Manager 254 391 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.73% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.77% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 252 195
Median daily rate £445 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.31% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -9.47% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Median hourly rate £26.83 £31.25 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.14% -36.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £32.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -17.44% -34.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Change Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Change Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Change Manager in the UK

Change Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Change Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Manager in the UK

Change Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Manager over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Manager in the UK

Change Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Change Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Manager in the UK

Change Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Manager over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Change Manager in the UK

Change Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 241 £445 -6.31% 32
London -19 111 £450 -5.26% 16
South East +24 44 £450 -2.17% 5
West Midlands +17 23 £425 -15.00% 2
North West +7 21 £375 -26.03% 2
City of London +1 13 £400 -20.00% 3
South West -4 13 £475 +11.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £438 +16.66% 1
Berkshire +24 10 £545 +48.09% 2
Manchester +9 10 £394 -26.74% 1
Warwickshire +5 10 £435 -
Milton Keynes +2 10 £425 +13.33% 1
East Midlands -18 10 £400 -27.27% 1
Hampshire +16 9 £443 +4.11% 1
Bristol +8 8 £488 +14.70% 1
Surrey +13 7 £388 -26.19% 1
East of England -11 7 £425 -17.07% 2
Scotland +13 6 £400 +14.28%
Birmingham -2 5 £300 -40.00% 1
Edinburgh +12 4 £400 +3.22%
Merseyside +3 4 £355 -
Yorkshire +2 4 £400 -5.88%
Warwick +2 4 £445 -
Derby - 4 £350 -
Derbyshire - 4 £350 -
Reading +18 3 £610 +72.31%
Lancashire +17 3 - -
Luton +8 3 £448 -14.76%
Liverpool +4 3 £355 -
Croydon +3 3 £444 +37.59%

Change Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Change Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Change Manager in the job title.

1 267 (53.19%) Change Management
2 127 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 121 (24.10%) Finance
4 119 (23.71%) Project Management
5 66 (13.15%) ERP
6 63 (12.55%) ITIL
7 58 (11.55%) PRINCE2
8 56 (11.16%) SAP
8 56 (11.16%) Security Cleared
9 45 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (7.77%) Coaching
11 38 (7.57%) Business Transformation
12 35 (6.97%) Oracle
12 35 (6.97%) SC Cleared
13 34 (6.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 33 (6.57%) Microsoft
15 29 (5.78%) Service Management
15 29 (5.78%) Degree
16 26 (5.18%) Risk Management
17 24 (4.78%) Marketing
18 23 (4.58%) Release Management
18 23 (4.58%) Business Analysis
19 22 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (4.38%) Banking
20 21 (4.18%) Telecoms
21 20 (3.98%) Manufacturing
21 20 (3.98%) Service Delivery
21 20 (3.98%) Behavioural Change
22 19 (3.78%) SharePoint
23 18 (3.59%) Configuration Management

Change Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 19 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.80%) CMS
3 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.20%) Confluence
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (3.39%) MS Office
2 14 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.59%) MS Project
5 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.19%) Office 365
2 8 (1.59%) Yammer
3 7 (1.39%) Trello
4 4 (0.80%) G Suite
5 3 (0.60%) SaaS
5 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.79%) Intranet
2 4 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.40%) BGP
4 2 (0.40%) DNS
4 2 (0.40%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.40%) IGRP
4 2 (0.40%) Internet
4 2 (0.40%) LAN
4 2 (0.40%) NetScreen
4 2 (0.40%) Network Security
4 2 (0.40%) OSPF
4 2 (0.40%) Skype
4 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.40%) VPN
4 2 (0.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) Broadband
5 1 (0.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.20%) MySQL
2 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 121 (24.10%) Finance
2 24 (4.78%) Marketing
3 22 (4.38%) Banking
4 21 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.39%) Retail
7 9 (1.79%) Advertising
8 7 (1.39%) Back Office
8 7 (1.39%) Electronics
8 7 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.39%) Local Government
9 6 (1.20%) Legal
9 6 (1.20%) Publishing
10 3 (0.60%) Automotive
10 3 (0.60%) Front Office
10 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (0.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.19%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.79%) CMDB
4 7 (1.39%) Life Science
4 7 (1.39%) User Experience
5 6 (1.20%) e-Learning
5 6 (1.20%) NHS
6 5 (1.00%) FMCG
7 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.80%) Social Media
8 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.40%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.40%) PMI
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.20%) BBC
9 1 (0.20%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.20%) Derivative
9 1 (0.20%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.19%) Windows
2 10 (1.99%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.60%) Linux
4 2 (0.40%) Unix
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (53.19%) Change Management
2 127 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 119 (23.71%) Project Management
4 66 (13.15%) ERP
5 63 (12.55%) ITIL
6 58 (11.55%) PRINCE2
7 45 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (7.77%) Coaching
9 38 (7.57%) Business Transformation
10 34 (6.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 29 (5.78%) Service Management
12 26 (5.18%) Risk Management
13 23 (4.58%) Business Analysis
13 23 (4.58%) Release Management
14 20 (3.98%) Behavioural Change
14 20 (3.98%) Service Delivery
15 18 (3.59%) Change Control
15 18 (3.59%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.59%) Project Planning
16 17 (3.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.00%) C
2 1 (0.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (11.16%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.78%) Degree
4 17 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (1.39%) PMP
9 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.40%) APMG
10 2 (0.40%) APMP
10 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) CCNA
10 2 (0.40%) CCNP
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.59%) PMO
2 5 (1.00%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) Basel III
3 1 (0.20%) COBIT
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 56 (11.16%) SAP
2 35 (6.97%) Oracle
3 33 (6.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.79%) Remedy
6 8 (1.59%) HP
7 7 (1.39%) Cisco
8 6 (1.20%) Google
9 4 (0.80%) F5
10 3 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe
11 2 (0.40%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.40%) Huawei
11 2 (0.40%) Juniper
11 2 (0.40%) Kronos
11 2 (0.40%) Workday
12 1 (0.20%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.20%) IBM
12 1 (0.20%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft
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