Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Change Control skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Change Control over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 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 Control
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 133 154
Rank change year-on-year -8 +21 -53
Contract jobs citing Change Control 68 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.14% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.36% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 30
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +3.03% -5.71%
10th Percentile £260 £288 £214
90th Percentile £658 £474 £539
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.41 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.74% -26.02%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% -22.54%

Change Control 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Change Control
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Change Control as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Change Control in the West Midlands

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Control in the West Midlands

Change Control
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Control in the West Midlands

Change Control
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Control in the West Midlands

Change Control
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Change Control within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Shropshire -24 30 £313 +16.82%
Birmingham +4 20 £383 +12.50% 7
Warwickshire +5 5 £375 -0.66% 2
Coventry -17 5 - - 6
Staffordshire -16 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Solihull +4 2 £303 +1.00% 1
Walsall -5 1 £325 -
Change Control
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 31 (45.59%) Project Management
2 21 (30.88%) PMO
3 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (27.94%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (26.47%) Change Management
5 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (23.53%) Open Workbench
6 16 (23.53%) ISEB
7 15 (22.06%) JIRA
8 14 (20.59%) Finance
8 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (19.12%) Project Governance
10 12 (17.65%) Niku
11 11 (16.18%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
13 9 (13.24%) Windows
13 9 (13.24%) Risk Management
14 8 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (11.76%) Firewall
14 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
14 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
14 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
14 8 (11.76%) Decision-Making
15 7 (10.29%) Customer Requirements
15 7 (10.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
15 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
15 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
15 7 (10.29%) Cisco

Change Control
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (8.82%) Confluence
1 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (23.53%) Open Workbench
3 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) G Suite
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Serverless
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) Firewall
1 8 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (8.82%) WAN
3 4 (5.88%) BGP
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.88%) EIGRP
3 4 (5.88%) OSPF
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (4.41%) LAN
4 3 (4.41%) VXLAN
4 3 (4.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) DHCP
6 1 (1.47%) DNS
6 1 (1.47%) FTP
6 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.94%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Power BI
3 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Selenium
2 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Automotive
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Analyst
2 18 (26.47%) PMO Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Change Control Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Change Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) FMCG
2 3 (4.41%) PMI
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) EFT
4 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Project Management
2 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.47%) Change Management
3 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (19.12%) Project Governance
5 11 (16.18%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (13.24%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.76%) Decision-Making
8 7 (10.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 7 (10.29%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.82%) Coaching
9 6 (8.82%) DevOps
9 6 (8.82%) Programme Management
9 6 (8.82%) Resource Allocation
9 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.82%) Software Delivery
9 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (7.35%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) ISEB
2 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.82%) CCNP
4 5 (7.35%) PMI Certification
4 5 (7.35%) PMP
5 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.41%) CCNA
5 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) MCSE
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.88%) PMO
2 4 (5.88%) QA
3 3 (4.41%) GDPR
3 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (4.41%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Niku
2 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco
4 5 (7.35%) F5
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.88%) NetApp
5 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (4.41%) Aruba
6 3 (4.41%) McAfee
7 2 (2.94%) Google
7 2 (2.94%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Brocade
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.47%) HP
8 1 (1.47%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.47%) Meraki
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow