Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 144 102
Rank change year-on-year +10 -42 +8
Contract jobs citing Change Control 49 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.03% 1.10% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.33% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 40
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £236 £217 £254
90th Percentile £460 £575 £439
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.41 £36.25 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.74% -26.02% +44.54%
10th Percentile £13.31 £31.13 £35.30
90th Percentile £21.00 £42.38 £49.50
England median hourly rate £25.90 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.82% - -8.71%

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 3948 5128 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.96% 83.07% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 3069 2256
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.27
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +15 20 £340 -16.82% 4
Warwickshire -7 8 £378 +16.15% 1
Coventry +24 7 £386 -29.77% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £113 -
Staffordshire +1 4 £325 +51.16%
Walsall - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £325 -
Shropshire +7 1 £268 -18.94%
Solihull +6 1 £300 -
Change Control
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Control also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Change Control.

1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) PMO
3 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
3 10 (20.41%) Windows
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
4 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (18.37%) MATLAB
5 8 (16.33%) Java
5 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 7 (14.29%) VPN
6 7 (14.29%) Line Management
6 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 7 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
8 5 (10.20%) Unix
8 5 (10.20%) C++
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (10.20%) Cisco
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.20%) Simulink
8 5 (10.20%) Coaching
8 5 (10.20%) Algorithms
8 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.12%) Apache
3 3 (6.12%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (10.20%) Simulink
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.04%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) VPN
2 4 (8.16%) DNS
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) Wireless
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) FTP
3 3 (6.12%) GSM
3 3 (6.12%) Internet
3 3 (6.12%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.12%) LAN
3 3 (6.12%) LDAP
3 3 (6.12%) MPLS
3 3 (6.12%) Network Security
3 3 (6.12%) PBX
3 3 (6.12%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (6.12%) SSL
3 3 (6.12%) VoIP
3 3 (6.12%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
1 8 (16.33%) Junior
2 7 (14.29%) Developer
2 7 (14.29%) MATLAB Developer
3 6 (12.24%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.16%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (8.16%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.16%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (8.16%) IT Support
5 4 (8.16%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Junior IT Support
5 4 (8.16%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) LAMP
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.16%) PMI
5 3 (6.12%) PKI
6 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Unix
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 7 (14.29%) Line Management
3 7 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 6 (12.24%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (10.20%) Coaching
5 5 (10.20%) Project Governance
6 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.16%) Logistics
6 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security Management
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) Security Management
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) MATLAB
3 8 (16.33%) Java
4 5 (10.20%) C++
5 4 (8.16%) C
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
1 4 (8.16%) PMP
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) PMO
2 5 (10.20%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.12%) iptables
1 3 (6.12%) Postfix
1 3 (6.12%) Samba
1 3 (6.12%) Squid
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (6.12%) Nessus
1 3 (6.12%) Nmap
2 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.08%) SafeCom
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Cisco
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Dell
2 4 (8.16%) IBM
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
2 4 (8.16%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.12%) NEC
4 2 (4.08%) JD Edwards
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee
4 2 (4.08%) NetApp
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Wyse
5 1 (2.04%) Avaya