Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 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 Control
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 134 135
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing Change Control 66 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.17% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.39% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 28
West Midlands median daily rate £389 £340 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.34% -8.72% -1.97%
10th Percentile £250 £253 £278
90th Percentile £648 £469 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.25 £25.25 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.64% -20.47% -35.20%
10th Percentile £28.85 £16.33 £18.58
90th Percentile £40.05 £33.18 £45.53
England median hourly rate £25.34 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.87% - -13.39%

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 4,358 4,037 4,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.47% 84.16% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,717 2,544 2,513
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +32.00% +8.23%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.25 £10.71
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £37.40
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% - +8.70%

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 23 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Control in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 March 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
Shropshire -25 21 £308 - 2
Birmingham +11 16 £383 +12.50% 3
Coventry -11 13 £716 +80.13% 1
Warwickshire +12 8 £450 +36.36%
Staffordshire -2 3 £375 +10.29%
Wolverhampton +3 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £288 - 1
Walsall - 1 £325 -
Change Control
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 25 (37.88%) Project Management
2 23 (34.85%) Finance
3 21 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (30.30%) Change Management
4 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (28.79%) Project Governance
5 19 (28.79%) PMO
6 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (25.76%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
8 16 (24.24%) JIRA
8 16 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 15 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 14 (21.21%) ISEB
10 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
10 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (21.21%) Oracle OWB
10 14 (21.21%) Resource Allocation
10 14 (21.21%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (21.21%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 11 (16.67%) Risk Management
12 10 (15.15%) Programme Management
12 10 (15.15%) Decision-Making
13 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
13 9 (13.64%) Firewall
14 8 (12.12%) Cisco
14 8 (12.12%) Product Management
14 8 (12.12%) Dependency Management
15 7 (10.61%) F5

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 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (10.61%) Open Workbench
6 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.03%) G Suite
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.52%) Office 365
4 1 (1.52%) Serverless
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) Firewall
2 7 (10.61%) BGP
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (10.61%) EIGRP
2 7 (10.61%) OSPF
3 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (6.06%) WAN
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (4.55%) VXLAN
6 1 (1.52%) FTP
6 1 (1.52%) LAN
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (21.21%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.55%) Data Mart
4 3 (4.55%) Power BI
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.52%) Automotive
3 1 (1.52%) Avionics
3 1 (1.52%) Local Government
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 14 (21.21%) PMO Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Programme Manager
3 10 (15.15%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Change Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Change Control Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Developer
6 4 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Database Developer
7 3 (4.55%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (4.55%) IT Security Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) FMCG
2 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) PMI
3 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) EFT
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) PACS
4 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Project Management
2 21 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (30.30%) Change Management
4 19 (28.79%) Project Governance
5 16 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (21.21%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 14 (21.21%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (21.21%) Resource Allocation
7 11 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 10 (15.15%) Decision-Making
8 10 (15.15%) Programme Management
9 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
10 8 (12.12%) Dependency Management
10 8 (12.12%) Product Management
11 7 (10.61%) Logistics
12 5 (7.58%) Demand Forecasting
13 4 (6.06%) Commercial Awareness
13 4 (6.06%) Software Delivery
13 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) ISEB
2 7 (10.61%) CCNP
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.58%) PMI Certification
3 5 (7.58%) PMP
4 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) PMO
2 3 (4.55%) GDPR
2 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.52%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.03%) Ansible
3 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) CheckPoint
2 8 (12.12%) Cisco
3 7 (10.61%) F5
3 7 (10.61%) Niku
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.06%) Google
5 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.55%) Cognos
7 2 (3.03%) NetApp
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 2 (3.03%) SAP
7 2 (3.03%) VMware
8 1 (1.52%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) IBM
8 1 (1.52%) McAfee
8 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow