Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 April 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 Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 49 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Change Management 187 165 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.81% 3.46% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 4.10% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 114 130
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £264 £300 £280
90th Percentile £570 £529 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £39.25 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.64% +53.75%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £29.96
% change year-on-year +28.96% -28.82% +31.58%

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 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 4,272 4,026 3,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.97% 84.44% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,663 2,525 2,369
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 140 142
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.70 £19.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% -6.02% +15.28%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £38.48
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +7.11%

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in the West Midlands

Change Management
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 Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Change Management in the West Midlands

Change Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Change Management in the West Midlands

Change Management
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 Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Change Management in the West Midlands

Change Management
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 Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 April 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
Coventry +12 49 £413 +10.00% 1
Shropshire -4 40 £400 -5.88% 1
Birmingham +11 37 £450 +10.77% 5
Worcestershire -6 26 £425 -2.30% 1
Warwickshire -11 15 £600 +53.85% 2
Solihull +6 6 £388 +10.71% 2
Staffordshire -1 6 £390 -14.05% 1
West Bromwich -2 2 £110 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Change Management.

1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 44 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (22.46%) Project Management
4 37 (19.79%) Configuration Management
5 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Office
6 29 (15.51%) Migration
7 26 (13.90%) Microsoft Excel
7 26 (13.90%) Microsoft
8 25 (13.37%) C++
8 25 (13.37%) Project Governance
9 23 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 22 (11.76%) JIRA
11 21 (11.23%) Change Control
11 21 (11.23%) Security Cleared
11 21 (11.23%) PMO
12 20 (10.70%) Linux
13 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Project
13 19 (10.16%) SharePoint
13 19 (10.16%) C
14 18 (9.63%) Visual Studio
14 18 (9.63%) ITIL
14 18 (9.63%) SC Cleared
15 17 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
15 17 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
15 17 (9.09%) Decision-Making
15 17 (9.09%) UML
15 17 (9.09%) Windows
15 17 (9.09%) Degree
15 17 (9.09%) Software Engineering

Change Management
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 19 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.67%) Confluence
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.07%) CMS
4 2 (1.07%) JBoss
4 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (13.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (8.02%) Open Workbench
6 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.07%) SAP IBP
1 2 (1.07%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.07%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.21%) Office 365
3 5 (2.67%) G Suite
4 4 (2.14%) SaaS
5 2 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.42%) Firewall
2 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.14%) LAN
3 4 (2.14%) Network Security
4 3 (1.60%) Internet
4 3 (1.60%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.60%) VLAN
4 3 (1.60%) WLAN
5 2 (1.07%) SMS
5 2 (1.07%) WAN
6 1 (0.53%) BGP
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.53%) DMZ
6 1 (0.53%) DNS
6 1 (0.53%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.53%) MPLS
6 1 (0.53%) OSPF
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) SSL
6 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.56%) BusinessObjects
1 16 (8.56%) Oracle OWB
2 8 (4.28%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.14%) Power BI
5 2 (1.07%) Big Data
5 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.07%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 22 (11.76%) JIRA
2 18 (9.63%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.21%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.60%) Maven
4 3 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 10 (5.35%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.81%) Retail
4 6 (3.21%) Military
5 5 (2.67%) Electronics
5 5 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.14%) Back Office
6 4 (2.14%) Banking
6 4 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.18%) Analyst
2 25 (13.37%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.16%) Change Manager
4 17 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Architect
5 16 (8.56%) PMO Analyst
6 12 (6.42%) Embedded Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Business Manager
9 8 (4.28%) Consultant
9 8 (4.28%) Transition Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Business Change Manager
10 7 (3.74%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) FPGA Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) Migration Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (2.67%) Developer
12 5 (2.67%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (1.60%) YAML
2 2 (1.07%) Flash
2 2 (1.07%) JDBC
2 2 (1.07%) Middleware
2 2 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.53%) BAPI
3 1 (0.53%) CSS
3 1 (0.53%) EDI
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) LDAP
3 1 (0.53%) Node.js
3 1 (0.53%) React
3 1 (0.53%) React Native
3 1 (0.53%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.28%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.74%) ASIC
6 7 (3.74%) CPLD
6 7 (3.74%) VHDL
7 5 (2.67%) CMDB
7 5 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.14%) User Experience
9 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.07%) FMCG
10 2 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.70%) Linux
2 17 (9.09%) Windows
3 7 (3.74%) Solaris
4 6 (3.21%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.21%) Unix
4 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.14%) AIX
6 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) CentOS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 42 (22.46%) Project Management
3 37 (19.79%) Configuration Management
4 29 (15.51%) Migration
5 25 (13.37%) Project Governance
6 23 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (11.23%) Change Control
8 18 (9.63%) ITIL
9 17 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
9 17 (9.09%) Decision-Making
9 17 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 17 (9.09%) UML
10 16 (8.56%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 16 (8.56%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (8.56%) Resource Allocation
10 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
11 14 (7.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.35%) Business Change Management
13 10 (5.35%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.37%) C++
2 19 (10.16%) C
3 8 (4.28%) Assembly Language
3 8 (4.28%) Java
4 6 (3.21%) MATLAB
5 4 (2.14%) Perl
5 4 (2.14%) R
5 4 (2.14%) SQL
6 3 (1.60%) Python
6 3 (1.60%) Ruby
7 2 (1.07%) C#
7 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.09%) Degree
4 16 (8.56%) ISEB
5 5 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.07%) OCA
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.07%) PMP
8 1 (0.53%) APMG
8 1 (0.53%) CEH
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.23%) PMO
2 7 (3.74%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.07%) GDPR
3 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.07%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (3.74%) Firmware
1 7 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.21%) LXC
3 3 (1.60%) Docker
4 2 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) Snort
5 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) SCCM
2 3 (1.60%) Ansible
2 3 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (1.60%) Nagios
2 3 (1.60%) Puppet
2 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.53%) QRadar
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
3 1 (0.53%) SELinux
3 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.02%) PlateSpin
3 12 (6.42%) VMware
4 11 (5.88%) Oracle
5 9 (4.81%) Cisco
6 8 (4.28%) SAP
7 7 (3.74%) Niku
8 6 (3.21%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.67%) Google
9 5 (2.67%) Mentor Graphics
10 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.14%) Verint
11 3 (1.60%) Remedy
11 3 (1.60%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.07%) Altiris
12 2 (1.07%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.07%) BT
12 2 (1.07%) EMC
12 2 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.07%) Snow