Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 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 Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 48 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -15
Contract jobs citing Change Management 223 174 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.30% 3.59% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 4.28% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 139 148
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £250
90th Percentile £520 £538 £501
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £11.01 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.39% -1.46% -64.48%
10th Percentile £14.60 £10.20 £10.69
90th Percentile £23.28 £11.81 £11.92
England median hourly rate £24.96 £20.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +20.27% -42.36% +43.31%

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 4,498 4,064 4,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.75% 83.88% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,780 2,626 2,939
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 141 145
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.12 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.86% +47.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £41.47
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Change Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 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 -10 61 £425 +14.86% 3
Birmingham -4 48 £390 - 17
Coventry +1 34 £405 -2.41% 3
Warwickshire +4 27 £450 +24.14% 5
Worcestershire +11 19 £438 - 2
Solihull +7 11 £350 +32.08% 7
Staffordshire -8 11 £390 +4.00% 6
Herefordshire - 5 £375 - 1
West Bromwich -3 2 £110 -6.38% 1
Sutton Coldfield +7 1 £600 +9.09%
Change Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 63 (28.25%) Finance
2 41 (18.39%) Risk Management
3 39 (17.49%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (15.70%) Configuration Management
5 32 (14.35%) Project Management
5 32 (14.35%) Migration
6 31 (13.90%) Windows
7 30 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (13.00%) Service Management
8 29 (13.00%) Oracle
9 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
10 26 (11.66%) ITIL
11 25 (11.21%) Resource Management
11 25 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (10.76%) Project Governance
13 23 (10.31%) Linux
14 22 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (9.42%) SQL
15 21 (9.42%) Open Workbench
15 21 (9.42%) Matrix Organization
16 20 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (8.97%) Degree
16 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
17 19 (8.52%) Commercial Awareness
17 19 (8.52%) Conflict Management
18 18 (8.07%) Change Control
18 18 (8.07%) SQL Server
19 16 (7.17%) VMware
19 16 (7.17%) C++
19 16 (7.17%) Data Centre

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 11 (4.93%) Confluence
2 8 (3.59%) IIS
2 8 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.69%) JBoss
4 6 (2.69%) WildFly
5 5 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.90%) Apache
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.90%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (17.49%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (9.42%) Open Workbench
3 15 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (5.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.90%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.24%) Office 365
3 5 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (1.79%) SaaS
5 2 (0.90%) G Suite
5 2 (0.90%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Akamai
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Serverless
6 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.93%) Firewall
2 7 (3.14%) LAN
3 6 (2.69%) Intranet
3 6 (2.69%) Network Security
4 5 (2.24%) DNS
5 4 (1.79%) Internet
5 4 (1.79%) MPLS
5 4 (1.79%) VLAN
5 4 (1.79%) WAN
5 4 (1.79%) WLAN
6 3 (1.35%) DHCP
6 3 (1.35%) SAN
6 3 (1.35%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.35%) VPN
6 3 (1.35%) Wireless
7 2 (0.90%) BGP
7 2 (0.90%) DKIM
7 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.90%) SSL
7 2 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.73%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.24%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (1.35%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (6.73%) JIRA
2 12 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.79%) Maven
6 4 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.90%) MagicDraw
7 2 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
General
1 63 (28.25%) Finance
2 14 (6.28%) Retail
3 10 (4.48%) Electronics
4 7 (3.14%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.24%) Legal
5 5 (2.24%) Marketing
5 5 (2.24%) Military
6 4 (1.79%) Automotive
7 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.90%) Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (16.14%) Analyst
2 35 (15.70%) Project Manager
3 18 (8.07%) Developer
4 16 (7.17%) Change Manager
5 15 (6.73%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.83%) Embedded Engineer
6 13 (5.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (5.83%) Migration Engineer
6 13 (5.83%) Software Engineer
7 12 (5.38%) Architect
8 10 (4.48%) Business Change Manager
8 10 (4.48%) Business Manager
9 9 (4.04%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (3.59%) PMO Analyst
11 7 (3.14%) PL/SQL Developer
11 7 (3.14%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.69%) Applications Engineer
12 6 (2.69%) Data Centre Engineer
12 6 (2.69%) Engagement Manager
12 6 (2.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.04%) .NET
2 5 (2.24%) CSS
2 5 (2.24%) HTML
2 5 (2.24%) SOAP
2 5 (2.24%) WCF
2 5 (2.24%) XML
3 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.79%) YAML
4 2 (0.90%) Java EE
4 2 (0.90%) JSP
4 2 (0.90%) Middleware
4 2 (0.90%) Servlets
4 2 (0.90%) Spring
5 1 (0.45%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.45%) Node.js
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.45%) React
5 1 (0.45%) React Native
5 1 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (4.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.04%) FMCG
6 7 (3.14%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.24%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.79%) ASIC
9 4 (1.79%) CPLD
9 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.79%) User Experience
9 4 (1.79%) VHDL
10 3 (1.35%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.90%) CMDB
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.90%) NHS
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.90%) Windows
2 23 (10.31%) Linux
3 13 (5.83%) Unix
4 9 (4.04%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.69%) Solaris
7 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.39%) Risk Management
2 35 (15.70%) Configuration Management
3 32 (14.35%) Migration
3 32 (14.35%) Project Management
4 30 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (13.00%) Service Management
6 26 (11.66%) ITIL
7 25 (11.21%) Resource Management
8 24 (10.76%) Project Governance
9 22 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (9.42%) Matrix Organization
11 20 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (8.52%) Commercial Awareness
12 19 (8.52%) Conflict Management
13 18 (8.07%) Change Control
14 16 (7.17%) Acceptance Criteria
14 16 (7.17%) Data Migration
14 16 (7.17%) SDLC
15 15 (6.73%) Line Management
16 14 (6.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.42%) SQL
2 16 (7.17%) C++
3 15 (6.73%) C
4 9 (4.04%) PL/SQL
4 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.14%) Java
6 5 (2.24%) Assembly Language
6 5 (2.24%) C#
6 5 (2.24%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.79%) ANSI SQL
7 4 (1.79%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.79%) Perl
7 4 (1.79%) Python
7 4 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (8.97%) Degree
1 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.14%) ISEB
4 4 (1.79%) APMP
4 4 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.35%) CCNP
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.35%) MCP
5 3 (1.35%) MCSE
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.90%) CISMP
6 2 (0.90%) CISSP
6 2 (0.90%) MCITP
6 2 (0.90%) OCA
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.28%) PMO
2 11 (4.93%) GDPR
3 5 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.24%) SLA
4 3 (1.35%) QA
4 3 (1.35%) TickIT
5 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.14%) Firmware
4 6 (2.69%) XenApp
4 6 (2.69%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.79%) Docker
6 2 (0.90%) NFS
6 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) SCCM
2 4 (1.79%) Ansible
2 4 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (1.79%) Nagios
2 4 (1.79%) Puppet
2 4 (1.79%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.90%) Nessus
3 2 (0.90%) SELinux
3 2 (0.90%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.45%) QRadar
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
4 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (13.00%) Oracle
2 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.17%) VMware
4 15 (6.73%) PlateSpin
5 11 (4.93%) SAP
6 9 (4.04%) Cisco
6 9 (4.04%) Remedy
7 8 (3.59%) BMC
8 7 (3.14%) Citrix
9 5 (2.24%) Niku
10 4 (1.79%) Dell
10 4 (1.79%) EMC
10 4 (1.79%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.35%) HP
12 2 (0.90%) Google
12 2 (0.90%) Mentor Graphics
12 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.90%) Sophos
12 2 (0.90%) Tripwire