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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Change Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 35 40 53
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13  
Contract jobs citing Change Management 106 104 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.60% 3.86% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 4.68% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 77 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £527 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £30.75 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.75% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.35 £20.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £20.00 £41.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £35.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year -14.51% +4.94%  

Change Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1844 2222 1903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.07% 82.45% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1221 1087
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Change Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +11 39 £419 +4.68% 3
Birmingham -5 33 £425 +6.25% 6
Shropshire +33 10 £550 +6.48% 1
Coventry -2 7 £438 +2.94% 1
Staffordshire +4 3 £475 +72.72% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Herefordshire -11 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
Change Management
England

Change Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Change Management 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 Management.

1 60 (28.04%) Project Management
2 52 (24.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (22.90%) Finance
4 41 (19.16%) ITIL
5 35 (16.36%) PRINCE2
6 31 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (14.02%) Microsoft
8 28 (13.08%) Migration
9 27 (12.62%) Service Management
10 26 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (11.68%) Linux
12 23 (10.75%) Oracle
13 22 (10.28%) Data Centre
13 22 (10.28%) Degree
14 21 (9.81%) Coaching
14 21 (9.81%) Line Management
14 21 (9.81%) Customer Requirements
15 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
15 20 (9.35%) Incident Management
15 20 (9.35%) Problem Management
15 20 (9.35%) SQL
16 19 (8.88%) Windows
16 19 (8.88%) Risk Management
17 18 (8.41%) MS Excel
17 18 (8.41%) SLA
17 18 (8.41%) Supplier Management
18 17 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
19 16 (7.48%) User Experience
19 16 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint

Change Management
Top Related 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 7 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 18 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (6.07%) MS Project
3 13 (6.07%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (3.74%) MS Office
6 3 (1.40%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Maximo
2 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Exstream
3 1 (0.47%) Primavera
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.87%) Office 365
3 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.93%) G Suite
4 2 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) Network Security
1 11 (5.14%) SAN
2 5 (2.34%) Firewall
3 4 (1.87%) LAN
4 3 (1.40%) DNS
4 3 (1.40%) Skype
4 3 (1.40%) WAN
4 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.40%) Wireless
4 3 (1.40%) WLAN
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.93%) DSL
5 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 2 (0.93%) S/MIME
5 2 (0.93%) SSL
5 2 (0.93%) VoIP
5 2 (0.93%) VPN
6 1 (0.47%) DHCP
6 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.21%) Oracle Database
1 9 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.34%) EDRMS
3 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.40%) MS Access
4 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.47%) PouchDB
6 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (4.67%) Axure RP
1 10 (4.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Ant
4 1 (0.47%) Mocha
4 1 (0.47%) Travis CI
General
1 49 (22.90%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Manufacturing
2 12 (5.61%) Marketing
3 11 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.34%) Automotive
4 5 (2.34%) Banking
4 5 (2.34%) Electronics
4 5 (2.34%) Retail
5 3 (1.40%) Law
5 3 (1.40%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 50 (23.36%) Project Manager
2 37 (17.29%) Analyst
3 17 (7.94%) Change Manager
4 13 (6.07%) Architect
5 12 (5.61%) Business Analyst
5 12 (5.61%) Developer
6 8 (3.74%) Change Project Manager
6 8 (3.74%) Consultant
6 8 (3.74%) IT Manager
6 8 (3.74%) Project Change Manager
6 8 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (3.74%) Technical Architect
7 7 (3.27%) Transformation Manager
8 6 (2.80%) Report Analyst
8 6 (2.80%) SQL Reporting Analyst
8 6 (2.80%) User Researcher
9 5 (2.34%) Applications Support
9 5 (2.34%) Head of Applications
9 5 (2.34%) Procurement Manager
9 5 (2.34%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.80%) .NET
2 3 (1.40%) JSON
2 3 (1.40%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) XMPP
4 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.28%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.48%) User Experience
4 11 (5.14%) Social Media
5 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.34%) CLARiiON
6 5 (2.34%) FMCG
6 5 (2.34%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (1.40%) CMDB
7 3 (1.40%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.40%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.40%) NHS
7 3 (1.40%) PMI
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.93%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.68%) Linux
2 19 (8.88%) Windows
3 8 (3.74%) Unix
3 8 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) Solaris
7 2 (0.93%) HPUX
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.04%) Project Management
2 52 (24.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (19.16%) ITIL
4 35 (16.36%) PRINCE2
5 31 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (13.08%) Migration
7 27 (12.62%) Service Management
8 21 (9.81%) Coaching
8 21 (9.81%) Customer Requirements
8 21 (9.81%) Line Management
9 20 (9.35%) Incident Management
9 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
9 20 (9.35%) Problem Management
10 19 (8.88%) Risk Management
11 18 (8.41%) Supplier Management
12 17 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.01%) Scrum
14 13 (6.07%) BPR
14 13 (6.07%) Kanban
15 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.35%) SQL
2 8 (3.74%) Java
3 7 (3.27%) C
4 5 (2.34%) Python
4 5 (2.34%) Ruby
4 5 (2.34%) Scala
5 4 (1.87%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.47%) ES6
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.47%) Perl
6 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.28%) Degree
2 12 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (3.74%) PMI Certification
4 8 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.34%) MAPM
7 5 (2.34%) PMP
8 4 (1.87%) CCNA
8 4 (1.87%) CCNP
9 3 (1.40%) ISEB
10 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.93%) MCSE
10 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.47%) CLAS
11 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.47%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.41%) SLA
2 12 (5.61%) PMO
3 5 (2.34%) QA
4 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.34%) SRDF
5 2 (0.93%) Postfix
5 2 (0.93%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.47%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) NFS
6 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (3.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 8 (3.74%) Netcool
2 2 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.75%) Oracle
3 15 (7.01%) VMware
4 14 (6.54%) IBM
5 13 (6.07%) Cisco
5 13 (6.07%) HP
6 11 (5.14%) Dell
7 10 (4.67%) Adobe
7 10 (4.67%) EMC
8 8 (3.74%) SAP
9 6 (2.80%) 3PAR
9 6 (2.80%) NetApp
10 5 (2.34%) Brocade
11 3 (1.40%) Avaya
11 3 (1.40%) Citrix
11 3 (1.40%) Lotus
11 3 (1.40%) Remedy
11 3 (1.40%) Veritas
12 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.93%) Cognos
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