The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 56 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 16 44 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.88% 5.61% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 6.96% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 1
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£378 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
Configuration Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
666 632 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.26% 80.51% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 298 221
Average daily rate £408 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.82 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the Cheshire region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Cheshire region.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 12 £260 -33.33% 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management.

1 19 (51.35%) Red Hat
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 13 (35.14%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) CentOS
4 11 (29.73%) Puppet
5 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
5 10 (27.03%) Vagrant
6 9 (24.32%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Phone
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Phone 8
6 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
6 9 (24.32%) Android
6 9 (24.32%) CESG
6 9 (24.32%) PKI
6 9 (24.32%) QA
7 8 (21.62%) RightScale
7 8 (21.62%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (21.62%) Amazon S3
7 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (21.62%) Route 53
7 8 (21.62%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (21.62%) DevOps
7 8 (21.62%) Auto-Scaling
8 7 (18.92%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (18.92%) 4G
8 7 (18.92%) HSPA
8 7 (18.92%) LTE
8 7 (18.92%) Resource Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) ArcGIS
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Jetty
3 1 (2.70%) nginx
3 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon S3
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (21.62%) Route 53
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) GPRS
1 7 (18.92%) GSM
1 7 (18.92%) WCDMA
1 7 (18.92%) 3G
1 7 (18.92%) HSPA
1 7 (18.92%) LTE
1 7 (18.92%) 4G
1 7 (18.92%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (18.92%) 2G
2 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (16.22%) SSL
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) Maven
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.81%) Hudson
4 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Ant
5 1 (2.70%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Gradle
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Performance Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SAP Manager
6 3 (8.11%) SAP Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SAP Programme Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) AWS Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Spring
2 3 (8.11%) Dojo
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) Servlets
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) CESG
1 9 (24.32%) PKI
2 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.81%) Open Source
5 3 (8.11%) GIS
6 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 13 (35.14%) Windows
3 11 (29.73%) CentOS
4 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Phone 8
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Phone
5 9 (24.32%) Android
6 3 (8.11%) UNIX
7 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (24.32%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (21.62%) DevOps
3 8 (21.62%) Auto-Scaling
4 7 (18.92%) Performance Management
4 7 (18.92%) Network Design
4 7 (18.92%) Resource Management
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 5 (13.51%) Service Management
6 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) eTOM
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Network Management
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Data Management
7 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) C
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Firmware
1 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Puppet
2 10 (27.03%) Vagrant
3 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (8.11%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (2.70%) OVSD
5 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Red Hat
2 8 (21.62%) RightScale
3 7 (18.92%) Nortel
3 7 (18.92%) Ericsson
3 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) Huawei
3 7 (18.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (16.22%) F5
5 4 (10.81%) Mapinfo
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) Business Objects
6 3 (8.11%) SAP
6 3 (8.11%) TIBCO
6 3 (8.11%) ESRI
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
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