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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 7 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 1.64% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.96% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £500 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +12.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.71 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +23.57%

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
408 764 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.47% 83.68% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 479 379
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -45.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Crewe -2 2 - -
Warrington +24 1 £450 +1.40%
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Change Control
3 14 (45.16%) Project Management
4 12 (38.71%) Java
4 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) RESTful
5 11 (35.48%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (35.48%) HTML5
5 11 (35.48%) CSS3
5 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 11 (35.48%) Content Management
5 11 (35.48%) Spring
5 11 (35.48%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (35.48%) Web Development
5 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
5 11 (35.48%) CSS
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
6 10 (32.26%) Programme Management
6 10 (32.26%) Service Delivery
7 9 (29.03%) ATG
7 9 (29.03%) CMS
7 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
7 9 (29.03%) Windows
7 9 (29.03%) JSON
7 9 (29.03%) JIRA
7 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (29.03%) Pair Programming

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (29.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
1 8 (25.81%) MS Office
1 8 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
1 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) LAN
1 4 (12.90%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) IPsec
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (29.03%) JIRA
3 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) Ant
5 2 (6.45%) CruiseControl
5 2 (6.45%) EasyMock
5 2 (6.45%) JBehave
5 2 (6.45%) JUnit
5 2 (6.45%) Maven
5 2 (6.45%) Mockito
5 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Service Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Release Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Software Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Software Release Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Java Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Java Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Programme Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Web Architect
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
1 11 (35.48%) CSS
1 11 (35.48%) CSS3
1 11 (35.48%) HTML
1 11 (35.48%) HTML5
1 11 (35.48%) RESTful
1 11 (35.48%) Spring
2 9 (29.03%) Dropwizard
2 9 (29.03%) jQuery
2 9 (29.03%) JSON
3 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
3 2 (6.45%) Express
3 2 (6.45%) JMS
3 2 (6.45%) JMX
3 2 (6.45%) Material Design
3 2 (6.45%) Spring MVC
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Wiki
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Change Control
3 14 (45.16%) Project Management
4 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (35.48%) Content Management
5 11 (35.48%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 11 (35.48%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (35.48%) Web Development
6 10 (32.26%) Programme Management
6 10 (32.26%) Service Delivery
7 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
7 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (29.03%) Kanban
7 9 (29.03%) Pair Programming
7 9 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (29.03%) SDLC
7 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
8 6 (19.35%) Budgeting and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) VBA
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Capistrano
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) ATG
1 9 (29.03%) hybris
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Lumension
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) VMware