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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 60 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 30 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.94% 3.44% 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 4.15% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 8
Median daily rate £438 £413 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £296 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £34.57 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -6.58%
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
867 820 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.08% 83.08% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 524 313
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 33
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington -17 11 £375 -3.22%
Macclesfield - 5 £500 -
Crewe +5 3 - -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) Linux
3 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
4 12 (26.67%) Oracle
4 12 (26.67%) Workflow
5 11 (24.44%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (22.22%) VMware
6 10 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 10 (22.22%) Puppet
7 9 (20.00%) Finance
8 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.78%) QA
8 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
8 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
9 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (15.56%) Project Management
9 7 (15.56%) Windows
10 6 (13.33%) AIX
10 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.33%) Apache
10 6 (13.33%) Tomcat

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 10 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (13.33%) Apache
2 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 4 (8.89%) Node.js
4 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (4.44%) nginx
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) IaaS
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) PaaS
2 4 (8.89%) SaaS
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.44%) Engine Yard
3 2 (4.44%) GitHub
3 2 (4.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.44%) CMake
4 2 (4.44%) Gradle
4 2 (4.44%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.44%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.44%) Travis CI
4 2 (4.44%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) WiX
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Developer
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
2 9 (20.00%) E-Business Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Oracle Team Leader
3 8 (17.78%) Team Leader
4 7 (15.56%) E-Business Team Leader
4 7 (15.56%) Lead Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle HRMS Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Programme Office Support
7 4 (8.89%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Build Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Data Centre Manager
8 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Migration Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) Middleware
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.44%) MCollective
3 2 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) HACMP
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) AIX
3 6 (13.33%) CentOS
4 5 (11.11%) Unix
5 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.22%) Android
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Workflow
2 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.56%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.89%) Change Control
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Web Design
8 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.89%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.89%) Python
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.22%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) vCloud
2 2 (4.44%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.22%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) Nagios
3 4 (8.89%) Ansible
4 3 (6.67%) vRealize
5 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
5 2 (4.44%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (4.44%) Cobbler
5 2 (4.44%) logstash
5 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.22%) Graylog
6 1 (2.22%) TADDM
6 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.22%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 10 (22.22%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) BMC
4 4 (8.89%) IBM
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.44%) MuleSoft
6 2 (4.44%) WSO2
7 1 (2.22%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.22%) ATG
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow