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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 47 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 30 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.09% 3.74% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 4.87% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 4
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£425 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +42.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £445 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.89 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-35.44% -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
804 616 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.89% 76.81% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 305 240
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 26
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Chester -2 13 £463 +27.58%
Warrington +3 12 £400 -15.78%
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) Java
3 18 (41.86%) Linux
4 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
5 12 (27.91%) Spring
5 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (25.58%) Maven
6 11 (25.58%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (25.58%) SDLC
7 9 (20.93%) Open Source
7 9 (20.93%) Dependency Injection
8 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
8 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (18.60%) JSON
8 8 (18.60%) UNIX
8 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
9 7 (16.28%) GPRS
9 7 (16.28%) GSM
9 7 (16.28%) WCDMA
9 7 (16.28%) OO
9 7 (16.28%) HTML
9 7 (16.28%) Ant
9 7 (16.28%) 3G
9 7 (16.28%) Nortel
9 7 (16.28%) Ericsson
9 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
9 7 (16.28%) Resource Management
9 7 (16.28%) Web Development
9 7 (16.28%) Network Design
9 7 (16.28%) Huawei

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (13.95%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.98%) ArcGIS
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Jetty
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (4.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon S3
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (9.30%) Route 53
2 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) GPRS
1 7 (16.28%) GSM
1 7 (16.28%) WCDMA
1 7 (16.28%) 3G
1 7 (16.28%) 2G
1 7 (16.28%) 4G
1 7 (16.28%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (16.28%) HSPA
1 7 (16.28%) LTE
2 6 (13.95%) HTTP
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.63%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
5 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
2 11 (25.58%) Maven
3 7 (16.28%) Ant
3 7 (16.28%) Gradle
4 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.30%) Hudson
5 4 (9.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.33%) JUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Appium
7 1 (2.33%) Calabash
7 1 (2.33%) Mocha
7 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Leader
4 5 (11.63%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Spring
2 8 (18.60%) JSON
3 7 (16.28%) HTML
4 5 (11.63%) Hibernate
4 5 (11.63%) JAX-RS
4 5 (11.63%) REST
5 4 (9.30%) RESTful
5 4 (9.30%) Web Services
6 3 (6.98%) Servlets
6 3 (6.98%) Dojo
7 2 (4.65%) HTML5
7 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.65%) CSS3
7 2 (4.65%) jQuery
7 2 (4.65%) CSS
7 2 (4.65%) XML
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (2.33%) Django
8 1 (2.33%) Play Framework
8 1 (2.33%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) GIS
2 3 (6.98%) CMDB
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) UNIX
3 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Mac OS X
3 5 (11.63%) CentOS
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (25.58%) Responsive Web Design
3 11 (25.58%) SDLC
4 9 (20.93%) Open Source
4 9 (20.93%) Dependency Injection
5 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
6 7 (16.28%) OO
6 7 (16.28%) Resource Management
6 7 (16.28%) Web Development
6 7 (16.28%) Network Design
6 7 (16.28%) Performance Management
7 6 (13.95%) DevOps
7 6 (13.95%) Service Management
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.30%) Network Management
9 4 (9.30%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (9.30%) Auto-Scaling
9 4 (9.30%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.95%) Python
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) Jython
5 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) KVM
1 5 (11.63%) QEMU
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Puppet
2 4 (9.30%) Vagrant
3 3 (6.98%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (2.33%) OpenView
4 1 (2.33%) OVSD
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Nortel
1 7 (16.28%) Ericsson
1 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
1 7 (16.28%) Huawei
1 7 (16.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) Mapinfo
4 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
5 3 (6.98%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.98%) ESRI
6 2 (4.65%) hybris
6 2 (4.65%) RightScale
6 2 (4.65%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) Apigee
7 1 (2.33%) F5