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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 56 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 22 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 1.58% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.11% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £100 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £430 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
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
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 11 £468 +367.50%
Knutsford 0 6 £365 -
Chester -6 2 £375 -6.25% 3
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Linux
3 19 (36.54%) Java
4 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (30.77%) Open Source
6 14 (26.92%) SDLC
7 13 (25.00%) Puppet
8 11 (21.15%) MongoDB
8 11 (21.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (21.15%) HTTP
8 11 (21.15%) Maven
8 11 (21.15%) JSON
9 10 (19.23%) UNIX
9 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
9 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (17.31%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
10 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
10 9 (17.31%) Python
10 9 (17.31%) Spring
11 8 (15.38%) QA
11 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 8 (15.38%) Vagrant
11 8 (15.38%) DevOps
11 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (13.46%) Gradle
12 7 (13.46%) RESTful
12 7 (13.46%) OO
12 7 (13.46%) HTML

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.54%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.69%) Node.js
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) nginx
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 4 (7.69%) Route 53
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (7.69%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) HTTP
2 5 (9.62%) DNS
3 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
4 3 (5.77%) SSL
5 2 (3.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.92%) HSPA
6 1 (1.92%) LTE
6 1 (1.92%) NAS
6 1 (1.92%) 4G
6 1 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.92%) 2G
6 1 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) 3G
6 1 (1.92%) GPRS
6 1 (1.92%) GSM
6 1 (1.92%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) MongoDB
2 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.62%) Neo4j
4 3 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.85%) Redis
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.92%) DB2
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Maven
2 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
4 7 (13.46%) Gradle
4 7 (13.46%) Ant
5 4 (7.69%) Hudson
6 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.85%) Calabash
7 2 (3.85%) Appium
7 2 (3.85%) Mocha
7 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.92%) JUnit
8 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Web Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Leader
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Head of Operations
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Management Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) JSON
2 9 (17.31%) Spring
3 7 (13.46%) HTML
3 7 (13.46%) RESTful
4 5 (9.62%) REST
4 5 (9.62%) JAX-RS
4 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
5 4 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (5.77%) Servlets
7 2 (3.85%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) CSS
7 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.85%) CSS3
7 2 (3.85%) HTML5
7 2 (3.85%) jQuery
8 1 (1.92%) OSGi
8 1 (1.92%) Django
8 1 (1.92%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.92%) Middleware
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) CMDB
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) UNIX
3 5 (9.62%) Mac OS X
4 4 (7.69%) CentOS
5 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (30.77%) Open Source
4 14 (26.92%) SDLC
5 11 (21.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (17.31%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (15.38%) DevOps
7 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.46%) OO
8 7 (13.46%) TDD
8 7 (13.46%) Pair Programming
8 7 (13.46%) Scrum
8 7 (13.46%) Web Development
9 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
11 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 4 (7.69%) Requirements Management
11 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) Python
2 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) Jython
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.62%) QEMU
1 5 (9.62%) KVM
2 2 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Puppet
2 8 (15.38%) Vagrant
3 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.69%) CFEngine
5 2 (3.85%) Nagios
5 2 (3.85%) logstash
5 2 (3.85%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.69%) SaltStack
3 2 (3.85%) Apigee
3 2 (3.85%) hybris
3 2 (3.85%) RightScale
3 2 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (1.92%) Huawei
4 1 (1.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Nortel
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix
4 1 (1.92%) BMC
4 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow