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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 58 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 12 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 2.04% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.45% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 5
Median daily rate £475 £463 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +362.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
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
656 817 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.28% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 319
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 27
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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
Knutsford +2 5 - -
Warrington -4 4 £425 -9.09% 1
Chester -9 1 £475 -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
5 11 (27.50%) QA
6 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
6 9 (22.50%) Windows
6 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
6 9 (22.50%) Puppet
6 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
7 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (20.00%) AIX
7 8 (20.00%) Unix
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
8 7 (17.50%) Project Management
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (15.00%) Service Management
9 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
9 6 (15.00%) CentOS
10 5 (12.50%) Change Control
10 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
10 5 (12.50%) Workflow
10 5 (12.50%) Migration
10 5 (12.50%) JIRA

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 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) Apache
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) Confluence
6 1 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.00%) IaaS
1 4 (10.00%) PaaS
1 4 (10.00%) SaaS
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.00%) Engine Yard
3 2 (5.00%) GitHub
3 2 (5.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Gradle
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.00%) CMake
4 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
4 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) WiX
5 1 (2.50%) Ant
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Test Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Build Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Data Centre Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Environment Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Migration Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) E-Business Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Service Integration Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) Node.js
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.00%) MCollective
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) Akka
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) CSS3
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) OSGi
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) CMDB
3 2 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) HACMP
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) AIX
3 8 (20.00%) Unix
4 6 (15.00%) CentOS
5 4 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 6 (15.00%) ITIL
5 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (15.00%) Service Management
6 5 (12.50%) Change Control
6 5 (12.50%) Migration
6 5 (12.50%) Workflow
7 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 4 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.50%) Test Management
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.00%) C#
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (10.00%) Ruby
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.50%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.50%) GPFS
3 1 (2.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Nagios
3 3 (7.50%) Ansible
3 3 (7.50%) vRealize
4 2 (5.00%) BladeLogic
4 2 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (5.00%) Cobbler
4 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.00%) TADDM
4 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.50%) Graylog
5 1 (2.50%) logstash
5 1 (2.50%) yum
5 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) VMware
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 5 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (10.00%) BMC
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) Ab Initio
6 3 (7.50%) ATG
7 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
7 2 (5.00%) Remedy
7 2 (5.00%) WSO2
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
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