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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 42 49 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 24 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.95% 2.50% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.23% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.37% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+50.26% -41.25%
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
617 711 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.80% 77.28% 66.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 320 322
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 14
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.53 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +4 11 £413 +26.43%
Warrington -8 6 £100 - 1
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 20 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 19 (59.38%) CentOS
3 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (53.13%) Puppet
3 17 (53.13%) Jenkins
3 17 (53.13%) Vagrant
4 16 (50.00%) DevOps
5 15 (46.88%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (46.88%) Amazon ELB
5 15 (46.88%) RightScale
5 15 (46.88%) Route 53
5 15 (46.88%) QA
5 15 (46.88%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (46.88%) Amazon S3
5 15 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (43.75%) DHCP
6 14 (43.75%) DNS
7 11 (34.38%) Hudson
7 11 (34.38%) Open Source
7 11 (34.38%) Firewall
7 11 (34.38%) Maven
8 9 (28.13%) SaaS
8 9 (28.13%) PaaS
9 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) Linux
10 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (15.63%) Service Management
11 5 (15.63%) HP
11 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.25%) Jetty
1 2 (6.25%) nginx
1 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.13%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.13%) ArcSDE
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon S3
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (46.88%) Route 53
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (28.13%) SaaS
2 9 (28.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DHCP
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
2 11 (34.38%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Jenkins
2 11 (34.38%) Maven
2 11 (34.38%) Hudson
3 2 (6.25%) JUnit
3 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) GIS Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Manager
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Assistant
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (34.38%) Open Source
3 4 (12.50%) CMDB
4 2 (6.25%) CESG
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) CentOS
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
5 3 (9.38%) Windows
5 3 (9.38%) AIX
5 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 2 (6.25%) Android
6 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (15.63%) Service Management
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.25%) JVM Tuning
7 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
7 1 (3.13%) Change Management
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
1 2 (6.25%) Java
1 2 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) Puppet
1 17 (53.13%) Vagrant
2 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 15 (46.88%) RightScale
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Sun
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Informatica
5 1 (3.13%) ESRI