The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 15 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 9 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.44% 7.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.78% 8.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £26.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -32.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92 199 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 76.03% 89.24% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 55
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 10
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.93 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the Chester region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Chester region.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 11 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (100.00%) CentOS
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (100.00%) Puppet
1 11 (100.00%) Route 53
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
1 11 (100.00%) Vagrant
2 10 (90.91%) DevOps
3 9 (81.82%) RightScale
3 9 (81.82%) QA
4 7 (63.64%) Maven
4 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 7 (63.64%) DHCP
4 7 (63.64%) Hudson
4 7 (63.64%) DNS
4 7 (63.64%) Open Source
5 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (45.45%) SaaS
5 5 (45.45%) PaaS
6 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (18.18%) HTTP
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) JUnit
7 2 (18.18%) Servlets
7 2 (18.18%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) Tomcat

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
1 2 (18.18%) nginx
1 2 (18.18%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (100.00%) Route 53
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (45.45%) SaaS
2 5 (45.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
1 7 (63.64%) DHCP
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (63.64%) Maven
2 7 (63.64%) Hudson
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Open Source
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (90.91%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) Puppet
1 11 (100.00%) Vagrant
2 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (81.82%) RightScale