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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 20 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 5 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.24% - 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% - 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +20.63%
Configuration Management
Cheshire

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
99 114 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.90% 82.01% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 69 73
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -35.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.62 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Local Government
2 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) Office 365
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
2 7 (53.85%) DHCP
2 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) JSON
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (23.08%) RESTful
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (15.38%) Redis
6 2 (15.38%) BDD

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
4 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DHCP
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (61.54%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Architect
2 2 (15.38%) SOA Architect
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Service Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) JSON
1 3 (23.08%) RESTful
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Microservices
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (53.85%) MCITP
1 7 (53.85%) MCSA
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle