The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 54 52 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 44 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.69% 2.36% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.24% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.48% -1.33%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1214 925 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.25% 72.78% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 477 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Altrincham - 3 £475 -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 23 (36.51%) UNIX
2 18 (28.57%) Linux
3 16 (25.40%) Windows
4 15 (23.81%) Migration
5 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.22%) Oracle
5 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 14 (22.22%) Internet
5 14 (22.22%) Puppet
5 14 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 13 (20.63%) JSON
6 13 (20.63%) Open Source
6 13 (20.63%) IBM
6 13 (20.63%) TDD
6 13 (20.63%) Scrum
7 12 (19.05%) Ruby
8 11 (17.46%) Citrix
8 11 (17.46%) HTML
8 11 (17.46%) Java
8 11 (17.46%) MongoDB
9 10 (15.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.87%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (15.87%) Base SAS
9 10 (15.87%) Data Extraction
9 10 (15.87%) SAS
9 10 (15.87%) Red Hat
9 10 (15.87%) Data Analysis
9 10 (15.87%) Mainframe
10 9 (14.29%) Finance

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (15.87%) SAS
2 8 (12.70%) IIS
3 7 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 7 (11.11%) Confluence
4 3 (4.76%) nginx
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.76%) Apache
4 3 (4.76%) Site Server
5 2 (3.17%) CICS
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.59%) Jetty
6 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Route 53
2 1 (1.59%) IaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Internet
2 8 (12.70%) Firewall
2 8 (12.70%) WAN
3 7 (11.11%) HTTP
3 7 (11.11%) Wireless
3 7 (11.11%) SAN
3 7 (11.11%) DMZ
3 7 (11.11%) MPLS
3 7 (11.11%) OSPF
3 7 (11.11%) BGP
3 7 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 7 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 7 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (11.11%) NAS
3 7 (11.11%) AMQP
3 7 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (11.11%) VPLS
4 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 11 (17.46%) MongoDB
3 10 (15.87%) Base SAS
3 10 (15.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 7 (11.11%) Big Data
6 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.35%) MySQL
8 2 (3.17%) DB2
8 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Subversion
2 7 (11.11%) Ant
2 7 (11.11%) JUnit
2 7 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 7 (11.11%) Gradle
3 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) Hudson
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Developer
2 18 (28.57%) Architect
3 16 (25.40%) Technical Architect
4 9 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 8 (12.70%) SAS Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Designer
6 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) SAP Support
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Programmer
8 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.17%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) SAP Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.17%) PMO Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (3.17%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) JSON
2 11 (17.46%) HTML
3 9 (14.29%) CSS
3 9 (14.29%) Web Services
4 8 (12.70%) Django
4 8 (12.70%) REST
5 7 (11.11%) EJB
5 7 (11.11%) Java EE
5 7 (11.11%) JMS
6 6 (9.52%) Ajax
6 6 (9.52%) HTML5
7 5 (7.94%) CSS3
7 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (4.76%) Play Framework
9 2 (3.17%) .NET
9 2 (3.17%) LAMP
10 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.59%) J2EE
10 1 (1.59%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Open Source
2 10 (15.87%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (15.87%) Data Extraction
2 10 (15.87%) Mainframe
3 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
3 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (11.11%) Celerra
4 7 (11.11%) Replication
4 7 (11.11%) Clustering
5 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.76%) CMDB
6 3 (4.76%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.76%) Fat Client
7 2 (3.17%) Blog
7 2 (3.17%) VSAM
8 1 (1.59%) Life Science
8 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) UNIX
2 18 (28.57%) Linux
3 16 (25.40%) Windows
4 7 (11.11%) Solaris
4 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.94%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.76%) CentOS
7 2 (3.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Migration
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) TDD
3 13 (20.63%) Scrum
4 10 (15.87%) Data Analysis
4 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.29%) Change Control
6 8 (12.70%) Software Architecture
6 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.70%) User Stories
7 7 (11.11%) DevOps
7 7 (11.11%) Line Management
7 7 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 7 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 7 (11.11%) OO
7 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.11%) MapReduce
7 7 (11.11%) System Testing
7 7 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) Ruby
2 11 (17.46%) Java
3 9 (14.29%) Python
4 7 (11.11%) REXX
5 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.35%) Scala
6 4 (6.35%) PHP
7 3 (4.76%) Perl
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) C
9 1 (1.59%) C++
9 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.11%) XenApp
2 7 (11.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 7 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.17%) RACF
4 1 (1.59%) Xen
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Puppet
2 8 (12.70%) Vagrant
3 5 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.17%) Cacti
5 2 (3.17%) Ansible
5 2 (3.17%) Nagios
6 1 (1.59%) Salt
6 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) IBM
3 11 (17.46%) Citrix
4 10 (15.87%) Red Hat
5 9 (14.29%) VMware
6 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 7 (11.11%) Atlassian
6 7 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 7 (11.11%) Cisco
6 7 (11.11%) EMC
6 7 (11.11%) Nortel
7 4 (6.35%) Avaya
8 3 (4.76%) HP
8 3 (4.76%) Dell
9 2 (3.17%) SAP
9 2 (3.17%) CA
9 2 (3.17%) Percona
10 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.59%) Serena