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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 75 64 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 14 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.17% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.57% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
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£198 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.79% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £324 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.86% -6.25%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
996 890 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.67% 74.17% 67.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 465 501
Average daily rate £350 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 56
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 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
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Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 12 (35.29%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) ITIL
4 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 7 (20.59%) Puppet
5 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 6 (17.65%) IBM
5 6 (17.65%) Java
6 5 (14.71%) HTML
6 5 (14.71%) Web Services
6 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.71%) Web Development
6 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (14.71%) OpenStack
6 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (14.71%) vCloud
6 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (14.71%) Ansible
6 5 (14.71%) DevOps
7 4 (11.76%) jQuery
7 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Finance
7 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (11.76%) assyst
7 4 (11.76%) HTTP
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 4 (11.76%) HP

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 5 (14.71%) OpenStack
2 3 (8.82%) CICS
3 2 (5.88%) Site Server
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
3 2 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.88%) Confluence
3 2 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) AMQP
2 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) PABX
3 1 (2.94%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) InterSystems Cache
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Gradle
2 2 (5.88%) JUnit
2 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.88%) Introscope
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Hybris Developer
4 3 (8.82%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) CICS Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Problem Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) HTML
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) jQuery
3 3 (8.82%) JMS
3 3 (8.82%) Spring MVC
3 3 (8.82%) EJB
3 3 (8.82%) DHTML
3 3 (8.82%) Struts
3 3 (8.82%) Spring
3 3 (8.82%) JSF
3 3 (8.82%) Ajax
4 2 (5.88%) Java EE
4 2 (5.88%) JSON
4 2 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (5.88%) Django
4 2 (5.88%) Middleware
5 1 (2.94%) GWT
5 1 (2.94%) JPA
5 1 (2.94%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (2.94%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Firmware
1 2 (5.88%) CMDB
1 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) CCTV
2 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) zOS
3 3 (8.82%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
1 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.71%) Web Development
3 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.71%) DevOps
4 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.82%) TDD
5 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Test Management
5 3 (8.82%) User Stories
6 2 (5.88%) Analytics
6 2 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.82%) C
3 2 (5.88%) C++
3 2 (5.88%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (14.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (14.71%) Ansible
3 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 6 (17.65%) IBM
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) JBoss
5 3 (8.82%) hybris
6 2 (5.88%) CA
6 2 (5.88%) Serena
6 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.88%) FatWire
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.94%) Sun