The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 40 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.48% - 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% - 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£195 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.61 £34.93 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-26.67% -8.09%
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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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
308 136 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.86% 63.55% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 78 102
Average daily rate £425 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £135.00 £26.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.43% +103.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Private Cloud
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 4 (44.44%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) HP Helion
4 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
4 2 (22.22%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Firmware
4 2 (22.22%) DMZ
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) HP Helion
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) DMZ
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Architect
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
2 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Private Cloud
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
4 1 (11.11%) Server Building
4 1 (11.11%) API Development
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy