The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 27 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.05% 3.88% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 5.52% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
109 145 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.07% 70.39% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 84 95
Average daily rate £400 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 12
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £21.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £28.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Configuration Management
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) HNC
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris