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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.50% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£273 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £26.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -32.69%
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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
206 143 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.57% 65.00% 64.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 87 67
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Dell
3 5 (71.43%) Firmware
3 5 (71.43%) DMZ
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 2000
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (71.43%) DFS Replication
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) SCVMM
3 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) High Availability
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DMZ
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 2000
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (71.43%) High Availability
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Firmware
2 5 (71.43%) DFS Replication
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) SCVMM
3 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) Dell
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SAP