The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 77 99 54
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -45
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 83 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.61% 1.55% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.96% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 54
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £30.15 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +17.14%
Configuration Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 46 £425 -2.85% 19
Cheshire +8 20 £438 -11.39% 4
Merseyside +5 6 £375 -16.66%
Lancashire -4 5 £443 +10.97%
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 52 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
1 52 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
2 51 (35.92%) Linux
3 45 (31.69%) Puppet
4 38 (26.76%) DevOps
4 38 (26.76%) Java
5 33 (23.24%) ITIL
5 33 (23.24%) Jenkins
6 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
6 26 (18.31%) Unix
7 25 (17.61%) Service Management
7 25 (17.61%) Ruby
7 25 (17.61%) Ansible
8 24 (16.90%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
8 24 (16.90%) Change Control
8 24 (16.90%) Windows
8 24 (16.90%) Python
9 23 (16.20%) Scrum
10 21 (14.79%) Project Management
11 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
12 19 (13.38%) Test Automation
12 19 (13.38%) Cucumber
12 19 (13.38%) Bash Shell
12 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
13 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
13 18 (12.68%) TDD
13 18 (12.68%) JIRA
13 18 (12.68%) Selenium
13 18 (12.68%) Amazon AWS

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.75%) CMS
2 9 (6.34%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.93%) Drupal
4 4 (2.82%) Apache
4 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.41%) IIS
6 2 (1.41%) JBoss
6 2 (1.41%) Jetty
6 2 (1.41%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.41%) nginx
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.70%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.75%) MS Office
2 11 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (7.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.34%) GitHub
3 7 (4.93%) Google Analytics
4 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.11%) Heroku
7 2 (1.41%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.41%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.70%) PaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Route 53
8 1 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.75%) DNS
2 10 (7.04%) DHCP
2 10 (7.04%) LAN
2 10 (7.04%) WAN
3 8 (5.63%) SAN
3 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.93%) Firewall
5 5 (3.52%) Network Security
6 3 (2.11%) IPsec
6 3 (2.11%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.11%) VoIP
7 2 (1.41%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.41%) FTP
7 2 (1.41%) HTTP
7 2 (1.41%) SNMP
7 2 (1.41%) SSL
7 2 (1.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.70%) ICMP
8 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) MySQL
2 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.41%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.41%) SQLite
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (23.24%) Jenkins
2 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
3 19 (13.38%) Cucumber
4 18 (12.68%) JIRA
4 18 (12.68%) Selenium
5 9 (6.34%) Maven
6 8 (5.63%) JMeter
7 7 (4.93%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.52%) Gradle
9 4 (2.82%) Ant
9 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.11%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.11%) StarTeam
10 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.41%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.41%) Subversion
11 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 9 (6.34%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Retail
2 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.41%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (16.20%) Developer
3 15 (10.56%) Delivery Manager
3 15 (10.56%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.86%) Consultant
5 13 (9.15%) Analyst
5 13 (9.15%) Service Manager
6 10 (7.04%) Services Delivery Manager
7 7 (4.93%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Architect
8 6 (4.23%) Environment Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Drupal Consultant
10 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Test Environment Manager
10 4 (2.82%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.27%) Spring
2 14 (9.86%) RESTful
3 13 (9.15%) CSS
3 13 (9.15%) CSS3
3 13 (9.15%) HTML
3 13 (9.15%) HTML5
3 13 (9.15%) JSON
4 12 (8.45%) AngularJS
4 12 (8.45%) jQuery
5 11 (7.75%) Dropwizard
5 11 (7.75%) ELK Stack
6 8 (5.63%) MCollective
7 7 (4.93%) .NET
8 4 (2.82%) Web Services
8 4 (2.82%) XML
9 2 (1.41%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.41%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.41%) J2EE
9 2 (1.41%) Middleware
9 2 (1.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Wiki
2 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.23%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.52%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.82%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.11%) Clustering
7 3 (2.11%) CMDB
7 3 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.11%) User Experience
8 2 (1.41%) iPhone
8 2 (1.41%) IVR
8 2 (1.41%) Life Science
8 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.92%) Linux
2 26 (18.31%) Unix
3 24 (16.90%) Windows
4 13 (9.15%) CentOS
5 12 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.63%) Solaris
7 6 (4.23%) AIX
7 6 (4.23%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.82%) Windows Phone
9 3 (2.11%) Android
9 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.11%) HPUX
9 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.70%) SUSE
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
1 52 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
2 38 (26.76%) DevOps
3 33 (23.24%) ITIL
4 25 (17.61%) Service Management
5 24 (16.90%) Change Control
6 23 (16.20%) Scrum
7 21 (14.79%) Project Management
8 19 (13.38%) Test Automation
9 18 (12.68%) TDD
10 17 (11.97%) Web Development
11 16 (11.27%) Kanban
11 16 (11.27%) Service Delivery
12 15 (10.56%) Change Management
13 14 (9.86%) Dependency Injection
13 14 (9.86%) Pair Programming
13 14 (9.86%) Release Management
13 14 (9.86%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (9.15%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (9.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.76%) Java
2 25 (17.61%) Ruby
3 24 (16.90%) Python
4 19 (13.38%) Bash Shell
4 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.04%) SQL
6 7 (4.93%) C#
6 7 (4.93%) Perl
7 4 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.41%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.41%) C++
8 2 (1.41%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.70%) COBOL
9 1 (0.70%) Groovy
9 1 (0.70%) Lua
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) ISEB
4 6 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.82%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) Degree
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.70%) SANS
6 1 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.27%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.27%) Docker
2 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.34%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.11%) KVM
4 3 (2.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.41%) Xen
5 2 (1.41%) XenApp
5 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.70%) NFS
6 1 (0.70%) Varnish
6 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (31.69%) Puppet
2 25 (17.61%) Ansible
3 24 (16.90%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.63%) logstash
5 7 (4.93%) Kibana
6 5 (3.52%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.11%) Nagios
7 3 (2.11%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.41%) Ganglia
8 2 (1.41%) Salt
9 1 (0.70%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.70%) Chronos
9 1 (0.70%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.70%) Mesos
9 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.97%) Red Hat
3 16 (11.27%) VMware
4 15 (10.56%) Oracle
5 12 (8.45%) ATG
6 11 (7.75%) hybris
6 11 (7.75%) Splunk
7 10 (7.04%) Google
8 5 (3.52%) HP
8 5 (3.52%) RightScale
9 4 (2.82%) Citrix
9 4 (2.82%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.11%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.11%) New Relic
10 3 (2.11%) SAP
10 3 (2.11%) Veritas
10 3 (2.11%) Wyse
11 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.41%) Sun
12 1 (0.70%) Lumension
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