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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / North West
Rank 65 84 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 71 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.70% 1.85% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.29% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 40
Median daily rate £406 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +5.12%

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
2153 3099 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.93% 80.56% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1888 1417
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 107 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +39 51 £400 +23.07% 14
Merseyside +7 8 £600 +84.61%
Cheshire +12 7 £405 -19.00% 4
Lancashire -12 3 £450 - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 71 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (45.75%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (42.48%) Linux
4 53 (34.64%) Java
4 53 (34.64%) Puppet
5 52 (33.99%) DevOps
6 49 (32.03%) Jenkins
7 40 (26.14%) Git (software)
8 34 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (22.22%) Scrum
9 33 (21.57%) Python
9 33 (21.57%) Ansible
10 32 (20.92%) Ruby
11 30 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (17.65%) TDD
12 27 (17.65%) ITIL
13 26 (16.99%) JavaScript
13 26 (16.99%) Change Control
14 24 (15.69%) Spring
15 23 (15.03%) Red Hat
15 23 (15.03%) Security Cleared
16 22 (14.38%) RESTful
16 22 (14.38%) Bash Shell
16 22 (14.38%) Windows
16 22 (14.38%) VMware
17 21 (13.73%) CSS
17 21 (13.73%) HTML
17 21 (13.73%) Cucumber
17 21 (13.73%) Test Automation
17 21 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 12 (7.84%) CMS
2 9 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (5.23%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.58%) Drupal
5 5 (3.27%) Apache
6 4 (2.61%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.96%) IIS
7 3 (1.96%) Jetty
7 3 (1.96%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.96%) nginx
7 3 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.31%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) CICS
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.65%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.19%) MS Office
2 11 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (7.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.54%) GitHub
3 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.58%) Google Analytics
5 5 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.27%) Heroku
6 4 (2.61%) TestFlight
7 3 (1.96%) Google App Engine
7 3 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.31%) IaaS
8 2 (1.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.65%) Route 53
9 1 (0.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.19%) DHCP
2 11 (7.19%) DNS
3 8 (5.23%) LAN
3 8 (5.23%) SSL
3 8 (5.23%) WAN
4 7 (4.58%) Firewall
5 6 (3.92%) HTTPS
6 5 (3.27%) Network Security
6 5 (3.27%) SAN
7 4 (2.61%) IPsec
8 3 (1.96%) FTP
8 3 (1.96%) HTTP
8 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.96%) VoIP
9 2 (1.31%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.31%) SNMP
10 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.65%) NAS
10 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) MySQL
2 10 (6.54%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.23%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.23%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.61%) SQLite
6 2 (1.31%) Big Data
6 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 49 (32.03%) Jenkins
2 40 (26.14%) Git (software)
3 21 (13.73%) Cucumber
3 21 (13.73%) Selenium
4 13 (8.50%) JIRA
5 10 (6.54%) Maven
6 9 (5.88%) Travis CI
7 8 (5.23%) GoCD
7 8 (5.23%) JMeter
7 8 (5.23%) Subversion
8 7 (4.58%) Bitbucket
9 6 (3.92%) StarTeam
10 5 (3.27%) Ant
10 5 (3.27%) Gradle
11 4 (2.61%) Android Studio
11 4 (2.61%) CocoaPods
11 4 (2.61%) Xcode
12 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.96%) Hudson
12 3 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (4.58%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Retail
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.31%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.31%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (24.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (17.65%) Developer
3 17 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.80%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (8.50%) Service Manager
6 12 (7.84%) Consultant
7 11 (7.19%) Analyst
8 10 (6.54%) Services Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.92%) Architect
9 6 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.61%) Configuration Manager
11 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) iOS Developer
11 4 (2.61%) Java Applications Developer
11 4 (2.61%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 4 (2.61%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.69%) Spring
2 22 (14.38%) RESTful
3 21 (13.73%) CSS
3 21 (13.73%) HTML
4 15 (9.80%) CSS3
4 15 (9.80%) HTML5
5 14 (9.15%) AngularJS
5 14 (9.15%) JSON
6 13 (8.50%) jQuery
7 12 (7.84%) Dropwizard
7 12 (7.84%) ELK Stack
8 9 (5.88%) .NET
8 9 (5.88%) Web Services
9 6 (3.92%) MCollective
9 6 (3.92%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.27%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.27%) XML
11 4 (2.61%) Cocoa
11 4 (2.61%) Cocoa Touch
12 3 (1.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.54%) Management Information System
1 10 (6.54%) Wiki
2 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) CMDB
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.61%) iPhone
5 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.61%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.96%) User Experience
7 2 (1.31%) IVR
7 2 (1.31%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.31%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 65 (42.48%) Linux
2 22 (14.38%) Windows
3 21 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (13.07%) CentOS
5 19 (12.42%) Unix
6 7 (4.58%) Fedora
6 7 (4.58%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.92%) Solaris
8 5 (3.27%) Android
8 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.61%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.61%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.96%) HPUX
11 2 (1.31%) VME
11 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.65%) SUSE
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (45.75%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (33.99%) DevOps
4 34 (22.22%) Scrum
5 27 (17.65%) ITIL
5 27 (17.65%) TDD
6 26 (16.99%) Change Control
7 21 (13.73%) Kanban
7 21 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 20 (13.07%) Service Management
9 19 (12.42%) BDD
9 19 (12.42%) Change Management
9 19 (12.42%) Project Management
9 19 (12.42%) Web Development
10 17 (11.11%) Release Management
11 16 (10.46%) Dependency Injection
11 16 (10.46%) Service Delivery
12 15 (9.80%) E-Commerce
12 15 (9.80%) Pair Programming
12 15 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (34.64%) Java
2 33 (21.57%) Python
3 32 (20.92%) Ruby
4 26 (16.99%) JavaScript
5 22 (14.38%) Bash Shell
6 16 (10.46%) SQL
7 9 (5.88%) Perl
8 6 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.27%) C#
10 4 (2.61%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.96%) Go
11 3 (1.96%) Korn
11 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.31%) C++
12 2 (1.31%) COBOL
12 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.65%) PHP
13 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.58%) ISEB
5 4 (2.61%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.31%) Degree
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.65%) SANS
7 1 (0.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.50%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (13.73%) Docker
2 17 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.96%) KVM
5 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.31%) Xen
5 2 (1.31%) XenApp
5 2 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.65%) NFS
6 1 (0.65%) Varnish
6 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (34.64%) Puppet
2 34 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (21.57%) Ansible
4 14 (9.15%) Kibana
5 10 (6.54%) Nagios
6 9 (5.88%) logstash
7 8 (5.23%) Ganglia
8 6 (3.92%) Graphite
8 6 (3.92%) Riemann
9 5 (3.27%) ZABBIX
10 4 (2.61%) Terraform
11 2 (1.31%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.31%) Salt
12 1 (0.65%) Chronos
12 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.65%) Marathon
12 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.65%) QRadar
12 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Red Hat
2 22 (14.38%) VMware
3 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.80%) Oracle
5 14 (9.15%) Google
6 12 (7.84%) ATG
6 12 (7.84%) hybris
7 11 (7.19%) Splunk
8 5 (3.27%) HP
8 5 (3.27%) RightScale
8 5 (3.27%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.61%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.96%) New Relic
11 2 (1.31%) Citrix
11 2 (1.31%) ICL
11 2 (1.31%) Sun
12 1 (0.65%) Apple
12 1 (0.65%) SAP
12 1 (0.65%) Symantec
12 1 (0.65%) Wyse
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