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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 83 90 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 76 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.56% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.04% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 33
Average daily rate £415 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +20.63%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 28 £333 -21.76% 13
Lancashire +9 25 £450 +20.00% 4
Cheshire +1 14 £481 +33.68% 3
Merseyside +4 7 £345 -16.98% 1
Cumbria - 1 £502 - 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 59 (40.69%) Linux
2 50 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.34%) DevOps
4 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (26.90%) Java
6 35 (24.14%) ITIL
7 32 (22.07%) VMware
8 31 (21.38%) Unix
9 30 (20.69%) Puppet
10 29 (20.00%) Oracle
11 28 (19.31%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
13 23 (15.86%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (15.17%) HTTP
14 22 (15.17%) Finance
15 20 (13.79%) Migration
16 19 (13.10%) Python
17 18 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (11.72%) DHCP
18 17 (11.72%) DNS
18 17 (11.72%) Project Management
19 16 (11.03%) Ruby
19 16 (11.03%) MongoDB
19 16 (11.03%) Defect Management
20 15 (10.34%) Private Cloud
20 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
20 15 (10.34%) Jenkins
20 15 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
20 15 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
20 15 (10.34%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (8.28%) nginx
1 12 (8.28%) Tomcat
1 12 (8.28%) Tuxedo
2 10 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.52%) Apache
3 8 (5.52%) IIS
3 8 (5.52%) Jetty
4 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.83%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.14%) CloudStack
6 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.38%) Node.js
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.69%) SAS
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.86%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (5.52%) Google App Engine
4 8 (5.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.83%) Office 365
6 3 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.69%) PaaS
8 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.17%) HTTP
2 17 (11.72%) DHCP
2 17 (11.72%) DNS
3 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.21%) WAN
5 8 (5.52%) FTP
5 8 (5.52%) IPsec
6 6 (4.14%) LAN
7 4 (2.76%) SSL
8 3 (2.07%) DMZ
8 3 (2.07%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.07%) Firewall
8 3 (2.07%) RS-422
8 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.38%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.38%) Internet
9 2 (1.38%) SAN
9 2 (1.38%) SNMP
9 2 (1.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.59%) Neo4j
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.07%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.38%) MySQL
8 2 (1.38%) Redis
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.69%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.69%) Big Data
9 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.69%) DB2
9 1 (0.69%) Informix
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.69%) OLAP
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.76%) Selenium
4 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.38%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.69%) Maven
6 1 (0.69%) Subversion
6 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Local Government
3 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.55%) Architect
2 20 (13.79%) Developer
3 18 (12.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.97%) Analyst
5 10 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.21%) Configuration Manager
6 9 (6.21%) Release Manager
7 8 (5.52%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.83%) Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.14%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (4.14%) Release and Configuration Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.14%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) Middleware
2 11 (7.59%) Hibernate
2 11 (7.59%) HTML
3 10 (6.90%) JAX-RS
3 10 (6.90%) REST
4 9 (6.21%) .NET
5 8 (5.52%) J2EE
5 8 (5.52%) Servlets
6 7 (4.83%) Web Services
7 3 (2.07%) JSON
7 3 (2.07%) RESTful
8 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Private Cloud
2 9 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.07%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.38%) CMDB
5 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.38%) IVR
5 2 (1.38%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.69%) DataPower
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 59 (40.69%) Linux
2 31 (21.38%) Unix
3 15 (10.34%) Windows
4 11 (7.59%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.14%) VME
6 3 (2.07%) Android
6 3 (2.07%) Solaris
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.34%) DevOps
3 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (24.14%) ITIL
5 20 (13.79%) Migration
6 17 (11.72%) Project Management
7 16 (11.03%) Defect Management
8 15 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (9.66%) Release Management
9 14 (9.66%) Scrum
9 14 (9.66%) SOA
10 13 (8.97%) PRINCE2
11 12 (8.28%) Automated Testing
11 12 (8.28%) Change Management
11 12 (8.28%) Re-Platforming
11 12 (8.28%) Risk Management
11 12 (8.28%) Service Delivery
12 11 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (7.59%) Web Design
13 9 (6.21%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.90%) Java
2 19 (13.10%) Python
3 16 (11.03%) Ruby
4 13 (8.97%) Bash Shell
5 12 (8.28%) COBOL
6 11 (7.59%) SQL
7 10 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.52%) C
9 6 (4.14%) C++
10 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.38%) PeopleCode
11 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.38%) SQR
12 1 (0.69%) LINC
12 1 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) REXX
12 1 (0.69%) Scala
12 1 (0.69%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.90%) MCITP
3 10 (6.90%) MCSA
3 10 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.76%) CCNA
6 4 (2.76%) CCNP
6 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.76%) CISM
6 4 (2.76%) CISSP
6 4 (2.76%) MCTS
7 3 (2.07%) CCDP
7 3 (2.07%) CCIP
7 3 (2.07%) IBM Certification
7 3 (2.07%) MCDST
7 3 (2.07%) MCSE
7 3 (2.07%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 5 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.69%) P3O
5 1 (0.69%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.21%) Xen
3 7 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.14%) vSphere
4 6 (4.14%) XenServer
5 3 (2.07%) vCloud
5 3 (2.07%) XenApp
5 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.69%) Docker
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (20.69%) Puppet
2 28 (19.31%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (8.97%) Cobbler
4 9 (6.21%) SCCM
4 9 (6.21%) Tivoli
5 8 (5.52%) Ansible
6 3 (2.07%) logstash
6 3 (2.07%) Nagios
6 3 (2.07%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.69%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.69%) Netcool
7 1 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.69%) Packer
7 1 (0.69%) Terraform
7 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (22.07%) VMware
2 29 (20.00%) Oracle
3 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.90%) Citrix
5 8 (5.52%) Google
6 7 (4.83%) Cisco
7 6 (4.14%) EnterpriseDB
8 5 (3.45%) IBM
9 4 (2.76%) Juniper
9 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.07%) Apple
10 3 (2.07%) Avaya
10 3 (2.07%) EMC
10 3 (2.07%) HP
10 3 (2.07%) SAP
10 3 (2.07%) Serena
10 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.38%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.38%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.38%) Sun
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