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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 76 63 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 90 95 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.39% 2.56% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.32% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 61 17
Median daily rate £400 £385 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £59.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £34.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.59%
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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 June 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 +16 47 £400 -11.11% 11
Lancashire -10 20 £400 +5.26% 4
Cheshire -24 14 £488 +21.87% 4
Merseyside -1 3 - - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 60 (32.61%) Linux
2 50 (27.17%) ITIL
3 47 (25.54%) Unix
4 43 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (19.57%) DevOps
6 35 (19.02%) Puppet
7 32 (17.39%) Windows
8 30 (16.30%) SQL
8 30 (16.30%) Jenkins
9 29 (15.76%) Security Cleared
9 29 (15.76%) Java
9 29 (15.76%) Oracle
10 28 (15.22%) Service Management
11 26 (14.13%) Project Management
12 25 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
14 23 (12.50%) VMware
15 20 (10.87%) QA
16 19 (10.33%) SC Cleared
17 18 (9.78%) AIX
17 18 (9.78%) Finance
18 17 (9.24%) Scrum
19 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (8.70%) Test Automation
19 16 (8.70%) JIRA
20 15 (8.15%) Git (software)
20 15 (8.15%) Bash Shell
20 15 (8.15%) PRINCE2
20 15 (8.15%) HTTP

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 (6.52%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.43%) Apache
4 8 (4.35%) IIS
4 8 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (3.26%) JBoss
5 6 (3.26%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.26%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.72%) CMS
6 5 (2.72%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.17%) nginx
8 3 (1.63%) CloudStack
8 3 (1.63%) Confluence
8 3 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.09%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.09%) Jetty
9 2 (1.09%) Tuxedo
9 2 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.17%) MS Project
3 2 (1.09%) MS Office
4 1 (0.54%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.54%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.72%) IaaS
4 5 (2.72%) SaaS
5 4 (2.17%) PaaS
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.09%) Engine Yard
6 2 (1.09%) GitHub
6 2 (1.09%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.09%) Heroku
7 1 (0.54%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.15%) HTTP
2 12 (6.52%) DNS
3 9 (4.89%) Firewall
4 8 (4.35%) DHCP
5 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.26%) LAN
6 6 (3.26%) SAN
7 5 (2.72%) RS-422
7 5 (2.72%) WAN
8 4 (2.17%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.63%) IPsec
9 3 (1.63%) Network Security
9 3 (1.63%) SSH
10 2 (1.09%) DMZ
10 2 (1.09%) FTP
10 2 (1.09%) Internet
10 2 (1.09%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.09%) SSL
10 2 (1.09%) VPN
10 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) Relational Database
2 12 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.98%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.89%) Neo4j
5 8 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) MySQL
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) OLAP
7 1 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (16.30%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.70%) JIRA
3 15 (8.15%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (4.35%) Selenium
6 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.26%) Gradle
7 6 (3.26%) Hudson
8 5 (2.72%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.63%) Android Studio
9 3 (1.63%) Maven
9 3 (1.63%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.09%) CMake
10 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.09%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.09%) WiX
General
1 18 (9.78%) Finance
2 9 (4.89%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
5 1 (0.54%) Games
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.54%) Military
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (15.22%) Developer
2 25 (13.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (10.33%) Analyst
4 15 (8.15%) Consultant
5 14 (7.61%) Architect
5 14 (7.61%) Test Manager
6 10 (5.43%) Configuration Manager
6 10 (5.43%) Service Manager
7 9 (4.89%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) Administrator
8 8 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.80%) Environment Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (3.80%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (3.80%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.15%) Middleware
2 10 (5.43%) .NET
2 10 (5.43%) HTML
2 10 (5.43%) REST
3 9 (4.89%) Dropwizard
3 9 (4.89%) Hibernate
4 8 (4.35%) JAX-RS
5 6 (3.26%) Web Services
6 4 (2.17%) Node.js
7 3 (1.63%) Cocoa
7 3 (1.63%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (1.09%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.09%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.09%) J2EE
8 2 (1.09%) JSON
8 2 (1.09%) MCollective
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.09%) Servlets
8 2 (1.09%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) Clustering
2 7 (3.80%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.80%) Life Science
2 7 (3.80%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.80%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.72%) NHS
4 4 (2.17%) CMDB
4 4 (2.17%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.63%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.63%) Wiki
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.09%) LPAR
7 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.61%) Linux
2 47 (25.54%) Unix
3 32 (17.39%) Windows
4 18 (9.78%) AIX
5 12 (6.52%) Solaris
6 10 (5.43%) Mac OS X
7 8 (4.35%) Windows Server
8 7 (3.80%) CentOS
9 6 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.72%) Android
11 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.17%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.09%) HPUX
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.09%) SUSE
12 2 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.17%) ITIL
2 43 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (19.57%) DevOps
4 28 (15.22%) Service Management
5 26 (14.13%) Project Management
6 25 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (9.24%) Scrum
8 16 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 15 (8.15%) PRINCE2
10 14 (7.61%) Change Control
11 13 (7.07%) Release Management
12 12 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (6.52%) Risk Management
12 12 (6.52%) Web Design
13 11 (5.98%) ITSM
13 11 (5.98%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (5.43%) Service Delivery
14 10 (5.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.30%) SQL
2 29 (15.76%) Java
3 15 (8.15%) Bash Shell
4 14 (7.61%) Python
4 14 (7.61%) Ruby
5 10 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.43%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.89%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.35%) C
8 7 (3.80%) C#
8 7 (3.80%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.26%) C++
10 5 (2.72%) COBOL
11 3 (1.63%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.63%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.09%) PeopleCode
12 2 (1.09%) SQR
12 2 (1.09%) VB
13 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.80%) Degree
4 5 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.17%) EMCSA
6 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.09%) CISM
7 2 (1.09%) CISSP
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.09%) MCITP
7 2 (1.09%) MCSA
7 2 (1.09%) MCSE
7 2 (1.09%) MCTS
8 1 (0.54%) ACSA
8 1 (0.54%) MCDST
8 1 (0.54%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.87%) QA
2 11 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.72%) COBIT
3 5 (2.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
System Software
1 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.80%) Docker
3 6 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.72%) Firmware
5 4 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.63%) vSphere
6 3 (1.63%) Xen
6 3 (1.63%) XenServer
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.09%) vCloud
7 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.54%) GPFS
8 1 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (19.02%) Puppet
2 24 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.52%) Ansible
4 10 (5.43%) Tivoli
5 9 (4.89%) Cobbler
6 8 (4.35%) Nagios
7 5 (2.72%) Salt
7 5 (2.72%) SCCM
7 5 (2.72%) vRealize
8 4 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.17%) Graylog
8 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.17%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.17%) yum
9 3 (1.63%) TADDM
10 2 (1.09%) logstash
10 2 (1.09%) nmon
10 2 (1.09%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (15.76%) Oracle
2 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.50%) VMware
4 14 (7.61%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.52%) IBM
6 9 (4.89%) HP
7 8 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.26%) Citrix
9 5 (2.72%) EMC
9 5 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.17%) BMC
10 4 (2.17%) Serena
10 4 (2.17%) Veritas
11 3 (1.63%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.63%) ATG
11 3 (1.63%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.63%) CA
11 3 (1.63%) EnterpriseDB
11 3 (1.63%) Remedy
11 3 (1.63%) Wyse
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