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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 55 67 86
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +19
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 100 61 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.72% 2.02% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.80% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 20 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £176 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.89 £37.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-35.44% -1.98%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Lancashire +30 34 £350 +13.36%
Cheshire -8 32 £413 +13.79% 5
Manchester -1 28 £475 +18.75% 9
Merseyside -12 2 £260 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 63 (38.89%) Linux
2 52 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (26.54%) UNIX
4 42 (25.93%) Java
5 41 (25.31%) Puppet
6 38 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (17.90%) Open Source
8 28 (17.28%) Jenkins
8 28 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (17.28%) DevOps
8 28 (17.28%) VMware
8 28 (17.28%) Migration
9 26 (16.05%) Windows
9 26 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
11 24 (14.81%) Python
12 22 (13.58%) Security Cleared
12 22 (13.58%) Git (software)
12 22 (13.58%) MongoDB
13 20 (12.35%) Oracle
13 20 (12.35%) Red Hat
14 19 (11.73%) Ruby
14 19 (11.73%) JSON
14 19 (11.73%) ITIL
15 18 (11.11%) HTTP
16 17 (10.49%) Scrum
16 17 (10.49%) Bash Shell
16 17 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (9.88%) Amazon EC2

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (9.88%) OpenStack
2 15 (9.26%) IIS
3 13 (8.02%) Apache
4 12 (7.41%) nginx
5 11 (6.79%) WebSphere
6 10 (6.17%) SAS
7 9 (5.56%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.94%) Confluence
8 8 (4.94%) Jetty
9 7 (4.32%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.85%) Site Server
10 3 (1.85%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (1.85%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (1.23%) Node.js
11 2 (1.23%) CICS
11 2 (1.23%) JBoss
11 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.88%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (8.02%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 9 (5.56%) PaaS
5 7 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.32%) Google App Engine
6 5 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (3.09%) Route 53
6 5 (3.09%) IaaS
7 3 (1.85%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.85%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.11%) HTTP
2 15 (9.26%) Internet
2 15 (9.26%) Firewall
3 13 (8.02%) DNS
3 13 (8.02%) DHCP
4 10 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (5.56%) SAN
5 9 (5.56%) DMZ
5 9 (5.56%) SSL
5 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.56%) NAS
6 8 (4.94%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (4.94%) iSCSI
6 8 (4.94%) AMQP
6 8 (4.94%) Wireless
6 8 (4.94%) VPLS
6 8 (4.94%) FTP
6 8 (4.94%) WAN
6 8 (4.94%) BGP
6 8 (4.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.58%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.26%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.79%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.79%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.17%) Base SAS
4 10 (6.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 10 (6.17%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.94%) Big Data
6 7 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.70%) Neo4j
7 6 (3.70%) MySQL
8 3 (1.85%) DB2
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.62%) Informix
10 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (17.28%) Jenkins
2 22 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 14 (8.64%) Gradle
3 14 (8.64%) Subversion
3 14 (8.64%) Maven
3 14 (8.64%) Ant
4 9 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.94%) JIRA
5 8 (4.94%) JUnit
6 7 (4.32%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.32%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.09%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.09%) Hudson
8 4 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.23%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.62%) Calabash
11 1 (0.62%) Appium
General
1 16 (9.88%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.56%) Banking
4 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (24.07%) Developer
2 25 (15.43%) Architect
3 20 (12.35%) Java Developer
4 17 (10.49%) Analyst
4 17 (10.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.26%) Technical Architect
6 8 (4.94%) SAS Developer
7 7 (4.32%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (3.70%) Environment Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Consultant
8 6 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.09%) Technical Leader
9 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.09%) RAN Engineer
9 5 (3.09%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 5 (3.09%) Designer
10 4 (2.47%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (2.47%) Software Engineer
11 3 (1.85%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.73%) JSON
2 16 (9.88%) Web Services
2 16 (9.88%) HTML
3 12 (7.41%) Spring
3 12 (7.41%) .NET
4 10 (6.17%) REST
4 10 (6.17%) CSS
5 9 (5.56%) Servlets
5 9 (5.56%) J2EE
6 8 (4.94%) Java EE
6 8 (4.94%) JMS
7 7 (4.32%) Middleware
7 7 (4.32%) EJB
8 6 (3.70%) HTML5
8 6 (3.70%) CSS3
8 6 (3.70%) JAX-RS
8 6 (3.70%) Django
8 6 (3.70%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.09%) RESTful
10 4 (2.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.90%) Open Source
2 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.88%) Mainframe
3 11 (6.79%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (6.17%) Data Extraction
4 10 (6.17%) CMDB
5 9 (5.56%) Clustering
6 8 (4.94%) Celerra
6 8 (4.94%) Replication
7 7 (4.32%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.47%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.85%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.85%) PKI
9 3 (1.85%) GIS
9 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.85%) Life Science
10 2 (1.23%) VSAM
10 2 (1.23%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 63 (38.89%) Linux
2 43 (26.54%) UNIX
3 26 (16.05%) Windows
4 14 (8.64%) CentOS
5 13 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.17%) Mac OS X
7 9 (5.56%) Solaris
8 6 (3.70%) VME
9 5 (3.09%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.47%) Debian
11 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.23%) Android
11 2 (1.23%) zOS
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.62%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (17.28%) DevOps
3 28 (17.28%) Migration
4 19 (11.73%) ITIL
5 17 (10.49%) Scrum
6 16 (9.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 15 (9.26%) TDD
8 14 (8.64%) OO
9 13 (8.02%) Service Management
9 13 (8.02%) Change Control
10 11 (6.79%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.79%) Web Development
10 11 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.17%) System Testing
11 10 (6.17%) Performance Management
11 10 (6.17%) Software Delivery
11 10 (6.17%) Data Analysis
12 9 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.93%) Java
2 24 (14.81%) Python
3 19 (11.73%) Ruby
4 17 (10.49%) Bash Shell
5 13 (8.02%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.79%) Perl
7 7 (4.32%) REXX
7 7 (4.32%) PHP
7 7 (4.32%) SQL
8 6 (3.70%) Scala
9 5 (3.09%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.47%) C#
11 2 (1.23%) C++
11 2 (1.23%) C
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) Uniface
12 1 (0.62%) Jython
12 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.32%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.85%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) CISM
5 2 (1.23%) CISMP
5 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.23%) CISSP
6 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.17%) Hyper-V
2 10 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.94%) XenApp
3 8 (4.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (4.94%) VMware ESX
3 8 (4.94%) Terminal Services
4 7 (4.32%) Xen
4 7 (4.32%) KVM
4 7 (4.32%) QEMU
5 2 (1.23%) RACF
5 2 (1.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (25.31%) Puppet
2 28 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.41%) Vagrant
4 8 (4.94%) Ansible
4 8 (4.94%) Nagios
5 6 (3.70%) Salt
6 4 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.47%) Cacti
6 4 (2.47%) Munin
6 4 (2.47%) Graphite
7 3 (1.85%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.23%) SCCM
9 1 (0.62%) OpenView
9 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.62%) OVSD
9 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (17.28%) VMware
2 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.35%) Oracle
3 20 (12.35%) Red Hat
4 16 (9.88%) IBM
5 15 (9.26%) Nortel
5 15 (9.26%) Citrix
6 10 (6.17%) Cisco
6 10 (6.17%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.94%) SolarWinds
7 8 (4.94%) EMC
8 7 (4.32%) Ericsson
8 7 (4.32%) HP
8 7 (4.32%) Google
8 7 (4.32%) Huawei
8 7 (4.32%) Atlassian
8 7 (4.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (3.09%) Avaya
9 5 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.47%) Percona
North West
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Manchester
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