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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 61 81 107
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +26
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 96 77 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.62% 2.04% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.61% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 12
Median daily rate £400 £420 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +68.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £338 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £30.04 £59.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.51% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -5.00%
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
2974 2948 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.04% 78.07% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1737 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 126 94
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +20 52 £395 -16.84% 14
Lancashire -11 23 £400 -2.08% 4
Cheshire -5 13 £475 +2.70% 2
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 54 (31.03%) ITIL
2 53 (30.46%) Linux
3 43 (24.71%) Unix
4 37 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (19.54%) Windows
6 32 (18.39%) Service Management
7 31 (17.82%) Java
8 29 (16.67%) Puppet
9 28 (16.09%) Jenkins
9 28 (16.09%) DevOps
10 27 (15.52%) Project Management
11 26 (14.94%) Oracle
12 25 (14.37%) Security Cleared
13 24 (13.79%) SQL
13 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
14 22 (12.64%) VMware
15 21 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (10.34%) QA
16 18 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
17 17 (9.77%) AIX
17 17 (9.77%) Git (software)
18 16 (9.20%) JIRA
18 16 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (9.20%) PRINCE2
18 16 (9.20%) Red Hat
19 15 (8.62%) SC Cleared
19 15 (8.62%) Change Control
20 14 (8.05%) Test Automation
20 14 (8.05%) Middleware
20 14 (8.05%) Solaris

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 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.17%) Apache
3 8 (4.60%) IIS
4 7 (4.02%) JBoss
4 7 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.87%) CMS
6 5 (2.87%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.87%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.72%) Confluence
8 3 (1.72%) nginx
8 3 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.15%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.15%) Jetty
9 2 (1.15%) Liferay
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Project
3 2 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.57%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.87%) IaaS
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.87%) SaaS
4 4 (2.30%) PaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.15%) Engine Yard
5 2 (1.15%) GitHub
5 2 (1.15%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.15%) Heroku
6 1 (0.57%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.47%) HTTP
2 12 (6.90%) DNS
3 9 (5.17%) Firewall
4 8 (4.60%) DHCP
4 8 (4.60%) SAN
4 8 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.02%) LAN
6 6 (3.45%) WAN
7 3 (1.72%) IPsec
7 3 (1.72%) Network Security
7 3 (1.72%) SSH
8 2 (1.15%) DMZ
8 2 (1.15%) FTP
8 2 (1.15%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.15%) RS-422
8 2 (1.15%) VPN
8 2 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.57%) SSL
9 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) Relational Database
2 12 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.32%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.60%) Neo4j
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.72%) MySQL
6 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.57%) SQLite
8 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (16.09%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.77%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.20%) JIRA
4 11 (6.32%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.60%) Gradle
5 8 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.45%) Hudson
6 6 (3.45%) Selenium
7 5 (2.87%) Maven
8 4 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.72%) Android Studio
9 3 (1.72%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.15%) Ant
10 2 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.15%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.15%) Introscope
10 2 (1.15%) TestComplete
General
1 12 (6.90%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Banking
3 8 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.30%) Retail
4 4 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.15%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (13.22%) Developer
2 21 (12.07%) Analyst
3 18 (10.34%) Consultant
4 17 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.05%) Test Manager
6 13 (7.47%) Architect
7 11 (6.32%) Service Manager
8 10 (5.75%) Configuration Manager
9 9 (5.17%) Administrator
10 8 (4.60%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.02%) Environment Manager
11 7 (4.02%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (3.45%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (3.45%) Technical Developer
13 5 (2.87%) Configuration Analyst
13 5 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (2.87%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) Middleware
2 11 (6.32%) .NET
3 10 (5.75%) HTML
4 9 (5.17%) REST
5 8 (4.60%) Dropwizard
5 8 (4.60%) Hibernate
6 7 (4.02%) JAX-RS
7 5 (2.87%) Web Services
8 4 (2.30%) JSON
8 4 (2.30%) MCollective
9 3 (1.72%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.72%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (1.72%) Node.js
10 2 (1.15%) CSS
10 2 (1.15%) HTML5
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.15%) RESTful
10 2 (1.15%) Servlets
10 2 (1.15%) Spring
10 2 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) Clustering
2 8 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.02%) Life Science
3 7 (4.02%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.02%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.87%) CMDB
5 5 (2.87%) NHS
6 4 (2.30%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.30%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.72%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.72%) Wiki
8 2 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.15%) LPAR
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 53 (30.46%) Linux
2 43 (24.71%) Unix
3 34 (19.54%) Windows
4 17 (9.77%) AIX
5 14 (8.05%) Solaris
6 9 (5.17%) Mac OS X
6 9 (5.17%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.02%) CentOS
8 6 (3.45%) Android
8 6 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.87%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.30%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.72%) HPUX
12 2 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.15%) SUSE
12 2 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.03%) ITIL
2 37 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (18.39%) Service Management
4 28 (16.09%) DevOps
5 27 (15.52%) Project Management
6 21 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (9.20%) PRINCE2
8 15 (8.62%) Change Control
9 14 (8.05%) Scrum
9 14 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.47%) Release Management
10 13 (7.47%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (6.90%) ITSM
11 12 (6.90%) Risk Management
12 11 (6.32%) Web Design
13 10 (5.75%) Kanban
14 9 (5.17%) CRM
14 9 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (5.17%) Service Delivery
14 9 (5.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.82%) Java
2 24 (13.79%) SQL
3 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.32%) Python
4 11 (6.32%) Ruby
5 10 (5.75%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.17%) C#
6 9 (5.17%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.87%) C
9 4 (2.30%) C++
9 4 (2.30%) COBOL
10 3 (1.72%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.15%) Perl
11 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.15%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.02%) Degree
4 5 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.30%) EMCSA
6 3 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.15%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.15%) CISM
7 2 (1.15%) CISSP
7 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.15%) MCITP
7 2 (1.15%) MCSA
7 2 (1.15%) MCSE
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CCIP
8 1 (0.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.57%) CCNP
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.34%) QA
2 11 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.02%) SLA
4 5 (2.87%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
System Software
1 16 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.02%) Docker
3 6 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.87%) Firmware
4 5 (2.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.15%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.57%) GPFS
7 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.57%) vCloud
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (16.67%) Puppet
2 18 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.90%) Ansible
4 7 (4.02%) Nagios
5 5 (2.87%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.87%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (2.87%) Salt
5 5 (2.87%) SCCM
5 5 (2.87%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.87%) vRealize
6 4 (2.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.30%) Graylog
6 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.30%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.30%) yum
7 3 (1.72%) TADDM
8 2 (1.15%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.15%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (14.94%) Oracle
2 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.64%) VMware
4 16 (9.20%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.90%) IBM
6 10 (5.75%) HP
7 8 (4.60%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.45%) Citrix
9 5 (2.87%) EMC
9 5 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.87%) Veritas
10 4 (2.30%) BMC
10 4 (2.30%) Wyse
11 3 (1.72%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.72%) ATG
11 3 (1.72%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.72%) CA
11 3 (1.72%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.72%) Remedy
11 3 (1.72%) SAP
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