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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 79 98 126
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +28
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 66 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 1.25% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.71% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 7
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+225.00% -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -45.00%
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
2343 2050 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.66% 72.95% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1362 992 1067
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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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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 +1 25 £300 -6.25% 11
Cheshire +7 23 £428 +72.72% 1
Lancashire -10 13 £517 +3.30% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 30 (31.58%) Linux
2 29 (30.53%) Puppet
3 28 (29.47%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (29.47%) Red Hat
4 25 (26.32%) DevOps
5 24 (25.26%) Jenkins
6 22 (23.16%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (22.11%) Open Source
7 21 (22.11%) CentOS
8 19 (20.00%) DHCP
8 19 (20.00%) DNS
9 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (17.89%) Amazon S3
10 17 (17.89%) Vagrant
10 17 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (16.84%) QA
11 16 (16.84%) HTTP
11 16 (16.84%) Java
12 15 (15.79%) ITIL
12 15 (15.79%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (15.79%) RightScale
12 15 (15.79%) Route 53
13 14 (14.74%) Apache
13 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
14 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
14 13 (13.68%) Finance
15 12 (12.63%) Maven
15 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
15 12 (12.63%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 14 (14.74%) Apache
2 11 (11.58%) Tomcat
2 11 (11.58%) nginx
3 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 9 (9.47%) Jetty
5 7 (7.37%) IIS
6 5 (5.26%) JBoss
7 3 (3.16%) CICS
8 2 (2.11%) Site Server
8 2 (2.11%) CMS
8 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.11%) Confluence
8 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.05%) ArcSDE
9 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) assyst
2 1 (1.05%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.16%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.89%) Amazon S3
3 15 (15.79%) Amazon ELB
3 15 (15.79%) Route 53
4 11 (11.58%) PaaS
5 10 (10.53%) SaaS
6 5 (5.26%) Google App Engine
6 5 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.11%) IaaS
8 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) DHCP
1 19 (20.00%) DNS
2 16 (16.84%) HTTP
3 11 (11.58%) Firewall
4 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.42%) SSL
6 5 (5.26%) FTP
6 5 (5.26%) IPsec
7 3 (3.16%) AMQP
7 3 (3.16%) Wireless
8 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.05%) MQTT
9 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) MySQL
1 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Big Data
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) Informix
Development Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Jenkins
2 12 (12.63%) Maven
3 11 (11.58%) Hudson
4 4 (4.21%) JUnit
5 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.16%) Subversion
6 2 (2.11%) Introscope
6 2 (2.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.11%) PVCS
6 2 (2.11%) JIRA
6 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.11%) Gradle
7 1 (1.05%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.05%) RSpec
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.16%) CICS Programmer
7 3 (3.16%) Problem Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.16%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Transition Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Programmer
7 3 (3.16%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) Servlets
2 7 (7.37%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
3 6 (6.32%) HTML
4 5 (5.26%) Django
4 5 (5.26%) JSON
4 5 (5.26%) CSS
5 4 (4.21%) JMS
5 4 (4.21%) Web Services
5 4 (4.21%) REST
5 4 (4.21%) Play Framework
6 3 (3.16%) HTML5
6 3 (3.16%) Java EE
6 3 (3.16%) Ajax
6 3 (3.16%) EJB
7 2 (2.11%) Middleware
7 2 (2.11%) LAMP
7 2 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.11%) CSS3
8 1 (1.05%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Open Source
2 17 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) CMDB
4 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.11%) NHS
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) CESG
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) DataPower
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) GIS
6 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Linux
2 21 (22.11%) CentOS
3 12 (12.63%) UNIX
4 11 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (8.42%) Windows
6 5 (5.26%) AIX
7 4 (4.21%) Solaris
8 3 (3.16%) zOS
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.11%) SUSE
9 2 (2.11%) Android
9 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.05%) HPUX
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (26.32%) DevOps
3 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.79%) ITIL
5 11 (11.58%) Service Management
5 11 (11.58%) Change Control
6 9 (9.47%) Problem Management
7 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Scrum
8 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.21%) Project Management
9 4 (4.21%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.21%) Wealth Management
9 4 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.16%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.16%) Line Management
10 3 (3.16%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) Java
2 9 (9.47%) Ruby
3 6 (6.32%) C
4 5 (5.26%) Python
5 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.21%) SQL
5 4 (4.21%) Scala
6 3 (3.16%) C++
6 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.16%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) PHP
7 2 (2.11%) C#
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Xen
1 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (30.53%) Puppet
2 17 (17.89%) Vagrant
3 10 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.21%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.11%) Nagios
5 2 (2.11%) Cacti
5 2 (2.11%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.05%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Red Hat
2 15 (15.79%) RightScale
3 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.53%) HP
4 10 (10.53%) IBM
5 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 8 (8.42%) Oracle
6 5 (5.26%) Google
7 3 (3.16%) CA
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 2 (2.11%) FatWire
8 2 (2.11%) Sun
8 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 2 (2.11%) Serena
8 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.11%) Percona
9 1 (1.05%) Axway
9 1 (1.05%) Siebel
9 1 (1.05%) ESRI
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