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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 81 62 99
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +37
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 65 73 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 2.64% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 3.66% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 10
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£420 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.08% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £315 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £31.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+13.49% -13.69%
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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
2501 1993 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.06% 72.16% 69.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 1014 884
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 118 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £12.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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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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 36 £475 +35.71% 10
Cheshire -21 11 £318 -9.28% 1
Lancashire -11 8 £500 -1.23% 4
Merseyside - 6 £415 - 2
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 59 (41.55%) Linux
2 37 (26.06%) Java
3 36 (25.35%) Windows
3 36 (25.35%) Puppet
4 34 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (23.24%) UNIX
6 30 (21.13%) Red Hat
6 30 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (20.42%) Microsoft
8 28 (19.72%) HTTP
9 27 (19.01%) DevOps
10 25 (17.61%) Open Source
10 25 (17.61%) Jenkins
11 24 (16.90%) ITIL
11 24 (16.90%) VMware
12 20 (14.08%) MongoDB
13 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
13 19 (13.38%) HTML
13 19 (13.38%) Oracle
13 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
13 19 (13.38%) DNS
13 19 (13.38%) DHCP
14 18 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (12.68%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (11.97%) REST
15 17 (11.97%) Vagrant
15 17 (11.97%) Apache
16 16 (11.27%) SSL
16 16 (11.27%) IIS
16 16 (11.27%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 17 (11.97%) Apache
2 16 (11.27%) IIS
3 12 (8.45%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.45%) nginx
4 11 (7.75%) WebSphere
5 10 (7.04%) Jetty
6 6 (4.23%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.52%) JBoss
7 5 (3.52%) Confluence
8 4 (2.82%) Site Server
9 3 (2.11%) ArcGIS
9 3 (2.11%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.41%) CICS
10 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.70%) CMS
11 1 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.41%) MS Project
3 2 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.70%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.68%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (8.45%) Amazon S3
2 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.04%) Route 53
3 10 (7.04%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.93%) PaaS
5 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.23%) Google App Engine
5 6 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.82%) IaaS
6 4 (2.82%) SaaS
7 3 (2.11%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.72%) HTTP
2 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
2 19 (13.38%) DNS
2 19 (13.38%) DHCP
3 16 (11.27%) SSL
4 14 (9.86%) Firewall
5 13 (9.15%) DMZ
6 12 (8.45%) Internet
7 8 (5.63%) AMQP
7 8 (5.63%) FTP
7 8 (5.63%) WAN
8 7 (4.93%) SAN
8 7 (4.93%) MPLS
8 7 (4.93%) OSPF
8 7 (4.93%) BGP
8 7 (4.93%) EIGRP
8 7 (4.93%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (4.93%) iSCSI
8 7 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.93%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.08%) MongoDB
2 14 (9.86%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.75%) MySQL
5 10 (7.04%) Neo4j
6 7 (4.93%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.23%) Big Data
8 5 (3.52%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.41%) DB2
10 1 (0.70%) Informix
10 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (17.61%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.04%) Subversion
3 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.23%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.23%) Hudson
4 6 (4.23%) Maven
4 6 (4.23%) JUnit
5 5 (3.52%) JIRA
5 5 (3.52%) Gradle
5 5 (3.52%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.52%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.52%) Ant
6 4 (2.82%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.41%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.41%) PVCS
9 1 (0.70%) Introscope
General
1 12 (8.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (20.42%) Developer
2 23 (16.20%) Architect
3 22 (15.49%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (10.56%) Technical Architect
5 15 (10.56%) Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.52%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Wintel Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.82%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Performance Engineer
10 3 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.11%) SAP Programme Manager
10 3 (2.11%) Transition Manager
10 3 (2.11%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) HTML
2 17 (11.97%) REST
3 13 (9.15%) .NET
4 11 (7.75%) JSON
5 10 (7.04%) JAX-RS
5 10 (7.04%) J2EE
5 10 (7.04%) Hibernate
6 9 (6.34%) Servlets
7 8 (5.63%) JMS
7 8 (5.63%) CSS
7 8 (5.63%) Java EE
7 8 (5.63%) Django
8 7 (4.93%) Web Services
9 6 (4.23%) Ajax
9 6 (4.23%) HTML5
9 6 (4.23%) Play Framework
10 5 (3.52%) CSS3
10 5 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.52%) Middleware
10 5 (3.52%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.61%) Open Source
2 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.15%) Clustering
3 9 (6.34%) CESG
3 9 (6.34%) PKI
4 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.93%) Replication
5 7 (4.93%) CMDB
5 7 (4.93%) Celerra
6 6 (4.23%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.11%) GIS
7 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.41%) VSAM
8 2 (1.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.55%) Linux
2 36 (25.35%) Windows
3 33 (23.24%) UNIX
4 18 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (10.56%) CentOS
6 13 (9.15%) Mac OS X
7 9 (6.34%) Windows Phone 8
7 9 (6.34%) Windows Phone
7 9 (6.34%) Apple iOS
7 9 (6.34%) Android
8 8 (5.63%) Solaris
9 6 (4.23%) Windows 2000
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.41%) zOS
11 1 (0.70%) SUSE
11 1 (0.70%) AIX
11 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.01%) DevOps
4 24 (16.90%) ITIL
5 16 (11.27%) Change Control
6 15 (10.56%) Service Management
7 13 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (9.15%) Migration
7 13 (9.15%) Web Design
7 13 (9.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (7.75%) TDD
8 11 (7.75%) Scrum
9 10 (7.04%) Business Continuity
9 10 (7.04%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (6.34%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.34%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (6.34%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.63%) Line Management
12 7 (4.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.06%) Java
2 14 (9.86%) Ruby
3 12 (8.45%) Python
4 9 (6.34%) Perl
5 8 (5.63%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.93%) SQL
6 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.23%) Scala
7 6 (4.23%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.52%) C
8 5 (3.52%) C#
9 4 (2.82%) PHP
10 2 (1.41%) C++
10 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.70%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.75%) VCP4
3 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.56%) Hyper-V
3 14 (9.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (9.86%) Firmware
4 8 (5.63%) Xen
5 7 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.93%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.93%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.93%) XenApp
5 7 (4.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (4.23%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.41%) RACF
8 1 (0.70%) vSphere
8 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (25.35%) Puppet
2 17 (11.97%) Vagrant
3 15 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.93%) SCCM
5 6 (4.23%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.82%) Ansible
6 4 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.11%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (2.11%) Salt
7 3 (2.11%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.41%) Nagios
8 2 (1.41%) Cacti
9 1 (0.70%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.70%) OpenView
9 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 30 (21.13%) Red Hat
2 29 (20.42%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.90%) VMware
4 19 (13.38%) Oracle
5 13 (9.15%) HP
6 11 (7.75%) Nortel
6 11 (7.75%) Citrix
7 9 (6.34%) Dell
7 9 (6.34%) RightScale
8 8 (5.63%) EMC
9 7 (4.93%) SAP
9 7 (4.93%) Cisco
9 7 (4.93%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.93%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.23%) F5
10 6 (4.23%) Google
11 5 (3.52%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.52%) IBM
11 5 (3.52%) Avaya
12 4 (2.82%) Ericsson
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