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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 83 101 92
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 83 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.10% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.48% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 16
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£425 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £100 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £59.50 £26.25 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.66% -65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -17.64%
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
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Lancashire +15 25 £413 +17.85% 5
Manchester -8 25 £475 +140.50% 9
Cheshire +1 22 £463 +85.00% 5
Merseyside - 5 £350 - 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 66 (37.50%) Linux
2 60 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (25.57%) Puppet
4 44 (25.00%) Java
5 37 (21.02%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (19.89%) Jenkins
8 32 (18.18%) UNIX
9 31 (17.61%) DevOps
10 30 (17.05%) Project Management
11 29 (16.48%) Open Source
12 27 (15.34%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (15.34%) HTTP
13 26 (14.77%) Finance
14 25 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (14.20%) VMware
15 24 (13.64%) PRINCE2
16 23 (13.07%) Windows
16 23 (13.07%) Risk Management
16 23 (13.07%) Microsoft
17 22 (12.50%) QA
17 22 (12.50%) Security Cleared
18 20 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
18 20 (11.36%) Python
19 19 (10.80%) DNS
19 19 (10.80%) Mainframe
19 19 (10.80%) nginx
19 19 (10.80%) Cloud Computing
20 18 (10.23%) Bash Shell
20 18 (10.23%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (10.80%) nginx
2 17 (9.66%) Tomcat
3 16 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 16 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 14 (7.95%) Jetty
5 13 (7.39%) IIS
5 13 (7.39%) Apache
6 8 (4.55%) SAS
7 5 (2.84%) Node.js
8 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.70%) Confluence
10 2 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.57%) JBoss
11 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) MS Project
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.57%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.34%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (10.80%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (7.95%) Google App Engine
4 14 (7.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.41%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.84%) PaaS
7 4 (2.27%) Route 53
7 4 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (1.14%) IaaS
9 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.34%) HTTP
2 19 (10.80%) DNS
3 18 (10.23%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.23%) DHCP
4 13 (7.39%) FTP
4 13 (7.39%) IPsec
5 12 (6.82%) SSL
6 6 (3.41%) Firewall
7 2 (1.14%) Network Security
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.14%) AMQP
7 2 (1.14%) Internet
8 1 (0.57%) 3G
8 1 (0.57%) MPLS
8 1 (0.57%) DSL
8 1 (0.57%) SAN
8 1 (0.57%) DMZ
8 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.57%) GPRS
8 1 (0.57%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.23%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.68%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 8 (4.55%) Base SAS
4 7 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.41%) Neo4j
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.70%) MySQL
7 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.70%) Big Data
7 3 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.14%) Redis
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) Informix
9 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 35 (19.89%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.52%) Maven
4 11 (6.25%) Ant
5 9 (5.11%) Gradle
6 8 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 7 (3.98%) LoadRunner
7 7 (3.98%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.41%) Subversion
8 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.41%) Facilita Forecast
9 4 (2.27%) Hudson
10 3 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.70%) JUnit
10 3 (1.70%) JIRA
11 2 (1.14%) Selenium
11 2 (1.14%) StarTeam
11 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.14%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.14%) Mocha
General
1 26 (14.77%) Finance
2 8 (4.55%) Marketing
3 5 (2.84%) Banking
4 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (18.18%) Developer
2 19 (10.80%) Analyst
3 15 (8.52%) Architect
4 14 (7.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.39%) Consultant
5 13 (7.39%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.82%) Project Planner
7 8 (4.55%) SAS Developer
7 8 (4.55%) Environment Manager
7 8 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (3.98%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (3.41%) Web Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.84%) Performance Tester
10 5 (2.84%) Service Manager
10 5 (2.84%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.84%) Tester
10 5 (2.84%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.09%) .NET
1 16 (9.09%) Servlets
2 14 (7.95%) J2EE
2 14 (7.95%) JSON
3 13 (7.39%) HTML
4 11 (6.25%) Web Services
5 9 (5.11%) Spring
6 8 (4.55%) RESTful
7 7 (3.98%) REST
8 6 (3.41%) JAX-RS
8 6 (3.41%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.84%) CSS
10 4 (2.27%) Middleware
10 4 (2.27%) jQuery
11 3 (1.70%) CSS3
11 3 (1.70%) HTML5
11 3 (1.70%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.70%) XML
12 2 (1.14%) EJB
12 2 (1.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Mainframe
2 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (4.55%) Data Extraction
5 7 (3.98%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.98%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.84%) CMDB
8 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.14%) Life Science
9 2 (1.14%) PKI
9 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.57%) DTV
10 1 (0.57%) Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.50%) Linux
2 32 (18.18%) UNIX
3 23 (13.07%) Windows
4 10 (5.68%) VME
4 10 (5.68%) CentOS
5 7 (3.98%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.84%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.27%) Debian
7 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.14%) Android
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.02%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (17.61%) DevOps
4 30 (17.05%) Project Management
5 29 (16.48%) Open Source
6 24 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 23 (13.07%) Risk Management
8 17 (9.66%) Migration
8 17 (9.66%) Automated Testing
8 17 (9.66%) SDLC
9 14 (7.95%) Unit Testing
9 14 (7.95%) ITIL
10 13 (7.39%) Change Management
10 13 (7.39%) Scrum
10 13 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (7.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (6.82%) Dependency Management
11 12 (6.82%) Software Delivery
11 12 (6.82%) Test Scripting
12 11 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.00%) Java
2 20 (11.36%) Python
3 18 (10.23%) Bash Shell
4 10 (5.68%) Ruby
5 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.11%) SQL
6 7 (3.98%) REXX
6 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.41%) Scala
7 6 (3.41%) Perl
8 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.27%) PHP
10 3 (1.70%) COBOL
11 2 (1.14%) VB
11 2 (1.14%) C
11 2 (1.14%) C#
11 2 (1.14%) C++
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.57%) Uniface
12 1 (0.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 22 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.82%) APMP
2 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.98%) Degree
5 2 (1.14%) CISSP
5 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.14%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.14%) CISM
5 2 (1.14%) CISMP
5 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.50%) QA
2 14 (7.95%) P3O
3 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.55%) QEMU
2 8 (4.55%) KVM
3 7 (3.98%) Xen
4 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.14%) vCloud
6 1 (0.57%) Firmware
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 45 (25.57%) Puppet
2 36 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.68%) Vagrant
4 8 (4.55%) Nagios
5 4 (2.27%) SCCM
5 4 (2.27%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.27%) Munin
5 4 (2.27%) Graphite
5 4 (2.27%) Ansible
6 2 (1.14%) logstash
6 2 (1.14%) Salt
6 2 (1.14%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.14%) Cacti
6 2 (1.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 25 (14.20%) VMware
2 23 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.95%) Google
4 12 (6.82%) IBM
5 9 (5.11%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.98%) Oracle
7 4 (2.27%) HP
7 4 (2.27%) Citrix
7 4 (2.27%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.70%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.70%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.70%) Remedy
8 3 (1.70%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.70%) SAP
8 3 (1.70%) Cisco
9 2 (1.14%) Unisys
9 2 (1.14%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.14%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.14%) hybris
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £320 to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago