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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 87 87 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 +32
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 55 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.60% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.22% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 10
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £176 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £485 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £10.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+225.00% -54.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £10.00 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -40.47%
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
2355 2072 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.07% 65.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1026 1125
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 110 92
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.49 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.42% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.15 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.97 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -3 19 £275 -14.06% 6
Cheshire -9 18 £413 +26.92% 5
Lancashire -5 14 £513 +2.50% 4
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 35 (36.46%) Linux
2 32 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 31 (32.29%) Puppet
4 26 (27.08%) DevOps
4 26 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (23.96%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (23.96%) Jenkins
6 21 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (20.83%) DHCP
7 20 (20.83%) DNS
7 20 (20.83%) CentOS
8 19 (19.79%) Open Source
9 17 (17.71%) Amazon S3
9 17 (17.71%) HTTP
9 17 (17.71%) ITIL
9 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (16.67%) Vagrant
10 16 (16.67%) Java
11 15 (15.63%) Apache
11 15 (15.63%) RightScale
11 15 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (15.63%) Finance
11 15 (15.63%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (15.63%) Change Control
11 15 (15.63%) Route 53
12 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
12 14 (14.58%) Security Cleared
12 14 (14.58%) QA
12 14 (14.58%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 15 (15.63%) Apache
2 12 (12.50%) nginx
2 12 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 11 (11.46%) WebSphere
4 10 (10.42%) Jetty
5 7 (7.29%) IIS
5 7 (7.29%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.13%) CICS
7 2 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.08%) CMS
7 2 (2.08%) Confluence
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.08%) Site Server
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.04%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) assyst
2 1 (1.04%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.96%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (17.71%) Amazon S3
4 15 (15.63%) Amazon ELB
4 15 (15.63%) Route 53
5 11 (11.46%) SaaS
5 11 (11.46%) PaaS
6 5 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (5.21%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) DHCP
1 20 (20.83%) DNS
2 17 (17.71%) HTTP
3 12 (12.50%) Firewall
4 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.33%) SSL
6 5 (5.21%) FTP
6 5 (5.21%) IPsec
7 3 (3.13%) Wireless
7 3 (3.13%) SAN
8 2 (2.08%) AMQP
8 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Big Data
1 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.04%) Informix
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 23 (23.96%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.54%) Maven
3 12 (12.50%) Hudson
4 5 (5.21%) JUnit
5 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.13%) Subversion
6 2 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.08%) JIRA
6 2 (2.08%) PVCS
6 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.08%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.08%) Introscope
6 2 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (1.04%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.04%) RSpec
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Analyst
2 16 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) Developer
4 6 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 4 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (4.17%) Consultant
5 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.17%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.13%) IT Consultant
6 3 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.13%) Programmer
6 3 (3.13%) Administrator
6 3 (3.13%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (3.13%) CICS Programmer
6 3 (3.13%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 3 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) Servlets
2 7 (7.29%) .NET
2 7 (7.29%) J2EE
3 5 (5.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.13%) JMS
4 3 (3.13%) HTML
4 3 (3.13%) EJB
5 2 (2.08%) LAMP
5 2 (2.08%) Java EE
5 2 (2.08%) JSON
5 2 (2.08%) jQuery
5 2 (2.08%) Django
5 2 (2.08%) CSS
5 2 (2.08%) Middleware
6 1 (1.04%) HornetQ
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.04%) DHTML
6 1 (1.04%) Struts
6 1 (1.04%) GWT
6 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Open Source
2 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.25%) CMDB
4 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) GIS
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) DataPower
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.46%) Linux
2 20 (20.83%) CentOS
3 15 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (14.58%) UNIX
5 8 (8.33%) Windows
6 7 (7.29%) AIX
7 6 (6.25%) Solaris
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.13%) zOS
8 3 (3.13%) HPUX
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.08%) SUSE
9 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.08%) DevOps
1 26 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (17.71%) ITIL
3 15 (15.63%) Change Control
4 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.46%) Service Management
6 9 (9.38%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.21%) Project Management
8 5 (5.21%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.21%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.17%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.17%) Supplier Management
9 4 (4.17%) Migration
9 4 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.17%) Wealth Management
9 4 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (7.29%) Ruby
3 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.21%) SQL
4 5 (5.21%) Perl
5 4 (4.17%) C
5 4 (4.17%) Python
6 3 (3.13%) C++
6 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.13%) VB
7 2 (2.08%) PHP
7 2 (2.08%) C#
8 1 (1.04%) Uniface
8 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
1 14 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.04%) APMP
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.58%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) SLA
3 3 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.25%) Xen
3 3 (3.13%) vCloud
4 2 (2.08%) Firmware
5 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 31 (32.29%) Puppet
2 16 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 12 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.25%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.13%) Ansible
5 3 (3.13%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.08%) Cacti
6 2 (2.08%) CA Wily
6 2 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 15 (15.63%) RightScale
3 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.50%) HP
4 11 (11.46%) Oracle
4 11 (11.46%) VMware
5 10 (10.42%) IBM
6 5 (5.21%) CA
6 5 (5.21%) Google
7 4 (4.17%) JBoss
8 2 (2.08%) Serena
8 2 (2.08%) FatWire
8 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.08%) Informatica
8 2 (2.08%) Sun
8 2 (2.08%) Percona
9 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.04%) ESRI
9 1 (1.04%) Dell
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix
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