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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 90 81 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +41
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 47 51 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.72% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.39% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £192 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £440 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +286.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £26.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.75%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 17 £238 -25.19% 9
Cheshire -8 13 £400 +23.07% 4
Lancashire -8 13 £513 +2.50% 4
Merseyside -1 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (37.89%) Linux
2 33 (34.74%) Red Hat
2 33 (34.74%) Puppet
3 28 (29.47%) DevOps
4 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (25.26%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (25.26%) DHCP
5 24 (25.26%) DNS
6 23 (24.21%) Open Source
6 23 (24.21%) Jenkins
7 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (21.05%) CentOS
8 18 (18.95%) HTTP
8 18 (18.95%) Java
8 18 (18.95%) Amazon S3
9 17 (17.89%) Maven
10 16 (16.84%) RightScale
10 16 (16.84%) Apache
10 16 (16.84%) Firewall
10 16 (16.84%) Vagrant
10 16 (16.84%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (16.84%) Hudson
10 16 (16.84%) Route 53
11 15 (15.79%) SaaS
11 15 (15.79%) PaaS
11 15 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
12 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (16.84%) Apache
2 13 (13.68%) Tomcat
2 13 (13.68%) nginx
3 11 (11.58%) WebSphere
3 11 (11.58%) Jetty
4 10 (10.53%) OpenStack
5 7 (7.37%) IIS
6 3 (3.16%) CICS
7 2 (2.11%) Site Server
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.11%) Confluence
7 2 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.11%) CMS
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.05%) ArcSDE
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.05%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Project
1 2 (2.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) assyst
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.05%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (25.26%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (18.95%) Amazon S3
3 16 (16.84%) Amazon ELB
3 16 (16.84%) Route 53
4 15 (15.79%) SaaS
4 15 (15.79%) PaaS
5 5 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.26%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.26%) DHCP
1 24 (25.26%) DNS
2 18 (18.95%) HTTP
3 16 (16.84%) Firewall
4 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.42%) SSL
6 5 (5.26%) IPsec
6 5 (5.26%) FTP
7 3 (3.16%) Wireless
7 3 (3.16%) SAN
8 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.11%) AMQP
9 1 (1.05%) PABX
9 1 (1.05%) Modbus
9 1 (1.05%) LAN
9 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (4.21%) Big Data
2 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.16%) MySQL
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) Informix
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (24.21%) Jenkins
2 17 (17.89%) Maven
3 16 (16.84%) Hudson
4 6 (6.32%) JUnit
5 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.16%) Subversion
6 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.11%) Introscope
7 2 (2.11%) JIRA
7 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.11%) Gradle
8 1 (1.05%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.05%) RSpec
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Advertising
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Developer
3 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Consultant
6 3 (3.16%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (3.16%) Service Manager
6 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
6 3 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Service Desk Manager
6 3 (3.16%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Problem Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) CICS Programmer
6 3 (3.16%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 3 (3.16%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) Servlets
2 7 (7.37%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
3 6 (6.32%) Web Services
4 4 (4.21%) HTML
5 3 (3.16%) jQuery
5 3 (3.16%) EJB
5 3 (3.16%) JMS
6 2 (2.11%) CSS
6 2 (2.11%) Struts
6 2 (2.11%) DHTML
6 2 (2.11%) Middleware
6 2 (2.11%) Spring MVC
6 2 (2.11%) JSON
6 2 (2.11%) Django
6 2 (2.11%) LAMP
6 2 (2.11%) Spring
6 2 (2.11%) JSF
6 2 (2.11%) Ajax
6 2 (2.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Open Source
2 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) CMDB
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Firmware
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) CCTV
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.05%) SCADA
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) GIS
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Linux
2 20 (21.05%) CentOS
3 15 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (13.68%) UNIX
5 8 (8.42%) Windows
6 6 (6.32%) AIX
6 6 (6.32%) Solaris
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.16%) zOS
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.16%) HPUX
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.11%) SUSE
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) DevOps
2 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.74%) ITIL
5 13 (13.68%) Change Control
6 8 (8.42%) Service Management
6 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.32%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.32%) Capacity Management
8 5 (5.26%) Performance Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.26%) Project Management
9 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.21%) Migration
9 4 (4.21%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.21%) Supplier Management
9 4 (4.21%) Web Development
9 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) Ruby
3 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.21%) Python
4 4 (4.21%) SQL
4 4 (4.21%) Perl
4 4 (4.21%) C
5 3 (3.16%) C++
5 3 (3.16%) PHP
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.16%) VB
6 2 (2.11%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) Uniface
7 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.05%) APMP
3 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) SLA
3 3 (3.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.32%) Xen
3 5 (5.26%) vCloud
4 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (34.74%) Puppet
2 16 (16.84%) Vagrant
3 10 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.32%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.26%) Ansible
6 3 (3.16%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.11%) Nagios
7 2 (2.11%) Cacti
7 2 (2.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 33 (34.74%) Red Hat
2 16 (16.84%) RightScale
3 13 (13.68%) VMware
4 12 (12.63%) HP
5 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.53%) Oracle
7 9 (9.47%) IBM
8 5 (5.26%) Google
8 5 (5.26%) CA
9 3 (3.16%) JBoss
10 2 (2.11%) Sun
10 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.11%) hybris
10 2 (2.11%) Serena
10 2 (2.11%) FatWire
10 2 (2.11%) Percona
11 1 (1.05%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.05%) ESRI
11 1 (1.05%) Informatica
11 1 (1.05%) Dell
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