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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / North West
Rank 78 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 59 88 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.24% 2.30% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.80% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 29
Median daily rate £438 £380 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.71 £48.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +12.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.24 £39.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £48.00 £58.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +20.71%

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
2176 3140 2634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.24% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1894 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 143 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 39 £400 +17.64% 17
Merseyside -2 9 £600 +73.91%
Cheshire +18 7 £500 +17.64% 2
Lancashire -14 3 £450 +0.84% 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 69 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.77%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (45.07%) Linux
4 59 (41.55%) Puppet
5 58 (40.85%) Jenkins
5 58 (40.85%) DevOps
6 54 (38.03%) Java
7 41 (28.87%) Git (software)
8 38 (26.76%) Amazon AWS
9 37 (26.06%) Opscode Chef
10 35 (24.65%) Ansible
11 33 (23.24%) Ruby
12 32 (22.54%) Python
13 27 (19.01%) Scrum
14 24 (16.90%) Change Control
15 23 (16.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (16.20%) Docker
15 23 (16.20%) Security Cleared
16 21 (14.79%) Red Hat
16 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
16 21 (14.79%) ITIL
16 21 (14.79%) Windows
16 21 (14.79%) VMware
17 20 (14.08%) TDD
17 20 (14.08%) Microsoft
18 19 (13.38%) Change Management
18 19 (13.38%) Spring
18 19 (13.38%) Selenium
18 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
18 19 (13.38%) CentOS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.04%) Apache
1 10 (7.04%) OpenStack
2 8 (5.63%) CMS
2 8 (5.63%) nginx
2 8 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.93%) IIS
3 7 (4.93%) Jetty
3 7 (4.93%) Mongrel
3 7 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.23%) Drupal
5 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.70%) CICS
7 1 (0.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) MS Excel
1 9 (6.34%) MS Office
1 9 (6.34%) MS PowerPoint
1 9 (6.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) MS Project
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.45%) GitHub
3 9 (6.34%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (4.93%) Google App Engine
5 7 (4.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (4.23%) Google Analytics
7 5 (3.52%) Heroku
8 4 (2.82%) TestFlight
9 2 (1.41%) IaaS
9 2 (1.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.70%) Datadog
10 1 (0.70%) Route 53
10 1 (0.70%) SaaS
10 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.86%) SSL
3 11 (7.75%) DHCP
3 11 (7.75%) DNS
4 8 (5.63%) HTTPS
4 8 (5.63%) IPsec
5 7 (4.93%) Firewall
5 7 (4.93%) FTP
5 7 (4.93%) HTTP
5 7 (4.93%) LAN
5 7 (4.93%) WAN
6 3 (2.11%) Network Security
6 3 (2.11%) VoIP
6 3 (2.11%) VPN
7 2 (1.41%) SAN
8 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.75%) MySQL
2 8 (5.63%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.82%) Big Data
4 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.82%) SQLite
5 3 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.70%) DB2
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 58 (40.85%) Jenkins
2 41 (28.87%) Git (software)
3 19 (13.38%) Selenium
4 16 (11.27%) Cucumber
5 15 (10.56%) Travis CI
6 14 (9.86%) JIRA
7 11 (7.75%) Subversion
8 10 (7.04%) GoCD
8 10 (7.04%) Maven
9 8 (5.63%) JMeter
10 7 (4.93%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.82%) Android Studio
11 4 (2.82%) CocoaPods
11 4 (2.82%) Gradle
11 4 (2.82%) Vagrant
11 4 (2.82%) Xcode
12 3 (2.11%) Ant
12 3 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.11%) Hudson
12 3 (2.11%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (7.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Retail
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (28.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (16.20%) Developer
3 15 (10.56%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (9.86%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.45%) Service Manager
6 11 (7.75%) Analyst
7 10 (7.04%) Services Delivery Manager
8 8 (5.63%) Consultant
9 6 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Applications Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.82%) Configuration Manager
11 4 (2.82%) Drupal Consultant
11 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) iOS Android Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Java Android Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Java Applications Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) Spring
2 16 (11.27%) CSS
2 16 (11.27%) HTML
2 16 (11.27%) RESTful
3 13 (9.15%) .NET
3 13 (9.15%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (7.04%) AngularJS
4 10 (7.04%) CSS3
4 10 (7.04%) HTML5
4 10 (7.04%) Web Services
5 8 (5.63%) Dropwizard
5 8 (5.63%) jQuery
5 8 (5.63%) JSON
6 7 (4.93%) J2EE
6 7 (4.93%) Servlets
7 6 (4.23%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.52%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.52%) MCollective
9 4 (2.82%) Cocoa
9 4 (2.82%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.04%) Wiki
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) CMDB
4 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.82%) iPhone
5 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.82%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.70%) BYOD
8 1 (0.70%) NHS
8 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 64 (45.07%) Linux
2 23 (16.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (14.79%) Windows
4 19 (13.38%) CentOS
5 16 (11.27%) Unix
6 9 (6.34%) Fedora
7 7 (4.93%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.82%) Android
8 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.82%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.82%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.41%) VME
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.70%) AIX
10 1 (0.70%) Solaris
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.77%) Continuous Integration
3 58 (40.85%) DevOps
4 27 (19.01%) Scrum
5 24 (16.90%) Change Control
6 21 (14.79%) ITIL
7 20 (14.08%) TDD
8 19 (13.38%) Change Management
9 17 (11.97%) BDD
9 17 (11.97%) Project Management
10 16 (11.27%) Release Management
10 16 (11.27%) Service Delivery
10 16 (11.27%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.56%) Open Source
11 15 (10.56%) Service Management
12 14 (9.86%) Kanban
13 12 (8.45%) Programme Management
14 11 (7.75%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.75%) Problem Management
14 11 (7.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.03%) Java
2 33 (23.24%) Ruby
3 32 (22.54%) Python
4 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.38%) Bash Shell
6 13 (9.15%) SQL
7 9 (6.34%) Perl
8 7 (4.93%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.82%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.82%) C#
9 4 (2.82%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.82%) PHP
10 3 (2.11%) Korn
10 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.41%) Go
11 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.41%) VBA
12 1 (0.70%) C++
12 1 (0.70%) COBOL
12 1 (0.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.93%) ISEB
5 4 (2.82%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.11%) CISSP
6 3 (2.11%) SANS
6 3 (2.11%) SSCP
7 2 (1.41%) Degree
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.20%) Docker
2 17 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.23%) Xen
4 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.11%) KVM
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.70%) NFS
7 1 (0.70%) Varnish
7 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 59 (41.55%) Puppet
2 37 (26.06%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (24.65%) Ansible
4 15 (10.56%) Kibana
5 12 (8.45%) Nagios
6 10 (7.04%) Ganglia
7 8 (5.63%) Graphite
7 8 (5.63%) Riemann
8 7 (4.93%) logstash
9 5 (3.52%) Terraform
9 5 (3.52%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.11%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.11%) QRadar
11 2 (1.41%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.41%) Salt
12 1 (0.70%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.70%) Mesos
12 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (14.79%) Red Hat
1 21 (14.79%) VMware
2 20 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.97%) Google
4 12 (8.45%) Splunk
5 9 (6.34%) Oracle
6 8 (5.63%) ATG
6 8 (5.63%) hybris
7 5 (3.52%) IBM
7 5 (3.52%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.82%) HP
8 4 (2.82%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.11%) Apple
9 3 (2.11%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.11%) New Relic
9 3 (2.11%) RightScale
10 2 (1.41%) ICL
11 1 (0.70%) Lumension
11 1 (0.70%) Symantec
11 1 (0.70%) Wonderware