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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 61 53 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +31
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 106 91 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.73% 2.93% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 4.03% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 11
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £317 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £37.29 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -3.76%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -10 39 £475 +35.71% 5
Cheshire -15 32 £400 +6.66% 7
Lancashire +16 22 £300 -40.59% 3
Merseyside -11 7 £415 - 3
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 73 (43.45%) Linux
2 55 (32.74%) UNIX
3 48 (28.57%) Java
4 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (23.81%) Windows
6 36 (21.43%) Puppet
7 34 (20.24%) VMware
8 31 (18.45%) Microsoft
8 31 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (17.86%) HTTP
10 29 (17.26%) Open Source
11 27 (16.07%) MongoDB
11 27 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (15.48%) Responsive Web Design
13 25 (14.88%) Red Hat
14 24 (14.29%) ITIL
14 24 (14.29%) DevOps
15 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
15 23 (13.69%) HTML
16 22 (13.10%) Migration
16 22 (13.10%) Opscode Chef
17 21 (12.50%) Relational Database
18 20 (11.90%) Jenkins
18 20 (11.90%) Oracle
18 20 (11.90%) Mac OS X
19 19 (11.31%) Python
19 19 (11.31%) Web Design
19 19 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 19 (11.31%) REST
20 18 (10.71%) Amazon AWS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (9.52%) IIS
1 16 (9.52%) Apache
2 13 (7.74%) nginx
3 12 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 11 (6.55%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.95%) OpenStack
5 10 (5.95%) SAS
6 9 (5.36%) Jetty
7 8 (4.76%) Confluence
8 7 (4.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.79%) Site Server
9 3 (1.79%) JBoss
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (1.79%) ArcGIS
9 3 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.19%) CICS
11 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.74%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.36%) PaaS
5 8 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 8 (4.76%) Google App Engine
5 8 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (2.98%) IaaS
8 4 (2.38%) Route 53
8 4 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.79%) HP Helion
9 3 (1.79%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.86%) HTTP
2 18 (10.71%) DNS
2 18 (10.71%) DHCP
3 16 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.52%) SSL
4 15 (8.93%) Firewall
4 15 (8.93%) Internet
5 14 (8.33%) DMZ
6 10 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (5.36%) SAN
7 9 (5.36%) FTP
7 9 (5.36%) NAS
7 9 (5.36%) AMQP
8 8 (4.76%) iSCSI
8 8 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (4.76%) Wireless
8 8 (4.76%) IPsec
8 8 (4.76%) VPLS
8 8 (4.76%) WAN
8 8 (4.76%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.07%) MongoDB
2 21 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.52%) Neo4j
4 15 (8.93%) Oracle Database
5 11 (6.55%) MySQL
6 10 (5.95%) Base SAS
6 10 (5.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 9 (5.36%) SQL Server
8 8 (4.76%) Big Data
9 7 (4.17%) NoSQL
9 7 (4.17%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.79%) DB2
11 1 (0.60%) Informix
11 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 17 (10.12%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.93%) Subversion
4 14 (8.33%) Gradle
4 14 (8.33%) Ant
5 13 (7.74%) Maven
6 8 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.76%) JIRA
6 8 (4.76%) JUnit
7 7 (4.17%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.17%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.38%) Hudson
8 4 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.19%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 15 (8.93%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.36%) Banking
4 5 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.19%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (27.38%) Developer
2 29 (17.26%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.29%) Architect
4 20 (11.90%) Analyst
5 14 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 12 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) SAS Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Consultant
10 5 (2.98%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.98%) Designer
10 5 (2.98%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Wintel Analyst
10 5 (2.98%) RAN Engineer
11 4 (2.38%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.38%) Software Engineer
12 3 (1.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.69%) HTML
2 19 (11.31%) REST
3 16 (9.52%) JAX-RS
3 16 (9.52%) Hibernate
3 16 (9.52%) JSON
4 15 (8.93%) Web Services
5 12 (7.14%) .NET
6 10 (5.95%) Spring
6 10 (5.95%) J2EE
7 9 (5.36%) JMS
7 9 (5.36%) Servlets
7 9 (5.36%) Java EE
8 8 (4.76%) Middleware
9 7 (4.17%) EJB
9 7 (4.17%) CSS
10 5 (2.98%) Django
11 4 (2.38%) HTML5
11 4 (2.38%) CSS3
11 4 (2.38%) LAMP
12 3 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Open Source
2 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.33%) Clustering
4 11 (6.55%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (5.95%) Data Extraction
5 10 (5.95%) CMDB
5 10 (5.95%) Mainframe
6 9 (5.36%) PKI
7 8 (4.76%) Celerra
7 8 (4.76%) Replication
8 7 (4.17%) CESG
8 7 (4.17%) Private Cloud
8 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
9 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.38%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.79%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.79%) Life Science
11 3 (1.79%) GIS
11 3 (1.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (43.45%) Linux
2 55 (32.74%) UNIX
3 40 (23.81%) Windows
4 20 (11.90%) Mac OS X
5 19 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.36%) Solaris
6 9 (5.36%) CentOS
7 7 (4.17%) Windows Phone 8
7 7 (4.17%) Windows Phone
7 7 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.17%) Android
8 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.57%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.19%) zOS
10 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.60%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (15.48%) Responsive Web Design
4 24 (14.29%) ITIL
4 24 (14.29%) DevOps
5 22 (13.10%) Migration
6 19 (11.31%) Web Design
7 14 (8.33%) OO
7 14 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (7.74%) Change Control
9 12 (7.14%) Service Management
9 12 (7.14%) TDD
10 11 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.55%) Scrum
10 11 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.95%) System Testing
11 10 (5.95%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.95%) Data Analysis
11 10 (5.95%) Web Development
12 9 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.57%) Java
2 19 (11.31%) Python
3 14 (8.33%) Ruby
4 13 (7.74%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.36%) Perl
6 8 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.17%) REXX
7 7 (4.17%) PHP
8 6 (3.57%) SQL
9 3 (1.79%) C
9 3 (1.79%) C#
9 3 (1.79%) Scala
10 2 (1.19%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) Uniface
11 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.19%) CISM
5 2 (1.19%) CISMP
5 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.19%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 16 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.14%) Firmware
4 8 (4.76%) XenApp
4 8 (4.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.76%) Xen
4 8 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.57%) DFS Replication
7 5 (2.98%) KVM
7 5 (2.98%) QEMU
8 2 (1.19%) RACF
9 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (21.43%) Puppet
2 22 (13.10%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.55%) Vagrant
4 8 (4.76%) SCCM
5 7 (4.17%) Ansible
6 6 (3.57%) SCVMM
6 6 (3.57%) Salt
7 4 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.38%) Cacti
7 4 (2.38%) Nagios
8 3 (1.79%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.60%) OpenView
9 1 (0.60%) OVSD
Vendors
1 34 (20.24%) VMware
2 31 (18.45%) Microsoft
3 25 (14.88%) Red Hat
4 20 (11.90%) Oracle
5 16 (9.52%) IBM
6 15 (8.93%) Nortel
6 15 (8.93%) Citrix
7 12 (7.14%) HP
8 10 (5.95%) Cisco
8 10 (5.95%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.36%) Dell
9 9 (5.36%) EMC
10 8 (4.76%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.76%) Google
11 7 (4.17%) Ericsson
11 7 (4.17%) Huawei
11 7 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (4.17%) Atlassian
12 6 (3.57%) F5
13 5 (2.98%) Avaya
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