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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 76 88 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 61 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 1.39% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.90% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 18
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£375 £338 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -13.10%
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
2317 2001 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.65% 73.22% 66.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1031 941
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +12 24 £425 +21.51% 6
Lancashire - 19 £375 - 1
Cheshire -11 11 £380 +12.75% 3
Merseyside - 6 £273 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 59 (45.74%) Linux
2 38 (29.46%) Puppet
3 37 (28.68%) Red Hat
4 35 (27.13%) Java
4 35 (27.13%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (23.26%) HTTP
6 29 (22.48%) DevOps
7 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (20.93%) Windows
8 27 (20.93%) Jenkins
9 26 (20.16%) Open Source
10 25 (19.38%) UNIX
11 23 (17.83%) ITIL
11 23 (17.83%) DNS
11 23 (17.83%) DHCP
11 23 (17.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
13 20 (15.50%) Security Cleared
13 20 (15.50%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (14.73%) MongoDB
14 19 (14.73%) CentOS
14 19 (14.73%) Apache
14 19 (14.73%) HTML
15 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.95%) VMware
15 18 (13.95%) Vagrant
16 17 (13.18%) REST
17 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (12.40%) SSL
18 15 (11.63%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (14.73%) Apache
2 14 (10.85%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.08%) nginx
4 12 (9.30%) WebSphere
5 11 (8.53%) Jetty
6 9 (6.98%) IIS
7 6 (4.65%) JBoss
7 6 (4.65%) Confluence
8 5 (3.88%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.88%) Site Server
9 3 (2.33%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.55%) CMS
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Project
2 2 (1.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) assyst
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.55%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.50%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (10.85%) Amazon S3
2 14 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.30%) Route 53
3 12 (9.30%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (7.75%) PaaS
5 7 (5.43%) SaaS
5 7 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.65%) Google App Engine
6 6 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (3.10%) IaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.26%) HTTP
2 23 (17.83%) DNS
2 23 (17.83%) DHCP
3 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.40%) SSL
5 9 (6.98%) Firewall
5 9 (6.98%) AMQP
6 8 (6.20%) FTP
7 7 (5.43%) IPsec
8 6 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (3.88%) DMZ
10 4 (3.10%) Internet
11 3 (2.33%) MQTT
12 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.78%) WAN
12 1 (0.78%) LDAP
12 1 (0.78%) VLAN
12 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.73%) MongoDB
2 14 (10.85%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.53%) MySQL
4 10 (7.75%) Neo4j
5 6 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.65%) Big Data
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.78%) Informix
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.98%) Subversion
3 8 (6.20%) Maven
3 8 (6.20%) JUnit
3 8 (6.20%) Hudson
4 6 (4.65%) Mercurial
4 6 (4.65%) JIRA
4 6 (4.65%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.65%) Gradle
5 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.10%) Ant
7 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.55%) Introscope
8 2 (1.55%) PVCS
8 2 (1.55%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (21.71%) Developer
2 21 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.95%) Analyst
4 17 (13.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Architect
6 6 (4.65%) Technical Architect
6 6 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.10%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.10%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.10%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Test Programme Manager
9 3 (2.33%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.33%) Administrator
9 3 (2.33%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.33%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.73%) HTML
2 17 (13.18%) REST
3 12 (9.30%) JSON
3 12 (9.30%) .NET
4 10 (7.75%) Hibernate
4 10 (7.75%) J2EE
4 10 (7.75%) Servlets
4 10 (7.75%) JAX-RS
5 9 (6.98%) JMS
5 9 (6.98%) Java EE
6 8 (6.20%) Django
6 8 (6.20%) Web Services
6 8 (6.20%) CSS
7 6 (4.65%) Ajax
7 6 (4.65%) EJB
7 6 (4.65%) HTML5
7 6 (4.65%) Play Framework
8 5 (3.88%) CSS3
8 5 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.16%) Open Source
2 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.98%) CESG
3 9 (6.98%) PKI
4 7 (5.43%) CMDB
5 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.88%) Clustering
7 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.33%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.55%) Blog
9 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.78%) GIS
10 1 (0.78%) NHS
10 1 (0.78%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.74%) Linux
2 27 (20.93%) Windows
3 25 (19.38%) UNIX
4 23 (17.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (14.73%) CentOS
6 13 (10.08%) Mac OS X
7 9 (6.98%) Windows Phone 8
7 9 (6.98%) Windows Phone
7 9 (6.98%) Apple iOS
7 9 (6.98%) Android
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.10%) Solaris
10 3 (2.33%) AIX
11 2 (1.55%) SUSE
11 2 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (22.48%) DevOps
3 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (17.83%) ITIL
5 13 (10.08%) Web Design
5 13 (10.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (9.30%) Scrum
6 12 (9.30%) Service Management
7 10 (7.75%) TDD
8 9 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (6.98%) Change Control
8 9 (6.98%) Line Management
8 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.98%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.65%) Kanban
9 6 (4.65%) Automated Testing
9 6 (4.65%) Asset Management
9 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) Java
2 15 (11.63%) Ruby
3 12 (9.30%) Python
4 8 (6.20%) Perl
5 7 (5.43%) SQL
5 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.65%) Scala
6 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.88%) C
7 5 (3.88%) C#
8 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.33%) PHP
9 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.55%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 20 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.85%) Firmware
2 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.20%) Xen
4 7 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.88%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.78%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 38 (29.46%) Puppet
2 18 (13.95%) Vagrant
3 15 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.65%) SCCM
5 5 (3.88%) SCVMM
6 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
6 4 (3.10%) Ansible
7 3 (2.33%) Salt
8 2 (1.55%) Cacti
8 2 (1.55%) Nagios
8 2 (1.55%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (28.68%) Red Hat
2 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.95%) VMware
4 13 (10.08%) HP
5 12 (9.30%) RightScale
6 9 (6.98%) Oracle
6 9 (6.98%) Dell
7 6 (4.65%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.65%) Google
7 6 (4.65%) SAP
7 6 (4.65%) IBM
7 6 (4.65%) F5
8 5 (3.88%) Citrix
9 2 (1.55%) CA
9 2 (1.55%) Informatica
9 2 (1.55%) FatWire
9 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.55%) Percona
10 1 (0.78%) Avaya
10 1 (0.78%) EMC