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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 85 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 74 95 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 2.15% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.62% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 66 32
Median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £350 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.04 £59.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.08% +83.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £35.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £63.53 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £35.31
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +16.10%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +8 29 £425 -8.10% 1
Manchester -7 28 £425 -2.85% 16
Lancashire +6 11 £400 -3.03% 2
Merseyside +7 5 £425 +13.33% 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 56 (33.53%) Linux
2 48 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (27.54%) ITIL
4 38 (22.75%) Unix
5 37 (22.16%) Windows
5 37 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (20.96%) Puppet
6 35 (20.96%) Service Management
7 31 (18.56%) Java
8 29 (17.37%) Project Management
9 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
9 28 (16.77%) Change Control
10 26 (15.57%) Jenkins
11 25 (14.97%) DevOps
11 25 (14.97%) JIRA
12 23 (13.77%) Red Hat
12 23 (13.77%) Oracle
12 23 (13.77%) VMware
13 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
13 21 (12.57%) Git (software)
14 18 (10.78%) JavaScript
14 18 (10.78%) SQL
15 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
16 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
16 16 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (9.58%) QA
16 16 (9.58%) Solaris
16 16 (9.58%) Scrum
17 15 (8.98%) Ansible
18 14 (8.38%) Opscode Chef

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 12 (7.19%) CMS
2 9 (5.39%) Apache
3 8 (4.79%) JBoss
3 8 (4.79%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.59%) IIS
4 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.99%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.40%) Drupal
6 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.80%) Confluence
7 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.20%) Jetty
8 2 (1.20%) Liferay
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.78%) MS Office
3 11 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (6.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.19%) GitHub
3 4 (2.40%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.40%) IaaS
3 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) SaaS
4 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.80%) PaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.20%) Engine Yard
5 2 (1.20%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.20%) Heroku
6 1 (0.60%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.38%) DNS
2 10 (5.99%) DHCP
2 10 (5.99%) LAN
3 9 (5.39%) Firewall
3 9 (5.39%) SAN
3 9 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.39%) WAN
4 4 (2.40%) HTTP
5 3 (1.80%) IPsec
5 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.80%) Network Security
5 3 (1.80%) SSH
5 3 (1.80%) VoIP
6 2 (1.20%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.20%) DMZ
6 2 (1.20%) FTP
6 2 (1.20%) SNMP
6 2 (1.20%) SSL
6 2 (1.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) MySQL
3 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.20%) Big Data
5 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) DB2
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQLite
6 1 (0.60%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.97%) JIRA
3 21 (12.57%) Git (software)
4 14 (8.38%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.19%) Selenium
6 9 (5.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.59%) Gradle
9 5 (2.99%) Maven
10 4 (2.40%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.40%) JMeter
11 3 (1.80%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.80%) StarTeam
11 3 (1.80%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.20%) Ant
12 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.20%) Introscope
12 2 (1.20%) Subversion
12 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.20%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (6.59%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.99%) Retail
4 4 (2.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (12.57%) Analyst
1 21 (12.57%) Developer
2 17 (10.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) Architect
3 16 (9.58%) Consultant
4 13 (7.78%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (7.19%) Administrator
6 11 (6.59%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.59%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.99%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.99%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.39%) Configuration Manager
9 8 (4.79%) Environment Manager
10 7 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.99%) Services Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.99%) Technical Support
13 4 (2.40%) Integration Manager
13 4 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.78%) Spring
2 12 (7.19%) Middleware
3 11 (6.59%) JSON
3 11 (6.59%) RESTful
4 10 (5.99%) CSS
4 10 (5.99%) CSS3
4 10 (5.99%) HTML
4 10 (5.99%) HTML5
4 10 (5.99%) jQuery
5 9 (5.39%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.39%) Dropwizard
6 8 (4.79%) .NET
7 6 (3.59%) MCollective
8 5 (2.99%) ELK Stack
9 4 (2.40%) Web Services
10 3 (1.80%) XML
11 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.20%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.20%) J2EE
11 2 (1.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Wiki
2 11 (6.59%) Clustering
3 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.79%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.19%) Life Science
6 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.99%) CMDB
8 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.40%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.40%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.80%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.80%) NHS
9 3 (1.80%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.80%) User Experience
10 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.20%) IVR
10 2 (1.20%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.53%) Linux
2 38 (22.75%) Unix
3 37 (22.16%) Windows
4 16 (9.58%) Solaris
5 13 (7.78%) AIX
5 13 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.39%) CentOS
6 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.99%) HPUX
8 4 (2.40%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.80%) SUSE
9 3 (1.80%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.20%) Android
10 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.60%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.54%) ITIL
3 37 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (20.96%) Service Management
5 29 (17.37%) Project Management
6 28 (16.77%) Change Control
7 25 (14.97%) DevOps
8 16 (9.58%) Scrum
8 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
9 14 (8.38%) Kanban
9 14 (8.38%) Service Delivery
10 13 (7.78%) Programme Management
10 13 (7.78%) SDLC
10 13 (7.78%) Web Development
11 12 (7.19%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (7.19%) Pair Programming
11 12 (7.19%) TDD
12 11 (6.59%) Dependency Injection
12 11 (6.59%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (6.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.56%) Java
2 18 (10.78%) JavaScript
2 18 (10.78%) SQL
3 14 (8.38%) Python
4 13 (7.78%) Ruby
5 12 (7.19%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.59%) C#
7 5 (2.99%) COBOL
7 5 (2.99%) Perl
7 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.40%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.80%) C
10 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.60%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.99%) Degree
5 4 (2.40%) EMCSA
5 4 (2.40%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.60%) MCITP
7 1 (0.60%) MCP
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
7 1 (0.60%) MCSE
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) SANS
7 1 (0.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.58%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
3 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.99%) Docker
4 5 (2.99%) Firmware
4 5 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.20%) KVM
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.20%) Xen
7 2 (1.20%) XenApp
7 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (20.96%) Puppet
2 15 (8.98%) Ansible
3 14 (8.38%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.79%) Nagios
5 5 (2.99%) logstash
5 5 (2.99%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (2.99%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.40%) Graylog
6 4 (2.40%) Kibana
6 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) SCCM
6 4 (2.40%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.40%) yum
7 3 (1.80%) TADDM
7 3 (1.80%) vRealize
8 2 (1.20%) Ganglia
8 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.77%) Oracle
2 23 (13.77%) Red Hat
2 23 (13.77%) VMware
3 12 (7.19%) ATG
4 11 (6.59%) HP
5 9 (5.39%) hybris
6 8 (4.79%) IBM
6 8 (4.79%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.79%) Splunk
7 7 (4.19%) Citrix
8 6 (3.59%) Google
9 5 (2.99%) Veritas
10 4 (2.40%) EMC
11 3 (1.80%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.80%) CA
11 3 (1.80%) Remedy
11 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.80%) SAP
11 3 (1.80%) Wyse
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago