The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 101 88 110
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 27 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.63% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.30% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£250 £309 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.02% -12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £209 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £353 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £75.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +581.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Configuration Management
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 12 £450 +40.62% 7
Cheshire -14 10 £100 -65.51% 2
Lancashire -12 3 £425 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (33.05%) Puppet
2 36 (30.51%) DevOps
3 35 (29.66%) Red Hat
3 35 (29.66%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (26.27%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (23.73%) Open Source
6 27 (22.88%) Linux
7 26 (22.03%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (21.19%) Amazon S3
8 25 (21.19%) CentOS
8 25 (21.19%) Firewall
9 24 (20.34%) Maven
10 23 (19.49%) DHCP
10 23 (19.49%) DNS
10 23 (19.49%) Jenkins
10 23 (19.49%) Amazon ELB
10 23 (19.49%) Vagrant
10 23 (19.49%) Hudson
10 23 (19.49%) Route 53
11 21 (17.80%) RightScale
12 20 (16.95%) Project Management
13 19 (16.10%) Service Management
14 18 (15.25%) Java
15 16 (13.56%) Finance
15 16 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (12.71%) Security Cleared
16 15 (12.71%) QA
17 14 (11.86%) CMDB
17 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
17 14 (11.86%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (11.02%) OpenStack
2 12 (10.17%) Apache
3 9 (7.63%) nginx
4 7 (5.93%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.93%) CMS
4 7 (5.93%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.93%) Jetty
5 3 (2.54%) CICS
6 2 (1.69%) Confluence
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.85%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Maximo
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.27%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (22.03%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (21.19%) Amazon S3
4 23 (19.49%) Amazon ELB
4 23 (19.49%) Route 53
5 13 (11.02%) PaaS
6 12 (10.17%) SaaS
7 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.19%) Firewall
2 23 (19.49%) DHCP
2 23 (19.49%) DNS
3 12 (10.17%) HTTP
4 3 (2.54%) SSL
4 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.54%) SMTP
4 3 (2.54%) SAN
4 3 (2.54%) Wireless
5 2 (1.69%) AMQP
5 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.85%) LAN
6 1 (0.85%) WAN
6 1 (0.85%) Modbus
6 1 (0.85%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.93%) Big Data
2 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 3 (2.54%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (20.34%) Maven
2 23 (19.49%) Jenkins
2 23 (19.49%) Hudson
3 10 (8.47%) JUnit
4 9 (7.63%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.24%) Subversion
6 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.54%) Selenium
8 2 (1.69%) Gradle
8 2 (1.69%) JIRA
8 2 (1.69%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.85%) RSpec
9 1 (0.85%) Gerrit
General
1 16 (13.56%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (22.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (13.56%) Developer
3 14 (11.86%) Analyst
4 12 (10.17%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Service Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.24%) Consultant
7 4 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.39%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.54%) IT Consultant
8 3 (2.54%) Administrator
8 3 (2.54%) Programmer
8 3 (2.54%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.54%) Data Manager
8 3 (2.54%) Service Desk Manager
8 3 (2.54%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (2.54%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (2.54%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 3 (2.54%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) Web Services
2 8 (6.78%) HTML
3 7 (5.93%) Servlets
3 7 (5.93%) Spring
3 7 (5.93%) jQuery
4 5 (4.24%) CSS
4 5 (4.24%) JSON
5 4 (3.39%) .NET
6 3 (2.54%) DHTML
6 3 (2.54%) Struts
6 3 (2.54%) JDBC
6 3 (2.54%) EJB
6 3 (2.54%) JMS
6 3 (2.54%) JSF
6 3 (2.54%) Ajax
6 3 (2.54%) RESTful
6 3 (2.54%) Spring MVC
6 3 (2.54%) CSS3
6 3 (2.54%) HTML5
7 2 (1.69%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.73%) Open Source
2 14 (11.86%) CMDB
3 4 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.69%) SCADA
5 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) GIS
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) CCTV
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.88%) Linux
2 25 (21.19%) CentOS
3 13 (11.02%) Windows
4 10 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (8.47%) UNIX
5 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.24%) AIX
8 3 (2.54%) HPUX
8 3 (2.54%) Solaris
8 3 (2.54%) zOS
9 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.85%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.51%) DevOps
2 35 (29.66%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (16.95%) Project Management
4 19 (16.10%) Service Management
5 14 (11.86%) ITIL
6 12 (10.17%) Change Control
6 12 (10.17%) Change Management
6 12 (10.17%) Incident Management
6 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.78%) Performance Testing
7 8 (6.78%) Asset Management
7 8 (6.78%) ITSM
8 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.93%) Scrum
8 7 (5.93%) Web Development
8 7 (5.93%) JVM Tuning
9 6 (5.08%) TDD
9 6 (5.08%) Quality Management
9 6 (5.08%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.25%) Java
2 12 (10.17%) Ruby
3 8 (6.78%) Python
3 8 (6.78%) SQL
3 8 (6.78%) PHP
4 7 (5.93%) Perl
5 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.39%) Scala
6 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.54%) VB
7 3 (2.54%) C
8 2 (1.69%) C#
8 2 (1.69%) C++
8 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) Degree
4 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.69%) MCSE
4 2 (1.69%) HNC
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.85%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.71%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) SLA
3 3 (2.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) vCloud
2 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 39 (33.05%) Puppet
2 23 (19.49%) Vagrant
3 16 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.24%) Ansible
5 4 (3.39%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.54%) Unicenter
6 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.69%) Cacti
7 2 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (29.66%) Red Hat
2 21 (17.80%) RightScale
3 9 (7.63%) HP
4 8 (6.78%) Oracle
5 6 (5.08%) IBM
6 5 (4.24%) VMware
7 3 (2.54%) Symantec
7 3 (2.54%) CA
7 3 (2.54%) hybris
8 2 (1.69%) Vertica
8 2 (1.69%) Percona
8 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.69%) Serena
8 2 (1.69%) Altiris
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.69%) Sun
8 2 (1.69%) Baan
9 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.85%) SAP
9 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago