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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 82 107 87
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 81 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 0.89% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.21% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 11 18
Average daily rate
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£423 £225 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.77% -27.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £100 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £59.50 £26.25 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.66% -65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-23.34% -7.89%
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
2993 2227 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.06% 73.50% 71.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1793 1200 991
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 101 94
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £12.86 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Lancashire +32 30 £409 -3.88% 2
Cheshire +9 23 £463 +362.50% 5
Manchester -4 21 £475 +46.71% 16
Merseyside - 2 £195 - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 65 (35.14%) Linux
2 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (24.86%) UNIX
4 43 (23.24%) Puppet
5 41 (22.16%) Java
6 37 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (17.30%) Windows
8 31 (16.76%) Open Source
8 31 (16.76%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (16.22%) Jenkins
9 30 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (16.22%) VMware
10 29 (15.68%) Migration
11 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
11 27 (14.59%) DevOps
12 24 (12.97%) Security Cleared
12 24 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (12.97%) Finance
13 22 (11.89%) Mainframe
13 22 (11.89%) HTTP
14 20 (10.81%) Python
14 20 (10.81%) QA
15 19 (10.27%) Oracle
15 19 (10.27%) MongoDB
15 19 (10.27%) Data Centre
16 18 (9.73%) SDLC
16 18 (9.73%) Bash Shell
16 18 (9.73%) ITIL
17 17 (9.19%) IIS
17 17 (9.19%) Amazon EC2

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 17 (9.19%) IIS
2 16 (8.65%) OpenStack
3 13 (7.03%) nginx
3 13 (7.03%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.95%) SAS
6 10 (5.41%) Apache
6 10 (5.41%) Jetty
7 6 (3.24%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.70%) Confluence
9 4 (2.16%) Node.js
10 3 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (1.08%) CICS
12 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.54%) JBoss
12 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.54%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.19%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (5.41%) Google App Engine
4 10 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.78%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.24%) PaaS
7 5 (2.70%) Route 53
7 5 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.16%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (1.62%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (1.08%) IaaS
10 2 (1.08%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.89%) HTTP
2 16 (8.65%) DHCP
2 16 (8.65%) DNS
3 15 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.11%) Firewall
4 12 (6.49%) Internet
4 12 (6.49%) SSL
5 10 (5.41%) DMZ
5 10 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (4.86%) NAS
6 9 (4.86%) IPsec
6 9 (4.86%) FTP
6 9 (4.86%) SAN
6 9 (4.86%) MPLS
6 9 (4.86%) WAN
7 8 (4.32%) OSPF
7 8 (4.32%) BGP
7 8 (4.32%) VPLS
7 8 (4.32%) Wireless
7 8 (4.32%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.27%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.49%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 11 (5.95%) Base SAS
4 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.86%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.24%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.70%) Big Data
8 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.62%) MySQL
9 3 (1.62%) DB2
9 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.08%) Redis
10 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.54%) DataStage
11 1 (0.54%) Informix
11 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.19%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.57%) Maven
4 11 (5.95%) Ant
4 11 (5.95%) Gradle
5 8 (4.32%) HP UFT
5 8 (4.32%) Subversion
6 7 (3.78%) LoadRunner
6 7 (3.78%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.78%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.24%) Facilita Forecast
8 5 (2.70%) Hudson
8 5 (2.70%) JIRA
8 5 (2.70%) JUnit
9 4 (2.16%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.16%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.08%) Mocha
11 2 (1.08%) LoadUI
11 2 (1.08%) Appium
General
1 24 (12.97%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.86%) Banking
4 7 (3.78%) Marketing
5 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (18.38%) Developer
2 28 (15.14%) Architect
3 18 (9.73%) Analyst
4 15 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.49%) Technical Architect
7 9 (4.86%) Consultant
7 9 (4.86%) SAS Developer
8 8 (4.32%) Performance Engineer
8 8 (4.32%) Environment Manager
9 5 (2.70%) Technical Leader
9 5 (2.70%) Performance Tester
9 5 (2.70%) Team Leader
9 5 (2.70%) Test Manager
9 5 (2.70%) Tester
9 5 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.70%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) RAN Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) Web Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.11%) JSON
2 13 (7.03%) HTML
2 13 (7.03%) Web Services
3 12 (6.49%) Servlets
4 11 (5.95%) .NET
5 10 (5.41%) J2EE
5 10 (5.41%) Spring
6 7 (3.78%) Middleware
6 7 (3.78%) RESTful
6 7 (3.78%) REST
7 6 (3.24%) JAX-RS
7 6 (3.24%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.70%) CSS
9 4 (2.16%) JMS
9 4 (2.16%) EJB
9 4 (2.16%) Java EE
9 4 (2.16%) jQuery
10 3 (1.62%) HTML5
10 3 (1.62%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.89%) Mainframe
2 19 (10.27%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (5.95%) Data Extraction
5 10 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.41%) Clustering
6 8 (4.32%) Replication
6 8 (4.32%) EMC VNX
6 8 (4.32%) Celerra
7 7 (3.78%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.78%) CMDB
8 6 (3.24%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (2.16%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.62%) Life Science
11 2 (1.08%) DTV
11 2 (1.08%) VSAM
11 2 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (35.14%) Linux
2 46 (24.86%) UNIX
3 32 (17.30%) Windows
4 11 (5.95%) CentOS
5 10 (5.41%) VME
6 8 (4.32%) Solaris
7 7 (3.78%) Mac OS X
7 7 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.70%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.16%) Debian
10 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.08%) zOS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.54%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (16.76%) Open Source
4 29 (15.68%) Migration
5 27 (14.59%) DevOps
6 18 (9.73%) SDLC
6 18 (9.73%) ITIL
7 16 (8.65%) Project Management
8 15 (8.11%) Service Management
8 15 (8.11%) Change Control
9 14 (7.57%) Scrum
10 13 (7.03%) Risk Management
10 13 (7.03%) Test Scripting
10 13 (7.03%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (6.49%) Automated Testing
11 12 (6.49%) Change Management
12 11 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.95%) PRINCE2
12 11 (5.95%) OO
12 11 (5.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.16%) Java
2 20 (10.81%) Python
3 18 (9.73%) Bash Shell
4 10 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.86%) Ruby
6 8 (4.32%) REXX
7 7 (3.78%) Perl
7 7 (3.78%) SQL
8 6 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.70%) Scala
9 5 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.70%) PHP
10 3 (1.62%) COBOL
11 2 (1.08%) VB
11 2 (1.08%) C
11 2 (1.08%) C#
11 2 (1.08%) C++
12 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) Uniface
12 1 (0.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.78%) Degree
4 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CISM
6 2 (1.08%) CISMP
6 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.08%) CISSP
6 2 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) APMP
6 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.81%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) P3O
3 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.32%) XenApp
4 8 (4.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (4.32%) Terminal Services
4 8 (4.32%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.32%) QEMU
4 8 (4.32%) KVM
5 6 (3.24%) Xen
6 2 (1.08%) RACF
6 2 (1.08%) Firmware
7 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (23.24%) Puppet
2 31 (16.76%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.03%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.78%) Nagios
5 4 (2.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.16%) SCCM
5 4 (2.16%) Munin
5 4 (2.16%) Ansible
5 4 (2.16%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.16%) Graphite
6 3 (1.62%) Salt
7 2 (1.08%) Cacti
7 2 (1.08%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.54%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.54%) OVSD
8 1 (0.54%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) OpenView
8 1 (0.54%) logstash
8 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 30 (16.22%) VMware
2 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.27%) Oracle
4 16 (8.65%) IBM
5 15 (8.11%) Nortel
6 12 (6.49%) Citrix
6 12 (6.49%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.95%) Cisco
8 10 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.41%) Google
9 9 (4.86%) EMC
10 8 (4.32%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.32%) HP
11 7 (3.78%) Ericsson
11 7 (3.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (3.78%) Huawei
12 4 (2.16%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.16%) Remedy
12 4 (2.16%) Mapinfo
12 4 (2.16%) Avaya
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