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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 65 89 94
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 82 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.37% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.87% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 13 10
Average daily rate
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£385 £275 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £114 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £59.50 £42.50 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.22 £36.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-27.56% -3.46%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +26 33 £381 +23.40% 2
Cheshire +11 25 £434 +131.33% 7
Manchester -5 19 £475 +18.75% 8
Merseyside - 1 £195 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 68 (37.78%) Linux
2 55 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (27.22%) UNIX
4 41 (22.78%) Java
4 41 (22.78%) Puppet
5 36 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (17.78%) Open Source
7 30 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (16.11%) Windows
8 29 (16.11%) Migration
9 28 (15.56%) VMware
10 27 (15.00%) Jenkins
10 27 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (14.44%) DevOps
11 26 (14.44%) Python
12 24 (13.33%) Finance
13 22 (12.22%) Microsoft
13 22 (12.22%) Git (software)
14 21 (11.67%) Data Centre
14 21 (11.67%) Oracle
14 21 (11.67%) Mainframe
15 20 (11.11%) Security Cleared
15 20 (11.11%) Bash Shell
15 20 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (11.11%) MongoDB
16 19 (10.56%) HTTP
17 18 (10.00%) SDLC
18 17 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (9.44%) OpenStack
18 17 (9.44%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.44%) OpenStack
2 15 (8.33%) IIS
3 12 (6.67%) Apache
4 11 (6.11%) WebSphere
4 11 (6.11%) nginx
5 10 (5.56%) SAS
6 9 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.44%) Jetty
8 7 (3.89%) Confluence
9 6 (3.33%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.67%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.67%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (1.11%) CICS
11 2 (1.11%) JBoss
11 2 (1.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (4.44%) Amazon S3
5 7 (3.89%) Google App Engine
5 7 (3.89%) PaaS
5 7 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (2.78%) Route 53
7 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (1.67%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.67%) HP Helion
8 3 (1.67%) IaaS
9 1 (0.56%) SaaS
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) HTTP
2 15 (8.33%) Firewall
3 14 (7.78%) Internet
4 13 (7.22%) DHCP
4 13 (7.22%) DNS
5 10 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.00%) SSL
6 9 (5.00%) SAN
6 9 (5.00%) DMZ
6 9 (5.00%) NAS
7 8 (4.44%) MPLS
7 8 (4.44%) OSPF
7 8 (4.44%) BGP
7 8 (4.44%) EIGRP
7 8 (4.44%) FTP
7 8 (4.44%) WAN
7 8 (4.44%) iSCSI
7 8 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (4.44%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.11%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 10 (5.56%) Base SAS
4 10 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.89%) Big Data
6 6 (3.33%) Neo4j
6 6 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.22%) MySQL
8 3 (1.67%) DB2
9 2 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.56%) Informix
10 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.56%) DataStage
10 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.78%) Maven
4 13 (7.22%) Ant
4 13 (7.22%) Gradle
5 10 (5.56%) Subversion
6 8 (4.44%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.89%) JIRA
7 7 (3.89%) JUnit
8 6 (3.33%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 6 (3.33%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.78%) Hudson
9 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (2.22%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.22%) Facilita Forecast
11 3 (1.67%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.11%) Selenium
12 2 (1.11%) StarTeam
General
1 24 (13.33%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.00%) Banking
4 6 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.11%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (21.67%) Developer
2 29 (16.11%) Architect
3 19 (10.56%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.44%) Analyst
5 16 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.22%) Technical Architect
7 8 (4.44%) SAS Developer
7 8 (4.44%) Environment Manager
8 7 (3.89%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (3.33%) Consultant
9 6 (3.33%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.78%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.78%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.78%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.78%) RAN Performance Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) RAN Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) Designer
11 4 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.89%) JSON
2 14 (7.78%) HTML
2 14 (7.78%) Web Services
3 12 (6.67%) Spring
4 9 (5.00%) .NET
4 9 (5.00%) J2EE
4 9 (5.00%) Servlets
5 8 (4.44%) CSS
5 8 (4.44%) Middleware
5 8 (4.44%) REST
6 7 (3.89%) JMS
6 7 (3.89%) Java EE
7 6 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.33%) EJB
7 6 (3.33%) JAX-RS
8 5 (2.78%) RESTful
9 4 (2.22%) HTML5
9 4 (2.22%) CSS3
9 4 (2.22%) Django
9 4 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Mainframe
1 21 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (5.56%) Data Extraction
5 9 (5.00%) Clustering
6 8 (4.44%) Replication
6 8 (4.44%) CMDB
6 8 (4.44%) Celerra
6 8 (4.44%) EMC VNX
7 7 (3.89%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (2.22%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.67%) Life Science
9 3 (1.67%) GIS
10 2 (1.11%) VSAM
10 2 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 68 (37.78%) Linux
2 49 (27.22%) UNIX
3 29 (16.11%) Windows
4 12 (6.67%) CentOS
5 11 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.56%) VME
6 10 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 8 (4.44%) Solaris
8 5 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.22%) Debian
10 2 (1.11%) zOS
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.56%) Android
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (17.78%) Open Source
4 29 (16.11%) Migration
5 26 (14.44%) DevOps
6 18 (10.00%) SDLC
7 17 (9.44%) ITIL
7 17 (9.44%) Project Management
8 16 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
9 15 (8.33%) Change Control
9 15 (8.33%) Scrum
10 14 (7.78%) Service Management
11 13 (7.22%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.22%) OO
12 12 (6.67%) TDD
12 12 (6.67%) Test Scripting
13 11 (6.11%) PRINCE2
13 11 (6.11%) Performance Management
13 11 (6.11%) Web Development
14 10 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.78%) Java
2 26 (14.44%) Python
3 20 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 14 (7.78%) Ruby
5 13 (7.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.00%) Perl
7 7 (3.89%) REXX
8 6 (3.33%) Scala
8 6 (3.33%) PHP
9 5 (2.78%) SQL
9 5 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.67%) COBOL
11 2 (1.11%) C#
12 1 (0.56%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) Jython
12 1 (0.56%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 20 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.89%) Degree
3 6 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.11%) CISM
6 2 (1.11%) CISMP
6 2 (1.11%) CISSP
6 2 (1.11%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.11%) APMP
6 2 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) QA
2 4 (2.22%) P3O
3 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.44%) Terminal Services
3 8 (4.44%) XenApp
3 8 (4.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (4.44%) VMware ESX
3 8 (4.44%) QEMU
3 8 (4.44%) KVM
4 7 (3.89%) Xen
5 2 (1.11%) RACF
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 41 (22.78%) Puppet
2 30 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.33%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.89%) Nagios
5 6 (3.33%) Ansible
6 4 (2.22%) Salt
6 4 (2.22%) Graphite
6 4 (2.22%) CFEngine
6 4 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.22%) Munin
7 3 (1.67%) Cacti
7 3 (1.67%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.11%) SCCM
9 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.56%) OVSD
9 1 (0.56%) OpenView
9 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (15.56%) VMware
2 22 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.67%) Oracle
4 16 (8.89%) IBM
4 16 (8.89%) Red Hat
5 15 (8.33%) Nortel
6 12 (6.67%) Citrix
7 10 (5.56%) Cisco
7 10 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.00%) EMC
9 8 (4.44%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (3.89%) Google
10 7 (3.89%) Huawei
10 7 (3.89%) Ericsson
11 6 (3.33%) HP
11 6 (3.33%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.22%) Remedy
12 4 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.22%) SaltStack
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