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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 71 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +8
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 70 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.25% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 7 16
Average daily rate
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£385 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £326 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+32.54% -25.67%
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
2386 2077 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.39% 73.19% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1041 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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
Cheshire +9 24 £410 +28.62% 1
Manchester +8 23 £390 +160.00% 2
Lancashire - 15 £375 - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 49 (42.98%) Linux
2 33 (28.95%) Puppet
3 32 (28.07%) Red Hat
3 32 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (26.32%) Java
5 26 (22.81%) HTTP
5 26 (22.81%) DevOps
6 25 (21.93%) Jenkins
7 24 (21.05%) Windows
8 22 (19.30%) DNS
8 22 (19.30%) DHCP
9 21 (18.42%) ITIL
9 21 (18.42%) Open Source
9 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (16.67%) UNIX
10 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 18 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (14.91%) CentOS
12 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
12 17 (14.91%) TCP/IP
12 17 (14.91%) VMware
12 17 (14.91%) MongoDB
13 16 (14.04%) Vagrant
13 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (14.04%) SSL
14 15 (13.16%) Apache
15 14 (12.28%) HTML
15 14 (12.28%) Firmware
15 14 (12.28%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15 (13.16%) Apache
2 13 (11.40%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.65%) WebSphere
4 10 (8.77%) nginx
4 10 (8.77%) Jetty
5 8 (7.02%) IIS
6 5 (4.39%) JBoss
7 4 (3.51%) Confluence
8 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.63%) Site Server
9 2 (1.75%) CMS
9 2 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.88%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.88%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) assyst
2 2 (1.75%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 12 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.53%) Route 53
2 12 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (8.77%) PaaS
4 7 (6.14%) SaaS
5 6 (5.26%) Google App Engine
5 6 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (3.51%) IaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.81%) HTTP
2 22 (19.30%) DNS
2 22 (19.30%) DHCP
3 17 (14.91%) TCP/IP
4 16 (14.04%) SSL
5 9 (7.89%) Firewall
6 6 (5.26%) IPsec
6 6 (5.26%) FTP
6 6 (5.26%) AMQP
6 6 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (4.39%) DMZ
8 2 (1.75%) Internet
8 2 (1.75%) MQTT
9 1 (0.88%) VLAN
9 1 (0.88%) Network Security
9 1 (0.88%) WAN
9 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.77%) Neo4j
4 9 (7.89%) MySQL
5 4 (3.51%) Big Data
5 4 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.88%) Informix
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.02%) Maven
2 8 (7.02%) Hudson
3 6 (5.26%) JUnit
4 5 (4.39%) Subversion
5 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.51%) Mercurial
5 4 (3.51%) JIRA
5 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.51%) Gradle
6 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.75%) Introscope
7 2 (1.75%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.75%) PVCS
7 2 (1.75%) Ant
7 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.88%) RSpec
8 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.75%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Developer
1 21 (18.42%) Analyst
2 17 (14.91%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.14%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.39%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.51%) Architect
7 4 (3.51%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (3.51%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Test Programme Manager
8 3 (2.63%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (2.63%) SAP Programme Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Transition Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Problem Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) SAP Manager
8 3 (2.63%) SAP Test Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) HTML
1 14 (12.28%) REST
2 10 (8.77%) Hibernate
2 10 (8.77%) Servlets
2 10 (8.77%) JAX-RS
3 9 (7.89%) .NET
4 8 (7.02%) J2EE
5 7 (6.14%) JSON
6 6 (5.26%) JMS
6 6 (5.26%) Java EE
7 5 (4.39%) Play Framework
8 4 (3.51%) EJB
8 4 (3.51%) Web Services
9 3 (2.63%) HTML5
9 3 (2.63%) Ajax
9 3 (2.63%) Django
9 3 (2.63%) CSS
9 3 (2.63%) Middleware
10 2 (1.75%) JMX
10 2 (1.75%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.42%) Open Source
2 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.89%) CESG
3 9 (7.89%) PKI
4 6 (5.26%) CMDB
4 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.39%) Clustering
6 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) DataPower
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.88%) GIS
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.98%) Linux
2 24 (21.05%) Windows
3 19 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (16.67%) UNIX
4 17 (14.91%) CentOS
5 10 (8.77%) Mac OS X
6 9 (7.89%) Windows Phone 8
6 9 (7.89%) Apple iOS
6 9 (7.89%) Windows Phone
6 9 (7.89%) Android
7 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.39%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.51%) Solaris
9 3 (2.63%) AIX
10 2 (1.75%) SUSE
10 2 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (22.81%) DevOps
3 21 (18.42%) ITIL
3 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.65%) Service Management
5 10 (8.77%) Web Design
5 10 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (7.89%) Change Control
6 9 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.14%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Scrum
8 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 6 (5.26%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.39%) High Availability
9 5 (4.39%) TDD
9 5 (4.39%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.39%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) Java
2 8 (7.02%) Ruby
3 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.26%) Perl
5 5 (4.39%) Scala
5 5 (4.39%) C
5 5 (4.39%) SQL
5 5 (4.39%) Python
6 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.63%) C#
7 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) Degree
3 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.40%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.28%) Firmware
2 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (6.14%) Xen
4 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.39%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (28.95%) Puppet
2 16 (14.04%) Vagrant
3 12 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.26%) SCCM
5 5 (4.39%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.75%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.75%) Salt
7 2 (1.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (28.07%) Red Hat
2 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.91%) VMware
4 13 (11.40%) HP
5 12 (10.53%) RightScale
6 8 (7.02%) Oracle
7 7 (6.14%) Dell
7 7 (6.14%) IBM
8 6 (5.26%) SAP
8 6 (5.26%) Google
8 6 (5.26%) F5
9 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.63%) Citrix
11 2 (1.75%) FatWire
11 2 (1.75%) CA
11 2 (1.75%) Informatica
12 1 (0.88%) Serena
12 1 (0.88%) Axway
12 1 (0.88%) Sun
12 1 (0.88%) Avaya
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