The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Configuration Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Configuration Management
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 59 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 21 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.32% 1.64% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 1.95% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 20
Median daily rate £513 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £466 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £499 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +1.26% +18.79%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Configuration Management in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Cheshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Macclesfield +11 10 £500 -
Warrington +24 8 £543 +11.28%
Chester - 1 £475 -
Configuration Management
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 16 (53.33%) DevOps
2 15 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
4 13 (43.33%) Puppet
4 13 (43.33%) QA
4 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (40.00%) Docker
6 11 (36.67%) Python
7 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
9 7 (23.33%) Coaching
9 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (20.00%) Kubernetes
10 6 (20.00%) SonarQube
10 6 (20.00%) Microservices
10 6 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (20.00%) Rancher
10 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
10 6 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
10 6 (20.00%) Slack
10 6 (20.00%) Kanban
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) nginx
10 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (20.00%) Confluence
1 6 (20.00%) nginx
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Slack
2 5 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.00%) GitHub
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) DMZ
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (20.00%) JIRA
3 6 (20.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.33%) Ant
5 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.33%) EasyMock
5 1 (3.33%) JBehave
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) Mockito
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Release Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Software Release Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.00%) Spring
3 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (6.67%) Ehcache
4 2 (6.67%) MyBatis
4 2 (6.67%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
4 2 (6.67%) Spring Security
5 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
5 1 (3.33%) CSS3
5 1 (3.33%) Express
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) JMS
5 1 (3.33%) JMX
5 1 (3.33%) Material Design
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Life Science
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (23.33%) Coaching
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.00%) Kanban
6 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (20.00%) Microservices
6 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Open Source
8 4 (13.33%) Change Control
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
9 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) Xen
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (43.33%) Puppet
2 6 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (20.00%) Rancher
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Capistrano
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
4 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec