Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 61 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 47 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.53% 2.71% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 3.13% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 34
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £425 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £433 £164 £363
90th Percentile £575 £500 £806
North West median daily rate £506 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +19.12% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £13.50 £59.50
% change year-on-year - -77.31% +40.00%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 15 £485 -
Warrington +12 11 £535 +18.89%
Macclesfield - 8 £513 -
Knutsford -10 6 £438 - 1
Chester +10 1 £475 +2.70%
Configuration Management
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 31 (65.96%) Puppet
3 30 (63.83%) Jenkins
3 30 (63.83%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (63.83%) Python
4 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (59.57%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (57.45%) DevOps
6 24 (51.06%) Bash Shell
7 22 (46.81%) Ansible
8 20 (42.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
10 17 (36.17%) TeamCity
10 17 (36.17%) Windows
10 17 (36.17%) Web Services
11 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
12 15 (31.91%) Ruby
12 15 (31.91%) Docker
13 14 (29.79%) Scrum
14 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (25.53%) Web Operations
15 11 (23.40%) Confluence
15 11 (23.40%) JIRA
15 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (21.28%) QA
16 10 (21.28%) Coaching
17 9 (19.15%) Microservices
17 9 (19.15%) SonarQube
17 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
17 9 (19.15%) Slack

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 11 (23.40%) Confluence
2 9 (19.15%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.15%) Slack
3 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.26%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) IPsec
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
1 8 (17.02%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (63.83%) Jenkins
2 18 (38.30%) Git (software)
3 17 (36.17%) TeamCity
4 11 (23.40%) JIRA
5 9 (19.15%) SonarQube
6 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) WebOps Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (19.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Azure DevOps
5 5 (10.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Transition Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Transition Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Banking Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Lead DevOps
8 1 (2.13%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) Ehcache
4 1 (2.13%) Mason
4 1 (2.13%) MyBatis
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.13%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Life Science
3 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 17 (36.17%) Windows
3 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (57.45%) DevOps
4 20 (42.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (29.79%) Scrum
6 12 (25.53%) Web Operations
7 10 (21.28%) Coaching
8 9 (19.15%) Load Balancing
8 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
8 9 (19.15%) Microservices
8 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
8 9 (19.15%) Static Code Analysis
8 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
9 8 (17.02%) Kanban
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.51%) Open Source
11 4 (8.51%) Project Management
12 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
12 3 (6.38%) Change Management
12 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) Python
2 24 (51.06%) Bash Shell
3 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
4 15 (31.91%) Ruby
5 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.38%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) SQL
7 2 (4.26%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Docker
2 8 (17.02%) Xen
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (65.96%) Puppet
2 28 (59.57%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (46.81%) Ansible
4 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
4 8 (17.02%) Rancher
5 3 (6.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
1 3 (6.38%) VMware
2 2 (4.26%) Capita
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Lumension
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec