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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 53 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 9 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 2.99% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 3.55% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 11
Median daily rate £500 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +14.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +8.66% +7.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.95 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +24.63%  

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 453 845 704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.04% 84.08% 83.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 541 447
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 35
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Crewe 0 3 - -
Macclesfield 0 1 £425 -15.00%
Configuration Management
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (43.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) Spring
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) Content Management
4 5 (31.25%) Selenium
4 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Web Development
4 5 (31.25%) QA
4 5 (31.25%) RESTful
4 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 4 (25.00%) Change Control
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) API Design

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 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) IPsec
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
5 2 (12.50%) Ant
5 2 (12.50%) CruiseControl
5 2 (12.50%) EasyMock
5 2 (12.50%) JBehave
5 2 (12.50%) JUnit
5 2 (12.50%) Maven
5 2 (12.50%) Mockito
5 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Release Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Software Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Software Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Web Architect
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) CSS3
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) HTML5
2 5 (31.25%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) Dropwizard
3 3 (18.75%) jQuery
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
4 2 (12.50%) Express
4 2 (12.50%) JMS
4 2 (12.50%) JMX
4 2 (12.50%) Material Design
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) Ehcache
5 1 (6.25%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Content Management
4 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Web Development
5 4 (25.00%) Change Control
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Pair Programming
6 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) VBA
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Capistrano
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.25%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) ATG
1 3 (18.75%) hybris
2 2 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Lumension
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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