The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
North West / Manchester
Rank 65 69 46
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 24 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.84% 2.20% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.62% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 17
Median daily rate £463 £340 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.02% -26.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £405 £370
% change year-on-year +8.02% +9.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £48.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +20.71%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Manchester

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Manchester

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Manchester

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in Manchester

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Salford - 4 £550 -
Configuration Management
North West

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 42 (56.76%) Linux
2 41 (55.41%) Puppet
2 41 (55.41%) DevOps
3 38 (51.35%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (47.30%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (47.30%) Jenkins
5 33 (44.59%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (44.59%) Ansible
6 30 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (39.19%) Java
8 28 (37.84%) Python
8 28 (37.84%) Ruby
9 21 (28.38%) Git (software)
9 21 (28.38%) Docker
10 17 (22.97%) Red Hat
11 15 (20.27%) CentOS
12 14 (18.92%) Bash Shell
12 14 (18.92%) Unix
12 14 (18.92%) Kibana
13 13 (17.57%) Travis CI
13 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
13 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (16.22%) Google
14 12 (16.22%) SSL
15 11 (14.86%) Elastic Stack
16 10 (13.51%) GoCD
16 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
16 10 (13.51%) OpenStack
17 9 (12.16%) DNS
17 9 (12.16%) DHCP

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 10 (13.51%) OpenStack
2 6 (8.11%) Apache
2 6 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (8.11%) nginx
2 6 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.76%) Drupal
3 5 (6.76%) IIS
3 5 (6.76%) Jetty
3 5 (6.76%) Mongrel
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) CICS
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (47.30%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.46%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (9.46%) GitHub
4 5 (6.76%) Google Analytics
4 5 (6.76%) Google App Engine
4 5 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (6.76%) Heroku
5 4 (5.41%) TestFlight
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Route 53
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
2 12 (16.22%) SSL
3 9 (12.16%) DHCP
3 9 (12.16%) DNS
4 8 (10.81%) HTTPS
5 7 (9.46%) Firewall
6 5 (6.76%) FTP
6 5 (6.76%) HTTP
6 5 (6.76%) IPsec
7 4 (5.41%) Network Security
8 2 (2.70%) LAN
8 2 (2.70%) VoIP
8 2 (2.70%) VPN
8 2 (2.70%) WAN
9 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.41%) SQLite
3 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (47.30%) Jenkins
2 21 (28.38%) Git (software)
3 13 (17.57%) Travis CI
4 10 (13.51%) GoCD
5 9 (12.16%) Subversion
6 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
6 6 (8.11%) JMeter
6 6 (8.11%) Selenium
7 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.41%) Android Studio
8 4 (5.41%) CocoaPods
8 4 (5.41%) Vagrant
8 4 (5.41%) Xcode
9 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (4.05%) Hudson
9 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.70%) JIRA
10 2 (2.70%) Maven
10 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
1 5 (6.76%) Retail
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Service Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Android Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) iOS Android Developer
6 4 (5.41%) iOS Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Java Android Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Java Applications Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Java Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Drupal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (9.46%) Web Services
3 6 (8.11%) .NET
4 5 (6.76%) J2EE
4 5 (6.76%) Servlets
5 4 (5.41%) Cocoa
5 4 (5.41%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.35%) Akka
7 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.35%) LAMP
7 1 (1.35%) Node.js
7 1 (1.35%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.35%) spray
7 1 (1.35%) Spring
7 1 (1.35%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) iPhone
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) CMDB
3 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) BYOD
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) PKI
4 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.76%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) CentOS
3 14 (18.92%) Unix
4 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (12.16%) Fedora
5 9 (12.16%) Windows
6 4 (5.41%) Android
6 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.35%) Solaris
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) DevOps
2 38 (51.35%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.16%) ITIL
5 8 (10.81%) BDD
5 8 (10.81%) Release Management
6 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.11%) Change Control
7 6 (8.11%) Open Source
7 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Workflow
8 5 (6.76%) Analytics
8 5 (6.76%) Change Management
8 5 (6.76%) Service Management
9 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (5.41%) Scrum
9 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) Java
2 28 (37.84%) Python
2 28 (37.84%) Ruby
3 14 (18.92%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.46%) Perl
4 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.11%) SQL
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.41%) Apple Swift
7 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
8 3 (4.05%) C#
8 3 (4.05%) Korn
9 2 (2.70%) Go
9 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) COBOL
10 1 (1.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) ISEB
4 4 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.70%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) SANS
5 2 (2.70%) SSCP
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (28.38%) Docker
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Xen
4 1 (1.35%) NFS
4 1 (1.35%) Varnish
4 1 (1.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (55.41%) Puppet
2 33 (44.59%) Ansible
2 33 (44.59%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (18.92%) Kibana
4 8 (10.81%) Ganglia
4 8 (10.81%) Graphite
4 8 (10.81%) Nagios
4 8 (10.81%) Riemann
5 6 (8.11%) logstash
6 5 (6.76%) Terraform
7 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.70%) QRadar
8 1 (1.35%) FreeIPA
8 1 (1.35%) Mesos
8 1 (1.35%) Packer
8 1 (1.35%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Red Hat
2 12 (16.22%) Google
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.81%) Splunk
5 7 (9.46%) VMware
6 4 (5.41%) IBM
6 4 (5.41%) RightScale
7 3 (4.05%) HP
7 3 (4.05%) New Relic
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle
8 2 (2.70%) Apple
8 2 (2.70%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.35%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.35%) Wonderware