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 25 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 55 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +21  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 40 48 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.93% 2.72% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.29% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 8
Median daily rate £425 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -17.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £148 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

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 1095 1459 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.16% 82.57% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 878 687
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -4.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £37.60
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 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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 25 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
Salford +6 3 £400 +233.33%
Bolton - 3 - -
Configuration Management
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 30 (48.39%) DevOps
2 29 (46.77%) Linux
3 27 (43.55%) Puppet
4 26 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
6 23 (37.10%) Ansible
7 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
8 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (30.65%) Java
9 19 (30.65%) Python
9 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (27.42%) Docker
11 16 (25.81%) Red Hat
11 16 (25.81%) Ruby
12 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (24.19%) CentOS
13 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
14 11 (17.74%) ServiceNow
14 11 (17.74%) ITSM
15 10 (16.13%) ITIL
16 9 (14.52%) SSL
16 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
16 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
16 9 (14.52%) Finance
16 9 (14.52%) Release Management
16 9 (14.52%) Packer
16 9 (14.52%) Travis CI
17 8 (12.90%) Open Source
17 8 (12.90%) Ubuntu
17 8 (12.90%) Microsoft

Configuration Management
Co-occurring 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 7 (11.29%) Apache
2 6 (9.68%) OpenStack
3 5 (8.06%) nginx
3 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 4 (6.45%) Jetty
4 4 (6.45%) Mongrel
4 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.23%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (3.23%) CMS
5 2 (3.23%) Drupal
5 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.23%) JBoss
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) Anypoint
6 1 (1.61%) CICS
6 1 (1.61%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) LabWindows
2 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.45%) Google App Engine
3 4 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.84%) GitHub
5 2 (3.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.61%) Office 365
6 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.61%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) SSL
1 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.29%) DHCP
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) Firewall
3 5 (8.06%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.45%) FTP
4 4 (6.45%) HTTP
4 4 (6.45%) IPsec
5 3 (4.84%) Network Security
6 2 (3.23%) LAN
6 2 (3.23%) VoIP
6 2 (3.23%) VPN
6 2 (3.23%) WAN
7 1 (1.61%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) Big Data
2 2 (3.23%) IDOL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) DB2
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
2 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.52%) Travis CI
4 6 (9.68%) Subversion
5 5 (8.06%) GoCD
6 4 (6.45%) Vagrant
7 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.23%) JIRA
7 2 (3.23%) JMeter
7 2 (3.23%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.23%) Selenium
8 1 (1.61%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.61%) CocoaPods
8 1 (1.61%) Hudson
8 1 (1.61%) Maven
8 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (8.06%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (8.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) ITSM Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Drupal Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Head of DevOps
8 2 (3.23%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (3.23%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) .NET
1 7 (11.29%) Web Services
2 4 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (6.45%) J2EE
2 4 (6.45%) Node.js
2 4 (6.45%) Servlets
3 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.23%) JSON
3 2 (3.23%) REST
3 2 (3.23%) RESTful
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.61%) Cocoa
4 1 (1.61%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) HTML
4 1 (1.61%) LAMP
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.61%) Spring
4 1 (1.61%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) CMDB
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Life Science
3 2 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Linux
2 15 (24.19%) CentOS
3 8 (12.90%) Ubuntu
4 7 (11.29%) Debian
5 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.06%) Fedora
7 4 (6.45%) Unix
7 4 (6.45%) Windows
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.61%) Mesosphere
8 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) DevOps
2 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (17.74%) ITSM
5 10 (16.13%) ITIL
6 9 (14.52%) Release Management
6 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.90%) Open Source
8 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.45%) BPR
9 4 (6.45%) Change Control
9 4 (6.45%) Demand Management
9 4 (6.45%) Line Management
9 4 (6.45%) OO
9 4 (6.45%) People Management
9 4 (6.45%) Service Design
10 3 (4.84%) BDD
10 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
10 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) Java
1 19 (30.65%) Python
2 16 (25.81%) Ruby
3 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 8 (12.90%) SQL
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) C++
6 3 (4.84%) Perl
7 2 (3.23%) C#
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) COBOL
8 1 (1.61%) JCL
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) CISSP
2 2 (3.23%) SANS
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) SSCP
3 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Docker
2 7 (11.29%) KVM
2 7 (11.29%) LXC
3 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (43.55%) Puppet
2 23 (37.10%) Ansible
3 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (14.52%) Packer
5 7 (11.29%) Kibana
6 5 (8.06%) Ganglia
6 5 (8.06%) Graphite
6 5 (8.06%) Nagios
6 5 (8.06%) Riemann
6 5 (8.06%) Terraform
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
8 3 (4.84%) Salt
9 2 (3.23%) logstash
9 2 (3.23%) QRadar
10 1 (1.61%) Mesos
10 1 (1.61%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Red Hat
2 11 (17.74%) ServiceNow
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.68%) Google
4 6 (9.68%) VMware
5 5 (8.06%) Splunk
6 4 (6.45%) IBM
7 3 (4.84%) RightScale
7 3 (4.84%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.23%) Apple
8 2 (3.23%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.23%) HP
8 2 (3.23%) iManage
8 2 (3.23%) LogRhythm
8 2 (3.23%) MuleSoft
8 2 (3.23%) SAP
9 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.61%) Interwoven
9 1 (1.61%) Reuters
9 1 (1.61%) Wonderware
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