Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 88 87
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 67 75 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.28% 2.14% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.55% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 34
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +46.15%
10th Percentile £363 £291 £347
90th Percentile £586 £570 £551
North West median daily rate £506 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +19.12% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £12.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.38% -47.06%
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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2387 2940 3052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.27% 83.95% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1873 1811
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Salford +14 12 £425 -22.37%
Bolton - 3 - -
Stockport +3 1 - -
Configuration Management
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 30 (44.78%) Linux
2 29 (43.28%) Git (software)
3 24 (35.82%) Ansible
3 24 (35.82%) DevOps
3 24 (35.82%) Python
4 22 (32.84%) Bash Shell
5 20 (29.85%) Puppet
5 20 (29.85%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (28.36%) Docker
6 19 (28.36%) Red Hat
7 17 (25.37%) CentOS
8 16 (23.88%) ITIL
9 14 (20.90%) Ubuntu
9 14 (20.90%) KVM
9 14 (20.90%) LXC
10 13 (19.40%) SQL
10 13 (19.40%) Debian
11 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
11 12 (17.91%) Jenkins
12 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (16.42%) Service Management
12 11 (16.42%) Packer
13 10 (14.93%) Java
14 9 (13.43%) Workflow
14 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
15 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (11.94%) CMS
16 7 (10.45%) .NET

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 8 (11.94%) CMS
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) Drupal
3 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.99%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.99%) JBoss
5 1 (1.49%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) ArchestrA
5 1 (1.49%) Mule
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) GitHub
2 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 4 (5.97%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) Serverless
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) SMS
2 2 (2.99%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (2.99%) BGP
2 2 (2.99%) Broadband
2 2 (2.99%) DNS
2 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
2 2 (2.99%) IPv6
2 2 (2.99%) Junos
2 2 (2.99%) LLU
2 2 (2.99%) MPLS
2 2 (2.99%) MRTG
2 2 (2.99%) NAS
2 2 (2.99%) OSPF
2 2 (2.99%) SNMP
2 2 (2.99%) TACACS
2 2 (2.99%) VLAN
2 2 (2.99%) VoIP
2 2 (2.99%) VRRP
2 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) IDOL
2 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.48%) DB2
3 3 (4.48%) OLAP
3 3 (4.48%) OLTP
3 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) MySQL
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (43.28%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.91%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.97%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (4.48%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.48%) JMeter
5 3 (4.48%) Selenium
5 3 (4.48%) Subversion
6 2 (2.99%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.99%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.99%) Maven
6 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.49%) GoCD
7 1 (1.49%) Hudson
7 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Architect
6 7 (10.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (8.96%) ServiceNow Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Administrator
8 5 (7.46%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.97%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (5.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Drupal Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.99%) Database Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Designer
11 2 (2.99%) Mobile Tester
11 2 (2.99%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 6 (8.96%) XML
3 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.97%) XSLT
4 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.48%) HTML
4 3 (4.48%) JSON
4 3 (4.48%) RESTful
4 3 (4.48%) XSD
5 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.99%) Node.js
5 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.49%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) Spring
6 1 (1.49%) Struts
6 1 (1.49%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) CMDB
2 6 (8.96%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.99%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.78%) Linux
2 17 (25.37%) CentOS
3 14 (20.90%) Ubuntu
4 13 (19.40%) Debian
5 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.97%) Unix
7 2 (2.99%) Android
7 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.99%) Windows
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.49%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) DevOps
2 16 (23.88%) ITIL
3 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.42%) Service Management
5 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.43%) Workflow
6 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
7 7 (10.45%) ITSM
8 6 (8.96%) Change Control
8 6 (8.96%) CRM
8 6 (8.96%) Statistics
8 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.46%) Change Management
9 5 (7.46%) Document Management
9 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
9 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.46%) Project Management
9 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.46%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) Python
2 22 (32.84%) Bash Shell
3 13 (19.40%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) Java
5 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
6 6 (8.96%) Perl
6 6 (8.96%) Ruby
7 4 (5.97%) C++
8 3 (4.48%) C#
8 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.48%) XPath
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) PHP
10 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) COBIT
2 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.49%) PMO
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) Docker
2 14 (20.90%) KVM
2 14 (20.90%) LXC
3 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (35.82%) Ansible
2 20 (29.85%) Puppet
3 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (16.42%) Packer
4 7 (10.45%) SCCM
4 7 (10.45%) SCOM
5 6 (8.96%) Terraform
6 5 (7.46%) Nagios
7 3 (4.48%) Icinga
7 3 (4.48%) Kibana
7 3 (4.48%) logstash
8 2 (2.99%) Cacti
8 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.99%) OpenNMS
8 2 (2.99%) RANCID
8 2 (2.99%) Salt
9 1 (1.49%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Red Hat
2 7 (10.45%) Splunk
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) ServiceNow
4 5 (7.46%) iManage
4 5 (7.46%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.97%) Interwoven
5 4 (5.97%) Reuters
6 3 (4.48%) AppDynamics
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (4.48%) Google
6 3 (4.48%) Juniper
7 2 (2.99%) Brocade
7 2 (2.99%) Foundry
7 2 (2.99%) Huawei
7 2 (2.99%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.99%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.99%) VMware
7 2 (2.99%) ZyXEL