The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 28 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 32 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 45 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.22% 4.81% 6.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.09% 5.65% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 33
Median daily rate £450 £290 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.17% -21.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +22.85%  

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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 635 744 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.71% 85.22% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 505 264
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 21
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the North East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Tyne and Wear -11 38 £444 +53.01% 5
Durham - 7 £475 - 3
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 79 (81.44%) Linux
2 65 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (50.52%) Unix
4 47 (48.45%) Jenkins
5 46 (47.42%) Open Source
6 45 (46.39%) Oracle
6 45 (46.39%) DevOps
7 44 (45.36%) JIRA
8 42 (43.30%) Confluence
8 42 (43.30%) Git (software)
9 37 (38.14%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (37.11%) Puppet
10 36 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (35.05%) Change Control
11 34 (35.05%) Java
12 33 (34.02%) Windows
13 32 (32.99%) Red Hat
13 32 (32.99%) Software Packaging
13 32 (32.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (31.96%) Opscode Chef
15 30 (30.93%) PowerShell
15 30 (30.93%) HP
16 28 (28.87%) Active Directory
16 28 (28.87%) Python
16 28 (28.87%) HTML
16 28 (28.87%) REST
16 28 (28.87%) Relational Database
17 27 (27.84%) Ruby
17 27 (27.84%) BusinessObjects
18 26 (26.80%) WebLogic

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 42 (43.30%) Confluence
2 26 (26.80%) WebLogic
3 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
4 12 (12.37%) JBoss
5 9 (9.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (5.15%) FileNet
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (5.15%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.12%) CMS
8 3 (3.09%) Apache
8 3 (3.09%) IIS
8 3 (3.09%) Jetty
8 3 (3.09%) Mongrel
8 3 (3.09%) nginx
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.06%) SAS
9 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.80%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (14.43%) Trello
4 9 (9.28%) IaaS
4 9 (9.28%) PaaS
4 9 (9.28%) SaaS
5 5 (5.15%) OpenShift
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.09%) GitHub
6 3 (3.09%) Google App Engine
6 3 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.77%) HTTP
2 15 (15.46%) SSL
3 10 (10.31%) LDAP
4 5 (5.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.12%) Network Security
6 3 (3.09%) DHCP
6 3 (3.09%) DNS
6 3 (3.09%) FTP
6 3 (3.09%) IPsec
6 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.06%) AMQP
7 2 (2.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.87%) Relational Database
2 27 (27.84%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (16.49%) Oracle Database
4 14 (14.43%) MongoDB
5 12 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (11.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (11.34%) NoSQL
7 9 (9.28%) MySQL
8 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (7.22%) RDBMS
9 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
10 3 (3.09%) Neo4j
10 3 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (2.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (2.06%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (48.45%) Jenkins
2 44 (45.36%) JIRA
3 42 (43.30%) Git (software)
4 20 (20.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (16.49%) Subversion
6 14 (14.43%) GitLab
7 13 (13.40%) JUnit
8 9 (9.28%) Selenium
9 3 (3.09%) Maven
9 3 (3.09%) SonarQube
9 3 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.09%) Travis CI
10 2 (2.06%) MSI
10 2 (2.06%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Electronics
3 1 (1.03%) Marketing
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (22.68%) Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (10.31%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (9.28%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (8.25%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) DBA
8 6 (6.19%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.15%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.12%) Applications Support Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.99%) Software Packaging
2 28 (28.87%) HTML
2 28 (28.87%) REST
3 26 (26.80%) CSS
3 26 (26.80%) JSON
4 25 (25.77%) Ajax
5 21 (21.65%) Django
5 21 (21.65%) Spring
6 20 (20.62%) CSS3
6 20 (20.62%) HTML5
7 18 (18.56%) RESTful
8 14 (14.43%) Play Framework
9 12 (12.37%) Guice
9 12 (12.37%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (12.37%) Spring MVC
10 9 (9.28%) SOAP
10 9 (9.28%) Web Services
10 9 (9.28%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (4.12%) .NET
12 3 (3.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (38.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.22%) User Experience
3 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.15%) DataPower
5 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) CMDB
7 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.03%) Fintech
8 1 (1.03%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (81.44%) Linux
2 49 (50.52%) Unix
3 33 (34.02%) Windows
4 32 (32.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (20.62%) Windows Server
6 16 (16.49%) AIX
7 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.06%) Android
10 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.06%) MVS
10 2 (2.06%) VME
10 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (67.01%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (47.42%) Open Source
3 45 (46.39%) DevOps
4 36 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (35.05%) Change Control
6 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
6 20 (20.62%) Responsive Web Design
6 20 (20.62%) Scrum
6 20 (20.62%) Web Design
7 17 (17.53%) Change Management
7 17 (17.53%) OWASP
8 15 (15.46%) ITIL
8 15 (15.46%) OO
9 12 (12.37%) MVC
10 10 (10.31%) Web Development
10 10 (10.31%) Workflow
11 9 (9.28%) Front End Development
11 9 (9.28%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.25%) Line Management
12 8 (8.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.05%) Java
2 30 (30.93%) PowerShell
3 28 (28.87%) Python
4 27 (27.84%) Ruby
5 23 (23.71%) Scala
6 19 (19.59%) Perl
7 14 (14.43%) SQL
8 13 (13.40%) C#
9 4 (4.12%) C
10 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.06%) REXX
11 2 (2.06%) Tcl
11 2 (2.06%) VB
12 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.03%) COBIT
2 1 (1.03%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (28.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.49%) Docker
3 9 (9.28%) LXC
4 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.09%) Xen
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (37.11%) Puppet
2 31 (31.96%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (23.71%) Ansible
4 17 (17.53%) Dollar Universe
5 6 (6.19%) Data Guard
6 5 (5.15%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (4.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (3.09%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (3.09%) Terraform
9 2 (2.06%) WMI
10 1 (1.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
10 1 (1.03%) SCSM
Vendors
1 45 (46.39%) Oracle
2 32 (32.99%) Red Hat
3 30 (30.93%) HP
4 19 (19.59%) Atlassian
5 17 (17.53%) TIBCO
6 15 (15.46%) Google
6 15 (15.46%) IBM
7 10 (10.31%) Sun
8 9 (9.28%) Axway
8 9 (9.28%) Informatica
8 9 (9.28%) Siebel
9 8 (8.25%) VMware
10 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
11 4 (4.12%) Serena
12 2 (2.06%) Borland
12 2 (2.06%) CA
12 2 (2.06%) MuleSoft
12 2 (2.06%) Remedy
12 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.06%) WorldPay
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