Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 88 93
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 133 155 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.32% 2.27% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.71% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 96 116
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £373 £293 £344
90th Percentile £586 £523 £568
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 12
North West median hourly rate - £13.50 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.31% +40.00%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +13.85%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +18 67 £450 +5.88% 14
Cheshire +8 48 £513 +20.59% 6
Lancashire +5 10 £535 +33.75%
Merseyside -3 2 £400 - 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 76 (57.14%) Linux
2 66 (49.62%) Python
3 64 (48.12%) Puppet
3 64 (48.12%) DevOps
4 59 (44.36%) Git (software)
5 58 (43.61%) Bash Shell
6 55 (41.35%) Ansible
7 54 (40.60%) Jenkins
8 53 (39.85%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (33.08%) Opscode Chef
11 41 (30.83%) Docker
12 30 (22.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (21.80%) PowerShell
13 29 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
14 28 (21.05%) Web Services
15 26 (19.55%) Windows
15 26 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (19.55%) Ruby
16 25 (18.80%) Software Engineering
17 23 (17.29%) TeamCity
18 22 (16.54%) JIRA
18 22 (16.54%) ITIL
18 22 (16.54%) Red Hat
19 18 (13.53%) Microservices
19 18 (13.53%) Confluence
19 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (13.53%) Scrum
20 17 (12.78%) CentOS
20 17 (12.78%) Coaching

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (13.53%) Confluence
2 16 (12.03%) nginx
3 8 (6.02%) CMS
4 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.26%) Drupal
5 3 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.50%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.50%) JBoss
6 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) ArchestrA
7 1 (0.75%) Mule
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (12.03%) Slack
4 6 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (3.76%) Office 365
6 4 (3.01%) GitHub
6 4 (3.01%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.26%) Google Analytics
7 3 (2.26%) Serverless
8 2 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.50%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.75%) PaaS
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) HTTP
2 4 (3.01%) Firewall
2 4 (3.01%) SMS
3 3 (2.26%) DNS
3 3 (2.26%) LAN
3 3 (2.26%) MPLS
3 3 (2.26%) NAS
3 3 (2.26%) SAN
3 3 (2.26%) VoIP
3 3 (2.26%) WAN
3 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.50%) BGP
4 2 (1.50%) Broadband
4 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.50%) IPv6
4 2 (1.50%) LLU
4 2 (1.50%) OSPF
4 2 (1.50%) SNMP
4 2 (1.50%) TACACS
4 2 (1.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.77%) MySQL
3 8 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.76%) IDOL
5 3 (2.26%) DB2
5 3 (2.26%) OLAP
5 3 (2.26%) OLTP
5 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.26%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (44.36%) Git (software)
2 54 (40.60%) Jenkins
3 23 (17.29%) TeamCity
4 22 (16.54%) JIRA
5 16 (12.03%) SonarQube
6 7 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.76%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.26%) JMeter
9 3 (2.26%) Selenium
9 3 (2.26%) Subversion
10 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.50%) LabVIEW
10 2 (1.50%) Maven
10 2 (1.50%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.50%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.75%) GoCD
11 1 (0.75%) Hudson
11 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (6.77%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Banking
2 5 (3.76%) Legal
2 5 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (17.29%) Linux Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 16 (12.03%) Developer
5 14 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
5 14 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Software Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) WebOps Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Azure DevOps
7 8 (6.02%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (4.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.05%) Web Services
2 8 (6.02%) .NET
2 8 (6.02%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (4.51%) XML
4 5 (3.76%) JSON
4 5 (3.76%) RESTful
5 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.01%) Spring
5 4 (3.01%) XSLT
6 3 (2.26%) CSS
6 3 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.26%) HTML
6 3 (2.26%) Middleware
6 3 (2.26%) XSD
7 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.50%) Node.js
7 2 (1.50%) SOAP
7 2 (1.50%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.50%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Clustering
2 13 (9.77%) Public Cloud
3 9 (6.77%) CMDB
4 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.01%) Life Science
6 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.26%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) PMI
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (57.14%) Linux
2 26 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 26 (19.55%) Windows
3 17 (12.78%) CentOS
4 14 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 13 (9.77%) Debian
6 8 (6.02%) Unix
7 2 (1.50%) Android
7 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.75%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) DevOps
2 53 (39.85%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (22.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 25 (18.80%) Software Engineering
6 22 (16.54%) ITIL
7 18 (13.53%) Microservices
7 18 (13.53%) Scrum
8 17 (12.78%) Coaching
9 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
9 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
9 16 (12.03%) Service Management
9 16 (12.03%) Static Code Analysis
10 15 (11.28%) Test Automation
11 12 (9.02%) Web Operations
12 9 (6.77%) Problem Management
12 9 (6.77%) Project Management
12 9 (6.77%) Workflow
13 8 (6.02%) Change Management
13 8 (6.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 66 (49.62%) Python
2 58 (43.61%) Bash Shell
3 29 (21.80%) PowerShell
4 26 (19.55%) Ruby
5 16 (12.03%) SQL
6 15 (11.28%) Java
7 14 (10.53%) Shell Script
8 10 (7.52%) Perl
9 7 (5.26%) VB
10 4 (3.01%) C++
10 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.26%) C
11 3 (2.26%) C#
11 3 (2.26%) XPath
12 2 (1.50%) PHP
13 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.75%) Scala
13 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) Degree
1 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) CCNA
3 1 (0.75%) CCNP
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) COBIT
3 3 (2.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.75%) GDPR
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.75%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (30.83%) Docker
2 14 (10.53%) KVM
2 14 (10.53%) LXC
3 10 (7.52%) Xen
4 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 64 (48.12%) Puppet
2 55 (41.35%) Ansible
3 44 (33.08%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (9.02%) Terraform
5 11 (8.27%) Packer
6 10 (7.52%) Kubernetes
7 9 (6.77%) SCCM
7 9 (6.77%) SCOM
8 8 (6.02%) Rancher
9 5 (3.76%) Nagios
10 3 (2.26%) Icinga
10 3 (2.26%) Kibana
10 3 (2.26%) logstash
10 3 (2.26%) Salt
11 2 (1.50%) Cacti
11 2 (1.50%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.50%) RANCID
12 1 (0.75%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Red Hat
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.26%) SolarWinds
3 7 (5.26%) Splunk
3 7 (5.26%) VMware
4 6 (4.51%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.76%) Cisco
5 5 (3.76%) iManage
6 4 (3.01%) Interwoven
6 4 (3.01%) Juniper
6 4 (3.01%) Reuters
6 4 (3.01%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.26%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.26%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (2.26%) Google
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle
8 2 (1.50%) Brocade
8 2 (1.50%) Capita
8 2 (1.50%) Huawei
8 2 (1.50%) ZyXEL