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 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
England / North West
Rank 96 66 62
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 41 95 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.60% 2.49% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 3.02% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 59 37
Median daily rate £500 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £405 £370
% change year-on-year +8.02% +9.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £44.95 £48.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.35% -23.80%  
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2110 3146 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.42% 82.42% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1901 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 126 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £50.00 £60.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the North West

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Manchester +4 24 £463 +36.02% 19
Merseyside +1 9 £600 +73.91%
Cheshire +10 8 £500 +12.67% 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 57 (52.29%) DevOps
2 54 (49.54%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (48.62%) Linux
3 53 (48.62%) Jenkins
4 49 (44.95%) Puppet
5 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (41.28%) Java
7 36 (33.03%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (33.03%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (32.11%) Git (software)
9 34 (31.19%) Ansible
10 33 (30.28%) Ruby
11 30 (27.52%) Python
12 22 (20.18%) Docker
13 19 (17.43%) Scrum
13 19 (17.43%) CentOS
14 18 (16.51%) VMware
14 18 (16.51%) Bash Shell
15 17 (15.60%) Red Hat
15 17 (15.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (14.68%) Release Management
16 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
16 16 (14.68%) BDD
17 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
17 15 (13.76%) TDD
18 14 (12.84%) Google
18 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (12.84%) Unix
18 14 (12.84%) Kibana
19 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared

Configuration Management
Top Related 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 10 (9.17%) OpenStack
2 6 (5.50%) Apache
2 6 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.50%) nginx
2 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.59%) Drupal
3 5 (4.59%) IIS
3 5 (4.59%) Jetty
3 5 (4.59%) Mongrel
3 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.75%) CMS
4 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.92%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Project
1 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 36 (33.03%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.09%) GitHub
3 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.59%) Google Analytics
5 5 (4.59%) Google App Engine
5 5 (4.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.59%) Heroku
6 4 (3.67%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.92%) Datadog
7 1 (0.92%) IaaS
7 1 (0.92%) PaaS
7 1 (0.92%) Route 53
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.01%) SSL
3 10 (9.17%) DHCP
3 10 (9.17%) DNS
4 8 (7.34%) HTTPS
5 7 (6.42%) Firewall
6 6 (5.50%) IPsec
7 5 (4.59%) FTP
7 5 (4.59%) HTTP
8 4 (3.67%) Network Security
9 3 (2.75%) LAN
9 3 (2.75%) WAN
10 2 (1.83%) SAN
10 2 (1.83%) VoIP
10 2 (1.83%) VPN
11 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) MySQL
2 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.50%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.67%) SQLite
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.92%) DB2
5 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 53 (48.62%) Jenkins
2 35 (32.11%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.93%) Travis CI
4 12 (11.01%) Selenium
5 10 (9.17%) Cucumber
5 10 (9.17%) GoCD
6 9 (8.26%) Maven
6 9 (8.26%) Subversion
7 7 (6.42%) JMeter
8 6 (5.50%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.67%) Android Studio
9 4 (3.67%) CocoaPods
9 4 (3.67%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.67%) Xcode
10 3 (2.75%) Ant
10 3 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.75%) Hudson
10 3 (2.75%) StarTeam
10 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.83%) JBehave
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Back Office
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (36.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Developer
3 9 (8.26%) Analyst
4 7 (6.42%) Consultant
4 7 (6.42%) Java Developer
5 6 (5.50%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Applications Developer
6 5 (4.59%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.67%) Android Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) iOS Android Developer
7 4 (3.67%) iOS Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Java Android Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Java Applications Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Java Mobile Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) Spring
2 11 (10.09%) CSS
2 11 (10.09%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (10.09%) HTML
2 11 (10.09%) RESTful
3 10 (9.17%) .NET
4 9 (8.26%) Web Services
5 6 (5.50%) Spring Boot
6 5 (4.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.59%) CSS3
6 5 (4.59%) HTML5
6 5 (4.59%) J2EE
6 5 (4.59%) Servlets
7 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.67%) Cocoa
7 4 (3.67%) Cocoa Touch
7 4 (3.67%) MCollective
8 3 (2.75%) Dropwizard
8 3 (2.75%) jQuery
8 3 (2.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) CMDB
3 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.67%) iPhone
3 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) BYOD
6 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Linux
2 19 (17.43%) CentOS
3 17 (15.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (12.84%) Unix
5 12 (11.01%) Windows
6 9 (8.26%) Fedora
7 6 (5.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.67%) Android
8 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.83%) VME
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (52.29%) DevOps
2 54 (49.54%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.43%) Scrum
5 16 (14.68%) BDD
5 16 (14.68%) Release Management
6 15 (13.76%) TDD
7 13 (11.93%) Change Management
7 13 (11.93%) ITIL
8 12 (11.01%) Open Source
9 11 (10.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (9.17%) Change Control
10 10 (9.17%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.26%) Kanban
11 9 (8.26%) Microservices
11 9 (8.26%) Service Management
12 8 (7.34%) API Design
12 8 (7.34%) Coaching
12 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) Java
2 33 (30.28%) Ruby
3 30 (27.52%) Python
4 18 (16.51%) Bash Shell
5 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.93%) SQL
7 7 (6.42%) Perl
7 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.67%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
9 3 (2.75%) C#
9 3 (2.75%) Korn
9 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.75%) VBA
10 2 (1.83%) Go
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.92%) Cython
11 1 (0.92%) R
11 1 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) ISEB
4 5 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.83%) CISSP
5 2 (1.83%) SANS
5 2 (1.83%) SSCP
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (20.18%) Docker
2 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) Xen
4 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) KVM
5 1 (0.92%) NFS
5 1 (0.92%) Varnish
5 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 49 (44.95%) Puppet
2 36 (33.03%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (31.19%) Ansible
4 14 (12.84%) Kibana
5 10 (9.17%) Nagios
6 8 (7.34%) Ganglia
6 8 (7.34%) Graphite
6 8 (7.34%) Riemann
7 6 (5.50%) logstash
8 5 (4.59%) Terraform
9 4 (3.67%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.83%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.83%) QRadar
12 1 (0.92%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.92%) Mesos
12 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.92%) Packer
12 1 (0.92%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.92%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) VMware
2 17 (15.60%) Red Hat
3 14 (12.84%) Google
4 10 (9.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.26%) Oracle
6 8 (7.34%) Splunk
7 4 (3.67%) HP
7 4 (3.67%) IBM
7 4 (3.67%) RightScale
7 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.75%) ATG
8 3 (2.75%) hybris
8 3 (2.75%) New Relic
9 2 (1.83%) Apple
9 2 (1.83%) ICL
9 2 (1.83%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.83%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.92%) Lumension
10 1 (0.92%) Symantec
10 1 (0.92%) Wonderware
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