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 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 73 63
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 65 96 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.21% 2.51% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 3.05% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 58
Median daily rate £460 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £194 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  

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 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 June 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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +4 40 £425 +6.25% 16
Cheshire +27 20 £500 +14.28% 2
Lancashire -12 4 £473 +18.12% 2
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 56 (52.83%) DevOps
2 54 (50.94%) Linux
3 46 (43.40%) Jenkins
4 44 (41.51%) Puppet
5 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (37.74%) Git (software)
6 34 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (31.13%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (31.13%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (29.25%) Ansible
9 30 (28.30%) Python
9 30 (28.30%) Java
10 28 (26.42%) Docker
11 20 (18.87%) Open Source
12 19 (17.92%) VMware
12 19 (17.92%) Red Hat
13 18 (16.98%) Ruby
14 17 (16.04%) Scrum
14 17 (16.04%) Bash Shell
15 16 (15.09%) Finance
15 16 (15.09%) SQL
15 16 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (14.15%) QA
16 15 (14.15%) CentOS
17 14 (13.21%) Software Engineering
17 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
18 13 (12.26%) Web Services
19 12 (11.32%) ITSM
19 12 (11.32%) ServiceNow

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 10 (9.43%) OpenStack
2 9 (8.49%) nginx
3 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.60%) Apache
4 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (4.72%) IIS
6 4 (3.77%) Confluence
6 4 (3.77%) Jetty
6 4 (3.77%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.89%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.89%) CMS
7 2 (1.89%) Drupal
7 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.89%) JBoss
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.94%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.94%) CICS
8 1 (0.94%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.13%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.49%) OpenShift
3 7 (6.60%) GitHub
4 6 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (3.77%) Bluemix
6 4 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.77%) Google App Engine
6 4 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (3.77%) PaaS
6 4 (3.77%) Slack
7 2 (1.89%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.94%) Datadog
8 1 (0.94%) Office 365
8 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.94%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.49%) SSL
3 8 (7.55%) HTTP
4 7 (6.60%) DHCP
4 7 (6.60%) DNS
5 5 (4.72%) Firewall
5 5 (4.72%) HTTPS
5 5 (4.72%) IPsec
6 4 (3.77%) FTP
7 3 (2.83%) LAN
7 3 (2.83%) Network Security
7 3 (2.83%) WAN
8 2 (1.89%) VoIP
8 2 (1.89%) VPN
9 1 (0.94%) DMZ
9 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.94%) Internet
9 1 (0.94%) NAS
9 1 (0.94%) RS-422
9 1 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) MongoDB
1 11 (10.38%) MySQL
2 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.89%) Big Data
5 2 (1.89%) IDOL
6 1 (0.94%) DB2
6 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 46 (43.40%) Jenkins
2 40 (37.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.49%) Travis CI
4 6 (5.66%) GoCD
4 6 (5.66%) JIRA
4 6 (5.66%) Subversion
4 6 (5.66%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.72%) Bitbucket
5 5 (4.72%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.77%) Selenium
7 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.83%) JMeter
7 3 (2.83%) Maven
8 2 (1.89%) Hudson
8 2 (1.89%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.94%) Ant
9 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.94%) Xcode
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 2 (1.89%) Electronics
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) Developer
4 9 (8.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Senior DevOps
5 7 (6.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) Web Services
2 10 (9.43%) .NET
2 10 (9.43%) Spring
3 9 (8.49%) RESTful
4 8 (7.55%) CSS
4 8 (7.55%) HTML
4 8 (7.55%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (3.77%) J2EE
6 4 (3.77%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (3.77%) Middleware
6 4 (3.77%) Node.js
6 4 (3.77%) REST
6 4 (3.77%) Servlets
7 3 (2.83%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.89%) Ehcache
8 2 (1.89%) JSON
8 2 (1.89%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) CMDB
2 6 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Life Science
4 4 (3.77%) Clustering
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.94%) iPhone
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.94%) PMI
7 1 (0.94%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 54 (50.94%) Linux
2 16 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (14.15%) CentOS
4 10 (9.43%) Windows
5 9 (8.49%) Unix
6 8 (7.55%) Ubuntu
7 7 (6.60%) Debian
8 5 (4.72%) Fedora
9 1 (0.94%) Android
9 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.94%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.94%) Solaris
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.83%) DevOps
2 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (18.87%) Open Source
5 17 (16.04%) Scrum
6 14 (13.21%) Software Engineering
7 12 (11.32%) ITSM
7 12 (11.32%) Microservices
8 11 (10.38%) Coaching
8 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (10.38%) ITIL
8 11 (10.38%) Release Management
9 10 (9.43%) BDD
9 10 (9.43%) Kanban
9 10 (9.43%) TDD
10 9 (8.49%) API Design
10 9 (8.49%) Change Control
10 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
11 7 (6.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) Java
1 30 (28.30%) Python
2 18 (16.98%) Ruby
3 17 (16.04%) Bash Shell
4 16 (15.09%) SQL
5 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.77%) Perl
7 4 (3.77%) PHP
8 3 (2.83%) C++
8 3 (2.83%) VBA
9 2 (1.89%) C#
9 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) Go
10 1 (0.94%) Korn
10 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) Degree
3 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.89%) CISSP
4 2 (1.89%) SANS
4 2 (1.89%) SSCP
5 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (26.42%) Docker
2 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.55%) Xen
4 7 (6.60%) KVM
4 7 (6.60%) LXC
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (41.51%) Puppet
2 33 (31.13%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (29.25%) Ansible
4 9 (8.49%) Packer
5 8 (7.55%) Kubernetes
6 7 (6.60%) Kibana
6 7 (6.60%) Salt
7 6 (5.66%) Nagios
7 6 (5.66%) Terraform
8 5 (4.72%) Ganglia
8 5 (4.72%) Graphite
8 5 (4.72%) Riemann
9 4 (3.77%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (3.77%) Rancher
10 2 (1.89%) logstash
10 2 (1.89%) QRadar
11 1 (0.94%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.94%) Mesos
11 1 (0.94%) SCCM
11 1 (0.94%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Red Hat
1 19 (17.92%) VMware
2 12 (11.32%) ServiceNow
3 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.55%) Google
4 8 (7.55%) IBM
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle
5 5 (4.72%) SaltStack
5 5 (4.72%) Splunk
6 3 (2.83%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) RightScale
7 2 (1.89%) Apple
7 2 (1.89%) Hitachi
7 2 (1.89%) iManage
7 2 (1.89%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.89%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (0.94%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.94%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.94%) WSO2
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