The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 45 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.25% - 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% - 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+32.36% -25.67%
Configuration Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
334 204 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.27% 74.45% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 125 114
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the Bedfordshire region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 £350 - 2
Dunstable - - - - 1
Configuration Management
East of England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management.

1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) IIS
3 17 (73.91%) PowerShell
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (60.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (60.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (60.87%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (60.87%) .NET
5 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (52.17%) Confluence
6 12 (52.17%) E-Commerce
6 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
6 12 (52.17%) VB
7 11 (47.83%) C#
7 11 (47.83%) TeamCity
8 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
8 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (39.13%) JIRA
9 9 (39.13%) DevOps
10 8 (34.78%) Web Services
11 7 (30.43%) ITIL
11 7 (30.43%) FinalBuilder
12 6 (26.09%) Puppet
12 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
12 6 (26.09%) SCOM
12 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
13 5 (21.74%) Publishing
13 5 (21.74%) MSMQ
13 5 (21.74%) MS Excel

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (78.26%) IIS
2 12 (52.17%) Confluence
3 3 (13.04%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DHCP
1 5 (21.74%) FTP
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Git (software)
1 14 (60.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (47.83%) TeamCity
3 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 7 (30.43%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (21.74%) Log4Net
6 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (21.74%) Publishing
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Configuration Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Environment Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Release Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) E-Commerce
2 9 (39.13%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (52.17%) VB
3 11 (47.83%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (26.09%) SCOM
2 6 (26.09%) Puppet
3 5 (21.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Akamai