The first table below looks at the demand for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 73 75 80
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 48 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.92% 2.13% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.09% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £284 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.09% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £237 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £330 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1839 1682 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.38% 68.93% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 737 813
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Configuration Management
South East

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Reading +28 31 £425 - 4
Slough +2 3 £325 +44.44% 2
Bracknell -11 2 - -
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Configuration Management
South East

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 55 (33.54%) Telecoms
2 49 (29.88%) Change Management
3 45 (27.44%) Fault Management
4 41 (25.00%) DNS
5 39 (23.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 38 (23.17%) Security Cleared
7 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
7 31 (18.90%) SS7
8 30 (18.29%) Performance Management
8 30 (18.29%) Problem Management
9 29 (17.68%) GGSN
9 29 (17.68%) SGSN
10 28 (17.07%) ITIL
10 28 (17.07%) Windows
11 27 (16.46%) SC Cleared
12 26 (15.85%) MGW
13 24 (14.63%) Juniper
14 22 (13.41%) LDAP
15 20 (12.20%) Front Office
15 20 (12.20%) Velocent
16 19 (11.59%) Project Management
17 18 (10.98%) L2TP
17 18 (10.98%) Borland
17 18 (10.98%) Linux
17 18 (10.98%) SQL
17 18 (10.98%) StarTeam
18 15 (9.15%) Degree
19 14 (8.54%) MS Excel
19 14 (8.54%) Cisco
19 14 (8.54%) HP

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 5 (3.05%) Lotus Domino
1 5 (3.05%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.44%) IIS
3 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) nginx
5 1 (0.61%) Liferay
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.10%) MS Office
3 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Metrica
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.83%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.22%) IaaS
3 2 (1.22%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.00%) DNS
2 31 (18.90%) SS7
3 29 (17.68%) GGSN
3 29 (17.68%) SGSN
4 26 (15.85%) MGW
5 22 (13.41%) LDAP
6 18 (10.98%) L2TP
7 13 (7.93%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.49%) 3G
9 7 (4.27%) INAP
9 7 (4.27%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (4.27%) LTE
10 6 (3.66%) 4G
10 6 (3.66%) Firewall
10 6 (3.66%) MPLS
10 6 (3.66%) VoIP
11 5 (3.05%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.44%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (1.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.98%) StarTeam
2 7 (4.27%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.44%) JUnit
3 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.83%) Sinon.JS
4 3 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (1.83%) Ant
4 3 (1.83%) MSI
5 2 (1.22%) RSpec
5 2 (1.22%) Gradle
5 2 (1.22%) JIRA
6 1 (0.61%) Hudson
6 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.61%) ERwin
General
1 55 (33.54%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.20%) Front Office
3 10 (6.10%) Back Office
4 6 (3.66%) Finance
5 4 (2.44%) Retail
6 3 (1.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (22.56%) NOC Engineer
2 18 (10.98%) Analyst
3 15 (9.15%) Configuration Analyst
4 11 (6.71%) Network Support
5 9 (5.49%) CS Core Engineer
6 7 (4.27%) Environment Manager
6 7 (4.27%) Databuild Engineer
6 7 (4.27%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.66%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.05%) Release Manager
8 5 (3.05%) Applications Manager
9 4 (2.44%) Senior Architect
9 4 (2.44%) Build Engineer
9 4 (2.44%) OSS Architect
9 4 (2.44%) Consultant
9 4 (2.44%) Architect
9 4 (2.44%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.44%) Configuration Management Analyst
10 3 (1.83%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.27%) WAP
2 5 (3.05%) Web Services
3 3 (1.83%) DCOM
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) JMS
4 1 (0.61%) Middleware
4 1 (0.61%) LAMP
4 1 (0.61%) Spring
4 1 (0.61%) Apache CXF
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.66%) CMDB
2 5 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.44%) iPad
3 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.83%) PKI
4 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.22%) Open Source
5 2 (1.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.22%) Statistics
5 2 (1.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) EPoS
6 1 (0.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.07%) Windows
2 18 (10.98%) Linux
3 13 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.49%) UNIX
5 7 (4.27%) VMS
6 6 (3.66%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.05%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) CentOS
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.88%) Change Management
2 45 (27.44%) Fault Management
3 30 (18.29%) Problem Management
3 30 (18.29%) Performance Management
4 28 (17.07%) ITIL
5 19 (11.59%) Project Management
6 13 (7.93%) ITIL V2
7 12 (7.32%) DevOps
8 11 (6.71%) Service Delivery
8 11 (6.71%) Asset Management
9 10 (6.10%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.88%) SOA
10 8 (4.88%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.27%) ITSM
11 7 (4.27%) Scrum
11 7 (4.27%) PRINCE
11 7 (4.27%) Time Management
12 6 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.66%) Service Management
12 6 (3.66%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.98%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) Ruby
2 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.83%) VBScript
3 3 (1.83%) Java
4 2 (1.22%) VBA
4 2 (1.22%) Python
4 2 (1.22%) C
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (0.61%) Perl
5 1 (0.61%) PHP
5 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.15%) Degree
4 9 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.83%) PMP
6 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.83%) MCSE
6 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.22%) CNA
7 2 (1.22%) Novell Certification
7 2 (1.22%) MCP
7 2 (1.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.10%) QA
2 4 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.22%) XenApp
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) KVM
4 1 (0.61%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) Puppet
2 11 (6.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (6.71%) WMI
3 10 (6.10%) HP UCMDB
4 9 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.88%) SCCM
6 4 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.83%) SCOM
7 3 (1.83%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.61%) Cacti
8 1 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (23.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.63%) Juniper
4 20 (12.20%) Velocent
5 18 (10.98%) Borland
6 14 (8.54%) Cisco
6 14 (8.54%) HP
7 10 (6.10%) Serena
8 9 (5.49%) Apple
9 6 (3.66%) Huawei
10 5 (3.05%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.05%) Remedy
10 5 (3.05%) VMware
10 5 (3.05%) Nokia
11 4 (2.44%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.44%) Oracle
11 4 (2.44%) BMC
12 3 (1.83%) IBM
12 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.83%) Citrix
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