The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 84 45 77
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 46 109 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.60% 3.86% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 5.17% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £55.65 £180.00 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.08% +352.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £31.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+13.49% -13.69%
Configuration Management
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2003 2109 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.65% 74.76% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1104 614
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 69
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 -24 27 £204 -36.25% 11
Slough -4 2 £306 -13.97% 2
Newbury -8 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Configuration Management
South East

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 42 (42.42%) Windows
2 37 (37.37%) Linux
3 35 (35.35%) Security Cleared
4 32 (32.32%) ITIL
4 32 (32.32%) Microsoft
4 32 (32.32%) Active Directory
5 30 (30.30%) SC Cleared
6 27 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 23 (23.23%) Windows 7
7 23 (23.23%) VMware
8 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (21.21%) MCP
8 21 (21.21%) MCSE
9 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (19.19%) Project Management
9 19 (19.19%) SCCM
9 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (19.19%) DevOps
10 17 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (17.17%) Puppet
11 15 (15.15%) Symantec
11 15 (15.15%) SQL
12 14 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (13.13%) HP
13 13 (13.13%) SLA
13 13 (13.13%) Jenkins
14 12 (12.12%) MS Visio
14 12 (12.12%) Oracle
14 12 (12.12%) Firmware

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
1 10 (10.10%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.03%) Documentum
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.02%) Google App Engine
1 2 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) Firewall
2 10 (10.10%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (8.08%) 4G
3 8 (8.08%) LTE
3 8 (8.08%) 3G
3 8 (8.08%) DNS
4 7 (7.07%) Internet
5 6 (6.06%) SSL
5 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.06%) VPN
6 5 (5.05%) ISDN
6 5 (5.05%) LAN
6 5 (5.05%) VoIP
6 5 (5.05%) WAN
6 5 (5.05%) IP Telephony
6 5 (5.05%) DAB
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (5.05%) VLAN
6 5 (5.05%) RANAP
6 5 (5.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) MySQL
1 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.01%) DataStage
3 1 (1.01%) IMS/DB
3 1 (1.01%) SQLite
3 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 10 (10.10%) StarTeam
4 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.05%) RSpec
5 3 (3.03%) Subversion
6 2 (2.02%) Gradle
6 2 (2.02%) Selenium
6 2 (2.02%) Ant
6 2 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.01%) BitKeeper
General
1 12 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Legal
4 3 (3.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) German Language
5 1 (1.01%) Front Office
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (19.19%) Support Engineer
2 18 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (10.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.07%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Designer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Release Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) IT Support
9 3 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) .NET
1 2 (2.02%) Web Services
1 2 (2.02%) JSON
2 1 (1.01%) WCF
2 1 (1.01%) HTML5
2 1 (1.01%) REST
2 1 (1.01%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (1.01%) XML
2 1 (1.01%) JMS
2 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) PKI
2 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.05%) CESG
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.01%) Open Source
6 1 (1.01%) Social Media
6 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.01%) Clustering
6 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.42%) Windows
2 37 (37.37%) Linux
3 23 (23.23%) Windows 7
4 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.09%) UNIX
7 6 (6.06%) Solaris
8 5 (5.05%) Android
8 5 (5.05%) CentOS
8 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.05%) Windows Phone 8
8 5 (5.05%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.01%) AIX
9 1 (1.01%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) ITIL
2 19 (19.19%) Project Management
2 19 (19.19%) DevOps
3 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (10.10%) Validation
5 9 (9.09%) SOA
5 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.09%) Network Management
6 7 (7.07%) Change Control
6 7 (7.07%) Release Management
7 6 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.04%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.04%) Resource Management
10 3 (3.03%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.03%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.03%) Automated Testing
10 3 (3.03%) Software Testing
10 3 (3.03%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 10 (10.10%) VBScript
2 10 (10.10%) VB
2 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.06%) Ruby
4 2 (2.02%) Python
4 2 (2.02%) C
4 2 (2.02%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) Java
5 1 (1.01%) Perl
5 1 (1.01%) PHP
5 1 (1.01%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 35 (35.35%) Security Cleared
2 30 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 27 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 21 (21.21%) MCP
4 21 (21.21%) MCSE
4 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.06%) Degree
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.05%) CCNA
7 3 (3.03%) ISEB
8 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.13%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (32.32%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.12%) Firmware
4 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) SCCM
2 17 (17.17%) Puppet
2 17 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (9.09%) SCOM
5 8 (8.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (5.05%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.03%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (2.02%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.01%) Control-M
9 1 (1.01%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (32.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.23%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) Symantec
4 13 (13.13%) HP
5 12 (12.12%) Oracle
6 11 (11.11%) Cisco
7 10 (10.10%) Borland
7 10 (10.10%) F5
8 5 (5.05%) Crossbeam
8 5 (5.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.05%) Sun
8 5 (5.05%) Dell
9 3 (3.03%) EMC
9 3 (3.03%) IBM
9 3 (3.03%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.02%) Altiris
10 2 (2.02%) Google
10 2 (2.02%) Remedy