The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 49 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.11% 0.17% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.27% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £31.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+13.49% -13.69%
Configuration Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
428 369 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.94% 64.17% 66.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 219 170
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.35
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 Birmingham

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) CMDB
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Change Control
3 5 (29.41%) SLA
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
5 3 (17.65%) WSUS
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
5 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) MS Project
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Avaya
5 3 (17.65%) NHS
5 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) SCCM
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.88%) MAPM
7 1 (5.88%) LTE
7 1 (5.88%) 4G
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) Release Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Project
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) LTE
1 1 (5.88%) 4G
1 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Network Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Configuration Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Network Services Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Environment Manager
3 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Configuration Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) CMDB
2 3 (17.65%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
4 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
4 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) VB
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MAPM
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) Avaya
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle