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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 59 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.90% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £130 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+121.15% -65.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.22% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +0.62%
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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
487 443 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.71% 66.52% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 293 251
Average daily rate £370 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £175.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) DHTML
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Struts
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) JSF
2 3 (30.00%) Ajax
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
2 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) hybris
2 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) SaaS
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) CMDB
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Lotus
3 2 (20.00%) SAS

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Hybris Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) DHTML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Struts
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
1 3 (30.00%) JSF
1 3 (30.00%) Ajax
1 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
2 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) hybris
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) VMware