The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 30 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 28 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.52% 1.46% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 2.09% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 1
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£400 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +28.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-23.34% -7.89%
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Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
392 335 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.32% 70.08% 72.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 216 118
Average daily rate £375 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.58 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 43 (91.49%) Linux
1 43 (91.49%) DevOps
2 41 (87.23%) Puppet
3 33 (70.21%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (70.21%) Ruby
4 32 (68.09%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (51.06%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (51.06%) Web Services
6 20 (42.55%) UNIX
7 18 (38.30%) Ansible
7 18 (38.30%) Python
8 9 (19.15%) IaaS
9 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (12.77%) VMware
11 5 (10.64%) Vagrant
12 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
12 4 (8.51%) Windows
12 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
13 2 (4.26%) Apache
13 2 (4.26%) Perl
13 2 (4.26%) Firewall
13 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
13 2 (4.26%) DNS
13 2 (4.26%) Project Management
13 2 (4.26%) CentOS
13 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
13 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
14 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 32 (68.09%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (19.15%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) WebEx
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) FTP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Linux Administrator
2 22 (46.81%) Systems Administrator
2 22 (46.81%) Administrator
2 22 (46.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 20 (42.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (31.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (51.06%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.13%) Clustering
1 1 (2.13%) CMDB
1 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (91.49%) Linux
2 20 (42.55%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (91.49%) DevOps
2 33 (70.21%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 1 (2.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.13%) Validation
5 1 (2.13%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.13%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (2.13%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) Ruby
2 18 (38.30%) Python
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) Groovy
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) MCP
1 1 (2.13%) MCSE
1 1 (2.13%) MCSA
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.13%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (87.23%) Puppet
2 24 (51.06%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (38.30%) Ansible
4 5 (10.64%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.13%) logstash
5 1 (2.13%) Graphite
5 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.13%) Nagios
5 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) Nokia
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.13%) Symantec
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) WorldPay
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