The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 22 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.52% 2.75% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 5.36% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£438 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.89 £37.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-35.44% -1.98%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
125 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.65% 51.38% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 22 36
Average daily rate £448 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (42.86%) Aerospace
1 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (35.71%) DO-178B
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) C
2 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
2 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) Avionics
4 3 (21.43%) Wind River
4 3 (21.43%) UNIX
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) Serena
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (35.71%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
General
1 6 (42.86%) Aerospace
2 3 (21.43%) Avionics
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Test Management
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
1 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) DO-178B
2 1 (7.14%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Wind River
1 3 (21.43%) Serena
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft