The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 11 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 9.80% 2.47% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.20% 3.33% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.98% -27.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -13.69%
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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 Croydon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
82 60 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 80.39% 74.07% 67.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 41
Average daily rate £400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.92 £21.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.40% -22.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (53.85%) Finance
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Puppet
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (30.77%) HTTP
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) SSL
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
7 1 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Services Delivery Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
2 1 (7.69%) DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Service Management
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Project Planning
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
2 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) Salt
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft