The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 61 67 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 30 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.80% 1.96% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.90% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £318 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% +12.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £385 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.69%
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1111 1033 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 66.61% 67.43% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 586 452
Average daily rate £375 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 82
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.55 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +13 12 £400 +12.28%
Nottinghamshire 0 12 £550 +73.22% 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 4
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 25 (43.86%) UNIX
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
3 21 (36.84%) Linux
4 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
5 18 (31.58%) VMware
5 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared
6 17 (29.82%) Red Hat
7 13 (22.81%) Degree
8 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 12 (21.05%) Oracle
9 11 (19.30%) SQL
9 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (19.30%) Windows XP
9 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
9 11 (19.30%) Finance
9 11 (19.30%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (17.54%) Puppet
10 10 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (17.54%) HP
11 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.79%) Java
12 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
12 8 (14.04%) Project Management
12 8 (14.04%) OpenStack
12 8 (14.04%) Ansible
12 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (14.04%) OpenStack
2 6 (10.53%) Node.js
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) MS Project
5 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.75%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) DNS
2 3 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.77%) Subversion
4 4 (7.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.51%) JUnit
6 2 (3.51%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.51%) ChangeMan
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) JIRA
6 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Maven
7 1 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Technical Leader
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Configuration Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Administrator
5 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) CSS
1 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) JSON
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) MSMQ
3 2 (3.51%) Lucene
3 2 (3.51%) Spring
3 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.51%) Ajax
3 2 (3.51%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Wiki
4 1 (1.75%) RMADS
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) UNIX
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
3 21 (36.84%) Linux
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) Windows XP
5 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.26%) Solaris
7 2 (3.51%) AIX
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) CentOS
8 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (14.04%) Project Management
3 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (12.28%) DevOps
4 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.26%) Release Management
7 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 3 (5.26%) ETL
7 3 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) VB
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) JCL
7 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared
3 13 (22.81%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) ISEB
4 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) TickIT
2 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Puppet
1 10 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (14.04%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) Vagrant
4 6 (10.53%) Nagios
4 6 (10.53%) Salt
5 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.75%) WSUS
6 1 (1.75%) SCCM
6 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.58%) VMware
3 17 (29.82%) Red Hat
4 12 (21.05%) Oracle
5 10 (17.54%) HP
6 6 (10.53%) New Relic
7 5 (8.77%) Serena
8 3 (5.26%) CollabNet
8 3 (5.26%) Citrix
8 3 (5.26%) IBM
9 2 (3.51%) Pegasus
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco
9 2 (3.51%) BMC
9 2 (3.51%) Remedy
9 2 (3.51%) Splunk
10 1 (1.75%) F5
10 1 (1.75%) Talend
10 1 (1.75%) Verint
10 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.75%) Computacenter