The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 83 140 170
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +30
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1148 738 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.28% 1.56% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.10% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 428 313
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £251 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 37
Average hourly rate £38.00 £31.90 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.12% -11.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £15.50 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+32.36% -25.67%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
London +16 433 £450 +8.43% 59
South East +47 307 £350 +1.30% 35
Yorkshire +48 109 £363 +20.83% 16
East of England +22 81 £450 +52.54% 10
North West +32 67 £395 +43.63% 5
South West +6 67 £475 +35.71% 22
West Midlands +2 36 £350 +29.62% 9
North East +2 35 £360 +2.85%
East Midlands -3 21 £513 +70.83% 3
Midlands - - - - 2
Configuration Management
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 825 (40.42%) Linux
2 559 (27.39%) Puppet
3 553 (27.09%) UNIX
4 541 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
5 473 (23.17%) Java
6 463 (22.68%) DevOps
7 426 (20.87%) Security Cleared
8 414 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
9 399 (19.55%) Windows
10 360 (17.64%) SQL
11 352 (17.25%) ITIL
12 346 (16.95%) Oracle
13 343 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
13 343 (16.81%) Git (software)
14 340 (16.66%) Microsoft
15 316 (15.48%) Jenkins
16 306 (14.99%) Ruby
17 301 (14.75%) Python
18 292 (14.31%) VMware
19 284 (13.91%) Subversion
20 277 (13.57%) SC Cleared
21 264 (12.93%) HTML
22 244 (11.95%) Finance
23 230 (11.27%) HTTP
24 224 (10.98%) Relational Database
25 216 (10.58%) Project Management
26 215 (10.53%) Web Services
27 200 (9.80%) Scrum
28 191 (9.36%) Change Management
29 188 (9.21%) Open Source

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 130 (6.37%) Apache
2 88 (4.31%) WebLogic
3 73 (3.58%) JBoss
4 72 (3.53%) IIS
5 70 (3.43%) Tomcat
6 60 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 60 (2.94%) Node.js
7 56 (2.74%) SharePoint
8 55 (2.69%) nginx
9 54 (2.65%) WebSphere
10 47 (2.30%) CMS
10 47 (2.30%) Confluence
11 35 (1.71%) MS Exchange
12 34 (1.67%) Apache Solr
13 27 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 26 (1.27%) IBM Notes
15 25 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
17 18 (0.88%) Drupal
18 17 (0.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 148 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 84 (4.12%) MS Office
3 37 (1.81%) MS Project
4 33 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.15%) Windchill
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) FastStats
8 1 (0.049%) Simulink
8 1 (0.049%) SPSS
8 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 32 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.39%) assyst
7 8 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.20%) Agresso
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.15%) HFM
10 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 130 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
3 63 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (2.11%) PaaS
5 42 (2.06%) Amazon S3
6 25 (1.22%) IaaS
7 24 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.03%) SaaS
8 21 (1.03%) Office 365
9 19 (0.93%) Route 53
10 13 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.59%) Joyent
11 12 (0.59%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.44%) GitHub
13 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.20%) Heroku
14 3 (0.15%) CloudBees
15 1 (0.049%) LucidChart
15 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 230 (11.27%) HTTP
2 120 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 102 (5.00%) DNS
4 86 (4.21%) Firewall
4 86 (4.21%) SSL
5 63 (3.09%) LDAP
6 62 (3.04%) DHCP
7 56 (2.74%) SAN
8 50 (2.45%) Internet
9 34 (1.67%) VPN
10 30 (1.47%) 3G
11 28 (1.37%) NAS
12 27 (1.32%) LTE
12 27 (1.32%) LAN
13 26 (1.27%) WAN
14 24 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
15 22 (1.08%) 4G
16 19 (0.93%) 2G
17 18 (0.88%) FTP
18 16 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (10.98%) Relational Database
2 172 (8.43%) MongoDB
3 156 (7.64%) MySQL
4 116 (5.68%) SQL Server
5 95 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 87 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (3.58%) Neo4j
8 65 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (3.14%) NoSQL
10 57 (2.79%) RDBMS
11 42 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 35 (1.71%) Redis
12 35 (1.71%) DB2
13 32 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (1.27%) Ingres
15 23 (1.13%) MariaDB
16 21 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
17 20 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 343 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 316 (15.48%) Jenkins
3 284 (13.91%) Subversion
4 139 (6.81%) Maven
5 86 (4.21%) ClearCase
6 79 (3.87%) Ant
7 75 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 73 (3.58%) JIRA
9 66 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 54 (2.65%) NUnit
11 53 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 53 (2.60%) Hudson
12 49 (2.40%) StarTeam
13 39 (1.91%) CruiseControl
14 38 (1.86%) CppUnit
14 38 (1.86%) GoogleTest
15 34 (1.67%) Selenium
15 34 (1.67%) Cucumber
16 33 (1.62%) Visual Studio
17 32 (1.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 244 (11.95%) Finance
2 89 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.18%) Banking
4 43 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.57%) Retail
6 22 (1.08%) Marketing
7 20 (0.98%) Advertising
7 20 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 19 (0.93%) Publishing
9 18 (0.88%) Billing
10 16 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.73%) General Ledger
11 15 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.64%) Military
13 11 (0.54%) Legal
14 10 (0.49%) Law
14 10 (0.49%) Electronics
15 9 (0.44%) Back Office
16 8 (0.39%) Front Office
17 7 (0.34%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 419 (20.53%) Developer
2 243 (11.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 184 (9.02%) Analyst
4 144 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 86 (4.21%) Configuration Manager
6 83 (4.07%) Consultant
7 77 (3.77%) Administrator
8 64 (3.14%) Software Engineer
9 56 (2.74%) Project Manager
10 55 (2.69%) Architect
11 52 (2.55%) Senior Developer
12 49 (2.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 48 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
14 41 (2.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 39 (1.91%) Release Manager
16 38 (1.86%) Support Analyst
16 38 (1.86%) Linux Engineer
17 37 (1.81%) Support Engineer
18 33 (1.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 31 (1.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (12.93%) HTML
2 215 (10.53%) Web Services
3 163 (7.99%) CSS
4 147 (7.20%) .NET
5 143 (7.01%) REST
6 116 (5.68%) XML
7 97 (4.75%) Hibernate
8 81 (3.97%) Middleware
9 76 (3.72%) JAX-RS
10 67 (3.28%) JSON
11 66 (3.23%) Spring
12 52 (2.55%) LAMP
13 50 (2.45%) ASP.NET
14 49 (2.40%) ActiveMQ
14 49 (2.40%) JSP
15 48 (2.35%) SOAP
15 48 (2.35%) Ajax
16 47 (2.30%) jQuery
17 46 (2.25%) HTML5
18 45 (2.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.21%) Open Source
2 177 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (5.49%) CMDB
4 109 (5.34%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.04%) Visualisation
6 54 (2.65%) Clustering
7 46 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.67%) Replication
10 30 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 29 (1.42%) Mainframe
12 28 (1.37%) PKI
13 25 (1.22%) User Experience
14 24 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.93%) CESG
16 17 (0.83%) NHS
17 16 (0.78%) Derivative
18 15 (0.73%) N-Tier
19 13 (0.64%) Taxonomies
20 12 (0.59%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 825 (40.42%) Linux
2 553 (27.09%) UNIX
3 399 (19.55%) Windows
4 150 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 148 (7.25%) Mac OS X
6 117 (5.73%) CentOS
7 113 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (2.45%) Ubuntu
10 50 (2.45%) Windows 7
11 45 (2.20%) Solaris
12 35 (1.71%) AIX
12 35 (1.71%) Windows XP
13 27 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
14 19 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 18 (0.88%) VMS
15 18 (0.88%) Android
16 16 (0.78%) Debian
17 15 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (22.68%) DevOps
3 414 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
4 352 (17.25%) ITIL
5 216 (10.58%) Project Management
6 200 (9.80%) Scrum
7 191 (9.36%) Change Management
8 150 (7.35%) Web Design
9 143 (7.01%) Responsive Web Design
10 141 (6.91%) Service Management
11 138 (6.76%) Release Management
12 128 (6.27%) OO
13 120 (5.88%) TDD
14 118 (5.78%) Change Control
15 116 (5.68%) Web Development
16 112 (5.49%) Software Engineering
17 108 (5.29%) Service Delivery
18 107 (5.24%) Problem Management
19 101 (4.95%) Automated Testing
20 99 (4.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 473 (23.17%) Java
2 360 (17.64%) SQL
3 306 (14.99%) Ruby
4 301 (14.75%) Python
5 183 (8.97%) JavaScript
6 169 (8.28%) Perl
7 140 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 134 (6.57%) PHP
9 105 (5.14%) C
10 103 (5.05%) C#
11 102 (5.00%) Shell Script
12 101 (4.95%) C++
12 101 (4.95%) PowerShell
13 74 (3.63%) PL/SQL
14 72 (3.53%) Scala
15 31 (1.52%) VB
16 19 (0.93%) Groovy
16 19 (0.93%) VBScript
17 16 (0.78%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 426 (20.87%) Security Cleared
2 277 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.63%) Degree
4 110 (5.39%) DV Cleared
5 51 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 37 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 30 (1.47%) MCSE
9 28 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (1.27%) CCNA
11 24 (1.18%) MCP
12 23 (1.13%) ISEB
13 16 (0.78%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.49%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.49%) CCNP
17 9 (0.44%) RHCE
18 8 (0.39%) BC Cleared
18 8 (0.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.66%) QA
2 81 (3.97%) SLA
3 11 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.34%) DO-178B
5 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.15%) TickIT
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.049%) P3O
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 183 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.30%) vSphere
4 42 (2.06%) VMware ESX
5 39 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
6 31 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 29 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.37%) Firmware
9 22 (1.08%) Varnish
10 20 (0.98%) KVM
11 18 (0.88%) Xen
12 15 (0.73%) vCloud
13 11 (0.54%) XenApp
13 11 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (0.49%) NFS
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.44%) RHEV
15 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.44%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 559 (27.39%) Puppet
2 343 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (4.12%) Vagrant
4 80 (3.92%) Nagios
5 77 (3.77%) Ansible
6 59 (2.89%) SCCM
7 49 (2.40%) Salt
8 38 (1.86%) Tivoli
9 34 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 26 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
11 25 (1.22%) SCOM
12 23 (1.13%) Cacti
13 15 (0.73%) Cobbler
14 14 (0.69%) SELinux
14 14 (0.69%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.49%) HP UCMDB
16 9 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 8 (0.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
17 8 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 346 (16.95%) Oracle
2 340 (16.66%) Microsoft
3 292 (14.31%) VMware
4 176 (8.62%) Red Hat
5 123 (6.03%) HP
6 57 (2.79%) IBM
7 52 (2.55%) Citrix
8 48 (2.35%) Remedy
9 46 (2.25%) Cisco
10 41 (2.01%) Perforce
11 34 (1.67%) Rackspace
11 34 (1.67%) New Relic
12 29 (1.42%) SAP
13 27 (1.32%) SaltStack
13 27 (1.32%) Percona
14 26 (1.27%) Lotus
14 26 (1.27%) Atlassian
15 24 (1.18%) Business Objects
16 23 (1.13%) Google
17 21 (1.03%) Dell
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