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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 79 99 135
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +36
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1215 952 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.42% 1.98% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.62% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 565 356
Average daily rate
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£412 £400 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 34
Average hourly rate £21.55 £35.70 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.63% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £20.00 £21.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.89 £37.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-35.44% -5.12%
Configuration Management
UK

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
38728 36307 31355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.63% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 23317 19199
Average daily rate £418 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1099 985
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 395 £475 +5.55% 65
South East +6 259 £386 +18.84% 64
Yorkshire +55 144 £350 +16.66% 17
North West +18 103 £387 -3.31% 13
South West +10 90 £425 +6.25% 28
East of England +5 84 £350 -6.72% 21
East Midlands +30 64 £475 +30.13% 3
West Midlands +11 46 £400 +23.07% 6
North East -5 35 £300 +10.09% 4
Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
Configuration Management
UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 944 (42.05%) Linux
2 670 (29.84%) Puppet
3 661 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
4 556 (24.77%) UNIX
5 533 (23.74%) DevOps
6 522 (23.25%) Java
7 512 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
8 493 (21.96%) Windows
9 455 (20.27%) Python
10 434 (19.33%) Opscode Chef
11 418 (18.62%) Security Cleared
12 408 (18.17%) Ruby
13 392 (17.46%) Jenkins
14 375 (16.70%) ITIL
15 356 (15.86%) VMware
16 341 (15.19%) Git (software)
17 326 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
18 323 (14.39%) Microsoft
19 304 (13.54%) Subversion
20 299 (13.32%) SQL
21 286 (12.74%) Open Source
22 284 (12.65%) Oracle
23 274 (12.20%) HTTP
24 259 (11.54%) Finance
24 259 (11.54%) SC Cleared
25 234 (10.42%) MongoDB
26 231 (10.29%) MySQL
27 213 (9.49%) Perl
28 209 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
29 206 (9.18%) Analytical Skills

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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
1 148 (6.59%) Apache
2 121 (5.39%) Tomcat
2 121 (5.39%) OpenStack
3 110 (4.90%) WebLogic
4 102 (4.54%) IIS
5 80 (3.56%) WebSphere
6 77 (3.43%) nginx
7 66 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 60 (2.67%) Node.js
9 53 (2.36%) Confluence
10 42 (1.87%) JBoss
11 36 (1.60%) Jetty
12 33 (1.47%) Apache Solr
13 31 (1.38%) MS Exchange
14 27 (1.20%) CMS
15 25 (1.11%) SAS
16 19 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 120 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 75 (3.34%) MS Office
3 45 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.49%) MS Project
6 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) SPSS
9 2 (0.089%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.045%) Simulink
10 1 (0.045%) Windchill
10 1 (0.045%) Weka
Business Applications
1 24 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.31%) Agresso
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.089%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.089%) Maximo
9 2 (0.089%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.089%) HFM
9 2 (0.089%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 1 (0.045%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.045%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 326 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
3 101 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (2.63%) PaaS
6 46 (2.05%) IaaS
7 32 (1.43%) SaaS
7 32 (1.43%) Amazon S3
8 29 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (1.16%) Google App Engine
10 22 (0.98%) Heroku
11 15 (0.67%) Route 53
11 15 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.49%) GitHub
13 11 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.45%) Office 365
15 8 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 274 (12.20%) HTTP
2 174 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 134 (5.97%) SSL
4 123 (5.48%) DNS
5 114 (5.08%) Firewall
6 106 (4.72%) Internet
7 78 (3.47%) DHCP
8 69 (3.07%) WAN
9 62 (2.76%) LAN
10 61 (2.72%) FTP
11 60 (2.67%) IPsec
12 59 (2.63%) SAN
13 46 (2.05%) VPN
14 33 (1.47%) NAS
15 32 (1.43%) LDAP
16 30 (1.34%) VoIP
17 26 (1.16%) Network Security
17 26 (1.16%) Wireless
18 25 (1.11%) MPLS
19 23 (1.02%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 231 (10.29%) MySQL
3 196 (8.73%) Relational Database
4 121 (5.39%) SQL Server
5 115 (5.12%) NoSQL
6 91 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (3.25%) Oracle Database
8 62 (2.76%) RDBMS
9 43 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (1.78%) Neo4j
11 39 (1.74%) Redis
12 37 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (1.65%) Big Data
13 32 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (1.25%) Hadoop
15 26 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
19 20 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 392 (17.46%) Jenkins
2 341 (15.19%) Git (software)
3 304 (13.54%) Subversion
4 115 (5.12%) JIRA
5 103 (4.59%) Ant
6 100 (4.45%) Maven
7 77 (3.43%) ClearCase
8 72 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 58 (2.58%) TeamCity
10 52 (2.32%) Cucumber
11 51 (2.27%) Hudson
12 50 (2.23%) Mercurial
13 48 (2.14%) StarTeam
14 47 (2.09%) NUnit
15 46 (2.05%) JUnit
16 43 (1.92%) CppUnit
16 43 (1.92%) GoogleTest
17 37 (1.65%) Gradle
18 36 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 259 (11.54%) Finance
2 77 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 66 (2.94%) Banking
4 61 (2.72%) Retail
5 45 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 22 (0.98%) Legal
7 18 (0.80%) Publishing
8 17 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 17 (0.76%) Front Office
8 17 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.62%) Marketing
10 11 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.40%) Back Office
11 9 (0.40%) Billing
12 7 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.27%) Military
13 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.22%) German Language
14 5 (0.22%) Avionics
14 5 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 391 (17.42%) Developer
2 323 (14.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 167 (7.44%) Analyst
4 129 (5.75%) Architect
4 129 (5.75%) Administrator
5 98 (4.37%) Java Developer
6 90 (4.01%) Software Engineer
6 90 (4.01%) Consultant
7 87 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
8 86 (3.83%) Configuration Manager
9 79 (3.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 78 (3.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 68 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
12 66 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
13 64 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 52 (2.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 50 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
16 47 (2.09%) Technical Architect
16 47 (2.09%) Release Manager
17 44 (1.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (8.42%) HTML
2 187 (8.33%) Web Services
3 146 (6.50%) .NET
4 128 (5.70%) CSS
5 96 (4.28%) XML
6 87 (3.88%) REST
7 81 (3.61%) J2EE
7 81 (3.61%) Middleware
8 74 (3.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 65 (2.90%) Hibernate
10 63 (2.81%) JSON
11 56 (2.49%) Spring
12 46 (2.05%) HTML5
13 45 (2.00%) JAX-RS
14 42 (1.87%) CSS3
15 40 (1.78%) Django
16 39 (1.74%) Play Framework
16 39 (1.74%) Servlets
17 36 (1.60%) Ajax
18 35 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.61%) CMDB
3 108 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 108 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 64 (2.85%) Visualisation
5 60 (2.67%) Clustering
6 39 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 37 (1.65%) Derivative
8 34 (1.51%) Replication
9 26 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 23 (1.02%) PKI
11 22 (0.98%) Statistics
11 22 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.94%) DataPower
13 18 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.76%) Data Extraction
14 17 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 944 (42.05%) Linux
2 556 (24.77%) UNIX
3 493 (21.96%) Windows
4 161 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 130 (5.79%) Mac OS X
6 121 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (4.05%) CentOS
8 76 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (3.03%) Windows 7
10 66 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (2.41%) Solaris
11 54 (2.41%) Ubuntu
12 42 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 31 (1.38%) AIX
14 30 (1.34%) SUSE
15 17 (0.76%) Debian
15 17 (0.76%) Android
15 17 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 14 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (23.74%) DevOps
3 512 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
4 375 (16.70%) ITIL
5 286 (12.74%) Open Source
6 195 (8.69%) Scrum
7 171 (7.62%) Project Management
8 164 (7.31%) Change Management
9 153 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 146 (6.50%) Service Management
11 145 (6.46%) Release Management
12 143 (6.37%) OO
13 131 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 128 (5.70%) Web Design
15 125 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
16 112 (4.99%) Migration
17 110 (4.90%) TDD
18 102 (4.54%) Web Development
19 96 (4.28%) Automated Testing
20 93 (4.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 522 (23.25%) Java
2 455 (20.27%) Python
3 408 (18.17%) Ruby
4 299 (13.32%) SQL
5 213 (9.49%) Perl
6 203 (9.04%) Bash Shell
7 169 (7.53%) JavaScript
8 135 (6.01%) PowerShell
9 121 (5.39%) Shell Script
10 119 (5.30%) PHP
11 118 (5.26%) C
12 89 (3.96%) C#
13 88 (3.92%) C++
14 75 (3.34%) Scala
15 70 (3.12%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.51%) Go
17 29 (1.29%) VB
18 28 (1.25%) VBScript
19 22 (0.98%) T-SQL
20 13 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 418 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 259 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 134 (5.97%) DV Cleared
4 104 (4.63%) Degree
5 58 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
7 49 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (2.18%) CCNA
8 44 (1.96%) MCSE
9 30 (1.34%) MCP
10 25 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.49%) MCSA
12 11 (0.49%) ISEB
13 10 (0.45%) CCNP
14 8 (0.36%) RHCE
14 8 (0.36%) MCITP
15 7 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (6.50%) QA
2 78 (3.47%) SLA
3 15 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.45%) DO-178B
5 9 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.089%) TickIT
9 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.045%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.045%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 209 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 185 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 58 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 46 (2.05%) vSphere
6 39 (1.74%) Docker
7 38 (1.69%) KVM
8 32 (1.43%) vCloud
9 27 (1.20%) QEMU
10 26 (1.16%) Xen
10 26 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (1.07%) Firmware
12 20 (0.89%) XenApp
13 17 (0.76%) Varnish
14 15 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.67%) NFS
15 14 (0.62%) XenServer
16 13 (0.58%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.53%) Samba
17 12 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 670 (29.84%) Puppet
2 434 (19.33%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (7.57%) Ansible
4 103 (4.59%) Vagrant
5 100 (4.45%) Salt
6 71 (3.16%) Nagios
7 64 (2.85%) SCCM
8 33 (1.47%) ZABBIX
9 31 (1.38%) Tivoli
10 29 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 25 (1.11%) SCOM
12 24 (1.07%) Cobbler
13 23 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
14 21 (0.94%) Kibana
15 17 (0.76%) HAProxy
16 15 (0.67%) logstash
17 14 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
18 13 (0.58%) WSUS
18 13 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 13 (0.58%) Icinga
Vendors
1 356 (15.86%) VMware
2 323 (14.39%) Microsoft
3 284 (12.65%) Oracle
4 199 (8.86%) Red Hat
5 98 (4.37%) HP
6 89 (3.96%) Citrix
7 81 (3.61%) IBM
8 70 (3.12%) Cisco
9 49 (2.18%) Remedy
10 48 (2.14%) New Relic
11 36 (1.60%) Business Objects
12 33 (1.47%) Rackspace
12 33 (1.47%) Google
13 31 (1.38%) hybris
14 30 (1.34%) Atlassian
14 30 (1.34%) Perforce
15 27 (1.20%) webMethods
16 26 (1.16%) Borland
16 26 (1.16%) Adobe
17 25 (1.11%) EMC
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Rate: £225.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago