The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 106 135 165
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +30
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 904 724 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.59% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.17% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 378 325
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 47
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £25.45 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.63 £49.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £37.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -0.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35512 33332 37028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.47% 73.25% 70.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22492 20543 21658
Average daily rate £403 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 997 1323
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Configuration Management
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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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +64 449 £450 +2.85% 74
South East -11 168 £319 -6.25% 44
East of England +16 82 £325 -13.33% 22
South West -9 69 £416 +18.70% 10
North West +4 35 £275 -9.09% 18
North East +17 30 £355 - 4
Yorkshire -28 27 £338 +22.72% 16
East Midlands +5 22 £300 -27.27% 8
West Midlands -25 16 £350 +27.27% 3
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 543 (28.08%) Linux
2 383 (19.80%) ITIL
3 372 (19.23%) UNIX
4 369 (19.08%) Java
5 365 (18.87%) Security Cleared
6 343 (17.74%) Windows
7 337 (17.43%) Microsoft
8 316 (16.34%) SQL
9 294 (15.20%) Oracle
10 292 (15.10%) Puppet
11 268 (13.86%) Finance
12 256 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
13 249 (12.87%) DevOps
14 239 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
15 235 (12.15%) Git (software)
16 228 (11.79%) Change Management
17 226 (11.69%) Project Management
18 219 (11.32%) SC Cleared
19 215 (11.12%) HTML
20 194 (10.03%) Subversion
21 187 (9.67%) Web Services
22 183 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
23 176 (9.10%) Jenkins
24 175 (9.05%) .NET
25 172 (8.89%) VMware
26 171 (8.84%) CSS
27 169 (8.74%) Ruby
28 162 (8.38%) CMDB
28 162 (8.38%) JavaScript
29 160 (8.27%) Service Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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
1 115 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 95 (4.91%) Apache
3 88 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 69 (3.57%) IIS
4 69 (3.57%) CMS
5 61 (3.15%) WebSphere
6 56 (2.90%) Tomcat
7 42 (2.17%) nginx
8 40 (2.07%) Confluence
8 40 (2.07%) Node.js
9 37 (1.91%) MS Exchange
10 33 (1.71%) IBM Notes
11 29 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 29 (1.50%) Apache Solr
11 29 (1.50%) OpenStack
12 28 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 20 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.93%) Jetty
Applications
1 146 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 117 (6.05%) MS Office
3 49 (2.53%) MS Project
4 44 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Windchill
9 2 (0.10%) Simulink
10 1 (0.052%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.31%) assyst
7 5 (0.26%) Maximo
7 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.10%) Summit
10 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (2.02%) Amazon S3
4 39 (2.02%) SaaS
5 27 (1.40%) PaaS
5 27 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
6 24 (1.24%) Route 53
7 18 (0.93%) Office 365
8 15 (0.78%) IaaS
9 13 (0.67%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.52%) Joyent
11 6 (0.31%) GitHub
12 2 (0.10%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.45%) DNS
2 130 (6.72%) HTTP
3 103 (5.33%) Firewall
4 96 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 74 (3.83%) SSL
6 73 (3.77%) LDAP
7 64 (3.31%) DHCP
8 57 (2.95%) SAN
9 47 (2.43%) Internet
10 36 (1.86%) SGSN
11 35 (1.81%) GGSN
12 33 (1.71%) SS7
12 33 (1.71%) WAN
12 33 (1.71%) LAN
13 29 (1.50%) MGW
14 26 (1.34%) VPN
15 23 (1.19%) L2TP
16 20 (1.03%) Network Security
16 20 (1.03%) Ethernet
17 17 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.26%) Relational Database
2 105 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 99 (5.12%) MongoDB
4 98 (5.07%) MySQL
5 97 (5.02%) SQL Server
6 86 (4.45%) NoSQL
7 54 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 50 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 38 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.86%) SSDT
13 34 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.93%) Redis
14 18 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
15 16 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
16 15 (0.78%) Neo4j
16 15 (0.78%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.78%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 235 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 194 (10.03%) Subversion
3 176 (9.10%) Jenkins
4 138 (7.14%) Maven
5 86 (4.45%) JIRA
6 84 (4.34%) Visual Studio
7 83 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 59 (3.05%) Ant
9 53 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 52 (2.69%) ClearCase
11 48 (2.48%) Hudson
12 40 (2.07%) JUnit
13 39 (2.02%) Artifactory
14 38 (1.96%) Gradle
14 38 (1.96%) MSBuild
15 36 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
16 35 (1.81%) StarTeam
16 35 (1.81%) NUnit
17 33 (1.71%) NuGet
18 27 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
General
1 268 (13.86%) Finance
2 124 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 107 (5.53%) Banking
4 48 (2.48%) Front Office
5 40 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 32 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.40%) Back Office
8 18 (0.93%) Military
8 18 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.67%) Retail
10 12 (0.62%) Publishing
10 12 (0.62%) Marketing
11 11 (0.57%) Electronics
12 9 (0.47%) Local Government
13 8 (0.41%) Advertising
13 8 (0.41%) Legal
14 7 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 374 (19.34%) Developer
2 219 (11.32%) Analyst
3 146 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 103 (5.33%) Architect
5 89 (4.60%) Consultant
6 85 (4.40%) Java Developer
7 81 (4.19%) Configuration Manager
8 65 (3.36%) Project Manager
9 62 (3.21%) Software Engineer
10 60 (3.10%) Configuration Analyst
11 56 (2.90%) Administrator
12 51 (2.64%) Build Engineer
13 48 (2.48%) Senior Developer
14 42 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
14 42 (2.17%) NOC Engineer
15 38 (1.96%) Linux Engineer
16 37 (1.91%) Release Engineer
16 37 (1.91%) Release Manager
17 36 (1.86%) Support Engineer
17 36 (1.86%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (11.12%) HTML
2 187 (9.67%) Web Services
3 175 (9.05%) .NET
4 171 (8.84%) CSS
5 111 (5.74%) XML
6 104 (5.38%) jQuery
7 95 (4.91%) Spring
8 90 (4.65%) Ajax
9 79 (4.08%) CSS3
10 72 (3.72%) HTML5
11 71 (3.67%) Middleware
12 70 (3.62%) REST
13 63 (3.26%) JSON
14 62 (3.21%) J2EE
15 60 (3.10%) .NET Framework
16 57 (2.95%) ASP.NET
17 46 (2.38%) JSP
18 44 (2.28%) LAMP
19 40 (2.07%) Servlets
20 39 (2.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.38%) CMDB
2 154 (7.96%) Open Source
3 86 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.86%) Clustering
6 31 (1.60%) Visualisation
7 29 (1.50%) Replication
8 27 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 23 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.03%) Derivative
11 19 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 19 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 16 (0.83%) PKI
13 16 (0.83%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.67%) Fixed Income
16 11 (0.57%) CLARiiON
16 11 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 543 (28.08%) Linux
2 372 (19.23%) UNIX
3 343 (17.74%) Windows
4 93 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (3.52%) Mac OS X
8 65 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (3.36%) CentOS
9 48 (2.48%) Solaris
10 40 (2.07%) Windows XP
11 39 (2.02%) AIX
12 37 (1.91%) Ubuntu
13 27 (1.40%) Windows 7
14 23 (1.19%) SELinux
15 16 (0.83%) Debian
16 15 (0.78%) VMS
17 10 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.47%) HPUX
19 7 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (19.80%) ITIL
2 256 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
3 249 (12.87%) DevOps
4 239 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (11.79%) Change Management
6 226 (11.69%) Project Management
7 160 (8.27%) Service Management
8 152 (7.86%) Release Management
9 142 (7.34%) TDD
10 139 (7.19%) Scrum
11 118 (6.10%) Automated Testing
12 116 (6.00%) Software Engineering
13 106 (5.48%) Web Development
13 106 (5.48%) Problem Management
14 99 (5.12%) Unit Testing
14 99 (5.12%) PRINCE2
15 96 (4.96%) UML
15 96 (4.96%) Change Control
16 91 (4.71%) Service Delivery
17 88 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 369 (19.08%) Java
2 316 (16.34%) SQL
3 169 (8.74%) Ruby
4 162 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 156 (8.07%) Python
6 104 (5.38%) Perl
7 103 (5.33%) PHP
8 100 (5.17%) C
9 93 (4.81%) C#
10 79 (4.08%) C++
11 77 (3.98%) Shell Script
12 76 (3.93%) PL/SQL
13 66 (3.41%) Scala
14 55 (2.84%) Bash Shell
15 53 (2.74%) PowerShell
16 26 (1.34%) VB
17 22 (1.14%) VBScript
18 12 (0.62%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.57%) T-SQL
20 9 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 365 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 219 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 158 (8.17%) Degree
4 89 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 50 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
6 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (1.45%) MCSE
8 24 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (1.03%) ISEB
10 18 (0.93%) MCP
11 16 (0.83%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.67%) MCSA
12 13 (0.67%) CISSP
12 13 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.57%) CCNP
14 10 (0.52%) RHCE
15 9 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.41%) Sun Certification
16 8 (0.41%) PMP
17 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (6.36%) QA
2 64 (3.31%) SLA
3 27 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.57%) COBIT
5 10 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.36%) TickIT
7 5 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.10%) DO-254
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 119 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
4 33 (1.71%) VMware ESX
5 19 (0.98%) Varnish
6 18 (0.93%) KVM
6 18 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.78%) XenApp
8 13 (0.67%) vSphere
9 11 (0.57%) Xen
10 10 (0.52%) UAG
11 8 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.41%) Sendmail
12 7 (0.36%) RHEV
12 7 (0.36%) vCloud
13 6 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.21%) Samba
14 4 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 292 (15.10%) Puppet
2 183 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (3.57%) Nagios
4 48 (2.48%) SCCM
5 46 (2.38%) Vagrant
6 35 (1.81%) HP UCMDB
7 33 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (1.40%) Salt
9 23 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (1.09%) Cacti
11 19 (0.98%) Ansible
12 14 (0.72%) Control-M
12 14 (0.72%) Ganglia
12 14 (0.72%) SCOM
13 12 (0.62%) WMI
13 12 (0.62%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.47%) StatsD
14 9 (0.47%) CFEngine
14 9 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 337 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 294 (15.20%) Oracle
3 172 (8.89%) VMware
4 129 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 103 (5.33%) HP
6 68 (3.52%) Cisco
7 56 (2.90%) Citrix
8 53 (2.74%) IBM
9 48 (2.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 47 (2.43%) Remedy
11 42 (2.17%) Juniper
12 38 (1.96%) ServiceNow
13 37 (1.91%) Borland
14 36 (1.86%) JBoss
15 33 (1.71%) Lotus
15 33 (1.71%) Red Gate
16 31 (1.60%) Serena
17 30 (1.55%) hybris
18 26 (1.34%) BMC
19 25 (1.29%) Atlassian
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