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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 80 102 168
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +66
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1160 942 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.33% 1.94% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.57% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 556 304
Average daily rate
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£425 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 31
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.15 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £13.12 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.66 £46.18 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £37.29 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +0.10%
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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +50 416 £500 +17.64% 76
South East -31 218 £375 +7.14% 42
Yorkshire +56 134 £363 +3.57% 20
South West +3 97 £445 +11.94% 19
North West -8 92 £425 +13.33% 19
West Midlands +30 64 £400 +15.10% 12
East Midlands +20 59 £475 +25.99% 5
East of England -27 32 £425 +3.97% 11
Midlands +1 3 £305 -
Configuration Management
UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 962 (42.38%) Linux
2 670 (29.52%) Puppet
3 637 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
4 630 (27.75%) UNIX
5 557 (24.54%) Java
6 520 (22.91%) DevOps
7 516 (22.73%) Windows
8 474 (20.88%) Security Cleared
9 470 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
10 445 (19.60%) Python
11 426 (18.77%) Opscode Chef
12 408 (17.97%) Ruby
13 385 (16.96%) ITIL
14 384 (16.92%) VMware
15 376 (16.56%) Jenkins
16 341 (15.02%) SQL
17 333 (14.67%) Microsoft
18 331 (14.58%) Subversion
19 326 (14.36%) Git (software)
20 309 (13.61%) Oracle
21 303 (13.35%) SC Cleared
22 277 (12.20%) Finance
23 267 (11.76%) HTTP
24 260 (11.45%) Open Source
25 257 (11.32%) MongoDB
26 227 (10.00%) Relational Database
26 227 (10.00%) HTML
27 223 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
28 222 (9.78%) Perl
28 222 (9.78%) MySQL

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 143 (6.30%) Apache
2 117 (5.15%) OpenStack
3 107 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 93 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 74 (3.26%) Node.js
6 71 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 69 (3.04%) IIS
8 56 (2.47%) WebSphere
9 54 (2.38%) nginx
10 49 (2.16%) JBoss
11 43 (1.89%) Confluence
12 37 (1.63%) Apache Solr
13 32 (1.41%) MS Exchange
13 32 (1.41%) CMS
14 29 (1.28%) SAS
15 19 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 18 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.79%) Drupal
17 17 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (0.70%) Jetty
Applications
1 140 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 76 (3.35%) MS Office
3 34 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.93%) MS Project
6 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.088%) Simulink
9 2 (0.088%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.044%) FastStats
10 1 (0.044%) Weka
10 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 30 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.44%) Agresso
7 7 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.22%) HFM
8 5 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.088%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.088%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.044%) assyst
12 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 138 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
3 93 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (2.29%) PaaS
5 42 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.67%) IaaS
7 35 (1.54%) SaaS
8 31 (1.37%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.75%) Heroku
9 17 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
10 15 (0.66%) Office 365
10 15 (0.66%) Route 53
11 13 (0.57%) GitHub
12 10 (0.44%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.40%) Joyent
13 9 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.31%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.22%) HP Helion
17 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 267 (11.76%) HTTP
2 153 (6.74%) TCP/IP
3 112 (4.93%) Firewall
4 110 (4.85%) SSL
5 100 (4.41%) DNS
6 96 (4.23%) Internet
7 66 (2.91%) SAN
8 59 (2.60%) DHCP
9 54 (2.38%) WAN
10 51 (2.25%) LAN
11 43 (1.89%) LDAP
11 43 (1.89%) NAS
12 42 (1.85%) FTP
13 38 (1.67%) VPN
14 35 (1.54%) IPsec
15 28 (1.23%) 3G
16 27 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
17 26 (1.15%) LTE
18 25 (1.10%) VoIP
19 24 (1.06%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (11.32%) MongoDB
2 227 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 222 (9.78%) MySQL
4 110 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 106 (4.67%) SQL Server
6 103 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
7 85 (3.74%) Oracle Database
8 77 (3.39%) Neo4j
9 60 (2.64%) RDBMS
10 45 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (1.50%) Redis
13 30 (1.32%) Big Data
13 30 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (1.28%) DB2
15 27 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
16 26 (1.15%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.06%) Ingres
18 21 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (0.88%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 376 (16.56%) Jenkins
2 331 (14.58%) Subversion
3 326 (14.36%) Git (software)
4 115 (5.07%) Ant
5 114 (5.02%) ClearCase
5 114 (5.02%) Maven
6 80 (3.52%) JIRA
7 73 (3.22%) NUnit
8 71 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 66 (2.91%) StarTeam
9 66 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 62 (2.73%) CppUnit
10 62 (2.73%) GoogleTest
11 53 (2.33%) Hudson
12 46 (2.03%) CruiseControl
13 45 (1.98%) ClearQuest
14 43 (1.89%) Cucumber
15 41 (1.81%) Mercurial
16 39 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (1.50%) JUnit
General
1 277 (12.20%) Finance
2 100 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.13%) Banking
4 44 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 41 (1.81%) Retail
6 24 (1.06%) Marketing
7 23 (1.01%) Legal
8 22 (0.97%) Aerospace
8 22 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 21 (0.93%) Publishing
10 14 (0.62%) Front Office
11 13 (0.57%) Advertising
12 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.44%) Electronics
13 9 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 9 (0.40%) Military
14 8 (0.35%) Billing
14 8 (0.35%) Law
15 6 (0.26%) Back Office
15 6 (0.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 421 (18.55%) Developer
2 324 (14.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 176 (7.75%) Analyst
4 147 (6.48%) Java Developer
5 112 (4.93%) Administrator
6 109 (4.80%) Consultant
7 104 (4.58%) Architect
8 88 (3.88%) Software Engineer
9 86 (3.79%) Configuration Manager
10 83 (3.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 69 (3.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 63 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
13 62 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
14 56 (2.47%) Release Manager
15 53 (2.33%) Linux Engineer
16 49 (2.16%) Project Manager
17 44 (1.94%) Support Engineer
18 42 (1.85%) Technical Architect
19 39 (1.72%) Linux Administrator
20 37 (1.63%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (10.00%) HTML
2 177 (7.80%) Web Services
3 136 (5.99%) REST
4 133 (5.86%) CSS
5 132 (5.81%) .NET
6 102 (4.49%) XML
7 101 (4.45%) Hibernate
8 81 (3.57%) JAX-RS
9 75 (3.30%) Middleware
10 66 (2.91%) Ruby on Rails
11 62 (2.73%) JSON
11 62 (2.73%) J2EE
12 59 (2.60%) Spring
13 47 (2.07%) HTML5
14 46 (2.03%) Motif
15 45 (1.98%) CSS3
16 43 (1.89%) Django
17 42 (1.85%) LAMP
18 41 (1.81%) Ajax
19 37 (1.63%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 260 (11.45%) Open Source
2 209 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (4.89%) CMDB
4 92 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 60 (2.64%) Clustering
6 57 (2.51%) Visualisation
7 38 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 37 (1.63%) Derivative
9 36 (1.59%) Replication
10 33 (1.45%) PKI
11 30 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.28%) Mainframe
13 24 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.79%) Data Extraction
16 17 (0.75%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.70%) User Experience
17 16 (0.70%) Private Cloud
17 16 (0.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 962 (42.38%) Linux
2 630 (27.75%) UNIX
3 516 (22.73%) Windows
4 172 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 155 (6.83%) Mac OS X
6 140 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 111 (4.89%) CentOS
8 87 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 70 (3.08%) Windows 7
11 63 (2.78%) Solaris
12 53 (2.33%) Ubuntu
13 39 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 33 (1.45%) AIX
15 32 (1.41%) SUSE
16 25 (1.10%) Android
16 25 (1.10%) Apple iOS
16 25 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
17 20 (0.88%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (22.91%) DevOps
3 470 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
4 385 (16.96%) ITIL
5 217 (9.56%) Project Management
6 183 (8.06%) Scrum
7 177 (7.80%) Change Management
8 163 (7.18%) Software Engineering
9 156 (6.87%) Web Design
10 152 (6.70%) Release Management
11 151 (6.65%) Responsive Web Design
12 147 (6.48%) Service Management
13 140 (6.17%) OO
14 138 (6.08%) Continuous Delivery
15 129 (5.68%) TDD
16 123 (5.42%) Migration
17 111 (4.89%) Change Control
18 105 (4.63%) Mentoring
19 104 (4.58%) UML
20 95 (4.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 557 (24.54%) Java
2 445 (19.60%) Python
3 408 (17.97%) Ruby
4 341 (15.02%) SQL
5 222 (9.78%) Perl
6 202 (8.90%) Bash Shell
7 147 (6.48%) JavaScript
8 141 (6.21%) C
9 136 (5.99%) PHP
10 125 (5.51%) Shell Script
11 124 (5.46%) PowerShell
12 111 (4.89%) C++
13 85 (3.74%) PL/SQL
14 82 (3.61%) C#
15 49 (2.16%) Scala
16 31 (1.37%) VB
17 23 (1.01%) VBScript
18 20 (0.88%) Groovy
19 19 (0.84%) Golang
20 13 (0.57%) Ada
Qualifications
1 474 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 303 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 147 (6.48%) DV Cleared
4 99 (4.36%) Degree
5 67 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
6 53 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (2.16%) CCNA
8 44 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 34 (1.50%) MCSE
11 30 (1.32%) MCP
12 20 (0.88%) ISEB
13 12 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.48%) MCSA
15 10 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.40%) RHCE
17 8 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.35%) PMP
17 8 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (0.31%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (6.08%) QA
2 77 (3.39%) SLA
3 10 (0.44%) DO-178B
4 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.22%) COBIT
6 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.044%) P3O
7 1 (0.044%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.044%) TickIT
System Software
1 223 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.64%) Hyper-V
3 60 (2.64%) vSphere
4 56 (2.47%) VMware ESX
5 37 (1.63%) KVM
6 36 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.54%) Firmware
7 35 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (1.32%) vCloud
9 27 (1.19%) Docker
10 20 (0.88%) Varnish
11 18 (0.79%) XenApp
12 17 (0.75%) Xen
13 16 (0.70%) QEMU
14 14 (0.62%) XenServer
14 14 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.57%) NFS
16 12 (0.53%) Samba
17 10 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 670 (29.52%) Puppet
2 426 (18.77%) Opscode Chef
3 141 (6.21%) Ansible
4 113 (4.98%) Vagrant
5 92 (4.05%) Salt
6 79 (3.48%) Nagios
7 71 (3.13%) SCCM
8 44 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 38 (1.67%) Tivoli
10 29 (1.28%) Cobbler
11 25 (1.10%) ZABBIX
12 24 (1.06%) SCOM
12 24 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (0.75%) Icinga
14 15 (0.66%) Kibana
14 15 (0.66%) Cacti
14 15 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
14 15 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 13 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 384 (16.92%) VMware
2 333 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 309 (13.61%) Oracle
4 196 (8.63%) Red Hat
5 103 (4.54%) HP
6 85 (3.74%) IBM
7 83 (3.66%) Citrix
8 63 (2.78%) Cisco
9 50 (2.20%) New Relic
10 39 (1.72%) Rackspace
11 36 (1.59%) Remedy
12 35 (1.54%) Perforce
12 35 (1.54%) Business Objects
13 31 (1.37%) Borland
14 28 (1.23%) SAP
14 28 (1.23%) EMC
15 27 (1.19%) Adobe
16 25 (1.10%) Dell
17 24 (1.06%) F5
18 22 (0.97%) hybris
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £280 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £165 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago