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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 103 126 157
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +31
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1114 892 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.07% 1.74% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.28% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 541 385
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 20
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.31 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% -16.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.31 £17.01 £25.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.71 £42.41 £52.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -16.17%
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
42104 39098 36285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.15% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27971 24690 22740
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1102 1016
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +6 460 £450 - 88
South East 0 184 £410 +17.27% 36
Yorkshire +33 103 £350 -16.91% 15
South West -3 84 £438 +5.42% 30
North West +27 83 £423 +111.25% 20
East of England +9 81 £400 -5.88% 14
North East +1 58 £488 +35.41% 4
West Midlands +32 43 £395 +12.85% 9
East Midlands -14 23 £362 +9.69% 9
Midlands - 3 £500 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 892 (39.61%) Linux
2 697 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 646 (28.69%) Puppet
4 571 (25.36%) DevOps
5 559 (24.82%) Java
6 489 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
7 477 (21.18%) UNIX
8 454 (20.16%) Windows
9 436 (19.36%) Opscode Chef
10 430 (19.09%) Jenkins
11 392 (17.41%) Python
12 378 (16.79%) Security Cleared
13 375 (16.65%) ITIL
14 373 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
15 365 (16.21%) Microsoft
16 362 (16.07%) Ruby
17 360 (15.99%) Git (software)
18 336 (14.92%) SQL
19 316 (14.03%) VMware
20 296 (13.14%) Finance
21 272 (12.08%) Oracle
22 267 (11.86%) Subversion
23 257 (11.41%) HTTP
24 254 (11.28%) Open Source
25 251 (11.15%) Ansible
26 233 (10.35%) Perl
27 227 (10.08%) HTML
28 223 (9.90%) Red Hat
29 221 (9.81%) Scrum
30 219 (9.72%) SC Cleared

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 192 (8.53%) Apache
2 161 (7.15%) Tomcat
3 134 (5.95%) IIS
4 130 (5.77%) WebSphere
5 112 (4.97%) nginx
6 99 (4.40%) WebLogic
7 94 (4.17%) OpenStack
8 73 (3.24%) Confluence
9 71 (3.15%) SharePoint
10 70 (3.11%) Jetty
11 68 (3.02%) JBoss
12 57 (2.53%) Node.js
13 31 (1.38%) MS Exchange
14 28 (1.24%) CMS
15 26 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
16 22 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
16 22 (0.98%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.84%) SAS
18 16 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
18 16 (0.71%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 122 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.04%) MS Office
3 46 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.98%) MS Project
5 14 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.044%) Simulink
9 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.27%) Maximo
6 6 (0.27%) assyst
7 3 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.089%) Cognos Planning
8 2 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.089%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.089%) ZaiNet
8 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.089%) Aligne
9 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.044%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.044%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 373 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
3 91 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 54 (2.40%) Google App Engine
7 40 (1.78%) IaaS
8 36 (1.60%) PaaS
9 33 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (1.38%) Amazon S3
11 22 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (0.84%) SaaS
13 16 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.58%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.58%) Route 53
16 11 (0.49%) Office 365
16 11 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
17 8 (0.36%) Google Apps
17 8 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 257 (11.41%) HTTP
2 176 (7.82%) TCP/IP
3 171 (7.59%) DNS
4 136 (6.04%) SSL
5 129 (5.73%) Firewall
6 98 (4.35%) DHCP
7 88 (3.91%) Internet
8 79 (3.51%) IPsec
9 67 (2.98%) FTP
10 64 (2.84%) WAN
11 62 (2.75%) LAN
12 49 (2.18%) SAN
13 42 (1.87%) VPN
14 35 (1.55%) LDAP
15 30 (1.33%) Network Security
16 23 (1.02%) MPLS
17 22 (0.98%) VoIP
18 21 (0.93%) Ethernet
18 21 (0.93%) SNMP
18 21 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (9.64%) MySQL
2 213 (9.46%) MongoDB
3 187 (8.30%) Relational Database
4 155 (6.88%) SQL Server
5 112 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 51 (2.26%) Oracle Database
9 44 (1.95%) RDBMS
10 43 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (1.87%) Big Data
12 39 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (1.64%) Redis
14 36 (1.60%) Neo4j
14 36 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 29 (1.29%) Hadoop
16 28 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (1.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 430 (19.09%) Jenkins
2 360 (15.99%) Git (software)
3 267 (11.86%) Subversion
4 143 (6.35%) JIRA
5 137 (6.08%) Maven
6 89 (3.95%) Ant
7 67 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 50 (2.22%) Cucumber
10 43 (1.91%) JUnit
11 41 (1.82%) Selenium
11 41 (1.82%) Mercurial
12 40 (1.78%) Hudson
13 39 (1.73%) ClearCase
14 38 (1.69%) Visual Studio
14 38 (1.69%) Gradle
15 36 (1.60%) TeamCity
16 29 (1.29%) Artifactory
17 25 (1.11%) JMeter
18 22 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 296 (13.14%) Finance
2 80 (3.55%) Banking
3 67 (2.98%) Retail
4 57 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.20%) Front Office
7 21 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 20 (0.89%) Marketing
9 18 (0.80%) Back Office
10 16 (0.71%) Legal
11 10 (0.44%) Billing
11 10 (0.44%) Military
12 9 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.31%) Publishing
14 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.22%) Advertising
16 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Electronics
16 4 (0.18%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (18.03%) Developer
2 321 (14.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 206 (9.15%) Analyst
4 164 (7.28%) Architect
5 109 (4.84%) Administrator
6 103 (4.57%) Consultant
7 94 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 76 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
9 73 (3.24%) Configuration Manager
10 68 (3.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 67 (2.98%) Software Engineer
12 66 (2.93%) Linux Administrator
13 64 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 58 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
14 58 (2.58%) Configuration Analyst
15 56 (2.49%) Technical Architect
16 55 (2.44%) Project Manager
16 55 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 52 (2.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 46 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (10.08%) HTML
2 199 (8.84%) Web Services
3 178 (7.90%) .NET
4 160 (7.10%) CSS
5 113 (5.02%) Middleware
5 113 (5.02%) REST
6 108 (4.80%) J2EE
7 97 (4.31%) XML
8 84 (3.73%) JSON
9 73 (3.24%) Hibernate
9 73 (3.24%) Spring
10 69 (3.06%) jQuery
11 67 (2.98%) HTML5
12 64 (2.84%) Servlets
13 57 (2.53%) SOAP
13 57 (2.53%) Ruby on Rails
14 53 (2.35%) CSS3
15 52 (2.31%) Django
16 51 (2.26%) Ajax
17 45 (2.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (6.62%) CMDB
3 118 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 107 (4.75%) Data Centre
5 60 (2.66%) Visualisation
6 45 (2.00%) Clustering
7 40 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.42%) Statistics
8 32 (1.42%) Derivative
9 31 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 31 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 25 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.02%) DataPower
13 19 (0.84%) Replication
13 19 (0.84%) Performance Metrics
14 18 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.71%) Cryptography
15 16 (0.71%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 892 (39.61%) Linux
2 477 (21.18%) UNIX
3 454 (20.16%) Windows
4 181 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 97 (4.31%) CentOS
7 84 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (3.29%) Ubuntu
9 60 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (2.62%) Solaris
11 53 (2.35%) Windows 7
12 47 (2.09%) AIX
13 45 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (1.33%) Windows XP
15 28 (1.24%) SUSE
16 16 (0.71%) Debian
16 16 (0.71%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.62%) Android
18 13 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (25.36%) DevOps
3 489 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
4 375 (16.65%) ITIL
5 254 (11.28%) Open Source
6 221 (9.81%) Scrum
7 205 (9.10%) Project Management
8 166 (7.37%) Change Management
9 152 (6.75%) Service Management
9 152 (6.75%) TDD
10 145 (6.44%) Release Management
11 124 (5.51%) Software Engineering
12 114 (5.06%) PRINCE2
13 113 (5.02%) Change Control
14 112 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 112 (4.97%) OO
14 112 (4.97%) Web Design
15 110 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
16 109 (4.84%) SDLC
17 104 (4.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 559 (24.82%) Java
2 392 (17.41%) Python
3 362 (16.07%) Ruby
4 336 (14.92%) SQL
5 233 (10.35%) Perl
6 209 (9.28%) JavaScript
7 183 (8.13%) Bash Shell
8 137 (6.08%) PowerShell
9 105 (4.66%) Scala
10 100 (4.44%) C++
11 95 (4.22%) PHP
12 91 (4.04%) C
13 88 (3.91%) C#
14 80 (3.55%) Shell Script
15 54 (2.40%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.47%) T-SQL
17 27 (1.20%) VBScript
18 24 (1.07%) VB
18 24 (1.07%) Go
19 15 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 378 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 219 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 109 (4.84%) Degree
3 109 (4.84%) DV Cleared
4 53 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (1.91%) MCSE
7 37 (1.64%) CCNA
8 36 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 28 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 21 (0.93%) CCNP
11 18 (0.80%) MCP
11 18 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (0.80%) RHCE
12 17 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.62%) APMP
15 12 (0.53%) MCSA
16 10 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.40%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.24%) QA
2 82 (3.64%) SLA
3 22 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.67%) P3O
6 13 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.13%) TickIT
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.089%) COBIT
9 1 (0.044%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.044%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.044%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 209 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 166 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 95 (4.22%) Docker
4 52 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.95%) Xen
6 40 (1.78%) vSphere
7 36 (1.60%) KVM
8 35 (1.55%) vCloud
9 33 (1.47%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.11%) Varnish
11 18 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (0.80%) VirtualBox
12 17 (0.75%) QEMU
12 17 (0.75%) Squid
13 14 (0.62%) XenApp
14 11 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.44%) Firmware
16 9 (0.40%) NFS
16 9 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 646 (28.69%) Puppet
2 436 (19.36%) Opscode Chef
3 251 (11.15%) Ansible
4 96 (4.26%) Vagrant
5 79 (3.51%) Salt
6 64 (2.84%) SCCM
7 62 (2.75%) Nagios
8 41 (1.82%) ZABBIX
9 37 (1.64%) logstash
10 32 (1.42%) SCOM
11 28 (1.24%) HAProxy
12 26 (1.15%) Kibana
13 25 (1.11%) Tivoli
14 23 (1.02%) BladeLogic
15 21 (0.93%) Rundeck
16 17 (0.75%) Cobbler
17 15 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
18 13 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
19 12 (0.53%) SELinux
19 12 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 365 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 316 (14.03%) VMware
3 272 (12.08%) Oracle
4 223 (9.90%) Red Hat
5 110 (4.88%) IBM
6 103 (4.57%) HP
7 81 (3.60%) Google
8 78 (3.46%) Cisco
9 59 (2.62%) Citrix
10 49 (2.18%) Atlassian
10 49 (2.18%) SaltStack
11 42 (1.87%) Remedy
12 36 (1.60%) ServiceNow
13 33 (1.47%) New Relic
14 32 (1.42%) Splunk
15 31 (1.38%) CheckPoint
16 30 (1.33%) Perforce
16 30 (1.33%) hybris
17 28 (1.24%) BMC
18 24 (1.07%) Symantec
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