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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 95 118 146
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +28
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1073 903 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 1.83% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.39% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 540 367
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 32
Average hourly rate £23.41 £33.84 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.82% -10.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.20 £25.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £41.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.61 £34.93 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-26.67% -8.09%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -10 416 £455 +1.11% 84
South East +16 220 £395 +21.53% 32
East of England +9 97 £400 +14.28% 29
Yorkshire +37 88 £350 +7.69% 8
North West +22 76 £425 +70.00% 26
South West -10 76 £425 -0.58% 24
West Midlands +23 37 £400 +14.28% 11
East Midlands +12 34 £405 +36.13% 7
North East -22 34 £575 +61.97% 6
Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
Configuration Management
UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 891 (38.60%) Linux
2 656 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
3 655 (28.38%) Puppet
4 548 (23.74%) UNIX
5 527 (22.83%) Java
6 520 (22.53%) DevOps
7 506 (21.92%) Windows
8 458 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
9 435 (18.85%) Python
10 430 (18.63%) Opscode Chef
11 401 (17.37%) Security Cleared
12 400 (17.33%) ITIL
13 371 (16.07%) Jenkins
14 365 (15.81%) Ruby
15 344 (14.90%) SQL
16 341 (14.77%) VMware
17 338 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
18 332 (14.38%) Microsoft
19 329 (14.25%) Git (software)
20 304 (13.17%) Oracle
21 295 (12.78%) Finance
22 290 (12.56%) Subversion
23 265 (11.48%) Open Source
24 240 (10.40%) SC Cleared
25 234 (10.14%) Perl
25 234 (10.14%) HTTP
26 225 (9.75%) MySQL
27 221 (9.58%) MongoDB
27 221 (9.58%) Ansible
28 218 (9.45%) HTML

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 154 (6.67%) Apache
2 117 (5.07%) Tomcat
3 115 (4.98%) WebLogic
4 113 (4.90%) IIS
5 112 (4.85%) OpenStack
6 83 (3.60%) WebSphere
7 75 (3.25%) Confluence
8 71 (3.08%) SharePoint
9 66 (2.86%) nginx
10 59 (2.56%) JBoss
11 43 (1.86%) Node.js
12 38 (1.65%) Jetty
13 32 (1.39%) MS Exchange
14 31 (1.34%) CMS
15 27 (1.17%) SAS
16 22 (0.95%) Apache Solr
17 21 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
18 19 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
19 16 (0.69%) Drupal
20 14 (0.61%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 134 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 90 (3.90%) MS Office
3 49 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.78%) MS Project
6 11 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.043%) Simulink
9 1 (0.043%) Windchill
9 1 (0.043%) Weka
Business Applications
1 22 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.30%) Agresso
7 6 (0.26%) assyst
7 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.22%) Maximo
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.087%) HFM
11 2 (0.087%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 2 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
12 1 (0.043%) CSG Singleview
12 1 (0.043%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 338 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
3 87 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (1.78%) PaaS
6 34 (1.47%) IaaS
7 33 (1.43%) Amazon S3
8 31 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (1.13%) Google App Engine
10 20 (0.87%) SaaS
11 19 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (0.65%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.65%) Route 53
13 11 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.39%) Office 365
14 9 (0.39%) Heroku
15 8 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 234 (10.14%) HTTP
2 153 (6.63%) TCP/IP
3 135 (5.85%) DNS
4 133 (5.76%) Firewall
5 109 (4.72%) SSL
6 107 (4.64%) Internet
7 79 (3.42%) WAN
8 71 (3.08%) DHCP
9 69 (2.99%) LAN
10 66 (2.86%) SAN
11 51 (2.21%) IPsec
12 42 (1.82%) VPN
13 41 (1.78%) FTP
14 37 (1.60%) LDAP
15 31 (1.34%) Wireless
15 31 (1.34%) MPLS
16 29 (1.26%) NAS
17 25 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
17 25 (1.08%) Network Security
17 25 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (9.75%) MySQL
2 221 (9.58%) MongoDB
3 189 (8.19%) Relational Database
4 160 (6.93%) SQL Server
5 99 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 95 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 74 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 54 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (2.08%) RDBMS
10 45 (1.95%) Neo4j
11 42 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (1.78%) Big Data
13 40 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (1.52%) Redis
16 29 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (1.21%) Hadoop
18 27 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 371 (16.07%) Jenkins
2 329 (14.25%) Git (software)
3 290 (12.56%) Subversion
4 146 (6.33%) JIRA
5 109 (4.72%) Maven
6 98 (4.25%) Ant
7 59 (2.56%) ClearCase
7 59 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 57 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 52 (2.25%) JUnit
11 47 (2.04%) Mercurial
12 43 (1.86%) Visual Studio
13 41 (1.78%) Gradle
14 38 (1.65%) TeamCity
15 37 (1.60%) Hudson
15 37 (1.60%) Selenium
16 31 (1.34%) NUnit
17 28 (1.21%) GoogleTest
18 27 (1.17%) Artifactory
General
1 295 (12.78%) Finance
2 85 (3.68%) Banking
3 74 (3.21%) Retail
4 70 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.17%) Front Office
7 23 (1.00%) Legal
8 21 (0.91%) Marketing
9 16 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.69%) Back Office
10 11 (0.48%) Billing
11 10 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.39%) Publishing
12 9 (0.39%) Military
13 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.26%) Electronics
15 6 (0.26%) Advertising
16 5 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 420 (18.20%) Developer
2 297 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 223 (9.66%) Analyst
4 159 (6.89%) Architect
5 129 (5.59%) Administrator
6 110 (4.77%) Java Developer
7 97 (4.20%) Consultant
8 89 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
9 79 (3.42%) Software Engineer
9 79 (3.42%) Configuration Manager
10 74 (3.21%) Linux Administrator
11 68 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 66 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
13 62 (2.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 59 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 59 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 56 (2.43%) Configuration Analyst
16 55 (2.38%) Technical Architect
17 54 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
18 48 (2.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (9.45%) HTML
2 203 (8.80%) Web Services
3 156 (6.76%) .NET
4 141 (6.11%) CSS
5 114 (4.94%) REST
6 108 (4.68%) Middleware
7 97 (4.20%) XML
8 83 (3.60%) Hibernate
9 77 (3.34%) J2EE
10 76 (3.29%) Spring
11 70 (3.03%) JSON
12 63 (2.73%) HTML5
13 59 (2.56%) jQuery
14 56 (2.43%) Ruby on Rails
15 55 (2.38%) CSS3
16 53 (2.30%) JAX-RS
17 52 (2.25%) Django
18 46 (1.99%) Ajax
19 42 (1.82%) Play Framework
20 40 (1.73%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 210 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (6.37%) CMDB
3 121 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 116 (5.03%) Data Centre
5 59 (2.56%) Visualisation
6 53 (2.30%) Clustering
7 42 (1.82%) Derivative
8 41 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 32 (1.39%) Statistics
9 32 (1.39%) Mainframe
9 32 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.00%) Replication
12 22 (0.95%) DataPower
12 22 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 20 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
13 20 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 17 (0.74%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 891 (38.60%) Linux
2 548 (23.74%) UNIX
3 506 (21.92%) Windows
4 168 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (4.94%) Mac OS X
6 103 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (3.12%) CentOS
8 70 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (2.64%) Solaris
10 56 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (2.43%) Windows 7
10 56 (2.43%) Ubuntu
11 44 (1.91%) AIX
12 37 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 28 (1.21%) SUSE
14 18 (0.78%) Debian
15 16 (0.69%) Android
16 13 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.52%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (22.53%) DevOps
3 458 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
4 400 (17.33%) ITIL
5 265 (11.48%) Open Source
6 212 (9.19%) Scrum
7 195 (8.45%) Project Management
8 174 (7.54%) Change Management
9 161 (6.98%) Service Management
10 146 (6.33%) Software Engineering
11 145 (6.28%) TDD
12 140 (6.07%) Release Management
13 127 (5.50%) OO
14 124 (5.37%) Migration
15 118 (5.11%) Web Design
16 117 (5.07%) Responsive Web Design
17 116 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
18 111 (4.81%) Web Development
19 107 (4.64%) Change Control
20 103 (4.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 527 (22.83%) Java
2 435 (18.85%) Python
3 365 (15.81%) Ruby
4 344 (14.90%) SQL
5 234 (10.14%) Perl
6 190 (8.23%) JavaScript
7 179 (7.76%) Bash Shell
8 129 (5.59%) PowerShell
9 103 (4.46%) C
10 102 (4.42%) PHP
11 100 (4.33%) Shell Script
12 97 (4.20%) C++
13 93 (4.03%) C#
14 92 (3.99%) Scala
15 78 (3.38%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.30%) T-SQL
17 26 (1.13%) Go
18 25 (1.08%) VBScript
19 20 (0.87%) VB
20 11 (0.48%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 401 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 240 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 120 (5.20%) DV Cleared
4 118 (5.11%) Degree
5 58 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
7 47 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (1.86%) CCNA
9 42 (1.82%) MCSE
10 21 (0.91%) MCP
11 19 (0.82%) CCNP
12 17 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 15 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.65%) MCSA
14 14 (0.61%) RHCE
14 14 (0.61%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.39%) VCP4
18 8 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.32%) QA
2 88 (3.81%) SLA
3 16 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.26%) COBIT
7 5 (0.22%) P3O
7 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.087%) TickIT
10 2 (0.087%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.043%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.043%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 198 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 195 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 72 (3.12%) Docker
4 51 (2.21%) vSphere
5 50 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 48 (2.08%) KVM
7 47 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 34 (1.47%) vCloud
9 30 (1.30%) QEMU
10 23 (1.00%) Xen
10 23 (1.00%) XenApp
11 20 (0.87%) Varnish
11 20 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.78%) VirtualBox
13 16 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.65%) Samba
15 14 (0.61%) Firmware
16 13 (0.56%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.52%) XenServer
17 12 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 655 (28.38%) Puppet
2 430 (18.63%) Opscode Chef
3 221 (9.58%) Ansible
4 114 (4.94%) Vagrant
5 94 (4.07%) Salt
6 67 (2.90%) SCCM
7 55 (2.38%) Nagios
8 33 (1.43%) ZABBIX
9 32 (1.39%) Tivoli
10 25 (1.08%) Kibana
11 24 (1.04%) SCOM
12 23 (1.00%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.00%) Cobbler
12 23 (1.00%) logstash
13 20 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
14 18 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 17 (0.74%) BladeLogic
16 16 (0.69%) Rundeck
17 14 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 13 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 341 (14.77%) VMware
2 332 (14.38%) Microsoft
3 304 (13.17%) Oracle
4 217 (9.40%) Red Hat
5 107 (4.64%) HP
6 106 (4.59%) IBM
7 83 (3.60%) Cisco
7 83 (3.60%) Citrix
8 50 (2.17%) Remedy
9 46 (1.99%) Atlassian
10 44 (1.91%) Google
10 44 (1.91%) New Relic
11 42 (1.82%) SaltStack
12 36 (1.56%) ServiceNow
13 34 (1.47%) hybris
14 33 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 30 (1.30%) Perforce
16 27 (1.17%) BMC
17 26 (1.13%) webMethods
17 26 (1.13%) Rackspace
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
The Curve Group
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: flexible, highly competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified flexible, highly competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day + CONTRACT
Posted: 4 days ago