The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 17 47 33
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 35 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.24% 3.10% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.39% 4.08% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 20
Average daily rate £425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £365 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £470 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £34.57 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -7.30%
Configuration Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
337 392 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.29% 75.97% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 210 338
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.60 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.35% +8.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the Essex region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Essex region.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Southend-on-Sea +4 5 £475 +5.55%
Colchester - 5 £348 - 1
Chelmsford +6 1 - -
Harlow +2 1 £360 -
Configuration Management
East of England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (30.51%) HTTP
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) TCP/IP
3 14 (23.73%) Change Control
3 14 (23.73%) Coaching
4 12 (20.34%) DevOps
4 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
4 12 (20.34%) Project Management
5 11 (18.64%) Middleware
5 11 (18.64%) SSL
5 11 (18.64%) .NET
5 11 (18.64%) IIS
5 11 (18.64%) Linux
5 11 (18.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (18.64%) Puppet
5 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
6 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
6 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.25%) Finance
7 9 (15.25%) VMware
7 9 (15.25%) C
7 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
7 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (13.56%) User Experience
8 8 (13.56%) Software Delivery
8 8 (13.56%) Open Source
8 8 (13.56%) Process Improvement
8 8 (13.56%) Rally
8 8 (13.56%) Contingency Planning
8 8 (13.56%) Service Delivery

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (18.64%) IIS
2 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.39%) JBoss
4 2 (3.39%) Jetty
4 2 (3.39%) nginx
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (6.78%) Google App Engine
1 4 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) HTTP
2 17 (28.81%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.64%) SSL
4 3 (5.08%) DHCP
4 3 (5.08%) DNS
4 3 (5.08%) FTP
4 3 (5.08%) IPsec
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
5 2 (3.39%) SAN
6 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.69%) LAN
6 1 (1.69%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.39%) Travis CI
2 2 (3.39%) VisualVM
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Automotive
3 4 (6.78%) Legal
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Configuration Manager
1 12 (20.34%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.25%) Applications Support
3 7 (11.86%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Web Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) .NET
1 11 (18.64%) Middleware
2 7 (11.86%) Classic ASP
3 6 (10.17%) WCF
4 4 (6.78%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) COM+
5 2 (3.39%) Servlets
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.69%) CSS3
6 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) User Experience
2 5 (8.47%) CMDB
2 5 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.78%) CAN bus
3 4 (6.78%) Device Driver
3 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) DataPower
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) Change Control
2 14 (23.73%) Coaching
3 12 (20.34%) DevOps
3 12 (20.34%) Project Management
3 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
4 11 (18.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.56%) Contingency Planning
6 8 (13.56%) Open Source
6 8 (13.56%) Process Improvement
6 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
6 8 (13.56%) Service Delivery
6 8 (13.56%) Software Delivery
7 7 (11.86%) Capacity Management
7 7 (11.86%) Change Management
7 7 (11.86%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (11.86%) SDLC
8 5 (8.47%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) C
2 8 (13.56%) Perl
3 5 (8.47%) Java
4 4 (6.78%) ANSI C
4 4 (6.78%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.78%) PMP
3 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) JTAG
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Puppet
2 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.08%) Nagios
4 2 (3.39%) Opsview
4 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.69%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) VMware
2 8 (13.56%) Rally
3 4 (6.78%) Google
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) Splunk
6 1 (1.69%) Apple