The first table below looks at the demand for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 55 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 11 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.46% 0.79% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.02% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Average daily rate £325 £450 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +115.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £450 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +137.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 491 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 69.54% 78.06% 70.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 257 326
Average daily rate £413 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 62
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -41.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Configuration Management
East of England

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
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Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
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Stevenage -3 3 £413 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £160 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Configuration Management
East of England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 8 (33.33%) Lotus
1 8 (33.33%) Service Management
1 8 (33.33%) Change Management
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) CMDB
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
4 5 (20.83%) Perl
4 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) Coverity
5 4 (16.67%) Memory Management
5 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Python
5 4 (16.67%) FreeBSD
5 4 (16.67%) Device Driver
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (16.67%) Release Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (20.83%) IT Support Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) IT Support
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Software Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Change Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) CMDB
2 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
3 4 (16.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) FreeBSD
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Service Management
1 8 (33.33%) Change Management
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Release Management
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (16.67%) Memory Management
5 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) UML
6 3 (12.50%) ITSM
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Perl
1 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
2 4 (16.67%) C
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) Ada
4 2 (8.33%) VB6
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Lotus
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Coverity
4 3 (12.50%) BMC
4 3 (12.50%) Serena