The first table below looks at the demand for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Kent 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 38 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 3.30% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 4.81% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +90.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
189 187 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.90% 68.50% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 103 93
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.85 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.33% -1.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Configuration Management
South East

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Configuration Management
South East

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ingres
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) OS/400
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebLOAD
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) OS/400
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Riverbed