The first table below looks at the demand for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 30 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 Luton 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 27 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.47% 3.70% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 4.84% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
169 62 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 83.66% 76.54% 79.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 34 47
Average daily rate £425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -26.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Luton region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (72.73%) IIS
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 6 (54.55%) VB
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) CMS
6 3 (27.27%) Log4Net
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) MSMQ
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Artifactory
6 3 (27.27%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (27.27%) CMDB
7 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Data Validation

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (72.73%) IIS
2 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 4 (36.36%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Log4Net
3 3 (27.27%) Artifactory
3 3 (27.27%) FinalBuilder
3 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Configuration Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Configuration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) MSMQ
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) CAD
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 6 (54.55%) VB
3 5 (45.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
1 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Akamai