The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 24 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 14 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.48% 2.17% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 2.86% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £26.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
203 70 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 93.98% 76.09% 78.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 37 77
Average daily rate £439 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £101.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 13 (72.22%) IIS
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (61.11%) PowerShell
4 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 9 (50.00%) .NET
4 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (44.44%) DevOps
5 8 (44.44%) VB
5 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) Confluence
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (44.44%) JIRA
6 7 (38.89%) C#
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (27.78%) CMS
8 5 (27.78%) FinalBuilder
8 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
9 4 (22.22%) SCCM
9 4 (22.22%) SCOM
9 4 (22.22%) Publishing
9 4 (22.22%) Log4Net
9 4 (22.22%) MSMQ
9 4 (22.22%) MS Excel

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 13 (72.22%) IIS
2 8 (44.44%) Confluence
3 5 (27.78%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) FTP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (44.44%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
3 5 (27.78%) FinalBuilder
4 4 (22.22%) Log4Net
5 3 (16.67%) Artifactory
6 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Configuration Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Configuration Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Environment Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (22.22%) MSMQ
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (44.44%) VB
3 7 (38.89%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (22.22%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Akamai
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