The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 27 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.50% 1.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £500 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £34.78 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+20.03% -6.72%
Configuration Management
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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 120 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.22% 81.63% 74.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Play Framework

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Play Framework
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) BEA
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (33.33%) webMethods