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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 20 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.35% 1.50% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.17% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £525 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+377.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +20.63%
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
106 92 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.62% 69.17% 73.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 30 51
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Cacti
4 1 (25.00%) nginx
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (25.00%) Varnish
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
4 1 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) FishEye
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) Couchbase

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) Jetty
1 1 (25.00%) nginx
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IMAP
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) FishEye
2 1 (25.00%) GitLab
2 1 (25.00%) JConsole
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (25.00%) PVCS
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (25.00%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cacti
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) BEA
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Pega
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 1 (25.00%) webMethods