The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 28 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 46 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.91% 1.69% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 2.35% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 3 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £235 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £244 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £332 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.99% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £20.59 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+71.54% -48.53%
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
617 255 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.31% 71.63% 63.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 123 129
Average daily rate £375 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.69 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the North East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the North East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Tyne and Wear -5 45 £350 +48.93% 5
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 34 (44.74%) Problem Management
2 30 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 30 (39.47%) UNIX
3 25 (32.89%) Regression Testing
4 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (30.26%) QA
5 23 (30.26%) Linux
6 21 (27.63%) HP
6 21 (27.63%) Automated Testing
7 20 (26.32%) HTML
8 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 19 (25.00%) CSS
8 19 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
9 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
9 18 (23.68%) Java
9 18 (23.68%) Oracle
10 16 (21.05%) SQL
10 16 (21.05%) REST
10 16 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (19.74%) CSS3
11 15 (19.74%) HTML5
11 15 (19.74%) Performance Testing
12 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
12 14 (18.42%) Ruby
12 14 (18.42%) Subversion
12 14 (18.42%) HTTP
13 13 (17.11%) LoadRunner
13 13 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (17.11%) Software Testing

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (7.89%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.95%) Apache
5 3 (3.95%) JBoss
6 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
6 2 (2.63%) FileNet
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) HTTP
2 7 (9.21%) LAN
2 7 (9.21%) WAN
2 7 (9.21%) Firewall
3 6 (7.89%) VPN
4 5 (6.58%) DNS
4 5 (6.58%) DHCP
5 4 (5.26%) SSL
5 4 (5.26%) SAN
6 3 (3.95%) LDAP
7 2 (2.63%) Intranet
7 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.32%) MPLS
8 1 (1.32%) DSL
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Subversion
1 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (17.11%) LoadRunner
3 12 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (14.47%) Facilita Forecast
5 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.63%) JUnit
7 2 (2.63%) StarTeam
7 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Developer
2 10 (13.16%) Test Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Performance Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Performance Test Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (10.53%) UNIX Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Applications Support
5 6 (7.89%) Tester
6 4 (5.26%) Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.95%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) DBA
8 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) HTML
2 19 (25.00%) CSS
3 16 (21.05%) REST
4 15 (19.74%) CSS3
4 15 (19.74%) HTML5
5 10 (13.16%) RESTful
6 8 (10.53%) .NET
6 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.53%) Middleware
7 7 (9.21%) Ajax
7 7 (9.21%) JSON
8 5 (6.58%) XML
9 4 (5.26%) Web Services
10 2 (2.63%) Sensu
10 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (2.63%) SOAP
11 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
11 1 (1.32%) JAX-RS
11 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Visualisation
1 11 (14.47%) Open Source
2 10 (13.16%) Data Structures
3 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.63%) HACMP
5 2 (2.63%) CMDB
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.32%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.32%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) UNIX
2 23 (30.26%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 9 (11.84%) AIX
5 8 (10.53%) Windows
6 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.89%) Solaris
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.95%) HPUX
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Problem Management
2 25 (32.89%) Regression Testing
3 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (27.63%) Automated Testing
5 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 16 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (19.74%) Performance Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (15.79%) Web Design
9 12 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
10 11 (14.47%) Web Development
11 10 (13.16%) ITIL
11 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
12 9 (11.84%) Workflow
12 9 (11.84%) Migration
12 9 (11.84%) Unit Testing
12 9 (11.84%) Data Management
13 8 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (23.68%) Java
3 16 (21.05%) SQL
4 14 (18.42%) Ruby
5 12 (15.79%) Scala
5 12 (15.79%) Python
6 9 (11.84%) C#
7 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.63%) VB
8 2 (2.63%) Perl
8 2 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (1.32%) C
9 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.26%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Degree
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) QA
2 11 (14.47%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) KVM
3 3 (3.95%) RHEV
4 2 (2.63%) GPFS
4 2 (2.63%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.63%) collectd
3 2 (2.63%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.63%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (1.32%) WSUS
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.32%) OpenView
4 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) HP
2 18 (23.68%) Oracle
3 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.84%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.89%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) IBM
6 4 (5.26%) Lotus
7 3 (3.95%) Informatica
7 3 (3.95%) Siebel
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco
8 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.63%) Sun
8 2 (2.63%) CA
8 2 (2.63%) Axway
9 1 (1.32%) EMC
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