The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 North East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 33 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 32 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.89% 5.94% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 8.45% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 6
Average daily rate £268 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £273 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
486 213 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.31% 70.30% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 81 141
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.11 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £18.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Configuration Management
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -14 32 £268 +2.88% 2
Durham - - - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 17 (40.48%) Oracle
3 15 (35.71%) Java
3 15 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 12 (28.57%) .NET
6 11 (26.19%) C#
6 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
7 10 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (23.81%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) UNIX
7 10 (23.81%) Linux
8 9 (21.43%) C++
9 8 (19.05%) COBOL
9 8 (19.05%) C
9 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
9 8 (19.05%) AIX
9 8 (19.05%) SAS
9 8 (19.05%) PL/1
9 8 (19.05%) Red Hat
9 8 (19.05%) Curam
10 7 (16.67%) Service Management
10 7 (16.67%) Change Management
10 7 (16.67%) IBM
10 7 (16.67%) Web Services
10 7 (16.67%) Open Source
10 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
11 6 (14.29%) HTML
11 6 (14.29%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (19.05%) SAS
2 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 5 (11.90%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.38%) FileNet
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) assyst
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) VPN
1 4 (9.52%) LAN
1 4 (9.52%) WAN
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) StarTeam
2 3 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Applications Specialist
2 5 (11.90%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications Support
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.38%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) Web Services
3 6 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (9.52%) Middleware
5 3 (7.14%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) JSF
5 3 (7.14%) Ajax
5 3 (7.14%) Struts
5 3 (7.14%) XML
5 3 (7.14%) DHTML
5 3 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 3 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
6 2 (4.76%) RESTful
6 2 (4.76%) REST
7 1 (2.38%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) HACMP
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Firmware
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) UNIX
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) AIX
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.52%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 15 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
4 10 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (16.67%) Service Management
5 7 (16.67%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.52%) Change Control
8 4 (9.52%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Workflow
8 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.14%) MVC
9 3 (7.14%) TDD
9 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) User Stories
9 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
9 3 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) C#
3 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) C++
5 8 (19.05%) COBOL
5 8 (19.05%) C
5 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 8 (19.05%) PL/1
6 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.14%) MUMPS
7 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) VC++
8 1 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO 9000
1 3 (7.14%) HL7
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.38%) KVM
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) Red Hat
2 8 (19.05%) Curam
3 7 (16.67%) IBM
4 6 (14.29%) HP
5 4 (9.52%) JBoss
5 4 (9.52%) Informatica
5 4 (9.52%) Borland
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Siebel
6 3 (7.14%) InterSystems
6 3 (7.14%) hybris
6 3 (7.14%) Axway
7 1 (2.38%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) Cognizant
7 1 (2.38%) Sun
7 1 (2.38%) Business Objects