The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 20 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.20% 1.12% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 1.61% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+32.36% -25.67%
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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 Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83 62 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 69.75% 69.66% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 44
Average daily rate £250 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £260 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) CruiseControl
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) Perforce
3 3 (30.00%) Ant
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (30.00%) Bluetooth
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) AccuRev
3 3 (30.00%) Build Forge
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
3 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (30.00%) Android
3 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
3 3 (30.00%) MonkeyTalk
3 3 (30.00%) Android Development
3 3 (30.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (30.00%) iBeacon
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) RestKit
4 2 (20.00%) SQL

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (30.00%) iBeacon
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 3 (30.00%) Build Forge
2 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (30.00%) MonkeyTalk
2 3 (30.00%) Ant
2 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (30.00%) CruiseControl
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Release Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) iOS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) RestKit
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Android
1 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Android Development
3 3 (30.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) ETRM
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Perforce
1 3 (30.00%) AccuRev
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco