The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 49 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 22 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.42% 1.95% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 2.85% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 10
Average daily rate
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£413 £300 £166
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +80.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £420 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -32.43%
Configuration Management
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
592 737 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.20% 68.37% 65.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 396 272
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 18
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.53% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) Windows
3 18 (36.00%) Linux
3 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (36.00%) Puppet
3 18 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (36.00%) DevOps
4 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (28.00%) ITIL
7 13 (26.00%) HP
7 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
8 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
8 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.00%) SOA
9 11 (22.00%) MCSE
9 11 (22.00%) MCP
9 11 (22.00%) SLA
9 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (18.00%) Symantec
10 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
10 9 (18.00%) SCCM
10 9 (18.00%) Ruby
11 8 (16.00%) RSpec
12 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (10.00%) SCOM
13 5 (10.00%) PKI
13 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
13 5 (10.00%) Project Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.00%) MS Project
3 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) PaaS
1 4 (8.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.00%) SS7
3 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) LTE
4 1 (2.00%) MGW
4 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.00%) 4G
4 1 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (2.00%) ATM
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) RANAP
4 1 (2.00%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) RSpec
2 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.00%) StarTeam
4 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Databuild Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) DCOM
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) PKI
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
3 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.00%) UNIX
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) DevOps
2 14 (28.00%) ITIL
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) SOA
5 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Release Management
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.00%) V-Model
8 2 (4.00%) Network Management
8 2 (4.00%) Change Control
8 2 (4.00%) Change Management
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.00%) Workflow
9 1 (2.00%) Validation
9 1 (2.00%) ITSM
9 1 (2.00%) PRINCE
9 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) Ruby
2 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) VBScript
3 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) MCP
4 11 (22.00%) MCSE
4 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) Puppet
1 18 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.00%) SCCM
3 5 (10.00%) SCOM
4 4 (8.00%) WMI
5 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) Nagios
6 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.00%) Cacti
6 1 (2.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) HP
3 9 (18.00%) Symantec
4 3 (6.00%) Borland
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) CA
5 2 (4.00%) AppSense
5 2 (4.00%) Altiris
5 2 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.00%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.00%) Percona
6 1 (2.00%) Verint
6 1 (2.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Serena
6 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.00%) Nokia
6 1 (2.00%) Siemens
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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