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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 22 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 59 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.09% 3.52% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.98% 5.00% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 13
Average daily rate £448 £204 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.36% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £139 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -69.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +15.87%
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
739 620 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.26% 70.45% 73.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 345 366
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 38 (52.78%) Linux
2 33 (45.83%) Python
2 33 (45.83%) Puppet
3 27 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (37.50%) logstash
3 27 (37.50%) Graphite
3 27 (37.50%) Web Services
4 20 (27.78%) DNS
5 19 (26.39%) VMware
5 19 (26.39%) DevOps
6 18 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.00%) SMTP
7 17 (23.61%) SLA
7 17 (23.61%) Ansible
8 16 (22.22%) Perl
9 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 15 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (19.44%) ZABBIX
10 14 (19.44%) Cacti
10 14 (19.44%) Ganglia
10 14 (19.44%) High Availability
10 14 (19.44%) collectd
10 14 (19.44%) LAMP
10 14 (19.44%) Java
10 14 (19.44%) ITIL
10 14 (19.44%) Windows
10 14 (19.44%) MySQL
10 14 (19.44%) Apache
10 14 (19.44%) Microsoft

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (19.44%) Apache
2 13 (18.06%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (18.06%) JBoss
2 13 (18.06%) nginx
2 13 (18.06%) OpenStack
2 13 (18.06%) Tomcat
2 13 (18.06%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.78%) DNS
2 18 (25.00%) SMTP
3 13 (18.06%) HTTP
3 13 (18.06%) LDAP
3 13 (18.06%) SSL
4 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.94%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (6.94%) SNMP
5 5 (6.94%) VoIP
6 4 (5.56%) NAS
6 4 (5.56%) SAN
7 3 (4.17%) ATM
7 3 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.39%) DHCP
8 1 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Back Office
2 5 (6.94%) Front Office
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Linux Engineer
1 25 (34.72%) Support Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (23.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 16 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (16.67%) VMware Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 9 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Linux Support
6 9 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Service Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (37.50%) Web Services
2 14 (19.44%) LAMP
3 13 (18.06%) ELK Stack
3 13 (18.06%) LEMP Stack
3 13 (18.06%) MCollective
3 13 (18.06%) RESTful
3 13 (18.06%) Sensu
4 1 (1.39%) Esper
4 1 (1.39%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.33%) Statistics
3 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.17%) CMDB
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.78%) Linux
2 15 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (19.44%) Windows
4 13 (18.06%) CentOS
4 13 (18.06%) Ubuntu
5 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.17%) SUSE
6 3 (4.17%) Unix
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) DevOps
2 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.44%) High Availability
3 14 (19.44%) ITIL
4 8 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.33%) Change Control
6 6 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.94%) Fault Management
7 5 (6.94%) Functional Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Network Design
7 5 (6.94%) Validation
8 4 (5.56%) Change Management
8 4 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (5.56%) Document Management
8 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.56%) Service Management
9 3 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) Python
2 18 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 16 (22.22%) Perl
4 14 (19.44%) Java
5 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.78%) AWK
7 2 (2.78%) sed
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) DV Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) MCSE
3 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.11%) MCP
5 6 (8.33%) Degree
6 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.78%) CCNA
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.78%) HNC
7 2 (2.78%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.61%) SLA
2 5 (6.94%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (18.06%) qmail
1 13 (18.06%) Squid
2 11 (15.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.78%) XenServer
6 1 (1.39%) NFS
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (45.83%) Puppet
2 27 (37.50%) Graphite
2 27 (37.50%) logstash
3 17 (23.61%) Ansible
4 14 (19.44%) Cacti
4 14 (19.44%) collectd
4 14 (19.44%) Ganglia
4 14 (19.44%) Nagios
4 14 (19.44%) ZABBIX
5 13 (18.06%) Terraform
6 3 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (4.17%) vRealize
7 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.39%) Mesos
7 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) VMware
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.06%) Splunk
4 11 (15.28%) HP
5 5 (6.94%) Huawei
5 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.56%) Citrix
7 3 (4.17%) Brocade
7 3 (4.17%) EMC
7 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.17%) StorageTek
7 3 (4.17%) Sun
8 2 (2.78%) IBM
8 2 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (1.39%) Dell
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