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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 39 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 29 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.33% 1.56% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 2.12% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 11
Average daily rate
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£438 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
589 754 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.62% 73.63% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 355 269
Average daily rate £405 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
2 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.76%) ITIL
4 15 (21.13%) HP
5 14 (19.72%) SQL
5 14 (19.72%) Windows
6 13 (18.31%) DNS
6 13 (18.31%) Project Management
7 12 (16.90%) Borland
7 12 (16.90%) Linux
7 12 (16.90%) Change Management
7 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
7 12 (16.90%) StarTeam
7 12 (16.90%) Puppet
7 12 (16.90%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (15.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 11 (15.49%) DevOps
8 11 (15.49%) WMI
8 11 (15.49%) Asset Management
9 10 (14.08%) Serena
9 10 (14.08%) SS7
9 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
9 10 (14.08%) ITIL V2
9 10 (14.08%) HP UCMDB
10 9 (12.68%) Fault Management
10 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
11 8 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (11.27%) SOA

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (5.63%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) nginx
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.86%) MS Office
3 3 (4.23%) MS Project
3 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) PaaS
1 4 (5.63%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) DNS
2 10 (14.08%) SS7
3 8 (11.27%) GGSN
3 8 (11.27%) SGSN
3 8 (11.27%) MGW
4 5 (7.04%) L2TP
4 5 (7.04%) LTE
4 5 (7.04%) 3G
4 5 (7.04%) LDAP
4 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.63%) VoIP
5 4 (5.63%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (4.23%) Internet
7 2 (2.82%) INAP
8 1 (1.41%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.41%) MPLS
8 1 (1.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) StarTeam
2 4 (5.63%) RSpec
3 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Front Office
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Configuration Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Databuild Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) CS Core Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Architect
5 3 (4.23%) OSS Architect
5 3 (4.23%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Security Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Architect
5 3 (4.23%) Management Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
5 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) DCOM
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 2 (2.82%) WAP
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) CMDB
2 4 (5.63%) PKI
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) Tandem
5 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Linux
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.82%) UNIX
5 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.82%) VMS
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) Project Management
3 12 (16.90%) Change Management
4 11 (15.49%) Asset Management
4 11 (15.49%) DevOps
5 10 (14.08%) ITIL V2
6 9 (12.68%) Fault Management
7 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.27%) SOA
8 7 (9.86%) PRINCE
9 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.45%) Performance Management
10 5 (7.04%) ITSM
11 4 (5.63%) Service Management
11 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.63%) Validation
11 4 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) Ruby
3 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.23%) VBScript
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) C++
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (7.04%) Degree
4 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) MCSE
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.23%) MCP
6 3 (4.23%) PMP
6 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.82%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (2.82%) XenApp
3 1 (1.41%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) Puppet
1 12 (16.90%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (15.49%) WMI
3 10 (14.08%) HP UCMDB
4 8 (11.27%) SCCM
5 5 (7.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (5.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (4.23%) SCOM
8 1 (1.41%) Cacti
8 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Nagios
8 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) HP
3 12 (16.90%) Borland
4 11 (15.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (14.08%) Serena
6 5 (7.04%) Remedy
6 5 (7.04%) Juniper
6 5 (7.04%) Velocent
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec
8 2 (2.82%) BMC
8 2 (2.82%) CA
8 2 (2.82%) Citrix
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco
8 2 (2.82%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.82%) AppSense
8 2 (2.82%) Altiris
9 1 (1.41%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.41%) VMware
9 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.41%) Nokia