The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 54 86 98
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 284 162 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.04% 1.95% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 2.70% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 65 62
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£365 £341 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £105.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.17% +252.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.51 £31.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.70 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.02% -12.55%
Configuration Management
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +26 136 £365 +0.55% 18
Berkshire -2 57 £323 +7.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +10 24 £450 +46.93% 5
Surrey -8 21 £413 +40.42% 8
Kent +1 11 £575 - 2
West Sussex -8 10 £300 -27.27%
East Sussex -5 6 £400 +33.33% 3
Oxfordshire -13 5 £260 -30.66% 2
Middlesex -1 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 210 (43.57%) Security Cleared
2 194 (40.25%) Linux
3 155 (32.16%) Windows
4 146 (30.29%) SC Cleared
5 128 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (25.10%) Microsoft
7 119 (24.69%) SQL
8 101 (20.95%) UNIX
9 97 (20.12%) ITIL
10 95 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
10 95 (19.71%) Puppet
11 92 (19.09%) VMware
12 84 (17.43%) Jenkins
13 76 (15.77%) Subversion
14 74 (15.35%) DV Cleared
15 73 (15.15%) DevOps
16 72 (14.94%) C
16 72 (14.94%) Active Directory
17 71 (14.73%) Software Engineering
18 69 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
19 68 (14.11%) Oracle
20 67 (13.90%) Project Management
21 62 (12.86%) ClearCase
22 61 (12.66%) UML
22 61 (12.66%) NUnit
23 58 (12.03%) Python
24 57 (11.83%) PowerShell
25 54 (11.20%) C++
26 49 (10.17%) MS Excel
26 49 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 25 (5.19%) WebLogic
2 23 (4.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.66%) IIS
7 8 (1.66%) CMS
8 7 (1.45%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.24%) Apache
10 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.04%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.83%) nginx
12 3 (0.62%) Lync
12 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.62%) Documentum
12 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 49 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.94%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.90%) MS Office
4 9 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.62%) MS Project
6 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) assyst
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.90%) Heroku
4 12 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.24%) IaaS
6 4 (0.83%) Office 365
7 3 (0.62%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.62%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.41%) SaaS
9 1 (0.21%) LucidChart
9 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.85%) Firewall
2 23 (4.77%) DNS
3 18 (3.73%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.32%) Internet
5 14 (2.90%) Radio Access Network
6 13 (2.70%) VLAN
7 12 (2.49%) 3G
8 11 (2.28%) 4G
9 10 (2.07%) LTE
10 9 (1.87%) VoIP
11 8 (1.66%) IP Telephony
11 8 (1.66%) WAN
11 8 (1.66%) VPN
11 8 (1.66%) SSL
11 8 (1.66%) ISDN
11 8 (1.66%) LAN
12 6 (1.24%) Network Security
12 6 (1.24%) DHCP
13 5 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (1.04%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (4.98%) Ingres
2 24 (4.98%) Oracle Database
3 23 (4.77%) MySQL
4 22 (4.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (3.53%) SQL Server
6 12 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.66%) Oracle OWB
7 8 (1.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.04%) DB2
10 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 84 (17.43%) Jenkins
2 76 (15.77%) Subversion
3 62 (12.86%) ClearCase
4 61 (12.66%) NUnit
5 49 (10.17%) CppUnit
5 49 (10.17%) GoogleTest
6 48 (9.96%) StarTeam
7 47 (9.75%) Git (software)
8 44 (9.13%) Ant
9 43 (8.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 35 (7.26%) CruiseControl
11 26 (5.39%) ClearQuest
12 24 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (4.77%) Cucumber
14 20 (4.15%) MSI
15 18 (3.73%) TeamCity
16 16 (3.32%) Rational Rose
17 14 (2.90%) Selenium
18 9 (1.87%) RSpec
19 8 (1.66%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (4.77%) Telecoms
2 20 (4.15%) Finance
3 10 (2.07%) Aerospace
4 9 (1.87%) Billing
5 6 (1.24%) Military
6 4 (0.83%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Retail
7 2 (0.41%) Avionics
7 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (19.50%) Developer
2 45 (9.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (8.09%) Software Engineer
4 30 (6.22%) Configuration Manager
5 28 (5.81%) Analyst
6 21 (4.36%) Support Engineer
6 21 (4.36%) Software Developer
7 20 (4.15%) Administrator
7 20 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (3.32%) Change Manager
9 13 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
10 12 (2.49%) Release Manager
10 12 (2.49%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.28%) Consultant
11 11 (2.28%) C Developer
12 10 (2.07%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (2.07%) Migration Engineer
12 10 (2.07%) Change and Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.09%) Motif
2 28 (5.81%) XML
3 26 (5.39%) .NET
4 24 (4.98%) wxWidgets
5 19 (3.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 19 (3.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 18 (3.73%) WCF
7 17 (3.53%) HTML
8 15 (3.11%) CSS
8 15 (3.11%) Web Services
8 15 (3.11%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.07%) jQuery
10 8 (1.66%) Ajax
11 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.83%) STL
13 3 (0.62%) Middleware
13 3 (0.62%) COM
13 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
14 2 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 69 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.02%) CMDB
3 23 (4.77%) Open Source
4 21 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.53%) Derivative
6 15 (3.11%) PKI
7 12 (2.49%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.28%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.07%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.04%) Replication
12 5 (1.04%) CESG
13 4 (0.83%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.83%) New Media
14 3 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.62%) Statistics
15 2 (0.41%) STB
15 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 194 (40.25%) Linux
2 155 (32.16%) Windows
3 101 (20.95%) UNIX
4 49 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (8.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (8.30%) Windows 7
7 34 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (4.36%) CentOS
9 21 (4.36%) Oracle Linux
10 20 (4.15%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.73%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.07%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.66%) Solaris
13 8 (1.66%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.24%) Android
14 6 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.04%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
16 3 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
2 97 (20.12%) ITIL
3 95 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (15.15%) DevOps
5 71 (14.73%) Software Engineering
6 67 (13.90%) Project Management
7 61 (12.66%) UML
8 44 (9.13%) OO
8 44 (9.13%) Scrum
9 43 (8.92%) OOD
10 40 (8.30%) SOA
11 36 (7.47%) Use Case
12 35 (7.26%) Change Management
13 33 (6.85%) Release Management
14 30 (6.22%) Migration
14 30 (6.22%) Service Management
15 28 (5.81%) Integration Testing
16 27 (5.60%) Multithreading
17 26 (5.39%) Memory Management
18 24 (4.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 119 (24.69%) SQL
2 72 (14.94%) C
3 58 (12.03%) Python
4 57 (11.83%) PowerShell
5 54 (11.20%) C++
6 41 (8.51%) Shell Script
7 38 (7.88%) Java
8 31 (6.43%) Ruby
9 22 (4.56%) Perl
10 19 (3.94%) VBScript
11 18 (3.73%) VB
12 16 (3.32%) C#
13 15 (3.11%) JavaScript
14 12 (2.49%) PHP
14 12 (2.49%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.66%) Ada
16 6 (1.24%) Embedded C
17 5 (1.04%) Delphi
18 4 (0.83%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.62%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 210 (43.57%) Security Cleared
2 146 (30.29%) SC Cleared
3 74 (15.35%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.98%) MCSE
4 24 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (4.77%) MCP
6 19 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (3.32%) Degree
8 11 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.28%) CCNA
9 7 (1.45%) RHCSA
9 7 (1.45%) RHCE
9 7 (1.45%) RHCA
10 5 (1.04%) RHCT
11 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.83%) ISEB
12 3 (0.62%) MCSA
13 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.02%) QA
2 23 (4.77%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.98%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.73%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (2.90%) Firmware
6 13 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.04%) UAG
9 4 (0.83%) vSphere
10 3 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.62%) Varnish
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.62%) Nmap
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.21%) Postfix
12 1 (0.21%) XenApp
12 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 95 (19.71%) Puppet
2 39 (8.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 35 (7.26%) SCCM
4 34 (7.05%) Vagrant
5 32 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (3.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (2.49%) SCOM
8 8 (1.66%) Nagios
8 8 (1.66%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.04%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (0.83%) WMI
10 4 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.62%) WSUS
11 3 (0.62%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.62%) Nessus
12 2 (0.41%) Netcool
12 2 (0.41%) MIIS
Vendors
1 121 (25.10%) Microsoft
2 92 (19.09%) VMware
3 68 (14.11%) Oracle
4 44 (9.13%) HP
5 40 (8.30%) Red Hat
6 20 (4.15%) Borland
7 16 (3.32%) Cisco
8 15 (3.11%) Symantec
8 15 (3.11%) Citrix
9 14 (2.90%) Remedy
10 10 (2.07%) F5
11 8 (1.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 7 (1.45%) Ericsson
12 7 (1.45%) IBM
13 5 (1.04%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.04%) Sun
13 5 (1.04%) Dell
13 5 (1.04%) Crossbeam
14 4 (0.83%) Greenplum
14 4 (0.83%) McAfee
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