The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 95 91 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 167 174 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.82% 2.05% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.90% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 76 86
Average daily rate
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£325 £353 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 17
Average hourly rate £28.54 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.90% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £26.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £50.00 £97.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6692 6003 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.75% 70.57% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3660 3211 3273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 259 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Configuration Management
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 58 £307 -12.80% 11
Berkshire +2 48 £400 +41.09% 10
Surrey -1 19 £338 -25.00% 8
West Sussex +10 16 £220 -34.81% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £350 +27.27% 3
East Sussex - 2 £300 -
Kent -8 1 £350 -26.31% 3
Middlesex - 1 £470 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 166 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 108 (25.12%) Linux
3 107 (24.88%) SC Cleared
4 103 (23.95%) Microsoft
5 98 (22.79%) ITIL
6 95 (22.09%) Windows
7 76 (17.67%) DNS
8 74 (17.21%) Change Management
9 73 (16.98%) Telecoms
10 69 (16.05%) Project Management
11 54 (12.56%) SQL
12 51 (11.86%) Oracle
13 47 (10.93%) Fault Management
14 43 (10.00%) UNIX
14 43 (10.00%) Subversion
15 42 (9.77%) Active Directory
16 41 (9.53%) HP
16 41 (9.53%) DV Cleared
16 41 (9.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 39 (9.07%) Problem Management
17 39 (9.07%) VMware
18 37 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (8.37%) Degree
19 36 (8.37%) MS Excel
19 36 (8.37%) C
20 35 (8.14%) MS Office
21 34 (7.91%) CMDB
21 34 (7.91%) Software Engineering
22 33 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
22 33 (7.67%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 33 (7.67%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.88%) IIS
3 19 (4.42%) MS Exchange
4 15 (3.49%) Apache
5 14 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (2.33%) MS Project Server
8 7 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.40%) Documentum
9 6 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.93%) nginx
11 4 (0.93%) Confluence
12 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.70%) GlassFish
Applications
1 36 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 35 (8.14%) MS Office
3 25 (5.81%) MS Project
4 9 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.70%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Metrica
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Maximo
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.26%) IaaS
3 12 (2.79%) Office 365
4 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.70%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.70%) PaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Route 53
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 76 (17.67%) DNS
2 31 (7.21%) SS7
3 29 (6.74%) LDAP
3 29 (6.74%) GGSN
3 29 (6.74%) SGSN
4 26 (6.05%) MGW
5 22 (5.12%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.65%) DHCP
7 18 (4.19%) L2TP
8 14 (3.26%) Firewall
8 14 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (3.26%) Internet
9 11 (2.56%) 3G
10 10 (2.33%) WAN
10 10 (2.33%) LAN
10 10 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
11 9 (2.09%) LTE
11 9 (2.09%) VoIP
12 8 (1.86%) MPLS
13 7 (1.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.58%) Oracle Database
2 17 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (3.26%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.02%) MySQL
5 11 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.40%) OLAP
8 5 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.47%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 43 (10.00%) Subversion
2 31 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 30 (6.98%) StarTeam
4 29 (6.74%) NUnit
5 25 (5.81%) Git (software)
6 23 (5.35%) ClearCase
7 21 (4.88%) Ant
8 16 (3.72%) CppUnit
8 16 (3.72%) GoogleTest
9 14 (3.26%) MSI
10 13 (3.02%) Rational Rose
11 12 (2.79%) Visual Studio
11 12 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.86%) Hudson
12 8 (1.86%) JUnit
12 8 (1.86%) JIRA
13 5 (1.16%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.93%) AppScan
General
1 73 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 28 (6.51%) Finance
3 20 (4.65%) Front Office
4 10 (2.33%) Back Office
5 6 (1.40%) Electronics
6 5 (1.16%) Military
7 4 (0.93%) Banking
7 4 (0.93%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (10.23%) Developer
2 38 (8.84%) Analyst
3 37 (8.60%) NOC Engineer
4 23 (5.35%) Software Engineer
5 21 (4.88%) Consultant
6 19 (4.42%) Configuration Manager
7 18 (4.19%) Configuration Analyst
8 12 (2.79%) Environment Manager
8 12 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (2.79%) Build Engineer
9 11 (2.56%) Support Engineer
9 11 (2.56%) Network Support
10 10 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (2.33%) Software Developer
10 10 (2.33%) Project Manager
10 10 (2.33%) Release Manager
10 10 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.09%) CS Core Engineer
11 9 (2.09%) Administrator
11 9 (2.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.42%) Web Services
2 16 (3.72%) Motif
3 14 (3.26%) .NET
4 13 (3.02%) XML
5 12 (2.79%) WCF
5 12 (2.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (2.09%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.86%) jQuery
7 8 (1.86%) Ajax
8 7 (1.63%) HTML
8 7 (1.63%) WAP
8 7 (1.63%) CSS
9 6 (1.40%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.40%) SOAP
9 6 (1.40%) LAMP
10 5 (1.16%) Middleware
10 5 (1.16%) JSP
10 5 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.93%) JSF
11 4 (0.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.91%) CMDB
2 19 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.95%) PKI
4 11 (2.56%) Derivative
5 9 (2.09%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.86%) Open Source
7 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.93%) iPad
10 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.70%) Statistics
10 3 (0.70%) PMI
10 3 (0.70%) Replication
10 3 (0.70%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.70%) STB
11 2 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.47%) VHDL
11 2 (0.47%) Handset
11 2 (0.47%) Firmware
11 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (25.12%) Linux
2 95 (22.09%) Windows
3 43 (10.00%) UNIX
4 37 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (5.58%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.63%) VMS
10 7 (1.63%) Solaris
11 5 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.16%) CentOS
12 4 (0.93%) AIX
13 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) OS/400
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (22.79%) ITIL
2 74 (17.21%) Change Management
3 69 (16.05%) Project Management
4 47 (10.93%) Fault Management
5 39 (9.07%) Problem Management
6 34 (7.91%) Software Engineering
7 33 (7.67%) PRINCE2
7 33 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (7.44%) Performance Management
9 29 (6.74%) Service Delivery
10 27 (6.28%) OO
11 26 (6.05%) Service Management
12 25 (5.81%) UML
13 24 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (5.58%) DevOps
14 23 (5.35%) Release Management
14 23 (5.35%) Asset Management
14 23 (5.35%) Scrum
15 22 (5.12%) SOA
16 20 (4.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.56%) SQL
2 36 (8.37%) C
3 22 (5.12%) Java
4 21 (4.88%) Perl
5 20 (4.65%) C#
6 17 (3.95%) C++
7 16 (3.72%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.26%) PHP
9 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.79%) Python
11 10 (2.33%) VBScript
11 10 (2.33%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.09%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.09%) Ruby
13 7 (1.63%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.70%) VB
14 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.70%) VBA
15 2 (0.47%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 107 (24.88%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.53%) DV Cleared
4 36 (8.37%) Degree
5 18 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (3.95%) MCSE
6 17 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.56%) MCP
8 9 (2.09%) MCSA
9 8 (1.86%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.93%) PMP
10 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.93%) RHCE
11 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.47%) CNA
12 2 (0.47%) Novell Certification
12 2 (0.47%) CCNP
12 2 (0.47%) CCNA
12 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.12%) QA
2 15 (3.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) DO-254
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.33%) UAG
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.16%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.93%) XenApp
7 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.70%) KVM
7 3 (0.70%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.47%) vSphere
8 2 (0.47%) Varnish
8 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.47%) Nmap
8 2 (0.47%) Xen
8 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.47%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.23%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 32 (7.44%) SCCM
2 31 (7.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (5.81%) Puppet
4 22 (5.12%) HP UCMDB
5 17 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.56%) WMI
7 8 (1.86%) Nagios
7 8 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.40%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.70%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.70%) SCOM
11 3 (0.70%) Netcool
11 3 (0.70%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.70%) Cacti
11 3 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.47%) Legato
Vendors
1 103 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 51 (11.86%) Oracle
3 41 (9.53%) HP
3 41 (9.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 39 (9.07%) VMware
5 32 (7.44%) Borland
6 29 (6.74%) Red Hat
7 27 (6.28%) Juniper
8 21 (4.88%) Cisco
9 20 (4.65%) Velocent
10 19 (4.42%) Citrix
11 17 (3.95%) Serena
12 9 (2.09%) Apple
13 8 (1.86%) Remedy
13 8 (1.86%) Huawei
14 6 (1.40%) CA
15 5 (1.16%) Nokia
15 5 (1.16%) Symantec
15 5 (1.16%) BMC
15 5 (1.16%) EMC
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