The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 52 61 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 90 91 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.91% 3.01% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.90% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 24
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£425 £406 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £349 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 2
Average hourly rate £37.04 £36.40 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -16.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £33.20 £40.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.89 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-35.44% -1.33%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2317 2335 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.98% 77.19% 71.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1556 910
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 118 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Bristol +17 39 £425 +1.49% 12
Wiltshire -7 18 £403 -5.84% 9
Somerset +12 12 £297 -33.25% 2
Gloucestershire -5 8 £438 +15.51% 2
Dorset -1 6 £500 - 2
Devon -1 5 £500 +69.49% 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 54 (33.33%) Linux
2 44 (27.16%) Puppet
3 43 (26.54%) Java
4 40 (24.69%) Security Cleared
5 37 (22.84%) Git (software)
6 36 (22.22%) Finance
7 34 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (20.37%) Subversion
8 33 (20.37%) Ruby
8 33 (20.37%) DevOps
9 28 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (17.28%) Python
10 26 (16.05%) UNIX
10 26 (16.05%) Windows
11 25 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (14.20%) Jenkins
13 22 (13.58%) HTTP
14 21 (12.96%) SC Cleared
15 20 (12.35%) Ansible
15 20 (12.35%) VMware
16 19 (11.73%) Red Hat
16 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
16 19 (11.73%) Relational Database
17 18 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (11.11%) Open Source
17 18 (11.11%) Project Management
18 17 (10.49%) ITIL
18 17 (10.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (9.88%) Visualisation
19 16 (9.88%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 9 (5.56%) Apache
2 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.09%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.47%) IIS
4 4 (2.47%) JBoss
4 4 (2.47%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.85%) nginx
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.62%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.62%) CMS
7 1 (0.62%) DNN
7 1 (0.62%) Node.js
7 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.62%) WordPress
7 1 (0.62%) Confluence
7 1 (0.62%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Office
2 5 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.23%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) HTTP
2 14 (8.64%) WAN
3 11 (6.79%) LAN
4 10 (6.17%) DNS
5 9 (5.56%) Firewall
5 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.70%) SSL
7 4 (2.47%) Network Security
8 3 (1.85%) IPsec
8 3 (1.85%) Internet
8 3 (1.85%) H.323
8 3 (1.85%) MPLS
8 3 (1.85%) OSPF
8 3 (1.85%) BGP
8 3 (1.85%) IPv4
8 3 (1.85%) IPv6
8 3 (1.85%) VPN
8 3 (1.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.23%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.73%) Relational Database
2 16 (9.88%) MySQL
3 6 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) QlikView
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.62%) Big Data
7 1 (0.62%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (22.84%) Git (software)
2 33 (20.37%) Subversion
3 23 (14.20%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.64%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (4.32%) Hudson
6 6 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.09%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.09%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (1.85%) JIRA
8 3 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.62%) Maven
10 1 (0.62%) Ant
10 1 (0.62%) JUnit
10 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
General
1 36 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.32%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.70%) Retail
5 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.47%) Avionics
7 3 (1.85%) Billing
7 3 (1.85%) Marketing
8 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.23%) Electronics
8 2 (1.23%) Military
8 2 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (13.58%) DevOps Engineer
1 22 (13.58%) Developer
2 20 (12.35%) Administrator
3 17 (10.49%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (8.64%) Software Engineer
5 13 (8.02%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Coordinator
7 10 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
9 8 (4.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) Analyst
9 8 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Architect
10 6 (3.70%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.47%) Designer
11 4 (2.47%) Web Engineer
11 4 (2.47%) Consultant
11 4 (2.47%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) Web Services
2 5 (3.09%) Middleware
2 5 (3.09%) XML
2 5 (3.09%) HTML
3 4 (2.47%) RESTful
3 4 (2.47%) CSS
4 3 (1.85%) .NET
5 2 (1.23%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.23%) HTML5
5 2 (1.23%) CSS3
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.62%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.62%) Django
6 1 (0.62%) jQuery
6 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.62%) Java EE
6 1 (0.62%) WCF
6 1 (0.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Visualisation
2 15 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.94%) CMDB
5 7 (4.32%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.47%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.85%) RMADS
8 3 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.85%) DataPower
9 2 (1.23%) DTV
9 2 (1.23%) Derivative
10 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.33%) Linux
2 26 (16.05%) UNIX
2 26 (16.05%) Windows
3 17 (10.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (9.88%) CentOS
5 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.70%) Debian
8 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.47%) AIX
9 4 (2.47%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.85%) VMS
11 2 (1.23%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (1.23%) Solaris
11 2 (1.23%) zOS
11 2 (1.23%) Fedora
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.37%) DevOps
3 25 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (11.11%) Open Source
4 18 (11.11%) Project Management
5 17 (10.49%) ITIL
6 16 (9.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (9.88%) PRINCE2
6 16 (9.88%) Web Design
6 16 (9.88%) Software Engineering
7 12 (7.41%) UML
7 12 (7.41%) Programme Management
8 11 (6.79%) Risk Management
8 11 (6.79%) Scrum
9 9 (5.56%) Change Control
10 8 (4.94%) Integration Testing
11 7 (4.32%) Asset Management
12 6 (3.70%) SOA
12 6 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.54%) Java
2 33 (20.37%) Ruby
3 28 (17.28%) Python
4 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.26%) Bash Shell
6 14 (8.64%) PHP
7 13 (8.02%) Perl
8 9 (5.56%) SQL
8 9 (5.56%) C
9 8 (4.94%) Ada
10 7 (4.32%) C++
11 5 (3.09%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.23%) Groovy
13 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.62%) PHP5
14 1 (0.62%) C#
14 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.79%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.56%) CCNA
6 7 (4.32%) Degree
7 5 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.85%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.85%) ISEB
8 3 (1.85%) CCNP
8 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.23%) APMP
10 1 (0.62%) RHCT
10 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) TickIT
3 1 (0.62%) ARP4754
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.47%) XenServer
3 4 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.85%) Samba
4 3 (1.85%) Xen
4 3 (1.85%) Postfix
5 2 (1.23%) Varnish
5 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.62%) vCloud
6 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (27.16%) Puppet
2 28 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (12.35%) Ansible
4 9 (5.56%) Salt
5 3 (1.85%) Nagios
5 3 (1.85%) Bcfg2
5 3 (1.85%) Ganeti
6 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.62%) SCCM
7 1 (0.62%) AppManager
7 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.62%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 20 (12.35%) VMware
2 19 (11.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.17%) Oracle
4 7 (4.32%) Citrix
5 6 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.70%) Serena
6 5 (3.09%) IBM
7 3 (1.85%) Novell
7 3 (1.85%) Juniper
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco
7 3 (1.85%) Tandberg
7 3 (1.85%) Wind River
8 2 (1.23%) SAP
9 1 (0.62%) OpenText
9 1 (0.62%) BT
9 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.62%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.62%) HP
9 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
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