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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 87 94 94
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 63 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.86% 0.92% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.30% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 11 21
Average daily rate
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£390 £363 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £321 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £332 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.99% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +11.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £20.59 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+71.54% -48.53%
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
2485 1544 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.41% 71.09% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1680 1032 1230
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 155
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.75 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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
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 20 October 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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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 -9 24 £413 +19.13% 2
Gloucestershire -9 10 £390 - 3
Wiltshire -6 8 £360 -14.28% 4
Dorset +2 7 £375 -37.50% 2
Somerset -9 4 £413 -
Devon -19 4 £358 +13.49% 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 47 (33.57%) Security Cleared
2 46 (32.86%) Linux
3 30 (21.43%) Puppet
4 28 (20.00%) Change Control
4 28 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 27 (19.29%) Java
6 24 (17.14%) ITIL
6 24 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (16.43%) DevOps
7 23 (16.43%) UNIX
8 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 20 (14.29%) Windows
9 20 (14.29%) Project Management
10 19 (13.57%) PHP
11 18 (12.86%) Perl
11 18 (12.86%) Web Services
11 18 (12.86%) OO
11 18 (12.86%) Software Engineering
11 18 (12.86%) Rational DOORS
12 17 (12.14%) DV Cleared
12 17 (12.14%) UML
12 17 (12.14%) Apache
12 17 (12.14%) Python
12 17 (12.14%) PRINCE2
12 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
13 16 (11.43%) Active Directory
13 16 (11.43%) Red Hat
13 16 (11.43%) SQL
14 15 (10.71%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 17 (12.14%) Apache
2 9 (6.43%) nginx
3 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.43%) CICS
4 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
4 2 (1.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.57%) MS Project
2 5 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.14%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.86%) Agresso
3 3 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.43%) Summit
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.71%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (6.43%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.43%) PaaS
3 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.71%) SAN
2 7 (5.00%) DNS
3 6 (4.29%) SSH
4 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.57%) HTTPS
4 5 (3.57%) PuTTY
5 4 (2.86%) 2G
5 4 (2.86%) Internet
5 4 (2.86%) 3G
6 3 (2.14%) WAN
6 3 (2.14%) NAS
7 2 (1.43%) DHCP
7 2 (1.43%) LDAP
7 2 (1.43%) LAN
8 1 (0.71%) DMZ
8 1 (0.71%) 802.11
8 1 (0.71%) Firewall
8 1 (0.71%) Wireless
8 1 (0.71%) Network Security
8 1 (0.71%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) MySQL
2 10 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.29%) Ingres
5 5 (3.57%) JasperReports
5 5 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.43%) HBase
7 2 (1.43%) Big Data
7 2 (1.43%) Voldemort
7 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.43%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.71%) TKPROF
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (12.86%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (7.86%) ClearCase
3 7 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.57%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.86%) Subversion
6 4 (2.86%) StarTeam
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.14%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.43%) Maven
8 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.71%) RSpec
9 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 14 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.29%) Finance
3 7 (5.00%) Military
4 6 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.29%) Marketing
5 5 (3.57%) Electronics
5 5 (3.57%) Banking
5 5 (3.57%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.86%) Avionics
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (9.29%) Software Engineer
2 12 (8.57%) Developer
3 11 (7.86%) Coordinator
4 10 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.14%) Analyst
4 10 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Architect
5 8 (5.71%) Configuration Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Consultant
7 5 (3.57%) Administrator
7 5 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Head of Service Management
7 5 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.14%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.14%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (2.14%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (2.14%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) Web Services
2 10 (7.14%) JSP
2 10 (7.14%) LAMP
3 8 (5.71%) HTML
4 7 (5.00%) CSS
5 5 (3.57%) JDBC
5 5 (3.57%) CGI
5 5 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.57%) DAO
5 5 (3.57%) Laravel
6 4 (2.86%) jQuery
7 3 (2.14%) JPA
7 3 (2.14%) .NET
8 2 (1.43%) EJB
8 2 (1.43%) JMS
8 2 (1.43%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (1.43%) Drools
8 2 (1.43%) HornetQ
8 2 (1.43%) ISPF
8 2 (1.43%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Management Information System
1 12 (8.57%) RMADS
2 10 (7.14%) Open Source
3 7 (5.00%) Clustering
4 5 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.57%) DTV
4 5 (3.57%) CMDB
5 4 (2.86%) User Experience
6 3 (2.14%) CESG
6 3 (2.14%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.43%) IVR
7 2 (1.43%) NHS
7 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.71%) W3C
8 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.86%) Linux
2 23 (16.43%) UNIX
3 20 (14.29%) Windows
4 12 (8.57%) CentOS
5 8 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.57%) VMS
7 3 (2.14%) Debian
7 3 (2.14%) Fedora
7 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.71%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.00%) Change Control
2 24 (17.14%) ITIL
3 23 (16.43%) DevOps
4 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (14.29%) Project Management
5 20 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 18 (12.86%) OO
6 18 (12.86%) Software Engineering
7 17 (12.14%) PRINCE2
7 17 (12.14%) UML
8 14 (10.00%) Service Management
8 14 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 14 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 12 (8.57%) Unit Testing
10 10 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (7.14%) Information Security
10 10 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.14%) ITIL V3
11 9 (6.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.29%) Java
2 19 (13.57%) PHP
3 18 (12.86%) Perl
4 17 (12.14%) Python
5 16 (11.43%) SQL
6 15 (10.71%) Ruby
7 12 (8.57%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.57%) C++
8 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.43%) C
10 6 (4.29%) VBScript
10 6 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.29%) Korn
11 4 (2.86%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.14%) Bourne shell
12 3 (2.14%) Ada
12 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.14%) Delphi
13 2 (1.43%) C#
13 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (33.57%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.14%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.86%) ISEB
4 4 (2.86%) Degree
5 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.43%) APMP
6 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CWNA
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.71%) RHCE
7 1 (0.71%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.71%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) SLA
2 10 (7.14%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.86%) DO-178B
4 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.43%) QA
5 2 (1.43%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.43%) VMware ESX
3 6 (4.29%) NFS
4 5 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.14%) XenApp
5 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.43%) RACF
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (21.43%) Puppet
2 24 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.43%) Cacti
3 9 (6.43%) Nagios
4 6 (4.29%) SCCM
4 6 (4.29%) SCOM
4 6 (4.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.43%) CA Endevor
7 2 (1.43%) Ansible
8 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.71%) MOM
8 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.00%) VMware
4 13 (9.29%) Oracle
5 9 (6.43%) Altiris
5 9 (6.43%) Percona
6 8 (5.71%) Remedy
6 8 (5.71%) McAfee
6 8 (5.71%) Sophos
6 8 (5.71%) SAP
7 6 (4.29%) Citrix
8 4 (2.86%) Mapinfo
8 4 (2.86%) IBM
9 3 (2.14%) Symantec
9 3 (2.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (1.43%) Wind River
10 2 (1.43%) Serena
10 2 (1.43%) Cisco
11 1 (0.71%) webMethods
11 1 (0.71%) Software AG
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago