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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 68 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 67 107 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.29% 3.42% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 4.39% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 54
Median daily rate £395 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 14
Median hourly rate £42.25 £38.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.45% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £14.50 £17.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £42.30 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £34.78 £37.15
% change year-on-year
+20.03% -6.36%
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
2288 2436 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.85% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1578 1576
Median daily rate £388 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 108
Median hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -16 26 £363 -14.70% 2
Wiltshire -10 17 £450 +28.57% 2
Gloucestershire +2 8 £229 -47.71% 6
Dorset -2 8 £500 - 1
Devon +3 4 £394 -21.25%
Somerset +2 4 - - 5
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 75 (47.17%) Linux
2 62 (38.99%) Security Cleared
3 50 (31.45%) Puppet
4 46 (28.93%) Java
5 40 (25.16%) JavaScript
5 40 (25.16%) Git (software)
6 39 (24.53%) Python
7 38 (23.90%) Unix
7 38 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (22.64%) HTML
9 35 (22.01%) Ruby
10 33 (20.75%) Subversion
10 33 (20.75%) MongoDB
11 31 (19.50%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (19.50%) SQL
12 30 (18.87%) Perl
12 30 (18.87%) HTTP
13 29 (18.24%) Oracle
13 29 (18.24%) SC Cleared
14 28 (17.61%) Bash Shell
15 27 (16.98%) Relational Database
16 26 (16.35%) Responsive Web Design
16 26 (16.35%) CSS
16 26 (16.35%) Mac OS X
16 26 (16.35%) Web Design
17 25 (15.72%) Red Hat
18 24 (15.09%) DevOps
19 23 (14.47%) Unit Testing
19 23 (14.47%) Windows
19 23 (14.47%) ITIL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (8.81%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (8.18%) Apache
2 13 (8.18%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.66%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (3.77%) Node.js
5 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.26%) IIS
5 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.26%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.43%) GitHub
2 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.87%) HTTP
2 15 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.77%) Firewall
4 4 (2.52%) 802.11
4 4 (2.52%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.52%) VPN
4 4 (2.52%) Wireless
4 4 (2.52%) Wireless Security
5 3 (1.89%) Internet
5 3 (1.89%) IPsec
5 3 (1.89%) SSL
5 3 (1.89%) WAN
6 2 (1.26%) DNS
6 2 (1.26%) FTP
6 2 (1.26%) LAN
6 2 (1.26%) VoIP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.63%) LDAP
7 1 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.75%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.98%) Relational Database
3 18 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.69%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.81%) MySQL
6 10 (6.29%) Neo4j
7 9 (5.66%) DB2
8 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.26%) MS Access
10 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.63%) GIS
11 1 (0.63%) OLTP
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.63%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 40 (25.16%) Git (software)
2 33 (20.75%) Subversion
3 21 (13.21%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.69%) JUnit
5 15 (9.43%) Capybara
5 15 (9.43%) Cucumber
5 15 (9.43%) git-flow
5 15 (9.43%) JIRA
5 15 (9.43%) RSpec
6 14 (8.81%) Maven
7 8 (5.03%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (3.14%) ClearCase
9 4 (2.52%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.52%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (1.89%) Grunt
10 3 (1.89%) Selenium
10 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.89%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (13.84%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Military
3 6 (3.77%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (27.67%) Developer
2 16 (10.06%) Java Developer
3 15 (9.43%) Ruby Developer
4 12 (7.55%) Analyst
4 12 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.03%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (5.03%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Consultant
7 7 (4.40%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (3.77%) Programmer
9 5 (3.14%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (2.52%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.52%) Java Programmer
10 4 (2.52%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.52%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.64%) HTML
2 26 (16.35%) CSS
3 18 (11.32%) Sass
4 15 (9.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (8.81%) MCollective
6 11 (6.92%) LAMP
7 10 (6.29%) Hibernate
7 10 (6.29%) JAX-RS
7 10 (6.29%) REST
8 9 (5.66%) EJB
8 9 (5.66%) SOAP
8 9 (5.66%) Struts
9 6 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.77%) XML
10 5 (3.14%) .NET
10 5 (3.14%) J2EE
11 4 (2.52%) 802.1X
11 4 (2.52%) HTML5
11 4 (2.52%) Java SE
11 4 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Visualisation
2 11 (6.92%) Wiki
3 10 (6.29%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.52%) CESG
6 4 (2.52%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.89%) CMDB
8 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.63%) Verilog
9 1 (0.63%) VHDL
9 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 75 (47.17%) Linux
2 38 (23.90%) Unix
3 26 (16.35%) Mac OS X
4 23 (14.47%) Windows
5 15 (9.43%) Solaris
6 12 (7.55%) CentOS
7 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.66%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.89%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.26%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.63%) Android
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.35%) Responsive Web Design
2 26 (16.35%) Web Design
3 24 (15.09%) DevOps
4 23 (14.47%) ITIL
4 23 (14.47%) Unit Testing
4 23 (14.47%) Web Development
5 22 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (12.58%) Scrum
7 17 (10.69%) Data Migration
7 17 (10.69%) Integration Testing
7 17 (10.69%) Migration
8 16 (10.06%) Open Source
9 15 (9.43%) ETL
10 14 (8.81%) Build Automation
10 14 (8.81%) ITIL V3
11 12 (7.55%) UML
12 10 (6.29%) Load Balancing
12 10 (6.29%) Release Management
12 10 (6.29%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.93%) Java
2 40 (25.16%) JavaScript
3 39 (24.53%) Python
4 35 (22.01%) Ruby
5 31 (19.50%) SQL
6 30 (18.87%) Perl
7 28 (17.61%) Bash Shell
8 16 (10.06%) Scala
9 10 (6.29%) C++
10 9 (5.66%) AWK
10 9 (5.66%) sed
11 7 (4.40%) C
12 4 (2.52%) C#
13 3 (1.89%) ECMAScript
13 3 (1.89%) Groovy
13 3 (1.89%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.26%) Ada
14 2 (1.26%) PL/1
14 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (38.99%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Degree
4 11 (6.92%) RHCE
5 8 (5.03%) HND
6 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.52%) CLAS
8 3 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.26%) HNC
9 2 (1.26%) ISEB
9 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.63%) CCNP
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.63%) CISSP
10 1 (0.63%) CWNA
10 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.63%) MCSA
10 1 (0.63%) MCSE
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (2.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (2.52%) JSP 440
1 4 (2.52%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) ECSS
3 1 (0.63%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) MISRA
3 1 (0.63%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.63%) TickIT
System Software
1 21 (13.21%) Samba
2 16 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.66%) NFS
5 2 (1.26%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.26%) UAG
5 2 (1.26%) vCloud
5 2 (1.26%) XenApp
5 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.63%) Docker
6 1 (0.63%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 50 (31.45%) Puppet
2 31 (19.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.03%) Ansible
3 8 (5.03%) Nagios
4 2 (1.26%) logstash
4 2 (1.26%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (18.24%) Oracle
2 25 (15.72%) Red Hat
3 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
4 18 (11.32%) VMware
5 15 (9.43%) IBM
6 9 (5.66%) NetApp
7 5 (3.14%) F5
8 3 (1.89%) Cisco
9 2 (1.26%) AppSense
9 2 (1.26%) Canon
9 2 (1.26%) Citrix
9 2 (1.26%) Dell
9 2 (1.26%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.26%) Serena
9 2 (1.26%) Sophos
10 1 (0.63%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.63%) Juniper
10 1 (0.63%) New Relic
10 1 (0.63%) Sourcefire
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