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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 84 87 69
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 61 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.92% 1.61% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.26% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 35
Average daily rate
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£463 £383 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.91% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £28.82 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.66 £37.75 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -13.10%
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
2295 1772 1758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.26% 71.22% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1140 1104
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 95 101
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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
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 27 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
Bristol -8 23 £450 +18.03% 5
Gloucestershire -12 15 £481 - 4
Devon +1 7 £501 +43.21%
Wiltshire -13 6 £290 -38.94% 2
Somerset +1 4 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 4
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 48 (38.71%) Linux
2 39 (31.45%) Java
3 38 (30.65%) Security Cleared
4 35 (28.23%) Puppet
5 32 (25.81%) UNIX
6 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (23.39%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (20.16%) DevOps
8 25 (20.16%) Ruby
9 22 (17.74%) Perl
10 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
10 21 (16.94%) Change Control
10 21 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (16.13%) Bash Shell
12 19 (15.32%) Relational Database
13 18 (14.52%) DV Cleared
13 18 (14.52%) SC Cleared
13 18 (14.52%) Python
13 18 (14.52%) Project Management
14 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
14 17 (13.71%) Jenkins
15 16 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 16 (12.90%) Finance
15 16 (12.90%) VMware
15 16 (12.90%) PHP
16 15 (12.10%) Windows
17 14 (11.29%) C
17 14 (11.29%) Red Hat
18 13 (10.48%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (8.87%) Apache
2 8 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.42%) IIS
5 3 (2.42%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.42%) nginx
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.81%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.03%) MS Project
2 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.42%) Agresso
4 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) HTTP
2 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.45%) SAN
3 7 (5.65%) DNS
4 6 (4.84%) SSH
5 5 (4.03%) HTTPS
5 5 (4.03%) Internet
5 5 (4.03%) LAN
5 5 (4.03%) PuTTY
6 4 (3.23%) NAS
6 4 (3.23%) WAN
7 2 (1.61%) Network Security
7 2 (1.61%) LTE
7 2 (1.61%) Firewall
7 2 (1.61%) LDAP
8 1 (0.81%) SS7
8 1 (0.81%) H.323
8 1 (0.81%) BGP
8 1 (0.81%) 802.11
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.32%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.06%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.26%) MySQL
4 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.84%) Ingres
6 5 (4.03%) JasperReports
7 4 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.42%) HBase
8 3 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.42%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.42%) Big Data
8 3 (2.42%) Voldemort
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (13.71%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 13 (10.48%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (9.68%) Subversion
5 10 (8.06%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.03%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.03%) Rational Functional Tester
6 5 (4.03%) PHPUnit
7 4 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (3.23%) Maven
7 4 (3.23%) StarTeam
8 2 (1.61%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.61%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.81%) Ant
9 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.81%) Selenium
9 1 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 16 (12.90%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.26%) Aerospace
4 8 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.65%) Electronics
5 7 (5.65%) Marketing
5 7 (5.65%) Avionics
6 5 (4.03%) Retail
7 4 (3.23%) Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Military
8 1 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (15.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (14.52%) Developer
3 12 (9.68%) Administrator
3 12 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 10 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (7.26%) UNIX Administrator
6 8 (6.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.45%) Architect
7 7 (5.65%) Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.03%) DBA
9 5 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.23%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.87%) Web Services
2 7 (5.65%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (5.65%) CSS
2 7 (5.65%) HTML
3 6 (4.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (4.03%) CGI
4 5 (4.03%) JDBC
4 5 (4.03%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.03%) DAO
4 5 (4.03%) Laravel
5 4 (3.23%) LAMP
6 3 (2.42%) jQuery
6 3 (2.42%) RESTful
7 2 (1.61%) .NET
8 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.81%) Middleware
8 1 (0.81%) JMS
8 1 (0.81%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Visualisation
2 9 (7.26%) Open Source
3 8 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.65%) DTV
5 6 (4.84%) Clustering
6 5 (4.03%) N-Tier
6 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.42%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (2.42%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.42%) User Experience
8 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.61%) CMDB
8 2 (1.61%) IVR
8 2 (1.61%) NHS
9 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.81%) Handset
9 1 (0.81%) PKI
9 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 48 (38.71%) Linux
2 32 (25.81%) UNIX
3 16 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (12.10%) Windows
5 11 (8.87%) CentOS
6 8 (6.45%) Solaris
7 5 (4.03%) VMS
8 4 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.23%) Fedora
9 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.61%) zOS
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.81%) Debian
11 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.16%) DevOps
3 21 (16.94%) Change Control
3 21 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (14.52%) Project Management
5 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
6 13 (10.48%) ITIL
6 13 (10.48%) Programme Management
7 11 (8.87%) OO
7 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
7 11 (8.87%) Scrum
8 10 (8.06%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (8.06%) Web Design
8 10 (8.06%) PRINCE2
9 9 (7.26%) Migration
10 8 (6.45%) Integration Testing
10 8 (6.45%) UML
10 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.65%) SOA
11 7 (5.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.45%) Java
2 25 (20.16%) Ruby
3 22 (17.74%) Perl
4 21 (16.94%) JavaScript
5 20 (16.13%) Bash Shell
6 18 (14.52%) Python
7 16 (12.90%) PHP
8 14 (11.29%) C
9 13 (10.48%) SQL
10 10 (8.06%) C++
11 7 (5.65%) Embedded C
12 6 (4.84%) Korn
13 5 (4.03%) PL/SQL
14 4 (3.23%) Ada
15 2 (1.61%) Delphi
15 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.81%) C#
16 1 (0.81%) AWK
16 1 (0.81%) Groovy
16 1 (0.81%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 38 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.52%) DV Cleared
2 18 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.84%) ISEB
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) Degree
5 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.61%) CCNP
5 2 (1.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCDA
6 1 (0.81%) CWNA
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.81%) RHCT
6 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
1 7 (5.65%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.84%) NFS
4 5 (4.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.42%) vCloud
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.81%) XenServer
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (28.23%) Puppet
2 29 (23.39%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.26%) Tivoli
4 8 (6.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 5 (4.03%) Nagios
5 5 (4.03%) Ansible
6 4 (3.23%) SCCM
7 3 (2.42%) Cacti
8 2 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.61%) SCOM
9 1 (0.81%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) VMware
2 14 (11.29%) Red Hat
3 13 (10.48%) Oracle
4 12 (9.68%) IBM
5 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.06%) SAP
7 5 (4.03%) Remedy
7 5 (4.03%) Serena
8 4 (3.23%) Wind River
8 4 (3.23%) Cisco
9 3 (2.42%) Altiris
9 3 (2.42%) Percona
10 2 (1.61%) Citrix
10 2 (1.61%) McAfee
10 2 (1.61%) Sophos
11 1 (0.81%) HP
11 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.81%) Lotus
11 1 (0.81%) Juniper
11 1 (0.81%) CA
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