The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 West 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 52 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 96 45 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.02% 1.95% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 2.80% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 36
Average daily rate £395 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Average hourly rate £36.40 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.36% +11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2416 1605 2486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.88% 69.63% 70.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1492 990 1473
Average daily rate £375 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 61 146
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £18.14 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Configuration Management
England

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +2 34 £350 -20.22% 2
Bristol +6 27 £425 +40.49%
Somerset -2 11 £445 -
Dorset +3 8 £395 +16.17% 1
Gloucestershire +9 7 £283 -27.56% 3
Cornwall -9 4 - - 2
Devon -8 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (31.11%) Jenkins
2 41 (30.37%) Subversion
3 34 (25.19%) Java
4 32 (23.70%) Spring
5 31 (22.96%) Linux
6 30 (22.22%) Oracle
6 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 28 (20.74%) UNIX
7 28 (20.74%) Maven
8 27 (20.00%) jQuery
8 27 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (20.00%) XML
9 25 (18.52%) Validation
10 24 (17.78%) LDAP
11 23 (17.04%) CSS
11 23 (17.04%) JAX-WS
12 21 (15.56%) Ant
12 21 (15.56%) WebLogic
12 21 (15.56%) Eclipse
13 20 (14.81%) XML Schema
13 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
14 19 (14.07%) Rational DOORS
15 18 (13.33%) Oracle Database
15 18 (13.33%) Web Services
15 18 (13.33%) SQL
16 17 (12.59%) UML
16 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.59%) Active Directory
16 17 (12.59%) JSF
16 17 (12.59%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.67%) Confluence
3 6 (4.44%) IIS
3 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.70%) SAS
5 4 (2.96%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (2.22%) Lync
6 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.48%) Apache
7 2 (1.48%) nginx
8 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Office
2 6 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.48%) Simulink
3 2 (1.48%) Stateflow
3 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Summit
1 1 (0.74%) assyst
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.78%) LDAP
2 14 (10.37%) SSL
2 14 (10.37%) X.509
3 3 (2.22%) LAN
3 3 (2.22%) WAN
3 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.22%) SAN
3 3 (2.22%) Internet
4 2 (1.48%) MPLS
4 2 (1.48%) OSPF
4 2 (1.48%) BGP
4 2 (1.48%) HTTP
4 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.48%) VPN
4 2 (1.48%) H.323
4 2 (1.48%) IPv4
4 2 (1.48%) IPv6
4 2 (1.48%) IPsec
4 2 (1.48%) VLAN
4 2 (1.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.48%) MS Access
3 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.48%) MySQL
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (31.11%) Jenkins
2 41 (30.37%) Subversion
3 28 (20.74%) Maven
4 21 (15.56%) Ant
4 21 (15.56%) Eclipse
5 19 (14.07%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (11.85%) JIRA
7 10 (7.41%) JUnit
8 8 (5.93%) Selenium
8 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
8 8 (5.93%) WebDriver
8 8 (5.93%) Mockito
9 5 (3.70%) Gradle
10 4 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (2.22%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.48%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.74%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.74%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.15%) Telecoms
1 11 (8.15%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Aerospace
2 10 (7.41%) Military
3 6 (4.44%) Back Office
4 4 (2.96%) Avionics
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Developer
2 15 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) WebLogic Developer
4 10 (7.41%) Analyst
5 9 (6.67%) Designer
6 8 (5.93%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.19%) Deployment Manager
7 7 (5.19%) Consultant
7 7 (5.19%) Security Designer
8 6 (4.44%) UI Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Senior WebLogic Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Release Manager
8 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Architect
9 5 (3.70%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.70%) Spring
2 27 (20.00%) jQuery
2 27 (20.00%) XML
3 23 (17.04%) CSS
3 23 (17.04%) JAX-WS
4 20 (14.81%) XML Schema
5 18 (13.33%) Web Services
6 17 (12.59%) JSF
7 15 (11.11%) CSS3
8 11 (8.15%) SAML
9 10 (7.41%) WSDL
10 9 (6.67%) HTML
11 8 (5.93%) LAMP
11 8 (5.93%) Spring MVC
12 7 (5.19%) J2EE
13 4 (2.96%) Guice
14 3 (2.22%) PowerMock
14 3 (2.22%) DHTML
14 3 (2.22%) Struts
14 3 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) CMDB
2 6 (4.44%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.96%) Wiki
4 3 (2.22%) CESG
5 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.48%) Open Source
5 2 (1.48%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.74%) RIA
6 1 (0.74%) RMADS
6 1 (0.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.74%) Physics
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.96%) Linux
2 28 (20.74%) UNIX
3 13 (9.63%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.48%) CentOS
6 2 (1.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.74%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.52%) Validation
3 17 (12.59%) Scrum
3 17 (12.59%) UML
4 16 (11.85%) ITIL
5 15 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 13 (9.63%) Project Management
6 13 (9.63%) Release Management
6 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (9.63%) Change Control
7 12 (8.89%) Change Management
8 10 (7.41%) OO
9 9 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 9 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.93%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.93%) MVC
11 7 (5.19%) SOA
11 7 (5.19%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.19%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.19%) Java
2 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 16 (11.85%) PL/SQL
4 10 (7.41%) C
5 9 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.67%) Python
6 8 (5.93%) PHP
7 7 (5.19%) Perl
7 7 (5.19%) MATLAB
8 6 (4.44%) Scala
9 5 (3.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (2.96%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.96%) C++
11 3 (2.22%) VBScript
11 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.48%) Ada
12 2 (1.48%) Fortran
12 2 (1.48%) XQuery
12 2 (1.48%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.63%) Degree
4 8 (5.93%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.22%) ISEB
6 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.48%) CCNP
6 2 (1.48%) JNCIS
6 2 (1.48%) APMP
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) SLA
1 7 (5.19%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.96%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.22%) XenApp
3 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.37%) Puppet
1 14 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (6.67%) Nagios
3 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.22%) WSUS
3 3 (2.22%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.22%) SCSM
3 3 (2.22%) SCOM
4 2 (1.48%) Cacti
5 1 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 30 (22.22%) Oracle
2 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.44%) Cisco
4 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.96%) Citrix
5 4 (2.96%) HP
5 4 (2.96%) VMware
6 3 (2.22%) McAfee
6 3 (2.22%) Sophos
6 3 (2.22%) Symantec
6 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.22%) hybris
6 3 (2.22%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.48%) Percona
7 2 (1.48%) Juniper
7 2 (1.48%) Tandberg
8 1 (0.74%) Wind River
8 1 (0.74%) BT
8 1 (0.74%) Serena
8 1 (0.74%) Altiris
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