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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 79 89 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 65 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 1.29% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.81% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 26
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£413 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.81 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% +14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £26.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.75%
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
2454 1603 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.14% 71.09% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1076 1290
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 154
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -8 16 £413 +22.22% 5
Somerset +3 14 £488 +62.50% 2
Gloucestershire -9 11 £403 -
Wiltshire -10 8 £350 -17.64% 1
Dorset +5 7 £384 -36.04% 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 51 (35.92%) Security Cleared
2 34 (23.94%) Linux
3 33 (23.24%) SC Cleared
4 28 (19.72%) Change Control
5 26 (18.31%) Rational DOORS
6 25 (17.61%) Puppet
7 24 (16.90%) UML
8 23 (16.20%) Windows
8 23 (16.20%) Java
8 23 (16.20%) Microsoft
8 23 (16.20%) Software Engineering
9 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (14.79%) ITIL
9 21 (14.79%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (14.79%) DevOps
10 20 (14.08%) Project Management
10 20 (14.08%) Risk Management
11 19 (13.38%) Web Services
12 18 (12.68%) UNIX
12 18 (12.68%) OO
12 18 (12.68%) DV Cleared
13 17 (11.97%) PHP
13 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
13 17 (11.97%) Service Delivery
14 16 (11.27%) Python
15 15 (10.56%) PRINCE2
15 15 (10.56%) Unit Testing
16 14 (9.86%) ClearCase
16 14 (9.86%) SLA
16 14 (9.86%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (9.15%) Apache
2 10 (7.04%) nginx
3 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.41%) CICS
4 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Office
3 5 (3.52%) MS Project
3 5 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.41%) Summit
3 1 (0.70%) Agresso
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.04%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) DNS
2 4 (2.82%) SAN
2 4 (2.82%) 3G
2 4 (2.82%) 2G
2 4 (2.82%) SSH
3 3 (2.11%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.11%) WAN
3 3 (2.11%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.41%) DHCP
4 2 (1.41%) LDAP
4 2 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.70%) DMZ
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.70%) LTE
5 1 (0.70%) NAS
5 1 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.70%) 802.11
5 1 (0.70%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) MySQL
2 6 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.82%) Ingres
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.11%) JasperReports
6 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.70%) OLTP
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.70%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 26 (18.31%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (9.86%) ClearCase
3 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.23%) Subversion
5 4 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (2.82%) StarTeam
5 4 (2.82%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.11%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.41%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.41%) Maven
8 1 (0.70%) Selenium
8 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (7.04%) Military
2 8 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.93%) Finance
4 6 (4.23%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.82%) Avionics
6 3 (2.11%) Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Retail
7 2 (1.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (11.97%) Software Engineer
2 13 (9.15%) Developer
3 12 (8.45%) Analyst
3 12 (8.45%) Coordinator
3 12 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (7.04%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Architect
7 7 (4.93%) Configuration Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Consultant
8 5 (3.52%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Principal Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Head of Service Management
9 4 (2.82%) Administrator
9 4 (2.82%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.11%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.11%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) Web Services
2 11 (7.75%) JSP
2 11 (7.75%) LAMP
3 7 (4.93%) HTML
4 5 (3.52%) jQuery
5 4 (2.82%) CSS
6 3 (2.11%) JDBC
6 3 (2.11%) .NET
6 3 (2.11%) JPA
6 3 (2.11%) CGI
6 3 (2.11%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.11%) DAO
6 3 (2.11%) Laravel
7 2 (1.41%) HornetQ
7 2 (1.41%) Spring
7 2 (1.41%) JSF
7 2 (1.41%) Ajax
7 2 (1.41%) ISPF
7 2 (1.41%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.41%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Management Information System
1 13 (9.15%) RMADS
2 11 (7.75%) Open Source
3 6 (4.23%) CMDB
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) Clustering
4 5 (3.52%) CESG
5 4 (2.82%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.41%) IVR
8 1 (0.70%) W3C
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.94%) Linux
2 23 (16.20%) Windows
3 18 (12.68%) UNIX
4 10 (7.04%) CentOS
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.11%) Solaris
5 3 (2.11%) VMS
5 3 (2.11%) Debian
5 3 (2.11%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) Change Control
2 24 (16.90%) UML
3 23 (16.20%) Software Engineering
4 21 (14.79%) ITIL
4 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.79%) DevOps
5 20 (14.08%) Project Management
5 20 (14.08%) Risk Management
6 18 (12.68%) OO
7 17 (11.97%) Service Delivery
8 15 (10.56%) PRINCE2
8 15 (10.56%) Unit Testing
9 14 (9.86%) Service Management
10 13 (9.15%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (8.45%) OOP
12 11 (7.75%) Validation
12 11 (7.75%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (7.75%) Information Security
13 10 (7.04%) Requirements Management
13 10 (7.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.20%) Java
2 17 (11.97%) PHP
3 16 (11.27%) Python
4 13 (9.15%) SQL
4 13 (9.15%) Perl
5 12 (8.45%) C++
6 11 (7.75%) Ruby
7 9 (6.34%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.34%) VBScript
8 8 (5.63%) C
9 6 (4.23%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.52%) Embedded C
10 5 (3.52%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.82%) Korn
11 4 (2.82%) Scala
11 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.11%) Bourne shell
12 3 (2.11%) Ada
12 3 (2.11%) Delphi
13 2 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (35.92%) Security Cleared
2 33 (23.24%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.68%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.04%) Degree
5 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.11%) ISEB
6 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.41%) APMP
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CWNA
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) CCDA
7 1 (0.70%) CISSP
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.86%) SLA
2 11 (7.75%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.52%) DO-178B
4 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.41%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.75%) VMware ESX
3 6 (4.23%) XenApp
3 6 (4.23%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.82%) NFS
5 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.41%) RACF
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (17.61%) Puppet
2 21 (14.79%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (9.86%) Nagios
4 10 (7.04%) Cacti
5 6 (4.23%) SCCM
5 6 (4.23%) SCOM
5 6 (4.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.82%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (2.82%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (1.41%) Ansible
7 2 (1.41%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.70%) MOM
8 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.86%) Red Hat
2 14 (9.86%) VMware
3 11 (7.75%) McAfee
3 11 (7.75%) Sophos
4 10 (7.04%) Altiris
4 10 (7.04%) Percona
5 9 (6.34%) Citrix
6 8 (5.63%) Remedy
7 7 (4.93%) Oracle
8 6 (4.23%) Symantec
9 4 (2.82%) IBM
9 4 (2.82%) Mapinfo
10 3 (2.11%) Serena
10 3 (2.11%) Wind River
10 3 (2.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (1.41%) hybris
11 2 (1.41%) JBoss
11 2 (1.41%) Cisco
12 1 (0.70%) webMethods
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