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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 63 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 84 70 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.82% 2.17% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.88% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 26
Average daily rate £370 £450 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.92 £37.04 £8.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £42.66 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +20.63%
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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 26 £350 -22.22% 2
Wiltshire +3 16 £368 +8.88% 3
Somerset +8 10 £488 - 1
Devon +3 9 £400 -20.19%
Gloucestershire +2 5 £395 -21.00% 2
Dorset - 5 - - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 79 (47.59%) Linux
2 62 (37.35%) Security Cleared
3 56 (33.73%) Java
4 53 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (28.31%) Puppet
6 42 (25.30%) Ruby
7 41 (24.70%) MongoDB
7 41 (24.70%) Git (software)
8 40 (24.10%) HTML
9 39 (23.49%) JavaScript
9 39 (23.49%) Subversion
10 38 (22.89%) HTTP
11 37 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (21.08%) Python
12 35 (21.08%) SQL
13 34 (20.48%) Unix
14 32 (19.28%) DevOps
14 32 (19.28%) SC Cleared
15 31 (18.67%) Relational Database
15 31 (18.67%) Jenkins
16 30 (18.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 30 (18.07%) Mac OS X
16 30 (18.07%) Web Design
17 29 (17.47%) VMware
17 29 (17.47%) Windows
17 29 (17.47%) Bash Shell
18 28 (16.87%) Open Source
18 28 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (16.27%) ITIL
20 25 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (10.24%) WebSphere
2 16 (9.64%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (9.04%) WebSphere Portal
4 11 (6.63%) nginx
5 8 (4.82%) Apache
5 8 (4.82%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.22%) OpenStack
7 6 (3.61%) IIS
7 6 (3.61%) Node.js
8 2 (1.20%) Confluence
8 2 (1.20%) Jetty
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.60%) SAS
9 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.83%) GitHub
3 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.20%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.20%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (22.89%) HTTP
2 15 (9.04%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.83%) SSL
4 6 (3.61%) DNS
4 6 (3.61%) IPsec
5 5 (3.01%) 802.11
5 5 (3.01%) DHCP
5 5 (3.01%) HTTPS
5 5 (3.01%) Wireless
5 5 (3.01%) Wireless Security
6 3 (1.81%) FTP
6 3 (1.81%) OSPF
7 2 (1.20%) IPv6
7 2 (1.20%) LTE
7 2 (1.20%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.20%) SSH
7 2 (1.20%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.60%) Firewall
8 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.70%) MongoDB
2 31 (18.67%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (9.64%) Neo4j
5 15 (9.04%) DB2
6 14 (8.43%) NoSQL
7 10 (6.02%) MySQL
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.41%) Redis
9 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.81%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.20%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.60%) OLTP
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.60%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 41 (24.70%) Git (software)
2 39 (23.49%) Subversion
3 31 (18.67%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.64%) Maven
5 15 (9.04%) RSpec
6 14 (8.43%) JUnit
7 13 (7.83%) Capybara
7 13 (7.83%) Cucumber
7 13 (7.83%) git-flow
8 8 (4.82%) JIRA
9 5 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (2.41%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.41%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.41%) Eclipse RCP
11 3 (1.81%) Bower
11 3 (1.81%) Grunt
11 3 (1.81%) gulp
11 3 (1.81%) Selenium
11 3 (1.81%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (10.84%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Military
2 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.61%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Avionics
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (25.90%) Developer
2 23 (13.86%) Java Developer
3 14 (8.43%) Ruby Developer
4 10 (6.02%) Analyst
4 10 (6.02%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (4.22%) Project Engineer
6 6 (3.61%) Design Engineer
6 6 (3.61%) Network Engineer
6 6 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.01%) Configuration Analyst
7 5 (3.01%) Designer
7 5 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (3.01%) Programmer
7 5 (3.01%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.01%) Wireless Engineer
7 5 (3.01%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 4 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (2.41%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.10%) HTML
2 23 (13.86%) CSS
3 18 (10.84%) MCollective
3 18 (10.84%) REST
4 16 (9.64%) Hibernate
4 16 (9.64%) JAX-RS
4 16 (9.64%) Sass
5 15 (9.04%) EJB
5 15 (9.04%) SOAP
5 15 (9.04%) Struts
6 14 (8.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (6.02%) Web Services
8 9 (5.42%) .NET
9 8 (4.82%) J2EE
9 8 (4.82%) Middleware
10 5 (3.01%) 802.1X
10 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.01%) XML
11 4 (2.41%) HTML5
11 4 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Visualisation
2 12 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.41%) CESG
5 4 (2.41%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (2.41%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.41%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.81%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.81%) Verilog
6 3 (1.81%) VHDL
6 3 (1.81%) Wiki
7 2 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 79 (47.59%) Linux
2 34 (20.48%) Unix
3 30 (18.07%) Mac OS X
4 29 (17.47%) Windows
5 15 (9.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.42%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (4.82%) CentOS
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.61%) Solaris
8 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.41%) Fedora
10 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.20%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.20%) SmartOS
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.28%) DevOps
3 30 (18.07%) Responsive Web Design
3 30 (18.07%) Web Design
4 28 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (16.87%) Open Source
5 27 (16.27%) ITIL
6 21 (12.65%) Migration
7 20 (12.05%) Scrum
8 18 (10.84%) Web Development
9 17 (10.24%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.64%) Build Automation
11 15 (9.04%) Data Migration
12 14 (8.43%) ETL
13 13 (7.83%) Change Management
13 13 (7.83%) Integration Testing
13 13 (7.83%) Risk Management
14 12 (7.23%) System Testing
15 10 (6.02%) ITIL V3
15 10 (6.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.73%) Java
2 42 (25.30%) Ruby
3 39 (23.49%) JavaScript
4 35 (21.08%) Python
4 35 (21.08%) SQL
5 29 (17.47%) Bash Shell
6 17 (10.24%) Perl
7 14 (8.43%) Scala
8 9 (5.42%) AWK
8 9 (5.42%) sed
9 7 (4.22%) C++
10 6 (3.61%) C
11 3 (1.81%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.81%) ECMAScript
11 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.20%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.20%) Groovy
12 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (37.35%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.83%) Degree
4 8 (4.82%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.82%) HND
5 7 (4.22%) HNC
6 4 (2.41%) CLAS
7 3 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.81%) RHCE
8 2 (1.20%) APMP
8 2 (1.20%) CWNA
9 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.60%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (2.41%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.81%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.20%) DO-254
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.23%) Samba
3 9 (5.42%) NFS
4 7 (4.22%) KVM
4 7 (4.22%) vCloud
5 6 (3.61%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.81%) Firmware
7 3 (1.81%) XenApp
7 3 (1.81%) XenServer
8 2 (1.20%) Btrfs
8 2 (1.20%) Docker
8 2 (1.20%) iptables
8 2 (1.20%) LXC
8 2 (1.20%) Snort
8 2 (1.20%) Squid
8 2 (1.20%) Varnish
8 2 (1.20%) Xen
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (28.31%) Puppet
2 37 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.63%) Ansible
4 8 (4.82%) Nagios
5 5 (3.01%) Ganglia
5 5 (3.01%) Graphite
5 5 (3.01%) Kibana
5 5 (3.01%) Riemann
6 3 (1.81%) logstash
6 3 (1.81%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.20%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.20%) Nessus
7 2 (1.20%) Netcool
7 2 (1.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.20%) systemd
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (17.47%) VMware
2 22 (13.25%) Oracle
3 20 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.84%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.04%) IBM
6 8 (4.82%) NetApp
7 4 (2.41%) Cisco
7 4 (2.41%) Google
7 4 (2.41%) Juniper
8 3 (1.81%) Citrix
8 3 (1.81%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.81%) Wyse
8 3 (1.81%) Xilinx
9 2 (1.20%) Altera
9 2 (1.20%) OpenText
9 2 (1.20%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.60%) HP
10 1 (0.60%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.60%) Software AG
10 1 (0.60%) Sourcefire