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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 65 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 81 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.60% 2.65% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 3.49% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 19
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£420 £419 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% +10.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £309 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £540 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.22 £36.20 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-27.56% -4.10%
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
2363 2263 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.76% 75.81% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1509 904
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 118 63
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.84 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +23.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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 +10 37 £425 +1.43% 5
Wiltshire +4 17 £463 +5.71% 14
Somerset +11 8 £294 -45.55% 2
Devon -2 8 £420 +42.37% 2
Gloucestershire -6 6 £435 -15.12% 2
Dorset -2 2 £500 - 6
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 63 (35.39%) Linux
2 57 (32.02%) Java
3 54 (30.34%) Puppet
4 44 (24.72%) Security Cleared
4 44 (24.72%) Git (software)
5 40 (22.47%) DevOps
6 39 (21.91%) Finance
6 39 (21.91%) Ruby
7 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (20.79%) Subversion
9 34 (19.10%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (17.98%) Ansible
11 30 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (16.29%) Jenkins
12 29 (16.29%) Red Hat
13 28 (15.73%) Python
14 27 (15.17%) HTTP
14 27 (15.17%) Windows
15 26 (14.61%) Open Source
16 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
16 25 (14.04%) UNIX
16 25 (14.04%) VMware
17 23 (12.92%) ITIL
18 22 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
18 22 (12.36%) Relational Database
19 21 (11.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 20 (11.24%) MySQL
21 19 (10.67%) JavaScript
21 19 (10.67%) Project Management
22 18 (10.11%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 17 (9.55%) Apache
2 10 (5.62%) JBoss
3 8 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.37%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.37%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (1.69%) IIS
6 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.69%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Liferay
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) DNN
7 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) LiveLink
Applications
1 14 (7.87%) MS Office
2 7 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.17%) HTTP
2 15 (8.43%) WAN
3 12 (6.74%) LAN
3 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.18%) DNS
4 11 (6.18%) Firewall
5 10 (5.62%) SSL
6 4 (2.25%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.69%) VPN
7 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.69%) IPv4
7 3 (1.69%) IPv6
7 3 (1.69%) MPLS
7 3 (1.69%) OSPF
7 3 (1.69%) BGP
7 3 (1.69%) H.323
7 3 (1.69%) IPsec
7 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.69%) Network Security
8 2 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.36%) Relational Database
2 20 (11.24%) MySQL
3 6 (3.37%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.56%) QlikView
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (24.72%) Git (software)
2 37 (20.79%) Subversion
3 29 (16.29%) Jenkins
4 17 (9.55%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (4.49%) Hudson
6 4 (2.25%) JIRA
6 4 (2.25%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.69%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.56%) Ant
8 1 (0.56%) JUnit
8 1 (0.56%) Toad
8 1 (0.56%) GDB
General
1 39 (21.91%) Finance
2 7 (3.93%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.37%) Retail
3 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.69%) Military
5 3 (1.69%) Billing
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 3 (1.69%) Avionics
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (15.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (12.92%) Developer
3 18 (10.11%) Administrator
4 15 (8.43%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (8.43%) Software Engineer
5 11 (6.18%) Coordinator
5 11 (6.18%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (5.62%) Analyst
6 10 (5.62%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.06%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (5.06%) Ruby Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.37%) Web Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.81%) Project Officer
11 5 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.25%) Designer
12 4 (2.25%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) Web Services
2 10 (5.62%) Java EE
3 7 (3.93%) HTML
4 5 (2.81%) XML
4 5 (2.81%) Middleware
4 5 (2.81%) RESTful
5 4 (2.25%) WebCenter
5 4 (2.25%) CSS
6 3 (1.69%) Drools
6 3 (1.69%) .NET
7 2 (1.12%) J2EE
7 2 (1.12%) HTML5
7 2 (1.12%) CSS3
8 1 (0.56%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.56%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.56%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.56%) REST
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Visualisation
2 12 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.18%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.49%) CMDB
5 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.25%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.25%) Derivative
8 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) RMADS
8 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.12%) DataPower
10 1 (0.56%) Wiki
10 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.56%) DTV
10 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.39%) Linux
2 27 (15.17%) Windows
3 25 (14.04%) UNIX
4 21 (11.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (8.99%) CentOS
6 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.93%) Debian
8 6 (3.37%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.81%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.25%) AIX
10 4 (2.25%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (1.69%) VMS
12 2 (1.12%) Fedora
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) Solaris
13 1 (0.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.47%) DevOps
2 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (14.61%) Open Source
5 23 (12.92%) ITIL
6 19 (10.67%) Project Management
7 18 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 17 (9.55%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.99%) Web Design
9 16 (8.99%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (8.43%) Risk Management
11 14 (7.87%) Programme Management
12 13 (7.30%) Scrum
13 12 (6.74%) Change Control
14 11 (6.18%) UML
15 9 (5.06%) TDD
15 9 (5.06%) Integration Testing
16 8 (4.49%) Migration
17 7 (3.93%) Service Delivery
17 7 (3.93%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.02%) Java
2 39 (21.91%) Ruby
3 28 (15.73%) Python
4 19 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.11%) Bash Shell
6 15 (8.43%) Perl
7 14 (7.87%) PHP
8 11 (6.18%) C
9 9 (5.06%) SQL
9 9 (5.06%) Ada
9 9 (5.06%) C++
10 5 (2.81%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.69%) C#
13 2 (1.12%) Groovy
13 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.56%) Scala
14 1 (0.56%) PHP5
14 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (24.72%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.30%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.06%) CCNA
6 8 (4.49%) Degree
6 8 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.69%) JNCIS
7 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.69%) CCNP
7 3 (1.69%) APMP
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.56%) RHCE
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) MCSA
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) OCP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
1 5 (2.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.56%) ARP4754
2 1 (0.56%) TickIT
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.93%) VirtualBox
2 7 (3.93%) Docker
3 4 (2.25%) XenServer
3 4 (2.25%) Varnish
3 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.25%) Samba
4 3 (1.69%) Postfix
4 3 (1.69%) Xen
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (30.34%) Puppet
2 34 (19.10%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (17.98%) Ansible
4 9 (5.06%) Salt
5 8 (4.49%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.69%) SCCM
6 3 (1.69%) Ganeti
6 3 (1.69%) Bcfg2
7 2 (1.12%) Nagios
8 1 (0.56%) AppManager
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.56%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (16.29%) Red Hat
2 25 (14.04%) VMware
3 15 (8.43%) Oracle
4 12 (6.74%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.06%) Citrix
6 8 (4.49%) IBM
7 7 (3.93%) Serena
8 5 (2.81%) Cisco
9 3 (1.69%) Juniper
9 3 (1.69%) Tandberg
9 3 (1.69%) Wind River
9 3 (1.69%) Novell
9 3 (1.69%) OpenText
10 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.12%) NetApp
11 1 (0.56%) Sun
11 1 (0.56%) HP
11 1 (0.56%) SAP
11 1 (0.56%) NetIQ
11 1 (0.56%) BT
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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