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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 53 61 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 99 89 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.05% 2.90% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 3.81% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 27
Average daily rate
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£450 £398 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £313 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £490 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.41 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £37.29 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +0.10%
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
2473 2333 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.07% 76.02% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1423 1101
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £260
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 90 92 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.31 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +16 48 £450 +5.88% 10
Wiltshire -14 21 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire -6 13 £438 +84.21% 1
Somerset -2 7 £325 -26.96% 1
Dorset +4 5 - -
Devon +2 5 £500 - 6
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 56 (36.13%) Linux
2 48 (30.97%) Java
2 48 (30.97%) Puppet
3 41 (26.45%) Security Cleared
4 39 (25.16%) UNIX
5 37 (23.87%) Ruby
6 36 (23.23%) Python
7 35 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (21.29%) DevOps
8 33 (21.29%) Git (software)
8 33 (21.29%) Finance
9 31 (20.00%) Subversion
9 31 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (18.71%) Windows
11 27 (17.42%) Jenkins
12 25 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (14.84%) Bash Shell
14 21 (13.55%) Perl
14 21 (13.55%) Project Management
15 20 (12.90%) JavaScript
15 20 (12.90%) Software Engineering
15 20 (12.90%) Relational Database
16 19 (12.26%) CentOS
17 18 (11.61%) DV Cleared
17 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
17 18 (11.61%) VMware
18 17 (10.97%) PHP
18 17 (10.97%) HTTP
18 17 (10.97%) Red Hat
18 17 (10.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 14 (9.03%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.10%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (6.45%) Apache
4 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (2.58%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (2.58%) JBoss
5 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.94%) IIS
6 3 (1.94%) nginx
6 3 (1.94%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.65%) DNN
8 1 (0.65%) WordPress
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Office
2 6 (3.87%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.94%) Agresso
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.97%) HTTP
2 10 (6.45%) DNS
2 10 (6.45%) Firewall
3 9 (5.81%) LAN
3 9 (5.81%) WAN
4 8 (5.16%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.23%) Internet
6 3 (1.94%) SAN
6 3 (1.94%) NAS
7 2 (1.29%) Network Security
7 2 (1.29%) SSL
7 2 (1.29%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.29%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.29%) Wireless
8 1 (0.65%) IPsec
8 1 (0.65%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.65%) VLAN
8 1 (0.65%) LDAP
8 1 (0.65%) SNMP
8 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.32%) MySQL
3 8 (5.16%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.94%) Voldemort
7 3 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.94%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.94%) HBase
7 3 (1.94%) Big Data
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.65%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 33 (21.29%) Git (software)
2 31 (20.00%) Subversion
3 27 (17.42%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.68%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (7.10%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.16%) Rational Functional Tester
6 8 (5.16%) LoadRunner
7 7 (4.52%) Hudson
8 3 (1.94%) Maven
8 3 (1.94%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.65%) JIRA
9 1 (0.65%) Ant
9 1 (0.65%) JUnit
9 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 33 (21.29%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.52%) Marketing
4 7 (4.52%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.87%) Electronics
5 6 (3.87%) Retail
6 4 (2.58%) Avionics
7 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Military
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (14.84%) Administrator
3 20 (12.90%) Developer
3 20 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (7.10%) Analyst
5 11 (7.10%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (5.16%) Ruby Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.52%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.52%) UNIX Administrator
8 7 (4.52%) Architect
9 6 (3.87%) DBA
9 6 (3.87%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.58%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) Web Services
2 7 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (3.87%) RESTful
3 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (2.58%) Middleware
4 4 (2.58%) XML
5 2 (1.29%) CSS3
5 2 (1.29%) HTML5
5 2 (1.29%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.29%) .NET
5 2 (1.29%) CSS
5 2 (1.29%) HTML
6 1 (0.65%) JSON
6 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.65%) JSP
6 1 (0.65%) SOAP
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) Visualisation
2 11 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.81%) Open Source
4 7 (4.52%) CMDB
5 6 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.87%) DTV
6 3 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.94%) DataPower
6 3 (1.94%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.29%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) Wiki
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) CESG
8 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (36.13%) Linux
2 39 (25.16%) UNIX
3 29 (18.71%) Windows
4 19 (12.26%) CentOS
5 17 (10.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.52%) Solaris
6 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.87%) Debian
8 4 (2.58%) AIX
9 3 (1.94%) Fedora
9 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.94%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.94%) VMS
10 2 (1.29%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (1.29%) zOS
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) DevOps
2 31 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (13.55%) Project Management
5 20 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 15 (9.68%) Web Design
6 15 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (9.03%) Programme Management
8 12 (7.74%) ITIL
8 12 (7.74%) PRINCE2
8 12 (7.74%) Scrum
9 11 (7.10%) UML
10 10 (6.45%) Change Control
11 8 (5.16%) Functional Testing
11 8 (5.16%) Integration Testing
11 8 (5.16%) Test Management
11 8 (5.16%) TDD
11 8 (5.16%) Software Testing
12 7 (4.52%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (4.52%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (30.97%) Java
2 37 (23.87%) Ruby
3 36 (23.23%) Python
4 23 (14.84%) Bash Shell
5 21 (13.55%) Perl
6 20 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 17 (10.97%) PHP
8 13 (8.39%) C
9 12 (7.74%) C++
10 11 (7.10%) SQL
11 8 (5.16%) Ada
12 5 (3.23%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.65%) PHP5
15 1 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (26.45%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.61%) DV Cleared
2 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.81%) CCNA
5 6 (3.87%) ISEB
5 6 (3.87%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.58%) Degree
7 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.29%) APMP
9 1 (0.65%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.65%) RHCT
9 1 (0.65%) CCNP
9 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.94%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) TickIT
4 1 (0.65%) ARP4754
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.58%) XenServer
4 3 (1.94%) Samba
4 3 (1.94%) Xen
4 3 (1.94%) Postfix
4 3 (1.94%) vCloud
5 2 (1.29%) Varnish
5 2 (1.29%) vSphere
5 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (30.97%) Puppet
2 35 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (10.97%) Ansible
4 9 (5.81%) Salt
5 5 (3.23%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (1.94%) Nagios
7 3 (1.94%) Ganeti
7 3 (1.94%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.94%) SCCM
8 1 (0.65%) AppManager
8 1 (0.65%) Linux-HA
8 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (11.61%) VMware
2 17 (10.97%) Red Hat
3 15 (9.68%) Oracle
4 10 (6.45%) IBM
5 8 (5.16%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.16%) SAP
6 6 (3.87%) Serena
7 4 (2.58%) Citrix
8 3 (1.94%) Novell
8 3 (1.94%) Wind River
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco
9 2 (1.29%) HP
10 1 (0.65%) BT
10 1 (0.65%) Altiris
10 1 (0.65%) CA
10 1 (0.65%) Juniper
10 1 (0.65%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.65%) Lotus
10 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
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