The first table below looks at the demand for the Configuration Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Engineer
Rank 556 497 570
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +73
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 31 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.098% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.11% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 8
Average daily rate £375 £306 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -31.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £166 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £436 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £258
% change year-on-year
- +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.55 £18.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.55 £18.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.73% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Configuration Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Configuration Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the UK.

Configuration Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Configuration Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the UK.

Configuration Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -100 30 £375 +19.04% 5
London -20 10 £425 -1.44% 1
South East -26 7 £438 +143.05% 1
East of England - 4 £275 - 1
City of London -12 3 £425 +4.29% 1
Leeds -19 2 £325 +2.36% 1
West Yorkshire -21 2 £325 +2.36% 1
Yorkshire -25 2 £325 +8.33% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South West - - - -

Configuration Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Configuration Engineer in their job title 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 with Configuration Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (27.69%) Configuration Management
2 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
3 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
4 14 (21.54%) JIRA
5 13 (20.00%) Windows
6 12 (18.46%) .NET
6 12 (18.46%) Perl
6 12 (18.46%) Maven
6 12 (18.46%) TeamCity
6 12 (18.46%) Confluence
7 11 (16.92%) Subversion
8 10 (15.38%) IBM
8 10 (15.38%) Java
8 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 10 (15.38%) Apache
8 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) Release Management
9 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
9 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
9 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
10 8 (12.31%) MSBuild
10 8 (12.31%) OSGi
11 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.77%) SCCM
11 7 (10.77%) CruiseControl

Configuration Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Configuration Engineer in their job title 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 with Configuration Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (18.46%) Confluence
2 10 (15.38%) Apache
3 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (4.62%) Junos
1 3 (4.62%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (4.62%) DNS
1 3 (4.62%) 2G
1 3 (4.62%) 3G
2 2 (3.08%) SDH
2 2 (3.08%) LTE
3 1 (1.54%) Multicast
3 1 (1.54%) IGMP
3 1 (1.54%) SONET
3 1 (1.54%) MPLS
3 1 (1.54%) BGP
3 1 (1.54%) DVB
3 1 (1.54%) RSVP
3 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) ATM
3 1 (1.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) MS Access
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
2 14 (21.54%) JIRA
3 12 (18.46%) Maven
3 12 (18.46%) TeamCity
4 11 (16.92%) Subversion
5 9 (13.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
6 8 (12.31%) MSBuild
7 7 (10.77%) CruiseControl
8 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
8 6 (9.23%) ClearCase
8 6 (9.23%) ClearQuest
9 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.62%) Hudson
10 3 (4.62%) Ant
11 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
12 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.54%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) OSGi
3 7 (10.77%) Web Services
4 4 (6.15%) XML
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.62%) SOAP
6 2 (3.08%) JMS
6 2 (3.08%) HTML
6 2 (3.08%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.54%) Ajax
7 1 (1.54%) CSS
7 1 (1.54%) XSL
7 1 (1.54%) J2EE
7 1 (1.54%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 4 (6.15%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (6.15%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (6.15%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (3.08%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) SCADA
4 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) EPoS
4 1 (1.54%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.54%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) UNIX
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Configuration Management
2 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (13.85%) Release Management
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
4 7 (10.77%) Scrum
4 7 (10.77%) SOA
5 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
6 4 (6.15%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.62%) Migration
7 3 (4.62%) TDD
7 3 (4.62%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.62%) CRM
8 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.08%) Change Management
8 2 (3.08%) Content Management
8 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.08%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) Perl
3 10 (15.38%) Java
4 7 (10.77%) C#
5 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.62%) VB
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.08%) VB6
7 2 (3.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.54%) Jython
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
3 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.08%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (3.08%) Puppet
4 1 (1.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.54%) WMI
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) IBM
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle
4 6 (9.23%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Juniper
5 4 (6.15%) VMware
6 3 (4.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco
6 3 (4.62%) Ericsson
7 2 (3.08%) Nokia
7 2 (3.08%) Nortel
7 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.08%) Cerillion
7 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.08%) StreamServe
8 1 (1.54%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.54%) Serena
8 1 (1.54%) webMethods
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
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