The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Engineer
Rank 591 576 548
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 21 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.023% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 6
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£450 £370 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -15.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £340 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £374 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £27.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 12 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 31 October 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
England -26 19 £450 +25.00% 5
East of England - 10 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
South East - 2 - - 1
London -1 1 £275 -23.61%
Surrey - 1 - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Woking - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1

Configuration Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 26 (49.06%) .NET
1 26 (49.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
3 24 (45.28%) Configuration Management
4 23 (43.40%) Windows
5 18 (33.96%) C#
5 18 (33.96%) TeamCity
6 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
7 16 (30.19%) SQL
7 16 (30.19%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (26.42%) Confluence
9 13 (24.53%) JIRA
9 13 (24.53%) Java
10 12 (22.64%) VB
10 12 (22.64%) Oracle
10 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
11 11 (20.75%) IIS
11 11 (20.75%) Linux
11 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.87%) Puppet
13 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (16.98%) Visual Studio
13 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
14 8 (15.09%) CMDB
14 8 (15.09%) DevOps
15 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
15 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS

Configuration Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (26.42%) Confluence
2 11 (20.75%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.77%) CMS
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.89%) JBoss
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.66%) SSDT
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 26 (49.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
3 18 (33.96%) TeamCity
4 13 (24.53%) JIRA
5 9 (16.98%) Visual Studio
6 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
7 6 (11.32%) Maven
7 6 (11.32%) FinalBuilder
8 5 (9.43%) Log4Net
9 4 (7.55%) Subversion
10 3 (5.66%) Ant
10 3 (5.66%) Artifactory
11 2 (3.77%) Serena SBM
11 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.89%) AnthillPro
12 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
12 1 (1.89%) Gradle
12 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (1.89%) NUnit
12 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) .NET
2 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
4 7 (13.21%) Web Services
4 7 (13.21%) XML
5 5 (9.43%) MSMQ
6 3 (5.66%) HTML
7 2 (3.77%) JMS
8 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.89%) WCF
8 1 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) CMDB
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.55%) UNIX
6 1 (1.89%) CentOS
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Configuration Management
2 14 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (15.09%) DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.32%) Change Management
6 5 (9.43%) Release Management
7 3 (5.66%) Change Control
7 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.77%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.77%) Workflow
8 2 (3.77%) Migration
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.77%) ITSM
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL
8 2 (3.77%) Build Automation
9 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) C#
2 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
3 16 (30.19%) SQL
4 13 (24.53%) Java
5 12 (22.64%) VB
6 7 (13.21%) Perl
7 5 (9.43%) PHP
8 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
8 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.77%) C++
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 2 (3.77%) C
10 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (18.87%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) BMC
4 2 (3.77%) Remedy
4 2 (3.77%) Serena
4 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
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