The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Configuration Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Engineer
Rank 619 617 596
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 28 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.041% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.043% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 21
Median daily rate £325 £348 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -7.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £10.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% +42.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £10.55
% change year-on-year
+46.55% +174.88%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Configuration Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Configuration Engineer in the job title.

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
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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 28 £325 -7.14% 2
East Midlands - 8 £373 -
Leicestershire - 8 £373 -
East of England +10 7 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £325 -
Peterborough - 7 £325 -
West Midlands -1 6 £325 - 1
Leicester - 6 £373 -
Coventry - 4 £325 -
South East -6 2 - - 1
Surrey -9 2 - -
London -33 2 £373 +6.42%
Birmingham - 2 - -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
South Yorkshire -7 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Configuration Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Configuration Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (38.18%) ITIL
3 20 (36.36%) UML
3 20 (36.36%) ISO 9001
3 20 (36.36%) JIRA
3 20 (36.36%) TickIT
3 20 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 19 (34.55%) V-Model
4 19 (34.55%) DevOps
5 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
6 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
6 17 (30.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (20.00%) Java
7 11 (20.00%) Linux
7 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 11 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.55%) CentOS
9 8 (14.55%) Puppet
9 8 (14.55%) TeamCity
9 8 (14.55%) Maven
9 8 (14.55%) Ruby
9 8 (14.55%) Unix
9 8 (14.55%) Tomcat
10 7 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
10 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
11 6 (10.91%) XML
12 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.55%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Jetty
4 1 (1.82%) nginx
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) GitHub
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) OSPF
2 3 (5.45%) 2G
2 3 (5.45%) 3G
2 3 (5.45%) 4G
2 3 (5.45%) DHCP
2 3 (5.45%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.45%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.64%) ATM
3 2 (3.64%) BGP
3 2 (3.64%) HSRP
3 2 (3.64%) ICMP
3 2 (3.64%) IPsec
3 2 (3.64%) MPLS
3 2 (3.64%) RTCP
3 2 (3.64%) RTP
3 2 (3.64%) SCTP
3 2 (3.64%) SDH
3 2 (3.64%) VPN
3 2 (3.64%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (36.36%) JIRA
3 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
4 17 (30.91%) Git (software)
4 17 (30.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (14.55%) Maven
5 8 (14.55%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.64%) Subversion
7 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.82%) Gradle
7 1 (1.82%) Hudson
7 1 (1.82%) JUnit
7 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) CMDB
2 1 (1.82%) Informatics
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) CentOS
2 8 (14.55%) Unix
3 4 (7.27%) Windows
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) ITIL
3 20 (36.36%) UML
3 20 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 19 (34.55%) DevOps
4 19 (34.55%) V-Model
5 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) Defect Management
7 2 (3.64%) High Availability
7 2 (3.64%) Logistics
7 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.64%) Release Management
8 1 (1.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (1.82%) JVM Tuning
8 1 (1.82%) Migration
8 1 (1.82%) Open Source
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.82%) Project Management
8 1 (1.82%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Java
2 8 (14.55%) Ruby
3 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.64%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) Jython
5 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) CCNP
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.82%) MCSE
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (36.36%) ISO 9001
1 20 (36.36%) TickIT
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (14.55%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Ansible
3 2 (3.64%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.45%) Nokia
2 2 (3.64%) Juniper
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco
3 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.82%) Sonatype