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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Engineer
Rank 612 624 580
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 29 14 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.026% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.027% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 30
Median daily rate £335 £338 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £15.00 £10.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.66% +42.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.60 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £15.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £13.00 £10.55
% change year-on-year
+230.76% +23.22%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 25 May 2016.

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 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 25 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 +2 29 £335 +1.51%
East of England +13 8 £325 -7.14%
East Midlands - 8 £373 -
Leicestershire - 8 £373 -
Peterborough - 7 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £325 -
West Midlands - 6 £325 -
Leicester - 6 £373 -
Coventry - 4 £325 -
London -3 3 £650 +52.94%
Docklands, London - 2 £650 -
South East - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
South Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) JIRA
2 20 (39.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (39.22%) Waterfall
2 20 (39.22%) TickIT
2 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 20 (39.22%) UML
2 20 (39.22%) ISO 9001
3 19 (37.25%) V-Model
4 17 (33.33%) DevOps
4 17 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 16 (31.37%) Jenkins
6 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
7 12 (23.53%) Linux
8 11 (21.57%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
10 9 (17.65%) Java
11 8 (15.69%) Ruby
11 8 (15.69%) TeamCity
11 8 (15.69%) Puppet
12 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
13 6 (11.76%) CentOS
13 6 (11.76%) XML
13 6 (11.76%) Unix
13 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
13 6 (11.76%) Maven
14 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
14 5 (9.80%) Security 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 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Jetty
4 1 (1.96%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) 2G
1 3 (5.88%) 3G
1 3 (5.88%) 4G
1 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 3 (5.88%) OSPF
1 3 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.92%) ATM
2 2 (3.92%) DHCP
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) HSRP
2 2 (3.92%) ICMP
2 2 (3.92%) IPsec
2 2 (3.92%) RTCP
2 2 (3.92%) RTP
2 2 (3.92%) SCTP
2 2 (3.92%) SDH
2 2 (3.92%) VLAN
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) VRRP
2 2 (3.92%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) JIRA
1 20 (39.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 16 (31.37%) Jenkins
4 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 8 (15.69%) TeamCity
6 6 (11.76%) Maven
7 3 (5.88%) Hudson
8 2 (3.92%) Subversion
9 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.96%) Gradle
9 1 (1.96%) JUnit
9 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (3.92%) Banking
1 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Dutch Language
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.96%) CMDB
1 1 (1.96%) Informatics
1 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) CentOS
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) AIX
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 20 (39.22%) UML
2 20 (39.22%) Waterfall
3 19 (37.25%) V-Model
4 17 (33.33%) DevOps
5 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
5 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.84%) Release Management
7 3 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.92%) Change Management
8 2 (3.92%) Dependency Management
8 2 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (3.92%) High Availability
8 2 (3.92%) Logistics
8 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.96%) JVM Tuning
9 1 (1.96%) Migration
9 1 (1.96%) Open Source
9 1 (1.96%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Java
2 8 (15.69%) Ruby
3 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.92%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) Jython
5 1 (1.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) CCNP
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (39.22%) ISO 9001
1 20 (39.22%) TickIT
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (15.69%) Puppet
3 4 (7.84%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Nokia
3 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco
4 1 (1.96%) Juniper
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) Sonatype