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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Engineer
Rank 601 571 552
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 25 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.079% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.084% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 23
Average daily rate £375 £456 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +30.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £333 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £488 £235
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +107.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +275.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +275.00%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 18 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 25 £375 -17.80% 1
London +3 9 £375 -2.59%
South East +6 7 £344 -24.65%
Berkshire +13 6 £375 -
Cheshire -2 5 - -
North West -14 5 - -
South West +5 2 £400 -
Somerset - 2 £400 -
Slough - 2 - -
Bath - 2 £400 -
East Midlands -14 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £313 -

Configuration Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (37.14%) MS Excel
4 25 (35.71%) DevOps
4 25 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 25 (35.71%) ITIL
5 24 (34.29%) ISO 9001
6 23 (32.86%) UML
6 23 (32.86%) MS Office
6 23 (32.86%) TickIT
6 23 (32.86%) V-Model
6 23 (32.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (32.86%) JIRA
6 23 (32.86%) High Availability
6 23 (32.86%) Waterfall
7 22 (31.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
9 17 (24.29%) Configuration Management
10 14 (20.00%) Java
10 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (15.71%) Ruby
11 11 (15.71%) TeamCity
11 11 (15.71%) Linux
12 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
12 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
13 9 (12.86%) CentOS
13 9 (12.86%) Maven
13 9 (12.86%) Unix
13 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills

Configuration Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) Jetty
2 1 (1.43%) LiveCycle
2 1 (1.43%) nginx
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 23 (32.86%) MS Office
2 23 (32.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) 2G
1 6 (8.57%) 3G
1 6 (8.57%) Ethernet
2 5 (7.14%) ATM
2 5 (7.14%) SDH
3 4 (5.71%) OSPF
4 3 (4.29%) 4G
4 3 (4.29%) DHCP
4 3 (4.29%) DNS
4 3 (4.29%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.86%) BGP
5 2 (2.86%) HSRP
5 2 (2.86%) ICMP
5 2 (2.86%) IPsec
5 2 (2.86%) MPLS
5 2 (2.86%) RTCP
5 2 (2.86%) RTP
5 2 (2.86%) VLAN
5 2 (2.86%) VPN
5 2 (2.86%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
2 1 (1.43%) MarkLogic
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (38.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 23 (32.86%) JIRA
4 22 (31.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (15.71%) TeamCity
7 9 (12.86%) Maven
8 4 (5.71%) Hudson
8 4 (5.71%) Subversion
9 3 (4.29%) JUnit
10 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.86%) PyUnit
11 1 (1.43%) AdminStudio
11 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.43%) Gradle
11 1 (1.43%) MSI
11 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.43%) WiX
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) Middleware
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) Flash
3 1 (1.43%) Servlets
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.57%) CMDB
4 5 (7.14%) Life Science
5 1 (1.43%) Informatics
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Linux
2 9 (12.86%) CentOS
2 9 (12.86%) Unix
3 7 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.71%) DevOps
2 25 (35.71%) ITIL
3 23 (32.86%) High Availability
3 23 (32.86%) UML
3 23 (32.86%) V-Model
3 23 (32.86%) Waterfall
4 17 (24.29%) Configuration Management
5 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.29%) Change Control
6 3 (4.29%) Logistics
6 3 (4.29%) SDLC
7 2 (2.86%) Data Management
7 2 (2.86%) Defect Management
7 2 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.86%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.43%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.43%) Change Management
8 1 (1.43%) Project Management
8 1 (1.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) Java
2 11 (15.71%) Ruby
3 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) CCNP
3 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.43%) MCSE
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.29%) ISO 9001
2 23 (32.86%) TickIT
3 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (12.86%) Puppet
3 2 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.43%) SCCM
4 1 (1.43%) SCSM
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Nokia
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.86%) BT
5 2 (2.86%) Huawei
5 2 (2.86%) Juniper
5 2 (2.86%) Nortel
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Cognos
6 1 (1.43%) F5
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO