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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Engineer
Rank 586 574 579
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 31 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.033% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 6
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£438 £370 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -24.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £325 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 -
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £23.00

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 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 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 1 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 -3 29 £450 +21.62% 4
East of England - 16 £450 -
London +5 6 £338 -6.25% 2
City of London +32 2 £538 +53.57% 2
Scotland -4 2 £365 -11.51%
South East -11 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Woking - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
Livingston - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 2

Configuration Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 30 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 26 (43.33%) .NET
2 26 (43.33%) Windows
3 25 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 25 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (36.67%) C#
5 21 (35.00%) TeamCity
5 21 (35.00%) PowerShell
5 21 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (30.00%) Confluence
7 17 (28.33%) JIRA
7 17 (28.33%) SQL
8 15 (25.00%) Java
8 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (21.67%) VB
10 13 (21.67%) Oracle
10 13 (21.67%) Linux
10 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
10 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
11 12 (20.00%) Web Services
11 12 (20.00%) IIS
11 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (18.33%) DevOps
13 10 (16.67%) Puppet
14 9 (15.00%) CMDB
14 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
15 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
15 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003

Configuration Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 18 (30.00%) Confluence
2 12 (20.00%) IIS
3 4 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.33%) CMS
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SSDT
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 25 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (35.00%) TeamCity
4 17 (28.33%) JIRA
5 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (11.67%) Maven
8 6 (10.00%) Log4Net
8 6 (10.00%) FinalBuilder
9 4 (6.67%) Subversion
9 4 (6.67%) Artifactory
10 3 (5.00%) Ant
11 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.33%) Serena SBM
12 1 (1.67%) Gradle
12 1 (1.67%) MSBuild
12 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.67%) AnthillPro
General
1 3 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) .NET
2 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (20.00%) Web Services
4 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (11.67%) XML
6 6 (10.00%) MSMQ
7 4 (6.67%) HTML
8 3 (5.00%) JMS
9 1 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) CMDB
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.67%) EPoS
2 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.67%) UNIX
7 2 (3.33%) SUSE
8 1 (1.67%) CentOS
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (18.33%) DevOps
4 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (8.33%) Release Management
7 3 (5.00%) Change Control
7 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.00%) ITIL
7 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.33%) ITSM
8 2 (3.33%) Workflow
8 2 (3.33%) Migration
8 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.33%) Build Automation
9 1 (1.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) C#
2 21 (35.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (28.33%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Java
5 13 (21.67%) VB
6 7 (11.67%) Perl
7 6 (10.00%) PHP
8 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.33%) C
10 2 (3.33%) C++
10 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.33%) Ruby
11 1 (1.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (16.67%) Puppet
3 5 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.67%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) HP
3 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) Serena
5 2 (3.33%) Remedy
5 2 (3.33%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) JBoss
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe