The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Engineer
Rank 550 543 564
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 30 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.051% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.055% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 15
Average daily rate
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£410 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £180 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £315 £253
% change year-on-year
+16.86% +24.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -22.07%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 15 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 23 July 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 -11 28 £420 +12.00% 6
London +1 8 £450 +5.88% 3
East of England - 7 £438 - 1
Yorkshire +8 6 £365 -2.66% 1
Leeds +8 6 £365 -2.66% 1
West Yorkshire +4 6 £365 -2.66% 1
South East -11 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
City of London +30 2 £550 +4.76% 1
Scotland -15 2 £371 -9.99%
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Hampshire -23 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Configuration Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (28.33%) JIRA
2 17 (28.33%) .NET
2 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
3 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (26.67%) C#
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (23.33%) Confluence
6 13 (21.67%) PowerShell
6 13 (21.67%) TeamCity
6 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.00%) Web Services
8 11 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (16.67%) DevOps
10 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (15.00%) Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Java
10 9 (15.00%) Oracle
10 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (15.00%) Maven
11 7 (11.67%) Subversion
11 7 (11.67%) Apache
11 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
11 7 (11.67%) HP
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (10.00%) XML
12 6 (10.00%) IIS

Configuration Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (23.33%) Confluence
2 7 (11.67%) Apache
3 6 (10.00%) IIS
4 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) FTP
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.67%) Junos
3 1 (1.67%) GSM
3 1 (1.67%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) MySQL
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SSDT
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (28.33%) JIRA
3 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (21.67%) TeamCity
5 9 (15.00%) Maven
5 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (11.67%) Subversion
7 5 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.00%) Log4Net
9 3 (5.00%) MSBuild
9 3 (5.00%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.67%) Serena SBM
11 1 (1.67%) CruiseControl
11 1 (1.67%) AnthillPro
11 1 (1.67%) StarTeam
11 1 (1.67%) Hudson
11 1 (1.67%) FinalBuilder
General
1 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) .NET
2 12 (20.00%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) XML
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.33%) OSGi
5 3 (5.00%) MSMQ
5 3 (5.00%) JMS
5 3 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) Ajax
6 1 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.67%) EPoS
2 1 (1.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) SUSE
6 1 (1.67%) UNIX
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
2 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (16.67%) DevOps
4 6 (10.00%) Release Management
5 5 (8.33%) ITIL
6 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.67%) Migration
6 4 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
8 2 (3.33%) SOA
8 2 (3.33%) ITSM
8 2 (3.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Network Management
8 2 (3.33%) ITIL V2
9 1 (1.67%) Change Control
9 1 (1.67%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) C#
2 15 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (21.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (15.00%) Java
5 6 (10.00%) VB
6 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.33%) Perl
7 4 (6.67%) PHP
7 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.33%) VB6
9 2 (3.33%) Ruby
9 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.67%) Python
10 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (10.00%) SCCM
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (1.67%) Salt
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) HP
4 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.00%) Serena
6 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Juniper
6 1 (1.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) Borland
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Remedy
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
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