The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 78 100 158
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +58
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1307 1091 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.35% 1.98% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.64% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 643 366
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 36
Average hourly rate £33.92 £37.15 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.68% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.53 £21.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.53 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £37.29 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -3.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 +19 1221 £400 +2.56% 214
London +14 393 £475 +8.26% 77
South East -20 239 £385 +11.59% 41
Yorkshire +52 156 £350 - 18
West Yorkshire +48 150 £350 -6.47% 17
Leeds +45 141 £350 -6.41% 13
Hampshire +10 113 £375 +20.96% 16
North West -8 106 £375 - 19
South West +12 105 £431 +9.17% 25
City of London +1 94 £470 +10.58% 23
East Midlands +33 66 £475 +26.66% 6
West Midlands +21 58 £400 +23.07% 8
East of England +1 53 £375 -6.25% 19
North East +12 50 £300 +10.09%
Tyne and Wear +12 49 £300 +10.09%
Bristol +19 45 £450 +5.88% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 44 £290 +6.42%
Manchester -10 39 £475 +35.71% 6
Berkshire -55 39 £410 +36.81% 7
Scotland +6 37 £350 -2.77% 8
Cheshire -15 32 £400 +6.66% 7
Southampton +17 29 £385 +18.46% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 27 £450 +18.42% 2
Wiltshire +2 25 £350 - 8
Wales -1 25 £365 +4.28% 4
Northamptonshire +12 24 £500 +11.11% 1
Milton Keynes +10 24 £500 +31.57% 2
Reading -34 23 £450 +100.00% 2
Lancashire +16 22 £300 -40.59% 3
Shropshire +9 22 £400 +8.60%

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Configuration Management also 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 that cited Configuration Management.

1 1010 (41.82%) Linux
2 670 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 670 (27.74%) Puppet
3 610 (25.26%) UNIX
4 553 (22.90%) Windows
5 549 (22.73%) Java
6 539 (22.32%) DevOps
7 523 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
8 498 (20.62%) Security Cleared
9 440 (18.22%) Python
10 427 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
11 426 (17.64%) ITIL
12 423 (17.52%) VMware
13 415 (17.18%) Jenkins
14 401 (16.60%) Ruby
15 370 (15.32%) Microsoft
16 352 (14.58%) SQL
17 336 (13.91%) Git (software)
18 328 (13.58%) Subversion
19 317 (13.13%) SC Cleared
20 308 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
21 307 (12.71%) Oracle
22 294 (12.17%) Finance
23 288 (11.93%) Open Source
24 284 (11.76%) HTTP
25 256 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
26 243 (10.06%) MongoDB
27 227 (9.40%) Perl
28 226 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
29 225 (9.32%) Active Directory

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Configuration Management also 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 that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 152 (6.29%) Apache
2 130 (5.38%) OpenStack
3 115 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 105 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 98 (4.06%) IIS
6 86 (3.56%) SharePoint
7 81 (3.35%) WebSphere
8 70 (2.90%) nginx
9 63 (2.61%) Node.js
10 46 (1.90%) Confluence
11 45 (1.86%) JBoss
12 34 (1.41%) Apache Solr
13 31 (1.28%) MS Exchange
14 30 (1.24%) CMS
14 30 (1.24%) Jetty
15 23 (0.95%) SAS
16 20 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
17 19 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 16 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 155 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 94 (3.89%) MS Office
3 45 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.70%) MS Project
6 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.17%) Simulink
8 4 (0.17%) SPSS
9 2 (0.083%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.041%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.041%) FastStats
10 1 (0.041%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.29%) Agresso
7 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.083%) HFM
10 2 (0.083%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 2 (0.083%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.041%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.041%) Siebel Analytics
11 1 (0.041%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 308 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
3 111 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (2.48%) PaaS
6 45 (1.86%) IaaS
7 35 (1.45%) SaaS
8 30 (1.24%) Amazon S3
9 26 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (0.99%) Google App Engine
11 21 (0.87%) Heroku
12 13 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (0.54%) GitHub
13 11 (0.46%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.46%) Office 365
13 11 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.37%) Route 53
15 8 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.21%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 284 (11.76%) HTTP
2 186 (7.70%) TCP/IP
3 137 (5.67%) SSL
4 129 (5.34%) DNS
5 126 (5.22%) Firewall
6 103 (4.27%) Internet
7 89 (3.69%) IPsec
8 81 (3.35%) SAN
9 80 (3.31%) DHCP
10 68 (2.82%) LAN
10 68 (2.82%) WAN
11 62 (2.57%) FTP
12 60 (2.48%) NAS
13 50 (2.07%) VPN
14 38 (1.57%) 3G
15 37 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
15 37 (1.53%) LTE
16 31 (1.28%) 2G
17 29 (1.20%) VoIP
18 28 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (10.06%) MongoDB
2 218 (9.03%) MySQL
3 201 (8.32%) Relational Database
4 117 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 110 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 92 (3.81%) Oracle Database
7 86 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
8 64 (2.65%) Neo4j
9 53 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 39 (1.61%) Big Data
11 38 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 32 (1.33%) Redis
14 30 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (1.12%) Hadoop
16 25 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (0.66%) DB2
18 14 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 415 (17.18%) Jenkins
2 336 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 328 (13.58%) Subversion
4 113 (4.68%) Maven
5 110 (4.55%) Ant
6 99 (4.10%) JIRA
7 95 (3.93%) ClearCase
8 75 (3.11%) TeamCity
9 70 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 66 (2.73%) StarTeam
11 62 (2.57%) Hudson
12 61 (2.53%) NUnit
13 50 (2.07%) GoogleTest
13 50 (2.07%) CppUnit
13 50 (2.07%) Cucumber
14 47 (1.95%) Mercurial
15 46 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 42 (1.74%) JUnit
17 41 (1.70%) Gradle
18 37 (1.53%) ClearQuest
General
1 294 (12.17%) Finance
2 104 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.44%) Banking
4 53 (2.19%) Retail
5 48 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.12%) Marketing
7 25 (1.04%) Legal
8 24 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.91%) Publishing
10 18 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 15 (0.62%) Front Office
12 11 (0.46%) Electronics
12 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.33%) Law
14 7 (0.29%) Automotive
14 7 (0.29%) Advertising
14 7 (0.29%) Billing
15 6 (0.25%) Avionics
15 6 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 395 (16.36%) Developer
2 343 (14.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 194 (8.03%) Analyst
4 124 (5.13%) Administrator
5 123 (5.09%) Java Developer
6 104 (4.31%) Architect
7 97 (4.02%) Consultant
8 95 (3.93%) Configuration Manager
9 91 (3.77%) Software Engineer
10 84 (3.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 75 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
12 74 (3.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 55 (2.28%) Release Manager
13 55 (2.28%) Support Engineer
13 55 (2.28%) Linux Engineer
14 52 (2.15%) Project Manager
14 52 (2.15%) Linux Administrator
15 51 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
16 46 (1.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 44 (1.82%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (8.28%) HTML
2 186 (7.70%) Web Services
3 165 (6.83%) .NET
4 122 (5.05%) CSS
5 115 (4.76%) REST
6 105 (4.35%) XML
7 84 (3.48%) Hibernate
8 78 (3.23%) Middleware
9 77 (3.19%) J2EE
10 67 (2.77%) Ruby on Rails
11 66 (2.73%) JAX-RS
12 63 (2.61%) JSON
13 47 (1.95%) Spring
14 41 (1.70%) HTML5
14 41 (1.70%) CSS3
15 38 (1.57%) Ajax
16 37 (1.53%) Servlets
17 36 (1.49%) Django
18 34 (1.41%) LAMP
19 32 (1.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 288 (11.93%) Open Source
2 226 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (5.80%) CMDB
4 110 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 79 (3.27%) Clustering
6 52 (2.15%) Visualisation
7 48 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 37 (1.53%) Derivative
9 36 (1.49%) PKI
10 35 (1.45%) Replication
11 30 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 26 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 23 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (0.75%) Data Extraction
15 17 (0.70%) Statistics
15 17 (0.70%) DataPower
16 15 (0.62%) User Experience
16 15 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1010 (41.82%) Linux
2 610 (25.26%) UNIX
3 553 (22.90%) Windows
4 185 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 144 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 143 (5.92%) Mac OS X
7 102 (4.22%) CentOS
8 91 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (3.69%) Solaris
10 76 (3.15%) Windows 7
11 73 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (2.19%) Ubuntu
13 39 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 34 (1.41%) SUSE
15 33 (1.37%) AIX
16 28 (1.16%) Android
17 26 (1.08%) Apple iOS
18 18 (0.75%) Windows Phone
18 18 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
19 15 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (22.32%) DevOps
3 523 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
4 426 (17.64%) ITIL
5 206 (8.53%) Project Management
6 181 (7.49%) Scrum
7 173 (7.16%) Release Management
8 171 (7.08%) Change Management
9 163 (6.75%) Service Management
10 158 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 158 (6.54%) Software Engineering
11 143 (5.92%) OO
12 141 (5.84%) Web Design
13 139 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
14 120 (4.97%) TDD
15 114 (4.72%) Migration
16 101 (4.18%) Automated Testing
17 100 (4.14%) Change Control
18 95 (3.93%) PRINCE2
19 93 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 549 (22.73%) Java
2 440 (18.22%) Python
3 401 (16.60%) Ruby
4 352 (14.58%) SQL
5 227 (9.40%) Perl
6 213 (8.82%) Bash Shell
7 144 (5.96%) PowerShell
8 139 (5.76%) JavaScript
9 135 (5.59%) PHP
10 132 (5.47%) C
11 122 (5.05%) Shell Script
12 112 (4.64%) C++
13 100 (4.14%) C#
14 76 (3.15%) PL/SQL
15 53 (2.19%) Scala
16 37 (1.53%) VB
17 28 (1.16%) VBScript
18 26 (1.08%) Go
19 18 (0.75%) Groovy
20 14 (0.58%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 498 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 317 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 159 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 125 (5.18%) Degree
5 62 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
6 60 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (2.15%) CCNA
8 46 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 37 (1.53%) MCSE
11 32 (1.33%) MCP
12 16 (0.66%) ISEB
13 15 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.50%) MCSA
15 10 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.37%) RHCE
16 9 (0.37%) PMP
16 9 (0.37%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (5.80%) QA
2 73 (3.02%) SLA
3 11 (0.46%) DO-178B
4 10 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.21%) COBIT
8 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.041%) TickIT
9 1 (0.041%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.041%) ARP4754
System Software
1 256 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 225 (9.32%) Active Directory
3 73 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 65 (2.69%) VMware ESX
5 59 (2.44%) vSphere
6 45 (1.86%) KVM
7 41 (1.70%) Firmware
8 35 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.41%) Docker
10 33 (1.37%) vCloud
11 30 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
12 29 (1.20%) Xen
13 24 (0.99%) QEMU
14 17 (0.70%) XenApp
15 15 (0.62%) Varnish
15 15 (0.62%) XenServer
16 14 (0.58%) NFS
17 13 (0.54%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.50%) Samba
19 11 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 670 (27.74%) Puppet
2 427 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
3 150 (6.21%) Ansible
4 102 (4.22%) Vagrant
5 90 (3.73%) Salt
6 76 (3.15%) Nagios
6 76 (3.15%) SCCM
7 61 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 56 (2.32%) Tivoli
9 30 (1.24%) ZABBIX
10 29 (1.20%) Cobbler
11 24 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
11 24 (0.99%) SCOM
12 22 (0.91%) Netcool
13 18 (0.75%) Kibana
14 17 (0.70%) Icinga
15 16 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
16 15 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 15 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 14 (0.58%) Cacti
Vendors
1 423 (17.52%) VMware
2 370 (15.32%) Microsoft
3 307 (12.71%) Oracle
4 210 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 115 (4.76%) Citrix
6 111 (4.60%) HP
7 94 (3.89%) IBM
8 70 (2.90%) Cisco
9 52 (2.15%) Remedy
10 51 (2.11%) New Relic
11 38 (1.57%) Perforce
12 36 (1.49%) Business Objects
13 35 (1.45%) Borland
14 34 (1.41%) Rackspace
15 33 (1.37%) Veritas
16 30 (1.24%) EMC
16 30 (1.24%) Google
17 27 (1.12%) Nortel
18 26 (1.08%) F5
18 26 (1.08%) Adobe
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Hays Talent Solutions
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Hampshire
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Hampshire
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