The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 101 155 137
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1105 655 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.35% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 1.86% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 366 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -8.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 47
Average hourly rate £37.15 £37.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £21.34 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.53 £43.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.76% +6.89%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41264 35135 42029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.48% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25706 20929 23993
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1050 1421
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +52 1030 £393 +12.06% 114
London +59 369 £438 -2.77% 51
South East +42 272 £350 +18.64% 23
Berkshire +52 124 £300 -17.24% 8
City of London +20 116 £425 -5.55% 19
South West +27 97 £395 +2.59% 8
North West +26 91 £375 +15.38% 9
Reading +38 81 £225 -35.71% 6
East of England -2 80 £404 +19.62% 13
Hampshire -6 75 £310 +5.08% 3
Yorkshire -29 44 £350 +27.27% 4
Cheshire +15 40 £375 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire -24 37 £374 +36.00% 4
Manchester +22 36 £350 -6.79% 5
Scotland +11 36 £360 -1.70% 4
Wiltshire +3 35 £350 -20.22% 1
North East -9 33 £273 +4.80% 1
Tyne and Wear -12 33 £273 +4.80% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 33 £273 +4.80% 1
Essex -6 32 £440 +32.33% 4
East Midlands +1 31 £375 +29.31% 2
Leeds -29 30 £362 +11.38% 3
Bristol -2 27 £425 +40.49%
Cambridgeshire +2 26 £388 -3.12% 3
West Midlands -27 24 £325 - 3
Chester +1 22 £363 - 2
Surrey -12 21 £350 +55.55% 6
Wales -8 19 £350 +3.70%
Edinburgh -5 18 £406 - 2
Nottingham +11 15 £375 +3.80% 1

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 460 (24.69%) Linux
2 383 (20.56%) Java
3 364 (19.54%) ITIL
4 335 (17.98%) Oracle
5 327 (17.55%) UNIX
6 319 (17.12%) Security Cleared
7 305 (16.37%) SQL
8 293 (15.73%) Windows
9 283 (15.19%) Microsoft
10 266 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
11 254 (13.63%) Change Management
11 254 (13.63%) Finance
12 237 (12.72%) Project Management
13 236 (12.67%) Puppet
14 221 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
15 210 (11.27%) Subversion
16 202 (10.84%) SC Cleared
17 199 (10.68%) HTML
18 190 (10.20%) Service Management
19 184 (9.88%) Jenkins
20 170 (9.13%) MS Excel
21 165 (8.86%) Degree
22 162 (8.70%) Web Services
23 161 (8.64%) .NET
24 158 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
25 150 (8.05%) Scrum
26 147 (7.89%) CSS
26 147 (7.89%) Release Management
26 147 (7.89%) Git (software)
27 142 (7.62%) CMDB

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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
1 103 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 99 (5.31%) Apache
3 94 (5.05%) WebLogic
4 71 (3.81%) CMS
5 70 (3.76%) Tomcat
6 53 (2.84%) WebSphere
7 48 (2.58%) IIS
8 40 (2.15%) IBM Notes
9 38 (2.04%) SAS
10 35 (1.88%) OpenStack
11 30 (1.61%) nginx
12 26 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
13 25 (1.34%) Apache Solr
14 22 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (1.18%) Node.js
14 22 (1.18%) Confluence
15 17 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.86%) MS Exchange
16 16 (0.86%) Jetty
16 16 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 170 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 114 (6.12%) MS Office
3 60 (3.22%) MS Project
4 48 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (1.61%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Simulink
8 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.43%) Maximo
4 8 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.43%) assyst
4 8 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
2 59 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.25%) SaaS
4 36 (1.93%) Amazon S3
5 23 (1.23%) Route 53
6 22 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
7 19 (1.02%) PaaS
8 16 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (0.59%) IaaS
10 11 (0.59%) Joyent
11 8 (0.43%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.16%) Office 365
13 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.054%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 122 (6.55%) DNS
2 94 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 84 (4.51%) Firewall
3 84 (4.51%) HTTP
4 81 (4.35%) LDAP
5 63 (3.38%) SSL
6 55 (2.95%) SAN
7 46 (2.47%) DHCP
8 39 (2.09%) WAN
9 38 (2.04%) LAN
10 33 (1.77%) NAS
11 32 (1.72%) GGSN
11 32 (1.72%) SGSN
12 31 (1.66%) SS7
13 30 (1.61%) MGW
13 30 (1.61%) VPN
14 26 (1.40%) Internet
15 25 (1.34%) L2TP
16 22 (1.18%) MPLS
16 22 (1.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (6.76%) Relational Database
2 122 (6.55%) Oracle Database
3 109 (5.85%) SQL Server
4 94 (5.05%) MySQL
5 85 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 56 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 55 (2.95%) RDBMS
8 51 (2.74%) NoSQL
9 49 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
12 25 (1.34%) DB2
13 22 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (1.07%) InterSystems Cache
15 18 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.81%) Neo4j
16 15 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.75%) Big Data
18 13 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 210 (11.27%) Subversion
2 184 (9.88%) Jenkins
3 147 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 116 (6.23%) Maven
5 70 (3.76%) Ant
6 65 (3.49%) ClearCase
7 61 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 60 (3.22%) JIRA
9 50 (2.68%) Visual Studio
10 42 (2.25%) Eclipse
11 41 (2.20%) Hudson
12 39 (2.09%) JUnit
12 39 (2.09%) NUnit
12 39 (2.09%) Selenium
13 29 (1.56%) TeamCity
14 28 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
15 26 (1.40%) StarTeam
15 26 (1.40%) WebDriver
16 25 (1.34%) GoogleTest
17 24 (1.29%) CppUnit
General
1 254 (13.63%) Finance
2 121 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 100 (5.37%) Banking
4 41 (2.20%) Front Office
5 38 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.29%) Back Office
7 21 (1.13%) Retail
8 20 (1.07%) Military
9 19 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.81%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.70%) Billing
11 13 (0.70%) Electronics
12 12 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.64%) Marketing
13 10 (0.54%) Advertising
13 10 (0.54%) Publishing
14 8 (0.43%) Automotive
14 8 (0.43%) French Language
15 7 (0.38%) Dutch Language
16 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 364 (19.54%) Developer
2 212 (11.38%) Analyst
3 119 (6.39%) Java Developer
4 101 (5.42%) Configuration Manager
5 97 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 82 (4.40%) Architect
7 77 (4.13%) Consultant
8 68 (3.65%) Project Manager
9 67 (3.60%) Administrator
10 59 (3.17%) Release Manager
11 55 (2.95%) Software Engineer
11 55 (2.95%) Configuration Analyst
12 52 (2.79%) Senior Developer
13 44 (2.36%) NOC Engineer
14 38 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
15 36 (1.93%) Support Engineer
16 32 (1.72%) .NET Developer
17 29 (1.56%) Change Manager
18 28 (1.50%) Support Analyst
18 28 (1.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (10.68%) HTML
2 162 (8.70%) Web Services
3 161 (8.64%) .NET
4 147 (7.89%) CSS
5 136 (7.30%) XML
6 132 (7.09%) jQuery
7 126 (6.76%) Spring
8 107 (5.74%) J2EE
9 100 (5.37%) Ajax
10 81 (4.35%) CSS3
11 76 (4.08%) HTML5
12 73 (3.92%) Middleware
13 55 (2.95%) ASP.NET
14 53 (2.84%) Hibernate
15 50 (2.68%) REST
16 49 (2.63%) JSP
16 49 (2.63%) JSON
17 47 (2.52%) Struts
18 45 (2.42%) .NET Framework
19 40 (2.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.62%) CMDB
2 116 (6.23%) Open Source
3 72 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 54 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.58%) Clustering
6 31 (1.66%) Blackberry
7 28 (1.50%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.40%) Derivative
9 25 (1.34%) Mainframe
10 22 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.91%) Digital Media
12 17 (0.91%) Replication
13 14 (0.75%) Firmware
14 13 (0.70%) Equities
15 11 (0.59%) STB
15 11 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.59%) CLARiiON
15 11 (0.59%) Fixed Income
16 10 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 460 (24.69%) Linux
2 327 (17.55%) UNIX
3 293 (15.73%) Windows
4 96 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (3.70%) Solaris
6 64 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (2.63%) CentOS
9 48 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 40 (2.15%) AIX
11 34 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 33 (1.77%) Windows 7
13 23 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.70%) Debian
16 12 (0.64%) HPUX
17 9 (0.48%) VMS
18 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (19.54%) ITIL
2 266 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (13.63%) Change Management
4 237 (12.72%) Project Management
5 221 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
6 190 (10.20%) Service Management
7 150 (8.05%) Scrum
8 147 (7.89%) Release Management
9 142 (7.62%) TDD
10 125 (6.71%) PRINCE2
11 108 (5.80%) Software Engineering
11 108 (5.80%) Problem Management
12 106 (5.69%) Change Control
13 98 (5.26%) OO
14 95 (5.10%) Web Development
15 94 (5.05%) SOA
16 91 (4.88%) UML
17 88 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 86 (4.62%) MVC
19 84 (4.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 383 (20.56%) Java
2 305 (16.37%) SQL
3 141 (7.57%) JavaScript
4 115 (6.17%) Perl
5 106 (5.69%) Python
6 104 (5.58%) Ruby
7 98 (5.26%) C
8 91 (4.88%) C#
9 87 (4.67%) PL/SQL
10 72 (3.86%) PHP
11 69 (3.70%) C++
12 63 (3.38%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.04%) Scala
14 27 (1.45%) PowerShell
15 26 (1.40%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.07%) VB
18 13 (0.70%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.48%) XQuery
20 8 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 319 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 202 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 165 (8.86%) Degree
4 74 (3.97%) DV Cleared
5 67 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
6 36 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 34 (1.83%) ISEB
8 21 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.81%) RHCE
11 13 (0.70%) PMP
11 13 (0.70%) MCP
12 12 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.48%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.43%) BC Cleared
15 8 (0.43%) APMP
16 7 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.38%) CCNP
17 6 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.28%) QA
2 53 (2.84%) SLA
3 21 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.43%) ISO 9000
4 8 (0.43%) DO-178B
5 7 (0.38%) P3O
5 7 (0.38%) TickIT
6 5 (0.27%) COBIT
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.16%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.054%) EMIR
10 1 (0.054%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.054%) DO-254
10 1 (0.054%) Basel III
10 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.054%) JTAG
10 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 89 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 71 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 26 (1.40%) NFS
5 23 (1.23%) Varnish
6 20 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
6 20 (1.07%) Sendmail
6 20 (1.07%) KVM
7 17 (0.91%) Samba
8 16 (0.86%) Xen
9 12 (0.64%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (0.54%) vSphere
10 10 (0.54%) XenApp
10 10 (0.54%) vCloud
11 5 (0.27%) RHEV
11 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 236 (12.67%) Puppet
2 158 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (4.13%) Nagios
4 38 (2.04%) Ganglia
5 35 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 34 (1.83%) Vagrant
7 22 (1.18%) SCCM
8 21 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (0.97%) CFEngine
10 17 (0.91%) Ansible
11 15 (0.81%) StatsD
11 15 (0.81%) BladeLogic
11 15 (0.81%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.64%) Control-M
12 12 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
13 11 (0.59%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.48%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.48%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 335 (17.98%) Oracle
2 283 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 135 (7.25%) Red Hat
4 102 (5.48%) VMware
5 86 (4.62%) HP
6 71 (3.81%) Cisco
7 56 (3.01%) JBoss
8 50 (2.68%) IBM
9 44 (2.36%) Citrix
10 42 (2.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 41 (2.20%) Juniper
12 40 (2.15%) ServiceNow
12 40 (2.15%) Lotus
13 38 (2.04%) Remedy
14 36 (1.93%) EMC
15 30 (1.61%) NetApp
16 29 (1.56%) SAP
16 29 (1.56%) hybris
17 27 (1.45%) BMC
18 25 (1.34%) Borland
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £430 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified market rate
Posted: 6 days ago