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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 81 137 178
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +41
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1259 822 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 1.59% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.15% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 466 329
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 39
Average hourly rate £36.40 £23.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.89% -36.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £41.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £26.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -32.69%

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +51 1157 £425 +6.25% 204
London +24 460 £450 +5.88% 83
South East +27 256 £350 -5.72% 37
Hampshire +14 131 £358 -4.66% 13
Yorkshire +52 107 £359 -1.03% 17
West Yorkshire +45 99 £368 +1.37% 9
City of London +2 95 £450 +9.42% 25
Leeds +34 94 £350 -0.07% 8
East of England +39 92 £425 +30.76% 15
North West +48 77 £400 +166.66% 8
South West -2 57 £471 +46.35% 19
Berkshire +22 53 £413 +37.50% 5
North East +9 50 £350 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 50 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear +3 50 £350 - 1
Essex +10 43 £450 +12.50%
Wales +7 42 £350 -17.64% 1
Hook -2 41 £305 -30.35% 1
Scotland -5 33 £353 -11.87% 4
West Midlands -7 31 £325 +25.48% 15
East Midlands +1 30 £425 +33.85% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 25 £300 -25.00% 2
Lancashire - 25 £475 - 1
Reading +14 23 £400 +77.77% 3
Cheshire +12 23 £410 +49.09% 1
Milton Keynes +4 23 £300 -25.00% 2
Southend-on-Sea -2 22 £463 +15.62%
Southampton +14 21 £400 +45.45% 1
Manchester +3 19 £355 +136.66% 5
Swansea 0 18 £375 -

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 877 (39.22%) Linux
2 605 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
3 585 (26.16%) UNIX
4 563 (25.18%) Puppet
5 530 (23.70%) Java
6 487 (21.78%) DevOps
7 459 (20.53%) Security Cleared
8 441 (19.72%) Windows
9 435 (19.45%) Continuous Integration
10 427 (19.10%) SQL
11 393 (17.58%) Microsoft
12 373 (16.68%) Git (software)
13 368 (16.46%) ITIL
14 353 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
15 352 (15.74%) Oracle
16 335 (14.98%) Ruby
17 333 (14.89%) Jenkins
18 323 (14.45%) SC Cleared
19 311 (13.91%) Subversion
20 309 (13.82%) Python
21 306 (13.69%) HTML
22 304 (13.60%) VMware
23 273 (12.21%) Finance
24 271 (12.12%) Web Services
25 254 (11.36%) Relational Database
26 229 (10.24%) HTTP
27 228 (10.20%) Scrum
28 225 (10.06%) Project Management
29 220 (9.84%) Open Source
30 219 (9.79%) JavaScript

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 136 (6.08%) Apache
2 91 (4.07%) WebLogic
3 86 (3.85%) IIS
4 76 (3.40%) JBoss
5 71 (3.18%) SharePoint
6 69 (3.09%) Confluence
6 69 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 66 (2.95%) WebSphere
8 62 (2.77%) Node.js
9 57 (2.55%) OpenStack
10 52 (2.33%) nginx
11 47 (2.10%) CMS
12 43 (1.92%) MS Exchange
13 34 (1.52%) Apache Solr
14 30 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (1.25%) FileNet
16 27 (1.21%) IBM Notes
16 27 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
17 26 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
18 20 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 162 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 96 (4.29%) MS Office
3 42 (1.88%) MS Project
4 41 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.18%) Windchill
8 3 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.045%) Simulink
9 1 (0.045%) SPSS
9 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.045%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 37 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.40%) assyst
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.18%) Agresso
10 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.13%) HFM
11 3 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 3 (0.13%) Summit
11 3 (0.13%) Maximo
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 142 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (4.87%) Amazon EC2
3 71 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (2.33%) PaaS
5 47 (2.10%) IaaS
6 42 (1.88%) Amazon S3
7 33 (1.48%) SaaS
8 24 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.03%) Office 365
10 18 (0.81%) Route 53
11 14 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (0.58%) Google App Engine
13 12 (0.54%) Joyent
14 7 (0.31%) GitHub
15 1 (0.045%) LucidChart
15 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.045%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.045%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 229 (10.24%) HTTP
2 124 (5.55%) DNS
3 123 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 97 (4.34%) Firewall
5 94 (4.20%) SAN
6 77 (3.44%) SSL
7 73 (3.26%) DHCP
8 62 (2.77%) LDAP
9 52 (2.33%) NAS
10 50 (2.24%) Internet
11 46 (2.06%) IPsec
12 38 (1.70%) 3G
13 37 (1.65%) WAN
13 37 (1.65%) VPN
14 36 (1.61%) LAN
15 33 (1.48%) LTE
16 32 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
17 28 (1.25%) 2G
18 24 (1.07%) 4G
19 18 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 217 (9.70%) MongoDB
3 157 (7.02%) MySQL
4 155 (6.93%) SQL Server
5 102 (4.56%) Oracle Database
6 101 (4.52%) NoSQL
7 97 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
8 72 (3.22%) Neo4j
9 66 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
10 65 (2.91%) RDBMS
11 53 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 49 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 48 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 36 (1.61%) DB2
15 32 (1.43%) Redis
16 24 (1.07%) Ingres
17 21 (0.94%) MariaDB
17 21 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.89%) SSDT
19 19 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 373 (16.68%) Git (software)
2 333 (14.89%) Jenkins
3 311 (13.91%) Subversion
4 188 (8.41%) Maven
5 102 (4.56%) JIRA
6 101 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 88 (3.94%) ClearCase
8 83 (3.71%) Ant
9 72 (3.22%) TeamCity
10 70 (3.13%) Hudson
11 60 (2.68%) Visual Studio
12 50 (2.24%) NUnit
13 47 (2.10%) Selenium
13 47 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 40 (1.79%) StarTeam
15 37 (1.65%) CruiseControl
16 36 (1.61%) Gradle
17 35 (1.57%) Cucumber
18 34 (1.52%) GoogleTest
18 34 (1.52%) CppUnit
General
1 273 (12.21%) Finance
2 104 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.09%) Banking
4 49 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.39%) Retail
6 28 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.21%) Marketing
8 20 (0.89%) Advertising
9 18 (0.81%) Publishing
9 18 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 17 (0.76%) Back Office
11 15 (0.67%) General Ledger
12 14 (0.63%) Military
12 14 (0.63%) Billing
13 13 (0.58%) Electronics
14 12 (0.54%) Law
15 10 (0.45%) Legal
15 10 (0.45%) Front Office
16 7 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 504 (22.54%) Developer
2 242 (10.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 221 (9.88%) Analyst
4 174 (7.78%) Java Developer
5 93 (4.16%) Consultant
6 81 (3.62%) Architect
7 78 (3.49%) Configuration Manager
8 66 (2.95%) Software Engineer
9 64 (2.86%) Project Manager
10 62 (2.77%) Administrator
11 58 (2.59%) Senior Developer
12 53 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
13 48 (2.15%) Linux Engineer
14 47 (2.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 39 (1.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 38 (1.70%) Release Manager
17 36 (1.61%) Support Engineer
18 34 (1.52%) Support Analyst
19 33 (1.48%) Technical Architect
20 31 (1.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (13.69%) HTML
2 271 (12.12%) Web Services
3 196 (8.77%) CSS
4 175 (7.83%) REST
5 169 (7.56%) .NET
6 162 (7.25%) XML
7 119 (5.32%) Hibernate
8 103 (4.61%) Spring
9 84 (3.76%) JSON
10 78 (3.49%) Middleware
11 77 (3.44%) JAX-RS
12 76 (3.40%) SOAP
13 65 (2.91%) J2EE
13 65 (2.91%) ASP.NET
14 62 (2.77%) jQuery
15 59 (2.64%) .NET Framework
16 58 (2.59%) Ajax
16 58 (2.59%) JSP
17 57 (2.55%) HTML5
18 56 (2.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 220 (9.84%) Open Source
2 182 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 117 (5.23%) CMDB
5 92 (4.11%) Clustering
6 71 (3.18%) Visualisation
7 41 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 36 (1.61%) Replication
8 36 (1.61%) User Experience
9 29 (1.30%) Mainframe
10 28 (1.25%) PKI
11 25 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 18 (0.81%) N-Tier
14 17 (0.76%) CESG
14 17 (0.76%) NHS
15 16 (0.72%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.67%) Derivative
16 15 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 877 (39.22%) Linux
2 585 (26.16%) UNIX
3 441 (19.72%) Windows
4 159 (7.11%) Mac OS X
5 153 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 113 (5.05%) CentOS
7 108 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 71 (3.18%) Solaris
11 44 (1.97%) Ubuntu
12 43 (1.92%) Windows 7
13 42 (1.88%) AIX
14 33 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
16 21 (0.94%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.89%) Android
17 20 (0.89%) SELinux
18 17 (0.76%) VMS
19 14 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (21.78%) DevOps
3 435 (19.45%) Continuous Integration
4 368 (16.46%) ITIL
5 228 (10.20%) Scrum
6 225 (10.06%) Project Management
7 202 (9.03%) Change Management
8 177 (7.92%) Release Management
9 170 (7.60%) Web Design
10 165 (7.38%) TDD
11 163 (7.29%) Responsive Web Design
12 139 (6.22%) OO
13 136 (6.08%) Service Management
14 133 (5.95%) Web Development
15 125 (5.59%) Software Engineering
15 125 (5.59%) Change Control
16 123 (5.50%) Automated Testing
17 118 (5.28%) SOA
18 113 (5.05%) Service Delivery
19 111 (4.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 530 (23.70%) Java
2 427 (19.10%) SQL
3 335 (14.98%) Ruby
4 309 (13.82%) Python
5 219 (9.79%) JavaScript
6 181 (8.09%) Perl
7 135 (6.04%) Bash Shell
8 131 (5.86%) PHP
9 106 (4.74%) C++
10 103 (4.61%) C#
10 103 (4.61%) Scala
11 102 (4.56%) PowerShell
11 102 (4.56%) C
11 102 (4.56%) Shell Script
12 71 (3.18%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.61%) VB
14 25 (1.12%) VBScript
15 23 (1.03%) Groovy
16 19 (0.85%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 459 (20.53%) Security Cleared
2 323 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 125 (5.59%) Degree
4 85 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 57 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (1.52%) MCSE
7 34 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.16%) MCP
9 25 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (1.03%) ISEB
11 20 (0.89%) CCNA
12 18 (0.81%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (0.58%) CCNP
16 12 (0.54%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.49%) MCSA
18 10 (0.45%) CISSP
19 9 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (7.02%) QA
2 80 (3.58%) SLA
3 13 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.13%) COBIT
8 3 (0.13%) TickIT
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.045%) P3O
System Software
1 210 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 190 (8.50%) Active Directory
3 50 (2.24%) VMware ESX
4 47 (2.10%) vSphere
5 45 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
6 30 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.21%) KVM
7 27 (1.21%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.07%) Varnish
9 22 (0.98%) Firmware
10 17 (0.76%) Xen
11 15 (0.67%) vCloud
12 14 (0.63%) RHEV
12 14 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.54%) XenApp
14 9 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.36%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.36%) NFS
16 7 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
16 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 563 (25.18%) Puppet
2 353 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (4.07%) Ansible
4 81 (3.62%) Nagios
5 80 (3.58%) Vagrant
6 63 (2.82%) SCCM
7 61 (2.73%) Tivoli
8 59 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 47 (2.10%) Salt
10 32 (1.43%) Netcool
11 31 (1.39%) SCOM
12 29 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (1.03%) Cacti
14 15 (0.67%) Cobbler
15 13 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (0.54%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.54%) HP UCMDB
17 9 (0.40%) WMI
17 9 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 8 (0.36%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 393 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 352 (15.74%) Oracle
3 304 (13.60%) VMware
4 186 (8.32%) Red Hat
5 136 (6.08%) HP
6 90 (4.03%) IBM
7 78 (3.49%) Citrix
8 60 (2.68%) Remedy
9 47 (2.10%) Cisco
10 36 (1.61%) Perforce
10 36 (1.61%) New Relic
11 31 (1.39%) Veritas
11 31 (1.39%) SaltStack
12 29 (1.30%) SAP
13 28 (1.25%) Percona
14 27 (1.21%) Lotus
15 26 (1.16%) Rackspace
15 26 (1.16%) Atlassian
16 24 (1.07%) BMC
16 24 (1.07%) Google
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £480 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.82 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago