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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 108 141 164
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +23
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1008 755 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.48% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.03% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 389 353
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £356
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 58
Average hourly rate £34.17 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £25.60 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.48% -5.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 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 +33 903 £400 - 177
London +54 445 £450 - 81
South East +3 170 £325 -7.80% 33
East of England +28 85 £338 -4.25% 13
City of London +16 83 £455 +5.81% 23
South West +10 80 £430 +14.66% 10
Hampshire -26 60 £310 -12.05% 6
Berkshire -1 49 £400 +41.09% 9
Scotland +8 47 £338 -15.62% 4
Reading +27 33 £425 - 4
Cambridgeshire +18 32 £425 +6.25% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30 £355 - 6
North East - 30 £355 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 30 £355 - 6
Wales -1 29 £438 +45.83% 3
North West -16 25 £225 -28.57% 7
Yorkshire -9 23 £325 +13.04% 7
Bristol -15 22 £419 +19.71%
West Yorkshire +1 21 £325 +3.17% 5
East Midlands -2 21 £295 -23.74% 14
Surrey -3 19 £338 -25.00% 9
Hook -2 18 £300 -14.42%
Leeds -3 18 £325 +3.17% 3
South Wales -5 17 £400 +33.33% 2
West Sussex +10 16 £220 -34.81% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £350 +27.27% 3
West Midlands -33 16 £350 +27.27% 4
Milton Keynes +4 15 £350 +40.00% 3
Somerset -7 15 £488 +62.50% 1
Hertfordshire +7 14 £300 -14.28% 1

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 636 (30.26%) Linux
2 426 (20.27%) Java
3 415 (19.74%) UNIX
3 415 (19.74%) ITIL
4 411 (19.55%) Security Cleared
5 384 (18.27%) Microsoft
6 375 (17.84%) Windows
7 366 (17.41%) SQL
8 331 (15.75%) Puppet
9 313 (14.89%) Oracle
10 295 (14.03%) DevOps
11 294 (13.99%) Finance
12 285 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
13 278 (13.23%) Git (software)
14 263 (12.51%) Change Management
15 261 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
16 257 (12.23%) SC Cleared
17 255 (12.13%) HTML
18 238 (11.32%) Project Management
19 234 (11.13%) Web Services
20 224 (10.66%) Subversion
21 222 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
22 204 (9.71%) .NET
23 203 (9.66%) Ruby
23 203 (9.66%) Jenkins
24 193 (9.18%) CSS
25 190 (9.04%) VMware
26 181 (8.61%) Release Management
27 179 (8.52%) JavaScript
27 179 (8.52%) MS Excel

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 126 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 98 (4.66%) WebLogic
3 96 (4.57%) Apache
4 73 (3.47%) IIS
5 72 (3.43%) WebSphere
6 65 (3.09%) CMS
7 52 (2.47%) Tomcat
8 50 (2.38%) Confluence
9 48 (2.28%) Node.js
10 46 (2.19%) nginx
11 36 (1.71%) MS Exchange
12 35 (1.67%) OpenStack
13 34 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 32 (1.52%) IBM Notes
15 31 (1.47%) Apache Solr
16 27 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
17 24 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
18 22 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (0.95%) SAS
20 19 (0.90%) Jetty
Applications
1 179 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 122 (5.80%) MS Office
3 49 (2.33%) MS Project
4 44 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.14%) Simulink
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.095%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.095%) Windchill
10 1 (0.048%) SPSS
10 1 (0.048%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 30 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.43%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.33%) Maximo
7 6 (0.29%) assyst
8 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.14%) Summit
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.095%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.095%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (2.09%) SaaS
5 41 (1.95%) Amazon S3
6 35 (1.67%) PaaS
7 28 (1.33%) IaaS
8 27 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.24%) Route 53
10 24 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (0.86%) Office 365
12 13 (0.62%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.29%) Joyent
13 6 (0.29%) GitHub
14 2 (0.095%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 162 (7.71%) HTTP
2 146 (6.95%) DNS
3 107 (5.09%) Firewall
4 96 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 76 (3.62%) LDAP
6 73 (3.47%) SSL
7 71 (3.38%) DHCP
8 65 (3.09%) SAN
9 45 (2.14%) Internet
10 33 (1.57%) VPN
10 33 (1.57%) WAN
10 33 (1.57%) LAN
10 33 (1.57%) SS7
10 33 (1.57%) SGSN
11 32 (1.52%) GGSN
12 27 (1.28%) MGW
13 21 (1.00%) Network Security
14 19 (0.90%) L2TP
14 19 (0.90%) IPsec
15 18 (0.86%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (7.85%) Relational Database
2 128 (6.09%) MongoDB
3 110 (5.23%) SQL Server
4 109 (5.19%) MySQL
5 107 (5.09%) Oracle Database
6 92 (4.38%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 58 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 45 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 44 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (2.05%) SSDT
12 41 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.33%) Neo4j
15 24 (1.14%) Redis
16 18 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
17 17 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
18 16 (0.76%) Hadoop
19 15 (0.71%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 278 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 224 (10.66%) Subversion
3 203 (9.66%) Jenkins
4 152 (7.23%) Maven
5 103 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 100 (4.76%) JIRA
7 92 (4.38%) Visual Studio
8 65 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 59 (2.81%) Ant
10 55 (2.62%) Hudson
11 51 (2.43%) JUnit
12 50 (2.38%) ClearCase
13 48 (2.28%) Artifactory
14 47 (2.24%) MSBuild
15 46 (2.19%) Gradle
16 44 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
17 40 (1.90%) NuGet
18 35 (1.67%) StarTeam
19 33 (1.57%) Selenium
19 33 (1.57%) NUnit
General
1 294 (13.99%) Finance
2 125 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 106 (5.04%) Banking
4 47 (2.24%) Front Office
5 39 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.19%) Back Office
8 18 (0.86%) Retail
8 18 (0.86%) Military
9 17 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.62%) Marketing
11 11 (0.52%) Publishing
11 11 (0.52%) Electronics
12 9 (0.43%) Local Government
13 8 (0.38%) International Banking
13 8 (0.38%) Advertising
14 7 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
15 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 426 (20.27%) Developer
2 240 (11.42%) Analyst
3 181 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 113 (5.38%) Java Developer
5 100 (4.76%) Architect
6 96 (4.57%) Configuration Manager
7 84 (4.00%) Consultant
8 72 (3.43%) Project Manager
9 67 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 63 (3.00%) Configuration Analyst
11 61 (2.90%) Administrator
12 54 (2.57%) Build Engineer
13 52 (2.47%) Release Manager
14 51 (2.43%) Senior Developer
15 43 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
16 41 (1.95%) NOC Engineer
16 41 (1.95%) Linux Engineer
17 38 (1.81%) Release Engineer
18 37 (1.76%) Support Engineer
18 37 (1.76%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (12.13%) HTML
2 234 (11.13%) Web Services
3 204 (9.71%) .NET
4 193 (9.18%) CSS
5 127 (6.04%) XML
6 112 (5.33%) Spring
7 107 (5.09%) jQuery
8 103 (4.90%) REST
9 92 (4.38%) Ajax
10 77 (3.66%) Middleware
10 77 (3.66%) CSS3
11 74 (3.52%) .NET Framework
12 71 (3.38%) ASP.NET
12 71 (3.38%) HTML5
13 67 (3.19%) JSON
14 66 (3.14%) J2EE
15 52 (2.47%) Hibernate
16 49 (2.33%) JSP
17 46 (2.19%) LAMP
18 39 (1.86%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 171 (8.14%) Open Source
2 168 (7.99%) CMDB
3 101 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 48 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.00%) Clustering
6 41 (1.95%) Visualisation
7 30 (1.43%) Replication
8 23 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 21 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 19 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 18 (0.86%) PKI
12 18 (0.86%) Derivative
13 17 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 17 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.71%) Fat Client
14 15 (0.71%) Thin Client
15 13 (0.62%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 636 (30.26%) Linux
2 415 (19.74%) UNIX
3 375 (17.84%) Windows
4 105 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (4.71%) Mac OS X
6 76 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (3.52%) CentOS
7 74 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (2.28%) Solaris
10 39 (1.86%) Ubuntu
10 39 (1.86%) AIX
11 37 (1.76%) Windows XP
12 30 (1.43%) Windows 7
13 24 (1.14%) SELinux
14 18 (0.86%) Debian
15 15 (0.71%) VMS
16 12 (0.57%) HPUX
17 10 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (19.74%) ITIL
2 295 (14.03%) DevOps
3 285 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
4 263 (12.51%) Change Management
5 261 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
6 238 (11.32%) Project Management
7 181 (8.61%) Release Management
8 172 (8.18%) Service Management
9 146 (6.95%) TDD
10 139 (6.61%) Scrum
11 126 (5.99%) Automated Testing
12 123 (5.85%) Web Development
13 119 (5.66%) Software Engineering
14 112 (5.33%) Web Design
14 112 (5.33%) Responsive Web Design
15 109 (5.19%) Problem Management
16 108 (5.14%) PRINCE2
17 104 (4.95%) SOA
17 104 (4.95%) Unit Testing
17 104 (4.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 426 (20.27%) Java
2 366 (17.41%) SQL
3 203 (9.66%) Ruby
4 179 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 178 (8.47%) Python
6 107 (5.09%) Perl
7 103 (4.90%) PHP
8 100 (4.76%) C#
9 97 (4.61%) C
10 85 (4.04%) PL/SQL
11 81 (3.85%) C++
12 79 (3.76%) Shell Script
13 67 (3.19%) Scala
14 62 (2.95%) PowerShell
15 58 (2.76%) Bash Shell
16 32 (1.52%) VB
17 27 (1.28%) VBScript
18 13 (0.62%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.57%) VB.NET
20 10 (0.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 411 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 257 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 163 (7.75%) Degree
4 91 (4.33%) DV Cleared
5 52 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
6 47 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (1.67%) MCSE
8 24 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (0.90%) ISEB
10 18 (0.86%) CISSP
10 18 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.86%) MCSA
10 18 (0.86%) MCP
10 18 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (0.67%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.62%) CCNP
14 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.43%) CCNA
15 9 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.80%) QA
2 68 (3.24%) SLA
3 29 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.52%) COBIT
5 11 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.38%) TickIT
7 5 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.095%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.095%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.095%) DO-254
System Software
1 134 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (1.71%) VMware ESX
5 27 (1.28%) KVM
6 21 (1.00%) Varnish
7 19 (0.90%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.81%) Xen
9 14 (0.67%) XenApp
10 12 (0.57%) vSphere
10 12 (0.57%) RHEV
11 11 (0.52%) UAG
12 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.43%) vCloud
14 8 (0.38%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.24%) Sendmail
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.24%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 331 (15.75%) Puppet
2 222 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (3.47%) Nagios
4 51 (2.43%) Vagrant
5 49 (2.33%) SCCM
6 46 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 37 (1.76%) HP UCMDB
8 33 (1.57%) Salt
9 26 (1.24%) Ansible
10 23 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (1.09%) Cacti
11 19 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 17 (0.81%) StatsD
13 16 (0.76%) Tivoli
14 15 (0.71%) SCOM
14 15 (0.71%) WMI
15 14 (0.67%) Control-M
15 14 (0.67%) Ganglia
16 13 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 10 (0.48%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 384 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 313 (14.89%) Oracle
3 190 (9.04%) VMware
4 146 (6.95%) Red Hat
5 119 (5.66%) HP
6 65 (3.09%) Cisco
7 64 (3.04%) IBM
7 64 (3.04%) Citrix
8 49 (2.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 48 (2.28%) Remedy
10 40 (1.90%) Red Gate
11 38 (1.81%) JBoss
12 37 (1.76%) Juniper
12 37 (1.76%) Borland
12 37 (1.76%) ServiceNow
13 33 (1.57%) Serena
14 32 (1.52%) Lotus
15 31 (1.47%) hybris
16 27 (1.28%) BMC
17 25 (1.19%) Atlassian
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