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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 110 147 159
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 998 731 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.43% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.96% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 376 365
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 £248 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £359
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 64
Average hourly rate £34.68 £37.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% -5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £25.55 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £50.00 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +40 899 £400 -1.84% 183
London +61 439 £450 - 74
South East +7 172 £325 -8.45% 39
East of England +32 81 £356 -5.00% 17
City of London +31 80 £460 +6.97% 20
South West +4 80 £425 +13.33% 16
Hampshire -13 67 £307 -12.80% 12
Berkshire -8 45 £400 +41.09% 6
Scotland +6 42 £312 -22.00% 5
Tyne and Wear +12 31 £355 +47.60% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 31 £355 +47.60% 7
North East +10 31 £355 +47.60% 7
Wales +3 29 £438 +45.83% 5
Reading +16 28 £450 - 2
Cambridgeshire +13 27 £425 +6.25% 11
North West -24 27 £225 -27.12% 9
Bristol -15 23 £413 +17.85% 1
Yorkshire -5 22 £325 +3.17% 7
West Yorkshire +6 21 £325 -1.51% 5
Surrey -3 21 £338 -25.00% 9
East Midlands -3 20 £298 -15.00% 9
Hook -1 19 £300 -12.55%
Buckinghamshire +6 18 £350 +27.27% 3
Leeds +2 18 £325 - 4
West Midlands -31 18 £350 +27.27% 5
South Wales -4 17 £400 +33.33% 4
Milton Keynes +8 16 £350 +40.00% 2
Somerset -4 14 £488 +62.50% 6
Hertfordshire +5 13 £300 -14.28% 1
Manchester +5 13 £324 +1.17% 6

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 643 (31.09%) Linux
2 423 (20.45%) Java
3 410 (19.83%) ITIL
4 406 (19.63%) UNIX
4 406 (19.63%) Security Cleared
5 382 (18.47%) Windows
6 381 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 355 (17.17%) SQL
8 335 (16.20%) Puppet
9 302 (14.60%) Oracle
10 292 (14.12%) Finance
10 292 (14.12%) DevOps
11 290 (14.02%) Git (software)
12 283 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
13 258 (12.48%) SC Cleared
14 251 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
14 251 (12.14%) HTML
15 249 (12.04%) Change Management
16 240 (11.61%) Web Services
17 232 (11.22%) Subversion
18 229 (11.07%) Project Management
19 228 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
20 208 (10.06%) Jenkins
21 207 (10.01%) .NET
22 204 (9.86%) Ruby
23 196 (9.48%) VMware
24 189 (9.14%) CSS
25 181 (8.75%) Python
26 179 (8.66%) MS Excel
26 179 (8.66%) JavaScript

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 125 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 94 (4.55%) Apache
3 91 (4.40%) WebLogic
4 78 (3.77%) IIS
5 67 (3.24%) WebSphere
6 60 (2.90%) CMS
7 55 (2.66%) Confluence
8 49 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 47 (2.27%) nginx
10 43 (2.08%) Node.js
11 39 (1.89%) MS Exchange
12 37 (1.79%) OpenStack
13 34 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 31 (1.50%) IBM Notes
15 29 (1.40%) Apache Solr
16 26 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
17 24 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
17 24 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (0.97%) SAS
19 19 (0.92%) Jetty
Applications
1 179 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 121 (5.85%) MS Office
3 45 (2.18%) MS Project
4 44 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 27 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Windchill
8 3 (0.15%) Simulink
8 3 (0.15%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.097%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.048%) SPSS
10 1 (0.048%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 28 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.34%) Maximo
7 7 (0.34%) assyst
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.15%) Summit
11 2 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.097%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.097%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.048%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 132 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (2.08%) SaaS
5 41 (1.98%) Amazon S3
6 35 (1.69%) PaaS
7 28 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.35%) IaaS
8 26 (1.26%) Route 53
9 24 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
10 18 (0.87%) Office 365
11 13 (0.63%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.29%) GitHub
13 5 (0.24%) Joyent
14 2 (0.097%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 156 (7.54%) HTTP
2 145 (7.01%) DNS
3 107 (5.17%) Firewall
4 96 (4.64%) TCP/IP
5 72 (3.48%) DHCP
5 72 (3.48%) LDAP
6 71 (3.43%) SSL
7 70 (3.38%) SAN
8 45 (2.18%) Internet
9 34 (1.64%) LAN
9 34 (1.64%) WAN
10 33 (1.60%) VPN
11 32 (1.55%) SS7
12 31 (1.50%) SGSN
13 30 (1.45%) GGSN
14 25 (1.21%) MGW
15 22 (1.06%) Network Security
16 21 (1.02%) NAS
17 20 (0.97%) 3G
17 20 (0.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (8.03%) Relational Database
2 119 (5.75%) MongoDB
3 111 (5.37%) SQL Server
4 108 (5.22%) Oracle Database
5 101 (4.88%) MySQL
6 88 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 56 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 56 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 43 (2.08%) SSDT
10 36 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.35%) Neo4j
13 20 (0.97%) Redis
14 18 (0.87%) InterSystems Cache
15 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
16 16 (0.77%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.73%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 290 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 232 (11.22%) Subversion
3 208 (10.06%) Jenkins
4 159 (7.69%) Maven
5 107 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 106 (5.13%) JIRA
7 93 (4.50%) Visual Studio
8 66 (3.19%) TeamCity
9 64 (3.09%) Ant
10 54 (2.61%) Hudson
11 53 (2.56%) JUnit
12 51 (2.47%) ClearCase
13 48 (2.32%) Gradle
13 48 (2.32%) Artifactory
14 47 (2.27%) MSBuild
15 44 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
16 40 (1.93%) NuGet
17 35 (1.69%) StarTeam
18 33 (1.60%) Rational DOORS
19 32 (1.55%) NUnit
General
1 292 (14.12%) Finance
2 123 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 105 (5.08%) Banking
4 47 (2.27%) Front Office
5 39 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.16%) Back Office
8 20 (0.97%) Retail
9 17 (0.82%) Military
10 16 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.58%) Marketing
12 11 (0.53%) Electronics
12 11 (0.53%) Publishing
13 10 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.44%) Local Government
15 8 (0.39%) International Banking
16 7 (0.34%) Advertising
16 7 (0.34%) Legal
16 7 (0.34%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 416 (20.12%) Developer
2 238 (11.51%) Analyst
3 178 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 109 (5.27%) Java Developer
5 100 (4.84%) Architect
6 98 (4.74%) Configuration Manager
7 77 (3.72%) Consultant
8 71 (3.43%) Software Engineer
9 70 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 63 (3.05%) Configuration Analyst
11 58 (2.80%) Administrator
12 51 (2.47%) Build Engineer
13 50 (2.42%) Senior Developer
14 48 (2.32%) Release Manager
15 43 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
16 42 (2.03%) Linux Engineer
17 38 (1.84%) Release Engineer
17 38 (1.84%) NOC Engineer
18 37 (1.79%) Front-End Developer
19 36 (1.74%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (12.14%) HTML
2 240 (11.61%) Web Services
3 207 (10.01%) .NET
4 189 (9.14%) CSS
5 126 (6.09%) XML
6 108 (5.22%) jQuery
7 107 (5.17%) Spring
8 103 (4.98%) REST
9 90 (4.35%) Ajax
10 78 (3.77%) Middleware
11 76 (3.68%) ASP.NET
12 75 (3.63%) CSS3
13 74 (3.58%) .NET Framework
14 70 (3.38%) HTML5
15 67 (3.24%) JSON
16 62 (3.00%) J2EE
17 51 (2.47%) Hibernate
18 49 (2.37%) JSP
19 42 (2.03%) LAMP
20 39 (1.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 175 (8.46%) Open Source
2 155 (7.50%) CMDB
3 99 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 48 (2.32%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.03%) Visualisation
6 40 (1.93%) Clustering
7 26 (1.26%) Replication
8 22 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 22 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 20 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 19 (0.92%) N-Tier
11 18 (0.87%) PKI
11 18 (0.87%) Derivative
12 17 (0.82%) Mathematics
12 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.73%) Thin Client
13 15 (0.73%) Fat Client
14 13 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.63%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 643 (31.09%) Linux
2 406 (19.63%) UNIX
3 382 (18.47%) Windows
4 106 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (4.64%) Mac OS X
6 77 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (3.48%) CentOS
9 67 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (2.37%) Solaris
11 40 (1.93%) Ubuntu
12 36 (1.74%) AIX
13 35 (1.69%) Windows XP
14 31 (1.50%) Windows 7
15 24 (1.16%) SELinux
16 19 (0.92%) Debian
17 17 (0.82%) VMS
18 12 (0.58%) HPUX
19 10 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
20 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (19.83%) ITIL
2 292 (14.12%) DevOps
3 283 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
4 251 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
5 249 (12.04%) Change Management
6 229 (11.07%) Project Management
7 173 (8.37%) Release Management
8 162 (7.83%) Service Management
9 139 (6.72%) Scrum
10 133 (6.43%) TDD
11 126 (6.09%) Automated Testing
12 122 (5.90%) Software Engineering
13 117 (5.66%) Web Development
14 112 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
15 111 (5.37%) Web Design
16 109 (5.27%) PRINCE2
17 106 (5.13%) SOA
18 104 (5.03%) Problem Management
18 104 (5.03%) Unit Testing
19 101 (4.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 423 (20.45%) Java
2 355 (17.17%) SQL
3 204 (9.86%) Ruby
4 181 (8.75%) Python
5 179 (8.66%) JavaScript
6 108 (5.22%) Perl
7 105 (5.08%) PHP
8 104 (5.03%) C#
9 100 (4.84%) C
10 84 (4.06%) Shell Script
11 81 (3.92%) C++
12 79 (3.82%) PL/SQL
13 68 (3.29%) Scala
14 67 (3.24%) PowerShell
15 58 (2.80%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.69%) VB
17 27 (1.31%) VBScript
18 15 (0.73%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.58%) VB.NET
20 10 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 406 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 258 (12.48%) SC Cleared
3 165 (7.98%) Degree
4 87 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 48 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
6 36 (1.74%) MCSE
7 23 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (0.87%) MCP
8 18 (0.87%) MCSA
9 17 (0.82%) CISSP
9 17 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.73%) ISEB
10 15 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.58%) CCNP
14 9 (0.44%) CCNA
14 9 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.95%) QA
2 67 (3.24%) SLA
3 29 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.53%) COBIT
6 8 (0.39%) TickIT
7 5 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.19%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.097%) DO-254
10 2 (0.097%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 136 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (6.24%) Active Directory
3 41 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 27 (1.31%) KVM
6 19 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.82%) Xen
7 17 (0.82%) Varnish
8 14 (0.68%) XenApp
8 14 (0.68%) RHEV
9 13 (0.63%) vSphere
10 11 (0.53%) UAG
11 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.44%) vCloud
12 9 (0.44%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.24%) GPFS
14 5 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 335 (16.20%) Puppet
2 228 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (3.53%) Nagios
4 52 (2.51%) Vagrant
5 49 (2.37%) SCCM
6 47 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 37 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
8 34 (1.64%) Salt
9 31 (1.50%) Ansible
10 23 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (1.11%) Cacti
11 18 (0.87%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (0.73%) SCOM
12 15 (0.73%) WMI
12 15 (0.73%) Ganglia
13 13 (0.63%) StatsD
13 13 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.48%) HAProxy
15 9 (0.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 381 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 302 (14.60%) Oracle
3 196 (9.48%) VMware
4 151 (7.30%) Red Hat
5 111 (5.37%) HP
6 66 (3.19%) Citrix
7 61 (2.95%) Cisco
8 60 (2.90%) IBM
9 48 (2.32%) Remedy
10 47 (2.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 40 (1.93%) Red Gate
12 37 (1.79%) Borland
13 36 (1.74%) ServiceNow
14 35 (1.69%) JBoss
15 34 (1.64%) Juniper
15 34 (1.64%) Serena
16 31 (1.50%) Lotus
17 28 (1.35%) hybris
18 27 (1.31%) Atlassian
19 22 (1.06%) BMC
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
Volaris Exec
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £65,000 per annum (23 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago