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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 93 115 149
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +34
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1181 1004 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.83% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.41% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 602 381
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 32
Average hourly rate £27.44 £34.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.46% -8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.80 £25.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-23.34% -7.89%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +22 1070 £415 +3.75% 221
London -15 412 £455 +1.11% 84
South East +7 215 £390 +24.80% 29
City of London +7 101 £464 +0.81% 28
East of England +9 93 £400 +12.28% 24
Yorkshire +40 89 £350 +7.69% 10
North West +35 81 £423 +69.00% 26
Hampshire +7 79 £375 +23.07% 5
South West -2 77 £425 - 26
West Yorkshire +26 74 £350 +7.69% 9
Leeds +21 64 £388 +19.23% 6
Scotland +12 61 £375 +13.20% 11
Berkshire +6 53 £400 - 3
West Midlands +27 40 £400 +14.28% 8
East Midlands +7 34 £405 +37.28% 7
North East -18 34 £575 +63.12% 5
Tyne and Wear -20 34 £575 +63.12% 4
Bristol +6 33 £425 +3.03% 8
Cambridgeshire -2 33 £400 -5.88% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 33 £525 +48.93% 3
Lancashire +34 30 £409 -3.88% 2
Cambridge +18 28 £400 -5.88% 12
Reading -5 28 £500 +11.11% 3
Oxfordshire - 26 £455 - 4
Wales -7 25 £380 -13.14% 3
Hertfordshire +6 24 £369 +22.91% 4
Cheshire +7 23 £463 +362.50% 6
Essex -1 23 £400 -10.61% 5
Hook +1 22 £358 +19.36%
Wiltshire +9 21 £463 +5.71% 9

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 950 (38.14%) Linux
2 712 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
3 671 (26.94%) Puppet
4 573 (23.00%) Java
5 568 (22.80%) UNIX
6 552 (22.16%) DevOps
7 533 (21.40%) Windows
8 506 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
9 455 (18.27%) Opscode Chef
10 454 (18.23%) ITIL
11 432 (17.34%) Python
11 432 (17.34%) Security Cleared
12 419 (16.82%) Jenkins
13 379 (15.21%) SQL
14 372 (14.93%) Microsoft
15 367 (14.73%) Ruby
16 353 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
17 347 (13.93%) Git (software)
18 342 (13.73%) VMware
19 332 (13.33%) Oracle
20 314 (12.61%) Finance
21 308 (12.36%) Subversion
22 286 (11.48%) Open Source
23 263 (10.56%) SC Cleared
24 262 (10.52%) HTTP
25 248 (9.96%) Scrum
26 239 (9.59%) MySQL
26 239 (9.59%) Perl
27 235 (9.43%) MongoDB
28 231 (9.27%) Ansible

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 171 (6.86%) Apache
2 128 (5.14%) Tomcat
3 123 (4.94%) IIS
4 117 (4.70%) WebLogic
5 114 (4.58%) OpenStack
6 93 (3.73%) WebSphere
7 81 (3.25%) Confluence
8 78 (3.13%) SharePoint
9 77 (3.09%) nginx
10 71 (2.85%) JBoss
11 45 (1.81%) Node.js
12 43 (1.73%) Jetty
13 32 (1.28%) MS Exchange
14 30 (1.20%) CMS
15 27 (1.08%) SAS
16 22 (0.88%) Apache Solr
17 20 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
18 18 (0.72%) Drupal
18 18 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 157 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 111 (4.46%) MS Office
3 57 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.92%) MS Project
5 17 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.20%) Windchill
9 3 (0.12%) SPSS
10 2 (0.080%) Simulink
11 1 (0.040%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.040%) Weka
Business Applications
1 22 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.28%) Teamcenter
7 7 (0.28%) Agresso
8 6 (0.24%) assyst
9 5 (0.20%) Maximo
10 4 (0.16%) SAP PS
11 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.080%) Aligne
12 2 (0.080%) ZaiNet
12 2 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
13 1 (0.040%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 353 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
3 101 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (1.73%) PaaS
6 37 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (1.36%) IaaS
8 33 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 30 (1.20%) Google App Engine
10 28 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (0.80%) SaaS
12 15 (0.60%) Route 53
12 15 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (0.60%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.40%) Heroku
15 9 (0.36%) Office 365
16 7 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 262 (10.52%) HTTP
2 171 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 154 (6.18%) DNS
4 137 (5.50%) Firewall
5 123 (4.94%) SSL
6 105 (4.22%) Internet
7 82 (3.29%) DHCP
8 79 (3.17%) WAN
9 75 (3.01%) SAN
10 70 (2.81%) LAN
11 63 (2.53%) IPsec
12 47 (1.89%) FTP
13 44 (1.77%) VPN
14 39 (1.57%) NAS
15 38 (1.53%) LDAP
16 37 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
17 35 (1.41%) 3G
18 33 (1.32%) 2G
19 32 (1.28%) Wireless
19 32 (1.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (9.59%) MySQL
2 235 (9.43%) MongoDB
3 196 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 177 (7.11%) SQL Server
5 113 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
6 99 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 83 (3.33%) Oracle Database
8 60 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 47 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (1.85%) Neo4j
12 43 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (1.61%) Big Data
14 39 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
14 39 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 37 (1.49%) Redis
16 31 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (1.04%) Hadoop
18 26 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 419 (16.82%) Jenkins
2 347 (13.93%) Git (software)
3 308 (12.36%) Subversion
4 153 (6.14%) JIRA
5 128 (5.14%) Maven
6 99 (3.97%) Ant
7 61 (2.45%) Cucumber
8 59 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 59 (2.37%) ClearCase
9 55 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 55 (2.21%) Hudson
10 52 (2.09%) JUnit
11 51 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 47 (1.89%) Mercurial
13 44 (1.77%) Selenium
14 43 (1.73%) Gradle
15 41 (1.65%) Artifactory
16 37 (1.49%) TeamCity
17 29 (1.16%) StarTeam
18 28 (1.12%) JMeter
General
1 314 (12.61%) Finance
2 102 (4.09%) Banking
3 82 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 80 (3.21%) Retail
5 53 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.16%) Front Office
7 28 (1.12%) Marketing
8 25 (1.00%) Legal
9 17 (0.68%) Back Office
9 17 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.48%) Publishing
11 11 (0.44%) Billing
12 10 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.36%) Military
14 8 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.24%) Electronics
15 6 (0.24%) Advertising
16 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 450 (18.07%) Developer
2 307 (12.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 243 (9.76%) Analyst
4 163 (6.54%) Architect
5 128 (5.14%) Administrator
6 118 (4.74%) Java Developer
7 103 (4.13%) Consultant
8 95 (3.81%) Configuration Manager
9 88 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
10 84 (3.37%) Software Engineer
11 74 (2.97%) Linux Administrator
12 70 (2.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 65 (2.61%) Linux Engineer
14 63 (2.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 62 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 61 (2.45%) Configuration Analyst
17 59 (2.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 56 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
19 55 (2.21%) Project Manager
20 54 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (9.27%) HTML
2 224 (8.99%) Web Services
3 183 (7.35%) .NET
4 154 (6.18%) CSS
5 122 (4.90%) REST
6 121 (4.86%) Middleware
7 119 (4.78%) XML
8 92 (3.69%) Hibernate
9 88 (3.53%) J2EE
10 85 (3.41%) Spring
11 78 (3.13%) JSON
12 65 (2.61%) HTML5
13 62 (2.49%) jQuery
14 56 (2.25%) CSS3
15 55 (2.21%) Ruby on Rails
16 54 (2.17%) SOAP
16 54 (2.17%) JAX-RS
17 52 (2.09%) Django
18 49 (1.97%) Ajax
19 48 (1.93%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 209 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (6.30%) CMDB
3 133 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 126 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 63 (2.53%) Clustering
6 61 (2.45%) Visualisation
7 49 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.53%) Derivative
9 36 (1.45%) Statistics
9 36 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 34 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.16%) Replication
13 24 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 22 (0.88%) DataPower
15 20 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
16 18 (0.72%) Private Cloud
16 18 (0.72%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.64%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 950 (38.14%) Linux
2 568 (22.80%) UNIX
3 533 (21.40%) Windows
4 179 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (4.66%) Mac OS X
6 105 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 75 (3.01%) CentOS
8 75 (3.01%) Solaris
9 56 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 55 (2.21%) Windows 7
11 50 (2.01%) Ubuntu
12 44 (1.77%) AIX
13 36 (1.45%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.16%) SUSE
15 21 (0.84%) Android
16 18 (0.72%) Debian
17 17 (0.68%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.60%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.48%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (28.58%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (22.16%) DevOps
3 506 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
4 454 (18.23%) ITIL
5 286 (11.48%) Open Source
6 248 (9.96%) Scrum
7 206 (8.27%) Project Management
8 203 (8.15%) Change Management
9 180 (7.23%) Service Management
10 166 (6.66%) TDD
11 165 (6.62%) Release Management
12 155 (6.22%) Software Engineering
13 149 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
14 130 (5.22%) Migration
15 129 (5.18%) OO
16 123 (4.94%) Web Development
17 121 (4.86%) Web Design
18 120 (4.82%) SDLC
18 120 (4.82%) Responsive Web Design
19 114 (4.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 573 (23.00%) Java
2 432 (17.34%) Python
3 379 (15.21%) SQL
4 367 (14.73%) Ruby
5 239 (9.59%) Perl
6 205 (8.23%) JavaScript
7 184 (7.39%) Bash Shell
8 136 (5.46%) PowerShell
9 109 (4.38%) C#
9 109 (4.38%) C++
10 105 (4.22%) PHP
10 105 (4.22%) C
11 96 (3.85%) Scala
12 93 (3.73%) Shell Script
13 82 (3.29%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 27 (1.08%) Go
16 26 (1.04%) VBScript
17 22 (0.88%) VB
18 13 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 432 (17.34%) Security Cleared
2 263 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 130 (5.22%) Degree
4 120 (4.82%) DV Cleared
5 59 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 49 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (1.77%) MCSE
9 43 (1.73%) CCNA
10 21 (0.84%) MCP
11 20 (0.80%) CCNP
12 18 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.60%) MCSA
15 14 (0.56%) RHCE
16 13 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (0.36%) ISEB
18 9 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (7.23%) QA
2 89 (3.57%) SLA
3 16 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.24%) COBIT
7 5 (0.20%) P3O
7 5 (0.20%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.080%) TickIT
10 2 (0.080%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.040%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.040%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 206 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 200 (8.03%) Active Directory
3 71 (2.85%) Docker
4 52 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 51 (2.05%) vSphere
6 48 (1.93%) VMware ESX
6 48 (1.93%) KVM
7 35 (1.41%) vCloud
8 30 (1.20%) QEMU
9 27 (1.08%) Xen
10 23 (0.92%) XenApp
11 19 (0.76%) Varnish
11 19 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.72%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.64%) Firmware
15 13 (0.52%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.48%) XenServer
16 12 (0.48%) Squid
17 9 (0.36%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 671 (26.94%) Puppet
2 455 (18.27%) Opscode Chef
3 231 (9.27%) Ansible
4 113 (4.54%) Vagrant
5 95 (3.81%) Salt
6 71 (2.85%) SCCM
7 60 (2.41%) Nagios
8 40 (1.61%) Tivoli
9 34 (1.36%) ZABBIX
10 27 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 26 (1.04%) logstash
12 25 (1.00%) SCOM
13 24 (0.96%) Kibana
14 23 (0.92%) HAProxy
14 23 (0.92%) Cobbler
15 20 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
16 17 (0.68%) BladeLogic
17 16 (0.64%) Netcool
17 16 (0.64%) Rundeck
18 14 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 372 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 342 (13.73%) VMware
3 332 (13.33%) Oracle
4 227 (9.11%) Red Hat
5 111 (4.46%) HP
6 107 (4.30%) IBM
7 93 (3.73%) Citrix
8 85 (3.41%) Cisco
9 62 (2.49%) Remedy
10 50 (2.01%) Google
11 46 (1.85%) Atlassian
12 45 (1.81%) SaltStack
13 42 (1.69%) New Relic
14 37 (1.49%) ServiceNow
15 35 (1.41%) hybris
15 35 (1.41%) CheckPoint
16 31 (1.24%) Nortel
17 29 (1.16%) Perforce
18 27 (1.08%) BMC
18 27 (1.08%) Huawei
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Bristol, Avon
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Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
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Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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South West
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Croydon, Surrey
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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