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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 80 115 167
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +52
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1204 895 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.29% 1.76% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.36% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 497 305
Average daily rate
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£422 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £247 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 37
Average hourly rate £35.75 £32.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.17 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £84.98 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £31.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+15.87% -13.69%

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +25 1105 £425 +13.33% 226
London +40 415 £475 +16.56% 73
South East +3 262 £365 +4.28% 51
Hampshire +16 133 £365 +4.28% 17
Yorkshire +50 114 £350 -6.41% 27
West Yorkshire +44 112 £350 -6.47% 19
City of London +21 105 £450 +9.09% 23
Leeds +33 104 £350 -6.47% 17
North West -13 77 £425 +21.42% 15
South West -2 74 £450 +13.92% 25
West Midlands +28 50 £325 -7.14% 4
Scotland +22 47 £336 -22.92% 6
Berkshire -43 47 £306 -12.50% 16
Manchester +6 45 £475 +35.71% 10
North East +21 41 £370 +37.03% 2
Tyne and Wear +23 40 £370 +39.62% 2
Bristol +3 38 £450 +12.50% 11
East of England -22 37 £425 +9.67% 24
East Midlands -6 35 £450 +20.00% 4
Southampton +7 30 £375 -16.66% 6
Reading -23 27 £204 -36.25% 13
Hook -1 22 £315 +2.60%
Wales +2 18 £500 +42.85% 3
Surrey -5 18 £415 +34.95% 5
Gosport +4 15 £368 +4.70% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 15 £500 +25.00% 5
Wiltshire -8 15 £338 -11.47% 9
Edinburgh +3 14 £338 -18.18% 3
West Sussex -6 14 £290 -22.66% 1
Warrington +3 13 £275 -20.28%

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1038 (42.14%) Linux
2 716 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 683 (27.73%) Puppet
4 654 (26.55%) UNIX
5 590 (23.95%) Java
6 558 (22.66%) DevOps
7 535 (21.72%) Windows
7 535 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
8 532 (21.60%) Security Cleared
9 430 (17.46%) Python
10 428 (17.38%) VMware
11 427 (17.34%) ITIL
12 413 (16.77%) SQL
13 410 (16.65%) Jenkins
14 398 (16.16%) Ruby
15 396 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
16 393 (15.96%) Microsoft
17 364 (14.78%) Subversion
17 364 (14.78%) SC Cleared
18 359 (14.58%) Oracle
19 358 (14.54%) Git (software)
20 294 (11.94%) HTTP
21 289 (11.73%) Finance
22 283 (11.49%) MongoDB
23 282 (11.45%) Open Source
24 271 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
25 261 (10.60%) Relational Database
26 258 (10.48%) HTML
27 240 (9.74%) Active Directory
28 235 (9.54%) Scrum

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 152 (6.17%) Apache
2 108 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 100 (4.06%) OpenStack
4 95 (3.86%) Tomcat
5 84 (3.41%) IIS
6 81 (3.29%) SharePoint
7 71 (2.88%) JBoss
7 71 (2.88%) Node.js
8 60 (2.44%) nginx
8 60 (2.44%) WebSphere
9 58 (2.35%) Confluence
10 42 (1.71%) Apache Solr
11 40 (1.62%) MS Exchange
12 37 (1.50%) CMS
13 25 (1.02%) SAS
13 25 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
14 22 (0.89%) Drupal
15 21 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 166 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 83 (3.37%) MS Office
3 41 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.06%) MS Project
5 25 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.16%) Simulink
9 2 (0.081%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.041%) FastStats
10 1 (0.041%) Weka
10 1 (0.041%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.041%) SPSS
10 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 31 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 14 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.37%) Agresso
7 7 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.20%) HFM
8 5 (0.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.12%) assyst
10 2 (0.081%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.041%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 141 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
3 89 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (2.52%) PaaS
5 51 (2.07%) IaaS
6 48 (1.95%) SaaS
7 41 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 22 (0.89%) Office 365
10 19 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (0.73%) Route 53
12 15 (0.61%) Heroku
13 14 (0.57%) GitHub
14 13 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.49%) Joyent
15 12 (0.49%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.28%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.12%) HP Helion
18 1 (0.041%) LucidChart
18 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 294 (11.94%) HTTP
2 159 (6.46%) TCP/IP
3 117 (4.75%) DNS
3 117 (4.75%) SSL
4 105 (4.26%) Firewall
5 94 (3.82%) SAN
6 81 (3.29%) IPsec
7 80 (3.25%) Internet
8 73 (2.96%) DHCP
9 62 (2.52%) NAS
10 58 (2.35%) WAN
11 57 (2.31%) LDAP
12 56 (2.27%) LAN
13 43 (1.75%) FTP
14 41 (1.66%) VPN
15 35 (1.42%) 3G
15 35 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
16 34 (1.38%) LTE
17 29 (1.18%) 4G
18 28 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (11.49%) MongoDB
2 261 (10.60%) Relational Database
3 209 (8.49%) MySQL
4 149 (6.05%) SQL Server
5 132 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
6 128 (5.20%) NoSQL
7 106 (4.30%) Oracle Database
8 84 (3.41%) Neo4j
9 73 (2.96%) RDBMS
10 52 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (1.62%) Redis
13 39 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 32 (1.30%) DB2
15 29 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (1.14%) Ingres
17 27 (1.10%) Big Data
17 27 (1.10%) MariaDB
18 26 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
19 25 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 410 (16.65%) Jenkins
2 364 (14.78%) Subversion
3 358 (14.54%) Git (software)
4 143 (5.81%) Maven
5 126 (5.12%) ClearCase
6 120 (4.87%) Ant
7 92 (3.74%) JIRA
8 77 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 72 (2.92%) NUnit
10 69 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 67 (2.72%) Hudson
12 63 (2.56%) StarTeam
13 59 (2.40%) GoogleTest
13 59 (2.40%) CppUnit
14 49 (1.99%) CruiseControl
15 48 (1.95%) ClearQuest
15 48 (1.95%) Cucumber
16 44 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 41 (1.66%) Mercurial
18 38 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 289 (11.73%) Finance
2 113 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 78 (3.17%) Banking
4 56 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 34 (1.38%) Marketing
6 33 (1.34%) Retail
7 23 (0.93%) Publishing
8 21 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 18 (0.73%) Advertising
9 18 (0.73%) Legal
9 18 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.65%) Electronics
11 15 (0.61%) Billing
12 13 (0.53%) Military
13 12 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.45%) Front Office
14 11 (0.45%) Law
15 9 (0.37%) Automotive
15 9 (0.37%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.20%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 484 (19.65%) Developer
2 321 (13.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 199 (8.08%) Analyst
4 169 (6.86%) Java Developer
5 108 (4.38%) Administrator
6 98 (3.98%) Consultant
7 96 (3.90%) Architect
8 90 (3.65%) Software Engineer
9 86 (3.49%) Configuration Manager
10 75 (3.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 66 (2.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 62 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
13 59 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
14 58 (2.35%) Project Manager
15 54 (2.19%) Senior Developer
15 54 (2.19%) Release Manager
16 52 (2.11%) Support Engineer
17 42 (1.71%) Technical Architect
17 42 (1.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (1.71%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (10.48%) HTML
2 231 (9.38%) Web Services
3 158 (6.41%) REST
4 153 (6.21%) CSS
5 149 (6.05%) .NET
6 138 (5.60%) XML
7 128 (5.20%) Hibernate
8 91 (3.69%) Spring
8 91 (3.69%) Middleware
9 87 (3.53%) JAX-RS
10 80 (3.25%) J2EE
11 78 (3.17%) JSON
12 60 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
13 53 (2.15%) SOAP
14 50 (2.03%) HTML5
15 48 (1.95%) CSS3
16 46 (1.87%) Ajax
17 45 (1.83%) LAMP
18 43 (1.75%) Motif
18 43 (1.75%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 282 (11.45%) Open Source
2 219 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (5.03%) CMDB
4 109 (4.43%) Clustering
5 98 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 69 (2.80%) Visualisation
7 48 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 45 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 43 (1.75%) Replication
10 32 (1.30%) PKI
11 31 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 31 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.18%) Derivative
13 21 (0.85%) NHS
13 21 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.77%) User Experience
15 16 (0.65%) CESG
15 16 (0.65%) Taxonomies
16 14 (0.57%) Data Extraction
17 13 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1038 (42.14%) Linux
2 654 (26.55%) UNIX
3 535 (21.72%) Windows
4 175 (7.11%) Mac OS X
5 172 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 150 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 119 (4.83%) CentOS
8 85 (3.45%) Solaris
9 84 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (2.60%) Windows 7
11 44 (1.79%) Ubuntu
12 42 (1.71%) Windows XP
13 41 (1.66%) AIX
14 28 (1.14%) Android
14 28 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 26 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
16 20 (0.81%) Windows Phone
17 18 (0.73%) HPUX
18 15 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (22.66%) DevOps
3 535 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
4 427 (17.34%) ITIL
5 235 (9.54%) Scrum
6 233 (9.46%) Project Management
7 203 (8.24%) Change Management
8 188 (7.63%) Release Management
9 181 (7.35%) Software Engineering
10 174 (7.06%) Web Design
11 169 (6.86%) OO
12 164 (6.66%) Responsive Web Design
13 160 (6.50%) Service Management
14 154 (6.25%) TDD
15 127 (5.16%) Change Control
16 121 (4.91%) Migration
16 121 (4.91%) Problem Management
17 116 (4.71%) Service Delivery
18 115 (4.67%) Mentoring
19 114 (4.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 590 (23.95%) Java
2 430 (17.46%) Python
3 413 (16.77%) SQL
4 398 (16.16%) Ruby
5 225 (9.14%) Perl
6 192 (7.80%) Bash Shell
7 173 (7.02%) JavaScript
8 148 (6.01%) PHP
9 142 (5.77%) C
10 127 (5.16%) PowerShell
11 126 (5.12%) Shell Script
12 117 (4.75%) C++
13 111 (4.51%) C#
14 90 (3.65%) PL/SQL
15 72 (2.92%) Scala
16 31 (1.26%) VB
17 27 (1.10%) VBScript
18 20 (0.81%) Groovy
19 13 (0.53%) Ada
20 12 (0.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 532 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 364 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 146 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 125 (5.08%) Degree
5 69 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
6 60 (2.44%) VCP4
7 53 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 38 (1.54%) CCNA
10 34 (1.38%) MCP
10 34 (1.38%) MCSE
11 24 (0.97%) ISEB
12 13 (0.53%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.37%) MCSA
14 9 (0.37%) PMP
15 8 (0.32%) RHCE
16 7 (0.28%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.60%) QA
2 85 (3.45%) SLA
3 9 (0.37%) DO-178B
4 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.20%) COBIT
7 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.041%) P3O
System Software
1 271 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 240 (9.74%) Active Directory
3 81 (3.29%) VMware ESX
4 63 (2.56%) vSphere
5 54 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 41 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
7 38 (1.54%) KVM
8 36 (1.46%) Firmware
9 31 (1.26%) Varnish
9 31 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.06%) Xen
10 26 (1.06%) vCloud
11 18 (0.73%) Docker
11 18 (0.73%) Terminal Services
11 18 (0.73%) XenApp
12 17 (0.69%) NFS
13 16 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
14 15 (0.61%) XenServer
15 13 (0.53%) QEMU
16 11 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 683 (27.73%) Puppet
2 396 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
3 136 (5.52%) Ansible
4 112 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 80 (3.25%) Salt
5 80 (3.25%) Nagios
6 73 (2.96%) SCCM
7 69 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 65 (2.64%) Tivoli
9 30 (1.22%) SCOM
10 28 (1.14%) Netcool
10 28 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
11 27 (1.10%) Cobbler
12 22 (0.89%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.65%) Cacti
13 16 (0.65%) WSUS
14 15 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (0.61%) Icinga
15 12 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 12 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 428 (17.38%) VMware
2 393 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 359 (14.58%) Oracle
4 207 (8.40%) Red Hat
5 128 (5.20%) HP
6 122 (4.95%) Citrix
7 89 (3.61%) IBM
8 61 (2.48%) Cisco
9 47 (1.91%) New Relic
10 44 (1.79%) Remedy
11 39 (1.58%) SAP
12 38 (1.54%) Rackspace
13 37 (1.50%) Business Objects
13 37 (1.50%) Perforce
14 33 (1.34%) Veritas
15 29 (1.18%) Borland
15 29 (1.18%) F5
16 27 (1.10%) Atlassian
16 27 (1.10%) EMC
16 27 (1.10%) Nortel
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £310 - £360 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gwent
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £365 per day + .
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £140 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago