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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 96 127 158
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +31
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1223 963 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 1.70% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.24% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 587 407
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £246 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 21
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.01 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -17.64%

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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +32 1118 £425 +6.25% 239
London +5 462 £450 +2.27% 98
South East +7 185 £410 +17.14% 35
Yorkshire +34 104 £350 -16.91% 15
City of London +28 95 £464 +3.05% 25
South West +2 87 £431 +3.60% 35
North West +20 85 £425 +112.50% 21
West Yorkshire +22 78 £350 -16.91% 12
East of England +10 76 £400 -5.88% 14
Leeds +6 68 £375 -12.79% 10
North East +2 59 £466 +29.51% 3
Tyne and Wear +1 58 £445 +23.61% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 57 £466 +29.51% 2
Scotland +3 52 £350 +23.34% 12
Hampshire -9 50 £400 +29.03% 5
Berkshire +2 47 £405 +8.06% 7
West Midlands +34 42 £395 +14.90% 7
Bristol +11 33 £419 +1.51% 10
Surrey +3 32 £370 +13.84% 7
Cambridgeshire +16 31 £400 +39.13% 5
Wales -16 29 £385 -12.00% 6
Cambridge +20 27 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire +7 26 £413 - 5
Lancashire +9 25 £413 +17.85% 5
Manchester -9 25 £475 +140.50% 7
Hertfordshire +20 24 £406 +30.00% 5
Wiltshire +13 24 £375 -2.28% 10
South Wales -6 23 £375 -6.25% 5
East Midlands -17 23 £362 +5.69% 9
Edinburgh +4 22 £444 +21.57% 6

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 967 (39.39%) Linux
2 758 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 686 (27.94%) Puppet
4 623 (25.38%) DevOps
5 619 (25.21%) Java
6 545 (22.20%) Continuous Integration
7 508 (20.69%) UNIX
8 487 (19.84%) Windows
9 481 (19.59%) Jenkins
10 468 (19.06%) Opscode Chef
11 420 (17.11%) ITIL
12 413 (16.82%) Security Cleared
13 407 (16.58%) Python
14 400 (16.29%) Microsoft
15 388 (15.80%) Amazon AWS
16 381 (15.52%) Git (software)
17 375 (15.27%) SQL
18 373 (15.19%) Ruby
19 337 (13.73%) VMware
20 318 (12.95%) Finance
21 302 (12.30%) Oracle
22 293 (11.93%) Subversion
23 288 (11.73%) Open Source
24 283 (11.53%) HTTP
25 270 (11.00%) Scrum
25 270 (11.00%) Ansible
26 252 (10.26%) Perl
27 250 (10.18%) SC Cleared
28 244 (9.94%) HTML
29 238 (9.69%) Red Hat

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 213 (8.68%) Apache
2 175 (7.13%) Tomcat
3 142 (5.78%) IIS
3 142 (5.78%) WebSphere
4 123 (5.01%) nginx
5 103 (4.20%) WebLogic
6 96 (3.91%) OpenStack
7 86 (3.50%) Confluence
8 79 (3.22%) JBoss
9 77 (3.14%) SharePoint
10 76 (3.10%) Jetty
11 59 (2.40%) Node.js
12 31 (1.26%) MS Exchange
13 28 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 28 (1.14%) CMS
14 22 (0.90%) SAS
14 22 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (0.90%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.73%) IBM Notes
16 16 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 137 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 107 (4.36%) MS Office
3 55 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.14%) MS Project
5 14 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.20%) Windchill
9 3 (0.12%) SPSS
10 2 (0.081%) Simulink
11 1 (0.041%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 19 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.29%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.24%) Maximo
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.24%) assyst
8 4 (0.16%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.12%) CA PPM
10 2 (0.081%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.081%) ZaiNet
10 2 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.081%) Primavera
10 2 (0.081%) Aligne
11 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.041%) Remedy AR System
11 1 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 388 (15.80%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
3 96 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
5 68 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 58 (2.36%) Google App Engine
7 40 (1.63%) IaaS
8 37 (1.51%) PaaS
9 36 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 23 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (0.81%) SaaS
13 16 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (0.57%) Route 53
16 12 (0.49%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.45%) Office 365
17 11 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.37%) Heroku
19 8 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 283 (11.53%) HTTP
2 191 (7.78%) TCP/IP
3 183 (7.45%) DNS
4 152 (6.19%) SSL
5 130 (5.30%) Firewall
6 106 (4.32%) DHCP
7 90 (3.67%) IPsec
8 88 (3.58%) Internet
9 73 (2.97%) FTP
10 67 (2.73%) WAN
11 65 (2.65%) LAN
12 56 (2.28%) SAN
13 45 (1.83%) VPN
14 34 (1.38%) LDAP
15 30 (1.22%) Network Security
16 27 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
16 27 (1.10%) 3G
17 26 (1.06%) SNMP
18 24 (0.98%) MPLS
18 24 (0.98%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (9.45%) MongoDB
2 229 (9.33%) MySQL
3 196 (7.98%) Relational Database
4 177 (7.21%) SQL Server
5 121 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
6 110 (4.48%) NoSQL
7 64 (2.61%) Oracle Database
8 62 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 61 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 45 (1.83%) Big Data
12 43 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 43 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 39 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 38 (1.55%) Redis
15 37 (1.51%) Neo4j
16 36 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
17 32 (1.30%) Hadoop
18 30 (1.22%) DB2
19 29 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 481 (19.59%) Jenkins
2 381 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 293 (11.93%) Subversion
4 162 (6.60%) Maven
5 161 (6.56%) JIRA
6 96 (3.91%) Ant
7 71 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 65 (2.65%) Hudson
9 62 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 56 (2.28%) Selenium
11 52 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 46 (1.87%) Visual Studio
13 45 (1.83%) JUnit
14 44 (1.79%) ClearCase
15 41 (1.67%) Gradle
16 40 (1.63%) Artifactory
16 40 (1.63%) Mercurial
17 39 (1.59%) TeamCity
18 26 (1.06%) JMeter
19 22 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 318 (12.95%) Finance
2 93 (3.79%) Banking
3 76 (3.10%) Retail
4 70 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.10%) Front Office
7 22 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 22 (0.90%) Marketing
8 18 (0.73%) Back Office
8 18 (0.73%) Legal
9 12 (0.49%) Military
10 10 (0.41%) Billing
10 10 (0.41%) Publishing
11 9 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.20%) Advertising
15 4 (0.16%) Games
15 4 (0.16%) Automotive
15 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 439 (17.88%) Developer
2 340 (13.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 223 (9.08%) Analyst
4 171 (6.97%) Architect
5 120 (4.89%) Administrator
6 108 (4.40%) Java Developer
6 108 (4.40%) Consultant
7 86 (3.50%) Configuration Manager
8 84 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
9 75 (3.05%) Software Engineer
10 70 (2.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 67 (2.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 67 (2.73%) Linux Administrator
12 62 (2.53%) Project Manager
13 61 (2.48%) Configuration Analyst
14 58 (2.36%) Linux Engineer
15 56 (2.28%) Technical Architect
15 56 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 53 (2.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 47 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (9.94%) HTML
2 226 (9.21%) Web Services
3 203 (8.27%) .NET
4 177 (7.21%) CSS
5 131 (5.34%) J2EE
6 123 (5.01%) XML
6 123 (5.01%) Middleware
7 117 (4.77%) REST
8 89 (3.63%) JSON
9 85 (3.46%) Spring
10 84 (3.42%) Hibernate
11 75 (3.05%) SOAP
12 70 (2.85%) jQuery
13 69 (2.81%) HTML5
13 69 (2.81%) Servlets
14 57 (2.32%) Ruby on Rails
15 55 (2.24%) Ajax
15 55 (2.24%) CSS3
15 55 (2.24%) AngularJS
16 53 (2.16%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (6.40%) CMDB
3 131 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 114 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 62 (2.53%) Visualisation
6 51 (2.08%) Clustering
7 47 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 35 (1.43%) Statistics
9 34 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.30%) Derivative
10 32 (1.30%) Mainframe
11 31 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 28 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.94%) DataPower
14 20 (0.81%) Replication
15 19 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
16 18 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.69%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.65%) Cryptography
19 15 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 967 (39.39%) Linux
2 508 (20.69%) UNIX
3 487 (19.84%) Windows
4 192 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 101 (4.11%) CentOS
5 101 (4.11%) Mac OS X
6 83 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (3.22%) Ubuntu
8 70 (2.85%) Solaris
9 61 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (2.12%) Windows 7
11 47 (1.91%) AIX
12 45 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.22%) Windows XP
14 28 (1.14%) SUSE
15 18 (0.73%) Android
16 17 (0.69%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.65%) Debian
18 15 (0.61%) Apple iOS
19 13 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (25.38%) DevOps
3 545 (22.20%) Continuous Integration
4 420 (17.11%) ITIL
5 288 (11.73%) Open Source
6 270 (11.00%) Scrum
7 223 (9.08%) Project Management
8 200 (8.15%) Change Management
9 176 (7.17%) TDD
10 175 (7.13%) Release Management
11 168 (6.84%) Service Management
12 147 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 137 (5.58%) Software Engineering
14 127 (5.17%) PRINCE2
14 127 (5.17%) OO
14 127 (5.17%) SDLC
15 122 (4.97%) Change Control
16 114 (4.64%) Web Design
16 114 (4.64%) Web Development
17 112 (4.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 619 (25.21%) Java
2 407 (16.58%) Python
3 375 (15.27%) SQL
4 373 (15.19%) Ruby
5 252 (10.26%) Perl
6 222 (9.04%) JavaScript
7 195 (7.94%) Bash Shell
8 147 (5.99%) PowerShell
9 113 (4.60%) C++
10 109 (4.44%) Scala
11 103 (4.20%) C#
12 101 (4.11%) PHP
13 95 (3.87%) C
14 83 (3.38%) Shell Script
15 66 (2.69%) PL/SQL
16 33 (1.34%) T-SQL
17 27 (1.10%) VBScript
18 26 (1.06%) VB
18 26 (1.06%) Go
19 15 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 413 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 250 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 123 (5.01%) Degree
4 110 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 53 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (1.87%) MCSE
8 37 (1.51%) CCNA
8 37 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 31 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 21 (0.86%) CCNP
11 19 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 19 (0.77%) RHCE
12 18 (0.73%) MCP
12 18 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.53%) APMP
15 12 (0.49%) MCSA
16 10 (0.41%) HNC
16 10 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (7.05%) QA
2 86 (3.50%) SLA
3 22 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.61%) P3O
4 15 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.16%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.12%) TickIT
7 2 (0.081%) COBIT
7 2 (0.081%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.041%) DO-254
8 1 (0.041%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.041%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.041%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 228 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (7.13%) Active Directory
3 103 (4.20%) Docker
4 54 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.96%) Xen
6 41 (1.67%) vSphere
7 36 (1.47%) vCloud
7 36 (1.47%) KVM
8 33 (1.34%) VMware ESX
9 25 (1.02%) Varnish
10 18 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.73%) VirtualBox
11 17 (0.69%) QEMU
11 17 (0.69%) Squid
12 14 (0.57%) XenApp
13 13 (0.53%) Firmware
14 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.37%) Postfix
15 9 (0.37%) NFS
15 9 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 686 (27.94%) Puppet
2 468 (19.06%) Opscode Chef
3 270 (11.00%) Ansible
4 99 (4.03%) Vagrant
5 83 (3.38%) Salt
6 67 (2.73%) SCCM
7 66 (2.69%) Nagios
8 43 (1.75%) ZABBIX
9 38 (1.55%) logstash
10 33 (1.34%) SCOM
11 31 (1.26%) Tivoli
12 29 (1.18%) HAProxy
13 27 (1.10%) Kibana
14 23 (0.94%) BladeLogic
14 23 (0.94%) Rundeck
15 18 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 17 (0.69%) Cobbler
17 14 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
17 14 (0.57%) Kubernetes
18 13 (0.53%) Graphite
Vendors
1 400 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 337 (13.73%) VMware
3 302 (12.30%) Oracle
4 238 (9.69%) Red Hat
5 118 (4.81%) IBM
6 104 (4.24%) HP
7 87 (3.54%) Google
8 81 (3.30%) Cisco
9 65 (2.65%) Citrix
10 54 (2.20%) Remedy
11 52 (2.12%) SaltStack
12 49 (2.00%) Atlassian
13 37 (1.51%) ServiceNow
14 33 (1.34%) New Relic
14 33 (1.34%) Splunk
15 31 (1.26%) hybris
15 31 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 30 (1.22%) Perforce
17 28 (1.14%) BMC
18 27 (1.10%) Twitter
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Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
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London
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
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Cheshire
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Cheshire
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