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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 119 156 141
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -15
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1017 740 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.40% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.89% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 413 412
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 59
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.32 £11.60 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.86% -6.25%

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
42685 39165 41848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26606 24143 24263
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1100 1502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +30 910 £400 -4.19% 188
London +40 431 £440 -2.22% 60
South East +8 156 £350 -6.66% 37
East of England +27 77 £425 +13.33% 19
City of London +4 75 £450 -5.26% 15
South West +5 71 £413 +10.00% 12
Hampshire -29 54 £335 -8.84% 7
North West -12 45 £430 +34.37% 16
Wales +13 44 £400 +23.07% 9
Berkshire +7 44 £375 +3.44% 9
North East +2 40 £360 +53.19% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 39 £360 +53.19% 5
Tyne and Wear -1 39 £360 +53.19% 5
Scotland -5 39 £288 -29.23% 7
Yorkshire +23 38 £413 +21.68% 22
West Yorkshire +20 37 £413 +22.22% 15
Leeds +29 32 £421 +29.61% 14
East Midlands +8 32 £330 -5.71% 9
Surrey +10 28 £325 -27.77% 5
Reading +15 27 £475 +31.03% 7
South Wales +4 25 £375 +25.00% 4
Essex +5 24 £448 -22.17% 4
Bedfordshire +2 21 £438 +2.94% 3
Bristol -9 16 £394 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -28 16 £331 +26.19% 6
Southampton +3 15 £375 +8.30% 2
Somerset +4 14 £488 +62.50% 2
Luton -9 14 £425 -
Manchester -11 14 £198 -37.79% 7
Gloucestershire -11 14 £535 -

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 738 (35.34%) Linux
2 516 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (22.70%) Java
4 447 (21.41%) UNIX
5 420 (20.11%) Puppet
6 409 (19.59%) Security Cleared
7 394 (18.87%) Windows
8 380 (18.20%) Microsoft
8 380 (18.20%) DevOps
9 379 (18.15%) ITIL
10 372 (17.82%) SQL
11 354 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
12 353 (16.91%) Git (software)
13 300 (14.37%) Oracle
14 291 (13.94%) HTML
15 286 (13.70%) Finance
16 274 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
17 273 (13.07%) SC Cleared
18 270 (12.93%) Web Services
19 259 (12.40%) Ruby
20 250 (11.97%) Subversion
21 236 (11.30%) Jenkins
22 226 (10.82%) VMware
23 218 (10.44%) .NET
24 215 (10.30%) Python
25 212 (10.15%) HTTP
26 210 (10.06%) Relational Database
27 202 (9.67%) Open Source
28 197 (9.43%) Project Management
29 196 (9.39%) Change Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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
1 131 (6.27%) Apache
2 105 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 101 (4.84%) IIS
4 78 (3.74%) WebLogic
5 77 (3.69%) WebSphere
6 72 (3.45%) Confluence
7 64 (3.07%) Tomcat
8 63 (3.02%) nginx
9 54 (2.59%) CMS
10 45 (2.16%) Node.js
11 43 (2.06%) OpenStack
12 42 (2.01%) MS Exchange
13 39 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 31 (1.48%) Apache Solr
15 29 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (1.25%) IBM Notes
17 25 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
18 24 (1.15%) Jetty
19 21 (1.01%) FileNet
20 19 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 164 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 104 (4.98%) MS Office
3 44 (2.11%) MS Project
4 35 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.19%) Windchill
9 3 (0.14%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.096%) Simulink
11 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.048%) SPSS
11 1 (0.048%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 36 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.57%) assyst
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.29%) Markit EDM
12 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
13 4 (0.19%) Summit
14 3 (0.14%) Maximo
14 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 2 (0.096%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 151 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (5.03%) Amazon EC2
3 67 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (2.35%) Amazon S3
5 43 (2.06%) PaaS
6 40 (1.92%) SaaS
7 34 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (1.53%) IaaS
9 26 (1.25%) Office 365
10 22 (1.05%) Route 53
11 20 (0.96%) Google App Engine
12 19 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.38%) GitHub
14 4 (0.19%) Joyent
15 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 212 (10.15%) HTTP
2 134 (6.42%) DNS
3 106 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 102 (4.89%) Firewall
5 82 (3.93%) DHCP
6 81 (3.88%) SAN
7 76 (3.64%) SSL
8 56 (2.68%) LDAP
9 47 (2.25%) Internet
10 37 (1.77%) IPsec
11 36 (1.72%) NAS
12 35 (1.68%) LAN
12 35 (1.68%) WAN
13 29 (1.39%) VPN
14 24 (1.15%) 3G
15 22 (1.05%) FTP
16 21 (1.01%) Network Security
17 18 (0.86%) LTE
18 15 (0.72%) Kerberos
18 15 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (10.06%) Relational Database
2 155 (7.42%) MongoDB
3 129 (6.18%) SQL Server
4 113 (5.41%) MySQL
5 97 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 92 (4.41%) NoSQL
7 54 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 53 (2.54%) Neo4j
9 50 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (2.06%) SSDT
11 42 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 41 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 41 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (1.01%) Couchbase
13 21 (1.01%) Redis
14 19 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
15 18 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
16 16 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 353 (16.91%) Git (software)
2 250 (11.97%) Subversion
3 236 (11.30%) Jenkins
4 185 (8.86%) Maven
5 125 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 118 (5.65%) JIRA
7 97 (4.65%) Visual Studio
8 71 (3.40%) TeamCity
9 65 (3.11%) Hudson
10 52 (2.49%) Ant
11 49 (2.35%) MSBuild
11 49 (2.35%) Gradle
11 49 (2.35%) Artifactory
12 44 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 43 (2.06%) ClearCase
14 40 (1.92%) NuGet
15 37 (1.77%) Rational DOORS
16 36 (1.72%) JUnit
17 33 (1.58%) Selenium
18 27 (1.29%) StarTeam
General
1 286 (13.70%) Finance
2 90 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 88 (4.21%) Banking
4 37 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.44%) Front Office
6 30 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.29%) Retail
8 19 (0.91%) Back Office
9 18 (0.86%) Military
10 16 (0.77%) Publishing
11 15 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 13 (0.62%) Marketing
13 11 (0.53%) Advertising
14 10 (0.48%) Law
14 10 (0.48%) Electronics
14 10 (0.48%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.43%) Legal
16 8 (0.38%) International Banking
17 7 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 460 (22.03%) Developer
2 232 (11.11%) Analyst
3 200 (9.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 143 (6.85%) Java Developer
5 92 (4.41%) Configuration Manager
6 89 (4.26%) Architect
6 89 (4.26%) Consultant
7 76 (3.64%) Software Engineer
8 61 (2.92%) Senior Developer
9 60 (2.87%) Configuration Analyst
10 50 (2.39%) Project Manager
10 50 (2.39%) Build Engineer
11 48 (2.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 47 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
13 45 (2.16%) Administrator
14 41 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
15 40 (1.92%) Release Manager
16 38 (1.82%) Release Engineer
16 38 (1.82%) Build and Release Engineer
17 33 (1.58%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (13.94%) HTML
2 270 (12.93%) Web Services
3 218 (10.44%) .NET
4 193 (9.24%) CSS
5 148 (7.09%) REST
6 142 (6.80%) XML
7 110 (5.27%) Spring
8 89 (4.26%) Hibernate
8 89 (4.26%) JSON
9 88 (4.21%) Middleware
9 88 (4.21%) jQuery
10 87 (4.17%) Ajax
11 84 (4.02%) ASP.NET
12 83 (3.98%) .NET Framework
13 76 (3.64%) HTML5
14 75 (3.59%) CSS3
15 70 (3.35%) J2EE
16 66 (3.16%) SOAP
17 55 (2.63%) JAX-RS
18 48 (2.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 202 (9.67%) Open Source
2 192 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (7.61%) CMDB
4 113 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 60 (2.87%) Visualisation
6 52 (2.49%) Clustering
7 39 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.82%) User Experience
9 29 (1.39%) Replication
10 25 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 24 (1.15%) Mainframe
12 21 (1.01%) PKI
13 18 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.81%) Mathematics
15 15 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.72%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.67%) Blackberry
16 14 (0.67%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.67%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 738 (35.34%) Linux
2 447 (21.41%) UNIX
3 394 (18.87%) Windows
4 135 (6.47%) Mac OS X
5 117 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (4.41%) CentOS
7 86 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 81 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 75 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (2.59%) Solaris
11 37 (1.77%) Ubuntu
12 34 (1.63%) Windows XP
13 33 (1.58%) AIX
14 31 (1.48%) Windows 7
15 25 (1.20%) SELinux
16 15 (0.72%) VMS
17 14 (0.67%) Debian
18 11 (0.53%) HPUX
19 8 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
20 4 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (18.20%) DevOps
3 379 (18.15%) ITIL
4 354 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
5 197 (9.43%) Project Management
6 196 (9.39%) Change Management
7 177 (8.48%) Release Management
8 163 (7.81%) Scrum
9 154 (7.38%) Service Management
10 153 (7.33%) TDD
10 153 (7.33%) Web Development
11 148 (7.09%) Web Design
12 143 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
13 140 (6.70%) Automated Testing
14 119 (5.70%) Software Engineering
15 115 (5.51%) OO
16 107 (5.12%) Unit Testing
17 105 (5.03%) SOA
18 103 (4.93%) Change Control
19 98 (4.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 474 (22.70%) Java
2 372 (17.82%) SQL
3 259 (12.40%) Ruby
4 215 (10.30%) Python
5 192 (9.20%) JavaScript
6 122 (5.84%) PHP
7 114 (5.46%) Perl
8 107 (5.12%) C#
9 91 (4.36%) Shell Script
10 89 (4.26%) PowerShell
11 85 (4.07%) Scala
11 85 (4.07%) C
12 77 (3.69%) C++
12 77 (3.69%) Bash Shell
13 75 (3.59%) PL/SQL
14 41 (1.96%) VB
15 31 (1.48%) VBScript
16 19 (0.91%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.77%) Groovy
18 9 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 409 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 273 (13.07%) SC Cleared
3 158 (7.57%) Degree
4 71 (3.40%) DV Cleared
5 52 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (1.63%) MCSE
8 22 (1.05%) MCP
9 21 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 20 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 18 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.86%) MCSA
11 18 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.86%) PMI Certification
12 17 (0.81%) CISSP
13 15 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.62%) ISEB
15 12 (0.57%) CCNP
16 11 (0.53%) CCNA
16 11 (0.53%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.47%) QA
2 74 (3.54%) SLA
3 20 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.53%) COBIT
6 11 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.14%) TickIT
9 3 (0.14%) HL7
9 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.048%) DO-254
System Software
1 159 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
4 35 (1.68%) VMware ESX
5 24 (1.15%) Xen
6 22 (1.05%) KVM
7 20 (0.96%) vSphere
8 17 (0.81%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.77%) XenApp
9 16 (0.77%) Varnish
10 12 (0.57%) RHEV
11 11 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.53%) UAG
11 11 (0.53%) vCloud
11 11 (0.53%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.29%) NFS
13 6 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.19%) XenServer
14 4 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 420 (20.11%) Puppet
2 274 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (4.17%) Nagios
4 65 (3.11%) Vagrant
5 56 (2.68%) SCCM
6 47 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 40 (1.92%) Tivoli
8 38 (1.82%) Salt
9 37 (1.77%) HP UCMDB
10 36 (1.72%) Ansible
11 30 (1.44%) Cacti
12 27 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
13 20 (0.96%) Netcool
13 20 (0.96%) SCOM
14 14 (0.67%) WMI
14 14 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.53%) StatsD
17 10 (0.48%) Ganglia
18 9 (0.43%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 380 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 300 (14.37%) Oracle
3 226 (10.82%) VMware
4 166 (7.95%) Red Hat
5 123 (5.89%) HP
6 79 (3.78%) IBM
7 77 (3.69%) Citrix
8 64 (3.07%) Remedy
9 60 (2.87%) JBoss
10 52 (2.49%) Cisco
11 40 (1.92%) Red Gate
12 37 (1.77%) Atlassian
13 33 (1.58%) Serena
14 30 (1.44%) Google
15 29 (1.39%) Percona
16 28 (1.34%) Perforce
17 27 (1.29%) hybris
18 26 (1.25%) Lotus
19 25 (1.20%) Borland
19 25 (1.20%) BMC
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified 3 Month rolling contract - £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago