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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 102 162 136
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -26
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1081 630 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.32% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 1.82% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 348 459
Average daily rate £375 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 48
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £21.34 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.95 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +54 1010 £380 +8.57% 231
London +30 347 £425 -5.55% 101
South East +41 276 £350 +18.64% 42
Berkshire +41 128 £300 -13.04% 9
City of London +18 109 £420 -6.77% 40
South West +24 97 £395 +6.68% 16
North West +28 92 £375 +15.38% 13
Reading +33 84 £223 -34.07% 7
East of England +6 80 £404 +20.52% 25
Hampshire +4 73 £320 +8.47% 11
Cheshire +12 41 £375 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire -8 41 £350 +27.27% 16
Manchester +18 36 £350 -4.63% 4
Wiltshire +10 35 £350 -20.45% 3
Scotland -6 34 £350 +3.70% 11
Essex -8 34 £440 +32.33% 4
West Yorkshire -21 34 £374 +36.08% 15
East Midlands +1 31 £375 +38.88% 6
North East -13 30 £263 +0.96% 2
Tyne and Wear -14 30 £263 +0.96% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 30 £263 +0.96% 2
Bristol +6 28 £425 +33.85% 1
Leeds -12 27 £374 +15.07% 8
West Midlands -26 25 £325 -3.70% 8
Cambridgeshire +1 24 £388 -0.64% 16
Chester +3 23 £363 - 1
Surrey -13 22 £340 +51.11% 11
Wales -8 19 £350 +3.70% 3
Edinburgh -7 18 £406 - 7
Nottingham +12 15 £375 +35.13% 4

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 436 (23.76%) Linux
2 366 (19.95%) Java
3 361 (19.67%) ITIL
4 341 (18.58%) Oracle
5 312 (17.00%) UNIX
6 310 (16.89%) Security Cleared
7 304 (16.57%) SQL
8 297 (16.19%) Windows
9 271 (14.77%) Microsoft
10 269 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
11 256 (13.95%) Finance
12 254 (13.84%) Change Management
13 240 (13.08%) Project Management
14 226 (12.32%) Puppet
15 210 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
16 205 (11.17%) Subversion
17 199 (10.84%) SC Cleared
18 187 (10.19%) Service Management
19 185 (10.08%) HTML
20 179 (9.75%) Jenkins
21 171 (9.32%) MS Excel
22 166 (9.05%) Degree
23 161 (8.77%) Web Services
24 156 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
25 150 (8.17%) CSS
26 149 (8.12%) .NET
26 149 (8.12%) Scrum
27 146 (7.96%) JavaScript
28 143 (7.79%) Release Management
28 143 (7.79%) TDD

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 104 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 97 (5.29%) WebLogic
3 88 (4.80%) Apache
4 70 (3.81%) CMS
5 62 (3.38%) Tomcat
6 44 (2.40%) SAS
7 43 (2.34%) IIS
7 43 (2.34%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.18%) IBM Notes
9 34 (1.85%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
11 25 (1.36%) Apache Solr
12 23 (1.25%) Confluence
12 23 (1.25%) Node.js
13 22 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (1.04%) nginx
15 17 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.93%) MS Exchange
16 16 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
17 15 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 171 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 115 (6.27%) MS Office
3 58 (3.16%) MS Project
4 45 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (1.58%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.11%) Simulink
8 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.44%) Maximo
4 8 (0.44%) assyst
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.11%) CA Clarity
9 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
2 57 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.23%) SaaS
4 35 (1.91%) Amazon S3
5 23 (1.25%) Route 53
6 22 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
7 19 (1.04%) PaaS
8 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (0.60%) Joyent
9 11 (0.60%) IaaS
10 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.16%) Office 365
12 1 (0.054%) Heroku
12 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 115 (6.27%) DNS
2 86 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 84 (4.58%) LDAP
3 84 (4.58%) Firewall
4 59 (3.22%) HTTP
5 58 (3.16%) SAN
6 57 (3.11%) SSL
7 38 (2.07%) WAN
7 38 (2.07%) DHCP
8 37 (2.02%) LAN
9 35 (1.91%) NAS
10 32 (1.74%) GGSN
10 32 (1.74%) SGSN
11 30 (1.63%) SS7
11 30 (1.63%) MGW
12 29 (1.58%) VPN
13 25 (1.36%) Internet
13 25 (1.36%) L2TP
14 22 (1.20%) MPLS
14 22 (1.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (7.03%) Oracle Database
2 110 (5.99%) Relational Database
2 110 (5.99%) SQL Server
3 92 (5.01%) MySQL
4 70 (3.81%) MongoDB
5 56 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 56 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 51 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (2.72%) NoSQL
8 36 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 35 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 26 (1.42%) DB2
12 22 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
14 18 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.76%) Big Data
17 13 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 205 (11.17%) Subversion
2 179 (9.75%) Jenkins
3 133 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 117 (6.38%) Maven
5 73 (3.98%) Ant
6 64 (3.49%) ClearCase
7 61 (3.32%) JIRA
8 59 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (2.56%) Visual Studio
10 45 (2.45%) Eclipse
11 41 (2.23%) JUnit
11 41 (2.23%) Hudson
12 39 (2.13%) Selenium
13 38 (2.07%) NUnit
14 28 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
15 27 (1.47%) TeamCity
16 26 (1.42%) WebDriver
17 24 (1.31%) Mockito
17 24 (1.31%) StarTeam
17 24 (1.31%) GoogleTest
General
1 256 (13.95%) Finance
2 121 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 100 (5.45%) Banking
4 41 (2.23%) Front Office
5 38 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.36%) Back Office
7 22 (1.20%) Retail
8 19 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.04%) Military
9 15 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.76%) Electronics
10 14 (0.76%) Billing
11 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.65%) Publishing
12 11 (0.60%) Marketing
13 9 (0.49%) Advertising
14 8 (0.44%) Automotive
14 8 (0.44%) French Language
15 7 (0.38%) Dutch Language
16 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 348 (18.96%) Developer
2 215 (11.72%) Analyst
3 104 (5.67%) Java Developer
4 99 (5.40%) Configuration Manager
5 96 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 79 (4.31%) Architect
7 77 (4.20%) Consultant
8 69 (3.76%) Project Manager
8 69 (3.76%) Administrator
9 58 (3.16%) Release Manager
10 57 (3.11%) Software Engineer
11 54 (2.94%) Configuration Analyst
12 52 (2.83%) Senior Developer
13 44 (2.40%) NOC Engineer
14 37 (2.02%) Systems Engineer
15 35 (1.91%) Support Engineer
16 31 (1.69%) .NET Developer
17 29 (1.58%) Systems Administrator
18 28 (1.53%) Support Analyst
18 28 (1.53%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (10.08%) HTML
2 161 (8.77%) Web Services
3 150 (8.17%) CSS
4 149 (8.12%) .NET
5 140 (7.63%) XML
6 135 (7.36%) jQuery
7 132 (7.19%) Spring
8 100 (5.45%) Ajax
8 100 (5.45%) J2EE
9 81 (4.41%) CSS3
10 76 (4.14%) HTML5
11 71 (3.87%) Middleware
12 55 (3.00%) ASP.NET
13 52 (2.83%) JSP
14 48 (2.62%) Struts
14 48 (2.62%) JSON
15 43 (2.34%) .NET Framework
16 40 (2.18%) Hibernate
16 40 (2.18%) XML Schema
16 40 (2.18%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.74%) CMDB
2 108 (5.89%) Open Source
3 73 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.62%) Clustering
6 33 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 28 (1.53%) Mainframe
8 27 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.31%) Derivative
10 22 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.93%) Replication
13 16 (0.87%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.76%) Firmware
15 13 (0.71%) Equities
16 11 (0.60%) STB
16 11 (0.60%) CLARiiON
16 11 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.54%) Fixed Income
17 10 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 436 (23.76%) Linux
2 312 (17.00%) UNIX
3 297 (16.19%) Windows
4 97 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (3.76%) Solaris
6 66 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 48 (2.62%) CentOS
10 38 (2.07%) AIX
11 37 (2.02%) Windows 7
12 22 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.71%) Debian
15 12 (0.65%) HPUX
16 9 (0.49%) Windows NT
16 9 (0.49%) VMS
17 8 (0.44%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (19.67%) ITIL
2 269 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (13.84%) Change Management
4 240 (13.08%) Project Management
5 210 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
6 187 (10.19%) Service Management
7 149 (8.12%) Scrum
8 143 (7.79%) TDD
8 143 (7.79%) Release Management
9 122 (6.65%) PRINCE2
10 110 (5.99%) Problem Management
11 107 (5.83%) Software Engineering
11 107 (5.83%) Change Control
12 98 (5.34%) OO
13 96 (5.23%) SOA
14 91 (4.96%) UML
14 91 (4.96%) Web Development
15 88 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 88 (4.80%) MVC
16 85 (4.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 366 (19.95%) Java
2 304 (16.57%) SQL
3 146 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 114 (6.21%) Perl
5 104 (5.67%) Python
6 103 (5.61%) Ruby
7 97 (5.29%) C
8 90 (4.90%) C#
9 85 (4.63%) PL/SQL
10 72 (3.92%) PHP
11 67 (3.65%) C++
12 63 (3.43%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.07%) Scala
14 27 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.47%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.25%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.09%) VB
17 14 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.54%) COBOL
19 9 (0.49%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 310 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 199 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 166 (9.05%) Degree
4 76 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 66 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
6 36 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 35 (1.91%) ISEB
8 21 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.82%) RHCE
11 14 (0.76%) PMP
12 13 (0.71%) MCP
13 12 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.44%) APMP
16 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.38%) CCNP
16 7 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
17 6 (0.33%) MCSE
17 6 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (6.32%) QA
2 53 (2.89%) SLA
3 21 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.49%) DO-178B
5 8 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.44%) TickIT
6 7 (0.38%) P3O
7 5 (0.27%) COBIT
8 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.16%) HL7
9 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.054%) GAMP
11 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.054%) JTAG
11 1 (0.054%) DO-254
11 1 (0.054%) Basel III
11 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 90 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 62 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 28 (1.53%) NFS
5 23 (1.25%) Varnish
6 21 (1.14%) Sendmail
7 20 (1.09%) KVM
7 20 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
8 18 (0.98%) Samba
9 11 (0.60%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.60%) XenApp
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (0.49%) Xen
11 9 (0.49%) vSphere
11 9 (0.49%) vCloud
12 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.16%) XenServer
14 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 226 (12.32%) Puppet
2 156 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (4.14%) Nagios
4 39 (2.13%) Ganglia
5 36 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 34 (1.85%) Vagrant
7 23 (1.25%) SCCM
8 21 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (0.98%) CFEngine
10 16 (0.87%) Ansible
10 16 (0.87%) Tivoli
11 15 (0.82%) BladeLogic
11 15 (0.82%) StatsD
12 12 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.65%) Control-M
13 11 (0.60%) Data Guard
13 11 (0.60%) HP UCMDB
14 9 (0.49%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.49%) SCOM
14 9 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 341 (18.58%) Oracle
2 271 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 134 (7.30%) Red Hat
4 97 (5.29%) VMware
5 91 (4.96%) HP
6 73 (3.98%) Cisco
7 57 (3.11%) JBoss
8 50 (2.72%) IBM
9 45 (2.45%) Citrix
10 42 (2.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 41 (2.23%) Juniper
12 40 (2.18%) Lotus
12 40 (2.18%) ServiceNow
13 38 (2.07%) Remedy
14 37 (2.02%) EMC
15 31 (1.69%) NetApp
16 29 (1.58%) SAP
16 29 (1.58%) hybris
17 27 (1.47%) BMC
18 24 (1.31%) Sybase
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