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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 115 162 149
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -13
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1037 717 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.36% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.83% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 422 404
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 50
Average hourly rate £34.93 £14.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+149.46% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £10.15 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.50 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year
+79.48% -53.84%

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
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 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +41 921 £400 - 212
London +35 418 £440 -2.22% 63
South East +3 156 £363 -0.68% 37
City of London +8 81 £450 - 19
East of England +33 76 £431 +62.73% 26
South West +6 68 £390 +4.00% 12
Hampshire -15 64 £383 +5.15% 8
North West -2 54 £400 +23.07% 15
Yorkshire +32 53 £413 +18.70% 27
Wales +18 52 £363 - 6
West Yorkshire +38 50 £413 +17.85% 20
North East +4 47 £350 +48.93% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 46 £350 +48.93% 9
Tyne and Wear 0 46 £350 +48.93% 9
Leeds +40 43 £388 +6.82% 15
Scotland +9 43 £333 -18.15% 6
Berkshire +15 39 £394 +8.62% 11
East Midlands +14 31 £350 +2.94% 11
Surrey +1 27 £338 +37.75% 4
Essex +2 25 £470 +77.35% 10
Reading +26 24 £475 +31.03% 8
Bedfordshire - 23 £425 - 2
Bristol -6 21 £383 +11.27% 5
Manchester -5 20 £275 -14.06% 6
West Wales -5 20 £438 +25.00% 3
Swansea -6 20 £438 +25.00% 3
Southampton +4 18 £400 +18.51% 2
South Wales +1 18 £350 -6.66% 3
West Midlands -30 18 £325 +30.00% 11
Cheshire -12 16 £400 +23.07% 5

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 751 (35.95%) Linux
2 528 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
3 472 (22.59%) Java
4 460 (22.02%) UNIX
5 434 (20.78%) Puppet
6 413 (19.77%) Security Cleared
7 410 (19.63%) Windows
8 398 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 397 (19.00%) DevOps
10 379 (18.14%) ITIL
11 375 (17.95%) Git (software)
12 374 (17.90%) SQL
13 369 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
14 307 (14.70%) Oracle
15 288 (13.79%) HTML
16 285 (13.64%) Finance
17 277 (13.26%) Web Services
17 277 (13.26%) SC Cleared
18 273 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
19 268 (12.83%) Ruby
20 255 (12.21%) Subversion
21 254 (12.16%) Jenkins
22 246 (11.78%) VMware
23 231 (11.06%) Relational Database
24 223 (10.67%) Python
25 219 (10.48%) .NET
26 213 (10.20%) HTTP
27 207 (9.91%) Open Source
28 204 (9.77%) JavaScript
29 195 (9.33%) Project Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 129 (6.18%) Apache
2 110 (5.27%) IIS
3 100 (4.79%) SharePoint
4 83 (3.97%) WebLogic
5 79 (3.78%) WebSphere
6 74 (3.54%) Confluence
7 63 (3.02%) Tomcat
8 61 (2.92%) nginx
9 50 (2.39%) CMS
10 46 (2.20%) MS Exchange
10 46 (2.20%) Node.js
11 38 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (1.72%) OpenStack
13 31 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (1.44%) Apache Solr
15 28 (1.34%) FileNet
15 28 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 27 (1.29%) IBM Notes
17 22 (1.05%) Jetty
18 18 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 168 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 103 (4.93%) MS Office
3 43 (2.06%) MS Project
4 36 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.86%) 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%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 34 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 14 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.57%) assyst
6 11 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.19%) Summit
11 3 (0.14%) Maximo
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.096%) ReMetrica
12 2 (0.096%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 154 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (2.39%) PaaS
5 47 (2.25%) Amazon S3
6 46 (2.20%) IaaS
7 39 (1.87%) SaaS
8 34 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (1.39%) Office 365
10 20 (0.96%) Route 53
10 20 (0.96%) Google App Engine
11 17 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.43%) GitHub
13 6 (0.29%) Joyent
14 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 213 (10.20%) HTTP
2 131 (6.27%) DNS
3 104 (4.98%) TCP/IP
4 98 (4.69%) Firewall
5 86 (4.12%) SAN
6 82 (3.93%) DHCP
7 72 (3.45%) SSL
8 52 (2.49%) LDAP
9 48 (2.30%) Internet
10 39 (1.87%) IPsec
11 36 (1.72%) WAN
12 34 (1.63%) LAN
12 34 (1.63%) NAS
13 31 (1.48%) VPN
14 25 (1.20%) 3G
15 23 (1.10%) FTP
16 21 (1.01%) Network Security
17 20 (0.96%) LTE
18 17 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
19 16 (0.77%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (11.06%) Relational Database
2 175 (8.38%) MongoDB
3 148 (7.08%) SQL Server
4 112 (5.36%) MySQL
5 95 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 91 (4.36%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (2.58%) RDBMS
8 54 (2.58%) Neo4j
9 53 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 51 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
12 49 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (2.06%) SSDT
14 22 (1.05%) Redis
15 21 (1.01%) Couchbase
16 20 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (0.91%) DB2
17 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 375 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 255 (12.21%) Subversion
3 254 (12.16%) Jenkins
4 189 (9.05%) Maven
5 123 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 115 (5.51%) JIRA
7 89 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 70 (3.35%) TeamCity
9 69 (3.30%) Hudson
10 50 (2.39%) MSBuild
11 49 (2.35%) Gradle
11 49 (2.35%) Artifactory
12 48 (2.30%) Ant
13 46 (2.20%) ClearCase
14 44 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
15 40 (1.91%) NuGet
16 37 (1.77%) JUnit
17 35 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
18 31 (1.48%) Selenium
19 25 (1.20%) Cucumber
General
1 285 (13.64%) Finance
2 87 (4.16%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.97%) Banking
4 34 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 34 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 31 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.39%) Retail
7 18 (0.86%) Publishing
7 18 (0.86%) Front Office
8 17 (0.81%) Back Office
9 15 (0.72%) Military
9 15 (0.72%) Marketing
10 14 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 13 (0.62%) Advertising
12 11 (0.53%) Billing
13 10 (0.48%) Law
13 10 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.43%) Electronics
15 8 (0.38%) Legal
15 8 (0.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 457 (21.88%) Developer
2 236 (11.30%) Analyst
3 203 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 144 (6.89%) Java Developer
5 89 (4.26%) Consultant
6 87 (4.16%) Architect
7 79 (3.78%) Configuration Manager
8 77 (3.69%) Software Engineer
9 55 (2.63%) Senior Developer
10 53 (2.54%) Configuration Analyst
11 52 (2.49%) Project Manager
12 50 (2.39%) Build Engineer
13 47 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
14 45 (2.15%) Systems Engineer
14 45 (2.15%) Administrator
15 43 (2.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 38 (1.82%) Build and Release Engineer
16 38 (1.82%) Release Engineer
17 35 (1.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 32 (1.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (13.79%) HTML
2 277 (13.26%) Web Services
3 219 (10.48%) .NET
4 186 (8.90%) CSS
5 157 (7.52%) REST
6 137 (6.56%) XML
7 103 (4.93%) Spring
8 97 (4.64%) Hibernate
9 86 (4.12%) Middleware
10 84 (4.02%) .NET Framework
11 83 (3.97%) JSON
11 83 (3.97%) ASP.NET
12 79 (3.78%) SOAP
13 71 (3.40%) J2EE
13 71 (3.40%) jQuery
14 65 (3.11%) Ajax
15 64 (3.06%) HTML5
16 57 (2.73%) CSS3
17 56 (2.68%) JAX-RS
18 52 (2.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 207 (9.91%) Open Source
2 181 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (7.52%) CMDB
4 110 (5.27%) Management Information System
5 71 (3.40%) Clustering
6 66 (3.16%) Visualisation
7 40 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 38 (1.82%) User Experience
9 34 (1.63%) Replication
10 28 (1.34%) Mainframe
11 24 (1.15%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.01%) PKI
13 18 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.72%) Mathematics
16 14 (0.67%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.67%) RMADS
16 14 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 751 (35.95%) Linux
2 460 (22.02%) UNIX
3 410 (19.63%) Windows
4 142 (6.80%) Mac OS X
5 116 (5.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 93 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (4.31%) CentOS
8 85 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (2.58%) Solaris
11 38 (1.82%) AIX
12 35 (1.68%) Ubuntu
13 34 (1.63%) Windows XP
14 28 (1.34%) Windows 7
15 25 (1.20%) SELinux
16 16 (0.77%) VMS
17 12 (0.57%) Debian
17 12 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.43%) HPUX
19 6 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (19.00%) DevOps
3 379 (18.14%) ITIL
4 369 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
5 195 (9.33%) Project Management
6 193 (9.24%) Change Management
7 186 (8.90%) Scrum
8 181 (8.66%) Release Management
9 152 (7.28%) Web Design
10 150 (7.18%) TDD
10 150 (7.18%) Responsive Web Design
11 149 (7.13%) Service Management
12 143 (6.85%) Web Development
13 139 (6.65%) Automated Testing
14 121 (5.79%) Software Engineering
15 117 (5.60%) Change Control
16 116 (5.55%) OO
17 113 (5.41%) Problem Management
17 113 (5.41%) Unit Testing
18 111 (5.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 472 (22.59%) Java
2 374 (17.90%) SQL
3 268 (12.83%) Ruby
4 223 (10.67%) Python
5 204 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 130 (6.22%) Perl
6 130 (6.22%) PHP
7 105 (5.03%) C#
8 96 (4.60%) Scala
9 94 (4.50%) PowerShell
10 92 (4.40%) Shell Script
11 87 (4.16%) C
12 85 (4.07%) Bash Shell
13 75 (3.59%) C++
14 61 (2.92%) PL/SQL
15 39 (1.87%) VB
16 30 (1.44%) VBScript
17 19 (0.91%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.77%) Groovy
19 12 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 413 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 277 (13.26%) SC Cleared
3 153 (7.32%) Degree
4 68 (3.26%) DV Cleared
5 56 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (1.58%) MCSE
6 33 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (1.15%) MCP
8 23 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 18 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.86%) MCSA
12 17 (0.81%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.77%) CISSP
13 16 (0.77%) CCNP
14 15 (0.72%) ISEB
14 15 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.67%) CCNA
16 11 (0.53%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.41%) QA
2 78 (3.73%) SLA
3 19 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.53%) COBIT
7 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.14%) TickIT
11 2 (0.096%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.096%) HL7
12 1 (0.048%) DO-254
System Software
1 169 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 162 (7.75%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
4 42 (2.01%) VMware ESX
5 25 (1.20%) vSphere
6 22 (1.05%) Xen
7 21 (1.01%) KVM
8 17 (0.81%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.77%) XenApp
9 16 (0.77%) Varnish
10 14 (0.67%) RHEV
11 13 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.53%) UAG
12 11 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.48%) vCloud
14 8 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.38%) NFS
15 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 434 (20.78%) Puppet
2 273 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (4.16%) Nagios
4 63 (3.02%) Vagrant
5 55 (2.63%) SCCM
6 48 (2.30%) Ansible
7 44 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 44 (2.11%) Tivoli
8 34 (1.63%) Salt
9 32 (1.53%) HP UCMDB
10 29 (1.39%) Cacti
11 26 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (1.05%) SCOM
13 21 (1.01%) Netcool
14 14 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.48%) WMI
16 9 (0.43%) Ganglia
16 9 (0.43%) Zenoss
16 9 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 398 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 307 (14.70%) Oracle
3 246 (11.78%) VMware
4 167 (7.99%) Red Hat
5 128 (6.13%) HP
6 89 (4.26%) IBM
7 80 (3.83%) Citrix
8 63 (3.02%) Remedy
9 56 (2.68%) JBoss
10 51 (2.44%) Cisco
11 40 (1.91%) Red Gate
12 35 (1.68%) Atlassian
13 31 (1.48%) Perforce
14 29 (1.39%) BMC
14 29 (1.39%) Google
15 28 (1.34%) Percona
16 27 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 27 (1.29%) McAfee
16 27 (1.29%) Lotus
17 26 (1.24%) Serena
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