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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 87 126 166
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +40
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1114 769 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 1.60% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.15% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 414 323
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £247 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 17 43
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £11.27 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £97.77 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.70 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.02% -12.55%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +39 1031 £425 +9.67% 228
London +50 439 £456 +10.63% 86
South East +32 284 £365 +7.03% 49
Hampshire +26 136 £365 +0.55% 18
City of London +33 107 £450 +5.88% 29
Yorkshire +29 69 £375 +7.29% 25
West Yorkshire +27 67 £375 +0.20% 19
South West +9 65 £450 +17.64% 21
Leeds +21 61 £375 +0.26% 13
Berkshire -2 57 £323 +7.50% 9
North West +5 56 £375 +11.11% 13
West Midlands +21 43 £325 -7.14% 6
Scotland +14 43 £333 -28.87% 10
East of England -25 39 £425 +9.67% 15
Hook +5 36 £315 +2.60% 2
Reading -3 30 £203 -3.21% 6
Bristol +4 26 £450 +17.64% 8
Buckinghamshire +10 24 £450 +46.93% 5
Manchester +9 24 £425 +21.42% 4
Southampton +6 24 £350 -22.22% 3
North East +2 23 £430 +52.21% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 22 £430 +38.70% 3
Tyne and Wear +6 22 £430 +38.70% 3
Surrey -8 21 £413 +40.42% 8
Milton Keynes +4 18 £450 +46.93% 5
Lancashire - 18 £375 - 2
East Midlands +4 17 £477 +28.54% 9
Hertfordshire +5 16 £425 +54.54% 5
Gloucestershire -7 15 £481 - 5
Gosport -6 12 £375 - 3

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 962 (42.30%) Linux
2 656 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 650 (28.58%) Puppet
4 558 (24.54%) UNIX
5 549 (24.14%) DevOps
6 546 (24.01%) Java
7 523 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
8 486 (21.37%) Security Cleared
9 464 (20.40%) Windows
10 399 (17.55%) Jenkins
11 386 (16.97%) Opscode Chef
12 375 (16.49%) SQL
12 375 (16.49%) Ruby
13 374 (16.45%) ITIL
14 365 (16.05%) VMware
15 363 (15.96%) Microsoft
16 359 (15.79%) Python
17 350 (15.39%) Git (software)
18 339 (14.91%) SC Cleared
19 332 (14.60%) Oracle
20 329 (14.47%) Subversion
21 266 (11.70%) HTTP
22 257 (11.30%) MongoDB
23 252 (11.08%) HTML
24 251 (11.04%) Open Source
25 249 (10.95%) Finance
26 245 (10.77%) Scrum
27 244 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
28 239 (10.51%) Relational Database
29 232 (10.20%) Web Services

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 156 (6.86%) Apache
2 93 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 92 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 76 (3.34%) OpenStack
5 75 (3.30%) JBoss
6 69 (3.03%) Node.js
7 67 (2.95%) IIS
8 66 (2.90%) nginx
9 65 (2.86%) SharePoint
10 61 (2.68%) Confluence
11 57 (2.51%) WebSphere
12 42 (1.85%) MS Exchange
13 39 (1.72%) Apache Solr
14 38 (1.67%) CMS
15 27 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (1.06%) IBM Notes
17 23 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
19 20 (0.88%) Drupal
20 18 (0.79%) FileNet
Applications
1 142 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 70 (3.08%) MS Office
3 39 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.32%) MS Project
5 18 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Simulink
9 2 (0.088%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.044%) FastStats
10 1 (0.044%) Windchill
10 1 (0.044%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.044%) SPSS
10 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
4 15 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.35%) assyst
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.13%) HFM
10 3 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.13%) Agresso
11 2 (0.088%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 146 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (4.79%) Amazon EC2
3 75 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (2.68%) PaaS
5 52 (2.29%) IaaS
6 47 (2.07%) SaaS
7 46 (2.02%) Amazon S3
8 30 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.01%) Office 365
10 21 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (0.84%) Route 53
12 14 (0.62%) Heroku
13 12 (0.53%) GitHub
13 12 (0.53%) Joyent
14 11 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.44%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
17 1 (0.044%) Google Apps
17 1 (0.044%) LucidChart
17 1 (0.044%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 266 (11.70%) HTTP
2 156 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 122 (5.36%) DNS
4 111 (4.88%) SSL
5 98 (4.31%) Firewall
6 88 (3.87%) SAN
7 79 (3.47%) IPsec
8 76 (3.34%) DHCP
9 61 (2.68%) NAS
10 58 (2.55%) LDAP
11 57 (2.51%) Internet
12 50 (2.20%) LAN
13 43 (1.89%) WAN
14 40 (1.76%) FTP
15 38 (1.67%) VPN
16 28 (1.23%) 3G
17 27 (1.19%) LTE
18 26 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
19 25 (1.10%) VoIP
20 23 (1.01%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (11.30%) MongoDB
2 239 (10.51%) Relational Database
3 188 (8.27%) MySQL
4 131 (5.76%) SQL Server
5 119 (5.23%) NoSQL
6 116 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
7 91 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 77 (3.39%) Neo4j
9 73 (3.21%) RDBMS
10 51 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 38 (1.67%) Redis
14 33 (1.45%) DB2
15 32 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 30 (1.32%) Ingres
17 24 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
19 21 (0.92%) MariaDB
19 21 (0.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 399 (17.55%) Jenkins
2 350 (15.39%) Git (software)
3 329 (14.47%) Subversion
4 150 (6.60%) Maven
5 110 (4.84%) ClearCase
6 95 (4.18%) Ant
7 87 (3.83%) JIRA
8 78 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 75 (3.30%) Hudson
10 69 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 64 (2.81%) NUnit
12 62 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 57 (2.51%) StarTeam
14 49 (2.15%) CruiseControl
14 49 (2.15%) CppUnit
14 49 (2.15%) GoogleTest
15 40 (1.76%) ClearQuest
16 39 (1.72%) Cucumber
17 37 (1.63%) Selenium
18 36 (1.58%) Mercurial
General
1 249 (10.95%) Finance
2 105 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 64 (2.81%) Banking
4 50 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.36%) Retail
6 27 (1.19%) Marketing
7 25 (1.10%) Publishing
8 21 (0.92%) Advertising
9 20 (0.88%) Aerospace
10 18 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.79%) Billing
11 14 (0.62%) Electronics
11 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.53%) Military
13 12 (0.53%) Law
13 12 (0.53%) Legal
14 8 (0.35%) Automotive
15 7 (0.31%) Avionics
15 7 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 461 (20.27%) Developer
2 303 (13.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 174 (7.65%) Analyst
4 162 (7.12%) Java Developer
5 89 (3.91%) Administrator
6 87 (3.83%) Consultant
7 83 (3.65%) Configuration Manager
8 81 (3.56%) Software Engineer
9 76 (3.34%) Architect
10 64 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 63 (2.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 58 (2.55%) Senior Developer
13 55 (2.42%) Support Engineer
14 51 (2.24%) Project Manager
15 48 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
16 45 (1.98%) Release Manager
17 43 (1.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 43 (1.89%) Systems Administrator
18 37 (1.63%) Integration Engineer
19 36 (1.58%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (11.08%) HTML
2 232 (10.20%) Web Services
3 151 (6.64%) REST
4 149 (6.55%) CSS
5 140 (6.16%) .NET
6 130 (5.72%) XML
7 120 (5.28%) Hibernate
8 92 (4.05%) Spring
9 85 (3.74%) JSON
10 80 (3.52%) JAX-RS
11 78 (3.43%) Middleware
12 68 (2.99%) J2EE
13 65 (2.86%) SOAP
14 61 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
15 54 (2.37%) Ajax
16 52 (2.29%) LAMP
16 52 (2.29%) HTML5
17 50 (2.20%) ActiveMQ
18 47 (2.07%) CSS3
19 46 (2.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 251 (11.04%) Open Source
2 186 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (5.36%) CMDB
4 103 (4.53%) Clustering
5 93 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.81%) Visualisation
7 43 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 40 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.63%) Replication
10 32 (1.41%) PKI
11 30 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.19%) Mainframe
13 23 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.92%) Derivative
15 20 (0.88%) NHS
16 19 (0.84%) User Experience
17 16 (0.70%) CESG
18 15 (0.66%) Taxonomies
18 15 (0.66%) N-Tier
19 13 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 962 (42.30%) Linux
2 558 (24.54%) UNIX
3 464 (20.40%) Windows
4 175 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 153 (6.73%) Mac OS X
6 142 (6.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 136 (5.98%) CentOS
8 85 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (3.39%) Solaris
10 74 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 62 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 45 (1.98%) AIX
13 44 (1.93%) Ubuntu
14 37 (1.63%) Windows XP
15 27 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
16 26 (1.14%) Apple iOS
17 25 (1.10%) Android
18 19 (0.84%) Windows Phone
19 15 (0.66%) SUSE
20 14 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (24.14%) DevOps
3 523 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
4 374 (16.45%) ITIL
5 245 (10.77%) Scrum
6 218 (9.59%) Project Management
7 178 (7.83%) Change Management
8 173 (7.61%) OO
9 171 (7.52%) Release Management
10 156 (6.86%) Software Engineering
11 154 (6.77%) Web Design
12 150 (6.60%) Service Management
12 150 (6.60%) TDD
13 145 (6.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 122 (5.36%) Change Control
15 119 (5.23%) Problem Management
16 115 (5.06%) Service Delivery
16 115 (5.06%) SOA
17 111 (4.88%) Web Development
17 111 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 546 (24.01%) Java
2 375 (16.49%) SQL
2 375 (16.49%) Ruby
3 359 (15.79%) Python
4 206 (9.06%) Perl
5 171 (7.52%) JavaScript
6 165 (7.26%) Bash Shell
7 145 (6.38%) PHP
8 128 (5.63%) PowerShell
9 127 (5.58%) C
10 115 (5.06%) C++
11 110 (4.84%) Shell Script
12 102 (4.49%) C#
13 77 (3.39%) Scala
14 68 (2.99%) PL/SQL
15 35 (1.54%) VB
16 28 (1.23%) VBScript
17 25 (1.10%) Groovy
18 13 (0.57%) Embedded C
19 12 (0.53%) Ada
Qualifications
1 486 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 339 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 124 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 118 (5.19%) Degree
5 51 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
7 43 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 34 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (1.45%) MCP
10 31 (1.36%) MCSE
10 31 (1.36%) CCNA
11 23 (1.01%) ISEB
12 17 (0.75%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.40%) PMP
16 8 (0.35%) RHCE
16 8 (0.35%) CCNP
16 8 (0.35%) BC Cleared
16 8 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (5.72%) QA
2 79 (3.47%) SLA
3 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.35%) DO-178B
4 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.044%) P3O
7 1 (0.044%) COBIT
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 244 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 214 (9.41%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 55 (2.42%) vSphere
5 44 (1.93%) Hyper-V
6 33 (1.45%) Firmware
6 33 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
7 31 (1.36%) Varnish
7 31 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.06%) KVM
9 21 (0.92%) vCloud
9 21 (0.92%) Xen
10 19 (0.84%) NFS
11 13 (0.57%) VirtualBox
12 12 (0.53%) XenApp
12 12 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.48%) XenServer
14 10 (0.44%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.44%) RHEV
14 10 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 650 (28.58%) Puppet
2 386 (16.97%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (5.10%) Ansible
4 105 (4.62%) Vagrant
5 93 (4.09%) Nagios
6 67 (2.95%) Tivoli
6 67 (2.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 66 (2.90%) SCCM
8 60 (2.64%) Salt
9 30 (1.32%) SCOM
9 30 (1.32%) Netcool
10 29 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (1.01%) Cacti
12 20 (0.88%) ZABBIX
13 18 (0.79%) Cobbler
14 15 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.62%) Icinga
16 12 (0.53%) Graphite
17 11 (0.48%) SELinux
18 10 (0.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 365 (16.05%) VMware
2 363 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 332 (14.60%) Oracle
4 203 (8.93%) Red Hat
5 128 (5.63%) HP
6 106 (4.66%) Citrix
7 77 (3.39%) IBM
8 55 (2.42%) Cisco
9 48 (2.11%) Remedy
10 44 (1.93%) New Relic
11 41 (1.80%) Perforce
12 36 (1.58%) Rackspace
13 35 (1.54%) Veritas
14 33 (1.45%) SAP
15 29 (1.28%) F5
16 28 (1.23%) Atlassian
17 26 (1.14%) SaltStack
17 26 (1.14%) Percona
18 25 (1.10%) Business Objects
19 24 (1.06%) Lotus
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Merton
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £415.58 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago