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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 115 154 146
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -8
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 986 731 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.39% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.90% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 398 373
Average daily rate
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£404 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 68
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £25.20 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.94 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.10% +2.50%

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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +34 885 £413 - 180
London +49 430 £450 - 72
South East +4 162 £350 -2.43% 37
East of England +30 80 £416 +11.00% 17
South West +3 80 £418 +11.33% 12
City of London +23 79 £450 - 22
Hampshire -25 52 £323 -8.51% 10
Berkshire 0 45 £375 +7.14% 9
Scotland +3 38 £312 -22.00% 8
Wales +5 37 £438 +45.83% 7
North West -11 32 £250 -21.25% 9
North East +6 29 £358 +52.12% 5
Reading +18 28 £438 +25.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 28 £358 +52.12% 4
Tyne and Wear +1 28 £358 +52.12% 4
Yorkshire +11 27 £413 +30.95% 12
East Midlands +11 26 £330 -5.71% 11
West Yorkshire +23 25 £413 +26.92% 11
Surrey +6 25 £313 -30.55% 6
Bristol -5 25 £413 +22.22% 3
Leeds +22 21 £421 +29.61% 8
South Wales 0 21 £400 +33.33% 6
Essex +8 20 £448 -22.17% 4
Bedfordshire -3 19 £438 +2.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £375 +50.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 17 - - 6
Milton Keynes +13 16 £400 +60.00% 1
Manchester -8 15 £198 -37.79% 4
West Midlands -34 15 £344 +25.00% 4
Somerset +1 14 £488 +62.50%

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 669 (33.02%) Linux
2 427 (21.08%) Java
3 401 (19.79%) UNIX
4 399 (19.69%) Security Cleared
5 386 (19.05%) ITIL
6 379 (18.71%) Puppet
7 372 (18.36%) Windows
8 363 (17.92%) Microsoft
9 357 (17.62%) SQL
10 334 (16.49%) DevOps
11 317 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
12 310 (15.30%) Git (software)
13 297 (14.66%) Finance
14 294 (14.51%) Oracle
15 260 (12.83%) Opscode Chef
16 259 (12.78%) SC Cleared
17 254 (12.54%) Web Services
18 251 (12.39%) HTML
19 246 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
20 228 (11.25%) Subversion
21 224 (11.06%) Ruby
22 217 (10.71%) Jenkins
23 216 (10.66%) Change Management
24 211 (10.41%) Project Management
25 208 (10.27%) .NET
26 199 (9.82%) VMware
27 193 (9.53%) Open Source
28 191 (9.43%) Python
29 174 (8.59%) CSS
30 172 (8.49%) JavaScript

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 113 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 109 (5.38%) Apache
3 85 (4.20%) WebLogic
4 81 (4.00%) IIS
5 68 (3.36%) Confluence
6 67 (3.31%) WebSphere
7 60 (2.96%) CMS
8 52 (2.57%) nginx
9 51 (2.52%) Tomcat
10 43 (2.12%) Node.js
11 42 (2.07%) OpenStack
12 37 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (1.78%) MS Exchange
14 30 (1.48%) IBM Notes
15 29 (1.43%) Apache Solr
16 28 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
17 26 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (0.94%) Jetty
19 18 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
19 18 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 171 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 111 (5.48%) MS Office
3 44 (2.17%) MS Project
4 37 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.20%) Windchill
9 3 (0.15%) Simulink
9 3 (0.15%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.099%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.049%) SPSS
11 1 (0.049%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 37 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.44%) assyst
7 9 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 9 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
8 8 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.25%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.15%) Maximo
11 3 (0.15%) Summit
12 2 (0.099%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
3 63 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.37%) SaaS
5 45 (2.22%) Amazon S3
6 42 (2.07%) PaaS
7 34 (1.68%) IaaS
8 28 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (1.23%) Route 53
10 23 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
11 22 (1.09%) Office 365
12 13 (0.64%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.30%) GitHub
14 2 (0.099%) Joyent
15 1 (0.049%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 169 (8.34%) HTTP
2 137 (6.76%) DNS
3 109 (5.38%) Firewall
4 98 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 77 (3.80%) DHCP
6 73 (3.60%) SAN
7 72 (3.55%) SSL
8 65 (3.21%) LDAP
9 46 (2.27%) Internet
10 37 (1.83%) LAN
10 37 (1.83%) WAN
11 32 (1.58%) VPN
12 25 (1.23%) NAS
13 24 (1.18%) SS7
14 23 (1.14%) SGSN
15 22 (1.09%) GGSN
15 22 (1.09%) IPsec
15 22 (1.09%) 3G
16 21 (1.04%) Network Security
17 18 (0.89%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (8.44%) Relational Database
2 126 (6.22%) MongoDB
3 111 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 102 (5.03%) Oracle Database
5 100 (4.94%) MySQL
6 86 (4.24%) NoSQL
7 56 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 54 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (2.12%) SSDT
10 42 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (1.73%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 33 (1.63%) Neo4j
14 19 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
15 18 (0.89%) Redis
15 18 (0.89%) Couchbase
16 17 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
16 17 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 310 (15.30%) Git (software)
2 228 (11.25%) Subversion
3 217 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 170 (8.39%) Maven
5 119 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 112 (5.53%) JIRA
7 91 (4.49%) Visual Studio
8 71 (3.50%) TeamCity
9 60 (2.96%) Hudson
10 54 (2.67%) Ant
11 48 (2.37%) Artifactory
12 47 (2.32%) Gradle
12 47 (2.32%) ClearCase
12 47 (2.32%) MSBuild
13 44 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 40 (1.97%) NuGet
15 38 (1.88%) JUnit
16 33 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
17 31 (1.53%) Selenium
18 28 (1.38%) StarTeam
General
1 297 (14.66%) Finance
2 110 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 100 (4.94%) Banking
4 39 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 37 (1.83%) Front Office
6 32 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.18%) Retail
7 24 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.04%) Back Office
9 16 (0.79%) Military
10 15 (0.74%) General Ledger
11 12 (0.59%) Publishing
12 11 (0.54%) Marketing
13 10 (0.49%) Electronics
14 9 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.44%) Advertising
14 9 (0.44%) Legal
15 8 (0.39%) Local Government
15 8 (0.39%) International Banking
16 6 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 418 (20.63%) Developer
2 233 (11.50%) Analyst
3 197 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 111 (5.48%) Java Developer
5 96 (4.74%) Configuration Manager
6 93 (4.59%) Architect
7 84 (4.15%) Consultant
8 75 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 66 (3.26%) Configuration Analyst
10 58 (2.86%) Project Manager
11 51 (2.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 51 (2.52%) Build Engineer
12 48 (2.37%) Senior Developer
13 46 (2.27%) Administrator
13 46 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
14 40 (1.97%) Release Manager
15 38 (1.88%) Release Engineer
16 36 (1.78%) Build and Release Engineer
17 35 (1.73%) Front-End Developer
18 34 (1.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (12.54%) Web Services
2 251 (12.39%) HTML
3 208 (10.27%) .NET
4 174 (8.59%) CSS
5 123 (6.07%) XML
6 115 (5.68%) REST
7 104 (5.13%) Spring
8 90 (4.44%) jQuery
9 85 (4.20%) Middleware
10 80 (3.95%) ASP.NET
11 79 (3.90%) Ajax
12 75 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 75 (3.70%) JSON
13 69 (3.41%) HTML5
14 68 (3.36%) CSS3
15 59 (2.91%) Hibernate
15 59 (2.91%) J2EE
16 49 (2.42%) SOAP
17 47 (2.32%) JSP
18 43 (2.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 193 (9.53%) Open Source
2 149 (7.35%) CMDB
3 98 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.17%) Clustering
4 44 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.12%) Visualisation
6 25 (1.23%) Replication
7 21 (1.04%) N-Tier
7 21 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 21 (1.04%) PKI
8 20 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 19 (0.94%) Blackberry
10 17 (0.84%) Mathematics
10 17 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 16 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 16 (0.79%) Thin Client
12 14 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.64%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 669 (33.02%) Linux
2 401 (19.79%) UNIX
3 372 (18.36%) Windows
4 120 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 102 (5.03%) Mac OS X
6 91 (4.49%) CentOS
7 85 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 67 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 52 (2.57%) Solaris
11 42 (2.07%) Ubuntu
12 40 (1.97%) AIX
13 30 (1.48%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.43%) Windows 7
15 24 (1.18%) SELinux
16 15 (0.74%) VMS
17 14 (0.69%) Debian
18 12 (0.59%) HPUX
19 9 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
20 4 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (19.05%) ITIL
2 334 (16.49%) DevOps
3 317 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
4 246 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (10.66%) Change Management
6 211 (10.41%) Project Management
7 168 (8.29%) Release Management
8 163 (8.05%) Service Management
9 144 (7.11%) Scrum
10 132 (6.52%) TDD
11 122 (6.02%) Automated Testing
12 121 (5.97%) Web Development
13 119 (5.87%) Software Engineering
14 116 (5.73%) Web Design
15 111 (5.48%) Responsive Web Design
16 106 (5.23%) SOA
17 104 (5.13%) PRINCE2
18 102 (5.03%) Unit Testing
19 99 (4.89%) Change Control
20 95 (4.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 427 (21.08%) Java
2 357 (17.62%) SQL
3 224 (11.06%) Ruby
4 191 (9.43%) Python
5 172 (8.49%) JavaScript
6 115 (5.68%) Perl
7 112 (5.53%) PHP
8 95 (4.69%) C#
9 86 (4.24%) Shell Script
10 82 (4.05%) C
11 81 (4.00%) PowerShell
12 77 (3.80%) PL/SQL
13 71 (3.50%) C++
14 70 (3.46%) Scala
15 69 (3.41%) Bash Shell
16 42 (2.07%) VB
17 29 (1.43%) VBScript
18 19 (0.94%) T-SQL
19 14 (0.69%) Groovy
20 10 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 399 (19.69%) Security Cleared
2 259 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 153 (7.55%) Degree
4 76 (3.75%) DV Cleared
5 47 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 35 (1.73%) MCSE
8 25 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 18 (0.89%) MCSA
9 18 (0.89%) MCP
9 18 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.84%) CISSP
10 17 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.69%) ISEB
12 14 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.64%) CCNP
14 10 (0.49%) CCNA
14 10 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.17%) QA
2 68 (3.36%) SLA
3 24 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.54%) COBIT
5 11 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.15%) TickIT
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.099%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.049%) DO-254
System Software
1 138 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
4 35 (1.73%) VMware ESX
5 26 (1.28%) KVM
6 19 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.84%) Xen
8 16 (0.79%) XenApp
8 16 (0.79%) vSphere
9 14 (0.69%) Varnish
10 13 (0.64%) RHEV
11 12 (0.59%) vCloud
11 12 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.54%) UAG
12 11 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (0.25%) GPFS
15 4 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 379 (18.71%) Puppet
2 260 (12.83%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (4.05%) Nagios
4 59 (2.91%) Vagrant
5 51 (2.52%) SCCM
6 39 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 38 (1.88%) HP UCMDB
8 36 (1.78%) Salt
9 34 (1.68%) Ansible
10 28 (1.38%) Tivoli
11 27 (1.33%) Cacti
12 23 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (0.79%) SCOM
14 15 (0.74%) WMI
14 15 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.69%) Ganglia
15 14 (0.69%) StatsD
16 12 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (0.59%) Netcool
17 10 (0.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 363 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 294 (14.51%) Oracle
3 199 (9.82%) VMware
4 161 (7.95%) Red Hat
5 111 (5.48%) HP
6 73 (3.60%) Citrix
7 72 (3.55%) IBM
8 59 (2.91%) Remedy
9 54 (2.67%) Cisco
10 44 (2.17%) JBoss
11 40 (1.97%) Red Gate
12 34 (1.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 34 (1.68%) ServiceNow
12 34 (1.68%) Serena
13 31 (1.53%) Atlassian
14 30 (1.48%) Lotus
15 28 (1.38%) hybris
16 26 (1.28%) Borland
17 25 (1.23%) Perforce
17 25 (1.23%) Percona
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day Rate Dependant on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £425.00 - £427 per day
Posted: 5 days ago