The table below looks at the statistics for the Configuration Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Manager
Rank 543 506 496
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Manager 63 73 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 52
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£400 £425 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £550 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £413 £393
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.44

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Configuration Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Configuration Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Configuration Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Manager within the UK.

Configuration Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Configuration Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Manager within the UK.

Configuration Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -33 54 £400 -5.88% 3
London -1 15 £400 -15.78%
Yorkshire +5 9 £413 +21.32%
West Yorkshire +5 8 £413 +21.32%
North West -9 7 £315 -13.99% 1
South East -20 7 £240 -45.14% 1
City of London +14 6 £425 -8.10%
Leeds +1 6 £413 +21.32%
East Midlands 0 3 - -
West Midlands -11 3 £425 +0.59%
Berkshire +8 2 £425 +9.67%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Reading +8 1 £425 +9.67%
Birmingham -2 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire -23 1 £425 -5.55%
Luton -25 1 £425 -5.55%
East of England -28 1 £425 -5.55% 1
South West -38 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bath - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Essex - - - - 1

Configuration Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Configuration Manager in their job title 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 with Configuration Manager in their job title.

1 97 (65.99%) Configuration Management
2 45 (30.61%) ITIL
3 31 (21.09%) Security Cleared
4 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 26 (17.69%) Finance
5 26 (17.69%) CMDB
6 25 (17.01%) Change Management
7 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
7 22 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (14.29%) Subversion
9 20 (13.61%) MS Excel
10 17 (11.56%) Oracle
10 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (10.88%) ITIL V3
12 15 (10.20%) UNIX
13 14 (9.52%) Web Services
13 14 (9.52%) Banking
13 14 (9.52%) Git (software)
13 14 (9.52%) Automation Testing
14 13 (8.84%) Windows
14 13 (8.84%) Visual Studio
14 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
14 13 (8.84%) HP
15 12 (8.16%) .NET
15 12 (8.16%) MS Office
15 12 (8.16%) CMS
15 12 (8.16%) TeamCity
16 11 (7.48%) Service Management
17 10 (6.80%) Project Management
17 10 (6.80%) Java

Configuration Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Configuration Manager in their job title 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 with Configuration Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.16%) CMS
2 9 (6.12%) IIS
3 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.72%) Confluence
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.04%) SAS
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.68%) CICS
Applications
1 20 (13.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.16%) MS Office
3 5 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (2.72%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) DNS
1 1 (0.68%) Internet
1 1 (0.68%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) MySQL
2 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.68%) DataStage
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (14.29%) Subversion
3 14 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.84%) Visual Studio
5 12 (8.16%) TeamCity
6 9 (6.12%) Hudson
7 8 (5.44%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.76%) JIRA
8 7 (4.76%) Artifactory
9 6 (4.08%) Ant
9 6 (4.08%) Maven
10 4 (2.72%) ClearCase
10 4 (2.72%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.04%) CruiseControl
11 3 (2.04%) AnthillPro
11 3 (2.04%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.68%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.68%) FinalBuilder
General
1 26 (17.69%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.36%) Advertising
5 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.52%) Web Services
2 12 (8.16%) .NET
3 8 (5.44%) Middleware
4 6 (4.08%) WSDL
4 6 (4.08%) XML
4 6 (4.08%) WCF
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (3.40%) XSLT
5 5 (3.40%) J2EE
5 5 (3.40%) CSS
6 1 (0.68%) HTML
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.69%) CMDB
2 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.36%) NHS
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.20%) UNIX
2 13 (8.84%) Windows
3 6 (4.08%) Linux
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.36%) AIX
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (65.99%) Configuration Management
2 45 (30.61%) ITIL
3 25 (17.01%) Change Management
4 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (10.88%) ITIL V3
6 14 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 11 (7.48%) Service Management
8 10 (6.80%) Project Management
8 10 (6.80%) Asset Management
9 9 (6.12%) Release Management
9 9 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.44%) ITSM
10 8 (5.44%) ITIL V2
10 8 (5.44%) BPEL
11 7 (4.76%) Investment Management
11 7 (4.76%) Change Control
11 7 (4.76%) Data Modelling
12 6 (4.08%) Build Automation
13 5 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.40%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.80%) Java
2 8 (5.44%) C#
2 8 (5.44%) SQL
3 4 (2.72%) Python
3 4 (2.72%) Perl
3 4 (2.72%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.36%) C
5 2 (1.36%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.40%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.36%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.68%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CCIE
6 1 (0.68%) CCNP
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) HL7
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) vCloud
2 2 (1.36%) Samba
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) SCCM
2 7 (4.76%) Puppet
3 6 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.40%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.04%) WMI
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.68%) SCSM
6 1 (0.68%) OpenView
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.56%) Oracle
3 13 (8.84%) HP
4 9 (6.12%) Perforce
5 7 (4.76%) Remedy
6 3 (2.04%) VMware
6 3 (2.04%) IBM
7 2 (1.36%) Serena
7 2 (1.36%) BMC
7 2 (1.36%) Cognos
8 1 (0.68%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.68%) Huawei
8 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.68%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Siebel
8 1 (0.68%) Juniper
8 1 (0.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
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