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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Manager
Rank 527 523 505
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Manager 69 59 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 52
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £301 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.91

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 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 -14 60 £400 -4.19% 1
London +3 17 £400 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +9 9 £413 +21.32%
South East -2 9 £333 -16.87%
West Yorkshire +6 8 £413 +21.32%
City of London +24 7 £425 -8.10%
Leeds +6 6 £413 +21.32%
Scotland -14 6 £351 -12.14%
East Midlands +10 4 - -
West Midlands -15 3 £425 +0.59%
Berkshire +8 1 £425 +9.67%
Surrey -3 1 £438 -2.77%
Bedfordshire -23 1 £425 -5.55%
East of England -24 1 £425 -5.55%
South West -25 1 - -
Luton -26 1 £425 -5.55%
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Watford - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Bath - - - -
Essex - - - -

Configuration Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 84 (63.16%) Configuration Management
2 36 (27.07%) ITIL
3 27 (20.30%) CMDB
4 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
5 25 (18.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
6 23 (17.29%) Change Management
7 20 (15.04%) SC Cleared
8 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (12.78%) MS Excel
8 17 (12.78%) Web Services
9 16 (12.03%) Subversion
9 16 (12.03%) Finance
10 15 (11.28%) Visual Studio
11 14 (10.53%) .NET
11 14 (10.53%) ITIL V3
11 14 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
12 13 (9.77%) Oracle
12 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
12 13 (9.77%) UNIX
12 13 (9.77%) Service Management
12 13 (9.77%) Project Management
13 12 (9.02%) Banking
13 12 (9.02%) TeamCity
14 11 (8.27%) CMS
14 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
14 11 (8.27%) Windows
14 11 (8.27%) IIS
14 11 (8.27%) MS Office

Configuration Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (8.27%) CMS
1 11 (8.27%) IIS
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.76%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.01%) Confluence
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.75%) CICS
7 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.27%) MS Office
3 4 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) 2G
1 1 (0.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.26%) MySQL
3 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.75%) DataStage
3 1 (0.75%) DB2
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (18.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (12.03%) Subversion
3 15 (11.28%) Visual Studio
4 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.02%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (6.02%) Hudson
7 7 (5.26%) Artifactory
7 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.26%) JIRA
8 5 (3.76%) Maven
9 4 (3.01%) Ant
10 3 (2.26%) Gerrit
10 3 (2.26%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.26%) AnthillPro
11 2 (1.50%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.75%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.75%) FinalBuilder
12 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.75%) ChangeMan
General
1 16 (12.03%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
4 3 (2.26%) Law
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) Web Services
2 14 (10.53%) .NET
3 8 (6.02%) WSDL
3 8 (6.02%) XML
3 8 (6.02%) Middleware
3 8 (6.02%) WCF
4 7 (5.26%) XSLT
4 7 (5.26%) CSS
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.26%) J2EE
7 1 (0.75%) HTML
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.75%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.30%) CMDB
2 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.77%) UNIX
2 11 (8.27%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Linux
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (63.16%) Configuration Management
2 36 (27.07%) ITIL
3 23 (17.29%) Change Management
4 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.53%) ITIL V3
5 14 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 13 (9.77%) Service Management
6 13 (9.77%) Project Management
7 10 (7.52%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.77%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.02%) BPEL
10 7 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (5.26%) ITSM
11 6 (4.51%) ITIL V2
11 6 (4.51%) Release Management
12 5 (3.76%) Change Control
12 5 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (3.76%) Build Automation
12 5 (3.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) C#
2 8 (6.02%) SQL
3 7 (5.26%) Java
4 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.26%) Python
6 2 (1.50%) VB
6 2 (1.50%) C
6 2 (1.50%) Perl
6 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.01%) Degree
5 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCIE
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) HL7
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) vCloud
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) Puppet
3 5 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.01%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (2.26%) WMI
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.77%) Oracle
3 9 (6.77%) Perforce
3 9 (6.77%) HP
4 6 (4.51%) Remedy
5 3 (2.26%) VMware
5 3 (2.26%) Serena
6 2 (1.50%) BMC
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
7 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.75%) Huawei
7 1 (0.75%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.75%) MKS
7 1 (0.75%) CA
7 1 (0.75%) Borland
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) Apple
7 1 (0.75%) Juniper
7 1 (0.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe