The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Manager
Rank 527 483 493
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Manager 63 90 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 55 51
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £301 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £630 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.44
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 53 £400 -8.57% 8
London -21 12 £388 -21.71% 5
South East -9 9 £375 -16.66%
Scotland -18 7 £304 -21.54% 1
West Yorkshire -2 6 £424 +24.63%
Yorkshire -2 6 £424 +24.63%
North West -6 6 £315 +1.20% 1
City of London +25 5 £425 -16.04%
Leeds -5 4 £435 +27.94%
Reading +1 2 £425 +13.33%
Berkshire -2 2 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands -3 2 £300 -
West Midlands -15 2 £425 -1.16% 1
Birmingham -1 1 £425 -
Surrey -11 1 £468 +3.88%
East of England -18 1 £425 -2.85% 1
Luton -20 1 £425 -2.85%
Bedfordshire -24 1 £425 -2.85%
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Watford - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Configuration Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 98 (62.82%) Configuration Management
2 54 (34.62%) ITIL
3 38 (24.36%) Security Cleared
4 33 (21.15%) CMDB
5 30 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.95%) Change Management
7 27 (17.31%) SC Cleared
8 26 (16.67%) Finance
9 22 (14.10%) MS Excel
10 20 (12.82%) Windows
11 19 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (11.54%) Subversion
12 18 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (10.26%) ITIL V3
14 15 (9.62%) Banking
14 15 (9.62%) HP
15 14 (8.97%) Oracle
16 13 (8.33%) SCCM
16 13 (8.33%) Git (software)
17 12 (7.69%) Automation Testing
17 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
17 12 (7.69%) Visual Studio
17 12 (7.69%) UNIX
18 11 (7.05%) Migration
18 11 (7.05%) Project Management
18 11 (7.05%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (7.05%) Web Services
18 11 (7.05%) TeamCity
19 10 (6.41%) MS Office
19 10 (6.41%) .NET

Configuration Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (6.41%) CMS
2 9 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.13%) IIS
4 6 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.92%) SAS
6 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.92%) Confluence
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.64%) CICS
7 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS Office
3 6 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.56%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.28%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) Internet
1 1 (0.64%) DHCP
1 1 (0.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.64%) DataStage
3 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.64%) DB2
3 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.54%) Subversion
1 18 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 11 (7.05%) TeamCity
5 7 (4.49%) Hudson
5 7 (4.49%) Artifactory
5 7 (4.49%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.85%) JIRA
6 6 (3.85%) Ant
6 6 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (3.21%) Maven
8 4 (2.56%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.56%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.92%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.92%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.92%) AnthillPro
10 1 (0.64%) MSI
10 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (9.62%) Banking
3 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.05%) Web Services
2 10 (6.41%) .NET
3 6 (3.85%) Middleware
4 5 (3.21%) WSDL
4 5 (3.21%) XML
4 5 (3.21%) J2EE
4 5 (3.21%) WCF
5 4 (2.56%) XSLT
5 4 (2.56%) CSS
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.64%) DCOM
7 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.15%) CMDB
2 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.28%) NHS
4 1 (0.64%) DTV
4 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Windows
2 12 (7.69%) UNIX
3 6 (3.85%) Linux
4 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.28%) AIX
5 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (62.82%) Configuration Management
2 54 (34.62%) ITIL
3 28 (17.95%) Change Management
4 19 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (10.26%) ITIL V3
6 12 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 11 (7.05%) Migration
7 11 (7.05%) Project Management
8 10 (6.41%) Service Management
9 9 (5.77%) Asset Management
9 9 (5.77%) Release Management
9 9 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.13%) ITIL V2
10 8 (5.13%) ITSM
11 7 (4.49%) Project Planning
11 7 (4.49%) Investment Management
12 6 (3.85%) BPEL
12 6 (3.85%) Change Control
12 6 (3.85%) Build Automation
13 4 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.13%) SQL
2 7 (4.49%) C#
2 7 (4.49%) Java
2 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.21%) VBScript
4 4 (2.56%) Python
5 3 (1.92%) Perl
5 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.64%) C++
7 1 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 38 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 27 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.05%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCIE
5 1 (0.64%) CCNP
5 1 (0.64%) CCNA
5 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.64%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) HL7
2 3 (1.92%) QA
3 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.92%) vCloud
3 2 (1.28%) Samba
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.33%) SCCM
2 8 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.85%) Puppet
4 5 (3.21%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.92%) WMI
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.64%) MOM
6 1 (0.64%) OpenView
6 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.64%) SCSM
6 1 (0.64%) WSUS
6 1 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.62%) HP
3 14 (8.97%) Oracle
4 7 (4.49%) Remedy
4 7 (4.49%) Perforce
5 6 (3.85%) BMC
6 4 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.28%) IBM
7 2 (1.28%) Cognos
8 1 (0.64%) CA
8 1 (0.64%) Borland
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.64%) Apple
8 1 (0.64%) Juniper
8 1 (0.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.64%) Charles River
8 1 (0.64%) Serena
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco
8 1 (0.64%) SAP
8 1 (0.64%) Sybase
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