The table below looks at the statistics for the Configuration Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Specialist
Rank 585 573 557
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Specialist 22 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £355 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Configuration Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Configuration Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Configuration Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Configuration Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Configuration Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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 -10 17 £270 -28.00% 1
South East -11 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Hampshire - 7 £350 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

Configuration Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Configuration Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 23 (62.16%) NHS
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) CRM
4 3 (8.11%) XML
4 3 (8.11%) SAP
4 3 (8.11%) SOAP
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.11%) NPfIT
4 3 (8.11%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) Health Informatics
5 2 (5.41%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) LTE
5 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.41%) QA
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.41%) Finance
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 2 (5.41%) MPLS
5 2 (5.41%) BGP
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum

Configuration Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Configuration Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SDH
1 2 (5.41%) UMTS
1 2 (5.41%) VPN
1 2 (5.41%) MPLS
1 2 (5.41%) BGP
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (5.41%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.41%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.41%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
1 3 (8.11%) XML
1 3 (8.11%) REST
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) XML-RPC
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (62.16%) NHS
2 3 (8.11%) NPfIT
3 2 (5.41%) e-Health
3 2 (5.41%) Informatics
3 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) LIMS
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
4 1 (2.70%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) CRM
2 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
2 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
3 2 (5.41%) Migration
3 2 (5.41%) Scrum
3 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) EAI
3 2 (5.41%) SOA
3 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL V2
4 1 (2.70%) Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) ERP
4 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.70%) WMI
1 1 (2.70%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Cognos
2 2 (5.41%) Siebel
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
2 2 (5.41%) Huawei
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Genesys
3 1 (2.70%) Lotus
3 1 (2.70%) Borland
3 1 (2.70%) Serena