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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Specialist
Rank 609 600 566
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Specialist 11 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.020% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.022% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £340
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -30 6 £296 -8.84% 1
Manchester - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
South East -10 1 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 £193 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Doncaster - 1 £193 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £193 -

Configuration Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) Configuration Management
2 8 (27.59%) NHS
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) UNIX
4 5 (17.24%) CRM
4 5 (17.24%) Ansible
5 4 (13.79%) Puppet
5 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
5 4 (13.79%) Ruby
5 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (10.34%) ITSM
6 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.34%) MS Office
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) Finance
7 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.45%) CentOS

Configuration Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) NHS
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) NPfIT
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) CMDB
4 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Configuration Management
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) CRM
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.34%) ITSM
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) System Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.45%) Process Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Python
2 4 (13.79%) Ruby
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
2 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) ZENworks
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) BMC
2 1 (3.45%) Novell
2 1 (3.45%) Remedy
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee
2 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
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