The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Specialist
Rank 579 550 560
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Specialist 10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.027% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £340 £400
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 7 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 29 July 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 -11 10 £325 -4.41% 2
London -4 1 £325 -3.70%
Luton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Configuration Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (52.17%) NHS
2 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Software Deployment
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) DTS
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) Cognos
4 2 (8.70%) Siebel
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) BGP
4 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (8.70%) EAI
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) SDH
4 2 (8.70%) UMTS
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) IBM

Configuration Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SDH
1 2 (8.70%) UMTS
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) MPLS
1 2 (8.70%) BGP
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (8.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) DTS
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (8.70%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) StarTeam
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (26.09%) Software Deployment
2 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) EAI
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V2
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) WMI
1 1 (4.35%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
1 2 (8.70%) Cognos
1 2 (8.70%) Siebel
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) IBM
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) Huawei
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Cerner
2 1 (4.35%) Borland
2 1 (4.35%) Serena
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