The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Configuration Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Specialist
UK
Rank 592 610 598
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Specialist 1 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Median daily rate £375 £535 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.90% +78.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £420 £300
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Configuration Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Configuration Specialist in the job title.

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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 1 £375 -29.90% 1
London +4 1 £375 -42.30%

Configuration Specialist Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Configuration Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Configuration Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (35.71%) Movex
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) FMCG
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (35.71%) Subversion
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) CMDB
5 1 (7.14%) Lorenzo

Configuration Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Movex
2 1 (7.14%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
1 5 (35.71%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
1 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) FMCG
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA