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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Specialist
Rank 624 598 581
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Specialist 2 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 4
Average daily rate £650 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -15.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 2 £650 +116.66% 1
London +4 1 £650 +71.87%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Configuration Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) SystmOne
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Software AG
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) DataStage
3 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Apigee
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet

Configuration Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Apigee
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Intel
1 1 (16.67%) Software AG
1 1 (16.67%) Talend