The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Configuration Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Configuration Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Configuration Manager
Rank 639 615 615
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Configuration Manager 19 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.029% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.030% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 2
Average daily rate £375 £425 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +44.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £364 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £484 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £294
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +40.42%
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Software Configuration Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Configuration Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Configuration Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Configuration Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Configuration Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Configuration Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Configuration Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Configuration Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Configuration Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Configuration Manager
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Configuration Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -27 16 £375 -11.76% 1
South West - 5 £438 -
London -6 4 £365 -23.15%
East Midlands +7 3 £300 -40.00%
Wales - 3 £375 -
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Leicester - 3 £300 -
Leicestershire - 3 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £430 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £388 -
Yorkshire - 2 £430 - 1
Hampshire -3 1 - -
South East -25 1 - -
North East - 1 £320 -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £320 -
Halifax - 1 £430 - 1

Software Configuration Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Configuration Manager 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 Software Configuration Manager in their job title.

1 18 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 17 (51.52%) ITIL
3 13 (39.39%) Service Management
4 12 (36.36%) Subversion
4 12 (36.36%) Release Management
5 11 (33.33%) Finance
6 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
7 9 (27.27%) Maven
7 9 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
7 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 9 (27.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 9 (27.27%) Unified Process
7 9 (27.27%) Six Sigma
7 9 (27.27%) RUP
8 8 (24.24%) ITSM
8 8 (24.24%) HP
8 8 (24.24%) CollabNet
8 8 (24.24%) CMDB
8 8 (24.24%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (24.24%) Service Design
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
9 4 (12.12%) Hudson
9 4 (12.12%) ClearCase
9 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.12%) Unix
9 4 (12.12%) ClearQuest
9 4 (12.12%) Remedy

Software Configuration Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Configuration Manager 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 Software Configuration Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Subversion
2 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
3 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 9 (27.27%) Maven
4 8 (24.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (12.12%) ClearCase
5 4 (12.12%) ClearQuest
5 4 (12.12%) Hudson
6 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
7 1 (3.03%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) AIX
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 17 (51.52%) ITIL
3 13 (39.39%) Service Management
4 12 (36.36%) Release Management
5 9 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
5 9 (27.27%) RUP
5 9 (27.27%) Six Sigma
5 9 (27.27%) Unified Process
5 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 8 (24.24%) ITSM
6 8 (24.24%) Service Design
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
8 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.06%) Change Management
9 2 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Perl
1 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) CollabNet
1 8 (24.24%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Remedy
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Perforce
4 1 (3.03%) BMC
4 1 (3.03%) Capita
4 1 (3.03%) MKS
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