The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 102 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 19 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 1.44% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.09% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £254 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.07% -31.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -68.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -37.27%
Configuration Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1702 1436 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.94% 68.81% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 775 815
Average daily rate £375 £357 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 51 105
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the West Midlands region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the West Midlands region.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Birmingham -10 5 £350 +141.37% 4
Warwickshire -5 4 £350 -22.22% 3
Coventry -7 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 4
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Configuration Management also 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 that cited Configuration Management.

1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Puppet
3 10 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (28.57%) DevOps
4 9 (25.71%) PHP
5 8 (22.86%) Perl
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) Windows
6 7 (20.00%) Python
7 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) Nagios
7 6 (17.14%) Change Management
7 6 (17.14%) Scala
7 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (14.29%) Release Management
8 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 5 (14.29%) UNIX
8 5 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (11.43%) Firewall
9 4 (11.43%) Web Services
9 4 (11.43%) SLA
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.57%) SAN
10 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
10 3 (8.57%) Java
10 3 (8.57%) J2EE

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Configuration Management also 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 that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) OSPF
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) ATM
4 1 (2.86%) ISDN
4 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.86%) PPP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) IPsec
4 1 (2.86%) BGP
4 1 (2.86%) DSL
4 1 (2.86%) X.21
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) Ant
4 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.86%) Gradle
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Automotive
1 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Environment Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) DHTML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) Struts
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) Spring
3 1 (2.86%) JSF
3 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.86%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) CMDB
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) DevOps
3 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) Release Management
6 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (8.57%) Service Management
7 3 (8.57%) Workflow
7 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 3 (8.57%) Coaching
8 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) ITSM
9 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PHP
2 8 (22.86%) Perl
3 7 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (17.14%) Scala
5 3 (8.57%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.71%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) VBA
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) SQL
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) CCNP
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.86%) MCP
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Puppet
1 10 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (17.14%) Nagios
3 3 (8.57%) Ansible
4 2 (5.71%) Salt
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM
5 1 (2.86%) Netcool
5 1 (2.86%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) SCOM
5 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.86%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Lotus
3 2 (5.71%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) BEA
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) webMethods
4 1 (2.86%) Serena
4 1 (2.86%) Perforce
4 1 (2.86%) Pega
4 1 (2.86%) hybris
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