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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 78 54 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 43 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 3.01% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 3.68% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 23
Median daily rate £475 £453 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +29.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +23.57%

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
1918 2120 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 81.85% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1204 935
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
Birmingham +12 17 £475 +75.92% 3
Shropshire +4 11 £519 +10.37% 1
Warwickshire -6 7 £296 -30.49% 1
Coventry -23 5 £450 +9.75%
Solihull -5 3 £563 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 70 (58.82%) Linux
2 62 (52.10%) Jenkins
3 58 (48.74%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 48 (40.34%) Puppet
7 44 (36.97%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (36.97%) HTTP
8 43 (36.13%) DevOps
9 42 (35.29%) Ansible
9 42 (35.29%) Ruby
10 38 (31.93%) Python
11 37 (31.09%) Subversion
12 35 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
13 34 (28.57%) Unix
14 33 (27.73%) Web Services
14 33 (27.73%) PHP
15 32 (26.89%) CSS
16 31 (26.05%) HTML
16 31 (26.05%) Open Source
17 29 (24.37%) MongoDB
18 28 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (21.85%) Java
19 26 (21.85%) OO
19 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
20 25 (21.01%) Relational Database
21 23 (19.33%) Scrum
22 22 (18.49%) MySQL
23 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
23 21 (17.65%) Web Design

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.08%) Confluence
2 7 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.20%) Apache
3 5 (4.20%) nginx
3 5 (4.20%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.36%) JBoss
4 4 (3.36%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.68%) Documentum
6 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.20%) GitHub
3 5 (4.20%) IaaS
3 5 (4.20%) PaaS
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.52%) Route 53
4 3 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.68%) Boomi
6 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (36.97%) HTTP
2 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
3 19 (15.97%) SSL
4 11 (9.24%) DNS
5 8 (6.72%) LDAP
6 4 (3.36%) Ethernet
6 4 (3.36%) FCAPS
6 4 (3.36%) MPLS
7 2 (1.68%) Intranet
7 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.37%) MongoDB
2 28 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (21.01%) Relational Database
4 22 (18.49%) MySQL
5 15 (12.61%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.52%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.52%) MS Access
7 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.68%) DataStage
8 2 (1.68%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.84%) Riak
Development Applications
1 62 (52.10%) Jenkins
2 49 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 37 (31.09%) Subversion
4 17 (14.29%) JUnit
5 14 (11.76%) JIRA
6 11 (9.24%) Selenium
7 8 (6.72%) Apache Ivy
7 8 (6.72%) ClearCase
7 8 (6.72%) ClearQuest
7 8 (6.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.20%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.20%) Hudson
10 4 (3.36%) git-flow
10 4 (3.36%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.52%) CA Gen
11 3 (2.52%) Maven
11 3 (2.52%) PVCS
11 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Retail
3 2 (1.68%) Legal
3 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Automotive
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Developer
2 14 (11.76%) Architect
2 14 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.08%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (8.40%) PHP Developer
5 9 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.04%) DevOps Specialist
8 5 (4.20%) Lead DevOps
9 4 (3.36%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Change Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Cisco Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.36%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.73%) Web Services
2 32 (26.89%) CSS
3 31 (26.05%) HTML
4 19 (15.97%) REST
5 17 (14.29%) JSON
6 12 (10.08%) Ruby on Rails
7 11 (9.24%) HTML5
7 11 (9.24%) Play Framework
8 10 (8.40%) Ajax
8 10 (8.40%) CSS3
8 10 (8.40%) XML
9 9 (7.56%) Django
10 8 (6.72%) J2EE
11 7 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (5.88%) Spring
12 5 (4.20%) .NET Framework
12 5 (4.20%) Guice
12 5 (4.20%) RESTful
12 5 (4.20%) Spring MVC
12 5 (4.20%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) CMDB
2 6 (5.04%) User Experience
3 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.36%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.84%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 70 (58.82%) Linux
2 34 (28.57%) Unix
3 15 (12.61%) Mac OS X
4 11 (9.24%) AIX
5 9 (7.56%) Windows
6 8 (6.72%) Apple iOS
6 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.36%) CentOS
8 3 (2.52%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.84%) Android
10 1 (0.84%) Fedora
10 1 (0.84%) VME
10 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (48.74%) Continuous Integration
2 53 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (36.13%) DevOps
4 31 (26.05%) Open Source
5 26 (21.85%) OO
6 23 (19.33%) Scrum
7 21 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 21 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
7 21 (17.65%) Web Design
8 19 (15.97%) Web Operations
9 18 (15.13%) Web Development
10 15 (12.61%) Line Management
10 15 (12.61%) Visualisation
11 14 (11.76%) ITIL
11 14 (11.76%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.08%) MVC
12 12 (10.08%) OO PHP
12 12 (10.08%) Service Management
13 11 (9.24%) Problem Management
14 8 (6.72%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.29%) Ruby
2 38 (31.93%) Python
3 33 (27.73%) PHP
4 26 (21.85%) Java
5 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 14 (11.76%) Scala
7 11 (9.24%) Bash Shell
7 11 (9.24%) SQL
8 10 (8.40%) C#
9 7 (5.88%) Perl
10 6 (5.04%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.36%) Go
12 3 (2.52%) Korn
13 2 (1.68%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.68%) COBOL
13 2 (1.68%) Groovy
13 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.84%) C++
14 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.52%) Degree
6 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.68%) PMP
7 1 (0.84%) MOS
7 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) Docker
2 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (40.34%) Puppet
2 44 (36.97%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (35.29%) Ansible
4 19 (15.97%) Salt
5 11 (9.24%) Terraform
6 4 (3.36%) Kibana
6 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.36%) logstash
7 3 (2.52%) collectd
7 3 (2.52%) StatsD
8 2 (1.68%) Graphite
8 2 (1.68%) Marathon
8 2 (1.68%) Mesos
8 2 (1.68%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.84%) Grafana
9 1 (0.84%) Rancher
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Rackspace
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.08%) Oracle
4 8 (6.72%) Cisco
4 8 (6.72%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.88%) Google
6 6 (5.04%) Pega
6 6 (5.04%) webMethods
7 5 (4.20%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.36%) BT
8 4 (3.36%) CA
8 4 (3.36%) EMC
8 4 (3.36%) Informatica
8 4 (3.36%) SevOne
8 4 (3.36%) VMware
9 3 (2.52%) BEA
9 3 (2.52%) Dell
9 3 (2.52%) HP
9 3 (2.52%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.68%) Xamarin