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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 64 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 71 66 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 2.58% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.25% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 14
Median daily rate £464 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £235 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +12.63%
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
2267 2029 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.41% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1123 997
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 75 92
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 30 £465 +9.41%
Shropshire -7 14 £413 +7.97% 1
Solihull -1 10 £550 -
Coventry -25 5 £480 -2.14%
Warwickshire - 3 £350 - 3
Worcestershire - 3 £363 -
Staffordshire -4 1 £400 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 90 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (46.99%) DevOps
3 72 (43.37%) Linux
4 63 (37.95%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (34.34%) Puppet
6 56 (33.73%) Jenkins
7 50 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
7 50 (30.12%) Git (software)
8 46 (27.71%) OO
9 44 (26.51%) Java
10 42 (25.30%) HTTP
11 40 (24.10%) Unix
12 39 (23.49%) Open Source
13 36 (21.69%) JSON
14 33 (19.88%) CSS
15 32 (19.28%) HTML
15 32 (19.28%) Ansible
16 31 (18.67%) Subversion
16 31 (18.67%) Scrum
17 30 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (16.87%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (16.87%) Ruby
19 27 (16.27%) PHP
20 26 (15.66%) JavaScript
21 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
22 23 (13.86%) Python
23 22 (13.25%) DNS
23 22 (13.25%) Problem Management
23 22 (13.25%) Release Management
23 22 (13.25%) Security Cleared

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 19 (11.45%) JBoss
2 16 (9.64%) Apache ServiceMix
3 14 (8.43%) Confluence
4 11 (6.63%) Apache
4 11 (6.63%) Mule
4 11 (6.63%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.01%) nginx
6 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.41%) NServiceBus
7 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.81%) Documentum
9 2 (1.20%) CMS
9 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) HipChat
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.64%) IaaS
3 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.23%) PaaS
4 6 (3.61%) GitHub
5 5 (3.01%) Office 365
6 4 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.41%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.41%) Route 53
6 4 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.30%) HTTP
2 22 (13.25%) DNS
3 19 (11.45%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.23%) SSL
5 8 (4.82%) FCAPS
5 8 (4.82%) LDAP
6 7 (4.22%) Ethernet
6 7 (4.22%) MPLS
7 4 (2.41%) Network Security
8 2 (1.20%) SAN
8 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.60%) DHCP
9 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.60%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.60%) SSH
9 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.25%) NoSQL
2 20 (12.05%) MongoDB
2 20 (12.05%) Relational Database
3 19 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.24%) MySQL
5 14 (8.43%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.81%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.20%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.60%) Riak
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (33.73%) Jenkins
2 50 (30.12%) Git (software)
3 31 (18.67%) Subversion
4 17 (10.24%) JIRA
5 16 (9.64%) JUnit
6 12 (7.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (6.63%) Selenium
8 10 (6.02%) ClearCase
8 10 (6.02%) ClearQuest
9 9 (5.42%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.01%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.01%) Maven
12 4 (2.41%) CA Gen
12 4 (2.41%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.41%) FxCop
12 4 (2.41%) git-flow
12 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (2.41%) StyleCop
General
1 15 (9.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 58 (34.94%) Developer
2 26 (15.66%) Architect
3 20 (12.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.63%) Consultant
5 10 (6.02%) PHP Developer
6 9 (5.42%) DevOps Specialist
6 9 (5.42%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (5.42%) MuleSoft Developer
7 8 (4.82%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.22%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.22%) MuleSoft Architect
8 7 (4.22%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.22%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (3.61%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Cisco Architect
9 6 (3.61%) Cisco Network Architect
9 6 (3.61%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (3.61%) Lead DevOps
9 6 (3.61%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.69%) JSON
2 33 (19.88%) CSS
3 32 (19.28%) HTML
4 21 (12.65%) REST
4 21 (12.65%) Web Services
5 18 (10.84%) RESTful
6 13 (7.83%) J2EE
7 12 (7.23%) .NET
7 12 (7.23%) XML
8 10 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (4.82%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.82%) Ajax
9 8 (4.82%) CSS3
9 8 (4.82%) HTML5
9 8 (4.82%) Play Framework
10 7 (4.22%) Django
10 7 (4.22%) ELK Stack
11 6 (3.61%) Apache Cordova
11 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.61%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.05%) CMDB
2 17 (10.24%) Visualisation
3 11 (6.63%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.61%) User Experience
5 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.20%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (43.37%) Linux
2 40 (24.10%) Unix
3 17 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (10.24%) Windows
4 16 (9.64%) Mac OS X
5 12 (7.23%) AIX
6 9 (5.42%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.22%) Windows Server
8 5 (3.01%) CentOS
9 3 (1.81%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.20%) Solaris
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.60%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) VME
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (46.99%) DevOps
3 63 (37.95%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (27.71%) OO
5 39 (23.49%) Open Source
6 31 (18.67%) Scrum
7 28 (16.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (13.25%) Problem Management
8 22 (13.25%) Process Improvement
8 22 (13.25%) Release Management
9 20 (12.05%) Responsive Web Design
9 20 (12.05%) Web Design
9 20 (12.05%) Web Development
10 19 (11.45%) ITIL
11 17 (10.24%) Data Modelling
11 17 (10.24%) Service Management
11 17 (10.24%) Test Strategy
12 15 (9.04%) API Development
13 14 (8.43%) ITSM
13 14 (8.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.51%) Java
2 28 (16.87%) Ruby
3 27 (16.27%) PHP
4 26 (15.66%) JavaScript
5 23 (13.86%) Python
6 19 (11.45%) SQL
7 11 (6.63%) Scala
7 11 (6.63%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.02%) C#
9 8 (4.82%) Perl
9 8 (4.82%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.22%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.01%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.20%) C
12 2 (1.20%) COBOL
12 2 (1.20%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) Groovy
12 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.60%) C++
13 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.20%) Degree
5 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MOS
5 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.05%) Docker
2 11 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.60%) Postfix
5 1 (0.60%) Squid
5 1 (0.60%) vCloud
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (34.34%) Puppet
2 50 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (19.28%) Ansible
4 12 (7.23%) Salt
5 7 (4.22%) Terraform
6 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.01%) SCOM
7 4 (2.41%) Kibana
7 4 (2.41%) logstash
8 3 (1.81%) collectd
8 3 (1.81%) StatsD
8 3 (1.81%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.20%) Graphite
9 2 (1.20%) Marathon
9 2 (1.20%) Mesos
9 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.20%) Rancher
9 2 (1.20%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.60%) Consul
Vendors
1 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.45%) Red Hat
3 17 (10.24%) MuleSoft
4 15 (9.04%) Oracle
5 13 (7.83%) VMware
6 12 (7.23%) Rackspace
6 12 (7.23%) WSO2
7 9 (5.42%) Cisco
7 9 (5.42%) ServiceNow
8 8 (4.82%) CA
8 8 (4.82%) EMC
8 8 (4.82%) SevOne
9 7 (4.22%) Pega
9 7 (4.22%) SaltStack
10 6 (3.61%) BT
10 6 (3.61%) Xamarin
11 5 (3.01%) webMethods
12 4 (2.41%) BEA
13 3 (1.81%) Google
14 2 (1.20%) Zend