The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 94 72 56
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 24 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.69% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.47% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 33
Average daily rate £325 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Configuration Management
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire +8 6 £239 -23.60%
Birmingham -7 5 - - 1
Coventry - 3 £318 - 1
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 2
Solihull -7 1 £342 -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Release Management
3 11 (23.40%) Oracle
4 10 (21.28%) Windows
5 9 (19.15%) Change Control
6 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
6 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) UNIX
6 8 (17.02%) SQL
7 7 (14.89%) PL/SQL
7 7 (14.89%) SAP
7 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
8 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.77%) Service Management
8 6 (12.77%) Change Management
8 6 (12.77%) Finance
8 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
9 5 (10.64%) Automotive
9 5 (10.64%) webMethods
9 5 (10.64%) BEA
9 5 (10.64%) HP
9 5 (10.64%) OO
9 5 (10.64%) RUP
9 5 (10.64%) J2EE
9 5 (10.64%) Pega
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (8.51%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.13%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) InterSystems Cache
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Toad
3 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) FishEye
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Automotive
3 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Release Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) SAP Manager
5 4 (8.51%) SAP Test Manager
5 4 (8.51%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Project Officer
8 1 (2.13%) PMO Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) J2EE
2 4 (8.51%) jQuery
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) Ajax
3 3 (6.38%) Spring
3 3 (6.38%) JSF
3 3 (6.38%) DHTML
3 3 (6.38%) Struts
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) POSIX
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
1 4 (8.51%) CMDB
2 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Release Management
3 9 (19.15%) Change Control
4 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
4 8 (17.02%) Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
6 6 (12.77%) Service Management
6 6 (12.77%) Change Management
6 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
7 5 (10.64%) OO
7 5 (10.64%) RUP
7 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.51%) TDD
9 3 (6.38%) Web Development
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
9 3 (6.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) CCIE
2 1 (2.13%) CCNP
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) OCP
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) SAP
3 5 (10.64%) webMethods
3 5 (10.64%) BEA
3 5 (10.64%) HP
3 5 (10.64%) Pega
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Serena
5 3 (6.38%) hybris
6 2 (4.26%) Cognos
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Atlassian