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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 64 79 112
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +33
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 92 39 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.80% 1.58% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.06% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 13
Median daily rate £470 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £600 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +1.64%
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
2642 1893 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.52% 76.58% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1132 1018
Median daily rate £400 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 131
Median hourly rate £21.50 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.56% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 0 28 £495 +32.00% 2
Shropshire 0 27 £500 -16.66% 1
Coventry -14 9 £325 -10.34% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £346 - 2
Solihull -7 5 £475 -
Herefordshire - 2 £275 - 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £475 - 3
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 89 (57.05%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (39.74%) DevOps
3 38 (24.36%) Java
4 35 (22.44%) Git (software)
4 35 (22.44%) Puppet
5 32 (20.51%) Linux
5 32 (20.51%) Microsoft
6 31 (19.87%) Security Cleared
6 31 (19.87%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (18.59%) JIRA
8 28 (17.95%) Scrum
8 28 (17.95%) Windows
8 28 (17.95%) Data Modelling
9 27 (17.31%) Confluence
10 26 (16.67%) Open Source
10 26 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 26 (16.67%) SQL
10 26 (16.67%) Problem Management
11 25 (16.03%) SQL Server
11 25 (16.03%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (15.38%) Release Management
12 24 (15.38%) JSON
13 22 (14.10%) Subversion
13 22 (14.10%) Unix
13 22 (14.10%) OO
14 21 (13.46%) .NET
14 21 (13.46%) Software Engineering
14 21 (13.46%) Process Improvement
15 20 (12.82%) JBoss
16 19 (12.18%) ClearCase

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 27 (17.31%) Confluence
2 20 (12.82%) JBoss
3 16 (10.26%) Apache ServiceMix
4 11 (7.05%) Mule
5 10 (6.41%) Apache
5 10 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.13%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.49%) NServiceBus
7 7 (4.49%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.28%) IIS
9 2 (1.28%) nginx
10 1 (0.64%) Documentum
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.64%) Jetty
10 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.13%) MS Office
3 4 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) HipChat
5 1 (0.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.26%) IaaS
2 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.13%) PaaS
5 7 (4.49%) Office 365
6 4 (2.56%) GitHub
7 2 (1.28%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.64%) Route 53
8 1 (0.64%) SaaS
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.97%) DNS
2 11 (7.05%) HTTP
3 7 (4.49%) Network Security
4 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.21%) FCAPS
6 4 (2.56%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.56%) MPLS
7 3 (1.92%) SAN
7 3 (1.92%) SSH
7 3 (1.92%) SSL
7 3 (1.92%) VPN
8 2 (1.28%) DHCP
8 2 (1.28%) ICMP
8 2 (1.28%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.64%) FTP
9 1 (0.64%) Internet
9 1 (0.64%) IPsec
9 1 (0.64%) LDAP
9 1 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (4.49%) Big Data
3 7 (4.49%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.85%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.56%) MySQL
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (22.44%) Git (software)
2 29 (18.59%) JIRA
3 22 (14.10%) Subversion
4 19 (12.18%) ClearCase
5 18 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 18 (11.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (10.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (10.26%) ClearQuest
8 15 (9.62%) Bitbucket
8 15 (9.62%) FishEye
8 15 (9.62%) JIRA Agile
8 15 (9.62%) PVCS
9 14 (8.97%) GitLab
10 11 (7.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (4.49%) FxCop
11 7 (4.49%) StyleCop
12 6 (3.85%) Maven
13 5 (3.21%) GoCD
13 5 (3.21%) JUnit
General
1 16 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 45 (28.85%) Developer
2 21 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 19 (12.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (11.54%) Architect
5 15 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 13 (8.33%) Consultant
8 9 (5.77%) MuleSoft Developer
9 8 (5.13%) ClearCase Support
10 7 (4.49%) MuleSoft Architect
11 6 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Hadoop Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.21%) Analyst
12 5 (3.21%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
13 4 (2.56%) Network Architect
13 4 (2.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.38%) JSON
2 21 (13.46%) .NET
3 17 (10.90%) RESTful
4 13 (8.33%) J2EE
5 10 (6.41%) REST
5 10 (6.41%) XML
6 8 (5.13%) CSS
6 8 (5.13%) HTML
7 7 (4.49%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.49%) Web Services
8 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.21%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (3.21%) PhoneGap
9 5 (3.21%) SOAP
9 5 (3.21%) WinForms
10 3 (1.92%) Spring
10 3 (1.92%) WCF
10 3 (1.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) CMDB
2 7 (4.49%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.92%) Clustering
5 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.28%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.28%) Derivative
5 2 (1.28%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) NHS
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.51%) Linux
2 28 (17.95%) Windows
3 22 (14.10%) Unix
4 15 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (8.97%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.49%) CentOS
6 7 (4.49%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.21%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.92%) Solaris
9 2 (1.28%) AIX
9 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (57.05%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (39.74%) DevOps
3 31 (19.87%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (17.95%) Data Modelling
4 28 (17.95%) Scrum
5 26 (16.67%) Open Source
5 26 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 24 (15.38%) Release Management
7 22 (14.10%) OO
8 21 (13.46%) Process Improvement
8 21 (13.46%) Software Engineering
9 19 (12.18%) ITIL
10 17 (10.90%) Service Management
11 16 (10.26%) Test Strategy
12 15 (9.62%) API Development
13 12 (7.69%) ITSM
13 12 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.36%) Java
2 26 (16.67%) SQL
3 16 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 14 (8.97%) C#
5 12 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.13%) Python
8 7 (4.49%) Perl
9 4 (2.56%) Ruby
10 3 (1.92%) C
11 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.28%) Groovy
11 2 (1.28%) Haskell
11 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.28%) Scala
11 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.28%) XAML
12 1 (0.64%) PHP
12 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.21%) MCSE
5 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.92%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.92%) CCNA
6 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.92%) Degree
6 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.28%) MCP
7 2 (1.28%) RHCE
8 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) QA
1 4 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) COBIT
2 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Docker
2 12 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.92%) Postfix
4 3 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.28%) iptables
6 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.64%) Squid
6 1 (0.64%) vCloud
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (22.44%) Puppet
2 25 (16.03%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.41%) Ansible
4 9 (5.77%) SCOM
5 4 (2.56%) Terraform
6 3 (1.92%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.92%) Packer
6 3 (1.92%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.28%) Grafana
7 2 (1.28%) Kibana
7 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.28%) Nagios
7 2 (1.28%) Rancher
7 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.64%) Consul
8 1 (0.64%) Graphite
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.18%) WSO2
3 17 (10.90%) MuleSoft
3 17 (10.90%) Oracle
3 17 (10.90%) Red Hat
4 16 (10.26%) Atlassian
5 14 (8.97%) BMC
6 12 (7.69%) VMware
7 8 (5.13%) ServiceNow
8 7 (4.49%) SaltStack
9 6 (3.85%) Informatica
10 5 (3.21%) CA
10 5 (3.21%) Cisco
10 5 (3.21%) EMC
10 5 (3.21%) SevOne
10 5 (3.21%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.92%) Becrypt
11 3 (1.92%) BT
11 3 (1.92%) HP
11 3 (1.92%) Veritas
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