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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 100 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 18 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 1.60% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 2.42% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1720 1281 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.44% 66.30% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 642 761
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 59 71
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.80 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Coventry -10 8 £350 +27.27% 1
Birmingham -4 4 £288 -39.47% 1
Warwickshire -3 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (35.71%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Windows
3 9 (21.43%) UNIX
4 8 (19.05%) Linux
4 8 (19.05%) Puppet
4 8 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (19.05%) DevOps
5 7 (16.67%) Release Management
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.67%) Python
5 7 (16.67%) Perl
5 7 (16.67%) PHP
5 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (16.67%) Change Management
5 7 (16.67%) Finance
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.29%) Nagios
6 6 (14.29%) CMDB
6 6 (14.29%) Scala
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
8 4 (9.52%) Serena
8 4 (9.52%) Subversion
8 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.52%) SAN
8 4 (9.52%) Java
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle
8 4 (9.52%) Web Services
8 4 (9.52%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.76%) SAS
1 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.38%) Lync
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Hudson
4 1 (2.38%) Gradle
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.38%) Ant
4 1 (2.38%) Toad
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Configuration Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Release Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Deployment Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) SAP Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) Struts
2 3 (7.14%) DHTML
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) Ajax
2 3 (7.14%) Spring MVC
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 3 (7.14%) JSF
3 2 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) CMDB
2 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) UNIX
3 8 (19.05%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) DevOps
3 7 (16.67%) Release Management
3 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
3 7 (16.67%) Change Management
3 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Service Management
5 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
6 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.14%) User Stories
6 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.14%) Web Development
6 3 (7.14%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) MVC
7 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Python
1 7 (16.67%) Perl
1 7 (16.67%) PHP
2 6 (14.29%) Scala
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (2.38%) Groovy
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) CCIE
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Puppet
1 8 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) CFEngine
4 1 (2.38%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Salt
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Serena
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) hybris
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Lotus
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (2.38%) Pega
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Juniper
4 1 (2.38%) BEA
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) webMethods
4 1 (2.38%) Remedy
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