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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 67 89 75
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 44 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.06% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.51% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £349 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £385 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -13.10%
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
1482 1458 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.39% 69.93% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 787 619
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 73 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 January 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 10 £285 +23.91% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £293 - 3
Worcestershire - 4 - - 1
Coventry +1 2 £200 -48.38%
Staffordshire - 2 £278 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 18 (27.69%) UNIX
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.54%) Java
3 14 (21.54%) Oracle
4 13 (20.00%) Windows
4 13 (20.00%) ITIL
5 11 (16.92%) Subversion
6 10 (15.38%) Change Control
7 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
7 9 (13.85%) WebLogic
7 9 (13.85%) J2EE
7 9 (13.85%) VMware
8 8 (12.31%) SLA
9 7 (10.77%) SQL
9 7 (10.77%) Finance
9 7 (10.77%) BEA
9 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
9 7 (10.77%) Puppet
9 7 (10.77%) CMDB
10 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Project Planning
10 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.23%) DevOps
10 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
10 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.23%) Change Management
10 6 (9.23%) Perl
10 6 (9.23%) Cisco
10 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 9 (13.85%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.15%) Confluence
4 3 (4.62%) JBoss
4 3 (4.62%) Apache
4 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Project
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) X.509
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
1 4 (6.15%) ASN.1
1 4 (6.15%) Network Security
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
2 3 (4.62%) SAN
2 3 (4.62%) OSPF
3 2 (3.08%) BGP
3 2 (3.08%) DSL
3 2 (3.08%) X.21
3 2 (3.08%) ATM
3 2 (3.08%) ISDN
3 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.08%) FTP
3 2 (3.08%) PPP
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.08%) IPsec
3 2 (3.08%) MPLS
4 1 (1.54%) 2G
4 1 (1.54%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) DB2
1 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
1 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Subversion
2 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.23%) ClearCase
5 5 (7.69%) Maven
6 4 (6.15%) JIRA
6 4 (6.15%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (6.15%) Hudson
7 3 (4.62%) Ant
8 2 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (3.08%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (12.31%) Configuration Manager
2 7 (10.77%) Developer
3 6 (9.23%) Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Architect
4 4 (6.15%) Service Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Environment Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Network Services Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Platform Architect
5 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Network Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) J2EE
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) Middleware
3 4 (6.15%) SAX
3 4 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (6.15%) GTK+
4 3 (4.62%) .NET
5 2 (3.08%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.54%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.54%) Spring Batch
6 1 (1.54%) Spring
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.54%) XSLT
6 1 (1.54%) WSDL
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) CMDB
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Open Source
3 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.15%) Cryptography
4 4 (6.15%) PKI
5 3 (4.62%) NHS
6 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) Statistics
6 2 (3.08%) DataPower
6 2 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.54%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) UNIX
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (7.69%) HPUX
4 4 (6.15%) Windows NT
4 4 (6.15%) zOS
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (4.62%) Solaris
5 3 (4.62%) AIX
6 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) ITIL
3 10 (15.38%) Change Control
4 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
4 6 (9.23%) DevOps
4 6 (9.23%) Coaching
4 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.23%) Change Management
4 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.23%) Project Planning
5 5 (7.69%) Project Management
5 5 (7.69%) Scrum
5 5 (7.69%) Workflow
5 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.15%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) SQL
3 6 (9.23%) Perl
4 5 (7.69%) PHP
4 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.69%) VB
5 4 (6.15%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) C++
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.08%) C
8 1 (1.54%) XPath
8 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) IBM Certification
1 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.08%) CCNP
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) CCNA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCITP
4 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.54%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 5 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Puppet
2 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.69%) Ansible
3 2 (3.08%) Salt
3 2 (3.08%) Netcool
3 2 (3.08%) WSUS
3 2 (3.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) VMware
3 7 (10.77%) BEA
4 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.23%) Cisco
5 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) webMethods
6 4 (6.15%) Business Objects
7 3 (4.62%) SAP
7 3 (4.62%) Avaya
7 3 (4.62%) Juniper
7 3 (4.62%) Informatica
7 3 (4.62%) Pega
8 2 (3.08%) HP
9 1 (1.54%) Mitel
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