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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 74 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 37 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.02% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.47% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £345 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+32.36% -25.67%
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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Birmingham +3 12 £293 +27.17% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £369 -
Worcestershire - 3 - - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) ITIL
3 13 (24.07%) Linux
3 13 (24.07%) UNIX
4 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
5 10 (18.52%) Java
5 10 (18.52%) VMware
6 9 (16.67%) J2EE
6 9 (16.67%) Oracle
6 9 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 9 (16.67%) Windows
6 9 (16.67%) Puppet
7 8 (14.81%) Change Control
7 8 (14.81%) CMDB
7 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
7 8 (14.81%) SLA
8 7 (12.96%) Finance
8 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
8 7 (12.96%) Subversion
8 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (12.96%) DevOps
8 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (11.11%) Ansible
9 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
9 6 (11.11%) Project Planning
9 6 (11.11%) Open Source
9 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (11.11%) BEA
9 6 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (11.11%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.56%) JBoss
2 3 (5.56%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) SAN
2 3 (5.56%) OSPF
2 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.70%) PPP
3 2 (3.70%) ATM
3 2 (3.70%) ISDN
3 2 (3.70%) BGP
3 2 (3.70%) DSL
3 2 (3.70%) X.21
3 2 (3.70%) X.509
3 2 (3.70%) IPsec
3 2 (3.70%) ASN.1
3 2 (3.70%) Network Security
3 2 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (1.85%) LTE
4 1 (1.85%) 4G
4 1 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.85%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.96%) Subversion
4 5 (9.26%) Maven
5 4 (7.41%) Hudson
6 3 (5.56%) JIRA
6 3 (5.56%) Ant
7 2 (3.70%) ClearCase
7 2 (3.70%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.85%) Gradle
8 1 (1.85%) Apache Ivy
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (12.96%) Configuration Manager
2 5 (9.26%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Architect
3 4 (7.41%) Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Service Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Network Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Network Services Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Platform Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Environment Manager
5 2 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) webMethods Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) J2EE
2 6 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (7.41%) SAX
4 3 (5.56%) .NET
5 2 (3.70%) GTK+
5 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.85%) XML
6 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) CMDB
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.11%) Open Source
3 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) UNIX
1 13 (24.07%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) AIX
3 3 (5.56%) Solaris
4 2 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Change Control
4 7 (12.96%) DevOps
5 6 (11.11%) Project Management
5 6 (11.11%) Workflow
5 6 (11.11%) Scrum
5 6 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 5 (9.26%) Release Management
6 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.26%) Change Management
6 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.26%) Coaching
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) Perl
2 6 (11.11%) PHP
3 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (3.70%) C#
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Groovy
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) VBA
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) CCNP
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.85%) MAPM
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
2 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (11.11%) Ansible
4 3 (5.56%) Salt
5 2 (3.70%) Netcool
6 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.85%) SCCM
6 1 (1.85%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) VMware
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.11%) BEA
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.41%) webMethods
7 3 (5.56%) Avaya
7 3 (5.56%) Juniper
7 3 (5.56%) Business Objects
8 2 (3.70%) SAP
8 2 (3.70%) Informatica
8 2 (3.70%) Pega
9 1 (1.85%) Lotus
9 1 (1.85%) Perforce
9 1 (1.85%) IBM
9 1 (1.85%) HP
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