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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 55 86 80
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 64 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.50% 1.10% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.55% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £348 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £413 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +6 22 £400 +88.99% 2
Coventry +9 11 £260 -30.66% 1
Worcestershire +6 7 £350 -
Birmingham -11 5 £200 - 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £225 - 2
Solihull +7 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £135 - 1
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 33 (31.43%) Linux
2 27 (25.71%) Java
3 23 (21.90%) Windows
4 22 (20.95%) Open Source
5 21 (20.00%) UNIX
6 20 (19.05%) ITIL
6 20 (19.05%) Oracle
7 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.24%) MySQL
8 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
8 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
8 16 (15.24%) MongoDB
9 15 (14.29%) Subversion
10 14 (13.33%) WebLogic
11 13 (12.38%) SLA
11 13 (12.38%) SUSE
12 12 (11.43%) Firewall
12 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (11.43%) J2EE
12 12 (11.43%) HTML
12 12 (11.43%) Apache
12 12 (11.43%) Jenkins
13 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
13 11 (10.48%) CSS
14 10 (9.52%) BEA
14 10 (9.52%) Performance Management
14 10 (9.52%) Service Delivery
14 10 (9.52%) Change Control
14 10 (9.52%) Puppet
14 10 (9.52%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 12 (11.43%) Apache
3 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.71%) Confluence
4 5 (4.76%) JBoss
4 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.90%) Drupal
5 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Project
2 3 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) PaaS
3 2 (1.90%) Joyent
3 2 (1.90%) IaaS
3 2 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) Firewall
2 8 (7.62%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.67%) HTTP
3 7 (6.67%) SSL
3 7 (6.67%) SAN
3 7 (6.67%) Internet
3 7 (6.67%) 3G
3 7 (6.67%) 4G
3 7 (6.67%) LTE
3 7 (6.67%) 2G
4 6 (5.71%) HSPA
4 6 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (5.71%) GPRS
4 6 (5.71%) GSM
4 6 (5.71%) WCDMA
5 4 (3.81%) X.509
5 4 (3.81%) ASN.1
5 4 (3.81%) Network Security
6 2 (1.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) MySQL
1 16 (15.24%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.81%) DB2
4 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Subversion
2 12 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.67%) Hudson
5 6 (5.71%) JIRA
5 6 (5.71%) ClearCase
6 5 (4.76%) Maven
7 4 (3.81%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.86%) Ant
9 2 (1.90%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.95%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Automotive
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Developer
2 9 (8.57%) Architect
3 8 (7.62%) Analyst
4 7 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Administrator
5 6 (5.71%) DBA
5 6 (5.71%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Website Developer
6 5 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Platform Architect
6 5 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.81%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Network Services Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Release Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) HTML
1 12 (11.43%) J2EE
2 11 (10.48%) CSS
3 9 (8.57%) XML
4 7 (6.67%) CGI
4 7 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (5.71%) REST
5 6 (5.71%) D3.js
5 6 (5.71%) Flot
6 5 (4.76%) Middleware
6 5 (4.76%) Web Services
6 5 (4.76%) .NET
7 4 (3.81%) SAX
7 4 (3.81%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (3.81%) GTK+
8 2 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.90%) XHTML
8 2 (1.90%) Ajax
9 1 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Open Source
2 9 (8.57%) Visualisation
3 8 (7.62%) CMDB
3 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) NHS
4 4 (3.81%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.81%) PKI
5 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) DataPower
6 2 (1.90%) Statistics
6 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.95%) AS400
7 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.43%) Linux
2 23 (21.90%) Windows
3 21 (20.00%) UNIX
4 13 (12.38%) SUSE
5 9 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.76%) HPUX
7 4 (3.81%) Windows NT
7 4 (3.81%) zOS
7 4 (3.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.86%) AIX
9 2 (1.90%) Solaris
9 2 (1.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) ITIL
2 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 10 (9.52%) Change Control
4 10 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.52%) DevOps
5 9 (8.57%) Project Planning
5 9 (8.57%) Web Development
6 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.67%) Analytics
6 7 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.71%) Network Design
7 6 (5.71%) Workflow
7 6 (5.71%) Scrum
7 6 (5.71%) Web Design
7 6 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 6 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) Java
2 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.57%) SQL
4 7 (6.67%) PHP
4 7 (6.67%) Ruby
5 6 (5.71%) Perl
6 5 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.81%) VB
7 4 (3.81%) C#
7 4 (3.81%) C++
8 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.86%) C
8 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (3.81%) IBM Certification
1 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) MCSA
4 1 (0.95%) CCNP
4 1 (0.95%) CCNA
4 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.95%) MAPM
4 1 (0.95%) MCITP
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Squid
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) Puppet
2 6 (5.71%) ARCserve
2 6 (5.71%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.71%) Kibana
3 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.76%) Ansible
4 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 3 (2.86%) SCCM
5 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.95%) Salt
6 1 (0.95%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (19.05%) Oracle
2 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.52%) BEA
4 8 (7.62%) Business Objects
5 7 (6.67%) Dell
6 6 (5.71%) Nortel
6 6 (5.71%) CA
6 6 (5.71%) Ericsson
6 6 (5.71%) Huawei
6 6 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (5.71%) FalconStor
7 5 (4.76%) webMethods
7 5 (4.76%) VMware
7 5 (4.76%) Cisco
7 5 (4.76%) IBM
8 4 (3.81%) Brocade
9 3 (2.86%) Pega
9 3 (2.86%) Avaya
9 3 (2.86%) Informatica
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