The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Configuration Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Configuration Management
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 31 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.12% 1.89% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.34% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £478 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £569 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 325 256 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.78% 80.50% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 176 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Bedfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Configuration Management in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Bedfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Bedfordshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Luton -8 1 £530 -5.77% 2
Dunstable - 1 - -
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
3 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
3 1 (12.50%) IaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Docker

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) GitLab
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Change Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Transition Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Transition Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Release and Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) VMware