The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 55 57
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 16 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.55% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £395 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.25% +97.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +22.85%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 28 (68.29%) Continuous Integration
1 28 (68.29%) Jenkins
2 27 (65.85%) Linux
3 24 (58.54%) HTTP
4 23 (56.10%) PHP
5 22 (53.66%) Git (software)
6 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (48.78%) Web Services
7 20 (48.78%) DevOps
8 19 (46.34%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (46.34%) Ansible
8 19 (46.34%) Puppet
9 17 (41.46%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (41.46%) Ruby
9 17 (41.46%) Subversion
9 17 (41.46%) TCP/IP
9 17 (41.46%) Python
9 17 (41.46%) SSL
9 17 (41.46%) Salt
10 16 (39.02%) Rackspace
10 16 (39.02%) MySQL
10 16 (39.02%) MongoDB
11 15 (36.59%) Open Source
11 15 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (34.15%) Web Operations
13 10 (24.39%) HTML
13 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
13 10 (24.39%) CSS
14 9 (21.95%) OO
15 8 (19.51%) Unix

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (9.76%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.32%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (7.32%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (7.32%) Route 53
2 3 (7.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (4.88%) GitHub
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (58.54%) HTTP
2 17 (41.46%) SSL
2 17 (41.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) MongoDB
1 16 (39.02%) MySQL
2 15 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (68.29%) Jenkins
2 22 (53.66%) Git (software)
3 17 (41.46%) Subversion
4 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.88%) Hudson
4 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) Moq
4 2 (4.88%) NUnit
4 2 (4.88%) PhantomJS
4 2 (4.88%) Selenium
4 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Senior DevOps
2 10 (24.39%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) PHP Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Digital Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior PHP Developer
6 3 (7.32%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Release Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Release Coordinator
7 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) Web Services
2 10 (24.39%) CSS
2 10 (24.39%) HTML
3 4 (9.76%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (9.76%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (7.32%) Sensu
5 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) Node.js
5 2 (4.88%) REST
5 2 (4.88%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) CMDB
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Linux
2 8 (19.51%) Unix
3 7 (17.07%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (48.78%) DevOps
4 15 (36.59%) Open Source
5 14 (34.15%) Web Operations
6 9 (21.95%) OO
7 8 (19.51%) Line Management
8 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
8 7 (17.07%) OO PHP
8 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (17.07%) Visualisation
8 7 (17.07%) Web Design
8 7 (17.07%) Web Development
9 6 (14.63%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Migration
10 4 (9.76%) Scrum
10 4 (9.76%) Service Management
11 3 (7.32%) Change Management
11 3 (7.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) PHP
2 17 (41.46%) Python
2 17 (41.46%) Ruby
3 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.76%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 19 (46.34%) Ansible
1 19 (46.34%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (46.34%) Puppet
2 17 (41.46%) Salt
3 4 (9.76%) Kibana
3 4 (9.76%) logstash
4 3 (7.32%) collectd
4 3 (7.32%) StatsD
4 3 (7.32%) Terraform
5 2 (4.88%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Rackspace
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) BMC
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk
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