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 24 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.32% 0.73% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.87% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £475 £550 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  

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 493 686 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.35% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 480 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
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 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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 13 (54.17%) Web Services
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (45.83%) Puppet
3 10 (41.67%) MongoDB
3 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (41.67%) Ansible
3 10 (41.67%) Open Source
3 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (41.67%) PHP
3 10 (41.67%) DevOps
4 9 (37.50%) Salt
4 9 (37.50%) Web Operations
4 9 (37.50%) Python
4 9 (37.50%) HTTP
4 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (37.50%) SSL
4 9 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (37.50%) Ruby
5 8 (33.33%) Subversion
5 8 (33.33%) Rackspace
6 7 (29.17%) CMDB
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Service Management
9 4 (16.67%) Scrum

Configuration Management
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.17%) Route 53
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) HTTP
1 9 (37.50%) SSL
1 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 10 (41.67%) MongoDB
3 9 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.33%) Release Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Release Coordinator
5 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (8.33%) WebOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Change Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) CSS3
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) Akka
4 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) Node.js
4 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Sensu
4 1 (4.17%) spray
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) Symfony
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) CMDB
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (41.67%) DevOps
2 10 (41.67%) Open Source
3 9 (37.50%) Web Operations
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Release Management
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Service Management
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Workflow
8 2 (8.33%) API Development
8 2 (8.33%) API Integration
8 2 (8.33%) ITSM
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.33%) Use Case
8 2 (8.33%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PHP
2 9 (37.50%) Python
2 9 (37.50%) Ruby
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
2 10 (41.67%) Ansible
2 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (37.50%) Salt
4 1 (4.17%) collectd
4 1 (4.17%) Kibana
4 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.17%) logstash
4 1 (4.17%) StatsD
4 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) SaltStack
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Snow
4 1 (4.17%) VMware