The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 64 73
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 24 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.33% 1.06% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.26% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Median daily rate £650 £418 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.68% +35.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 841 794 990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.49% 84.56% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 432 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 23
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.07 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Buckinghamshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Buckinghamshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Buckinghamshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire 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
Milton Keynes -9 16 £525 +25.74% 3
Marlow - 1 £775 -
Configuration Management
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 22 (70.97%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (70.97%) Ansible
2 21 (67.74%) OpenStack
3 17 (54.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (54.84%) Windows
4 15 (48.39%) Linux
5 14 (45.16%) Finance
5 14 (45.16%) VMware
6 13 (41.94%) DevOps
7 10 (32.26%) GitLab
7 10 (32.26%) Rundeck
7 10 (32.26%) Validation
8 9 (29.03%) Firewall
8 9 (29.03%) AIX
8 9 (29.03%) Solaris
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
9 7 (22.58%) DHCP
9 7 (22.58%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
11 5 (16.13%) Spanish Language
11 5 (16.13%) Task Automation
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
12 4 (12.90%) PMO
12 4 (12.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (12.90%) Public Cloud
12 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
13 3 (9.68%) Time Management
13 3 (9.68%) Banking

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 21 (67.74%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (70.97%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (54.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (3.23%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) DHCP
2 7 (22.58%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) GitLab
2 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Spanish Language
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) AWS Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) PMO Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Project Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Project Support Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) UAT Manager
7 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (12.90%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) CMDB
2 2 (6.45%) Handset
2 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) AIX
3 9 (29.03%) Solaris
4 3 (9.68%) Unix
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.23%) VMS
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) DevOps
2 10 (32.26%) Validation
3 5 (16.13%) Task Automation
4 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.23%) Business Development
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
7 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Release Management
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCP
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (70.97%) Ansible
2 10 (32.26%) Rundeck
3 1 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Salt
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Apple
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Wyse
4 1 (3.23%) BT
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle