The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.70% 2.38% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.19% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £265 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 52 94 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 70.27% 74.60% 85.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 96
Median daily rate £381 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% -  
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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Cheltenham

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Varnish
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA Agile Central