The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 28 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.

Configuration Management
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 46 47
Rank change year-on-year -38 +1  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 17 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.13% 3.06% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 3.82% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 28
Median daily rate £190 £370 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.64% -22.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £288 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £9.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +316.01%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1195 1308 1281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 79.77% 80.15% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 803 732
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 43
Median hourly rate £21.80 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.72% +71.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the East Midlands

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Derbyshire -16 11 £165 -55.70%
Nottinghamshire -3 4 £425 -29.16%
Northamptonshire +1 1 £438 +118.75%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 19 (35.19%) Manufacturing
2 19 (35.19%) Relational Database
3 18 (33.33%) Unix
3 18 (33.33%) Linux
4 15 (27.78%) Oracle
4 15 (27.78%) VMware
4 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
7 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
8 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
8 11 (20.37%) ISO 9001
8 11 (20.37%) SQL
8 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
9 10 (18.52%) Java
9 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
9 10 (18.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 10 (18.52%) Migration
9 10 (18.52%) Change Control
9 10 (18.52%) QMS
10 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 9 (16.67%) Finance
10 9 (16.67%) Retail
10 9 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (14.81%) ITIL

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (9.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (7.41%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Project
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (9.26%) Demantra
3 5 (9.26%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) Datadog
2 4 (7.41%) GitHub
2 4 (7.41%) Heroku
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) Relational Database
2 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
3 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 9 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (11.11%) RDBMS
6 4 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (3.70%) DTS
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.70%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.85%) HBase
9 1 (1.85%) Mahout
9 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 11 (20.37%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
4 4 (7.41%) git-flow
5 3 (5.56%) PHPUnit
5 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.70%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.85%) GitLab
7 1 (1.85%) Hudson
7 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (35.19%) Manufacturing
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Developer
2 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.26%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Development Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Development Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Symfony
2 5 (9.26%) XML
3 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 4 (7.41%) Software Packaging
4 3 (5.56%) Behat
4 3 (5.56%) CSS
4 3 (5.56%) Doctrine
4 3 (5.56%) HTML
4 3 (5.56%) JMS
5 1 (1.85%) LAMP
5 1 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.56%) IVR
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) CMDB
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Linux
2 18 (33.33%) Unix
3 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.26%) HPUX
5 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) SUSE
7 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Change Control
2 10 (18.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 10 (18.52%) Migration
2 10 (18.52%) QMS
3 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.81%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Project Management
4 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 6 (11.11%) DevOps
5 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 6 (11.11%) OO
5 6 (11.11%) OO PHP
5 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Workflow
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
6 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
6 5 (9.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 7 (12.96%) PHP
3 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) DBS Check
4 3 (5.56%) ISEB
5 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.70%) MCP
5 2 (3.70%) MCSA
5 2 (3.70%) MCSE
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.81%) Docker
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (12.96%) Puppet
2 6 (11.11%) Ansible
3 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
4 4 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (7.41%) Graphite
4 4 (7.41%) Packer
5 1 (1.85%) Ambari
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.85%) Mesos
5 1 (1.85%) Rancher
5 1 (1.85%) rkt
5 1 (1.85%) Salt
5 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle
1 15 (27.78%) VMware
2 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) Siemens
4 4 (7.41%) Apigee
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.41%) Software AG
4 4 (7.41%) Splunk
5 3 (5.56%) PTC
6 2 (3.70%) EMC
6 2 (3.70%) Genesys
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) SaltStack