Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Configuration Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 836 804
Rank change year-on-year +19 -32 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 40 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.038% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.040% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 24
England median daily rate £450 £525 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +44.83% -17.14%
10th Percentile £113 £313 £263
90th Percentile £555 £575 £564
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £350
% change year-on-year -14.29% +50.00% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 2
England median hourly rate £12.75 £37.50 £28.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.00% +29.98% -34.06%
10th Percentile £7.77 £8.75 £15.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.88 £46.27
UK median hourly rate £12.75 £37.50 £28.85
% change year-on-year -66.00% +29.98% -34.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Configuration Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Configuration Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Engineer in England

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Engineer in England

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Engineer in England

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Engineer in England

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Engineer in England

Configuration Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 18 £450 -20.00%
East of England -15 12 - -
North of England +63 4 £375 - 1
North West +24 4 £375 - 1
West Midlands +34 3 - - 1
Midlands +25 3 - - 2
South East -6 3 £118 -78.14%
Configuration Engineer
UK

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Configuration Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Configuration Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (37.50%) Banking
2 14 (35.00%) Finance
3 13 (32.50%) DevOps
4 12 (30.00%) TeamCity
4 12 (30.00%) Apache
5 11 (27.50%) C++
5 11 (27.50%) Java
5 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (27.50%) Billing
5 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (27.50%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) Investment Banking
5 11 (27.50%) AOP
5 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
5 11 (27.50%) Financial Institution
5 11 (27.50%) Hedge funds
5 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
5 11 (27.50%) SDLC
5 11 (27.50%) Flink
5 11 (27.50%) Code Optimisation
5 11 (27.50%) Virtual Team
6 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
9 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (30.00%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) PBX
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) Flink
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (37.50%) Banking
2 14 (35.00%) Finance
3 11 (27.50%) Billing
3 11 (27.50%) Financial Institution
3 11 (27.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Hedge funds
1 11 (27.50%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) CMDB
2 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) DevOps
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) AOP
2 11 (27.50%) Code Optimisation
2 11 (27.50%) SDLC
2 11 (27.50%) TDD
2 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
2 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.50%) CMMI
5 5 (12.50%) Data Management
6 3 (7.50%) Six Sigma
7 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 2 (5.00%) Facilities Management
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.50%) Document Management
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.50%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) C++
1 11 (27.50%) Java
1 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CCDA
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) Def Stans
1 5 (12.50%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Ansible
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) IBM
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.50%) Temenos
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) BroadSoft
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Juniper
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee