The median contractor rate for a Configuration Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 602 581
Rank change year-on-year +39 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 14 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.048% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.051% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Median daily rate £350 £373 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £243 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 - £345
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.75 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.90% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -33.90% -3.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Configuration Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Configuration Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
London +31 5 £493 +32.34% 1
North West +30 3 £350 -
South East +17 2 - - 1
East of England -6 2 £325 -
North East - 1 £105 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £105 -
Configuration Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (33.33%) Unix
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 8 (29.63%) Python
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) CMDB
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) Puppet
5 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
5 5 (18.52%) JBoss
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) Java
6 4 (14.81%) Middleware
6 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) VMware
6 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
6 4 (14.81%) Docker
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.11%) DevOps
7 3 (11.11%) Service Design
7 3 (11.11%) Groovy
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) IaaS
7 3 (11.11%) Gradle
7 3 (11.11%) PaaS
7 3 (11.11%) Gerrit

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 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) Windchill
3 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) IaaS
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DVB
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) VLAN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
1 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Gerrit
3 3 (11.11%) Gradle
3 3 (11.11%) Maven
3 3 (11.11%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) jMock
4 2 (7.41%) JUnit
4 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) Hudson
5 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) CMDB
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) EPoS
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Digital TV
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
4 1 (3.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Unix
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Service Design
3 3 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) OO
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.41%) SDLC
4 2 (7.41%) WFM
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Document Management
5 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C++
3 3 (11.11%) Groovy
4 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.41%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Def Stans
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.41%) Ansible
3 2 (7.41%) Terraform
4 1 (3.70%) OpenView
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Veracode
2 2 (7.41%) WorldPay
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) Facebook
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) PTC
3 1 (3.70%) Retalix
3 1 (3.70%) Toshiba