The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.61% 2.49% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 3.27% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £265 £393 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.48% -7.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £313 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +1.26% +18.79%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 263 367 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 80.18% 76.14% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 770 753
Median daily rate £350 £423 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.15% +3.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £307 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £638 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 58
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.75 £48.75
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 Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Gloucestershire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Gloucestershire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Gloucestershire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheltenham +6 2 £265 -18.46%
Configuration Management
South West

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

1 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Junos
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VoIP
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Broadband
2 2 (22.22%) ISDN
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 3 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Demand Management
1 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) JNCIS
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Varnish
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft