The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 22 50 51
Rank change year-on-year +28 +1  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 37 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.99% 1.19% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.64% 1.57% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Median daily rate £405 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Median hourly rate £49.63 £37.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.33% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.28 £37.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.34% +21.78%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 484 509 529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.32% 75.63% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 273 276
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Watford +7 9 £550 +4.76% 3
Hatfield - 8 £405 - 3
Stevenage -3 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £340 -
Configuration Management
East of England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 38 (65.52%) Software Engineering
2 23 (39.66%) Integration Testing
3 18 (31.03%) MATLAB
3 18 (31.03%) Simulink
3 18 (31.03%) UML
3 18 (31.03%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (31.03%) Rational Rhapsody
4 17 (29.31%) Linux
4 17 (29.31%) C
5 16 (27.59%) Java
5 16 (27.59%) DevOps
6 15 (25.86%) Puppet
6 15 (25.86%) C++
7 14 (24.14%) Python
7 14 (24.14%) Finance
7 14 (24.14%) Bash Shell
8 12 (20.69%) Ada 95
8 12 (20.69%) Yourdon
8 12 (20.69%) Tomcat
8 12 (20.69%) Ada
8 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 11 (18.97%) SSL
9 11 (18.97%) Apache
9 11 (18.97%) Perl
9 11 (18.97%) Firewall
9 11 (18.97%) RHCE
9 11 (18.97%) Computer Science
9 11 (18.97%) Ruby
9 11 (18.97%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (18.97%) Clustering

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (20.69%) Tomcat
2 11 (18.97%) Apache
3 4 (6.90%) Confluence
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Simulink
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) MS Office
3 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (8.62%) LabWindows
3 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (6.90%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Boomi
1 4 (6.90%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.45%) G Suite
4 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
2 11 (18.97%) SSL
3 5 (8.62%) RS-422
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (10.34%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Rational DOORS
1 18 (31.03%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
3 4 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) FishEye
4 2 (3.45%) Hudson
4 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.72%) CMake
5 1 (1.72%) Selenium
5 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Software Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Ada Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Ada Software Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Integration Developer
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) LAPP Stack
2 6 (10.34%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (10.34%) LAMP
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) JSON
3 4 (6.90%) RESTful
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (6.90%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) XSLT
4 2 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Clustering
1 11 (18.97%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) DataPower
2 4 (6.90%) Device Driver
2 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) RIA
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) CentOS
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) Software Engineering
2 23 (39.66%) Integration Testing
3 18 (31.03%) UML
4 16 (27.59%) DevOps
5 12 (20.69%) Yourdon
6 11 (18.97%) High Availability
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.07%) Release Management
10 6 (10.34%) Open Source
11 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.90%) API Development
12 4 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (6.90%) CRM
12 4 (6.90%) OO
12 4 (6.90%) Requirements Management
12 4 (6.90%) Scrum
13 3 (5.17%) ITIL
13 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) MATLAB
2 17 (29.31%) C
3 16 (27.59%) Java
4 15 (25.86%) C++
5 14 (24.14%) Bash Shell
5 14 (24.14%) Python
6 12 (20.69%) Ada
6 12 (20.69%) Ada 95
7 11 (18.97%) Perl
7 11 (18.97%) Ruby
8 6 (10.34%) SQL
9 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
10 4 (6.90%) ANSI C
10 4 (6.90%) C#
10 4 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) RHCE
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
2 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (25.86%) Puppet
2 11 (18.97%) Salt
3 6 (10.34%) Ansible
4 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.45%) Pingdom
6 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Atlassian
1 6 (10.34%) IBM
2 5 (8.62%) Serena
3 4 (6.90%) Dell
3 4 (6.90%) SAP
4 3 (5.17%) Google
5 2 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.45%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.45%) PagerDuty
5 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.45%) WSO2
6 1 (1.72%) AppSense
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
6 1 (1.72%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (1.72%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.72%) VMware