The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
South East / Kent
Rank 46 51 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.69% 0.87% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.14% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £500 £450 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.43% +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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 244 351 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.72% 76.14% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 270 107
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Kent

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Kent

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 25 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
Dover - 1 £450 -
Configuration Management
South East

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 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 Kent region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior DevOps Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Linux Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Unix Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) People Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) SaltStack