The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 52 56
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 16 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.17% 1.51% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.81% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Median daily rate £525 £425 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +34.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 626 554 683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.05% 83.69% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 315 393
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Milton Keynes

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Milton Keynes

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

1 14 (63.64%) Windows
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (63.64%) OpenStack
1 14 (63.64%) Ansible
2 9 (40.91%) GitLab
2 9 (40.91%) Rundeck
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Validation
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) DevOps
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) AIX
4 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (18.18%) Spanish Language
5 4 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (18.18%) Public Cloud
5 4 (18.18%) Task Automation
6 3 (13.64%) PMO
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.09%) VPN

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 14 (63.64%) OpenStack
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) GitLab
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) AWS Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) PMO Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Project Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Project Support Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Manager
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) CMDB
2 2 (9.09%) Handset
2 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) AIX
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Validation
2 7 (31.82%) DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) Task Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.55%) Release Management
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (63.64%) Ansible
2 9 (40.91%) Rundeck
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Apple
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Wyse
3 1 (4.55%) BT
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle