The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 27 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 3 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.83% 2.86% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.26% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 312 337 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 85.95% 87.53% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 246 178
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.95 £32.50 £22.50
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Northamptonshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Northamptonshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Northampton -2 3 £525 +16.66%
Configuration Management
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Microservices
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Mason
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Microservices
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) API Design
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP