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

Configuration Management
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.45% 3.23% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 3.96% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 192 101 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.71% 81.45% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 48 50
Median daily rate £408 £305 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.60% +22.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £114 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £71.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% -79.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Northern Ireland

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Northern Ireland

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 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
County Antrim -20 1 £275 - 1
Configuration Management
UK

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

1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) MCTS
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) MCP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Firmware
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Electronics

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (18.18%) E-Business Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Payroll Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCP
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) MCTS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) MobileIron