The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 89 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 53 55 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.95% 1.84% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.33% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 57
Median daily rate £375 £410 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +1.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Median hourly rate £46.75 £42.13 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +15.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.78 £41.00
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +6 21 £374 +1.35% 4
Wiltshire +9 19 £351 -26.05% 4
Devon -4 5 £380 +1.33%
Dorset +4 2 £450 -10.00%
Gloucestershire 0 2 £265 -32.48% 3
Somerset -8 2 £413 - 1
Cornwall - 1 £401 - 3
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 39 (36.79%) Linux
2 36 (33.96%) Security Cleared
3 29 (27.36%) Java
4 22 (20.75%) DevOps
5 21 (19.81%) Puppet
5 21 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (19.81%) Software Engineering
6 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
6 20 (18.87%) Windows
6 20 (18.87%) Jenkins
7 18 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (16.04%) Rational DOORS
9 16 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (15.09%) C++
9 16 (15.09%) DV Cleared
10 15 (14.15%) .NET
11 14 (13.21%) C
11 14 (13.21%) Integration Testing
12 13 (12.26%) VMware
12 13 (12.26%) DNS
12 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
13 12 (11.32%) IBM
13 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
13 12 (11.32%) Python
13 12 (11.32%) ITIL
13 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (11.32%) Rational Rhapsody
14 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
14 11 (10.38%) Finance
15 10 (9.43%) HTTP

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (8.49%) Apache
2 8 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.60%) IIS
3 7 (6.60%) JBoss
3 7 (6.60%) Jetty
3 7 (6.60%) Mongrel
3 7 (6.60%) nginx
4 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Drupal
5 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Simulink
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.94%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.66%) Google App Engine
2 6 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Office 365
4 3 (2.83%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.83%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.83%) Route 53
5 2 (1.89%) Boomi
6 1 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) DNS
2 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.43%) Firewall
3 10 (9.43%) HTTP
4 9 (8.49%) DHCP
4 9 (8.49%) LAN
4 9 (8.49%) VPN
4 9 (8.49%) WAN
5 8 (7.55%) SSL
6 6 (5.66%) FTP
6 6 (5.66%) IPsec
7 5 (4.72%) VoIP
7 5 (4.72%) Wireshark
8 4 (3.77%) Broadband
8 4 (3.77%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.77%) ISDN
8 4 (3.77%) MPLS
8 4 (3.77%) Network Security
8 4 (3.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.83%) MySQL
4 3 (2.83%) Neo4j
4 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.89%) DataStage
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.94%) MS Access
6 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (18.87%) Jenkins
2 17 (16.04%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (11.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (8.49%) Eclipse
5 8 (7.55%) NetBeans
6 7 (6.60%) Travis CI
7 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.77%) GDB
8 4 (3.77%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.83%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.83%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.89%) JIRA
10 2 (1.89%) Maven
10 2 (1.89%) Redmine
10 2 (1.89%) Selenium
10 2 (1.89%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Military
4 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.89%) Billing
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (16.04%) Software Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) Developer
4 8 (7.55%) Network Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Ada Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Ada Software Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Active Directory Specialist
7 3 (2.83%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Java Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Network Specialist
7 3 (2.83%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) HTML
2 8 (7.55%) J2EE
3 7 (6.60%) Servlets
4 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.72%) Web Services
5 4 (3.77%) REST
6 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (2.83%) Dropwizard
6 3 (2.83%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.83%) JAX-RS
6 3 (2.83%) Serverless Framework
7 2 (1.89%) CSS
7 2 (1.89%) HTML5
7 2 (1.89%) LAMP
7 2 (1.89%) MCollective
7 2 (1.89%) Visualforce
7 2 (1.89%) XML
8 1 (0.94%) CSS3
8 1 (0.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.77%) CMDB
2 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) PMI
4 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.89%) PKI
4 2 (1.89%) Replication
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.79%) Linux
2 20 (18.87%) Windows
3 9 (8.49%) Unix
4 8 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.83%) CentOS
5 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.94%) Debian
7 1 (0.94%) VMS
7 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) DevOps
2 21 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.81%) Software Engineering
3 18 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (13.21%) Integration Testing
5 12 (11.32%) ITIL
6 9 (8.49%) Open Source
6 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.49%) Service Management
6 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
7 8 (7.55%) Scrum
8 7 (6.60%) Change Control
8 7 (6.60%) Demand Management
9 6 (5.66%) Project Management
9 6 (5.66%) UML
10 5 (4.72%) Change Management
10 5 (4.72%) Dependency Management
10 5 (4.72%) Migration
10 5 (4.72%) OO
10 5 (4.72%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) Java
2 16 (15.09%) C++
3 14 (13.21%) C
4 12 (11.32%) Python
5 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
6 10 (9.43%) MATLAB
7 9 (8.49%) Ruby
8 8 (7.55%) C#
9 7 (6.60%) SQL
10 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.72%) Ada
12 4 (3.77%) Perl
13 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
13 3 (2.83%) VB
14 2 (1.89%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.89%) CQL
14 2 (1.89%) PHP
14 2 (1.89%) VBScript
15 1 (0.94%) Ada 95
15 1 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 36 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.09%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.49%) Degree
5 5 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.72%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.83%) CCNA
6 3 (2.83%) ISEB
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIE
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.89%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.89%) HNC
7 2 (1.89%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.94%) APMP
8 1 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) Def Stans
1 7 (6.60%) MISRA
1 7 (6.60%) MISRA C
2 5 (4.72%) PMO
3 3 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.89%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.89%) SLA
5 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.55%) Docker
3 7 (6.60%) Xen
4 5 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.77%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.94%) Firmware
7 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.94%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) Puppet
2 6 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.72%) Ansible
4 4 (3.77%) SCCM
4 4 (3.77%) SCOM
4 4 (3.77%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.77%) Terraform
5 2 (1.89%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.94%) Bcfg2
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.94%) Consul
6 1 (0.94%) Graphite
6 1 (0.94%) Kibana
6 1 (0.94%) logstash
6 1 (0.94%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
1 13 (12.26%) VMware
2 12 (11.32%) IBM
3 10 (9.43%) Cisco
4 9 (8.49%) Juniper
5 6 (5.66%) Dell
5 6 (5.66%) Google
6 5 (4.72%) Oracle
7 4 (3.77%) EMC
7 4 (3.77%) HP
7 4 (3.77%) Serena
7 4 (3.77%) SevOne
8 3 (2.83%) Huawei
8 3 (2.83%) Nokia
8 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.83%) Sybase
9 2 (1.89%) Informatica
9 2 (1.89%) Redknee
9 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.94%) Acme Packet
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