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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / South West
Rank 81 71 65
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 53 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.07% 2.30% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.88% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 53
Median daily rate £450 £364 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.71% -19.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £474 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £405 £370
% change year-on-year +8.02% +9.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £39.75 £42.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +3.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £39.40 £31.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £44.60 £42.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +20.71%  

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 2086 2294 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.52% 79.99% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1516 1589
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 82
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Bristol -1 25 £430 +22.85% 5
Devon +6 11 £550 +39.68%
Gloucestershire +1 7 £475 +39.70% 1
Wiltshire -11 6 £375 -11.76% 4
Somerset +3 4 £350 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 41 (43.62%) Linux
2 37 (39.36%) Security Cleared
3 32 (34.04%) Jenkins
4 29 (30.85%) Java
5 24 (25.53%) SQL
6 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
6 23 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (24.47%) DevOps
7 21 (22.34%) Open Source
8 19 (20.21%) HTTP
9 17 (18.09%) Python
9 17 (18.09%) Bash Shell
9 17 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (17.02%) Docker
11 15 (15.96%) MongoDB
11 15 (15.96%) Ruby
11 15 (15.96%) Unix
11 15 (15.96%) .NET
11 15 (15.96%) ITIL
12 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
12 14 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (14.89%) Puppet
12 14 (14.89%) Relational Database
13 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
13 13 (13.83%) Migration
13 13 (13.83%) HTML
13 13 (13.83%) Oracle
13 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
13 13 (13.83%) IBM

Configuration Management
Top Related 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 8 (8.51%) Confluence
2 7 (7.45%) JBoss
2 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.38%) Apache
3 6 (6.38%) IIS
3 6 (6.38%) Jetty
3 6 (6.38%) Mongrel
3 6 (6.38%) nginx
3 6 (6.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.13%) SAS
6 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Office
2 3 (3.19%) Simulink
3 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.57%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (7.45%) Amazon S3
3 7 (7.45%) Route 53
4 5 (5.32%) GitHub
4 5 (5.32%) Google App Engine
4 5 (5.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (4.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) HTTP
2 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.77%) SSL
4 11 (11.70%) VPN
5 8 (8.51%) Firewall
6 7 (7.45%) DNS
6 7 (7.45%) LAN
6 7 (7.45%) WAN
7 6 (6.38%) DHCP
8 5 (5.32%) FTP
8 5 (5.32%) IPsec
9 4 (4.26%) Network Security
9 4 (4.26%) Wireless
10 3 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.19%) Junos
10 3 (3.19%) VoIP
10 3 (3.19%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.13%) Broadband
11 2 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (2.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) MongoDB
2 14 (14.89%) Relational Database
2 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.45%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (7.45%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.32%) MySQL
5 5 (5.32%) Neo4j
6 4 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (9.57%) JIRA
4 9 (9.57%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (8.51%) Artifactory
5 8 (8.51%) Gradle
5 8 (8.51%) SonarQube
6 7 (7.45%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (7.45%) Vagrant
7 6 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (6.38%) Subversion
7 6 (6.38%) Travis CI
8 5 (5.32%) Maven
9 4 (4.26%) GDB
9 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.19%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.19%) JUnit
10 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.13%) Military
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (18.09%) Developer
3 8 (8.51%) Analyst
3 8 (8.51%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Configuration Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Ada Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.32%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Ada Software Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.19%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) PeopleSoft Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) .NET
2 13 (13.83%) HTML
3 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.45%) Dropwizard
3 7 (7.45%) Hibernate
3 7 (7.45%) J2EE
3 7 (7.45%) REST
4 6 (6.38%) Servlets
5 5 (5.32%) Grails
5 5 (5.32%) JAX-RS
5 5 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (5.32%) Spring
5 5 (5.32%) XML
6 4 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.26%) Web Services
7 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (3.19%) CSS
8 2 (2.13%) MCollective
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) CESG
5 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.62%) Linux
2 15 (15.96%) Unix
3 14 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (12.77%) Windows
5 9 (9.57%) Mac OS X
6 7 (7.45%) CentOS
7 4 (4.26%) CoreOS
8 3 (3.19%) AIX
8 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (24.47%) DevOps
2 21 (22.34%) Open Source
3 17 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.96%) ITIL
5 13 (13.83%) Migration
6 9 (9.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
6 9 (9.57%) Web Design
7 8 (8.51%) Change Control
7 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (8.51%) Integration Testing
8 7 (7.45%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.45%) Scrum
9 6 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (6.38%) Release Management
9 6 (6.38%) UML
10 5 (5.32%) Demand Management
10 5 (5.32%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) Java
2 24 (25.53%) SQL
3 17 (18.09%) Bash Shell
3 17 (18.09%) Python
4 15 (15.96%) Ruby
5 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.57%) C
7 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.38%) C++
8 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.32%) Ada
9 5 (5.32%) Groovy
9 5 (5.32%) Perl
10 4 (4.26%) C#
11 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.19%) PeopleCode
11 3 (3.19%) SQR
12 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.13%) VB
12 2 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (39.36%) Security Cleared
2 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.64%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.32%) Degree
5 5 (5.32%) ISEB
5 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.19%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.19%) JNCIE
7 3 (3.19%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.13%) AWS Certification
8 2 (2.13%) CCNA
8 2 (2.13%) CCNP
8 2 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) HNC
8 2 (2.13%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.06%) APMP
9 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.19%) ISO19770
3 2 (2.13%) Def Stans
3 2 (2.13%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.13%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.13%) MISRA
3 2 (2.13%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) Basel II
4 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Docker
2 11 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.32%) Xen
4 4 (4.26%) LXC
4 4 (4.26%) VirtualBox
5 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) Puppet
2 7 (7.45%) Ansible
2 7 (7.45%) Terraform
3 4 (4.26%) Nagios
3 4 (4.26%) OSSEC
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.13%) SCCM
4 2 (2.13%) SCOM
4 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.13%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) IBM
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle
2 11 (11.70%) VMware
3 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.38%) Juniper
5 5 (5.32%) Cisco
5 5 (5.32%) Google
6 4 (4.26%) New Relic
6 4 (4.26%) Serena
7 3 (3.19%) Black Duck
7 3 (3.19%) HP
7 3 (3.19%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.19%) Sybase
8 2 (2.13%) Dell
8 2 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.13%) Teradata
9 1 (1.06%) Citrix
9 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.06%) Sonatype
9 1 (1.06%) Talend