Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Configuration Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 844 819
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 41 37 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.035% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.037% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 27
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +50.00% -17.65%
10th Percentile £115 £313 £263
90th Percentile £540 £575 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £296 £525 £325
% change year-on-year -43.57% +61.54% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 2
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £28.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +29.98% -34.06%
10th Percentile £7.77 £8.75 £15.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.88 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.38 £37.50 £28.85
% change year-on-year -67.00% +29.98% -34.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Configuration Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Configuration Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 39 £450 -14.29% 3
UK excluding London +11 23 £296 -43.57% 3
London -8 18 £450 -20.00%
East of England -2 12 - -
North of England +54 3 £375 - 1
North West +24 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands +22 3 - - 1
Midlands +19 3 - - 2
South East -11 3 £118 -78.14%
Isle of Man - 1 £475 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Configuration Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Configuration Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (36.59%) Finance
1 15 (36.59%) Banking
2 13 (31.71%) DevOps
3 12 (29.27%) TeamCity
3 12 (29.27%) Apache
4 11 (26.83%) C++
4 11 (26.83%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.83%) Billing
4 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.83%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) Financial Institution
4 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.83%) Investment Banking
4 11 (26.83%) AOP
4 11 (26.83%) Hedge funds
4 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
4 11 (26.83%) SDLC
4 11 (26.83%) Flink
4 11 (26.83%) Code Optimisation
4 11 (26.83%) Virtual Team
5 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
6 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
6 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (17.07%) Programme Management
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (12.20%) Def Stans

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (29.27%) Apache
2 3 (7.32%) JBoss
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
1 1 (2.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DHCP
1 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) PBX
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) Flink
2 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (36.59%) Banking
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Billing
2 11 (26.83%) Financial Institution
2 11 (26.83%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Hedge funds
1 11 (26.83%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) CMDB
3 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) DevOps
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) AOP
2 11 (26.83%) Code Optimisation
2 11 (26.83%) SDLC
2 11 (26.83%) TDD
2 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
3 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.07%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.20%) CMMI
5 5 (12.20%) Data Management
6 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.44%) Document Management
8 1 (2.44%) Facilities Management
8 1 (2.44%) Information Management
8 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) C++
1 11 (26.83%) Java
1 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCDA
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Def Stans
1 5 (12.20%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Ansible
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.32%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Temenos
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe
4 1 (2.44%) AVEVA
4 1 (2.44%) BroadSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Juniper
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee
4 1 (2.44%) PTC