The median contractor rate for a Configuration Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 633 626
Rank change year-on-year +37 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 14 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.033% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.035% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
Median daily rate £463 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.30% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £293 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £675 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +46.15% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Median hourly rate £10.15 £42.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.11% +183.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.15 £42.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +226.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Top 8 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 3 months to 28 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
England +33 14 £463 +42.30%
UK excluding London +34 11 £475 +46.15%
East of England -1 4 - -
South East - 4 £475 -
London +12 3 £450 -30.76%
North of England - 2 - -
Midlands +10 1 - -
South West -2 1 - -

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (31.03%) Unix
1 9 (31.03%) Python
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 5 (17.24%) JBoss
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) Puppet
6 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.34%) MobileIron
6 3 (10.34%) SOTI
6 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Finance
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) EPoS
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.90%) Docker

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 5 (17.24%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Windchill
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) DVB
2 1 (3.45%) VLAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Gerrit
3 2 (6.90%) Gradle
3 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Ant
4 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Hudson
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) jMock
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) EPoS
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Digital TV
2 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.45%) Social Media
2 1 (3.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Unix
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) PLM
4 2 (6.90%) WFM
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) CMMI
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Python
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Groovy
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) MobileIron
2 3 (10.34%) SOTI
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Facebook
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Retalix
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Toshiba
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) WorldPay