The median contractor rate for a Configuration Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Engineer
UK
Rank 582 603 592
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Engineer 17 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.047% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.050% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £338 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.69% +6.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £261 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £413 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £313 £345
% change year-on-year -7.20% -9.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -17.24% -3.33%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Configuration Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Configuration Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Engineer in the UK

Configuration Engineer
Top 24 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 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
England +26 16 £350 -6.35% 2
London +15 6 £493 +31.46% 1
North West +21 3 £350 -
South East +15 2 - - 1
East of England -7 2 £325 -
South West - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Cheshire +28 1 £350 -
Surrey +17 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
North East - 1 £105 -
Staffordshire - 1 £105 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £105 -
West Midlands - 1 £105 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £105 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £105 -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £290 -

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
3 9 (25.71%) Unix
4 8 (22.86%) Python
4 8 (22.86%) CMDB
4 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 6 (17.14%) Maven
6 6 (17.14%) Puppet
7 5 (14.29%) Java
7 5 (14.29%) JBoss
7 5 (14.29%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (11.43%) Service Design
8 4 (11.43%) Validation
8 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (11.43%) Middleware
8 4 (11.43%) SQL
8 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
8 4 (11.43%) MS Office
8 4 (11.43%) Subversion
8 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
8 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (11.43%) Docker
8 4 (11.43%) Sonatype Nexus

Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (14.29%) JBoss
2 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) IaaS
1 4 (11.43%) PaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.86%) DVB
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.14%) Maven
3 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (11.43%) Subversion
4 3 (8.57%) Ant
4 3 (8.57%) Gerrit
4 3 (8.57%) Gradle
5 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
5 2 (5.71%) ClearQuest
5 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.71%) Hudson
5 2 (5.71%) JIRA
5 2 (5.71%) jMock
5 2 (5.71%) JUnit
5 2 (5.71%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) CMDB
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) EPoS
3 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
4 1 (2.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Unix
3 7 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) DevOps
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
3 4 (11.43%) Service Design
3 4 (11.43%) Validation
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.71%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (5.71%) CMMI
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Data Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.71%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) SDLC
5 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
5 2 (5.71%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) Groovy
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.71%) C
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Def Stans
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9000
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Puppet
2 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.71%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) Terraform
4 1 (2.86%) OpenView
4 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Sonatype
3 2 (5.71%) Veracode
3 2 (5.71%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Dell
4 1 (2.86%) Facebook
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.86%) PTC
4 1 (2.86%) Retalix
4 1 (2.86%) Toshiba