Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Configuration Specialist was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 877 879
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Configuration Specialist 10 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.014% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £338 £420 £260
90th Percentile £642 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £425 £373
% change year-on-year -34.12% +14.09% +37.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Specialist in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Specialist in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Specialist over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Specialist in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Specialist in the UK

Configuration Specialist
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +17 10 £438 -2.78%
London -16 7 £500 +11.11%
UK excluding London +37 3 £280 -34.12%
South East +6 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £280 -
Midlands - 1 £280 -

Configuration Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Configuration Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) CMDB
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) MVNO
3 2 (20.00%) INAP
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 2 (20.00%) Front Office
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) SNMP
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) SS7
3 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol

Configuration Specialist 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Endur
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) INAP
1 2 (20.00%) Intelligent Network
1 2 (20.00%) MVNO
1 2 (20.00%) SNMP
1 2 (20.00%) SS7
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Front Office
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (10.00%) FpML
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Derivative
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ETRM
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (20.00%) Huawei
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) Murex
2 1 (10.00%) OpenLink
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow