The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 65 60 72
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 52 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.28% 3.02% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.66% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 17
Median daily rate £475 £460 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +48.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £414 £370
% change year-on-year +3.92% +11.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +22.46%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1826 2188 1825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.12% 82.47% 74.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1205 1038
Median daily rate £413 £410 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 106
Median hourly rate £24.75 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.61% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.75 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.55
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Shropshire +15 22 £496 +7.85% 2
Birmingham +18 16 £475 +20.25% 2
Warwickshire -7 9 £406 -3.84%
Coventry -17 3 £325 -26.55% 1
Solihull +2 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 69 (58.97%) Linux
2 51 (43.59%) Puppet
3 49 (41.88%) Jenkins
3 49 (41.88%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (41.03%) Ansible
5 47 (40.17%) Ruby
6 44 (37.61%) Python
7 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (35.04%) Git (software)
8 41 (35.04%) Amazon AWS
9 38 (32.48%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (31.62%) Opscode Chef
11 36 (30.77%) DevOps
11 36 (30.77%) HTTP
12 35 (29.91%) Subversion
13 30 (25.64%) Web Services
13 30 (25.64%) Open Source
14 28 (23.93%) Unix
14 28 (23.93%) TCP/IP
15 27 (23.08%) MongoDB
16 26 (22.22%) PHP
17 25 (21.37%) CSS
18 24 (20.51%) HTML
18 24 (20.51%) JIRA
19 23 (19.66%) Docker
20 22 (18.80%) MySQL
21 21 (17.95%) Bash Shell
21 21 (17.95%) Confluence
21 21 (17.95%) Terraform
22 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 21 (17.95%) Confluence
2 18 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.42%) JBoss
4 3 (2.56%) nginx
4 3 (2.56%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.71%) Apache
5 2 (1.71%) CMS
5 2 (1.71%) Documentum
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.42%) MS Project
3 2 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Exstream
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (35.04%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.27%) GitHub
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.56%) IaaS
4 3 (2.56%) PaaS
4 3 (2.56%) Route 53
4 3 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.71%) Boomi
6 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (30.77%) HTTP
2 28 (23.93%) TCP/IP
3 20 (17.09%) SSL
4 9 (7.69%) DNS
5 8 (6.84%) LDAP
6 2 (1.71%) Intranet
6 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.85%) 3G
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.85%) RS-232
7 1 (0.85%) RS-485
7 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (32.48%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 22 (18.80%) MySQL
4 19 (16.24%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.55%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.56%) MS Access
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.71%) DataStage
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (41.88%) Jenkins
2 41 (35.04%) Git (software)
3 35 (29.91%) Subversion
4 24 (20.51%) JIRA
5 17 (14.53%) JUnit
6 12 (10.26%) Selenium
7 8 (6.84%) Apache Ivy
7 8 (6.84%) ClearCase
7 8 (6.84%) ClearQuest
7 8 (6.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.27%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.27%) Hudson
9 4 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.56%) Capybara
10 3 (2.56%) git-flow
10 3 (2.56%) PVCS
10 3 (2.56%) RSpec
10 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.71%) GoCD
General
1 9 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Retail
3 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.71%) Automotive
4 2 (1.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.35%) Developer
2 21 (17.95%) Architect
3 14 (11.97%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Senior DevOps
6 10 (8.55%) Senior Architect
6 10 (8.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.13%) Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) DevOps Specialist
7 6 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.13%) PHP Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Lead DevOps
9 4 (3.42%) Change Manager
9 4 (3.42%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.42%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) Web Services
2 25 (21.37%) CSS
3 24 (20.51%) HTML
4 16 (13.68%) REST
5 14 (11.97%) JSON
6 11 (9.40%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (8.55%) HTML5
7 10 (8.55%) Play Framework
7 10 (8.55%) XML
8 8 (6.84%) Ajax
8 8 (6.84%) CSS3
8 8 (6.84%) Django
9 7 (5.98%) J2EE
10 6 (5.13%) Spring
11 4 (3.42%) .NET
11 4 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (3.42%) Guice
11 4 (3.42%) RESTful
11 4 (3.42%) SOAP
11 4 (3.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.13%) CMDB
3 6 (5.13%) User Experience
4 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.71%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Fintech
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (58.97%) Linux
2 28 (23.93%) Unix
3 20 (17.09%) Windows
4 15 (12.82%) CentOS
5 11 (9.40%) AIX
6 10 (8.55%) Mac OS X
7 8 (6.84%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.56%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.85%) Android
11 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Fedora
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.88%) Continuous Integration
2 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (30.77%) DevOps
4 30 (25.64%) Open Source
5 18 (15.38%) Scrum
6 16 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (13.68%) Web Operations
7 15 (12.82%) OO
8 14 (11.97%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (11.97%) Web Design
9 13 (11.11%) ITIL
10 11 (9.40%) Web Development
11 10 (8.55%) Line Management
11 10 (8.55%) Visualisation
12 9 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.69%) Service Management
13 8 (6.84%) Change Management
14 7 (5.98%) MVC
14 7 (5.98%) OO PHP
14 7 (5.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.17%) Ruby
2 44 (37.61%) Python
3 26 (22.22%) PHP
4 21 (17.95%) Bash Shell
5 17 (14.53%) Java
6 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
7 13 (11.11%) Scala
8 12 (10.26%) SQL
9 9 (7.69%) C#
10 5 (4.27%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.42%) Perl
11 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.56%) Korn
13 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.71%) Go
13 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.85%) C++
14 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.56%) Degree
5 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.71%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.42%) PMO
1 4 (3.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 23 (19.66%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (43.59%) Puppet
2 48 (41.03%) Ansible
3 37 (31.62%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (17.95%) Terraform
5 19 (16.24%) Salt
6 4 (3.42%) Kibana
6 4 (3.42%) logstash
7 3 (2.56%) collectd
7 3 (2.56%) StatsD
8 2 (1.71%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 18 (15.38%) Rackspace
2 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.40%) Oracle
4 6 (5.13%) Google
4 6 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.27%) webMethods
6 4 (3.42%) Cisco
6 4 (3.42%) Pega
6 4 (3.42%) SAP
7 3 (2.56%) Dell
7 3 (2.56%) HP
7 3 (2.56%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.71%) Adobe
8 2 (1.71%) Informatica
8 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.71%) VMware
9 1 (0.85%) BEA
9 1 (0.85%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.85%) McKesson
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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