The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 79 92 123
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +31
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1231 1008 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.60% 2.16% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.78% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 613 444
Average daily rate £450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 16
Average hourly rate £43.25 £39.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.49 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.45 £111.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +15.87%
Configuration Management
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38540 36317 34567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.50% 78.00% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25554 23532 21284
Average daily rate £430 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1069 979 1093
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the England region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 535 £500 +8.82% 109
South East +1 241 £389 +11.07% 52
Yorkshire -4 84 £425 +13.33% 22
North West +14 81 £390 - 21
South West +11 79 £370 -17.77% 14
West Midlands +13 72 £450 +38.46% 18
North East -9 49 £400 -5.18% 1
East of England +10 47 £525 +23.52% 16
East Midlands +10 39 £375 - 10
Midlands -1 2 £525 +377.27%
Configuration Management
UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management.

1 1096 (46.50%) Linux
2 884 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (33.90%) DevOps
4 791 (33.56%) Puppet
5 648 (27.49%) Java
6 600 (25.46%) Continuous Integration
7 573 (24.31%) Git (software)
8 566 (24.01%) Jenkins
9 527 (22.36%) Unix
10 471 (19.98%) Ruby
11 464 (19.69%) VMware
12 455 (19.30%) Security Cleared
13 450 (19.09%) Python
14 431 (18.29%) Opscode Chef
15 399 (16.93%) Windows
16 393 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
17 359 (15.23%) Microsoft
18 350 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 333 (14.13%) SQL
20 332 (14.09%) SC Cleared
21 330 (14.00%) Ansible
22 327 (13.87%) HTTP
23 321 (13.62%) Finance
24 314 (13.32%) ITIL
25 311 (13.19%) Subversion
26 298 (12.64%) Bash Shell
27 279 (11.84%) Scrum
28 276 (11.71%) Oracle
28 276 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 258 (10.95%) Open Source

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 205 (8.70%) Apache
2 200 (8.49%) Tomcat
3 145 (6.15%) nginx
4 121 (5.13%) IIS
5 120 (5.09%) WebSphere
6 115 (4.88%) OpenStack
7 98 (4.16%) Node.js
8 87 (3.69%) SharePoint
9 79 (3.35%) Jetty
10 71 (3.01%) Confluence
11 67 (2.84%) JBoss
12 64 (2.72%) WebLogic
13 53 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
14 35 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
15 32 (1.36%) CMS
16 30 (1.27%) MS Exchange
17 24 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
18 23 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 22 (0.93%) Tuxedo
20 19 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 120 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 76 (3.22%) MS Office
3 37 (1.57%) MS Project
4 27 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.21%) HipChat
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.085%) CATIA
9 2 (0.085%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.085%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.085%) Simulink
9 2 (0.085%) SPSS
10 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.42%) OpenText MBPM
4 9 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.21%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.13%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.085%) OpenText Process Suite
9 2 (0.085%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.085%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.042%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.042%) HFM
10 1 (0.042%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.042%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 393 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
4 81 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
5 61 (2.59%) GitHub
6 59 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 51 (2.16%) Google App Engine
8 48 (2.04%) IaaS
9 31 (1.32%) PaaS
9 31 (1.32%) SaaS
10 29 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (0.93%) Office 365
12 18 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
16 4 (0.17%) Google Apps
16 4 (0.17%) Route 53
17 3 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 327 (13.87%) HTTP
2 226 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 172 (7.30%) SSL
4 168 (7.13%) DNS
5 103 (4.37%) DHCP
6 92 (3.90%) Firewall
7 91 (3.86%) FTP
8 81 (3.44%) IPsec
9 62 (2.63%) Internet
10 55 (2.33%) SAN
11 53 (2.25%) LAN
12 52 (2.21%) VPN
13 50 (2.12%) LDAP
14 45 (1.91%) WAN
15 29 (1.23%) NAS
16 27 (1.15%) SMTP
17 25 (1.06%) SSH
18 24 (1.02%) SNMP
19 23 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
19 23 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 204 (8.66%) MongoDB
3 163 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 146 (6.19%) MySQL
5 120 (5.09%) SQL Server
6 95 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 72 (3.05%) Oracle Database
8 61 (2.59%) Big Data
9 55 (2.33%) Neo4j
10 47 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
11 44 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 37 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (1.53%) Redis
14 30 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 29 (1.23%) DB2
16 24 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
17 23 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 20 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 573 (24.31%) Git (software)
2 566 (24.01%) Jenkins
3 311 (13.19%) Subversion
4 251 (10.65%) Maven
5 171 (7.25%) JIRA
6 93 (3.95%) Ant
7 83 (3.52%) ClearCase
8 60 (2.55%) Selenium
9 58 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 58 (2.46%) Vagrant
10 55 (2.33%) Hudson
11 45 (1.91%) NUnit
12 44 (1.87%) CppUnit
12 44 (1.87%) Cucumber
13 43 (1.82%) GoogleTest
14 38 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 30 (1.27%) JUnit
16 29 (1.23%) TeamCity
17 28 (1.19%) ClearQuest
18 27 (1.15%) Artifactory
General
1 321 (13.62%) Finance
2 117 (4.96%) Banking
3 65 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 47 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 44 (1.87%) Retail
6 37 (1.57%) Front Office
7 32 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.15%) Back Office
9 20 (0.85%) Publishing
10 18 (0.76%) Military
11 14 (0.59%) Billing
12 13 (0.55%) Local Government
13 12 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.38%) Games
15 8 (0.34%) Automotive
15 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.34%) Law
15 8 (0.34%) Legal
15 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 495 (21.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 388 (16.46%) Developer
3 171 (7.25%) Architect
4 149 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
5 142 (6.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 113 (4.79%) Analyst
7 108 (4.58%) Java Developer
8 104 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 96 (4.07%) Consultant
10 92 (3.90%) Operations Engineer
11 85 (3.61%) Administrator
12 82 (3.48%) Configuration Manager
13 71 (3.01%) Project Manager
14 62 (2.63%) Software Engineer
14 62 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
15 60 (2.55%) AWS Engineer
16 58 (2.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 56 (2.38%) Automation Engineer
18 55 (2.33%) Senior Developer
18 55 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (8.82%) HTML
2 195 (8.27%) .NET
3 194 (8.23%) Web Services
4 156 (6.62%) J2EE
5 154 (6.53%) CSS
6 121 (5.13%) REST
7 119 (5.05%) MCollective
8 102 (4.33%) Middleware
9 74 (3.14%) Hibernate
10 69 (2.93%) Servlets
11 60 (2.55%) XML
12 56 (2.38%) SOAP
13 55 (2.33%) LAMP
14 54 (2.29%) HTML5
14 54 (2.29%) JAX-RS
14 54 (2.29%) Sensu
15 48 (2.04%) ELK Stack
16 46 (1.95%) JSON
17 44 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
18 43 (1.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 156 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 99 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 80 (3.39%) Visualisation
5 68 (2.89%) CMDB
6 60 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.12%) Derivative
8 42 (1.78%) Clustering
9 40 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 38 (1.61%) Statistics
11 31 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 28 (1.19%) User Experience
14 26 (1.10%) Replication
15 19 (0.81%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.59%) Equities
17 13 (0.55%) Smart Meter
17 13 (0.55%) Wiki
18 12 (0.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1096 (46.50%) Linux
2 527 (22.36%) Unix
3 399 (16.93%) Windows
4 276 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 188 (7.98%) CentOS
6 162 (6.87%) Ubuntu
7 136 (5.77%) Windows Server
8 124 (5.26%) Mac OS X
9 73 (3.10%) Solaris
10 66 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (2.21%) AIX
11 52 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (2.08%) Windows 7
13 38 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (1.40%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
16 20 (0.85%) CoreOS
17 19 (0.81%) SUSE
18 18 (0.76%) VMS
19 13 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (33.90%) DevOps
3 600 (25.46%) Continuous Integration
4 314 (13.32%) ITIL
5 279 (11.84%) Scrum
6 258 (10.95%) Open Source
7 205 (8.70%) Project Management
8 196 (8.32%) Change Management
9 159 (6.75%) Migration
10 153 (6.49%) Service Management
11 150 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 146 (6.19%) Release Management
13 142 (6.02%) Web Design
14 139 (5.90%) TDD
15 138 (5.85%) OO
16 137 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
17 130 (5.52%) Change Control
18 127 (5.39%) Software Engineering
19 125 (5.30%) Web Development
20 119 (5.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 648 (27.49%) Java
2 471 (19.98%) Ruby
3 450 (19.09%) Python
4 333 (14.13%) SQL
5 298 (12.64%) Bash Shell
6 234 (9.93%) JavaScript
7 228 (9.67%) Perl
8 170 (7.21%) PowerShell
9 153 (6.49%) C
10 135 (5.73%) C++
11 111 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 97 (4.12%) Scala
13 92 (3.90%) C#
14 70 (2.97%) PHP
15 65 (2.76%) PL/SQL
16 39 (1.65%) Go
17 25 (1.06%) T-SQL
18 19 (0.81%) AWK
18 19 (0.81%) Groovy
18 19 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 455 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 332 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 124 (5.26%) Degree
4 59 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 51 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 32 (1.36%) MCSE
7 31 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 29 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.06%) CCNA
10 23 (0.98%) RHCE
11 21 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.89%) RHCSA
12 17 (0.72%) CCNP
13 16 (0.68%) MCSA
13 16 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.51%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.71%) QA
2 62 (2.63%) SLA
3 40 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 35 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.17%) TickIT
11 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) P3O
11 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.13%) WCAG
12 2 (0.085%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.085%) DO-254
12 2 (0.085%) ECSS
12 2 (0.085%) JTAG
12 2 (0.085%) SDET
13 1 (0.042%) DO-178B
System Software
1 350 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 239 (10.14%) Docker
3 169 (7.17%) Active Directory
4 63 (2.67%) Xen
5 57 (2.42%) vSphere
6 43 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 42 (1.78%) NFS
8 40 (1.70%) Hyper-V
9 36 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.10%) Squid
11 25 (1.06%) XenApp
12 21 (0.89%) KVM
13 20 (0.85%) XenServer
14 19 (0.81%) GlusterFS
14 19 (0.81%) vCloud
15 17 (0.72%) Varnish
16 15 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.59%) Ceph
17 14 (0.59%) GPFS
17 14 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 791 (33.56%) Puppet
2 431 (18.29%) Opscode Chef
3 330 (14.00%) Ansible
4 113 (4.79%) Nagios
5 110 (4.67%) ZABBIX
6 85 (3.61%) logstash
7 73 (3.10%) Salt
8 66 (2.80%) SCCM
9 48 (2.04%) Graphite
10 42 (1.78%) Kibana
11 37 (1.57%) Ganglia
11 37 (1.57%) Kubernetes
12 33 (1.40%) Cobbler
13 32 (1.36%) CFEngine
14 31 (1.32%) SCOM
15 27 (1.15%) SELinux
16 26 (1.10%) Tivoli
17 24 (1.02%) Cacti
18 23 (0.98%) Grafana
18 23 (0.98%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 464 (19.69%) VMware
2 359 (15.23%) Microsoft
3 276 (11.71%) Oracle
4 193 (8.19%) Red Hat
5 102 (4.33%) IBM
6 89 (3.78%) Splunk
7 81 (3.44%) Google
8 74 (3.14%) Cisco
9 70 (2.97%) HP
10 53 (2.25%) Citrix
11 42 (1.78%) Dell
12 39 (1.65%) Atlassian
12 39 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 38 (1.61%) Informatica
14 36 (1.53%) SAP
15 35 (1.48%) Serena
16 32 (1.36%) BMC
17 27 (1.15%) Rackspace
18 26 (1.10%) Remedy
19 25 (1.06%) F5
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £575 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £341 per day
Posted: 5 days ago