The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
UK
Rank 84 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1181 1290 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.63% 2.58% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 3.16% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 850 664
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.33 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +12.32%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 January 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 -13 1061 £475 +5.55% 235
London +2 508 £500 - 112
South East -26 172 £475 +18.75% 36
Yorkshire +20 85 £473 +11.17% 20
East of England +13 68 £413 -9.58% 11
North West +13 65 £400 -5.32% 19
City of London 0 63 £459 -8.25% 23
Hampshire -25 59 £500 +42.85% 3
Scotland +37 53 £323 +0.78%
North East -12 48 £375 -3.22% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 48 £375 -3.22%
West Yorkshire +11 47 £513 +20.58% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 47 £375 -3.22%
Manchester +28 46 £400 +20.30% 15
West Midlands -24 43 £413 -10.32% 18
Leeds +20 40 £550 +45.69% 12
Wales +18 40 £415 +12.16% 2
Essex +8 37 £430 -9.47% 5
Berkshire -14 36 £500 +25.00% 8
South West -40 36 £460 +20.26% 11
South Yorkshire +7 34 £438 +2.94% 1
Sheffield +11 33 £450 +2.85% 1
West Sussex +10 28 £575 +27.77% 1
East Midlands -5 27 £270 -28.23% 7
South Wales +14 26 £401 +10.68% 1
Surrey +18 25 £475 +0.52% 16
Southend-on-Sea +5 24 £475 +2.70%
Worthing +4 23 £600 +33.33%
Cardiff +27 21 £400 +25.49% 1
Edinburgh +24 20 £425 +19.71%

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1262 (47.68%) Linux
2 1108 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 979 (36.99%) DevOps
4 960 (36.27%) Puppet
5 789 (29.81%) Continuous Integration
6 784 (29.62%) Jenkins
7 754 (28.49%) Git (software)
8 706 (26.67%) Ansible
9 684 (25.84%) Amazon AWS
10 681 (25.73%) Java
11 579 (21.87%) Python
12 537 (20.29%) Security Cleared
13 511 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
14 484 (18.28%) Unix
15 480 (18.13%) Ruby
16 465 (17.57%) ITIL
17 456 (17.23%) Docker
18 445 (16.81%) Scrum
19 435 (16.43%) Open Source
20 413 (15.60%) VMware
21 411 (15.53%) SC Cleared
22 389 (14.70%) Windows
23 372 (14.05%) Finance
24 367 (13.86%) Oracle
25 355 (13.41%) Relational Database
26 351 (13.26%) HTTP
27 335 (12.66%) Continuous Delivery
28 332 (12.54%) HTML
29 330 (12.47%) JavaScript
30 329 (12.43%) Bash Shell

Configuration Management
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
1 269 (10.16%) Apache
2 221 (8.35%) Confluence
3 173 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
4 130 (4.91%) nginx
5 119 (4.50%) Tomcat
6 103 (3.89%) OpenStack
7 97 (3.66%) WebSphere
8 86 (3.25%) IIS
9 73 (2.76%) WebLogic
10 59 (2.23%) CMS
11 53 (2.00%) JBoss
12 44 (1.66%) SharePoint
13 36 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 31 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
15 28 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 26 (0.98%) Apache Spark
17 23 (0.87%) Jetty
18 19 (0.72%) Apache Pig
18 19 (0.72%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 132 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 79 (2.98%) HipChat
3 65 (2.46%) MS Office
4 45 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.21%) MS Project
6 31 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (0.53%) Simulink
8 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 16 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
5 12 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
9 5 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.19%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.19%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.15%) Demantra
10 4 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 4 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
11 3 (0.11%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.076%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 684 (25.84%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (5.06%) PaaS
4 125 (4.72%) IaaS
5 92 (3.48%) GitHub
6 90 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
7 74 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
8 64 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 37 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 33 (1.25%) SaaS
11 27 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 24 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
12 24 (0.91%) Route 53
13 22 (0.83%) Office 365
14 20 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 15 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
16 15 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.57%) Google App Engine
17 14 (0.53%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 351 (13.26%) HTTP
2 279 (10.54%) DNS
3 259 (9.78%) TCP/IP
4 189 (7.14%) SSL
5 161 (6.08%) Firewall
6 94 (3.55%) SSH
7 86 (3.25%) VPN
8 83 (3.14%) OpenVPN
9 81 (3.06%) LAN
10 80 (3.02%) OpenLDAP
11 76 (2.87%) WAN
12 75 (2.83%) LDAP
13 71 (2.68%) DHCP
14 55 (2.08%) Internet
15 52 (1.96%) IPsec
16 51 (1.93%) SAN
17 46 (1.74%) Network Security
18 39 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
19 36 (1.36%) Reverse Proxy
20 33 (1.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (13.41%) Relational Database
2 314 (11.86%) PostgreSQL
3 256 (9.67%) MongoDB
4 249 (9.41%) MySQL
5 163 (6.16%) NoSQL
6 139 (5.25%) Hadoop
7 130 (4.91%) SQL Server
8 117 (4.42%) Oracle Database
9 86 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 68 (2.57%) Big Data
11 62 (2.34%) Redis
12 51 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 45 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
14 40 (1.51%) RDBMS
15 37 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
15 37 (1.40%) Neo4j
16 25 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 784 (29.62%) Jenkins
2 754 (28.49%) Git (software)
3 328 (12.39%) JIRA
4 266 (10.05%) Subversion
5 196 (7.40%) Maven
6 160 (6.04%) JUnit
7 159 (6.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 134 (5.06%) Ant
9 128 (4.84%) Vagrant
10 98 (3.70%) Selenium
11 93 (3.51%) SonarQube
12 91 (3.44%) Bitbucket
13 85 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 81 (3.06%) JIRA Agile
15 80 (3.02%) Liquibase
16 77 (2.91%) TeamCity
17 67 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
18 60 (2.27%) Hudson
19 59 (2.23%) Cucumber
20 56 (2.12%) Mercurial
General
1 372 (14.05%) Finance
2 100 (3.78%) Banking
3 72 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.57%) Retail
5 58 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.47%) Marketing
7 36 (1.36%) Electronics
8 31 (1.17%) Back Office
9 29 (1.10%) Front Office
10 23 (0.87%) Aerospace
11 18 (0.68%) Law
12 16 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.60%) Legal
13 13 (0.49%) Military
14 12 (0.45%) Automotive
14 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.42%) Publishing
16 9 (0.34%) Games
17 6 (0.23%) Billing
18 5 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 606 (22.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 511 (19.30%) Developer
3 177 (6.69%) Architect
4 169 (6.38%) Java Developer
5 141 (5.33%) Administrator
6 134 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
6 134 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
7 127 (4.80%) Analyst
8 124 (4.68%) AWS DevOps
9 109 (4.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 97 (3.66%) Consultant
11 87 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
12 86 (3.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 82 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
14 68 (2.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 65 (2.46%) Software Engineer
16 64 (2.42%) Senior Developer
17 61 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 57 (2.15%) Cloud Engineer
19 51 (1.93%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (12.54%) HTML
2 277 (10.46%) Web Services
3 267 (10.09%) REST
4 264 (9.97%) CSS
5 164 (6.20%) JSON
6 162 (6.12%) ELK Stack
7 160 (6.04%) Spring
8 158 (5.97%) .NET
9 142 (5.36%) HTML5
10 129 (4.87%) Ajax
11 124 (4.68%) CSS3
12 116 (4.38%) Software Packaging
12 116 (4.38%) XML
13 111 (4.19%) Node.js
14 103 (3.89%) RESTful
15 96 (3.63%) MCollective
16 94 (3.55%) Middleware
17 92 (3.48%) Play Framework
18 89 (3.36%) J2EE
19 85 (3.21%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 178 (6.72%) CMDB
2 144 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 80 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 79 (2.98%) Visualisation
6 74 (2.80%) Private Cloud
7 71 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 65 (2.46%) Public Cloud
9 52 (1.96%) User Experience
10 46 (1.74%) Clustering
11 31 (1.17%) Statistics
12 29 (1.10%) Replication
13 26 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 20 (0.76%) Derivative
16 16 (0.60%) PKI
17 15 (0.57%) DataPower
17 15 (0.57%) Virtual Team
18 14 (0.53%) Wiki
19 13 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1262 (47.68%) Linux
2 484 (18.28%) Unix
3 389 (14.70%) Windows
4 287 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 231 (8.73%) CentOS
6 137 (5.18%) Windows Server
7 122 (4.61%) Mac OS X
8 109 (4.12%) AIX
9 87 (3.29%) Ubuntu
10 58 (2.19%) Solaris
11 52 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (1.44%) Windows 7
14 36 (1.36%) SUSE
15 34 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.87%) Fedora
17 22 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.79%) Apple iOS
19 20 (0.76%) CoreOS
20 17 (0.64%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1108 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 979 (36.99%) DevOps
3 789 (29.81%) Continuous Integration
4 465 (17.57%) ITIL
5 445 (16.81%) Scrum
6 435 (16.43%) Open Source
7 335 (12.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 305 (11.52%) Service Management
9 207 (7.82%) Release Management
10 185 (6.99%) Change Management
10 185 (6.99%) TDD
11 175 (6.61%) Web Development
12 171 (6.46%) Software Engineering
13 169 (6.38%) SDLC
14 161 (6.08%) OO
15 160 (6.04%) Responsive Web Design
16 143 (5.40%) ITSM
17 142 (5.36%) Mentoring
18 140 (5.29%) Web Design
19 136 (5.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 681 (25.73%) Java
2 579 (21.87%) Python
3 480 (18.13%) Ruby
4 330 (12.47%) JavaScript
5 329 (12.43%) Bash Shell
6 310 (11.71%) SQL
7 279 (10.54%) Perl
8 199 (7.52%) Shell Script
9 190 (7.18%) PHP
10 162 (6.12%) PowerShell
11 150 (5.67%) Scala
12 134 (5.06%) C#
13 123 (4.65%) C
14 95 (3.59%) C++
15 91 (3.44%) Go
16 56 (2.12%) PL/SQL
17 36 (1.36%) VB
18 32 (1.21%) Korn
19 21 (0.79%) Groovy
20 19 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 537 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 411 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 96 (3.63%) Degree
4 79 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 54 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 52 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
8 26 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (0.87%) ISEB
11 21 (0.79%) CCNP
11 21 (0.79%) MCP
12 20 (0.76%) CCNA
13 19 (0.72%) RHCE
14 17 (0.64%) MCSE
15 15 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.53%) MCSA
17 13 (0.49%) CISSP
18 12 (0.45%) CCA
18 12 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.97%) QA
2 60 (2.27%) SLA
3 51 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.38%) ISO 9000
5 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.34%) COBIT
6 9 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.23%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.19%) MISRA
9 5 (0.19%) MISRA C
10 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.11%) RMADS
12 2 (0.076%) GCP
12 2 (0.076%) ISO22301
System Software
1 456 (17.23%) Docker
2 219 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 100 (3.78%) vCloud
5 85 (3.21%) Squid
6 78 (2.95%) Postfix
7 57 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (1.36%) vSphere
9 32 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.91%) NFS
11 22 (0.83%) KVM
12 21 (0.79%) Xen
13 19 (0.72%) iptables
14 17 (0.64%) HDFS
15 15 (0.57%) LXC
15 15 (0.57%) Samba
16 14 (0.53%) Apache Flume
16 14 (0.53%) XenServer
17 13 (0.49%) VirtualBox
18 12 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 960 (36.27%) Puppet
2 706 (26.67%) Ansible
3 511 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
4 191 (7.22%) Terraform
5 173 (6.54%) Kubernetes
6 148 (5.59%) logstash
7 143 (5.40%) Kibana
8 125 (4.72%) ZABBIX
9 111 (4.19%) Salt
10 90 (3.40%) Rancher
11 85 (3.21%) Nagios
12 46 (1.74%) HAProxy
12 46 (1.74%) Packer
13 40 (1.51%) Consul
14 39 (1.47%) SCCM
15 31 (1.17%) Graphite
16 26 (0.98%) Grafana
17 24 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
18 23 (0.87%) Mesos
19 17 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 413 (15.60%) VMware
2 367 (13.86%) Oracle
3 248 (9.37%) Microsoft
4 232 (8.76%) Red Hat
5 119 (4.50%) Atlassian
6 108 (4.08%) ServiceNow
7 105 (3.97%) IBM
8 91 (3.44%) Cisco
9 87 (3.29%) HP
10 83 (3.14%) Google
11 82 (3.10%) Sonatype
12 73 (2.76%) Splunk
13 58 (2.19%) AppDynamics
14 52 (1.96%) SAP
15 44 (1.66%) Rackspace
16 42 (1.59%) New Relic
17 38 (1.44%) Sun
18 37 (1.40%) Remedy
19 33 (1.25%) Citrix
19 33 (1.25%) Zend
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