Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 6 months to 16 August 2018 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.

Configuration Management
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 64 69
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 25 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.71% 1.81% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.18% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 18
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £475 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -4.26% +32.31%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £398
90th Percentile £563 £538 £584
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £496 £460
% change year-on-year -4.77% +7.86% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £38.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.28
% change year-on-year +7.50% +9.44% -18.78%

Configuration Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,190 1,099 1,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.34% 82.88% 83.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 768 858
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £240
90th Percentile £563 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -11.16% -32.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £27.00 £36.80 £38.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.75% +17.65% -24.44%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Birmingham

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 14 (56.00%) Linux
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) DevOps
3 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (36.00%) Puppet
4 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (32.00%) REST
6 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (28.00%) PHP
6 7 (28.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (24.00%) ServiceNow
7 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (24.00%) Docker
7 6 (24.00%) Unix
7 6 (24.00%) Python
7 6 (24.00%) Web Design
7 6 (24.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (20.00%) Open Source
8 5 (20.00%) ITIL
8 5 (20.00%) Service Management
8 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (20.00%) Terraform
9 4 (16.00%) Doctrine

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
1 2 (8.00%) JBoss
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (16.00%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (16.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (16.00%) Route 53
4 2 (8.00%) SaaS
5 1 (4.00%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
1 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (16.00%) MySQL
4 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.00%) Couchbase
6 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.00%) PHPUnit
3 4 (16.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.00%) Maven
4 2 (8.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Configuration Manager
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Manager
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) REST
2 4 (16.00%) Behat
2 4 (16.00%) Doctrine
3 3 (12.00%) Ajax
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) JMS
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
4 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (8.00%) CGI
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.00%) LAMP
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) Memcached
4 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (8.00%) SOAP
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) JAX-RS
5 1 (4.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) CMDB
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.00%) Wiki
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Mac OS X
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) CentOS
4 2 (8.00%) Debian
4 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) DevOps
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Web Design
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Open Source
6 5 (20.00%) Service Management
7 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 4 (16.00%) Line Management
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) OO
7 4 (16.00%) OO PHP
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PHP
2 6 (24.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.00%) Java 8
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) Scala
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) NFS
2 2 (8.00%) Samba
2 2 (8.00%) Squid
2 2 (8.00%) Varnish
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Puppet
2 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (20.00%) Terraform
3 2 (8.00%) Ansible
3 2 (8.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) WMI
4 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (4.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (16.00%) Zend
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Splunk
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) WSO2
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Rackspace