Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Configuration Management
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 48 60
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12 +21
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 26 58 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.67% 3.81% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 4.67% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 11
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £480 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +28.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £250
90th Percentile £543 £570 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £494 £465 £400
% change year-on-year +6.26% +16.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.20 - £40.00

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 1257 1242 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.66% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 801 646
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £241 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 22 (84.62%) DevOps
2 21 (80.77%) Jenkins
3 19 (73.08%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (73.08%) Puppet
3 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (69.23%) Ansible
5 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
5 17 (65.38%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (65.38%) Linux
6 16 (61.54%) HTTP
6 16 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
7 14 (53.85%) Terraform
8 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
8 13 (50.00%) Python
9 12 (46.15%) PHP
9 12 (46.15%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (46.15%) Docker
9 12 (46.15%) logstash
9 12 (46.15%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (46.15%) Kibana
9 12 (46.15%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (42.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (42.31%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (42.31%) Open Source
10 11 (42.31%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (42.31%) Amazon S3
10 11 (42.31%) SSL
11 10 (38.46%) Ruby
11 10 (38.46%) Web Services

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 12 (46.15%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (26.92%) Apache
2 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
3 6 (23.08%) Confluence
4 4 (15.38%) nginx
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (42.31%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (42.31%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (42.31%) Amazon S3
2 11 (42.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (19.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (19.23%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (19.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (19.23%) Route 53
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) HTTP
2 11 (42.31%) SSL
3 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (26.92%) DNS
5 6 (23.08%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (23.08%) OpenVPN
5 6 (23.08%) SSH
6 1 (3.85%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.85%) Firewall
6 1 (3.85%) GSM
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.85%) LDAP
6 1 (3.85%) MPLS
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security
6 1 (3.85%) PABX
6 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (34.62%) MongoDB
3 9 (34.62%) MySQL
4 5 (19.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.85%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) Jenkins
2 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (34.62%) JIRA
3 9 (34.62%) Subversion
4 8 (30.77%) Bitbucket
5 7 (26.92%) Maven
5 7 (26.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (23.08%) Ant
6 6 (23.08%) JUnit
6 6 (23.08%) Liquibase
6 6 (23.08%) SonarQube
7 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) WebOps Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (38.46%) Web Services
3 6 (23.08%) MCollective
3 6 (23.08%) REST
3 6 (23.08%) Sensu
4 4 (15.38%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.85%) LAMP
5 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) CentOS
3 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) DevOps
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (42.31%) Open Source
4 10 (38.46%) Web Operations
5 9 (34.62%) Scrum
6 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
7 6 (23.08%) Coaching
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (23.08%) Service Management
7 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (19.23%) Process Architecture
8 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.54%) Change Management
10 2 (7.69%) Analytics
10 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (7.69%) ITIL
10 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 13 (50.00%) Python
2 12 (46.15%) PHP
3 10 (38.46%) Ruby
4 7 (26.92%) Java
5 6 (23.08%) Groovy
6 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Go
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Docker
2 7 (26.92%) Postfix
2 7 (26.92%) Squid
3 6 (23.08%) vCloud
3 6 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) iptables
4 1 (3.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (73.08%) Puppet
2 18 (69.23%) Ansible
3 14 (53.85%) Terraform
4 12 (46.15%) Kibana
4 12 (46.15%) logstash
5 10 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (38.46%) Salt
6 7 (26.92%) Kubernetes
6 7 (26.92%) Rancher
7 6 (23.08%) collectd
7 6 (23.08%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (23.08%) Rsyslog
7 6 (23.08%) StatsD
7 6 (23.08%) Sysdig
7 6 (23.08%) ZABBIX
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (3.85%) Mesos
8 1 (3.85%) Nessus
8 1 (3.85%) Nmap
8 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Rackspace
2 6 (23.08%) Sonatype
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) SaltStack
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) NEC
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle