Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 69 51
Rank change year-on-year -16 -18 +17
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 19 24 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.33% 1.61% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.96% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 41
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +39.64%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £415
90th Percentile £563 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £474 £500 £465
% change year-on-year -5.25% +7.53% +16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £13.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £18.20 £18.28
% change year-on-year +31.85% -0.40% -54.31%

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 1,183 1,226 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.61% 82.45% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 897 852
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -30.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.62
90th Percentile £23.45 £46.40 £37.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% -18.60%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) DevOps
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (52.63%) Puppet
3 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) Python
5 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) REST
6 6 (31.58%) Docker
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (26.32%) Terraform
7 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) Open Source
7 5 (26.32%) PHP
7 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (21.05%) Web Design
8 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
8 4 (21.05%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) Ruby
8 4 (21.05%) JIRA
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (21.05%) Amazon S3
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon S3
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (21.05%) Route 53
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.79%) MySQL
4 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
2 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) PHPUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) AWS DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Backend Developer
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Zend Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) REST
2 3 (15.79%) Behat
2 3 (15.79%) Doctrine
2 3 (15.79%) JMS
3 2 (10.53%) Ajax
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Camel
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) Django
4 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) LAMP
4 1 (5.26%) Memcached
4 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
4 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) Debian
3 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) DevOps
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (26.32%) Open Source
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Line Management
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (21.05%) Web Design
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) OO PHP
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Case Management
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) Ruby
4 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) Go
6 1 (5.26%) Java 8
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) Samba
2 1 (5.26%) Squid
2 1 (5.26%) Varnish
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (26.32%) Terraform
3 4 (21.05%) Ansible
4 2 (10.53%) Salt
5 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
5 1 (5.26%) Nagios
5 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Zend
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Splunk
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) WSO2