The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 3 months to 28 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 90 102
Rank change year-on-year -34 +12  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 38 65 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.24% 1.94% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.21% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 66
Median daily rate £505 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.22% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +22.85%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2620 2945 4264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.56% 87.81% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2057 2356 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the City of London

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the City of London

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the City of London

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the City of London

Configuration Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 66 (54.10%) Linux
2 61 (50.00%) DevOps
3 53 (43.44%) Puppet
4 48 (39.34%) Python
5 39 (31.97%) Ansible
6 37 (30.33%) Finance
7 36 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (28.69%) Git (software)
9 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (26.23%) Unix
10 32 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
11 31 (25.41%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (25.41%) Windows
12 30 (24.59%) Jenkins
13 28 (22.95%) Bash Shell
13 28 (22.95%) Java
14 26 (21.31%) Docker
15 25 (20.49%) Open Source
16 23 (18.85%) Ruby
17 21 (17.21%) ITIL
17 21 (17.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (14.75%) High Availability
18 18 (14.75%) JIRA
19 17 (13.93%) Perl
19 17 (13.93%) MongoDB
19 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (13.11%) REST
20 16 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
20 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
21 14 (11.48%) Subversion

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 11 (9.02%) Confluence
2 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.28%) Apache
3 4 (3.28%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.28%) IIS
4 3 (2.46%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.46%) JBoss
4 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.64%) nginx
5 2 (1.64%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.82%) Drupal
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.56%) GitHub
4 6 (4.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.28%) IaaS
6 3 (2.46%) Office 365
7 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.64%) Datadog
7 2 (1.64%) PaaS
7 2 (1.64%) SaaS
7 2 (1.64%) Slack
7 2 (1.64%) Trello
8 1 (0.82%) Akamai
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.82%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) HTTP
2 10 (8.20%) Firewall
3 9 (7.38%) DNS
3 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.92%) DHCP
5 3 (2.46%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.46%) Network Security
5 3 (2.46%) SSL
6 2 (1.64%) Internet
6 2 (1.64%) LAN
6 2 (1.64%) LDAP
6 2 (1.64%) NAS
6 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.82%) FTP
7 1 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.82%) IPsec
7 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.82%) SMTP
7 1 (0.82%) VPN
7 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.74%) Big Data
4 7 (5.74%) MySQL
4 7 (5.74%) Neo4j
5 6 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.28%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.28%) Redis
8 3 (2.46%) HBase
8 3 (2.46%) Sqoop
9 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (28.69%) Git (software)
2 30 (24.59%) Jenkins
3 18 (14.75%) JIRA
4 14 (11.48%) Subversion
5 7 (5.74%) Vagrant
6 6 (4.92%) Maven
6 6 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.28%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.46%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.64%) Bazaar
9 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.64%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.64%) GitLab
9 2 (1.64%) Gradle
9 2 (1.64%) Grunt
9 2 (1.64%) Hudson
9 2 (1.64%) jMock
9 2 (1.64%) JUnit
9 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.82%) Ant
General
1 37 (30.33%) Finance
2 12 (9.84%) Banking
3 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.28%) Retail
5 2 (1.64%) Electronics
5 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) Billing
6 1 (0.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (30.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.21%) Developer
3 12 (9.84%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (9.02%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (7.38%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.92%) Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (4.92%) Release Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Configuration Manager
11 4 (3.28%) Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Contracts Manager
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) REST
2 14 (11.48%) Web Services
3 12 (9.84%) HTML
4 8 (6.56%) Spring
5 7 (5.74%) .NET
5 7 (5.74%) Akka
5 7 (5.74%) Dropwizard
5 7 (5.74%) Hibernate
5 7 (5.74%) JAX-RS
5 7 (5.74%) Symfony
6 6 (4.92%) Play Framework
7 5 (4.10%) Kafka
7 5 (4.10%) Node.js
7 5 (4.10%) spray
8 4 (3.28%) CSS
9 3 (2.46%) Middleware
9 3 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.64%) HTML5
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (1.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.56%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.10%) Clustering
3 5 (4.10%) CMDB
3 5 (4.10%) Fintech
4 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.46%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.46%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Derivative
6 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.82%) NHS
6 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 66 (54.10%) Linux
2 32 (26.23%) Unix
3 31 (25.41%) Windows
4 21 (17.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.66%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.74%) Mac OS X
6 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.10%) CentOS
7 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.28%) SUSE
9 2 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.82%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.82%) Solaris
10 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.00%) DevOps
2 36 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (20.49%) Open Source
5 21 (17.21%) ITIL
6 18 (14.75%) High Availability
7 16 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.66%) Microservices
9 11 (9.02%) TDD
10 10 (8.20%) SDLC
11 9 (7.38%) Change Management
11 9 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.38%) Load Balancing
11 9 (7.38%) Project Management
11 9 (7.38%) Release Management
11 9 (7.38%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (6.56%) BDD
12 8 (6.56%) Build Automation
12 8 (6.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (39.34%) Python
2 28 (22.95%) Bash Shell
2 28 (22.95%) Java
3 23 (18.85%) Ruby
4 17 (13.93%) Perl
5 13 (10.66%) PHP
6 12 (9.84%) SQL
7 11 (9.02%) PowerShell
8 9 (7.38%) Scala
8 9 (7.38%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.10%) Go
11 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.46%) C#
12 3 (2.46%) Groovy
13 2 (1.64%) C
13 2 (1.64%) C++
14 1 (0.82%) F#
14 1 (0.82%) Korn
14 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.74%) Degree
4 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.64%) MCSE
7 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.82%) CCA
7 1 (0.82%) ECDL
7 1 (0.82%) MCDST
7 1 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) PMO
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.82%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (21.31%) Docker
2 9 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.46%) HDFS
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.82%) Ceph
6 1 (0.82%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.82%) GPFS
6 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) LXC
6 1 (0.82%) NFS
6 1 (0.82%) Varnish
6 1 (0.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 53 (43.44%) Puppet
2 39 (31.97%) Ansible
3 31 (25.41%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (11.48%) Kubernetes
5 10 (8.20%) Terraform
6 6 (4.92%) Salt
7 5 (4.10%) NetBackup
7 5 (4.10%) Rancher
8 4 (3.28%) Control-M
8 4 (3.28%) Data Guard
8 4 (3.28%) Nagios
8 4 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (3.28%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (1.64%) Dollar Universe
10 2 (1.64%) OpenView
10 2 (1.64%) SCCM
10 2 (1.64%) SCOM
10 2 (1.64%) WSUS
10 2 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (11.48%) Red Hat
2 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.02%) VMware
4 8 (6.56%) Oracle
4 8 (6.56%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.10%) Splunk
5 5 (4.10%) WorldPay
6 4 (3.28%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.28%) HP
6 4 (3.28%) Veritas
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco
7 3 (2.46%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.46%) NetApp
7 3 (2.46%) Remedy
7 3 (2.46%) SAP
8 2 (1.64%) Apple
8 2 (1.64%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.64%) TIBCO
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