The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 27 June 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 / Croydon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 16 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 7.88% 2.88% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.56% 3.21% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £525 £445 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.97% +14.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 187 218 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 92.12% 89.71% 92.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 147 89
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Croydon

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 21 (72.41%) SC Cleared
2 21 (72.41%) DevOps
2 21 (72.41%) Linux
3 20 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (68.97%) Puppet
4 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
4 19 (65.52%) Ansible
5 18 (62.07%) Docker
6 17 (58.62%) Kubernetes
7 16 (55.17%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (55.17%) Bash Shell
8 15 (51.72%) Sysdig
9 13 (44.83%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (44.83%) logstash
9 13 (44.83%) Kibana
9 13 (44.83%) SQL
10 11 (37.93%) Java
10 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (34.48%) Maven
11 10 (34.48%) VMware
11 10 (34.48%) Oracle
11 10 (34.48%) Jenkins
11 10 (34.48%) Terraform
12 9 (31.03%) etcd
12 9 (31.03%) flannel
12 9 (31.03%) REST
12 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
12 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 13 (44.83%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (27.59%) Confluence
2 8 (27.59%) nginx
3 7 (24.14%) Apache
3 7 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (27.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (27.59%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (27.59%) Amazon S3
2 8 (27.59%) GitHub
2 8 (27.59%) Quay.io
2 8 (27.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (24.14%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (24.14%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) HTTP
2 7 (24.14%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (24.14%) OpenVPN
2 7 (24.14%) SSH
3 2 (6.90%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
1 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (24.14%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
2 10 (34.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (34.48%) Maven
3 8 (27.59%) Ant
3 8 (27.59%) Artifactory
3 8 (27.59%) GitLab
3 8 (27.59%) JIRA
3 8 (27.59%) JUnit
3 8 (27.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (24.14%) Bitbucket
4 7 (24.14%) Liquibase
4 7 (24.14%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
6 1 (3.45%) Gradle
6 1 (3.45%) Hudson
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 6 (20.69%) AWS DevOps
3 6 (20.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration Developer
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Business Developer
6 2 (6.90%) E-Business Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (31.03%) REST
3 7 (24.14%) MCollective
3 7 (24.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (20.69%) Sensu
5 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.45%) Akka
5 1 (3.45%) boto
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) Kafka
5 1 (3.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (3.45%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
5 1 (3.45%) spray
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.45%) Symfony
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) CentOS
2 8 (27.59%) CoreOS
3 4 (13.79%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) DevOps
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) Coaching
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
3 8 (27.59%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) Security Hardening
3 8 (27.59%) Service Management
4 7 (24.14%) SOA
4 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) System Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.79%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Functional Programming
6 1 (3.45%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Bash Shell
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) Java
4 9 (31.03%) Groovy
4 9 (31.03%) Ruby
5 8 (27.59%) Go
6 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.90%) Python
8 1 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 21 (72.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Docker
2 9 (31.03%) etcd
2 9 (31.03%) flannel
3 8 (27.59%) Ceph
3 8 (27.59%) GlusterFS
3 8 (27.59%) SkyDNS
3 8 (27.59%) vCloud
3 8 (27.59%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (24.14%) Postfix
4 7 (24.14%) Squid
5 1 (3.45%) HDFS
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (68.97%) Puppet
2 19 (65.52%) Ansible
3 17 (58.62%) Kubernetes
4 15 (51.72%) Sysdig
5 13 (44.83%) Kibana
5 13 (44.83%) logstash
6 10 (34.48%) Terraform
7 8 (27.59%) Graphite
7 8 (27.59%) HAProxy
7 8 (27.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (27.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (27.59%) Prometheus
7 8 (27.59%) rkt
7 8 (27.59%) ZABBIX
8 7 (24.14%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (24.14%) Rancher
8 7 (24.14%) Rsyslog
9 6 (20.69%) confd
9 6 (20.69%) Nagios
10 1 (3.45%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.45%) AlienVault
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat