The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / East of England
Rank 44 52 95
Rank change year-on-year +8 +43  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 96 72 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.52% 2.93% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 3.63% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 51 17
Median daily rate £495 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £348 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £675 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +39.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £36.00
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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1755 1984 2083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.65% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1175 1208
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 136 163
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the East of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the East of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the East of England

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex 0 47 £523 +22.94%
Hertfordshire +25 35 £405 +15.71% 7
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £508 -3.33% 9
Bedfordshire -4 4 £300 -42.85%
Norfolk +1 3 £550 - 1
Suffolk -1 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 60 (41.10%) Linux
2 53 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.30%) DevOps
3 50 (34.25%) Software Engineering
4 47 (32.19%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (27.40%) Puppet
6 35 (23.97%) Scrum
6 35 (23.97%) Oracle
6 35 (23.97%) TCP/IP
7 34 (23.29%) Jenkins
8 33 (22.60%) SSL
9 32 (21.92%) J2EE
9 32 (21.92%) C
9 32 (21.92%) Java
10 31 (21.23%) Perl
11 30 (20.55%) Apache
11 30 (20.55%) Security Cleared
12 28 (19.18%) Open Source
13 27 (18.49%) UML
14 24 (16.44%) Python
14 24 (16.44%) HTTP
14 24 (16.44%) Finance
15 23 (15.75%) XML
15 23 (15.75%) Relational Database
15 23 (15.75%) Git (software)
15 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
15 23 (15.75%) Integration Testing
15 23 (15.75%) Mentoring
16 22 (15.07%) Docker
16 22 (15.07%) Middleware

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 30 (20.55%) Apache
2 18 (12.33%) JBoss
2 18 (12.33%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (9.59%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.48%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.11%) Confluence
7 3 (2.05%) IIS
7 3 (2.05%) Jetty
7 3 (2.05%) Mongrel
7 3 (2.05%) nginx
7 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (10.27%) Simulink
2 9 (6.16%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.11%) MS Project
4 4 (2.74%) MS Office
4 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.74%) LabWindows
2 4 (2.74%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (2.74%) Boomi
2 4 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.74%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.05%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.05%) Office 365
4 2 (1.37%) G Suite
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Route 53
5 1 (0.68%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.97%) TCP/IP
2 33 (22.60%) SSL
3 24 (16.44%) HTTP
4 11 (7.53%) Firewall
5 5 (3.42%) DNS
6 4 (2.74%) DHCP
6 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 4 (2.74%) RS-422
6 4 (2.74%) SAN
7 3 (2.05%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.05%) FTP
7 3 (2.05%) IPsec
7 3 (2.05%) LDAP
8 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.68%) RS-232
8 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.75%) Relational Database
2 14 (9.59%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.48%) MySQL
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.05%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (2.05%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.37%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 34 (23.29%) Jenkins
2 23 (15.75%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.33%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (10.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 14 (9.59%) JIRA
5 14 (9.59%) Subversion
6 10 (6.85%) Selenium
7 8 (5.48%) JMeter
7 8 (5.48%) LoadRunner
7 8 (5.48%) PVCS
8 6 (4.11%) Maven
9 5 (3.42%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.05%) CA Gen
10 3 (2.05%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (2.05%) Travis CI
11 2 (1.37%) FishEye
11 2 (1.37%) Hudson
11 2 (1.37%) JUnit
11 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.37%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (16.44%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.74%) Automotive
3 4 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (1.37%) Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Marketing
4 2 (1.37%) Retail
4 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (22.60%) Software Engineer
2 28 (19.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (10.27%) Architect
3 15 (10.27%) Technical Architect
4 13 (8.90%) Developer
5 12 (8.22%) Analyst
6 9 (6.16%) Ada Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Ada Software Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Performance Tester
8 7 (4.79%) Tester
9 6 (4.11%) Digital Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Digital Technical Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Lead DevOps
9 6 (4.11%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) C Software Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.92%) J2EE
2 23 (15.75%) XML
3 22 (15.07%) Middleware
4 13 (8.90%) XSLT
5 12 (8.22%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (7.53%) Servlets
6 11 (7.53%) XML Schema
7 9 (6.16%) .NET
8 8 (5.48%) JSP
9 6 (4.11%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (4.11%) LAMP
9 6 (4.11%) REST
10 5 (3.42%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.42%) HTML
10 5 (3.42%) Spring
10 5 (3.42%) Web Services
11 4 (2.74%) JSON
11 4 (2.74%) RESTful
11 4 (2.74%) Spring MVC
11 4 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Clustering
1 11 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.79%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.11%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.74%) DataPower
5 4 (2.74%) Device Driver
5 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.74%) RIA
6 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.05%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.37%) CMDB
7 2 (1.37%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (41.10%) Linux
2 19 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (8.90%) Windows
4 12 (8.22%) Unix
5 6 (4.11%) CentOS
5 6 (4.11%) VME
6 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.05%) Fedora
8 3 (2.05%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
1 53 (36.30%) DevOps
2 50 (34.25%) Software Engineering
3 47 (32.19%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (23.97%) Scrum
5 28 (19.18%) Open Source
6 27 (18.49%) UML
7 23 (15.75%) Integration Testing
7 23 (15.75%) Mentoring
8 21 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (14.38%) TDD
9 18 (12.33%) Kanban
9 18 (12.33%) SOA
10 16 (10.96%) Coaching
10 16 (10.96%) Microservices
10 16 (10.96%) OO
11 15 (10.27%) High Availability
12 14 (9.59%) Continuous Deployment
13 13 (8.90%) API Design
14 12 (8.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.92%) C
1 32 (21.92%) Java
2 31 (21.23%) Perl
3 24 (16.44%) Python
4 16 (10.96%) Bash Shell
5 15 (10.27%) MATLAB
6 14 (9.59%) C++
6 14 (9.59%) SQL
7 13 (8.90%) Ruby
8 10 (6.85%) Ada
8 10 (6.85%) Ada 95
8 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.42%) C#
11 4 (2.74%) ANSI C
11 4 (2.74%) VB
12 2 (1.37%) PHP
12 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 30 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.53%) RHCE
4 6 (4.11%) ISEB
4 6 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CLAS
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.05%) RMADS
3 2 (1.37%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.37%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (15.07%) Docker
2 11 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.74%) XenApp
5 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.05%) vSphere
5 3 (2.05%) Xen
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (27.40%) Puppet
2 17 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.27%) Ansible
4 11 (7.53%) Salt
5 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 3 (2.05%) Pingdom
6 3 (2.05%) SCCM
7 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.68%) collectd
8 1 (0.68%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) Terraform
8 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (23.97%) Oracle
2 17 (11.64%) WSO2
3 11 (7.53%) VMware
4 9 (6.16%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.79%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.11%) Dell
6 6 (4.11%) Google
6 6 (4.11%) IBM
6 6 (4.11%) SAP
7 5 (3.42%) Fujitsu
8 4 (2.74%) Citrix
8 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.74%) Serena
9 3 (2.05%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.05%) BEA
9 3 (2.05%) Informatica
9 3 (2.05%) PagerDuty
9 3 (2.05%) Pega
9 3 (2.05%) webMethods
10 2 (1.37%) MuleSoft