Period
to 17 December 2018

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 6 months to 17 December 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 78 85
Rank change year-on-year +28 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 220 143 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.45% 2.85% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.20% 3.36% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 77 49
East of England median daily rate £500 £525 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +22.09% +1.18%
10th Percentile £275 £402 £316
90th Percentile £600 £603 £568
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 24
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.17% -14.74% +15.85%
10th Percentile £27.03 £37.90 £36.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.37 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.58% -5.88% +3.03%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,227 4,258 3,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.58% 84.75% 82.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,498 2,465 2,276
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 242 314
East of England median hourly rate £17.97 £36.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.08% +13.39% +27.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.28 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.20 £50.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the East of England.

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

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +22 129 £550 +4.86% 3
Hertfordshire -25 29 £500 -9.09% 13
Cambridgeshire +21 26 £518 +5.08% 14
Norfolk +32 25 £275 - 1
Bedfordshire +17 9 £300 - 2
Suffolk -9 2 £575 +43.75% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 101 (45.91%) DevOps
2 92 (41.82%) Linux
3 88 (40.00%) Ansible
4 82 (37.27%) Amazon AWS
5 78 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (33.64%) Jenkins
7 70 (31.82%) Java
8 59 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (23.18%) Puppet
10 49 (22.27%) Unix
11 46 (20.91%) Shell Script
11 46 (20.91%) Git (software)
12 44 (20.00%) Scrum
13 42 (19.09%) Oracle
13 42 (19.09%) Opscode Chef
14 41 (18.64%) JIRA
14 41 (18.64%) Windows
14 41 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (18.18%) ITIL
16 37 (16.82%) Microsoft
17 36 (16.36%) SQL
18 35 (15.91%) J2EE
18 35 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 34 (15.45%) Terraform
20 33 (15.00%) Docker
21 32 (14.55%) Open Source
21 32 (14.55%) Web Services
21 32 (14.55%) Python
22 31 (14.09%) Middleware
22 31 (14.09%) Telecoms

Configuration Management
Co-occurring 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 31 (14.09%) Confluence
2 22 (10.00%) Apache
2 22 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 20 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 14 (6.36%) nginx
5 12 (5.45%) IIS
5 12 (5.45%) WebSphere
6 11 (5.00%) Jetty
6 11 (5.00%) Mongrel
7 7 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.73%) JBoss
9 4 (1.82%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.91%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.91%) WildFly
12 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.91%) HipChat
4 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 82 (37.27%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (6.36%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (6.36%) Office 365
5 13 (5.91%) GitHub
6 11 (5.00%) Google App Engine
7 7 (3.18%) iTunes
8 5 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.36%) IaaS
9 3 (1.36%) PaaS
9 3 (1.36%) SaaS
9 3 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.91%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.45%) Datadog
11 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.91%) HTTP
2 23 (10.45%) DNS
3 19 (8.64%) DHCP
3 19 (8.64%) TCP/IP
4 18 (8.18%) FTP
5 15 (6.82%) SSL
6 11 (5.00%) IPsec
7 9 (4.09%) WAN
8 8 (3.64%) Internet
8 8 (3.64%) VPN
8 8 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (3.18%) Broadband
9 7 (3.18%) DLNA
9 7 (3.18%) DSL
9 7 (3.18%) IPv4
9 7 (3.18%) IPv6
9 7 (3.18%) UPnP
9 7 (3.18%) VoIP
10 6 (2.73%) SAN
10 6 (2.73%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.73%) MySQL
2 14 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.91%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (5.91%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.09%) Pentaho
5 7 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.27%) Ingres
7 4 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.82%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.91%) GIS
9 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.45%) DB2
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 74 (33.64%) Jenkins
2 46 (20.91%) Git (software)
3 41 (18.64%) JIRA
4 16 (7.27%) CA Gen
5 14 (6.36%) GitLab
6 13 (5.91%) Artifactory
6 13 (5.91%) Maven
7 9 (4.09%) Bitbucket
7 9 (4.09%) TeamCity
7 9 (4.09%) Travis CI
8 7 (3.18%) Checkstyle
8 7 (3.18%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (3.18%) Subversion
9 6 (2.73%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (2.73%) Rational Team Concert
10 5 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.27%) GDB
10 5 (2.27%) Hudson
10 5 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (14.09%) Telecoms
2 28 (12.73%) Finance
3 24 (10.91%) Manufacturing
4 23 (10.45%) Electronics
4 23 (10.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.82%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (26.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (18.18%) Developer
3 28 (12.73%) Analyst
4 21 (9.55%) Senior DevOps
5 19 (8.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 17 (7.73%) Configuration Analyst
6 17 (7.73%) Configuration Management Analyst
7 14 (6.36%) Java Developer
8 13 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 11 (5.00%) Change Analyst
10 11 (5.00%) ITIL Change Analyst
10 11 (5.00%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
12 9 (4.09%) Architect
12 9 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Software Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Technical Project Manager
13 8 (3.64%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.91%) J2EE
2 32 (14.55%) Web Services
3 31 (14.09%) Middleware
4 18 (8.18%) .NET
5 13 (5.91%) HTML
5 13 (5.91%) Servlets
6 12 (5.45%) XML
7 11 (5.00%) JSON
8 9 (4.09%) Spring
9 8 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.18%) Ajax
10 7 (3.18%) CGI
10 7 (3.18%) SOAP
11 6 (2.73%) Node.js
11 6 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.73%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.27%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.82%) REST
13 4 (1.82%) YAML
14 3 (1.36%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.55%) CMDB
4 9 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.64%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.18%) Media Streaming
7 5 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.27%) Replication
8 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.45%) FMCG
10 1 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 92 (41.82%) Linux
2 49 (22.27%) Unix
3 41 (18.64%) Windows
4 35 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.00%) Solaris
6 9 (4.09%) AIX
6 9 (4.09%) CentOS
6 9 (4.09%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.18%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.82%) Android
8 4 (1.82%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (45.91%) DevOps
2 78 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (20.00%) Scrum
5 41 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (18.18%) ITIL
7 32 (14.55%) Open Source
8 27 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (11.82%) Continuous Deployment
10 25 (11.36%) Programme Management
11 24 (10.91%) Problem Management
12 23 (10.45%) Deployment Automation
12 23 (10.45%) Digital Marketing
12 23 (10.45%) Test Strategy
13 22 (10.00%) Data Modelling
13 22 (10.00%) Process Improvement
14 21 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 21 (9.55%) Test Automation
15 20 (9.09%) Software Engineering
16 19 (8.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.82%) Java
2 46 (20.91%) Shell Script
3 36 (16.36%) SQL
4 32 (14.55%) Python
5 30 (13.64%) Perl
6 20 (9.09%) C
7 19 (8.64%) PL/SQL
8 17 (7.73%) JavaScript
9 16 (7.27%) C++
9 16 (7.27%) PowerShell
9 16 (7.27%) Ruby
10 9 (4.09%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.09%) Embedded C
11 6 (2.73%) Java 8
12 5 (2.27%) C#
13 3 (1.36%) Groovy
14 2 (0.91%) Haskell
14 2 (0.91%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.91%) Scala
15 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 30 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.27%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) ISEB
5 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) CCIE
6 1 (0.45%) CCNP
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.45%) Degree
6 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.91%) Def Stans
2 2 (0.91%) ISO 9000
2 2 (0.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (15.00%) Docker
2 18 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.00%) Xen
4 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.82%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.91%) KVM
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 88 (40.00%) Ansible
2 51 (23.18%) Puppet
3 42 (19.09%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (15.45%) Terraform
5 10 (4.55%) SCCM
6 9 (4.09%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.27%) Opsview
9 3 (1.36%) Salt
10 2 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.91%) Grafana
10 2 (0.91%) Kibana
10 2 (0.91%) Packer
10 2 (0.91%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.45%) Mesos
11 1 (0.45%) Rancher
11 1 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (19.09%) Oracle
2 37 (16.82%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.91%) SAP
4 22 (10.00%) webMethods
5 19 (8.64%) BEA
6 18 (8.18%) VMware
7 16 (7.27%) Google
7 16 (7.27%) Informatica
8 13 (5.91%) Pega
9 10 (4.55%) Atlassian
10 7 (3.18%) Apple
10 7 (3.18%) BT
10 7 (3.18%) Clearswift
10 7 (3.18%) Proofpoint
11 4 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.82%) Remedy
12 2 (0.91%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.91%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.91%) New Relic
12 2 (0.91%) Perforce