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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 76 82
Rank change year-on-year -40 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 26 44 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.03% 2.47% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.91% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 23
10th Percentile £423 £365 £358
25th Percentile £513 £368 £379
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £552 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +29.88% -5.56% -6.49%
75th Percentile £663 £453 £494
90th Percentile £688 £521 £535
England median daily rate £550 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
10th Percentile £55.00 £21.40 -
25th Percentile £56.88 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate £62.50 £37.00 £20.39
Median % change year-on-year +68.92% +81.46% -59.22%
75th Percentile £66.88 £40.38 -
90th Percentile £68.00 £42.40 -
England median hourly rate £47.99 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +19.98% -8.57% +2.94%

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 2,087 1,511 2,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.62% 84.89% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,241 862 1,233
10th Percentile £202 £163 £217
25th Percentile £363 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £445
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -4.49% -1.11%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £597 £600
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 186 115
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.89
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50% +15.94%
75th Percentile £53.75 £36.80 £39.31
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £26.98 £24.35 £21.93
% change year-on-year +10.80% +11.06% -2.56%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the East of England

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the East of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in the East of England.

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 6 months to 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -22 10 £538 +39.61% 8
Bedfordshire - 6 - - 5
Suffolk -3 5 £675 +50.00%
Hertfordshire -26 4 £475 +2.93% 6
Essex -19 1 £552 +29.88%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Ansible
3 10 (38.46%) Kubernetes
3 10 (38.46%) Python
3 10 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 9 (34.62%) Azure
4 9 (34.62%) CI/CD
5 8 (30.77%) Bash
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
5 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (30.77%) JIRA
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) Agile
6 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
6 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) McAfee
8 5 (19.23%) Project Management
8 5 (19.23%) AWS
8 5 (19.23%) Kibana

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 3 (11.54%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Azure
2 5 (19.23%) AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon SageMaker
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.69%) GCP
3 2 (7.69%) GitHub
3 2 (7.69%) Power Platform
3 2 (7.69%) Serverless
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) BGP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) OSPF
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) SD-WAN
2 1 (3.85%) VSAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
3 4 (15.38%) MySQL
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
4 2 (7.69%) Big Data
4 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
4 2 (7.69%) Flink
4 2 (7.69%) Looker
4 2 (7.69%) OLTP
4 2 (7.69%) Power BI
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) Tableau
5 1 (3.85%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) GIS
5 1 (3.85%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) GitLab
4 2 (7.69%) MLflow
4 2 (7.69%) RStudio
5 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.85%) GoogleTest
5 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.85%) Mockito
5 1 (3.85%) Qt Creator
5 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.85%) Terragrunt
General
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Social Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.85%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Engineering Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) React Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
1 4 (15.38%) React
2 3 (11.54%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) Ajax
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) Django
3 2 (7.69%) GraphQL
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) Kafka
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (7.69%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) Shiny
3 2 (7.69%) Spark Streaming
3 2 (7.69%) Spring
3 2 (7.69%) Swagger
3 2 (7.69%) Symfony
3 2 (7.69%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Reference Data
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) IoT
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) CI/CD
2 8 (30.77%) DevOps
3 7 (26.92%) Agile
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Build Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Change Control
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) Observability
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Threat Detection
6 4 (15.38%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) PowerShell
1 10 (38.46%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) Bash
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) TypeScript
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) R
5 2 (7.69%) Scala
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CCDP
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) CCSP
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) P3O
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Docker
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) Ansible
2 10 (38.46%) Kubernetes
3 5 (19.23%) Grafana
3 5 (19.23%) Kibana
3 5 (19.23%) Prometheus
4 4 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (15.38%) Terraform
5 3 (11.54%) Puppet
6 2 (7.69%) Control-M
7 1 (3.85%) FreeIPA
7 1 (3.85%) Icinga
7 1 (3.85%) Istio
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.85%) SCCM
7 1 (3.85%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) McAfee
3 4 (15.38%) Atlassian
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) MapR
5 2 (7.69%) MuleSoft
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) CA
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Parasoft
6 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Splunk
6 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software
6 1 (3.85%) Virgin Media