Period
to 28 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 February 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 126 95
Rank change year-on-year -2 -31 +2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 767 1,208 2,380
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.02% 1.98% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.31% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 821 1,534
Median daily rate £463 £500 £512
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -2.39% +0.94%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £325
90th Percentile £638 £675 £644
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 37
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -9.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £19.90 £21.44 £19.20
90th Percentile £65.00 £50.00 £50.65
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +5.00%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 32,960 52,225 79,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.83% 85.53% 87.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,474 35,408 54,100
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £301
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,113 1,525 1,909
Median hourly rate £26.22 £21.00 £22.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.83% -5.47% -1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.96 £21.00 £22.43
% change year-on-year +28.38% -6.38% +1.95%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management in England over the 6 months to 28 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Configuration Management in England over the 6 months to 28 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 28 February 2021. 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
London +10 328 £500 -7.41% 132
South East -15 114 £450 -5.26% 53
Midlands +46 110 £405 -7.74% 56
West Midlands +38 95 £405 -10.00% 37
North of England +1 83 £450 -14.29% 66
North West +6 53 £450 -14.29% 38
East of England +32 47 £450 - 23
South West +11 46 £425 -5.56% 36
North East +25 20 £450 -8.16% 5
Yorkshire +13 10 £194 -63.05% 23
East Midlands +19 9 £406 +10.54% 19
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 313 (40.81%) DevOps
2 279 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (34.81%) Ansible
4 218 (28.42%) Linux
5 215 (28.03%) AWS
6 211 (27.51%) Java
7 210 (27.38%) Jenkins
8 197 (25.68%) Python
9 190 (24.77%) Security Cleared
10 185 (24.12%) Azure
11 179 (23.34%) SQL
12 174 (22.69%) Terraform
13 168 (21.90%) Docker
14 162 (21.12%) Git (software)
15 153 (19.95%) Puppet
16 145 (18.90%) Windows
17 144 (18.77%) SC Cleared
18 141 (18.38%) Kubernetes
19 140 (18.25%) Problem Management
20 133 (17.34%) Oracle
21 126 (16.43%) Unix
22 123 (16.04%) JIRA
23 116 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
24 115 (14.99%) Data Modelling
25 113 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
26 110 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
27 109 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
28 108 (14.08%) Finance
29 106 (13.82%) Scrum
29 106 (13.82%) PowerShell

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 81 (10.56%) Confluence
2 58 (7.56%) Apache
2 58 (7.56%) WebLogic
3 22 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.61%) nginx
5 18 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.35%) CMS
5 18 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.96%) IIS
8 11 (1.43%) JBoss
8 11 (1.43%) SAP Portal
8 11 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.04%) SAS
10 4 (0.52%) Documentum
10 4 (0.52%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
2 16 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.91%) Simulink
5 5 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.13%) Figma
8 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.13%) Sketch
8 1 (0.13%) Windchill
8 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 14 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.43%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.26%) SAP PS
3 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 215 (28.03%) AWS
2 185 (24.12%) Azure
3 72 (9.39%) GitHub
4 55 (7.17%) GCP
5 48 (6.26%) Amazon S3
5 48 (6.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 43 (5.61%) IaaS
7 42 (5.48%) PaaS
8 38 (4.95%) Serverless
9 23 (3.00%) SaaS
10 22 (2.87%) Amazon ECS
10 22 (2.87%) Microsoft 365
11 21 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (1.83%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (1.69%) OpenShift
15 12 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.30%) Firewall
2 31 (4.04%) HTTP
3 26 (3.39%) VLAN
4 24 (3.13%) DNS
4 24 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.09%) DHCP
6 15 (1.96%) SSL
7 14 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (1.56%) SAN
9 11 (1.43%) Internet
9 11 (1.43%) SNMP
9 11 (1.43%) VPN
10 9 (1.17%) Network Security
10 9 (1.17%) RS-485
11 8 (1.04%) LAN
11 8 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.04%) VSAN
11 8 (1.04%) WAN
11 8 (1.04%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.91%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.82%) Relational Database
2 50 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.39%) Hadoop
3 49 (6.39%) MySQL
4 47 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (5.22%) Pentaho
6 34 (4.43%) Apache Hive
7 25 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
8 23 (3.00%) Impala
9 17 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (2.22%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.96%) Big Data
10 15 (1.96%) Redis
11 13 (1.69%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.69%) Power BI
12 12 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.04%) Apache Accumulo
14 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 210 (27.38%) Jenkins
2 162 (21.12%) Git (software)
3 123 (16.04%) JIRA
4 61 (7.95%) Bitbucket
5 55 (7.17%) GitLab
6 42 (5.48%) CA Gen
7 41 (5.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 34 (4.43%) Subversion
9 26 (3.39%) Maven
10 24 (3.13%) Artifactory
11 23 (3.00%) SonarQube
12 21 (2.74%) Selenium
13 17 (2.22%) JUnit
14 15 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (1.96%) Vagrant
15 14 (1.83%) TeamCity
16 13 (1.69%) JMeter
17 12 (1.56%) Visual Studio
18 10 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
18 10 (1.30%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 108 (14.08%) Finance
2 87 (11.34%) Public Sector
3 43 (5.61%) Banking
4 20 (2.61%) Marketing
5 15 (1.96%) Retail
6 14 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.43%) Electronics
7 11 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.17%) Legal
10 8 (1.04%) Law
11 7 (0.91%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.52%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.39%) Automotive
13 3 (0.39%) Billing
13 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.26%) Games
14 2 (0.26%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (19.82%) Developer
2 134 (17.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 59 (7.69%) Architect
4 50 (6.52%) Software Engineer
5 42 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
6 38 (4.95%) Consultant
7 33 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 32 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 28 (3.65%) Analyst
10 27 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
13 21 (2.74%) Scala Developer
14 20 (2.61%) Administrator
14 20 (2.61%) Azure DevOps
15 19 (2.48%) AWS DevOps
16 18 (2.35%) Platform Engineer
16 18 (2.35%) Service Manager
17 17 (2.22%) Senior DevOps
18 16 (2.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.60%) J2EE
2 47 (6.13%) Node.js
3 44 (5.74%) XML
4 40 (5.22%) .NET
5 38 (4.95%) REST
6 37 (4.82%) RESTful
7 34 (4.43%) Kafka
8 28 (3.65%) HTML
9 25 (3.26%) Spring
10 24 (3.13%) JSON
11 23 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
11 23 (3.00%) Web Services
12 21 (2.74%) YAML
13 17 (2.22%) CSS
13 17 (2.22%) SAML
14 16 (2.09%) AngularJS
15 15 (1.96%) Spring Boot
16 13 (1.69%) SOAP
17 12 (1.56%) JMS
17 12 (1.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.26%) CMDB
2 41 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 39 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 25 (3.26%) Data Centre
7 23 (3.00%) Cloud Native
8 16 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.96%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.83%) User Experience
11 11 (1.43%) NHS
11 11 (1.43%) Robotics
12 10 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.17%) Clustering
13 9 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.04%) CESG
14 8 (1.04%) CESG CLAS
15 6 (0.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 218 (28.42%) Linux
2 145 (18.90%) Windows
3 126 (16.43%) Unix
4 63 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (6.26%) Windows Server
6 34 (4.43%) CentOS
7 30 (3.91%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.74%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.17%) Solaris
11 9 (1.17%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.78%) VMS
14 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.52%) Debian
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.39%) Android
15 3 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (40.81%) DevOps
2 279 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (18.25%) Problem Management
4 115 (14.99%) Data Modelling
5 113 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
8 106 (13.82%) Scrum
9 105 (13.69%) ITIL
10 98 (12.78%) Infrastructure as Code
10 98 (12.78%) Software Engineering
11 95 (12.39%) Process Improvement
12 93 (12.13%) Test Strategy
13 90 (11.73%) Test Automation
14 75 (9.78%) Migration
15 69 (9.00%) Microservices
16 64 (8.34%) OO
17 62 (8.08%) Waterfall
18 61 (7.95%) Change Management
19 58 (7.56%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 211 (27.51%) Java
2 197 (25.68%) Python
3 179 (23.34%) SQL
4 106 (13.82%) PowerShell
5 82 (10.69%) Bash Shell
6 74 (9.65%) PL/SQL
7 72 (9.39%) Perl
8 65 (8.47%) Shell Script
9 50 (6.52%) C#
10 46 (6.00%) Go
10 46 (6.00%) Ruby
11 45 (5.87%) JavaScript
12 42 (5.48%) C
13 39 (5.08%) Scala
14 28 (3.65%) COBOL
15 21 (2.74%) C++
16 13 (1.69%) Groovy
17 12 (1.56%) Java 8
18 11 (1.43%) ABAP
19 10 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 190 (24.77%) Security Cleared
2 144 (18.77%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.82%) Degree
4 32 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (1.04%) CLAS
7 7 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.91%) RHCE
8 6 (0.78%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.78%) MCSE
8 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.65%) ISEB
10 4 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (0.52%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (0.52%) MCSA
10 4 (0.52%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.00%) QA
2 12 (1.56%) SLA
3 9 (1.17%) PMO
4 8 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.78%) GDPR
6 5 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.65%) RMADS
7 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.26%) DO-254
8 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) HL7
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.13%) NCSC
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 168 (21.90%) Docker
2 60 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.65%) Active Directory
4 34 (4.43%) HDFS
5 29 (3.78%) vSphere
6 17 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.69%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (1.30%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.65%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.65%) XenApp
12 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.39%) iptables
13 3 (0.39%) KVM
13 3 (0.39%) vCloud
13 3 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 267 (34.81%) Ansible
2 174 (22.69%) Terraform
3 153 (19.95%) Puppet
4 141 (18.38%) Kubernetes
5 116 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (6.13%) Prometheus
7 46 (6.00%) Grafana
8 30 (3.91%) Salt
9 19 (2.48%) Packer
10 14 (1.83%) SCCM
10 14 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
12 12 (1.56%) Nagios
13 11 (1.43%) Kibana
13 11 (1.43%) vRealize
14 10 (1.30%) Consul
15 9 (1.17%) logstash
15 9 (1.17%) SCOM
15 9 (1.17%) vCenter Server
16 8 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 133 (17.34%) Oracle
2 96 (12.52%) Microsoft
3 74 (9.65%) VMware
4 65 (8.47%) webMethods
5 56 (7.30%) BEA
6 40 (5.22%) ServiceNow
7 39 (5.08%) Splunk
8 38 (4.95%) Atlassian
8 38 (4.95%) Red Hat
9 35 (4.56%) Pega
10 28 (3.65%) Google
11 26 (3.39%) Cloudera
11 26 (3.39%) Informatica
12 23 (3.00%) Remedy
13 21 (2.74%) SAP
14 16 (2.09%) Cisco
14 16 (2.09%) Citrix
15 15 (1.96%) Dell
16 14 (1.83%) Adobe
17 13 (1.69%) BMC