Period
to 5 December 2020

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 5 December 2020 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 113 102
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 698 1,612 2,400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.21% 2.16% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.50% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 1,019 1,495
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +19.70% -17.50%
10th Percentile £22.55 £31.25 £20.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.63
% change year-on-year - +12.28% -10.94%

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 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 27,269 64,436 83,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.18% 86.29% 87.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,428 42,588 56,044
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 2,014 2,136
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -6.38%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +7.95% -4.35%

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 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 2020. 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 +9 285 £500 -9.09% 138
South East +7 133 £481 +1.32% 38
North of England -8 84 £450 -7.93% 66
Midlands +30 78 £400 -13.51% 25
West Midlands +39 72 £400 -13.51% 20
North West +9 52 £432 -6.59% 40
South West +24 46 £419 -6.94% 30
East of England +34 44 £460 +2.22% 23
North East +29 18 £495 -26.67% 9
Yorkshire -6 14 £333 -31.97% 17
East Midlands +19 2 £263 -32.26% 4
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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.

1 309 (44.27%) DevOps
2 265 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (37.54%) Ansible
4 247 (35.39%) Linux
5 206 (29.51%) Jenkins
6 196 (28.08%) Java
7 194 (27.79%) Security Cleared
8 188 (26.93%) AWS
9 186 (26.65%) Python
10 181 (25.93%) Puppet
11 169 (24.21%) Terraform
12 167 (23.93%) Azure
13 165 (23.64%) Docker
14 159 (22.78%) Git (software)
15 158 (22.64%) SC Cleared
16 154 (22.06%) SQL
17 151 (21.63%) Kubernetes
18 145 (20.77%) Windows
19 134 (19.20%) Oracle
20 125 (17.91%) Opscode Chef
21 116 (16.62%) Unix
22 115 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
23 112 (16.05%) JIRA
24 107 (15.33%) PowerShell
24 107 (15.33%) Infrastructure as Code
25 100 (14.33%) GitHub
25 100 (14.33%) Problem Management
26 99 (14.18%) ITIL
27 94 (13.47%) Bash Shell
28 91 (13.04%) Problem-Solving

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 72 (10.32%) Apache
2 58 (8.31%) Confluence
3 46 (6.59%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.01%) CMS
5 19 (2.72%) nginx
6 18 (2.58%) IIS
6 18 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.15%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.72%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.58%) JBoss
11 8 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.86%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.86%) SAS
14 5 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
14 5 (0.72%) SAP Portal
15 4 (0.57%) Documentum
16 2 (0.29%) Drupal
16 2 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 30 (4.30%) Spreadsheet
2 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.29%) Simulink
6 2 (0.29%) Windchill
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Figma
7 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.14%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.72%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.43%) Maximo
5 2 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 188 (26.93%) AWS
2 167 (23.93%) Azure
3 100 (14.33%) GitHub
4 50 (7.16%) Amazon S3
5 48 (6.88%) GCP
6 35 (5.01%) PaaS
7 32 (4.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (4.01%) Serverless
9 27 (3.87%) IaaS
10 25 (3.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (3.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 21 (3.01%) SaaS
13 18 (2.58%) Amazon ECS
14 17 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (2.15%) Office 365
17 14 (2.01%) OpenShift
18 11 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
18 11 (1.58%) Datadog
19 9 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.16%) Firewall
2 39 (5.59%) HTTP
3 30 (4.30%) DNS
4 29 (4.15%) VLAN
5 27 (3.87%) Reverse Proxy
6 24 (3.44%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.72%) SNMP
8 14 (2.01%) SSL
9 13 (1.86%) DHCP
10 8 (1.15%) SAN
10 8 (1.15%) SSH
10 8 (1.15%) VPN
11 7 (1.00%) FTP
11 7 (1.00%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.00%) Network Security
12 5 (0.72%) BGP
12 5 (0.72%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.72%) Modbus
12 5 (0.72%) OSPF
12 5 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 64 (9.17%) MySQL
3 53 (7.59%) Relational Database
4 50 (7.16%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (6.73%) Hadoop
6 46 (6.59%) Pentaho
7 39 (5.59%) Apache Hive
8 28 (4.01%) Impala
9 27 (3.87%) NoSQL
10 23 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (2.58%) MongoDB
12 14 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (2.01%) Big Data
12 14 (2.01%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.72%) Redis
14 11 (1.58%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.29%) MariaDB
16 8 (1.15%) Apache Accumulo
16 8 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 206 (29.51%) Jenkins
2 159 (22.78%) Git (software)
3 112 (16.05%) JIRA
4 78 (11.17%) GitLab
5 51 (7.31%) Bitbucket
6 45 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 44 (6.30%) Subversion
8 29 (4.15%) TeamCity
9 25 (3.58%) Maven
10 22 (3.15%) CA Gen
11 21 (3.01%) Artifactory
12 19 (2.72%) Selenium
13 16 (2.29%) JUnit
13 16 (2.29%) SonarQube
14 13 (1.86%) Gradle
15 10 (1.43%) Vagrant
16 9 (1.29%) Bitbucket Server
16 9 (1.29%) FishEye
16 9 (1.29%) Liquibase
16 9 (1.29%) VisualSVN
General
1 90 (12.89%) Finance
2 59 (8.45%) Public Sector
3 33 (4.73%) Banking
4 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.01%) Marketing
6 10 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.43%) Retail
7 9 (1.29%) Legal
8 7 (1.00%) Law
9 5 (0.72%) Electronics
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Military
11 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.29%) Front Office
12 2 (0.29%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 156 (22.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 124 (17.77%) Developer
3 44 (6.30%) Azure Engineer
4 43 (6.16%) Architect
5 32 (4.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 32 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (4.44%) Analyst
7 30 (4.30%) Consultant
8 27 (3.87%) Software Engineer
9 26 (3.72%) Administrator
9 26 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (3.58%) AWS Engineer
11 23 (3.30%) Java Developer
12 20 (2.87%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
12 20 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.58%) Azure DevOps
14 17 (2.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.44%) Build Engineer
15 15 (2.15%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.16%) J2EE
2 43 (6.16%) REST
3 40 (5.73%) .NET
4 38 (5.44%) HTML
5 36 (5.16%) RESTful
6 35 (5.01%) Node.js
7 32 (4.58%) XML
8 26 (3.72%) CSS
8 26 (3.72%) Kafka
9 25 (3.58%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (3.44%) Spring
10 24 (3.44%) Web Services
11 22 (3.15%) LDAP
12 21 (3.01%) AngularJS
13 20 (2.87%) Middleware
14 19 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (2.58%) SOAP
16 17 (2.44%) Swagger
17 15 (2.15%) Spring Boot
18 14 (2.01%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.45%) CMDB
3 31 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 28 (4.01%) Public Cloud
5 26 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.58%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.29%) Clustering
7 16 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.29%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.58%) Robotics
10 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.29%) NHS
12 8 (1.15%) User Experience
13 6 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.86%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.57%) Blog
14 4 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 247 (35.39%) Linux
2 145 (20.77%) Windows
3 116 (16.62%) Unix
4 75 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (7.45%) CentOS
5 52 (7.45%) Windows Server
6 43 (6.16%) Windows 10
7 33 (4.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.29%) Solaris
10 9 (1.29%) VMS
10 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.15%) Debian
11 8 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.72%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (44.27%) DevOps
2 265 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (15.33%) Infrastructure as Code
5 100 (14.33%) Problem Management
6 99 (14.18%) ITIL
7 91 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
8 84 (12.03%) Scrum
9 82 (11.75%) Data Modelling
10 70 (10.03%) Process Improvement
11 69 (9.89%) Test Strategy
12 68 (9.74%) Change Management
12 68 (9.74%) Test Automation
13 66 (9.46%) ETL
13 66 (9.46%) Migration
14 63 (9.03%) Software Engineering
15 61 (8.74%) Microservices
16 60 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
16 60 (8.60%) Release Management
17 59 (8.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (28.08%) Java
2 186 (26.65%) Python
3 154 (22.06%) SQL
4 107 (15.33%) PowerShell
5 94 (13.47%) Bash Shell
6 71 (10.17%) Perl
7 56 (8.02%) PL/SQL
8 54 (7.74%) C#
9 52 (7.45%) JavaScript
10 47 (6.73%) Shell Script
11 41 (5.87%) Go
12 33 (4.73%) Ruby
13 28 (4.01%) C
14 25 (3.58%) Scala
15 18 (2.58%) C++
15 18 (2.58%) Groovy
16 15 (2.15%) COBOL
16 15 (2.15%) VB
17 11 (1.58%) PHP
17 11 (1.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (27.79%) Security Cleared
2 158 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.44%) DV Cleared
4 28 (4.01%) Degree
5 16 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.15%) CCNP
7 12 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.72%) CCIE
7 12 (1.72%) CCNA
8 9 (1.29%) CISA
8 9 (1.29%) CISM
8 9 (1.29%) CISSP
9 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.00%) ISEB
11 6 (0.86%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.86%) MCSE
12 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.44%) QA
2 21 (3.01%) SLA
3 8 (1.15%) PMO
4 5 (0.72%) GDPR
4 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) DO-254
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 165 (23.64%) Docker
2 62 (8.88%) Active Directory
3 60 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (5.73%) HDFS
5 33 (4.73%) vSphere
6 11 (1.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.00%) GlusterFS
9 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.86%) NFS
9 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.86%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.57%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.57%) Xen
11 4 (0.57%) XenApp
12 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 262 (37.54%) Ansible
2 181 (25.93%) Puppet
3 169 (24.21%) Terraform
4 151 (21.63%) Kubernetes
5 125 (17.91%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (7.59%) Grafana
7 51 (7.31%) Prometheus
8 37 (5.30%) Packer
9 26 (3.72%) Salt
10 15 (2.15%) ZABBIX
11 14 (2.01%) SCCM
12 12 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
13 11 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.43%) Kibana
14 10 (1.43%) Nagios
15 8 (1.15%) Oozie
16 6 (0.86%) SCOM
17 5 (0.72%) logstash
18 4 (0.57%) Mesos
18 4 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 134 (19.20%) Oracle
2 90 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 69 (9.89%) VMware
4 47 (6.73%) Atlassian
5 41 (5.87%) webMethods
6 39 (5.59%) BEA
7 38 (5.44%) ServiceNow
8 36 (5.16%) Red Hat
8 36 (5.16%) Splunk
9 29 (4.15%) Cloudera
10 27 (3.87%) Informatica
11 24 (3.44%) Pega
12 20 (2.87%) Dell
13 18 (2.58%) Google
13 18 (2.58%) Remedy
14 17 (2.44%) EMC
15 12 (1.72%) Cisco
16 11 (1.58%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.58%) HP
16 11 (1.58%) IBM