Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 98 103
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,774 2,419 2,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.30% 2.56% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.94% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 1,495 1,495
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £320 £363
90th Percentile £655 £625 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 68
England median hourly rate £37.50 £29.15 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.64% -27.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.86 £15.08 £15.01
90th Percentile £49.00 £57.50 £48.56
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.94 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.43% -20.16% +6.67%

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 66,939 82,142 79,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.62% 86.88% 86.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,498 54,858 53,292
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.51% +1.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,003 2,195 1,876
England median hourly rate £24.12 £21.00 £24.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -15.03% +9.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.62 £24.66
% change year-on-year +16.38% -16.37% +9.60%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in England

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor 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 23 October 2019. 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 -28 686 £550 - 186
South East +40 441 £450 - 90
North of England +25 258 £475 - 93
South West -25 137 £450 +5.88% 69
North West +59 130 £450 -14.29% 44
Midlands -20 130 £450 -2.70% 40
East of England -19 116 £450 -7.69% 65
West Midlands -3 100 £463 -1.07% 24
Yorkshire +12 97 £475 +5.56% 42
East Midlands -18 30 £400 -11.11% 14
North East -23 29 £495 +5.32% 7
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 757 (42.67%) DevOps
2 707 (39.85%) Linux
3 636 (35.85%) AWS
4 592 (33.37%) Ansible
5 559 (31.51%) Python
6 542 (30.55%) Puppet
7 516 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
8 483 (27.23%) Jenkins
9 422 (23.79%) Terraform
10 411 (23.17%) Security Cleared
11 409 (23.06%) Docker
12 395 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
13 350 (19.73%) Windows
14 343 (19.33%) Git (software)
15 333 (18.77%) Java
16 325 (18.32%) Kubernetes
17 322 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
18 313 (17.64%) Azure
19 299 (16.85%) SC Cleared
20 270 (15.22%) Bash Shell
21 258 (14.54%) Microsoft
22 249 (14.04%) SQL
23 225 (12.68%) ITIL
24 223 (12.57%) Infrastructure as Code
25 218 (12.29%) Finance
26 196 (11.05%) Open Source
27 191 (10.77%) JIRA
28 181 (10.20%) Unix
29 178 (10.03%) Ruby
30 176 (9.92%) 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
1 112 (6.31%) Confluence
2 85 (4.79%) Apache
3 72 (4.06%) nginx
4 61 (3.44%) IIS
5 60 (3.38%) Apache Spark
6 58 (3.27%) Tomcat
7 52 (2.93%) WebLogic
8 42 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
9 40 (2.25%) SharePoint
10 33 (1.86%) JBoss
11 25 (1.41%) MS Exchange
12 22 (1.24%) SAS
12 22 (1.24%) Skype for Business
13 21 (1.18%) OpenStack
14 20 (1.13%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.62%) Jetty
15 11 (0.62%) SAP Portal
16 10 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (0.51%) Documentum
17 9 (0.51%) Mongrel
Applications
1 65 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.56%) Simulink
5 9 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.39%) Windchill
7 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.11%) Revit
10 1 (0.056%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.39%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
5 6 (0.34%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.17%) assyst
8 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.17%) Magento
8 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.11%) Workfront
10 1 (0.056%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 636 (35.85%) AWS
2 313 (17.64%) Azure
3 165 (9.30%) GCP
4 152 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
5 136 (7.67%) GitHub
6 118 (6.65%) Amazon S3
7 113 (6.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 92 (5.19%) Route 53
9 87 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 76 (4.28%) Serverless
11 69 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 67 (3.78%) Amazon ECS
13 66 (3.72%) Amazon ELB
14 62 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
15 54 (3.04%) PaaS
16 51 (2.87%) IaaS
17 38 (2.14%) Datadog
18 36 (2.03%) OpenShift
19 35 (1.97%) CloudFront
20 34 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.05%) TCP/IP
2 116 (6.54%) HTTP
3 109 (6.14%) DNS
4 103 (5.81%) Firewall
5 79 (4.45%) SSL
6 73 (4.11%) VPN
7 59 (3.33%) SAN
8 44 (2.48%) LAN
9 43 (2.42%) WAN
10 40 (2.25%) DHCP
10 40 (2.25%) Internet
11 35 (1.97%) IPsec
12 29 (1.63%) Wireless
13 24 (1.35%) FTP
14 23 (1.30%) Network Security
15 22 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (1.24%) Skype
16 16 (0.90%) MPLS
16 16 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
17 15 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.88%) MySQL
2 109 (6.14%) Amazon RDS
3 107 (6.03%) SQL Server
4 88 (4.96%) Hadoop
5 78 (4.40%) Big Data
5 78 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
6 69 (3.89%) MongoDB
7 59 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 58 (3.27%) Relational Database
9 37 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (1.63%) Power BI
13 23 (1.30%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.13%) Data Lake
14 20 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (0.85%) DB2
15 15 (0.85%) Pentaho
16 14 (0.79%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 483 (27.23%) Jenkins
2 343 (19.33%) Git (software)
3 191 (10.77%) JIRA
4 77 (4.34%) Subversion
5 76 (4.28%) GitLab
6 67 (3.78%) Bitbucket
7 59 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 43 (2.42%) Selenium
9 42 (2.37%) SonarQube
10 40 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 40 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 40 (2.25%) TeamCity
11 39 (2.20%) Maven
12 38 (2.14%) Visual Studio
13 36 (2.03%) Cucumber
13 36 (2.03%) Travis CI
14 35 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (1.52%) Artifactory
16 23 (1.30%) Ant
17 19 (1.07%) JUnit
General
1 218 (12.29%) Finance
2 100 (5.64%) Public Sector
3 52 (2.93%) Retail
3 52 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.71%) Banking
5 32 (1.80%) Legal
5 32 (1.80%) Military
6 27 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.41%) Publishing
8 19 (1.07%) Law
9 17 (0.96%) Games
10 12 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.51%) Marketing
14 7 (0.39%) Billing
15 6 (0.34%) Back Office
15 6 (0.34%) German Language
15 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 481 (27.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 183 (10.32%) AWS Engineer
3 176 (9.92%) Developer
4 152 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
5 137 (7.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 92 (5.19%) Analyst
7 76 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
7 76 (4.28%) Software Engineer
8 73 (4.11%) Architect
9 72 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 70 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
11 63 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 62 (3.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 57 (3.21%) Consultant
13 57 (3.21%) Project Manager
14 56 (3.16%) Configuration Manager
15 51 (2.87%) Administrator
16 46 (2.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 42 (2.37%) Network Engineer
17 42 (2.37%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (6.43%) Web Services
2 107 (6.03%) .NET
3 82 (4.62%) Node.js
4 70 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
5 56 (3.16%) HTML
6 55 (3.10%) JSON
7 51 (2.87%) RESTful
8 50 (2.82%) Kafka
8 50 (2.82%) REST
9 49 (2.76%) J2EE
10 42 (2.37%) CSS
11 39 (2.20%) Middleware
12 38 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
12 38 (2.14%) XML
13 35 (1.97%) AngularJS
14 32 (1.80%) Spring
15 29 (1.63%) jQuery
16 28 (1.58%) Swagger
17 27 (1.52%) ASP.NET
18 26 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.14%) CMDB
2 105 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (5.58%) Public Cloud
4 91 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 74 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.48%) Clustering
7 40 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
8 35 (1.97%) Cloud Native
9 33 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 27 (1.52%) Replication
10 27 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
12 25 (1.41%) PKI
13 23 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (1.24%) PMI
15 21 (1.18%) Mobile App
16 20 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
17 19 (1.07%) Blog
18 16 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 707 (39.85%) Linux
2 350 (19.73%) Windows
3 181 (10.20%) Unix
4 173 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 141 (7.95%) Windows Server
6 97 (5.47%) Ubuntu
7 81 (4.57%) CentOS
8 36 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.35%) Solaris
11 20 (1.13%) Android
12 19 (1.07%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.79%) AIX
14 14 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.79%) Debian
15 8 (0.45%) VMS
16 7 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (42.67%) DevOps
2 516 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
4 225 (12.68%) ITIL
5 223 (12.57%) Infrastructure as Code
6 196 (11.05%) Open Source
7 176 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
8 164 (9.24%) Migration
9 162 (9.13%) Test Automation
10 139 (7.84%) Software Engineering
11 138 (7.78%) Microservices
12 134 (7.55%) Scrum
13 119 (6.71%) Project Management
14 116 (6.54%) Service Management
15 109 (6.14%) Problem Management
16 103 (5.81%) Change Management
16 103 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 94 (5.30%) Project Delivery
18 93 (5.24%) Data Modelling
19 90 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 559 (31.51%) Python
2 333 (18.77%) Java
3 270 (15.22%) Bash Shell
4 249 (14.04%) SQL
5 178 (10.03%) Ruby
6 171 (9.64%) PowerShell
7 125 (7.05%) Perl
8 110 (6.20%) JavaScript
9 95 (5.36%) C
10 91 (5.13%) C#
11 82 (4.62%) C++
12 79 (4.45%) Shell Script
13 64 (3.61%) Go
13 64 (3.61%) Scala
14 54 (3.04%) PHP
15 37 (2.09%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.92%) Groovy
17 25 (1.41%) VB
18 21 (1.18%) VBA
19 20 (1.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 411 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 299 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 146 (8.23%) Degree
4 67 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 45 (2.54%) AWS Certification
6 33 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 27 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (1.52%) PMI Certification
9 24 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (1.30%) CCNA
10 23 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (1.18%) RHCE
13 20 (1.13%) ISEB
14 15 (0.85%) CCNP
14 15 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.68%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.56%) MCSA
17 9 (0.51%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.03%) QA
2 33 (1.86%) SLA
3 20 (1.13%) PMO
4 17 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.62%) MISRA
7 10 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.45%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.39%) GDPR
10 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.28%) NCSC
12 4 (0.23%) WCAG
13 3 (0.17%) GAMP
13 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.17%) MISRA C
14 2 (0.11%) DO-254
14 2 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 409 (23.06%) Docker
2 132 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 114 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
5 68 (3.83%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.41%) vSphere
7 23 (1.30%) Firmware
8 17 (0.96%) VirtualBox
9 16 (0.90%) Xen
10 13 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.62%) NFS
12 10 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.56%) Snort
13 9 (0.51%) HDFS
13 9 (0.51%) KVM
14 8 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.45%) XenApp
15 7 (0.39%) LXC
16 6 (0.34%) Samba
16 6 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 592 (33.37%) Ansible
2 542 (30.55%) Puppet
3 422 (23.79%) Terraform
4 395 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
5 325 (18.32%) Kubernetes
6 92 (5.19%) Salt
7 55 (3.10%) Packer
8 48 (2.71%) Grafana
8 48 (2.71%) Prometheus
9 44 (2.48%) SCCM
10 38 (2.14%) Nagios
11 33 (1.86%) Kibana
12 30 (1.69%) Consul
13 27 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 27 (1.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 24 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
14 24 (1.35%) HAProxy
15 17 (0.96%) logstash
16 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
16 16 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 258 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 161 (9.08%) VMware
3 116 (6.54%) Oracle
4 110 (6.20%) Google
5 109 (6.14%) Red Hat
6 85 (4.79%) Splunk
7 81 (4.57%) ServiceNow
8 76 (4.28%) Cisco
9 51 (2.87%) Atlassian
10 49 (2.76%) IBM
11 42 (2.37%) SAP
12 40 (2.25%) HP
13 39 (2.20%) webMethods
14 37 (2.09%) Remedy
15 35 (1.97%) Citrix
16 32 (1.80%) Cloudera
17 30 (1.69%) New Relic
18 27 (1.52%) EMC
18 27 (1.52%) Juniper
19 24 (1.35%) Adobe