Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 137 96
Rank change year-on-year +2 -41 -3
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 880 865 2,202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.98% 1.87% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.19% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 555 1,423
10th Percentile £350 £340 £320
25th Percentile £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £553 £588 £600
90th Percentile £643 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £475 £490 £513
% change year-on-year -3.06% -4.39% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 49
10th Percentile £20.00 £19.00 £15.70
25th Percentile £22.94 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate £37.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.18% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £50.06 £50.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £55.12 " £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 38,903 39,547 74,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.55% 85.62% 87.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,777 26,595 50,732
10th Percentile £310 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,221 1,160 1,811
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.35 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% -5.08% +7.31%
75th Percentile £46.20 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.49 £54.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +20.45% -3.66% +11.39%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +28 397 £525 - 143
South East -9 142 £433 -11.63% 69
Midlands +47 108 £405 -14.74% 39
North of England -2 102 £450 -10.00% 96
West Midlands +26 92 £405 -19.00% 33
North West -3 60 £475 -9.52% 51
East of England +25 46 £425 - 18
South West +3 42 £404 -12.23% 39
North East +25 23 £420 -1.18% 12
Yorkshire +4 19 £425 -26.72% 33
East Midlands +18 11 £400 +3.90% 6
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 349 (39.66%) DevOps
2 273 (31.02%) Ansible
2 273 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (28.07%) AWS
4 246 (27.95%) Security Cleared
5 238 (27.05%) Java
6 232 (26.36%) Linux
7 227 (25.80%) Azure
8 212 (24.09%) Python
8 212 (24.09%) Terraform
9 208 (23.64%) Jenkins
10 205 (23.30%) Social Skills
11 187 (21.25%) SQL
12 179 (20.34%) SC Cleared
13 170 (19.32%) Docker
14 156 (17.73%) Git (software)
14 156 (17.73%) Kubernetes
15 153 (17.39%) Microsoft
16 152 (17.27%) Windows
17 148 (16.82%) Puppet
18 140 (15.91%) Unix
19 137 (15.57%) Oracle
20 135 (15.34%) ITIL
21 124 (14.09%) Opscode Chef
22 119 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
22 119 (13.52%) Problem Management
23 116 (13.18%) Software Engineering
24 112 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
25 111 (12.61%) Finance
25 111 (12.61%) Scrum

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 70 (7.95%) Confluence
2 54 (6.14%) Apache
2 54 (6.14%) WebLogic
3 34 (3.86%) nginx
4 28 (3.18%) SharePoint
5 25 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 24 (2.73%) Apache Spark
7 20 (2.27%) CMS
8 19 (2.16%) IIS
9 17 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.93%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.82%) JBoss
11 8 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
11 8 (0.91%) SAS
12 7 (0.80%) Documentum
12 7 (0.80%) Jetty
12 7 (0.80%) Mongrel
13 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.68%) SAP Portal
14 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.14%) Simulink
5 8 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.80%) assyst
3 6 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.34%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.23%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 247 (28.07%) AWS
2 227 (25.80%) Azure
3 84 (9.55%) GCP
4 64 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (7.05%) GitHub
6 57 (6.48%) IaaS
6 57 (6.48%) PaaS
7 47 (5.34%) Serverless
8 31 (3.52%) Amazon S3
8 31 (3.52%) SaaS
9 25 (2.84%) Microsoft 365
9 25 (2.84%) OpenShift
10 21 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (1.93%) Power Platform
14 15 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (1.48%) AWS CodePipeline
15 13 (1.48%) Azure Functions
16 12 (1.36%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.45%) Firewall
2 40 (4.55%) DNS
3 35 (3.98%) HTTP
4 33 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.73%) SAN
6 21 (2.39%) DHCP
7 16 (1.82%) VSAN
8 14 (1.59%) SSL
8 14 (1.59%) VLAN
8 14 (1.59%) Wireshark
9 13 (1.48%) VPN
10 12 (1.36%) RS-485
11 11 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (1.14%) Internet
12 10 (1.14%) Modbus
12 10 (1.14%) Multicast
12 10 (1.14%) RS-422
13 9 (1.02%) FTP
13 9 (1.02%) tcpdump
13 9 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.36%) Relational Database
2 54 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (6.02%) SQL Server
4 44 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 42 (4.77%) MySQL
6 29 (3.30%) Pentaho
7 25 (2.84%) Big Data
8 23 (2.61%) Apache Hive
8 23 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (2.39%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.16%) Redis
11 17 (1.93%) Power BI
12 16 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (1.70%) Impala
13 15 (1.70%) MongoDB
14 11 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (1.14%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.02%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 208 (23.64%) Jenkins
2 156 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 104 (11.82%) JIRA
4 57 (6.48%) Bitbucket
5 50 (5.68%) GitLab
6 42 (4.77%) Subversion
7 40 (4.55%) CA Gen
8 36 (4.09%) Maven
9 25 (2.84%) SonarQube
10 24 (2.73%) Artifactory
11 21 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (1.93%) Selenium
12 17 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.70%) JUnit
13 15 (1.70%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
14 14 (1.59%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.48%) JMeter
16 12 (1.36%) Gradle
16 12 (1.36%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 205 (23.30%) Social Skills
2 111 (12.61%) Finance
3 105 (11.93%) Public Sector
4 56 (6.36%) Banking
5 50 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.39%) Electronics
8 19 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.05%) Marketing
10 16 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.82%) Retail
11 13 (1.48%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.02%) Law
13 9 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (0.68%) iGaming
14 6 (0.68%) Legal
15 5 (0.57%) Automotive
16 3 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 168 (19.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 140 (15.91%) Developer
3 61 (6.93%) Architect
4 57 (6.48%) Software Engineer
5 56 (6.36%) Azure Engineer
6 41 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
7 40 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
7 40 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 37 (4.20%) Analyst
8 37 (4.20%) Consultant
9 33 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
9 33 (3.75%) Java Developer
10 27 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
10 27 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (3.07%) Senior DevOps
11 24 (2.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 23 (2.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 21 (2.39%) Lead DevOps
14 20 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (2.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.39%) J2EE
2 56 (6.36%) .NET
2 56 (6.36%) XML
3 43 (4.89%) Node.js
4 40 (4.55%) Kafka
5 33 (3.75%) JSON
5 33 (3.75%) Spring
6 29 (3.30%) REST
7 27 (3.07%) Web Services
8 23 (2.61%) Spring Boot
9 22 (2.50%) RESTful
10 19 (2.16%) YAML
11 16 (1.82%) React
12 15 (1.70%) LDAP
13 14 (1.59%) HTML
13 14 (1.59%) Middleware
14 13 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (1.48%) Redux
15 12 (1.36%) OAuth
16 11 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.16%) CMDB
2 62 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 42 (4.77%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.50%) Cloud Native
6 20 (2.27%) Clustering
6 20 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.48%) CESG
8 13 (1.48%) CESG CLAS
8 13 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.48%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.48%) User Experience
9 12 (1.36%) Replication
10 10 (1.14%) NHS
10 10 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.91%) SWIFT
12 7 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 232 (26.36%) Linux
2 152 (17.27%) Windows
3 140 (15.91%) Unix
4 58 (6.59%) Windows Server
5 53 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.41%) CentOS
7 22 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.70%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.68%) Solaris
13 6 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.57%) VMS
15 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.34%) Android
17 2 (0.23%) AIX
17 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (39.66%) DevOps
2 273 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (15.34%) ITIL
4 119 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
4 119 (13.52%) Problem Management
5 116 (13.18%) Software Engineering
6 112 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 111 (12.61%) Scrum
8 106 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
9 102 (11.59%) Data Modelling
10 101 (11.48%) Test Automation
11 99 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
12 98 (11.14%) Microservices
13 91 (10.34%) Migration
14 90 (10.23%) Process Improvement
15 82 (9.32%) Test Strategy
16 80 (9.09%) Change Management
17 70 (7.95%) OO
17 70 (7.95%) Open Source
18 69 (7.84%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 238 (27.05%) Java
2 212 (24.09%) Python
3 187 (21.25%) SQL
4 110 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 74 (8.41%) Shell Script
6 69 (7.84%) Bash Shell
7 68 (7.73%) PL/SQL
8 63 (7.16%) Perl
9 62 (7.05%) Ruby
10 54 (6.14%) C#
11 50 (5.68%) C
12 48 (5.45%) Go
13 45 (5.11%) JavaScript
14 33 (3.75%) COBOL
15 30 (3.41%) Scala
16 22 (2.50%) C++
17 14 (1.59%) Groovy
17 14 (1.59%) Java 8
17 14 (1.59%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.36%) Ada
Qualifications
1 246 (27.95%) Security Cleared
2 179 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.91%) DV Cleared
4 48 (5.45%) Degree
5 19 (2.16%) ISEB
6 16 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.48%) CLAS
9 12 (1.36%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.91%) RHCE
12 7 (0.80%) VCP6
13 6 (0.68%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.68%) CCNP
14 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.45%) CCIE
15 4 (0.45%) CISM
15 4 (0.45%) CISSP
15 4 (0.45%) Linux+ Certification
15 4 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.41%) QA
2 24 (2.73%) SLA
3 16 (1.82%) PMO
4 13 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (1.14%) JSP 440
5 10 (1.14%) RMADS
6 8 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.68%) GDPR
8 4 (0.45%) NIST
9 3 (0.34%) HL7
9 3 (0.34%) NCSC
9 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.23%) GRC
10 2 (0.23%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.11%) ITGC
11 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 170 (19.32%) Docker
2 84 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (8.64%) Active Directory
4 27 (3.07%) HDFS
5 24 (2.73%) vSphere
6 21 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.93%) Hyper-V
8 16 (1.82%) VMware NSX
9 11 (1.25%) KVM
10 10 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.80%) Xen
13 5 (0.57%) XenApp
14 4 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.45%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.34%) NFS
15 3 (0.34%) vCloud
15 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 273 (31.02%) Ansible
2 212 (24.09%) Terraform
3 156 (17.73%) Kubernetes
4 148 (16.82%) Puppet
5 124 (14.09%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (4.77%) Prometheus
7 33 (3.75%) Grafana
7 33 (3.75%) Salt
8 29 (3.30%) Nagios
9 19 (2.16%) SCCM
9 19 (2.16%) vRealize
10 14 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
10 14 (1.59%) Packer
11 12 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
11 12 (1.36%) vCenter Server
12 10 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
12 10 (1.14%) SCOM
12 10 (1.14%) ZABBIX
13 9 (1.02%) Kibana
13 9 (1.02%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 153 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 137 (15.57%) Oracle
3 105 (11.93%) VMware
4 54 (6.14%) webMethods
5 51 (5.80%) BEA
5 51 (5.80%) ServiceNow
6 47 (5.34%) Red Hat
7 42 (4.77%) Google
8 33 (3.75%) Pega
9 29 (3.30%) SAP
10 27 (3.07%) Splunk
11 23 (2.61%) Cloudera
12 22 (2.50%) HP
13 21 (2.39%) Cisco
14 20 (2.27%) Dell
14 20 (2.27%) Informatica
15 19 (2.16%) Citrix
16 18 (2.05%) IBM
17 17 (1.93%) SaltStack
17 17 (1.93%) Talend