Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 93 92
Rank change year-on-year -37 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,044 2,326 2,549
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.63% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.00% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 1,481 1,700
Median daily rate £500 £517 £502
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.29% +3.09% +5.58%
10th Percentile £339 £325 £343
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 93
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £19.48 £18.40 £16.10
90th Percentile £47.88 £48.27 £61.10
UK median hourly rate £37.59 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.03% +5.63% -9.09%

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 46,426 77,546 80,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.26% 87.60% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,887 51,948 53,584
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,612 1,895 2,035
Median hourly rate £25.38 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.68 £51.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.72% +11.11% -10.00%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -49 371 £550 - 118
South East +11 242 £496 +13.43% 67
North of England -19 182 £525 +5.00% 62
South West -11 105 £450 -11.98% 29
North West +9 99 £525 - 37
Midlands -41 75 £450 +7.14% 32
East of England -23 65 £450 -10.00% 28
West Midlands -15 60 £450 +5.88% 25
Yorkshire -24 55 £594 +18.75% 16
North East 0 29 £490 -1.90% 9
East Midlands -13 14 £385 -8.33% 7
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 466 (44.64%) DevOps
2 402 (38.51%) Linux
3 394 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
4 362 (34.67%) AWS
5 338 (32.38%) Ansible
6 329 (31.51%) Python
7 305 (29.21%) Puppet
8 299 (28.64%) Jenkins
9 277 (26.53%) Java
10 274 (26.25%) Terraform
11 272 (26.05%) Security Cleared
12 270 (25.86%) Docker
13 231 (22.13%) Azure
14 219 (20.98%) Kubernetes
15 217 (20.79%) Windows
16 215 (20.59%) Git (software)
17 214 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
18 204 (19.54%) Opscode Chef
19 183 (17.53%) SQL
20 177 (16.95%) SC Cleared
21 155 (14.85%) Bash Shell
22 152 (14.56%) JIRA
23 146 (13.98%) Oracle
24 143 (13.70%) Microsoft
25 141 (13.51%) Open Source
26 132 (12.64%) Infrastructure as Code
27 130 (12.45%) Test Automation
28 125 (11.97%) Problem Management
29 118 (11.30%) Ruby
30 117 (11.21%) 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
1 111 (10.63%) Confluence
2 82 (7.85%) WebLogic
3 44 (4.21%) Tomcat
4 40 (3.83%) Apache
5 34 (3.26%) IIS
6 33 (3.16%) nginx
7 25 (2.39%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.72%) Jetty
8 18 (1.72%) Mongrel
9 16 (1.53%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.53%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.05%) Documentum
12 11 (1.05%) JBoss
13 9 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.67%) CMS
14 7 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (0.57%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 33 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.86%) Simulink
4 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.57%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.38%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.29%) assyst
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.096%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.096%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.096%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 362 (34.67%) AWS
2 231 (22.13%) Azure
3 104 (9.96%) GCP
4 79 (7.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 74 (7.09%) GitHub
6 73 (6.99%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (4.50%) Serverless
8 39 (3.74%) IaaS
9 38 (3.64%) Amazon S3
10 37 (3.54%) PaaS
11 30 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
11 30 (2.87%) SaaS
12 25 (2.39%) Office 365
13 24 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (2.01%) OpenShift
15 19 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (1.82%) Google App Engine
16 13 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (1.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.29%) HTTP
2 79 (7.57%) TCP/IP
3 65 (6.23%) Firewall
4 56 (5.36%) DNS
5 40 (3.83%) SSL
6 37 (3.54%) VPN
6 37 (3.54%) WAN
7 36 (3.45%) FTP
8 32 (3.07%) DHCP
8 32 (3.07%) LAN
9 25 (2.39%) IPsec
10 21 (2.01%) BGP
10 21 (2.01%) OSPF
11 20 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (1.92%) SAN
12 16 (1.53%) EIGRP
13 15 (1.44%) DMVPN
13 15 (1.44%) VoIP
14 13 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 47 (4.50%) Amazon RDS
5 41 (3.93%) MySQL
6 38 (3.64%) Big Data
7 35 (3.35%) NoSQL
8 31 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (2.97%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.34%) MariaDB
11 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.86%) Redis
14 8 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (0.77%) DB2
15 7 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 299 (28.64%) Jenkins
2 215 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 152 (14.56%) JIRA
4 89 (8.52%) GitLab
5 81 (7.76%) Bitbucket
6 47 (4.50%) CircleCI
6 47 (4.50%) Subversion
7 44 (4.21%) SonarQube
8 38 (3.64%) Travis CI
9 36 (3.45%) Maven
10 35 (3.35%) JUnit
11 32 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 31 (2.97%) Selenium
13 25 (2.39%) Cucumber
14 24 (2.30%) TeamCity
15 23 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
17 20 (1.92%) Gradle
18 19 (1.82%) Artifactory
18 19 (1.82%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 100 (9.58%) Finance
2 97 (9.29%) Public Sector
3 45 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.63%) Banking
5 17 (1.63%) Marketing
6 15 (1.44%) Electronics
6 15 (1.44%) Military
7 13 (1.25%) Retail
8 8 (0.77%) Publishing
9 7 (0.67%) Legal
9 7 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.57%) Back Office
10 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.48%) Local Government
12 4 (0.38%) Front Office
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Games
13 3 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 276 (26.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 191 (18.30%) Developer
3 89 (8.52%) AWS Engineer
4 65 (6.23%) AWS DevOps
5 60 (5.75%) Senior DevOps
6 59 (5.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 52 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 51 (4.89%) Java Developer
9 49 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
10 48 (4.60%) Platform Engineer
11 47 (4.50%) Architect
12 44 (4.21%) Analyst
12 44 (4.21%) Software Engineer
13 41 (3.93%) Consultant
14 39 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
15 30 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
16 29 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (2.68%) Network Engineer
18 26 (2.49%) Support Engineer
19 24 (2.30%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (9.67%) J2EE
2 65 (6.23%) .NET
3 57 (5.46%) Node.js
4 51 (4.89%) XML
5 47 (4.50%) Elastic Stack
6 44 (4.21%) REST
7 42 (4.02%) HTML
8 40 (3.83%) Spring
9 38 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 37 (3.54%) CSS
11 36 (3.45%) Web Services
12 28 (2.68%) JSON
13 26 (2.49%) Middleware
13 26 (2.49%) React
14 22 (2.11%) Servlets
15 18 (1.72%) SOAP
16 17 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (1.63%) Spring Boot
17 15 (1.44%) Gherkin
18 14 (1.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 58 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 43 (4.12%) CMDB
6 22 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.34%) W3C
11 13 (1.25%) Clustering
12 12 (1.15%) PKI
13 11 (1.05%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.96%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.86%) Blog
15 9 (0.86%) Replication
15 9 (0.86%) User Experience
16 8 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 402 (38.51%) Linux
2 217 (20.79%) Windows
3 109 (10.44%) Unix
4 102 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 92 (8.81%) Windows Server
6 54 (5.17%) CentOS
7 49 (4.69%) Ubuntu
8 35 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 29 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.92%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.25%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.15%) Solaris
13 10 (0.96%) Debian
14 9 (0.86%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
17 5 (0.48%) AIX
17 5 (0.48%) VMS
17 5 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (44.64%) DevOps
2 394 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
4 141 (13.51%) Open Source
5 132 (12.64%) Infrastructure as Code
6 130 (12.45%) Test Automation
7 125 (11.97%) Problem Management
8 117 (11.21%) Scrum
9 114 (10.92%) Migration
10 113 (10.82%) ITIL
11 102 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
12 101 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
13 92 (8.81%) Process Improvement
14 91 (8.72%) Data Modelling
14 91 (8.72%) Test Strategy
15 83 (7.95%) Change Management
16 79 (7.57%) Microservices
17 74 (7.09%) Software Engineering
18 68 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
19 65 (6.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (31.51%) Python
2 277 (26.53%) Java
3 183 (17.53%) SQL
4 155 (14.85%) Bash Shell
5 118 (11.30%) Ruby
6 96 (9.20%) JavaScript
7 94 (9.00%) PowerShell
8 81 (7.76%) Shell Script
9 76 (7.28%) PL/SQL
10 72 (6.90%) Perl
11 61 (5.84%) C#
12 46 (4.41%) C
13 42 (4.02%) Scala
14 34 (3.26%) Go
15 32 (3.07%) C++
16 26 (2.49%) PHP
17 16 (1.53%) Groovy
18 14 (1.34%) ABAP
19 11 (1.05%) Ada
20 10 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 272 (26.05%) Security Cleared
2 177 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 83 (7.95%) DV Cleared
4 57 (5.46%) Degree
5 37 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.30%) CCNP
8 23 (2.20%) ISEB
9 21 (2.01%) CCIE
9 21 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (1.92%) AWS Certification
10 20 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 19 (1.82%) CCNA
12 18 (1.72%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.34%) CCDA
13 14 (1.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 11 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.77%) CCIE Collaboration
16 7 (0.67%) SANS
17 6 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.69%) QA
2 14 (1.34%) SLA
3 9 (0.86%) WCAG
4 8 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.77%) PMO
5 7 (0.67%) NCSC
6 6 (0.57%) MISRA
6 6 (0.57%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.48%) NIST
7 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.38%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.38%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.29%) GAMP
9 3 (0.29%) GDPR
9 3 (0.29%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) DO-254
11 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 270 (25.86%) Docker
2 87 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 73 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.92%) Xen
7 19 (1.82%) vSphere
8 16 (1.53%) NFS
9 11 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.57%) XenApp
12 5 (0.48%) Firmware
12 5 (0.48%) KVM
12 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.29%) HDFS
14 3 (0.29%) iptables
14 3 (0.29%) Samba
14 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 338 (32.38%) Ansible
2 305 (29.21%) Puppet
3 274 (26.25%) Terraform
4 219 (20.98%) Kubernetes
5 204 (19.54%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (5.56%) Salt
7 29 (2.78%) Grafana
8 25 (2.39%) Docker Swarm
8 25 (2.39%) Nagios
9 22 (2.11%) Packer
9 22 (2.11%) SCCM
10 20 (1.92%) Prometheus
11 16 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 16 (1.53%) Kibana
11 16 (1.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (0.86%) logstash
13 9 (0.86%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 146 (13.98%) Oracle
2 143 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 95 (9.10%) VMware
4 69 (6.61%) Google
5 64 (6.13%) Red Hat
6 59 (5.65%) BEA
7 58 (5.56%) webMethods
8 49 (4.69%) Cisco
9 48 (4.60%) SAP
10 40 (3.83%) Splunk
11 37 (3.54%) ServiceNow
12 25 (2.39%) Atlassian
13 23 (2.20%) IBM
14 21 (2.01%) Citrix
15 20 (1.92%) HP
16 19 (1.82%) Dell
17 18 (1.72%) Informatica
17 18 (1.72%) Remedy
18 17 (1.63%) Juniper
18 17 (1.63%) SolarWinds