Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 94 101
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,382 2,389 2,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.64% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.02% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 1,443 1,538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.38% +8.95%
10th Percentile £330 £320 £358
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £513
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 81
England median hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.18% -15.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31.70 £16.78 £14.95
90th Percentile £48.20 £53.38 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.28% -10.94% -8.57%

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 55,795 79,067 79,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.49% 87.37% 86.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,743 52,800 53,746
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,805 1,946 1,854
England median hourly rate £22.55 £23.50 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +1.56% -3.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.50 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.42 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.77% +1.80% -0.41%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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 -37 493 £550 - 182
South East +27 357 £481 +13.24% 79
North of England -8 210 £500 +2.83% 92
Midlands -9 127 £463 +7.25% 75
North West +16 117 £500 -3.85% 44
South West -2 116 £450 +3.45% 47
West Midlands 0 104 £469 +7.14% 48
East of England -49 71 £450 -10.00% 29
Yorkshire -24 65 £481 +6.94% 43
North East -11 29 £431 -13.75% 5
East Midlands -13 23 £400 - 27
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 599 (43.34%) DevOps
2 523 (37.84%) Linux
3 460 (33.29%) AWS
4 440 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
5 439 (31.77%) Ansible
6 409 (29.59%) Python
7 407 (29.45%) Puppet
8 362 (26.19%) Jenkins
9 358 (25.90%) Security Cleared
10 345 (24.96%) Terraform
11 311 (22.50%) Java
12 309 (22.36%) Docker
13 287 (20.77%) Azure
14 281 (20.33%) Windows
15 277 (20.04%) Opscode Chef
16 253 (18.31%) SQL
17 250 (18.09%) Git (software)
18 248 (17.95%) SC Cleared
19 243 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
20 241 (17.44%) Kubernetes
21 209 (15.12%) Bash Shell
22 200 (14.47%) Microsoft
23 192 (13.89%) Infrastructure as Code
24 182 (13.17%) Open Source
25 176 (12.74%) Ruby
26 171 (12.37%) JIRA
27 159 (11.51%) ITIL
28 156 (11.29%) Finance
29 153 (11.07%) Migration
30 152 (11.00%) 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
1 114 (8.25%) Confluence
2 91 (6.58%) WebLogic
3 75 (5.43%) Apache
4 73 (5.28%) Tomcat
5 59 (4.27%) nginx
6 55 (3.98%) IIS
7 29 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 28 (2.03%) JBoss
9 25 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.81%) Jetty
9 25 (1.81%) Mongrel
10 24 (1.74%) SharePoint
11 23 (1.66%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.66%) MS Exchange
12 16 (1.16%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.16%) SAS
13 11 (0.80%) SAP Portal
14 9 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.58%) Documentum
15 8 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.43%) Windchill
5 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.36%) Simulink
5 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.14%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.51%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
3 6 (0.43%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.22%) assyst
6 3 (0.22%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 460 (33.29%) AWS
2 287 (20.77%) Azure
3 120 (8.68%) GitHub
4 108 (7.81%) Amazon EC2
5 106 (7.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 102 (7.38%) GCP
7 67 (4.85%) Amazon S3
8 55 (3.98%) PaaS
9 50 (3.62%) Route 53
10 49 (3.55%) IaaS
10 49 (3.55%) Serverless
11 37 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 35 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
12 35 (2.53%) SaaS
13 31 (2.24%) Amazon ELB
14 26 (1.88%) Datadog
15 24 (1.74%) Google App Engine
16 23 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (1.66%) OpenShift
17 21 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (7.74%) TCP/IP
2 106 (7.67%) HTTP
3 94 (6.80%) DNS
4 93 (6.73%) Firewall
5 72 (5.21%) SSL
6 61 (4.41%) VPN
7 41 (2.97%) DHCP
7 41 (2.97%) IPsec
8 40 (2.89%) WAN
9 35 (2.53%) LAN
9 35 (2.53%) SAN
10 34 (2.46%) FTP
11 26 (1.88%) Radio Access Network
12 24 (1.74%) VoIP
13 22 (1.59%) Internet
14 20 (1.45%) Network Security
14 20 (1.45%) OSPF
14 20 (1.45%) Wireless
15 19 (1.37%) BGP
16 17 (1.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.43%) MySQL
2 74 (5.35%) Amazon RDS
3 70 (5.07%) SQL Server
4 68 (4.92%) MongoDB
5 67 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 48 (3.47%) Hadoop
8 42 (3.04%) Big Data
9 41 (2.97%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (1.66%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
12 18 (1.30%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.23%) Power BI
14 16 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (1.16%) Data Lake
14 16 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.01%) MariaDB
16 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 362 (26.19%) Jenkins
2 250 (18.09%) Git (software)
3 171 (12.37%) JIRA
4 93 (6.73%) Bitbucket
5 87 (6.30%) GitLab
6 58 (4.20%) Subversion
7 43 (3.11%) Travis CI
8 39 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 38 (2.75%) Selenium
9 38 (2.75%) SonarQube
10 37 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (2.60%) Cucumber
12 33 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 31 (2.24%) JUnit
13 31 (2.24%) Maven
14 25 (1.81%) TeamCity
15 24 (1.74%) Visual Studio
16 22 (1.59%) Bitbucket Server
17 21 (1.52%) Artifactory
17 21 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 156 (11.29%) Finance
2 110 (7.96%) Public Sector
3 59 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.17%) Retail
5 24 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.45%) Military
7 17 (1.23%) Banking
8 15 (1.09%) Marketing
9 12 (0.87%) Electronics
10 10 (0.72%) Games
10 10 (0.72%) Legal
11 9 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.58%) Publishing
13 6 (0.43%) Law
14 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.36%) Local Government
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (25.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 205 (14.83%) Developer
3 140 (10.13%) AWS Engineer
4 107 (7.74%) AWS DevOps
5 99 (7.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 72 (5.21%) Senior DevOps
7 66 (4.78%) Architect
8 64 (4.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 62 (4.49%) Analyst
10 58 (4.20%) Consultant
11 51 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
11 51 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
12 47 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
13 42 (3.04%) Network Engineer
14 41 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 41 (2.97%) Java Developer
15 40 (2.89%) Platform Engineer
15 40 (2.89%) Software Engineer
16 39 (2.82%) Project Manager
17 37 (2.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (7.81%) J2EE
2 104 (7.53%) .NET
3 68 (4.92%) Node.js
4 66 (4.78%) Web Services
5 58 (4.20%) XML
6 56 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
6 56 (4.05%) HTML
7 55 (3.98%) REST
8 45 (3.26%) CSS
9 44 (3.18%) JSON
9 44 (3.18%) Spring
10 38 (2.75%) Servlets
11 37 (2.68%) AngularJS
12 27 (1.95%) Middleware
12 27 (1.95%) SOAP
13 25 (1.81%) jQuery
13 25 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (1.66%) Gherkin
15 22 (1.59%) HTML5
15 22 (1.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.16%) Data Centre
2 81 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.57%) CMDB
3 77 (5.57%) Public Cloud
4 69 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 24 (1.74%) PKI
7 21 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.30%) Clustering
10 16 (1.16%) PMI
11 15 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (1.01%) Replication
13 12 (0.87%) User Experience
14 11 (0.80%) Cloud Native
15 10 (0.72%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 523 (37.84%) Linux
2 281 (20.33%) Windows
3 147 (10.64%) Unix
4 126 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 107 (7.74%) Windows Server
6 89 (6.44%) Ubuntu
7 62 (4.49%) CentOS
8 33 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.45%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.16%) Debian
12 12 (0.87%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.80%) Solaris
14 9 (0.65%) VMS
14 9 (0.65%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.58%) Android
16 7 (0.51%) AIX
17 6 (0.43%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.43%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.36%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (43.34%) DevOps
2 440 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
4 192 (13.89%) Infrastructure as Code
5 182 (13.17%) Open Source
6 159 (11.51%) ITIL
7 153 (11.07%) Migration
8 152 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
9 149 (10.78%) Test Automation
10 132 (9.55%) Problem Management
11 115 (8.32%) Scrum
12 98 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
13 97 (7.02%) Microservices
14 96 (6.95%) Process Improvement
15 86 (6.22%) Service Management
16 84 (6.08%) Change Management
17 83 (6.01%) Data Modelling
18 82 (5.93%) Software Engineering
18 82 (5.93%) Test Strategy
19 79 (5.72%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 409 (29.59%) Python
2 311 (22.50%) Java
3 253 (18.31%) SQL
4 209 (15.12%) Bash Shell
5 176 (12.74%) Ruby
6 132 (9.55%) PowerShell
7 103 (7.45%) Perl
8 98 (7.09%) JavaScript
9 86 (6.22%) C#
10 73 (5.28%) PL/SQL
11 72 (5.21%) Shell Script
12 64 (4.63%) C
13 60 (4.34%) Scala
14 52 (3.76%) Go
15 45 (3.26%) C++
16 42 (3.04%) PHP
17 19 (1.37%) Groovy
18 16 (1.16%) Haskell
18 16 (1.16%) VB
19 14 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 358 (25.90%) Security Cleared
2 248 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 100 (7.24%) Degree
4 86 (6.22%) DV Cleared
5 39 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.46%) AWS Certification
7 28 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.95%) CCNA
9 26 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (1.74%) CCNP
11 23 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 19 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.30%) ISEB
14 18 (1.30%) PMI Certification
15 14 (1.01%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.94%) CCIE
17 12 (0.87%) RHCE
18 11 (0.80%) CCDA
18 11 (0.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.43%) QA
2 18 (1.30%) SLA
3 13 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.87%) NCSC
5 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.72%) PMO
7 7 (0.51%) Def Stans
7 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.43%) WCAG
9 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.36%) NIST
9 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.29%) DO-254
10 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.22%) GAMP
11 3 (0.22%) GDPR
11 3 (0.22%) GxP
12 1 (0.072%) MISRA C
System Software
1 309 (22.36%) Docker
2 103 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (7.16%) Active Directory
4 59 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.17%) Xen
7 21 (1.52%) vSphere
8 17 (1.23%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.94%) Firmware
10 11 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.72%) NFS
12 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.51%) KVM
14 5 (0.36%) iptables
15 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.22%) PowerDNS
16 3 (0.22%) Samba
17 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 439 (31.77%) Ansible
2 407 (29.45%) Puppet
3 345 (24.96%) Terraform
4 277 (20.04%) Opscode Chef
5 241 (17.44%) Kubernetes
6 63 (4.56%) Salt
7 59 (4.27%) Packer
8 48 (3.47%) Grafana
9 44 (3.18%) Nagios
10 35 (2.53%) Prometheus
11 31 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
12 22 (1.59%) Kibana
13 21 (1.52%) SCCM
14 19 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 19 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 16 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 13 (0.94%) HAProxy
17 13 (0.94%) WSUS
18 12 (0.87%) Consul
Vendors
1 200 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 151 (10.93%) Oracle
3 148 (10.71%) VMware
4 82 (5.93%) Google
5 78 (5.64%) Red Hat
6 73 (5.28%) Cisco
7 65 (4.70%) webMethods
8 59 (4.27%) Splunk
9 54 (3.91%) ServiceNow
10 53 (3.84%) BEA
11 47 (3.40%) SAP
12 34 (2.46%) Juniper
13 33 (2.39%) IBM
14 30 (2.17%) Atlassian
14 30 (2.17%) HP
15 27 (1.95%) Cloudera
16 25 (1.81%) Adobe
17 24 (1.74%) Citrix
17 24 (1.74%) SolarWinds
18 22 (1.59%) Remedy