Period
to 11 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 99 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,441 2,388 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.53% 2.51% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.92% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,614 1,561
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £313 £355 £310
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 79 53
England median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.63 £14.97 £17.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +3.66%

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 83,667 81,804 81,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.07% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,090 55,089 54,268
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,904 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £49.93 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -19 1,068 £550 +4.76% 203
South East -27 434 £438 -9.61% 107
North of England -19 305 £475 -5.00% 108
Midlands +32 261 £438 -12.50% 70
East of England +36 217 £500 -4.76% 35
West Midlands +31 183 £438 -7.89% 51
South West +8 155 £425 +2.10% 53
Yorkshire -10 136 £450 -10.00% 45
North West -51 100 £500 -2.91% 55
East Midlands +18 75 £401 -17.85% 19
North East +17 74 £490 -10.91% 8
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 1,217 (49.86%) DevOps
2 1,176 (48.18%) Linux
3 991 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
4 957 (39.21%) Jenkins
5 875 (35.85%) Puppet
6 846 (34.66%) Amazon AWS
7 839 (34.37%) Ansible
8 720 (29.50%) Python
9 701 (28.72%) Java
10 695 (28.47%) Continuous Integration
11 686 (28.10%) Docker
12 638 (26.14%) Git (software)
13 546 (22.37%) Opscode Chef
14 534 (21.88%) Terraform
15 498 (20.40%) Windows
16 494 (20.24%) Test Automation
17 415 (17.00%) Open Source
18 409 (16.76%) Security Cleared
19 394 (16.14%) Kubernetes
20 378 (15.49%) Ruby
21 363 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
22 356 (14.58%) Scrum
23 339 (13.89%) SQL
24 336 (13.76%) Unix
25 333 (13.64%) JIRA
26 326 (13.36%) Microsoft
27 319 (13.07%) Finance
28 318 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
29 310 (12.70%) SC Cleared
30 297 (12.17%) JavaScript

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
1 259 (10.61%) Confluence
2 154 (6.31%) Apache
3 149 (6.10%) nginx
4 129 (5.28%) Tomcat
5 94 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 86 (3.52%) JBoss
7 72 (2.95%) IIS
8 64 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
9 63 (2.58%) WebSphere
10 56 (2.29%) OpenStack
11 46 (1.88%) Apache Spark
12 41 (1.68%) Jetty
12 41 (1.68%) Mongrel
13 37 (1.52%) SharePoint
14 31 (1.27%) CMS
15 22 (0.90%) MS Exchange
16 21 (0.86%) SAP Portal
17 20 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (0.41%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 59 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.20%) HipChat
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Simulink
8 2 (0.082%) SPSS
9 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.041%) Revit
9 1 (0.041%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.45%) Maximo
4 8 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.16%) Magento
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.082%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 846 (34.66%) Amazon AWS
2 363 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 177 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 175 (7.17%) Amazon EC2
4 175 (7.17%) GitHub
5 156 (6.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 111 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
7 103 (4.22%) Serverless
8 90 (3.69%) IaaS
9 89 (3.65%) Amazon S3
10 88 (3.61%) PaaS
11 77 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
12 69 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 64 (2.62%) SaaS
14 62 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 54 (2.21%) Office 365
16 50 (2.05%) Google Analytics
17 49 (2.01%) Google App Engine
17 49 (2.01%) Route 53
18 48 (1.97%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 265 (10.86%) HTTP
2 216 (8.85%) TCP/IP
3 177 (7.25%) DNS
4 168 (6.88%) SSL
5 145 (5.94%) Firewall
6 112 (4.59%) DHCP
7 85 (3.48%) FTP
8 73 (2.99%) IPsec
8 73 (2.99%) VPN
9 52 (2.13%) Internet
10 40 (1.64%) WAN
11 38 (1.56%) SSH
12 37 (1.52%) iSCSI
13 33 (1.35%) LAN
14 31 (1.27%) SAN
15 27 (1.11%) VLAN
16 24 (0.98%) ICMP
17 20 (0.82%) VoIP
18 19 (0.78%) Network Security
19 15 (0.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (6.72%) NoSQL
2 159 (6.51%) Relational Database
3 156 (6.39%) MySQL
4 147 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 128 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 108 (4.42%) SQL Server
7 87 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
8 76 (3.11%) Big Data
9 75 (3.07%) Hadoop
10 69 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 58 (2.38%) RDBMS
12 50 (2.05%) Oracle Database
13 33 (1.35%) Apache Hive
14 32 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (1.27%) Redis
16 29 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (1.07%) HBase
17 26 (1.07%) Pentaho
18 23 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 957 (39.21%) Jenkins
2 638 (26.14%) Git (software)
3 333 (13.64%) JIRA
4 202 (8.28%) Subversion
5 172 (7.05%) Maven
6 146 (5.98%) Selenium
7 133 (5.45%) GitLab
8 122 (5.00%) JUnit
9 110 (4.51%) Ant
10 103 (4.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 97 (3.97%) Cucumber
12 90 (3.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 89 (3.65%) Artifactory
14 88 (3.61%) Travis CI
15 84 (3.44%) Bitbucket
16 67 (2.74%) TeamCity
17 59 (2.42%) Hudson
17 59 (2.42%) Vagrant
18 58 (2.38%) IntelliJ
19 55 (2.25%) Gatling
General
1 319 (13.07%) Finance
2 97 (3.97%) Banking
3 81 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 61 (2.50%) Marketing
5 60 (2.46%) Electronics
6 56 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 49 (2.01%) Retail
8 24 (0.98%) Back Office
9 21 (0.86%) Legal
10 18 (0.74%) Military
11 15 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.57%) Publishing
13 13 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.49%) Law
15 11 (0.45%) Front Office
16 10 (0.41%) Advertising
17 8 (0.33%) Automotive
18 7 (0.29%) Games
18 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 799 (32.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 351 (14.38%) Developer
3 213 (8.73%) AWS Engineer
4 200 (8.19%) AWS DevOps
5 176 (7.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 159 (6.51%) Architect
7 144 (5.90%) Analyst
8 126 (5.16%) Senior DevOps
9 116 (4.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 109 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
11 80 (3.28%) Consultant
12 78 (3.20%) Java Developer
12 78 (3.20%) Software Engineer
13 76 (3.11%) Scala Developer
14 71 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
15 65 (2.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 59 (2.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 52 (2.13%) Agile Developer
18 51 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
19 48 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (7.82%) Node.js
2 167 (6.84%) Web Services
3 160 (6.55%) Elastic Stack
4 153 (6.27%) .NET
4 153 (6.27%) JSON
5 147 (6.02%) HTML
5 147 (6.02%) REST
6 146 (5.98%) J2EE
7 142 (5.82%) Spring
8 134 (5.49%) CSS
9 123 (5.04%) RESTful
10 102 (4.18%) Play Framework
11 100 (4.10%) Servlets
12 92 (3.77%) Middleware
13 88 (3.61%) XML
14 82 (3.36%) Kafka
15 79 (3.24%) Ruby on Rails
16 73 (2.99%) Django
17 70 (2.87%) AngularJS
18 69 (2.83%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 160 (6.55%) Public Cloud
2 133 (5.45%) CMDB
3 122 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 76 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (2.17%) User Experience
8 51 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 47 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
10 43 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 31 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.07%) Clustering
13 26 (1.07%) Derivative
13 26 (1.07%) Fintech
14 23 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 23 (0.94%) Thin Client
15 21 (0.86%) Private Cloud
16 20 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,176 (48.18%) Linux
2 498 (20.40%) Windows
3 336 (13.76%) Unix
4 265 (10.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 132 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 118 (4.83%) CentOS
7 89 (3.65%) Ubuntu
8 56 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.35%) Android
10 33 (1.35%) CoreOS
11 32 (1.31%) Windows 10
12 28 (1.15%) Solaris
13 25 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.98%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.78%) AIX
16 15 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
18 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,217 (49.86%) DevOps
2 991 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
3 695 (28.47%) Continuous Integration
4 494 (20.24%) Test Automation
5 415 (17.00%) Open Source
6 356 (14.58%) Scrum
7 318 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
8 291 (11.92%) ITIL
9 256 (10.49%) Microservices
10 215 (8.81%) Deployment Automation
11 203 (8.32%) TDD
12 201 (8.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 181 (7.41%) Service Management
14 180 (7.37%) Kanban
15 174 (7.13%) Software Engineering
16 143 (5.86%) Change Management
17 139 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
17 139 (5.69%) Release Management
18 138 (5.65%) Migration
19 136 (5.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 720 (29.50%) Python
2 701 (28.72%) Java
3 378 (15.49%) Ruby
4 339 (13.89%) SQL
5 297 (12.17%) JavaScript
6 286 (11.72%) Bash Shell
7 250 (10.24%) Perl
8 176 (7.21%) Shell Script
9 158 (6.47%) Scala
10 157 (6.43%) PowerShell
11 127 (5.20%) Go
12 109 (4.47%) C#
13 89 (3.65%) C
14 88 (3.61%) C++
15 77 (3.15%) Groovy
16 59 (2.42%) PL/SQL
17 51 (2.09%) Haskell
17 51 (2.09%) PHP
18 24 (0.98%) Java 8
19 23 (0.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 409 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 310 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 83 (3.40%) Degree
4 69 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 68 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 51 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
7 31 (1.27%) AWS Certification
8 28 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (0.94%) ISEB
10 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.70%) RHCE
12 16 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.61%) CCNA
14 14 (0.57%) MCSE
15 12 (0.49%) NCDA
15 12 (0.49%) NCSIE
16 10 (0.41%) CITP
17 9 (0.37%) BC Cleared
17 9 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.73%) QA
2 24 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.90%) SLA
4 17 (0.70%) PMO
5 14 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.45%) GDPR
8 9 (0.37%) COBIT
9 6 (0.25%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.20%) TickIT
11 4 (0.16%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 26262
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.082%) HL7
13 2 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.082%) MISRA
13 2 (0.082%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.082%) SEPA
System Software
1 686 (28.10%) Docker
2 199 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 77 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
5 73 (2.99%) Xen
6 54 (2.21%) NFS
7 43 (1.76%) Hyper-V
8 28 (1.15%) vSphere
9 27 (1.11%) Firmware
10 25 (1.02%) etcd
10 25 (1.02%) flannel
11 24 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.78%) SkyDNS
14 18 (0.74%) Ceph
14 18 (0.74%) GlusterFS
14 18 (0.74%) HDFS
15 16 (0.66%) VirtualBox
16 14 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 13 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 875 (35.85%) Puppet
2 839 (34.37%) Ansible
3 546 (22.37%) Opscode Chef
4 534 (21.88%) Terraform
5 394 (16.14%) Kubernetes
6 112 (4.59%) Packer
7 103 (4.22%) Grafana
8 100 (4.10%) Salt
9 89 (3.65%) Kibana
10 81 (3.32%) ZABBIX
11 73 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
12 72 (2.95%) Nagios
13 63 (2.58%) Prometheus
14 58 (2.38%) SCCM
15 57 (2.34%) Consul
16 42 (1.72%) Mesos
17 39 (1.60%) Graphite
18 36 (1.47%) HAProxy
19 31 (1.27%) Sysdig
20 27 (1.11%) rkt
Vendors
1 326 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 258 (10.57%) Google
3 251 (10.28%) VMware
4 229 (9.38%) Oracle
5 175 (7.17%) Red Hat
6 132 (5.41%) Splunk
7 90 (3.69%) SAP
8 74 (3.03%) Atlassian
9 57 (2.34%) SaltStack
9 57 (2.34%) ServiceNow
10 55 (2.25%) webMethods
11 47 (1.93%) Citrix
12 46 (1.88%) New Relic
13 44 (1.80%) Adobe
13 44 (1.80%) Cisco
14 41 (1.68%) BEA
15 26 (1.07%) IBM
16 23 (0.94%) NetApp
17 21 (0.86%) Dynatrace
17 21 (0.86%) Informatica