Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 100 85
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +17
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,369 2,277 2,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.53% 2.49% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.90% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,479 1,563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +8.24%
10th Percentile £320 £363 £305
90th Percentile £625 £626 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 66 69
England median hourly rate £29.15 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.13% +6.67% -7.98%
10th Percentile £15.08 £14.90 £17.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £31.94 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.16% +6.67% -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 80,669 78,509 83,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,846 52,524 55,930
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,159 1,846 2,231
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -3 1,102 £550 +4.76% 201
South East -38 390 £448 -5.79% 80
North of England -29 262 £475 -5.00% 110
Midlands +31 255 £463 -7.50% 49
East of England +22 204 £481 -6.10% 61
West Midlands +27 163 £463 -7.50% 35
South West +12 155 £425 +6.12% 68
Yorkshire -46 102 £450 -10.00% 50
East Midlands +38 90 £450 -10.00% 14
North East +43 86 £458 -16.82% 18
North West -56 78 £525 +5.00% 42
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,201 (50.70%) DevOps
2 1,165 (49.18%) Linux
3 957 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
4 925 (39.05%) Jenkins
5 915 (38.62%) Puppet
6 881 (37.19%) Ansible
7 870 (36.72%) Amazon AWS
8 756 (31.91%) Python
9 715 (30.18%) Docker
10 673 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
11 656 (27.69%) Java
12 610 (25.75%) Git (software)
13 607 (25.62%) Opscode Chef
14 567 (23.93%) Terraform
15 468 (19.76%) Windows
16 413 (17.43%) Test Automation
17 393 (16.59%) Kubernetes
18 390 (16.46%) Security Cleared
19 378 (15.96%) Open Source
20 376 (15.87%) Ruby
21 359 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
22 342 (14.44%) Bash Shell
23 324 (13.68%) Scrum
24 320 (13.51%) Unix
25 313 (13.21%) JIRA
26 312 (13.17%) SQL
27 305 (12.87%) Finance
28 296 (12.49%) ITIL
28 296 (12.49%) SC Cleared
29 288 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 232 (9.79%) Confluence
2 117 (4.94%) nginx
3 114 (4.81%) Apache
4 99 (4.18%) Tomcat
5 89 (3.76%) WebLogic
6 79 (3.33%) JBoss
7 67 (2.83%) OpenStack
8 62 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
9 54 (2.28%) Apache Spark
10 43 (1.82%) IIS
11 40 (1.69%) SharePoint
12 39 (1.65%) CMS
12 39 (1.65%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.93%) MS Exchange
14 16 (0.68%) Jetty
14 16 (0.68%) Mongrel
14 16 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (0.59%) Drupal
15 14 (0.59%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 49 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.30%) HipChat
7 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.17%) Simulink
9 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.084%) SPSS
11 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.042%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.042%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.51%) Maximo
3 11 (0.46%) Magento
4 9 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.34%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.084%) Kondor
9 2 (0.084%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 870 (36.72%) Amazon AWS
2 359 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (8.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 186 (7.85%) Amazon EC2
5 170 (7.18%) GitHub
6 145 (6.12%) Serverless
7 121 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 117 (4.94%) AWS Lambda
9 115 (4.85%) Amazon S3
10 107 (4.52%) IaaS
11 94 (3.97%) PaaS
12 85 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
13 81 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 76 (3.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 74 (3.12%) SaaS
16 64 (2.70%) Route 53
17 50 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
18 45 (1.90%) Datadog
19 43 (1.82%) Google Analytics
19 43 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 220 (9.29%) HTTP
2 183 (7.72%) TCP/IP
3 163 (6.88%) SSL
4 147 (6.21%) DNS
5 143 (6.04%) Firewall
6 80 (3.38%) DHCP
7 68 (2.87%) VPN
8 57 (2.41%) FTP
9 54 (2.28%) Internet
10 51 (2.15%) WAN
11 43 (1.82%) IPsec
12 41 (1.73%) LAN
13 38 (1.60%) SAN
14 31 (1.31%) iSCSI
15 30 (1.27%) SSH
16 25 (1.06%) Network Security
17 23 (0.97%) HTTPS
18 20 (0.84%) VLAN
19 19 (0.80%) ICMP
19 19 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.43%) MySQL
2 167 (7.05%) NoSQL
3 157 (6.63%) MongoDB
4 147 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
5 137 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 101 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
7 97 (4.09%) SQL Server
8 84 (3.55%) Hadoop
9 79 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 78 (3.29%) Big Data
11 54 (2.28%) RDBMS
12 47 (1.98%) Oracle Database
13 36 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 30 (1.27%) Apache Hive
16 29 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
17 24 (1.01%) HBase
17 24 (1.01%) Redis
18 22 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 925 (39.05%) Jenkins
2 610 (25.75%) Git (software)
3 313 (13.21%) JIRA
4 165 (6.96%) Maven
5 140 (5.91%) Subversion
6 137 (5.78%) Selenium
7 125 (5.28%) GitLab
8 104 (4.39%) Artifactory
9 96 (4.05%) JUnit
10 92 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 91 (3.84%) Ant
12 87 (3.67%) TeamCity
12 87 (3.67%) Vagrant
13 83 (3.50%) Cucumber
14 78 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 75 (3.17%) Travis CI
16 74 (3.12%) Bitbucket
17 52 (2.20%) Gradle
17 52 (2.20%) IntelliJ
18 49 (2.07%) SonarQube
General
1 305 (12.87%) Finance
2 103 (4.35%) Banking
3 73 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.49%) Retail
5 51 (2.15%) Marketing
6 46 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.73%) Electronics
8 27 (1.14%) Back Office
9 23 (0.97%) Military
10 22 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.84%) Publishing
12 19 (0.80%) Legal
13 14 (0.59%) Front Office
14 12 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.38%) Advertising
15 9 (0.38%) Law
16 7 (0.30%) Automotive
17 6 (0.25%) Games
17 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 810 (34.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 353 (14.90%) Developer
3 246 (10.38%) AWS Engineer
4 219 (9.24%) AWS DevOps
5 199 (8.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 147 (6.21%) Analyst
7 143 (6.04%) Senior DevOps
8 135 (5.70%) Architect
9 134 (5.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 96 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 91 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
12 85 (3.59%) Java Developer
13 81 (3.42%) Consultant
14 72 (3.04%) Software Engineer
15 62 (2.62%) Scala Developer
16 53 (2.24%) Administrator
16 53 (2.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 52 (2.20%) Python Engineer
18 51 (2.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 48 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (8.32%) Node.js
2 183 (7.72%) Web Services
3 153 (6.46%) Elastic Stack
4 133 (5.61%) REST
5 130 (5.49%) Spring
6 129 (5.45%) JSON
7 125 (5.28%) .NET
7 125 (5.28%) HTML
8 119 (5.02%) CSS
9 109 (4.60%) RESTful
10 107 (4.52%) J2EE
11 95 (4.01%) XML
12 90 (3.80%) Middleware
13 84 (3.55%) Kafka
14 78 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
15 77 (3.25%) Play Framework
16 73 (3.08%) AngularJS
17 62 (2.62%) Servlets
18 59 (2.49%) Django
19 57 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 145 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 144 (6.08%) Public Cloud
3 128 (5.40%) CMDB
4 116 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
7 48 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 40 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 38 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 35 (1.48%) Replication
11 32 (1.35%) Cloud Native
12 31 (1.31%) User Experience
13 30 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 30 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 28 (1.18%) Fintech
14 28 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (1.06%) Fat Client
15 25 (1.06%) Thin Client
16 24 (1.01%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1,165 (49.18%) Linux
2 468 (19.76%) Windows
3 320 (13.51%) Unix
4 288 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 141 (5.95%) CentOS
6 120 (5.07%) Windows Server
7 82 (3.46%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.94%) Solaris
9 43 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (1.73%) CoreOS
11 40 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (1.22%) AIX
13 28 (1.18%) Android
14 26 (1.10%) Windows 10
15 25 (1.06%) Windows 7
16 24 (1.01%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (0.51%) DC/OS
20 9 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,201 (50.70%) DevOps
2 957 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 673 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
4 413 (17.43%) Test Automation
5 378 (15.96%) Open Source
6 324 (13.68%) Scrum
7 296 (12.49%) ITIL
8 240 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
9 232 (9.79%) Microservices
10 201 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
11 199 (8.40%) Deployment Automation
12 187 (7.89%) TDD
13 174 (7.34%) Service Management
14 171 (7.22%) Software Engineering
15 168 (7.09%) Release Management
16 145 (6.12%) SDLC
17 142 (5.99%) Kanban
18 137 (5.78%) Mentoring
19 134 (5.66%) Change Management
20 133 (5.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 756 (31.91%) Python
2 656 (27.69%) Java
3 376 (15.87%) Ruby
4 342 (14.44%) Bash Shell
5 312 (13.17%) SQL
6 280 (11.82%) JavaScript
7 272 (11.48%) Perl
8 178 (7.51%) Shell Script
9 159 (6.71%) PowerShell
10 128 (5.40%) Scala
11 125 (5.28%) Go
12 100 (4.22%) C
13 97 (4.09%) C#
14 77 (3.25%) C++
15 65 (2.74%) Groovy
16 64 (2.70%) PHP
17 51 (2.15%) PL/SQL
18 44 (1.86%) Haskell
19 34 (1.44%) Java 8
20 23 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 390 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 296 (12.49%) SC Cleared
3 81 (3.42%) Degree
4 64 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 49 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 46 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 40 (1.69%) AWS Certification
8 31 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.72%) ISEB
12 16 (0.68%) CCNA
13 15 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.63%) RHCE
14 13 (0.55%) MCSE
15 12 (0.51%) CCNP
15 12 (0.51%) NCDA
15 12 (0.51%) NCSIE
16 11 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.42%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.63%) QA
2 36 (1.52%) SLA
3 31 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 25 (1.06%) PMO
5 16 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.42%) GDPR
8 9 (0.38%) Def Stans
9 8 (0.34%) COBIT
10 6 (0.25%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.25%) MISRA
11 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.17%) GxP
12 4 (0.17%) ISO 26262
12 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.17%) TickIT
13 3 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.13%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.13%) GCP
13 3 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 715 (30.18%) Docker
2 155 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (4.60%) Active Directory
4 81 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (1.94%) NFS
6 39 (1.65%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.44%) Xen
8 30 (1.27%) etcd
8 30 (1.27%) flannel
9 26 (1.10%) Firmware
9 26 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (1.10%) vSphere
10 20 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 18 (0.76%) SkyDNS
12 17 (0.72%) Ceph
12 17 (0.72%) GlusterFS
12 17 (0.72%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.63%) HDFS
14 13 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 915 (38.62%) Puppet
2 881 (37.19%) Ansible
3 607 (25.62%) Opscode Chef
4 567 (23.93%) Terraform
5 393 (16.59%) Kubernetes
6 131 (5.53%) Salt
7 130 (5.49%) Packer
8 83 (3.50%) Grafana
9 74 (3.12%) Kibana
10 73 (3.08%) Nagios
11 61 (2.57%) ZABBIX
12 52 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
13 50 (2.11%) Prometheus
14 45 (1.90%) SCCM
15 42 (1.77%) Consul
16 39 (1.65%) HAProxy
17 34 (1.44%) Mesos
18 33 (1.39%) Sysdig
19 31 (1.31%) Graphite
19 31 (1.31%) rkt
Vendors
1 254 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 212 (8.95%) Oracle
3 210 (8.86%) Google
3 210 (8.86%) VMware
4 184 (7.77%) Red Hat
5 130 (5.49%) Splunk
6 81 (3.42%) SaltStack
7 68 (2.87%) Atlassian
8 64 (2.70%) SAP
9 57 (2.41%) ServiceNow
10 51 (2.15%) New Relic
11 47 (1.98%) IBM
11 47 (1.98%) webMethods
12 46 (1.94%) Cisco
13 45 (1.90%) Citrix
14 41 (1.73%) Adobe
15 36 (1.52%) BEA
16 27 (1.14%) Hortonworks
16 27 (1.14%) Remedy
17 26 (1.10%) Informatica