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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
UK / England
Rank 79 71 90
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1172 1346 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.84% 2.77% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 3.33% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 883 645
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £405 £370
% change year-on-year +8.02% +9.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 27
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £31.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.88 £47.65 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +20.71%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 525 £500 - 107
South East -9 205 £438 +9.37% 42
Yorkshire +33 117 £425 -10.52% 17
East of England +21 107 £465 -11.42% 17
West Midlands -6 53 £475 +3.26% 7
South West -10 53 £450 +23.71% 11
North East +1 48 £450 +55.17% 5
North West -30 41 £500 +31.57% 21
East Midlands -30 17 £190 -48.64% 2
Midlands +8 1 £600 +17.07%
Configuration Management
UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1190 (51.27%) Linux
2 959 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
3 957 (41.23%) DevOps
4 877 (37.79%) Puppet
5 757 (32.62%) Git (software)
6 741 (31.93%) Jenkins
7 731 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
8 658 (28.35%) Python
9 646 (27.83%) Ansible
10 600 (25.85%) Java
11 580 (24.99%) Amazon AWS
12 486 (20.94%) Ruby
13 484 (20.85%) Opscode Chef
14 456 (19.65%) Unix
15 434 (18.70%) Docker
16 428 (18.44%) Security Cleared
17 410 (17.66%) Open Source
18 391 (16.85%) HTTP
19 358 (15.42%) Windows
20 344 (14.82%) HTML
21 341 (14.69%) Finance
22 338 (14.56%) Bash Shell
23 335 (14.43%) Scrum
24 327 (14.09%) ITIL
25 322 (13.87%) Relational Database
26 321 (13.83%) SC Cleared
27 317 (13.66%) JavaScript
28 312 (13.44%) Oracle
29 306 (13.18%) VMware
30 287 (12.37%) JIRA

Configuration Management
Top Related 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
1 213 (9.18%) Confluence
2 199 (8.57%) Apache
3 162 (6.98%) nginx
4 126 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 124 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
6 101 (4.35%) WebLogic
7 82 (3.53%) WebSphere
8 79 (3.40%) OpenStack
9 66 (2.84%) IIS
9 66 (2.84%) JBoss
10 47 (2.02%) SharePoint
11 41 (1.77%) CMS
11 41 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 26 (1.12%) Jetty
13 25 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (0.90%) Mongrel
15 20 (0.86%) MS Exchange
15 20 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
16 18 (0.78%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 116 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 46 (1.98%) MS Office
3 31 (1.34%) MS Project
4 25 (1.08%) HipChat
5 21 (0.90%) Simulink
6 17 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 14 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
4 13 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.22%) Demantra
8 5 (0.22%) LabWindows
8 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (0.22%) SnowdropKCS
9 4 (0.17%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 2 (0.086%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 2 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.086%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 580 (24.99%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (4.70%) IaaS
4 108 (4.65%) PaaS
5 98 (4.22%) GitHub
6 81 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
7 70 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 59 (2.54%) Amazon S3
9 52 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 38 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 31 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 29 (1.25%) Office 365
14 26 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (0.99%) Datadog
16 22 (0.95%) SaaS
17 21 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 21 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
18 20 (0.86%) Google App Engine
19 18 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 391 (16.85%) HTTP
2 250 (10.77%) TCP/IP
3 187 (8.06%) SSL
4 186 (8.01%) DNS
5 125 (5.39%) Firewall
6 82 (3.53%) LDAP
7 81 (3.49%) VPN
8 80 (3.45%) DHCP
9 53 (2.28%) IPsec
10 48 (2.07%) Internet
11 44 (1.90%) LAN
12 40 (1.72%) Network Security
13 36 (1.55%) FTP
13 36 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
14 34 (1.46%) SAN
14 34 (1.46%) SSH
15 31 (1.34%) WAN
16 30 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
17 28 (1.21%) OpenVPN
18 26 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (13.87%) Relational Database
2 262 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
3 234 (10.08%) MongoDB
4 214 (9.22%) MySQL
5 129 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 117 (5.04%) SQL Server
7 112 (4.83%) Oracle Database
8 81 (3.49%) Hadoop
9 73 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 70 (3.02%) Big Data
11 57 (2.46%) Redis
12 48 (2.07%) RDBMS
13 47 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
14 44 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
15 39 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (1.08%) Neo4j
18 24 (1.03%) HBase
19 23 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 22 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 757 (32.62%) Git (software)
2 741 (31.93%) Jenkins
3 287 (12.37%) JIRA
4 251 (10.81%) Subversion
5 162 (6.98%) Maven
6 132 (5.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 112 (4.83%) JUnit
7 112 (4.83%) Vagrant
8 88 (3.79%) Selenium
9 82 (3.53%) Ant
10 66 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 65 (2.80%) TeamCity
12 55 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 52 (2.24%) Travis CI
14 49 (2.11%) Bitbucket
15 48 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
16 46 (1.98%) SonarQube
17 42 (1.81%) Hudson
18 39 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
19 37 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 341 (14.69%) Finance
2 87 (3.75%) Banking
3 73 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 54 (2.33%) Retail
5 51 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.29%) Marketing
7 29 (1.25%) Back Office
8 25 (1.08%) Electronics
8 25 (1.08%) Front Office
9 19 (0.82%) Law
10 15 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.60%) Legal
12 11 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.39%) Games
13 9 (0.39%) Publishing
14 8 (0.34%) Military
15 7 (0.30%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) Advertising
17 5 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 598 (25.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 453 (19.52%) Developer
3 193 (8.32%) Architect
4 152 (6.55%) AWS Engineer
5 144 (6.20%) AWS DevOps
6 132 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
7 129 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 123 (5.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 106 (4.57%) Analyst
10 101 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 99 (4.27%) Administrator
12 79 (3.40%) Senior DevOps
13 71 (3.06%) Software Engineer
14 70 (3.02%) Consultant
15 64 (2.76%) Scala Developer
16 57 (2.46%) Cloud Engineer
16 57 (2.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 56 (2.41%) Systems Administrator
18 50 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
19 48 (2.07%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (14.82%) HTML
2 271 (11.68%) CSS
3 253 (10.90%) Web Services
4 203 (8.75%) REST
5 137 (5.90%) HTML5
6 128 (5.51%) Spring
7 127 (5.47%) .NET
8 118 (5.08%) Node.js
9 116 (5.00%) XML
10 110 (4.74%) JSON
11 107 (4.61%) CSS3
12 105 (4.52%) Elastic Stack
13 101 (4.35%) Ajax
14 87 (3.75%) J2EE
14 87 (3.75%) RESTful
15 82 (3.53%) Play Framework
16 80 (3.45%) Software Packaging
17 77 (3.32%) Django
18 76 (3.27%) AngularJS
19 70 (3.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 134 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (5.64%) CMDB
3 100 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 73 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 66 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 62 (2.67%) Public Cloud
7 57 (2.46%) User Experience
8 50 (2.15%) Clustering
9 34 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 27 (1.16%) Fintech
11 26 (1.12%) Replication
12 24 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 22 (0.95%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.78%) Derivative
17 15 (0.65%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.65%) PKI
17 15 (0.65%) Smart Meter
18 14 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1190 (51.27%) Linux
2 456 (19.65%) Unix
3 358 (15.42%) Windows
4 280 (12.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 173 (7.45%) CentOS
6 126 (5.43%) Mac OS X
7 119 (5.13%) Windows Server
8 81 (3.49%) Ubuntu
9 80 (3.45%) AIX
10 50 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (1.59%) Solaris
13 28 (1.21%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.99%) CoreOS
14 23 (0.99%) SUSE
14 23 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.82%) Fedora
17 17 (0.73%) VyOS
18 14 (0.60%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
2 957 (41.23%) DevOps
3 731 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
4 410 (17.66%) Open Source
5 335 (14.43%) Scrum
6 327 (14.09%) ITIL
7 253 (10.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 194 (8.36%) Service Management
9 175 (7.54%) Web Development
10 161 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
11 158 (6.81%) Software Engineering
11 158 (6.81%) Web Design
12 153 (6.59%) Microservices
13 147 (6.33%) Release Management
13 147 (6.33%) TDD
14 145 (6.25%) Mentoring
15 140 (6.03%) SDLC
16 137 (5.90%) Migration
17 132 (5.69%) Change Control
18 126 (5.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 658 (28.35%) Python
2 600 (25.85%) Java
3 486 (20.94%) Ruby
4 338 (14.56%) Bash Shell
5 317 (13.66%) JavaScript
6 285 (12.28%) SQL
7 245 (10.56%) Perl
8 195 (8.40%) PowerShell
9 152 (6.55%) Scala
10 144 (6.20%) PHP
11 122 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 118 (5.08%) C
12 118 (5.08%) C#
13 72 (3.10%) Go
14 62 (2.67%) C++
15 59 (2.54%) PL/SQL
16 27 (1.16%) Korn
17 26 (1.12%) Groovy
18 21 (0.90%) MATLAB
19 18 (0.78%) Ada
Qualifications
1 428 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 321 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 103 (4.44%) Degree
4 53 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 38 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 29 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.16%) ISEB
9 26 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (1.08%) MCP
11 21 (0.90%) RHCE
12 17 (0.73%) CCNP
12 17 (0.73%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.65%) CCNA
14 14 (0.60%) AWS Certification
14 14 (0.60%) MCITP
15 11 (0.47%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.47%) MCSE
16 10 (0.43%) CCA
16 10 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.58%) QA
2 44 (1.90%) SLA
3 40 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 36 (1.55%) PMO
5 16 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.17%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.13%) ISO19770
9 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.13%) MISRA
9 3 (0.13%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.13%) RMADS
10 2 (0.086%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.086%) SDET
System Software
1 434 (18.70%) Docker
2 176 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (6.07%) Active Directory
4 49 (2.11%) vCloud
5 47 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (1.25%) Squid
7 28 (1.21%) NFS
7 28 (1.21%) vSphere
8 26 (1.12%) Postfix
9 24 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.99%) Xen
11 22 (0.95%) Hyper-V
11 22 (0.95%) LXC
12 16 (0.69%) HDFS
12 16 (0.69%) KVM
13 13 (0.56%) XenApp
14 12 (0.52%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.52%) VMware ESX
15 9 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.34%) iptables
Systems Management
1 877 (37.79%) Puppet
2 646 (27.83%) Ansible
3 484 (20.85%) Opscode Chef
4 164 (7.07%) Terraform
5 135 (5.82%) Kubernetes
6 115 (4.95%) Salt
7 90 (3.88%) Nagios
8 87 (3.75%) Kibana
8 87 (3.75%) ZABBIX
9 85 (3.66%) logstash
10 48 (2.07%) HAProxy
11 41 (1.77%) Graphite
12 39 (1.68%) Rancher
12 39 (1.68%) SCCM
13 37 (1.59%) Packer
14 31 (1.34%) Consul
15 29 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
16 22 (0.95%) Dollar Universe
17 19 (0.82%) Grafana
17 19 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 312 (13.44%) Oracle
2 306 (13.18%) VMware
3 231 (9.95%) Microsoft
4 205 (8.83%) Red Hat
5 107 (4.61%) Google
6 96 (4.14%) ServiceNow
7 94 (4.05%) Atlassian
8 87 (3.75%) IBM
9 84 (3.62%) HP
10 76 (3.27%) Splunk
11 71 (3.06%) Cisco
12 52 (2.24%) SAP
13 41 (1.77%) AppDynamics
13 41 (1.77%) Citrix
14 40 (1.72%) New Relic
15 39 (1.68%) Rackspace
16 38 (1.64%) SaltStack
17 30 (1.29%) Sonatype
18 28 (1.21%) TIBCO
19 26 (1.12%) Juniper
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Contino Solutions Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 3 days ago