Period
to 21 October 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 125 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,414 575 1,793
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.11% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.41% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 383 1,150
10th Percentile £357 £313 £325
25th Percentile £430 £381 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £594
90th Percentile £658 £638 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 50
10th Percentile £11.65 £20.28 £12.84
25th Percentile £13.06 £30.81 £31.53
Median hourly rate £37.71 £37.75 £39.75
Median % change year-on-year -0.10% -5.03% +31.36%
75th Percentile £50.94 £42.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £39.73 £40.88 £39.50
% change year-on-year -2.81% +3.48% +21.54%

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 60,424 23,812 67,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.35% 87.46% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,498 16,383 46,014
10th Percentile £318 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.11% - +1.60%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,494 683 1,917
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.75 £11.40
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.25 £14.38
Median hourly rate £24.36 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.18 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.38%

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 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021.

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 2021. 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 -2 610 £543 +3.33% 171
South East -11 238 £450 -7.69% 68
Midlands +25 196 £520 +30.00% 65
West Midlands +12 173 £518 +29.50% 55
North of England -24 135 £475 +8.57% 80
North West -27 82 £503 +16.32% 43
East of England -28 63 £475 -3.85% 33
South West -33 63 £398 -7.88% 30
Yorkshire -15 46 £375 -13.54% 30
East Midlands -20 19 £570 +49.51% 10
North East -22 7 £415 -14.43% 7
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 529 (37.41%) DevOps
2 523 (36.99%) Linux
3 435 (30.76%) Ansible
4 432 (30.55%) Agile Software Development
5 401 (28.36%) AWS
6 363 (25.67%) Jenkins
7 337 (23.83%) Java
8 336 (23.76%) Terraform
9 335 (23.69%) Python
10 329 (23.27%) Security Cleared
11 324 (22.91%) Azure
12 323 (22.84%) Windows
13 316 (22.35%) Social Skills
14 264 (18.67%) Kubernetes
15 262 (18.53%) SQL
16 261 (18.46%) Docker
17 258 (18.25%) Puppet
18 257 (18.18%) Git (software)
19 248 (17.54%) Microsoft
20 246 (17.40%) SC Cleared
21 231 (16.34%) Oracle
22 213 (15.06%) JIRA
23 207 (14.64%) Unix
24 202 (14.29%) ITIL
25 185 (13.08%) Public Sector
26 184 (13.01%) Finance
26 184 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
27 183 (12.94%) Infrastructure as Code
28 179 (12.66%) Software Engineering
29 171 (12.09%) 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
1 162 (11.46%) Confluence
2 111 (7.85%) WebLogic
3 59 (4.17%) SAS
4 58 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 37 (2.62%) nginx
6 31 (2.19%) Apache
7 30 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.70%) IIS
9 19 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.27%) Apache Spark
11 17 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.99%) CICS
13 12 (0.85%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.64%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.57%) Traefik
16 7 (0.50%) CMS
17 6 (0.42%) JBoss
18 5 (0.35%) Documentum
18 5 (0.35%) Skype for Business
19 4 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 64 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.85%) Simulink
6 9 (0.64%) Siemens NX
7 4 (0.28%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.14%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.14%) Windchill
10 1 (0.071%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.071%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 22 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (1.41%) SAP IBP
3 15 (1.06%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.35%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.28%) SAP EWM
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.14%) Maximo
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 401 (28.36%) AWS
2 324 (22.91%) Azure
3 126 (8.91%) GCP
4 99 (7.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 95 (6.72%) GitHub
6 76 (5.37%) IaaS
7 75 (5.30%) PaaS
8 60 (4.24%) Microsoft 365
9 59 (4.17%) SaaS
10 54 (3.82%) Serverless
11 41 (2.90%) Amazon S3
12 40 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
14 31 (2.19%) Amazon EKS
15 29 (2.05%) OpenShift
16 27 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
18 22 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
19 18 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
20 17 (1.20%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.46%) DNS
2 61 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 60 (4.24%) Firewall
4 54 (3.82%) HTTP
5 32 (2.26%) WAN
6 29 (2.05%) VPN
7 25 (1.77%) Network Security
8 20 (1.41%) LAN
9 17 (1.20%) VSAN
10 16 (1.13%) DHCP
10 16 (1.13%) SAN
10 16 (1.13%) SSL
11 15 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (0.99%) OSPF
13 13 (0.92%) BGP
13 13 (0.92%) Multicast
14 12 (0.85%) Kerberos
15 11 (0.78%) FTP
15 11 (0.78%) Internet
15 11 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.01%) MySQL
3 61 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 56 (3.96%) BusinessObjects
5 55 (3.89%) Hadoop
5 55 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (2.69%) NoSQL
6 38 (2.69%) Oracle Database
7 36 (2.55%) Apache Hive
8 33 (2.33%) Big Data
8 33 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 33 (2.33%) Pentaho
9 24 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.49%) HBase
12 18 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (1.27%) GIS
13 17 (1.20%) DB2
14 16 (1.13%) Power BI
14 16 (1.13%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 363 (25.67%) Jenkins
2 257 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 213 (15.06%) JIRA
4 105 (7.43%) GitLab
5 86 (6.08%) Bitbucket
6 77 (5.45%) Maven
7 53 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 51 (3.61%) Subversion
9 41 (2.90%) Artifactory
10 30 (2.12%) SonarQube
11 29 (2.05%) TeamCity
12 28 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
13 23 (1.63%) CA Gen
14 22 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
14 22 (1.56%) Visual Studio
15 21 (1.49%) Rational Team Concert
16 18 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (1.20%) Gradle
18 16 (1.13%) Selenium
19 15 (1.06%) Cucumber
General
1 316 (22.35%) Social Skills
2 185 (13.08%) Public Sector
3 184 (13.01%) Finance
4 95 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (5.87%) Banking
6 75 (5.30%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 36 (2.55%) Electronics
9 32 (2.26%) Marketing
10 26 (1.84%) Presentation Skills
11 21 (1.49%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.27%) Front Office
12 18 (1.27%) Retail
13 17 (1.20%) Aerospace
14 15 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
15 14 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
16 12 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
17 9 (0.64%) Automotive
17 9 (0.64%) Law
18 7 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 273 (19.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 246 (17.40%) Developer
3 92 (6.51%) Analyst
4 79 (5.59%) Software Engineer
5 74 (5.23%) Consultant
6 65 (4.60%) Architect
7 63 (4.46%) Java Developer
8 58 (4.10%) Azure Engineer
9 54 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
10 45 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 43 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
12 38 (2.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 36 (2.55%) Cloud Engineer
14 35 (2.48%) AWS DevOps
14 35 (2.48%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 32 (2.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 32 (2.26%) Platform Engineer
16 30 (2.12%) Administrator
16 30 (2.12%) Site Engineer
17 28 (1.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.79%) Web Services
2 94 (6.65%) .NET
3 91 (6.44%) JSON
4 87 (6.15%) J2EE
5 80 (5.66%) XML
6 56 (3.96%) Spring
7 52 (3.68%) CSS
8 51 (3.61%) Spring Boot
9 49 (3.47%) REST
10 47 (3.32%) HTML
11 43 (3.04%) Node.js
12 42 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
13 39 (2.76%) Apache Camel
14 38 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
15 37 (2.62%) Kafka
16 35 (2.48%) Middleware
17 33 (2.33%) AngularJS
18 32 (2.26%) React
19 30 (2.12%) LDAP
20 24 (1.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.28%) CMDB
2 95 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 72 (5.09%) Data Centre
4 61 (4.31%) Public Cloud
5 59 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (3.89%) Cloud Native
7 44 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
8 37 (2.62%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.63%) Equities
9 23 (1.63%) Legacy Applications
10 22 (1.56%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.41%) Clustering
13 17 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.20%) NHS
14 16 (1.13%) Driving Licence
14 16 (1.13%) PKI
15 15 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 523 (36.99%) Linux
2 323 (22.84%) Windows
3 207 (14.64%) Unix
4 89 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (5.37%) Windows Server
6 33 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 32 (2.26%) CentOS
8 22 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (1.34%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.92%) zOS
13 10 (0.71%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.50%) Solaris
14 7 (0.50%) VMS
15 6 (0.42%) AIX
16 5 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (37.41%) DevOps
2 432 (30.55%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (14.29%) ITIL
4 184 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
5 183 (12.94%) Infrastructure as Code
6 179 (12.66%) Software Engineering
7 171 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
8 166 (11.74%) Process Improvement
9 163 (11.53%) Microservices
9 163 (11.53%) Problem Management
10 152 (10.75%) Scrum
11 149 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
12 143 (10.11%) Data Modelling
13 133 (9.41%) Change Management
14 127 (8.98%) Test Strategy
15 120 (8.49%) OO
16 114 (8.06%) Service Management
17 108 (7.64%) Analytics
18 104 (7.36%) Migration
18 104 (7.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 337 (23.83%) Java
2 335 (23.69%) Python
3 262 (18.53%) SQL
4 170 (12.02%) Bash Shell
5 164 (11.60%) PowerShell
6 122 (8.63%) PL/SQL
7 116 (8.20%) Shell Script
8 112 (7.92%) JavaScript
9 97 (6.86%) C#
10 81 (5.73%) Perl
11 71 (5.02%) C
11 71 (5.02%) Ruby
12 64 (4.53%) Go
13 59 (4.17%) Scala
14 56 (3.96%) C++
15 39 (2.76%) Java 8
16 37 (2.62%) Groovy
17 31 (2.19%) COBOL
18 29 (2.05%) R
19 23 (1.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 329 (23.27%) Security Cleared
2 246 (17.40%) SC Cleared
3 71 (5.02%) DV Cleared
4 68 (4.81%) Degree
5 27 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.85%) ISEB
9 11 (0.78%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.71%) CCNA
10 10 (0.71%) CCNP
10 10 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.50%) CCIE
13 6 (0.42%) CISSP
14 5 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (0.35%) CLAS
15 4 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.55%) QA
2 26 (1.84%) PMO
3 23 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.13%) SLA
5 13 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.57%) GDPR
6 8 (0.57%) NCSC
6 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.35%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.35%) NIST
7 5 (0.35%) RMADS
8 4 (0.28%) COBIT
9 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.14%) GLP
10 2 (0.14%) GMP
10 2 (0.14%) GxP
10 2 (0.14%) MISRA
10 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 261 (18.46%) Docker
2 150 (10.61%) Active Directory
3 109 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.33%) HDFS
5 29 (2.05%) vSphere
6 26 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.56%) VMware NSX
8 21 (1.49%) Hyper-V
9 15 (1.06%) NFS
10 13 (0.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 13 (0.92%) RACF
11 10 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.57%) LXC
13 6 (0.42%) KVM
13 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.42%) XenApp
14 5 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 435 (30.76%) Ansible
2 336 (23.76%) Terraform
3 264 (18.67%) Kubernetes
4 258 (18.25%) Puppet
5 142 (10.04%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (4.10%) Prometheus
7 49 (3.47%) Packer
8 45 (3.18%) Nagios
9 42 (2.97%) SCCM
10 39 (2.76%) Docker Swarm
11 37 (2.62%) Grafana
12 31 (2.19%) Istio
13 25 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
14 24 (1.70%) vRealize
15 22 (1.56%) Consul
16 21 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
17 20 (1.41%) ZABBIX
18 18 (1.27%) BladeLogic
19 16 (1.13%) Salt
20 15 (1.06%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 248 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 231 (16.34%) Oracle
3 138 (9.76%) VMware
4 84 (5.94%) ServiceNow
5 83 (5.87%) BEA
6 77 (5.45%) Informatica
7 76 (5.37%) webMethods
8 72 (5.09%) SAP
9 62 (4.38%) Splunk
10 47 (3.32%) Red Hat
11 40 (2.83%) Google
11 40 (2.83%) WSO2
12 39 (2.76%) Cisco
13 35 (2.48%) IBM
14 34 (2.40%) Citrix
15 31 (2.19%) Talend
16 27 (1.91%) Remedy
17 24 (1.70%) Pega
18 22 (1.56%) Atlassian
19 21 (1.49%) Dell