Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Configuration Management
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 84 103
Rank change year-on-year -13 +19 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2362 2645 2264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.51% 2.74% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.25% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1591 1491
England median daily rate £500 £474 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.60% +8.23% +2.94%
10th Percentile £356 £308 £306
90th Percentile £638 £588 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 69
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -3.05% +13.85%
10th Percentile £14.91 £17.84 £16.99
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.38 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.75
% change year-on-year +0.63% -2.45% +16.43%

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 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -14 1131 £525 +5.00% 123
South East +6 517 £475 +5.56% 38
North of England -16 288 £500 +17.65% 44
Midlands -24 165 £500 +11.11% 21
East of England +18 159 £513 +19.88% 18
North West +6 132 £506 +19.12% 21
Yorkshire +6 127 £500 - 17
South West -1 103 £413 +1.85% 22
West Midlands -17 102 £488 +5.00% 10
East Midlands -24 59 £488 +14.71% 11
North East -21 43 £535 +46.58% 6
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1183 (50.08%) DevOps
2 1177 (49.83%) Linux
3 1019 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
4 987 (41.79%) Puppet
5 833 (35.27%) Amazon AWS
6 823 (34.84%) Python
7 819 (34.67%) Jenkins
8 811 (34.34%) Ansible
9 719 (30.44%) Continuous Integration
10 704 (29.81%) Git (software)
11 626 (26.50%) Opscode Chef
12 610 (25.83%) Java
13 544 (23.03%) Docker
14 438 (18.54%) Bash Shell
15 432 (18.29%) Ruby
16 427 (18.08%) Scrum
17 414 (17.53%) Finance
18 413 (17.49%) Windows
19 375 (15.88%) Test Automation
20 369 (15.62%) Open Source
21 363 (15.37%) Unix
22 354 (14.99%) Terraform
23 351 (14.86%) JIRA
24 342 (14.48%) Security Cleared
25 304 (12.87%) HTTP
26 300 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
27 298 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
28 274 (11.60%) Web Services
29 270 (11.43%) ITIL
29 270 (11.43%) 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
1 250 (10.58%) Confluence
2 137 (5.80%) nginx
3 134 (5.67%) Apache
4 125 (5.29%) OpenStack
5 97 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 83 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
7 67 (2.84%) JBoss
8 60 (2.54%) IIS
9 53 (2.24%) CMS
10 51 (2.16%) WebSphere
11 44 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 43 (1.82%) SharePoint
13 40 (1.69%) Apache Spark
14 38 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
15 34 (1.44%) WebLogic
16 24 (1.02%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.72%) Jetty
18 15 (0.64%) Mongrel
19 11 (0.47%) Mule
20 9 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 46 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (0.97%) HipChat
3 22 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.59%) Simulink
7 11 (0.47%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.085%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.34%) LabWindows
4 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.21%) Kondor
6 5 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
6 5 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.085%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.085%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.042%) HFM
9 1 (0.042%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 833 (35.27%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (7.75%) Amazon EC2
4 158 (6.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 131 (5.55%) GitHub
6 124 (5.25%) Amazon S3
6 124 (5.25%) IaaS
7 85 (3.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 84 (3.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 83 (3.51%) PaaS
10 75 (3.18%) Serverless
11 70 (2.96%) Route 53
12 63 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
13 58 (2.46%) SaaS
14 56 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
15 55 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
15 55 (2.33%) Slack
16 53 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
17 34 (1.44%) OpenShift
18 22 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 304 (12.87%) HTTP
2 229 (9.70%) TCP/IP
3 186 (7.87%) DNS
4 150 (6.35%) Firewall
4 150 (6.35%) SSL
5 60 (2.54%) Network Security
6 59 (2.50%) LDAP
7 58 (2.46%) VPN
7 58 (2.46%) WAN
8 56 (2.37%) LAN
9 55 (2.33%) DHCP
10 51 (2.16%) Internet
11 35 (1.48%) IPsec
12 32 (1.35%) SAN
13 31 (1.31%) FTP
14 26 (1.10%) HTTPS
15 24 (1.02%) MPLS
16 20 (0.85%) Kerberos
17 19 (0.80%) SSH
18 18 (0.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (10.03%) MySQL
2 206 (8.72%) Relational Database
3 180 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 158 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
5 132 (5.59%) NoSQL
6 130 (5.50%) Amazon RDS
7 86 (3.64%) Hadoop
7 86 (3.64%) SQL Server
8 79 (3.34%) Big Data
9 59 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 55 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 52 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 39 (1.65%) Redis
13 36 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 31 (1.31%) HBase
15 20 (0.85%) Apache Hive
15 20 (0.85%) DB2
15 20 (0.85%) Sqoop
16 19 (0.80%) Impala
17 17 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 819 (34.67%) Jenkins
2 704 (29.81%) Git (software)
3 351 (14.86%) JIRA
4 197 (8.34%) Maven
5 185 (7.83%) Subversion
6 136 (5.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 132 (5.59%) TeamCity
8 124 (5.25%) Artifactory
9 107 (4.53%) JUnit
10 101 (4.28%) Ant
11 96 (4.06%) Bitbucket
12 83 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 64 (2.71%) SonarQube
13 64 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 59 (2.50%) Cucumber
15 55 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
16 50 (2.12%) MSBuild
16 50 (2.12%) Selenium
17 48 (2.03%) Vagrant
18 44 (1.86%) GitLab
General
1 414 (17.53%) Finance
2 180 (7.62%) Banking
3 124 (5.25%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 74 (3.13%) Marketing
6 69 (2.92%) Electronics
7 45 (1.91%) Front Office
8 35 (1.48%) Retail
9 32 (1.35%) Legal
10 26 (1.10%) International Banking
11 25 (1.06%) Back Office
12 24 (1.02%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.89%) Publishing
14 20 (0.85%) Games
15 15 (0.64%) Billing
16 13 (0.55%) Law
16 13 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.51%) Military
18 11 (0.47%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 794 (33.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 313 (13.25%) Developer
3 234 (9.91%) AWS Engineer
4 217 (9.19%) AWS DevOps
5 193 (8.17%) Linux Engineer
6 186 (7.87%) Architect
7 185 (7.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 165 (6.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 142 (6.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 113 (4.78%) Cloud Engineer
11 111 (4.70%) Analyst
12 109 (4.61%) Java Developer
13 100 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
14 93 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 89 (3.77%) Consultant
16 71 (3.01%) Administrator
17 68 (2.88%) Software Engineer
18 59 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 57 (2.41%) Azure Engineer
20 53 (2.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (11.60%) Web Services
2 168 (7.11%) REST
3 164 (6.94%) Node.js
4 160 (6.77%) Elastic Stack
5 159 (6.73%) HTML
6 136 (5.76%) RESTful
7 134 (5.67%) JSON
8 133 (5.63%) .NET
9 128 (5.42%) Middleware
10 120 (5.08%) CSS
10 120 (5.08%) Spring
11 87 (3.68%) J2EE
12 81 (3.43%) HTML5
13 79 (3.34%) AngularJS
14 77 (3.26%) XML
15 75 (3.18%) Sensu
16 69 (2.92%) Ajax
16 69 (2.92%) CSS3
16 69 (2.92%) jQuery
17 64 (2.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (3.90%) Public Cloud
3 85 (3.60%) CMDB
4 80 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 73 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 59 (2.50%) Clustering
8 45 (1.91%) Virtual Team
9 38 (1.61%) PKI
10 37 (1.57%) User Experience
11 36 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 35 (1.48%) Replication
13 30 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
13 30 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 26 (1.10%) Cloud Native
15 20 (0.85%) Fintech
16 18 (0.76%) Life Science
16 18 (0.76%) Online Banking
17 16 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1177 (49.83%) Linux
2 413 (17.49%) Windows
3 363 (15.37%) Unix
4 270 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 141 (5.97%) CentOS
6 96 (4.06%) Windows Server
7 80 (3.39%) Ubuntu
8 70 (2.96%) Mac OS X
9 59 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (2.33%) Solaris
11 43 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (1.61%) Windows 7
13 29 (1.23%) AIX
14 26 (1.10%) Debian
15 22 (0.93%) CoreOS
16 19 (0.80%) Windows 10
17 16 (0.68%) VMS
18 11 (0.47%) HPUX
19 10 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
19 10 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1183 (50.08%) DevOps
2 1019 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 719 (30.44%) Continuous Integration
4 427 (18.08%) Scrum
5 375 (15.88%) Test Automation
6 369 (15.62%) Open Source
7 300 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 270 (11.43%) ITIL
9 222 (9.40%) Microservices
10 213 (9.02%) TDD
11 210 (8.89%) Software Engineering
12 179 (7.58%) Mentoring
13 165 (6.99%) Kanban
14 155 (6.56%) Load Balancing
15 153 (6.48%) Change Management
16 151 (6.39%) Migration
17 149 (6.31%) Service Management
18 136 (5.76%) SDLC
19 131 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
20 126 (5.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 823 (34.84%) Python
2 610 (25.83%) Java
3 438 (18.54%) Bash Shell
4 432 (18.29%) Ruby
5 253 (10.71%) SQL
6 226 (9.57%) Perl
7 220 (9.31%) PowerShell
8 172 (7.28%) JavaScript
9 128 (5.42%) Shell Script
10 115 (4.87%) C#
11 105 (4.45%) Scala
12 93 (3.94%) Go
13 77 (3.26%) C
14 72 (3.05%) Groovy
15 67 (2.84%) PHP
16 53 (2.24%) C++
17 34 (1.44%) PL/SQL
18 24 (1.02%) VBScript
19 20 (0.85%) XPath
20 18 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 342 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 251 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 132 (5.59%) Degree
4 72 (3.05%) AWS Certification
5 56 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
6 53 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.76%) CCNP
10 18 (0.76%) ISEB
11 17 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (0.68%) MCSE
13 15 (0.64%) CCNA
14 12 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.47%) RHCE
16 9 (0.38%) MCSA
16 9 (0.38%) PMP
17 8 (0.34%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.11%) QA
2 57 (2.41%) SLA
3 36 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 35 (1.48%) PMO
5 24 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 23 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
7 21 (0.89%) GCP
8 20 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.76%) HIPAA
10 17 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
11 13 (0.55%) Data Quality
11 13 (0.55%) Def Stans
12 12 (0.51%) PCI DSS
13 11 (0.47%) GDPR
14 9 (0.38%) COBIT
15 6 (0.25%) ECSS
16 5 (0.21%) ISO 9000
17 1 (0.042%) DICOM
17 1 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 544 (23.03%) Docker
2 173 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 127 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (1.91%) Hyper-V
6 40 (1.69%) Xen
7 29 (1.23%) KVM
8 27 (1.14%) vCloud
9 26 (1.10%) LXC
10 23 (0.97%) Apache Flume
11 19 (0.80%) Postfix
11 19 (0.80%) Squid
11 19 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.64%) Gluster
12 15 (0.64%) vSphere
13 10 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.42%) XenApp
14 9 (0.38%) NFS
14 9 (0.38%) Samba
15 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 987 (41.79%) Puppet
2 811 (34.34%) Ansible
3 626 (26.50%) Opscode Chef
4 354 (14.99%) Terraform
5 238 (10.08%) Kubernetes
6 99 (4.19%) Nagios
7 96 (4.06%) logstash
8 88 (3.73%) Salt
9 86 (3.64%) Kibana
10 69 (2.92%) ZABBIX
11 62 (2.62%) Packer
12 55 (2.33%) Grafana
13 54 (2.29%) Rancher
14 47 (1.99%) SCCM
15 45 (1.91%) HAProxy
16 42 (1.78%) Mesos
17 38 (1.61%) Consul
18 37 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
19 34 (1.44%) Graphite
20 31 (1.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 243 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 236 (9.99%) Oracle
3 221 (9.36%) VMware
4 205 (8.68%) Red Hat
5 121 (5.12%) Splunk
6 111 (4.70%) SAP
7 103 (4.36%) Google
8 75 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 71 (3.01%) Atlassian
10 63 (2.67%) Cisco
11 59 (2.50%) SaltStack
12 56 (2.37%) HP
13 42 (1.78%) IBM
14 37 (1.57%) AppDynamics
15 31 (1.31%) Juniper
16 29 (1.23%) New Relic
17 25 (1.06%) EMC
17 25 (1.06%) WSO2
18 23 (0.97%) Dell
18 23 (0.97%) Symantec