Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 84 89
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +13
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,254 2,427 2,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.44% 2.70% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 3.22% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,543 1,507 1,523
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £310
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 54 64
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.04% +9.61%
10th Percentile £14.96 £18.38 £17.58
90th Percentile £56.15 £52.50 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -6.43% +4.27% +9.33%

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 78,092 75,472 81,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.58% 84.10% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,823 50,375 53,433
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,787 2,042 2,478
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -11 1,141 £525 +5.00% 240
South East +13 490 £500 +8.70% 78
North of England -15 280 £500 +17.65% 84
Midlands -35 143 £500 +11.11% 56
North West -6 128 £515 +21.18% 50
East of England -8 128 £525 +23.53% 67
Yorkshire -2 114 £500 - 28
West Midlands -28 82 £500 +7.53% 34
South West 0 74 £425 -2.86% 39
East Midlands -23 56 £500 +20.92% 21
North East +8 52 £550 +29.41% 6
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 1,149 (50.98%) DevOps
2 1,080 (47.91%) Linux
3 981 (43.52%) Puppet
4 959 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
5 807 (35.80%) Ansible
6 799 (35.45%) Jenkins
7 790 (35.05%) Python
8 755 (33.50%) Amazon AWS
9 699 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
10 669 (29.68%) Git (software)
11 607 (26.93%) Java
12 590 (26.18%) Opscode Chef
13 561 (24.89%) Docker
14 440 (19.52%) Ruby
15 436 (19.34%) Bash Shell
16 433 (19.21%) Windows
17 389 (17.26%) Finance
18 388 (17.21%) Terraform
19 377 (16.73%) Test Automation
20 366 (16.24%) Scrum
21 337 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
22 335 (14.86%) JIRA
23 317 (14.06%) Unix
24 312 (13.84%) Open Source
25 304 (13.49%) Security Cleared
26 292 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
27 278 (12.33%) Web Services
28 262 (11.62%) SQL
29 256 (11.36%) ITIL
30 251 (11.14%) HTTP

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
1 240 (10.65%) Confluence
2 116 (5.15%) nginx
3 113 (5.01%) Apache
4 85 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 84 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
6 77 (3.42%) OpenStack
7 67 (2.97%) JBoss
8 54 (2.40%) IIS
9 50 (2.22%) WebSphere
10 47 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 40 (1.77%) CMS
12 38 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
13 33 (1.46%) SharePoint
14 31 (1.38%) WebLogic
15 30 (1.33%) Apache Spark
16 28 (1.24%) MS Exchange
17 14 (0.62%) Jetty
18 12 (0.53%) Mongrel
19 10 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
20 9 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.84%) HipChat
6 14 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.44%) Simulink
8 3 (0.13%) Windchill
9 2 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.22%) Kondor
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.089%) LabWindows
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.089%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.044%) Demantra
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.044%) HFM
7 1 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 755 (33.50%) Amazon AWS
2 292 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
4 149 (6.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 148 (6.57%) Amazon S3
6 114 (5.06%) GitHub
7 108 (4.79%) IaaS
8 94 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 93 (4.13%) Route 53
9 93 (4.13%) Serverless
10 85 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 78 (3.46%) PaaS
12 76 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
13 71 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
14 68 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
15 58 (2.57%) SaaS
15 58 (2.57%) Slack
16 50 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
17 27 (1.20%) CloudFront
17 27 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 251 (11.14%) HTTP
2 213 (9.45%) TCP/IP
3 174 (7.72%) DNS
4 152 (6.74%) Firewall
5 128 (5.68%) SSL
6 56 (2.48%) DHCP
7 50 (2.22%) VPN
8 49 (2.17%) Network Security
9 48 (2.13%) LDAP
9 48 (2.13%) WAN
10 47 (2.09%) Internet
11 46 (2.04%) LAN
12 39 (1.73%) IPsec
13 35 (1.55%) SAN
14 33 (1.46%) FTP
15 23 (1.02%) MPLS
16 19 (0.84%) Kerberos
16 19 (0.84%) SMS
17 18 (0.80%) SSH
17 18 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (8.87%) MySQL
2 164 (7.28%) MongoDB
3 156 (6.92%) Relational Database
4 149 (6.61%) Amazon RDS
5 143 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
6 126 (5.59%) NoSQL
7 89 (3.95%) SQL Server
8 68 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 54 (2.40%) Oracle Database
10 51 (2.26%) Big Data
11 49 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 44 (1.95%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.82%) Redis
14 29 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (0.98%) DB2
16 19 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 19 (0.84%) Power BI
17 15 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (0.53%) InfluxDB
19 11 (0.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 799 (35.45%) Jenkins
2 669 (29.68%) Git (software)
3 335 (14.86%) JIRA
4 216 (9.58%) Maven
5 156 (6.92%) Subversion
6 153 (6.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 149 (6.61%) TeamCity
8 130 (5.77%) Artifactory
9 115 (5.10%) JUnit
10 114 (5.06%) Ant
11 104 (4.61%) Bitbucket
12 88 (3.90%) SonarQube
13 86 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 70 (3.11%) Cucumber
15 63 (2.80%) Mockito
16 52 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
17 51 (2.26%) Selenium
18 47 (2.09%) MSBuild
19 45 (2.00%) Gradle
20 42 (1.86%) GitLab
General
1 389 (17.26%) Finance
2 198 (8.78%) Banking
3 81 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 43 (1.91%) Marketing
5 42 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.55%) Retail
7 33 (1.46%) Electronics
8 27 (1.20%) Front Office
8 27 (1.20%) International Banking
8 27 (1.20%) Publishing
9 26 (1.15%) Games
10 23 (1.02%) Military
11 20 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.58%) Billing
12 13 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.58%) Legal
13 12 (0.53%) Back Office
13 12 (0.53%) Law
14 8 (0.35%) Advertising
14 8 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 779 (34.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 299 (13.27%) Developer
3 229 (10.16%) AWS Engineer
4 205 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
5 176 (7.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 175 (7.76%) Architect
7 168 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
8 142 (6.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 124 (5.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 123 (5.46%) Java Developer
10 123 (5.46%) Senior DevOps
11 111 (4.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 105 (4.66%) Analyst
13 102 (4.53%) Consultant
14 90 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
15 58 (2.57%) WebOps Engineer
16 56 (2.48%) Administrator
16 56 (2.48%) Azure Engineer
17 55 (2.44%) Lead DevOps
18 50 (2.22%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (12.33%) Web Services
2 190 (8.43%) Node.js
3 151 (6.70%) HTML
4 146 (6.48%) REST
5 137 (6.08%) .NET
6 119 (5.28%) RESTful
7 118 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
8 107 (4.75%) CSS
8 107 (4.75%) JSON
8 107 (4.75%) Spring
9 105 (4.66%) React
10 103 (4.57%) AngularJS
11 92 (4.08%) Middleware
12 86 (3.82%) J2EE
12 86 (3.82%) jQuery
12 86 (3.82%) XML
13 71 (3.15%) HTML5
14 58 (2.57%) CSS3
15 54 (2.40%) Spring MVC
16 53 (2.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 87 (3.86%) CMDB
4 83 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 71 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.97%) Data Centre
7 66 (2.93%) Clustering
8 57 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.51%) Fintech
12 32 (1.42%) Private Cloud
13 31 (1.38%) User Experience
14 30 (1.33%) Online Banking
15 29 (1.29%) Replication
16 23 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
17 20 (0.89%) Cloud Native
18 19 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 17 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
20 16 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,080 (47.91%) Linux
2 433 (19.21%) Windows
3 317 (14.06%) Unix
4 243 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (5.06%) CentOS
6 104 (4.61%) Windows Server
7 74 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (2.84%) Mac OS X
9 55 (2.44%) Ubuntu
10 47 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (1.95%) Windows 7
12 43 (1.91%) Solaris
13 23 (1.02%) AIX
13 23 (1.02%) Windows 10
14 22 (0.98%) CoreOS
15 14 (0.62%) VMS
16 12 (0.53%) Debian
17 7 (0.31%) HPUX
18 6 (0.27%) Fedora
18 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,149 (50.98%) DevOps
2 959 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 699 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
4 377 (16.73%) Test Automation
5 366 (16.24%) Scrum
6 337 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 312 (13.84%) Open Source
8 256 (11.36%) ITIL
9 231 (10.25%) Microservices
10 193 (8.56%) TDD
11 188 (8.34%) Mentoring
12 178 (7.90%) Software Engineering
13 157 (6.97%) Service Management
14 153 (6.79%) Load Balancing
15 151 (6.70%) Change Management
16 141 (6.26%) SDLC
17 140 (6.21%) Migration
18 130 (5.77%) Coaching
19 128 (5.68%) Kanban
20 126 (5.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 790 (35.05%) Python
2 607 (26.93%) Java
3 440 (19.52%) Ruby
4 436 (19.34%) Bash Shell
5 262 (11.62%) SQL
6 236 (10.47%) Perl
7 218 (9.67%) PowerShell
8 207 (9.18%) JavaScript
9 123 (5.46%) Shell Script
10 120 (5.32%) C#
11 81 (3.59%) C
12 78 (3.46%) Scala
13 67 (2.97%) Go
14 66 (2.93%) Groovy
15 58 (2.57%) PHP
16 41 (1.82%) C++
17 31 (1.38%) PL/SQL
18 26 (1.15%) XPath
19 25 (1.11%) VBScript
20 23 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 304 (13.49%) Security Cleared
2 207 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 125 (5.55%) Degree
4 58 (2.57%) AWS Certification
5 46 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 46 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 34 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 23 (1.02%) ISEB
9 20 (0.89%) MCSE
10 18 (0.80%) CCNP
11 17 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.62%) CCNA
13 13 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.40%) RHCE
16 7 (0.31%) MCSA
17 5 (0.22%) HNC
18 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.86%) QA
2 49 (2.17%) SLA
3 40 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 29 (1.29%) PMO
5 23 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 22 (0.98%) GCP
7 19 (0.84%) Def Stans
7 19 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
7 19 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (0.80%) HIPAA
9 17 (0.75%) Actionable Recommendations
10 15 (0.67%) Data Quality
11 14 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 11 (0.49%) GDPR
13 8 (0.35%) COBIT
14 6 (0.27%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.18%) ECSS
16 1 (0.044%) DICOM
16 1 (0.044%) GMP
System Software
1 561 (24.89%) Docker
2 174 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 107 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 29 (1.29%) vCloud
7 25 (1.11%) Xen
8 21 (0.93%) Postfix
8 21 (0.93%) Squid
9 17 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.58%) NFS
11 12 (0.53%) Firmware
11 12 (0.53%) KVM
11 12 (0.53%) LXC
11 12 (0.53%) vSphere
12 11 (0.49%) Gluster
13 10 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.44%) XenApp
14 9 (0.40%) Samba
15 7 (0.31%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 981 (43.52%) Puppet
2 807 (35.80%) Ansible
3 590 (26.18%) Opscode Chef
4 388 (17.21%) Terraform
5 208 (9.23%) Kubernetes
6 89 (3.95%) Nagios
7 88 (3.90%) Salt
8 84 (3.73%) Kibana
9 76 (3.37%) logstash
10 62 (2.75%) ZABBIX
11 54 (2.40%) Grafana
12 48 (2.13%) Mesos
13 47 (2.09%) Rancher
14 46 (2.04%) SCCM
15 44 (1.95%) Packer
16 38 (1.69%) HAProxy
17 36 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
18 33 (1.46%) WSUS
19 22 (0.98%) Graphite
20 21 (0.93%) StatsD
Vendors
1 238 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 229 (10.16%) Oracle
3 187 (8.30%) Red Hat
4 181 (8.03%) VMware
5 133 (5.90%) Splunk
6 76 (3.37%) Google
6 76 (3.37%) SAP
7 66 (2.93%) ServiceNow
8 65 (2.88%) Atlassian
9 58 (2.57%) SaltStack
10 52 (2.31%) Cisco
11 48 (2.13%) HP
12 39 (1.73%) IBM
12 39 (1.73%) New Relic
13 28 (1.24%) Juniper
14 26 (1.15%) CA
15 25 (1.11%) F5
15 25 (1.11%) NetApp
16 24 (1.06%) Dell
16 24 (1.06%) McAfee