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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 149 139 140
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -41
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,274 890 849
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.81% 1.96% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.22% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 591 542
10th Percentile £413 £350 £341
25th Percentile £463 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £556 £585
90th Percentile £725 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £490
% change year-on-year +15.79% -3.06% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 23 20
10th Percentile £17.70 £20.01 £18.95
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.88 £29.10
Median hourly rate £48.48 £38.50 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +25.92% -12.00% +2.94%
75th Percentile £68.75 £51.24 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £56.17 £50.75
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -13.04% +8.24%

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 62,997 40,167 38,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.61% 88.67% 86.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,839 27,666 26,128
10th Percentile £350 £310 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £535 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +8.08% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,587 1,239 1,120
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.74 £12.41
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% -4.44%
75th Percentile £51.35 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.47 £58.53 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £28.33 £25.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +17.98% -2.22%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -8 618 £575 +9.52% 99
Midlands +2 170 £530 +30.86% 19
South East -20 165 £588 +34.75% 45
West Midlands +6 159 £530 +30.86% 13
North of England -42 107 £525 +16.67% 35
North West -34 69 £525 +10.53% 18
South West -13 60 £475 +20.25% 22
Yorkshire -29 25 £525 +23.53% 13
East of England -50 25 £551 +29.65% 35
North East -18 13 £500 +19.05% 4
East Midlands -14 11 £514 +28.44% 6
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 562 (44.11%) DevOps
2 520 (40.82%) Linux
3 492 (38.62%) CI/CD
4 484 (37.99%) Ansible
5 478 (37.52%) AWS
6 437 (34.30%) Agile
7 433 (33.99%) Kubernetes
8 424 (33.28%) Terraform
9 401 (31.48%) Docker
10 393 (30.85%) Python
11 385 (30.22%) Azure
12 359 (28.18%) Jenkins
13 350 (27.47%) Security Cleared
14 309 (24.25%) Git (software)
15 298 (23.39%) SC Cleared
16 269 (21.11%) Social Skills
17 262 (20.57%) Puppet
17 262 (20.57%) Java
18 231 (18.13%) Microsoft
19 229 (17.97%) GitLab
20 228 (17.90%) Bash
21 212 (16.64%) Windows
22 203 (15.93%) Finance
23 196 (15.38%) Scrum
24 195 (15.31%) JIRA
25 189 (14.84%) Infrastructure as Code
26 182 (14.29%) Public Sector
27 181 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
27 181 (14.21%) SQL
28 177 (13.89%) ITIL

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
1 144 (11.30%) Confluence
2 48 (3.77%) nginx
3 39 (3.06%) IIS
4 34 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (2.59%) Apache
6 32 (2.51%) Traefik
6 32 (2.51%) WebLogic
7 29 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.81%) SAS
9 19 (1.49%) CMS
10 17 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.94%) JBoss
12 10 (0.78%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.39%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.31%) Drupal
16 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 39 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.31%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.078%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.57%) assyst
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.078%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.078%) Magento
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 478 (37.52%) AWS
2 385 (30.22%) Azure
3 163 (12.79%) GCP
4 128 (10.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 97 (7.61%) PaaS
6 89 (6.99%) Serverless
7 86 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
8 81 (6.36%) GitHub
9 71 (5.57%) IaaS
10 61 (4.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 56 (4.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 56 (4.40%) Amazon S3
12 53 (4.16%) OpenShift
13 49 (3.85%) SaaS
14 45 (3.53%) Microsoft 365
15 41 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
16 39 (3.06%) Datadog
17 37 (2.90%) Amazon EKS
18 36 (2.83%) Power Platform
19 31 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 99 (7.77%) DNS
2 79 (6.20%) Firewall
2 79 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.61%) HTTP
4 45 (3.53%) DHCP
5 40 (3.14%) Internet
6 33 (2.59%) VPN
7 27 (2.12%) IPsec
8 26 (2.04%) SSL
9 24 (1.88%) VoIP
10 23 (1.81%) FTP
11 20 (1.57%) Network Security
12 13 (1.02%) SSH
12 13 (1.02%) WAN
13 10 (0.78%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.78%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.71%) ATM
14 9 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
14 9 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.49%) MySQL
2 69 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 66 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (4.32%) Pentaho
5 46 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 40 (3.14%) Hadoop
8 39 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
9 35 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 35 (2.75%) Power BI
10 34 (2.67%) Big Data
11 31 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
12 30 (2.35%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.65%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.57%) HBase
15 17 (1.33%) Redis
16 16 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (1.26%) Impala
17 14 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 359 (28.18%) Jenkins
2 309 (24.25%) Git (software)
3 229 (17.97%) GitLab
4 195 (15.31%) JIRA
5 83 (6.51%) Bitbucket
6 48 (3.77%) Artifactory
7 47 (3.69%) Subversion
8 42 (3.30%) SonarQube
9 38 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 37 (2.90%) Maven
11 28 (2.20%) Cucumber
11 28 (2.20%) Selenium
12 22 (1.73%) CA Gen
13 19 (1.49%) Gradle
13 19 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (1.41%) CircleCI
14 18 (1.41%) JUnit
14 18 (1.41%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.33%) Robot Framework
16 15 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 269 (21.11%) Social Skills
2 203 (15.93%) Finance
3 182 (14.29%) Public Sector
4 100 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 28 (2.20%) Banking
7 28 (2.20%) Front Office
8 25 (1.96%) Legal
8 25 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
9 22 (1.73%) Back Office
10 19 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.26%) Retail
12 15 (1.18%) Marketing
13 13 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
14 11 (0.86%) Electronics
15 10 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
16 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 321 (25.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 155 (12.17%) Developer
3 82 (6.44%) Software Engineer
4 71 (5.57%) Architect
5 60 (4.71%) AWS Engineer
6 57 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
7 55 (4.32%) Azure Engineer
8 54 (4.24%) Analyst
9 53 (4.16%) Consultant
10 50 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
11 45 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 43 (3.38%) AWS DevOps
13 40 (3.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 37 (2.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 33 (2.59%) Senior DevOps
16 32 (2.51%) Project Manager
17 31 (2.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
19 27 (2.12%) Azure DevOps
20 26 (2.04%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (6.44%) .NET
2 69 (5.42%) JSON
3 63 (4.95%) Kafka
4 61 (4.79%) Elastic Stack
5 57 (4.47%) REST
6 49 (3.85%) HTML
7 46 (3.61%) CSS
8 45 (3.53%) XML
9 42 (3.30%) Spring
10 41 (3.22%) J2EE
11 39 (3.06%) Node.js
12 37 (2.90%) RESTful
13 33 (2.59%) React
14 32 (2.51%) cloud-init
15 29 (2.28%) Middleware
16 26 (2.04%) ASP.NET
17 25 (1.96%) .NET Core
18 24 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
19 21 (1.65%) LDAP
20 20 (1.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 93 (7.30%) CMDB
3 62 (4.87%) PKI
4 61 (4.79%) Cloud Native
5 54 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 52 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 50 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (3.53%) Data Centre
9 37 (2.90%) Clustering
10 30 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
11 28 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
12 25 (1.96%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.88%) Hedge funds
14 23 (1.81%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.78%) Client/Server
18 9 (0.71%) IoT
19 7 (0.55%) Algorithms
19 7 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 520 (40.82%) Linux
2 212 (16.64%) Windows
3 126 (9.89%) Unix
4 124 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (6.20%) CentOS
6 51 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.81%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.18%) Windows 10
10 14 (1.10%) Android
11 11 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.78%) VMS
13 9 (0.71%) Solaris
13 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.47%) SUSE
16 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (44.11%) DevOps
2 492 (38.62%) CI/CD
3 437 (34.30%) Agile
4 196 (15.38%) Scrum
5 189 (14.84%) Infrastructure as Code
6 181 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
7 177 (13.89%) ITIL
8 164 (12.87%) Software Engineering
9 163 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
10 140 (10.99%) Microservices
11 133 (10.44%) Problem Management
12 120 (9.42%) Test Automation
13 118 (9.26%) Process Improvement
14 112 (8.79%) Service Management
15 111 (8.71%) Test Strategy
16 105 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
17 104 (8.16%) Analytics
18 103 (8.08%) Data Modelling
19 101 (7.93%) SDLC
20 98 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (30.85%) Python
2 262 (20.57%) Java
3 228 (17.90%) Bash
4 181 (14.21%) SQL
5 144 (11.30%) PowerShell
6 136 (10.68%) JavaScript
7 87 (6.83%) Ruby
8 81 (6.36%) Perl
9 78 (6.12%) Go
10 71 (5.57%) C#
11 65 (5.10%) Shell Script
12 62 (4.87%) PL/SQL
13 48 (3.77%) C
14 37 (2.90%) C++
15 27 (2.12%) Scala
16 24 (1.88%) Groovy
17 23 (1.81%) COBOL
18 20 (1.57%) HiveQL
18 20 (1.57%) R
18 20 (1.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 350 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 298 (23.39%) SC Cleared
3 47 (3.69%) DV Cleared
4 29 (2.28%) Degree
5 27 (2.12%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.02%) CCNP
9 10 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (0.71%) CCNA
11 7 (0.55%) CISSP
11 7 (0.55%) RHCE
12 6 (0.47%) CCA
12 6 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.39%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.06%) QA
2 31 (2.43%) GDPR
3 29 (2.28%) NCSC
4 20 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 19 (1.49%) SLA
6 15 (1.18%) PMO
7 13 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.55%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.24%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.24%) OASIS TOSCA
9 3 (0.24%) RMADS
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.16%) MiFID
10 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 401 (31.48%) Docker
2 101 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (6.44%) Active Directory
4 49 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.88%) HDFS
6 19 (1.49%) vSphere
7 12 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.39%) Firmware
10 5 (0.39%) KVM
10 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.39%) XenApp
11 4 (0.31%) LXC
11 4 (0.31%) NFS
11 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 484 (37.99%) Ansible
2 433 (33.99%) Kubernetes
3 424 (33.28%) Terraform
4 262 (20.57%) Puppet
5 159 (12.48%) Opscode Chef
6 100 (7.85%) Prometheus
7 86 (6.75%) Grafana
8 82 (6.44%) Docker Swarm
9 71 (5.57%) Packer
10 52 (4.08%) Consul
11 44 (3.45%) Istio
12 39 (3.06%) ZABBIX
13 37 (2.90%) HAProxy
14 34 (2.67%) Graphite
15 33 (2.59%) Podman
16 31 (2.43%) linkerd
17 30 (2.35%) Rancher
17 30 (2.35%) SCCM
18 29 (2.28%) Nagios
19 27 (2.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 231 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 162 (12.72%) Oracle
3 130 (10.20%) VMware
4 120 (9.42%) Splunk
5 73 (5.73%) ServiceNow
6 66 (5.18%) Google
7 64 (5.02%) Red Hat
8 54 (4.24%) Atlassian
9 45 (3.53%) PagerDuty
10 40 (3.14%) Cloudera
11 36 (2.83%) BEA
12 35 (2.75%) AppDynamics
13 33 (2.59%) Informatica
14 31 (2.43%) Talend
15 30 (2.35%) webMethods
16 28 (2.20%) Cisco
17 24 (1.88%) Citrix
18 23 (1.81%) SAP
19 22 (1.73%) New Relic
19 22 (1.73%) Pega