Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 91 86
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,335 2,503 2,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.62% 2.67% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 3.09% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,454 1,667 1,460
England median daily rate £505 £515 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +8.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £322 £350 £320
90th Percentile £650 £650 £609
UK median daily rate £500 £501 £475
% change year-on-year -0.10% +5.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 90 69
England median hourly rate £39.25 £40.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.09% -8.99% +7.23%
10th Percentile £17.48 £18.20 £16.18
90th Percentile £50.18 £62.03 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £44.73
% change year-on-year +5.00% -10.56% +7.77%

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 77,631 80,954 73,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.21% 86.34% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,977 54,045 48,470
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,904 2,036 2,008
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% -4.00% +4.17%

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 -23 985 £550 +1.85% 77
South East -10 449 £425 -12.82% 40
North of England +1 349 £500 - 45
Midlands +10 232 £420 -16.00% 20
West Midlands +26 178 £425 -15.00% 17
Yorkshire +43 175 £500 +5.26% 22
South West +33 157 £519 +12.16% 16
East of England +23 151 £500 -0.50% 18
North West -24 120 £524 +4.80% 19
North East -2 59 £500 -6.64% 4
East Midlands -3 53 £420 -13.62% 3
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 1,162 (49.76%) DevOps
2 1,119 (47.92%) Linux
3 919 (39.36%) Jenkins
4 910 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
5 822 (35.20%) Puppet
6 803 (34.39%) Amazon AWS
7 734 (31.43%) Ansible
8 714 (30.58%) Python
9 685 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
10 650 (27.84%) Git (software)
11 649 (27.79%) Java
12 611 (26.17%) Docker
13 494 (21.16%) Terraform
14 454 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
15 443 (18.97%) Test Automation
16 424 (18.16%) Windows
17 400 (17.13%) Ruby
18 394 (16.87%) Kubernetes
19 389 (16.66%) Open Source
20 387 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
21 376 (16.10%) Security Cleared
22 351 (15.03%) Microsoft
22 351 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
23 337 (14.43%) JIRA
24 330 (14.13%) Bash Shell
24 330 (14.13%) SQL
25 328 (14.05%) Finance
26 313 (13.40%) HTTP
27 300 (12.85%) JavaScript
27 300 (12.85%) Scrum

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
1 258 (11.05%) Confluence
2 154 (6.60%) nginx
3 153 (6.55%) Apache
4 125 (5.35%) Tomcat
5 91 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 90 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 88 (3.77%) IIS
8 74 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
9 68 (2.91%) JBoss
10 54 (2.31%) Jetty
10 54 (2.31%) Mongrel
11 49 (2.10%) SharePoint
12 41 (1.76%) CMS
13 35 (1.50%) Apache Spark
14 34 (1.46%) OpenStack
15 25 (1.07%) MS Exchange
16 22 (0.94%) SAP Portal
17 20 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 65 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) CATIA
6 3 (0.13%) Windchill
7 2 (0.086%) HipChat
7 2 (0.086%) SPSS
8 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.043%) Revit
8 1 (0.043%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.30%) Maximo
4 7 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 6 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.21%) assyst
6 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 3 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.086%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.086%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.086%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.086%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.086%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 803 (34.39%) Amazon AWS
2 387 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (8.44%) Amazon EC2
4 193 (8.27%) GitHub
5 182 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 153 (6.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 118 (5.05%) Amazon S3
8 107 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
9 104 (4.45%) PaaS
10 81 (3.47%) Serverless
11 75 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 72 (3.08%) Route 53
13 71 (3.04%) Office 365
14 69 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
14 69 (2.96%) Google App Engine
15 65 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 64 (2.74%) IaaS
17 58 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
18 51 (2.18%) SaaS
19 39 (1.67%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 313 (13.40%) HTTP
2 256 (10.96%) TCP/IP
3 206 (8.82%) SSL
4 201 (8.61%) DNS
5 126 (5.40%) FTP
6 122 (5.22%) DHCP
7 110 (4.71%) Firewall
8 104 (4.45%) IPsec
9 72 (3.08%) VPN
10 38 (1.63%) VLAN
11 34 (1.46%) Internet
12 32 (1.37%) LAN
13 25 (1.07%) SSH
13 25 (1.07%) WAN
14 22 (0.94%) ICMP
15 21 (0.90%) iSCSI
16 19 (0.81%) SAN
17 14 (0.60%) 4G
18 13 (0.56%) Network Security
18 13 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 151 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 141 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 141 (6.04%) MySQL
4 103 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
5 100 (4.28%) Amazon RDS
6 84 (3.60%) SQL Server
7 67 (2.87%) Big Data
8 62 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 58 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 48 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 43 (1.84%) Hadoop
12 34 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 34 (1.46%) Redis
13 24 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (0.99%) Pentaho
15 21 (0.90%) Apache Hive
16 18 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
16 18 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 919 (39.36%) Jenkins
2 650 (27.84%) Git (software)
3 337 (14.43%) JIRA
4 209 (8.95%) Subversion
5 162 (6.94%) Maven
6 149 (6.38%) GitLab
7 127 (5.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 115 (4.93%) Travis CI
9 114 (4.88%) JUnit
10 102 (4.37%) Selenium
11 92 (3.94%) Bitbucket
12 91 (3.90%) Ant
13 89 (3.81%) Artifactory
14 70 (3.00%) Cucumber
15 68 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 65 (2.78%) TeamCity
17 58 (2.48%) Visual Studio
18 56 (2.40%) Hudson
19 47 (2.01%) SonarQube
20 43 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 328 (14.05%) Finance
2 104 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 91 (3.90%) Banking
4 71 (3.04%) Marketing
5 56 (2.40%) Electronics
6 55 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.31%) Retail
8 27 (1.16%) Back Office
9 22 (0.94%) Advertising
10 20 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.69%) Military
13 15 (0.64%) Publishing
14 13 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.51%) Law
16 11 (0.47%) Billing
16 11 (0.47%) French Language
16 11 (0.47%) German Language
16 11 (0.47%) Legal
17 9 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 730 (31.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 389 (16.66%) Developer
3 218 (9.34%) AWS Engineer
4 214 (9.16%) AWS DevOps
5 183 (7.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 154 (6.60%) Architect
7 123 (5.27%) Analyst
8 118 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
9 104 (4.45%) Senior DevOps
10 85 (3.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 75 (3.21%) Scala Developer
12 73 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 70 (3.00%) Consultant
14 65 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
15 63 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
16 56 (2.40%) Agile Developer
16 56 (2.40%) Azure DevOps
17 54 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 54 (2.31%) Senior Developer
18 51 (2.18%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (8.22%) Node.js
2 180 (7.71%) .NET
3 177 (7.58%) HTML
4 161 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
5 148 (6.34%) CSS
6 147 (6.30%) Web Services
7 146 (6.25%) J2EE
8 145 (6.21%) REST
9 130 (5.57%) JSON
10 127 (5.44%) Spring
11 109 (4.67%) RESTful
12 99 (4.24%) Servlets
13 97 (4.15%) XML
14 94 (4.03%) Play Framework
15 85 (3.64%) Kafka
16 83 (3.55%) Middleware
17 71 (3.04%) Ruby on Rails
18 65 (2.78%) Django
19 64 (2.74%) Spring MVC
20 59 (2.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.98%) CMDB
2 133 (5.70%) Public Cloud
3 115 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 81 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 66 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (2.44%) User Experience
8 51 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 50 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
10 48 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
11 47 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
12 33 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.33%) Cloud Native
14 30 (1.28%) Derivative
15 28 (1.20%) Fintech
16 27 (1.16%) Private Cloud
17 25 (1.07%) Clustering
18 22 (0.94%) Virtual Team
19 20 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
20 14 (0.60%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1,119 (47.92%) Linux
2 424 (18.16%) Windows
3 281 (12.03%) Unix
4 222 (9.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 112 (4.80%) Windows Server
6 82 (3.51%) Ubuntu
7 74 (3.17%) CentOS
8 47 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (1.80%) Android
10 36 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 34 (1.46%) CoreOS
11 34 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (1.33%) Windows 10
13 27 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.51%) AIX
15 8 (0.34%) Solaris
15 8 (0.34%) SUSE
15 8 (0.34%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.30%) Debian
17 6 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,162 (49.76%) DevOps
2 910 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
4 443 (18.97%) Test Automation
5 389 (16.66%) Open Source
6 351 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
7 300 (12.85%) Scrum
8 293 (12.55%) ITIL
9 239 (10.24%) Microservices
10 233 (9.98%) Deployment Automation
11 188 (8.05%) Kanban
12 187 (8.01%) TDD
13 183 (7.84%) Service Management
14 182 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
15 149 (6.38%) Change Management
16 148 (6.34%) Migration
17 145 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
18 141 (6.04%) OO
19 124 (5.31%) Software Engineering
20 122 (5.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 714 (30.58%) Python
2 649 (27.79%) Java
3 400 (17.13%) Ruby
4 330 (14.13%) Bash Shell
4 330 (14.13%) SQL
5 300 (12.85%) JavaScript
6 234 (10.02%) Perl
7 154 (6.60%) PowerShell
8 147 (6.30%) Scala
9 117 (5.01%) Go
10 109 (4.67%) Shell Script
11 105 (4.50%) C#
12 90 (3.85%) C
13 83 (3.55%) C++
14 66 (2.83%) PHP
15 55 (2.36%) PL/SQL
16 48 (2.06%) Groovy
17 31 (1.33%) Haskell
18 26 (1.11%) ABAP
19 18 (0.77%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 376 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 281 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 110 (4.71%) Degree
4 89 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 61 (2.61%) DV Cleared
6 53 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 36 (1.54%) AWS Certification
8 21 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (0.64%) ISEB
11 14 (0.60%) CCNA
11 14 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (0.60%) DBS Check
11 14 (0.60%) RHCE
12 13 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.51%) HNC
13 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.51%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.43%) MCSE
15 9 (0.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.10%) QA
2 25 (1.07%) PMO
3 23 (0.99%) SLA
4 15 (0.64%) COBIT
4 15 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.34%) MISRA
8 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.21%) GDPR
9 5 (0.21%) MISRA C
10 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.13%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.13%) GxP
12 2 (0.086%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.086%) P3O
12 2 (0.086%) SEPA
12 2 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 611 (26.17%) Docker
2 186 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.65%) Active Directory
4 78 (3.34%) Xen
5 74 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.33%) NFS
9 27 (1.16%) etcd
10 26 (1.11%) flannel
10 26 (1.11%) SkyDNS
11 24 (1.03%) Ceph
12 23 (0.99%) Firmware
12 23 (0.99%) GlusterFS
13 16 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (0.64%) KVM
15 13 (0.56%) VirtualBox
16 12 (0.51%) vSphere
17 10 (0.43%) HDFS
17 10 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 822 (35.20%) Puppet
2 734 (31.43%) Ansible
3 494 (21.16%) Terraform
4 454 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
5 394 (16.87%) Kubernetes
6 86 (3.68%) ZABBIX
7 84 (3.60%) Nagios
8 81 (3.47%) Grafana
9 77 (3.30%) Docker Swarm
10 74 (3.17%) Kibana
11 73 (3.13%) Salt
12 69 (2.96%) Packer
13 66 (2.83%) Prometheus
14 60 (2.57%) Graphite
15 57 (2.44%) SCCM
16 53 (2.27%) HAProxy
17 45 (1.93%) Consul
18 38 (1.63%) logstash
19 37 (1.58%) Sysdig
20 35 (1.50%) rkt
Vendors
1 351 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 249 (10.66%) Google
3 229 (9.81%) Oracle
4 225 (9.64%) VMware
5 145 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 103 (4.41%) SAP
7 99 (4.24%) ServiceNow
8 98 (4.20%) Splunk
9 89 (3.81%) Atlassian
10 60 (2.57%) SaltStack
11 53 (2.27%) New Relic
12 47 (2.01%) Citrix
13 44 (1.88%) Adobe
14 43 (1.84%) webMethods
15 42 (1.80%) Cisco
16 33 (1.41%) HP
17 32 (1.37%) BEA
18 28 (1.20%) AppDynamics
19 23 (0.99%) Dynatrace
19 23 (0.99%) IBM