Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 86 77
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 +17
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,596 2,368 2,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.74% 2.71% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 3.18% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,599 1,458 1,727
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +8.46%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 76 64
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.49 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +3.72% +19.69%
10th Percentile £16.00 £17.80 £17.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +19.69%

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 81,268 74,362 85,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.90% 85.06% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,990 48,946 57,151
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,241 1,938 2,072
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +4 1,255 £550 +7.32% 209
South East -19 435 £475 +5.56% 73
North of England -11 365 £425 -9.33% 83
Midlands +32 241 £500 +4.17% 45
East of England -11 155 £475 -5.00% 43
West Midlands +6 144 £525 +5.81% 31
North West +5 144 £475 -5.00% 43
South West +15 143 £438 +9.24% 49
Yorkshire -36 131 £425 -5.56% 28
East Midlands +49 92 £450 +20.00% 14
North East +13 90 £376 -20.79% 12
South Coast - 2 - -
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 1,317 (50.73%) Linux
2 1,294 (49.85%) DevOps
3 1,087 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
4 1,011 (38.94%) Puppet
5 993 (38.25%) Jenkins
6 911 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
7 889 (34.24%) Ansible
7 889 (34.24%) Python
8 831 (32.01%) Docker
9 745 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
10 716 (27.58%) Git (software)
11 670 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
12 642 (24.73%) Java
13 563 (21.69%) Terraform
14 499 (19.22%) Windows
15 473 (18.22%) Security Cleared
16 466 (17.95%) Open Source
17 461 (17.76%) Test Automation
18 457 (17.60%) Bash Shell
19 449 (17.30%) Ruby
20 429 (16.53%) Kubernetes
21 393 (15.14%) Unix
22 379 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
23 376 (14.48%) SC Cleared
24 375 (14.45%) Finance
25 336 (12.94%) Perl
26 334 (12.87%) ITIL
27 327 (12.60%) JIRA
28 321 (12.37%) JavaScript
29 294 (11.33%) SQL

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
1 232 (8.94%) Confluence
2 163 (6.28%) nginx
3 99 (3.81%) Apache
4 85 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
4 85 (3.27%) Tomcat
5 83 (3.20%) WebLogic
6 76 (2.93%) OpenStack
7 62 (2.39%) JBoss
8 57 (2.20%) Apache Spark
8 57 (2.20%) IIS
9 51 (1.96%) WebSphere
10 37 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 32 (1.23%) CMS
12 27 (1.04%) MS Exchange
13 23 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.73%) Apache Pig
15 18 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.65%) Drupal
17 16 (0.62%) Jetty
17 16 (0.62%) Mongrel
Applications
1 49 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 49 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.42%) HipChat
5 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Windchill
8 4 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.12%) Simulink
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.039%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.039%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 20 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.42%) Magento
4 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.23%) Servitor
8 5 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.12%) assyst
10 3 (0.12%) Maximo
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 911 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 379 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (7.90%) Serverless
4 199 (7.67%) Amazon EC2
5 188 (7.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 165 (6.36%) GitHub
7 151 (5.82%) AWS Lambda
8 128 (4.93%) Amazon S3
9 113 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 113 (4.35%) PaaS
10 108 (4.16%) Route 53
11 105 (4.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 105 (4.04%) IaaS
12 103 (3.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 73 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
14 70 (2.70%) SaaS
15 66 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
16 60 (2.31%) Datadog
17 59 (2.27%) CloudFront
18 38 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 244 (9.40%) TCP/IP
2 235 (9.05%) HTTP
3 209 (8.05%) DNS
4 203 (7.82%) SSL
5 180 (6.93%) Firewall
6 83 (3.20%) DHCP
7 68 (2.62%) FTP
8 63 (2.43%) IPsec
9 61 (2.35%) WAN
10 57 (2.20%) Internet
10 57 (2.20%) LAN
11 56 (2.16%) VPN
12 49 (1.89%) SAN
13 30 (1.16%) Network Security
14 27 (1.04%) MPLS
15 22 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
16 21 (0.81%) SSH
16 21 (0.81%) Wireshark
17 20 (0.77%) HTTPS
18 17 (0.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (8.17%) MySQL
2 192 (7.40%) MongoDB
2 192 (7.40%) PostgreSQL
3 163 (6.28%) Relational Database
4 160 (6.16%) NoSQL
5 124 (4.78%) Amazon RDS
6 122 (4.70%) SQL Server
7 86 (3.31%) Hadoop
8 77 (2.97%) Big Data
9 72 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 65 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 50 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
12 39 (1.50%) DB2
13 32 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (1.16%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
16 26 (1.00%) Neo4j
17 25 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 993 (38.25%) Jenkins
2 716 (27.58%) Git (software)
3 327 (12.60%) JIRA
4 133 (5.12%) Artifactory
5 132 (5.08%) Subversion
6 127 (4.89%) TeamCity
7 125 (4.82%) Maven
8 115 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 113 (4.35%) Selenium
10 105 (4.04%) Vagrant
11 101 (3.89%) Travis CI
12 93 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 81 (3.12%) GitLab
14 80 (3.08%) Ant
15 69 (2.66%) JUnit
16 63 (2.43%) Bitbucket
17 61 (2.35%) Cucumber
18 54 (2.08%) Gradle
19 53 (2.04%) SonarQube
20 45 (1.73%) Gerrit
General
1 375 (14.45%) Finance
2 116 (4.47%) Banking
3 62 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 43 (1.66%) Manufacturing
4 43 (1.66%) Marketing
5 41 (1.58%) Retail
6 32 (1.23%) Back Office
7 30 (1.16%) Military
8 26 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.89%) Electronics
9 23 (0.89%) Law
10 18 (0.69%) Publishing
11 17 (0.65%) Legal
12 13 (0.50%) Front Office
12 13 (0.50%) Games
13 12 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.35%) Automotive
15 9 (0.35%) German Language
15 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 857 (33.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 414 (15.95%) Developer
3 251 (9.67%) AWS Engineer
4 233 (8.98%) AWS DevOps
5 203 (7.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 143 (5.51%) Senior DevOps
7 139 (5.35%) Architect
8 132 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
8 132 (5.08%) Consultant
9 131 (5.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 130 (5.01%) Analyst
11 127 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
12 97 (3.74%) Java Developer
13 91 (3.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 84 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 83 (3.20%) Administrator
15 83 (3.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 63 (2.43%) Lead DevOps
17 53 (2.04%) Operations Engineer
17 53 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (8.90%) Web Services
2 226 (8.71%) Node.js
3 208 (8.01%) Elastic Stack
4 175 (6.74%) HTML
5 154 (5.93%) REST
6 148 (5.70%) RESTful
7 146 (5.62%) CSS
8 126 (4.85%) .NET
9 118 (4.55%) Spring
10 109 (4.20%) JSON
11 97 (3.74%) React
12 88 (3.39%) Kafka
13 84 (3.24%) XML
14 82 (3.16%) Middleware
15 81 (3.12%) HTML5
16 72 (2.77%) J2EE
17 71 (2.73%) AngularJS
18 70 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
19 65 (2.50%) CSS3
20 59 (2.27%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 161 (6.20%) Data Centre
2 157 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
4 117 (4.51%) CMDB
5 107 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 90 (3.47%) Public Cloud
7 56 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (2.12%) Computer Science
9 51 (1.96%) Replication
10 48 (1.85%) Fintech
11 47 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (1.62%) Cloud Native
12 42 (1.62%) User Experience
13 39 (1.50%) Virtual Team
14 38 (1.46%) Clustering
15 29 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
16 28 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
16 28 (1.08%) Private Cloud
17 26 (1.00%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,317 (50.73%) Linux
2 499 (19.22%) Windows
3 393 (15.14%) Unix
4 270 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (5.51%) CentOS
6 133 (5.12%) Windows Server
7 88 (3.39%) Ubuntu
8 63 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (2.12%) AIX
10 51 (1.96%) Solaris
11 50 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 47 (1.81%) CoreOS
13 30 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 29 (1.12%) Windows 7
15 27 (1.04%) Android
16 26 (1.00%) Windows 10
17 24 (0.92%) DC/OS
18 23 (0.89%) Apple iOS
19 18 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
20 13 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,294 (49.85%) DevOps
2 1,087 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
3 745 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
4 466 (17.95%) Open Source
5 461 (17.76%) Test Automation
6 334 (12.87%) ITIL
7 263 (10.13%) Scrum
8 251 (9.67%) TDD
9 245 (9.44%) Microservices
10 236 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 224 (8.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 216 (8.32%) SDLC
13 214 (8.24%) Deployment Automation
14 202 (7.78%) Change Management
15 191 (7.36%) Software Engineering
16 181 (6.97%) Service Management
17 164 (6.32%) Mentoring
18 162 (6.24%) Release Management
19 146 (5.62%) Migration
19 146 (5.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 889 (34.24%) Python
2 642 (24.73%) Java
3 457 (17.60%) Bash Shell
4 449 (17.30%) Ruby
5 336 (12.94%) Perl
6 321 (12.37%) JavaScript
7 294 (11.33%) SQL
8 196 (7.55%) PowerShell
9 149 (5.74%) Shell Script
10 128 (4.93%) C
11 119 (4.58%) Go
12 109 (4.20%) Scala
13 101 (3.89%) C#
14 98 (3.78%) PHP
15 74 (2.85%) C++
16 47 (1.81%) PL/SQL
17 43 (1.66%) Groovy
18 40 (1.54%) TypeScript
19 38 (1.46%) ES6
19 38 (1.46%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 473 (18.22%) Security Cleared
2 376 (14.48%) SC Cleared
3 108 (4.16%) Degree
4 64 (2.47%) AWS Certification
5 55 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 45 (1.73%) DV Cleared
7 42 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 36 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (0.77%) CCNA
12 18 (0.69%) ISTQB
12 18 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 15 (0.58%) CCNP
13 15 (0.58%) CISSP
14 14 (0.54%) MCSE
15 12 (0.46%) CISM
15 12 (0.46%) ISEB
16 11 (0.42%) RHCE
17 10 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.85%) QA
2 50 (1.93%) SLA
3 37 (1.43%) GCP
4 32 (1.23%) PMO
5 31 (1.19%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.58%) Def Stans
8 13 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.23%) GDPR
10 6 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.23%) MISRA
11 5 (0.19%) GxP
11 5 (0.19%) TickIT
12 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.15%) GLP
12 4 (0.15%) GMP
13 3 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.12%) IFRS
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 831 (32.01%) Docker
2 152 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 101 (3.89%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 30 (1.16%) etcd
7 30 (1.16%) flannel
8 28 (1.08%) VirtualBox
9 27 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.92%) NFS
10 24 (0.92%) Xen
11 22 (0.85%) Firmware
12 21 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.65%) vSphere
14 16 (0.62%) KVM
15 13 (0.50%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.50%) LXC
16 9 (0.35%) Ceph
16 9 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,011 (38.94%) Puppet
2 889 (34.24%) Ansible
3 670 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
4 563 (21.69%) Terraform
5 429 (16.53%) Kubernetes
6 170 (6.55%) Salt
7 154 (5.93%) Packer
8 78 (3.00%) Kibana
9 77 (2.97%) HAProxy
10 76 (2.93%) Nagios
11 71 (2.73%) SCCM
12 68 (2.62%) logstash
13 64 (2.47%) Grafana
14 62 (2.39%) Docker Swarm
15 56 (2.16%) Consul
16 39 (1.50%) Prometheus
17 37 (1.43%) Rancher
18 36 (1.39%) Sysdig
19 34 (1.31%) Mesos
19 34 (1.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 278 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 210 (8.09%) Oracle
3 207 (7.97%) VMware
4 193 (7.43%) Red Hat
5 168 (6.47%) Google
6 161 (6.20%) Splunk
7 91 (3.51%) SaltStack
8 90 (3.47%) Atlassian
9 86 (3.31%) New Relic
9 86 (3.31%) ServiceNow
10 80 (3.08%) Cisco
11 69 (2.66%) IBM
12 56 (2.16%) HP
13 54 (2.08%) SAP
14 47 (1.81%) Citrix
15 39 (1.50%) Remedy
16 38 (1.46%) Adobe
17 35 (1.35%) Hortonworks
18 32 (1.23%) Sybase
19 28 (1.08%) CA