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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 84 99
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1113 1323 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.58% 2.71% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 3.25% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 776 701
Median daily rate £500 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 31
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £34.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 524 £525 +5.00% 139
South East -16 224 £475 +15.15% 41
East of England +4 87 £500 +17.64% 18
North West 0 65 £460 +15.00% 23
Yorkshire +12 62 £475 - 14
West Midlands +25 56 £500 +30.29% 17
South West +5 53 £381 -10.29% 11
East Midlands -18 21 £400 -8.57% 9
North East +1 19 £475 +47.85% 4
Midlands - 2 - - 26
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1231 (54.16%) Linux
2 1009 (44.39%) DevOps
3 895 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
4 867 (38.14%) Puppet
5 745 (32.78%) Git (software)
6 739 (32.51%) Python
7 716 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
8 703 (30.93%) Jenkins
9 650 (28.60%) Ansible
10 636 (27.98%) Amazon AWS
11 581 (25.56%) Java
12 521 (22.92%) Opscode Chef
13 502 (22.09%) Ruby
14 488 (21.47%) Docker
15 435 (19.14%) HTTP
16 418 (18.39%) Open Source
17 414 (18.21%) Unix
18 411 (18.08%) Windows
19 403 (17.73%) Finance
20 393 (17.29%) Security Cleared
21 389 (17.11%) Test Automation
22 347 (15.27%) Bash Shell
23 327 (14.39%) Scrum
24 326 (14.34%) HTML
25 309 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 301 (13.24%) Relational Database
27 297 (13.07%) Oracle
28 294 (12.93%) JavaScript
29 287 (12.63%) SC Cleared
30 284 (12.49%) 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
1 227 (9.99%) Confluence
2 184 (8.10%) Apache
3 140 (6.16%) nginx
4 133 (5.85%) Tomcat
5 107 (4.71%) OpenStack
6 102 (4.49%) WebLogic
7 101 (4.44%) JBoss
8 88 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
9 65 (2.86%) WebSphere
10 56 (2.46%) IIS
10 56 (2.46%) SharePoint
11 52 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 32 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 27 (1.19%) CMS
14 23 (1.01%) MS Exchange
15 19 (0.84%) Jetty
16 18 (0.79%) Mongrel
17 12 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.48%) Apache Pig
19 10 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 49 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (0.97%) Simulink
3 20 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.48%) HipChat
7 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.044%) SPSS
8 1 (0.044%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.44%) LabWindows
5 7 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.18%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.13%) Demantra
9 3 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.13%) SnowdropKCS
9 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.088%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.088%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.088%) Siebel CRM
11 1 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 636 (27.98%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (4.88%) PaaS
4 103 (4.53%) IaaS
5 89 (3.92%) GitHub
6 87 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 82 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
8 67 (2.95%) Amazon S3
9 53 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 41 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 35 (1.54%) Datadog
14 29 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
15 28 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (1.14%) SaaS
17 25 (1.10%) Office 365
18 23 (1.01%) OpenShift
19 19 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 18 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 435 (19.14%) HTTP
2 263 (11.57%) TCP/IP
3 187 (8.23%) SSL
4 168 (7.39%) DNS
5 142 (6.25%) Firewall
6 67 (2.95%) DHCP
6 67 (2.95%) LDAP
7 59 (2.60%) VPN
8 55 (2.42%) IPsec
9 54 (2.38%) Network Security
10 48 (2.11%) HTTPS
10 48 (2.11%) LAN
11 46 (2.02%) WAN
12 42 (1.85%) Internet
13 35 (1.54%) SAN
14 26 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
14 26 (1.14%) NAS
15 25 (1.10%) SSH
16 24 (1.06%) Ethernet
17 23 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (13.24%) Relational Database
2 223 (9.81%) MySQL
3 216 (9.50%) MongoDB
4 214 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
5 126 (5.54%) NoSQL
6 108 (4.75%) SQL Server
7 88 (3.87%) Oracle Database
8 64 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 62 (2.73%) Big Data
10 61 (2.68%) Hadoop
11 58 (2.55%) Redis
12 36 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
12 36 (1.58%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
14 24 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (0.79%) SQLPlus
17 16 (0.70%) HBase
18 15 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 745 (32.78%) Git (software)
2 703 (30.93%) Jenkins
3 282 (12.41%) JIRA
4 221 (9.72%) Subversion
5 156 (6.86%) Maven
6 109 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 101 (4.44%) JUnit
8 69 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 69 (3.04%) Vagrant
9 64 (2.82%) Selenium
10 62 (2.73%) TeamCity
11 57 (2.51%) Bitbucket
12 56 (2.46%) GitLab
13 55 (2.42%) Ant
14 49 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 45 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 42 (1.85%) Artifactory
17 36 (1.58%) Travis CI
18 35 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
19 33 (1.45%) Hudson
General
1 403 (17.73%) Finance
2 119 (5.24%) Banking
3 95 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 66 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 50 (2.20%) Marketing
6 45 (1.98%) Electronics
7 33 (1.45%) Retail
8 23 (1.01%) Back Office
9 21 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.84%) Front Office
11 16 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.70%) Law
12 11 (0.48%) Legal
13 8 (0.35%) Automotive
13 8 (0.35%) Games
13 8 (0.35%) Military
13 8 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.31%) Billing
14 7 (0.31%) Publishing
15 6 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 653 (28.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 437 (19.23%) Developer
3 189 (8.32%) Architect
4 173 (7.61%) AWS Engineer
5 169 (7.44%) AWS DevOps
6 154 (6.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 152 (6.69%) Linux Engineer
8 122 (5.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 118 (5.19%) Analyst
10 109 (4.80%) Java Developer
11 104 (4.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 90 (3.96%) Software Engineer
13 88 (3.87%) Scala Developer
14 82 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
15 75 (3.30%) Consultant
16 72 (3.17%) Administrator
16 72 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 70 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
18 52 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
19 50 (2.20%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (14.34%) HTML
2 282 (12.41%) CSS
3 241 (10.60%) Web Services
4 224 (9.85%) REST
5 154 (6.78%) HTML5
6 150 (6.60%) Spring
7 135 (5.94%) Node.js
8 128 (5.63%) JSON
9 126 (5.54%) RESTful
10 120 (5.28%) Elastic Stack
11 116 (5.10%) CSS3
12 113 (4.97%) .NET
13 102 (4.49%) J2EE
14 100 (4.40%) Ajax
15 97 (4.27%) Middleware
15 97 (4.27%) XML
16 95 (4.18%) Play Framework
17 86 (3.78%) Django
18 79 (3.48%) Spring MVC
19 77 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 116 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (4.44%) CMDB
3 90 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 83 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 77 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 70 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 70 (3.08%) User Experience
7 56 (2.46%) Clustering
8 53 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 39 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (1.41%) Fintech
12 23 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 21 (0.92%) Replication
14 19 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
15 18 (0.79%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (0.70%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.62%) Fat Client
17 14 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1231 (54.16%) Linux
2 414 (18.21%) Unix
3 411 (18.08%) Windows
4 309 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 185 (8.14%) CentOS
6 119 (5.24%) Windows Server
7 105 (4.62%) Mac OS X
8 94 (4.14%) Ubuntu
9 63 (2.77%) AIX
10 60 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 56 (2.46%) Solaris
12 49 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (1.54%) Windows 7
14 22 (0.97%) CoreOS
15 18 (0.79%) Debian
16 15 (0.66%) Fedora
16 15 (0.66%) Windows 10
16 15 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.48%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1009 (44.39%) DevOps
2 895 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
3 716 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
4 418 (18.39%) Open Source
5 389 (17.11%) Test Automation
6 327 (14.39%) Scrum
7 222 (9.77%) ITIL
8 217 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 209 (9.19%) Software Engineering
10 205 (9.02%) TDD
11 190 (8.36%) Microservices
12 172 (7.57%) Mentoring
13 167 (7.35%) Web Development
14 160 (7.04%) Web Design
15 156 (6.86%) Responsive Web Design
16 142 (6.25%) Migration
17 135 (5.94%) Service Management
18 133 (5.85%) SDLC
19 122 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
20 121 (5.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 739 (32.51%) Python
2 581 (25.56%) Java
3 502 (22.09%) Ruby
4 347 (15.27%) Bash Shell
5 294 (12.93%) JavaScript
6 284 (12.49%) SQL
7 259 (11.39%) Perl
8 195 (8.58%) PowerShell
9 170 (7.48%) Scala
10 155 (6.82%) C#
11 118 (5.19%) C
12 117 (5.15%) PHP
13 103 (4.53%) Shell Script
14 72 (3.17%) C++
15 69 (3.04%) Go
16 57 (2.51%) PL/SQL
17 39 (1.72%) Groovy
18 29 (1.28%) Korn
19 22 (0.97%) MATLAB
20 14 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 393 (17.29%) Security Cleared
2 287 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 120 (5.28%) Degree
4 66 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (1.01%) RHCE
9 22 (0.97%) AWS Certification
10 21 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.92%) CISSP
11 20 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 17 (0.75%) SANS
13 16 (0.70%) CEH
13 16 (0.70%) PMI Certification
14 15 (0.66%) GIAC
15 14 (0.62%) ISEB
15 14 (0.62%) MCP
16 13 (0.57%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.74%) QA
2 49 (2.16%) PMO
3 41 (1.80%) SLA
4 28 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.35%) MISRA
9 7 (0.31%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.31%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.22%) COBIT
11 4 (0.18%) GCP
11 4 (0.18%) TickIT
12 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.13%) RMADS
13 2 (0.088%) ECSS
13 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 488 (21.47%) Docker
2 167 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (6.95%) Active Directory
4 59 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (1.67%) Xen
7 33 (1.45%) KVM
8 32 (1.41%) Hyper-V
9 28 (1.23%) LXC
9 28 (1.23%) vSphere
10 23 (1.01%) vCloud
11 21 (0.92%) etcd
11 21 (0.92%) flannel
12 16 (0.70%) NFS
13 15 (0.66%) XenApp
14 13 (0.57%) Squid
15 12 (0.53%) Postfix
16 11 (0.48%) Ceph
16 11 (0.48%) GlusterFS
17 10 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 867 (38.14%) Puppet
2 650 (28.60%) Ansible
3 521 (22.92%) Opscode Chef
4 202 (8.89%) Kubernetes
5 190 (8.36%) Terraform
6 90 (3.96%) Salt
7 86 (3.78%) Nagios
8 83 (3.65%) logstash
9 75 (3.30%) ZABBIX
10 70 (3.08%) Kibana
11 56 (2.46%) HAProxy
12 52 (2.29%) SCCM
13 46 (2.02%) Graphite
14 44 (1.94%) Packer
15 43 (1.89%) Grafana
16 33 (1.45%) Rancher
17 24 (1.06%) Dollar Universe
18 22 (0.97%) Prometheus
19 20 (0.88%) Consul
19 20 (0.88%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 297 (13.07%) Oracle
2 260 (11.44%) VMware
3 214 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 214 (9.41%) Red Hat
4 131 (5.76%) Google
5 103 (4.53%) Splunk
6 87 (3.83%) ServiceNow
7 80 (3.52%) HP
8 76 (3.34%) SAP
9 73 (3.21%) Atlassian
10 72 (3.17%) IBM
11 59 (2.60%) Cisco
12 53 (2.33%) SaltStack
13 46 (2.02%) Citrix
14 43 (1.89%) AppDynamics
15 35 (1.54%) WSO2
16 30 (1.32%) TIBCO
17 28 (1.23%) PagerDuty
18 27 (1.19%) Juniper
19 26 (1.14%) Rackspace
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
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Surrey
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Yorkshire
Talent International
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South East London
Lorien Resourcing
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Surrey
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PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
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Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
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City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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London
Pioneer Search
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Hampshire
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London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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Reigate, Surrey
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Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
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City, London
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Wiltshire
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