Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 85 104
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19 +9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2366 2673 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.72% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 3.24% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1609 1497
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £355 £308 £306
90th Percentile £638 £590 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 69
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -3.05% +16.11%
10th Percentile £14.91 £17.84 £14.72
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.38 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.25
% change year-on-year +0.63% -1.24% +15.00%

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -12 1129 £525 +5.00% 84
South East +10 521 £475 +5.56% 33
North of England -16 287 £500 +17.65% 34
Midlands -20 166 £500 +11.11% 18
East of England +14 159 £513 +19.88% 19
North West +11 132 £506 +19.12% 16
Yorkshire +7 127 £500 - 15
South West -2 105 £413 +1.85% 14
West Midlands -12 103 £500 +7.53% 10
East Midlands -22 59 £488 +14.71% 8
North East -17 42 £543 +48.63% 3
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1187 (50.17%) DevOps
2 1178 (49.79%) Linux
3 1018 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
4 988 (41.76%) Puppet
5 836 (35.33%) Amazon AWS
6 823 (34.78%) Python
6 823 (34.78%) Jenkins
7 811 (34.28%) Ansible
8 721 (30.47%) Continuous Integration
9 705 (29.80%) Git (software)
10 624 (26.37%) Opscode Chef
11 608 (25.70%) Java
12 542 (22.91%) Docker
13 438 (18.51%) Bash Shell
14 434 (18.34%) Ruby
15 426 (18.01%) Scrum
16 416 (17.58%) Windows
17 414 (17.50%) Finance
18 376 (15.89%) Test Automation
19 370 (15.64%) Open Source
20 365 (15.43%) Unix
21 353 (14.92%) JIRA
22 352 (14.88%) Terraform
23 344 (14.54%) Security Cleared
24 305 (12.89%) HTTP
25 300 (12.68%) Continuous Delivery
26 299 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
27 274 (11.58%) Web Services
28 271 (11.45%) ITIL
28 271 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 250 (10.57%) Confluence
2 137 (5.79%) nginx
3 134 (5.66%) Apache
4 127 (5.37%) OpenStack
5 98 (4.14%) Tomcat
6 82 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
7 67 (2.83%) JBoss
8 60 (2.54%) IIS
9 54 (2.28%) CMS
10 50 (2.11%) WebSphere
11 44 (1.86%) SharePoint
12 43 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 40 (1.69%) Apache Spark
14 37 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 35 (1.48%) WebLogic
16 25 (1.06%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.72%) Jetty
18 15 (0.63%) Mongrel
19 11 (0.46%) Mule
20 9 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 48 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (0.97%) HipChat
3 22 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.59%) Simulink
7 11 (0.46%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.085%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.34%) LabWindows
4 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.21%) Kondor
6 5 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
6 5 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.085%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.085%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.042%) HFM
9 1 (0.042%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 836 (35.33%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 158 (6.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 132 (5.58%) GitHub
6 125 (5.28%) IaaS
7 123 (5.20%) Amazon S3
8 85 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 84 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 83 (3.51%) PaaS
11 77 (3.25%) Serverless
12 69 (2.92%) Route 53
13 61 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
14 58 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
14 58 (2.45%) SaaS
15 54 (2.28%) Amazon ELB
15 54 (2.28%) Slack
16 53 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
17 34 (1.44%) OpenShift
18 22 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 305 (12.89%) HTTP
2 229 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 190 (8.03%) DNS
4 152 (6.42%) Firewall
5 151 (6.38%) SSL
6 61 (2.58%) Network Security
7 59 (2.49%) DHCP
8 58 (2.45%) LDAP
8 58 (2.45%) VPN
8 58 (2.45%) WAN
9 56 (2.37%) LAN
10 51 (2.16%) Internet
11 35 (1.48%) IPsec
12 31 (1.31%) FTP
13 30 (1.27%) SAN
14 26 (1.10%) HTTPS
15 23 (0.97%) MPLS
16 20 (0.85%) Kerberos
16 20 (0.85%) SSH
17 18 (0.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (10.02%) MySQL
2 206 (8.71%) Relational Database
3 180 (7.61%) MongoDB
4 156 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
5 132 (5.58%) NoSQL
6 129 (5.45%) Amazon RDS
7 87 (3.68%) SQL Server
8 86 (3.63%) Hadoop
9 79 (3.34%) Big Data
10 59 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 55 (2.32%) Oracle Database
12 52 (2.20%) RDBMS
13 40 (1.69%) Redis
14 37 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (1.31%) HBase
16 20 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 20 (0.85%) DB2
16 20 (0.85%) Sqoop
17 19 (0.80%) Impala
18 17 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 823 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 705 (29.80%) Git (software)
3 353 (14.92%) JIRA
4 197 (8.33%) Maven
5 187 (7.90%) Subversion
6 136 (5.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 132 (5.58%) TeamCity
8 124 (5.24%) Artifactory
9 108 (4.56%) JUnit
10 100 (4.23%) Ant
11 96 (4.06%) Bitbucket
12 83 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 64 (2.70%) SonarQube
13 64 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (2.54%) Cucumber
15 55 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
16 51 (2.16%) Selenium
17 50 (2.11%) MSBuild
18 48 (2.03%) Vagrant
19 43 (1.82%) Mockito
General
1 414 (17.50%) Finance
2 181 (7.65%) Banking
3 124 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 74 (3.13%) Marketing
6 69 (2.92%) Electronics
7 45 (1.90%) Front Office
8 34 (1.44%) Retail
9 32 (1.35%) Legal
10 26 (1.10%) International Banking
11 25 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 24 (1.01%) Back Office
13 21 (0.89%) Publishing
14 19 (0.80%) Games
15 15 (0.63%) Billing
16 13 (0.55%) Law
16 13 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.51%) Military
18 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
19 9 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 793 (33.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 313 (13.23%) Developer
3 236 (9.97%) AWS Engineer
4 219 (9.26%) AWS DevOps
5 193 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
6 187 (7.90%) Architect
7 186 (7.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 166 (7.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 142 (6.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 113 (4.78%) Analyst
10 113 (4.78%) Cloud Engineer
11 107 (4.52%) Java Developer
12 98 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
13 91 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 88 (3.72%) Consultant
15 72 (3.04%) Administrator
16 70 (2.96%) Software Engineer
17 59 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 56 (2.37%) Azure Engineer
19 53 (2.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (11.58%) Web Services
2 166 (7.02%) REST
3 164 (6.93%) Node.js
4 160 (6.76%) Elastic Stack
4 160 (6.76%) HTML
5 135 (5.71%) JSON
5 135 (5.71%) RESTful
6 132 (5.58%) .NET
7 128 (5.41%) Middleware
8 122 (5.16%) CSS
9 119 (5.03%) Spring
10 88 (3.72%) J2EE
11 81 (3.42%) HTML5
12 78 (3.30%) AngularJS
13 77 (3.25%) XML
14 75 (3.17%) Sensu
15 70 (2.96%) Ajax
15 70 (2.96%) jQuery
16 69 (2.92%) CSS3
17 62 (2.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (3.93%) Public Cloud
3 86 (3.63%) CMDB
4 80 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 73 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (2.45%) Clustering
8 46 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 38 (1.61%) PKI
10 37 (1.56%) User Experience
11 36 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 34 (1.44%) Replication
13 31 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
13 31 (1.31%) Private Cloud
14 26 (1.10%) Cloud Native
15 20 (0.85%) Fintech
16 18 (0.76%) Life Science
16 18 (0.76%) Online Banking
17 16 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1178 (49.79%) Linux
2 416 (17.58%) Windows
3 365 (15.43%) Unix
4 271 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (6.04%) CentOS
6 96 (4.06%) Windows Server
7 83 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 70 (2.96%) Mac OS X
9 58 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (2.32%) Solaris
11 43 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (1.61%) Windows 7
13 29 (1.23%) AIX
14 26 (1.10%) Debian
15 21 (0.89%) CoreOS
16 19 (0.80%) Windows 10
17 16 (0.68%) VMS
18 11 (0.46%) HPUX
19 10 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
19 10 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1187 (50.17%) DevOps
2 1018 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
3 721 (30.47%) Continuous Integration
4 426 (18.01%) Scrum
5 376 (15.89%) Test Automation
6 370 (15.64%) Open Source
7 300 (12.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 271 (11.45%) ITIL
9 223 (9.43%) Microservices
10 212 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 210 (8.88%) TDD
12 179 (7.57%) Mentoring
13 164 (6.93%) Kanban
14 155 (6.55%) Load Balancing
15 154 (6.51%) Change Management
16 149 (6.30%) Migration
16 149 (6.30%) Service Management
17 136 (5.75%) SDLC
18 131 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 125 (5.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 823 (34.78%) Python
2 608 (25.70%) Java
3 438 (18.51%) Bash Shell
4 434 (18.34%) Ruby
5 254 (10.74%) SQL
6 226 (9.55%) Perl
7 218 (9.21%) PowerShell
8 171 (7.23%) JavaScript
9 128 (5.41%) Shell Script
10 117 (4.95%) C#
11 106 (4.48%) Scala
12 91 (3.85%) Go
13 78 (3.30%) C
14 73 (3.09%) Groovy
15 67 (2.83%) PHP
16 54 (2.28%) C++
17 34 (1.44%) PL/SQL
18 24 (1.01%) VBScript
19 19 (0.80%) XPath
20 18 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 344 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 253 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 132 (5.58%) Degree
4 72 (3.04%) AWS Certification
5 56 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
6 53 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.76%) CCNP
10 18 (0.76%) ISEB
11 17 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (0.68%) MCSE
13 15 (0.63%) CCNA
14 12 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.46%) RHCE
16 9 (0.38%) MCSA
16 9 (0.38%) PMP
17 8 (0.34%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.10%) QA
2 57 (2.41%) SLA
3 36 (1.52%) ISO 9001
3 36 (1.52%) PMO
4 24 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 21 (0.89%) GCP
6 20 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.76%) HIPAA
8 17 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
9 13 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.55%) Def Stans
10 12 (0.51%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.46%) GDPR
12 9 (0.38%) COBIT
13 6 (0.25%) ECSS
14 5 (0.21%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.042%) DICOM
15 1 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 542 (22.91%) Docker
2 174 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 127 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 40 (1.69%) Xen
7 29 (1.23%) KVM
8 27 (1.14%) vCloud
9 26 (1.10%) LXC
10 23 (0.97%) Apache Flume
11 19 (0.80%) Postfix
11 19 (0.80%) Squid
11 19 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.63%) Gluster
13 14 (0.59%) vSphere
14 10 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.38%) NFS
15 9 (0.38%) Samba
15 9 (0.38%) XenApp
16 8 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 988 (41.76%) Puppet
2 811 (34.28%) Ansible
3 624 (26.37%) Opscode Chef
4 352 (14.88%) Terraform
5 236 (9.97%) Kubernetes
6 99 (4.18%) Nagios
7 96 (4.06%) logstash
8 88 (3.72%) Salt
9 87 (3.68%) Kibana
10 70 (2.96%) ZABBIX
11 61 (2.58%) Packer
12 56 (2.37%) Grafana
13 54 (2.28%) Rancher
14 48 (2.03%) SCCM
15 45 (1.90%) HAProxy
16 42 (1.78%) Mesos
17 38 (1.61%) Consul
18 37 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
19 34 (1.44%) Graphite
20 31 (1.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 245 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 235 (9.93%) Oracle
3 221 (9.34%) VMware
4 205 (8.66%) Red Hat
5 120 (5.07%) Splunk
6 111 (4.69%) SAP
7 104 (4.40%) Google
8 76 (3.21%) ServiceNow
9 72 (3.04%) Atlassian
10 62 (2.62%) Cisco
11 59 (2.49%) SaltStack
12 56 (2.37%) HP
13 41 (1.73%) IBM
14 38 (1.61%) AppDynamics
15 31 (1.31%) Juniper
16 29 (1.23%) New Relic
17 25 (1.06%) EMC
17 25 (1.06%) WSO2
18 23 (0.97%) Remedy
18 23 (0.97%) Symantec