Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 125 103
Rank change year-on-year -4 -22 -7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,170 627 1,998
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.04% 1.94% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.23% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 415 1,317
10th Percentile £354 £315 £316
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £501
Median % change year-on-year - -0.20% +0.20%
75th Percentile £575 £588 £600
90th Percentile £650 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £500 £481 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 43
10th Percentile £16.65 £19.35 £12.86
25th Percentile £20.07 £35.85 £30.69
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £47.88
90th Percentile £55.00 " £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.11 £45.00 £42.20
% change year-on-year -10.86% +6.64% +5.50%

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 50,957 28,099 73,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.99% 87.03% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,330 19,092 49,556
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
25th Percentile £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,465 775 1,928
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.39
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.79
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.70% +13.95%
75th Percentile £46.50 £46.02 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.88% +9.78% +12.50%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 +3 508 £550 +4.76% 167
South East +5 216 £439 -10.45% 71
Midlands +41 140 £465 +8.64% 46
North of England -16 129 £475 -4.04% 93
West Midlands +43 128 £465 +8.64% 34
North West -6 76 £500 +11.11% 59
South West -5 55 £378 -21.48% 32
East of England -12 46 £425 -11.69% 27
Yorkshire -19 41 £423 -26.84% 22
North East -15 12 £470 -4.08% 12
East Midlands -14 10 £400 +8.84% 12
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 458 (39.15%) DevOps
2 401 (34.27%) Linux
3 346 (29.57%) Ansible
4 343 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
5 332 (28.38%) AWS
6 317 (27.09%) Security Cleared
7 295 (25.21%) Python
8 294 (25.13%) Java
9 281 (24.02%) Social Skills
10 280 (23.93%) Jenkins
11 277 (23.68%) Azure
12 274 (23.42%) Terraform
13 237 (20.26%) SC Cleared
14 215 (18.38%) Docker
15 211 (18.03%) Kubernetes
15 211 (18.03%) Puppet
16 209 (17.86%) Windows
17 205 (17.52%) Git (software)
18 203 (17.35%) SQL
19 199 (17.01%) Microsoft
20 186 (15.90%) Oracle
21 175 (14.96%) Unix
22 170 (14.53%) ITIL
23 168 (14.36%) JIRA
24 165 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
25 161 (13.76%) Software Engineering
25 161 (13.76%) Infrastructure as Code
26 157 (13.42%) Finance
27 154 (13.16%) Public Sector
28 151 (12.91%) Microservices

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
1 126 (10.77%) Confluence
2 89 (7.61%) WebLogic
3 44 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 43 (3.68%) nginx
5 41 (3.50%) SAS
6 40 (3.42%) Apache
7 28 (2.39%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.97%) Apache Spark
9 22 (1.88%) IIS
10 20 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 13 (1.11%) CMS
13 12 (1.03%) JBoss
14 10 (0.85%) CICS
15 9 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
15 9 (0.77%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.60%) Documentum
16 7 (0.60%) Jetty
16 7 (0.60%) Mongrel
17 6 (0.51%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 51 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.62%) Simulink
4 15 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.17%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.17%) Windchill
9 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.085%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 14 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.85%) Teamcenter
3 7 (0.60%) SAP IBP
4 6 (0.51%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (0.43%) assyst
6 4 (0.34%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.17%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.085%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.085%) Maximo
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.085%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 332 (28.38%) AWS
2 277 (23.68%) Azure
3 101 (8.63%) GCP
4 88 (7.52%) GitHub
5 72 (6.15%) IaaS
6 70 (5.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 66 (5.64%) PaaS
8 57 (4.87%) Serverless
9 45 (3.85%) SaaS
10 38 (3.25%) Microsoft 365
11 32 (2.74%) OpenShift
12 29 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 25 (2.14%) Amazon S3
15 18 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
16 17 (1.45%) Power Platform
17 15 (1.28%) Azure Storage
18 14 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
18 14 (1.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.21%) HTTP
2 57 (4.87%) TCP/IP
3 50 (4.27%) DNS
4 48 (4.10%) Firewall
5 26 (2.22%) VSAN
6 20 (1.71%) DHCP
7 19 (1.62%) SAN
8 18 (1.54%) SSL
8 18 (1.54%) WAN
9 16 (1.37%) Network Security
10 13 (1.11%) FTP
10 13 (1.11%) LAN
10 13 (1.11%) VPN
10 13 (1.11%) Wireshark
11 12 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (1.03%) SNMP
12 11 (0.94%) Multicast
13 9 (0.77%) VLAN
14 8 (0.68%) tcpdump
15 7 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.15%) MySQL
3 70 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 56 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 43 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
7 37 (3.16%) Big Data
7 37 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.56%) Pentaho
9 26 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.14%) Apache Hive
10 25 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (2.14%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.71%) Redis
12 17 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (1.37%) Power BI
13 16 (1.37%) RavenDB
14 15 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (1.11%) HBase
16 12 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 280 (23.93%) Jenkins
2 205 (17.52%) Git (software)
3 168 (14.36%) JIRA
4 73 (6.24%) Bitbucket
5 68 (5.81%) Maven
6 63 (5.38%) GitLab
7 51 (4.36%) Subversion
8 43 (3.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 30 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
10 28 (2.39%) Artifactory
10 28 (2.39%) CA Gen
11 26 (2.22%) TeamCity
12 23 (1.97%) Rational Rhapsody
13 22 (1.88%) Rational Team Concert
14 21 (1.79%) Visual Studio
15 19 (1.62%) Gradle
16 17 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 17 (1.45%) SonarQube
17 12 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 281 (24.02%) Social Skills
2 157 (13.42%) Finance
3 154 (13.16%) Public Sector
4 80 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (5.90%) Banking
6 49 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 36 (3.08%) Electronics
8 34 (2.91%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.05%) Marketing
10 23 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
11 21 (1.79%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.28%) Aerospace
12 15 (1.28%) Front Office
13 12 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (0.94%) Retail
15 10 (0.85%) Automotive
15 10 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (0.68%) Law
17 7 (0.60%) Prime Brokerage
18 6 (0.51%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 245 (20.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 195 (16.67%) Developer
3 75 (6.41%) Software Engineer
4 69 (5.90%) Azure Engineer
5 61 (5.21%) Architect
6 55 (4.70%) Analyst
7 54 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
8 53 (4.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 49 (4.19%) Java Developer
10 45 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 44 (3.76%) Consultant
12 42 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
13 41 (3.50%) AWS DevOps
14 39 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 36 (3.08%) Linux Engineer
16 34 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (2.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 26 (2.22%) Azure DevOps
19 25 (2.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
20 24 (2.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (6.58%) .NET
2 75 (6.41%) J2EE
3 66 (5.64%) XML
4 64 (5.47%) JSON
5 63 (5.38%) Web Services
6 48 (4.10%) Spring
7 44 (3.76%) Spring Boot
8 38 (3.25%) Kafka
8 38 (3.25%) Node.js
9 31 (2.65%) React
10 29 (2.48%) REST
11 27 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
12 26 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
13 24 (2.05%) Apache Camel
14 22 (1.88%) HTML
14 22 (1.88%) Middleware
15 21 (1.79%) CSS
16 20 (1.71%) LDAP
17 17 (1.45%) AngularJS
17 17 (1.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 73 (6.24%) CMDB
3 56 (4.79%) Public Cloud
4 55 (4.70%) Data Centre
5 47 (4.02%) Cloud Native
6 42 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.71%) Legacy Applications
10 19 (1.62%) Clustering
11 18 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.54%) Equities
11 18 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.37%) NHS
14 15 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 14 (1.20%) Replication
16 12 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
16 12 (1.03%) Fixed Income
16 12 (1.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 401 (34.27%) Linux
2 209 (17.86%) Windows
3 175 (14.96%) Unix
4 76 (6.50%) Windows Server
5 58 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (2.39%) CentOS
7 22 (1.88%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (0.85%) zOS
12 9 (0.77%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.68%) AIX
13 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.51%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.43%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.43%) Solaris
15 5 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (39.15%) DevOps
2 343 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (14.53%) ITIL
4 165 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
5 161 (13.76%) Infrastructure as Code
5 161 (13.76%) Software Engineering
6 151 (12.91%) Microservices
7 139 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
8 134 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
8 134 (11.45%) Problem Management
9 125 (10.68%) Data Modelling
9 125 (10.68%) Process Improvement
10 121 (10.34%) Scrum
11 116 (9.91%) Change Management
12 111 (9.49%) OO
13 108 (9.23%) Migration
14 104 (8.89%) Test Automation
15 103 (8.80%) Test Strategy
16 84 (7.18%) Open Source
16 84 (7.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 295 (25.21%) Python
2 294 (25.13%) Java
3 203 (17.35%) SQL
4 137 (11.71%) PowerShell
5 121 (10.34%) Bash Shell
6 93 (7.95%) Shell Script
7 92 (7.86%) PL/SQL
8 84 (7.18%) JavaScript
9 80 (6.84%) C#
10 79 (6.75%) Perl
11 68 (5.81%) C
11 68 (5.81%) Ruby
12 42 (3.59%) Go
13 39 (3.33%) C++
14 38 (3.25%) Scala
15 30 (2.56%) COBOL
16 29 (2.48%) Groovy
17 28 (2.39%) Java 8
18 22 (1.88%) Ada
19 18 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 317 (27.09%) Security Cleared
2 237 (20.26%) SC Cleared
3 60 (5.13%) Degree
4 59 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.71%) ISEB
7 17 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.77%) CCNA
10 9 (0.77%) CCNP
11 8 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.68%) VCP6
12 5 (0.43%) CISSP
12 5 (0.43%) CLAS
12 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.34%) CCIE
13 4 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.39%) QA
2 26 (2.22%) PMO
3 23 (1.97%) SLA
4 13 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.43%) NIST
6 5 (0.43%) RMADS
7 4 (0.34%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.34%) GDPR
7 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.26%) HL7
8 3 (0.26%) NCSC
8 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) GRC
9 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.17%) WCAG
10 1 (0.085%) MiFID
System Software
1 215 (18.38%) Docker
2 114 (9.74%) Active Directory
3 103 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.56%) vSphere
5 27 (2.31%) HDFS
6 24 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 21 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (1.71%) VMware NSX
9 19 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.94%) KVM
11 10 (0.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 10 (0.85%) NFS
11 10 (0.85%) RACF
12 7 (0.60%) Xen
13 6 (0.51%) XenApp
14 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.34%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 346 (29.57%) Ansible
2 274 (23.42%) Terraform
3 211 (18.03%) Kubernetes
3 211 (18.03%) Puppet
4 145 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (4.53%) Prometheus
6 39 (3.33%) Nagios
7 38 (3.25%) Grafana
8 32 (2.74%) vRealize
9 31 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
10 29 (2.48%) Packer
10 29 (2.48%) SCCM
11 27 (2.31%) Salt
12 18 (1.54%) PowerCLI
13 16 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
14 14 (1.20%) Rancher
15 13 (1.11%) Istio
16 12 (1.03%) Kibana
16 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
16 12 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 199 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 186 (15.90%) Oracle
3 128 (10.94%) VMware
4 66 (5.64%) ServiceNow
5 65 (5.56%) BEA
5 65 (5.56%) webMethods
6 60 (5.13%) SAP
7 59 (5.04%) Informatica
8 51 (4.36%) Red Hat
9 49 (4.19%) Google
10 33 (2.82%) Cisco
11 32 (2.74%) HP
12 31 (2.65%) IBM
12 31 (2.65%) Splunk
13 28 (2.39%) Dell
14 26 (2.22%) Pega
15 24 (2.05%) Talend
15 24 (2.05%) WSO2
16 23 (1.97%) Citrix
16 23 (1.97%) SaltStack