Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 101 93
Rank change year-on-year -23 -8 +7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 627 2,006 2,592
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.96% 2.39% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.74% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 1,311 1,636
Median daily rate £490 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +1.01%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £325
90th Percentile £650 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 64
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £24.93 £12.86 £15.04
90th Percentile £46.80 £50.00 £51.97
UK median hourly rate £38.55 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -8.23% +9.80% -4.38%

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 27,627 73,140 82,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.32% 87.27% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,545 48,607 54,698
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £302 £305 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 962 2,024 2,224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +13.95% -7.98%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -13.56%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 -28 251 £525 -4.55% 67
South East +7 145 £490 +14.22% 15
North of England +3 111 £490 -0.51% 28
North West +9 50 £441 -4.65% 16
South West -7 43 £408 -13.98% 21
Yorkshire +21 38 £575 +15.00% 9
East of England -6 36 £475 +5.56% 15
Midlands -24 29 £428 +1.30% 25
North East +28 23 £490 +8.89% 3
West Midlands -17 23 £452 +6.24% 17
East Midlands +15 6 £385 -8.33% 8
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 293 (46.73%) DevOps
2 252 (40.19%) Linux
3 247 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (35.73%) Ansible
5 214 (34.13%) AWS
6 209 (33.33%) Puppet
7 200 (31.90%) Python
8 197 (31.42%) Jenkins
8 197 (31.42%) Terraform
9 176 (28.07%) Docker
10 174 (27.75%) Security Cleared
11 169 (26.95%) Azure
12 168 (26.79%) Kubernetes
13 162 (25.84%) Opscode Chef
14 156 (24.88%) Continuous Integration
15 149 (23.76%) Java
16 142 (22.65%) Git (software)
17 136 (21.69%) SC Cleared
18 131 (20.89%) Windows
19 108 (17.22%) SQL
20 95 (15.15%) Infrastructure as Code
21 91 (14.51%) Unix
21 91 (14.51%) PowerShell
22 87 (13.88%) Oracle
23 85 (13.56%) Test Automation
24 84 (13.40%) JIRA
25 83 (13.24%) Scrum
26 82 (13.08%) Microsoft
26 82 (13.08%) Bash Shell
27 81 (12.92%) HTTP

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 50 (7.97%) Confluence
2 31 (4.94%) WebLogic
3 26 (4.15%) Apache
4 16 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.91%) CMS
7 12 (1.91%) nginx
8 11 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (1.59%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.96%) IIS
13 5 (0.80%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.80%) Mule
13 5 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.64%) JCAPS
15 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.64%) Simulink
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 214 (34.13%) AWS
2 169 (26.95%) Azure
3 69 (11.00%) GCP
4 63 (10.05%) GitHub
5 44 (7.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (5.10%) Amazon S3
8 30 (4.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 29 (4.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 27 (4.31%) Serverless
11 22 (3.51%) SaaS
12 21 (3.35%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (3.35%) IaaS
13 20 (3.19%) OpenShift
14 19 (3.03%) Coveralls
15 16 (2.55%) PaaS
16 12 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
17 11 (1.75%) Amazon ECS
17 11 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
17 11 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (12.92%) HTTP
2 52 (8.29%) DNS
3 46 (7.34%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.22%) Firewall
5 22 (3.51%) VLAN
6 19 (3.03%) DHCP
6 19 (3.03%) WAN
7 18 (2.87%) FTP
8 16 (2.55%) LAN
8 16 (2.55%) SSL
9 15 (2.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 14 (2.23%) SNMP
11 11 (1.75%) BGP
12 10 (1.59%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.28%) IPsec
13 8 (1.28%) OSPF
14 7 (1.12%) EIGRP
14 7 (1.12%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.18%) Relational Database
3 36 (5.74%) NoSQL
4 34 (5.42%) MySQL
4 34 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (3.99%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 22 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 19 (3.03%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.71%) Big Data
10 16 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.91%) Pentaho
13 11 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.44%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.44%) MariaDB
15 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
16 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 197 (31.42%) Jenkins
2 142 (22.65%) Git (software)
3 84 (13.40%) JIRA
4 65 (10.37%) GitLab
5 39 (6.22%) CircleCI
6 38 (6.06%) SonarQube
7 37 (5.90%) Maven
8 36 (5.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 34 (5.42%) Subversion
10 31 (4.94%) TeamCity
11 26 (4.15%) JUnit
12 22 (3.51%) Gradle
13 21 (3.35%) Bitbucket Server
14 20 (3.19%) Bitbucket
15 16 (2.55%) Ant
16 15 (2.39%) Selenium
17 11 (1.75%) Visual Studio
18 10 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
18 10 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
19 9 (1.44%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 75 (11.96%) Finance
2 52 (8.29%) Public Sector
3 25 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.67%) Banking
5 14 (2.23%) Military
6 11 (1.75%) Legal
7 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.28%) Marketing
9 7 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.12%) Back Office
10 6 (0.96%) Law
10 6 (0.96%) Retail
11 5 (0.80%) Electronics
11 5 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.80%) Publishing
12 3 (0.48%) German Language
12 3 (0.48%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 175 (27.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (12.76%) Developer
3 56 (8.93%) AWS Engineer
4 46 (7.34%) Azure Engineer
5 38 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
6 35 (5.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 34 (5.42%) Analyst
7 34 (5.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 34 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
8 31 (4.94%) Architect
9 30 (4.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 29 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
11 23 (3.67%) Platform Engineer
12 22 (3.51%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.03%) Administrator
14 19 (3.03%) Software Engineer
15 18 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
15 18 (2.87%) Operations Engineer
16 13 (2.07%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.38%) Node.js
2 35 (5.58%) HTML
3 33 (5.26%) .NET
4 31 (4.94%) REST
5 30 (4.78%) AngularJS
6 29 (4.63%) Middleware
6 29 (4.63%) XML
7 27 (4.31%) Web Services
8 26 (4.15%) CSS
9 25 (3.99%) J2EE
10 22 (3.51%) React
11 19 (3.03%) SOAP
12 18 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (2.87%) Spring
13 17 (2.71%) LDAP
14 14 (2.23%) RESTful
15 13 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (1.75%) GraphQL
16 11 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.42%) Public Cloud
3 32 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.63%) CMDB
5 25 (3.99%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.67%) Clustering
7 20 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.91%) W3C
11 11 (1.75%) Blog
12 10 (1.59%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.44%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.28%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.80%) iPad
16 5 (0.80%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 252 (40.19%) Linux
2 131 (20.89%) Windows
3 91 (14.51%) Unix
4 52 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (8.13%) Windows Server
6 37 (5.90%) Windows 10
7 31 (4.94%) CentOS
8 29 (4.63%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 16 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.07%) VMS
12 12 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (1.75%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.96%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.64%) OpenVMS
15 4 (0.64%) Solaris
15 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (46.73%) DevOps
2 247 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (24.88%) Continuous Integration
4 95 (15.15%) Infrastructure as Code
5 85 (13.56%) Test Automation
6 83 (13.24%) Scrum
7 77 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (11.80%) ITIL
9 73 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 68 (10.85%) Open Source
11 60 (9.57%) Change Management
12 57 (9.09%) Microservices
13 54 (8.61%) Problem Management
14 53 (8.45%) Software Engineering
15 49 (7.81%) Deployment Automation
15 49 (7.81%) Migration
16 46 (7.34%) Mentoring
16 46 (7.34%) Release Management
17 44 (7.02%) Test Strategy
18 42 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 200 (31.90%) Python
2 149 (23.76%) Java
3 108 (17.22%) SQL
4 91 (14.51%) PowerShell
5 82 (13.08%) Bash Shell
6 79 (12.60%) JavaScript
7 45 (7.18%) Perl
8 38 (6.06%) C#
8 38 (6.06%) Ruby
9 37 (5.90%) Shell Script
10 33 (5.26%) PL/SQL
11 25 (3.99%) C
12 20 (3.19%) VB
13 17 (2.71%) Go
14 13 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.07%) VBScript
15 11 (1.75%) Groovy
16 10 (1.59%) Java 8
16 10 (1.59%) PHP
17 9 (1.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 174 (27.75%) Security Cleared
2 136 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.74%) DV Cleared
4 32 (5.10%) Degree
5 18 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.91%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.91%) CCNP
9 11 (1.75%) CCIE
9 11 (1.75%) ISEB
10 9 (1.44%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.12%) CCNA
12 6 (0.96%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 6 (0.96%) MCSE
12 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.70%) QA
2 16 (2.55%) SLA
3 8 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (1.28%) GDPR
3 8 (1.28%) HIPAA
3 8 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.96%) WCAG
5 5 (0.80%) MISRA
5 5 (0.80%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.80%) PMO
6 3 (0.48%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.16%) NIST
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 176 (28.07%) Docker
2 60 (9.57%) Active Directory
3 46 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.51%) vSphere
5 11 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.59%) NFS
7 9 (1.44%) HDFS
8 7 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.12%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.12%) XenApp
9 5 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.48%) Samba
11 3 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.32%) KVM
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 224 (35.73%) Ansible
2 209 (33.33%) Puppet
3 197 (31.42%) Terraform
4 168 (26.79%) Kubernetes
5 162 (25.84%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (7.50%) Salt
7 29 (4.63%) Grafana
8 28 (4.47%) Packer
9 23 (3.67%) Prometheus
10 17 (2.71%) SCCM
11 14 (2.23%) ZABBIX
12 11 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (1.59%) Kibana
14 8 (1.28%) Nagios
15 6 (0.96%) SCOM
16 5 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
17 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
18 3 (0.48%) Control-M
18 3 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (13.88%) Oracle
2 82 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 51 (8.13%) VMware
4 38 (6.06%) Google
5 32 (5.10%) Atlassian
6 31 (4.94%) Splunk
7 28 (4.47%) Red Hat
8 24 (3.83%) Cisco
8 24 (3.83%) Dell
9 23 (3.67%) ServiceNow
10 21 (3.35%) SAP
11 19 (3.03%) EMC
11 19 (3.03%) IBM
12 16 (2.55%) SaltStack
12 16 (2.55%) webMethods
13 15 (2.39%) BEA
14 13 (2.07%) HP
15 10 (1.59%) Informatica
16 9 (1.44%) Cloudera
16 9 (1.44%) F5