Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 January 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 49 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.11% 6.21% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 7.14% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 28
Essex median daily rate £525 £445 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -8.72% +8.33%
10th Percentile £403 £313 £325
90th Percentile £617 £590 £597
East of England median daily rate £525 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Essex median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.26% +3.07%
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £46.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.43% +12.80% +10.07%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 586 672 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.05% 86.93% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 430 468
Essex median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £225 £240
90th Percentile £600 £526 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 110 147
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £32.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +1.56% +41.84%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £54.75 £45.00 £45.41
East of England median hourly rate £33.92 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.33% +16.50%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Essex

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Configuration Management in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Essex

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Essex over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Essex

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Essex

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Southend-on-Sea -4 36 £525 +9.38% 1
Harlow -1 1 - -
Witham - 1 £525 -
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 46 (93.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (69.39%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (69.39%) Jenkins
3 30 (61.22%) TDD
4 27 (55.10%) DevOps
4 27 (55.10%) Mentoring
5 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
5 26 (53.06%) Middleware
6 25 (51.02%) Scrum
7 22 (44.90%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (44.90%) Puppet
8 21 (42.86%) Oracle
8 21 (42.86%) Linux
9 20 (40.82%) Ansible
10 19 (38.78%) Java
10 19 (38.78%) SOA
11 16 (32.65%) HTTP
11 16 (32.65%) SQL
11 16 (32.65%) JBoss
11 16 (32.65%) XML
11 16 (32.65%) Relational Database
12 15 (30.61%) C
13 14 (28.57%) J2EE
14 13 (26.53%) N-Tier
15 12 (24.49%) Web Services
15 12 (24.49%) Coaching
15 12 (24.49%) Open Source
15 12 (24.49%) Continuous Deployment
16 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (22.45%) Git (software)

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 16 (32.65%) JBoss
2 8 (16.33%) Apache
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (16.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.04%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) GitHub
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) HTTP
2 9 (18.37%) SSL
2 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.29%) LDAP
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.29%) MySQL
3 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.12%) MariaDB
6 1 (2.04%) DTS
6 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Jenkins
2 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.29%) GitLab
3 7 (14.29%) JIRA
3 7 (14.29%) JUnit
3 7 (14.29%) Mockito
4 6 (12.24%) PowerDesigner
5 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.20%) JMeter
5 5 (10.20%) Selenium
5 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
5 5 (10.20%) Zephyr
6 4 (8.16%) Subversion
7 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.12%) Robot Framework
8 2 (4.08%) Maven
General
1 10 (20.41%) Electronics
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
1 10 (20.41%) Manufacturing
1 10 (20.41%) Marketing
1 10 (20.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Developer
2 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Data Architect
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (53.06%) Middleware
2 16 (32.65%) XML
3 14 (28.57%) J2EE
4 12 (24.49%) Web Services
5 8 (16.33%) Spring
6 7 (14.29%) CSS
6 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 7 (14.29%) HTML
6 7 (14.29%) JAAS
6 7 (14.29%) JAXB
6 7 (14.29%) JAX-RPC
6 7 (14.29%) JPA
6 7 (14.29%) Spring MVC
7 6 (12.24%) XML Schema
8 5 (10.20%) XSD
9 3 (6.12%) EclipseLink
9 3 (6.12%) SOAP
9 3 (6.12%) Struts
9 3 (6.12%) Struts2
10 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) N-Tier
2 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.16%) Data Structures
4 4 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (8.16%) Reference Data
5 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Unix
4 7 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.16%) Windows
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) HPUX
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (93.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (69.39%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (61.22%) TDD
4 27 (55.10%) DevOps
4 27 (55.10%) Mentoring
5 26 (53.06%) Test Automation
6 25 (51.02%) Scrum
7 19 (38.78%) SOA
8 12 (24.49%) Coaching
8 12 (24.49%) Continuous Deployment
8 12 (24.49%) Open Source
9 11 (22.45%) Programme Management
10 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (20.41%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (18.37%) Kanban
11 9 (18.37%) Microservices
12 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
13 7 (14.29%) MVC
13 7 (14.29%) Web Design
13 7 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 15 (30.61%) C
4 10 (20.41%) Perl
5 9 (18.37%) Ruby
6 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
6 8 (16.33%) Python
7 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) Groovy
8 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (44.90%) Opscode Chef
1 22 (44.90%) Puppet
2 20 (40.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) SAP
2 10 (20.41%) WSO2
3 7 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.16%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) webMethods