Period
to 16 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 41 34
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 118 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.65% 7.11% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.24% 8.13% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 42 28
Essex median daily rate £550 £525 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +17.98% -8.72%
10th Percentile £392 £403 £313
90th Percentile £600 £617 £590
East of England median daily rate £500 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £36.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £46.49
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year +6.17% -12.43% +12.80%

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 891 603 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.96% 87.52% 87.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 424 432
Essex median daily rate £500 £495 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +33.78% -7.50%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 110
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £30.77 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.37% -5.34% +1.56%
10th Percentile £12.41 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.63 £53.63 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.50 £32.40
% change year-on-year -38.89% -2.78% +8.00%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -7 56 £525 - 1
Brentwood - 6 - -
Colchester - 6 £363 -
Harlow -11 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £450 - 1
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 69 (58.47%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (57.63%) DevOps
3 64 (54.24%) Linux
4 63 (53.39%) Ansible
5 60 (50.85%) Jenkins
5 60 (50.85%) Java
6 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (38.14%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (34.75%) Unix
9 39 (33.05%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (33.05%) Shell Script
10 37 (31.36%) Oracle
11 36 (30.51%) Puppet
12 34 (28.81%) J2EE
12 34 (28.81%) Scrum
13 33 (27.97%) Git (software)
14 32 (27.12%) Open Source
14 32 (27.12%) JIRA
15 28 (23.73%) Middleware
15 28 (23.73%) Microsoft
16 27 (22.88%) Opscode Chef
17 26 (22.03%) Terraform
17 26 (22.03%) Confluence
17 26 (22.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (20.34%) Web Services
18 24 (20.34%) Finance
19 23 (19.49%) Programme Management
19 23 (19.49%) MySQL
19 23 (19.49%) SQL
19 23 (19.49%) Perl

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 26 (22.03%) Confluence
2 20 (16.95%) WebLogic
3 19 (16.10%) Apache
4 17 (14.41%) Tomcat
5 13 (11.02%) nginx
6 11 (9.32%) IIS
6 11 (9.32%) Jetty
6 11 (9.32%) Mongrel
6 11 (9.32%) WebSphere
7 7 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (5.93%) MS Exchange
8 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (3.39%) JBoss
10 3 (2.54%) SAS
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 69 (58.47%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.02%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.32%) Google App Engine
3 11 (9.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (7.63%) GitHub
5 7 (5.93%) iTunes
5 7 (5.93%) Office 365
6 2 (1.69%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) HTTP
2 18 (15.25%) DHCP
2 18 (15.25%) DNS
3 17 (14.41%) FTP
4 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.17%) SSL
6 11 (9.32%) IPsec
7 8 (6.78%) VPN
8 6 (5.08%) Broadband
8 6 (5.08%) DLNA
8 6 (5.08%) DSL
8 6 (5.08%) Internet
8 6 (5.08%) IPv4
8 6 (5.08%) IPv6
8 6 (5.08%) UPnP
8 6 (5.08%) VoIP
8 6 (5.08%) WAN
8 6 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.39%) SSH
10 3 (2.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.49%) MySQL
2 14 (11.86%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (11.02%) Relational Database
4 12 (10.17%) Pentaho
4 12 (10.17%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.39%) Ingres
6 3 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 60 (50.85%) Jenkins
2 33 (27.97%) Git (software)
3 32 (27.12%) JIRA
4 15 (12.71%) Artifactory
5 14 (11.86%) CA Gen
6 11 (9.32%) GitLab
7 9 (7.63%) Maven
7 9 (7.63%) Travis CI
8 7 (5.93%) Checkstyle
9 5 (4.24%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.39%) Ant
11 3 (2.54%) JMeter
11 3 (2.54%) Selenium
11 3 (2.54%) Subversion
12 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.69%) JUnit
12 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 22 (18.64%) Electronics
2 22 (18.64%) Manufacturing
2 22 (18.64%) Marketing
2 22 (18.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (39.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (23.73%) Developer
3 18 (15.25%) Senior DevOps
3 18 (15.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (5.08%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (4.24%) Release Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Architect
8 4 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Unix Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Crystal Reports Designer
9 3 (2.54%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.81%) J2EE
2 28 (23.73%) Middleware
3 24 (20.34%) Web Services
4 13 (11.02%) Servlets
5 12 (10.17%) .NET
6 10 (8.47%) Spring
7 8 (6.78%) HTML
7 8 (6.78%) JSON
8 7 (5.93%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (5.93%) Spring Boot
9 6 (5.08%) Ajax
9 6 (5.08%) CGI
10 4 (3.39%) XML
11 3 (2.54%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.54%) SOAP
12 2 (1.69%) CSS
12 2 (1.69%) EJB
12 2 (1.69%) J2SE
12 2 (1.69%) jQuery
12 2 (1.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Smartphone
2 7 (5.93%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.08%) Media Streaming
4 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.39%) Replication
6 2 (1.69%) CMDB
6 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 64 (54.24%) Linux
2 41 (34.75%) Unix
3 26 (22.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (18.64%) Windows
5 6 (5.08%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (4.24%) Solaris
7 4 (3.39%) AIX
7 4 (3.39%) Android
7 4 (3.39%) CentOS
7 4 (3.39%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.63%) DevOps
2 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (38.14%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (33.05%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (28.81%) Scrum
6 32 (27.12%) Open Source
7 23 (19.49%) Continuous Deployment
7 23 (19.49%) Programme Management
8 22 (18.64%) Digital Marketing
9 20 (16.95%) Process Improvement
9 20 (16.95%) Test Strategy
10 19 (16.10%) Deployment Automation
10 19 (16.10%) Problem Management
11 18 (15.25%) Data Modelling
12 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (12.71%) Waterfall
14 14 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (11.86%) OO
14 14 (11.86%) RUP
15 13 (11.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.85%) Java
2 39 (33.05%) Shell Script
3 23 (19.49%) Perl
3 23 (19.49%) SQL
4 17 (14.41%) PL/SQL
5 11 (9.32%) Python
5 11 (9.32%) Ruby
6 10 (8.47%) C
7 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.93%) C++
8 7 (5.93%) Embedded C
8 7 (5.93%) Java 8
9 3 (2.54%) C#
10 2 (1.69%) Groovy
10 2 (1.69%) Haskell
10 2 (1.69%) Scala
11 1 (0.85%) Dart
Qualifications
1 21 (17.80%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) ISEB
3 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.85%) Def Stans
System Software
1 16 (13.56%) Docker
2 11 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.32%) Xen
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 63 (53.39%) Ansible
2 36 (30.51%) Puppet
3 27 (22.88%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (22.03%) Terraform
5 9 (7.63%) SCCM
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.39%) Opsview
8 2 (1.69%) Grafana
8 2 (1.69%) Kibana
9 1 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (31.36%) Oracle
2 28 (23.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.64%) SAP
4 20 (16.95%) webMethods
5 17 (14.41%) BEA
6 14 (11.86%) Informatica
6 14 (11.86%) Pega
7 13 (11.02%) Google
8 11 (9.32%) VMware
9 7 (5.93%) Apple
9 7 (5.93%) Clearswift
9 7 (5.93%) Proofpoint
10 6 (5.08%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.69%) Adobe
12 1 (0.85%) Intel
12 1 (0.85%) Ivanti
12 1 (0.85%) JDA
12 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.85%) WSO2