Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 24 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 66 99 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.08% 11.65% 5.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.41% 12.82% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 73 38
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £403 £350 £336
90th Percentile £660 £588 £688
East of England median daily rate £475 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -2.56% +14.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Essex median hourly rate - - £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% +30.14%

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 634 772 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.21% 90.82% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 527 404
Essex median daily rate £500 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +16.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £224
90th Percentile £633 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £434 £422 £413
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.30% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 55 135
Essex median hourly rate £31.77 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.24% +84.21% -47.22%
10th Percentile £15.53 £13.63 £15.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £47.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -44.73% +16.67% +17.39%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -1 31 £475 -5.00% 2
Colchester +6 6 - -
Harlow -2 3 £450 -
Basildon - 2 £481 -
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (51.52%) Jenkins
4 31 (46.97%) DevOps
5 28 (42.42%) Linux
6 27 (40.91%) Deployment Automation
7 25 (37.88%) Java
8 24 (36.36%) Test Automation
9 22 (33.33%) Ansible
10 21 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (30.30%) Mentoring
11 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (30.30%) Middleware
12 19 (28.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (28.79%) Puppet
13 18 (27.27%) Perl
13 18 (27.27%) HTTP
14 17 (25.76%) TDD
14 17 (25.76%) Open Source
14 17 (25.76%) Git (software)
15 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
15 16 (24.24%) SSL
15 16 (24.24%) Oracle
16 15 (22.73%) C
16 15 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (21.21%) Scrum
18 13 (19.70%) SQL
18 13 (19.70%) J2EE
18 13 (19.70%) Unix
18 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared

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 8 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 6 (9.09%) Apache
2 6 (9.09%) JBoss
3 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (6.06%) Confluence
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Jetty
6 1 (1.52%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.52%) nginx
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (16.67%) GitHub
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.06%) iTunes
4 4 (6.06%) Office 365
5 2 (3.03%) G Suite
5 2 (3.03%) PaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.52%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) HTTP
2 16 (24.24%) SSL
2 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.06%) VPN
4 3 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) FTP
5 1 (1.52%) IPsec
5 1 (1.52%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) SAN
5 1 (1.52%) SSH
5 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) MySQL
2 6 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) Ingres
5 1 (1.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 34 (51.52%) Jenkins
2 17 (25.76%) Git (software)
3 12 (18.18%) JIRA
4 7 (10.61%) GitLab
5 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.09%) JMeter
5 6 (9.09%) Selenium
5 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 6 (9.09%) Subversion
6 5 (7.58%) Zephyr
7 4 (6.06%) CA Gen
8 3 (4.55%) JUnit
8 3 (4.55%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.03%) Maven
9 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.03%) Mockito
10 1 (1.52%) Hudson
10 1 (1.52%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 7 (10.61%) Electronics
3 7 (10.61%) Marketing
3 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.58%) Legal
5 3 (4.55%) Publishing
6 1 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Developer
2 8 (12.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Lead DevOps
4 5 (7.58%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Architect
5 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Problem Manager
6 3 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Problem Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) Middleware
2 13 (19.70%) J2EE
3 11 (16.67%) Web Services
4 9 (13.64%) XML
5 4 (6.06%) HTML
5 4 (6.06%) SOAP
5 4 (6.06%) Spring
6 3 (4.55%) CSS
6 3 (4.55%) XML Messaging
6 3 (4.55%) XML Schema
6 3 (4.55%) XSD
7 2 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.03%) JAAS
7 2 (3.03%) JAXB
7 2 (3.03%) JAX-RPC
7 2 (3.03%) JPA
7 2 (3.03%) LDAP
7 2 (3.03%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.52%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.58%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.06%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (4.55%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Linux
2 19 (28.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (19.70%) Unix
4 11 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (6.06%) Android
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.03%) Solaris
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (46.97%) DevOps
4 27 (40.91%) Deployment Automation
5 24 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 20 (30.30%) Mentoring
7 17 (25.76%) Open Source
7 17 (25.76%) TDD
8 15 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (21.21%) Scrum
10 12 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 11 (16.67%) Problem Management
11 11 (16.67%) SOA
12 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (12.12%) Coaching
13 8 (12.12%) ITIL
13 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
13 8 (12.12%) User Stories
13 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) Java
2 18 (27.27%) Perl
3 15 (22.73%) C
4 13 (19.70%) SQL
5 11 (16.67%) Python
5 11 (16.67%) Ruby
6 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.06%) Go
9 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.03%) Scala
10 1 (1.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Def Stans
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (33.33%) Ansible
2 21 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (28.79%) Puppet
4 7 (10.61%) SCCM
5 5 (7.58%) Terraform
6 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (4.55%) HP ALM
7 3 (4.55%) SCOM
8 2 (3.03%) Salt
9 1 (1.52%) Consul
9 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.52%) Opsview
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Oracle
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.61%) Atlassian
3 7 (10.61%) SAP
4 6 (9.09%) webMethods
5 5 (7.58%) Apple
6 4 (6.06%) BEA
6 4 (6.06%) Clearswift
6 4 (6.06%) Informatica
6 4 (6.06%) Pega
6 4 (6.06%) Proofpoint
6 4 (6.06%) WSO2
7 3 (4.55%) Google
7 3 (4.55%) HP
7 3 (4.55%) Intel
7 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.03%) VMware
9 1 (1.52%) CA Agile Central