Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 35 41
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 119 88 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.91% 10.05% 4.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.30% 11.01% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 27
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +20.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £413 £422 £336
90th Percentile £600 £588 £519
East of England median daily rate £488 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -4.88% +20.59% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £34.80
90th Percentile £47.50 - £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £38.25 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% -5.26% +42.86%

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 895 799 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.59% 91.21% 84.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 538 389
Essex median daily rate £500 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% +30.86% -11.95%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £224
90th Percentile £600 £599 £516
East of England median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 162
Essex median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +71.05% -42.42%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.26 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.09 £63.75 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 +15 60 £520 +4.00% 6
Colchester +2 6 - -
Brentwood - 5 - -
Harlow - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £450 -
Basildon - 1 £475 - 2
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 69 (57.98%) DevOps
2 68 (57.14%) Linux
3 56 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (44.54%) Java
5 51 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 50 (42.02%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (40.34%) Ansible
8 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (33.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (31.09%) Open Source
11 35 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (28.57%) Perl
13 33 (27.73%) Unix
14 32 (26.89%) Oracle
14 32 (26.89%) Puppet
15 31 (26.05%) J2EE
15 31 (26.05%) HTTP
15 31 (26.05%) Deployment Automation
16 30 (25.21%) Middleware
17 29 (24.37%) Shell Script
17 29 (24.37%) Git (software)
18 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
19 25 (21.01%) Opscode Chef
20 24 (20.17%) SSL
20 24 (20.17%) Microsoft
20 24 (20.17%) Web Services
21 23 (19.33%) SQL
21 23 (19.33%) Data Modelling
21 23 (19.33%) Scrum
21 23 (19.33%) Test Automation

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 21 (17.65%) Apache
2 18 (15.13%) WebLogic
3 17 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 12 (10.08%) IIS
4 12 (10.08%) Jetty
4 12 (10.08%) Mongrel
4 12 (10.08%) nginx
4 12 (10.08%) WebSphere
5 9 (7.56%) Confluence
6 6 (5.04%) MS Exchange
7 5 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.36%) JBoss
8 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 56 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.45%) GitHub
3 12 (10.08%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (10.08%) Google App Engine
3 12 (10.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.20%) iTunes
5 5 (4.20%) Office 365
6 2 (1.68%) G Suite
6 2 (1.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.05%) HTTP
2 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
3 24 (20.17%) SSL
4 17 (14.29%) DHCP
4 17 (14.29%) DNS
4 17 (14.29%) FTP
5 12 (10.08%) IPsec
6 7 (5.88%) SAN
7 6 (5.04%) Internet
7 6 (5.04%) WAN
8 5 (4.20%) Broadband
8 5 (4.20%) DLNA
8 5 (4.20%) DSL
8 5 (4.20%) IPv4
8 5 (4.20%) IPv6
8 5 (4.20%) SSH
8 5 (4.20%) UPnP
8 5 (4.20%) VoIP
8 5 (4.20%) VPN
8 5 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) MySQL
2 15 (12.61%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.20%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.20%) Ingres
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.68%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 29 (24.37%) Git (software)
3 21 (17.65%) JIRA
4 16 (13.45%) CA Gen
5 13 (10.92%) GitLab
6 10 (8.40%) Travis CI
7 6 (5.04%) Subversion
8 5 (4.20%) JMeter
9 4 (3.36%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.36%) Selenium
9 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.52%) Maven
10 3 (2.52%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (2.52%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.68%) Checkstyle
11 2 (1.68%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.84%) AccuRev
General
1 20 (16.81%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Manufacturing
3 18 (15.13%) Electronics
3 18 (15.13%) Marketing
3 18 (15.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Legal
5 3 (2.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (40.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (21.01%) Developer
3 16 (13.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 14 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (10.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (7.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Unix Developer
8 7 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) DevOps Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Messaging Engineer
12 3 (2.52%) Crystal Reports Designer
12 3 (2.52%) Lead DevOps
12 3 (2.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 3 (2.52%) Senior Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.05%) J2EE
2 30 (25.21%) Middleware
3 24 (20.17%) Web Services
4 12 (10.08%) Servlets
5 11 (9.24%) .NET
6 7 (5.88%) XML
7 6 (5.04%) HTML
8 5 (4.20%) Ajax
8 5 (4.20%) CGI
8 5 (4.20%) JSON
8 5 (4.20%) Spring
9 4 (3.36%) SOAP
10 3 (2.52%) XML Messaging
10 3 (2.52%) XML Schema
10 3 (2.52%) XSD
11 2 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.68%) Spring Boot
12 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
12 1 (0.84%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
1 5 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (4.20%) Media Streaming
1 5 (4.20%) Replication
1 5 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
1 5 (4.20%) Smartphone
2 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.52%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (2.52%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.52%) Reference Data
3 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.84%) CMDB
4 1 (0.84%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 68 (57.14%) Linux
2 40 (33.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (27.73%) Unix
4 17 (14.29%) Windows
5 10 (8.40%) Solaris
6 9 (7.56%) AIX
6 9 (7.56%) CentOS
7 5 (4.20%) Android
7 5 (4.20%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (57.98%) DevOps
2 50 (42.02%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (31.09%) Open Source
5 35 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (26.05%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (19.33%) Data Modelling
7 23 (19.33%) Problem Management
7 23 (19.33%) Scrum
7 23 (19.33%) Test Automation
8 21 (17.65%) Process Improvement
8 21 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 20 (16.81%) Continuous Deployment
10 19 (15.97%) Mentoring
10 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (15.97%) Programme Management
11 18 (15.13%) Digital Marketing
12 15 (12.61%) Collaborative Working
12 15 (12.61%) OO
12 15 (12.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.54%) Java
2 34 (28.57%) Perl
3 29 (24.37%) Shell Script
4 23 (19.33%) SQL
5 17 (14.29%) C
5 17 (14.29%) Python
6 16 (13.45%) PL/SQL
6 16 (13.45%) Ruby
7 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.20%) C++
8 5 (4.20%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.36%) Go
10 3 (2.52%) Java 8
11 2 (1.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.68%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.52%) Def Stans
2 3 (2.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Docker
2 12 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.08%) Xen
3 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (40.34%) Ansible
2 32 (26.89%) Puppet
3 25 (21.01%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (14.29%) Terraform
5 8 (6.72%) SCCM
6 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (4.20%) Opsview
7 3 (2.52%) SCOM
8 2 (1.68%) Salt
9 1 (0.84%) Consul
9 1 (0.84%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (26.89%) Oracle
2 24 (20.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.13%) SAP
3 18 (15.13%) webMethods
4 16 (13.45%) BEA
4 16 (13.45%) Informatica
5 14 (11.76%) Google
6 13 (10.92%) Pega
6 13 (10.92%) VMware
7 11 (9.24%) Atlassian
8 6 (5.04%) Apple
9 5 (4.20%) Clearswift
9 5 (4.20%) Proofpoint
10 4 (3.36%) WSO2
11 3 (2.52%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.68%) Intel
12 2 (1.68%) Remedy
13 1 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.84%) HP
13 1 (0.84%) JDA