Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 37 44
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 127 78 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.25% 9.52% 4.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.66% 10.58% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 16
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +4.59% +22.50%
10th Percentile £410 £438 £363
90th Percentile £600 £591 £595
East of England median daily rate £475 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -7.32% +20.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £33.95
90th Percentile £47.50 - £45.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +11.80% -15.26% +16.56%

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 930 737 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 89.68% 89.99% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 480 431
Essex median daily rate £500 £489 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +39.64% -12.50%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 68 157
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +30.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.04 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £63.75 £42.90
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -41.67% +11.11% +8.40%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 63 £520 +4.00% 5
Brentwood - 7 - -
Colchester -1 4 - -
Harlow -9 3 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £450 - 4
Basildon - 1 £475 - 2
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 71 (55.91%) DevOps
2 70 (55.12%) Linux
3 62 (48.82%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (47.24%) Ansible
5 55 (43.31%) Jenkins
6 54 (42.52%) Java
7 48 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (33.86%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (29.92%) Unix
9 38 (29.92%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (29.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (27.56%) Shell Script
12 33 (25.98%) Oracle
13 31 (24.41%) J2EE
13 31 (24.41%) Middleware
13 31 (24.41%) Git (software)
14 30 (23.62%) Open Source
14 30 (23.62%) Puppet
14 30 (23.62%) Scrum
14 30 (23.62%) Perl
15 28 (22.05%) Web Services
16 25 (19.69%) Finance
16 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
16 25 (19.69%) Security Cleared
16 25 (19.69%) JIRA
17 24 (18.90%) SQL
17 24 (18.90%) HTTP
17 24 (18.90%) Deployment Automation
18 23 (18.11%) Terraform
18 23 (18.11%) Windows

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 22 (17.32%) Apache
2 20 (15.75%) WebLogic
3 19 (14.96%) Tomcat
4 15 (11.81%) Confluence
5 13 (10.24%) nginx
6 11 (8.66%) IIS
6 11 (8.66%) Jetty
6 11 (8.66%) Mongrel
6 11 (8.66%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.94%) JBoss
7 5 (3.94%) MS Exchange
8 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 62 (48.82%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.02%) GitHub
3 12 (9.45%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (8.66%) Google App Engine
4 11 (8.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (3.15%) iTunes
6 4 (3.15%) Office 365
7 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.79%) PaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.90%) HTTP
2 19 (14.96%) DHCP
2 19 (14.96%) DNS
3 18 (14.17%) FTP
4 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
5 15 (11.81%) SSL
6 11 (8.66%) IPsec
7 8 (6.30%) Internet
7 8 (6.30%) WAN
8 7 (5.51%) Broadband
8 7 (5.51%) DLNA
8 7 (5.51%) DSL
8 7 (5.51%) IPv4
8 7 (5.51%) IPv6
8 7 (5.51%) SAN
8 7 (5.51%) UPnP
8 7 (5.51%) VoIP
8 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (4.72%) SSH
10 4 (3.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.54%) MySQL
2 14 (11.02%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.51%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.72%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.72%) Ingres
6 4 (3.15%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (43.31%) Jenkins
2 31 (24.41%) Git (software)
3 25 (19.69%) JIRA
4 15 (11.81%) CA Gen
5 14 (11.02%) GitLab
6 9 (7.09%) Travis CI
7 7 (5.51%) Artifactory
7 7 (5.51%) Maven
8 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.94%) Checkstyle
9 5 (3.94%) JMeter
9 5 (3.94%) Selenium
9 5 (3.94%) Subversion
10 4 (3.15%) Ant
11 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.36%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.36%) JUnit
11 3 (2.36%) PowerDesigner
11 3 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (2.36%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 23 (18.11%) Manufacturing
3 22 (17.32%) Electronics
3 22 (17.32%) Marketing
3 22 (17.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.94%) Legal
5 3 (2.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (35.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (24.41%) Developer
3 15 (11.81%) Senior DevOps
3 15 (11.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (7.87%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Unix Developer
7 6 (4.72%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.94%) Architect
8 5 (3.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Release Manager
9 4 (3.15%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.41%) J2EE
1 31 (24.41%) Middleware
2 28 (22.05%) Web Services
3 13 (10.24%) Servlets
4 11 (8.66%) .NET
5 10 (7.87%) HTML
6 9 (7.09%) JSON
6 9 (7.09%) Spring
7 8 (6.30%) XML
8 7 (5.51%) Ajax
8 7 (5.51%) CGI
9 5 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.94%) SOAP
9 5 (3.94%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.36%) CSS
10 3 (2.36%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.36%) XML Schema
11 2 (1.57%) J2SE
11 2 (1.57%) XML Messaging
11 2 (1.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (5.51%) Media Streaming
3 6 (4.72%) Replication
4 5 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.36%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.57%) CMDB
7 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.57%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.79%) PKI
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 70 (55.12%) Linux
2 38 (29.92%) Unix
3 37 (29.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (18.11%) Windows
5 12 (9.45%) Solaris
6 10 (7.87%) AIX
6 10 (7.87%) CentOS
7 7 (5.51%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (3.15%) Android
9 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (55.91%) DevOps
2 48 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (33.86%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (29.92%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (23.62%) Open Source
5 30 (23.62%) Scrum
6 24 (18.90%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (18.11%) Programme Management
8 22 (17.32%) Data Modelling
8 22 (17.32%) Digital Marketing
8 22 (17.32%) Problem Management
9 20 (15.75%) Process Improvement
9 20 (15.75%) Test Strategy
10 19 (14.96%) Continuous Deployment
11 18 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
13 15 (11.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (11.02%) Collaborative Working
14 14 (11.02%) OO
15 13 (10.24%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.52%) Java
2 35 (27.56%) Shell Script
3 30 (23.62%) Perl
4 24 (18.90%) SQL
5 17 (13.39%) C
6 15 (11.81%) PL/SQL
7 14 (11.02%) Python
8 13 (10.24%) Ruby
9 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
10 8 (6.30%) Embedded C
11 7 (5.51%) C++
12 6 (4.72%) Java 8
13 3 (2.36%) Scala
14 2 (1.57%) C#
14 2 (1.57%) Groovy
14 2 (1.57%) Haskell
15 1 (0.79%) Dart
15 1 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (19.69%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.57%) Degree
4 2 (1.57%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.36%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Docker
2 11 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.66%) Xen
3 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 60 (47.24%) Ansible
2 30 (23.62%) Puppet
3 23 (18.11%) Terraform
4 22 (17.32%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.51%) SCCM
6 6 (4.72%) Opsview
7 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.57%) Grafana
8 2 (1.57%) Kibana
8 2 (1.57%) SCOM
9 1 (0.79%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.79%) Salt
9 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (25.98%) Oracle
2 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.32%) SAP
4 20 (15.75%) webMethods
5 15 (11.81%) BEA
5 15 (11.81%) Informatica
6 13 (10.24%) Google
7 12 (9.45%) Pega
7 12 (9.45%) VMware
8 9 (7.09%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.94%) Apple
10 4 (3.15%) Clearswift
10 4 (3.15%) Proofpoint
11 3 (2.36%) Intel
11 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.57%) Adobe
12 2 (1.57%) Remedy
12 2 (1.57%) WSO2
13 1 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.79%) JDA