The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 45 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 18 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.85% 1.86% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.37% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Median daily rate £396 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £370 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £455 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.20 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +29.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 510 507 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.82% 78.60% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 268 364
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Hertfordshire

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +6 9 £325 -7.28% 1
Watford -2 3 £450 -
Borehamwood - 1 £380 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £525 -
Hatfield - 1 £413 - 3
Configuration Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 34 (61.82%) Software Engineering
2 21 (38.18%) C
2 21 (38.18%) Linux
3 20 (36.36%) Java
4 17 (30.91%) Integration Testing
4 17 (30.91%) DevOps
5 16 (29.09%) C++
6 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
7 14 (25.45%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (25.45%) Finance
7 14 (25.45%) Puppet
8 13 (23.64%) Bash Shell
8 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
8 13 (23.64%) Python
8 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
9 12 (21.82%) Apache
9 12 (21.82%) Perl
9 12 (21.82%) Firewall
9 12 (21.82%) SSL
9 12 (21.82%) RHCE
9 12 (21.82%) Clustering
9 12 (21.82%) Ruby
9 12 (21.82%) High Availability
9 12 (21.82%) Salt
9 12 (21.82%) LAPP Stack
10 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (20.00%) UML
11 10 (18.18%) MATLAB
11 10 (18.18%) Simulink

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
2 12 (21.82%) Apache
3 4 (7.27%) Confluence
3 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Simulink
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) HipChat
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) LabWindows
1 7 (12.73%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (7.27%) Boomi
2 4 (7.27%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.64%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
2 12 (21.82%) Firewall
2 12 (21.82%) SSL
3 7 (12.73%) RS-422
4 2 (3.64%) SpaceWire
5 1 (1.82%) DHCP
5 1 (1.82%) DNS
5 1 (1.82%) GGSN
5 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.82%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (1.82%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (16.36%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
1 10 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (7.27%) Bitbucket
2 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.45%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.45%) ClearQuest
3 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.82%) Maven
4 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Automotive
3 3 (5.45%) Avionics
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Software Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Ada Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Ada Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Integration Developer
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Software Validation Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) LAPP Stack
2 7 (12.73%) LAMP
3 6 (10.91%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 4 (7.27%) JSON
4 4 (7.27%) RESTful
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (7.27%) XML
4 4 (7.27%) XSLT
5 2 (3.64%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) boto
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 12 (21.82%) Clustering
3 7 (12.73%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (9.09%) RIA
5 4 (7.27%) DataPower
5 4 (7.27%) Device Driver
5 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Windows
4 3 (5.45%) CentOS
4 3 (5.45%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.64%) Solaris
5 2 (3.64%) Unix
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Software Engineering
2 17 (30.91%) DevOps
2 17 (30.91%) Integration Testing
3 12 (21.82%) High Availability
4 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (20.00%) UML
5 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
6 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.73%) Release Management
7 6 (10.91%) Open Source
8 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Yourdon
9 4 (7.27%) API Development
9 4 (7.27%) CRM
9 4 (7.27%) OO
9 4 (7.27%) Requirements Management
9 4 (7.27%) Validation
10 3 (5.45%) Application Performance Management
10 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) C
2 20 (36.36%) Java
3 16 (29.09%) C++
4 13 (23.64%) Bash Shell
4 13 (23.64%) Python
5 12 (21.82%) Perl
5 12 (21.82%) Ruby
6 10 (18.18%) MATLAB
7 7 (12.73%) SQL
8 5 (9.09%) Ada
8 5 (9.09%) Ada 95
8 5 (9.09%) ANSI C
8 5 (9.09%) C#
8 5 (9.09%) VB
9 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) RHCE
2 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ECSS
2 1 (1.82%) PMO
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
2 3 (5.45%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) XenApp
3 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Puppet
2 12 (21.82%) Salt
3 6 (10.91%) Ansible
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.45%) Pingdom
6 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.82%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Serena
2 6 (10.91%) Atlassian
2 6 (10.91%) IBM
3 4 (7.27%) Dell
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) AppDynamics
4 3 (5.45%) PagerDuty
5 2 (3.64%) Google
5 2 (3.64%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.64%) WSO2
6 1 (1.82%) AppSense
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Huawei
6 1 (1.82%) Nokia
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) Redknee
6 1 (1.82%) VMware