The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.78% 1.80% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 2.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £513 £528 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.84% +17.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 215 263 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.31% 78.98% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 183 118
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £30.42 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.95% +164.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Kent

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Kent over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Kent

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NewSQL
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Unix Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Unix Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) SaltStack