Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 17 November 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 110 97
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13 +29
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,052 1,137 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.29% 2.43% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.76% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 784 830
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £410 £377 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £474
% change year-on-year - +5.43% +11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 4
London median hourly rate £29.94 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.17% +36.36% -71.79%
10th Percentile £24.01 £15.30 £26.25
90th Percentile £56.38 £47.83 £28.75
England median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% - -2.44%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,233 41,239 39,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.57% 88.05% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,022 29,928 28,327
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £303
90th Percentile £675 £669 £642
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 394 417
London median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +3.31% +8.90%
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.31 £12.21
90th Percentile £54.63 £51.40 £51.08
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Central London -43 147 £525 - 56
South London +12 80 £550 +2.33% 19
West London -7 40 £500 -3.85% 27
East London -13 23 £525 -4.55% 7
North London -2 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 London region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 599 (56.94%) DevOps
2 531 (50.48%) Linux
3 470 (44.68%) Jenkins
4 455 (43.25%) Amazon AWS
5 441 (41.92%) Ansible
6 438 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
7 405 (38.50%) Docker
8 385 (36.60%) Puppet
9 381 (36.22%) Python
10 357 (33.94%) Terraform
11 321 (30.51%) Java
12 305 (28.99%) Git (software)
13 297 (28.23%) Continuous Integration
14 279 (26.52%) Opscode Chef
15 251 (23.86%) Kubernetes
16 194 (18.44%) Finance
17 176 (16.73%) Bash Shell
18 173 (16.44%) Ruby
19 168 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
20 159 (15.11%) Test Automation
21 150 (14.26%) Security Cleared
22 147 (13.97%) Open Source
23 145 (13.78%) Windows
24 139 (13.21%) SQL
25 130 (12.36%) Scrum
26 120 (11.41%) JavaScript
27 112 (10.65%) SC Cleared
28 111 (10.55%) JIRA
29 110 (10.46%) Unix
29 110 (10.46%) Microservices

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 75 (7.13%) Confluence
2 46 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (4.18%) OpenStack
4 40 (3.80%) Apache Spark
5 38 (3.61%) nginx
6 23 (2.19%) Apache
7 21 (2.00%) CMS
7 21 (2.00%) JBoss
7 21 (2.00%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.71%) IIS
8 18 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.14%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
12 4 (0.38%) Drupal
13 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.19%) Mule
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.38%) HipChat
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.095%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Maximo
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.19%) Kondor
5 1 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.095%) Magento
5 1 (0.095%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.095%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 455 (43.25%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (9.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 96 (9.13%) Amazon EC2
5 84 (7.98%) Serverless
6 82 (7.79%) GitHub
7 62 (5.89%) AWS Lambda
8 59 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 58 (5.51%) Amazon S3
10 49 (4.66%) IaaS
11 43 (4.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 40 (3.80%) PaaS
13 38 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 36 (3.42%) SaaS
15 32 (3.04%) Datadog
16 27 (2.57%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (2.57%) Route 53
17 25 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (1.43%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 80 (7.60%) Firewall
2 68 (6.46%) DNS
3 66 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 65 (6.18%) HTTP
5 52 (4.94%) SSL
6 37 (3.52%) VPN
7 30 (2.85%) DHCP
8 24 (2.28%) SSH
9 19 (1.81%) LAN
9 19 (1.81%) WAN
10 18 (1.71%) FTP
10 18 (1.71%) Internet
11 17 (1.62%) IPsec
12 15 (1.43%) VLAN
13 13 (1.24%) ICMP
14 10 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (0.95%) VoIP
15 9 (0.86%) HTTPS
15 9 (0.86%) Network Security
15 9 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
2 82 (7.79%) MySQL
3 76 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 65 (6.18%) Relational Database
5 53 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
6 51 (4.85%) Big Data
7 48 (4.56%) Hadoop
8 46 (4.37%) MongoDB
9 43 (4.09%) SQL Server
10 41 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (3.14%) RDBMS
12 24 (2.28%) Apache Hive
13 23 (2.19%) HBase
14 21 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (1.71%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.71%) Redis
16 16 (1.52%) Sqoop
17 13 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
19 11 (1.05%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 470 (44.68%) Jenkins
2 305 (28.99%) Git (software)
3 111 (10.55%) JIRA
4 71 (6.75%) GitLab
5 70 (6.65%) Maven
6 56 (5.32%) Artifactory
7 53 (5.04%) Vagrant
8 48 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 45 (4.28%) Selenium
10 44 (4.18%) Subversion
11 41 (3.90%) Travis CI
12 40 (3.80%) JUnit
13 38 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
14 29 (2.76%) Gradle
14 29 (2.76%) TeamCity
15 26 (2.47%) SonarQube
16 25 (2.38%) Cucumber
17 24 (2.28%) Bitbucket
18 23 (2.19%) GoCD
19 20 (1.90%) Gerrit
General
1 194 (18.44%) Finance
2 85 (8.08%) Banking
3 42 (3.99%) Retail
4 26 (2.47%) Marketing
5 23 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.52%) Legal
9 15 (1.43%) Back Office
9 15 (1.43%) Electronics
10 12 (1.14%) Front Office
11 10 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.76%) Publishing
13 7 (0.67%) Advertising
14 6 (0.57%) Law
15 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.29%) Avionics
16 3 (0.29%) Games
16 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 412 (39.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 136 (12.93%) AWS Engineer
3 126 (11.98%) Developer
4 108 (10.27%) AWS DevOps
5 102 (9.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 73 (6.94%) Senior DevOps
7 70 (6.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 56 (5.32%) Consultant
9 53 (5.04%) Architect
10 51 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
11 50 (4.75%) Analyst
11 50 (4.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 44 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
13 38 (3.61%) Python Engineer
14 37 (3.52%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 29 (2.76%) Platform Engineer
16 24 (2.28%) Lead DevOps
16 24 (2.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 23 (2.19%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.13%) Node.js
2 88 (8.37%) Elastic Stack
3 87 (8.27%) Web Services
4 62 (5.89%) Kafka
5 54 (5.13%) REST
6 51 (4.85%) JSON
7 48 (4.56%) HTML
7 48 (4.56%) RESTful
8 44 (4.18%) CSS
9 43 (4.09%) XML
10 40 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
10 40 (3.80%) Spring
11 36 (3.42%) .NET
12 28 (2.66%) J2EE
13 25 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
14 22 (2.09%) React
14 22 (2.09%) Spring MVC
15 20 (1.90%) Django
15 20 (1.90%) Play Framework
16 19 (1.81%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.94%) Public Cloud
2 53 (5.04%) CMDB
2 53 (5.04%) Data Centre
3 36 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
5 28 (2.66%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.09%) Virtual Team
7 21 (2.00%) Fintech
8 19 (1.81%) User Experience
9 18 (1.71%) Clustering
10 15 (1.43%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.24%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.05%) Computer Science
13 11 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 531 (50.48%) Linux
2 145 (13.78%) Windows
3 110 (10.46%) Unix
4 74 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (5.23%) CentOS
6 53 (5.04%) Windows Server
7 34 (3.23%) CoreOS
8 33 (3.14%) Ubuntu
9 26 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (2.09%) Android
11 20 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.14%) Solaris
14 10 (0.95%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.86%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.57%) AIX
17 5 (0.48%) DC/OS
18 4 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
19 3 (0.29%) Debian
20 2 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (56.94%) DevOps
2 438 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (28.23%) Continuous Integration
4 159 (15.11%) Test Automation
5 147 (13.97%) Open Source
6 130 (12.36%) Scrum
7 110 (10.46%) Microservices
8 94 (8.94%) TDD
9 90 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 88 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (8.27%) Deployment Automation
12 79 (7.51%) ITIL
13 72 (6.84%) Software Engineering
14 71 (6.75%) Release Management
15 69 (6.56%) Service Management
16 64 (6.08%) Migration
17 61 (5.80%) Kanban
18 51 (4.85%) Mentoring
18 51 (4.85%) SDLC
19 50 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 381 (36.22%) Python
2 321 (30.51%) Java
3 176 (16.73%) Bash Shell
4 173 (16.44%) Ruby
5 139 (13.21%) SQL
6 120 (11.41%) JavaScript
7 105 (9.98%) Go
8 70 (6.65%) Perl
9 68 (6.46%) PowerShell
10 55 (5.23%) Shell Script
11 53 (5.04%) Scala
12 21 (2.00%) PHP
13 16 (1.52%) Groovy
14 13 (1.24%) C++
14 13 (1.24%) Java 8
15 11 (1.05%) ES6
16 10 (0.95%) R
17 9 (0.86%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.57%) AWK
19 5 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 150 (14.26%) Security Cleared
2 112 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.66%) Degree
4 21 (2.00%) AWS Certification
4 21 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.14%) CCNA
8 7 (0.67%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.48%) CCNP
10 5 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.38%) CCENT
11 4 (0.38%) ISEB
12 3 (0.29%) CEH
12 3 (0.29%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.29%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.33%) QA
2 18 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.86%) COBIT
4 9 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.76%) GDPR
5 8 (0.76%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.29%) HL7
6 3 (0.29%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) SEPA
8 1 (0.095%) GxP
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.095%) WAI
8 1 (0.095%) WCAG
System Software
1 405 (38.50%) Docker
2 76 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 38 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.28%) etcd
5 24 (2.28%) flannel
6 19 (1.81%) Xen
7 17 (1.62%) HDFS
7 17 (1.62%) NFS
7 17 (1.62%) SkyDNS
8 16 (1.52%) Ceph
8 16 (1.52%) GlusterFS
9 14 (1.33%) vSphere
10 13 (1.24%) Hyper-V
11 12 (1.14%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.76%) vCloud
14 8 (0.76%) XenApp
15 7 (0.67%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 441 (41.92%) Ansible
2 385 (36.60%) Puppet
3 357 (33.94%) Terraform
4 279 (26.52%) Opscode Chef
5 251 (23.86%) Kubernetes
6 70 (6.65%) Packer
7 55 (5.23%) Salt
8 45 (4.28%) Docker Swarm
9 39 (3.71%) Prometheus
10 36 (3.42%) Consul
11 33 (3.14%) HAProxy
11 33 (3.14%) Nagios
11 33 (3.14%) ZABBIX
12 30 (2.85%) Mesos
12 30 (2.85%) Sysdig
13 27 (2.57%) Graphite
13 27 (2.57%) Kibana
14 26 (2.47%) Grafana
15 25 (2.38%) rkt
16 23 (2.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 94 (8.94%) VMware
2 93 (8.84%) Splunk
3 71 (6.75%) Google
3 71 (6.75%) Microsoft
4 64 (6.08%) Oracle
5 49 (4.66%) Red Hat
6 48 (4.56%) SaltStack
7 37 (3.52%) ServiceNow
8 28 (2.66%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.57%) SAP
10 24 (2.28%) Citrix
11 22 (2.09%) New Relic
12 19 (1.81%) Cisco
13 18 (1.71%) IBM
14 17 (1.62%) Hortonworks
15 13 (1.24%) AppDynamics
15 13 (1.24%) Tableau
16 12 (1.14%) Cognos
16 12 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (1.05%) Syclo