Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 182 123
Rank change year-on-year +23 -59 -34
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 377 344 958
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.72% 1.43% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.62% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 239 647
10th Percentile £391 £346 £413
25th Percentile £430 £426 £481
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £530 £550
Median % change year-on-year -0.94% -3.64% +0.92%
75th Percentile £620 £630 £628
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £63.50 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year -68.50% +128.83% -41.98%
England median hourly rate £40.50 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +0.59% +6.25%

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 19,632 21,181 37,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.36% 88.11% 89.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,110 15,280 27,499
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 273 360
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.10 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.00 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.44 £24.11
Median % change year-on-year +22.92% +9.66% +7.16%
75th Percentile £51.50 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £51.09
England median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +4.65%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in London.

Daily rate trend for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management in London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in London

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 16 April 2021. 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 +48 47 £483 -8.05% 49
South London +29 7 £625 +30.21% 5
East London +17 7 £178 -60.62% 2
West London +28 4 £330 +31.80% 19
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 194 (51.46%) DevOps
2 154 (40.85%) Ansible
3 142 (37.67%) Linux
4 141 (37.40%) Python
5 128 (33.95%) AWS
6 127 (33.69%) Azure
7 118 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
8 116 (30.77%) Terraform
9 108 (28.65%) Jenkins
10 101 (26.79%) Docker
10 101 (26.79%) Java
11 98 (25.99%) Puppet
12 89 (23.61%) Kubernetes
13 83 (22.02%) Git (software)
14 77 (20.42%) Finance
15 75 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (17.77%) Microsoft
17 65 (17.24%) PowerShell
18 64 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
18 64 (16.98%) Infrastructure as Code
19 63 (16.71%) Security Cleared
19 63 (16.71%) SQL
19 63 (16.71%) Windows
20 52 (13.79%) Unix
21 51 (13.53%) GitHub
22 49 (13.00%) Microservices
22 49 (13.00%) Bash Shell
23 48 (12.73%) ITIL
24 47 (12.47%) SC Cleared
24 47 (12.47%) GCP

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 22 (5.84%) Confluence
2 19 (5.04%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.77%) Apache
3 18 (4.77%) nginx
4 16 (4.24%) IIS
5 14 (3.71%) Apache Spark
5 14 (3.71%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.92%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.65%) CMS
8 7 (1.86%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (1.86%) Apache Synapse
9 6 (1.59%) JBoss
9 6 (1.59%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.33%) Jetty
10 5 (1.33%) Mongrel
11 4 (1.06%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.06%) SAS
11 4 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.27%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 128 (33.95%) AWS
2 127 (33.69%) Azure
3 51 (13.53%) GitHub
4 47 (12.47%) GCP
5 39 (10.34%) IaaS
6 32 (8.49%) PaaS
7 31 (8.22%) Serverless
8 25 (6.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (4.77%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (4.51%) SaaS
11 12 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (3.18%) Amazon S3
12 10 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (2.65%) OpenShift
13 9 (2.39%) Azure Functions
13 9 (2.39%) Datadog
13 9 (2.39%) Microsoft 365
14 8 (2.12%) AWS CodePipeline
15 7 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (1.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.90%) HTTP
2 20 (5.31%) Firewall
3 15 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.92%) DNS
5 9 (2.39%) DHCP
5 9 (2.39%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.86%) SSL
7 6 (1.59%) Multicast
7 6 (1.59%) tcpdump
8 5 (1.33%) FTP
8 5 (1.33%) IPsec
9 4 (1.06%) VPN
10 3 (0.80%) Internet
10 3 (0.80%) Network Security
10 3 (0.80%) VSAN
10 3 (0.80%) WebEx
11 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.53%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 21 (5.57%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.71%) MySQL
5 14 (3.71%) Redis
6 13 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 12 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (3.18%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (2.12%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (1.86%) Big Data
9 7 (1.86%) Power BI
9 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.59%) Biml
10 6 (1.59%) Looker
10 6 (1.59%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 108 (28.65%) Jenkins
2 83 (22.02%) Git (software)
3 39 (10.34%) JIRA
4 30 (7.96%) GitLab
5 26 (6.90%) Bitbucket
6 21 (5.57%) Maven
7 18 (4.77%) Subversion
8 17 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (3.45%) Artifactory
10 11 (2.92%) SonarQube
11 10 (2.65%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.39%) JUnit
12 9 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (2.39%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.12%) Ant
13 8 (2.12%) Selenium
13 8 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.86%) Gradle
14 7 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 77 (20.42%) Finance
2 41 (10.88%) Banking
3 27 (7.16%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.24%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.18%) Marketing
7 10 (2.65%) Retail
8 9 (2.39%) Electronics
8 9 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.59%) iGaming
10 5 (1.33%) Legal
11 4 (1.06%) Law
12 3 (0.80%) Billing
12 3 (0.80%) Publishing
13 2 (0.53%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.53%) Police
13 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.27%) Games
14 1 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (23.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (18.57%) Developer
3 40 (10.61%) Azure Engineer
4 31 (8.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 29 (7.69%) Architect
6 24 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
7 21 (5.57%) Azure DevOps
8 20 (5.31%) AWS DevOps
9 17 (4.51%) Java Developer
10 16 (4.24%) AWS Engineer
10 16 (4.24%) Senior DevOps
11 13 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.18%) Administrator
12 12 (3.18%) Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Consultant
12 12 (3.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 12 (3.18%) Platform Engineer
13 11 (2.92%) Lead DevOps
13 11 (2.92%) Service Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.22%) .NET
2 30 (7.96%) Kafka
3 23 (6.10%) Node.js
4 19 (5.04%) XML
5 18 (4.77%) REST
6 17 (4.51%) JSON
6 17 (4.51%) Spring
6 17 (4.51%) YAML
7 14 (3.71%) Web Services
8 12 (3.18%) RESTful
8 12 (3.18%) Spring Boot
9 11 (2.92%) HTML
10 10 (2.65%) J2EE
11 9 (2.39%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.39%) JMS
12 8 (2.12%) Ajax
12 8 (2.12%) CSS
12 8 (2.12%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (2.12%) Servlets
13 7 (1.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.81%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.16%) CMDB
3 25 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.24%) Cloud Native
5 14 (3.71%) Clustering
5 14 (3.71%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.92%) CESG
6 11 (2.92%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (2.92%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.12%) Replication
9 8 (2.12%) User Experience
10 7 (1.86%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.33%) FMCG
11 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.06%) Blog
12 4 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 142 (37.67%) Linux
2 63 (16.71%) Windows
3 52 (13.79%) Unix
4 33 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (5.84%) CentOS
6 18 (4.77%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.18%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.39%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.33%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.80%) VMS
15 1 (0.27%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) Debian
15 1 (0.27%) Solaris
15 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (51.46%) DevOps
2 118 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (16.98%) Infrastructure as Code
5 49 (13.00%) Microservices
6 48 (12.73%) ITIL
7 46 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 44 (11.67%) Change Management
8 44 (11.67%) Migration
9 43 (11.41%) Deployment Automation
10 35 (9.28%) Open Source
10 35 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (8.75%) Scrum
12 31 (8.22%) Software Engineering
13 30 (7.96%) Information Security
14 27 (7.16%) Incident Management
15 26 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (6.90%) Problem Management
16 24 (6.37%) Capacity Management
16 24 (6.37%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 141 (37.40%) Python
2 101 (26.79%) Java
3 65 (17.24%) PowerShell
4 63 (16.71%) SQL
5 49 (13.00%) Bash Shell
6 40 (10.61%) Ruby
7 32 (8.49%) JavaScript
8 27 (7.16%) Go
9 26 (6.90%) Perl
10 22 (5.84%) C#
11 20 (5.31%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.45%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.65%) Java 8
14 8 (2.12%) Groovy
14 8 (2.12%) Scala
15 7 (1.86%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (1.33%) R
17 5 (1.33%) VBA
18 4 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 47 (12.47%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.84%) Degree
4 15 (3.98%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.18%) CESG Certified Professional
6 11 (2.92%) CLAS
7 5 (1.33%) ISEB
8 4 (1.06%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CCIE
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
9 2 (0.53%) CISSP
9 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) MCSE
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) RHCE
9 2 (0.53%) VCAP
10 1 (0.27%) GIAC
10 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.92%) QA
2 8 (2.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.12%) JSP 440
2 8 (2.12%) RMADS
3 6 (1.59%) SLA
4 5 (1.33%) GDPR
4 5 (1.33%) PMO
5 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) GRC
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) MiFID
6 1 (0.27%) NCSC
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
6 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 101 (26.79%) Docker
2 30 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.51%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.39%) KVM
6 8 (2.12%) vSphere
7 7 (1.86%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.59%) HDFS
9 5 (1.33%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.33%) Xen
10 3 (0.80%) vCloud
11 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.53%) NFS
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.53%) XenApp
12 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.27%) IAG
12 1 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.27%) Varnish
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 154 (40.85%) Ansible
2 116 (30.77%) Terraform
3 98 (25.99%) Puppet
4 89 (23.61%) Kubernetes
5 64 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (7.69%) Salt
7 24 (6.37%) Prometheus
8 19 (5.04%) Grafana
9 10 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (2.39%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (1.86%) Mesos
12 6 (1.59%) SCCM
12 6 (1.59%) SCOM
12 6 (1.59%) vRealize
12 6 (1.59%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.33%) Consul
13 5 (1.33%) Kibana
13 5 (1.33%) vCenter Server
14 4 (1.06%) Packer
14 4 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.34%) VMware
3 29 (7.69%) Oracle
4 28 (7.43%) Google
5 26 (6.90%) ServiceNow
6 25 (6.63%) Red Hat
7 21 (5.57%) Splunk
8 14 (3.71%) SaltStack
9 13 (3.45%) Informatica
9 13 (3.45%) Symantec
10 11 (2.92%) Veritas
11 10 (2.65%) Citrix
11 10 (2.65%) Databricks
11 10 (2.65%) SAP
12 9 (2.39%) Hortonworks
13 8 (2.12%) New Relic
14 7 (1.86%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.86%) BMC
14 7 (1.86%) Cloudera
14 7 (1.86%) Dynatrace