Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 151 148
Rank change year-on-year -23 -3 -34
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 566 234 733
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.77% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.99% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 157 498
10th Percentile £400 £358 £394
25th Percentile £463 £425 £489
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £563
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +2.27%
75th Percentile £636 £600 £638
90th Percentile £700 £693 £713
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
England median hourly rate £36.35 £37.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year -3.71% -10.12% +44.08%

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 30,956 11,788 34,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.11% 89.35% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,272 8,406 24,852
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £514
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -0.34% +2.85%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £738 £715 £688
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 110 390
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.73 £20.13 £15.09
Median hourly rate £34.94 £34.13 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.39% +55.11% +7.32%
75th Percentile £52.56 £45.94 £43.47
90th Percentile £66.43 £53.78 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £22.82
% change year-on-year -7.55% +16.15% +14.08%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -53 37 £544 +3.57% 66
East London -5 11 £394 -21.20% 10
South London -2 8 £550 +11.96% 9
West London -18 7 £550 +23.60% 14
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 284 (50.18%) DevOps
2 236 (41.70%) Linux
3 228 (40.28%) Ansible
4 203 (35.87%) Terraform
5 199 (35.16%) Python
6 193 (34.10%) AWS
7 172 (30.39%) Jenkins
8 163 (28.80%) Puppet
8 163 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
9 158 (27.92%) Azure
10 149 (26.33%) Docker
11 147 (25.97%) Kubernetes
12 134 (23.67%) Infrastructure as Code
13 129 (22.79%) Finance
14 125 (22.08%) Java
15 103 (18.20%) Social Skills
16 99 (17.49%) Windows
17 95 (16.78%) Bash Shell
18 94 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
19 93 (16.43%) Microsoft
20 91 (16.08%) Git (software)
21 87 (15.37%) Change Management
22 83 (14.66%) SQL
23 78 (13.78%) GitHub
24 77 (13.60%) Security Cleared
25 76 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
26 75 (13.25%) Banking
27 71 (12.54%) GCP
28 67 (11.84%) Microservices
29 66 (11.66%) JIRA

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 40 (7.07%) Confluence
2 27 (4.77%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.89%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.71%) IIS
4 21 (3.71%) nginx
5 20 (3.53%) Apache
6 19 (3.36%) WebLogic
7 17 (3.00%) Apache Spark
7 17 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.59%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (1.06%) Jetty
11 6 (1.06%) Mongrel
12 5 (0.88%) JBoss
13 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.53%) CMS
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.35%) Drupal
14 2 (0.35%) Traefik
Applications
1 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.53%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.35%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.18%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 193 (34.10%) AWS
2 158 (27.92%) Azure
3 78 (13.78%) GitHub
4 71 (12.54%) GCP
5 56 (9.89%) IaaS
6 52 (9.19%) PaaS
7 37 (6.54%) SaaS
8 31 (5.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (4.59%) Serverless
10 24 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
11 14 (2.47%) Amazon S3
12 13 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (2.30%) Microsoft 365
12 13 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.94%) Datadog
14 11 (1.94%) GitHub Actions
14 11 (1.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.18%) TCP/IP
2 30 (5.30%) Firewall
3 29 (5.12%) DNS
4 24 (4.24%) HTTP
5 15 (2.65%) Network Security
6 14 (2.47%) SSL
7 13 (2.30%) Multicast
8 12 (2.12%) DHCP
9 11 (1.94%) VPN
10 10 (1.77%) BGP
10 10 (1.77%) OSPF
11 9 (1.59%) Wireshark
12 8 (1.41%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.41%) tcpdump
12 8 (1.41%) WAN
13 6 (1.06%) FTP
13 6 (1.06%) IPsec
14 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.88%) Gigabit Ethernet
14 5 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 28 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (4.77%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.89%) Big Data
6 18 (3.18%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.47%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.47%) Redis
8 13 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (1.94%) MySQL
10 10 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.41%) Power BI
12 7 (1.24%) Tableau
13 6 (1.06%) Data Lake
13 6 (1.06%) Neo4j
13 6 (1.06%) Snowflake Schema
14 5 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 172 (30.39%) Jenkins
2 91 (16.08%) Git (software)
3 66 (11.66%) JIRA
4 40 (7.07%) GitLab
5 35 (6.18%) Subversion
6 34 (6.01%) Sonatype Nexus
7 31 (5.48%) Maven
8 24 (4.24%) Bitbucket
9 21 (3.71%) Artifactory
10 18 (3.18%) TeamCity
11 17 (3.00%) Gradle
12 13 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.77%) GoCD
14 9 (1.59%) Vagrant
14 9 (1.59%) Visual Studio
15 8 (1.41%) CircleCI
16 7 (1.24%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.24%) Flyway
16 7 (1.24%) SonarQube
General
1 129 (22.79%) Finance
2 103 (18.20%) Social Skills
3 75 (13.25%) Banking
4 46 (8.13%) Public Sector
5 37 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (5.12%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.89%) Investment Banking
8 20 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (3.00%) Front Office
10 13 (2.30%) Marketing
11 11 (1.94%) Electronics
12 10 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
14 7 (1.24%) Prime Brokerage
15 6 (1.06%) Publishing
15 6 (1.06%) Retail
16 4 (0.71%) Local Government
17 3 (0.53%) Games
17 3 (0.53%) International Banking
17 3 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 156 (27.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (12.90%) Developer
3 47 (8.30%) Architect
4 40 (7.07%) Analyst
5 36 (6.36%) Azure Engineer
6 32 (5.65%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (5.65%) Linux Engineer
7 30 (5.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 29 (5.12%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 27 (4.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 24 (4.24%) AWS DevOps
10 24 (4.24%) Site Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
11 22 (3.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 20 (3.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.36%) Consultant
14 18 (3.18%) Java Developer
15 17 (3.00%) Azure DevOps
16 14 (2.47%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.95%) .NET
2 39 (6.89%) Web Services
3 25 (4.42%) Kafka
4 22 (3.89%) Node.js
4 22 (3.89%) REST
5 21 (3.71%) AngularJS
5 21 (3.71%) CSS
5 21 (3.71%) Middleware
6 19 (3.36%) HTML
7 18 (3.18%) LDAP
8 15 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (2.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (2.12%) XML
11 11 (1.94%) JSON
12 10 (1.77%) RESTful
13 9 (1.59%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.59%) PySpark
13 9 (1.59%) SOAP
14 8 (1.41%) J2EE
14 8 (1.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.25%) Management Information System
2 36 (6.36%) Cloud Native
2 36 (6.36%) CMDB
2 36 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.30%) Data Structures
4 27 (4.77%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.89%) Equities
6 20 (3.53%) Algorithms
7 19 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (2.65%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.65%) Virtual Team
9 14 (2.47%) Legacy Applications
10 13 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.94%) Clustering
12 11 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.77%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.77%) Replication
14 8 (1.41%) CESG
14 8 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 236 (41.70%) Linux
2 99 (17.49%) Windows
3 61 (10.78%) Unix
4 38 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.71%) CentOS
6 19 (3.36%) Ubuntu
7 15 (2.65%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.35%) Android
12 2 (0.35%) Solaris
12 2 (0.35%) VMS
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (50.18%) DevOps
2 163 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (23.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 94 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (15.37%) Change Management
6 67 (11.84%) Microservices
7 65 (11.48%) ITIL
7 65 (11.48%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 61 (10.78%) Scrum
9 59 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 56 (9.89%) Deployment Automation
11 52 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (8.66%) Open Source
13 46 (8.13%) High Availability
14 44 (7.77%) Migration
14 44 (7.77%) Software Engineering
15 43 (7.60%) Continuous Delivery
16 41 (7.24%) Analytics
17 39 (6.89%) Capacity Management
17 39 (6.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (35.16%) Python
2 125 (22.08%) Java
3 95 (16.78%) Bash Shell
4 83 (14.66%) SQL
5 65 (11.48%) PowerShell
6 63 (11.13%) JavaScript
7 43 (7.60%) Ruby
8 40 (7.07%) Go
9 39 (6.89%) C#
10 28 (4.95%) Groovy
11 19 (3.36%) C++
12 15 (2.65%) Perl
13 13 (2.30%) Scala
14 12 (2.12%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.59%) C
17 7 (1.24%) VB
18 5 (0.88%) PHP
18 5 (0.88%) R
18 5 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 62 (10.95%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.59%) Degree
4 15 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.41%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (1.41%) CLAS
7 6 (1.06%) CCNA
7 6 (1.06%) CCNP
8 5 (0.88%) CCIE
8 5 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.71%) APMP
9 4 (0.71%) ISEB
10 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.35%) RHCE
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.53%) QA
2 14 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.12%) PMO
4 9 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (1.41%) JSP 440
5 8 (1.41%) RMADS
6 5 (0.88%) SLA
7 3 (0.53%) GDPR
7 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.35%) COBIT
8 2 (0.35%) NCSC
8 2 (0.35%) NIST
8 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) HL7
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 149 (26.33%) Docker
2 52 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.07%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.24%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.06%) HDFS
7 6 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.06%) vSphere
7 6 (1.06%) Xen
8 5 (0.88%) KVM
8 5 (0.88%) NFS
9 3 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.53%) Varnish
9 3 (0.53%) vCloud
9 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.35%) Ceph
10 2 (0.35%) LXC
10 2 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 228 (40.28%) Ansible
2 203 (35.87%) Terraform
3 163 (28.80%) Puppet
4 147 (25.97%) Kubernetes
5 76 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (4.06%) Prometheus
7 22 (3.89%) ITRS Geneos
8 18 (3.18%) Packer
9 16 (2.83%) Istio
9 16 (2.83%) Nagios
10 14 (2.47%) BladeLogic
10 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.12%) SCCM
12 10 (1.77%) Salt
13 9 (1.59%) Icinga
13 9 (1.59%) Netcool
14 8 (1.41%) Grafana
15 7 (1.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 5 (0.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 93 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 62 (10.95%) VMware
3 55 (9.72%) Oracle
4 47 (8.30%) ServiceNow
5 44 (7.77%) Google
6 30 (5.30%) Splunk
7 24 (4.24%) Cisco
8 23 (4.06%) Red Hat
9 19 (3.36%) New Relic
10 17 (3.00%) SAP
11 16 (2.83%) Citrix
11 16 (2.83%) IBM
12 14 (2.47%) Altiris
12 14 (2.47%) Databricks
13 12 (2.12%) Palo Alto
14 11 (1.94%) AppDynamics
14 11 (1.94%) SaltStack
15 8 (1.41%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.41%) EMC
16 7 (1.24%) Salesforce.com