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 3 months to 29 March 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 77 117
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 524 613 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.68% 2.73% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 3.21% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 452 291
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +8.66% +7.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +24.63%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16653 19113 17455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.16% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 13825 12271
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 195 244
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
City of London -30 38 £505 +11.91% 21
Croydon +9 13 £450 +20.00% 2
Canary Wharf - 11 £588 -
Hammersmith +3 4 £518 -5.65% 1
Feltham - 4 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 - -
Bromley +11 1 £550 +57.14%
Westminster 0 1 £545 +23.86%
Docklands, London -2 1 £560 - 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 London region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 596 (55.29%) DevOps
2 583 (54.08%) Linux
3 550 (51.02%) Puppet
4 480 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
5 419 (38.87%) Ansible
6 385 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 381 (35.34%) Jenkins
8 377 (34.97%) Python
9 372 (34.51%) Continuous Integration
10 369 (34.23%) Amazon AWS
11 272 (25.23%) Java
12 262 (24.30%) Opscode Chef
13 244 (22.63%) Docker
14 239 (22.17%) Ruby
15 225 (20.87%) Bash Shell
16 214 (19.85%) Finance
17 183 (16.98%) Open Source
18 179 (16.60%) Security Cleared
18 179 (16.60%) VMware
18 179 (16.60%) Windows
19 177 (16.42%) HTTP
20 176 (16.33%) Unix
21 167 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 158 (14.66%) ITIL
23 153 (14.19%) Scrum
24 149 (13.82%) SC Cleared
25 148 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
26 142 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
27 135 (12.52%) Perl
27 135 (12.52%) DNS

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
1 102 (9.46%) Apache
2 93 (8.63%) nginx
3 91 (8.44%) Confluence
4 83 (7.70%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (5.19%) Tomcat
6 47 (4.36%) OpenStack
7 41 (3.80%) IIS
8 31 (2.88%) WebSphere
9 30 (2.78%) SharePoint
10 27 (2.50%) CMS
11 17 (1.58%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (1.21%) Apache Pig
13 13 (1.21%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.93%) JBoss
15 9 (0.83%) MS Exchange
16 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.65%) Jetty
18 6 (0.56%) Hubot
Applications
1 54 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.32%) HipChat
3 11 (1.02%) MS Office
4 6 (0.56%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.093%) Eikon
6 1 (0.093%) HFM
6 1 (0.093%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.093%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.093%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 369 (34.23%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (5.38%) PaaS
4 55 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (4.55%) IaaS
6 48 (4.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (3.80%) Amazon S3
8 38 (3.53%) GitHub
9 36 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 27 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (1.67%) Datadog
12 18 (1.67%) Office 365
13 17 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
14 16 (1.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 15 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 10 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
17 8 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (16.42%) HTTP
2 135 (12.52%) DNS
3 125 (11.60%) TCP/IP
4 79 (7.33%) SSL
5 67 (6.22%) Firewall
6 58 (5.38%) VPN
7 54 (5.01%) LDAP
8 45 (4.17%) DHCP
9 37 (3.43%) Internet
10 33 (3.06%) SSH
11 29 (2.69%) Reverse Proxy
12 28 (2.60%) OpenVPN
13 27 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 27 (2.50%) IPsec
14 26 (2.41%) OpenLDAP
15 19 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (1.48%) LAN
16 16 (1.48%) Network Security
16 16 (1.48%) SAN
17 15 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (12.34%) PostgreSQL
2 114 (10.58%) MongoDB
3 99 (9.18%) MySQL
4 93 (8.63%) Relational Database
5 71 (6.59%) Hadoop
6 58 (5.38%) Big Data
7 54 (5.01%) NoSQL
8 44 (4.08%) SQL Server
9 41 (3.80%) Redis
10 40 (3.71%) Oracle Database
11 31 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
12 28 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.67%) HBase
16 14 (1.30%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.30%) Neo4j
17 13 (1.21%) Sqoop
18 12 (1.11%) RDBMS
18 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 385 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 381 (35.34%) Jenkins
3 121 (11.22%) JIRA
4 111 (10.30%) Maven
5 87 (8.07%) Subversion
6 86 (7.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 76 (7.05%) Vagrant
8 51 (4.73%) Ant
9 45 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 44 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 41 (3.80%) JUnit
12 39 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 37 (3.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 30 (2.78%) SonarQube
15 27 (2.50%) Hudson
15 27 (2.50%) Liquibase
15 27 (2.50%) Selenium
15 27 (2.50%) Travis CI
16 23 (2.13%) Bitbucket
16 23 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
General
1 214 (19.85%) Finance
2 81 (7.51%) Banking
3 32 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.04%) Retail
5 20 (1.86%) Law
6 17 (1.58%) Marketing
7 15 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.11%) Back Office
8 12 (1.11%) Electronics
8 12 (1.11%) Front Office
8 12 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.93%) Legal
11 9 (0.83%) Games
12 5 (0.46%) Advertising
12 5 (0.46%) Billing
13 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.093%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 385 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 163 (15.12%) Developer
3 129 (11.97%) AWS Engineer
4 118 (10.95%) AWS DevOps
5 101 (9.37%) Linux Engineer
6 91 (8.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 78 (7.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 77 (7.14%) Architect
9 54 (5.01%) Administrator
10 50 (4.64%) Senior DevOps
11 44 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
12 38 (3.53%) Analyst
12 38 (3.53%) Consultant
12 38 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 35 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
14 31 (2.88%) Azure DevOps
14 31 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
15 30 (2.78%) ServiceNow Developer
16 29 (2.69%) Unix Engineer
17 28 (2.60%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (12.34%) Web Services
2 112 (10.39%) HTML
3 82 (7.61%) CSS
4 81 (7.51%) Elastic Stack
5 77 (7.14%) REST
6 76 (7.05%) Node.js
7 59 (5.47%) .NET
8 41 (3.80%) HTML5
9 39 (3.62%) Software Packaging
10 36 (3.34%) XML
11 35 (3.25%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.88%) CSS3
12 31 (2.88%) MCollective
12 31 (2.88%) RESTful
13 26 (2.41%) Spring
14 23 (2.13%) Ajax
14 23 (2.13%) JSON
15 21 (1.95%) jQuery
15 21 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
16 20 (1.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.01%) CMDB
2 47 (4.36%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.15%) Public Cloud
6 32 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.69%) Fintech
8 20 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (1.67%) Clustering
10 14 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.30%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.30%) User Experience
11 13 (1.21%) Derivative
12 12 (1.11%) Equities
13 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.93%) PKI
15 8 (0.74%) iPad
15 8 (0.74%) Online Banking
16 7 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 583 (54.08%) Linux
2 179 (16.60%) Windows
3 176 (16.33%) Unix
4 167 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (10.67%) CentOS
6 67 (6.22%) Windows Server
7 50 (4.64%) Ubuntu
8 35 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (2.69%) Mac OS X
11 20 (1.86%) SUSE
12 19 (1.76%) Solaris
13 18 (1.67%) AIX
14 17 (1.58%) VyOS
15 15 (1.39%) CoreOS
16 14 (1.30%) RancherOS
16 14 (1.30%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.93%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
19 7 (0.65%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (55.29%) DevOps
2 480 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
3 372 (34.51%) Continuous Integration
4 183 (16.98%) Open Source
5 158 (14.66%) ITIL
6 153 (14.19%) Scrum
7 148 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 108 (10.02%) Service Management
9 104 (9.65%) Microservices
10 77 (7.14%) Migration
11 71 (6.59%) High Availability
12 65 (6.03%) Workflow
13 64 (5.94%) ITSM
14 62 (5.75%) Continuous Deployment
15 56 (5.19%) Load Balancing
15 56 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (5.10%) Software Engineering
17 53 (4.92%) Web Operations
18 52 (4.82%) SDLC
18 52 (4.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 377 (34.97%) Python
2 272 (25.23%) Java
3 239 (22.17%) Ruby
4 225 (20.87%) Bash Shell
5 135 (12.52%) Perl
6 125 (11.60%) PowerShell
7 107 (9.93%) JavaScript
8 106 (9.83%) SQL
9 68 (6.31%) Shell Script
10 58 (5.38%) PHP
11 54 (5.01%) Go
12 50 (4.64%) Scala
13 39 (3.62%) C#
14 28 (2.60%) C
15 18 (1.67%) Korn
16 12 (1.11%) Groovy
17 11 (1.02%) C++
18 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.56%) CoffeeScript
20 5 (0.46%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 179 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 149 (13.82%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.55%) Degree
4 21 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (1.67%) MCP
7 15 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.11%) MCITP
9 11 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.93%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.74%) CCNP
12 7 (0.65%) CCA
13 6 (0.56%) CCNA
14 5 (0.46%) MCSE
14 5 (0.46%) RHCE
14 5 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.08%) QA
2 22 (2.04%) SLA
3 15 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.11%) PMO
5 7 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) GCP
8 2 (0.19%) SDET
9 1 (0.093%) COBIT
9 1 (0.093%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.093%) FATCA
9 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.093%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.093%) MiFID
9 1 (0.093%) MISRA
9 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
System Software
1 244 (22.63%) Docker
2 93 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (6.22%) Active Directory
4 47 (4.36%) vCloud
5 28 (2.60%) Squid
6 26 (2.41%) Postfix
7 25 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (2.23%) NFS
9 21 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.58%) Hyper-V
11 14 (1.30%) vSphere
12 12 (1.11%) HDFS
13 11 (1.02%) KVM
14 10 (0.93%) LXC
15 8 (0.74%) XenApp
16 6 (0.56%) GPFS
16 6 (0.56%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.56%) Xen
17 5 (0.46%) Apache Flume
17 5 (0.46%) iptables
Systems Management
1 550 (51.02%) Puppet
2 419 (38.87%) Ansible
3 262 (24.30%) Opscode Chef
4 118 (10.95%) Terraform
5 113 (10.48%) Kubernetes
6 71 (6.59%) ZABBIX
7 70 (6.49%) logstash
8 68 (6.31%) Nagios
9 65 (6.03%) Kibana
10 53 (4.92%) Salt
11 43 (3.99%) HAProxy
12 36 (3.34%) Rancher
13 33 (3.06%) Packer
14 27 (2.50%) Consul
15 25 (2.32%) Docker Swarm
16 22 (2.04%) Graphite
17 15 (1.39%) Grafana
17 15 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
18 14 (1.30%) Mesos
19 12 (1.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 179 (16.60%) VMware
2 125 (11.60%) Red Hat
3 105 (9.74%) Microsoft
4 96 (8.91%) Oracle
5 72 (6.68%) ServiceNow
6 52 (4.82%) Atlassian
7 51 (4.73%) Splunk
8 44 (4.08%) Cisco
9 31 (2.88%) Google
9 31 (2.88%) IBM
10 30 (2.78%) HP
11 28 (2.60%) AppDynamics
11 28 (2.60%) Sonatype
12 25 (2.32%) SaltStack
13 22 (2.04%) Citrix
13 22 (2.04%) New Relic
14 19 (1.76%) Symantec
15 17 (1.58%) Vyatta
16 16 (1.48%) SAP
17 15 (1.39%) Sun
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
aap3
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day + Neg
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago