Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 105 88
Rank change year-on-year +2 -17 +54
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,227 1,089 1,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.70% 2.56% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.92% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 712 897
London median daily rate £550 £522 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +4.40% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £365 £350
90th Percentile £675 £631 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £458
% change year-on-year - +9.29% +9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 0
London median hourly rate £29.15 £46.42 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.20% - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.25% - +16.68%

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 39,948 37,351 39,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.77% 87.64% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,924 26,683 28,562
London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 380 345
London median hourly rate £23.25 £23.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.54 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +24 199 £575 +11.11% 66
South London -6 72 £513 -4.65% 8
East London -2 38 £475 -13.44% 13
West London -19 36 £456 -12.26% 22
North London +2 2 £625 +56.25% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 677 (55.18%) Linux
2 673 (54.85%) DevOps
3 540 (44.01%) Amazon AWS
4 539 (43.93%) Jenkins
5 529 (43.11%) Puppet
6 520 (42.38%) Ansible
7 519 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
8 510 (41.56%) Python
9 460 (37.49%) Docker
10 393 (32.03%) Continuous Integration
11 375 (30.56%) Git (software)
12 371 (30.24%) Opscode Chef
13 363 (29.58%) Terraform
14 343 (27.95%) Java
15 270 (22.00%) Kubernetes
16 267 (21.76%) Finance
17 232 (18.91%) Bash Shell
18 228 (18.58%) Security Cleared
19 225 (18.34%) Open Source
20 218 (17.77%) Ruby
21 199 (16.22%) Unix
22 192 (15.65%) SC Cleared
23 189 (15.40%) Test Automation
24 179 (14.59%) Windows
25 161 (13.12%) Perl
26 157 (12.80%) JIRA
27 154 (12.55%) JavaScript
28 143 (11.65%) PostgreSQL
29 137 (11.17%) MySQL
30 136 (11.08%) Serverless

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
1 119 (9.70%) Confluence
2 80 (6.52%) nginx
3 60 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (3.50%) Apache Spark
4 43 (3.50%) OpenStack
5 28 (2.28%) Apache
6 15 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.14%) JBoss
8 13 (1.06%) CMS
9 12 (0.98%) Apache Pig
10 11 (0.90%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.73%) Gunicorn
12 9 (0.73%) IIS
13 7 (0.57%) Drupal
14 6 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.33%) Apache ServiceMix
15 4 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.33%) HipChat
5 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.081%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.081%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.081%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.41%) Magento
3 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.41%) Servitor
4 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.16%) Kondor
5 1 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.081%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 540 (44.01%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (11.08%) Serverless
3 132 (10.76%) Amazon EC2
3 132 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 117 (9.54%) AWS Lambda
5 113 (9.21%) GitHub
6 99 (8.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 93 (7.58%) Amazon S3
8 83 (6.76%) Route 53
9 82 (6.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 81 (6.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 69 (5.62%) IaaS
12 56 (4.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 50 (4.07%) Amazon ELB
14 49 (3.99%) CloudFront
15 43 (3.50%) PaaS
16 41 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
17 30 (2.44%) Datadog
18 21 (1.71%) SaaS
19 18 (1.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 131 (10.68%) DNS
2 110 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 100 (8.15%) Firewall
4 99 (8.07%) SSL
5 95 (7.74%) HTTP
6 48 (3.91%) DHCP
7 44 (3.59%) VPN
8 43 (3.50%) Internet
9 31 (2.53%) FTP
10 29 (2.36%) IPsec
11 20 (1.63%) LAN
12 18 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (1.47%) WAN
13 17 (1.39%) SAN
14 16 (1.30%) SSH
15 13 (1.06%) Network Security
15 13 (1.06%) SMTP
16 11 (0.90%) Kerberos
17 9 (0.73%) ICMP
17 9 (0.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (11.65%) PostgreSQL
2 137 (11.17%) MySQL
3 108 (8.80%) MongoDB
4 100 (8.15%) Relational Database
5 91 (7.42%) Amazon RDS
6 87 (7.09%) NoSQL
7 53 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 53 (4.32%) SQL Server
8 50 (4.07%) Big Data
9 44 (3.59%) RDBMS
10 36 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (2.12%) Apache Hive
12 23 (1.87%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.39%) Redis
14 16 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.30%) DB2
15 15 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (1.06%) HBase
17 12 (0.98%) Flink
18 10 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 539 (43.93%) Jenkins
2 375 (30.56%) Git (software)
3 157 (12.80%) JIRA
4 97 (7.91%) Artifactory
5 90 (7.33%) Maven
6 69 (5.62%) Vagrant
7 66 (5.38%) Subversion
7 66 (5.38%) Travis CI
8 57 (4.65%) GitLab
9 46 (3.75%) Selenium
10 44 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
11 40 (3.26%) JUnit
12 39 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 35 (2.85%) TeamCity
14 26 (2.12%) Hudson
15 24 (1.96%) Gradle
16 22 (1.79%) Ant
17 21 (1.71%) Cucumber
18 16 (1.30%) Mockito
19 15 (1.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 267 (21.76%) Finance
2 106 (8.64%) Banking
3 34 (2.77%) Retail
4 27 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 26 (2.12%) Marketing
6 21 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.63%) Law
8 19 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.14%) Front Office
10 13 (1.06%) Back Office
11 12 (0.98%) Electronics
12 11 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.90%) Publishing
13 7 (0.57%) Legal
14 5 (0.41%) Games
14 5 (0.41%) German Language
15 4 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.24%) Avionics
17 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 471 (38.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 196 (15.97%) Developer
3 169 (13.77%) AWS Engineer
4 150 (12.22%) AWS DevOps
5 133 (10.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 84 (6.85%) Senior DevOps
7 81 (6.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 73 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
9 69 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
10 60 (4.89%) Java Developer
11 53 (4.32%) Architect
12 49 (3.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 48 (3.91%) Consultant
14 47 (3.83%) Python Engineer
15 45 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 45 (3.67%) Python Developer
16 39 (3.18%) Analyst
17 34 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 30 (2.44%) Operations Engineer
19 29 (2.36%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (9.45%) Node.js
2 114 (9.29%) Elastic Stack
3 96 (7.82%) Web Services
4 82 (6.68%) RESTful
5 68 (5.54%) HTML
6 67 (5.46%) Kafka
6 67 (5.46%) REST
7 62 (5.05%) RabbitMQ
8 58 (4.73%) JSON
9 56 (4.56%) Spring
10 52 (4.24%) CSS
11 47 (3.83%) ActiveMQ
12 46 (3.75%) XML
13 41 (3.34%) LEMP Stack
13 41 (3.34%) React
14 37 (3.02%) Spring MVC
15 36 (2.93%) AngularJS
16 34 (2.77%) .NET
17 32 (2.61%) Sensu
18 29 (2.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.19%) Linux Command Line
2 66 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 49 (3.99%) Data Centre
5 44 (3.59%) Cloud Native
6 41 (3.34%) Fintech
7 34 (2.77%) CMDB
8 32 (2.61%) Virtual Team
9 25 (2.04%) User Experience
10 24 (1.96%) Replication
11 23 (1.87%) Computer Science
12 22 (1.79%) Clustering
12 22 (1.79%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.71%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.63%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.14%) Private Cloud
16 13 (1.06%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
18 10 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 677 (55.18%) Linux
2 199 (16.22%) Unix
3 179 (14.59%) Windows
4 101 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (5.79%) CentOS
6 63 (5.13%) Windows Server
7 51 (4.16%) Ubuntu
8 46 (3.75%) CoreOS
9 31 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (1.63%) DC/OS
12 18 (1.47%) Android
12 18 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.47%) Solaris
13 16 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.30%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.14%) AIX
15 12 (0.98%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (54.85%) DevOps
2 519 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
3 393 (32.03%) Continuous Integration
4 225 (18.34%) Open Source
5 189 (15.40%) Test Automation
6 134 (10.92%) Microservices
6 134 (10.92%) Scrum
7 107 (8.72%) ITIL
8 104 (8.48%) TDD
9 103 (8.39%) SDLC
10 100 (8.15%) Software Engineering
11 87 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
12 85 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 78 (6.36%) Release Management
14 76 (6.19%) Load Balancing
15 74 (6.03%) Deployment Automation
16 73 (5.95%) OO
17 71 (5.79%) Task Automation
18 70 (5.70%) Mentoring
19 69 (5.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 510 (41.56%) Python
2 343 (27.95%) Java
3 232 (18.91%) Bash Shell
4 218 (17.77%) Ruby
5 161 (13.12%) Perl
6 154 (12.55%) JavaScript
7 120 (9.78%) SQL
8 102 (8.31%) Go
9 70 (5.70%) PowerShell
10 64 (5.22%) Shell Script
11 62 (5.05%) Scala
12 26 (2.12%) PHP
13 24 (1.96%) Java 8
14 20 (1.63%) C#
15 14 (1.14%) C++
16 13 (1.06%) Groovy
16 13 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.90%) C
18 8 (0.65%) R
19 7 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 228 (18.58%) Security Cleared
2 192 (15.65%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.50%) AWS Certification
4 35 (2.85%) Degree
5 33 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.73%) CCNA
11 8 (0.65%) CCNP
12 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.41%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.41%) MCITP
14 5 (0.41%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.41%) VCP6
15 4 (0.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.77%) QA
2 20 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.55%) SLA
4 18 (1.47%) GCP
5 16 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.73%) PMO
7 8 (0.65%) GDPR
8 6 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.24%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.24%) HL7
11 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.081%) GxP
12 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.081%) WAI
12 1 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 460 (37.49%) Docker
2 70 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
4 55 (4.48%) Active Directory
5 31 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 30 (2.44%) etcd
7 29 (2.36%) flannel
8 26 (2.12%) Hyper-V
9 24 (1.96%) VirtualBox
10 16 (1.30%) NFS
11 12 (0.98%) HDFS
12 10 (0.81%) vSphere
13 9 (0.73%) Firmware
13 9 (0.73%) vCloud
14 8 (0.65%) SkyDNS
15 7 (0.57%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.57%) Ceph
15 7 (0.57%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 529 (43.11%) Puppet
2 520 (42.38%) Ansible
3 371 (30.24%) Opscode Chef
4 363 (29.58%) Terraform
5 270 (22.00%) Kubernetes
6 93 (7.58%) Salt
7 73 (5.95%) Packer
8 55 (4.48%) HAProxy
9 48 (3.91%) Docker Swarm
10 37 (3.02%) logstash
11 35 (2.85%) Grafana
11 35 (2.85%) Sysdig
11 35 (2.85%) ZABBIX
12 34 (2.77%) Consul
13 33 (2.69%) Prometheus
14 29 (2.36%) Kibana
14 29 (2.36%) rkt
15 25 (2.04%) Mesos
16 23 (1.87%) Nagios
17 22 (1.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 98 (7.99%) VMware
2 82 (6.68%) Google
2 82 (6.68%) Microsoft
3 72 (5.87%) SaltStack
4 70 (5.70%) Splunk
5 69 (5.62%) Red Hat
6 52 (4.24%) Atlassian
7 47 (3.83%) Oracle
8 44 (3.59%) ServiceNow
9 36 (2.93%) New Relic
10 32 (2.61%) Sybase
11 30 (2.44%) Cisco
11 30 (2.44%) Hortonworks
12 22 (1.79%) IBM
13 21 (1.71%) SAP
14 18 (1.47%) Remedy
15 16 (1.30%) Citrix
16 14 (1.14%) Adobe
17 13 (1.06%) EMC
17 13 (1.06%) Snow