The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 28 June 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 / Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 92 88
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 78 91 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.11% 1.93% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.34% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 49
Median daily rate £500 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +0.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £541 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.28 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.87% -59.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +1.26% +18.79%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3126 3882 3112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 84.67% 82.12% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7045 8615 6429
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 176 284
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.63 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.33% -19.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £11.78 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the Midlands

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
West Midlands +22 58 £500 +30.29% 15
East Midlands -20 20 £400 -5.88% 6
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 90 (60.81%) Linux
2 70 (47.30%) Puppet
3 66 (44.59%) Python
4 64 (43.24%) Windows
5 61 (41.22%) Amazon AWS
6 53 (35.81%) Ruby
7 50 (33.78%) Ansible
8 47 (31.76%) Docker
8 47 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (30.41%) JIRA
9 45 (30.41%) DevOps
10 44 (29.73%) Open Source
11 43 (29.05%) Confluence
12 40 (27.03%) Git (software)
13 39 (26.35%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (24.32%) Jenkins
15 32 (21.62%) Unix
16 31 (20.95%) HTTP
16 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
17 30 (20.27%) Bash Shell
17 30 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
17 30 (20.27%) Terraform
18 29 (19.59%) Public Cloud
19 28 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (18.92%) Oracle
20 27 (18.24%) SQL
20 27 (18.24%) TCP/IP
20 27 (18.24%) Subversion
20 27 (18.24%) Elasticsearch

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 43 (29.05%) Confluence
2 27 (18.24%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (6.08%) JBoss
3 9 (6.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.73%) Apache
6 3 (2.03%) nginx
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.68%) Mule
8 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Simulink
2 1 (0.68%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.03%) Demantra
3 3 (2.03%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.68%) Exstream
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (41.22%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.38%) IaaS
3 5 (3.38%) PaaS
3 5 (3.38%) SaaS
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.70%) GitHub
5 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.03%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.35%) Boomi
6 2 (1.35%) Route 53
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.68%) Datadog
7 1 (0.68%) Heroku
7 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.95%) HTTP
2 27 (18.24%) TCP/IP
3 22 (14.86%) SSL
4 5 (3.38%) Firewall
5 4 (2.70%) VPN
6 3 (2.03%) DNS
6 3 (2.03%) Internet
6 3 (2.03%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (2.03%) SMTP
7 2 (1.35%) Wireless
8 1 (0.68%) 3G
8 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
8 1 (0.68%) RS-232
8 1 (0.68%) RS-485
8 1 (0.68%) SAN
8 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.35%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (15.54%) MongoDB
3 19 (12.84%) Relational Database
4 18 (12.16%) MySQL
4 18 (12.16%) Oracle Database
5 11 (7.43%) NoSQL
5 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (2.03%) MS Access
11 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.35%) DataStage
12 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (30.41%) JIRA
2 40 (27.03%) Git (software)
3 36 (24.32%) Jenkins
4 27 (18.24%) Subversion
5 12 (8.11%) Maven
6 11 (7.43%) JUnit
6 11 (7.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (6.76%) Selenium
8 9 (6.08%) IntelliJ
9 7 (4.73%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.03%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.03%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.03%) Gatling
11 3 (2.03%) Grunt
11 3 (2.03%) gulp
11 3 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (2.03%) Sublime Text
11 3 (2.03%) YouTrack
General
1 16 (10.81%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
5 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.35%) Automotive
6 2 (1.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (20.27%) Developer
2 27 (18.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (16.89%) Architect
4 20 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (10.14%) Analyst
5 15 (10.14%) Senior Architect
5 15 (10.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 13 (8.78%) Scala Developer
7 9 (6.08%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (4.05%) JIRA Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Implementation Manager
11 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.38%) Senior WebOps Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) WebOps Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.54%) Web Services
2 19 (12.84%) CSS
2 19 (12.84%) HTML
2 19 (12.84%) REST
3 17 (11.49%) HTML5
4 16 (10.81%) JSON
5 15 (10.14%) Play Framework
5 15 (10.14%) Spring
6 12 (8.11%) XML
7 11 (7.43%) Middleware
8 10 (6.76%) CSS3
8 10 (6.76%) SOAP
9 9 (6.08%) RESTful
10 8 (5.41%) Ajax
10 8 (5.41%) J2EE
11 7 (4.73%) Django
11 7 (4.73%) EJB
11 7 (4.73%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.73%) J2SE
11 7 (4.73%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.59%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.73%) CMDB
4 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.38%) User Experience
6 4 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.03%) IVR
7 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) RIA
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (60.81%) Linux
2 64 (43.24%) Windows
3 32 (21.62%) Unix
4 25 (16.89%) CentOS
5 12 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (7.43%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.08%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.38%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (3.38%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.70%) HPUX
10 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.68%) AIX
12 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.41%) DevOps
3 44 (29.73%) Open Source
4 36 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (16.89%) Test Automation
6 23 (15.54%) Scrum
7 17 (11.49%) Kanban
8 16 (10.81%) Migration
9 15 (10.14%) SDLC
9 15 (10.14%) SOA
10 14 (9.46%) ITIL
10 14 (9.46%) Microservices
10 14 (9.46%) TDD
11 13 (8.78%) Change Control
12 12 (8.11%) Change Management
12 12 (8.11%) Server Virtualisation
12 12 (8.11%) Web Operations
13 11 (7.43%) Project Management
14 9 (6.08%) Case Management
14 9 (6.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 66 (44.59%) Python
2 53 (35.81%) Ruby
3 30 (20.27%) Bash Shell
4 27 (18.24%) SQL
5 23 (15.54%) Java
6 20 (13.51%) Perl
7 17 (11.49%) Scala
8 16 (10.81%) PHP
9 13 (8.78%) C#
10 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
10 8 (5.41%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.70%) Groovy
12 3 (2.03%) Haskell
13 2 (1.35%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.35%) C
13 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.68%) Go
14 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) Degree
4 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.03%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.03%) ISEB
5 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.35%) PMP
6 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.70%) PMO
2 4 (2.70%) TickIT
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (31.76%) Docker
2 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) HDFS
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (47.30%) Puppet
2 50 (33.78%) Ansible
3 30 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (20.27%) Terraform
4 12 (8.11%) Salt
5 9 (6.08%) ZABBIX
6 7 (4.73%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.38%) Kibana
8 4 (2.70%) Mesos
9 3 (2.03%) Grafana
10 2 (1.35%) collectd
10 2 (1.35%) logstash
10 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.35%) SafeCom
10 2 (1.35%) SCCM
10 2 (1.35%) StatsD
10 2 (1.35%) WSUS
11 1 (0.68%) Ambari
11 1 (0.68%) Graphite
11 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 28 (18.92%) Oracle
2 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.14%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.76%) Google
4 10 (6.76%) Rackspace
5 9 (6.08%) webMethods
6 8 (5.41%) VMware
7 7 (4.73%) Adobe
8 6 (4.05%) Cisco
9 5 (3.38%) SaltStack
9 5 (3.38%) SAP
10 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.03%) Atlassian
11 3 (2.03%) HP
11 3 (2.03%) IBM
11 3 (2.03%) Siemens
12 2 (1.35%) McAfee
12 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.35%) Symantec
12 2 (1.35%) Wyse
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