Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 74 105
Rank change year-on-year -25 +31 +29
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 165 262 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.01% 2.68% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 3.25% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 143 72
Midlands median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £318 £312 £268
90th Percentile £588 £538 £573
England median daily rate £500 £470 £438
% change year-on-year +6.38% +7.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% -11.76% +80.85%
10th Percentile £12.79 £36.25 £40.50
90th Percentile £29.10 £38.75 £44.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +12.64%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6824 8073 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.99% 82.62% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4344 4930 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 213 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.89 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.90% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.67
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
West Midlands -12 103 £482 +3.58% 7
East Midlands -31 58 £488 +14.71% 9
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 105 (63.64%) DevOps
2 90 (54.55%) Linux
3 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (42.42%) Jenkins
5 69 (41.82%) Windows
6 63 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (36.36%) Puppet
8 58 (35.15%) Git (software)
9 57 (34.55%) Python
10 53 (32.12%) Ansible
11 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
12 49 (29.70%) Open Source
13 45 (27.27%) Scrum
14 42 (25.45%) Ruby
15 41 (24.85%) JIRA
16 40 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (23.03%) Test Automation
18 37 (22.42%) Subversion
19 34 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
20 31 (18.79%) Confluence
20 31 (18.79%) HTTP
21 30 (18.18%) Bash Shell
22 29 (17.58%) Virtual Machines
23 28 (16.97%) Docker
23 28 (16.97%) Perl
24 27 (16.36%) Active Directory
24 27 (16.36%) Terraform
24 27 (16.36%) Sonatype Nexus
25 25 (15.15%) Unix
26 24 (14.55%) Maven

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 31 (18.79%) Confluence
2 14 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (7.88%) Apache
4 12 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (6.67%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.85%) nginx
7 7 (4.24%) MS Exchange
8 6 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.03%) JBoss
10 4 (2.42%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.21%) Mule
13 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.61%) IIS
13 1 (0.61%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.91%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (9.70%) Amazon S3
5 14 (8.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (7.27%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (6.06%) GitHub
7 10 (6.06%) SaaS
8 9 (5.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (5.45%) Route 53
9 8 (4.85%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (4.85%) IaaS
10 7 (4.24%) PaaS
11 5 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.82%) Google Analytics
13 2 (1.21%) iPaaS
13 2 (1.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.79%) HTTP
2 23 (13.94%) TCP/IP
3 22 (13.33%) SSL
4 17 (10.30%) DNS
5 7 (4.24%) Internet
5 7 (4.24%) OpenLDAP
5 7 (4.24%) OpenVPN
5 7 (4.24%) SSH
5 7 (4.24%) VPN
6 6 (3.64%) Firewall
7 4 (2.42%) FTP
7 4 (2.42%) GSM
7 4 (2.42%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.42%) LAN
7 4 (2.42%) LDAP
7 4 (2.42%) MPLS
7 4 (2.42%) PBX
7 4 (2.42%) VoIP
7 4 (2.42%) WAN
7 4 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.55%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (12.12%) MySQL
4 18 (10.91%) MongoDB
5 15 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 13 (7.88%) Oracle Database
7 10 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.24%) SQL Server
9 4 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.61%) MS Access
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.61%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (42.42%) Jenkins
2 58 (35.15%) Git (software)
3 41 (24.85%) JIRA
4 37 (22.42%) Subversion
5 27 (16.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (14.55%) Maven
7 11 (6.67%) JUnit
8 10 (6.06%) Ant
9 9 (5.45%) Bitbucket
10 8 (4.85%) TeamCity
10 8 (4.85%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (4.24%) Liquibase
11 7 (4.24%) SonarQube
12 6 (3.64%) Selenium
13 4 (2.42%) Grunt
13 4 (2.42%) IntelliJ
13 4 (2.42%) Metasploit
14 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (1.82%) Sublime Text
General
1 16 (9.70%) Finance
2 4 (2.42%) Retail
2 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.21%) Banking
4 2 (1.21%) Games
4 2 (1.21%) Marketing
4 2 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.21%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (35.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (16.97%) Architect
3 20 (12.12%) Azure Architect
4 16 (9.70%) Developer
5 15 (9.09%) Senior Architect
6 13 (7.88%) Consultant
7 12 (7.27%) DevOps Consultant
7 12 (7.27%) WebOps Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
8 11 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 10 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.85%) Scala Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Senior WebOps Engineer
12 6 (3.64%) Configuration Manager
12 6 (3.64%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.64%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) Web Services
2 19 (11.52%) REST
3 15 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (9.09%) Middleware
4 12 (7.27%) JSON
5 11 (6.67%) HTML
6 10 (6.06%) CSS
6 10 (6.06%) HTML5
7 9 (5.45%) .NET
7 9 (5.45%) Play Framework
8 8 (4.85%) Ajax
8 8 (4.85%) CSS3
8 8 (4.85%) Spring
9 7 (4.24%) Django
9 7 (4.24%) MCollective
9 7 (4.24%) RESTful
9 7 (4.24%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (4.24%) Software Packaging
10 6 (3.64%) Sensu
11 5 (3.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 15 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (7.88%) Life Science
3 13 (7.88%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.45%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (4.85%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.24%) Fat Client
6 7 (4.24%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.64%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.03%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.42%) PKI
10 3 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.21%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.21%) CMDB
11 2 (1.21%) User Experience
12 1 (0.61%) Clustering
12 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 90 (54.55%) Linux
2 69 (41.82%) Windows
3 25 (15.15%) Unix
4 20 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.85%) CentOS
5 8 (4.85%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.03%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (1.82%) HPUX
8 3 (1.82%) Solaris
9 2 (1.21%) AIX
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.61%) VMS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (63.64%) DevOps
2 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (38.18%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (29.70%) Open Source
5 45 (27.27%) Scrum
6 38 (23.03%) Test Automation
7 22 (13.33%) ITIL
7 22 (13.33%) Kanban
8 20 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (12.12%) TDD
9 18 (10.91%) Information Security
9 18 (10.91%) Load Balancing
9 18 (10.91%) Risk Management
9 18 (10.91%) SDLC
9 18 (10.91%) Service Delivery
10 16 (9.70%) SOA
11 15 (9.09%) Migration
12 14 (8.48%) Line Management
12 14 (8.48%) Server Virtualisation
13 13 (7.88%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.55%) Python
2 42 (25.45%) Ruby
3 30 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 28 (16.97%) Perl
5 23 (13.94%) Java
6 20 (12.12%) SQL
7 17 (10.30%) PHP
8 12 (7.27%) Groovy
9 11 (6.67%) C#
9 11 (6.67%) Scala
10 10 (6.06%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.64%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.82%) Go
12 3 (1.82%) Haskell
12 3 (1.82%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.82%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.82%) VB
13 2 (1.21%) C++
13 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (12.12%) Degree
2 17 (10.30%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.03%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.91%) HIPAA
1 18 (10.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (10.30%) Actionable Recommendations
3 8 (4.85%) QA
4 3 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (17.58%) Virtual Machines
2 28 (16.97%) Docker
3 27 (16.36%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.67%) Postfix
4 11 (6.67%) Squid
5 7 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.24%) vCloud
6 6 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.64%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (2.42%) iptables
7 4 (2.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 60 (36.36%) Puppet
2 53 (32.12%) Ansible
3 34 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (16.36%) Terraform
5 19 (11.52%) ZABBIX
6 16 (9.70%) Kibana
7 13 (7.88%) Kubernetes
7 13 (7.88%) logstash
8 11 (6.67%) Salt
9 8 (4.85%) Rancher
10 7 (4.24%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (4.24%) Rsyslog
10 7 (4.24%) SCCM
10 7 (4.24%) Sysdig
11 6 (3.64%) collectd
11 6 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (3.64%) SafeCom
11 6 (3.64%) StatsD
11 6 (3.64%) WSUS
12 4 (2.42%) Mesos
Vendors
1 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.12%) Oracle
3 17 (10.30%) Red Hat
4 13 (7.88%) VMware
5 11 (6.67%) Google
6 10 (6.06%) Cisco
6 10 (6.06%) Rackspace
7 7 (4.24%) Sonatype
8 6 (3.64%) IBM
8 6 (3.64%) McAfee
8 6 (3.64%) NetApp
8 6 (3.64%) SaltStack
8 6 (3.64%) Symantec
8 6 (3.64%) Wyse
9 5 (3.03%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.03%) webMethods
10 4 (2.42%) NEC
10 4 (2.42%) SAP
11 2 (1.21%) Adobe
11 2 (1.21%) Workday