Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 April 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 > North East
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 75 95 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.04% 5.84% 5.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 6.61% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 81
North East median daily rate £450 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +34.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £340 £255
90th Percentile £638 £552 £533
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.78% +16.07%

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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,085 1,437 1,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.36% 88.38% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 959 1,077
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £250
90th Percentile £580 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 56
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £27.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.76% +39.74% +44.44%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.98 £11.78
90th Percentile £47.55 £43.00 £32.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.34
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.11% +11.51%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the North East over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the North East

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Tyne and Wear +5 69 £488 +21.88% 9
Durham -9 6 £425 -12.82% 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 North East region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 54 (72.00%) DevOps
2 52 (69.33%) Puppet
3 48 (64.00%) Linux
4 44 (58.67%) Jenkins
5 39 (52.00%) Ansible
5 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (45.33%) Amazon AWS
7 32 (42.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 32 (42.67%) Terraform
8 28 (37.33%) Git (software)
8 28 (37.33%) Windows
8 28 (37.33%) Python
9 26 (34.67%) Perl
10 25 (33.33%) Java
11 24 (32.00%) Open Source
11 24 (32.00%) Bash Shell
12 23 (30.67%) Docker
13 22 (29.33%) PowerShell
14 21 (28.00%) Nagios
15 20 (26.67%) C
15 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
16 19 (25.33%) New Relic
16 19 (25.33%) Splunk
16 19 (25.33%) Ruby
17 18 (24.00%) Datadog
17 18 (24.00%) JIRA
18 17 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (22.67%) C++
19 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
19 16 (21.33%) Opscode Chef

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (18.67%) Confluence
2 8 (10.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.33%) nginx
4 5 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (4.00%) Apache
6 3 (4.00%) IIS
6 3 (4.00%) Jetty
6 3 (4.00%) Mongrel
6 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.67%) FileNet
7 2 (2.67%) JBoss
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (2.67%) Maximo
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (45.33%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (42.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (24.00%) Datadog
4 6 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.33%) Slack
6 3 (4.00%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.00%) Google App Engine
6 3 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (4.00%) IaaS
6 3 (4.00%) PaaS
6 3 (4.00%) SaaS
7 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) SSL
2 7 (9.33%) HTTP
3 3 (4.00%) DHCP
3 3 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (4.00%) FTP
3 3 (4.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (4.00%) IPsec
3 3 (4.00%) SMS
3 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.67%) Network Security
4 2 (2.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (58.67%) Jenkins
2 28 (37.33%) Git (software)
3 18 (24.00%) JIRA
4 14 (18.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (17.33%) TeamCity
6 8 (10.67%) Subversion
7 6 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.33%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.00%) Maven
9 3 (4.00%) Travis CI
10 2 (2.67%) Gerrit
10 2 (2.67%) GitLab
10 2 (2.67%) Gradle
11 1 (1.33%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 49 (65.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Consultant
3 11 (14.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 9 (12.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (10.67%) Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Senior DevOps
5 8 (10.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (8.00%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (8.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Lead DevOps
6 6 (8.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Service Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (17.33%) Software Packaging
3 10 (13.33%) .NET
4 7 (9.33%) JSON
5 6 (8.00%) Angular 2
5 6 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.67%) Web Services
7 3 (4.00%) CSS
7 3 (4.00%) HTML
7 3 (4.00%) J2EE
7 3 (4.00%) Middleware
7 3 (4.00%) RESTful
7 3 (4.00%) Servlets
7 3 (4.00%) Spring
8 2 (2.67%) ISPF
8 2 (2.67%) Java EE
8 2 (2.67%) LDAP
8 2 (2.67%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.67%) XML
8 2 (2.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.67%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.33%) Clustering
6 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.67%) DataPower
7 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.67%) User Experience
7 2 (2.67%) VSAM
8 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (64.00%) Linux
2 28 (37.33%) Windows
3 15 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (20.00%) Unix
4 8 (10.67%) AIX
5 5 (6.67%) MVS
5 5 (6.67%) VMS
6 4 (5.33%) VME
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.67%) Android
8 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.33%) HPUX
9 1 (1.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.00%) DevOps
2 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.00%) Open Source
4 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 17 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.00%) High Availability
7 14 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (17.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (17.33%) ITIL
9 12 (16.00%) BDD
10 11 (14.67%) Service Management
11 10 (13.33%) Coaching
11 10 (13.33%) Mentoring
12 9 (12.00%) Change Management
12 9 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (12.00%) Statistics
13 8 (10.67%) ITIL V3
13 8 (10.67%) Microservices
14 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.33%) Python
2 26 (34.67%) Perl
3 25 (33.33%) Java
4 24 (32.00%) Bash Shell
5 22 (29.33%) PowerShell
6 20 (26.67%) C
7 19 (25.33%) Ruby
8 17 (22.67%) C++
9 9 (12.00%) Shell Script
10 7 (9.33%) C#
11 5 (6.67%) SQL
12 2 (2.67%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.67%) JCL
13 1 (1.33%) Scala
13 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.67%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) PMO
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 23 (30.67%) Docker
2 5 (6.67%) Xen
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.67%) RACF
5 1 (1.33%) LXC
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 52 (69.33%) Puppet
2 39 (52.00%) Ansible
3 32 (42.67%) Terraform
4 21 (28.00%) Nagios
5 16 (21.33%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (17.33%) Packer
7 12 (16.00%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.67%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (2.67%) OpenNMS
8 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) New Relic
1 19 (25.33%) Splunk
2 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.33%) IBM
5 5 (6.67%) Axway
6 3 (4.00%) Capita
6 3 (4.00%) Fujitsu
6 3 (4.00%) Google
6 3 (4.00%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco
7 2 (2.67%) Informatica
7 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.67%) Siebel
7 2 (2.67%) Sun
8 1 (1.33%) BMC