Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 48 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19 +14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 53 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.41% 4.79% 6.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% 5.57% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 86 95
North East median daily rate £550 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £406 £315 £257
90th Percentile £638 £524 £642
England median daily rate £518 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.95% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.80
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.67% +10.00%

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 1,027 2,029 1,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.37% 85.97% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1,417 1,040
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £533 £600
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 64 65
North East median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +55.88% -22.09%
10th Percentile £9.78 £10.79 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.63 £34.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 47 £550 +29.41% 4
Durham - 6 £425 - 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 37 (69.81%) Linux
2 35 (66.04%) Jenkins
3 34 (64.15%) DevOps
4 31 (58.49%) JIRA
4 31 (58.49%) Puppet
5 30 (56.60%) Git (software)
6 26 (49.06%) Confluence
7 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (41.51%) Python
8 22 (41.51%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (39.62%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (32.08%) Docker
10 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
11 16 (30.19%) Coaching
11 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
12 15 (28.30%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (26.42%) Ansible
13 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
14 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
14 13 (24.53%) Windows
14 13 (24.53%) JSON
14 13 (24.53%) Terraform
15 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
15 12 (22.64%) Scrum
15 12 (22.64%) HTTP
15 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
15 12 (22.64%) Microservices
16 11 (20.75%) ITIL

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 26 (49.06%) Confluence
2 10 (18.87%) nginx
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) FileNet
4 1 (1.89%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (18.87%) Slack
3 3 (5.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.77%) Datadog
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.89%) IaaS
5 1 (1.89%) PaaS
5 1 (1.89%) SaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.89%) LDAP
2 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
2 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.55%) MySQL
3 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (66.04%) Jenkins
2 31 (58.49%) JIRA
3 30 (56.60%) Git (software)
4 11 (20.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (20.75%) Subversion
5 10 (18.87%) SonarQube
6 7 (13.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
7 4 (7.55%) Selenium
8 3 (5.66%) Maven
9 2 (3.77%) GitLab
9 2 (3.77%) JUnit
9 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 33 (62.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 10 (18.87%) Lead DevOps
3 10 (18.87%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Senior DevOps
3 10 (18.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Consultant
4 8 (15.09%) DevOps Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Azure DevOps
5 7 (13.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Service Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Service Transition Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Transition Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Digital Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) JSON
2 9 (16.98%) Software Packaging
3 8 (15.09%) .NET
4 7 (13.21%) Angular 2
4 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
5 6 (11.32%) Ajax
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
5 6 (11.32%) CSS3
5 6 (11.32%) Django
5 6 (11.32%) HTML
5 6 (11.32%) HTML5
5 6 (11.32%) REST
5 6 (11.32%) RESTful
5 6 (11.32%) Spring
6 4 (7.55%) SOAP
6 4 (7.55%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) Guice
7 2 (3.77%) ISPF
7 2 (3.77%) Middleware
7 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Clustering
2 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.43%) User Experience
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.77%) VSAM
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Linux
2 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (24.53%) Windows
4 10 (18.87%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) AIX
5 2 (3.77%) MVS
5 2 (3.77%) VMS
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Debian
6 1 (1.89%) HPUX
6 1 (1.89%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) VME
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) DevOps
2 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (41.51%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (39.62%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (30.19%) Coaching
5 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
6 12 (22.64%) Microservices
6 12 (22.64%) Scrum
6 12 (22.64%) Software Engineering
6 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
7 11 (20.75%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
8 10 (18.87%) Static Code Analysis
9 9 (16.98%) Open Source
9 9 (16.98%) SFIA
10 8 (15.09%) Service Management
11 7 (13.21%) Change Management
11 7 (13.21%) Project Management
11 7 (13.21%) Risk Management
12 6 (11.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Python
2 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
3 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
4 10 (18.87%) C#
5 9 (16.98%) Perl
5 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
6 8 (15.09%) Java
6 8 (15.09%) Ruby
7 6 (11.32%) Scala
8 5 (9.43%) C
9 3 (5.66%) SQL
10 2 (3.77%) C++
10 2 (3.77%) JCL
11 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Docker
2 6 (11.32%) Xen
3 4 (7.55%) LXC
4 2 (3.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (3.77%) RACF
5 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (58.49%) Puppet
2 15 (28.30%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (26.42%) Ansible
4 13 (24.53%) Terraform
5 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.77%) Nagios
5 2 (3.77%) Packer
5 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.89%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.66%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) Capita
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) Google
5 2 (3.77%) New Relic
5 2 (3.77%) Splunk
6 1 (1.89%) Axway
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Informatica
6 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.89%) Siebel
6 1 (1.89%) Sun
6 1 (1.89%) Vyatta