Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 69 44
Rank change year-on-year +42 -25 -9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 87 30 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.16% 2.47% 5.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 2.94% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 37 115
North East median daily rate £425 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +57.14% -24.93%
10th Percentile £285 £422 £241
90th Percentile £550 £638 £516
England median daily rate £500 £500 £461
% change year-on-year - +8.46% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 15
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 £32.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.80% -
England median hourly rate £29.15 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.13% +6.67% -8.54%

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 1,053 1,022 2,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.67% 84.18% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 671 1,720
North East median daily rate £400 £370 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +7.56% -14.00%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £518
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 120
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £11.05
90th Percentile £30.78 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +32 83 £425 -22.73% 15
Durham -8 3 £525 - 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 70 (80.46%) Linux
1 70 (80.46%) DevOps
2 66 (75.86%) Puppet
3 64 (73.56%) Ansible
4 61 (70.11%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 49 (56.32%) Terraform
7 48 (55.17%) Docker
8 42 (48.28%) Python
9 41 (47.13%) Elastic Stack
10 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (43.68%) Open Source
12 37 (42.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (40.23%) Java
13 35 (40.23%) Windows
14 33 (37.93%) Test Automation
15 32 (36.78%) Data Centre
16 31 (35.63%) High Availability
17 30 (34.48%) Perl
17 30 (34.48%) Kubernetes
17 30 (34.48%) Packer
18 29 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (32.18%) Bash Shell
19 28 (32.18%) Nagios
20 27 (31.03%) Splunk
20 27 (31.03%) BDD
21 26 (29.89%) TeamCity
21 26 (29.89%) C++
22 25 (28.74%) PowerShell
22 25 (28.74%) 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 10 (11.49%) Confluence
2 5 (5.75%) JBoss
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.45%) nginx
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.30%) FileNet
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.15%) CMS
6 1 (1.15%) IIS
6 1 (1.15%) Jetty
6 1 (1.15%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.30%) Maximo
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 61 (70.11%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (42.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (27.59%) Datadog
4 14 (16.09%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (14.94%) Amazon S3
5 13 (14.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (10.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (9.20%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (6.90%) Slack
9 4 (4.60%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (4.60%) Route 53
9 4 (4.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (3.45%) Office 365
11 1 (1.15%) Google App Engine
11 1 (1.15%) PaaS
11 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) HTTP
2 4 (4.60%) DHCP
3 3 (3.45%) Firewall
3 3 (3.45%) Network Security
3 3 (3.45%) SSL
4 2 (2.30%) DNS
4 2 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) VLAN
5 1 (1.15%) BGP
5 1 (1.15%) FTP
5 1 (1.15%) Internet
5 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.15%) IPsec
5 1 (1.15%) OSPF
5 1 (1.15%) SAN
5 1 (1.15%) SMS
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.60%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.60%) MySQL
5 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.15%) KDB
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 26 (29.89%) TeamCity
3 15 (17.24%) GitLab
4 14 (16.09%) Maven
4 14 (16.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (11.49%) Git (software)
5 10 (11.49%) JIRA
6 6 (6.90%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.15%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.15%) Gradle
8 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Banking
2 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (75.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (9.20%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (8.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) Developer
4 5 (5.75%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (5.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Junior
5 4 (4.60%) Junior DevOps
5 4 (4.60%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Django Developer
6 3 (3.45%) Python Developer
6 3 (3.45%) Python/Django Developer
7 2 (2.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.30%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (47.13%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (10.34%) HTML
3 7 (8.05%) Node.js
3 7 (8.05%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (8.05%) Spring Boot
3 7 (8.05%) Zuul
4 5 (5.75%) CSS
5 4 (4.60%) .NET
6 3 (3.45%) Django
6 3 (3.45%) jQuery
6 3 (3.45%) Sass
6 3 (3.45%) Software Packaging
6 3 (3.45%) Web Services
6 3 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.30%) Java EE
7 2 (2.30%) LDAP
7 2 (2.30%) XML
7 2 (2.30%) XSLT
7 2 (2.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (36.78%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.79%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) User Experience
6 2 (2.30%) Clustering
6 2 (2.30%) CMDB
6 2 (2.30%) DataPower
6 2 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (80.46%) Linux
2 35 (40.23%) Windows
3 19 (21.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (21.84%) Unix
4 11 (12.64%) CentOS
5 4 (4.60%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (80.46%) DevOps
2 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (43.68%) Open Source
4 33 (37.93%) Test Automation
5 31 (35.63%) High Availability
6 29 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (31.03%) BDD
8 20 (22.99%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (19.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (14.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (12.64%) ITIL
12 10 (11.49%) Microservices
13 8 (9.20%) Software Delivery
14 7 (8.05%) Coaching
14 7 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
16 5 (5.75%) Change Control
16 5 (5.75%) Continuous Deployment
16 5 (5.75%) Load Balancing
16 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.28%) Python
2 35 (40.23%) Java
3 30 (34.48%) Perl
4 28 (32.18%) Bash Shell
5 26 (29.89%) C++
6 25 (28.74%) PowerShell
7 24 (27.59%) Ruby
8 22 (25.29%) C
9 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
10 9 (10.34%) SQL
11 8 (9.20%) C#
12 1 (1.15%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.15%) Scala
12 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.15%) CCDP
5 1 (1.15%) CCIE
5 1 (1.15%) CCNP
5 1 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.15%) CISM
5 1 (1.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 48 (55.17%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (75.86%) Puppet
2 64 (73.56%) Ansible
3 49 (56.32%) Terraform
4 30 (34.48%) Kubernetes
4 30 (34.48%) Packer
5 28 (32.18%) Nagios
6 25 (28.74%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (8.05%) Consul
8 6 (6.90%) Grafana
8 6 (6.90%) Prometheus
9 4 (4.60%) Rancher
10 2 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (2.30%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (2.30%) ZABBIX
11 1 (1.15%) Salt
11 1 (1.15%) SCCM
11 1 (1.15%) SnapMirror
11 1 (1.15%) SnapVault
11 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) Splunk
2 25 (28.74%) New Relic
3 11 (12.64%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) Dynatrace
5 6 (6.90%) Google
6 5 (5.75%) IBM
6 5 (5.75%) Informatica
7 4 (4.60%) Black Duck
7 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.60%) VMware
8 3 (3.45%) Axway
8 3 (3.45%) HP
8 3 (3.45%) Siebel
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco
9 2 (2.30%) Citrix
9 2 (2.30%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.30%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.30%) Sun
10 1 (1.15%) EMC