Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 52 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17 -6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 93 64 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.97% 4.87% 6.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 5.60% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 107
North East median daily rate £378 £475 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.53% +61.02% -3.28%
10th Percentile £263 £368 £238
90th Percentile £538 £558 £444
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.16% -30.63%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +21.21%

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 1,145 1,142 2,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.77% 86.84% 86.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 755 1,457
North East median daily rate £385 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% -10.96%
10th Percentile £256 £261 £224
90th Percentile £570 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 107
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.90% -12.50% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.69 £9.88 £13.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.20 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +13.50%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +14 89 £378 -20.53% 9
Durham -9 3 £525 +7.69% 2
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 77 (82.80%) Puppet
2 73 (78.49%) DevOps
3 66 (70.97%) Ansible
4 65 (69.89%) Linux
5 64 (68.82%) Amazon AWS
6 56 (60.22%) Jenkins
7 53 (56.99%) Terraform
8 49 (52.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 48 (51.61%) Open Source
10 45 (48.39%) Windows
10 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (47.31%) Java
12 42 (45.16%) Data Centre
13 41 (44.09%) Perl
13 41 (44.09%) High Availability
14 40 (43.01%) Nagios
15 39 (41.94%) Docker
16 38 (40.86%) Splunk
16 38 (40.86%) Python
16 38 (40.86%) Elastic Stack
17 37 (39.78%) Bash Shell
17 37 (39.78%) New Relic
18 36 (38.71%) PowerShell
19 35 (37.63%) Datadog
19 35 (37.63%) BDD
19 35 (37.63%) C
20 34 (36.56%) TeamCity
20 34 (36.56%) Test Automation
20 34 (36.56%) Ruby
20 34 (36.56%) Packer

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 12 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.60%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.45%) JBoss
3 6 (6.45%) nginx
4 5 (5.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.30%) Apache
5 4 (4.30%) FileNet
5 4 (4.30%) IIS
5 4 (4.30%) Jetty
5 4 (4.30%) Mongrel
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.23%) Confluence
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.15%) Maximo
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 64 (68.82%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (52.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (37.63%) Datadog
4 10 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (6.45%) Amazon S3
7 4 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (4.30%) Google App Engine
7 4 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (3.23%) PaaS
8 3 (3.23%) SaaS
9 2 (2.15%) IaaS
9 2 (2.15%) Slack
10 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) SSL
2 7 (7.53%) DHCP
3 6 (6.45%) HTTP
4 5 (5.38%) DNS
4 5 (5.38%) Network Security
4 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.30%) FTP
5 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.30%) IPsec
5 4 (4.30%) SMS
6 3 (3.23%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.15%) SNMP
8 1 (1.08%) BGP
8 1 (1.08%) Firewall
8 1 (1.08%) Internet
8 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.08%) OSPF
8 1 (1.08%) VPN
8 1 (1.08%) WAN
8 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.11%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (60.22%) Jenkins
2 34 (36.56%) TeamCity
3 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
4 10 (10.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (6.45%) Maven
6 5 (5.38%) GitLab
7 4 (4.30%) Travis CI
8 3 (3.23%) JIRA
9 2 (2.15%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.15%) Gradle
9 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (1.08%) Banking
1 1 (1.08%) Finance
1 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
1 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (69.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (11.83%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (8.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (8.60%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) Junior
5 6 (6.45%) Junior DevOps
5 6 (6.45%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (5.38%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.86%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (9.68%) Software Packaging
3 6 (6.45%) .NET
4 5 (5.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.30%) J2EE
5 4 (4.30%) LDAP
5 4 (4.30%) Servlets
5 4 (4.30%) Spring Boot
5 4 (4.30%) Web Services
6 3 (3.23%) Spring
7 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.15%) CSS
7 2 (2.15%) HTML
7 2 (2.15%) Java EE
7 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.15%) RESTful
7 2 (2.15%) XML
7 2 (2.15%) XSLT
7 2 (2.15%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 42 (45.16%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.75%) Private Cloud
4 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.30%) DataPower
5 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.15%) Clustering
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 65 (69.89%) Linux
2 45 (48.39%) Windows
3 17 (18.28%) Unix
4 13 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (10.75%) AIX
6 4 (4.30%) MVS
6 4 (4.30%) VMS
7 3 (3.23%) VME
8 2 (2.15%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.15%) CentOS
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (78.49%) DevOps
2 48 (51.61%) Open Source
3 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (44.09%) High Availability
5 35 (37.63%) BDD
6 34 (36.56%) Test Automation
7 20 (21.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (20.43%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (15.05%) ITIL
11 10 (10.75%) Service Management
12 8 (8.60%) Coaching
12 8 (8.60%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.60%) Statistics
13 7 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (6.45%) Analytical Thinking
14 6 (6.45%) Change Control
14 6 (6.45%) Creative Thinking
14 6 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.31%) Java
2 41 (44.09%) Perl
3 38 (40.86%) Python
4 37 (39.78%) Bash Shell
5 36 (38.71%) PowerShell
6 35 (37.63%) C
7 34 (36.56%) Ruby
8 33 (35.48%) C++
9 8 (8.60%) SQL
10 4 (4.30%) C#
11 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.08%) JCL
12 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.51%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.08%) CCDP
5 1 (1.08%) CCIE
5 1 (1.08%) CCNP
5 1 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) CISM
5 1 (1.08%) CISSP
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 39 (41.94%) Docker
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.30%) Xen
4 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.15%) vSphere
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (1.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 77 (82.80%) Puppet
2 66 (70.97%) Ansible
3 53 (56.99%) Terraform
4 40 (43.01%) Nagios
5 34 (36.56%) Packer
6 28 (30.11%) Kubernetes
7 26 (27.96%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (4.30%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (2.15%) Consul
9 2 (2.15%) OpenNMS
10 1 (1.08%) Grafana
10 1 (1.08%) Prometheus
10 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 38 (40.86%) Splunk
2 37 (39.78%) New Relic
3 10 (10.75%) IBM
4 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.68%) Oracle
5 8 (8.60%) Axway
5 8 (8.60%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.53%) VMware
7 6 (6.45%) Informatica
8 5 (5.38%) HP
8 5 (5.38%) Siebel
9 4 (4.30%) Dynatrace
9 4 (4.30%) Google
9 4 (4.30%) Sun
10 3 (3.23%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.15%) Citrix
11 2 (2.15%) Ivanti
12 1 (1.08%) Capita
12 1 (1.08%) Cisco
12 1 (1.08%) Meraki