Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 13 December 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 of England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 79 72
Rank change year-on-year -19 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 305 301 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.48% 2.67% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.17% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 255 279
North of England median daily rate £475 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +1.19%
10th Percentile £304 £365 £280
90th Percentile £575 £638 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 14
North of England median hourly rate £25.34 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.66% +11.11% -39.50%
10th Percentile £25.17 £32.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £25.50 £47.60 £50.11
England median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.13% -5.88% +3.66%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,475 9,487 12,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 85.11% 84.02% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,861 6,177 8,028
North of England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £269 £258 £254
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 349 414
North of England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.66 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.80% +0.45% +8.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.90 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the North of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the North of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the North of England

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the North of England

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Yorkshire -10 136 £450 -10.00% 43
North West -51 100 £500 -2.91% 60
North East +17 74 £490 -10.91% 8
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 193 (63.28%) DevOps
2 191 (62.62%) Linux
3 160 (52.46%) Puppet
4 151 (49.51%) Jenkins
5 147 (48.20%) Amazon AWS
6 120 (39.34%) Ansible
7 114 (37.38%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (36.39%) Python
9 106 (34.75%) Java
10 100 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (29.84%) Test Automation
12 89 (29.18%) Docker
13 84 (27.54%) Open Source
14 83 (27.21%) Terraform
15 81 (26.56%) Opscode Chef
16 73 (23.93%) Windows
17 69 (22.62%) Microsoft
18 67 (21.97%) Bash Shell
19 63 (20.66%) HTTP
20 59 (19.34%) Ruby
21 58 (19.02%) TCP/IP
22 56 (18.36%) Git (software)
23 50 (16.39%) Amazon EC2
23 50 (16.39%) JIRA
24 48 (15.74%) ITIL
24 48 (15.74%) DNS
25 47 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
26 45 (14.75%) Confluence
26 45 (14.75%) Microservices
26 45 (14.75%) Unix

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 45 (14.75%) Confluence
2 39 (12.79%) nginx
3 28 (9.18%) Apache
4 26 (8.52%) Tomcat
5 18 (5.90%) WebSphere
6 14 (4.59%) IIS
6 14 (4.59%) Jetty
6 14 (4.59%) Mongrel
7 9 (2.95%) JBoss
8 7 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.30%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.97%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.31%) CloudStack
10 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.98%) CMS
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.66%) SAS
12 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 147 (48.20%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (16.39%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (14.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 41 (13.44%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (12.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (8.52%) Amazon S3
8 21 (6.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 20 (6.56%) Amazon SQS
9 20 (6.56%) PaaS
10 19 (6.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (5.57%) IaaS
11 17 (5.57%) Route 53
11 17 (5.57%) SaaS
12 16 (5.25%) Slack
13 15 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (4.92%) Google App Engine
13 15 (4.92%) Serverless
14 11 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (2.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (20.66%) HTTP
2 58 (19.02%) TCP/IP
3 48 (15.74%) DNS
4 36 (11.80%) SSL
5 30 (9.84%) Firewall
6 29 (9.51%) DHCP
7 25 (8.20%) FTP
7 25 (8.20%) IPsec
8 14 (4.59%) VPN
9 12 (3.93%) ICMP
10 7 (2.30%) Internet
10 7 (2.30%) VLAN
11 3 (0.98%) Network Security
12 2 (0.66%) NAS
12 2 (0.66%) SAN
12 2 (0.66%) WAN
13 1 (0.33%) Broadband
13 1 (0.33%) ISDN
13 1 (0.33%) LAN
13 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.49%) MongoDB
2 27 (8.85%) MySQL
3 20 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.59%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (4.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 12 (3.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.61%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.95%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.95%) Pentaho
9 9 (2.95%) SQL Server
10 8 (2.62%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.64%) Big Data
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.66%) HBase
12 2 (0.66%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.66%) Redis
13 1 (0.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 151 (49.51%) Jenkins
2 56 (18.36%) Git (software)
3 50 (16.39%) JIRA
4 30 (9.84%) GitLab
5 24 (7.87%) Maven
6 23 (7.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (6.56%) Travis CI
8 19 (6.23%) SonarQube
9 18 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (5.57%) TeamCity
11 11 (3.61%) Artifactory
11 11 (3.61%) Cucumber
12 10 (3.28%) Selenium
13 9 (2.95%) Ant
13 9 (2.95%) IntelliJ
13 9 (2.95%) Visual Studio
14 7 (2.30%) Gatling
15 5 (1.64%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (6.89%) Finance
2 8 (2.62%) Retail
3 3 (0.98%) Banking
3 3 (0.98%) Military
4 2 (0.66%) Games
4 2 (0.66%) Online Betting
4 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) Back Office
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
5 1 (0.33%) Electronics
5 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.33%) Law
5 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Marketing
5 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (49.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (11.15%) AWS DevOps
3 27 (8.85%) AWS Engineer
4 26 (8.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 24 (7.87%) Developer
6 20 (6.56%) Configuration Specialist
7 18 (5.90%) Configuration Management Specialist
8 15 (4.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 15 (4.92%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (4.59%) Analyst
9 14 (4.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.95%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (2.62%) Administrator
13 7 (2.30%) DevOps Specialist
14 6 (1.97%) Consultant
14 6 (1.97%) Java Developer
15 5 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.43%) Elastic Stack
2 43 (14.10%) .NET
3 37 (12.13%) Node.js
4 34 (11.15%) HTML
5 31 (10.16%) CSS
6 29 (9.51%) Servlets
7 21 (6.89%) J2EE
8 15 (4.92%) Web Services
9 12 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (3.61%) RESTful
11 10 (3.28%) JSON
11 10 (3.28%) YAML
12 9 (2.95%) XML
13 8 (2.62%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.62%) Gherkin
13 8 (2.62%) Spring
14 7 (2.30%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.30%) Play Framework
14 7 (2.30%) REST
14 7 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.84%) CMDB
1 30 (9.84%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.57%) User Experience
3 14 (4.59%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.61%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.30%) Clustering
7 6 (1.97%) NHS
8 5 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.33%) PKI
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 191 (62.62%) Linux
2 73 (23.93%) Windows
3 45 (14.75%) Unix
4 42 (13.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (6.56%) CentOS
6 9 (2.95%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.30%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.31%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.31%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.98%) AIX
11 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (63.28%) DevOps
2 114 (37.38%) Continuous Integration
3 100 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (29.84%) Test Automation
5 84 (27.54%) Open Source
6 48 (15.74%) ITIL
7 45 (14.75%) Microservices
8 37 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (11.80%) Mentoring
10 34 (11.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (10.16%) Load Balancing
11 31 (10.16%) Service Management
12 30 (9.84%) Change Management
13 28 (9.18%) Scrum
14 26 (8.52%) Coaching
14 26 (8.52%) Deployment Automation
15 24 (7.87%) Continuous Deployment
15 24 (7.87%) Software Delivery
16 22 (7.21%) Unit Testing
17 17 (5.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 111 (36.39%) Python
2 106 (34.75%) Java
3 67 (21.97%) Bash Shell
4 59 (19.34%) Ruby
5 43 (14.10%) JavaScript
5 43 (14.10%) Perl
6 29 (9.51%) C#
7 26 (8.52%) Shell Script
8 23 (7.54%) SQL
9 16 (5.25%) Scala
10 11 (3.61%) C++
10 11 (3.61%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.28%) C
12 9 (2.95%) Groovy
13 8 (2.62%) PHP
14 7 (2.30%) Go
14 7 (2.30%) Haskell
15 3 (0.98%) Korn
15 3 (0.98%) VBScript
16 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (3.28%) Degree
5 6 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.31%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.98%) IBM AIX Certification
8 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.66%) CCDP
9 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 2 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.66%) CISM
9 2 (0.66%) CISSP
9 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) CCIE
10 1 (0.33%) CCNA
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.57%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (29.18%) Docker
2 26 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.54%) Xen
4 15 (4.92%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.97%) vSphere
6 4 (1.31%) XenServer
7 2 (0.66%) Varnish
7 2 (0.66%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) QEMU
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 160 (52.46%) Puppet
2 120 (39.34%) Ansible
3 83 (27.21%) Terraform
4 81 (26.56%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (12.13%) Kubernetes
6 20 (6.56%) Salt
7 19 (6.23%) Packer
8 18 (5.90%) Nagios
9 16 (5.25%) Grafana
10 15 (4.92%) SCCM
11 12 (3.93%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (3.28%) Consul
13 9 (2.95%) ZABBIX
14 7 (2.30%) Kibana
14 7 (2.30%) Prometheus
14 7 (2.30%) Rancher
15 3 (0.98%) Cobbler
15 3 (0.98%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.98%) Mesos
16 2 (0.66%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 69 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.44%) Google
3 29 (9.51%) VMware
4 22 (7.21%) Oracle
5 12 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.61%) Splunk
7 10 (3.28%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.95%) Dynatrace
8 9 (2.95%) Riverbed
9 8 (2.62%) New Relic
10 7 (2.30%) Adobe
11 5 (1.64%) Black Duck
11 5 (1.64%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.31%) BMC
12 4 (1.31%) Cisco
12 4 (1.31%) Citrix
12 4 (1.31%) Intel
12 4 (1.31%) McAfee
12 4 (1.31%) Netskope
13 3 (0.98%) webMethods