Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 69 67
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 371 349 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.07% 3.18% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.79% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 191 305
North of England median daily rate £425 £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +18.13% +11.41%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £269
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 16
North of England median hourly rate £37.50 £43.71 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +53.38% +153.33%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.45 £18.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £48.20 £53.49
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +15.72%

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 10,362 9,200 13,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 85.85% 83.89% 84.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,701 5,790 8,522
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 339 404
North of England median hourly rate £21.04 £22.50 £22.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% -1.19% +26.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £12.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +18.64%

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 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the North of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 June 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
North West +18 151 £475 - 37
Yorkshire -42 129 £425 -5.56% 26
North East +13 91 £388 -18.42% 7
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 204 (54.99%) DevOps
2 203 (54.72%) Puppet
3 200 (53.91%) Linux
4 164 (44.20%) Ansible
5 158 (42.59%) Jenkins
6 145 (39.08%) Python
7 143 (38.54%) Amazon AWS
8 132 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
9 113 (30.46%) Git (software)
10 108 (29.11%) Bash Shell
11 106 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
12 104 (28.03%) Terraform
13 103 (27.76%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (26.68%) Docker
15 95 (25.61%) Ruby
16 92 (24.80%) Windows
17 91 (24.53%) Java
18 84 (22.64%) Open Source
19 80 (21.56%) Microsoft Azure
20 76 (20.49%) Perl
21 72 (19.41%) ITIL
21 72 (19.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 69 (18.60%) Splunk
23 66 (17.79%) Test Automation
24 60 (16.17%) Security Cleared
25 59 (15.90%) Microsoft
26 54 (14.56%) High Availability
27 50 (13.48%) Kubernetes
28 49 (13.21%) SC Cleared
29 48 (12.94%) Red Hat

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 27 (7.28%) nginx
2 21 (5.66%) IIS
3 20 (5.39%) Apache
3 20 (5.39%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.39%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.77%) Confluence
5 13 (3.50%) OpenStack
6 12 (3.23%) Jetty
6 12 (3.23%) Mongrel
6 12 (3.23%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.16%) JBoss
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.89%) CMS
9 5 (1.35%) SAS
9 5 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.08%) Apache Pig
10 4 (1.08%) FileNet
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.54%) Maximo
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 143 (38.54%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (21.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.89%) Datadog
4 30 (8.09%) PaaS
5 27 (7.28%) SaaS
6 25 (6.74%) IaaS
7 22 (5.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (5.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (5.12%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (3.23%) Google App Engine
10 11 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.70%) Office 365
12 9 (2.43%) GitHub
13 8 (2.16%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.89%) Slack
15 5 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
16 4 (1.08%) Trello
16 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.13%) HTTP
1 45 (12.13%) TCP/IP
2 36 (9.70%) SSL
3 23 (6.20%) IPsec
4 18 (4.85%) DNS
5 17 (4.58%) Firewall
5 17 (4.58%) WAN
6 16 (4.31%) DHCP
6 16 (4.31%) LAN
7 15 (4.04%) FTP
8 11 (2.96%) SAN
8 11 (2.96%) SMS
9 10 (2.70%) Ethernet
9 10 (2.70%) Internet
10 9 (2.43%) NAS
11 8 (2.16%) DMZ
11 8 (2.16%) Network Security
12 7 (1.89%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.89%) VPN
13 4 (1.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.74%) Amazon Redshift
2 22 (5.93%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.31%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.96%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.70%) MySQL
7 9 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.35%) Big Data
9 5 (1.35%) DB2
9 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.08%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.08%) HBase
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.54%) Riak
Development Applications
1 158 (42.59%) Jenkins
2 113 (30.46%) Git (software)
3 40 (10.78%) TeamCity
4 38 (10.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (6.20%) JIRA
6 14 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (3.77%) Travis CI
7 13 (3.50%) Subversion
8 10 (2.70%) SonarQube
9 9 (2.43%) Maven
9 9 (2.43%) Selenium
10 8 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.62%) GitLab
12 6 (1.62%) Hudson
13 5 (1.35%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.35%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.08%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.81%) IntelliJ
15 3 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (5.39%) Finance
2 8 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.35%) Automotive
3 5 (1.35%) Games
4 4 (1.08%) Banking
5 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
5 3 (0.81%) Retail
6 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Law
6 2 (0.54%) Legal
6 2 (0.54%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Military
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 160 (43.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (8.63%) Consultant
3 31 (8.36%) Senior DevOps
4 28 (7.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 25 (6.74%) Analyst
5 25 (6.74%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (6.74%) Developer
6 23 (6.20%) AWS Engineer
7 22 (5.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
8 17 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
9 15 (4.04%) Architect
9 15 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 15 (4.04%) Service Manager
10 14 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) Automation Engineer
12 11 (2.96%) DevOps Consultant
13 10 (2.70%) Project Manager
14 9 (2.43%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.05%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (7.82%) Web Services
3 18 (4.85%) .NET
4 15 (4.04%) Servlets
5 13 (3.50%) J2EE
5 13 (3.50%) LDAP
6 11 (2.96%) Middleware
6 11 (2.96%) Software Packaging
7 10 (2.70%) Node.js
8 7 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.89%) CSS
8 7 (1.89%) SAML
9 6 (1.62%) XML
10 5 (1.35%) HTML
10 5 (1.35%) JSON
10 5 (1.35%) Kafka
10 5 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.08%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 39 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.28%) Public Cloud
4 26 (7.01%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.50%) Clustering
6 12 (3.23%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.70%) Replication
8 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.62%) CMDB
10 4 (1.08%) DataPower
10 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.08%) User Experience
11 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.81%) Minimum Viable Product
12 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.54%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.54%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 200 (53.91%) Linux
2 92 (24.80%) Windows
3 72 (19.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (7.28%) CentOS
5 24 (6.47%) Unix
6 19 (5.12%) Windows Server
7 13 (3.50%) AIX
8 11 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (2.70%) Solaris
9 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.35%) MVS
10 5 (1.35%) VMS
11 4 (1.08%) VME
12 3 (0.81%) Android
12 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (54.99%) DevOps
2 132 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (27.76%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (22.64%) Open Source
5 72 (19.41%) ITIL
6 66 (17.79%) Test Automation
7 54 (14.56%) High Availability
8 42 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (10.24%) BDD
9 38 (10.24%) Service Management
10 36 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (8.89%) Mentoring
11 33 (8.89%) Microservices
12 32 (8.63%) Deployment Automation
13 31 (8.36%) Asset Management
13 31 (8.36%) Change Management
14 29 (7.82%) Release Management
15 27 (7.28%) SFIA
16 25 (6.74%) Project Management
17 24 (6.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 145 (39.08%) Python
2 108 (29.11%) Bash Shell
3 95 (25.61%) Ruby
4 91 (24.53%) Java
5 76 (20.49%) Perl
6 44 (11.86%) PowerShell
7 42 (11.32%) C
8 33 (8.89%) C++
9 28 (7.55%) Shell Script
10 20 (5.39%) SQL
11 19 (5.12%) PHP
12 18 (4.85%) JavaScript
13 12 (3.23%) C#
14 11 (2.96%) Go
15 5 (1.35%) Groovy
16 4 (1.08%) Scala
17 3 (0.81%) Haskell
17 3 (0.81%) VB
18 2 (0.54%) JCL
18 2 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (16.17%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.93%) Degree
4 11 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.16%) CCNP
6 6 (1.62%) CCNA
6 6 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.35%) CCDP
7 5 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 5 (1.35%) CISM
7 5 (1.35%) CISSP
8 4 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.81%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.54%) ISEB
10 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.27%) CCIE
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) GCP
2 3 (0.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) GMP
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 99 (26.68%) Docker
2 28 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.77%) Xen
4 10 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.16%) XenApp
6 5 (1.35%) KVM
7 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.81%) vSphere
8 2 (0.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.54%) RACF
8 2 (0.54%) Varnish
8 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 203 (54.72%) Puppet
2 164 (44.20%) Ansible
3 106 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (28.03%) Terraform
5 50 (13.48%) Kubernetes
6 39 (10.51%) Packer
7 37 (9.97%) Nagios
8 26 (7.01%) Salt
9 15 (4.04%) SCCM
10 8 (2.16%) Consul
10 8 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.62%) Kibana
12 5 (1.35%) CFEngine
12 5 (1.35%) Rancher
13 4 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (1.08%) Forum Sentry
13 4 (1.08%) Grafana
13 4 (1.08%) Marathon
13 4 (1.08%) Mesos
Vendors
1 69 (18.60%) Splunk
2 59 (15.90%) Microsoft
3 48 (12.94%) Red Hat
4 35 (9.43%) New Relic
5 34 (9.16%) Oracle
6 31 (8.36%) VMware
7 24 (6.47%) Google
8 17 (4.58%) ServiceNow
9 14 (3.77%) CA
9 14 (3.77%) Cisco
9 14 (3.77%) HP
10 13 (3.50%) Citrix
10 13 (3.50%) IBM
11 12 (3.23%) Informatica
12 11 (2.96%) Sun
13 8 (2.16%) Axway
13 8 (2.16%) Symantec
14 7 (1.89%) ForgeRock
15 5 (1.35%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.35%) F5