Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 81 67
Rank change year-on-year -16 -14 -1
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 291 282 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.42% 2.55% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.06% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 192 313
North of England median daily rate £450 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +14.12% +8.28%
10th Percentile £291 £363 £260
90th Percentile £578 £599 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 23
North of England median hourly rate £15.13 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.19% +40.35% -16.18%
10th Percentile £15.00 £20.13 £11.32
90th Percentile £22.11 £47.73 £48.40
England median hourly rate £29.15 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year -27.13% +5.96% +1.92%

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 10,270 9,225 13,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 85.33% 83.50% 85.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,663 5,842 8,860
North of England median daily rate £407 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +0.82% +5.80%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 335 426
North of England median hourly rate £19.14 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -4.76% +18.18%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -34 107 £450 -10.00% 26
North West -40 95 £513 +2.50% 43
North East +30 89 £400 -25.23% 8
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 190 (65.29%) DevOps
2 182 (62.54%) Puppet
3 179 (61.51%) Linux
4 151 (51.89%) Jenkins
5 148 (50.86%) Ansible
6 138 (47.42%) Amazon AWS
7 122 (41.92%) Python
8 118 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
9 114 (39.18%) Docker
10 102 (35.05%) Java
11 100 (34.36%) Terraform
12 99 (34.02%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
14 94 (32.30%) Bash Shell
15 82 (28.18%) Test Automation
15 82 (28.18%) Windows
16 78 (26.80%) Open Source
17 75 (25.77%) Ruby
18 71 (24.40%) Git (software)
19 68 (23.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 65 (22.34%) Perl
21 61 (20.96%) Kubernetes
22 52 (17.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 50 (17.18%) High Availability
24 49 (16.84%) HTTP
25 48 (16.49%) Elastic Stack
26 46 (15.81%) Data Centre
27 43 (14.78%) Splunk
28 42 (14.43%) TeamCity
28 42 (14.43%) Microsoft

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 31 (10.65%) nginx
2 19 (6.53%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.84%) Apache
4 15 (5.15%) WebSphere
5 13 (4.47%) Confluence
5 13 (4.47%) IIS
6 12 (4.12%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.44%) JBoss
7 10 (3.44%) WebLogic
8 9 (3.09%) Jetty
8 9 (3.09%) Mongrel
9 8 (2.75%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.72%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.72%) CMS
10 5 (1.72%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.03%) CloudStack
11 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Magento
1 4 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Maximo
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 138 (47.42%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (23.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (12.03%) Datadog
4 33 (11.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (7.90%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (7.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (6.53%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (5.84%) PaaS
9 12 (4.12%) IaaS
9 12 (4.12%) SaaS
10 11 (3.78%) Amazon S3
11 10 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (3.09%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (3.09%) Google App Engine
12 9 (3.09%) Office 365
12 9 (3.09%) Slack
13 8 (2.75%) GitHub
14 6 (2.06%) Google Analytics
14 6 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (1.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.84%) HTTP
2 35 (12.03%) TCP/IP
3 25 (8.59%) SSL
4 24 (8.25%) DNS
5 20 (6.87%) Firewall
6 18 (6.19%) DHCP
6 18 (6.19%) IPsec
7 15 (5.15%) FTP
8 11 (3.78%) WAN
9 9 (3.09%) Internet
9 9 (3.09%) LAN
10 8 (2.75%) Network Security
11 7 (2.41%) Kerberos
11 7 (2.41%) SMS
11 7 (2.41%) VPN
12 5 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.37%) NAS
13 4 (1.37%) SAN
14 3 (1.03%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.31%) Amazon Redshift
2 27 (9.28%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.19%) MySQL
4 16 (5.50%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.81%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.78%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.75%) Big Data
9 7 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.72%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.72%) HBase
11 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.69%) DB2
13 2 (0.69%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 151 (51.89%) Jenkins
2 71 (24.40%) Git (software)
3 42 (14.43%) TeamCity
4 21 (7.22%) JIRA
5 19 (6.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (5.50%) Maven
7 14 (4.81%) SonarQube
8 13 (4.47%) GitLab
9 12 (4.12%) Travis CI
10 11 (3.78%) Selenium
11 10 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (2.75%) Ant
13 8 (2.75%) IntelliJ
14 7 (2.41%) Cucumber
14 7 (2.41%) Hudson
15 6 (2.06%) Gatling
16 5 (1.72%) Subversion
16 5 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (5.15%) Finance
2 8 (2.75%) Retail
2 8 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.03%) Automotive
3 3 (1.03%) Games
3 3 (1.03%) Military
4 2 (0.69%) Banking
4 2 (0.69%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Back Office
5 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (51.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (12.71%) Developer
3 25 (8.59%) AWS DevOps
3 25 (8.59%) Senior DevOps
4 23 (7.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 22 (7.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 22 (7.56%) AWS Engineer
6 17 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (5.50%) Analyst
8 14 (4.81%) Consultant
9 13 (4.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 13 (4.47%) Platform Engineer
10 12 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
10 12 (4.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.09%) IT Manager
11 9 (3.09%) Service Manager
12 8 (2.75%) Junior
13 7 (2.41%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.41%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.49%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (7.56%) .NET
3 17 (5.84%) Servlets
4 15 (5.15%) Node.js
5 13 (4.47%) HTML
6 12 (4.12%) CSS
7 11 (3.78%) Middleware
7 11 (3.78%) Web Services
8 10 (3.44%) J2EE
8 10 (3.44%) JSON
8 10 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (3.44%) XML
9 9 (3.09%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.09%) LDAP
10 8 (2.75%) SAML
11 7 (2.41%) Kafka
11 7 (2.41%) Play Framework
12 6 (2.06%) Gherkin
12 6 (2.06%) Spring Boot
12 6 (2.06%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.81%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.22%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.15%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.44%) Clustering
6 9 (3.09%) Replication
7 8 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.72%) CMDB
9 4 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.37%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) DataPower
10 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.69%) NHS
11 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 179 (61.51%) Linux
2 82 (28.18%) Windows
3 52 (17.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (11.34%) Unix
5 21 (7.22%) CentOS
6 9 (3.09%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.41%) Solaris
7 7 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.06%) AIX
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.03%) Android
10 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (65.29%) DevOps
2 118 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (34.02%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (28.18%) Test Automation
5 78 (26.80%) Open Source
6 50 (17.18%) High Availability
7 42 (14.43%) Microservices
8 41 (14.09%) BDD
9 39 (13.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 38 (13.06%) ITIL
11 29 (9.97%) Mentoring
12 28 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (8.59%) Deployment Automation
13 25 (8.59%) TDD
14 23 (7.90%) Technical Architecture
15 22 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (6.19%) Service Management
17 17 (5.84%) Coaching
17 17 (5.84%) SFIA
18 16 (5.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 122 (41.92%) Python
2 102 (35.05%) Java
3 94 (32.30%) Bash Shell
4 75 (25.77%) Ruby
5 65 (22.34%) Perl
6 40 (13.75%) C
7 38 (13.06%) C++
8 37 (12.71%) PowerShell
9 28 (9.62%) JavaScript
10 19 (6.53%) C#
10 19 (6.53%) PHP
11 17 (5.84%) Shell Script
12 16 (5.50%) SQL
13 11 (3.78%) Go
14 8 (2.75%) Groovy
14 8 (2.75%) Scala
15 6 (2.06%) Haskell
16 2 (0.69%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.69%) VB
17 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.12%) Degree
4 10 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.41%) CCNP
6 6 (2.06%) CCNA
6 6 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.37%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.37%) CCDP
7 4 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (1.37%) CISM
7 4 (1.37%) CISSP
8 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) CCIE
9 1 (0.34%) CCSA
9 1 (0.34%) CCSE
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.15%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.34%) PMO
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (39.18%) Docker
2 17 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.47%) Xen
4 9 (3.09%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.72%) vSphere
6 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.03%) Varnish
7 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.03%) XenApp
7 3 (1.03%) XenServer
8 2 (0.69%) KVM
8 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.34%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 182 (62.54%) Puppet
2 148 (50.86%) Ansible
3 100 (34.36%) Terraform
4 97 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (20.96%) Kubernetes
6 38 (13.06%) Nagios
6 38 (13.06%) Packer
7 26 (8.93%) Salt
8 11 (3.78%) SCCM
9 10 (3.44%) Consul
9 10 (3.44%) Grafana
10 8 (2.75%) Kibana
11 5 (1.72%) CFEngine
11 5 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.37%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.37%) Rancher
13 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (0.69%) Cobbler
14 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (14.78%) Splunk
2 42 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 37 (12.71%) New Relic
4 28 (9.62%) Google
5 27 (9.28%) Red Hat
6 26 (8.93%) Oracle
7 20 (6.87%) VMware
8 11 (3.78%) Cisco
9 9 (3.09%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.09%) Sun
10 8 (2.75%) Dynatrace
10 8 (2.75%) IBM
11 7 (2.41%) Citrix
11 7 (2.41%) ForgeRock
11 7 (2.41%) Informatica
12 6 (2.06%) HP
13 5 (1.72%) Adobe
14 4 (1.37%) Juniper
15 3 (1.03%) Siebel
15 3 (1.03%) Symantec