Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 63 66
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 308 430 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.76% 3.35% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 3.98% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 263 320
North of England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £280
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
England median daily rate £512 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.83% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 7
North of England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +19.40% -20.66%
10th Percentile £31.40 £15.15 £25.19
90th Percentile £45.20 £46.26 £48.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £44.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -9.60% +7.93% +10.81%

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 9,345 10,805 13,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 83.88% 84.30% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,083 7,115 8,312
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £260 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £556
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 341 505
North of England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.97 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.14% +8.37% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 139 £500 +17.65% 48
Yorkshire -29 119 £500 +6.67% 48
North East +3 57 £543 +27.65% 14
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 177 (57.47%) Linux
2 168 (54.55%) Python
3 156 (50.65%) DevOps
4 155 (50.32%) Puppet
5 146 (47.40%) Jenkins
6 135 (43.83%) Ansible
7 126 (40.91%) Git (software)
8 115 (37.34%) Bash Shell
9 111 (36.04%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
10 91 (29.55%) Ruby
11 82 (26.62%) Opscode Chef
12 80 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 74 (24.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 73 (23.70%) Amazon AWS
15 72 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
16 67 (21.75%) Perl
16 67 (21.75%) Terraform
17 60 (19.48%) Docker
18 55 (17.86%) Web Services
18 55 (17.86%) Windows
19 54 (17.53%) ITIL
19 54 (17.53%) Splunk
19 54 (17.53%) JIRA
20 51 (16.56%) PowerShell
21 46 (14.94%) Red Hat
22 45 (14.61%) Shell Script
22 45 (14.61%) TeamCity
22 45 (14.61%) Confluence
23 43 (13.96%) Java

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 (14.61%) Confluence
2 24 (7.79%) nginx
3 7 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (1.95%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.62%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.30%) CMS
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.97%) Apache
7 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.65%) IIS
8 2 (0.65%) JBoss
8 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.32%) FileNet
9 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.70%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (7.14%) Slack
5 16 (5.19%) PaaS
5 16 (5.19%) SaaS
6 15 (4.87%) IaaS
7 8 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.27%) GitHub
9 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.62%) Serverless
11 4 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.30%) Office 365
12 3 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.97%) Datadog
12 3 (0.97%) Heroku
13 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.99%) HTTP
2 14 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.92%) Firewall
3 9 (2.92%) SSL
4 7 (2.27%) DNS
4 7 (2.27%) LAN
5 6 (1.95%) SAN
5 6 (1.95%) WAN
6 5 (1.62%) MPLS
6 5 (1.62%) VoIP
6 5 (1.62%) VPN
7 4 (1.30%) Internet
7 4 (1.30%) SMS
8 3 (0.97%) 3G
8 3 (0.97%) Network Security
8 3 (0.97%) SNMP
9 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.32%) Broadband
10 1 (0.32%) DHCP
10 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.17%) MongoDB
2 16 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.90%) MySQL
5 8 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.27%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.95%) Redis
8 4 (1.30%) DB2
8 4 (1.30%) OLAP
8 4 (1.30%) OLTP
8 4 (1.30%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.65%) Big Data
10 2 (0.65%) Riak
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 146 (47.40%) Jenkins
2 126 (40.91%) Git (software)
3 54 (17.53%) JIRA
4 45 (14.61%) TeamCity
5 38 (12.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (7.14%) SonarQube
6 22 (7.14%) Subversion
7 11 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.92%) Maven
8 9 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.60%) Selenium
9 8 (2.60%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.95%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.95%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.62%) GoCD
13 4 (1.30%) ClearQuest
13 4 (1.30%) GitLab
13 4 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 13 (4.22%) Finance
2 9 (2.92%) Games
3 4 (1.30%) Banking
4 3 (0.97%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.65%) Law
5 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.65%) Marketing
5 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.32%) Automotive
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Military
6 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (44.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (12.99%) Linux Engineer
3 35 (11.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 35 (11.36%) Senior DevOps
3 35 (11.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 34 (11.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 30 (9.74%) WebOps Engineer
6 23 (7.47%) Consultant
7 20 (6.49%) Azure Engineer
7 20 (6.49%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 19 (6.17%) Azure DevOps
9 18 (5.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.87%) Developer
11 13 (4.22%) Architect
12 12 (3.90%) Analyst
13 11 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
13 11 (3.57%) Implementation Specialist
13 11 (3.57%) Lead DevOps
13 11 (3.57%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.86%) Web Services
2 18 (5.84%) .NET
3 15 (4.87%) JSON
4 13 (4.22%) CSS
4 13 (4.22%) HTML
5 12 (3.90%) Software Packaging
6 11 (3.57%) Node.js
7 9 (2.92%) REST
8 8 (2.60%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.60%) HTML5
8 8 (2.60%) XML
9 7 (2.27%) Ajax
9 7 (2.27%) Angular 2
9 7 (2.27%) CSS3
9 7 (2.27%) Django
9 7 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (2.27%) RESTful
9 7 (2.27%) Spring
10 6 (1.95%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.69%) Public Cloud
2 30 (9.74%) Clustering
3 22 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.95%) User Experience
8 5 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.62%) Replication
9 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.30%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.65%) PMI
10 2 (0.65%) VSAM
11 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 177 (57.47%) Linux
2 80 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 55 (17.86%) Windows
4 37 (12.01%) CentOS
5 26 (8.44%) Unix
6 5 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.62%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.62%) VMS
7 3 (0.97%) AIX
7 3 (0.97%) Debian
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.65%) Fedora
8 2 (0.65%) MVS
8 2 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) VME
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (50.65%) DevOps
2 111 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (36.04%) Continuous Integration
3 74 (24.03%) Continuous Delivery
4 54 (17.53%) ITIL
5 41 (13.31%) Mentoring
6 38 (12.34%) Microservices
7 37 (12.01%) Coaching
7 37 (12.01%) Web Operations
8 30 (9.74%) Load Balancing
9 29 (9.42%) Open Source
10 28 (9.09%) User Stories
11 26 (8.44%) Change Management
11 26 (8.44%) Release Management
12 25 (8.12%) Scrum
13 24 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
13 24 (7.79%) Test Automation
14 22 (7.14%) SFIA
14 22 (7.14%) Software Engineering
15 21 (6.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (54.55%) Python
2 115 (37.34%) Bash Shell
3 91 (29.55%) Ruby
4 67 (21.75%) Perl
5 51 (16.56%) PowerShell
6 45 (14.61%) Shell Script
7 43 (13.96%) Java
8 20 (6.49%) C#
9 14 (4.55%) PHP
10 13 (4.22%) SQL
11 11 (3.57%) JavaScript
12 10 (3.25%) VB
13 9 (2.92%) Scala
14 8 (2.60%) C
15 6 (1.95%) C++
16 5 (1.62%) XPath
17 4 (1.30%) Go
18 2 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 31 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.12%) Degree
3 22 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.65%) ISEB
4 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) CCNA
5 1 (0.32%) CCNP
5 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.32%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) GCP
3 2 (0.65%) PMO
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) GMP
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (19.48%) Docker
2 9 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.60%) KVM
3 8 (2.60%) LXC
4 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.95%) Xen
5 5 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (0.65%) RACF
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.32%) RHEV
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.32%) Varnish
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 155 (50.32%) Puppet
2 135 (43.83%) Ansible
3 82 (26.62%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (21.75%) Terraform
5 13 (4.22%) Kubernetes
6 12 (3.90%) Nagios
7 11 (3.57%) Salt
8 9 (2.92%) Graphite
9 8 (2.60%) Opsview
10 6 (1.95%) Grafana
10 6 (1.95%) Marathon
10 6 (1.95%) Mesos
10 6 (1.95%) Packer
11 3 (0.97%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.97%) Consul
11 3 (0.97%) Icinga
11 3 (0.97%) Kibana
11 3 (0.97%) logstash
11 3 (0.97%) Rancher
11 3 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (17.53%) Splunk
2 46 (14.94%) Red Hat
3 34 (11.04%) Microsoft
4 26 (8.44%) CA
5 19 (6.17%) Oracle
6 11 (3.57%) Cisco
6 11 (3.57%) VMware
7 10 (3.25%) F5
8 8 (2.60%) New Relic
8 8 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.95%) Google
10 5 (1.62%) Brocade
10 5 (1.62%) Capita
10 5 (1.62%) Juniper
11 4 (1.30%) EnterpriseDB
11 4 (1.30%) Intel
11 4 (1.30%) McAfee
11 4 (1.30%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.97%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint