Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 72 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 300 435 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.66% 3.01% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.57% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 279 332
North of England median daily rate £500 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £364 £280 £285
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 13
North of England median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -39.50% +63.01%
10th Percentile £32.00 £11.47 £9.50
90th Percentile £47.60 £50.11 £64.34
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +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 9334 12169 13705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 82.75% 84.13% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6068 7958 8787
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £256
90th Percentile £572 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 387 519
North of England median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +13.51% +8.82%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.41
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +14 140 £515 +21.18% 27
Yorkshire +19 132 £500 - 10
North East -13 44 £550 +46.67% 4
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North of England region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 178 (59.33%) Linux
2 169 (56.33%) Python
3 148 (49.33%) DevOps
4 133 (44.33%) Jenkins
5 131 (43.67%) Continuous Integration
6 129 (43.00%) Git (software)
7 127 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (41.33%) Puppet
9 110 (36.67%) Ansible
10 106 (35.33%) Bash Shell
11 87 (29.00%) Ruby
12 83 (27.67%) Opscode Chef
13 71 (23.67%) JIRA
14 70 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 63 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 59 (19.67%) Confluence
16 59 (19.67%) Shell Script
16 59 (19.67%) Docker
17 56 (18.67%) Java
18 52 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
18 52 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
19 51 (17.00%) PowerShell
20 49 (16.33%) Test Automation
20 49 (16.33%) Perl
20 49 (16.33%) Windows
20 49 (16.33%) Scrum
21 48 (16.00%) HTTP
22 45 (15.00%) Web Services
23 43 (14.33%) TeamCity
23 43 (14.33%) Terraform

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 59 (19.67%) Confluence
2 25 (8.33%) nginx
3 19 (6.33%) OpenStack
4 16 (5.33%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.33%) CMS
6 6 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.67%) CloudStack
7 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.00%) Apache
9 3 (1.00%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.00%) Drupal
9 3 (1.00%) JBoss
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.67%) FileNet
10 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.67%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.67%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
1 52 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (9.33%) GitHub
3 24 (8.00%) Slack
4 16 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.33%) PaaS
6 5 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.67%) Office 365
6 5 (1.67%) Serverless
7 4 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.33%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.33%) IaaS
7 4 (1.33%) SaaS
8 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.00%) Datadog
8 3 (1.00%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.00%) Heroku
8 3 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.00%) HTTP
2 18 (6.00%) LAN
3 16 (5.33%) WAN
4 15 (5.00%) VPN
5 10 (3.33%) DNS
5 10 (3.33%) Firewall
6 5 (1.67%) LDAP
6 5 (1.67%) MPLS
6 5 (1.67%) Network Security
6 5 (1.67%) VoIP
7 4 (1.33%) SAN
7 4 (1.33%) SMS
7 4 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.00%) LLU
8 3 (1.00%) MRTG
8 3 (1.00%) NAS
8 3 (1.00%) TACACS
8 3 (1.00%) VLAN
8 3 (1.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.33%) MongoDB
2 26 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.00%) Big Data
4 17 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (5.33%) Apache Hive
5 16 (5.33%) Hadoop
5 16 (5.33%) HBase
5 16 (5.33%) Impala
5 16 (5.33%) MySQL
5 16 (5.33%) Sqoop
6 10 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.67%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.67%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.67%) Redis
9 4 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.33%) DB2
9 4 (1.33%) OLAP
9 4 (1.33%) OLTP
9 4 (1.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 133 (44.33%) Jenkins
2 129 (43.00%) Git (software)
3 71 (23.67%) JIRA
4 43 (14.33%) TeamCity
5 29 (9.67%) Subversion
6 24 (8.00%) SonarQube
7 19 (6.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (4.67%) Selenium
9 13 (4.33%) JUnit
10 12 (4.00%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (2.67%) Bitbucket
12 8 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.67%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.33%) Maven
14 6 (2.00%) JMeter
14 6 (2.00%) WebDriver
15 5 (1.67%) Artifactory
15 5 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (1.33%) GitLab
General
1 20 (6.67%) Finance
2 10 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.33%) Games
4 6 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.00%) Marketing
5 5 (1.67%) Banking
5 5 (1.67%) Electronics
6 4 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (13.00%) Developer
3 38 (12.67%) Linux Engineer
4 36 (12.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 34 (11.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 29 (9.67%) Senior DevOps
7 28 (9.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 27 (9.00%) WebOps Engineer
9 20 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
10 19 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (6.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 17 (5.67%) Architect
13 14 (4.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 13 (4.33%) Scala Developer
15 12 (4.00%) Lead DevOps
15 12 (4.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 11 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
16 11 (3.67%) Java Developer
16 11 (3.67%) Tester
17 10 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.00%) Web Services
2 29 (9.67%) JSON
3 27 (9.00%) CSS
3 27 (9.00%) HTML
4 22 (7.33%) Spring
5 21 (7.00%) .NET
5 21 (7.00%) REST
5 21 (7.00%) RESTful
6 20 (6.67%) HTML5
7 19 (6.33%) Ajax
7 19 (6.33%) CSS3
8 17 (5.67%) Django
8 17 (5.67%) Kafka
9 16 (5.33%) Node.js
9 16 (5.33%) Spark Streaming
10 15 (5.00%) Sensu
11 14 (4.67%) Play Framework
11 14 (4.67%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (4.33%) Guice
12 13 (4.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.67%) Clustering
2 28 (9.33%) Public Cloud
3 14 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.67%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.33%) CMDB
6 7 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.00%) User Experience
8 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.33%) Replication
8 4 (1.33%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.00%) DataPower
9 3 (1.00%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.67%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 178 (59.33%) Linux
2 63 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 49 (16.33%) Windows
4 38 (12.67%) Unix
5 28 (9.33%) CentOS
6 9 (3.00%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.67%) Debian
7 8 (2.67%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.33%) AIX
9 3 (1.00%) Fedora
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.67%) Android
10 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.33%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (49.33%) DevOps
2 131 (43.67%) Continuous Integration
3 127 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 49 (16.33%) Scrum
5 49 (16.33%) Test Automation
6 41 (13.67%) ITIL
7 39 (13.00%) Mentoring
7 39 (13.00%) Open Source
8 35 (11.67%) Microservices
9 34 (11.33%) Coaching
10 33 (11.00%) Software Engineering
11 28 (9.33%) Web Operations
12 27 (9.00%) Load Balancing
13 24 (8.00%) Static Code Analysis
14 22 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (7.33%) Kanban
15 21 (7.00%) Analytics
15 21 (7.00%) ETL
16 20 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 169 (56.33%) Python
2 106 (35.33%) Bash Shell
3 87 (29.00%) Ruby
4 59 (19.67%) Shell Script
5 56 (18.67%) Java
6 51 (17.00%) PowerShell
7 49 (16.33%) Perl
8 28 (9.33%) SQL
9 23 (7.67%) C#
10 22 (7.33%) Scala
11 15 (5.00%) JavaScript
12 13 (4.33%) PHP
13 9 (3.00%) C++
14 8 (2.67%) VB
15 7 (2.33%) C
16 4 (1.33%) XPath
17 3 (1.00%) Go
18 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
19 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
19 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.33%) Degree
4 4 (1.33%) CCNP
4 4 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.00%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) CCDP
6 2 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.67%) CISM
6 2 (0.67%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) CCNA
7 1 (0.33%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.67%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) COBIT
3 4 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.00%) PMO
5 2 (0.67%) GCP
6 1 (0.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (19.67%) Docker
2 16 (5.33%) Apache Flume
3 15 (5.00%) Xen
4 12 (4.00%) LXC
5 8 (2.67%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.67%) KVM
6 5 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.33%) XenServer
8 3 (1.00%) vSphere
9 2 (0.67%) RHEV
10 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 124 (41.33%) Puppet
2 110 (36.67%) Ansible
3 83 (27.67%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (14.33%) Terraform
5 16 (5.33%) Kubernetes
6 15 (5.00%) Prometheus
7 11 (3.67%) Nagios
7 11 (3.67%) SCCM
8 10 (3.33%) SCOM
9 9 (3.00%) Salt
10 8 (2.67%) Graphite
10 8 (2.67%) Opsview
11 7 (2.33%) Packer
12 6 (2.00%) Kibana
12 6 (2.00%) logstash
12 6 (2.00%) Rancher
13 5 (1.67%) Grafana
14 3 (1.00%) Icinga
14 3 (1.00%) RANCID
14 3 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (12.33%) Red Hat
2 34 (11.33%) Splunk
3 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (7.00%) Oracle
5 16 (5.33%) Google
6 15 (5.00%) CA
7 13 (4.33%) Cisco
8 7 (2.33%) EnterpriseDB
8 7 (2.33%) HP
8 7 (2.33%) Juniper
8 7 (2.33%) New Relic
8 7 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.33%) VMware
9 6 (2.00%) SaltStack
9 6 (2.00%) SAP
10 5 (1.67%) Capita
10 5 (1.67%) IBM
11 4 (1.33%) F5
11 4 (1.33%) iManage
11 4 (1.33%) ServiceNow