The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.82% 1.28% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.55% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Median daily rate £375 £238 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -30.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +8.66% +7.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +24.63%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 217 194 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.91% 82.55% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 152 233
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Oxford

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Oxford

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Oxford over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (66.67%) DevOps
4 5 (55.56%) Docker
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) GitHub
5 4 (44.44%) Python
5 4 (44.44%) IPv4
5 4 (44.44%) IPv6
5 4 (44.44%) MySQL
5 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (44.44%) Replication
5 4 (44.44%) Subversion
5 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (33.33%) Node.js
6 3 (33.33%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
7 2 (22.22%) Grails
7 2 (22.22%) Java EE
7 2 (22.22%) XPath
7 2 (22.22%) REST

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (22.22%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) GitHub
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) IPv4
1 4 (44.44%) IPv6
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) Ant
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Mockito
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) Grails
2 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) JSF
2 2 (22.22%) Play Framework
2 2 (22.22%) React
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) XPath
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (22.22%) Ansible
3 2 (22.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle