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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 42 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 19 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.81% 0.68% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 0.85% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Median daily rate £475 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -22.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

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 278 234 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.02% 79.32% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 177 238
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £13.80 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (33.33%) Puppet
3 8 (33.33%) DevOps
3 8 (33.33%) SLA
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Line Management
5 6 (25.00%) Docker
5 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (25.00%) PMI
5 6 (25.00%) PMP
5 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (25.00%) Python
6 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
6 5 (20.83%) Subversion
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
6 5 (20.83%) GitHub
7 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (16.67%) Network Security
7 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (16.67%) Replication

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 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.83%) GitHub
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) IPv4
1 4 (16.67%) IPv6
1 4 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
1 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Subversion
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) GitLab
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) PMI
2 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) DevOps
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Line Management
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Change Management
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) Release Management
8 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Open Source
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.17%) BDD
9 1 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
9 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 6 (25.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) PMO
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.50%) Ansible
3 3 (12.50%) Terraform
4 2 (8.33%) Packer
5 1 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (4.17%) Kibana
5 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Google
1 1 (4.17%) HP
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft