Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 September 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 66 105
Rank change year-on-year +9 +39 -31
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 118 455 382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.30% 3.18% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 3.65% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 299 219
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £250 £304 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £570
England median daily rate £460 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -8.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -12.09% +13.75%
10th Percentile £26.95 £31.40 £39.43
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.75 £56.25
England median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £29.15
% change year-on-year -14.29% +44.08% -27.13%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,058 12,469 14,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.54% 87.13% 86.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,809 7,411 8,471
Median daily rate £465 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.05% +4.22%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £278
90th Percentile £634 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 477 511
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +25.97% +19.07%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.05 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% -10.12%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2020. 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
Hampshire +18 61 £450 +12.50% 21
Thames Valley +37 40 £525 +23.53% 8
Berkshire +53 34 £544 +35.94% 4
West Sussex -4 11 £550 +4.76% 4
Buckinghamshire +45 6 £300 -33.33% 1
Surrey +33 3 £700 +45.83% 3
Kent +26 1 £475 +171.43%
East Sussex +24 1 - - 3
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 50 (42.37%) Linux
2 49 (41.53%) DevOps
3 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (33.90%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (33.05%) Security Cleared
5 39 (33.05%) Puppet
6 36 (30.51%) Ansible
7 34 (28.81%) Kubernetes
8 33 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (27.12%) Docker
10 31 (26.27%) Windows
11 29 (24.58%) SC Cleared
12 27 (22.88%) Jenkins
12 27 (22.88%) Terraform
13 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
14 24 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (20.34%) GitHub
14 24 (20.34%) VMware
15 23 (19.49%) PowerShell
15 23 (19.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (18.64%) JIRA
16 22 (18.64%) Python
17 21 (17.80%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (17.80%) GitLab
17 21 (17.80%) CentOS
17 21 (17.80%) vSphere
18 20 (16.95%) Windows 10
18 20 (16.95%) Firewall
19 19 (16.10%) Java

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (5.93%) Apache
2 6 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.24%) CMS
4 4 (3.39%) Confluence
4 4 (3.39%) JBoss
5 3 (2.54%) nginx
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.24%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.85%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.85%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.85%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (3.39%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.85%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.34%) GitHub
2 18 (15.25%) Azure
3 13 (11.02%) AWS
4 4 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (3.39%) Coveralls
5 3 (2.54%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.69%) SaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.85%) GCP
7 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) Firewall
2 18 (15.25%) VLAN
3 17 (14.41%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (8.47%) SNMP
5 6 (5.08%) DNS
5 6 (5.08%) HTTP
6 5 (4.24%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.39%) WAN
8 3 (2.54%) FTP
8 3 (2.54%) IPsec
8 3 (2.54%) LAN
8 3 (2.54%) VSAN
9 2 (1.69%) DHCP
9 2 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.69%) SAN
10 1 (0.85%) BGP
10 1 (0.85%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.85%) MPLS
10 1 (0.85%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
1 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.69%) GIS
3 2 (1.69%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (22.88%) Jenkins
2 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
3 22 (18.64%) JIRA
4 21 (17.80%) GitLab
5 17 (14.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (6.78%) Maven
6 8 (6.78%) SonarQube
7 7 (5.93%) Bitbucket
8 6 (5.08%) Ant
8 6 (5.08%) Selenium
9 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (3.39%) Gradle
9 4 (3.39%) JUnit
9 4 (3.39%) Subversion
9 4 (3.39%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.54%) Hudson
10 3 (2.54%) Terragrunt
11 2 (1.69%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.69%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.39%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) Back Office
6 2 (1.69%) Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Military
6 2 (1.69%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (23.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (10.17%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (9.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 11 (9.32%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (6.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Developer
6 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.08%) Administrator
8 5 (4.24%) Build Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (3.39%) Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) REST
2 9 (7.63%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (7.63%) gRPC
2 9 (7.63%) RESTful
2 9 (7.63%) Swagger
3 6 (5.08%) SOAP
4 5 (4.24%) Middleware
5 4 (3.39%) Spring
6 3 (2.54%) J2EE
6 3 (2.54%) JMS
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.54%) XML
7 2 (1.69%) JSON
7 2 (1.69%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (1.69%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.69%) SAP XI
7 2 (1.69%) Web Services
7 2 (1.69%) XSD
7 2 (1.69%) XSLT
8 1 (0.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Public Cloud
2 9 (7.63%) CMDB
3 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.39%) Clustering
6 4 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.69%) W3C
8 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 50 (42.37%) Linux
2 31 (26.27%) Windows
3 23 (19.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (17.80%) CentOS
5 20 (16.95%) Windows 10
6 19 (16.10%) Windows Server
7 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (7.63%) Unix
9 5 (4.24%) OpenVMS
10 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.69%) AIX
11 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.53%) DevOps
2 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (17.80%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (14.41%) Continuous Deployment
6 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (12.71%) Decision-Making
7 15 (12.71%) ITIL
7 15 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (11.02%) Service Management
9 12 (10.17%) ITSM
9 12 (10.17%) Project Delivery
9 12 (10.17%) Systems Engineering
10 11 (9.32%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.47%) Capacity Management
11 10 (8.47%) Change Management
11 10 (8.47%) Incident Management
11 10 (8.47%) Load Balancing
12 9 (7.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.49%) PowerShell
2 22 (18.64%) Python
3 19 (16.10%) Java
4 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.47%) C#
5 10 (8.47%) SQL
6 9 (7.63%) Go
7 6 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.24%) VBScript
9 4 (3.39%) Perl
10 3 (2.54%) PHP
10 3 (2.54%) Ruby
10 3 (2.54%) Scala
10 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.69%) ABAP
11 2 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.69%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.69%) VB
12 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (33.05%) Security Cleared
2 29 (24.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Degree
3 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.39%) ISEB
5 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.54%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.54%) HND
7 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.85%) CCIE
8 1 (0.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.85%) CCNP
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.85%) HNC
8 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) SLA
3 3 (2.54%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (27.12%) Docker
2 24 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.80%) vSphere
4 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
5 6 (5.08%) NFS
6 5 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.24%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.69%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.69%) XenApp
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (33.90%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (33.05%) Puppet
3 36 (30.51%) Ansible
4 34 (28.81%) Kubernetes
5 27 (22.88%) Terraform
6 18 (15.25%) Packer
7 9 (7.63%) Grafana
7 9 (7.63%) Prometheus
7 9 (7.63%) SCCM
7 9 (7.63%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.54%) vRealize
9 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.69%) SCOM
9 2 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.69%) WSUS
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) VMware
2 17 (14.41%) Atlassian
3 12 (10.17%) Dell
3 12 (10.17%) EMC
3 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.47%) Oracle
5 9 (7.63%) Splunk
6 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.08%) SAP
7 5 (4.24%) HP
7 5 (4.24%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.39%) Cisco
9 3 (2.54%) BEA
9 3 (2.54%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 3 (2.54%) IBM
9 3 (2.54%) Remedy
9 3 (2.54%) webMethods
10 2 (1.69%) Concur
10 2 (1.69%) F5
10 2 (1.69%) Riverbed