Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 83 89
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 182 419 452
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.52% 2.85% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 3.26% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 253 270
Median daily rate £475 £429 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.72% -9.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £200 £274
90th Percentile £619 £648 £588
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 20
Median hourly rate £32.05 £18.00 £54.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.07% -66.92% +36.04%
10th Percentile £20.02 £16.25 £38.46
90th Percentile £44.88 £44.25 £67.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -5.88%

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 6,069 12,856 14,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.95% 87.53% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,530 7,739 8,540
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £277
90th Percentile £610 £608 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 469 472
Median hourly rate £26.61 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.72
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +40 67 £425 +6.25% 1
Thames Valley -32 54 £425 +6.25% 7
Berkshire +13 43 £369 -13.24% 6
West Sussex +3 36 £510 +9.91% 1
Surrey +31 15 £475 -1.04% 2
East Sussex +23 9 £550 +83.33% 1
Oxfordshire -15 8 £575 +130.00%
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £650 +100.00% 1
Kent +11 1 £550 -18.52%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 69 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.42%) DevOps
3 58 (31.87%) Windows
4 55 (30.22%) Security Cleared
5 47 (25.82%) Linux
6 42 (23.08%) Java
7 41 (22.53%) JIRA
8 38 (20.88%) Ansible
8 38 (20.88%) Microsoft
9 37 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (19.23%) Jenkins
10 35 (19.23%) Problem Management
11 34 (18.68%) Confluence
11 34 (18.68%) Data Modelling
11 34 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (17.03%) Puppet
12 31 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (16.48%) Test Strategy
14 29 (15.93%) Docker
14 29 (15.93%) SC Cleared
14 29 (15.93%) Test Automation
15 28 (15.38%) AWS
15 28 (15.38%) Python
16 27 (14.84%) Windows Server
17 25 (13.74%) Kubernetes
17 25 (13.74%) Azure
17 25 (13.74%) Process Improvement
18 24 (13.19%) Oracle
18 24 (13.19%) VMware
19 23 (12.64%) Scrum

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 34 (18.68%) Confluence
2 20 (10.99%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.59%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.40%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.85%) Documentum
6 6 (3.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (3.30%) SAP Portal
7 4 (2.20%) CMS
8 3 (1.65%) Apache
8 3 (1.65%) JBoss
8 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.10%) Drupal
9 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.10%) WordPress
10 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.65%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.55%) assyst
4 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.38%) AWS
2 25 (13.74%) Azure
3 19 (10.44%) GitHub
4 7 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.75%) SaaS
6 4 (2.20%) Coveralls
6 4 (2.20%) IaaS
7 3 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.65%) GCP
7 3 (1.65%) Office 365
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.55%) PaaS
9 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.59%) HTTP
2 11 (6.04%) Firewall
2 11 (6.04%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (4.95%) FTP
4 7 (3.85%) WAN
5 6 (3.30%) BGP
5 6 (3.30%) DNS
5 6 (3.30%) LAN
5 6 (3.30%) SNMP
5 6 (3.30%) VLAN
6 5 (2.75%) IPsec
6 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.75%) Wireless
7 4 (2.20%) SAN
8 3 (1.65%) DHCP
8 3 (1.65%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.65%) Frame Relay
8 3 (1.65%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.65%) MPLS
8 3 (1.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.59%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (4.40%) MariaDB
5 7 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.30%) Big Data
6 6 (3.30%) MySQL
7 5 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.75%) Cloudera CDH
7 5 (2.75%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.20%) DB2
8 4 (2.20%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.20%) Redis
8 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.65%) EDRMS
10 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 41 (22.53%) JIRA
2 35 (19.23%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.44%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 13 (7.14%) Maven
5 13 (7.14%) Subversion
6 12 (6.59%) SonarQube
7 11 (6.04%) GitLab
8 10 (5.49%) Selenium
9 9 (4.95%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.30%) JUnit
10 6 (3.30%) NWDS
11 5 (2.75%) FindBugs
11 5 (2.75%) Log4j
11 5 (2.75%) Mercurial
12 4 (2.20%) Ant
12 4 (2.20%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (2.20%) Gradle
12 4 (2.20%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (7.69%) Public Sector
1 14 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.49%) Finance
3 8 (4.40%) Military
4 4 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.65%) German Language
5 3 (1.65%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (26.92%) Developer
2 28 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (10.44%) Architect
4 14 (7.69%) SAP Developer
4 14 (7.69%) Scala Developer
5 12 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (4.95%) Analyst
6 9 (4.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) ABAP Developer
7 8 (4.40%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (4.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) OSS Architect
8 7 (3.85%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Consultant
9 6 (3.30%) SAP PI Developer
10 5 (2.75%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.99%) J2EE
2 13 (7.14%) XML
3 12 (6.59%) REST
4 11 (6.04%) XSD
4 11 (6.04%) XSLT
5 10 (5.49%) Middleware
6 8 (4.40%) Spring
6 8 (4.40%) Web Dynpro
7 7 (3.85%) JSON
7 7 (3.85%) Node.js
7 7 (3.85%) SOAP
8 6 (3.30%) SAP PI
8 6 (3.30%) SAP XI
8 6 (3.30%) Web Services
9 5 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.75%) WSDL
10 4 (2.20%) XML Schema
11 3 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (1.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.34%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.49%) CMDB
4 9 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.30%) W3C
6 5 (2.75%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.65%) Clustering
8 3 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) PKI
9 2 (1.10%) PMI
9 2 (1.10%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.55%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 58 (31.87%) Windows
2 47 (25.82%) Linux
3 27 (14.84%) Windows Server
4 19 (10.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.69%) CentOS
5 14 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.40%) Unix
7 8 (4.40%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.30%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.75%) Debian
10 4 (2.20%) CoreOS
10 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.20%) zOS
11 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (1.10%) AIX
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.42%) DevOps
3 37 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (19.23%) Problem Management
5 34 (18.68%) Data Modelling
5 34 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (16.48%) Test Strategy
8 29 (15.93%) Test Automation
9 25 (13.74%) Process Improvement
10 23 (12.64%) Release Management
10 23 (12.64%) Scrum
11 19 (10.44%) Migration
12 18 (9.89%) ITIL
12 18 (9.89%) Project Delivery
12 18 (9.89%) Software Delivery
13 15 (8.24%) CRM
14 14 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (7.69%) Project Management
14 14 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.08%) Java
2 28 (15.38%) Python
3 20 (10.99%) SQL
4 16 (8.79%) PowerShell
5 15 (8.24%) Scala
6 14 (7.69%) ABAP
6 14 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.59%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.95%) C++
9 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.75%) C
10 5 (2.75%) COBOL
10 5 (2.75%) XQuery
11 4 (2.20%) C#
11 4 (2.20%) Ruby
11 4 (2.20%) VBScript
12 3 (1.65%) Go
12 3 (1.65%) JCL
13 2 (1.10%) PHP
13 2 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (30.22%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.40%) Degree
5 6 (3.30%) ISEB
5 6 (3.30%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.20%) CCNP
8 3 (1.65%) CCIE
8 3 (1.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (1.65%) HND
9 2 (1.10%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.10%) CCNA
9 2 (1.10%) MCSE
9 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.55%) MCSA
10 1 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.65%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (15.93%) Docker
2 22 (12.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.04%) NFS
5 10 (5.49%) vSphere
6 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.65%) KVM
7 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.65%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.55%) iptables
Systems Management
1 38 (20.88%) Ansible
2 31 (17.03%) Puppet
3 25 (13.74%) Kubernetes
4 22 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (10.44%) Terraform
6 7 (3.85%) Grafana
6 7 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.85%) SCCM
7 6 (3.30%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (2.20%) Salt
8 4 (2.20%) WSUS
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.65%) Graylog
9 3 (1.65%) Packer
9 3 (1.65%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.19%) Oracle
2 24 (13.19%) VMware
3 21 (11.54%) webMethods
4 20 (10.99%) SAP
5 14 (7.69%) BEA
6 13 (7.14%) Cisco
7 12 (6.59%) ServiceNow
8 11 (6.04%) Atlassian
9 9 (4.95%) Adobe
9 9 (4.95%) Citrix
10 7 (3.85%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.85%) ComArch
10 7 (3.85%) Riverbed
11 6 (3.30%) F5
11 6 (3.30%) HP
12 5 (2.75%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.75%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.20%) IBM
14 3 (1.65%) Dell