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 3 months to 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 56 82
Rank change year-on-year -19 +26  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 222 291 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.86% 3.24% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.94% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 118 117
Median daily rate £475 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +76.66%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the South East

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 62 £414 +10.26% 5
Berkshire -9 43 £455 +1.11% 7
Surrey +7 32 £463 +10.44% 16
Oxfordshire +16 30 £475 +187.87% 1
West Sussex +9 26 £488 +12.24% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £650 +55.68% 4
East Sussex -1 2 - -
Kent -8 2 £513 -2.84% 3
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 204 (47.11%) Linux
2 133 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (26.79%) Git (software)
4 102 (23.56%) DevOps
5 95 (21.94%) Jenkins
6 91 (21.02%) Security Cleared
7 86 (19.86%) Puppet
8 85 (19.63%) Python
9 81 (18.71%) Ansible
10 78 (18.01%) Amazon AWS
10 78 (18.01%) SQL
11 76 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (17.09%) Oracle
13 73 (16.86%) HTML
13 73 (16.86%) Unix
14 72 (16.63%) Java
15 71 (16.40%) Finance
16 70 (16.17%) JavaScript
16 70 (16.17%) Windows
16 70 (16.17%) Docker
17 67 (15.47%) SC Cleared
18 65 (15.01%) Opscode Chef
19 61 (14.09%) Open Source
19 61 (14.09%) Perl
19 61 (14.09%) VMware
20 59 (13.63%) ITIL
21 56 (12.93%) Test Automation
22 54 (12.47%) HTTP
23 51 (11.78%) Microsoft
24 50 (11.55%) Degree

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 46 (10.62%) OpenStack
2 41 (9.47%) Apache
3 36 (8.31%) Confluence
3 36 (8.31%) nginx
3 36 (8.31%) Tomcat
4 34 (7.85%) WebLogic
5 16 (3.70%) JBoss
6 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.08%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.15%) IIS
9 4 (0.92%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.46%) CMS
11 2 (0.46%) SAP Portal
12 1 (0.23%) Eucalyptus
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.23%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.23%) Maximo
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 78 (18.01%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.77%) GitHub
4 17 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (3.23%) PaaS
6 12 (2.77%) IaaS
7 8 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.62%) Google Analytics
9 6 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.92%) SaaS
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.46%) Boomi
12 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.46%) Office 365
13 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.47%) HTTP
2 41 (9.47%) Firewall
3 35 (8.08%) DNS
4 33 (7.62%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.31%) SSL
6 20 (4.62%) LAN
7 19 (4.39%) WAN
8 17 (3.93%) IPsec
9 16 (3.70%) VPN
10 15 (3.46%) NAS
11 13 (3.00%) SAN
12 11 (2.54%) HTTPS
13 10 (2.31%) DHCP
14 7 (1.62%) Internet
15 6 (1.39%) 3G
15 6 (1.39%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.39%) LTE
15 6 (1.39%) VLAN
16 5 (1.15%) 4G
16 5 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.55%) Relational Database
2 43 (9.93%) MySQL
3 39 (9.01%) MongoDB
4 29 (6.70%) NoSQL
5 27 (6.24%) SQL Server
6 23 (5.31%) Oracle Database
7 19 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (4.16%) SQLPlus
9 16 (3.70%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.54%) Redis
12 9 (2.08%) CouchDB
13 7 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.62%) Big Data
14 6 (1.39%) Hadoop
15 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.92%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 4 (0.92%) HBase
16 4 (0.92%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 116 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 95 (21.94%) Jenkins
3 48 (11.09%) JIRA
4 45 (10.39%) Subversion
5 23 (5.31%) ProC
6 17 (3.93%) JUnit
7 16 (3.70%) Ant
8 13 (3.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (2.77%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.77%) Selenium
10 11 (2.54%) GitLab
10 11 (2.54%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.31%) Mercurial
12 9 (2.08%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.85%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.62%) Grunt
14 7 (1.62%) gulp
14 7 (1.62%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (1.62%) Sublime Text
14 7 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (16.40%) Finance
2 23 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.39%) Back Office
4 5 (1.15%) Front Office
4 5 (1.15%) Retail
4 5 (1.15%) Spanish Language
5 4 (0.92%) Military
6 3 (0.69%) Banking
6 3 (0.69%) Law
6 3 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (20.79%) Developer
2 53 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (11.78%) Architect
4 27 (6.24%) Scala Developer
5 24 (5.54%) Integration Engineer
6 23 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (5.08%) Oracle Architect
8 21 (4.85%) Oracle Developer
9 20 (4.62%) Administrator
10 19 (4.39%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.93%) Analyst
11 17 (3.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 16 (3.70%) Consultant
12 16 (3.70%) Software Engineer
12 16 (3.70%) SQL Developer
12 16 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
14 14 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 14 (3.23%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.86%) HTML
2 37 (8.55%) HTML5
3 32 (7.39%) CSS
4 29 (6.70%) REST
5 27 (6.24%) jQuery
6 26 (6.00%) Node.js
6 26 (6.00%) Spring
7 24 (5.54%) JSON
8 23 (5.31%) Play Framework
9 21 (4.85%) Web Services
10 19 (4.39%) Sensu
11 18 (4.16%) LAMP
11 18 (4.16%) XML
12 16 (3.70%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
13 15 (3.46%) RESTful
13 15 (3.46%) Spring MVC
14 14 (3.23%) Ajax
14 14 (3.23%) Django
14 14 (3.23%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.77%) CMDB
3 17 (3.93%) Clustering
4 14 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.77%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.54%) Smart Meter
6 11 (2.54%) Video on Demand
7 10 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.31%) Replication
8 9 (2.08%) PMI
9 7 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.15%) STB
11 4 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.92%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.92%) User Experience
11 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 204 (47.11%) Linux
2 73 (16.86%) Unix
3 70 (16.17%) Windows
4 43 (9.93%) AIX
5 31 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (6.70%) CentOS
7 27 (6.24%) Solaris
8 22 (5.08%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.31%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.85%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.85%) Windows Server
12 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.92%) Debian
15 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.46%) SUSE
16 2 (0.46%) VMS
16 2 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.56%) DevOps
3 76 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (14.09%) Open Source
5 59 (13.63%) ITIL
6 56 (12.93%) Test Automation
7 46 (10.62%) SDLC
8 37 (8.55%) Web Development
9 36 (8.31%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (8.08%) Change Control
10 35 (8.08%) Release Management
11 33 (7.62%) Software Engineering
12 32 (7.39%) Scrum
12 32 (7.39%) Waterfall
13 31 (7.16%) Service Management
14 30 (6.93%) Project Management
15 29 (6.70%) Migration
15 29 (6.70%) MVC
16 28 (6.47%) Change Management
17 26 (6.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.63%) Python
2 78 (18.01%) SQL
3 72 (16.63%) Java
4 70 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 61 (14.09%) Perl
6 46 (10.62%) PHP
7 40 (9.24%) C
7 40 (9.24%) Ruby
8 30 (6.93%) Scala
9 29 (6.70%) C#
10 27 (6.24%) Shell Script
11 24 (5.54%) PowerShell
12 21 (4.85%) PL/SQL
13 19 (4.39%) C++
14 11 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.62%) Groovy
15 7 (1.62%) Haskell
15 7 (1.62%) VBScript
16 2 (0.46%) ABAP
16 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (21.02%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.47%) SC Cleared
3 50 (11.55%) Degree
4 25 (5.77%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.08%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.85%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.85%) PMP
8 7 (1.62%) ISEB
9 5 (1.15%) CCNP
9 5 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.69%) RHCE
11 2 (0.46%) CCNA
11 2 (0.46%) CISM
11 2 (0.46%) CISSP
11 2 (0.46%) HNC
11 2 (0.46%) HND
11 2 (0.46%) MCP
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.24%) PMO
2 23 (5.31%) QA
2 23 (5.31%) SLA
3 6 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.92%) COBIT
5 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.23%) MISRA
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 70 (16.17%) Docker
2 37 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.08%) Active Directory
4 20 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.46%) KVM
6 14 (3.23%) Xen
7 8 (1.85%) vSphere
8 5 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.92%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.69%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.69%) XenServer
11 2 (0.46%) HDFS
11 2 (0.46%) iptables
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.23%) vCloud
12 1 (0.23%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 86 (19.86%) Puppet
2 81 (18.71%) Ansible
3 65 (15.01%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.62%) Grafana
5 18 (4.16%) logstash
6 17 (3.93%) Kubernetes
7 15 (3.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 14 (3.23%) Netcool
8 14 (3.23%) SCCM
9 12 (2.77%) Tivoli
10 11 (2.54%) Nagios
10 11 (2.54%) Terraform
11 10 (2.31%) Rundeck
12 9 (2.08%) ZABBIX
13 8 (1.85%) Kibana
14 6 (1.39%) Pingdom
14 6 (1.39%) Salt
15 5 (1.15%) CFEngine
15 5 (1.15%) HAProxy
16 4 (0.92%) StatsD
Vendors
1 74 (17.09%) Oracle
2 61 (14.09%) VMware
3 51 (11.78%) Microsoft
4 29 (6.70%) Red Hat
5 25 (5.77%) Google
6 19 (4.39%) Citrix
7 18 (4.16%) Splunk
8 17 (3.93%) SAP
9 16 (3.70%) SaltStack
10 13 (3.00%) HP
10 13 (3.00%) Veritas
11 12 (2.77%) Remedy
12 9 (2.08%) Adobe
12 9 (2.08%) CA
12 9 (2.08%) webMethods
12 9 (2.08%) Zend
13 8 (1.85%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.85%) Cisco
13 8 (1.85%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.62%) AppDynamics
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesex
Juice Resource Solutions Limited
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago