Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 77 109
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 -11
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 515 454 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.11% 2.73% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 3.31% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 235 192
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £286 £276
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 21
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £21.87 £22.36 £14.95
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.88 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% -3.05% +13.85%

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 13737 13730 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.82% 82.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8306 9370
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 548 602
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.68 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +16 224 £500 +5.26% 13
Surrey +11 114 £464 +3.06% 13
Oxfordshire +43 103 £500 +14.29% 9
Berkshire -9 98 £425 -13.04% 3
West Sussex +13 68 £575 +43.75% 1
Hampshire -43 67 £444 +4.47% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 24 £300 -36.84% 1
Middlesex +17 19 £484 -3.20%
East Sussex +2 8 £468 -10.95%
Sussex - 5 £538 -
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Kent -17 2 £650 +12.07%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 213 (41.36%) Linux
2 188 (36.50%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (30.29%) Amazon AWS
4 148 (28.74%) DevOps
5 136 (26.41%) Puppet
6 130 (25.24%) Ansible
7 119 (23.11%) Git (software)
8 112 (21.75%) Java
9 110 (21.36%) Jenkins
10 106 (20.58%) Opscode Chef
11 98 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (18.45%) Windows
13 84 (16.31%) Test Automation
14 81 (15.73%) Oracle
15 78 (15.15%) JavaScript
16 76 (14.76%) Scrum
16 76 (14.76%) Docker
17 66 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
17 66 (12.82%) JIRA
18 65 (12.62%) ITIL
19 64 (12.43%) SQL
20 63 (12.23%) Finance
21 62 (12.04%) Python
22 60 (11.65%) Maven
23 59 (11.46%) Microsoft
24 57 (11.07%) Unix
24 57 (11.07%) Ant
25 56 (10.87%) Relational Database
26 54 (10.49%) Confluence
27 53 (10.29%) HTML

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 54 (10.49%) Confluence
2 40 (7.77%) OpenStack
3 20 (3.88%) Apache
4 17 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (2.52%) nginx
6 12 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.14%) IIS
8 10 (1.94%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.17%) CMS
10 6 (1.17%) JBoss
10 6 (1.17%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.78%) Smallworld
11 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.58%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.97%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 156 (30.29%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 28 (5.44%) IaaS
5 24 (4.66%) PaaS
6 21 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
6 21 (4.08%) Serverless
7 17 (3.30%) OpenShift
8 16 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (2.52%) Amazon S3
10 13 (2.52%) SaaS
11 10 (1.94%) Slack
11 10 (1.94%) Trello
12 8 (1.55%) GitHub
12 8 (1.55%) iPaaS
12 8 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.58%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 50 (9.71%) HTTP
2 43 (8.35%) Firewall
3 32 (6.21%) DNS
4 27 (5.24%) TCP/IP
5 20 (3.88%) Network Security
6 18 (3.50%) DHCP
6 18 (3.50%) WAN
7 16 (3.11%) LAN
8 15 (2.91%) SSL
8 15 (2.91%) VPN
9 13 (2.52%) IPsec
10 12 (2.33%) Internet
11 10 (1.94%) SAN
12 7 (1.36%) FTP
12 7 (1.36%) LDAP
12 7 (1.36%) VoIP
13 6 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
14 5 (0.97%) Intranet
14 5 (0.97%) MPLS
14 5 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 35 (6.80%) MySQL
3 32 (6.21%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 23 (4.47%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.11%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.94%) SQLPlus
10 9 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.36%) NewSQL
12 6 (1.17%) Big Data
13 4 (0.78%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.78%) Redis
14 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.39%) DataStage
15 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 119 (23.11%) Git (software)
2 110 (21.36%) Jenkins
3 66 (12.82%) JIRA
4 60 (11.65%) Maven
5 57 (11.07%) Ant
6 50 (9.71%) JUnit
7 47 (9.13%) Subversion
8 33 (6.41%) Mockito
9 31 (6.02%) TeamCity
10 26 (5.05%) Artifactory
10 26 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 22 (4.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (4.08%) Gradle
13 17 (3.30%) MSBuild
13 17 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.11%) Cucumber
15 15 (2.91%) Bitbucket
16 10 (1.94%) git-flow
16 10 (1.94%) SonarQube
17 9 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 63 (12.23%) Finance
2 30 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.75%) Publishing
4 8 (1.55%) Back Office
5 7 (1.36%) Law
5 7 (1.36%) Legal
6 6 (1.17%) Front Office
6 6 (1.17%) Retail
6 6 (1.17%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.97%) Billing
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (21.94%) Developer
2 91 (17.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (10.49%) Architect
4 38 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
4 38 (7.38%) Java Developer
5 35 (6.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 31 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (4.85%) Analyst
8 23 (4.47%) AWS DevOps
9 21 (4.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 20 (3.88%) Scala Developer
10 20 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (3.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 19 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.50%) Java Team Leader
12 18 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.50%) Platform Engineer
12 18 (3.50%) Team Leader
13 17 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
14 16 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.29%) HTML
1 53 (10.29%) jQuery
2 43 (8.35%) Node.js
3 41 (7.96%) AngularJS
3 41 (7.96%) REST
4 36 (6.99%) Spring
5 35 (6.80%) React
6 32 (6.21%) CSS
7 30 (5.83%) Web Services
8 28 (5.44%) JSON
9 27 (5.24%) Play Framework
10 25 (4.85%) Ajax
11 24 (4.66%) HTML5
12 20 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
12 20 (3.88%) Spring MVC
13 18 (3.50%) CSS3
14 17 (3.30%) Django
15 16 (3.11%) JSF
15 16 (3.11%) RESTful
16 14 (2.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.60%) CMDB
3 19 (3.69%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.69%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.11%) User Experience
5 14 (2.72%) Clustering
6 13 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.75%) PMI
10 8 (1.55%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.36%) Replication
12 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.97%) Fintech
14 4 (0.78%) Frameworx
15 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (0.58%) Video on Demand
15 3 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 213 (41.36%) Linux
2 95 (18.45%) Windows
3 57 (11.07%) Unix
4 50 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.85%) CentOS
6 21 (4.08%) Mac OS X
7 18 (3.50%) Windows Server
8 14 (2.72%) AIX
9 12 (2.33%) Solaris
10 10 (1.94%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.94%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.78%) VMS
14 3 (0.58%) HPUX
14 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.39%) Android
15 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (36.50%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (28.74%) DevOps
3 98 (19.03%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (16.31%) Test Automation
5 76 (14.76%) Scrum
6 65 (12.62%) ITIL
7 46 (8.93%) Web Development
8 45 (8.74%) Open Source
8 45 (8.74%) SDLC
9 43 (8.35%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (7.38%) Migration
12 37 (7.18%) Change Management
12 37 (7.18%) PRINCE2
12 37 (7.18%) Unit Testing
13 36 (6.99%) TDD
14 34 (6.60%) Microservices
15 33 (6.41%) Service Management
16 29 (5.63%) BDD
17 28 (5.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 112 (21.75%) Java
2 78 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 64 (12.43%) SQL
4 62 (12.04%) Python
5 46 (8.93%) PowerShell
6 37 (7.18%) Ruby
7 31 (6.02%) Bash Shell
8 28 (5.44%) Scala
9 27 (5.24%) Perl
10 20 (3.88%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.11%) C#
12 14 (2.72%) C
13 12 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.14%) Groovy
15 10 (1.94%) PHP
16 9 (1.75%) VBScript
16 9 (1.75%) XPath
17 8 (1.55%) C++
18 4 (0.78%) Ada
19 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 42 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.21%) Degree
3 25 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.50%) AWS Certification
5 17 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.14%) MCSE
8 9 (1.75%) CCNA
8 9 (1.75%) CCNP
8 9 (1.75%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.55%) PMP
10 6 (1.17%) ISEB
11 5 (0.97%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.78%) HNC
12 4 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.30%) QA
2 13 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.33%) SLA
4 10 (1.94%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 76 (14.76%) Docker
2 33 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.69%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.72%) Gluster
6 10 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.36%) KVM
7 7 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.97%) Xen
9 4 (0.78%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.78%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.78%) vCloud
9 4 (0.78%) vSphere
10 2 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.39%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.19%) XenApp
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (26.41%) Puppet
2 130 (25.24%) Ansible
3 106 (20.58%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (8.35%) Terraform
5 34 (6.60%) Kubernetes
6 27 (5.24%) Salt
7 20 (3.88%) Nagios
8 12 (2.33%) logstash
8 12 (2.33%) SCCM
9 11 (2.14%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.55%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.55%) HAProxy
10 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.55%) QRadar
11 7 (1.36%) Graphite
12 6 (1.17%) Pingdom
12 6 (1.17%) StatsD
13 5 (0.97%) Consul
13 5 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (15.73%) Oracle
2 59 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.57%) VMware
4 26 (5.05%) SAP
5 25 (4.85%) Red Hat
6 24 (4.66%) HP
7 21 (4.08%) ServiceNow
8 18 (3.50%) Google
9 16 (3.11%) Juniper
10 15 (2.91%) Splunk
11 13 (2.52%) Cisco
11 13 (2.52%) Remedy
12 12 (2.33%) McAfee
13 9 (1.75%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.55%) AppDynamics
14 8 (1.55%) BT
14 8 (1.55%) Workday
15 7 (1.36%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.36%) BMC
15 7 (1.36%) Dell