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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
England / South East
Rank 73 69 95
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 209 258 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.66% 2.80% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 3.46% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 147 100
Median daily rate £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £513 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
Median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.34% +21.78%  

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 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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 -6 64 £425 +8.97% 10
Surrey +23 54 £463 -5.12% 14
Berkshire -9 36 £430 +1.17% 7
West Sussex -7 23 £550 +22.22% 1
Oxfordshire -6 12 £375 +53.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £210 -44.00% 1
Middlesex +5 6 £213 -35.50%
Kent +5 2 £500 +11.11%
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Configuration Management
England

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 168 (41.48%) Linux
2 119 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (23.21%) Git (software)
4 90 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 80 (19.75%) Java
6 79 (19.51%) JavaScript
7 78 (19.26%) Unix
8 76 (18.77%) SQL
8 76 (18.77%) Oracle
8 76 (18.77%) Jenkins
9 73 (18.02%) HTML
10 71 (17.53%) ITIL
10 71 (17.53%) Puppet
11 66 (16.30%) SC Cleared
12 65 (16.05%) Python
13 60 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (13.83%) DevOps
15 50 (12.35%) Docker
15 50 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
15 50 (12.35%) VMware
16 49 (12.10%) Relational Database
17 48 (11.85%) Scrum
18 47 (11.60%) Service Management
18 47 (11.60%) CMDB
18 47 (11.60%) Subversion
19 45 (11.11%) Release Management
19 45 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
20 44 (10.86%) Ansible
20 44 (10.86%) Perl
21 43 (10.62%) Finance

Configuration Management
Top Related 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 41 (10.12%) nginx
2 39 (9.63%) Apache
3 32 (7.90%) WebLogic
4 27 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 25 (6.17%) Confluence
6 14 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.96%) JBoss
8 11 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.23%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.23%) SAP Portal
10 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.74%) IIS
13 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.49%) CMS
13 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.96%) MS Office
3 7 (1.73%) MS Project
4 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Simulink
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.23%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.25%) assyst
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.15%) IaaS
2 31 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (7.41%) PaaS
4 20 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (4.69%) GitHub
6 13 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.99%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.74%) Office 365
11 2 (0.49%) SaaS
12 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.25%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.64%) HTTP
2 16 (3.95%) Firewall
2 16 (3.95%) LAN
3 15 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.46%) DNS
5 11 (2.72%) NAS
6 10 (2.47%) DHCP
6 10 (2.47%) VPN
7 9 (2.22%) IPsec
7 9 (2.22%) Network Security
7 9 (2.22%) SAN
7 9 (2.22%) WAN
8 8 (1.98%) SSL
9 7 (1.73%) FTP
9 7 (1.73%) SNMP
10 6 (1.48%) VLAN
11 5 (1.23%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.99%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.99%) IPv4
12 4 (0.99%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.10%) Relational Database
2 28 (6.91%) MySQL
3 27 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 26 (6.42%) SQL Server
5 24 (5.93%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (4.20%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.46%) Redis
8 14 (3.46%) SQLPlus
9 13 (3.21%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.72%) CouchDB
11 9 (2.22%) Big Data
12 7 (1.73%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.48%) HBase
13 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.23%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 76 (18.77%) Jenkins
3 47 (11.60%) Subversion
4 41 (10.12%) JIRA
5 26 (6.42%) Ant
6 21 (5.19%) ProC
7 20 (4.94%) JUnit
8 16 (3.95%) ClearCase
9 13 (3.21%) Maven
9 13 (3.21%) Mercurial
10 12 (2.96%) Eclipse
11 10 (2.47%) Mockito
12 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (2.22%) Vagrant
12 9 (2.22%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.98%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.73%) NUnit
14 7 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
15 6 (1.48%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.48%) Selenium
General
1 43 (10.62%) Finance
2 21 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.95%) Back Office
4 13 (3.21%) Front Office
5 8 (1.98%) Retail
6 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.48%) Military
7 5 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.23%) Marketing
8 4 (0.99%) Electronics
9 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.49%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (24.69%) Developer
2 46 (11.36%) Architect
3 29 (7.16%) Java Developer
4 26 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (6.42%) Scala Developer
5 22 (5.43%) Administrator
5 22 (5.43%) Oracle Architect
5 22 (5.43%) Oracle Developer
6 16 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (3.46%) Integration Engineer
7 14 (3.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 14 (3.46%) Software Engineer
8 13 (3.21%) Analyst
8 13 (3.21%) Configuration Manager
8 13 (3.21%) SQL Developer
8 13 (3.21%) Unix Architect
9 12 (2.96%) Consultant
10 11 (2.72%) PHP Developer
10 11 (2.72%) PL/SQL Developer
10 11 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.02%) HTML
2 34 (8.40%) jQuery
3 32 (7.90%) CSS
4 31 (7.65%) XML
5 29 (7.16%) Spring
6 27 (6.67%) HTML5
6 27 (6.67%) Node.js
7 26 (6.42%) REST
8 24 (5.93%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.19%) Play Framework
10 20 (4.94%) Spring MVC
11 19 (4.69%) Web Services
12 17 (4.20%) .NET
13 16 (3.95%) Ajax
13 16 (3.95%) J2EE
13 16 (3.95%) JSON
14 12 (2.96%) LAMP
14 12 (2.96%) LEMP Stack
15 11 (2.72%) LAPP Stack
15 11 (2.72%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.60%) CMDB
2 24 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.44%) Clustering
4 14 (3.46%) Replication
5 13 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.96%) Smart Meter
7 10 (2.47%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.48%) Derivative
9 6 (1.48%) Handset
9 6 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.48%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.99%) STB
11 4 (0.99%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.74%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 168 (41.48%) Linux
2 78 (19.26%) Unix
3 42 (10.37%) Windows
4 31 (7.65%) AIX
5 17 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.21%) Solaris
7 11 (2.72%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.72%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.98%) CentOS
9 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.74%) Debian
11 2 (0.49%) Android
11 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.49%) SUSE
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (17.53%) ITIL
3 60 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (13.83%) DevOps
5 48 (11.85%) Scrum
6 47 (11.60%) Service Management
7 45 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 45 (11.11%) Release Management
8 43 (10.62%) SDLC
9 42 (10.37%) Open Source
9 42 (10.37%) Web Development
10 38 (9.38%) MVC
11 35 (8.64%) Project Management
12 34 (8.40%) Validation
13 33 (8.15%) Waterfall
14 29 (7.16%) Change Management
15 28 (6.91%) Service Design
15 28 (6.91%) SOA
16 25 (6.17%) Mentoring
16 25 (6.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 80 (19.75%) Java
2 79 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 76 (18.77%) SQL
4 65 (16.05%) Python
5 44 (10.86%) Perl
6 41 (10.12%) C
7 34 (8.40%) PHP
8 30 (7.41%) C#
8 30 (7.41%) Shell Script
9 26 (6.42%) C++
9 26 (6.42%) Ruby
9 26 (6.42%) Scala
10 23 (5.68%) PL/SQL
11 17 (4.20%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.70%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.98%) XPath
14 6 (1.48%) ABAP
14 6 (1.48%) VBScript
15 5 (1.23%) Groovy
16 4 (0.99%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 90 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 66 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 38 (9.38%) Degree
4 21 (5.19%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.23%) CCNA
7 5 (1.23%) CCNP
7 5 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.23%) ISEB
7 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.99%) MCP
8 4 (0.99%) RHCE
9 3 (0.74%) MCSE
10 2 (0.49%) APMP
10 2 (0.49%) CISM
10 2 (0.49%) CISSP
10 2 (0.49%) MCITP
10 2 (0.49%) MCSA
10 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.20%) PMO
2 12 (2.96%) QA
3 9 (2.22%) SLA
4 5 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.49%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.25%) MISRA
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (12.35%) Docker
2 25 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.48%) vSphere
5 4 (0.99%) HDFS
5 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.74%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.49%) iptables
7 2 (0.49%) KVM
7 2 (0.49%) UAG
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Ceph
8 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.25%) XenApp
8 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (17.53%) Puppet
2 50 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (10.86%) Ansible
4 12 (2.96%) SCCM
5 11 (2.72%) Netcool
6 9 (2.22%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.23%) Terraform
8 5 (1.23%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.99%) Fluentd
9 4 (0.99%) Grafana
9 4 (0.99%) Graphite
9 4 (0.99%) Kibana
9 4 (0.99%) logstash
9 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.99%) Oozie
9 4 (0.99%) Pingdom
9 4 (0.99%) Salt
9 4 (0.99%) StatsD
10 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 76 (18.77%) Oracle
2 50 (12.35%) VMware
3 42 (10.37%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.69%) SAP
5 14 (3.46%) Cisco
5 14 (3.46%) Citrix
5 14 (3.46%) Google
6 12 (2.96%) Huawei
6 12 (2.96%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.72%) CA
7 11 (2.72%) Zend
8 10 (2.47%) Remedy
9 9 (2.22%) webMethods
10 8 (1.98%) Adobe
10 8 (1.98%) HP
10 8 (1.98%) IBM
10 8 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.98%) Veritas
11 7 (1.73%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.48%) Telerik
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago