Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 107 76
Rank change year-on-year +40 -31 -3
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 455 389 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.17% 2.35% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 2.72% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 214 259
South East median daily rate £450 £455 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% -1.09% +8.24%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £325
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 14
South East median hourly rate £41.21 £46.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £31.00 £39.50 £21.87
90th Percentile £48.75 £55.63 £43.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £29.15 £39.00
% change year-on-year +44.08% -25.26% +3.31%

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 12,447 14,305 13,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.80% 86.49% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,411 8,580 8,236
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +5.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £258
90th Percentile £610 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 523 469
South East median hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.38% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £51.00 £50.03
England median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% -8.71% -

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +31 168 £400 -12.81% 39
Thames Valley +12 140 £425 -5.56% 20
Berkshire 0 85 £425 -9.33% 14
West Sussex +5 70 £521 +16.48% 15
Surrey +50 55 £480 +1.05% 19
Oxfordshire +42 41 £450 -4.26% 2
East Sussex +5 16 £410 -21.90% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £450 +51.26% 4
Kent +4 7 £175 +59.09% 2
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 142 (31.21%) DevOps
2 133 (29.23%) Linux
3 131 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (23.30%) Puppet
5 101 (22.20%) Security Cleared
6 100 (21.98%) Ansible
7 96 (21.10%) Docker
7 96 (21.10%) Windows
8 95 (20.88%) Python
9 91 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 90 (19.78%) SQL
11 87 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (19.12%) Jenkins
12 83 (18.24%) Azure
13 82 (18.02%) SC Cleared
13 82 (18.02%) ITIL
14 76 (16.70%) Opscode Chef
15 75 (16.48%) AWS
16 74 (16.26%) Git (software)
16 74 (16.26%) Kubernetes
17 68 (14.95%) Java
18 63 (13.85%) Degree
19 61 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
20 54 (11.87%) Project Management
21 53 (11.65%) Software Engineering
22 49 (10.77%) Unix
23 46 (10.11%) JIRA
23 46 (10.11%) Problem Management
24 45 (9.89%) Active Directory
25 44 (9.67%) C

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 (7.47%) Confluence
2 25 (5.49%) Apache
3 21 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.18%) MS Exchange
5 18 (3.96%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.96%) WebLogic
6 16 (3.52%) Apache Spark
6 16 (3.52%) JBoss
7 15 (3.30%) Skype for Business
8 14 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (2.86%) nginx
10 11 (2.42%) SAP Portal
11 8 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.10%) Apache Pig
13 5 (1.10%) Captiva
13 5 (1.10%) Documentum
13 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.10%) IIS
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.10%) Windchill
5 1 (0.22%) CATIA
5 1 (0.22%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 11 (2.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 10 (2.20%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.32%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (1.10%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.88%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.66%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.22%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 83 (18.24%) Azure
2 75 (16.48%) AWS
3 36 (7.91%) GCP
4 25 (5.49%) IaaS
5 19 (4.18%) PaaS
6 18 (3.96%) GitHub
6 18 (3.96%) Office 365
7 15 (3.30%) Power Platform
8 13 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.76%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (1.54%) Google Analytics
10 7 (1.54%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.32%) Serverless
12 5 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.10%) SaaS
13 4 (0.88%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.69%) DNS
2 19 (4.18%) Radio Access Network
3 18 (3.96%) 4G
3 18 (3.96%) SSL
3 18 (3.96%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.52%) VPN
5 15 (3.30%) Skype
6 14 (3.08%) Firewall
6 14 (3.08%) HTTP
6 14 (3.08%) LAN
6 14 (3.08%) WAN
7 13 (2.86%) Wireless
8 12 (2.64%) 2G
8 12 (2.64%) MPLS
8 12 (2.64%) SAN
8 12 (2.64%) Unified Communications
9 10 (2.20%) 3G
9 10 (2.20%) Bluetooth
9 10 (2.20%) ZigBee
10 9 (1.98%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.15%) Big Data
2 27 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 24 (5.27%) SQL Server
4 23 (5.05%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.40%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.30%) Power BI
7 14 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.42%) HBase
9 10 (2.20%) MS Access
9 10 (2.20%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.98%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.98%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.76%) MySQL
11 8 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.54%) Pentaho
12 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.32%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 87 (19.12%) Jenkins
2 74 (16.26%) Git (software)
3 46 (10.11%) JIRA
4 27 (5.93%) Subversion
5 24 (5.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (5.05%) TeamCity
7 20 (4.40%) Selenium
8 19 (4.18%) Cucumber
9 18 (3.96%) Ant
9 18 (3.96%) Bitbucket
10 15 (3.30%) ClearCase
11 12 (2.64%) Maven
12 11 (2.42%) CppUnit
12 11 (2.42%) GoogleTest
12 11 (2.42%) NUnit
12 11 (2.42%) SonarQube
12 11 (2.42%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.20%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (1.76%) Mocha
General
1 42 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 39 (8.57%) Finance
3 26 (5.71%) Military
4 14 (3.08%) Legal
5 12 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.42%) French Language
6 11 (2.42%) German Language
7 10 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.98%) Retail
9 5 (1.10%) Banking
9 5 (1.10%) Billing
10 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.66%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Police
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (15.82%) Developer
2 53 (11.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (8.35%) Analyst
4 32 (7.03%) Software Engineer
5 26 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
6 25 (5.49%) Project Manager
7 24 (5.27%) Architect
8 22 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (4.62%) AWS DevOps
10 20 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
11 19 (4.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
12 17 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) SAP Developer
14 13 (2.86%) DevSecOps Engineer
15 12 (2.64%) ABAP Developer
15 12 (2.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.64%) Configuration Manager
16 11 (2.42%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.69%) Web Services
2 27 (5.93%) .NET
3 24 (5.27%) REST
4 22 (4.84%) XML
5 21 (4.62%) Middleware
6 20 (4.40%) RESTful
7 18 (3.96%) HTML
7 18 (3.96%) Spring
8 15 (3.30%) J2EE
8 15 (3.30%) SOAP
9 13 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.64%) JSON
10 12 (2.64%) Node.js
10 12 (2.64%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (2.42%) CSS
11 11 (2.42%) Web Dynpro
12 10 (2.20%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.20%) Kafka
13 9 (1.98%) HTML5
13 9 (1.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.47%) CMDB
3 30 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.96%) PMI
5 14 (3.08%) Cloud Native
5 14 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.64%) Smart Meter
8 11 (2.42%) Derivative
8 11 (2.42%) Public Cloud
9 10 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.98%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.98%) Smart Energy
11 8 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.54%) TM Forum
13 6 (1.32%) Clustering
14 5 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.88%) Life Science
15 4 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 133 (29.23%) Linux
2 96 (21.10%) Windows
3 49 (10.77%) Unix
4 33 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (7.03%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.76%) Solaris
9 7 (1.54%) AIX
9 7 (1.54%) CentOS
9 7 (1.54%) VMS
9 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.10%) Android
10 5 (1.10%) Debian
10 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.21%) DevOps
2 131 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (18.02%) ITIL
5 61 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (11.87%) Project Management
7 53 (11.65%) Software Engineering
8 46 (10.11%) Problem Management
9 44 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (9.45%) Process Improvement
11 41 (9.01%) Project Delivery
12 39 (8.57%) Scrum
13 38 (8.35%) Service Management
14 37 (8.13%) Risk Management
15 36 (7.91%) Change Control
15 36 (7.91%) Data Modelling
15 36 (7.91%) Test Automation
16 35 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 33 (7.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (20.88%) Python
2 90 (19.78%) SQL
3 68 (14.95%) Java
4 44 (9.67%) C
5 41 (9.01%) C++
6 35 (7.69%) C#
7 33 (7.25%) PowerShell
8 28 (6.15%) JavaScript
8 28 (6.15%) Perl
9 26 (5.71%) Bash Shell
10 22 (4.84%) PL/SQL
10 22 (4.84%) Ruby
11 20 (4.40%) ABAP
12 19 (4.18%) VBA
13 13 (2.86%) Embedded C
13 13 (2.86%) Scala
14 12 (2.64%) Go
15 10 (2.20%) Groovy
15 10 (2.20%) VB
16 9 (1.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (22.20%) Security Cleared
2 82 (18.02%) SC Cleared
3 63 (13.85%) Degree
4 19 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (3.96%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.32%) HND
8 6 (1.32%) ISEB
8 6 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.10%) CCNA
9 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.10%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.44%) NCDA
12 2 (0.44%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.35%) QA
2 10 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.98%) MISRA
4 7 (1.54%) PMO
5 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.66%) NCSC
7 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.44%) GDPR
7 2 (0.44%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.22%) GAMP
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 96 (21.10%) Docker
2 45 (9.89%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.08%) Firmware
6 11 (2.42%) vSphere
7 9 (1.98%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (1.54%) NFS
9 5 (1.10%) HDFS
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 106 (23.30%) Puppet
2 100 (21.98%) Ansible
3 76 (16.70%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (16.26%) Kubernetes
5 34 (7.47%) Terraform
6 11 (2.42%) Kibana
7 10 (2.20%) Grafana
8 9 (1.98%) Packer
9 8 (1.76%) Prometheus
9 8 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (1.10%) Nagios
11 5 (1.10%) Oozie
11 5 (1.10%) WSUS
12 4 (0.88%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.88%) SCCM
13 3 (0.66%) logstash
13 3 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 2 (0.44%) Mesos
14 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 91 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.67%) Oracle
3 38 (8.35%) Google
4 33 (7.25%) Red Hat
5 31 (6.81%) VMware
6 25 (5.49%) SAP
7 20 (4.40%) webMethods
8 19 (4.18%) Cisco
9 18 (3.96%) Adobe
10 15 (3.30%) IBM
11 13 (2.86%) Remedy
12 11 (2.42%) Juniper
12 11 (2.42%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.42%) Sparx
13 10 (2.20%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.76%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.76%) BEA
14 8 (1.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 8 (1.76%) Splunk
15 7 (1.54%) Cloudera