Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 99 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24 +19
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 103 112 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.84% 1.97% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.47% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 137
South West median daily rate £413 £405 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% - -7.43%
10th Percentile £269 £215 £310
90th Percentile £500 £529 £538
England median daily rate £500 £474 £438
% change year-on-year +5.60% +8.23% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +16.87% +14.01%
10th Percentile £22.00 £41.25 £28.25
90th Percentile £45.65 £52.37 £44.95
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4561 4534 5245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.92% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2876 3058 3555
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £259 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 267 258
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.99% +49.56%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £14.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the South West

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Wiltshire +17 45 £425 -4.23% 5
Bristol -21 21 £365 -2.67% 5
Devon +5 19 £355 +18.33%
Gloucestershire +7 7 £478 +17.90% 2
Somerset -5 5 £363 +20.83%
Dorset -5 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Cornwall - 2 £401 -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 42 (40.78%) Security Cleared
2 36 (34.95%) Linux
3 26 (25.24%) Java
4 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
5 23 (22.33%) DevOps
6 22 (21.36%) Finance
6 22 (21.36%) ITIL
7 21 (20.39%) Puppet
8 20 (19.42%) Jenkins
8 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
9 19 (18.45%) DV Cleared
9 19 (18.45%) PRINCE2
10 18 (17.48%) Python
11 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (16.50%) Git (software)
12 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (14.56%) Service Management
13 15 (14.56%) Unix
13 15 (14.56%) Docker
14 14 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (13.59%) Tomcat
15 13 (12.62%) Oracle
15 13 (12.62%) Scrum
15 13 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (12.62%) Microservices
16 12 (11.65%) Ansible
16 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
16 12 (11.65%) PMO
16 12 (11.65%) Web Services

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (13.59%) Tomcat
2 9 (8.74%) Apache
3 8 (7.77%) CMS
3 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.80%) IIS
5 6 (5.83%) Jetty
5 6 (5.83%) Mongrel
5 6 (5.83%) nginx
6 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.91%) Alfresco
7 3 (2.91%) Mule
7 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.94%) JBoss
8 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.97%) CICS
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Simulink
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.83%) Google App Engine
3 6 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.85%) Serverless
5 4 (3.88%) PaaS
6 3 (2.91%) GitHub
7 2 (1.94%) Boomi
7 2 (1.94%) Office 365
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) HTTP
2 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.77%) DHCP
3 8 (7.77%) DNS
3 8 (7.77%) SSL
4 6 (5.83%) FTP
4 6 (5.83%) IPsec
5 5 (4.85%) Ethernet
5 5 (4.85%) MPLS
6 4 (3.88%) Firewall
7 3 (2.91%) SMS
7 3 (2.91%) VPN
8 2 (1.94%) Intranet
8 2 (1.94%) LAN
8 2 (1.94%) WAN
9 1 (0.97%) 3G
9 1 (0.97%) Extranet
9 1 (0.97%) Internet
9 1 (0.97%) OSPF
9 1 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) MongoDB
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.85%) Neo4j
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.91%) DB2
3 3 (2.91%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.94%) DataStage
4 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.97%) Redis
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) Jenkins
2 17 (16.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.83%) Gradle
3 6 (5.83%) Maven
3 6 (5.83%) Travis CI
4 5 (4.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.88%) Subversion
6 3 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.94%) JIRA
7 2 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.97%) Ant
8 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.97%) webpack
General
1 22 (21.36%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
4 9 (8.74%) Electronics
5 8 (7.77%) Marketing
6 6 (5.83%) Military
7 5 (4.85%) Local Government
8 1 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Developer
2 12 (11.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 11 (10.68%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.71%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (9.71%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Project Officer
6 8 (7.77%) Project Support Officer
6 8 (7.77%) Support Officer
7 7 (6.80%) Administrator
7 7 (6.80%) Functional Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Oracle Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) Web Services
2 11 (10.68%) J2EE
3 8 (7.77%) .NET
3 8 (7.77%) REST
4 7 (6.80%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.80%) jQuery
4 7 (6.80%) React
4 7 (6.80%) RESTful
4 7 (6.80%) Spring
4 7 (6.80%) Spring Boot
5 6 (5.83%) D3.js
5 6 (5.83%) HTML
5 6 (5.83%) JSON
5 6 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (5.83%) Node.js
5 6 (5.83%) Servlets
6 5 (4.85%) Dropwizard
6 5 (4.85%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.85%) JAX-RS
7 3 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.68%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.83%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) DataPower
7 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.97%) PMI
7 1 (0.97%) RIA
7 1 (0.97%) SCADA
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.95%) Linux
2 15 (14.56%) Unix
3 7 (6.80%) CentOS
3 7 (6.80%) Windows
4 5 (4.85%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) Debian
5 2 (1.94%) VMS
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) DevOps
2 22 (21.36%) ITIL
3 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
4 19 (18.45%) PRINCE2
5 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (14.56%) Service Management
8 13 (12.62%) Microservices
8 13 (12.62%) Scrum
9 12 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (11.65%) Project Management
9 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
10 11 (10.68%) Dependency Management
11 10 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (9.71%) Programme Management
11 10 (9.71%) Release Management
12 9 (8.74%) People Management
12 9 (8.74%) Performance Management
13 8 (7.77%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (7.77%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) Java
2 18 (17.48%) Python
3 9 (8.74%) Groovy
3 9 (8.74%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.77%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.77%) Perl
5 6 (5.83%) Kotlin
6 4 (3.88%) SQL
7 3 (2.91%) C++
7 3 (2.91%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.94%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.94%) C#
8 2 (1.94%) CQL
8 2 (1.94%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) Go
9 1 (0.97%) R
9 1 (0.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (40.78%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
3 19 (18.45%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.68%) Degree
5 9 (8.74%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.94%) CCNA
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.97%) CCNP
8 1 (0.97%) ISEB
8 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) PMO
2 7 (6.80%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.85%) QA
4 4 (3.88%) Def Stans
4 4 (3.88%) ECSS
5 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.56%) Docker
2 8 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.77%) Xen
3 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.97%) Firmware
5 1 (0.97%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) Puppet
2 13 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (11.65%) Ansible
4 6 (5.83%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.83%) Rancher
5 2 (1.94%) Bcfg2
5 2 (1.94%) SCCM
6 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.97%) Grafana
6 1 (0.97%) Kibana
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.97%) SCOM
6 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Oracle
2 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.74%) VMware
4 8 (7.77%) SAP
5 7 (6.80%) Cisco
5 7 (6.80%) Juniper
6 6 (5.83%) Google
7 5 (4.85%) EMC
7 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.85%) SevOne
8 4 (3.88%) IBM
9 3 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.91%) Dell
10 2 (1.94%) Informatica
10 2 (1.94%) Remedy
10 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.97%) F5
11 1 (0.97%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.97%) Splunk