The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 16 24
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 4 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.99% 7.14% 6.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 9.47% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 17
Median daily rate £530 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £514 - £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 - £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 144 169 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.64% 75.45% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 228
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Southampton

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Python
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (40.00%) Grafana
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (40.00%) KVM
3 2 (40.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) Docker
3 2 (40.00%) Sensu
3 2 (40.00%) logstash
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (40.00%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DRM
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) KVM
2 2 (40.00%) Xen
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Grafana
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (40.00%) logstash
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) SaltStack
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Cloudera