Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 February 2018 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
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 83 88
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,512 2,638 2,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.77% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.31% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,694 1,660 1,719
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £310 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +13.71% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 82 69
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +8.54% +17.14%
10th Percentile £23.75 £20.00 £24.35
90th Percentile £62.10 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% +13.70%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
England -6 2,331 £512 +7.76% 600
UK excluding London -11 1,308 £498 +13.71% 402
London 0 1,177 £525 +5.00% 222
South East +11 496 £500 +11.11% 104
North of England -19 302 £500 +17.65% 110
Midlands +2 174 £525 +19.32% 61
North West +6 138 £500 +17.65% 48
East of England -35 118 £505 +17.44% 57
Scotland -7 117 £475 +39.71% 13
Yorkshire -36 114 £500 +6.67% 48
West Midlands 0 99 £525 +12.90% 36
East Midlands -10 66 £488 +30.00% 25
South West -12 66 £450 +1.12% 46
North East +3 57 £543 +27.65% 14
Wales -28 37 £381 -15.28% 6
Northern Ireland -18 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1,241 (49.40%) Linux
2 1,234 (49.12%) DevOps
3 1,058 (42.12%) Puppet
4 1,043 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
5 904 (35.99%) Ansible
6 869 (34.59%) Jenkins
7 847 (33.72%) Python
8 791 (31.49%) Continuous Integration
9 776 (30.89%) Amazon AWS
10 765 (30.45%) Git (software)
11 663 (26.39%) Java
12 661 (26.31%) Opscode Chef
13 622 (24.76%) Docker
14 498 (19.82%) Ruby
15 496 (19.75%) Windows
16 478 (19.03%) Bash Shell
17 463 (18.43%) Test Automation
18 435 (17.32%) Finance
19 423 (16.84%) Terraform
20 376 (14.97%) Continuous Delivery
21 372 (14.81%) Scrum
22 353 (14.05%) JIRA
23 350 (13.93%) Unix
24 345 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
25 344 (13.69%) Open Source
26 343 (13.65%) Web Services
27 329 (13.10%) Security Cleared
28 310 (12.34%) SQL
29 295 (11.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 292 (11.62%) Microsoft

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 247 (9.83%) Confluence
2 122 (4.86%) nginx
3 107 (4.26%) Apache
4 82 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 74 (2.95%) Tomcat
6 66 (2.63%) IIS
7 65 (2.59%) JBoss
8 62 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 61 (2.43%) OpenStack
10 56 (2.23%) WebSphere
11 41 (1.63%) SharePoint
12 39 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 37 (1.47%) CMS
14 35 (1.39%) Apache Spark
15 32 (1.27%) WebLogic
16 29 (1.15%) MS Exchange
17 14 (0.56%) CloudStack
18 13 (0.52%) Jetty
19 11 (0.44%) Mongrel
20 10 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 65 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.64%) HipChat
6 15 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.44%) Windchill
8 8 (0.32%) Simulink
9 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.24%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.16%) Kondor
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 776 (30.89%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 216 (8.60%) Amazon EC2
4 163 (6.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 156 (6.21%) Amazon S3
6 145 (5.77%) GitHub
7 129 (5.14%) Serverless
8 116 (4.62%) Route 53
9 115 (4.58%) IaaS
10 111 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 95 (3.78%) AWS Lambda
12 89 (3.54%) PaaS
13 86 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 80 (3.18%) Amazon ELB
15 75 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
15 75 (2.99%) SaaS
16 57 (2.27%) Slack
17 50 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
18 41 (1.63%) CloudFront
19 26 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 249 (9.91%) HTTP
2 233 (9.28%) TCP/IP
3 186 (7.40%) DNS
4 178 (7.09%) Firewall
5 148 (5.89%) SSL
6 64 (2.55%) DHCP
7 54 (2.15%) SAN
8 50 (1.99%) VPN
9 48 (1.91%) Network Security
10 46 (1.83%) IPsec
11 38 (1.51%) FTP
11 38 (1.51%) WAN
12 36 (1.43%) Internet
12 36 (1.43%) LAN
13 29 (1.15%) VLAN
14 20 (0.80%) SMS
15 17 (0.68%) MPLS
16 16 (0.64%) iSCSI
16 16 (0.64%) SSH
17 15 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (8.12%) MySQL
2 183 (7.29%) Relational Database
3 169 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 160 (6.37%) Amazon RDS
5 146 (5.81%) NoSQL
5 146 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
6 121 (4.82%) SQL Server
7 64 (2.55%) Hadoop
8 61 (2.43%) Oracle Database
9 56 (2.23%) Big Data
10 51 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 47 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (1.83%) Redis
13 33 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (0.84%) DB2
15 21 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (0.80%) Power BI
17 17 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 869 (34.59%) Jenkins
2 765 (30.45%) Git (software)
3 353 (14.05%) JIRA
4 211 (8.40%) Maven
5 173 (6.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 170 (6.77%) Subversion
6 170 (6.77%) TeamCity
7 117 (4.66%) Artifactory
8 112 (4.46%) JUnit
9 107 (4.26%) Ant
9 107 (4.26%) Bitbucket
10 98 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 90 (3.58%) SonarQube
12 88 (3.50%) Cucumber
13 85 (3.38%) Mockito
14 69 (2.75%) GitLab
15 63 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
15 63 (2.51%) Selenium
16 46 (1.83%) MSBuild
17 44 (1.75%) Travis CI
General
1 435 (17.32%) Finance
2 190 (7.56%) Banking
3 44 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 37 (1.47%) Retail
5 34 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.27%) Games
7 30 (1.19%) Military
8 28 (1.11%) Marketing
9 26 (1.04%) Publishing
10 24 (0.96%) International Banking
11 19 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.68%) Back Office
12 17 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.68%) Law
13 14 (0.56%) Electronics
14 13 (0.52%) Legal
15 12 (0.48%) Front Office
16 10 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.40%) Billing
17 9 (0.36%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 853 (33.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 359 (14.29%) Developer
3 226 (9.00%) AWS Engineer
4 212 (8.44%) AWS DevOps
5 182 (7.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 159 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
7 155 (6.17%) Architect
8 154 (6.13%) Consultant
9 145 (5.77%) Java Developer
10 142 (5.65%) Senior DevOps
11 127 (5.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 125 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 115 (4.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 102 (4.06%) Analyst
15 98 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
16 82 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 71 (2.83%) Administrator
18 69 (2.75%) DevOps Consultant
19 65 (2.59%) Lead DevOps
20 56 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (13.65%) Web Services
2 205 (8.16%) Node.js
3 162 (6.45%) HTML
4 154 (6.13%) .NET
5 152 (6.05%) RESTful
6 148 (5.89%) REST
7 145 (5.77%) Spring
8 130 (5.18%) React
9 129 (5.14%) CSS
10 124 (4.94%) JSON
11 120 (4.78%) Elastic Stack
12 115 (4.58%) AngularJS
13 87 (3.46%) jQuery
13 87 (3.46%) XML
14 84 (3.34%) HTML5
15 83 (3.30%) Middleware
16 75 (2.99%) J2EE
17 72 (2.87%) JMS
18 68 (2.71%) CSS3
19 62 (2.47%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 137 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (4.54%) Public Cloud
3 101 (4.02%) CMDB
4 96 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 87 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 83 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 65 (2.59%) Clustering
8 57 (2.27%) Virtual Team
9 51 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
10 47 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (1.83%) Fintech
12 37 (1.47%) Online Banking
12 37 (1.47%) Private Cloud
13 33 (1.31%) User Experience
14 32 (1.27%) Replication
15 29 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (1.04%) Cloud Native
17 25 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 22 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 21 (0.84%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,241 (49.40%) Linux
2 496 (19.75%) Windows
3 350 (13.93%) Unix
4 295 (11.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 138 (5.49%) Windows Server
6 115 (4.58%) CentOS
7 97 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 76 (3.03%) Mac OS X
9 68 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 38 (1.51%) Windows 7
12 36 (1.43%) Solaris
13 29 (1.15%) CoreOS
14 28 (1.11%) AIX
15 22 (0.88%) VMS
16 19 (0.76%) Windows 10
17 11 (0.44%) Debian
18 10 (0.40%) SUSE
19 6 (0.24%) HPUX
19 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,234 (49.12%) DevOps
2 1,043 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
3 791 (31.49%) Continuous Integration
4 463 (18.43%) Test Automation
5 376 (14.97%) Continuous Delivery
6 372 (14.81%) Scrum
7 344 (13.69%) Open Source
8 283 (11.27%) ITIL
9 258 (10.27%) Microservices
10 250 (9.95%) TDD
11 240 (9.55%) Software Engineering
12 214 (8.52%) Mentoring
13 200 (7.96%) Change Management
14 177 (7.05%) SDLC
15 162 (6.45%) Service Management
16 141 (5.61%) Unit Testing
17 136 (5.41%) Coaching
17 136 (5.41%) Migration
18 133 (5.29%) Load Balancing
19 129 (5.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 847 (33.72%) Python
2 663 (26.39%) Java
3 498 (19.82%) Ruby
4 478 (19.03%) Bash Shell
5 310 (12.34%) SQL
6 277 (11.03%) Perl
7 268 (10.67%) JavaScript
8 256 (10.19%) PowerShell
9 137 (5.45%) C#
9 137 (5.45%) Shell Script
10 96 (3.82%) C
11 92 (3.66%) Go
12 75 (2.99%) PHP
13 71 (2.83%) Scala
14 60 (2.39%) Groovy
15 52 (2.07%) C++
16 36 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 34 (1.35%) TypeScript
18 32 (1.27%) ES6
19 31 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 329 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 230 (9.16%) SC Cleared
3 151 (6.01%) Degree
4 49 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.91%) AWS Certification
6 42 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 42 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (1.15%) ISEB
9 28 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (1.00%) MCSE
11 18 (0.72%) CCNP
12 14 (0.56%) CCNA
13 12 (0.48%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.44%) RHCE
15 9 (0.36%) HNC
15 9 (0.36%) MCSA
16 8 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.74%) QA
2 52 (2.07%) SLA
3 37 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 28 (1.11%) PMO
5 24 (0.96%) Def Stans
5 24 (0.96%) GCP
6 23 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 21 (0.84%) GDPR
7 21 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
10 13 (0.52%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.40%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.24%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.16%) ECSS
14 3 (0.12%) COBIT
14 3 (0.12%) MISRA
14 3 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 622 (24.76%) Docker
2 198 (7.88%) Active Directory
3 112 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 48 (1.91%) vSphere
7 24 (0.96%) NFS
7 24 (0.96%) Xen
8 21 (0.84%) Firmware
8 21 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.72%) vCloud
10 17 (0.68%) KVM
11 12 (0.48%) LXC
12 11 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.44%) Postfix
12 11 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.40%) Squid
14 9 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.28%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,058 (42.12%) Puppet
2 904 (35.99%) Ansible
3 661 (26.31%) Opscode Chef
4 423 (16.84%) Terraform
5 222 (8.84%) Kubernetes
6 96 (3.82%) Salt
7 84 (3.34%) Kibana
8 81 (3.22%) Nagios
9 65 (2.59%) Packer
10 63 (2.51%) logstash
11 51 (2.03%) Grafana
12 50 (1.99%) Mesos
13 49 (1.95%) SCCM
14 46 (1.83%) Rancher
15 43 (1.71%) ZABBIX
16 40 (1.59%) HAProxy
17 36 (1.43%) WSUS
18 35 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
19 28 (1.11%) Consul
20 22 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 292 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 261 (10.39%) Oracle
3 217 (8.64%) Red Hat
4 194 (7.72%) VMware
5 150 (5.97%) Splunk
6 81 (3.22%) Atlassian
7 73 (2.91%) Google
8 71 (2.83%) SaltStack
9 70 (2.79%) HP
10 67 (2.67%) ServiceNow
11 58 (2.31%) Cisco
12 54 (2.15%) SAP
13 48 (1.91%) New Relic
14 42 (1.67%) IBM
15 37 (1.47%) CA
16 26 (1.04%) F5
17 23 (0.92%) 3PAR
17 23 (0.92%) EMC
17 23 (0.92%) Juniper
18 22 (0.88%) NetApp