Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 99 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +19
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,579 2,451 2,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.50% 2.47% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.88% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,587 1,572 1,687
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 74 69
UK median hourly rate £31.94 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.16% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £15.56 £16.06 £17.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.47 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -23.75% +3.90% -4.94%

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 89,046 85,202 89,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,741 56,485 59,254
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,040 2,437
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.07%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -1 2,394 £500 - 578
UK excluding London -10 1,418 £450 -5.26% 413
London 0 1,109 £550 +4.76% 206
South East -36 393 £450 -5.26% 82
North of England -19 276 £470 -6.00% 111
Midlands +28 255 £463 -7.50% 51
East of England +23 205 £475 -7.32% 58
West Midlands +24 163 £463 -7.50% 37
South West +17 155 £425 +6.12% 70
Yorkshire -34 113 £450 -10.00% 50
Scotland -20 103 £350 -12.50% 30
East Midlands +37 90 £450 -10.00% 14
North East +44 87 £458 -16.82% 17
North West -50 80 £525 +5.00% 44
Wales -34 29 £463 +15.55% 7
Northern Ireland +37 3 £525 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,280 (49.63%) Linux
2 1,278 (49.55%) DevOps
3 1,039 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1,000 (38.77%) Jenkins
5 971 (37.65%) Puppet
6 942 (36.53%) Ansible
7 925 (35.87%) Amazon AWS
8 818 (31.72%) Python
9 753 (29.20%) Docker
10 738 (28.62%) Java
11 736 (28.54%) Continuous Integration
12 663 (25.71%) Git (software)
13 656 (25.44%) Opscode Chef
14 601 (23.30%) Terraform
15 515 (19.97%) Windows
16 453 (17.56%) Test Automation
17 450 (17.45%) Security Cleared
18 417 (16.17%) Kubernetes
19 412 (15.98%) Ruby
20 410 (15.90%) Open Source
21 391 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
22 359 (13.92%) Unix
23 357 (13.84%) Bash Shell
24 355 (13.77%) SQL
25 349 (13.53%) Scrum
26 344 (13.34%) SC Cleared
27 337 (13.07%) JIRA
28 336 (13.03%) Finance
29 334 (12.95%) ITIL
30 322 (12.49%) JavaScript

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
1 244 (9.46%) Confluence
2 139 (5.39%) Apache
3 138 (5.35%) nginx
4 119 (4.61%) Tomcat
5 101 (3.92%) JBoss
6 97 (3.76%) WebLogic
7 70 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
8 67 (2.60%) OpenStack
9 56 (2.17%) Apache Spark
9 56 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 52 (2.02%) IIS
11 41 (1.59%) CMS
12 40 (1.55%) SharePoint
13 25 (0.97%) Jetty
13 25 (0.97%) Mongrel
14 22 (0.85%) MS Exchange
15 16 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.54%) Drupal
16 14 (0.54%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 67 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.27%) HipChat
7 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Simulink
9 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.078%) SPSS
11 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.039%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.039%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.47%) Maximo
3 11 (0.43%) Magento
4 9 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.078%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.078%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 925 (35.87%) Amazon AWS
2 391 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 207 (8.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 200 (7.75%) Amazon EC2
5 177 (6.86%) GitHub
6 147 (5.70%) Serverless
7 140 (5.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 120 (4.65%) Amazon S3
9 117 (4.54%) AWS Lambda
10 113 (4.38%) IaaS
11 98 (3.80%) PaaS
12 86 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
13 84 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 81 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 74 (2.87%) SaaS
16 69 (2.68%) Route 53
17 55 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
18 49 (1.90%) Datadog
19 48 (1.86%) Google Analytics
20 44 (1.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 254 (9.85%) HTTP
2 213 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 182 (7.06%) SSL
4 166 (6.44%) DNS
5 162 (6.28%) Firewall
6 92 (3.57%) DHCP
7 78 (3.02%) VPN
8 66 (2.56%) FTP
9 56 (2.17%) WAN
10 54 (2.09%) Internet
11 52 (2.02%) IPsec
12 50 (1.94%) LAN
13 44 (1.71%) SAN
14 34 (1.32%) SSH
15 32 (1.24%) iSCSI
16 30 (1.16%) Network Security
17 24 (0.93%) HTTPS
17 24 (0.93%) VoIP
18 23 (0.89%) VLAN
19 19 (0.74%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (7.87%) MySQL
2 177 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 175 (6.79%) MongoDB
4 148 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
5 144 (5.58%) Relational Database
6 105 (4.07%) SQL Server
7 101 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
8 91 (3.53%) Hadoop
9 88 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 84 (3.26%) Big Data
11 55 (2.13%) RDBMS
12 51 (1.98%) Oracle Database
13 37 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
14 36 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 36 (1.40%) Apache Hive
15 32 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 25 (0.97%) DB2
16 25 (0.97%) HBase
17 24 (0.93%) Redis
18 23 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,000 (38.77%) Jenkins
2 663 (25.71%) Git (software)
3 337 (13.07%) JIRA
4 189 (7.33%) Maven
5 154 (5.97%) Subversion
6 149 (5.78%) Selenium
7 133 (5.16%) GitLab
8 119 (4.61%) Artifactory
9 113 (4.38%) JUnit
10 106 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 104 (4.03%) Ant
12 96 (3.72%) TeamCity
12 96 (3.72%) Vagrant
13 95 (3.68%) Cucumber
14 87 (3.37%) Travis CI
15 85 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 75 (2.91%) Bitbucket
17 59 (2.29%) IntelliJ
18 57 (2.21%) Gradle
19 54 (2.09%) Gatling
General
1 336 (13.03%) Finance
2 107 (4.15%) Banking
3 78 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.29%) Retail
5 53 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 51 (1.98%) Marketing
7 41 (1.59%) Electronics
8 27 (1.05%) Back Office
9 24 (0.93%) Military
10 22 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.81%) Legal
12 20 (0.78%) Publishing
13 14 (0.54%) Front Office
14 13 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.39%) Advertising
16 9 (0.35%) Games
16 9 (0.35%) Law
16 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.31%) Automotive
18 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 857 (33.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 386 (14.97%) Developer
3 253 (9.81%) AWS Engineer
4 223 (8.65%) AWS DevOps
5 202 (7.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 165 (6.40%) Analyst
7 147 (5.70%) Senior DevOps
8 138 (5.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 137 (5.31%) Architect
10 105 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
11 102 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
12 91 (3.53%) Java Developer
13 88 (3.41%) Consultant
14 78 (3.02%) Software Engineer
15 69 (2.68%) Scala Developer
16 57 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (2.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 55 (2.13%) Administrator
18 54 (2.09%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 53 (2.06%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (8.53%) Node.js
2 189 (7.33%) Web Services
3 176 (6.82%) Elastic Stack
4 147 (5.70%) HTML
5 146 (5.66%) JSON
5 146 (5.66%) Spring
6 140 (5.43%) .NET
6 140 (5.43%) REST
7 139 (5.39%) CSS
8 123 (4.77%) J2EE
9 119 (4.61%) RESTful
10 113 (4.38%) XML
11 91 (3.53%) AngularJS
11 91 (3.53%) Kafka
11 91 (3.53%) Middleware
12 83 (3.22%) Play Framework
13 80 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
14 78 (3.02%) Servlets
15 74 (2.87%) Gherkin
16 64 (2.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 147 (5.70%) Public Cloud
3 139 (5.39%) CMDB
4 133 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
8 43 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 38 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 36 (1.40%) Replication
11 34 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 33 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 31 (1.20%) User Experience
14 30 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 28 (1.09%) Fat Client
15 28 (1.09%) Fintech
15 28 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
15 28 (1.09%) Thin Client
16 24 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1,280 (49.63%) Linux
2 515 (19.97%) Windows
3 359 (13.92%) Unix
4 319 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 160 (6.20%) CentOS
6 126 (4.89%) Windows Server
7 95 (3.68%) Ubuntu
8 48 (1.86%) Solaris
9 46 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (1.59%) CoreOS
12 32 (1.24%) Windows 7
13 30 (1.16%) AIX
14 29 (1.12%) Android
15 27 (1.05%) Windows 10
16 25 (0.97%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (0.47%) DC/OS
20 11 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,278 (49.55%) DevOps
2 1,039 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
3 736 (28.54%) Continuous Integration
4 453 (17.56%) Test Automation
5 410 (15.90%) Open Source
6 349 (13.53%) Scrum
7 334 (12.95%) ITIL
8 264 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
9 249 (9.65%) Microservices
10 228 (8.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 211 (8.18%) Deployment Automation
12 197 (7.64%) Service Management
13 195 (7.56%) TDD
14 191 (7.41%) Software Engineering
15 179 (6.94%) Release Management
16 160 (6.20%) SDLC
17 149 (5.78%) Kanban
18 146 (5.66%) Change Management
18 146 (5.66%) Mentoring
19 145 (5.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 818 (31.72%) Python
2 738 (28.62%) Java
3 412 (15.98%) Ruby
4 357 (13.84%) Bash Shell
5 355 (13.77%) SQL
6 322 (12.49%) JavaScript
7 317 (12.29%) Perl
8 206 (7.99%) Shell Script
9 181 (7.02%) PowerShell
10 136 (5.27%) Scala
11 126 (4.89%) Go
12 115 (4.46%) C#
13 105 (4.07%) C
14 87 (3.37%) C++
15 73 (2.83%) PHP
16 72 (2.79%) Groovy
17 56 (2.17%) PL/SQL
18 51 (1.98%) Haskell
19 35 (1.36%) Java 8
20 24 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 450 (17.45%) Security Cleared
2 344 (13.34%) SC Cleared
3 88 (3.41%) Degree
4 76 (2.95%) DV Cleared
5 52 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 51 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 46 (1.78%) AWS Certification
8 35 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.78%) ISEB
10 20 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.62%) CCNA
12 15 (0.58%) CCNP
12 15 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (0.58%) RHCE
13 13 (0.50%) MCSE
14 12 (0.47%) NCDA
14 12 (0.47%) NCSIE
15 11 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.39%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.92%) QA
2 43 (1.67%) SLA
3 32 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.01%) PMO
5 17 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.43%) COBIT
7 11 (0.43%) GDPR
8 9 (0.35%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.27%) MISRA
10 6 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 6 (0.23%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.16%) GxP
12 4 (0.16%) ISO 26262
12 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.16%) TickIT
13 3 (0.12%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 753 (29.20%) Docker
2 177 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 84 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (1.90%) NFS
6 43 (1.67%) Xen
7 42 (1.63%) Hyper-V
8 31 (1.20%) vSphere
9 30 (1.16%) etcd
9 30 (1.16%) flannel
10 26 (1.01%) Firmware
10 26 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 20 (0.78%) VirtualBox
12 18 (0.70%) SkyDNS
13 17 (0.66%) Ceph
13 17 (0.66%) GlusterFS
13 17 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.62%) HDFS
15 13 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 971 (37.65%) Puppet
2 942 (36.53%) Ansible
3 656 (25.44%) Opscode Chef
4 601 (23.30%) Terraform
5 417 (16.17%) Kubernetes
6 143 (5.54%) Packer
7 136 (5.27%) Salt
8 93 (3.61%) Grafana
9 84 (3.26%) Kibana
10 78 (3.02%) Nagios
11 61 (2.37%) ZABBIX
12 55 (2.13%) Prometheus
13 52 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
14 50 (1.94%) SCCM
15 42 (1.63%) Consul
16 41 (1.59%) HAProxy
17 36 (1.40%) Mesos
18 33 (1.28%) Sysdig
19 32 (1.24%) Graphite
20 31 (1.20%) rkt
Vendors
1 280 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 240 (9.31%) Oracle
3 236 (9.15%) VMware
4 230 (8.92%) Google
5 205 (7.95%) Red Hat
6 144 (5.58%) Splunk
7 83 (3.22%) SaltStack
8 70 (2.71%) Atlassian
9 66 (2.56%) SAP
9 66 (2.56%) ServiceNow
10 60 (2.33%) Cisco
11 59 (2.29%) Citrix
11 59 (2.29%) New Relic
12 53 (2.06%) webMethods
13 51 (1.98%) IBM
14 46 (1.78%) Adobe
15 37 (1.43%) BEA
16 30 (1.16%) Hortonworks
16 30 (1.16%) Remedy
17 27 (1.05%) Informatica