Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 95 99
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,510 2,559 2,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 2.61% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.99% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,552 1,648
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.91% +8.42%
10th Percentile £330 £320 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 93
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -6.43%
10th Percentile £31.25 £17.83 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.63 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% -8.05%

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 60,940 85,562 86,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.23% 87.33% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,614 56,568 57,510
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.04% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,028 2,191 2,061
UK median hourly rate £22.97 £23.88 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.83% +1.62% +1.75%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.08 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.65 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.28% -5.63% +6.67%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 17 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 27 January 2020. 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 -18 1,368 £500 - 512
UK excluding London -4 989 £475 +5.56% 376
London -40 489 £550 - 190
South East +27 353 £476 +8.86% 97
North of England -12 202 £500 +4.17% 82
Midlands -10 126 £456 +5.80% 66
South West -5 122 £450 +1.41% 42
North West +24 113 £500 -2.34% 39
West Midlands -2 102 £463 +5.71% 39
Scotland +24 93 £468 +24.88% 32
East of England -47 70 £450 -10.00% 35
Yorkshire -26 62 £475 +5.56% 38
North East -7 28 £431 -13.75% 5
East Midlands -17 23 £400 -2.44% 27
Wales +4 12 £513 +7.33% 17
Northern Ireland +16 11 £450 -14.29% 5
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 635 (42.05%) DevOps
2 567 (37.55%) Linux
3 494 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
4 483 (31.99%) AWS
5 459 (30.40%) Ansible
6 424 (28.08%) Python
7 423 (28.01%) Puppet
8 389 (25.76%) Jenkins
9 384 (25.43%) Security Cleared
10 352 (23.31%) Terraform
11 350 (23.18%) Java
12 316 (20.93%) Docker
13 312 (20.66%) Windows
14 294 (19.47%) Azure
15 290 (19.21%) SQL
16 274 (18.15%) Opscode Chef
17 273 (18.08%) Git (software)
17 273 (18.08%) SC Cleared
18 263 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
19 247 (16.36%) Kubernetes
20 217 (14.37%) Microsoft
20 217 (14.37%) Bash Shell
21 200 (13.25%) JIRA
22 192 (12.72%) Open Source
22 192 (12.72%) Infrastructure as Code
23 178 (11.79%) Ruby
24 175 (11.59%) VMware
25 170 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
26 167 (11.06%) Oracle
26 167 (11.06%) ITIL

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
1 128 (8.48%) Confluence
2 99 (6.56%) WebLogic
3 90 (5.96%) Apache
4 87 (5.76%) Tomcat
5 66 (4.37%) nginx
6 64 (4.24%) IIS
7 47 (3.11%) WebSphere
8 33 (2.19%) Jetty
8 33 (2.19%) Mongrel
9 30 (1.99%) JBoss
10 29 (1.92%) SharePoint
11 26 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (1.46%) Apache Spark
13 19 (1.26%) MS Exchange
14 18 (1.19%) OpenStack
14 18 (1.19%) SAS
15 15 (0.99%) SAP Portal
16 10 (0.66%) Documentum
16 10 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.53%) Windchill
5 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.40%) Simulink
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 10 (0.66%) SAP PSCD
2 8 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.46%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.20%) assyst
6 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 483 (31.99%) AWS
2 294 (19.47%) Azure
3 118 (7.81%) GitHub
4 114 (7.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 112 (7.42%) Amazon EC2
6 108 (7.15%) GCP
7 67 (4.44%) Amazon S3
8 57 (3.77%) PaaS
9 50 (3.31%) IaaS
10 48 (3.18%) Route 53
10 48 (3.18%) Serverless
11 35 (2.32%) SaaS
12 34 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (2.05%) Google App Engine
15 30 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
16 28 (1.85%) Office 365
17 24 (1.59%) OpenShift
18 22 (1.46%) Datadog
19 21 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 125 (8.28%) HTTP
2 124 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 98 (6.49%) DNS
4 90 (5.96%) SSL
5 87 (5.76%) Firewall
6 54 (3.58%) VPN
7 49 (3.25%) IPsec
8 48 (3.18%) DHCP
9 42 (2.78%) FTP
10 38 (2.52%) SAN
11 34 (2.25%) WAN
12 29 (1.92%) LAN
13 25 (1.66%) Radio Access Network
14 24 (1.59%) VoIP
15 21 (1.39%) Internet
16 20 (1.32%) OSPF
17 19 (1.26%) BGP
17 19 (1.26%) Network Security
18 18 (1.19%) Wireless
19 15 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.97%) MongoDB
2 75 (4.97%) MySQL
3 74 (4.90%) Amazon RDS
4 70 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (3.58%) NoSQL
6 49 (3.25%) Big Data
7 48 (3.18%) Hadoop
8 45 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 27 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.26%) DB2
12 18 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 18 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (1.19%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (1.13%) Power BI
14 16 (1.06%) Data Lake
14 16 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 389 (25.76%) Jenkins
2 273 (18.08%) Git (software)
3 200 (13.25%) JIRA
4 100 (6.62%) Bitbucket
5 84 (5.56%) GitLab
6 60 (3.97%) Subversion
7 55 (3.64%) Cucumber
8 53 (3.51%) Selenium
8 53 (3.51%) Travis CI
9 42 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 38 (2.52%) JUnit
10 38 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (2.45%) SonarQube
12 35 (2.32%) Maven
13 33 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
14 26 (1.72%) Visual Studio
15 25 (1.66%) TeamCity
16 24 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
17 23 (1.52%) Artifactory
18 21 (1.39%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 166 (10.99%) Finance
2 150 (9.93%) Public Sector
3 63 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.85%) Retail
6 24 (1.59%) Banking
7 23 (1.52%) Military
8 16 (1.06%) Marketing
9 15 (0.99%) Electronics
10 11 (0.73%) Legal
11 10 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.53%) Games
13 8 (0.53%) Publishing
14 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.40%) Law
15 5 (0.33%) Local Government
16 4 (0.26%) Back Office
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
16 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 361 (23.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 225 (14.90%) Developer
3 133 (8.81%) AWS Engineer
4 101 (6.69%) AWS DevOps
5 93 (6.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 90 (5.96%) Analyst
7 76 (5.03%) Senior DevOps
8 68 (4.50%) Architect
9 66 (4.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 63 (4.17%) Consultant
11 54 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
11 54 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
12 52 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
13 47 (3.11%) Platform Engineer
13 47 (3.11%) Software Engineer
14 45 (2.98%) Java Developer
15 42 (2.78%) Project Manager
16 41 (2.72%) Administrator
16 41 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 37 (2.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.41%) J2EE
2 117 (7.75%) .NET
3 81 (5.36%) XML
4 72 (4.77%) Web Services
5 67 (4.44%) Node.js
6 62 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
7 57 (3.77%) HTML
7 57 (3.77%) JSON
8 56 (3.71%) REST
9 48 (3.18%) CSS
9 48 (3.18%) Servlets
10 45 (2.98%) Spring
11 40 (2.65%) AngularJS
12 38 (2.52%) Gherkin
13 31 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (1.85%) SOAP
15 27 (1.79%) Middleware
16 26 (1.72%) jQuery
17 24 (1.59%) Kafka
18 23 (1.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 95 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 75 (4.97%) CMDB
4 75 (4.97%) Public Cloud
5 30 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.46%) PKI
8 18 (1.19%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.13%) Clustering
9 17 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.06%) PMI
11 15 (0.99%) Replication
12 14 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (0.73%) User Experience
14 10 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.60%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.60%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 567 (37.55%) Linux
2 312 (20.66%) Windows
3 152 (10.07%) Unix
4 135 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 121 (8.01%) Windows Server
6 90 (5.96%) Ubuntu
7 66 (4.37%) CentOS
8 39 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (1.99%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.19%) Debian
12 17 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.86%) Solaris
14 12 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.79%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.66%) VMS
17 7 (0.46%) AIX
17 7 (0.46%) Android
18 5 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (42.05%) DevOps
2 494 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
4 192 (12.72%) Infrastructure as Code
4 192 (12.72%) Open Source
5 170 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
6 167 (11.06%) ITIL
7 163 (10.79%) Test Automation
8 155 (10.26%) Migration
9 144 (9.54%) Problem Management
10 121 (8.01%) Scrum
11 114 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
12 112 (7.42%) Process Improvement
13 100 (6.62%) Microservices
14 99 (6.56%) Change Management
15 96 (6.36%) Test Strategy
16 95 (6.29%) Data Modelling
17 92 (6.09%) Software Engineering
18 91 (6.03%) Release Management
19 89 (5.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 424 (28.08%) Python
2 350 (23.18%) Java
3 290 (19.21%) SQL
4 217 (14.37%) Bash Shell
5 178 (11.79%) Ruby
6 156 (10.33%) PowerShell
7 111 (7.35%) Perl
8 103 (6.82%) JavaScript
9 100 (6.62%) C#
10 85 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 81 (5.36%) PL/SQL
12 67 (4.44%) C
13 66 (4.37%) Scala
14 52 (3.44%) Go
15 47 (3.11%) C++
16 42 (2.78%) PHP
17 23 (1.52%) Groovy
18 22 (1.46%) VB
19 18 (1.19%) Haskell
20 17 (1.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 384 (25.43%) Security Cleared
2 273 (18.08%) SC Cleared
3 109 (7.22%) Degree
4 86 (5.70%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.32%) AWS Certification
7 29 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 27 (1.79%) ISEB
9 26 (1.72%) CCNA
9 26 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 21 (1.39%) CCNP
11 21 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 16 (1.06%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.86%) CCIE
15 11 (0.73%) CCDA
16 10 (0.66%) HND
16 10 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.89%) QA
2 18 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.86%) SLA
4 12 (0.79%) NCSC
5 11 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.73%) PMO
6 7 (0.46%) Def Stans
6 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.40%) WCAG
8 5 (0.33%) DO-254
9 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.26%) GDPR
9 4 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.26%) NIST
9 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.20%) GAMP
10 3 (0.20%) GxP
11 1 (0.066%) MISRA C
System Software
1 316 (20.93%) Docker
2 126 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (8.21%) Active Directory
4 57 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (2.52%) Xen
6 34 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 31 (2.05%) vSphere
8 17 (1.13%) VirtualBox
9 16 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.93%) Firmware
11 12 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.79%) XenApp
12 11 (0.73%) NFS
13 9 (0.60%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.46%) KVM
15 7 (0.46%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.40%) iptables
17 4 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 459 (30.40%) Ansible
2 423 (28.01%) Puppet
3 352 (23.31%) Terraform
4 274 (18.15%) Opscode Chef
5 247 (16.36%) Kubernetes
6 60 (3.97%) Salt
7 56 (3.71%) Packer
8 49 (3.25%) Grafana
9 44 (2.91%) Nagios
10 36 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
11 34 (2.25%) Prometheus
12 28 (1.85%) Kibana
13 26 (1.72%) SCCM
14 19 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 19 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 17 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 15 (0.99%) Consul
17 15 (0.99%) HAProxy
17 15 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 175 (11.59%) VMware
3 167 (11.06%) Oracle
4 93 (6.16%) Google
5 85 (5.63%) Red Hat
6 76 (5.03%) webMethods
7 70 (4.64%) Cisco
8 63 (4.17%) ServiceNow
9 61 (4.04%) Splunk
10 60 (3.97%) BEA
11 54 (3.58%) SAP
12 45 (2.98%) IBM
13 37 (2.45%) Citrix
14 32 (2.12%) HP
15 31 (2.05%) Juniper
16 30 (1.99%) Adobe
17 27 (1.79%) Atlassian
18 26 (1.72%) Cloudera
19 25 (1.66%) NetApp
20 22 (1.46%) Informatica