Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 93 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,220 2,689 2,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 2.68% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.10% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,395 1,666 1,489
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £320
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 85
UK median hourly rate £42.45 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.31 £15.10 £17.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £58.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.43% +1.79%

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 79,050 86,805 78,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 86.58% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,957 57,236 51,265
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,190 2,354 2,104
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.21% -13.95% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.48
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% -7.41%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 0 2,056 £513 +2.50% 128
UK excluding London +3 1,317 £450 -3.74% 95
London -41 865 £550 - 40
South East +14 428 £429 -9.68% 19
North of England -9 271 £500 +17.65% 25
Midlands +14 203 £408 -18.50% 20
South West -9 158 £478 +7.30% 15
West Midlands +20 140 £400 -23.81% 18
Yorkshire +17 120 £506 +19.12% 9
East of England -11 119 £475 - 9
North West -10 115 £500 +5.26% 15
Scotland +32 108 £375 -11.76% 4
East Midlands +6 63 £430 -8.51% 2
North East -30 34 £450 +16.88% 1
Wales +3 28 £478 +0.57% 2
Northern Ireland +13 2 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 1,032 (46.49%) DevOps
2 972 (43.78%) Linux
3 767 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
4 754 (33.96%) Amazon AWS
5 736 (33.15%) Jenkins
6 687 (30.95%) Puppet
7 684 (30.81%) Ansible
8 634 (28.56%) Python
9 572 (25.77%) Java
10 536 (24.14%) Docker
11 533 (24.01%) Continuous Integration
12 527 (23.74%) Git (software)
13 491 (22.12%) Terraform
14 454 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
15 391 (17.61%) Windows
16 372 (16.76%) Kubernetes
17 365 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
18 335 (15.09%) Security Cleared
19 331 (14.91%) Microsoft
20 314 (14.14%) Finance
21 310 (13.96%) SQL
22 309 (13.92%) Test Automation
23 299 (13.47%) Bash Shell
24 290 (13.06%) Open Source
25 280 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
26 273 (12.30%) Ruby
27 266 (11.98%) JIRA
28 246 (11.08%) ITIL
29 244 (10.99%) HTTP
29 244 (10.99%) SC Cleared

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
1 176 (7.93%) Confluence
2 98 (4.41%) nginx
3 93 (4.19%) Apache
4 81 (3.65%) WebSphere
5 74 (3.33%) IIS
6 72 (3.24%) SharePoint
7 71 (3.20%) Tomcat
8 59 (2.66%) WebLogic
9 57 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
10 54 (2.43%) Apache Spark
11 49 (2.21%) JBoss
12 37 (1.67%) MS Exchange
13 32 (1.44%) CMS
14 31 (1.40%) Jetty
15 30 (1.35%) Mongrel
16 23 (1.04%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (0.90%) Skype for Business
18 20 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
19 17 (0.77%) GlassFish
Applications
1 77 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.63%) Simulink
6 6 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.27%) Windchill
7 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.18%) CATIA
8 2 (0.090%) Revit
8 2 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 29 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.50%) assyst
5 7 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.18%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.090%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.090%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.090%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.090%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.090%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.090%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.090%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.045%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 754 (33.96%) Amazon AWS
2 365 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (9.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 182 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
5 178 (8.02%) GitHub
6 138 (6.22%) Amazon S3
7 121 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 98 (4.41%) Amazon ECS
8 98 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 94 (4.23%) Serverless
10 86 (3.87%) Route 53
11 82 (3.69%) Amazon ELB
12 81 (3.65%) PaaS
13 76 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
14 74 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 67 (3.02%) Office 365
16 64 (2.88%) IaaS
17 45 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
18 40 (1.80%) Google App Engine
19 35 (1.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 244 (10.99%) HTTP
2 210 (9.46%) TCP/IP
3 174 (7.84%) DNS
4 170 (7.66%) SSL
5 113 (5.09%) DHCP
6 112 (5.05%) FTP
7 98 (4.41%) Firewall
8 93 (4.19%) IPsec
9 72 (3.24%) VPN
10 55 (2.48%) LAN
11 51 (2.30%) SAN
12 47 (2.12%) WAN
13 37 (1.67%) Internet
14 25 (1.13%) Wireless
15 21 (0.95%) Skype
16 19 (0.86%) NAS
16 19 (0.86%) Network Security
16 19 (0.86%) VoIP
17 18 (0.81%) 4G
17 18 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (6.62%) Relational Database
2 135 (6.08%) MySQL
3 132 (5.95%) MongoDB
4 131 (5.90%) NoSQL
5 130 (5.86%) SQL Server
6 96 (4.32%) Big Data
7 89 (4.01%) Amazon RDS
8 77 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
9 74 (3.33%) RDBMS
10 63 (2.84%) Hadoop
11 48 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 32 (1.44%) DB2
13 27 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (1.17%) Redis
15 25 (1.13%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 21 (0.95%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 736 (33.15%) Jenkins
2 527 (23.74%) Git (software)
3 266 (11.98%) JIRA
4 117 (5.27%) Maven
5 113 (5.09%) Subversion
6 100 (4.50%) Travis CI
7 97 (4.37%) GitLab
8 96 (4.32%) Bitbucket
9 84 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 80 (3.60%) TeamCity
11 76 (3.42%) JUnit
11 76 (3.42%) Visual Studio
12 69 (3.11%) Selenium
13 60 (2.70%) Artifactory
14 58 (2.61%) Cucumber
15 56 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
16 46 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (2.03%) Ant
18 43 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 43 (1.94%) SonarQube
General
1 314 (14.14%) Finance
2 85 (3.83%) Banking
3 83 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 70 (3.15%) Retail
5 40 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.76%) Publishing
7 38 (1.71%) Marketing
8 28 (1.26%) Back Office
8 28 (1.26%) Legal
9 27 (1.22%) Electronics
9 27 (1.22%) Military
10 26 (1.17%) German Language
11 22 (0.99%) Law
12 21 (0.95%) French Language
13 19 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.86%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.81%) Advertising
15 17 (0.77%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.63%) Billing
17 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 668 (30.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 340 (15.32%) Developer
3 205 (9.23%) AWS Engineer
4 202 (9.10%) AWS DevOps
5 176 (7.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 130 (5.86%) Architect
7 115 (5.18%) Analyst
8 99 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
8 99 (4.46%) Software Engineer
9 84 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 84 (3.78%) Senior DevOps
10 81 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 67 (3.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 64 (2.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 55 (2.48%) Consultant
14 54 (2.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 53 (2.39%) Senior Developer
15 53 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
16 50 (2.25%) Python Engineer
17 49 (2.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (7.07%) Node.js
2 155 (6.98%) .NET
3 152 (6.85%) Web Services
4 129 (5.81%) HTML
5 119 (5.36%) REST
5 119 (5.36%) RESTful
6 108 (4.86%) CSS
7 101 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
7 101 (4.55%) JSON
8 95 (4.28%) Spring
9 85 (3.83%) XML
10 81 (3.65%) J2EE
11 77 (3.47%) Kafka
12 60 (2.70%) Middleware
13 59 (2.66%) Play Framework
14 57 (2.57%) SOAP
15 56 (2.52%) Servlets
16 48 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
17 34 (1.53%) Swagger
18 32 (1.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 151 (6.80%) CMDB
2 125 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.28%) Public Cloud
4 79 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 77 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 53 (2.39%) Cloud Native
7 52 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 45 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
9 39 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 37 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.62%) Algorithms
12 33 (1.49%) Clustering
12 33 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
13 30 (1.35%) Mobile App
14 27 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
15 23 (1.04%) Blog
16 22 (0.99%) Derivative
16 22 (0.99%) Replication
17 20 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 972 (43.78%) Linux
2 391 (17.61%) Windows
3 227 (10.23%) Unix
4 181 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (5.23%) Windows Server
6 76 (3.42%) Ubuntu
7 74 (3.33%) CentOS
8 44 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (1.53%) Windows 10
10 32 (1.44%) Android
11 29 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (1.26%) Solaris
13 23 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.99%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.86%) AIX
15 19 (0.86%) CoreOS
16 18 (0.81%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.59%) Debian
18 7 (0.32%) SUSE
18 7 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,032 (46.49%) DevOps
2 767 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 533 (24.01%) Continuous Integration
4 309 (13.92%) Test Automation
5 290 (13.06%) Open Source
6 280 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
7 246 (11.08%) ITIL
8 224 (10.09%) Microservices
9 216 (9.73%) Scrum
10 214 (9.64%) Infrastructure as Code
11 193 (8.69%) Software Engineering
12 168 (7.57%) Migration
13 156 (7.03%) Change Management
14 153 (6.89%) Service Management
15 147 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
16 142 (6.40%) Deployment Automation
17 135 (6.08%) Project Management
18 131 (5.90%) SDLC
19 127 (5.72%) OO
20 125 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 634 (28.56%) Python
2 572 (25.77%) Java
3 310 (13.96%) SQL
4 299 (13.47%) Bash Shell
5 273 (12.30%) Ruby
6 223 (10.05%) JavaScript
7 222 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 146 (6.58%) Perl
9 121 (5.45%) C#
10 108 (4.86%) C
11 99 (4.46%) Scala
12 98 (4.41%) Shell Script
13 96 (4.32%) C++
14 80 (3.60%) Go
15 52 (2.34%) PHP
16 49 (2.21%) Groovy
17 43 (1.94%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.99%) Java 8
19 20 (0.90%) VB
20 18 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 335 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 244 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 155 (6.98%) Degree
4 54 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 45 (2.03%) AWS Certification
6 41 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 22 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (0.63%) CCNP
12 13 (0.59%) CCNA
13 12 (0.54%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.54%) HNC
13 12 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.41%) PMP
16 8 (0.36%) HND
16 8 (0.36%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.27%) QA
2 33 (1.49%) PMO
3 27 (1.22%) MISRA
4 26 (1.17%) SLA
5 19 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.72%) MISRA C
7 11 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.41%) GDPR
9 9 (0.41%) NCSC
10 6 (0.27%) COBIT
11 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.23%) NIST
12 3 (0.14%) GxP
13 2 (0.090%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.090%) Dublin Core
13 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 536 (24.14%) Docker
2 156 (7.03%) Active Directory
3 129 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (2.07%) Hyper-V
6 34 (1.53%) Xen
7 29 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (1.22%) vSphere
9 25 (1.13%) Firmware
10 16 (0.72%) etcd
11 15 (0.68%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.59%) flannel
12 13 (0.59%) LXC
12 13 (0.59%) SkyDNS
13 12 (0.54%) KVM
14 11 (0.50%) Ceph
15 10 (0.45%) GlusterFS
15 10 (0.45%) HDFS
15 10 (0.45%) NFS
15 10 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 687 (30.95%) Puppet
2 684 (30.81%) Ansible
3 491 (22.12%) Terraform
4 454 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
5 372 (16.76%) Kubernetes
6 70 (3.15%) Salt
7 58 (2.61%) Grafana
8 56 (2.52%) Prometheus
9 54 (2.43%) SCCM
10 44 (1.98%) Kibana
11 43 (1.94%) Nagios
12 39 (1.76%) Packer
13 35 (1.58%) Consul
13 35 (1.58%) HAProxy
14 34 (1.53%) Graphite
15 29 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
15 29 (1.31%) ZABBIX
16 25 (1.13%) logstash
17 21 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 21 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 331 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 185 (8.33%) Google
3 184 (8.29%) Oracle
4 175 (7.88%) VMware
5 129 (5.81%) Red Hat
6 101 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 98 (4.41%) Splunk
8 89 (4.01%) Atlassian
9 62 (2.79%) SAP
10 61 (2.75%) IBM
11 53 (2.39%) Cisco
12 51 (2.30%) Citrix
13 48 (2.16%) HP
14 44 (1.98%) New Relic
14 44 (1.98%) Remedy
15 43 (1.94%) SaltStack
16 35 (1.58%) AppDynamics
17 30 (1.35%) BMC
18 27 (1.22%) Dell
18 27 (1.22%) webMethods