Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 91 94
Rank change year-on-year -32 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,231 2,540 2,703
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.61% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.99% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1,594 1,813
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £330 £314 £341
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £479
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.05% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £23.29 £20.00 £15.35
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.50 £62.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +2.50% -10.06%

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 53,522 84,983 87,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.85% 87.31% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,117 56,265 58,120
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,902 2,151 2,217
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.33 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.50% -8.62%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% -10.00%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management.

Daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Configuration Management over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Configuration Management.

Hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Configuration Management over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 -41 1,091 £500 - 430
UK excluding London -15 822 £488 +8.33% 320
London -54 377 £550 - 157
South East +14 263 £486 +14.41% 81
North of England -18 187 £525 +5.00% 80
South West -11 112 £450 -12.20% 38
Scotland +16 105 £475 +35.71% 40
North West +17 99 £525 +0.19% 42
Midlands -39 84 £450 +7.14% 48
West Midlands -20 68 £450 +5.88% 31
East of England -28 64 £450 -10.00% 28
Yorkshire -28 57 £588 +17.50% 28
North East -5 32 £490 -1.90% 10
Work from Home +2 24 £525 +3.70% 16
East Midlands -12 15 £385 -8.33% 17
Wales +3 10 £513 +7.33% 5
Northern Ireland +15 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 523 (42.49%) DevOps
2 463 (37.61%) Linux
3 456 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 397 (32.25%) AWS
5 385 (31.28%) Ansible
6 353 (28.68%) Python
7 340 (27.62%) Puppet
8 335 (27.21%) Jenkins
9 329 (26.73%) Security Cleared
10 315 (25.59%) Java
11 299 (24.29%) Terraform
12 294 (23.88%) Docker
13 278 (22.58%) Windows
14 258 (20.96%) Azure
15 245 (19.90%) Kubernetes
16 240 (19.50%) Git (software)
17 238 (19.33%) Continuous Integration
18 230 (18.68%) SQL
19 226 (18.36%) SC Cleared
20 223 (18.12%) Opscode Chef
21 178 (14.46%) Microsoft
22 172 (13.97%) JIRA
23 167 (13.57%) Bash Shell
24 162 (13.16%) Open Source
25 160 (13.00%) Oracle
26 154 (12.51%) Infrastructure as Code
27 151 (12.27%) PowerShell
28 145 (11.78%) VMware
29 135 (10.97%) Test Automation
30 134 (10.89%) Problem Management

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
1 119 (9.67%) Confluence
2 86 (6.99%) WebLogic
3 58 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 54 (4.39%) Apache
5 48 (3.90%) IIS
6 46 (3.74%) nginx
7 44 (3.57%) WebSphere
8 28 (2.27%) Jetty
8 28 (2.27%) Mongrel
9 24 (1.95%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.54%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.14%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.97%) Documentum
12 12 (0.97%) JBoss
13 11 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.73%) CMS
16 8 (0.65%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 36 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.73%) Simulink
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (0.49%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) assyst
4 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.16%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.081%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 397 (32.25%) AWS
2 258 (20.96%) Azure
3 117 (9.50%) GCP
4 92 (7.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 87 (7.07%) Amazon EC2
6 83 (6.74%) GitHub
7 49 (3.98%) Serverless
8 41 (3.33%) Amazon S3
9 38 (3.09%) IaaS
9 38 (3.09%) PaaS
10 32 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
10 32 (2.60%) SaaS
11 29 (2.36%) Google App Engine
11 29 (2.36%) Office 365
12 25 (2.03%) OpenShift
13 24 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 20 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
16 16 (1.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 118 (9.59%) HTTP
2 105 (8.53%) TCP/IP
3 79 (6.42%) Firewall
4 68 (5.52%) DNS
5 66 (5.36%) SSL
6 45 (3.66%) FTP
7 43 (3.49%) DHCP
7 43 (3.49%) VPN
8 41 (3.33%) WAN
9 37 (3.01%) IPsec
10 35 (2.84%) LAN
11 31 (2.52%) SAN
12 24 (1.95%) BGP
12 24 (1.95%) OSPF
13 20 (1.62%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (1.54%) HTTPS
15 18 (1.46%) Network Security
16 17 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (1.38%) EIGRP
16 17 (1.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.87%) MongoDB
3 58 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
5 41 (3.33%) Big Data
6 37 (3.01%) MySQL
7 35 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 34 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 30 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (1.54%) DB2
10 19 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.22%) MariaDB
13 13 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 335 (27.21%) Jenkins
2 240 (19.50%) Git (software)
3 172 (13.97%) JIRA
4 86 (6.99%) Bitbucket
4 86 (6.99%) GitLab
5 51 (4.14%) Subversion
6 49 (3.98%) Travis CI
7 48 (3.90%) CircleCI
8 44 (3.57%) Selenium
9 41 (3.33%) SonarQube
10 39 (3.17%) Cucumber
11 35 (2.84%) JUnit
12 33 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 33 (2.68%) Maven
13 28 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (1.87%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.79%) Rational Team Concert
15 22 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
16 21 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
16 21 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 128 (10.40%) Public Sector
2 110 (8.94%) Finance
3 51 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.62%) Banking
6 18 (1.46%) Marketing
7 17 (1.38%) Military
8 16 (1.30%) Electronics
9 12 (0.97%) Retail
10 9 (0.73%) Publishing
11 8 (0.65%) Legal
12 7 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.57%) Back Office
13 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.41%) Local Government
15 4 (0.32%) Billing
15 4 (0.32%) Front Office
15 4 (0.32%) German Language
16 3 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 302 (24.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 204 (16.57%) Developer
3 94 (7.64%) AWS Engineer
4 70 (5.69%) AWS DevOps
5 67 (5.44%) Senior DevOps
6 66 (5.36%) Analyst
7 64 (5.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 57 (4.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 54 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
10 52 (4.22%) Architect
10 52 (4.22%) Software Engineer
11 50 (4.06%) Platform Engineer
12 49 (3.98%) Consultant
12 49 (3.98%) Java Developer
13 44 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
14 34 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
16 29 (2.36%) Administrator
16 29 (2.36%) Network Engineer
16 29 (2.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (9.59%) J2EE
2 88 (7.15%) .NET
3 85 (6.90%) XML
4 58 (4.71%) Node.js
5 52 (4.22%) Elastic Stack
6 48 (3.90%) Web Services
7 47 (3.82%) HTML
8 46 (3.74%) REST
9 41 (3.33%) JSON
9 41 (3.33%) Spring
10 40 (3.25%) CSS
11 37 (3.01%) AngularJS
12 34 (2.76%) Servlets
13 29 (2.36%) Middleware
14 28 (2.27%) Gherkin
15 22 (1.79%) React
16 20 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
17 19 (1.54%) RESTful
18 18 (1.46%) SOAP
19 16 (1.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 53 (4.31%) CMDB
6 26 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.30%) PKI
10 15 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.06%) W3C
12 12 (0.97%) Clustering
12 12 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (0.97%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.97%) Replication
13 11 (0.89%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.73%) User Experience
16 8 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 463 (37.61%) Linux
2 278 (22.58%) Windows
3 128 (10.40%) Windows Server
4 113 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 109 (8.85%) Unix
6 64 (5.20%) CentOS
7 55 (4.47%) Ubuntu
8 50 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (3.33%) Windows 10
11 25 (2.03%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.14%) Solaris
14 12 (0.97%) Debian
15 9 (0.73%) AIX
16 7 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
17 5 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (42.49%) DevOps
2 456 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (19.33%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (13.16%) Open Source
5 154 (12.51%) Infrastructure as Code
6 135 (10.97%) Test Automation
7 134 (10.89%) Problem Management
8 132 (10.72%) ITIL
9 126 (10.24%) Scrum
10 125 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
11 120 (9.75%) Migration
12 111 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
13 100 (8.12%) Process Improvement
14 97 (7.88%) Change Management
14 97 (7.88%) Test Strategy
15 95 (7.72%) Data Modelling
16 91 (7.39%) Microservices
17 85 (6.90%) Software Engineering
18 78 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
19 72 (5.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 353 (28.68%) Python
2 315 (25.59%) Java
3 230 (18.68%) SQL
4 167 (13.57%) Bash Shell
5 151 (12.27%) PowerShell
6 132 (10.72%) Ruby
7 107 (8.69%) JavaScript
8 87 (7.07%) Shell Script
9 84 (6.82%) Perl
10 83 (6.74%) PL/SQL
11 79 (6.42%) C#
12 58 (4.71%) C
13 48 (3.90%) Scala
14 41 (3.33%) C++
14 41 (3.33%) Go
15 27 (2.19%) PHP
16 22 (1.79%) VB
17 18 (1.46%) Groovy
18 13 (1.06%) ABAP
18 13 (1.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 329 (26.73%) Security Cleared
2 226 (18.36%) SC Cleared
3 90 (7.31%) DV Cleared
4 69 (5.61%) Degree
5 37 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (2.19%) ISEB
8 26 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (1.79%) AWS Certification
10 22 (1.79%) CCNA
10 22 (1.79%) CCNP
11 20 (1.62%) CCIE
12 18 (1.46%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.14%) CCDA
13 14 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (1.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 13 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.97%) MCSA
16 9 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.28%) QA
2 12 (0.97%) SLA
3 11 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.73%) PMO
4 9 (0.73%) WCAG
5 8 (0.65%) NCSC
6 6 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.49%) MISRA
6 6 (0.49%) MISRA C
6 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.32%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.32%) NIST
8 3 (0.24%) GAMP
8 3 (0.24%) GDPR
8 3 (0.24%) GxP
8 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.16%) DO-254
System Software
1 294 (23.88%) Docker
2 133 (10.80%) Active Directory
3 112 (9.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (3.09%) vSphere
5 34 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.52%) Hyper-V
7 30 (2.44%) Xen
8 22 (1.79%) XenApp
9 19 (1.54%) VMware NSX
10 17 (1.38%) NFS
11 16 (1.30%) Terminal Services
11 16 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.57%) Firmware
14 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.41%) KVM
15 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 385 (31.28%) Ansible
2 340 (27.62%) Puppet
3 299 (24.29%) Terraform
4 245 (19.90%) Kubernetes
5 223 (18.12%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (5.04%) Salt
7 33 (2.68%) SCCM
8 32 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
8 32 (2.60%) Grafana
9 31 (2.52%) Nagios
10 26 (2.11%) Packer
11 25 (2.03%) Prometheus
12 18 (1.46%) Kibana
13 17 (1.38%) PowerCLI
14 16 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 16 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 16 (1.30%) vRealize
15 15 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 13 (1.06%) WSUS
17 11 (0.89%) logstash
Vendors
1 178 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 160 (13.00%) Oracle
3 145 (11.78%) VMware
4 85 (6.90%) Google
5 70 (5.69%) Red Hat
6 61 (4.96%) BEA
7 60 (4.87%) webMethods
8 59 (4.79%) Cisco
9 53 (4.31%) SAP
10 49 (3.98%) Citrix
11 47 (3.82%) Splunk
12 46 (3.74%) ServiceNow
13 41 (3.33%) IBM
14 28 (2.27%) Juniper
15 26 (2.11%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.79%) HP
17 21 (1.71%) NetApp
17 21 (1.71%) Remedy
18 20 (1.62%) Dell
18 20 (1.62%) SolarWinds