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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
UK
Rank 79 71 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1246 1462 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 2.75% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 3.31% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 941 719
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 31 35
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £36.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.38 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +22.85%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37338 44118 43065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 28919 26679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 1156 £475 +5.55% 225
London -8 519 £500 - 103
South East -13 211 £425 +6.25% 38
Yorkshire +43 115 £425 -8.10% 20
East of England +8 96 £495 +7.02% 17
West Yorkshire +33 67 £450 - 16
Hampshire -5 66 £425 +8.97% 9
Leeds +34 56 £438 -3.31% 15
South West -9 54 £450 +23.28% 13
Surrey +20 53 £458 -8.50% 12
West Midlands -7 52 £475 +3.26% 8
Essex 0 47 £523 +22.94%
North East -4 47 £450 +55.17% 8
Scotland +13 43 £390 -4.87% 15
South Yorkshire +20 40 £433 -8.94% 2
Tyne and Wear -9 40 £444 +53.01% 5
Sheffield +22 39 £433 -8.94% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 39 £444 +53.01% 5
North West -26 39 £500 +33.33% 18
City of London -26 38 £505 +10.08% 18
Berkshire -4 37 £430 +1.17% 9
Hertfordshire +25 35 £405 +15.71% 7
Wales +12 29 £425 +14.86% 2
Southend-on-Sea +2 28 £525 +20.00%
Bristol +2 26 £430 +22.85% 6
Shropshire +18 23 £496 +7.85% 1
West Sussex -6 23 £550 +22.22% 2
Telford +18 22 £496 +7.85% 1
Manchester -7 21 £500 +47.05% 16
Redhill - 20 £450 - 1

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1249 (49.39%) Linux
2 1038 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 990 (39.15%) DevOps
4 904 (35.75%) Puppet
5 804 (31.79%) Jenkins
6 783 (30.96%) Continuous Integration
7 772 (30.53%) Git (software)
8 691 (27.32%) Ansible
9 682 (26.97%) Python
10 676 (26.73%) Java
11 635 (25.11%) Amazon AWS
12 503 (19.89%) Security Cleared
13 493 (19.49%) Opscode Chef
14 492 (19.45%) Ruby
15 482 (19.06%) Unix
16 439 (17.36%) Open Source
17 438 (17.32%) Docker
18 428 (16.92%) HTTP
19 398 (15.74%) Windows
20 396 (15.66%) Finance
21 379 (14.99%) SC Cleared
22 368 (14.55%) Relational Database
23 362 (14.31%) ITIL
23 362 (14.31%) HTML
24 358 (14.16%) Bash Shell
25 357 (14.12%) JavaScript
26 355 (14.04%) Scrum
27 338 (13.36%) Oracle
28 333 (13.17%) SQL
29 320 (12.65%) VMware

Configuration Management
Top Related 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
1 218 (8.62%) Confluence
2 205 (8.11%) Apache
3 169 (6.68%) nginx
4 134 (5.30%) Tomcat
5 130 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
6 108 (4.27%) WebLogic
7 92 (3.64%) WebSphere
8 80 (3.16%) OpenStack
9 73 (2.89%) IIS
9 73 (2.89%) JBoss
10 49 (1.94%) SharePoint
11 45 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 41 (1.62%) CMS
13 31 (1.23%) Jetty
14 27 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
15 26 (1.03%) Mongrel
16 21 (0.83%) MS Exchange
17 20 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
18 18 (0.71%) Apache Pig
19 14 (0.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 136 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 59 (2.33%) MS Office
3 32 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.23%) MS Project
5 25 (0.99%) HipChat
6 19 (0.75%) Simulink
7 15 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) SPSS
9 1 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 15 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
5 12 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.20%) Demantra
8 5 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (0.20%) SnowdropKCS
9 4 (0.16%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.16%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.12%) assyst
10 3 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 635 (25.11%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (4.43%) IaaS
3 112 (4.43%) PaaS
4 98 (3.88%) GitHub
5 92 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
6 72 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 67 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 53 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 43 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 31 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
12 29 (1.15%) Office 365
13 25 (0.99%) Google App Engine
14 24 (0.95%) SaaS
15 23 (0.91%) Datadog
15 23 (0.91%) Route 53
16 21 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 428 (16.92%) HTTP
2 280 (11.07%) TCP/IP
3 212 (8.38%) SSL
4 200 (7.91%) DNS
5 142 (5.61%) Firewall
6 87 (3.44%) DHCP
6 87 (3.44%) LDAP
7 85 (3.36%) VPN
8 78 (3.08%) LAN
9 63 (2.49%) IPsec
9 63 (2.49%) WAN
10 50 (1.98%) Internet
11 42 (1.66%) Network Security
12 41 (1.62%) FTP
13 37 (1.46%) HTTPS
13 37 (1.46%) SSH
14 36 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
14 36 (1.42%) SAN
15 32 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
16 29 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (14.55%) Relational Database
2 263 (10.40%) PostgreSQL
3 256 (10.12%) MongoDB
4 218 (8.62%) MySQL
5 129 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 127 (5.02%) SQL Server
7 122 (4.82%) Oracle Database
8 83 (3.28%) Hadoop
9 72 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 72 (2.85%) Big Data
10 56 (2.21%) Redis
11 50 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 48 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
13 47 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
14 43 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
15 42 (1.66%) Neo4j
16 28 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
17 26 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 25 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
19 24 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 804 (31.79%) Jenkins
2 772 (30.53%) Git (software)
3 294 (11.63%) JIRA
4 256 (10.12%) Subversion
5 176 (6.96%) Maven
6 136 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 112 (4.43%) JUnit
7 112 (4.43%) Vagrant
8 90 (3.56%) Ant
9 89 (3.52%) Selenium
10 67 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 66 (2.61%) TeamCity
12 57 (2.25%) Travis CI
13 54 (2.14%) Cucumber
13 54 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 53 (2.10%) Bitbucket
15 49 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
16 46 (1.82%) SonarQube
17 44 (1.74%) Hudson
18 39 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 396 (15.66%) Finance
2 91 (3.60%) Banking
2 91 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 68 (2.69%) Manufacturing
4 52 (2.06%) Retail
5 44 (1.74%) Marketing
6 42 (1.66%) Electronics
7 29 (1.15%) Back Office
8 25 (0.99%) Front Office
9 19 (0.75%) Law
10 15 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.59%) Legal
11 12 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.43%) Games
13 10 (0.40%) Military
14 9 (0.36%) Automotive
14 9 (0.36%) Publishing
15 6 (0.24%) Advertising
15 6 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 616 (24.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 507 (20.05%) Developer
3 204 (8.07%) Architect
4 163 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 160 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
6 147 (5.81%) AWS DevOps
7 135 (5.34%) Linux Engineer
8 123 (4.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 117 (4.63%) Analyst
10 101 (3.99%) Administrator
10 101 (3.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 81 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
12 80 (3.16%) Consultant
13 79 (3.12%) Software Engineer
14 63 (2.49%) Scala Developer
15 60 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
16 59 (2.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 57 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
18 56 (2.21%) Network Engineer
19 53 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (14.31%) HTML
2 300 (11.86%) Web Services
3 271 (10.72%) CSS
4 259 (10.24%) REST
5 149 (5.89%) .NET
5 149 (5.89%) Spring
6 138 (5.46%) HTML5
7 122 (4.82%) Node.js
8 121 (4.78%) JSON
9 120 (4.74%) XML
10 108 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
11 107 (4.23%) CSS3
12 101 (3.99%) RESTful
13 99 (3.91%) J2EE
14 97 (3.84%) Ajax
15 80 (3.16%) Play Framework
15 80 (3.16%) Software Packaging
16 78 (3.08%) AngularJS
17 75 (2.97%) Django
18 71 (2.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 153 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (5.73%) CMDB
3 105 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 86 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 72 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 64 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 57 (2.25%) User Experience
8 52 (2.06%) Clustering
9 35 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.11%) Fintech
11 26 (1.03%) Replication
12 25 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 24 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.75%) Derivative
16 15 (0.59%) PKI
16 15 (0.59%) Smart Meter
17 14 (0.55%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1249 (49.39%) Linux
2 482 (19.06%) Unix
3 398 (15.74%) Windows
4 286 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 176 (6.96%) CentOS
6 144 (5.69%) Mac OS X
7 135 (5.34%) Windows Server
8 85 (3.36%) Ubuntu
9 82 (3.24%) AIX
10 62 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (1.78%) Windows 7
13 41 (1.62%) Solaris
14 35 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.95%) SUSE
16 23 (0.91%) CoreOS
17 22 (0.87%) Apple iOS
18 21 (0.83%) Windows 10
19 20 (0.79%) Windows XP
20 19 (0.75%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1038 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 990 (39.15%) DevOps
3 783 (30.96%) Continuous Integration
4 439 (17.36%) Open Source
5 362 (14.31%) ITIL
6 355 (14.04%) Scrum
7 260 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
8 202 (7.99%) Service Management
9 182 (7.20%) Software Engineering
10 176 (6.96%) Microservices
11 175 (6.92%) Web Development
12 174 (6.88%) Responsive Web Design
13 171 (6.76%) Release Management
13 171 (6.76%) Web Design
14 158 (6.25%) TDD
15 150 (5.93%) Mentoring
16 149 (5.89%) SDLC
17 144 (5.69%) Migration
18 141 (5.58%) Continuous Deployment
19 140 (5.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 682 (26.97%) Python
2 676 (26.73%) Java
3 492 (19.45%) Ruby
4 358 (14.16%) Bash Shell
5 357 (14.12%) JavaScript
6 333 (13.17%) SQL
7 261 (10.32%) Perl
8 215 (8.50%) PowerShell
9 151 (5.97%) Scala
10 145 (5.73%) PHP
11 136 (5.38%) C#
12 134 (5.30%) C
13 121 (4.78%) Shell Script
14 85 (3.36%) Go
15 71 (2.81%) C++
16 65 (2.57%) PL/SQL
17 29 (1.15%) Groovy
18 27 (1.07%) Korn
18 27 (1.07%) VB
19 20 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 503 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 379 (14.99%) SC Cleared
3 113 (4.47%) Degree
4 66 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 46 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 32 (1.27%) ISEB
6 32 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.07%) MCP
9 23 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 20 (0.79%) RHCE
11 16 (0.63%) CCNP
11 16 (0.63%) CISSP
12 14 (0.55%) AWS Certification
12 14 (0.55%) MCITP
12 14 (0.55%) MCSE
13 13 (0.51%) CCNA
14 11 (0.43%) BC Cleared
14 11 (0.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.44%) QA
2 45 (1.78%) SLA
3 44 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 36 (1.42%) PMO
5 16 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.20%) MISRA
9 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.16%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.12%) ISO19770
10 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.12%) RMADS
11 2 (0.079%) ISO26262
11 2 (0.079%) SDET
System Software
1 438 (17.32%) Docker
2 190 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (6.64%) Active Directory
4 52 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (1.94%) vCloud
6 31 (1.23%) vSphere
7 29 (1.15%) NFS
7 29 (1.15%) Squid
7 29 (1.15%) Xen
8 26 (1.03%) Postfix
9 24 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.91%) LXC
11 22 (0.87%) Hyper-V
12 16 (0.63%) HDFS
13 15 (0.59%) KVM
14 13 (0.51%) XenApp
15 12 (0.47%) Apache Flume
15 12 (0.47%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.47%) VMware ESX
16 10 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 904 (35.75%) Puppet
2 691 (27.32%) Ansible
3 493 (19.49%) Opscode Chef
4 170 (6.72%) Terraform
5 138 (5.46%) Kubernetes
6 119 (4.71%) Salt
7 93 (3.68%) logstash
8 90 (3.56%) Kibana
9 89 (3.52%) Nagios
10 88 (3.48%) ZABBIX
11 47 (1.86%) HAProxy
12 45 (1.78%) SCCM
13 41 (1.62%) Graphite
14 39 (1.54%) Rancher
15 37 (1.46%) Packer
16 32 (1.27%) Consul
17 29 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
18 25 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 22 (0.87%) Dollar Universe
19 22 (0.87%) Mesos
Vendors
1 338 (13.36%) Oracle
2 320 (12.65%) VMware
3 254 (10.04%) Microsoft
4 211 (8.34%) Red Hat
5 111 (4.39%) Google
6 99 (3.91%) Atlassian
7 96 (3.80%) Cisco
8 95 (3.76%) ServiceNow
9 92 (3.64%) IBM
10 91 (3.60%) HP
11 80 (3.16%) Splunk
12 66 (2.61%) SAP
13 49 (1.94%) AppDynamics
14 48 (1.90%) Citrix
15 43 (1.70%) SaltStack
16 42 (1.66%) New Relic
16 42 (1.66%) Rackspace
17 34 (1.34%) Juniper
17 34 (1.34%) Sonatype
18 29 (1.15%) TIBCO
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