Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 114 110
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,689 721 1,913
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.21% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.54% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,156 489 1,220
10th Percentile £356 £313 £315
25th Percentile £431 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £588
90th Percentile £650 £638 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 13 56
10th Percentile £11.65 £22.55 £16.88
25th Percentile £13.25 £34.00 £31.84
Median hourly rate £39.08 £42.00 £39.75
Median % change year-on-year -6.96% +5.66% +20.45%
75th Percentile £53.75 £43.38 £47.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.95 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.29 £39.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year -0.54% -0.63% +24.22%

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 76,137 28,407 73,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.10% 87.10% 87.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,031 19,269 49,415
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,699 823 2,177
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.64 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.71 £15.49 £14.86
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.14 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.89% +4.65% +10.87%

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 1,441 £505 +6.32% 478
UK excluding London -5 783 £475 +8.57% 306
London +13 615 £543 +3.33% 202
Work from Home -37 439 £500 +11.11% 76
South East -7 241 £450 -8.40% 61
Midlands +25 202 £520 +30.00% 64
West Midlands +17 179 £515 +28.69% 56
North of England -31 135 £475 +7.04% 81
North West -16 84 £510 +18.06% 47
South West -21 69 £425 -1.51% 35
East of England -21 66 £491 -0.69% 33
Scotland -71 54 £475 +10.47% 16
Yorkshire -9 46 £375 -13.54% 25
Wales -2 27 £480 +19.88% 15
East Midlands -24 19 £570 +49.51% 8
North East -20 5 £415 -14.43% 9
Northern Ireland -6 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 634 (37.54%) DevOps
2 576 (34.10%) Linux
3 544 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
4 537 (31.79%) Ansible
5 469 (27.77%) AWS
6 413 (24.45%) Terraform
7 411 (24.33%) Jenkins
8 403 (23.86%) Azure
9 401 (23.74%) Security Cleared
10 394 (23.33%) Social Skills
11 393 (23.27%) Python
12 386 (22.85%) Windows
12 386 (22.85%) Java
13 319 (18.89%) Kubernetes
14 311 (18.41%) SQL
14 311 (18.41%) SC Cleared
15 306 (18.12%) Docker
16 299 (17.70%) Puppet
17 294 (17.41%) Git (software)
18 286 (16.93%) Microsoft
19 257 (15.22%) Oracle
20 252 (14.92%) JIRA
21 248 (14.68%) ITIL
22 234 (13.85%) Infrastructure as Code
23 229 (13.56%) Public Sector
24 219 (12.97%) Unix
25 215 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
25 215 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
26 214 (12.67%) Software Engineering
27 208 (12.31%) Finance

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
1 198 (11.72%) Confluence
2 123 (7.28%) WebLogic
3 62 (3.67%) SAS
4 60 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (2.43%) Apache
7 37 (2.19%) nginx
8 28 (1.66%) IIS
9 25 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.36%) Apache Spark
11 21 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.01%) CICS
13 13 (0.77%) CMS
13 13 (0.77%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.77%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.47%) Traefik
15 7 (0.41%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.30%) JBoss
17 4 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 68 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.65%) Siemens NX
5 11 (0.65%) Simulink
6 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.12%) Windchill
10 1 (0.059%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 27 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (1.18%) SAP IBP
3 17 (1.01%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.24%) SAP EWM
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.12%) Summit
8 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.059%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.059%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.059%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 469 (27.77%) AWS
2 403 (23.86%) Azure
3 147 (8.70%) GCP
4 115 (6.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 109 (6.45%) GitHub
6 92 (5.45%) PaaS
7 88 (5.21%) IaaS
8 73 (4.32%) SaaS
9 62 (3.67%) Serverless
10 61 (3.61%) Microsoft 365
11 56 (3.32%) Amazon S3
12 44 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
13 39 (2.31%) Amazon EKS
14 37 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 34 (2.01%) OpenShift
16 31 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 30 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
18 25 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
19 21 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
19 21 (1.24%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 78 (4.62%) DNS
3 76 (4.50%) Firewall
4 67 (3.97%) HTTP
5 44 (2.61%) WAN
6 34 (2.01%) VPN
7 30 (1.78%) LAN
8 29 (1.72%) Network Security
9 24 (1.42%) SNMP
10 21 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (1.24%) SSL
11 20 (1.18%) VoIP
12 17 (1.01%) DHCP
12 17 (1.01%) SAN
12 17 (1.01%) VSAN
13 16 (0.95%) Internet
14 14 (0.83%) OSPF
15 13 (0.77%) BGP
15 13 (0.77%) Multicast
16 12 (0.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.80%) MySQL
3 72 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 63 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
6 62 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
7 47 (2.78%) Big Data
8 44 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 42 (2.49%) NoSQL
10 40 (2.37%) MongoDB
11 39 (2.31%) Apache Hive
12 35 (2.07%) Pentaho
13 32 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (1.48%) DB2
15 24 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (1.36%) HBase
17 22 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
18 21 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
19 20 (1.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 411 (24.33%) Jenkins
2 294 (17.41%) Git (software)
3 252 (14.92%) JIRA
4 135 (7.99%) GitLab
5 103 (6.10%) Bitbucket
6 80 (4.74%) Maven
7 67 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 55 (3.26%) Subversion
9 52 (3.08%) Artifactory
10 45 (2.66%) SonarQube
11 43 (2.55%) Rational DOORS
12 29 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.72%) Visual Studio
13 24 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 24 (1.42%) Selenium
14 23 (1.36%) CA Gen
15 22 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
16 21 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.24%) Rational Team Concert
17 17 (1.01%) Gradle
General
1 394 (23.33%) Social Skills
2 229 (13.56%) Public Sector
3 208 (12.31%) Finance
4 125 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (5.21%) Banking
6 84 (4.97%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
9 36 (2.13%) Electronics
9 36 (2.13%) Marketing
10 22 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
11 20 (1.18%) Retail
12 19 (1.12%) Front Office
12 19 (1.12%) Military
12 19 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
13 17 (1.01%) Aerospace
14 14 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (0.59%) Law
16 9 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 312 (18.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 302 (17.88%) Developer
3 117 (6.93%) Analyst
4 98 (5.80%) Architect
5 88 (5.21%) Consultant
6 87 (5.15%) Software Engineer
7 79 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
8 68 (4.03%) Java Developer
9 60 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
10 53 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
11 52 (3.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 50 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 44 (2.61%) .NET Developer
13 44 (2.61%) Linux Engineer
13 44 (2.61%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 39 (2.31%) AWS DevOps
14 39 (2.31%) Platform Engineer
14 39 (2.31%) Site Engineer
15 36 (2.13%) Administrator
16 35 (2.07%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (7.87%) .NET
2 122 (7.22%) Web Services
3 109 (6.45%) JSON
4 98 (5.80%) XML
5 95 (5.62%) J2EE
6 73 (4.32%) CSS
7 62 (3.67%) HTML
7 62 (3.67%) REST
8 61 (3.61%) Spring
9 57 (3.37%) Node.js
10 55 (3.26%) Spring Boot
11 48 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
12 47 (2.78%) Kafka
13 44 (2.61%) Apache Camel
13 44 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
14 43 (2.55%) AngularJS
15 40 (2.37%) Middleware
16 39 (2.31%) React
17 37 (2.19%) LDAP
18 35 (2.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.87%) CMDB
2 106 (6.28%) Management Information System
3 86 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 70 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 62 (3.67%) Cloud Native
7 45 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
8 38 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 27 (1.60%) Clustering
10 25 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.42%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.36%) Equities
12 23 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (1.36%) Legacy Applications
13 21 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
14 19 (1.12%) Mainframe
15 18 (1.07%) PKI
16 17 (1.01%) Driving Licence
16 17 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 576 (34.10%) Linux
2 386 (22.85%) Windows
3 219 (12.97%) Unix
4 98 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (4.80%) Windows Server
6 36 (2.13%) CentOS
7 34 (2.01%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.24%) Windows 10
10 21 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.89%) zOS
13 11 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.47%) Debian
14 8 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.47%) Solaris
15 7 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.41%) VMS
16 6 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (37.54%) DevOps
2 544 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
3 248 (14.68%) ITIL
4 234 (13.85%) Infrastructure as Code
5 215 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
5 215 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
6 214 (12.67%) Software Engineering
7 193 (11.43%) Problem Management
8 189 (11.19%) Microservices
9 186 (11.01%) Process Improvement
10 183 (10.83%) Scrum
11 172 (10.18%) Data Modelling
12 165 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
13 163 (9.65%) Change Management
14 154 (9.12%) Service Management
15 146 (8.64%) OO
16 144 (8.53%) Test Strategy
17 131 (7.76%) Test Automation
18 127 (7.52%) Migration
19 121 (7.16%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 393 (23.27%) Python
2 386 (22.85%) Java
3 311 (18.41%) SQL
4 202 (11.96%) PowerShell
5 181 (10.72%) Bash Shell
6 138 (8.17%) C#
7 134 (7.93%) JavaScript
8 132 (7.82%) PL/SQL
9 128 (7.58%) Shell Script
10 87 (5.15%) Perl
11 82 (4.85%) Ruby
12 76 (4.50%) C
13 72 (4.26%) Go
14 69 (4.09%) Scala
15 64 (3.79%) C++
16 43 (2.55%) Java 8
17 37 (2.19%) Groovy
18 34 (2.01%) R
19 33 (1.95%) COBOL
20 27 (1.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 401 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 311 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 81 (4.80%) Degree
3 81 (4.80%) DV Cleared
4 29 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.65%) AWS Certification
8 11 (0.65%) CCNA
8 11 (0.65%) CCNP
8 11 (0.65%) ISEB
9 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.53%) CISSP
11 5 (0.30%) CCIE
11 5 (0.30%) CISA
11 5 (0.30%) MCSE
12 4 (0.24%) CISM
12 4 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.25%) QA
2 28 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.54%) PMO
4 17 (1.01%) SLA
5 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.53%) GDPR
7 8 (0.47%) NCSC
7 8 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.30%) COBIT
8 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.30%) NIST
9 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.18%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.18%) IFRS
10 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.18%) RMADS
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) MISRA
11 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 306 (18.12%) Docker
2 171 (10.12%) Active Directory
3 119 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.13%) HDFS
5 32 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.78%) VMware NSX
7 29 (1.72%) vSphere
8 28 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (1.54%) Hyper-V
10 17 (1.01%) NFS
11 15 (0.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (0.89%) RACF
12 10 (0.59%) LXC
12 10 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.47%) KVM
13 8 (0.47%) XenApp
14 7 (0.41%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 537 (31.79%) Ansible
2 413 (24.45%) Terraform
3 319 (18.89%) Kubernetes
4 299 (17.70%) Puppet
5 170 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
6 69 (4.09%) Prometheus
7 56 (3.32%) Packer
8 50 (2.96%) SCCM
9 47 (2.78%) Grafana
10 42 (2.49%) Nagios
11 41 (2.43%) Docker Swarm
12 37 (2.19%) Istio
13 27 (1.60%) Consul
14 26 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
14 26 (1.54%) ZABBIX
15 25 (1.48%) vRealize
16 23 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
17 19 (1.12%) BladeLogic
17 19 (1.12%) Salt
18 16 (0.95%) Rancher
Vendors
1 286 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 257 (15.22%) Oracle
3 154 (9.12%) VMware
4 116 (6.87%) ServiceNow
5 91 (5.39%) BEA
6 84 (4.97%) webMethods
7 82 (4.85%) Informatica
8 80 (4.74%) SAP
9 74 (4.38%) Splunk
10 59 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 53 (3.14%) Google
12 49 (2.90%) IBM
13 46 (2.72%) Cisco
14 45 (2.66%) WSO2
15 40 (2.37%) Citrix
16 35 (2.07%) Remedy
17 32 (1.89%) Talend
18 28 (1.66%) BMC
19 27 (1.60%) Atlassian
19 27 (1.60%) HP