Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 87 77
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,694 2,431 2,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.67% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 3.15% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,667 1,494 1,827
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £329 £319 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +12.50% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 84 79
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% +17.65%
10th Percentile £15.11 £18.45 £17.69
90th Percentile £60.23 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +15.72%

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 85,519 77,176 89,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.78% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,362 50,523 58,954
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,338 2,076 2,266
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.48 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 16 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 20 June 2018. 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 -3 2,527 £500 +2.04% 547
UK excluding London -5 1,420 £466 +3.61% 372
London +7 1,236 £550 +7.32% 214
South East -13 439 £475 +5.56% 93
North of England -4 373 £425 -5.56% 79
Midlands +28 207 £500 +5.26% 71
North West +22 150 £475 +0.53% 46
East of England -14 143 £475 -3.06% 44
Yorkshire -35 132 £425 -3.13% 26
South West +23 127 £463 +15.63% 43
West Midlands -1 120 £525 +5.81% 46
Scotland -21 95 £415 +6.41% 34
North East +12 91 £395 -16.84% 7
East Midlands +37 83 £450 +66.67% 25
Wales -15 34 £475 +17.72% 6
Northern Ireland +15 1 £400 +45.45% 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 1,382 (51.30%) Linux
2 1,330 (49.37%) DevOps
3 1,106 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
4 1,069 (39.68%) Puppet
5 1,043 (38.72%) Jenkins
6 948 (35.19%) Python
7 921 (34.19%) Ansible
8 905 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
9 825 (30.62%) Docker
10 797 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
11 768 (28.51%) Git (software)
12 696 (25.84%) Opscode Chef
13 674 (25.02%) Java
14 560 (20.79%) Terraform
15 509 (18.89%) Windows
16 497 (18.45%) Security Cleared
17 491 (18.23%) Test Automation
18 488 (18.11%) Ruby
19 482 (17.89%) Bash Shell
20 472 (17.52%) Open Source
21 439 (16.30%) Finance
22 434 (16.11%) Unix
23 417 (15.48%) Kubernetes
24 391 (14.51%) SC Cleared
25 385 (14.29%) Perl
26 384 (14.25%) Microsoft Azure
27 366 (13.59%) JIRA
28 343 (12.73%) ITIL
29 336 (12.47%) JavaScript
30 303 (11.25%) SQL

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
1 245 (9.09%) Confluence
2 165 (6.12%) nginx
3 110 (4.08%) Apache
4 87 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 83 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 81 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
7 69 (2.56%) JBoss
7 69 (2.56%) OpenStack
8 61 (2.26%) WebSphere
9 58 (2.15%) Apache Spark
10 57 (2.12%) IIS
11 30 (1.11%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.97%) CMS
13 24 (0.89%) MS Exchange
14 23 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 18 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.67%) Apache Pig
17 16 (0.59%) Drupal
17 16 (0.59%) Mongrel
Applications
1 66 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.41%) HipChat
5 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.19%) Windchill
7 4 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.074%) Simulink
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.037%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.037%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.41%) Magento
4 10 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.22%) Servitor
8 5 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.11%) assyst
10 3 (0.11%) Maximo
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 905 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
2 384 (14.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (7.83%) Serverless
4 202 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
5 191 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 175 (6.50%) GitHub
7 153 (5.68%) AWS Lambda
8 138 (5.12%) Amazon S3
9 115 (4.27%) PaaS
10 113 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 110 (4.08%) IaaS
12 104 (3.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 104 (3.86%) Route 53
12 104 (3.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 72 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
14 69 (2.56%) SaaS
15 68 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
16 59 (2.19%) CloudFront
17 56 (2.08%) Datadog
18 35 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 258 (9.58%) HTTP
2 250 (9.28%) TCP/IP
3 216 (8.02%) SSL
4 213 (7.91%) DNS
5 186 (6.90%) Firewall
6 81 (3.01%) DHCP
7 69 (2.56%) IPsec
8 67 (2.49%) FTP
9 60 (2.23%) VPN
10 59 (2.19%) Internet
11 53 (1.97%) WAN
12 52 (1.93%) LAN
12 52 (1.93%) SAN
13 32 (1.19%) Network Security
14 25 (0.93%) MPLS
15 23 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (0.82%) SMS
17 20 (0.74%) Wireshark
18 19 (0.71%) HTTPS
19 18 (0.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (7.98%) MySQL
2 199 (7.39%) MongoDB
2 199 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
3 166 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 161 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 124 (4.60%) SQL Server
6 119 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
7 90 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 86 (3.19%) Big Data
9 68 (2.52%) RDBMS
10 59 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (1.71%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
13 39 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (1.34%) DB2
15 31 (1.15%) Neo4j
16 29 (1.08%) Apache Hive
17 28 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
18 26 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 25 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,043 (38.72%) Jenkins
2 768 (28.51%) Git (software)
3 366 (13.59%) JIRA
4 151 (5.61%) Artifactory
5 147 (5.46%) Subversion
6 145 (5.38%) Maven
7 139 (5.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 138 (5.12%) TeamCity
9 103 (3.82%) Vagrant
10 101 (3.75%) Selenium
10 101 (3.75%) Travis CI
11 86 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 86 (3.19%) GitLab
12 80 (2.97%) Ant
13 77 (2.86%) Bitbucket
14 68 (2.52%) JUnit
15 62 (2.30%) Cucumber
16 55 (2.04%) SonarQube
17 50 (1.86%) Gerrit
18 48 (1.78%) Gradle
General
1 439 (16.30%) Finance
2 131 (4.86%) Banking
3 63 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.86%) Marketing
5 48 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 42 (1.56%) Retail
7 32 (1.19%) Military
8 30 (1.11%) Back Office
8 30 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 25 (0.93%) Electronics
10 24 (0.89%) Law
11 20 (0.74%) Publishing
12 17 (0.63%) Legal
13 15 (0.56%) Games
14 14 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 14 (0.52%) Automotive
15 13 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.33%) Front Office
17 9 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 877 (32.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 425 (15.78%) Developer
3 253 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
4 235 (8.72%) AWS DevOps
5 202 (7.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 155 (5.75%) Senior DevOps
7 150 (5.57%) Consultant
8 140 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
8 140 (5.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 139 (5.16%) Cloud Engineer
10 137 (5.09%) Analyst
11 126 (4.68%) Architect
12 105 (3.90%) Java Developer
13 103 (3.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 96 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 91 (3.38%) Administrator
15 91 (3.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 59 (2.19%) DevOps Consultant
16 59 (2.19%) Lead DevOps
17 58 (2.15%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (9.69%) Web Services
2 231 (8.57%) Node.js
3 210 (7.80%) Elastic Stack
4 185 (6.87%) HTML
5 162 (6.01%) RESTful
6 154 (5.72%) REST
7 146 (5.42%) CSS
8 132 (4.90%) .NET
9 130 (4.83%) Spring
10 116 (4.31%) React
11 97 (3.60%) JSON
12 93 (3.45%) Kafka
13 89 (3.30%) HTML5
14 87 (3.23%) AngularJS
15 85 (3.16%) Middleware
16 81 (3.01%) XML
17 74 (2.75%) J2EE
18 71 (2.64%) CSS3
19 66 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
20 62 (2.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 136 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
4 124 (4.60%) CMDB
5 116 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 95 (3.53%) Public Cloud
7 67 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 65 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 49 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.82%) Fintech
10 47 (1.74%) Clustering
10 47 (1.74%) Replication
11 46 (1.71%) Cloud Native
12 44 (1.63%) Virtual Team
13 38 (1.41%) Private Cloud
14 32 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
14 32 (1.19%) User Experience
15 30 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,382 (51.30%) Linux
2 509 (18.89%) Windows
3 434 (16.11%) Unix
4 296 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 141 (5.23%) CentOS
6 124 (4.60%) Windows Server
7 85 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 65 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (2.00%) AIX
10 53 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (1.78%) Solaris
12 47 (1.74%) CoreOS
13 39 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.19%) Windows 7
15 29 (1.08%) Android
16 25 (0.93%) Apple iOS
17 24 (0.89%) Windows 10
18 21 (0.78%) DC/OS
19 15 (0.56%) VMS
20 14 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,330 (49.37%) DevOps
2 1,106 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
3 797 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
4 491 (18.23%) Test Automation
5 472 (17.52%) Open Source
6 343 (12.73%) ITIL
7 266 (9.87%) Scrum
8 262 (9.73%) TDD
9 256 (9.50%) Microservices
10 250 (9.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 240 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
12 236 (8.76%) SDLC
13 229 (8.50%) Deployment Automation
14 214 (7.94%) Change Management
15 203 (7.54%) Software Engineering
16 192 (7.13%) Service Management
17 165 (6.12%) Mentoring
18 160 (5.94%) Release Management
19 156 (5.79%) Migration
20 155 (5.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 948 (35.19%) Python
2 674 (25.02%) Java
3 488 (18.11%) Ruby
4 482 (17.89%) Bash Shell
5 385 (14.29%) Perl
6 336 (12.47%) JavaScript
7 303 (11.25%) SQL
8 213 (7.91%) PowerShell
9 169 (6.27%) Shell Script
10 137 (5.09%) C
11 115 (4.27%) Go
12 112 (4.16%) C#
13 100 (3.71%) PHP
14 94 (3.49%) Scala
15 81 (3.01%) C++
16 45 (1.67%) Groovy
16 45 (1.67%) TypeScript
17 43 (1.60%) Java 8
18 41 (1.52%) ES6
18 41 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 497 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 391 (14.51%) SC Cleared
3 125 (4.64%) Degree
4 62 (2.30%) AWS Certification
5 49 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 43 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 42 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.67%) CCNA
10 18 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 15 (0.56%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.48%) ISEB
13 12 (0.45%) CCNP
14 11 (0.41%) CISSP
14 11 (0.41%) MCSE
14 11 (0.41%) RHCE
15 8 (0.30%) CISM
15 8 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.38%) QA
2 48 (1.78%) SLA
3 45 (1.67%) GCP
4 36 (1.34%) PMO
5 28 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.63%) Def Stans
7 15 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.37%) MISRA
9 8 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.22%) GDPR
10 6 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.22%) MISRA C
11 5 (0.19%) GMP
11 5 (0.19%) GxP
11 5 (0.19%) TickIT
12 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.15%) GLP
13 3 (0.11%) DO-254
System Software
1 825 (30.62%) Docker
2 143 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (4.83%) Active Directory
4 101 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
5 53 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 29 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.97%) Firmware
8 26 (0.97%) NFS
8 26 (0.97%) VirtualBox
9 25 (0.93%) etcd
9 25 (0.93%) flannel
10 22 (0.82%) vSphere
11 21 (0.78%) Xen
12 16 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.45%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.45%) KVM
14 10 (0.37%) vCloud
14 10 (0.37%) XenApp
15 9 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,069 (39.68%) Puppet
2 921 (34.19%) Ansible
3 696 (25.84%) Opscode Chef
4 560 (20.79%) Terraform
5 417 (15.48%) Kubernetes
6 170 (6.31%) Salt
7 153 (5.68%) Packer
8 86 (3.19%) Nagios
9 77 (2.86%) HAProxy
9 77 (2.86%) Kibana
10 68 (2.52%) logstash
11 62 (2.30%) SCCM
12 60 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
13 52 (1.93%) Grafana
14 47 (1.74%) Consul
15 42 (1.56%) Mesos
16 39 (1.45%) Rancher
17 35 (1.30%) ZABBIX
18 32 (1.19%) Sysdig
19 30 (1.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 289 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 219 (8.13%) Red Hat
3 207 (7.68%) Oracle
4 203 (7.54%) VMware
5 178 (6.61%) Splunk
6 153 (5.68%) Google
7 97 (3.60%) SaltStack
8 96 (3.56%) Atlassian
9 92 (3.41%) New Relic
10 86 (3.19%) ServiceNow
11 78 (2.90%) Cisco
12 76 (2.82%) IBM
13 64 (2.38%) HP
14 57 (2.12%) SAP
15 47 (1.74%) Citrix
16 39 (1.45%) Hortonworks
17 38 (1.41%) Adobe
18 37 (1.37%) Remedy
19 32 (1.19%) Sybase
20 30 (1.11%) CA