Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 96 85
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,589 2,438 2,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.45% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.85% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,566 1,653 1,605
UK median daily rate £500 £515 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +8.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £350 £310
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 89 65
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £19.20 £14.99 £24.60
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +2.41%

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 86,684 85,539 81,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 85.87% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,252 57,186 53,627
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,197 2,029 2,360
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% -1.72%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.81% +6.67% -10.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +6 2,408 £500 -3.85% 610
UK excluding London +5 1,475 £450 -10.00% 423
London -10 1,056 £550 +4.76% 243
South East -17 420 £425 -15.00% 96
North of England +5 328 £486 -2.75% 115
Midlands +37 241 £425 -19.05% 49
East of England +48 205 £500 -4.76% 34
West Midlands +36 172 £438 -12.50% 34
Yorkshire +15 155 £450 -10.00% 36
South West +37 153 £435 +3.57% 73
North West -16 116 £520 -0.95% 70
Scotland -38 87 £375 -23.08% 33
East Midlands +22 68 £405 -22.12% 15
North East -1 62 £500 -9.09% 9
Wales -8 36 £478 +29.49% 16
Northern Ireland +26 4 £525 - 7
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,277 (49.32%) Linux
2 1,245 (48.09%) DevOps
3 1,038 (40.09%) Jenkins
4 1,010 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
5 920 (35.53%) Puppet
6 859 (33.18%) Ansible
7 850 (32.83%) Amazon AWS
8 807 (31.17%) Python
9 779 (30.09%) Java
10 740 (28.58%) Continuous Integration
11 720 (27.81%) Git (software)
12 692 (26.73%) Docker
13 545 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
14 525 (20.28%) Terraform
15 521 (20.12%) Windows
16 514 (19.85%) Test Automation
17 449 (17.34%) Security Cleared
18 429 (16.57%) Open Source
19 428 (16.53%) Ruby
20 417 (16.11%) Kubernetes
21 386 (14.91%) Unix
22 379 (14.64%) SQL
23 376 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
24 373 (14.41%) JIRA
25 366 (14.14%) Scrum
26 362 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
27 352 (13.60%) Finance
28 349 (13.48%) Microsoft
29 348 (13.44%) JavaScript
29 348 (13.44%) 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
1 286 (11.05%) Confluence
2 191 (7.38%) Apache
3 180 (6.95%) nginx
4 153 (5.91%) Tomcat
5 107 (4.13%) JBoss
6 104 (4.02%) WebLogic
7 85 (3.28%) IIS
8 83 (3.21%) WebSphere
9 59 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
10 51 (1.97%) Jetty
10 51 (1.97%) Mongrel
11 43 (1.66%) OpenStack
12 42 (1.62%) Apache Spark
13 35 (1.35%) CMS
14 32 (1.24%) SharePoint
15 24 (0.93%) SAP Portal
16 19 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (0.66%) MS Exchange
18 15 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
19 12 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.19%) HipChat
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.077%) Simulink
8 2 (0.077%) SPSS
9 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.039%) CATIA
9 1 (0.039%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.54%) Maximo
2 14 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 7 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.15%) Magento
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.077%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 850 (32.83%) Amazon AWS
2 376 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (8.27%) GitHub
4 194 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
5 176 (6.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 172 (6.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 118 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
8 111 (4.29%) Amazon S3
9 103 (3.98%) Serverless
10 96 (3.71%) PaaS
11 87 (3.36%) IaaS
12 80 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
13 77 (2.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 66 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 61 (2.36%) Google App Engine
15 61 (2.36%) Route 53
16 60 (2.32%) SaaS
17 56 (2.16%) Office 365
18 55 (2.12%) Google Analytics
19 46 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 332 (12.82%) HTTP
2 260 (10.04%) TCP/IP
3 207 (8.00%) DNS
4 205 (7.92%) SSL
5 151 (5.83%) Firewall
6 125 (4.83%) DHCP
7 106 (4.09%) FTP
8 92 (3.55%) IPsec
9 80 (3.09%) VPN
10 55 (2.12%) Internet
11 41 (1.58%) iSCSI
12 40 (1.54%) VLAN
13 39 (1.51%) SAN
14 35 (1.35%) SSH
14 35 (1.35%) WAN
15 32 (1.24%) LAN
16 26 (1.00%) ICMP
17 25 (0.97%) VoIP
18 17 (0.66%) Network Security
19 12 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (7.45%) MySQL
2 187 (7.22%) Relational Database
3 180 (6.95%) NoSQL
4 179 (6.91%) MongoDB
5 130 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (3.71%) Amazon RDS
7 95 (3.67%) SQL Server
8 77 (2.97%) Hadoop
9 75 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 75 (2.90%) Big Data
10 69 (2.67%) RDBMS
11 52 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 36 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 36 (1.39%) Apache Hive
13 34 (1.31%) Pentaho
14 31 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (1.04%) Redis
16 26 (1.00%) HBase
17 22 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,038 (40.09%) Jenkins
2 720 (27.81%) Git (software)
3 373 (14.41%) JIRA
4 229 (8.85%) Subversion
5 203 (7.84%) Maven
6 166 (6.41%) GitLab
7 147 (5.68%) JUnit
8 141 (5.45%) Selenium
9 135 (5.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 119 (4.60%) Ant
11 117 (4.52%) Artifactory
12 111 (4.29%) Cucumber
13 102 (3.94%) Travis CI
14 89 (3.44%) Bitbucket
15 77 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 64 (2.47%) IntelliJ
17 63 (2.43%) TeamCity
18 62 (2.39%) gulp
18 62 (2.39%) SonarQube
19 61 (2.36%) Hudson
General
1 352 (13.60%) Finance
2 107 (4.13%) Banking
3 100 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 67 (2.59%) Electronics
5 67 (2.59%) Marketing
6 53 (2.05%) Retail
7 27 (1.04%) Back Office
8 23 (0.89%) Legal
9 19 (0.73%) Military
10 18 (0.70%) Advertising
11 15 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.50%) Law
13 11 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.42%) Publishing
14 8 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.23%) Billing
16 5 (0.19%) Games
17 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 814 (31.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 405 (15.64%) Developer
3 221 (8.54%) AWS Engineer
4 212 (8.19%) AWS DevOps
5 187 (7.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 159 (6.14%) Analyst
7 153 (5.91%) Architect
8 126 (4.87%) Senior DevOps
9 123 (4.75%) Linux Engineer
10 113 (4.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 88 (3.40%) Java Developer
12 86 (3.32%) Scala Developer
12 86 (3.32%) Software Engineer
13 82 (3.17%) Consultant
14 79 (3.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 72 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
16 65 (2.51%) Configuration Analyst
17 58 (2.24%) Agile Developer
18 55 (2.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 55 (2.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (8.42%) Node.js
2 182 (7.03%) HTML
3 181 (6.99%) .NET
4 179 (6.91%) Web Services
5 172 (6.64%) Elastic Stack
6 169 (6.53%) JSON
7 167 (6.45%) Spring
8 158 (6.10%) REST
9 157 (6.06%) J2EE
10 154 (5.95%) CSS
11 146 (5.64%) RESTful
12 115 (4.44%) Servlets
13 112 (4.33%) Play Framework
13 112 (4.33%) XML
14 94 (3.63%) Middleware
15 91 (3.51%) AngularJS
16 87 (3.36%) Kafka
17 83 (3.21%) Ruby on Rails
18 77 (2.97%) Gherkin
18 77 (2.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 162 (6.26%) Public Cloud
2 155 (5.99%) CMDB
3 128 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 109 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 83 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 55 (2.12%) User Experience
8 51 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
10 37 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 31 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 29 (1.12%) Derivative
14 26 (1.00%) Clustering
14 26 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 24 (0.93%) Virtual Team
16 23 (0.89%) Fintech
17 20 (0.77%) Fat Client
17 20 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,277 (49.32%) Linux
2 521 (20.12%) Windows
3 386 (14.91%) Unix
4 306 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 132 (5.10%) CentOS
6 120 (4.63%) Windows Server
7 96 (3.71%) Ubuntu
8 55 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (1.62%) Android
10 42 (1.62%) CoreOS
10 42 (1.62%) Windows 10
11 34 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 34 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 25 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 21 (0.81%) Solaris
14 16 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
15 15 (0.58%) AIX
16 13 (0.50%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,245 (48.09%) DevOps
2 1,010 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
3 740 (28.58%) Continuous Integration
4 514 (19.85%) Test Automation
5 429 (16.57%) Open Source
6 366 (14.14%) Scrum
7 362 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
8 328 (12.67%) ITIL
9 275 (10.62%) Microservices
10 236 (9.12%) Deployment Automation
11 211 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 204 (7.88%) TDD
13 192 (7.42%) Kanban
14 191 (7.38%) Service Management
15 184 (7.11%) Software Engineering
16 158 (6.10%) Change Management
17 156 (6.03%) Migration
18 155 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
19 145 (5.60%) OO
20 135 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 807 (31.17%) Python
2 779 (30.09%) Java
3 428 (16.53%) Ruby
4 379 (14.64%) SQL
5 348 (13.44%) JavaScript
6 311 (12.01%) Bash Shell
7 296 (11.43%) Perl
8 183 (7.07%) Shell Script
9 170 (6.57%) Scala
10 162 (6.26%) PowerShell
11 136 (5.25%) Go
12 126 (4.87%) C#
13 91 (3.51%) C++
14 88 (3.40%) C
15 78 (3.01%) Groovy
16 61 (2.36%) PHP
17 57 (2.20%) Haskell
17 57 (2.20%) PL/SQL
18 34 (1.31%) Java 8
19 26 (1.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 449 (17.34%) Security Cleared
2 348 (13.44%) SC Cleared
3 111 (4.29%) Degree
4 81 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 80 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 55 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
7 37 (1.43%) AWS Certification
8 26 (1.00%) ISEB
9 21 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.73%) RHCE
11 16 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.50%) CCNA
12 13 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.46%) NCDA
13 12 (0.46%) NCSIE
14 10 (0.39%) MCSE
14 10 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.94%) QA
2 27 (1.04%) SLA
3 23 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.77%) PMO
5 19 (0.73%) COBIT
6 16 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.50%) GDPR
9 11 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.23%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.19%) TickIT
12 4 (0.15%) DO-178B
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 26262
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.077%) GAMP
14 2 (0.077%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.077%) SEPA
System Software
1 692 (26.73%) Docker
2 203 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (5.29%) Active Directory
4 80 (3.09%) Xen
5 76 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 54 (2.09%) NFS
7 42 (1.62%) Hyper-V
8 30 (1.16%) etcd
8 30 (1.16%) flannel
9 29 (1.12%) SkyDNS
9 29 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.04%) Ceph
10 27 (1.04%) Firmware
11 26 (1.00%) GlusterFS
12 25 (0.97%) vSphere
13 18 (0.70%) HDFS
14 17 (0.66%) VirtualBox
15 16 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 920 (35.53%) Puppet
2 859 (33.18%) Ansible
3 545 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 525 (20.28%) Terraform
5 417 (16.11%) Kubernetes
6 105 (4.06%) Grafana
7 98 (3.79%) Packer
8 96 (3.71%) Kibana
9 93 (3.59%) ZABBIX
10 91 (3.51%) Salt
11 81 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
12 73 (2.82%) Prometheus
13 70 (2.70%) Nagios
14 63 (2.43%) SCCM
15 55 (2.12%) Graphite
16 53 (2.05%) HAProxy
17 48 (1.85%) Mesos
18 46 (1.78%) Consul
19 39 (1.51%) rkt
20 38 (1.47%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 349 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 289 (11.16%) Google
3 257 (9.93%) VMware
4 249 (9.62%) Oracle
5 185 (7.15%) Red Hat
6 128 (4.94%) Splunk
7 106 (4.09%) SAP
8 90 (3.48%) ServiceNow
9 86 (3.32%) Atlassian
10 62 (2.39%) webMethods
11 61 (2.36%) SaltStack
12 53 (2.05%) Adobe
13 52 (2.01%) Cisco
14 50 (1.93%) Citrix
15 42 (1.62%) New Relic
16 33 (1.27%) BEA
17 30 (1.16%) IBM
18 25 (0.97%) NetApp
19 24 (0.93%) AppDynamics
20 23 (0.89%) Hortonworks