Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 122 97
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25 -2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,081 1,142 2,438
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.99% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.33% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 752 1,565
10th Percentile £356 £325 £320
25th Percentile £405 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year -3.10% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £572 £588 £588
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -10.87% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 49
10th Percentile £20.44 £19.55 £17.65
25th Percentile £25.56 £36.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £51.74 £51.88 £46.37
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.71% - +6.25%

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 46,528 48,924 83,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.88% 85.19% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,905 32,513 56,467
10th Percentile £306 £281 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £576 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £445 £435
% change year-on-year -2.02% +2.30% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,553 2,004
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.37 £11.57
25th Percentile £15.81 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £22.75
Median % change year-on-year +23.24% -5.49% +8.33%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.88
90th Percentile £59.38 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.37% -10.22% +12.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 2021.

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 April 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 -7 837 £475 -5.00% 381
UK excluding London -2 495 £437 -10.87% 291
London +6 375 £525 -0.94% 132
Work from Home -33 343 £495 -5.71% 65
South East +2 132 £439 -12.28% 58
Midlands +56 110 £405 -10.00% 38
North of England -8 96 £456 -13.10% 82
West Midlands +36 94 £405 -12.43% 34
Scotland -40 65 £483 +7.22% 23
North West -6 57 £475 -9.52% 44
South West +4 46 £425 -15.00% 48
East of England +21 42 £425 -5.56% 21
North East +22 20 £425 -13.27% 8
Yorkshire -2 19 £425 -29.17% 30
East Midlands +19 11 £400 +3.90% 4
Wales +12 5 £334 -33.25% 21

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 424 (39.22%) DevOps
2 382 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (32.93%) Ansible
4 332 (30.71%) AWS
5 299 (27.66%) Linux
6 291 (26.92%) Java
7 273 (25.25%) Terraform
8 271 (25.07%) Security Cleared
9 270 (24.98%) Python
10 264 (24.42%) Azure
11 253 (23.40%) Jenkins
12 250 (23.13%) SQL
13 215 (19.89%) Docker
14 211 (19.52%) SC Cleared
15 194 (17.95%) Git (software)
16 192 (17.76%) Windows
17 187 (17.30%) Kubernetes
18 180 (16.65%) Puppet
19 168 (15.54%) Unix
20 163 (15.08%) ITIL
21 157 (14.52%) Microsoft
22 155 (14.34%) JIRA
23 152 (14.06%) PowerShell
23 152 (14.06%) Oracle
24 149 (13.78%) Data Modelling
24 149 (13.78%) Problem Management
25 148 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
26 144 (13.32%) Infrastructure as Code
26 144 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
27 143 (13.23%) Continuous Integration

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
1 109 (10.08%) Confluence
2 82 (7.59%) Apache
3 65 (6.01%) WebLogic
4 36 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (2.78%) nginx
5 30 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 30 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.31%) Apache Spark
7 24 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
8 21 (1.94%) IIS
9 20 (1.85%) CMS
10 13 (1.20%) JBoss
11 12 (1.11%) SAP Portal
12 9 (0.83%) Documentum
13 8 (0.74%) SAS
14 7 (0.65%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.46%) Jetty
15 5 (0.46%) Mongrel
15 5 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.83%) Simulink
5 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.093%) GIMP
7 1 (0.093%) InVision
7 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 12 (1.11%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (0.65%) assyst
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.19%) SAP PS
3 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.093%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.093%) Magento
4 1 (0.093%) Maximo
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.093%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.093%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.093%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.093%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 332 (30.71%) AWS
2 264 (24.42%) Azure
3 81 (7.49%) GitHub
4 76 (7.03%) GCP
5 75 (6.94%) PaaS
6 74 (6.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 57 (5.27%) IaaS
8 50 (4.63%) Amazon S3
9 49 (4.53%) Serverless
10 34 (3.15%) SaaS
11 32 (2.96%) OpenShift
12 25 (2.31%) Microsoft 365
12 25 (2.31%) Slack
13 24 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
14 21 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 20 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
16 17 (1.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.29%) Firewall
2 45 (4.16%) HTTP
3 37 (3.42%) DNS
4 36 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.22%) SAN
6 20 (1.85%) VSAN
7 19 (1.76%) DHCP
8 16 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
8 16 (1.48%) SSL
8 16 (1.48%) VLAN
9 12 (1.11%) Network Security
9 12 (1.11%) SNMP
9 12 (1.11%) VPN
10 11 (1.02%) Internet
10 11 (1.02%) Wireshark
11 10 (0.93%) LAN
11 10 (0.93%) RS-485
11 10 (0.93%) WAN
12 8 (0.74%) Modbus
12 8 (0.74%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
1 77 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.46%) Relational Database
3 52 (4.81%) Hadoop
4 42 (3.89%) MySQL
4 42 (3.89%) Pentaho
5 31 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
5 31 (2.87%) Big Data
6 27 (2.50%) Apache Hive
6 27 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
7 24 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.94%) Redis
9 18 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (1.57%) Impala
10 17 (1.57%) Power BI
11 16 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
11 16 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 253 (23.40%) Jenkins
2 194 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 155 (14.34%) JIRA
4 85 (7.86%) GitLab
5 81 (7.49%) Bitbucket
6 45 (4.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 45 (4.16%) CA Gen
7 43 (3.98%) SonarQube
7 43 (3.98%) Subversion
8 39 (3.61%) Artifactory
9 35 (3.24%) Maven
10 33 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 30 (2.78%) Selenium
12 26 (2.41%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.04%) Vagrant
14 20 (1.85%) JMeter
15 17 (1.57%) Cucumber
15 17 (1.57%) Visual Studio
16 16 (1.48%) JUnit
17 15 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
General
1 139 (12.86%) Public Sector
2 126 (11.66%) Finance
3 56 (5.18%) Banking
4 27 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.85%) Marketing
6 19 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.67%) Retail
8 17 (1.57%) Electronics
9 14 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.74%) Law
12 7 (0.65%) Legal
13 6 (0.56%) iGaming
13 6 (0.56%) Publishing
14 4 (0.37%) Billing
15 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Military
16 2 (0.19%) Back Office
16 2 (0.19%) Front Office
16 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 215 (19.89%) Developer
2 199 (18.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (7.03%) Architect
4 66 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 65 (6.01%) Azure Engineer
6 64 (5.92%) AWS Engineer
7 58 (5.37%) Software Engineer
8 46 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
8 46 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.16%) Analyst
10 43 (3.98%) Java Developer
11 41 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 37 (3.42%) Senior DevOps
13 34 (3.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.05%) Consultant
15 29 (2.68%) Azure DevOps
16 28 (2.59%) ServiceNow Developer
17 26 (2.41%) Windows Engineer
18 23 (2.13%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (7.12%) XML
2 76 (7.03%) J2EE
3 69 (6.38%) Web Services
4 58 (5.37%) .NET
5 55 (5.09%) REST
6 48 (4.44%) Kafka
6 48 (4.44%) Node.js
7 47 (4.35%) JSON
8 35 (3.24%) RESTful
9 34 (3.15%) LDAP
9 34 (3.15%) Spring
10 33 (3.05%) HTML
11 32 (2.96%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
13 29 (2.68%) Swagger
14 28 (2.59%) SOAP
15 24 (2.22%) Spring Boot
15 24 (2.22%) YAML
16 23 (2.13%) CSS
17 19 (1.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.96%) CMDB
2 62 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 53 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 43 (3.98%) Public Cloud
7 42 (3.89%) Cloud Native
8 31 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.85%) Clustering
9 20 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.39%) User Experience
12 13 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.11%) Replication
14 11 (1.02%) CESG
14 11 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
15 10 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 299 (27.66%) Linux
2 192 (17.76%) Windows
3 168 (15.54%) Unix
4 71 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (6.11%) Windows Server
6 39 (3.61%) CentOS
7 26 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 14 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.83%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.74%) Solaris
14 7 (0.65%) Android
15 6 (0.56%) VMS
16 4 (0.37%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (39.22%) DevOps
2 382 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (15.08%) ITIL
4 149 (13.78%) Data Modelling
4 149 (13.78%) Problem Management
5 148 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
6 144 (13.32%) Infrastructure as Code
7 143 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
8 140 (12.95%) Scrum
9 136 (12.58%) Test Automation
10 131 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
11 130 (12.03%) Software Engineering
12 128 (11.84%) Test Strategy
13 122 (11.29%) Process Improvement
14 114 (10.55%) Migration
15 112 (10.36%) Microservices
16 94 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
17 82 (7.59%) Service Management
18 79 (7.31%) OO
19 78 (7.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 291 (26.92%) Java
2 270 (24.98%) Python
3 250 (23.13%) SQL
4 152 (14.06%) PowerShell
5 101 (9.34%) Bash Shell
6 85 (7.86%) Perl
7 80 (7.40%) PL/SQL
8 76 (7.03%) Shell Script
9 75 (6.94%) Ruby
10 74 (6.85%) JavaScript
11 60 (5.55%) C#
12 52 (4.81%) C
13 48 (4.44%) Go
14 42 (3.89%) Scala
15 36 (3.33%) COBOL
16 24 (2.22%) C++
17 16 (1.48%) PHP
18 14 (1.30%) Groovy
18 14 (1.30%) T-SQL
19 13 (1.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 271 (25.07%) Security Cleared
2 211 (19.52%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.72%) Degree
4 48 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (1.20%) ISEB
8 11 (1.02%) CLAS
9 10 (0.93%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.74%) RHCE
11 7 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.65%) VCP6
12 6 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.46%) MCSE
14 4 (0.37%) CCNA
14 4 (0.37%) CISM
14 4 (0.37%) CISSP
14 4 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.61%) QA
2 27 (2.50%) SLA
3 17 (1.57%) PMO
4 13 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (0.74%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.74%) RMADS
7 6 (0.56%) GDPR
8 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.28%) NCSC
8 3 (0.28%) NIST
9 2 (0.19%) GRC
9 2 (0.19%) HL7
9 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.093%) BS25999
10 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.093%) MiFID
10 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 215 (19.89%) Docker
2 102 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (8.51%) Active Directory
4 30 (2.78%) HDFS
4 30 (2.78%) vSphere
5 21 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.85%) VMware NSX
7 16 (1.48%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.39%) GlusterFS
9 13 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.93%) KVM
11 6 (0.56%) XenApp
12 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.46%) Xen
13 4 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.37%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.28%) NFS
14 3 (0.28%) vCloud
14 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 356 (32.93%) Ansible
2 273 (25.25%) Terraform
3 187 (17.30%) Kubernetes
4 180 (16.65%) Puppet
5 144 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (6.48%) Prometheus
7 64 (5.92%) Grafana
8 42 (3.89%) Salt
9 29 (2.68%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (2.50%) Nagios
11 24 (2.22%) vRealize
12 21 (1.94%) SCCM
13 20 (1.85%) Packer
14 15 (1.39%) Kibana
14 15 (1.39%) vCenter Server
15 13 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
15 13 (1.20%) PowerCLI
16 12 (1.11%) SCOM
17 11 (1.02%) Consul
Vendors
1 157 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 152 (14.06%) Oracle
3 121 (11.19%) VMware
4 99 (9.16%) ServiceNow
5 73 (6.75%) webMethods
6 62 (5.74%) BEA
7 56 (5.18%) Red Hat
7 56 (5.18%) Splunk
8 44 (4.07%) Google
9 37 (3.42%) Pega
10 31 (2.87%) Atlassian
10 31 (2.87%) SAP
11 30 (2.78%) Cisco
12 29 (2.68%) Cloudera
13 28 (2.59%) IBM
14 27 (2.50%) HP
14 27 (2.50%) Informatica
15 25 (2.31%) Dell
16 22 (2.04%) SaltStack
17 21 (1.94%) Remedy