Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 101 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 -19 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2,715 2,406 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.49% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.92% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,650 1,471 1,832
UK median daily rate £500 £496 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +10.26% +9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £303
90th Percentile £638 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £414
% change year-on-year - +8.76% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 69 83
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +15.72%
10th Percentile £15.00 £17.98 £17.45
90th Percentile £52.03 £52.60 £51.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +21.51%

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 88,125 82,523 92,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.56% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,129 54,070 60,770
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,375 2,085 2,305
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.91%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +8 2,529 £500 - 467
UK excluding London 0 1,447 £450 - 331
London +2 1,225 £550 +4.76% 178
South East -15 402 £470 +4.44% 73
North of England -10 323 £438 -7.89% 77
Midlands +37 238 £480 +1.05% 46
East of England +8 192 £494 -3.66% 46
South West +7 149 £425 +6.12% 47
West Midlands +2 145 £473 -4.77% 28
North West +4 122 £494 -1.25% 31
Yorkshire -33 115 £450 -4.26% 34
Scotland -16 103 £415 +3.75% 28
East Midlands +50 91 £495 +23.75% 18
North East +19 86 £376 -24.75% 12
Wales -6 38 £475 +13.77% 12
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,366 (50.31%) Linux
2 1,355 (49.91%) DevOps
3 1,141 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1,056 (38.90%) Jenkins
5 1,033 (38.05%) Puppet
6 964 (35.51%) Amazon AWS
7 952 (35.06%) Ansible
8 892 (32.85%) Python
9 831 (30.61%) Docker
10 777 (28.62%) Continuous Integration
11 755 (27.81%) Git (software)
12 742 (27.33%) Java
13 690 (25.41%) Opscode Chef
14 597 (21.99%) Terraform
15 550 (20.26%) Windows
16 495 (18.23%) Security Cleared
17 492 (18.12%) Test Automation
18 481 (17.72%) Open Source
19 449 (16.54%) Ruby
20 447 (16.46%) Kubernetes
21 433 (15.95%) Unix
22 427 (15.73%) Bash Shell
23 402 (14.81%) Finance
24 392 (14.44%) SC Cleared
25 385 (14.18%) Perl
26 379 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
27 356 (13.11%) JIRA
28 335 (12.34%) ITIL
29 330 (12.15%) JavaScript
30 328 (12.08%) 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
1 237 (8.73%) Confluence
2 179 (6.59%) nginx
3 121 (4.46%) Apache
4 112 (4.13%) Tomcat
4 112 (4.13%) WebLogic
5 80 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
5 80 (2.95%) OpenStack
6 76 (2.80%) JBoss
7 69 (2.54%) WebSphere
8 62 (2.28%) IIS
9 60 (2.21%) Apache Spark
10 38 (1.40%) SharePoint
11 30 (1.10%) Jetty
11 30 (1.10%) Mongrel
11 30 (1.10%) MS Exchange
12 28 (1.03%) CMS
13 18 (0.66%) Apache Pig
14 16 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.59%) Drupal
15 15 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 62 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) HipChat
8 3 (0.11%) Simulink
8 3 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
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
9 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.41%) Magento
3 11 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.22%) Servitor
6 5 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) Maximo
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.074%) assyst
9 2 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.074%) Kondor
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 964 (35.51%) Amazon AWS
2 379 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 218 (8.03%) Amazon EC2
4 199 (7.33%) GitHub
5 193 (7.11%) Serverless
6 187 (6.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 146 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
8 136 (5.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 128 (4.71%) Amazon S3
10 113 (4.16%) IaaS
11 106 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 105 (3.87%) PaaS
13 97 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 95 (3.50%) Route 53
15 74 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
16 67 (2.47%) Datadog
17 64 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
17 64 (2.36%) SaaS
18 54 (1.99%) CloudFront
19 41 (1.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 279 (10.28%) HTTP
2 266 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 231 (8.51%) SSL
4 222 (8.18%) DNS
5 188 (6.92%) Firewall
6 103 (3.79%) DHCP
7 80 (2.95%) FTP
7 80 (2.95%) VPN
8 78 (2.87%) IPsec
9 71 (2.62%) Internet
10 67 (2.47%) WAN
11 64 (2.36%) LAN
12 60 (2.21%) SAN
13 36 (1.33%) Network Security
14 33 (1.22%) SSH
15 26 (0.96%) HTTPS
15 26 (0.96%) MPLS
16 25 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
17 23 (0.85%) Wireshark
18 22 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (7.62%) MongoDB
2 203 (7.48%) MySQL
3 183 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
4 179 (6.59%) NoSQL
5 162 (5.97%) Relational Database
6 134 (4.94%) SQL Server
7 113 (4.16%) Amazon RDS
8 93 (3.43%) Hadoop
9 87 (3.20%) Big Data
10 74 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 66 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 44 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
13 42 (1.55%) Oracle Database
14 40 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
15 36 (1.33%) Apache Hive
16 31 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
16 31 (1.14%) DB2
17 25 (0.92%) Neo4j
17 25 (0.92%) Redis
18 21 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,056 (38.90%) Jenkins
2 755 (27.81%) Git (software)
3 356 (13.11%) JIRA
4 166 (6.11%) Maven
5 150 (5.52%) Artifactory
6 145 (5.34%) Subversion
7 140 (5.16%) Selenium
8 125 (4.60%) TeamCity
9 111 (4.09%) Travis CI
10 109 (4.01%) Vagrant
11 104 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
12 103 (3.79%) GitLab
13 102 (3.76%) Ant
14 92 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 92 (3.39%) Cucumber
15 88 (3.24%) JUnit
16 66 (2.43%) Bitbucket
17 57 (2.10%) Gradle
18 50 (1.84%) IntelliJ
19 49 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 402 (14.81%) Finance
2 117 (4.31%) Banking
3 86 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 57 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 56 (2.06%) Marketing
6 44 (1.62%) Retail
7 40 (1.47%) Electronics
8 34 (1.25%) Back Office
9 29 (1.07%) Military
10 28 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.77%) Law
12 20 (0.74%) Publishing
13 17 (0.63%) Legal
14 14 (0.52%) Front Office
15 13 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.44%) Games
17 10 (0.37%) Automotive
17 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.33%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 889 (32.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 442 (16.28%) Developer
3 255 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
4 234 (8.62%) AWS DevOps
5 207 (7.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 151 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
7 146 (5.38%) Analyst
8 141 (5.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 138 (5.08%) Architect
10 129 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
11 120 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
12 99 (3.65%) Java Developer
13 97 (3.57%) Consultant
14 90 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 79 (2.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 79 (2.91%) Software Engineer
16 74 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 67 (2.47%) Scala Developer
18 65 (2.39%) Administrator
19 54 (1.99%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (8.95%) Node.js
2 211 (7.77%) Elastic Stack
3 207 (7.62%) Web Services
4 165 (6.08%) HTML
5 159 (5.86%) RESTful
6 155 (5.71%) REST
7 148 (5.45%) Spring
8 142 (5.23%) CSS
9 140 (5.16%) JSON
10 139 (5.12%) .NET
11 108 (3.98%) J2EE
12 105 (3.87%) XML
13 103 (3.79%) Kafka
14 100 (3.68%) Middleware
15 87 (3.20%) RabbitMQ
16 85 (3.13%) AngularJS
17 84 (3.09%) React
18 76 (2.80%) HTML5
19 75 (2.76%) Play Framework
20 74 (2.73%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 172 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 133 (4.90%) Linux Command Line
4 124 (4.57%) CMDB
5 118 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 105 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 68 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 49 (1.80%) Cloud Native
8 49 (1.80%) Replication
9 47 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 47 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 40 (1.47%) Fintech
11 40 (1.47%) User Experience
12 38 (1.40%) Clustering
13 36 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 26 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 26 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 25 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,366 (50.31%) Linux
2 550 (20.26%) Windows
3 433 (15.95%) Unix
4 296 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 153 (5.64%) CentOS
6 151 (5.56%) Windows Server
7 107 (3.94%) Ubuntu
8 63 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (1.92%) AIX
10 52 (1.92%) Solaris
11 49 (1.80%) CoreOS
12 46 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 31 (1.14%) Android
13 31 (1.14%) Windows 10
14 26 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 24 (0.88%) DC/OS
15 24 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,355 (49.91%) DevOps
2 1,141 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
3 777 (28.62%) Continuous Integration
4 492 (18.12%) Test Automation
5 481 (17.72%) Open Source
6 335 (12.34%) ITIL
7 310 (11.42%) Scrum
8 265 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 263 (9.69%) Microservices
10 245 (9.02%) TDD
11 222 (8.18%) SDLC
12 214 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 214 (7.88%) Deployment Automation
13 211 (7.77%) Software Engineering
14 188 (6.92%) Change Management
15 179 (6.59%) Release Management
16 175 (6.45%) Mentoring
17 170 (6.26%) Service Management
18 162 (5.97%) Migration
19 152 (5.60%) OO
Programming Languages
1 892 (32.85%) Python
2 742 (27.33%) Java
3 449 (16.54%) Ruby
4 427 (15.73%) Bash Shell
5 385 (14.18%) Perl
6 330 (12.15%) JavaScript
7 328 (12.08%) SQL
8 220 (8.10%) PowerShell
9 194 (7.15%) Shell Script
10 136 (5.01%) Scala
11 134 (4.94%) C
12 124 (4.57%) Go
13 116 (4.27%) C#
14 96 (3.54%) C++
15 80 (2.95%) PHP
16 65 (2.39%) Groovy
17 59 (2.17%) PL/SQL
18 47 (1.73%) Java 8
19 43 (1.58%) Haskell
20 32 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 495 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 392 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 108 (3.98%) Degree
4 68 (2.50%) AWS Certification
5 60 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 50 (1.84%) DV Cleared
7 46 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
9 28 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (0.85%) CCNA
12 22 (0.81%) CCNP
13 20 (0.74%) ISTQB
13 20 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (0.44%) CISSP
14 12 (0.44%) ISEB
15 10 (0.37%) MCSA
15 10 (0.37%) MCSE
15 10 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.31%) QA
2 51 (1.88%) SLA
3 41 (1.51%) GCP
4 31 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.10%) PMO
6 22 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.59%) Def Stans
8 11 (0.41%) MISRA
9 10 (0.37%) GDPR
10 9 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.26%) MISRA C
13 6 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.18%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.18%) TickIT
15 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.15%) DO-178B
15 4 (0.15%) GxP
16 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 831 (30.61%) Docker
2 194 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (5.05%) Active Directory
4 93 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
5 52 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 45 (1.66%) Xen
7 35 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 32 (1.18%) etcd
8 32 (1.18%) flannel
9 29 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (1.03%) VirtualBox
11 26 (0.96%) vSphere
12 25 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
13 23 (0.85%) NFS
14 18 (0.66%) Firmware
15 15 (0.55%) LXC
16 14 (0.52%) HDFS
16 14 (0.52%) XenApp
16 14 (0.52%) XenServer
17 12 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,033 (38.05%) Puppet
2 952 (35.06%) Ansible
3 690 (25.41%) Opscode Chef
4 597 (21.99%) Terraform
5 447 (16.46%) Kubernetes
6 169 (6.22%) Salt
7 157 (5.78%) Packer
8 85 (3.13%) Kibana
9 84 (3.09%) Grafana
10 78 (2.87%) Nagios
11 67 (2.47%) HAProxy
12 64 (2.36%) SCCM
13 63 (2.32%) Docker Swarm
14 52 (1.92%) logstash
15 51 (1.88%) Consul
16 46 (1.69%) ZABBIX
17 41 (1.51%) Prometheus
18 38 (1.40%) Sysdig
19 33 (1.22%) rkt
20 31 (1.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 301 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 246 (9.06%) VMware
3 232 (8.55%) Oracle
4 218 (8.03%) Google
5 187 (6.89%) Red Hat
6 169 (6.22%) Splunk
7 92 (3.39%) Atlassian
8 88 (3.24%) New Relic
9 82 (3.02%) SaltStack
10 81 (2.98%) ServiceNow
11 79 (2.91%) Cisco
12 73 (2.69%) IBM
13 72 (2.65%) SAP
14 62 (2.28%) Citrix
15 47 (1.73%) webMethods
16 44 (1.62%) Adobe
17 43 (1.58%) HP
18 39 (1.44%) Hortonworks
18 39 (1.44%) Remedy
19 37 (1.36%) Informatica