Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 116 103
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 -9
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,403 772 2,205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.06% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.38% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 498 1,423
10th Percentile £354 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% -
75th Percentile £558 £575 £600
90th Percentile £650 £666 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 53
10th Percentile £17.90 £20.04 £12.99
25th Percentile £20.88 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £46.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.96% +8.24% +6.25%
75th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £47.09
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.73 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.53% - +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 62,448 32,398 80,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.24% 86.35% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,892 21,630 53,595
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £406 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £576 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,699 930 2,178
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £11.50
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +12.50%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £60.87 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.97 £21.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year -2.48% -6.24% +20.68%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 1,134 £500 - 436
UK excluding London -3 653 £450 -5.26% 291
London -4 491 £550 +4.76% 174
Work from Home -30 408 £500 +17.65% 80
South East +6 210 £437 -10.87% 62
Midlands +51 137 £453 +6.47% 43
North of England -13 126 £475 -5.00% 87
West Midlands +48 125 £455 -4.21% 35
North West -5 75 £500 - 48
Scotland -67 72 £440 +3.53% 20
South West +3 55 £375 -22.00% 40
East of England -11 44 £425 -12.37% 25
Yorkshire -15 40 £425 -26.72% 25
Wales +9 21 £479 -6.99% 10
North East -15 11 £415 -15.31% 14
East Midlands -10 10 £400 +8.84% 8

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 523 (37.28%) DevOps
2 435 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (30.86%) Linux
4 426 (30.36%) Ansible
5 389 (27.73%) AWS
6 365 (26.02%) Security Cleared
7 362 (25.80%) Python
8 351 (25.02%) Java
9 343 (24.45%) Terraform
10 333 (23.73%) Social Skills
11 332 (23.66%) Azure
12 306 (21.81%) Jenkins
13 283 (20.17%) SC Cleared
14 250 (17.82%) Windows
15 247 (17.61%) SQL
15 247 (17.61%) Docker
16 239 (17.03%) Kubernetes
17 237 (16.89%) Git (software)
18 229 (16.32%) Puppet
19 217 (15.47%) Microsoft
20 213 (15.18%) ITIL
21 207 (14.75%) Oracle
21 207 (14.75%) JIRA
22 203 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
23 197 (14.04%) Infrastructure as Code
24 186 (13.26%) Unix
25 180 (12.83%) Software Engineering
26 179 (12.76%) Public Sector
27 178 (12.69%) Microservices
28 174 (12.40%) 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
1 156 (11.12%) Confluence
2 97 (6.91%) WebLogic
3 57 (4.06%) Apache
4 48 (3.42%) SharePoint
5 44 (3.14%) nginx
6 39 (2.78%) SAS
7 38 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (2.14%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.85%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
10 23 (1.64%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.57%) IIS
12 17 (1.21%) CMS
13 15 (1.07%) JBoss
14 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.57%) CICS
16 7 (0.50%) Documentum
16 7 (0.50%) Jetty
16 7 (0.50%) Mongrel
17 6 (0.43%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 53 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.28%) Simulink
4 14 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.36%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.14%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.14%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.14%) Windchill
10 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.071%) GIMP
10 1 (0.071%) InVision
10 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.071%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 13 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.86%) Teamcenter
3 7 (0.50%) assyst
3 7 (0.50%) SAP IBP
4 6 (0.43%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.29%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.14%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.071%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.071%) Maximo
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 389 (27.73%) AWS
2 332 (23.66%) Azure
3 111 (7.91%) GCP
4 96 (6.84%) GitHub
5 90 (6.41%) PaaS
6 84 (5.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 82 (5.84%) IaaS
8 62 (4.42%) Serverless
9 53 (3.78%) SaaS
10 42 (2.99%) Amazon S3
11 38 (2.71%) Microsoft 365
12 33 (2.35%) OpenShift
13 30 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
16 23 (1.64%) Power Platform
16 23 (1.64%) Slack
17 17 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
17 17 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
17 17 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 69 (4.92%) HTTP
3 58 (4.13%) DNS
4 52 (3.71%) Firewall
5 28 (2.00%) SNMP
6 27 (1.92%) VSAN
7 21 (1.50%) DHCP
7 21 (1.50%) SAN
7 21 (1.50%) WAN
8 19 (1.35%) LAN
9 18 (1.28%) SSL
10 17 (1.21%) Network Security
10 17 (1.21%) VoIP
11 16 (1.14%) VPN
12 13 (0.93%) FTP
12 13 (0.93%) Wireshark
13 12 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (0.78%) Multicast
14 11 (0.78%) VLAN
15 10 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (5.42%) MySQL
4 75 (5.35%) Relational Database
5 68 (4.85%) Hadoop
6 52 (3.71%) Big Data
7 44 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
8 39 (2.78%) MongoDB
9 34 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (2.35%) Pentaho
11 31 (2.21%) NoSQL
12 29 (2.07%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.71%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.57%) Power BI
16 21 (1.50%) Redis
17 20 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
18 19 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
19 18 (1.28%) DB2
20 17 (1.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 306 (21.81%) Jenkins
2 237 (16.89%) Git (software)
3 207 (14.75%) JIRA
4 94 (6.70%) Bitbucket
5 81 (5.77%) GitLab
6 72 (5.13%) Maven
7 59 (4.21%) Subversion
8 58 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 42 (2.99%) Artifactory
9 42 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
10 32 (2.28%) SonarQube
11 28 (2.00%) CA Gen
11 28 (2.00%) Visual Studio
12 26 (1.85%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.50%) Rational Rhapsody
14 20 (1.43%) Gradle
14 20 (1.43%) Rational Team Concert
15 14 (1.00%) Postman
16 13 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 333 (23.73%) Social Skills
2 179 (12.76%) Public Sector
3 174 (12.40%) Finance
4 91 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 73 (5.20%) Banking
6 46 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
8 33 (2.35%) Electronics
8 33 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.57%) Marketing
11 16 (1.14%) Military
12 15 (1.07%) Aerospace
13 14 (1.00%) Front Office
13 14 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (0.78%) Retail
15 10 (0.71%) Automotive
15 10 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
16 9 (0.64%) Law
17 8 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 267 (19.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 256 (18.25%) Developer
3 90 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
4 84 (5.99%) Architect
5 78 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 77 (5.49%) Analyst
7 75 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 67 (4.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 65 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
10 56 (3.99%) Java Developer
11 54 (3.85%) Consultant
12 51 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
13 45 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
13 45 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
14 42 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (2.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 40 (2.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 34 (2.42%) Azure DevOps
17 31 (2.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 29 (2.07%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (7.56%) Web Services
2 101 (7.20%) .NET
3 93 (6.63%) XML
4 84 (5.99%) JSON
5 83 (5.92%) J2EE
6 55 (3.92%) Spring
7 50 (3.56%) LDAP
7 50 (3.56%) Spring Boot
8 48 (3.42%) Node.js
9 45 (3.21%) REST
10 40 (2.85%) Kafka
11 39 (2.78%) React
12 37 (2.64%) HTML
13 35 (2.49%) CSS
14 34 (2.42%) AngularJS
15 30 (2.14%) .NET Framework
15 30 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
16 28 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
17 26 (1.85%) Apache Camel
18 25 (1.78%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.63%) CMDB
2 94 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 74 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 62 (4.42%) Cloud Native
5 62 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 31 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
7 29 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (2.07%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.71%) Clustering
9 20 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.35%) Legacy Applications
11 17 (1.21%) Equities
11 17 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (1.14%) NHS
12 16 (1.14%) Replication
13 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 433 (30.86%) Linux
2 250 (17.82%) Windows
3 186 (13.26%) Unix
4 79 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 67 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (2.00%) CentOS
7 25 (1.78%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.21%) Mac OS X
9 16 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.71%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (0.57%) AIX
14 8 (0.57%) zOS
15 7 (0.50%) Solaris
16 6 (0.43%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.36%) VMS
18 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.29%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (37.28%) DevOps
2 435 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (15.18%) ITIL
4 203 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
5 197 (14.04%) Infrastructure as Code
6 180 (12.83%) Software Engineering
7 178 (12.69%) Microservices
8 163 (11.62%) Data Modelling
9 154 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (10.91%) Problem Management
11 147 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
12 146 (10.41%) Migration
13 144 (10.26%) Scrum
14 137 (9.76%) Process Improvement
15 135 (9.62%) Test Automation
16 132 (9.41%) Test Strategy
17 131 (9.34%) OO
18 130 (9.27%) Change Management
19 125 (8.91%) ITSM
20 116 (8.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 362 (25.80%) Python
2 351 (25.02%) Java
3 247 (17.61%) SQL
4 163 (11.62%) PowerShell
5 131 (9.34%) Bash Shell
6 107 (7.63%) C#
7 103 (7.34%) JavaScript
8 101 (7.20%) Shell Script
9 100 (7.13%) PL/SQL
10 88 (6.27%) Perl
11 79 (5.63%) Ruby
12 74 (5.27%) C
13 50 (3.56%) Scala
14 46 (3.28%) Go
15 41 (2.92%) C++
16 31 (2.21%) Java 8
17 30 (2.14%) Groovy
18 29 (2.07%) COBOL
19 21 (1.50%) Ada
20 20 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 365 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 283 (20.17%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.85%) Degree
4 58 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (1.50%) ISEB
7 18 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.93%) AWS Certification
9 13 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.64%) CCNP
12 8 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (0.57%) VCP6
13 7 (0.50%) CCNA
14 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.36%) CISSP
15 5 (0.36%) CLAS
16 4 (0.29%) CCIE
16 4 (0.29%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.57%) QA
2 28 (2.00%) PMO
3 26 (1.85%) SLA
4 23 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.43%) NIST
7 5 (0.36%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.36%) GDPR
7 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.36%) RMADS
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) HL7
9 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.21%) NCSC
10 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.14%) GRC
10 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 247 (17.61%) Docker
2 129 (9.19%) Active Directory
3 111 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.35%) vSphere
5 26 (1.85%) HDFS
6 25 (1.78%) VMware NSX
7 24 (1.71%) Hyper-V
8 23 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.86%) KVM
11 11 (0.78%) NFS
12 8 (0.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 8 (0.57%) RACF
12 8 (0.57%) XenApp
13 7 (0.50%) Xen
14 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.29%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 426 (30.36%) Ansible
2 343 (24.45%) Terraform
3 239 (17.03%) Kubernetes
4 229 (16.32%) Puppet
5 170 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (4.99%) Prometheus
7 52 (3.71%) Grafana
8 37 (2.64%) Nagios
9 35 (2.49%) Salt
10 33 (2.35%) SCCM
10 33 (2.35%) vRealize
11 31 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
11 31 (2.21%) Packer
12 19 (1.35%) PowerCLI
13 17 (1.21%) Istio
14 15 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
14 15 (1.07%) Kibana
15 13 (0.93%) Rancher
16 12 (0.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 12 (0.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 217 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 207 (14.75%) Oracle
3 139 (9.91%) VMware
4 126 (8.98%) ServiceNow
5 72 (5.13%) BEA
6 71 (5.06%) webMethods
7 66 (4.70%) Informatica
8 61 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 61 (4.35%) SAP
9 55 (3.92%) Google
10 44 (3.14%) Splunk
11 43 (3.06%) IBM
12 35 (2.49%) HP
13 32 (2.28%) Cisco
13 32 (2.28%) SaltStack
14 31 (2.21%) Cloudera
15 30 (2.14%) Dell
16 29 (2.07%) Talend
17 26 (1.85%) Citrix
17 26 (1.85%) WSO2