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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 28 May 2022 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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 151 132 117
Rank change year-on-year -19 -15 -17
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,586 1,168 950
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.96% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.21% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,056 776 613
10th Percentile £413 £356 £325
25th Percentile £467 £405 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £480 £490
Median % change year-on-year +14.70% -2.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £650 £550 £575
90th Percentile £723 £650 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £436 £475
% change year-on-year +21.56% -8.21% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 37
10th Percentile £18.04 £20.15 £20.11
25th Percentile £31.25 £24.44 £38.25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.46% -11.70% +10.59%
75th Percentile £65.00 £50.73 £53.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +18.01% -5.29% -

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 78,880 52,906 40,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.43% 88.68% 86.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,421 36,187 26,977
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £437 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,745 1,530 1,212
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.02 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.46 £16.07
Median hourly rate £27.67 £25.41 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.92% +12.91% -0.33%
75th Percentile £51.75 £47.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.40 £22.50 £20.36
% change year-on-year -0.44% +10.54% -9.53%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -7 1,301 £550 +15.79% 287
Work from Home -30 714 £550 +15.79% 100
UK excluding London -24 641 £530 +21.56% 187
London 0 614 £575 +6.48% 107
Midlands +10 186 £530 +30.86% 32
West Midlands +7 172 £530 +30.86% 24
South East -31 168 £588 +34.75% 53
North of England -46 103 £525 +11.70% 33
Scotland -16 74 £540 +20.00% 7
North West -35 71 £525 +5.00% 16
South West -1 63 £475 +16.25% 34
East of England -43 26 £552 +29.88% 22
Wales -5 22 £475 +2.70% 5
Yorkshire -38 19 £550 +29.41% 12
East Midlands -16 14 £514 +28.44% 8
North East -16 13 £500 +19.05% 5

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 683 (43.06%) DevOps
2 618 (38.97%) Linux
3 601 (37.89%) Ansible
4 595 (37.52%) CI/CD
5 575 (36.25%) AWS
6 542 (34.17%) Agile
7 527 (33.23%) Terraform
8 526 (33.17%) Kubernetes
9 491 (30.96%) Python
10 479 (30.20%) Azure
11 463 (29.19%) Docker
12 449 (28.31%) Jenkins
13 429 (27.05%) Security Cleared
14 407 (25.66%) Git (software)
15 375 (23.64%) SC Cleared
16 341 (21.50%) Social Skills
17 329 (20.74%) Java
18 309 (19.48%) Puppet
19 285 (17.97%) Microsoft
20 281 (17.72%) Bash
21 256 (16.14%) Windows
22 255 (16.08%) GitLab
23 254 (16.02%) Infrastructure as Code
24 253 (15.95%) JIRA
25 236 (14.88%) Public Sector
26 229 (14.44%) Scrum
27 226 (14.25%) Finance
28 220 (13.87%) SQL
29 215 (13.56%) ITIL
29 215 (13.56%) 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
1 188 (11.85%) Confluence
2 49 (3.09%) nginx
3 48 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 41 (2.59%) IIS
5 40 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 37 (2.33%) Apache
6 37 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 33 (2.08%) Traefik
8 27 (1.70%) SAS
9 21 (1.32%) CMS
10 20 (1.26%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.82%) JBoss
12 12 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.63%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 5 (0.32%) GlassFish
17 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 5 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.32%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.26%) assyst
2 8 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.063%) Avolution ABACUS
4 1 (0.063%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.063%) Kondor
4 1 (0.063%) Magento
4 1 (0.063%) Maximo
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.063%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.063%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.063%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 575 (36.25%) AWS
2 479 (30.20%) Azure
3 164 (10.34%) GCP
4 155 (9.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 116 (7.31%) PaaS
6 111 (7.00%) GitHub
7 106 (6.68%) Serverless
8 103 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
9 89 (5.61%) IaaS
10 79 (4.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 73 (4.60%) Amazon S3
12 68 (4.29%) Amazon EKS
13 63 (3.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 63 (3.97%) OpenShift
13 63 (3.97%) SaaS
14 59 (3.72%) Amazon ECS
15 58 (3.66%) Datadog
16 52 (3.28%) Microsoft 365
17 51 (3.22%) Power Platform
18 45 (2.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.88%) DNS
2 104 (6.56%) Firewall
3 92 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 60 (3.78%) DHCP
4 60 (3.78%) HTTP
5 51 (3.22%) VPN
6 45 (2.84%) Internet
7 32 (2.02%) SSL
7 32 (2.02%) VoIP
8 31 (1.95%) IPsec
9 28 (1.77%) Network Security
10 23 (1.45%) FTP
11 18 (1.13%) SSH
12 16 (1.01%) SNMP
13 15 (0.95%) VLAN
14 14 (0.88%) WAN
15 13 (0.82%) BGP
16 12 (0.76%) HTTPS
17 10 (0.63%) ATM
17 10 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.30%) MySQL
3 76 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 64 (4.04%) Pentaho
5 59 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
6 56 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 50 (3.15%) Power BI
8 47 (2.96%) Hadoop
9 45 (2.84%) NoSQL
10 42 (2.65%) MongoDB
11 37 (2.33%) Big Data
12 35 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
13 32 (2.02%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.70%) Apache Hive
15 26 (1.64%) HBase
15 26 (1.64%) Redis
16 23 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
17 22 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 18 (1.13%) RDBMS
19 17 (1.07%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 449 (28.31%) Jenkins
2 407 (25.66%) Git (software)
3 255 (16.08%) GitLab
4 253 (15.95%) JIRA
5 111 (7.00%) Bitbucket
6 68 (4.29%) Subversion
7 62 (3.91%) Artifactory
8 57 (3.59%) Maven
9 45 (2.84%) SonarQube
10 39 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 34 (2.14%) JUnit
12 32 (2.02%) Cucumber
13 30 (1.89%) Selenium
14 29 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (1.64%) CA Gen
15 26 (1.64%) Gradle
15 26 (1.64%) TeamCity
16 22 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 18 (1.13%) CircleCI
17 18 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 341 (21.50%) Social Skills
2 236 (14.88%) Public Sector
3 226 (14.25%) Finance
4 124 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.14%) Banking
7 32 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
8 29 (1.83%) Front Office
9 27 (1.70%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.64%) Legal
11 23 (1.45%) Back Office
11 23 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
12 22 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
13 19 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 18 (1.13%) Retail
15 15 (0.95%) Electronics
15 15 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
16 14 (0.88%) Marketing
17 13 (0.82%) Military
18 8 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 378 (23.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (12.67%) Developer
3 100 (6.31%) Software Engineer
4 82 (5.17%) Architect
5 76 (4.79%) Analyst
6 73 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
7 70 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 68 (4.29%) Consultant
9 62 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
10 58 (3.66%) Platform Engineer
11 56 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 53 (3.34%) AWS DevOps
13 48 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 42 (2.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 39 (2.46%) Senior DevOps
16 37 (2.33%) Project Manager
17 35 (2.21%) Java Developer
18 34 (2.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 32 (2.02%) Service Manager
20 31 (1.95%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.43%) .NET
2 88 (5.55%) Elastic Stack
3 86 (5.42%) JSON
4 69 (4.35%) HTML
4 69 (4.35%) REST
5 68 (4.29%) Kafka
6 66 (4.16%) CSS
6 66 (4.16%) XML
7 56 (3.53%) J2EE
7 56 (3.53%) Spring
8 45 (2.84%) Node.js
8 45 (2.84%) React
9 39 (2.46%) RESTful
10 34 (2.14%) ASP.NET
10 34 (2.14%) Spring Boot
11 33 (2.08%) cloud-init
12 32 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (1.95%) .NET Core
14 25 (1.58%) Vue.js
15 24 (1.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.94%) CMDB
2 109 (6.87%) Public Cloud
3 76 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (4.48%) PKI
5 68 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 62 (3.91%) Cloud Native
7 58 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 53 (3.34%) Data Centre
9 44 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
10 41 (2.59%) Private Cloud
11 39 (2.46%) Clustering
12 32 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
13 31 (1.95%) Virtual Team
14 23 (1.45%) Hedge funds
15 19 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
16 17 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.95%) User Experience
18 10 (0.63%) Client/Server
19 8 (0.50%) Algorithms
19 8 (0.50%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 618 (38.97%) Linux
2 256 (16.14%) Windows
3 178 (11.22%) Unix
4 144 (9.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (5.86%) CentOS
6 64 (4.04%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (1.13%) Amazon Linux
10 18 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.07%) Android
12 13 (0.82%) Solaris
13 12 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (0.69%) SUSE
14 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.63%) VMS
16 8 (0.50%) Fedora
16 8 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (43.06%) DevOps
2 595 (37.52%) CI/CD
3 542 (34.17%) Agile
4 254 (16.02%) Infrastructure as Code
5 229 (14.44%) Scrum
6 215 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
6 215 (13.56%) ITIL
7 200 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
8 199 (12.55%) Software Engineering
9 166 (10.47%) Microservices
10 158 (9.96%) Problem Management
11 152 (9.58%) Test Automation
12 146 (9.21%) Process Improvement
13 144 (9.08%) Service Management
14 134 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
15 128 (8.07%) Data Modelling
16 127 (8.01%) Test Strategy
17 125 (7.88%) SDLC
18 123 (7.76%) Analytics
19 118 (7.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 491 (30.96%) Python
2 329 (20.74%) Java
3 281 (17.72%) Bash
4 220 (13.87%) SQL
5 181 (11.41%) PowerShell
6 168 (10.59%) JavaScript
7 112 (7.06%) Ruby
8 104 (6.56%) Perl
9 103 (6.49%) C#
10 96 (6.05%) Go
11 88 (5.55%) Shell Script
12 77 (4.85%) PL/SQL
13 63 (3.97%) C
14 49 (3.09%) C++
15 37 (2.33%) Groovy
16 33 (2.08%) Scala
17 27 (1.70%) VBA
18 26 (1.64%) COBOL
19 25 (1.58%) PHP
19 25 (1.58%) R
Qualifications
1 429 (27.05%) Security Cleared
2 375 (23.64%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 38 (2.40%) Degree
5 37 (2.33%) AWS Certification
6 29 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.82%) CCNP
10 12 (0.76%) RHCE
11 10 (0.63%) CISSP
11 10 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.63%) RHCSA
12 9 (0.57%) CCNA
13 7 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.38%) CCA
14 6 (0.38%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.32%) IIBA
15 5 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.47%) QA
2 32 (2.02%) PMO
3 30 (1.89%) GDPR
3 30 (1.89%) NCSC
4 26 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.39%) SLA
6 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.76%) Accessibility
8 8 (0.50%) RMADS
9 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.25%) NIST
11 3 (0.19%) IEC 62304
11 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.19%) JTAG
11 3 (0.19%) MiFID
11 3 (0.19%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.19%) OASIS TOSCA
11 3 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 463 (29.19%) Docker
2 115 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (5.36%) Active Directory
4 51 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (1.89%) HDFS
6 21 (1.32%) vSphere
7 15 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.63%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.57%) Firmware
10 9 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 8 (0.50%) KVM
12 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.38%) NFS
12 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.32%) XenApp
14 4 (0.25%) LXC
14 4 (0.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 601 (37.89%) Ansible
2 527 (33.23%) Terraform
3 526 (33.17%) Kubernetes
4 309 (19.48%) Puppet
5 179 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
6 111 (7.00%) Prometheus
7 102 (6.43%) Grafana
8 97 (6.12%) Docker Swarm
9 84 (5.30%) Packer
10 62 (3.91%) Istio
11 60 (3.78%) Consul
12 47 (2.96%) Nagios
13 46 (2.90%) ZABBIX
14 42 (2.65%) HAProxy
15 36 (2.27%) Graphite
16 35 (2.21%) Rancher
16 35 (2.21%) SCCM
17 34 (2.14%) Podman
18 32 (2.02%) linkerd
19 26 (1.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 285 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 191 (12.04%) Oracle
3 148 (9.33%) VMware
4 129 (8.13%) Splunk
5 97 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 95 (5.99%) ServiceNow
7 76 (4.79%) Google
8 61 (3.85%) Atlassian
9 50 (3.15%) PagerDuty
10 44 (2.77%) Informatica
11 43 (2.71%) BEA
12 40 (2.52%) Cloudera
13 38 (2.40%) AppDynamics
13 38 (2.40%) Talend
14 37 (2.33%) webMethods
15 28 (1.77%) Cisco
15 28 (1.77%) Citrix
15 28 (1.77%) Dynatrace
16 27 (1.70%) Pega
17 25 (1.58%) IBM