Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 79 94
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15 +24
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2393 3053 2478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.50% 2.80% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.36% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 1840 1544
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £332 £300 £274
90th Percentile £600 £595 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 83 70
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.06%
10th Percentile £18.11 £17.45 £10.48
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.99 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -8.11%

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80665 90976 91007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.35% 83.47% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52984 60071 57896
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £259
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1998 2199 2592
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.05% +7.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.55 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 15 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 16 August 2017. 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 -17 2255 £500 +10.99% 245
UK excluding London -17 1270 £450 +9.09% 156
London -15 1082 £525 +5.00% 105
South East -9 432 £450 +5.88% 40
North of England -8 297 £474 +18.44% 52
East of England +10 166 £513 +20.59% 23
Yorkshire +28 150 £450 -10.00% 16
Midlands -28 144 £475 +5.56% 16
South West +2 128 £401 +0.13% 8
West Midlands -2 110 £496 +7.86% 11
North West -13 103 £475 +18.75% 27
Scotland -11 76 £400 +23.08% 16
North East -14 48 £475 +50.79% 9
East Midlands -45 35 £400 -5.33% 5
Wales -22 30 £418 +4.38%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 1227 (51.27%) Linux
2 1090 (45.55%) DevOps
3 928 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 927 (38.74%) Puppet
5 797 (33.31%) Python
6 748 (31.26%) Amazon AWS
7 739 (30.88%) Jenkins
8 733 (30.63%) Git (software)
9 729 (30.46%) Continuous Integration
10 723 (30.21%) Ansible
11 597 (24.95%) Java
12 584 (24.40%) Opscode Chef
13 528 (22.06%) Docker
14 484 (20.23%) Ruby
15 459 (19.18%) Finance
16 455 (19.01%) Security Cleared
17 432 (18.05%) HTTP
18 411 (17.18%) Windows
19 402 (16.80%) Open Source
20 383 (16.01%) Bash Shell
21 382 (15.96%) Unix
22 367 (15.34%) Test Automation
23 353 (14.75%) Scrum
24 339 (14.17%) SC Cleared
25 305 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 299 (12.49%) JIRA
27 275 (11.49%) SQL
28 268 (11.20%) Terraform
29 264 (11.03%) Kubernetes
29 264 (11.03%) Perl

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
1 223 (9.32%) Confluence
2 163 (6.81%) Apache
3 140 (5.85%) nginx
4 134 (5.60%) OpenStack
5 108 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
5 108 (4.51%) Tomcat
6 97 (4.05%) JBoss
7 61 (2.55%) WebLogic
8 58 (2.42%) IIS
9 50 (2.09%) SharePoint
10 49 (2.05%) WebSphere
11 45 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 43 (1.80%) CMS
13 37 (1.55%) Apache Spark
14 36 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.67%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.59%) Jetty
16 14 (0.59%) Mongrel
17 9 (0.38%) Apache Pig
18 8 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.75%) Simulink
4 16 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.63%) HipChat
6 14 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.042%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.042%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.50%) LabWindows
3 12 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.084%) assyst
8 2 (0.084%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.084%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.042%) Exstream
9 1 (0.042%) Kondor
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.042%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 748 (31.26%) Amazon AWS
2 234 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 110 (4.60%) IaaS
5 107 (4.47%) PaaS
6 104 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
7 103 (4.30%) GitHub
8 80 (3.34%) Amazon S3
9 56 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 55 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 50 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
12 40 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
13 37 (1.55%) OpenShift
14 36 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
15 32 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (1.25%) SaaS
17 29 (1.21%) Datadog
18 26 (1.09%) Office 365
19 25 (1.04%) Route 53
20 18 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 432 (18.05%) HTTP
2 247 (10.32%) TCP/IP
3 193 (8.07%) DNS
4 177 (7.40%) SSL
5 146 (6.10%) Firewall
6 84 (3.51%) HTTPS
7 79 (3.30%) WAN
8 78 (3.26%) LAN
9 72 (3.01%) DHCP
10 69 (2.88%) VPN
11 62 (2.59%) LDAP
12 61 (2.55%) Network Security
13 48 (2.01%) Internet
13 48 (2.01%) IPsec
14 34 (1.42%) SAN
15 33 (1.38%) SSH
16 30 (1.25%) Ethernet
17 26 (1.09%) NAS
18 24 (1.00%) FTP
19 21 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (10.74%) Relational Database
2 229 (9.57%) MySQL
3 203 (8.48%) PostgreSQL
4 198 (8.27%) MongoDB
5 115 (4.81%) NoSQL
6 88 (3.68%) Big Data
7 86 (3.59%) SQL Server
8 76 (3.18%) Hadoop
9 62 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
11 45 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 44 (1.84%) Redis
13 39 (1.63%) HBase
14 37 (1.55%) RDBMS
15 36 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 29 (1.21%) Apache Hive
17 23 (0.96%) Sqoop
18 21 (0.88%) Impala
19 16 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
20 14 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 739 (30.88%) Jenkins
2 733 (30.63%) Git (software)
3 299 (12.49%) JIRA
4 211 (8.82%) Subversion
5 164 (6.85%) Maven
6 106 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 105 (4.39%) JUnit
8 76 (3.18%) Artifactory
9 69 (2.88%) Ant
10 66 (2.76%) Bitbucket
11 62 (2.59%) Vagrant
12 60 (2.51%) Selenium
12 60 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 59 (2.47%) TeamCity
14 56 (2.34%) GitLab
15 47 (1.96%) Visual Studio
16 41 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 40 (1.67%) Hudson
18 39 (1.63%) Cucumber
19 37 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 459 (19.18%) Finance
2 140 (5.85%) Banking
3 139 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 97 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 89 (3.72%) Marketing
6 85 (3.55%) Electronics
7 35 (1.46%) Front Office
8 30 (1.25%) Legal
9 28 (1.17%) Retail
10 24 (1.00%) Back Office
11 22 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.79%) Law
13 15 (0.63%) Automotive
13 15 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.50%) Billing
15 11 (0.46%) Publishing
16 10 (0.42%) Spanish Language
17 9 (0.38%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 704 (29.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 410 (17.13%) Developer
3 194 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
4 191 (7.98%) AWS DevOps
5 174 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
6 169 (7.06%) Architect
7 166 (6.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 150 (6.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 125 (5.22%) Java Developer
9 125 (5.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 121 (5.06%) Analyst
11 104 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 98 (4.10%) Software Engineer
13 87 (3.64%) Scala Developer
14 86 (3.59%) Consultant
15 75 (3.13%) Senior DevOps
16 74 (3.09%) Administrator
17 69 (2.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 67 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 53 (2.21%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (10.91%) HTML
2 259 (10.82%) Web Services
3 245 (10.24%) REST
4 240 (10.03%) CSS
5 169 (7.06%) Elastic Stack
6 154 (6.44%) Spring
7 144 (6.02%) RESTful
8 135 (5.64%) Node.js
9 128 (5.35%) JSON
10 123 (5.14%) HTML5
11 118 (4.93%) Middleware
12 109 (4.55%) .NET
13 106 (4.43%) Sensu
14 98 (4.10%) CSS3
15 96 (4.01%) J2EE
16 89 (3.72%) Play Framework
17 88 (3.68%) Ajax
18 80 (3.34%) Spring MVC
19 77 (3.22%) XML
20 76 (3.18%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 134 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (4.76%) CMDB
3 106 (4.43%) Data Centre
4 88 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 82 (3.43%) Public Cloud
6 70 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 66 (2.76%) Computer Science
8 62 (2.59%) User Experience
9 45 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
10 42 (1.76%) Clustering
11 35 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
12 34 (1.42%) PKI
13 32 (1.34%) Virtual Team
14 30 (1.25%) Replication
15 26 (1.09%) Fintech
16 20 (0.84%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.79%) Private Cloud
18 16 (0.67%) Cloud Native
19 14 (0.59%) Client/Server
19 14 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1227 (51.27%) Linux
2 411 (17.18%) Windows
3 382 (15.96%) Unix
4 305 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 190 (7.94%) CentOS
6 131 (5.47%) Windows Server
7 90 (3.76%) Ubuntu
8 86 (3.59%) Mac OS X
9 75 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (2.59%) Solaris
11 60 (2.51%) Windows 7
12 53 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (1.80%) Windows 10
14 33 (1.38%) AIX
15 22 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.84%) Debian
17 18 (0.75%) CoreOS
18 16 (0.67%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.67%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1090 (45.55%) DevOps
2 928 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 729 (30.46%) Continuous Integration
4 402 (16.80%) Open Source
5 367 (15.34%) Test Automation
6 353 (14.75%) Scrum
7 242 (10.11%) ITIL
8 233 (9.74%) Software Engineering
9 228 (9.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 223 (9.32%) TDD
11 218 (9.11%) Microservices
12 159 (6.64%) Mentoring
13 156 (6.52%) Migration
14 149 (6.23%) Web Development
15 140 (5.85%) Service Management
15 140 (5.85%) Web Design
16 137 (5.73%) Responsive Web Design
17 135 (5.64%) Load Balancing
18 127 (5.31%) Kanban
19 122 (5.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 797 (33.31%) Python
2 597 (24.95%) Java
3 484 (20.23%) Ruby
4 383 (16.01%) Bash Shell
5 275 (11.49%) SQL
6 264 (11.03%) Perl
7 246 (10.28%) JavaScript
8 215 (8.98%) PowerShell
9 162 (6.77%) Scala
10 145 (6.06%) C#
11 102 (4.26%) Shell Script
12 91 (3.80%) Go
13 86 (3.59%) PHP
14 83 (3.47%) C
15 77 (3.22%) C++
16 56 (2.34%) Groovy
17 43 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 28 (1.17%) Korn
19 18 (0.75%) MATLAB
20 17 (0.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 455 (19.01%) Security Cleared
2 339 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.68%) Degree
4 68 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 53 (2.21%) AWS Certification
6 35 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 24 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (0.96%) CISSP
9 23 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.92%) CEH
11 20 (0.84%) ISEB
12 19 (0.79%) SANS
13 14 (0.59%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.54%) CREST Certified
14 13 (0.54%) GIAC
14 13 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.10%) QA
2 46 (1.92%) SLA
3 44 (1.84%) PMO
4 30 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.71%) MISRA
6 16 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.67%) MISRA C
7 14 (0.59%) Def Stans
8 13 (0.54%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.29%) GCP
11 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.21%) COBIT
13 4 (0.17%) TickIT
14 2 (0.084%) ECSS
14 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.084%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.042%) DICOM
15 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 528 (22.06%) Docker
2 182 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 150 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (1.76%) Xen
6 35 (1.46%) KVM
7 26 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 26 (1.09%) LXC
7 26 (1.09%) vCloud
7 26 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.04%) Apache Flume
9 21 (0.88%) etcd
9 21 (0.88%) flannel
10 19 (0.79%) vSphere
11 18 (0.75%) Postfix
11 18 (0.75%) Squid
12 17 (0.71%) NFS
13 16 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.46%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 927 (38.74%) Puppet
2 723 (30.21%) Ansible
3 584 (24.40%) Opscode Chef
4 268 (11.20%) Terraform
5 264 (11.03%) Kubernetes
6 116 (4.85%) logstash
7 88 (3.68%) Kibana
8 85 (3.55%) Nagios
9 84 (3.51%) Salt
10 82 (3.43%) ZABBIX
11 75 (3.13%) HAProxy
12 59 (2.47%) Packer
13 56 (2.34%) Grafana
14 54 (2.26%) SCCM
15 52 (2.17%) Rancher
16 50 (2.09%) Graphite
17 39 (1.63%) Prometheus
18 33 (1.38%) Consul
19 29 (1.21%) Docker Swarm
20 27 (1.13%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 250 (10.45%) VMware
2 237 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 229 (9.57%) Oracle
4 211 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 126 (5.27%) Google
6 120 (5.01%) SAP
7 115 (4.81%) Splunk
8 97 (4.05%) ServiceNow
9 73 (3.05%) HP
10 65 (2.72%) SaltStack
11 64 (2.67%) Cisco
12 63 (2.63%) Atlassian
13 48 (2.01%) IBM
14 47 (1.96%) AppDynamics
15 36 (1.50%) Citrix
16 35 (1.46%) Juniper
17 34 (1.42%) WSO2
18 28 (1.17%) Dell
19 26 (1.09%) Sonatype
20 25 (1.04%) PagerDuty