Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 112 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 902 1,555 2,576
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.13% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.49% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1,044 1,641
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £320
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -9.05% +5.56% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 42
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £24.00 £31.25 £20.13
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.50 £53.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £34.88
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.70% -12.81%

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 34,928 62,346 86,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.58% 87.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,555 41,676 58,409
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,139 1,915 2,115
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.50% -5.94% -2.33%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in the UK

Configuration Management
Top 17 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 17 January 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 -4 713 £450 -10.00% 343
UK excluding London +5 434 £432 -9.05% 238
London +1 302 £500 -9.09% 133
Work from Home -1 262 £500 -4.76% 42
South East -13 112 £461 -4.16% 39
Midlands +34 100 £405 -10.00% 28
West Midlands +31 87 £404 -10.28% 19
North of England 0 82 £432 -13.60% 72
North West +11 52 £432 -13.60% 42
Scotland +10 50 £463 -3.14% 16
South West +33 47 £433 -3.85% 36
East of England +35 38 £450 - 34
North East +28 20 £438 +1.45% 8
Yorkshire -5 10 £265 -44.21% 22
East Midlands +26 7 £413 +3.13% 9
Wales +22 4 £425 -19.05% 10
Northern Ireland -1 1 £329 -26.89% 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 378 (41.91%) DevOps
2 359 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (36.92%) Ansible
4 282 (31.26%) Linux
5 269 (29.82%) Jenkins
6 266 (29.49%) AWS
7 245 (27.16%) Java
8 239 (26.50%) Security Cleared
9 229 (25.39%) SQL
10 223 (24.72%) Python
11 211 (23.39%) Terraform
12 209 (23.17%) Azure
12 209 (23.17%) Puppet
13 208 (23.06%) Docker
14 198 (21.95%) SC Cleared
15 192 (21.29%) Git (software)
16 184 (20.40%) Kubernetes
17 176 (19.51%) Windows
18 163 (18.07%) Oracle
19 161 (17.85%) PowerShell
20 153 (16.96%) Unix
21 151 (16.74%) JIRA
22 148 (16.41%) Problem Management
23 144 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
24 136 (15.08%) Opscode Chef
25 132 (14.63%) Data Modelling
26 128 (14.19%) ITIL
27 126 (13.97%) Bash Shell
28 116 (12.86%) Scrum
29 115 (12.75%) 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 94 (10.42%) Confluence
2 87 (9.65%) Apache
3 64 (7.10%) WebLogic
4 24 (2.66%) IIS
5 22 (2.44%) CMS
5 22 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.00%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.66%) JBoss
8 15 (1.66%) nginx
8 15 (1.66%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.00%) SAS
10 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.67%) SAP Portal
12 4 (0.44%) Documentum
12 4 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 34 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
2 20 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Figma
6 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) Sketch
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
6 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.67%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.33%) Maximo
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 266 (29.49%) AWS
2 209 (23.17%) Azure
3 93 (10.31%) GitHub
4 56 (6.21%) Amazon S3
5 53 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 53 (5.88%) GCP
5 53 (5.88%) PaaS
6 41 (4.55%) IaaS
7 28 (3.10%) SaaS
8 27 (2.99%) Serverless
9 24 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
9 24 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (2.33%) OpenShift
11 20 (2.22%) Office 365
12 19 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
17 12 (1.33%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.65%) Firewall
2 34 (3.77%) HTTP
3 27 (2.99%) VLAN
4 25 (2.77%) DNS
5 22 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 21 (2.33%) SNMP
7 20 (2.22%) SSL
8 14 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (1.55%) SAN
9 13 (1.44%) DHCP
9 13 (1.44%) VSAN
10 12 (1.33%) Network Security
11 10 (1.11%) Internet
12 9 (1.00%) VPN
13 8 (0.89%) SSH
14 7 (0.78%) FTP
14 7 (0.78%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.78%) RS-485
15 6 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.54%) MySQL
3 64 (7.10%) Pentaho
4 61 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 51 (5.65%) Hadoop
5 51 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (4.77%) Apache Hive
7 32 (3.55%) Impala
8 24 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (1.88%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.55%) Big Data
12 14 (1.55%) Redis
13 13 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.33%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.11%) DB2
16 8 (0.89%) Apache Accumulo
16 8 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 269 (29.82%) Jenkins
2 192 (21.29%) Git (software)
3 151 (16.74%) JIRA
4 81 (8.98%) GitLab
5 78 (8.65%) Bitbucket
6 74 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 41 (4.55%) Subversion
8 37 (4.10%) CA Gen
8 37 (4.10%) TeamCity
9 35 (3.88%) Selenium
10 26 (2.88%) Vagrant
11 25 (2.77%) Artifactory
11 25 (2.77%) Maven
12 22 (2.44%) FishEye
13 21 (2.33%) ScriptRunner
14 20 (2.22%) Cucumber
15 19 (2.11%) JMeter
16 18 (2.00%) JUnit
17 14 (1.55%) SonarQube
18 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 110 (12.20%) Finance
2 94 (10.42%) Public Sector
3 40 (4.43%) Banking
4 18 (2.00%) Marketing
5 16 (1.77%) Retail
6 13 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.78%) Legal
9 6 (0.67%) Electronics
9 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.55%) Law
11 4 (0.44%) Billing
11 4 (0.44%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.33%) Front Office
12 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) International Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Local Government
13 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 178 (19.73%) Developer
2 168 (18.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (6.32%) Architect
4 51 (5.65%) AWS Engineer
5 49 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 47 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 46 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
8 42 (4.66%) Software Engineer
9 38 (4.21%) Consultant
10 36 (3.99%) AWS DevOps
10 36 (3.99%) Java Developer
11 34 (3.77%) Analyst
12 32 (3.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 31 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 29 (3.22%) Senior DevOps
14 29 (3.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.10%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (2.88%) Pentaho Developer
17 24 (2.66%) Azure DevOps
17 24 (2.66%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (8.43%) J2EE
2 58 (6.43%) XML
3 52 (5.76%) REST
3 52 (5.76%) RESTful
4 49 (5.43%) Elastic Stack
5 46 (5.10%) Node.js
6 37 (4.10%) Web Services
7 36 (3.99%) JSON
8 31 (3.44%) .NET
8 31 (3.44%) HTML
8 31 (3.44%) Kafka
9 29 (3.22%) Spring
10 27 (2.99%) SAML
11 20 (2.22%) LDAP
12 19 (2.11%) CSS
12 19 (2.11%) SOAP
12 19 (2.11%) Swagger
13 18 (2.00%) AngularJS
13 18 (2.00%) Spring Boot
14 16 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.76%) CMDB
2 54 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
5 34 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.66%) Data Centre
7 29 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 24 (2.66%) Cloud Native
9 19 (2.11%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.44%) Clustering
12 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.33%) Robotics
13 11 (1.22%) NHS
13 11 (1.22%) User Experience
14 10 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.67%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 282 (31.26%) Linux
2 176 (19.51%) Windows
3 153 (16.96%) Unix
4 83 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (7.98%) Windows Server
6 50 (5.54%) CentOS
7 40 (4.43%) Windows 10
8 32 (3.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.66%) Solaris
12 12 (1.33%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.89%) Debian
13 8 (0.89%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.78%) VMS
14 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
15 6 (0.67%) Android
15 6 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.44%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (41.91%) DevOps
2 359 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (16.41%) Problem Management
4 144 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
5 132 (14.63%) Data Modelling
6 128 (14.19%) ITIL
7 116 (12.86%) Scrum
8 115 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
9 110 (12.20%) Infrastructure as Code
10 109 (12.08%) Test Strategy
11 108 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
11 108 (11.97%) Process Improvement
12 98 (10.86%) Test Automation
13 95 (10.53%) Migration
14 85 (9.42%) ETL
15 84 (9.31%) Software Engineering
16 75 (8.31%) Deployment Automation
17 74 (8.20%) Microservices
18 70 (7.76%) Release Management
19 68 (7.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 245 (27.16%) Java
2 229 (25.39%) SQL
3 223 (24.72%) Python
4 161 (17.85%) PowerShell
5 126 (13.97%) Bash Shell
6 84 (9.31%) Perl
7 75 (8.31%) PL/SQL
8 66 (7.32%) Shell Script
9 60 (6.65%) JavaScript
10 59 (6.54%) Ruby
11 57 (6.32%) Go
12 50 (5.54%) C#
13 41 (4.55%) Scala
14 35 (3.88%) C
15 25 (2.77%) COBOL
16 23 (2.55%) PHP
17 21 (2.33%) Groovy
18 16 (1.77%) C++
19 11 (1.22%) Java 8
19 11 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 239 (26.50%) Security Cleared
2 198 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.88%) Degree
4 32 (3.55%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.77%) CCNP
7 13 (1.44%) CCIE
7 13 (1.44%) CCNA
8 11 (1.22%) CISM
8 11 (1.22%) CISSP
9 10 (1.11%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.11%) CISA
10 8 (0.89%) RHCE
11 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.67%) ISEB
12 6 (0.67%) MCSE
12 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.77%) QA
2 27 (2.99%) SLA
3 8 (0.89%) PMO
4 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.55%) GDPR
6 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.33%) RMADS
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.22%) DO-254
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 208 (23.06%) Docker
2 87 (9.65%) Active Directory
3 84 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (4.77%) HDFS
5 40 (4.43%) vSphere
6 23 (2.55%) GlusterFS
7 18 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.66%) VMware NSX
9 13 (1.44%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (1.00%) XenApp
12 6 (0.67%) NFS
12 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.44%) LXC
13 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.44%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.44%) Xen
13 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 333 (36.92%) Ansible
2 211 (23.39%) Terraform
3 209 (23.17%) Puppet
4 184 (20.40%) Kubernetes
5 136 (15.08%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (6.98%) Grafana
6 63 (6.98%) Prometheus
7 26 (2.88%) Packer
7 26 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
8 23 (2.55%) Salt
9 18 (2.00%) SCCM
10 16 (1.77%) Nagios
10 16 (1.77%) vRealize
11 15 (1.66%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
12 13 (1.44%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.33%) Kibana
14 10 (1.11%) Consul
15 9 (1.00%) logstash
15 9 (1.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 163 (18.07%) Oracle
2 113 (12.53%) Microsoft
3 96 (10.64%) VMware
4 64 (7.10%) Splunk
5 63 (6.98%) webMethods
6 60 (6.65%) BEA
7 55 (6.10%) Atlassian
8 54 (5.99%) ServiceNow
9 52 (5.76%) Red Hat
10 35 (3.88%) Cloudera
11 33 (3.66%) Pega
12 32 (3.55%) Informatica
13 28 (3.10%) Dell
14 26 (2.88%) Google
15 22 (2.44%) Cisco
15 22 (2.44%) IBM
15 22 (2.44%) Remedy
16 20 (2.22%) HP
17 19 (2.11%) Citrix
18 17 (1.88%) EMC