Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 85 103
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2453 2897 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.72% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.24% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1717 1521
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £352 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 75 70
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.06 £17.73 £12.38
90th Percentile £49.80 £52.50 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% +9.59%

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 83975 89343 92303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.86% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55712 59123 59824
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1987 2334 2671
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +7.23% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 -13 2272 £500 +8.70% 320
UK excluding London -14 1345 £475 +11.76% 174
London -12 1071 £525 +5.00% 157
South East +9 505 £475 +10.47% 41
North of England -12 273 £500 +17.65% 60
East of England +11 165 £513 +20.59% 21
Midlands -24 149 £500 +11.11% 19
Yorkshire +20 139 £500 +5.26% 27
North West 0 120 £500 +17.65% 28
South West -6 107 £401 +0.13% 22
Scotland -2 106 £400 +23.08% 3
West Midlands -14 99 £500 +7.53% 12
East Midlands -31 51 £500 +17.65% 7
Wales -16 42 £400 -11.06% 6
North East -26 27 £550 +57.14% 5
Northern Ireland -56 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1264 (51.53%) Linux
2 1134 (46.23%) DevOps
3 1012 (41.26%) Puppet
4 986 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
5 826 (33.67%) Python
6 800 (32.61%) Jenkins
7 799 (32.57%) Amazon AWS
8 785 (32.00%) Ansible
9 753 (30.70%) Git (software)
10 733 (29.88%) Continuous Integration
11 675 (27.52%) Java
12 649 (26.46%) Opscode Chef
13 545 (22.22%) Docker
14 479 (19.53%) Finance
15 455 (18.55%) Ruby
16 429 (17.49%) Scrum
17 419 (17.08%) Windows
17 419 (17.08%) Bash Shell
18 418 (17.04%) Unix
19 398 (16.23%) Test Automation
20 389 (15.86%) Open Source
21 376 (15.33%) HTTP
22 370 (15.08%) Security Cleared
23 349 (14.23%) JIRA
24 317 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 312 (12.72%) Terraform
26 299 (12.19%) Web Services
27 282 (11.50%) SC Cleared
28 276 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
29 275 (11.21%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 240 (9.78%) Confluence
2 149 (6.07%) Apache
3 137 (5.58%) OpenStack
4 133 (5.42%) nginx
5 110 (4.48%) Tomcat
6 95 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
7 88 (3.59%) JBoss
8 73 (2.98%) IIS
9 55 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 53 (2.16%) CMS
11 47 (1.92%) Apache Spark
11 47 (1.92%) WebSphere
12 44 (1.79%) WebLogic
13 41 (1.67%) SharePoint
14 35 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 30 (1.22%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.61%) Jetty
16 15 (0.61%) Mongrel
17 11 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 40 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.98%) HipChat
2 24 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.57%) Simulink
5 11 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.37%) LabWindows
4 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.20%) Kondor
6 5 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
7 4 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (0.16%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.082%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.041%) Primavera
10 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 799 (32.57%) Amazon AWS
2 276 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (5.91%) GitHub
4 142 (5.79%) IaaS
5 132 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 124 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
7 89 (3.63%) PaaS
8 83 (3.38%) Amazon S3
9 67 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 62 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 61 (2.49%) SaaS
12 59 (2.41%) Serverless
13 54 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 52 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
15 47 (1.92%) Slack
16 44 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
16 44 (1.79%) OpenShift
16 44 (1.79%) Route 53
17 35 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
18 19 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 376 (15.33%) HTTP
2 237 (9.66%) TCP/IP
3 207 (8.44%) DNS
4 170 (6.93%) Firewall
4 170 (6.93%) SSL
5 73 (2.98%) Network Security
5 73 (2.98%) WAN
6 70 (2.85%) LAN
7 66 (2.69%) LDAP
8 62 (2.53%) DHCP
9 56 (2.28%) VPN
10 55 (2.24%) HTTPS
11 47 (1.92%) Internet
12 45 (1.83%) IPsec
13 31 (1.26%) SAN
14 28 (1.14%) FTP
15 26 (1.06%) VLAN
16 24 (0.98%) MPLS
16 24 (0.98%) SSH
17 21 (0.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (10.07%) Relational Database
2 244 (9.95%) MySQL
3 194 (7.91%) MongoDB
4 165 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
5 125 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 99 (4.04%) SQL Server
7 86 (3.51%) Big Data
8 85 (3.47%) Hadoop
9 84 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
10 60 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 52 (2.12%) Oracle Database
12 48 (1.96%) RDBMS
13 45 (1.83%) Redis
14 35 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (1.26%) HBase
16 19 (0.77%) Apache Hive
16 19 (0.77%) DB2
16 19 (0.77%) Impala
16 19 (0.77%) Sqoop
17 18 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 800 (32.61%) Jenkins
2 753 (30.70%) Git (software)
3 349 (14.23%) JIRA
4 212 (8.64%) Subversion
5 192 (7.83%) Maven
6 118 (4.81%) JUnit
7 110 (4.48%) Sonatype Nexus
8 107 (4.36%) TeamCity
9 106 (4.32%) Artifactory
10 89 (3.63%) Ant
11 86 (3.51%) Cucumber
12 83 (3.38%) Bitbucket
13 74 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 73 (2.98%) GitLab
14 73 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 61 (2.49%) Mockito
16 58 (2.36%) Selenium
17 54 (2.20%) Vagrant
18 46 (1.88%) SonarQube
19 45 (1.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 479 (19.53%) Finance
2 165 (6.73%) Banking
3 139 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 87 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 82 (3.34%) Marketing
6 79 (3.22%) Electronics
7 42 (1.71%) Front Office
8 36 (1.47%) Retail
9 32 (1.30%) Legal
10 29 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.06%) Back Office
12 20 (0.82%) Publishing
13 19 (0.77%) Law
14 18 (0.73%) Games
15 16 (0.65%) Billing
16 14 (0.57%) Automotive
17 13 (0.53%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.41%) Spanish Language
19 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 729 (29.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 364 (14.84%) Developer
3 198 (8.07%) AWS Engineer
4 197 (8.03%) Linux Engineer
5 190 (7.75%) Architect
5 190 (7.75%) AWS DevOps
6 160 (6.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 155 (6.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 142 (5.79%) Java Developer
9 135 (5.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 110 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 102 (4.16%) Analyst
12 100 (4.08%) Consultant
13 97 (3.95%) Software Engineer
14 81 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
15 80 (3.26%) Administrator
16 76 (3.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 70 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 67 (2.73%) Scala Developer
19 53 (2.16%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (12.19%) Web Services
2 229 (9.34%) REST
3 204 (8.32%) HTML
4 178 (7.26%) RESTful
5 172 (7.01%) Spring
6 169 (6.89%) CSS
6 169 (6.89%) JSON
7 165 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
8 152 (6.20%) Node.js
9 126 (5.14%) Middleware
10 122 (4.97%) .NET
11 102 (4.16%) J2EE
12 100 (4.08%) HTML5
13 97 (3.95%) Sensu
14 86 (3.51%) XML
15 83 (3.38%) Ajax
16 81 (3.30%) CSS3
17 76 (3.10%) Play Framework
18 68 (2.77%) AngularJS
19 64 (2.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 132 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.36%) CMDB
3 102 (4.16%) Public Cloud
4 95 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 90 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 85 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 72 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (2.12%) Clustering
9 47 (1.92%) User Experience
10 43 (1.75%) PKI
11 42 (1.71%) Virtual Team
12 40 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
13 38 (1.55%) Replication
14 31 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (1.02%) Private Cloud
16 24 (0.98%) Cloud Native
17 17 (0.69%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
19 15 (0.61%) Fintech
19 15 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1264 (51.53%) Linux
2 419 (17.08%) Windows
3 418 (17.04%) Unix
4 317 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 173 (7.05%) CentOS
6 134 (5.46%) Windows Server
7 97 (3.95%) Mac OS X
8 87 (3.55%) Ubuntu
9 80 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 56 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 55 (2.24%) Solaris
12 48 (1.96%) Windows 7
13 33 (1.35%) AIX
14 30 (1.22%) Windows 10
15 26 (1.06%) CoreOS
16 25 (1.02%) Debian
17 11 (0.45%) HPUX
18 10 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
18 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1134 (46.23%) DevOps
2 986 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
3 733 (29.88%) Continuous Integration
4 429 (17.49%) Scrum
5 398 (16.23%) Test Automation
6 389 (15.86%) Open Source
7 275 (11.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 264 (10.76%) Software Engineering
9 260 (10.60%) ITIL
10 238 (9.70%) Microservices
11 220 (8.97%) TDD
12 182 (7.42%) Mentoring
13 157 (6.40%) SOA
14 153 (6.24%) Kanban
15 150 (6.11%) Load Balancing
16 141 (5.75%) Change Management
17 140 (5.71%) Migration
18 139 (5.67%) Service Management
19 137 (5.58%) SDLC
20 133 (5.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 826 (33.67%) Python
2 675 (27.52%) Java
3 455 (18.55%) Ruby
4 419 (17.08%) Bash Shell
5 270 (11.01%) SQL
6 261 (10.64%) Perl
7 219 (8.93%) PowerShell
8 205 (8.36%) JavaScript
9 130 (5.30%) Scala
10 122 (4.97%) C#
11 118 (4.81%) Shell Script
12 110 (4.48%) Go
13 81 (3.30%) C
14 77 (3.14%) Groovy
15 71 (2.89%) PHP
16 66 (2.69%) C++
17 40 (1.63%) PL/SQL
18 28 (1.14%) Korn
19 23 (0.94%) VBScript
20 17 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 370 (15.08%) Security Cleared
2 282 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 143 (5.83%) Degree
4 66 (2.69%) AWS Certification
5 50 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 36 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 35 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (1.26%) CEH
9 30 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (1.18%) CISSP
11 25 (1.02%) SANS
12 23 (0.94%) ISEB
13 22 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.77%) ISTQB
15 15 (0.61%) CCNP
16 13 (0.53%) CREST Certified
16 13 (0.53%) GIAC
16 13 (0.53%) MCSE
16 13 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.28%) QA
2 46 (1.88%) SLA
3 36 (1.47%) PMO
4 27 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.77%) GDPR
8 18 (0.73%) GCP
9 16 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.57%) Def Stans
10 14 (0.57%) HIPAA
11 13 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
12 12 (0.49%) MISRA
12 12 (0.49%) MISRA C
13 11 (0.45%) Data Quality
14 10 (0.41%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.37%) COBIT
16 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
17 2 (0.082%) ECSS
18 1 (0.041%) DICOM
System Software
1 545 (22.22%) Docker
2 184 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 147 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (1.83%) Xen
6 39 (1.59%) KVM
7 35 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 26 (1.06%) LXC
9 25 (1.02%) vCloud
10 23 (0.94%) vSphere
11 22 (0.90%) Apache Flume
12 19 (0.77%) Postfix
13 18 (0.73%) etcd
13 18 (0.73%) flannel
13 18 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.73%) Squid
14 16 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 15 (0.61%) Gluster
16 13 (0.53%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1012 (41.26%) Puppet
2 785 (32.00%) Ansible
3 649 (26.46%) Opscode Chef
4 312 (12.72%) Terraform
5 264 (10.76%) Kubernetes
6 101 (4.12%) logstash
6 101 (4.12%) Nagios
7 90 (3.67%) Salt
8 76 (3.10%) Kibana
9 73 (2.98%) ZABBIX
10 68 (2.77%) SCCM
11 65 (2.65%) Packer
12 57 (2.32%) Grafana
13 54 (2.20%) Rancher
14 51 (2.08%) HAProxy
15 42 (1.71%) Graphite
16 39 (1.59%) Prometheus
17 37 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
18 35 (1.43%) Mesos
18 35 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 265 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 256 (10.44%) Oracle
3 246 (10.03%) VMware
4 227 (9.25%) Red Hat
5 121 (4.93%) Google
5 121 (4.93%) Splunk
6 119 (4.85%) SAP
7 76 (3.10%) ServiceNow
8 70 (2.85%) HP
9 61 (2.49%) Cisco
10 60 (2.45%) Atlassian
11 58 (2.36%) SaltStack
12 39 (1.59%) AppDynamics
13 37 (1.51%) Juniper
14 36 (1.47%) IBM
15 30 (1.22%) EMC
16 27 (1.10%) WSO2
17 26 (1.06%) NetApp
17 26 (1.06%) Symantec
18 24 (0.98%) Dell