Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 83 110
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27 +5
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 2560 2858 2438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.50% 2.73% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.25% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1718 1573
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £303 £305
90th Percentile £638 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 57 78
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +15.09%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.78 £17.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +11.56%

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 86458 87823 93607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.48% 83.90% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57609 58040 60628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2024 2360 2750
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.41 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -10 2371 £500 +6.38% 273
UK excluding London -5 1392 £475 +10.47% 166
London -8 1140 £525 +5.00% 123
South East +9 519 £484 +7.56% 41
North of England -13 290 £500 +17.65% 52
Midlands -22 162 £500 +11.11% 24
East of England +20 152 £516 +20.06% 20
North West +8 136 £506 +19.12% 26
Scotland +3 125 £440 +35.38% 15
Yorkshire +5 124 £500 - 18
South West -3 108 £413 +0.61% 13
West Midlands -15 100 £475 +2.15% 13
East Midlands -25 58 £488 +14.71% 11
North East -19 44 £543 +48.63% 8
Wales -13 38 £393 -17.37% 1
Northern Ireland -49 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1274 (49.77%) Linux
2 1236 (48.28%) DevOps
3 1071 (41.84%) Puppet
4 1068 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
5 873 (34.10%) Jenkins
6 871 (34.02%) Ansible
7 866 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
8 856 (33.44%) Python
9 790 (30.86%) Continuous Integration
10 764 (29.84%) Git (software)
11 688 (26.88%) Java
12 671 (26.21%) Opscode Chef
13 569 (22.23%) Docker
14 484 (18.91%) Finance
15 468 (18.28%) Windows
16 464 (18.13%) Ruby
17 463 (18.09%) Bash Shell
18 458 (17.89%) Scrum
19 408 (15.94%) Test Automation
20 401 (15.66%) Unix
21 386 (15.08%) Open Source
22 373 (14.57%) Terraform
23 372 (14.53%) Security Cleared
24 367 (14.34%) JIRA
25 334 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
26 328 (12.81%) Continuous Delivery
27 323 (12.62%) HTTP
28 316 (12.34%) Web Services
28 316 (12.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 300 (11.72%) Microsoft

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
1 252 (9.84%) Confluence
2 139 (5.43%) nginx
3 138 (5.39%) Apache
4 121 (4.73%) OpenStack
5 104 (4.06%) Tomcat
6 88 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
7 84 (3.28%) IIS
8 64 (2.50%) JBoss
9 57 (2.23%) WebSphere
10 54 (2.11%) Apache Spark
10 54 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 53 (2.07%) CMS
12 50 (1.95%) SharePoint
13 37 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 35 (1.37%) WebLogic
15 32 (1.25%) MS Exchange
16 21 (0.82%) Jetty
17 19 (0.74%) Mongrel
18 11 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 46 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (0.90%) HipChat
3 23 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.55%) Simulink
6 11 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.23%) Windchill
8 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.35%) LabWindows
5 8 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.20%) Kondor
7 5 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.16%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.078%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.039%) HFM
11 1 (0.039%) Primavera
11 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 866 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
2 334 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (7.73%) Amazon EC2
4 167 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 160 (6.25%) GitHub
6 139 (5.43%) Amazon S3
7 124 (4.84%) IaaS
8 93 (3.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 92 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 87 (3.40%) PaaS
11 86 (3.36%) Serverless
12 77 (3.01%) Route 53
13 68 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
14 67 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
15 62 (2.42%) SaaS
16 61 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
17 60 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
18 54 (2.11%) Slack
19 39 (1.52%) OpenShift
20 25 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 323 (12.62%) HTTP
2 229 (8.95%) TCP/IP
3 206 (8.05%) DNS
4 173 (6.76%) Firewall
5 165 (6.45%) SSL
6 67 (2.62%) VPN
6 67 (2.62%) WAN
7 65 (2.54%) LAN
8 62 (2.42%) LDAP
9 59 (2.30%) DHCP
10 55 (2.15%) Network Security
11 54 (2.11%) Internet
12 46 (1.80%) SAN
13 37 (1.45%) IPsec
14 36 (1.41%) FTP
14 36 (1.41%) HTTPS
15 31 (1.21%) VLAN
16 26 (1.02%) MPLS
17 21 (0.82%) SSH
18 20 (0.78%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (9.65%) MySQL
2 213 (8.32%) Relational Database
3 195 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 169 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
5 142 (5.55%) Amazon RDS
6 139 (5.43%) NoSQL
7 106 (4.14%) SQL Server
8 91 (3.55%) Big Data
9 87 (3.40%) Hadoop
10 60 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 59 (2.30%) Oracle Database
12 54 (2.11%) RDBMS
13 40 (1.56%) Redis
14 39 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 32 (1.25%) HBase
16 21 (0.82%) DB2
17 20 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.78%) Sqoop
18 19 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.74%) Impala
Development Applications
1 873 (34.10%) Jenkins
2 764 (29.84%) Git (software)
3 367 (14.34%) JIRA
4 213 (8.32%) Maven
5 188 (7.34%) Subversion
6 145 (5.66%) TeamCity
7 143 (5.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 131 (5.12%) Artifactory
9 112 (4.38%) JUnit
10 107 (4.18%) Ant
11 101 (3.95%) Bitbucket
11 101 (3.95%) Cucumber
12 87 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 72 (2.81%) Mockito
14 70 (2.73%) GitLab
14 70 (2.73%) SonarQube
15 68 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 59 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
17 54 (2.11%) Vagrant
18 52 (2.03%) MSBuild
General
1 484 (18.91%) Finance
2 187 (7.30%) Banking
3 127 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 79 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 74 (2.89%) Marketing
6 69 (2.70%) Electronics
7 45 (1.76%) Front Office
8 38 (1.48%) Retail
9 33 (1.29%) Legal
10 28 (1.09%) Back Office
11 26 (1.02%) International Banking
12 24 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 23 (0.90%) Games
13 23 (0.90%) Publishing
14 17 (0.66%) Law
15 15 (0.59%) Automotive
15 15 (0.59%) Billing
16 14 (0.55%) Military
17 13 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 832 (32.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 345 (13.48%) Developer
3 242 (9.45%) AWS Engineer
4 224 (8.75%) AWS DevOps
5 202 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
6 191 (7.46%) Architect
7 190 (7.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 169 (6.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 144 (5.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 134 (5.23%) Java Developer
11 115 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
12 111 (4.34%) Analyst
13 101 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
14 96 (3.75%) Consultant
15 93 (3.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 88 (3.44%) Software Engineer
17 83 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 73 (2.85%) Administrator
19 61 (2.38%) Azure Engineer
20 54 (2.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (12.34%) Web Services
2 194 (7.58%) REST
3 169 (6.60%) RESTful
4 166 (6.48%) HTML
4 166 (6.48%) JSON
5 165 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
6 163 (6.37%) Node.js
7 158 (6.17%) Spring
8 148 (5.78%) .NET
9 124 (4.84%) Middleware
10 121 (4.73%) CSS
11 90 (3.52%) J2EE
11 90 (3.52%) XML
12 85 (3.32%) AngularJS
13 80 (3.13%) HTML5
14 75 (2.93%) Sensu
15 70 (2.73%) jQuery
16 69 (2.70%) Ajax
16 69 (2.70%) React
17 67 (2.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 134 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (4.14%) Computer Science
3 101 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 90 (3.52%) CMDB
5 85 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 80 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 67 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 59 (2.30%) Clustering
9 55 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 39 (1.52%) Replication
11 38 (1.48%) User Experience
12 37 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
13 36 (1.41%) PKI
14 30 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
14 30 (1.17%) Private Cloud
15 26 (1.02%) Cloud Native
16 22 (0.86%) Fintech
17 21 (0.82%) Online Banking
18 18 (0.70%) Data Structures
19 17 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1274 (49.77%) Linux
2 468 (18.28%) Windows
3 401 (15.66%) Unix
4 316 (12.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 151 (5.90%) CentOS
6 144 (5.63%) Windows Server
7 98 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (3.32%) Ubuntu
9 82 (3.20%) Mac OS X
10 68 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (2.11%) Solaris
12 52 (2.03%) Windows 7
13 31 (1.21%) Windows 10
14 29 (1.13%) AIX
15 26 (1.02%) Debian
16 22 (0.86%) CoreOS
17 15 (0.59%) VMS
18 11 (0.43%) HPUX
19 10 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
19 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1236 (48.28%) DevOps
2 1068 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
3 790 (30.86%) Continuous Integration
4 458 (17.89%) Scrum
5 408 (15.94%) Test Automation
6 386 (15.08%) Open Source
7 328 (12.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 296 (11.56%) ITIL
9 256 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 248 (9.69%) Microservices
11 225 (8.79%) TDD
12 193 (7.54%) Mentoring
13 162 (6.33%) Load Balancing
14 161 (6.29%) Kanban
15 160 (6.25%) Change Management
16 158 (6.17%) Migration
17 152 (5.94%) Service Management
18 148 (5.78%) SDLC
19 147 (5.74%) SOA
20 137 (5.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 856 (33.44%) Python
2 688 (26.88%) Java
3 464 (18.13%) Ruby
4 463 (18.09%) Bash Shell
5 296 (11.56%) SQL
6 267 (10.43%) PowerShell
7 249 (9.73%) Perl
8 182 (7.11%) JavaScript
9 127 (4.96%) Shell Script
10 125 (4.88%) C#
11 103 (4.02%) Go
11 103 (4.02%) Scala
12 89 (3.48%) C
13 74 (2.89%) Groovy
14 71 (2.77%) PHP
15 64 (2.50%) C++
16 38 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 25 (0.98%) XPath
18 24 (0.94%) VBScript
19 17 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 372 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 279 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 160 (6.25%) Degree
4 72 (2.81%) AWS Certification
5 55 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
6 54 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 37 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (1.17%) ISEB
10 25 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 19 (0.74%) CCNP
13 17 (0.66%) CEH
14 16 (0.63%) CISSP
14 16 (0.63%) MCSE
15 15 (0.59%) CCNA
16 12 (0.47%) RHCE
16 12 (0.47%) SANS
17 11 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.41%) QA
2 58 (2.27%) SLA
3 35 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 35 (1.37%) PMO
4 27 (1.05%) GDPR
5 26 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
6 25 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 21 (0.82%) Def Stans
8 21 (0.82%) GCP
9 20 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.70%) HIPAA
11 17 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
12 13 (0.51%) Data Quality
13 9 (0.35%) MISRA
13 9 (0.35%) MISRA C
14 8 (0.31%) COBIT
15 6 (0.23%) ECSS
16 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 569 (22.23%) Docker
2 221 (8.63%) Active Directory
3 142 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 44 (1.72%) Xen
7 40 (1.56%) vSphere
8 31 (1.21%) KVM
9 30 (1.17%) vCloud
10 27 (1.05%) LXC
11 23 (0.90%) Apache Flume
12 22 (0.86%) Postfix
13 21 (0.82%) Squid
14 20 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (0.59%) Gluster
18 10 (0.39%) XenApp
18 10 (0.39%) XenServer
19 9 (0.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1071 (41.84%) Puppet
2 871 (34.02%) Ansible
3 671 (26.21%) Opscode Chef
4 373 (14.57%) Terraform
5 246 (9.61%) Kubernetes
6 100 (3.91%) Nagios
7 98 (3.83%) logstash
8 89 (3.48%) Salt
9 88 (3.44%) Kibana
10 71 (2.77%) ZABBIX
11 69 (2.70%) Packer
12 67 (2.62%) SCCM
13 57 (2.23%) Grafana
13 57 (2.23%) Rancher
14 44 (1.72%) Mesos
15 43 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
15 43 (1.68%) HAProxy
16 41 (1.60%) WSUS
17 38 (1.48%) Consul
18 32 (1.25%) Graphite
Vendors
1 300 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 264 (10.31%) Oracle
3 253 (9.88%) VMware
4 220 (8.59%) Red Hat
5 145 (5.66%) Splunk
6 112 (4.38%) SAP
7 110 (4.30%) Google
8 79 (3.09%) ServiceNow
9 73 (2.85%) Atlassian
10 70 (2.73%) Cisco
11 69 (2.70%) HP
12 59 (2.30%) SaltStack
13 44 (1.72%) IBM
14 37 (1.45%) AppDynamics
15 36 (1.41%) Juniper
16 31 (1.21%) New Relic
17 29 (1.13%) EMC
18 23 (0.90%) Citrix
18 23 (0.90%) Dell
18 23 (0.90%) Symantec