Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 103 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 700 2,030 2,533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 2.35% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.71% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 1,280 1,597
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £320
90th Percentile £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.85% - -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 53
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +34.43% -23.75%
10th Percentile £30.60 £14.89 £16.95
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £41.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -13.25% +33.87% -20.51%

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 25,764 75,011 88,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.51% 86.84% 86.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,260 49,181 58,420
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 2,258 2,405
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +15.41% -16.37%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.91 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.91% +17.50% -20.00%

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 -11 570 £473 -5.50% 274
UK excluding London +9 387 £433 -3.85% 205
London -6 240 £505 -8.22% 102
South East +12 118 £475 +5.56% 44
Work from Home +3 102 £432 -21.45% 35
North of England -2 81 £432 -9.05% 41
Scotland +40 73 £425 +3.98% 31
North West +5 48 £388 -15.07% 22
Midlands +2 41 £400 -6.98% 27
East of England +20 38 £488 +8.33% 15
West Midlands 0 37 £400 -13.51% 25
South West +15 32 £403 -10.39% 45
North East +32 18 £484 -2.27% 6
Yorkshire -1 15 £450 -5.26% 13
East Midlands +26 4 £381 -5.86% 2
Wales +23 2 £375 -25.00% 2
Northern Ireland +3 2 £327 -27.33% 1

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 264 (37.71%) DevOps
2 236 (33.71%) Linux
3 228 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (31.14%) Security Cleared
5 210 (30.00%) Ansible
6 188 (26.86%) SC Cleared
7 185 (26.43%) Puppet
8 175 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 168 (24.00%) Python
10 164 (23.43%) AWS
11 158 (22.57%) Terraform
12 153 (21.86%) Windows
13 147 (21.00%) Java
14 144 (20.57%) Azure
14 144 (20.57%) Opscode Chef
15 142 (20.29%) Docker
15 142 (20.29%) PowerShell
16 141 (20.14%) Git (software)
17 131 (18.71%) Kubernetes
18 128 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
19 118 (16.86%) ITIL
20 115 (16.43%) SQL
21 114 (16.29%) Unix
22 105 (15.00%) Active Directory
23 100 (14.29%) Oracle
23 100 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
24 95 (13.57%) Microsoft
24 95 (13.57%) JIRA
25 91 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
26 90 (12.86%) Bash Shell

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 57 (8.14%) Apache
2 40 (5.71%) Confluence
3 26 (3.71%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 20 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.43%) CMS
7 15 (2.14%) IBM Notes
7 15 (2.14%) nginx
8 14 (2.00%) IBM Domino
9 13 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.86%) IIS
10 12 (1.71%) JBoss
11 11 (1.57%) MS Exchange
12 9 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (1.14%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.00%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.71%) Mule
15 5 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.29%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.29%) Windchill
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Figma
7 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.14%) Simulink
7 1 (0.14%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.43%) Maximo
2 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 164 (23.43%) AWS
2 144 (20.57%) Azure
3 78 (11.14%) GitHub
4 44 (6.29%) Amazon S3
5 33 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (4.29%) GCP
7 27 (3.86%) Office 365
8 26 (3.71%) IaaS
9 24 (3.43%) SaaS
9 24 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 21 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (3.00%) Serverless
12 19 (2.71%) PaaS
13 16 (2.29%) Power Platform
14 15 (2.14%) Coveralls
15 14 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (1.86%) PowerApps
17 12 (1.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.43%) HTTP
2 57 (8.14%) Firewall
3 52 (7.43%) DNS
4 32 (4.57%) VLAN
5 26 (3.71%) Reverse Proxy
6 23 (3.29%) TCP/IP
7 21 (3.00%) SNMP
8 20 (2.86%) DHCP
9 19 (2.71%) SSL
10 16 (2.29%) VSAN
11 15 (2.14%) WAN
12 13 (1.86%) LAN
12 13 (1.86%) VPN
13 11 (1.57%) FTP
13 11 (1.57%) Network Security
14 10 (1.43%) HTTPS
15 9 (1.29%) IPsec
15 9 (1.29%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.14%) Kerberos
16 8 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.43%) MySQL
2 59 (8.43%) Relational Database
3 41 (5.86%) Pentaho
4 37 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (4.14%) NoSQL
6 28 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 26 (3.71%) MongoDB
8 22 (3.14%) Apache Hive
8 22 (3.14%) Impala
9 17 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (1.14%) MariaDB
14 8 (1.14%) Redis
15 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (0.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 175 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 141 (20.14%) Git (software)
3 95 (13.57%) JIRA
4 62 (8.86%) GitLab
5 41 (5.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (5.29%) Subversion
7 29 (4.14%) TeamCity
8 28 (4.00%) Maven
9 26 (3.71%) Bitbucket
10 25 (3.57%) SonarQube
11 22 (3.14%) JUnit
12 18 (2.57%) Bitbucket Server
13 17 (2.43%) Gradle
14 16 (2.29%) Selenium
15 10 (1.43%) Ant
16 9 (1.29%) FishEye
17 8 (1.14%) Artifactory
17 8 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
17 8 (1.14%) Visual Studio
18 7 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 84 (12.00%) Finance
2 58 (8.29%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.43%) Banking
4 19 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.71%) Legal
5 12 (1.71%) Marketing
6 11 (1.57%) Military
7 9 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.29%) Retail
8 7 (1.00%) Electronics
9 6 (0.86%) Law
10 3 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.29%) Front Office
11 2 (0.29%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 143 (20.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 106 (15.14%) Developer
3 48 (6.86%) Azure Engineer
4 42 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
5 40 (5.71%) Analyst
6 37 (5.29%) Administrator
7 34 (4.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 33 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
9 30 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
10 29 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 26 (3.71%) Architect
13 23 (3.29%) Consultant
13 23 (3.29%) Software Engineer
14 22 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (3.14%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.86%) Pentaho Developer
16 19 (2.71%) Senior DevOps
17 18 (2.57%) Build Engineer
17 18 (2.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.00%) REST
2 38 (5.43%) HTML
3 37 (5.29%) XML
4 32 (4.57%) J2EE
5 29 (4.14%) Node.js
6 27 (3.86%) .NET
7 25 (3.57%) CSS
7 25 (3.57%) LDAP
8 23 (3.29%) Web Services
9 21 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (3.00%) RESTful
10 19 (2.71%) AngularJS
10 19 (2.71%) SOAP
11 18 (2.57%) Elastic Stack
11 18 (2.57%) Spring
12 17 (2.43%) Middleware
13 16 (2.29%) JSON
13 16 (2.29%) Swagger
14 15 (2.14%) gRPC
15 11 (1.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.43%) CMDB
3 35 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.57%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.86%) Public Cloud
6 25 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (3.00%) Clustering
8 14 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.57%) Blog
9 11 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.14%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.14%) Robotics
10 8 (1.14%) User Experience
11 7 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 236 (33.71%) Linux
2 153 (21.86%) Windows
3 114 (16.29%) Unix
4 76 (10.86%) Windows Server
5 63 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (6.29%) Windows 10
6 44 (6.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 41 (5.86%) CentOS
8 21 (3.00%) Mac OS X
8 21 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.43%) VMS
12 9 (1.29%) Solaris
13 6 (0.86%) Debian
14 5 (0.71%) OpenVMS
14 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.57%) Android
15 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (37.71%) DevOps
2 228 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (16.86%) ITIL
5 100 (14.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 91 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (11.71%) Release Management
8 79 (11.29%) Change Management
9 78 (11.14%) Test Automation
10 77 (11.00%) Scrum
11 61 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (8.14%) ETL
12 57 (8.14%) Migration
12 57 (8.14%) Software Engineering
13 54 (7.71%) Deployment Automation
13 54 (7.71%) Service Management
14 53 (7.57%) Microservices
15 51 (7.29%) Problem Management
15 51 (7.29%) Test Strategy
16 48 (6.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 168 (24.00%) Python
2 147 (21.00%) Java
3 142 (20.29%) PowerShell
4 115 (16.43%) SQL
5 90 (12.86%) Bash Shell
6 56 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 48 (6.86%) Perl
8 47 (6.71%) C#
9 33 (4.71%) Shell Script
10 32 (4.57%) PL/SQL
10 32 (4.57%) Ruby
11 30 (4.29%) C
12 27 (3.86%) Go
13 18 (2.57%) VB
14 15 (2.14%) PHP
14 15 (2.14%) Scala
15 11 (1.57%) VBScript
16 10 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.29%) C++
18 8 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 218 (31.14%) Security Cleared
2 188 (26.86%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.29%) Degree
4 30 (4.29%) DV Cleared
5 25 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (2.86%) CCNP
7 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (2.29%) CCIE
8 16 (2.29%) CCNA
9 13 (1.86%) CISSP
9 13 (1.86%) MCSA
10 12 (1.71%) CISA
10 12 (1.71%) CISM
11 9 (1.29%) AWS Certification
12 8 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.86%) ISEB
13 6 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.71%) HND
15 4 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.71%) QA
2 26 (3.71%) SLA
3 9 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.29%) GDPR
3 9 (1.29%) HIPAA
3 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.00%) PMO
5 4 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.43%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.43%) WCAG
7 2 (0.29%) DO-254
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 142 (20.29%) Docker
2 105 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 68 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (6.57%) vSphere
5 23 (3.29%) HDFS
6 19 (2.71%) VMware NSX
7 17 (2.43%) XenApp
8 14 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.43%) Hyper-V
11 8 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.71%) NFS
14 4 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.57%) Xen
15 3 (0.43%) LXC
15 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.29%) GlusterFS
16 2 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 210 (30.00%) Ansible
2 185 (26.43%) Puppet
3 158 (22.57%) Terraform
4 144 (20.57%) Opscode Chef
5 131 (18.71%) Kubernetes
6 39 (5.57%) Packer
7 37 (5.29%) Grafana
8 33 (4.71%) SCCM
9 31 (4.43%) Prometheus
10 23 (3.29%) Salt
11 16 (2.29%) vRealize
11 16 (2.29%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.86%) PowerCLI
13 10 (1.43%) Nagios
14 9 (1.29%) Kibana
15 7 (1.00%) SCOM
15 7 (1.00%) WSUS
16 6 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
17 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
17 4 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 100 (14.29%) Oracle
2 95 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 78 (11.14%) VMware
4 38 (5.43%) Atlassian
4 38 (5.43%) Splunk
5 33 (4.71%) Red Hat
6 29 (4.14%) Dell
7 28 (4.00%) ServiceNow
8 27 (3.86%) IBM
9 24 (3.43%) Cloudera
9 24 (3.43%) SaltStack
10 22 (3.14%) Citrix
11 21 (3.00%) EMC
11 21 (3.00%) HP
12 19 (2.71%) BEA
13 17 (2.43%) webMethods
14 16 (2.29%) Cisco
15 15 (2.14%) CheckPoint
15 15 (2.14%) NetApp
16 14 (2.00%) Informatica