Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 104 101
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1,953 2,579 2,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.50% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.88% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 1,587 1,572
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £313 £356
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 46 74
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.94 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% -20.16% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.57 £15.56 £16.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.50 £48.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +26.23% -23.75% +3.90%

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 73,256 89,672 85,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.37% 86.82% 86.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,113 59,141 56,784
UK median daily rate £475 £452 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +0.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,288 2,425 2,056
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.60 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.50% -16.46% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.23 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.93 £20.08 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -19.70% +9.06%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

Contractor 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 22 October 2019. 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 -2 1,779 £500 - 552
UK excluding London +15 1,228 £450 - 411
London -35 686 £550 - 189
South East +36 441 £450 - 96
North of England +23 260 £475 +1.06% 89
South West -18 137 £450 +5.88% 71
Midlands -16 133 £443 -4.32% 43
North West +43 131 £450 -14.29% 42
East of England -16 116 £450 -5.26% 64
Scotland +36 113 £425 +21.43% 38
West Midlands -6 101 £463 - 23
Yorkshire +21 98 £475 +5.56% 40
East Midlands -19 32 £400 -11.11% 17
North East -26 29 £495 +8.20% 7
Wales +15 17 £500 +8.11% 7
Northern Ireland +13 10 £450 -14.29% 3
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 810 (41.47%) DevOps
2 775 (39.68%) Linux
3 680 (34.82%) AWS
4 638 (32.67%) Ansible
5 592 (30.31%) Python
6 588 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
7 579 (29.65%) Puppet
8 543 (27.80%) Jenkins
9 452 (23.14%) Terraform
10 438 (22.43%) Security Cleared
11 432 (22.12%) Docker
12 415 (21.25%) Opscode Chef
13 399 (20.43%) Git (software)
14 380 (19.46%) Java
15 375 (19.20%) Windows
16 360 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
17 341 (17.46%) Azure
18 334 (17.10%) Kubernetes
19 324 (16.59%) SC Cleared
20 281 (14.39%) SQL
21 278 (14.23%) Microsoft
21 278 (14.23%) Bash Shell
22 244 (12.49%) Infrastructure as Code
23 240 (12.29%) Finance
24 236 (12.08%) ITIL
25 217 (11.11%) JIRA
26 215 (11.01%) Open Source
27 205 (10.50%) Unix
28 193 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 193 (9.88%) Problem-Solving

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
1 123 (6.30%) Confluence
2 90 (4.61%) Apache
3 76 (3.89%) nginx
4 64 (3.28%) IIS
4 64 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 60 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 52 (2.66%) WebLogic
7 43 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 42 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (1.89%) JBoss
10 32 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 28 (1.43%) SAS
12 24 (1.23%) MS Exchange
13 22 (1.13%) OpenStack
13 22 (1.13%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.61%) Jetty
15 11 (0.56%) Anypoint
15 11 (0.56%) SAP Portal
16 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.51%) Mongrel
Applications
1 70 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.51%) Simulink
5 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.46%) Windchill
6 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.10%) Revit
9 1 (0.051%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.36%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
5 6 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.20%) assyst
7 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.15%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.15%) Magento
9 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.10%) Workfront
10 1 (0.051%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.051%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.051%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 680 (34.82%) AWS
2 341 (17.46%) Azure
3 169 (8.65%) GCP
4 155 (7.94%) Amazon EC2
5 149 (7.63%) GitHub
6 119 (6.09%) Amazon S3
7 118 (6.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 92 (4.71%) Route 53
9 90 (4.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 85 (4.35%) Serverless
11 71 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
12 70 (3.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 68 (3.48%) Amazon ECS
14 66 (3.38%) Amazon ELB
15 57 (2.92%) PaaS
16 52 (2.66%) IaaS
17 45 (2.30%) OpenShift
18 39 (2.00%) Datadog
19 38 (1.95%) Office 365
20 36 (1.84%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 133 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 123 (6.30%) HTTP
3 116 (5.94%) DNS
4 107 (5.48%) Firewall
5 83 (4.25%) SSL
6 74 (3.79%) VPN
7 65 (3.33%) SAN
8 46 (2.36%) LAN
9 44 (2.25%) WAN
10 42 (2.15%) DHCP
10 42 (2.15%) Internet
11 36 (1.84%) IPsec
12 29 (1.48%) Wireless
13 25 (1.28%) FTP
14 24 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (1.18%) Network Security
15 23 (1.18%) Skype
16 21 (1.08%) NAS
17 17 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
17 17 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.25%) MySQL
2 111 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 109 (5.58%) Amazon RDS
4 90 (4.61%) Hadoop
5 86 (4.40%) Big Data
6 83 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (3.64%) MongoDB
8 68 (3.48%) NoSQL
9 61 (3.12%) Relational Database
10 38 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 37 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 30 (1.54%) DB2
14 29 (1.48%) Power BI
15 23 (1.18%) Apache Hive
16 22 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (1.02%) Data Lake
18 16 (0.82%) Pentaho
19 15 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
20 14 (0.72%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 543 (27.80%) Jenkins
2 399 (20.43%) Git (software)
3 217 (11.11%) JIRA
4 86 (4.40%) Subversion
5 82 (4.20%) GitLab
6 72 (3.69%) Bitbucket
7 63 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 61 (3.12%) Selenium
8 61 (3.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 49 (2.51%) TeamCity
10 46 (2.36%) Maven
11 44 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
12 43 (2.20%) SonarQube
13 40 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 40 (2.05%) Visual Studio
14 37 (1.89%) Travis CI
15 36 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 33 (1.69%) Artifactory
17 30 (1.54%) JUnit
18 28 (1.43%) Ant
General
1 240 (12.29%) Finance
2 145 (7.42%) Public Sector
3 66 (3.38%) Banking
4 56 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.76%) Retail
6 35 (1.79%) Military
7 32 (1.64%) Legal
7 32 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.38%) Publishing
9 20 (1.02%) Law
10 17 (0.87%) Games
11 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.46%) Marketing
16 8 (0.41%) Back Office
16 8 (0.41%) Billing
17 7 (0.36%) Electronics
17 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (26.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 196 (10.04%) Developer
3 187 (9.58%) AWS Engineer
4 156 (7.99%) AWS DevOps
5 141 (7.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 121 (6.20%) Analyst
7 88 (4.51%) Software Engineer
8 82 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
9 80 (4.10%) Architect
10 79 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 72 (3.69%) Senior DevOps
12 70 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 65 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 63 (3.23%) Consultant
15 59 (3.02%) Project Manager
16 56 (2.87%) Configuration Manager
17 53 (2.71%) Administrator
18 47 (2.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 43 (2.20%) Azure Engineer
19 43 (2.20%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (6.86%) Web Services
2 111 (5.68%) .NET
3 93 (4.76%) Node.js
4 78 (3.99%) Elastic Stack
4 78 (3.99%) JSON
5 69 (3.53%) REST
6 63 (3.23%) RESTful
7 57 (2.92%) HTML
8 56 (2.87%) XML
9 52 (2.66%) Kafka
10 51 (2.61%) J2EE
11 50 (2.56%) Spring
12 45 (2.30%) CSS
12 45 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
13 43 (2.20%) Middleware
14 42 (2.15%) SOAP
15 38 (1.95%) AngularJS
16 37 (1.89%) Swagger
17 31 (1.59%) jQuery
18 29 (1.48%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.35%) CMDB
2 121 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (5.58%) Public Cloud
4 95 (4.86%) Data Centre
5 76 (3.89%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.36%) Clustering
7 41 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
8 39 (2.00%) Cloud Native
9 34 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.59%) Replication
11 28 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.43%) PKI
11 28 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
12 27 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.23%) PMI
14 23 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
14 23 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.08%) Blog
16 16 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 775 (39.68%) Linux
2 375 (19.20%) Windows
3 205 (10.50%) Unix
4 193 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 149 (7.63%) Windows Server
6 100 (5.12%) Ubuntu
7 87 (4.45%) CentOS
8 38 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (1.38%) Solaris
11 22 (1.13%) Windows 10
12 21 (1.08%) Android
13 19 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.82%) Debian
15 15 (0.77%) AIX
16 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.41%) VMS
18 7 (0.36%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (41.47%) DevOps
2 588 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
4 244 (12.49%) Infrastructure as Code
5 236 (12.08%) ITIL
6 215 (11.01%) Open Source
7 193 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
8 189 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 176 (9.01%) Migration
10 160 (8.19%) Software Engineering
11 158 (8.09%) Scrum
12 148 (7.58%) Microservices
13 135 (6.91%) Service Management
14 129 (6.61%) Project Management
15 112 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 110 (5.63%) Problem Management
17 108 (5.53%) Change Management
18 103 (5.27%) Continuous Delivery
19 99 (5.07%) Project Delivery
20 96 (4.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 592 (30.31%) Python
2 380 (19.46%) Java
3 281 (14.39%) SQL
4 278 (14.23%) Bash Shell
5 190 (9.73%) Ruby
6 185 (9.47%) PowerShell
7 142 (7.27%) Perl
8 121 (6.20%) JavaScript
9 106 (5.43%) C
10 99 (5.07%) C#
11 92 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 91 (4.66%) C++
13 67 (3.43%) Go
13 67 (3.43%) Scala
14 54 (2.76%) PHP
15 37 (1.89%) Groovy
15 37 (1.89%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.28%) VB
17 21 (1.08%) VBA
18 20 (1.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 438 (22.43%) Security Cleared
2 324 (16.59%) SC Cleared
3 163 (8.35%) Degree
4 67 (3.43%) DV Cleared
5 48 (2.46%) AWS Certification
6 35 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 32 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 29 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (1.18%) CCNA
12 23 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (1.13%) RHCE
14 21 (1.08%) ISEB
15 17 (0.87%) CCNP
16 15 (0.77%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.61%) DBS Check
18 11 (0.56%) MCSA
19 10 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.89%) QA
2 33 (1.69%) SLA
3 22 (1.13%) PMO
4 21 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 15 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.72%) MISRA
8 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.41%) GDPR
9 8 (0.41%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.36%) Def Stans
11 6 (0.31%) NCSC
11 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.20%) MISRA C
13 4 (0.20%) WCAG
14 3 (0.15%) DO-254
14 3 (0.15%) GAMP
14 3 (0.15%) NIST
15 2 (0.10%) GxP
System Software
1 432 (22.12%) Docker
2 138 (7.07%) Active Directory
3 129 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
5 72 (3.69%) Hyper-V
6 33 (1.69%) vSphere
7 28 (1.43%) Firmware
8 19 (0.97%) Xen
9 17 (0.87%) VirtualBox
10 15 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.67%) VMware NSX
12 12 (0.61%) NFS
13 11 (0.56%) KVM
14 10 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.51%) Snort
15 9 (0.46%) HDFS
15 9 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (0.41%) XenApp
17 7 (0.36%) LXC
18 6 (0.31%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 638 (32.67%) Ansible
2 579 (29.65%) Puppet
3 452 (23.14%) Terraform
4 415 (21.25%) Opscode Chef
5 334 (17.10%) Kubernetes
6 95 (4.86%) Salt
7 55 (2.82%) Packer
8 51 (2.61%) Grafana
8 51 (2.61%) Prometheus
9 48 (2.46%) SCCM
10 37 (1.89%) Nagios
11 35 (1.79%) Kibana
12 30 (1.54%) Consul
13 27 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 27 (1.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 24 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
14 24 (1.23%) HAProxy
15 19 (0.97%) WSUS
16 17 (0.87%) logstash
16 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 278 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 181 (9.27%) VMware
3 123 (6.30%) Google
4 121 (6.20%) Oracle
5 115 (5.89%) Red Hat
6 95 (4.86%) ServiceNow
7 90 (4.61%) Splunk
8 78 (3.99%) Cisco
9 68 (3.48%) IBM
10 54 (2.76%) Atlassian
11 49 (2.51%) SAP
12 42 (2.15%) HP
13 41 (2.10%) Remedy
14 39 (2.00%) webMethods
15 38 (1.95%) Citrix
16 33 (1.69%) EMC
17 32 (1.64%) Cloudera
18 31 (1.59%) New Relic
19 29 (1.48%) MuleSoft
20 27 (1.38%) Juniper