Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 February 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 85 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 -21 +42
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 104 119 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.21% 2.26% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.72% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 47
West Midlands median daily rate £513 £472 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £400 £300 £267
90th Percentile £600 £554 £544
England median daily rate £515 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.41 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £44.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -9.60% +6.63% +12.16%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,920 4,377 4,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.99% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,470 2,693 2,344
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 144 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.15 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in the West Midlands

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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
Shropshire +7 35 £530 +11.58% 2
Birmingham -17 35 £525 +10.53% 18
Warwickshire 0 9 £425 +21.43% 4
Coventry +5 6 £365 -25.13% 9
Wolverhampton - 6 £185 -
Worcestershire +3 4 £435 +20.00%
Staffordshire +1 1 £525 +31.25% 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 70 (67.31%) DevOps
2 63 (60.58%) Linux
2 63 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (52.88%) Git (software)
3 55 (52.88%) Puppet
4 53 (50.96%) Jenkins
5 47 (45.19%) Python
6 43 (41.35%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (39.42%) Ansible
8 38 (36.54%) Open Source
9 35 (33.65%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (33.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 33 (31.73%) Terraform
10 33 (31.73%) JIRA
11 32 (30.77%) Test Automation
12 31 (29.81%) Subversion
13 28 (26.92%) Scrum
14 25 (24.04%) Windows
15 24 (23.08%) Ruby
15 24 (23.08%) Confluence
16 21 (20.19%) Perl
16 21 (20.19%) Opscode Chef
17 20 (19.23%) Docker
17 20 (19.23%) Oracle
17 20 (19.23%) HTTP
17 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (18.27%) Bash Shell
18 19 (18.27%) Maven
19 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
19 18 (17.31%) Amazon RDS

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 24 (23.08%) Confluence
2 15 (14.42%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (9.62%) Apache
5 8 (7.69%) nginx
6 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.96%) IIS
9 1 (0.96%) Jetty
9 1 (0.96%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.96%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (41.35%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (13.46%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (12.50%) Amazon S3
4 13 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (7.69%) Route 53
6 5 (4.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.88%) GitHub
9 2 (1.92%) SaaS
10 1 (0.96%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.23%) HTTP
2 17 (16.35%) SSL
3 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.50%) DNS
5 8 (7.69%) Network Security
6 7 (6.73%) FTP
7 6 (5.77%) Firewall
7 6 (5.77%) VPN
8 5 (4.81%) LAN
8 5 (4.81%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (4.81%) OpenVPN
8 5 (4.81%) SSH
8 5 (4.81%) WAN
9 4 (3.85%) Asterisk PBX
9 4 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.85%) Kerberos
9 4 (3.85%) PABX
9 4 (3.85%) PBX
9 4 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 9 (8.65%) MySQL
5 8 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (6.73%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 55 (52.88%) Git (software)
2 53 (50.96%) Jenkins
3 35 (33.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 33 (31.73%) JIRA
5 31 (29.81%) Subversion
6 19 (18.27%) Maven
7 9 (8.65%) GitLab
8 7 (6.73%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.81%) Ant
9 5 (4.81%) JUnit
9 5 (4.81%) Liquibase
9 5 (4.81%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.85%) CA Gen
10 4 (3.85%) Metasploit
10 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.88%) PHPUnit
11 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (3.85%) Finance
1 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.92%) Games
2 2 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Military
3 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (51.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (20.19%) Consultant
3 20 (19.23%) DevOps Consultant
4 15 (14.42%) Lead DevOps
5 12 (11.54%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (4.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
10 4 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Support Officer
11 3 (2.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (2.88%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.35%) Software Packaging
2 15 (14.42%) Web Services
3 14 (13.46%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (12.50%) Middleware
5 10 (9.62%) REST
6 8 (7.69%) Sensu
7 6 (5.77%) J2EE
8 5 (4.81%) MCollective
9 4 (3.85%) .NET
9 4 (3.85%) LAMP
9 4 (3.85%) LDAP
10 3 (2.88%) CSS
10 3 (2.88%) Doctrine
10 3 (2.88%) HTML
10 3 (2.88%) MFC
10 3 (2.88%) Symfony
11 2 (1.92%) Behat
11 2 (1.92%) CSS3
11 2 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (1.92%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.81%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.85%) PKI
3 4 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.92%) AS400
5 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) ASIC
6 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) CPLD
6 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) iSeries
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 63 (60.58%) Linux
2 25 (24.04%) Windows
3 17 (16.35%) Unix
4 16 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.81%) CentOS
6 4 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.96%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.96%) Solaris
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (67.31%) DevOps
2 63 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (36.54%) Open Source
4 35 (33.65%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 28 (26.92%) Scrum
7 15 (14.42%) Kanban
7 15 (14.42%) TDD
8 14 (13.46%) Task Automation
9 13 (12.50%) SDLC
10 12 (11.54%) Server Virtualisation
10 12 (11.54%) SOA
11 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
12 8 (7.69%) Coaching
12 8 (7.69%) Line Management
12 8 (7.69%) Process Architecture
12 8 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 8 (7.69%) Service Delivery
13 7 (6.73%) Change Management
13 7 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.19%) Python
2 24 (23.08%) Ruby
3 21 (20.19%) Perl
4 19 (18.27%) Bash Shell
5 14 (13.46%) Java
5 14 (13.46%) SQL
6 13 (12.50%) PHP
7 6 (5.77%) C#
8 5 (4.81%) C++
8 5 (4.81%) Groovy
8 5 (4.81%) MATLAB
8 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.81%) VB
9 4 (3.85%) C
9 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.88%) Assembly Language
10 3 (2.88%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (19.23%) Docker
2 9 (8.65%) Postfix
2 9 (8.65%) Squid
3 8 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.81%) vCloud
5 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.85%) iptables
5 4 (3.85%) Samba
5 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.88%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.96%) Firmware
7 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (52.88%) Puppet
2 41 (39.42%) Ansible
3 33 (31.73%) Terraform
4 21 (20.19%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (16.35%) ZABBIX
6 15 (14.42%) Salt
7 14 (13.46%) Kibana
7 14 (13.46%) logstash
8 7 (6.73%) collectd
8 7 (6.73%) StatsD
9 6 (5.77%) Kubernetes
9 6 (5.77%) Sysdig
10 5 (4.81%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (4.81%) Rancher
10 5 (4.81%) Rsyslog
11 4 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (3.85%) Nessus
11 4 (3.85%) Nmap
12 3 (2.88%) SCCM
12 3 (2.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (19.23%) Oracle
2 17 (16.35%) Red Hat
3 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.65%) VMware
5 8 (7.69%) SaltStack
6 7 (6.73%) Atlassian
6 7 (6.73%) Cisco
7 5 (4.81%) Sonatype
8 4 (3.85%) BEA
8 4 (3.85%) IBM
8 4 (3.85%) Informatica
8 4 (3.85%) NEC
8 4 (3.85%) Pega
8 4 (3.85%) Rackspace
8 4 (3.85%) webMethods
9 3 (2.88%) Google
9 3 (2.88%) McAfee
9 3 (2.88%) Symantec
9 3 (2.88%) Wyse
9 3 (2.88%) Zend