Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 82 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +24
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 114 94 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.33% 2.17% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.67% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 56 55
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £490 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +12.06% +9.38%
10th Percentile £363 £288 £290
90th Percentile £604 £553 £550
England median daily rate £500 £492 £450
% change year-on-year +1.63% +9.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 - £18.28
10th Percentile £12.20 - £18.14
90th Percentile £21.40 - £32.82
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.94% +15.71%

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 4,099 3,523 4,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.74% 81.34% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,209 2,596
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +8.90%
10th Percentile £265 £240 £241
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 138 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £17.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +24.51% -24.92%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.20 £49.13 £38.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Birmingham +1 43 £525 +10.53% 9
Shropshire -17 35 £530 +6.00% 6
Warwickshire -1 8 £525 +29.23% 1
Worcestershire -1 8 £375 +25.00% 2
Coventry -12 7 £625 +47.06% 3
Wolverhampton - 2 £500 -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 72 (63.16%) Linux
2 70 (61.40%) DevOps
3 69 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (46.49%) Python
5 52 (45.61%) Puppet
6 47 (41.23%) Git (software)
7 44 (38.60%) Jenkins
8 40 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (28.07%) Test Automation
10 31 (27.19%) Open Source
10 31 (27.19%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (26.32%) Docker
12 29 (25.44%) Subversion
13 28 (24.56%) Ansible
13 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
14 26 (22.81%) Deployment Automation
14 26 (22.81%) Unix
15 25 (21.93%) Java
15 25 (21.93%) Terraform
15 25 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (21.05%) Ruby
16 24 (21.05%) JIRA
17 22 (19.30%) Sonatype Nexus
18 21 (18.42%) Perl
18 21 (18.42%) Windows
19 20 (17.54%) Oracle
20 19 (16.67%) HTTP
20 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
20 19 (16.67%) Confluence
21 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell

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 19 (16.67%) Confluence
2 10 (8.77%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.02%) nginx
4 6 (5.26%) Apache
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.63%) IIS
5 3 (2.63%) JBoss
5 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.75%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.88%) Jetty
7 1 (0.88%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.40%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (9.65%) Amazon S3
4 11 (9.65%) Route 53
5 10 (8.77%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (6.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (3.51%) SaaS
10 3 (2.63%) GitHub
11 2 (1.75%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.75%) IaaS
11 2 (1.75%) Office 365
11 2 (1.75%) PaaS
12 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.67%) HTTP
2 17 (14.91%) SSL
3 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.02%) Network Security
5 4 (3.51%) DNS
5 4 (3.51%) Firewall
6 3 (2.63%) FTP
6 3 (2.63%) LAN
7 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.75%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.75%) SAN
7 2 (1.75%) SMS
7 2 (1.75%) WAN
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.88%) DSL
8 1 (0.88%) Internet
8 1 (0.88%) IPsec
8 1 (0.88%) MPLS
8 1 (0.88%) SSH
8 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.65%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (9.65%) Oracle Database
3 10 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.89%) MySQL
5 8 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.88%) Big Data
11 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 47 (41.23%) Git (software)
2 44 (38.60%) Jenkins
3 29 (25.44%) Subversion
4 24 (21.05%) JIRA
5 22 (19.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (11.40%) Maven
7 6 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 6 (5.26%) GitLab
7 6 (5.26%) Selenium
7 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (3.51%) Ant
9 4 (3.51%) CA Gen
9 4 (3.51%) PHPUnit
10 3 (2.63%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.75%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.75%) Grunt
11 2 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.75%) Sublime Text
General
1 2 (1.75%) Finance
1 2 (1.75%) Retail
1 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (37.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (19.30%) Developer
3 17 (14.91%) Consultant
4 16 (14.04%) DevOps Consultant
5 8 (7.02%) Lead DevOps
6 7 (6.14%) Architect
6 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (4.39%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.16%) Web Services
2 13 (11.40%) REST
3 12 (10.53%) J2EE
3 12 (10.53%) Software Packaging
4 9 (7.89%) Middleware
5 8 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (7.02%) HTML
6 7 (6.14%) CSS
6 7 (6.14%) JSON
7 6 (5.26%) Ajax
7 6 (5.26%) MFC
7 6 (5.26%) Sensu
7 6 (5.26%) SOAP
7 6 (5.26%) Spring
8 5 (4.39%) HTML5
9 4 (3.51%) CSS3
9 4 (3.51%) Django
9 4 (3.51%) Doctrine
9 4 (3.51%) Symfony
10 3 (2.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.63%) CMDB
4 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) AS400
5 2 (1.75%) ASIC
5 2 (1.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) CPLD
5 2 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.75%) VHDL
5 2 (1.75%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (63.16%) Linux
2 26 (22.81%) Unix
3 21 (18.42%) Windows
4 12 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.14%) Mac OS X
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.63%) CentOS
9 2 (1.75%) Debian
10 1 (0.88%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (61.40%) DevOps
2 69 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.07%) Test Automation
4 31 (27.19%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (27.19%) Open Source
5 26 (22.81%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (14.04%) Scrum
8 14 (12.28%) TDD
9 13 (11.40%) ITIL
9 13 (11.40%) OO
10 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 12 (10.53%) Kanban
10 12 (10.53%) Process Improvement
11 11 (9.65%) Change Management
12 10 (8.77%) Problem Management
12 10 (8.77%) SOA
13 9 (7.89%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (7.89%) Task Automation
13 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.49%) Python
2 25 (21.93%) Java
3 24 (21.05%) Ruby
4 21 (18.42%) Perl
5 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell
6 14 (12.28%) PHP
6 14 (12.28%) SQL
7 13 (11.40%) Shell Script
8 11 (9.65%) PL/SQL
9 10 (8.77%) C#
10 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
11 8 (7.02%) C
12 7 (6.14%) C++
12 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
12 7 (6.14%) Scala
13 6 (5.26%) Assembly Language
13 6 (5.26%) Embedded C++
13 6 (5.26%) MATLAB
14 4 (3.51%) Groovy
14 4 (3.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.63%) MCSE
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.75%) ISEB
5 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) MCP
6 1 (0.88%) OCP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.63%) GCP
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (26.32%) Docker
2 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.63%) LXC
5 3 (2.63%) Squid
5 3 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.63%) Xen
6 2 (1.75%) Firmware
6 2 (1.75%) NFS
6 2 (1.75%) Samba
6 2 (1.75%) Varnish
7 1 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.88%) Postfix
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (45.61%) Puppet
2 28 (24.56%) Ansible
3 25 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (21.93%) Terraform
4 13 (11.40%) Salt
5 10 (8.77%) Kibana
6 8 (7.02%) logstash
6 8 (7.02%) ZABBIX
7 6 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 6 (5.26%) SELinux
8 5 (4.39%) collectd
8 5 (4.39%) StatsD
9 3 (2.63%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.75%) Grafana
10 2 (1.75%) Nagios
10 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.75%) Sysdig
10 2 (1.75%) WMI
11 1 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (17.54%) Oracle
2 12 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.89%) BEA
5 8 (7.02%) VMware
6 7 (6.14%) Google
7 6 (5.26%) SaltStack
7 6 (5.26%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.39%) IBM
8 5 (4.39%) webMethods
9 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.51%) Informatica
9 4 (3.51%) Pega
9 4 (3.51%) Zend
10 2 (1.75%) Cisco
10 2 (1.75%) McAfee
10 2 (1.75%) NetApp
10 2 (1.75%) Veritas
10 2 (1.75%) WSO2
10 2 (1.75%) Xilinx