Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 70 71
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +28
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 145 111 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.84% 2.57% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.08% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 64 74
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £496 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.77% +7.86% +15.00%
10th Percentile £338 £324 £307
90th Percentile £625 £584 £517
England median daily rate £500 £500 £452
% change year-on-year - +10.74% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +9.44% -18.78%
10th Percentile £11.15 £13.80 £18.14
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £32.82
England median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.25% - +17.65%

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 4,263 3,606 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.54% 83.41% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,554 2,278 2,967
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 124 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.20 £39.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 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 -10 67 £518 +3.50% 1
Birmingham -21 26 £525 +10.53% 11
Warwickshire +3 11 £443 +1.14% 4
Worcestershire 0 10 £438 +45.83% 6
Coventry -18 8 £625 +8.70% 4
Solihull -6 5 £450 -
Wolverhampton -6 2 £500 +344.44%
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 84 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (57.24%) DevOps
3 61 (42.07%) Linux
4 46 (31.72%) Test Automation
5 45 (31.03%) Docker
6 44 (30.34%) Python
7 43 (29.66%) Jenkins
7 43 (29.66%) Puppet
8 42 (28.97%) Java
9 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (26.21%) Microsoft Azure
11 35 (24.14%) Git (software)
12 34 (23.45%) Unix
12 34 (23.45%) Windows
12 34 (23.45%) Amazon AWS
13 29 (20.00%) Open Source
13 29 (20.00%) Microservices
14 28 (19.31%) Process Improvement
14 28 (19.31%) Scrum
15 27 (18.62%) Perl
16 25 (17.24%) Oracle
16 25 (17.24%) JIRA
17 24 (16.55%) Ruby
17 24 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (16.55%) Deployment Automation
18 23 (15.86%) Test Strategy
18 23 (15.86%) Change Management
18 23 (15.86%) Shell Script
18 23 (15.86%) OO
19 22 (15.17%) MongoDB

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 (13.10%) WebLogic
2 18 (12.41%) Confluence
3 14 (9.66%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.97%) nginx
5 7 (4.83%) Apache
6 5 (3.45%) JBoss
7 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.38%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.38%) IIS
9 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.69%) CMS
10 1 (0.69%) Drupal
10 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (23.45%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (10.34%) GitHub
4 12 (8.28%) Google Analytics
5 9 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (6.21%) Route 53
6 7 (4.83%) Amazon S3
7 6 (4.14%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (3.45%) Office 365
8 5 (3.45%) SaaS
9 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (2.07%) IaaS
10 3 (2.07%) PaaS
11 2 (1.38%) Slack
11 2 (1.38%) Trello
12 1 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (0.69%) Linode
12 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.10%) HTTP
2 18 (12.41%) SSL
2 18 (12.41%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.45%) Firewall
3 5 (3.45%) Network Security
4 3 (2.07%) DNS
4 3 (2.07%) MPLS
4 3 (2.07%) SSH
5 2 (1.38%) DWDM
5 2 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.38%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.38%) LAN
5 2 (1.38%) SAN
5 2 (1.38%) SNMP
5 2 (1.38%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) DHCP
6 1 (0.69%) SMS
6 1 (0.69%) VoIP
6 1 (0.69%) WAN
6 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.17%) MongoDB
2 21 (14.48%) NoSQL
3 13 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.59%) MySQL
5 9 (6.21%) Oracle Database
5 9 (6.21%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.52%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.38%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.69%) Big Data
11 1 (0.69%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (29.66%) Jenkins
2 35 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 25 (17.24%) JIRA
4 21 (14.48%) Selenium
5 19 (13.10%) Bitbucket
6 16 (11.03%) Subversion
7 13 (8.97%) Ant
7 13 (8.97%) IntelliJ
8 12 (8.28%) Cucumber
8 12 (8.28%) Gatling
8 12 (8.28%) Grunt
8 12 (8.28%) gulp
8 12 (8.28%) Karma Test Runner
8 12 (8.28%) Sublime Text
9 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
10 7 (4.83%) JUnit
10 7 (4.83%) Maven
11 6 (4.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (3.45%) RSpec
General
1 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.07%) Electronics
3 1 (0.69%) Automotive
3 1 (0.69%) Finance
3 1 (0.69%) Military
3 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (23.45%) Developer
2 29 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (16.55%) Architect
4 16 (11.03%) Software Engineer
5 13 (8.97%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (8.28%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.21%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (5.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Lead DevOps
9 7 (4.83%) DevOps Architect
9 7 (4.83%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (4.83%) Tester
10 6 (4.14%) AWS Architect
10 6 (4.14%) Azure Architect
10 6 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Digital Architect
11 5 (3.45%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.10%) J2EE
1 19 (13.10%) REST
2 18 (12.41%) CSS
3 17 (11.72%) Spring
4 16 (11.03%) HTML
5 15 (10.34%) RESTful
6 14 (9.66%) Node.js
7 13 (8.97%) Middleware
8 12 (8.28%) AngularJS
8 12 (8.28%) Gherkin
8 12 (8.28%) jQuery
8 12 (8.28%) JSON
8 12 (8.28%) Servlets
9 11 (7.59%) SOAP
10 10 (6.90%) HTML5
11 9 (6.21%) Ajax
12 7 (4.83%) CSS3
12 7 (4.83%) Django
12 7 (4.83%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
1 8 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (5.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (4.14%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.14%) User Experience
3 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.45%) CMDB
4 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.76%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.76%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.07%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.38%) ASIC
6 2 (1.38%) CPLD
6 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (42.07%) Linux
2 34 (23.45%) Unix
2 34 (23.45%) Windows
3 14 (9.66%) Ubuntu
4 11 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.52%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.07%) VME
9 2 (1.38%) CentOS
9 2 (1.38%) Debian
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (57.24%) DevOps
3 46 (31.72%) Test Automation
4 41 (28.28%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (20.00%) Microservices
5 29 (20.00%) Open Source
6 28 (19.31%) Process Improvement
6 28 (19.31%) Scrum
7 24 (16.55%) Deployment Automation
7 24 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (15.86%) Change Management
8 23 (15.86%) OO
8 23 (15.86%) Test Strategy
9 20 (13.79%) Data Modelling
10 19 (13.10%) Continuous Deployment
11 18 (12.41%) ITIL
11 18 (12.41%) Line Management
11 18 (12.41%) SDLC
11 18 (12.41%) Software Engineering
11 18 (12.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.34%) Python
2 42 (28.97%) Java
3 27 (18.62%) Perl
4 24 (16.55%) Ruby
5 23 (15.86%) Shell Script
6 21 (14.48%) SQL
7 18 (12.41%) PL/SQL
8 17 (11.72%) JavaScript
9 16 (11.03%) C#
10 13 (8.97%) Groovy
10 13 (8.97%) Haskell
11 12 (8.28%) Bash Shell
12 11 (7.59%) Scala
13 10 (6.90%) PHP
14 8 (5.52%) C
15 7 (4.83%) C++
15 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
16 5 (3.45%) Assembly Language
16 5 (3.45%) MATLAB
17 4 (2.76%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) CITP
3 8 (5.52%) MCSE
3 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.45%) Degree
5 5 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.76%) MCP
7 2 (1.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) OCP
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.07%) GCP
4 2 (1.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (31.03%) Docker
2 12 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.21%) Active Directory
5 8 (5.52%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (4.14%) LXC
7 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.76%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.38%) Firmware
8 2 (1.38%) NFS
8 2 (1.38%) Samba
8 2 (1.38%) Squid
8 2 (1.38%) Varnish
8 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.38%) Xen
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (29.66%) Puppet
2 18 (12.41%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.34%) Ansible
4 12 (8.28%) Grafana
4 12 (8.28%) Kibana
4 12 (8.28%) Terraform
5 11 (7.59%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.76%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.76%) SCCM
6 4 (2.76%) SELinux
6 4 (2.76%) WSUS
6 4 (2.76%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.38%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.38%) Nagios
7 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.38%) Salt
7 2 (1.38%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.38%) WMI
8 1 (0.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Oracle
2 20 (13.79%) Google
3 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.03%) BEA
5 12 (8.28%) VMware
6 8 (5.52%) webMethods
7 7 (4.83%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.14%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.45%) Cisco
9 5 (3.45%) IBM
10 4 (2.76%) McAfee
10 4 (2.76%) NetApp
10 4 (2.76%) Wyse
10 4 (2.76%) Zend
11 3 (2.07%) Adobe
11 3 (2.07%) Informatica
11 3 (2.07%) Pega
12 2 (1.38%) Splunk
12 2 (1.38%) Veritas
12 2 (1.38%) WSO2