Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 70 85
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 +49
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 103 168 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.13% 2.72% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 3.27% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 94 39
West Midlands median daily rate £482 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.58% +16.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £600
England median daily rate £500 £470 £438
% change year-on-year +6.38% +7.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.20 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +12.64%

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 4015 5138 3901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.92% 83.07% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 3080 2233
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +5 33 £538 +7.50% 1
Birmingham -24 27 £500 +4.17% 1
Coventry +21 13 £575 +53.33% 2
Warwickshire +8 10 £425 +21.43%
Wolverhampton - 9 £113 -
Walsall - 3 - -
Staffordshire +6 1 £525 +31.25% 2
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 68 (66.02%) DevOps
2 58 (56.31%) Jenkins
2 58 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (51.46%) Puppet
4 50 (48.54%) Linux
5 49 (47.57%) Git (software)
6 48 (46.60%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (41.75%) Python
8 39 (37.86%) Open Source
8 39 (37.86%) JIRA
9 38 (36.89%) Test Automation
9 38 (36.89%) Windows
10 37 (35.92%) Scrum
11 35 (33.98%) Amazon AWS
11 35 (33.98%) Subversion
12 34 (33.01%) Ansible
13 31 (30.10%) Ruby
14 29 (28.16%) Confluence
15 27 (26.21%) HTTP
15 27 (26.21%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (24.27%) Perl
17 24 (23.30%) Maven
17 24 (23.30%) Terraform
18 22 (21.36%) Opscode Chef
18 22 (21.36%) PostgreSQL
19 21 (20.39%) Bash Shell
20 20 (19.42%) Kanban
20 20 (19.42%) TDD
20 20 (19.42%) SSL
20 20 (19.42%) 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 29 (28.16%) Confluence
2 14 (13.59%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (12.62%) Apache
4 11 (10.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (10.68%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
5 7 (6.80%) nginx
6 6 (5.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.85%) JBoss
8 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.94%) Mule
11 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.97%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (33.98%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (13.59%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (11.65%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (11.65%) Amazon S3
4 12 (11.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (7.77%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (6.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (6.80%) Route 53
8 5 (4.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (4.85%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (4.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (4.85%) GitHub
9 4 (3.88%) SaaS
10 3 (2.91%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.94%) IaaS
11 2 (1.94%) PaaS
12 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.21%) HTTP
2 20 (19.42%) SSL
3 18 (17.48%) TCP/IP
4 14 (13.59%) DNS
5 7 (6.80%) OpenLDAP
5 7 (6.80%) OpenVPN
5 7 (6.80%) SSH
6 6 (5.83%) Firewall
6 6 (5.83%) VPN
7 4 (3.88%) FTP
7 4 (3.88%) GSM
7 4 (3.88%) Internet
7 4 (3.88%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.88%) LAN
7 4 (3.88%) LDAP
7 4 (3.88%) MPLS
7 4 (3.88%) PBX
7 4 (3.88%) VoIP
7 4 (3.88%) WAN
7 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.36%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (19.42%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (16.50%) MongoDB
4 15 (14.56%) MySQL
5 11 (10.68%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.68%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.97%) MS Access
10 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 58 (56.31%) Jenkins
2 49 (47.57%) Git (software)
3 39 (37.86%) JIRA
4 35 (33.98%) Subversion
5 27 (26.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (23.30%) Maven
7 11 (10.68%) JUnit
8 10 (9.71%) Ant
9 9 (8.74%) Bitbucket
10 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (6.80%) Liquibase
11 7 (6.80%) SonarQube
12 6 (5.83%) Selenium
13 4 (3.88%) IntelliJ
13 4 (3.88%) Metasploit
14 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
14 3 (2.91%) Gatling
14 3 (2.91%) Grunt
14 3 (2.91%) gulp
14 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.94%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Automotive
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Military
4 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (42.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (11.65%) Consultant
2 12 (11.65%) DevOps Consultant
3 11 (10.68%) Lead DevOps
4 10 (9.71%) Developer
5 9 (8.74%) WebOps Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Scala Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Support Officer
9 3 (2.91%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (2.91%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Network Support
10 2 (1.94%) Java Developer
10 2 (1.94%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (1.94%) Project Officer
10 2 (1.94%) Project Support Officer
10 2 (1.94%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) REST
2 15 (14.56%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (12.62%) Middleware
3 13 (12.62%) Web Services
4 12 (11.65%) JSON
5 10 (9.71%) CSS
5 10 (9.71%) HTML
5 10 (9.71%) HTML5
6 9 (8.74%) Play Framework
7 8 (7.77%) Ajax
7 8 (7.77%) CSS3
7 8 (7.77%) Spring
8 7 (6.80%) Django
8 7 (6.80%) MCollective
8 7 (6.80%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (5.83%) .NET
9 6 (5.83%) Sensu
9 6 (5.83%) Software Packaging
10 4 (3.88%) SOAP
10 4 (3.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.68%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.80%) Fat Client
4 7 (6.80%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.80%) Thin Client
5 6 (5.83%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.88%) PKI
7 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.97%) Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.54%) Linux
2 38 (36.89%) Windows
3 17 (16.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (12.62%) Unix
5 8 (7.77%) CentOS
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.91%) Solaris
7 3 (2.91%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.94%) AIX
8 2 (1.94%) HPUX
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (66.02%) DevOps
2 58 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (46.60%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (37.86%) Open Source
5 38 (36.89%) Test Automation
6 37 (35.92%) Scrum
7 20 (19.42%) Kanban
7 20 (19.42%) TDD
8 15 (14.56%) SDLC
8 15 (14.56%) SOA
9 14 (13.59%) Line Management
9 14 (13.59%) Server Virtualisation
10 13 (12.62%) ITIL
10 13 (12.62%) Load Balancing
10 13 (12.62%) Service Delivery
11 12 (11.65%) Asset Management
11 12 (11.65%) Coaching
11 12 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (11.65%) Integration Testing
12 11 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.75%) Python
2 31 (30.10%) Ruby
3 25 (24.27%) Perl
4 21 (20.39%) Bash Shell
5 17 (16.50%) Java
6 14 (13.59%) SQL
7 12 (11.65%) Groovy
7 12 (11.65%) PHP
8 11 (10.68%) Scala
9 7 (6.80%) C#
10 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.91%) Go
11 3 (2.91%) Haskell
11 3 (2.91%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.94%) C++
12 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.94%) XPath
13 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (17.48%) Docker
2 11 (10.68%) Postfix
2 11 (10.68%) Squid
3 10 (9.71%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (7.77%) Active Directory
5 7 (6.80%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.80%) vCloud
6 6 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.83%) Terminal Services
6 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (5.83%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (3.88%) iptables
7 4 (3.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (51.46%) Puppet
2 34 (33.01%) Ansible
3 24 (23.30%) Terraform
4 22 (21.36%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (18.45%) ZABBIX
6 16 (15.53%) Kibana
7 13 (12.62%) logstash
8 10 (9.71%) Kubernetes
8 10 (9.71%) Salt
9 8 (7.77%) Rancher
10 7 (6.80%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (6.80%) Rsyslog
10 7 (6.80%) SCCM
10 7 (6.80%) Sysdig
11 6 (5.83%) collectd
11 6 (5.83%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (5.83%) SafeCom
11 6 (5.83%) StatsD
11 6 (5.83%) WSUS
12 4 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Red Hat
2 16 (15.53%) Oracle
3 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.62%) VMware
5 11 (10.68%) Google
6 10 (9.71%) Cisco
7 9 (8.74%) Rackspace
8 7 (6.80%) Sonatype
9 6 (5.83%) IBM
9 6 (5.83%) McAfee
9 6 (5.83%) NetApp
9 6 (5.83%) SaltStack
9 6 (5.83%) Symantec
9 6 (5.83%) Wyse
10 5 (4.85%) webMethods
11 4 (3.88%) NEC
12 3 (2.91%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.94%) Adobe
13 2 (1.94%) Splunk
13 2 (1.94%) WSO2