Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 72 72
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 124 151 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.91% 2.95% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 3.50% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 77 64
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £473 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.58% -4.77% +7.86%
10th Percentile £313 £345 £313
90th Percentile £550 £625 £584
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.50 £21.50 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.16% +31.06% -10.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.15 £12.70
90th Percentile £10.75 £28.25 £21.00
England median hourly rate £42.25 £30.33 £40.00
% change year-on-year +39.32% -24.19% -2.44%

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 3,624 4,315 3,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.01% 84.28% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,359 2,577 2,323
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £262 £265 £250
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 206 134
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -24.69% +19.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.76 £35.00 £51.05
England median hourly rate £24.96 £21.33 £23.14
% change year-on-year +17.03% -7.84% +0.61%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 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
Birmingham +24 44 £500 -4.76% 14
Shropshire -18 26 £465 -10.14% 11
Worcestershire +1 21 £388 -11.43% 1
Warwickshire +6 9 £325 -26.55%
Coventry +6 9 £363 -42.00%
Staffordshire - 4 £231 - 3
Solihull +5 1 - - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £589 -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 77 (62.10%) Linux
2 62 (50.00%) DevOps
3 58 (46.77%) AWS
4 54 (43.55%) Puppet
5 47 (37.90%) Security Cleared
6 45 (36.29%) Java
7 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (33.87%) Terraform
9 41 (33.06%) TCP/IP
10 38 (30.65%) SC Cleared
11 36 (29.03%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 31 (25.00%) .NET
12 31 (25.00%) Jenkins
13 27 (21.77%) J2EE
13 27 (21.77%) Visual Studio
13 27 (21.77%) Change Management
14 26 (20.97%) VMware
14 26 (20.97%) HTTP
15 25 (20.16%) SSL
15 25 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (19.35%) Software Engineering
16 24 (19.35%) C++
17 22 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (17.74%) Amazon S3
17 22 (17.74%) Open Source
17 22 (17.74%) Amazon RDS
18 21 (16.94%) Route 53
18 21 (16.94%) UML
19 20 (16.13%) Azure

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 18 (14.52%) Apache
2 14 (11.29%) Confluence
2 14 (11.29%) nginx
2 14 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.68%) IIS
3 12 (9.68%) Jetty
3 12 (9.68%) Mongrel
3 12 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (4.03%) assyst
4 1 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 58 (46.77%) AWS
2 36 (29.03%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (17.74%) Amazon S3
4 21 (16.94%) Route 53
5 20 (16.13%) Azure
6 17 (13.71%) Amazon ELB
7 15 (12.10%) GCP
8 14 (11.29%) Google App Engine
9 8 (6.45%) Office 365
10 5 (4.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (4.03%) CloudFront
10 5 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (3.23%) Power Platform
11 4 (3.23%) PowerApps
12 3 (2.42%) GitHub
13 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (1.61%) PaaS
13 2 (1.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.06%) TCP/IP
2 26 (20.97%) HTTP
3 25 (20.16%) SSL
4 19 (15.32%) DNS
5 15 (12.10%) Firewall
6 13 (10.48%) DHCP
6 13 (10.48%) FTP
6 13 (10.48%) IPsec
7 5 (4.03%) Internet
8 1 (0.81%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.74%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (8.06%) MySQL
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.03%) Pentaho
5 4 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.42%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.61%) Power BI
8 1 (0.81%) DB2
8 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 27 (21.77%) Visual Studio
3 16 (12.90%) JIRA
4 14 (11.29%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.68%) Travis CI
6 6 (4.84%) Subversion
6 6 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.03%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (3.23%) Artifactory
8 4 (3.23%) GitLab
9 3 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.61%) Ant
10 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.61%) Gatling
10 2 (1.61%) Grunt
10 2 (1.61%) gulp
10 2 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.61%) Selenium
10 2 (1.61%) Sublime Text
10 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (7.26%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.03%) Military
4 3 (2.42%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.42%) Automotive
5 2 (1.61%) Finance
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (36.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (22.58%) AWS DevOps
3 25 (20.16%) AWS Engineer
4 24 (19.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 21 (16.94%) Software Engineer
6 18 (14.52%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (12.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 15 (12.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (8.06%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Developer
8 10 (8.06%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Commissioning Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Consultant
9 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Embedded Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (3.23%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.00%) .NET
2 27 (21.77%) J2EE
3 14 (11.29%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (11.29%) Servlets
4 12 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (7.26%) CSS
5 9 (7.26%) HTML
6 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (6.45%) jQuery
7 7 (5.65%) REST
8 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (4.03%) LAMP
9 5 (4.03%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (4.03%) OpenGL
10 4 (3.23%) Sensu
11 3 (2.42%) Web Services
12 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.61%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (10.48%) CMDB
3 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.23%) ASIC
4 4 (3.23%) CPLD
4 4 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.23%) User Experience
4 4 (3.23%) VHDL
5 3 (2.42%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (62.10%) Linux
2 22 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (13.71%) Ubuntu
4 16 (12.90%) Windows
5 14 (11.29%) Unix
6 5 (4.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (50.00%) DevOps
2 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (21.77%) Change Management
4 24 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 22 (17.74%) Open Source
6 21 (16.94%) UML
7 19 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (13.71%) Migration
8 17 (13.71%) Problem Management
9 13 (10.48%) Mathematics
9 13 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
10 10 (8.06%) Process Improvement
10 10 (8.06%) Service Delivery
11 9 (7.26%) Virtual Environments
12 8 (6.45%) CRM
12 8 (6.45%) MVC
13 7 (5.65%) OO
14 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (4.84%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.29%) Java
2 24 (19.35%) C++
3 17 (13.71%) PHP
4 12 (9.68%) C#
4 12 (9.68%) SQL
5 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.26%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.26%) C
6 9 (7.26%) Python
7 8 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.42%) Assembly Language
10 3 (2.42%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.42%) Perl
10 3 (2.42%) Ruby
11 2 (1.61%) Go
11 2 (1.61%) Groovy
11 2 (1.61%) Haskell
11 2 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (37.90%) Security Cleared
2 38 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.10%) Degree
4 10 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (6.45%) HNC
6 6 (4.84%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.42%) MCSA
7 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.42%) RHCE
7 3 (2.42%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) MISRA
1 5 (4.03%) MISRA C
2 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.48%) Docker
2 13 (10.48%) Xen
3 10 (8.06%) LXC
4 8 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.23%) Firmware
7 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.42%) PowerDNS
8 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (43.55%) Puppet
2 42 (33.87%) Terraform
3 19 (15.32%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (12.90%) Ansible
5 6 (4.84%) Avamar
6 5 (4.03%) HAProxy
6 5 (4.03%) Opsview
7 4 (3.23%) Netcool
7 4 (3.23%) OpenView
8 3 (2.42%) Grafana
8 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.42%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.61%) Kibana
10 1 (0.81%) logstash
10 1 (0.81%) Nagios
10 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.97%) VMware
3 16 (12.90%) Google
4 12 (9.68%) Oracle
5 9 (7.26%) Citrix
6 7 (5.65%) Remedy
7 6 (4.84%) BMC
7 6 (4.84%) EMC
8 5 (4.03%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.03%) Green Hills
8 5 (4.03%) Motorola
8 5 (4.03%) PagerDuty
8 5 (4.03%) webMethods
9 4 (3.23%) BEA
9 4 (3.23%) Cloudera
9 4 (3.23%) HP
9 4 (3.23%) Informatica
9 4 (3.23%) Splunk
10 3 (2.42%) Mentor Graphics
10 3 (2.42%) Red Hat