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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 86 91
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 58 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.00% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.42% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 10
Median daily rate £500 £384 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.29% +5.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £549 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +1.26% +18.79%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +19 31 £518 +7.81% 2
Birmingham +17 11 £500 -9.09% 7
Coventry +9 5 £475 +26.66% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 69 (62.16%) Linux
2 63 (56.76%) Puppet
3 62 (55.86%) Python
4 49 (44.14%) Ruby
5 47 (42.34%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (41.44%) Windows
7 45 (40.54%) JIRA
8 43 (38.74%) Confluence
9 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (36.04%) Ansible
11 38 (34.23%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (34.23%) Git (software)
12 37 (33.33%) Docker
13 36 (32.43%) Open Source
14 35 (31.53%) DevOps
15 34 (30.63%) Jenkins
16 30 (27.03%) Bash Shell
16 30 (27.03%) Terraform
16 30 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (24.32%) HTTP
17 27 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
17 27 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
18 26 (23.42%) Public Cloud
18 26 (23.42%) Subversion
19 25 (22.52%) CentOS
20 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
20 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
21 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
22 22 (19.82%) Scrum
22 22 (19.82%) 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 43 (38.74%) Confluence
2 27 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (8.11%) JBoss
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (7.21%) WebLogic
5 7 (6.31%) Apache
6 3 (2.70%) nginx
6 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.90%) Mule
8 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) Simulink
2 1 (0.90%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Exstream
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (42.34%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.70%) GitHub
4 3 (2.70%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.80%) Boomi
5 2 (1.80%) Route 53
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.90%) IaaS
6 1 (0.90%) PaaS
6 1 (0.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.32%) HTTP
2 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
3 21 (18.92%) SSL
4 4 (3.60%) VPN
5 3 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.80%) Wireless
7 1 (0.90%) 3G
7 1 (0.90%) Broadband
7 1 (0.90%) Firewall
7 1 (0.90%) Intranet
7 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.90%) ISDN
7 1 (0.90%) LAN
7 1 (0.90%) LDAP
7 1 (0.90%) Network Security
7 1 (0.90%) RS-232
7 1 (0.90%) RS-485
7 1 (0.90%) SAN
7 1 (0.90%) VoIP
7 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (34.23%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (19.82%) MongoDB
3 14 (12.61%) MySQL
4 11 (9.91%) Oracle Database
4 11 (9.91%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.21%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.70%) MS Access
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.80%) DataStage
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.90%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (40.54%) JIRA
2 38 (34.23%) Git (software)
3 34 (30.63%) Jenkins
4 26 (23.42%) Subversion
5 12 (10.81%) Maven
6 11 (9.91%) JUnit
6 11 (9.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (9.01%) Selenium
8 9 (8.11%) IntelliJ
9 7 (6.31%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.70%) Ant
11 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.70%) Gatling
11 3 (2.70%) Grunt
11 3 (2.70%) gulp
11 3 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (2.70%) Sublime Text
11 3 (2.70%) YouTrack
12 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (9.01%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.80%) Automotive
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) Architect
3 22 (19.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (18.02%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (13.51%) Senior Architect
5 15 (13.51%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 13 (11.71%) Scala Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.41%) JIRA Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Change Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.60%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (3.60%) Senior WebOps Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) WebOps Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.12%) CSS
1 19 (17.12%) HTML
1 19 (17.12%) REST
2 17 (15.32%) HTML5
3 16 (14.41%) JSON
3 16 (14.41%) Web Services
4 15 (13.51%) Play Framework
4 15 (13.51%) Spring
5 11 (9.91%) Middleware
6 10 (9.01%) CSS3
6 10 (9.01%) SOAP
7 9 (8.11%) XML
8 8 (7.21%) Ajax
8 8 (7.21%) J2EE
9 7 (6.31%) Django
9 7 (6.31%) EJB
9 7 (6.31%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.31%) J2SE
9 7 (6.31%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (6.31%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.42%) Public Cloud
2 9 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.31%) CMDB
4 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.70%) User Experience
7 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) RIA
8 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (62.16%) Linux
2 46 (41.44%) Windows
3 25 (22.52%) CentOS
4 12 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (10.81%) Unix
5 6 (5.41%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.90%) AIX
9 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.90%) HPUX
9 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.43%) Open Source
3 35 (31.53%) DevOps
4 30 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
6 22 (19.82%) Scrum
7 17 (15.32%) Kanban
8 14 (12.61%) TDD
9 13 (11.71%) ITIL
10 12 (10.81%) Server Virtualisation
11 11 (9.91%) SDLC
11 11 (9.91%) SOA
11 11 (9.91%) Web Operations
12 10 (9.01%) Change Management
13 9 (8.11%) Case Management
13 9 (8.11%) Microservices
14 7 (6.31%) Migration
15 6 (5.41%) MVC
15 6 (5.41%) Project Management
15 6 (5.41%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (55.86%) Python
2 49 (44.14%) Ruby
3 30 (27.03%) Bash Shell
4 18 (16.22%) Java
5 17 (15.32%) Perl
5 17 (15.32%) Scala
6 15 (13.51%) SQL
7 13 (11.71%) C#
8 12 (10.81%) PHP
9 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.60%) Groovy
11 3 (2.70%) Haskell
12 2 (1.80%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.80%) C
12 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.90%) C++
13 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) Degree
3 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.80%) PMP
4 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.90%) CCNA
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) PMO
2 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 63 (56.76%) Puppet
2 40 (36.04%) Ansible
3 30 (27.03%) Terraform
4 20 (18.02%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (9.91%) Salt
6 9 (8.11%) ZABBIX
7 5 (4.50%) Kibana
8 3 (2.70%) Grafana
8 3 (2.70%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.80%) collectd
9 2 (1.80%) logstash
9 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.80%) SafeCom
9 2 (1.80%) SCCM
9 2 (1.80%) StatsD
9 2 (1.80%) WSUS
10 1 (0.90%) Mesos
10 1 (0.90%) Rancher
10 1 (0.90%) rkt
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Oracle
2 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.01%) Google
4 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.11%) Rackspace
4 9 (8.11%) webMethods
5 7 (6.31%) Adobe
6 6 (5.41%) Cisco
7 5 (4.50%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.60%) SAP
8 4 (3.60%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.70%) IBM
9 3 (2.70%) VMware
10 2 (1.80%) Informatica
10 2 (1.80%) McAfee
10 2 (1.80%) NetApp
10 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.80%) Symantec
10 2 (1.80%) Wyse
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