Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 95 75
Rank change year-on-year +31 -20 0
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 171 89 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.48% 1.89% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 2.25% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 59 80
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.53% +2.20%
10th Percentile £310 £395 £297
90th Percentile £589 £600 £550
England median daily rate £500 £518 £475
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.95% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.25 £15.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.94% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +2.41%

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 4,273 3,953 4,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.94% 83.73% 83.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,508 2,738
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 147 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 January 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
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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 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
Shropshire +1 101 £450 -15.09% 9
Worcestershire - 21 £438 - 3
Birmingham -4 17 £450 -10.00% 6
Warwickshire +8 10 £500 +17.65% 6
Herefordshire - 5 £218 -
Coventry -5 2 £250 -18.03% 2
Staffordshire -10 2 - - 5
Solihull - 2 £475 - 1
Wolverhampton -3 1 - -
Walsall -7 1 £325 -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 105 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (54.39%) DevOps
3 76 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 75 (43.86%) Python
5 71 (41.52%) Windows
5 71 (41.52%) Perl
6 69 (40.35%) Git (software)
7 68 (39.77%) Linux
8 67 (39.18%) Puppet
9 64 (37.43%) Docker
9 64 (37.43%) Problem-Solving
9 64 (37.43%) Test Automation
10 61 (35.67%) Amazon AWS
11 59 (34.50%) Open Source
12 54 (31.58%) Ansible
13 51 (29.82%) Deployment Automation
14 48 (28.07%) Scrum
14 48 (28.07%) SOA
15 45 (26.32%) Maven
16 42 (24.56%) Java
17 41 (23.98%) Middleware
18 40 (23.39%) SQL
18 40 (23.39%) Unix
18 40 (23.39%) Sonatype Nexus
19 39 (22.81%) Kanban
20 38 (22.22%) Subversion
20 38 (22.22%) ZABBIX
20 38 (22.22%) Process Improvement
21 37 (21.64%) Test Strategy
21 37 (21.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 22 (12.87%) WebLogic
2 21 (12.28%) Confluence
3 20 (11.70%) nginx
4 19 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 11 (6.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (5.26%) Apache
7 8 (4.68%) JBoss
8 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.75%) SAS
10 2 (1.17%) CMS
10 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.17%) Traefik
10 2 (1.17%) WordPress
11 1 (0.58%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (35.67%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (16.96%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (14.62%) GitHub
5 19 (11.11%) Google Analytics
6 8 (4.68%) Office 365
7 6 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (1.75%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (1.75%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.75%) CloudFront
9 3 (1.75%) NuGet
9 3 (1.75%) SaaS
9 3 (1.75%) Serverless
10 2 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.87%) TCP/IP
2 19 (11.11%) HTTP
2 19 (11.11%) SSL
3 12 (7.02%) Firewall
4 8 (4.68%) VLAN
5 5 (2.92%) DNS
6 3 (1.75%) Network Security
6 3 (1.75%) VPN
7 2 (1.17%) Internet
7 2 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.17%) SAN
8 1 (0.58%) DHCP
8 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.58%) Junos
8 1 (0.58%) LAN
8 1 (0.58%) SSH
8 1 (0.58%) VoIP
8 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.28%) NoSQL
2 19 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.60%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.68%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.75%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.17%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 69 (40.35%) Git (software)
3 45 (26.32%) Maven
4 40 (23.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (22.22%) Subversion
6 28 (16.37%) JIRA
7 24 (14.04%) Ant
8 23 (13.45%) Bitbucket
9 21 (12.28%) Cucumber
9 21 (12.28%) Selenium
9 21 (12.28%) Visual Studio
10 19 (11.11%) Gatling
10 19 (11.11%) Grunt
10 19 (11.11%) gulp
10 19 (11.11%) IntelliJ
10 19 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 19 (11.11%) Sublime Text
11 11 (6.43%) JUnit
12 8 (4.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (4.68%) RSpec
General
1 14 (8.19%) Electronics
2 8 (4.68%) Automotive
3 6 (3.51%) Finance
3 6 (3.51%) Military
4 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.75%) Marketing
5 3 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (36.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (16.37%) AWS DevOps
2 28 (16.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 28 (16.37%) AWS Engineer
2 28 (16.37%) Software Engineer
3 27 (15.79%) Developer
4 14 (8.19%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (8.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Architect
6 10 (5.85%) Senior DevOps
6 10 (5.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.51%) Tester
9 5 (2.92%) FPGA Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Project Officer
9 5 (2.92%) Project Support Officer
9 5 (2.92%) Support Officer
10 4 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.98%) Middleware
2 24 (14.04%) J2EE
2 24 (14.04%) Node.js
3 19 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 19 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 19 (11.11%) jQuery
3 19 (11.11%) Servlets
4 18 (10.53%) CSS
5 14 (8.19%) Web Services
6 12 (7.02%) RESTful
7 11 (6.43%) Spring
7 11 (6.43%) XML
8 10 (5.85%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (5.85%) HTML
9 9 (5.26%) JSON
10 8 (4.68%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (4.68%) YAML
11 7 (4.09%) .NET
11 7 (4.09%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.68%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (4.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.68%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.51%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.51%) CMDB
7 5 (2.92%) ASIC
7 5 (2.92%) CPLD
7 5 (2.92%) VHDL
8 4 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.34%) User Experience
9 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.75%) Replication
10 2 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (41.52%) Windows
2 68 (39.77%) Linux
3 40 (23.39%) Unix
4 37 (21.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.92%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.17%) CentOS
8 2 (1.17%) VME
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (54.39%) DevOps
3 64 (37.43%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (37.43%) Test Automation
4 59 (34.50%) Open Source
5 51 (29.82%) Deployment Automation
6 48 (28.07%) Scrum
6 48 (28.07%) SOA
7 39 (22.81%) Kanban
8 38 (22.22%) Process Improvement
9 37 (21.64%) Test Strategy
10 34 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (19.88%) Data Modelling
11 31 (18.13%) Change Management
12 29 (16.96%) Software Engineering
12 29 (16.96%) Task Automation
13 28 (16.37%) Microservices
13 28 (16.37%) Problem Management
14 26 (15.20%) OO
14 26 (15.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (43.86%) Python
2 71 (41.52%) Perl
3 42 (24.56%) Java
4 40 (23.39%) SQL
5 35 (20.47%) Ruby
6 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
7 22 (12.87%) PL/SQL
8 21 (12.28%) Groovy
9 19 (11.11%) C#
9 19 (11.11%) Haskell
10 18 (10.53%) C++
11 17 (9.94%) C
11 17 (9.94%) Shell Script
12 9 (5.26%) Scala
13 8 (4.68%) PowerShell
14 7 (4.09%) PHP
15 6 (3.51%) Assembly Language
16 4 (2.34%) Bash Shell
16 4 (2.34%) MATLAB
17 2 (1.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.77%) Degree
4 8 (4.68%) ISEB
5 6 (3.51%) CITP
6 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.75%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.75%) MCSE
7 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.17%) MCP
8 2 (1.17%) OCA
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.17%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) PMO
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 64 (37.43%) Docker
2 7 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.92%) Firmware
5 4 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (39.18%) Puppet
2 54 (31.58%) Ansible
3 38 (22.22%) ZABBIX
4 21 (12.28%) Grafana
4 21 (12.28%) Kibana
5 17 (9.94%) Kubernetes
6 10 (5.85%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (5.85%) Nagios
7 8 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.68%) Terraform
8 5 (2.92%) SCCM
9 4 (2.34%) Salt
10 3 (1.75%) Mesos
10 3 (1.75%) rkt
10 3 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.17%) Graphite
11 2 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.17%) SafeCom
11 2 (1.17%) SELinux
11 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (21.64%) Red Hat
2 31 (18.13%) Oracle
3 28 (16.37%) Microsoft
4 26 (15.20%) Google
5 15 (8.77%) BEA
6 8 (4.68%) Riverbed
6 8 (4.68%) webMethods
7 7 (4.09%) VMware
8 4 (2.34%) Informatica
9 3 (1.75%) Adobe
9 3 (1.75%) Cisco
9 3 (1.75%) SAP
10 2 (1.17%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.17%) McAfee
10 2 (1.17%) Mentor Graphics
10 2 (1.17%) NetApp
10 2 (1.17%) Pega
10 2 (1.17%) Wyse
11 1 (0.58%) SnapLogic
11 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds