Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 89 77
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 164 103 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.24% 2.15% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 2.56% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 64 95
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.53% +16.25%
10th Percentile £311 £363 £313
90th Percentile £608 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £18.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.58% - -
England median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -18.13% +0.63% -3.05%

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 4,354 4,022 5,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.98% 83.95% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,574 3,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 154
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.54% -14.70%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.25 £48.75 £39.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 0 97 £520 -5.45% 8
Birmingham -13 16 £501 +0.10% 12
Worcestershire - 15 £438 - 2
Warwickshire +10 8 £443 +4.12% 2
Solihull - 7 £450 - 1
Herefordshire - 5 £218 - 2
Coventry -27 3 £363 -36.96%
Staffordshire -9 1 - -
Configuration Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 99 (60.37%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (59.76%) DevOps
3 65 (39.63%) Test Automation
3 65 (39.63%) Linux
4 58 (35.37%) Puppet
4 58 (35.37%) Jenkins
5 57 (34.76%) Docker
6 56 (34.15%) Python
7 53 (32.32%) Windows
8 52 (31.71%) Git (software)
9 51 (31.10%) Amazon AWS
10 50 (30.49%) Java
11 49 (29.88%) Perl
12 44 (26.83%) Open Source
13 43 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (26.22%) Scrum
14 42 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (25.00%) Microservices
16 37 (22.56%) Deployment Automation
17 35 (21.34%) Unix
18 34 (20.73%) SOA
19 32 (19.51%) Process Improvement
20 31 (18.90%) Ansible
21 30 (18.29%) Test Strategy
21 30 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (18.29%) SQL
21 30 (18.29%) J2EE
21 30 (18.29%) Change Management
21 30 (18.29%) Middleware
22 29 (17.68%) Oracle

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 28 (17.07%) WebLogic
2 23 (14.02%) Confluence
3 21 (12.80%) nginx
4 19 (11.59%) Tomcat
5 11 (6.71%) Apache
6 9 (5.49%) JBoss
7 6 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.83%) WordPress
10 2 (1.22%) CMS
10 2 (1.22%) Drupal
10 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.61%) Traefik
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.10%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (15.24%) GitHub
4 19 (11.59%) Google Analytics
5 14 (8.54%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.05%) Office 365
7 5 (3.05%) Route 53
8 4 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.44%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.22%) IaaS
9 2 (1.22%) Linode
9 2 (1.22%) Slack
9 2 (1.22%) Trello
9 2 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) NuGet
10 1 (0.61%) PaaS
10 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 22 (13.41%) HTTP
3 20 (12.20%) SSL
4 5 (3.05%) Firewall
5 4 (2.44%) SSH
6 3 (1.83%) VLAN
7 2 (1.22%) DHCP
7 2 (1.22%) DNS
7 2 (1.22%) DWDM
7 2 (1.22%) MPLS
7 2 (1.22%) Network Security
7 2 (1.22%) SNMP
7 2 (1.22%) VPN
8 1 (0.61%) Internet
8 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.02%) MongoDB
2 22 (13.41%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.05%) MySQL
7 3 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (35.37%) Jenkins
2 52 (31.71%) Git (software)
3 29 (17.68%) JIRA
4 26 (15.85%) Bitbucket
5 25 (15.24%) Maven
6 24 (14.63%) Selenium
6 24 (14.63%) Subversion
7 22 (13.41%) Ant
7 22 (13.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (12.80%) Cucumber
9 20 (12.20%) IntelliJ
10 19 (11.59%) Gatling
10 19 (11.59%) Grunt
10 19 (11.59%) gulp
10 19 (11.59%) Karma Test Runner
10 19 (11.59%) Sublime Text
11 15 (9.15%) Visual Studio
12 12 (7.32%) JUnit
13 8 (4.88%) Eclipse
13 8 (4.88%) RSpec
General
1 10 (6.10%) Electronics
2 7 (4.27%) Automotive
3 4 (2.44%) Military
4 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.22%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Finance
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (28.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (21.34%) Developer
3 23 (14.02%) Architect
3 23 (14.02%) AWS DevOps
4 19 (11.59%) Software Engineer
5 18 (10.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 18 (10.98%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.10%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.49%) Tester
9 8 (4.88%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (4.88%) DevOps Architect
9 8 (4.88%) Lead DevOps
10 7 (4.27%) AWS Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Azure Architect
11 6 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
12 5 (3.05%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.29%) J2EE
1 30 (18.29%) Middleware
2 22 (13.41%) CSS
3 21 (12.80%) Node.js
4 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
4 19 (11.59%) Gherkin
4 19 (11.59%) jQuery
4 19 (11.59%) Servlets
5 17 (10.37%) Spring
6 16 (9.76%) HTML
6 16 (9.76%) REST
7 15 (9.15%) RESTful
8 11 (6.71%) HTML5
8 11 (6.71%) JSON
8 11 (6.71%) SOAP
9 10 (6.10%) Hibernate
10 8 (4.88%) EJB
10 8 (4.88%) J2SE
10 8 (4.88%) Play Framework
10 8 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (6.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.49%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.27%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.66%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.66%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.66%) User Experience
8 4 (2.44%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.83%) ASIC
9 3 (1.83%) CMDB
9 3 (1.83%) CPLD
9 3 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.83%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.83%) VHDL
10 2 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (39.63%) Linux
2 53 (32.32%) Windows
3 35 (21.34%) Unix
4 23 (14.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (11.59%) Ubuntu
6 8 (4.88%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.27%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.05%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.44%) VME
10 1 (0.61%) Android
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (60.37%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (59.76%) DevOps
3 65 (39.63%) Test Automation
4 44 (26.83%) Open Source
5 43 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (26.22%) Scrum
6 42 (25.61%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (25.00%) Microservices
8 37 (22.56%) Deployment Automation
9 34 (20.73%) SOA
10 32 (19.51%) Process Improvement
11 30 (18.29%) Change Management
11 30 (18.29%) Test Strategy
12 29 (17.68%) Kanban
13 27 (16.46%) OO
14 25 (15.24%) SDLC
15 24 (14.63%) Data Modelling
16 23 (14.02%) Analytics
17 22 (13.41%) TDD
18 21 (12.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.15%) Python
2 50 (30.49%) Java
3 49 (29.88%) Perl
4 30 (18.29%) SQL
5 29 (17.68%) Ruby
6 25 (15.24%) Shell Script
7 24 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 20 (12.20%) PL/SQL
9 19 (11.59%) C#
9 19 (11.59%) Groovy
9 19 (11.59%) Haskell
10 13 (7.93%) Scala
11 12 (7.32%) C++
12 11 (6.71%) C
13 9 (5.49%) Bash Shell
13 9 (5.49%) PHP
14 4 (2.44%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.44%) COBOL
14 4 (2.44%) MATLAB
14 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.71%) Degree
4 10 (6.10%) CITP
5 8 (4.88%) MCSE
5 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.66%) MCP
7 5 (3.05%) ISEB
8 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.22%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (34.76%) Docker
2 10 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.88%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.66%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.83%) Firmware
6 3 (1.83%) LXC
7 2 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (35.37%) Puppet
2 31 (18.90%) Ansible
3 21 (12.80%) ZABBIX
4 20 (12.20%) Kibana
5 19 (11.59%) Grafana
6 13 (7.93%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (6.10%) Kubernetes
8 9 (5.49%) Terraform
9 6 (3.66%) SafeCom
9 6 (3.66%) SCCM
9 6 (3.66%) WSUS
10 3 (1.83%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.83%) Nagios
11 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.22%) Salt
11 2 (1.22%) SELinux
11 2 (1.22%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 29 (17.68%) Oracle
2 26 (15.85%) Google
3 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
4 20 (12.20%) BEA
5 19 (11.59%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.10%) VMware
6 10 (6.10%) webMethods
7 6 (3.66%) Cisco
7 6 (3.66%) Wyse
8 4 (2.44%) Adobe
9 3 (1.83%) Informatica
9 3 (1.83%) Pega
9 3 (1.83%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.83%) Zend
10 2 (1.22%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.22%) McAfee
10 2 (1.22%) Mentor Graphics
10 2 (1.22%) NetApp
11 1 (0.61%) IBM
11 1 (0.61%) SAP