The first table below looks at the demand for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 41 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 29 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.86% 2.42% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 3.42% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 1
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£438 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
546 380 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.61% 70.76% 67.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 239 248
Average daily rate £388 £328 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% -10.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Configuration Management across the Wales region.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Wales region.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -4 17 £400 +33.33% 4
West Wales -5 4 £475 +48.78% 1
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management.

1 20 (41.67%) Puppet
1 20 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (41.67%) DevOps
2 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (35.42%) Web Services
4 16 (33.33%) Java
4 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (29.17%) Linux
5 14 (29.17%) HTML
5 14 (29.17%) REST
6 13 (27.08%) Relational Database
6 13 (27.08%) Python
7 12 (25.00%) Spring
7 12 (25.00%) Ruby
8 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) MongoDB
8 11 (22.92%) TDD
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
9 10 (20.83%) FileNet
9 10 (20.83%) IBM
9 10 (20.83%) Struts
9 10 (20.83%) XML
9 10 (20.83%) XSLT
10 9 (18.75%) PHP
10 9 (18.75%) SOA
10 9 (18.75%) Subversion
10 9 (18.75%) Java SE
10 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
11 8 (16.67%) Selenium

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.83%) FileNet
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.17%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.08%) nginx
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) IaaS
2 7 (14.58%) SaaS
3 4 (8.33%) PaaS
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.17%) Route 53
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Relational Database
2 11 (22.92%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Subversion
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) JUnit
2 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.33%) RSpec
4 4 (8.33%) Hudson
5 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.17%) Maven
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Service Transition Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (2.08%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.08%) Project Officer
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) Web Services
2 14 (29.17%) HTML
2 14 (29.17%) REST
3 12 (25.00%) Spring
4 10 (20.83%) Struts
4 10 (20.83%) XML
4 10 (20.83%) XSLT
5 9 (18.75%) Java SE
6 8 (16.67%) MyBatis
7 4 (8.33%) Memcached
7 4 (8.33%) Software Packaging
8 3 (6.25%) LAMP
9 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.17%) SOAP
9 2 (4.17%) J2EE
9 2 (4.17%) JSF
9 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.08%) Play Framework
10 1 (2.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
1 7 (14.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.42%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) DevOps
2 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (22.92%) TDD
5 9 (18.75%) SOA
6 8 (16.67%) Change Management
6 8 (16.67%) BDD
7 7 (14.58%) ITIL
8 4 (8.33%) Workflow
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (6.25%) Scrum
10 2 (4.17%) Release Management
10 2 (4.17%) Pair Programming
10 2 (4.17%) Service Management
10 2 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (4.17%) OO
10 2 (4.17%) RUP
10 2 (4.17%) DSDM
11 1 (2.08%) CRM
11 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) Python
3 12 (25.00%) Ruby
4 9 (18.75%) PHP
5 8 (16.67%) SQL
6 7 (14.58%) Scala
7 6 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) Puppet
1 20 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (14.58%) Nagios
3 6 (12.50%) Ansible
4 4 (8.33%) StatsD
5 1 (2.08%) Cacti
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) IBM
2 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Twitter
5 1 (2.08%) Percona