The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.83% 2.88% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 3.74% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £464 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 288 214 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 87.80% 76.98% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 162 222
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £227 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 9
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £23.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Cardiff

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Cardiff

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) HTTP
3 9 (47.37%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) Microservices
5 7 (36.84%) DevOps
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 7 (36.84%) MongoDB
5 7 (36.84%) Kafka
5 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
5 7 (36.84%) Hibernate
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Mac OS X
6 6 (31.58%) HTML
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 6 (31.58%) JAX-RS
6 6 (31.58%) Neo4j
6 6 (31.58%) Puppet
6 6 (31.58%) REST
6 6 (31.58%) RESTful
6 6 (31.58%) Spring
6 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 6 (31.58%) JSON
6 6 (31.58%) Spring Boot

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) Confluence
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
1 3 (15.79%) Jetty
1 3 (15.79%) Mongrel
1 3 (15.79%) nginx
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon S3
2 3 (15.79%) Google App Engine
2 3 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (10.53%) GitHub
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.26%) Route 53
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) HTTP
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DSL
3 3 (15.79%) FTP
3 3 (15.79%) IPsec
3 3 (15.79%) SSL
3 3 (15.79%) tcpdump
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) MongoDB
2 6 (31.58%) Neo4j
3 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
2 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Ant
3 3 (15.79%) Hudson
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Maven
3 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) Travis CI
4 2 (10.53%) Gradle
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) NuGet
5 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Officer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Hibernate
1 7 (36.84%) Kafka
2 6 (31.58%) Dropwizard
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) JAX-RS
2 6 (31.58%) JSON
2 6 (31.58%) REST
2 6 (31.58%) RESTful
2 6 (31.58%) Spring
2 6 (31.58%) Spring Boot
3 5 (26.32%) iXBRL
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 3 (15.79%) Servlets
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) OpenGL
5 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) CMDB
1 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Mac OS X
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (42.11%) Microservices
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) DevOps
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (26.32%) Web Design
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Change Control
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) Server Hardening
8 2 (10.53%) Information Management
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Go
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) MISRA
2 1 (5.26%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) iptables
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) Xen
2 1 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) Marathon
3 3 (15.79%) Mesos
3 3 (15.79%) Rundeck
3 3 (15.79%) Terraform
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.26%) Control-M
5 1 (5.26%) Fluentd
5 1 (5.26%) Grafana
5 1 (5.26%) Kibana
5 1 (5.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) Google
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) Green Hills
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) Micro Focus
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead