The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Configuration Management
Wales / South Wales
Rank 38 45 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 16 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.83% 4.15% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 4.81% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 10
Median daily rate £388 £370 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +10.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.48 £42.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.34% +21.78%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 474 499 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.89% 86.18% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 346 225
Median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in South Wales

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in South Wales over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in South Wales

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in South Wales

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Cardiff +19 13 £400 +14.28% 1
Bridgend - 2 £143 -
Configuration Management
Wales

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 24 (54.55%) Java
2 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (47.73%) Linux
3 21 (47.73%) REST
4 20 (45.45%) Relational Database
5 17 (38.64%) Finance
6 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (36.36%) HTTP
6 16 (36.36%) Jenkins
6 16 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (34.09%) Ansible
7 15 (34.09%) Microservices
8 14 (31.82%) MongoDB
8 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 14 (31.82%) Hibernate
9 13 (29.55%) Mac OS X
9 13 (29.55%) Unix
9 13 (29.55%) HTML
9 13 (29.55%) JAX-RS
9 13 (29.55%) Neo4j
9 13 (29.55%) Kafka
9 13 (29.55%) Dropwizard
9 13 (29.55%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (27.27%) Spring Boot
10 12 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (27.27%) RESTful
10 12 (27.27%) Scrum
10 12 (27.27%) Web Design
10 12 (27.27%) JSON
10 12 (27.27%) Spring

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Jetty
2 3 (6.82%) Mongrel
2 3 (6.82%) nginx
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project Server
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
1 4 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.82%) Google App Engine
3 3 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.27%) Route 53
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) HTTP
2 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) DSL
4 3 (6.82%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) FTP
4 3 (6.82%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.82%) IPsec
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 3 (6.82%) SSL
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) Wireless
5 2 (4.55%) LDAP
5 2 (4.55%) SNMP
5 2 (4.55%) SSH
5 2 (4.55%) tcpdump
5 2 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 14 (31.82%) MongoDB
3 13 (29.55%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 3 (6.82%) Maven
4 3 (6.82%) Subversion
4 3 (6.82%) Travis CI
4 3 (6.82%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.55%) Ant
5 2 (4.55%) Hudson
5 2 (4.55%) NuGet
5 2 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.27%) Gradle
6 1 (2.27%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Electronics
2 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.36%) Marketing
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Cloud Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Applications Developer
4 5 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) AWS Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Project Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Officer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Telephony Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) REST
2 14 (31.82%) Hibernate
3 13 (29.55%) Dropwizard
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
3 13 (29.55%) JAX-RS
3 13 (29.55%) Kafka
4 12 (27.27%) JSON
4 12 (27.27%) RESTful
4 12 (27.27%) Spring
4 12 (27.27%) Spring Boot
5 11 (25.00%) iXBRL
6 8 (18.18%) Web Services
7 3 (6.82%) .NET
7 3 (6.82%) J2EE
7 3 (6.82%) Servlets
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.27%) Java EE
8 1 (2.27%) Node.js
8 1 (2.27%) OpenGL
8 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) CMDB
2 1 (2.27%) Fintech
2 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Linux
2 13 (29.55%) Mac OS X
2 13 (29.55%) Unix
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) CentOS
4 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.82%) Windows
5 2 (4.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (34.09%) Microservices
4 13 (29.55%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (27.27%) Scrum
5 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 12 (27.27%) Web Design
6 9 (20.45%) Open Source
6 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
7 8 (18.18%) DevOps
7 8 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (13.64%) Software Delivery
9 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.36%) Change Control
9 5 (11.36%) Change Management
9 5 (11.36%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) ITIL
10 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) Go
3 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.91%) SQL
5 5 (11.36%) C
6 3 (6.82%) C++
6 3 (6.82%) Perl
7 2 (4.55%) C#
8 1 (2.27%) Groovy
8 1 (2.27%) JCL
8 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) MISRA
1 1 (2.27%) MISRA C
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Docker
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) Xen
3 2 (4.55%) iptables
3 2 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (34.09%) Ansible
2 9 (20.45%) Puppet
3 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (9.09%) Terraform
5 3 (6.82%) Marathon
5 3 (6.82%) Mesos
5 3 (6.82%) Rundeck
6 2 (4.55%) Consul
7 1 (2.27%) Control-M
7 1 (2.27%) Fluentd
7 1 (2.27%) Grafana
7 1 (2.27%) Kibana
7 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.27%) Pingdom
7 1 (2.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) SAP
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) Genesys
4 3 (6.82%) Google
4 3 (6.82%) NICE Systems
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.27%) BMC
5 1 (2.27%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.27%) Informatica
5 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.27%) PagerDuty
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) Thunderhead