Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 July 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 58 42
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 +18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 36 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.41% 2.88% 4.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 3.39% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 47
Wales median daily rate £475 £421 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.76% +12.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £382 £371 £325
90th Percentile £590 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £498 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +3.65% +6.67% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £41.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +17.65%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,306 1,120 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.36% 84.78% 81.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 788 680
Wales median daily rate £405 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +1.33% +5.34%
10th Percentile £285 £183 £230
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
% change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 84 55
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.31
90th Percentile £40.40 £77.50 £69.60
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Wales

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Wales

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Wales over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Wales

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Wales

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
South Wales -22 22 £463 +14.20% 7
West Wales +11 9 £533 -1.39%
North Wales - 2 £415 -
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 20 (55.56%) Perl
1 20 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 19 (52.78%) Linux
2 19 (52.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (36.11%) Migration
6 13 (36.11%) DevOps
7 12 (33.33%) Maven
8 11 (30.56%) JIRA
8 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
9 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (27.78%) Puppet
9 10 (27.78%) Docker
10 9 (25.00%) Artifactory
10 9 (25.00%) Sonatype
10 9 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (25.00%) Change Control
10 9 (25.00%) ClearQuest
10 9 (25.00%) IBM
10 9 (25.00%) Scrum
10 9 (25.00%) Python
10 9 (25.00%) Unix
10 9 (25.00%) ClearCase
11 8 (22.22%) VPN
11 8 (22.22%) WebLogic
11 8 (22.22%) Red Hat

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.78%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (8.33%) NuGet
4 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) VPN
2 4 (11.11%) DNS
2 4 (11.11%) OpenVPN
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) SSH
3 3 (8.33%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.78%) HTTP
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) IPsec
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 19 (52.78%) Jenkins
3 12 (33.33%) Maven
4 11 (30.56%) JIRA
5 9 (25.00%) Artifactory
5 9 (25.00%) ClearCase
5 9 (25.00%) ClearQuest
5 9 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (22.22%) Subversion
7 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
8 4 (11.11%) Hudson
9 3 (8.33%) Ant
9 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
9 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.78%) CF BOSH
General
1 5 (13.89%) Aerospace
2 4 (11.11%) Automotive
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Electronics
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Military
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (8.33%) LDAP
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) VCL
4 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) DevOps
2 13 (36.11%) Migration
3 9 (25.00%) Change Control
3 9 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (19.44%) Open Source
5 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (13.89%) Multithreaded Programming
6 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
6 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) Static Code Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) UML
7 4 (11.11%) Build Automation
7 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.11%) Runbook
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.33%) Due Diligence
8 3 (8.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Perl
2 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 9 (25.00%) Python
4 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.89%) C++
5 5 (13.89%) Ruby
6 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.33%) SQL
8 2 (5.56%) Java
9 1 (2.78%) C
9 1 (2.78%) C#
9 1 (2.78%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) MISRA
1 5 (13.89%) MISRA C
2 2 (5.56%) GCP
3 1 (2.78%) Def Stans
3 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) iptables
2 3 (8.33%) NFS
3 1 (2.78%) etcd
3 1 (2.78%) flannel
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Puppet
2 7 (19.44%) Ansible
3 6 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 6 (16.67%) Terraform
4 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.56%) Kibana
5 2 (5.56%) logstash
5 2 (5.56%) Nagios
5 2 (5.56%) rkt
6 1 (2.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) IBM
2 9 (25.00%) Sonatype
3 8 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) Green Hills
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (5.56%) New Relic
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
7 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.78%) VMware