Period
to 16 November 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 16 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 56 38
Rank change year-on-year -25 -18 +21
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 32 39 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.92% 3.16% 5.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 3.76% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 55
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +26.67%
10th Percentile £374 £313 £390
90th Percentile £653 £450 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -8.13% +0.63% -2.45%

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 1,465 1,038 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.72% 84.05% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 700 851
Wales median daily rate £418 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.44% -3.75% +12.36%
10th Percentile £288 £182 £210
90th Percentile £576 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 54
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.69 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +5.43% +24.60%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.79 £63.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +4.44% +2.27%

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 16 November 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 16 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
South Wales -22 26 £450 +13.56% 4
North Wales +2 2 £415 +121.33%
West Wales +6 1 £525 -4.55%
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Wales region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Python
3 16 (50.00%) DevOps
4 15 (46.88%) Git (software)
5 14 (43.75%) Ansible
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) Java
7 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) Docker
7 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
7 11 (34.38%) Kubernetes
8 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (28.13%) Puppet
9 9 (28.13%) Scrum
9 9 (28.13%) Maven
10 8 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
11 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (21.88%) Project Management
12 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
12 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.75%) Perl
12 6 (18.75%) Ant
12 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 6 (18.75%) VPN
12 6 (18.75%) Unix
12 6 (18.75%) Subversion

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 5 (15.63%) JBoss
2 4 (12.50%) Confluence
3 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.13%) FileNet
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) IaaS
3 3 (9.38%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (6.25%) NuGet
4 2 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 6 (18.75%) VPN
2 5 (15.63%) HTTP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) OpenVPN
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) SNMP
4 2 (6.25%) SSH
4 2 (6.25%) tcpdump
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Apache Hive
1 5 (15.63%) Big Data
1 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Git (software)
2 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
3 9 (28.13%) Maven
4 8 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (18.75%) Ant
5 6 (18.75%) Subversion
6 5 (15.63%) JIRA
6 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (12.50%) Artifactory
8 3 (9.38%) Vagrant
9 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
10 1 (3.13%) Gradle
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) AWS Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (15.63%) JSON
2 5 (15.63%) SOAP
2 5 (15.63%) WSDL
2 5 (15.63%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth
3 2 (6.25%) Stripes Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) CMDB
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Native
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) DevOps
3 9 (28.13%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (15.63%) Change Control
6 5 (15.63%) SOA
6 5 (15.63%) Storage Management
7 4 (12.50%) Build Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Data Management
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Runbook
7 4 (12.50%) Server Management
8 3 (9.38%) Due Diligence
8 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (9.38%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Python
2 11 (34.38%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
5 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
7 3 (9.38%) R
8 2 (6.25%) C
8 2 (6.25%) C++
9 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) HND
4 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.25%) PMP
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Docker
2 5 (15.63%) Postfix
3 2 (6.25%) iptables
3 2 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) Ansible
2 11 (34.38%) Kubernetes
3 9 (28.13%) Puppet
4 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (15.63%) Rundeck
5 5 (15.63%) Terraform
6 2 (6.25%) HP ALM
6 2 (6.25%) Kibana
6 2 (6.25%) logstash
6 2 (6.25%) Mesos
6 2 (6.25%) Nagios
7 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.50%) Cloudera
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.25%) Hortonworks
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) New Relic
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) Splunk