Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 37 49
Rank change year-on-year -38 +12 +15
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 31 63 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.04% 4.75% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 5.66% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 49
Wales median daily rate £463 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +14.86% +1.37%
10th Percentile £354 £326 £306
90th Percentile £569 £575 £482
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -39.76% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -9.60% +6.63% +18.57%

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 1,307 1,113 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.16% 83.87% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 817 745
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £225 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 51
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +33.58% +22.72%
10th Percentile £11.89 £13.53 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -29 23 £425 +5.59% 3
West Wales -2 6 £540 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) Perl
3 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
4 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
5 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
5 10 (32.26%) Linux
6 9 (29.03%) Maven
6 9 (29.03%) Migration
7 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.81%) Subversion
7 8 (25.81%) JIRA
7 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
7 8 (25.81%) DevOps
8 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (22.58%) Artifactory
8 7 (22.58%) Sonatype
8 7 (22.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (22.58%) IBM
8 7 (22.58%) ClearQuest
8 7 (22.58%) Unix
8 7 (22.58%) ClearCase
8 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) C
9 6 (19.35%) C++

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 6 (19.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Confluence
4 1 (3.23%) Anypoint
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.45%) NuGet
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) VLAN
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) VSAN
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) tcpdump
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
2 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
3 9 (29.03%) Maven
4 8 (25.81%) JIRA
4 8 (25.81%) Subversion
5 7 (22.58%) Artifactory
5 7 (22.58%) ClearCase
5 7 (22.58%) ClearQuest
5 7 (22.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (9.68%) Hudson
7 3 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
8 2 (6.45%) Ant
8 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (12.90%) Aerospace
1 4 (12.90%) Automotive
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Romanian Language
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Military
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Configuration Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) QC Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) JSON
1 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML5
2 1 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) VCL
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
4 1 (3.23%) Handset
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) DevOps
4 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (19.35%) Change Control
5 6 (19.35%) Multithreaded Programming
5 6 (19.35%) Multithreading
5 6 (19.35%) Open Source
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) UML
6 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) RUP
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Test Management
6 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Perl
2 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 6 (19.35%) C
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 5 (16.13%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
8 2 (6.45%) C#
8 2 (6.45%) Java
9 1 (3.23%) C-shell
9 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) ISEB
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) MISRA
1 6 (19.35%) MISRA C
2 2 (6.45%) Def Stans
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.45%) iptables
4 2 (6.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.23%) etcd
5 1 (3.23%) flannel
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP ALM
1 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (16.13%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Ansible
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) rkt
3 2 (6.45%) Terraform
3 2 (6.45%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) IBM
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Sonatype
3 6 (19.35%) Atlassian
3 6 (19.35%) Green Hills
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) BMC
7 2 (6.45%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) MuleSoft
8 1 (3.23%) Nortel
8 1 (3.23%) SaltStack
8 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow