Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 70 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 -35 +30
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 32 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.07% 2.16% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.54% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 39
Wales median daily rate £475 £401 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.60% -8.46% +17.85%
10th Percentile £390 £370 £325
90th Percentile £575 £477 £538
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £41.50
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -23.75% +8.11% +5.71%

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 1,364 984 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.17% 84.83% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 681 665
Wales median daily rate £413 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.42% -4.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £285 £190 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 60 45
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.94% +81.48% -3.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.28
90th Percentile £36.00 £58.75 £67.00
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 24 £475 +19.12% 16
West Wales +13 3 £525 -4.55%
North Wales - 2 £415 -
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
3 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Python
3 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 14 (43.75%) DevOps
4 12 (37.50%) Docker
4 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (37.50%) Puppet
4 12 (37.50%) Perl
4 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) Kubernetes
6 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (31.25%) Ansible
6 10 (31.25%) Scrum
7 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
8 8 (25.00%) Change Control
8 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (25.00%) Migration
9 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
9 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.88%) VPN
9 7 (21.88%) Maven
9 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (18.75%) Artifactory
10 6 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (18.75%) Terraform
10 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) FileNet
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 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 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (9.38%) IaaS
3 3 (9.38%) NuGet
3 3 (9.38%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (6.25%) Serverless
5 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
1 7 (21.88%) VPN
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) OpenVPN
4 3 (9.38%) SSH
4 3 (9.38%) tcpdump
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 2 (6.25%) SNMP
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Apache Hive
2 5 (15.63%) Big Data
2 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) Maven
4 6 (18.75%) Artifactory
4 6 (18.75%) JIRA
5 5 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (15.63%) Subversion
6 4 (12.50%) Vagrant
6 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
7 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (6.25%) Ant
8 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
8 2 (6.25%) ClearQuest
8 2 (6.25%) Hudson
8 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (3.13%) Gradle
General
1 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (9.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Azure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (9.38%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth
3 2 (6.25%) Stripes Framework
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 4 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) DevOps
3 10 (31.25%) Scrum
4 8 (25.00%) Change Control
4 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Storage Management
6 5 (15.63%) UML
7 4 (12.50%) Build Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Data Management
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Runbook
7 4 (12.50%) Server Management
8 3 (9.38%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Python
2 12 (37.50%) Perl
3 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
4 6 (18.75%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 5 (15.63%) C++
5 5 (15.63%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) R
7 2 (6.25%) C
7 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) MISRA
1 3 (9.38%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) iptables
2 3 (9.38%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) etcd
3 1 (3.13%) flannel
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) Puppet
2 11 (34.38%) Kubernetes
3 10 (31.25%) Ansible
4 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (18.75%) Terraform
6 2 (6.25%) HP ALM
6 2 (6.25%) Kibana
6 2 (6.25%) logstash
6 2 (6.25%) Nagios
6 2 (6.25%) rkt
7 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (3.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.50%) Cloudera
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Green Hills
4 3 (9.38%) Remedy
5 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.25%) Hortonworks
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) New Relic
5 2 (6.25%) Sonatype
5 2 (6.25%) Splunk
6 1 (3.13%) SAP