Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

Configuration Management
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 35 60
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 -16
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 39 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.18% 5.45% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 6.51% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 54 34
Wales median daily rate £400 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £389 £305
90th Percentile £450 £575 £510
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +15.00%

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 1027 1199 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.70% 83.85% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 845 964
Wales median daily rate £386 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £182 £213 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 56
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.55 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.79 £61.25 £40.63
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -6 31 £396 -11.94% 1
Mid Wales - 2 £401 -
North Wales - 2 £188 -
West Wales -19 1 £550 +9.18% 3
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
3 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
4 16 (41.03%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (35.90%) Test Management
5 14 (35.90%) Test Scripting
5 14 (35.90%) VLAN
5 14 (35.90%) HP
5 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (35.90%) Linux
5 14 (35.90%) Defect Management
6 13 (33.33%) Unix
6 13 (33.33%) Project Management
7 12 (30.77%) Unified Process
7 12 (30.77%) PRINCE2
7 12 (30.77%) RUP
7 12 (30.77%) Java
7 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
8 11 (28.21%) HTTP
8 11 (28.21%) Mac OS X
9 10 (25.64%) ISEB
9 10 (25.64%) Perl
9 10 (25.64%) Go
9 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
9 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
9 10 (25.64%) Microservices
10 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 9 (23.08%) Oracle

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 7 (17.95%) IIS
1 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
1 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) VLAN
2 11 (28.21%) HTTP
3 7 (17.95%) VSAN
4 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.13%) Nortel Meridian
4 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.56%) DNS
5 1 (2.56%) SMS
5 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.56%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Neo4j
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
1 8 (20.51%) Subversion
1 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) Ant
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Gradle
4 1 (2.56%) Hudson
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 8 (20.51%) Aerospace
1 8 (20.51%) Automotive
1 8 (20.51%) Romanian Language
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Test Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Information Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IP Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Telephony Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) QC Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Kafka
1 8 (20.51%) Spring
1 8 (20.51%) Spring Boot
2 4 (10.26%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) Dropwizard
3 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) JAX-RS
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) Unix
3 11 (28.21%) Mac OS X
4 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
2 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
3 16 (41.03%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (35.90%) Defect Management
4 14 (35.90%) Test Management
4 14 (35.90%) Test Scripting
5 13 (33.33%) Project Management
6 12 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 12 (30.77%) RUP
6 12 (30.77%) Unified Process
7 10 (25.64%) Microservices
7 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Change Control
8 8 (20.51%) Multithreaded Programming
8 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
8 8 (20.51%) Software Architecture
8 8 (20.51%) Static Code Analysis
8 8 (20.51%) UML
9 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (15.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) Go
2 10 (25.64%) Perl
3 8 (20.51%) C++
3 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) C
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISEB
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) Def Stans
1 8 (20.51%) MISRA
1 8 (20.51%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (17.95%) vSphere
2 1 (2.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 7 (17.95%) SCOM
3 5 (12.82%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (7.69%) Puppet
5 2 (5.13%) Ansible
5 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) HP
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle
4 8 (20.51%) Green Hills
5 7 (17.95%) VMware
6 5 (12.82%) BMC
7 2 (5.13%) Avaya
7 2 (5.13%) Nortel
8 1 (2.56%) Panasonic
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) SAP