The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 86 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 43 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.56% 0.87% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.27% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 15
Average daily rate
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£333 £406 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.15% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £305 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.50 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -70.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year
+79.48% -53.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2081 1736 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.37% 69.03% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 864 870
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 79
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -3 12 £625 +51.51% 1
Edinburgh -4 5 £365 +4.28% 5
Fife - 2 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management.

1 41 (41.00%) Linux
2 38 (38.00%) Security Cleared
3 30 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 28 (28.00%) SQL
5 24 (24.00%) Java
5 24 (24.00%) ITIL
6 21 (21.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 21 (21.00%) Change Management
6 21 (21.00%) REST
7 20 (20.00%) Windows
8 19 (19.00%) MongoDB
9 18 (18.00%) Relational Database
9 18 (18.00%) SAN
10 17 (17.00%) HP
10 17 (17.00%) Citrix
11 16 (16.00%) Solaris
11 16 (16.00%) Active Directory
11 16 (16.00%) UNIX
11 16 (16.00%) IPsec
11 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (15.00%) Software Distribution
12 15 (15.00%) NAS
12 15 (15.00%) Finance
12 15 (15.00%) Clustering
12 15 (15.00%) Netcool
12 15 (15.00%) Tivoli
13 14 (14.00%) Mac OS X
13 14 (14.00%) Veritas
13 14 (14.00%) HTTP
13 14 (14.00%) Project Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Configuration Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) Apache
3 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.00%) Confluence
3 2 (2.00%) CMS
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.00%) MS Office
4 5 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Maximo
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.00%) SAN
2 16 (16.00%) IPsec
3 15 (15.00%) NAS
4 14 (14.00%) HTTP
5 7 (7.00%) Firewall
6 3 (3.00%) DNS
6 3 (3.00%) LAN
6 3 (3.00%) WAN
6 3 (3.00%) Intranet
7 2 (2.00%) DHCP
7 2 (2.00%) VPN
8 1 (1.00%) HSRP
8 1 (1.00%) RIP
8 1 (1.00%) MPLS
8 1 (1.00%) OSPF
8 1 (1.00%) BGP
8 1 (1.00%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) MongoDB
2 18 (18.00%) Relational Database
3 12 (12.00%) Neo4j
4 7 (7.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (7.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.00%) MySQL
4 7 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.00%) Ingres
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (4.00%) Subversion
1 4 (4.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (3.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) Maven
4 1 (1.00%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (15.00%) Analyst
2 14 (14.00%) Developer
3 11 (11.00%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.00%) Configuration Manager
5 8 (8.00%) Release Manager
6 7 (7.00%) Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Technical Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Digital Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 5 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Programmer
9 4 (4.00%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Performance Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.00%) REST
2 13 (13.00%) HTML
3 12 (12.00%) Hibernate
3 12 (12.00%) JAX-RS
4 9 (9.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (7.00%) Spring
5 7 (7.00%) Django
5 7 (7.00%) Play Framework
6 6 (6.00%) Web Services
7 5 (5.00%) Middleware
8 4 (4.00%) SOAP
8 4 (4.00%) XML
9 3 (3.00%) CSS
9 3 (3.00%) JSON
10 2 (2.00%) RESTful
10 2 (2.00%) .NET
11 1 (1.00%) J2EE
11 1 (1.00%) JSP
11 1 (1.00%) DOM
11 1 (1.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Clustering
2 12 (12.00%) CMDB
2 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.00%) User Experience
5 4 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.00%) FMCG
5 4 (4.00%) Open Source
6 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.00%) SCADA
7 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.00%) Linux
2 20 (20.00%) Windows
3 16 (16.00%) UNIX
3 16 (16.00%) Solaris
4 14 (14.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.00%) AIX
6 2 (2.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.00%) ITIL
2 21 (21.00%) Change Management
3 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.00%) Software Distribution
5 14 (14.00%) Project Management
6 13 (13.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (13.00%) Web Design
7 12 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (11.00%) Release Management
8 11 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (11.00%) Scrum
9 10 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (8.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.00%) TDD
11 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.00%) User Stories
11 7 (7.00%) Kanban
11 7 (7.00%) Product Management
11 7 (7.00%) Software Architecture
12 6 (6.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) SQL
2 24 (24.00%) Java
3 9 (9.00%) Ruby
4 7 (7.00%) Scala
4 7 (7.00%) Perl
5 5 (5.00%) PHP
6 4 (4.00%) Python
7 3 (3.00%) VB
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) Degree
4 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.00%) MCSA
4 5 (5.00%) CCNA
4 5 (5.00%) GIAC
4 5 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.00%) CISSP
5 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.00%) ACCA
8 1 (1.00%) CIMA
8 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.00%) KVM
3 2 (2.00%) RHEV
3 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 15 (15.00%) Netcool
3 6 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.00%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (2.00%) WMI
5 2 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) HP
1 17 (17.00%) Citrix
2 14 (14.00%) Veritas
3 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.00%) Oracle
5 5 (5.00%) Cisco
5 5 (5.00%) VMware
6 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.00%) Kofax
7 2 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (1.00%) Sybase
8 1 (1.00%) SAP
8 1 (1.00%) Ariba
8 1 (1.00%) CA
8 1 (1.00%) Serena
8 1 (1.00%) Twitter
8 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.00%) Borland