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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 89 93 95
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 36 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 1.37% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.88% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.57 £37.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.30% -0.56%
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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
2277 1916 1691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.20% 72.88% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1030 879
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 23
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.17 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% -27.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
Edinburgh -4 21 £345 -15.07% 6
Renfrewshire -9 5 £334 +10.28%
Glasgow +1 4 £350 - 2
Fife - 3 £325 -
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 40 (50.63%) Active Directory
2 36 (45.57%) Citrix
3 34 (43.04%) SQL
4 32 (40.51%) Linux
4 32 (40.51%) IPsec
5 27 (34.18%) SC Cleared
5 27 (34.18%) Security Cleared
6 26 (32.91%) VMware
7 20 (25.32%) SAN
7 20 (25.32%) NAS
8 19 (24.05%) Software Distribution
8 19 (24.05%) Veritas
8 19 (24.05%) Tivoli
8 19 (24.05%) Netcool
8 19 (24.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (24.05%) Solaris
8 19 (24.05%) Clustering
9 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (20.25%) Windows
11 15 (18.99%) VMware ESX
12 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (16.46%) Degree
13 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
14 10 (12.66%) Release Management
14 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
15 9 (11.39%) ITIL
15 9 (11.39%) Finance
15 9 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (10.13%) Banking
17 7 (8.86%) Project Management

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.80%) JBoss
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) CICS
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.27%) Lync
3 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) PaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Heroku
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.51%) IPsec
2 20 (25.32%) SAN
2 20 (25.32%) NAS
3 5 (6.33%) LAN
4 3 (3.80%) DNS
4 3 (3.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.53%) WAN
5 2 (2.53%) HTTP
6 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.27%) DHCP
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) ADSL
6 1 (1.27%) Broadband
6 1 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.27%) CTI
6 1 (1.27%) MPLS
6 1 (1.27%) Firewall
6 1 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Artifactory
2 4 (5.06%) Subversion
3 3 (3.80%) Maven
3 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.80%) Ant
3 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.53%) PVCS
4 2 (2.53%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.27%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.27%) C++Builder
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Integration Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Configuration Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Network Support
7 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Deployment Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) .NET
1 3 (3.80%) Middleware
1 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.53%) SOAP
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) JSON
3 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.27%) RESTful
3 1 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Clustering
2 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) CMDB
4 4 (5.06%) Open Source
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) GIS
6 1 (1.27%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.51%) Linux
2 19 (24.05%) Solaris
3 16 (20.25%) Windows
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.80%) Android
5 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.53%) AIX
6 2 (2.53%) UNIX
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Software Distribution
2 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.66%) Release Management
4 9 (11.39%) ITIL
4 9 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (8.86%) DevOps
5 7 (8.86%) Project Management
6 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.33%) Change Management
7 5 (6.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Fault Management
8 4 (5.06%) Service Management
9 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.53%) Perl
3 2 (2.53%) Java
3 2 (2.53%) VBScript
3 2 (2.53%) VB
3 2 (2.53%) Python
3 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) C++
4 1 (1.27%) COBOL
4 1 (1.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) SC Cleared
1 27 (34.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.46%) Degree
3 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.27%) HND
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 40 (50.63%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) vSphere
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Tivoli
1 19 (24.05%) Netcool
1 19 (24.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.53%) WMI
3 2 (2.53%) SCOM
4 1 (1.27%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.27%) Nagios
4 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.27%) StatsD
4 1 (1.27%) Graphite
Vendors
1 36 (45.57%) Citrix
2 26 (32.91%) VMware
3 19 (24.05%) Veritas
4 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco
6 5 (6.33%) Remedy
6 5 (6.33%) Oracle
7 4 (5.06%) F5
8 3 (3.80%) Veeam
8 3 (3.80%) Serena
8 3 (3.80%) HP
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.53%) Borland
10 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.27%) SAP
10 1 (1.27%) Fortinet
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