The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Configuration Management
Rank 75 98 85
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 56 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.07% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 1.08% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 10 2
Average daily rate
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£312 £400 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +56.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £369 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £432 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +14 18 £278 -30.57% 3
Edinburgh -22 10 £390 -14.28%
Fife - 2 £550 -
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 30 (32.61%) Linux
1 30 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 28 (30.43%) ITIL
3 24 (26.09%) Windows
3 24 (26.09%) Change Management
4 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 22 (23.91%) Finance
6 19 (20.65%) UNIX
6 19 (20.65%) Java
6 19 (20.65%) HP
7 18 (19.57%) Relational Database
8 15 (16.30%) Project Management
8 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
8 15 (16.30%) SQL
8 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
9 14 (15.22%) HTTP
9 14 (15.22%) Mac OS X
9 14 (15.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (15.22%) REST
10 13 (14.13%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (14.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (14.13%) Web Design
10 13 (14.13%) HTML
11 12 (13.04%) Hibernate
11 12 (13.04%) Neo4j
11 12 (13.04%) JAX-RS
11 12 (13.04%) MongoDB
12 11 (11.96%) Release Management
13 10 (10.87%) Oracle
13 10 (10.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.26%) SAS
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.78%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (7.61%) MS Office
4 6 (6.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.17%) Maximo
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.09%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) HTTP
2 9 (9.78%) Firewall
3 8 (8.70%) SAN
4 5 (5.43%) VPN
5 4 (4.35%) IPsec
5 4 (4.35%) LAN
5 4 (4.35%) WAN
5 4 (4.35%) Intranet
5 4 (4.35%) NAS
6 3 (3.26%) DHCP
6 3 (3.26%) DNS
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.09%) Network Security
7 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) Relational Database
2 12 (13.04%) Neo4j
2 12 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.17%) Ingres
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Facilita Forecast
1 4 (4.35%) Subversion
2 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (1.09%) Maven
4 1 (1.09%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Retail
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Analyst
1 18 (19.57%) Configuration Manager
2 16 (17.39%) Release Manager
3 13 (14.13%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 13 (14.13%) Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Technical Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) Programmer
6 4 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Java Programmer
7 3 (3.26%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (3.26%) Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) Change Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) REST
2 13 (14.13%) HTML
3 12 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 12 (13.04%) JAX-RS
4 7 (7.61%) Spring
4 7 (7.61%) Web Services
4 7 (7.61%) Middleware
5 4 (4.35%) XML
5 4 (4.35%) SOAP
5 4 (4.35%) CSS
6 3 (3.26%) JSON
7 2 (2.17%) .NET
7 2 (2.17%) RESTful
8 1 (1.09%) Ajax
8 1 (1.09%) Django
8 1 (1.09%) jQuery
8 1 (1.09%) HTML5
8 1 (1.09%) CSS3
8 1 (1.09%) Visualforce
8 1 (1.09%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) CMDB
2 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.52%) Open Source
4 4 (4.35%) Clustering
4 4 (4.35%) FMCG
5 3 (3.26%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.26%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) SCADA
7 1 (1.09%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.61%) Linux
2 24 (26.09%) Windows
3 19 (20.65%) UNIX
4 14 (15.22%) Mac OS X
5 8 (8.70%) Solaris
6 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.35%) AIX
8 3 (3.26%) HPUX
9 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.09%) Android
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) ITIL
2 24 (26.09%) Change Management
3 15 (16.30%) Project Management
4 13 (14.13%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (14.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (14.13%) Web Design
5 11 (11.96%) Release Management
6 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (9.78%) Build Automation
7 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.70%) Service Management
8 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.52%) Asset Management
10 6 (6.52%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.52%) Investment Management
10 6 (6.52%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (5.43%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) Java
2 15 (16.30%) SQL
3 4 (4.35%) Perl
4 3 (3.26%) Python
5 2 (2.17%) PHP
5 2 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 5 (5.43%) MCSA
4 5 (5.43%) CCNA
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.43%) GIAC
5 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.35%) CISSP
5 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.26%) MOS
7 2 (2.17%) ACCA
7 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (1.09%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.26%) KVM
3 3 (3.26%) RHEV
3 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (10.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.35%) Netcool
3 4 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.26%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.26%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.17%) WMI
6 1 (1.09%) Puppet
6 1 (1.09%) Munin
6 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) HP
2 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.87%) Oracle
4 7 (7.61%) Citrix
5 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco
6 5 (5.43%) VMware
7 3 (3.26%) Veritas
7 3 (3.26%) IBM
8 2 (2.17%) Kofax
9 1 (1.09%) Twitter
9 1 (1.09%) Sybase
9 1 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (1.09%) Borland
9 1 (1.09%) Ariba
9 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.09%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.09%) Charles River
9 1 (1.09%) Serena