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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Configuration Management
Rank 80 84 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 60 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.88% 1.67% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.14% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.61 £34.93 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-26.67% -8.09%
Configuration Management
UK

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
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 19 £463 +18.58% 2
Glasgow +11 15 £375 +36.36% 3
Renfrewshire +1 10 £308 +5.30%
West Lothian - 5 £300 - 1
Inverclyde - 5 £375 -
Dundee - 2 £450 -
Configuration Management
UK

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (32.29%) ITIL
2 25 (26.04%) Linux
3 24 (25.00%) Change Management
4 17 (17.71%) Finance
5 16 (16.67%) Windows
5 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (15.63%) Service Management
7 14 (14.58%) Banking
8 13 (13.54%) Release Management
8 13 (13.54%) Service Delivery
8 13 (13.54%) Project Management
8 13 (13.54%) PRINCE2
8 13 (13.54%) SQL
9 12 (12.50%) IBM Notes
9 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 12 (12.50%) Remedy
9 12 (12.50%) Lotus
9 12 (12.50%) Asset Management
9 12 (12.50%) Server Building
10 11 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
11 10 (10.42%) NAS
11 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (10.42%) Degree
11 10 (10.42%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.42%) VMware
11 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
11 10 (10.42%) Citrix
11 10 (10.42%) SAN
11 10 (10.42%) Oracle

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.21%) JBoss
2 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.21%) MS Project Server
3 4 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (4.17%) Apache
4 3 (3.13%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.08%) Drupal
5 2 (2.08%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.04%) SAS
6 1 (1.04%) CICS
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Office
2 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.21%) MS Project
4 4 (4.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) SAN
1 10 (10.42%) NAS
2 9 (9.38%) IPsec
3 5 (5.21%) DNS
4 4 (4.17%) HTTP
5 3 (3.13%) DHCP
6 2 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.08%) SSH
6 2 (2.08%) CTI
6 2 (2.08%) LAN
6 2 (2.08%) WAN
7 1 (1.04%) ADSL
7 1 (1.04%) VoIP
7 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.04%) SSL
7 1 (1.04%) MPLS
7 1 (1.04%) Firewall
7 1 (1.04%) DMZ
7 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.04%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.04%) DataStage
5 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.04%) DB2
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 6 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.21%) Ant
2 5 (5.21%) Subversion
2 5 (5.21%) Maven
3 4 (4.17%) JIRA
3 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.17%) Hudson
4 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.13%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.13%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.08%) StarTeam
5 2 (2.08%) Trac
6 1 (1.04%) C++Builder
General
1 17 (17.71%) Finance
2 14 (14.58%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Analyst
2 10 (10.42%) Configuration Manager
3 9 (9.38%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Change Manager
5 7 (7.29%) Environment Manager
6 5 (5.21%) Development Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Configuration Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Deployment Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Release Manager
9 2 (2.08%) Service Manager
9 2 (2.08%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) .NET
1 4 (4.17%) Middleware
1 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (2.08%) XML
3 2 (2.08%) J2EE
3 2 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (1.04%) JSON
4 1 (1.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.04%) RESTful
4 1 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Clustering
2 8 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.29%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.21%) CMDB
5 3 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.13%) Statistics
5 3 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.08%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) IVR
6 2 (2.08%) Mechatronics
6 2 (2.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) GIS
7 1 (1.04%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.04%) Linux
2 16 (16.67%) Windows
3 9 (9.38%) Solaris
4 4 (4.17%) Android
4 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.13%) UNIX
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) ITIL
2 24 (25.00%) Change Management
3 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.63%) Service Management
5 13 (13.54%) Project Management
5 13 (13.54%) Service Delivery
5 13 (13.54%) PRINCE2
5 13 (13.54%) Release Management
6 12 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 12 (12.50%) Server Building
7 11 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (10.42%) Risk Management
8 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.38%) Software Distribution
9 9 (9.38%) DevOps
10 8 (8.33%) IT Asset Management
10 8 (8.33%) Open Source
10 8 (8.33%) Data Management
11 7 (7.29%) SDLC
12 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 6 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (2.08%) Perl
5 2 (2.08%) VB
5 2 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.04%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) COBOL
6 1 (1.04%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.42%) Degree
3 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) HND
5 4 (4.17%) HNC
6 2 (2.08%) MCSE
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.04%) ISEB
7 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) Tivoli
1 9 (9.38%) Netcool
1 9 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (5.21%) Puppet
2 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.13%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (3.13%) Nagios
4 2 (2.08%) WMI
4 2 (2.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.04%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.04%) StatsD
5 1 (1.04%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Lotus
1 12 (12.50%) Remedy
2 10 (10.42%) VMware
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Citrix
3 9 (9.38%) Veritas
4 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.17%) Veeam
6 3 (3.13%) Serena
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) Borland
7 2 (2.08%) Opsware
8 1 (1.04%) F5
8 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.04%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.04%) SAP