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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 73 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 80 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 1.14% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 1.44% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £406 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £34.57 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -7.30%
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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
2470 2366 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.75% 79.37% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1295 1077
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 65 27
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +14 43 £450 +32.35% 3
Glasgow +13 11 £338 -3.57% 4
Renfrewshire -29 9 £230 -31.16% 3
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Dundee - 3 - -
Fife +4 2 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 47 (38.21%) Linux
2 39 (31.71%) Project Management
3 37 (30.08%) ITIL
3 37 (30.08%) Finance
4 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (29.27%) Release Management
5 35 (28.46%) Windows
6 29 (23.58%) VMware
7 28 (22.76%) DevOps
8 27 (21.95%) PowerShell
8 27 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (19.51%) Java
9 24 (19.51%) Windows Server
10 22 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (17.89%) Python
11 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
12 19 (15.45%) C#
12 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
13 18 (14.63%) Relational Database
13 18 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (14.63%) SQL
13 18 (14.63%) Migration
14 17 (13.82%) CMDB
14 17 (13.82%) Perl
14 17 (13.82%) Puppet
14 17 (13.82%) Ansible
14 17 (13.82%) Docker
14 17 (13.82%) Jenkins
15 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (13.01%) PaaS

Configuration Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (7.32%) JBoss
2 6 (4.88%) Apache
3 5 (4.07%) IIS
4 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.50%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.69%) MS Office
4 2 (1.63%) Windchill
5 1 (0.81%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.01%) PaaS
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.88%) IaaS
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.20%) TCP/IP
1 15 (12.20%) WAN
2 14 (11.38%) LAN
3 9 (7.32%) BGP
3 9 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (7.32%) MPLS
3 9 (7.32%) OSPF
4 7 (5.69%) Multicast
4 7 (5.69%) SAN
4 7 (5.69%) Wireless
5 6 (4.88%) DNS
6 4 (3.25%) Firewall
7 3 (2.44%) HTTP
7 3 (2.44%) SSL
8 2 (1.63%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.63%) LDAP
8 2 (1.63%) PABX
8 2 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.94%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.07%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.13%) MSBuild
2 10 (8.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (8.13%) TeamCity
2 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.69%) Maven
5 6 (4.88%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.88%) MSI
6 2 (1.63%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.63%) StarTeam
6 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.81%) git-flow
7 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.81%) PVCS
7 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (30.08%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Legal
3 9 (7.32%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Electronics
6 2 (1.63%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (10.57%) Analyst
2 12 (9.76%) Environment Manager
3 11 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) Network Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Build Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Build Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Configuration Analyst
7 7 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Asset Management Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Service Management Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.25%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) .NET
2 10 (8.13%) XML
3 7 (5.69%) Middleware
3 7 (5.69%) REST
3 7 (5.69%) XSD
4 6 (4.88%) Web Services
4 6 (4.88%) WinForms
4 6 (4.88%) WPF
5 4 (3.25%) SOAP
6 3 (2.44%) RESTful
7 2 (1.63%) HTML
7 2 (1.63%) LAMP
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.81%) CSS
8 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.81%) jQuery
8 1 (0.81%) JSON
8 1 (0.81%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.82%) CMDB
3 13 (10.57%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.63%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.63%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Informatics
7 1 (0.81%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.21%) Linux
2 35 (28.46%) Windows
3 24 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (11.38%) Unix
6 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.32%) CatOS
9 4 (3.25%) AIX
10 3 (2.44%) Solaris
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.63%) Android
11 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) CentOS
12 1 (0.81%) HPUX
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.71%) Project Management
2 37 (30.08%) ITIL
3 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.27%) Release Management
4 28 (22.76%) DevOps
5 27 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.63%) Migration
7 16 (13.01%) Change Management
7 16 (13.01%) Problem Management
8 15 (12.20%) Network Design
9 13 (10.57%) Service Management
10 11 (8.94%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.13%) Risk Management
11 10 (8.13%) Test Scripting
11 10 (8.13%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (7.32%) QMS
12 9 (7.32%) SDLC
12 9 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 24 (19.51%) Java
3 22 (17.89%) Python
4 19 (15.45%) C#
5 18 (14.63%) SQL
6 17 (13.82%) Perl
7 15 (12.20%) C++
8 14 (11.38%) C
9 13 (10.57%) Bash Shell
10 11 (8.94%) Shell Script
11 10 (8.13%) Korn
11 10 (8.13%) VBScript
12 8 (6.50%) Bourne shell
12 8 (6.50%) Ruby
13 6 (4.88%) COBOL
13 6 (4.88%) PL/1
13 6 (4.88%) T-SQL
13 6 (4.88%) VB
13 6 (4.88%) VB.NET
14 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) Degree
4 7 (5.69%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.63%) IISP
6 2 (1.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.63%) COBIT
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 22 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.82%) Docker
3 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) Samba
3 2 (1.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) KVM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) RHEV
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) Ansible
1 17 (13.82%) Puppet
2 16 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.13%) SCCM
4 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.63%) vRealize
5 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.81%) Packer
Vendors
1 29 (23.58%) VMware
2 13 (10.57%) Oracle
3 12 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 11 (8.94%) Cisco
5 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.13%) Splunk
6 8 (6.50%) HP
7 6 (4.88%) BT
7 6 (4.88%) ServiceNow
7 6 (4.88%) Siemens
8 4 (3.25%) IBM
9 2 (1.63%) Citrix
9 2 (1.63%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.81%) Mitel
10 1 (0.81%) Veeam
10 1 (0.81%) Verint
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