The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Configuration Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Configuration Management
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 60 68
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8  
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 10 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 2.89% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 3.38% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 11
Median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% -2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £367 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +1.26% +18.79%  

Configuration Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Configuration Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Edinburgh

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Edinburgh

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Edinburgh

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) LAN
2 7 (26.92%) WAN
2 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
2 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
3 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 6 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Puppet
5 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 4 (15.38%) Mitel
6 3 (11.54%) Banking
6 3 (11.54%) SCCM
6 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Replication
6 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) assyst
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) LAN
1 7 (26.92%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) PABX
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.69%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Appium
3 1 (3.85%) Calabash
3 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Engineering Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Tester
3 2 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Cabling Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (3.85%) Kafka
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) AIX
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Release Management
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) Server Building
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.54%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) AWS Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) RHEV
3 1 (3.85%) LXC
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) Control-M
3 2 (7.69%) Rundeck
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Mitel
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) EMC
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) VMware