Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 92 104
Rank change year-on-year +35 +12 +11
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 82 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.79% 1.66% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.97% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 21
Edinburgh median daily rate £510 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.57% - +5.42%
10th Percentile £327 £281 £258
90th Percentile £603 £580 £488
Scotland median daily rate £440 £325 £364
% change year-on-year +35.38% -10.65% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 - £36.86

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2476 1775 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.25% 84.00% 83.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1016 1367
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £261 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +5.18%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 65 (79.27%) Puppet
2 59 (71.95%) Linux
3 50 (60.98%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (59.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (59.76%) Finance
5 47 (57.32%) Git (software)
6 39 (47.56%) Jenkins
7 35 (42.68%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (40.24%) Java
9 32 (39.02%) Ansible
10 31 (37.80%) RESTful
10 31 (37.80%) Web Services
11 30 (36.59%) JSON
12 28 (34.15%) GitLab
12 28 (34.15%) Cucumber
12 28 (34.15%) GitHub
12 28 (34.15%) JMX
12 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (34.15%) Spring
13 27 (32.93%) Windows
13 27 (32.93%) Mockito
13 27 (32.93%) Degree
14 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
14 26 (31.71%) Software Engineering
15 25 (30.49%) Scrum
15 25 (30.49%) SOA
15 25 (30.49%) Computer Science
16 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
16 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
17 22 (26.83%) Ruby

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 15 (18.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.15%) GitHub
2 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (8.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.66%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.44%) IaaS
6 2 (2.44%) PaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Datadog
7 1 (1.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) SAN
2 3 (3.66%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) Firewall
3 2 (2.44%) CTI
3 2 (2.44%) LAN
3 2 (2.44%) SSL
3 2 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) Redis
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (57.32%) Git (software)
2 39 (47.56%) Jenkins
3 28 (34.15%) Cucumber
3 28 (34.15%) GitLab
4 27 (32.93%) Mockito
5 8 (9.76%) TeamCity
6 6 (7.32%) Maven
7 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.66%) Gradle
8 3 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.66%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.44%) CruiseControl
9 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.44%) Subversion
9 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.22%) JMeter
10 1 (1.22%) JUnit
10 1 (1.22%) Log4j
10 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 49 (59.76%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Law
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Consultant
4 9 (10.98%) Java Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Software Consultant
8 5 (6.10%) Java Consultant
8 5 (6.10%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Web Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) DevOps Specialist
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (37.80%) RESTful
1 31 (37.80%) Web Services
2 30 (36.59%) JSON
3 28 (34.15%) JMX
3 28 (34.15%) Spring
4 16 (19.51%) REST
5 4 (4.88%) .NET
5 4 (4.88%) SOAP
5 4 (4.88%) XML
6 3 (3.66%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.66%) JPA
7 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.44%) Drools
7 2 (2.44%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.44%) Java EE
7 2 (2.44%) jBPM
7 2 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.44%) SignalR
7 2 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.49%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.20%) Virtual Team
3 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Replication
5 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Blog
6 1 (1.22%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 59 (71.95%) Linux
2 49 (59.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (32.93%) Windows
4 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
5 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.54%) Unix
8 5 (6.10%) CentOS
9 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.71%) Software Engineering
4 25 (30.49%) Scrum
4 25 (30.49%) SOA
5 21 (25.61%) DevOps
6 17 (20.73%) Microservices
6 17 (20.73%) Risk Management
7 16 (19.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (18.29%) Test Automation
9 14 (17.07%) Mentoring
10 13 (15.85%) Validation
11 12 (14.63%) High Availability
11 12 (14.63%) TDD
12 9 (10.98%) Open Source
13 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
13 8 (9.76%) Performance Measurement
14 7 (8.54%) Coaching
15 6 (7.32%) ITIL
16 5 (6.10%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) Java
2 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
3 22 (26.83%) Ruby
4 14 (17.07%) Python
5 10 (12.20%) SQL
6 7 (8.54%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.54%) Perl
7 3 (3.66%) C
7 3 (3.66%) PHP
7 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.44%) C#
8 2 (2.44%) Go
8 2 (2.44%) XPath
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) Degree
2 19 (23.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.44%) MCSD
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) GDPR
2 13 (15.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.73%) vSphere
3 9 (10.98%) Docker
4 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.44%) RHEV
6 1 (1.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 65 (79.27%) Puppet
2 35 (42.68%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (39.02%) Ansible
4 7 (8.54%) Packer
5 6 (7.32%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.10%) Rundeck
7 3 (3.66%) Control-M
7 3 (3.66%) Nagios
7 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.44%) SCCM
9 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 15 (18.29%) VMware
3 13 (15.85%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.32%) Splunk
5 3 (3.66%) EMC
5 3 (3.66%) Google
6 2 (2.44%) Avaya
6 2 (2.44%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.44%) ForeScout
7 1 (1.22%) Capita
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Mitel
7 1 (1.22%) New Relic