Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 78 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 +10
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 126 115 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.50% 2.64% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.17% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 66 54
Scotland median daily rate £440 £323 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.43% -11.34% +5.82%
10th Percentile £335 £260 £232
90th Percentile £600 £500 £474
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 - £36.86
10th Percentile £29.25 - £29.32
90th Percentile £51.85 - £44.40
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% - +17.14%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4249 3633 5027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.19% 83.56% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2128 2624
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Configuration Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Configuration Management in Scotland

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Configuration Management in Scotland

Configuration Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Configuration Management in Scotland

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Configuration Management in Scotland

Configuration Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Configuration Management in Scotland

Configuration Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 82 £510 +16.57% 3
Glasgow -4 28 £400 -10.11% 5
Renfrewshire +24 11 £412 +34.64%
Aberdeen -8 3 - -
Fife -5 2 £320 +3.23%
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 79 (62.70%) Linux
1 79 (62.70%) Puppet
2 62 (49.21%) Finance
3 61 (48.41%) Git (software)
4 53 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (39.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (39.68%) Java
6 48 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (35.71%) Ansible
8 43 (34.13%) Windows
9 41 (32.54%) Jenkins
10 39 (30.95%) Active Directory
11 38 (30.16%) Windows Server
12 37 (29.37%) PowerShell
13 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (26.19%) DevOps
14 32 (25.40%) Web Services
15 31 (24.60%) RESTful
15 31 (24.60%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (23.81%) JSON
16 30 (23.81%) Spring
16 30 (23.81%) Python
17 29 (23.02%) Cucumber
18 28 (22.22%) GitHub
18 28 (22.22%) GitLab
18 28 (22.22%) JMX
18 28 (22.22%) Degree
19 27 (21.43%) Ruby
19 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
19 27 (21.43%) Mockito

Configuration Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (11.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (9.52%) Apache Spark
3 10 (7.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.59%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Windchill
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (13.49%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.22%) GitHub
2 25 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.38%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.59%) IaaS
6 2 (1.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.79%) Datadog
7 1 (0.79%) npm
7 1 (0.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) Firewall
2 15 (11.90%) DNS
3 14 (11.11%) SSL
4 13 (10.32%) HTTP
4 13 (10.32%) HTTPS
4 13 (10.32%) SAN
5 5 (3.97%) LAN
5 5 (3.97%) WAN
6 3 (2.38%) VPN
7 2 (1.59%) CTI
8 1 (0.79%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.79%) DHCP
8 1 (0.79%) Skype
8 1 (0.79%) SMS
8 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) Big Data
1 12 (9.52%) Parquet
2 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.59%) Redis
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (48.41%) Git (software)
2 41 (32.54%) Jenkins
3 29 (23.02%) Cucumber
4 28 (22.22%) GitLab
5 27 (21.43%) Mockito
6 14 (11.11%) JIRA
7 8 (6.35%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.76%) Maven
9 5 (3.97%) Vagrant
10 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.38%) Gradle
11 3 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.38%) Selenium
11 3 (2.38%) Subversion
12 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.59%) CruiseControl
12 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.59%) MSI
12 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 62 (49.21%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Law
3 3 (2.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 21 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (13.49%) Java Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Security Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Splunk Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Consultant
6 9 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Software Consultant
9 5 (3.97%) Java Consultant
9 5 (3.97%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Java Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Principal Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.40%) Web Services
2 31 (24.60%) RESTful
3 30 (23.81%) JSON
3 30 (23.81%) Spring
4 28 (22.22%) JMX
5 17 (13.49%) REST
6 13 (10.32%) Kafka
7 12 (9.52%) Grok
8 11 (8.73%) Regular Expression
9 5 (3.97%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.17%) .NET
10 4 (3.17%) SOAP
10 4 (3.17%) XML
11 3 (2.38%) JMS
11 3 (2.38%) JPA
12 2 (1.59%) Drools
12 2 (1.59%) Entity Framework
12 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
12 2 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (1.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.73%) Virtual Team
3 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.17%) Replication
6 3 (2.38%) CMDB
7 2 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) AS400
8 1 (0.79%) Blog
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) iSeries
8 1 (0.79%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 79 (62.70%) Linux
2 50 (39.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (34.13%) Windows
4 38 (30.16%) Windows Server
5 31 (24.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (19.05%) Unix
6 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 12 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.76%) CentOS
9 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (26.19%) DevOps
3 26 (20.63%) SOA
3 26 (20.63%) Software Engineering
4 25 (19.84%) Scrum
5 20 (15.87%) Test Automation
6 19 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (14.29%) Microservices
8 17 (13.49%) ITIL
8 17 (13.49%) Risk Management
8 17 (13.49%) TDD
9 15 (11.90%) High Availability
9 15 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 15 (11.90%) Prototyping
10 14 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (11.11%) SDLC
10 14 (11.11%) Validation
10 14 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 13 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.68%) Java
2 37 (29.37%) PowerShell
3 30 (23.81%) Python
4 27 (21.43%) Ruby
5 24 (19.05%) SQL
6 21 (16.67%) Perl
7 20 (15.87%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.38%) XPath
9 2 (1.59%) C
9 2 (1.59%) C#
9 2 (1.59%) Go
9 2 (1.59%) PHP
9 2 (1.59%) REXX
9 2 (1.59%) Tcl
9 2 (1.59%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) C++
10 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.79%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) Degree
2 19 (15.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 13 (10.32%) CISSP
5 12 (9.52%) CEH
5 12 (9.52%) SANS
5 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.59%) MCSD
7 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CCNP
8 1 (0.79%) CCSP
8 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) GDPR
2 15 (11.90%) QA
3 13 (10.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.29%) vSphere
3 11 (8.73%) Docker
4 10 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.79%) LXC
6 1 (0.79%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 79 (62.70%) Puppet
2 48 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (35.71%) Ansible
4 12 (9.52%) SCCM
5 10 (7.94%) WSUS
6 9 (7.14%) Packer
7 8 (6.35%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.97%) Rundeck
9 3 (2.38%) Control-M
9 3 (2.38%) Nagios
9 3 (2.38%) Terraform
9 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (1.59%) Consul
10 2 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.59%) Salt
11 1 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.79%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.29%) Splunk
3 16 (12.70%) VMware
4 15 (11.90%) Oracle
5 13 (10.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.17%) AVEVA
6 4 (3.17%) Cisco
7 3 (2.38%) EMC
7 3 (2.38%) Google
7 3 (2.38%) Juniper
8 2 (1.59%) Avaya
8 2 (1.59%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.59%) ForeScout
8 2 (1.59%) PTC
9 1 (0.79%) Aruba
9 1 (0.79%) Capita
9 1 (0.79%) F5
9 1 (0.79%) Mitel
9 1 (0.79%) New Relic
9 1 (0.79%) Twitter