Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 75 83
Rank change year-on-year -28 +8 +33
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 101 132 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.93% 2.65% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 3.08% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 60
Scotland median daily rate £360 £445 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +37.98% -3.01%
10th Percentile £245 £291 £261
90th Percentile £518 £600 £495
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Scotland median hourly rate £30.25 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.33% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +3.66%

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 4,591 4,281 3,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.80% 85.86% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,482 2,449 2,059
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 95
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.11 £43.70 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 13 December 2018.

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
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 13 December 2018. 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 -39 43 £400 -23.44% 17
Glasgow -26 28 £328 -18.13% 7
Renfrewshire -10 8 £308 -25.36%
West Lothian +10 4 £375 -21.05% 2
South Lanarkshire - 4 £236 -
Highlands - 3 - -
Fife +5 2 - -
Dundee -2 2 £200 -11.11%
Stirling - 2 £375 -
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Configuration Management.

1 47 (46.53%) Linux
2 37 (36.63%) Java
3 35 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (28.71%) ITIL
5 26 (25.74%) SQL
5 26 (25.74%) Git (software)
6 24 (23.76%) Windows
6 24 (23.76%) Finance
7 23 (22.77%) Jenkins
8 22 (21.78%) Perl
8 22 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
9 18 (17.82%) Oracle
9 18 (17.82%) DevOps
10 17 (16.83%) Ansible
10 17 (16.83%) Python
10 17 (16.83%) Unix
10 17 (16.83%) Shell Script
10 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
10 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (16.83%) Asset Management
11 16 (15.84%) Test Automation
11 16 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (15.84%) Puppet
12 15 (14.85%) Service Management
12 15 (14.85%) Change Management
12 15 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (13.86%) JSON
14 13 (12.87%) Incident Management

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 9 (8.91%) Apache
2 7 (6.93%) JBoss
3 6 (5.94%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.95%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.97%) nginx
6 2 (1.98%) CMS
6 2 (1.98%) Confluence
6 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (6.93%) GitHub
5 5 (4.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.97%) IaaS
7 2 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.99%) Datadog
8 1 (0.99%) Office 365
8 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.95%) HTTP
3 4 (3.96%) DNS
3 4 (3.96%) Firewall
3 4 (3.96%) LAN
3 4 (3.96%) WAN
4 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.98%) Internet
5 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.98%) Junos
5 2 (1.98%) SAN
5 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.98%) VoIP
5 2 (1.98%) VSAN
6 1 (0.99%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
6 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) MySQL
2 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.96%) DB2
3 3 (2.97%) Flink
3 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.99%) HBase
4 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.99%) QlikView
4 1 (0.99%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (25.74%) Git (software)
2 23 (22.77%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.92%) Artifactory
3 8 (7.92%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.92%) GitLab
3 8 (7.92%) Mockito
4 7 (6.93%) JUnit
5 6 (5.94%) JIRA
6 4 (3.96%) CppUnit
6 4 (3.96%) Maven
7 3 (2.97%) NUnit
7 3 (2.97%) Selenium
7 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (1.98%) RSpec
8 2 (1.98%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (23.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Developer
2 19 (18.81%) Analyst
3 13 (12.87%) Configuration Analyst
3 13 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Applications Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Applications Support
4 12 (11.88%) Applications Support Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.93%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.94%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Build Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.96%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Tester
9 3 (2.97%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) JSON
2 12 (11.88%) RESTful
3 11 (10.89%) Spring
4 9 (8.91%) AngularJS
4 9 (8.91%) Web Services
5 7 (6.93%) Kafka
5 7 (6.93%) XML
6 6 (5.94%) JMX
7 4 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (3.96%) HTML
7 4 (3.96%) HTML5
7 4 (3.96%) SOAP
7 4 (3.96%) WebSockets
8 3 (2.97%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.97%) LDAP
8 3 (2.97%) Node.js
8 3 (2.97%) REST
9 2 (1.98%) Ext JS
9 2 (1.98%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.91%) CMDB
3 4 (3.96%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.98%) SCADA
5 2 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Blog
6 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.99%) Fintech
6 1 (0.99%) iPad
6 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.53%) Linux
2 24 (23.76%) Windows
3 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (16.83%) Unix
4 8 (7.92%) CentOS
5 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.99%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.99%) Debian
8 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.71%) ITIL
3 22 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (17.82%) DevOps
5 17 (16.83%) Asset Management
6 16 (15.84%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.85%) Change Management
7 15 (14.85%) Service Management
8 14 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (12.87%) Incident Management
10 12 (11.88%) Performance Management
11 11 (10.89%) Application Performance Management
11 11 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.89%) Scrum
11 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
12 10 (9.90%) Microservices
12 10 (9.90%) Network Management
13 9 (8.91%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (7.92%) SDLC
15 7 (6.93%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) Java
2 26 (25.74%) SQL
3 22 (21.78%) Perl
4 17 (16.83%) Python
4 17 (16.83%) Shell Script
5 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.91%) PHP
7 8 (7.92%) C#
7 8 (7.92%) Java 8
8 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.95%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.95%) Ruby
10 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.98%) C-shell
10 2 (1.98%) Korn
10 2 (1.98%) VBA
11 1 (0.99%) C
11 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.90%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.93%) Degree
5 5 (4.95%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.97%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.98%) ISEB
7 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.98%) OCP
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) SLA
2 5 (4.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (2.97%) GAMP
3 3 (2.97%) ISO 13485
3 3 (2.97%) QA
4 2 (1.98%) COBIT
4 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.99%) GDPR
5 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) Docker
2 8 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.96%) vSphere
5 2 (1.98%) Samba
5 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.98%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.98%) XenApp
6 1 (0.99%) HDFS
6 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.99%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) Ansible
2 16 (15.84%) Puppet
3 15 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (12.87%) Terraform
5 8 (7.92%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.96%) SCCM
7 3 (2.97%) Kibana
7 3 (2.97%) logstash
8 2 (1.98%) Mesos
8 2 (1.98%) Packer
8 2 (1.98%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.98%) Salt
8 2 (1.98%) vRealize
9 1 (0.99%) Ambari
9 1 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.99%) Oozie
9 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Oracle
2 10 (9.90%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.93%) VMware
4 5 (4.95%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.97%) IBM
6 2 (1.98%) Apple
6 2 (1.98%) Centrify
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco
6 2 (1.98%) Citrix
6 2 (1.98%) F5
6 2 (1.98%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) HP
6 2 (1.98%) Juniper
6 2 (1.98%) Mitel
6 2 (1.98%) NetApp
6 2 (1.98%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.98%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.98%) Symantec
7 1 (0.99%) Splunk