Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 94 81
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +39
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 116 68 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.23% 1.86% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.18% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 38 69
Scotland median daily rate £425 £383 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +14.18% -4.29%
10th Percentile £258 £161 £212
90th Percentile £588 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Scotland median hourly rate £45.25 £45.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.55% +1.11% +63.99%
10th Percentile £44.13 £38.88 £35.00
90th Percentile £46.38 £60.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -6.98% +6.83% +15.72%

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 4,450 3,120 4,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.71% 85.36% 85.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 1,810 2,593
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £262 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 70 80
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £22.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% -38.19% +32.11%
10th Percentile £10.52 £11.30 £12.97
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.12 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +4 61 £450 +42.86% 14
Glasgow +2 39 £400 +45.45% 3
Renfrewshire -42 6 £290 -27.50% 2
Dundee - 4 £225 - 2
Fife +3 3 £338 +5.47%
West Lothian +3 2 £475 - 1
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 58 (50.00%) Linux
2 53 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (35.34%) Ansible
4 40 (34.48%) Finance
5 39 (33.62%) DevOps
6 38 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (32.76%) Puppet
7 37 (31.90%) Git (software)
8 35 (30.17%) Java
9 34 (29.31%) Jenkins
10 31 (26.72%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (25.00%) Python
12 28 (24.14%) Unix
13 24 (20.69%) Web Services
14 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
14 22 (18.97%) SDLC
15 21 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (18.10%) Ruby
16 20 (17.24%) Spring
16 20 (17.24%) JIRA
16 20 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (17.24%) TDD
17 19 (16.38%) Windows
18 18 (15.52%) SQL
18 18 (15.52%) Scrum
19 17 (14.66%) PowerShell
20 16 (13.79%) RESTful
20 16 (13.79%) Shell Script
21 15 (12.93%) Virtual Team
22 14 (12.07%) Mentoring

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 7 (6.03%) Confluence
2 6 (5.17%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) CloudStack
3 4 (3.45%) JBoss
3 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.86%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.34%) GitHub
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.86%) Datadog
6 1 (0.86%) Heroku
6 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) HTTP
2 8 (6.90%) DNS
3 5 (4.31%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (3.45%) SAN
4 4 (3.45%) SSL
4 4 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.86%) DHCP
5 1 (0.86%) Firewall
5 1 (0.86%) LAN
5 1 (0.86%) SMS
5 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.17%) Big Data
2 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.72%) MySQL
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.86%) Biml
7 1 (0.86%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.86%) OLAP
7 1 (0.86%) OLTP
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.86%) Power BI
7 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (31.90%) Git (software)
2 34 (29.31%) Jenkins
3 20 (17.24%) JIRA
4 13 (11.21%) Maven
5 8 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.90%) GitLab
5 8 (6.90%) Mockito
5 8 (6.90%) Selenium
6 6 (5.17%) Ant
6 6 (5.17%) Subversion
7 4 (3.45%) GoCD
7 4 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.59%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.59%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.72%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.72%) PVCS
10 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (34.48%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (14.66%) Developer
3 16 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Java Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Configuration Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Service Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.31%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Performance Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Administrator
9 4 (3.45%) Change Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Consultant
9 4 (3.45%) Data Analytics Specialist
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.69%) Web Services
2 20 (17.24%) Spring
3 16 (13.79%) RESTful
4 10 (8.62%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (6.90%) HTML
5 8 (6.90%) HTML5
5 8 (6.90%) JSON
6 7 (6.03%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.03%) CSS
6 7 (6.03%) CSS3
6 7 (6.03%) JMX
6 7 (6.03%) Kafka
7 6 (5.17%) Express
7 6 (5.17%) JMS
7 6 (5.17%) React
7 6 (5.17%) Spring MVC
8 5 (4.31%) .NET
9 4 (3.45%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.45%) J2EE
9 4 (3.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Virtual Team
2 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.76%) CMDB
2 9 (7.76%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.31%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.31%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.59%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.72%) Tandem
8 1 (0.86%) Clustering
8 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.86%) PKI
8 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (50.00%) Linux
2 28 (24.14%) Unix
3 21 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (16.38%) Windows
5 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.72%) CentOS
8 2 (1.72%) HPUX
8 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.86%) Android
9 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.62%) DevOps
3 38 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (18.97%) SDLC
4 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
5 20 (17.24%) TDD
6 18 (15.52%) Scrum
7 14 (12.07%) Analytics
7 14 (12.07%) Mentoring
8 12 (10.34%) Coaching
8 12 (10.34%) High Availability
8 12 (10.34%) MVC
8 12 (10.34%) Project Management
9 11 (9.48%) Change Management
9 11 (9.48%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.48%) Waterfall
10 10 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (8.62%) Data Analytics
10 10 (8.62%) Web Development
11 9 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.17%) Java
2 29 (25.00%) Python
3 21 (18.10%) Ruby
4 18 (15.52%) SQL
5 17 (14.66%) PowerShell
6 16 (13.79%) Shell Script
7 12 (10.34%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.90%) Java 8
10 6 (5.17%) C#
11 5 (4.31%) C++
12 4 (3.45%) Perl
13 2 (1.72%) C
13 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.86%) Lua
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.72%) MBA
6 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) QA
2 5 (4.31%) GCP
3 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (8.62%) vSphere
2 8 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.03%) Docker
4 3 (2.59%) Xen
4 3 (2.59%) XenServer
5 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (35.34%) Ansible
2 38 (32.76%) Puppet
3 31 (26.72%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.17%) Cobbler
4 6 (5.17%) Terraform
5 5 (4.31%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.45%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.86%) Graphite
8 1 (0.86%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.86%) Icinga
8 1 (0.86%) Packer
8 1 (0.86%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
1 13 (11.21%) Splunk
2 9 (7.76%) VMware
3 8 (6.90%) Oracle
4 7 (6.03%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.45%) Google
6 3 (2.59%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.72%) HP
7 2 (1.72%) Sun
8 1 (0.86%) Apigee
8 1 (0.86%) CA
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco
8 1 (0.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.86%) Meraki
8 1 (0.86%) Mitel
8 1 (0.86%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.86%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.86%) Tableau
8 1 (0.86%) Twitter