Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 91 84
Rank change year-on-year -18 -7 +32
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 99 100 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.84% 2.10% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.47% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 82
Scotland median daily rate £350 £412 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.05% +28.75% -16.07%
10th Percentile £245 £312 £213
90th Percentile £519 £600 £500
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £30.50 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.05% - -
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 4,699 4,049 4,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.31% 84.90% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,622 2,295 2,574
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £235
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 103 109
Scotland median hourly rate £24.78 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% -25.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.04 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -14.58% +5.10% +3.80%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Configuration Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 September 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
Glasgow -1 33 £370 -7.50% 4
Edinburgh -32 31 £425 -5.56% 21
Renfrewshire -24 13 £290 -28.57% 1
Fife +5 5 £338 +5.47%
Highlands - 3 - - 1
West Lothian - 3 £363 - 1
Dundee - 3 £200 -
Stirling - 2 £375 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £213 -
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 44 (44.44%) Linux
2 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.32%) Java
4 28 (28.28%) SQL
5 25 (25.25%) Security Cleared
6 23 (23.23%) Windows
7 22 (22.22%) ITIL
8 20 (20.20%) Python
8 20 (20.20%) Finance
8 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
8 20 (20.20%) DevOps
9 19 (19.19%) Ansible
9 19 (19.19%) Jenkins
10 18 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 18 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (17.17%) Unix
11 17 (17.17%) Oracle
12 16 (16.16%) Perl
12 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
13 15 (15.15%) Incident Management
13 15 (15.15%) Shell Script
14 14 (14.14%) Service Management
14 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
14 14 (14.14%) MySQL
14 14 (14.14%) Performance Management
14 14 (14.14%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (13.13%) Terraform
16 12 (12.12%) SDLC
16 12 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 10 (10.10%) Apache
1 10 (10.10%) JBoss
1 10 (10.10%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.03%) nginx
4 2 (2.02%) Confluence
4 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.01%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.01%) Datadog
6 1 (1.01%) GitHub
6 1 (1.01%) Heroku
6 1 (1.01%) IaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Office 365
6 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) HTTP
2 4 (4.04%) Firewall
2 4 (4.04%) VPN
3 3 (3.03%) DNS
3 3 (3.03%) LAN
3 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.03%) VSAN
3 3 (3.03%) WAN
4 2 (2.02%) SSL
4 2 (2.02%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.02%) VoIP
5 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.01%) Junos
5 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.01%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) MySQL
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.05%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.03%) Flink
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.02%) Big Data
5 2 (2.02%) DB2
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.01%) HBase
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.01%) QlikView
6 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.01%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (19.19%) Jenkins
2 18 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.10%) Maven
4 7 (7.07%) Artifactory
4 7 (7.07%) JIRA
5 5 (5.05%) GoCD
5 5 (5.05%) JUnit
5 5 (5.05%) Subversion
6 3 (3.03%) NUnit
6 3 (3.03%) Selenium
6 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.02%) CppUnit
7 2 (2.02%) GitLab
7 2 (2.02%) PVCS
7 2 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.02%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Banking
2 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.01%) Games
3 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
3 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (14.14%) Developer
2 13 (13.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Applications Support
3 12 (12.12%) Applications Support Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.09%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Software Verification Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Verification Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.04%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) Hibernate
1 8 (8.08%) Spring
2 7 (7.07%) Kafka
3 6 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.06%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (6.06%) JSON
3 6 (6.06%) XML
4 5 (5.05%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.04%) RESTful
6 3 (3.03%) HTML
6 3 (3.03%) HTML5
6 3 (3.03%) SOAP
7 2 (2.02%) .NET
7 2 (2.02%) LDAP
7 2 (2.02%) OAuth
7 2 (2.02%) SAML
7 2 (2.02%) Web Services
7 2 (2.02%) WebSockets
8 1 (1.01%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.01%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) CMDB
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) SCADA
6 1 (1.01%) Blog
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.01%) iPad
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) PKI
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.44%) Linux
2 23 (23.23%) Windows
3 17 (17.17%) Unix
4 12 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.07%) CentOS
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.02%) HPUX
8 1 (1.01%) Android
8 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) ITIL
3 20 (20.20%) DevOps
4 18 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.15%) Incident Management
7 14 (14.14%) Performance Management
7 14 (14.14%) Service Management
8 12 (12.12%) Change Management
8 12 (12.12%) SDLC
9 11 (11.11%) Application Performance Management
9 11 (11.11%) Decision-Making
9 11 (11.11%) Migration
9 11 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (10.10%) Network Management
10 10 (10.10%) Release Management
11 9 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (9.09%) Project Management
12 8 (8.08%) Problem Management
12 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) Java
2 28 (28.28%) SQL
3 20 (20.20%) Python
4 16 (16.16%) Perl
5 15 (15.15%) Shell Script
6 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.09%) PHP
7 9 (9.09%) Ruby
8 8 (8.08%) C#
9 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.03%) C++
12 2 (2.02%) C
12 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.02%) VBA
13 1 (1.01%) Lua
Qualifications
1 25 (25.25%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) AWS Certification
5 4 (4.04%) Degree
6 3 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (2.02%) ISEB
7 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) QA
2 6 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (6.06%) SLA
3 3 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (3.03%) GAMP
3 3 (3.03%) ISO 13485
4 2 (2.02%) COBIT
4 2 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.01%) GDPR
5 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Docker
2 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.04%) vSphere
4 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.03%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.03%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) Ansible
2 14 (14.14%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (13.13%) Terraform
4 9 (9.09%) Puppet
5 5 (5.05%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.03%) Kibana
6 3 (3.03%) logstash
6 3 (3.03%) PowerCLI
6 3 (3.03%) vRealize
7 2 (2.02%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.02%) Packer
8 1 (1.01%) Ambari
8 1 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.01%) Graphite
8 1 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.01%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.01%) Icinga
8 1 (1.01%) Oozie
8 1 (1.01%) PingFederate
8 1 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (17.17%) Oracle
2 11 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.07%) VMware
4 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.04%) Google
5 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.04%) Splunk
6 3 (3.03%) Citrix
6 3 (3.03%) HP
6 3 (3.03%) IBM
6 3 (3.03%) NetApp
7 2 (2.02%) Mitel
8 1 (1.01%) CA
8 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.01%) Cognos
8 1 (1.01%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.01%) Juniper
8 1 (1.01%) SAP
8 1 (1.01%) Tableau
8 1 (1.01%) Twitter