Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 65 114
Rank change year-on-year -5 +49 -7
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 136 114 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.77% 3.04% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.62% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 60 50
Scotland median daily rate £475 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% -1.45% -1.43%
10th Percentile £269 £168 £236
90th Percentile £603 £506 £475
UK median daily rate £503 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £33.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +34.97% -11.29%
10th Percentile £32.00 £38.88 £28.74
90th Percentile £39.00 £60.00 £41.14
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -10.11% +8.54% +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 4,177 3,146 4,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.76% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,459 1,857 2,360
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.20 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +23 99 £550 +37.50% 10
Glasgow +3 29 £400 +9.59% 5
Dundee -2 5 £225 - 1
West Lothian +3 2 £475 -
Fife -5 2 £320 +3.23%
Configuration Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 85 (62.50%) Linux
1 85 (62.50%) Puppet
2 77 (56.62%) Continuous Integration
3 71 (52.21%) Git (software)
4 70 (51.47%) Finance
5 62 (45.59%) Java
5 62 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (39.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (38.24%) Ansible
8 51 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
9 47 (34.56%) Web Services
10 46 (33.82%) Jenkins
11 41 (30.15%) Spring
12 40 (29.41%) RESTful
13 39 (28.68%) Ruby
13 39 (28.68%) Windows
13 39 (28.68%) DevOps
14 37 (27.21%) Scrum
15 36 (26.47%) Software Engineering
16 35 (25.74%) GitHub
17 33 (24.26%) TDD
17 33 (24.26%) JSON
18 32 (23.53%) Degree
18 32 (23.53%) PowerShell
18 32 (23.53%) Cucumber
19 31 (22.79%) GitLab
19 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
19 31 (22.79%) JMX
20 30 (22.06%) SOA
20 30 (22.06%) 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 (11.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (4.41%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.94%) CloudStack
3 4 (2.94%) Confluence
3 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.94%) Windchill
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (12.50%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.47%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.74%) GitHub
2 27 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (16.91%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.47%) IaaS
6 2 (1.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.74%) Datadog
7 1 (0.74%) npm
7 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.03%) SAN
2 14 (10.29%) DNS
3 7 (5.15%) Firewall
4 4 (2.94%) HTTP
4 4 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (2.94%) SSL
5 3 (2.21%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.47%) CTI
6 2 (1.47%) DHCP
6 2 (1.47%) LAN
6 2 (1.47%) WAN
7 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.74%) Skype
7 1 (0.74%) SMS
7 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) Big Data
1 6 (4.41%) Parquet
1 6 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.21%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.47%) MySQL
4 2 (1.47%) Redis
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.74%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.74%) OLAP
5 1 (0.74%) OLTP
5 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (52.21%) Git (software)
2 46 (33.82%) Jenkins
3 32 (23.53%) Cucumber
4 31 (22.79%) GitLab
5 30 (22.06%) Mockito
6 13 (9.56%) JIRA
7 12 (8.82%) Maven
8 9 (6.62%) Selenium
9 8 (5.88%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.41%) Ant
11 5 (3.68%) Subversion
11 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.94%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (2.21%) Vagrant
14 2 (1.47%) Hudson
14 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
15 1 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 70 (51.47%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.21%) Law
3 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
4 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.74%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (22.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (20.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (15.44%) Java Engineer
4 19 (13.97%) Developer
5 12 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 9 (6.62%) Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Software Consultant
11 6 (4.41%) Splunk Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) Java Consultant
12 5 (3.68%) Performance Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (34.56%) Web Services
2 41 (30.15%) Spring
3 40 (29.41%) RESTful
4 33 (24.26%) JSON
5 31 (22.79%) JMX
6 18 (13.24%) REST
7 9 (6.62%) JMS
8 8 (5.88%) HTML
9 7 (5.15%) .NET
9 7 (5.15%) CSS
9 7 (5.15%) CSS3
9 7 (5.15%) HTML5
10 6 (4.41%) AngularJS
10 6 (4.41%) Express
10 6 (4.41%) Grok
10 6 (4.41%) Kafka
10 6 (4.41%) React
10 6 (4.41%) Regular Expression
10 6 (4.41%) Spring MVC
11 5 (3.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.32%) Computer Science
2 24 (17.65%) Virtual Team
3 8 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.68%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.94%) CMDB
7 3 (2.21%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.47%) Replication
8 2 (1.47%) Tandem
9 1 (0.74%) Blog
9 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (62.50%) Linux
2 54 (39.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (28.68%) Windows
4 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
5 25 (18.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (15.44%) Unix
8 4 (2.94%) CentOS
9 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.74%) Android
10 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.74%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (56.62%) Continuous Integration
2 62 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.68%) DevOps
4 37 (27.21%) Scrum
5 36 (26.47%) Software Engineering
6 33 (24.26%) TDD
7 30 (22.06%) SOA
8 29 (21.32%) Test Automation
9 27 (19.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 21 (15.44%) Validation
12 19 (13.97%) Coaching
12 19 (13.97%) High Availability
12 19 (13.97%) Microservices
13 18 (13.24%) SDLC
14 15 (11.03%) MVC
14 15 (11.03%) Risk Management
15 14 (10.29%) Open Source
16 13 (9.56%) Asset Management
17 11 (8.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (45.59%) Java
2 39 (28.68%) Ruby
3 32 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 23 (16.91%) Python
5 19 (13.97%) Bash Shell
6 18 (13.24%) SQL
7 14 (10.29%) Perl
8 8 (5.88%) C#
9 7 (5.15%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.41%) C++
11 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.21%) XPath
13 2 (1.47%) C
13 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.74%) Lua
14 1 (0.74%) PHP
14 1 (0.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (23.53%) Degree
2 23 (16.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.41%) CEH
3 6 (4.41%) CISSP
3 6 (4.41%) SANS
4 2 (1.47%) MCSD
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.76%) GDPR
2 13 (9.56%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.88%) QA
4 3 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.47%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.12%) vSphere
3 9 (6.62%) Docker
4 3 (2.21%) Xen
4 3 (2.21%) XenServer
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 85 (62.50%) Puppet
2 52 (38.24%) Ansible
3 51 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 7 (5.15%) Packer
6 5 (3.68%) Cobbler
6 5 (3.68%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.21%) Nagios
7 3 (2.21%) Rundeck
7 3 (2.21%) Terraform
8 2 (1.47%) Consul
8 2 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.47%) Salt
9 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.74%) Control-M
9 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.71%) VMware
3 18 (13.24%) Oracle
4 10 (7.35%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.62%) Splunk
6 4 (2.94%) AVEVA
7 3 (2.21%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.47%) Avaya
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco
8 2 (1.47%) Google
8 2 (1.47%) PTC
9 1 (0.74%) Capita
9 1 (0.74%) EMC
9 1 (0.74%) Meraki
9 1 (0.74%) Mitel
9 1 (0.74%) New Relic
9 1 (0.74%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.74%) Tableau
9 1 (0.74%) Twitter