The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 81 72 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +30
Contract jobs citing SCCM 40 60 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.65% 2.34% 1.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.62% 22.64% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 31
Average daily rate
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£369 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.25% +15.27%
SCCM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Systems Management Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
185 265 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.64% 10.34% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 104 111
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 9
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £37.50 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the Berkshire region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Berkshire region.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 20 £400 +3.89% 9
Bracknell -7 4 £337 -1.89%
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
SCCM
South East

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM.

1 65 (71.43%) Windows
2 47 (51.65%) Active Directory
3 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
4 32 (35.16%) SCOM
5 31 (34.07%) Windows 7
6 27 (29.67%) DNS
7 26 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 22 (24.18%) SQL Server
9 21 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 21 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 20 (21.98%) SQL
11 18 (19.78%) Migration
11 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
12 17 (18.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
12 17 (18.68%) Citrix
13 16 (17.58%) VMware
13 16 (17.58%) Windows 8
14 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
14 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (16.48%) TCP/IP
15 14 (15.38%) DHCP
16 13 (14.29%) MS Office
17 12 (13.19%) Windows XP
17 12 (13.19%) Hyper-V
17 12 (13.19%) WMI
18 11 (12.09%) T-SQL
18 11 (12.09%) VBScript

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.99%) IIS
3 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.40%) Lync
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Office 365
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.67%) DNS
2 15 (16.48%) TCP/IP
3 14 (15.38%) DHCP
4 10 (10.99%) Internet
5 7 (7.69%) Firewall
6 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.30%) DMZ
6 3 (3.30%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.30%) VPN
6 3 (3.30%) LAN
7 2 (2.20%) VoIP
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
8 1 (1.10%) SSL
8 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.59%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MSI
2 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.40%) Finance
1 4 (4.40%) Retail
2 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) SCCM Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Consultant
3 10 (10.99%) Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Field Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
7 5 (5.49%) DBA
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.49%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (5.49%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Escalation Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Escalation Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Configuration Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) DCOM
2 6 (6.59%) Application Packaging
3 5 (5.49%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) PKI
2 8 (8.79%) Clustering
3 5 (5.49%) Replication
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) CMDB
6 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.10%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 65 (71.43%) Windows
2 31 (34.07%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.58%) Windows 8
4 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.19%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Migration
2 10 (10.99%) ITIL
3 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
4 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.49%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.40%) ITSM
7 3 (3.30%) Test Planning
7 3 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.30%) Software Distribution
7 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.30%) High Availability
7 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.30%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.30%) Project Management
7 3 (3.30%) Regression Testing
8 2 (2.20%) ERP
8 2 (2.20%) Service Management
8 2 (2.20%) Network Planning
9 1 (1.10%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.10%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 20 (21.98%) SQL
3 11 (12.09%) T-SQL
3 11 (12.09%) VBScript
4 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.20%) C
6 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.49%) MCTS
6 3 (3.30%) MCSA
7 2 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (1.10%) CCA
8 1 (1.10%) MCITP
8 1 (1.10%) Degree
8 1 (1.10%) PMP
8 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCEE
8 1 (1.10%) CCAA
8 1 (1.10%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (51.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (13.19%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (6.59%) XenApp
6 4 (4.40%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.20%) XenServer
9 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (35.16%) SCOM
2 12 (13.19%) WMI
3 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.20%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) Citrix
3 16 (17.58%) VMware
4 7 (7.69%) Cisco
5 6 (6.59%) HP
6 5 (5.49%) McAfee
7 4 (4.40%) Symantec
7 4 (4.40%) Remedy
7 4 (4.40%) AppSense
8 3 (3.30%) CA
8 3 (3.30%) Lumension
9 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.20%) NetIQ
9 2 (2.20%) Altiris
10 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.10%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.10%) F5
10 1 (1.10%) Sophos
10 1 (1.10%) Apple
10 1 (1.10%) Dell