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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 83 78 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Contract jobs citing SCCM 40 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.60% 2.17% 1.09%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.14% 22.49% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 1
Average hourly rate - £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
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
209 249 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.35% 9.65% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 112 97
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 9
Average hourly rate £27.83 £23.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% +16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 October 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 16 £425 +14.86% 10
Bracknell -9 4 £337 -15.79% 1
Slough -6 2 £425 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - -
SCCM
South East

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 54 (67.50%) Windows
2 46 (57.50%) Active Directory
3 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (35.00%) Windows 7
5 27 (33.75%) SCOM
6 25 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 24 (30.00%) DNS
7 24 (30.00%) SQL
8 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
9 21 (26.25%) SQL Server
10 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 16 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 15 (18.75%) Citrix
12 15 (18.75%) DV Cleared
13 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
13 14 (17.50%) VBScript
13 14 (17.50%) Migration
13 14 (17.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (16.25%) T-SQL
14 13 (16.25%) DCOM
14 13 (16.25%) Windows XP
14 13 (16.25%) WMI
15 12 (15.00%) IIS
15 12 (15.00%) MS Office
15 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (15.00%) Internet
15 12 (15.00%) PKI
16 11 (13.75%) VMware

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 16 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.00%) IIS
3 4 (5.00%) Lync
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.00%) DNS
2 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.00%) Internet
4 9 (11.25%) DHCP
5 5 (6.25%) Firewall
6 4 (5.00%) LAN
7 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.75%) DMZ
7 3 (3.75%) VPN
7 3 (3.75%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.25%) SAN
8 1 (1.25%) WAN
8 1 (1.25%) SSL
8 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.25%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) SCCM Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Consultant
3 8 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 5 (6.25%) DBA
5 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Tester
7 3 (3.75%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Escalation Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) IT Support
8 2 (2.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) DCOM
2 5 (6.25%) XML
3 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) PKI
2 6 (7.50%) Clustering
3 5 (6.25%) Replication
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) CMDB
5 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.25%) Handset
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 54 (67.50%) Windows
2 28 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.25%) Windows XP
5 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 8
7 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Migration
2 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.00%) ITIL
4 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.50%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.75%) High Availability
6 3 (3.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.75%) Test Planning
7 2 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.50%) Project Management
7 2 (2.50%) Service Management
7 2 (2.50%) ITSM
7 2 (2.50%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.25%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.25%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.25%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
3 14 (17.50%) VBScript
4 13 (16.25%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.75%) VB
6 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.25%) MCTS
6 2 (2.50%) MCSE
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.25%) Degree
7 1 (1.25%) MCITP
7 1 (1.25%) CCA
7 1 (1.25%) PMP
7 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCSA
7 1 (1.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.25%) CCEE
7 1 (1.25%) CCAA
7 1 (1.25%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.75%) XenApp
5 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.50%) XenServer
7 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (33.75%) SCOM
2 13 (16.25%) WMI
3 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.75%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.75%) XenMobile
4 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.50%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Citrix
3 11 (13.75%) VMware
4 5 (6.25%) HP
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 4 (5.00%) Remedy
5 4 (5.00%) AppSense
6 3 (3.75%) CA
6 3 (3.75%) McAfee
6 3 (3.75%) Dell
6 3 (3.75%) Lumension
6 3 (3.75%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle
7 2 (2.50%) NetIQ
7 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 2 (2.50%) Altiris
8 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.25%) Apple
8 1 (1.25%) Sophos
8 1 (1.25%) F5
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