The first table below looks at the demand for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 128 129 186
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +57
Contract jobs citing SCCM 841 670 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 1.55% 1.01%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.40% 23.42% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 363 282
Average daily rate £310 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £303 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.13% +5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 77 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £31.60 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3755 2861 3481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.32% 6.64% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2186 1673 1883
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 153 149
Average hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in England

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in England

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in England

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -29 283 £343 -9.86% 57
South East +3 200 £318 +5.83% 36
North West +14 86 £253 +3.06% 5
East of England +20 75 £275 -10.20% 8
South West +2 55 £355 +22.41% 8
West Midlands +6 53 £213 -41.37% 14
Yorkshire -10 51 £225 -34.78% 12
East Midlands -14 21 £231 +26.71% 3
Midlands -1 8 £550 +69.23%
North East -32 2 £130 -56.66%
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1309 (81.76%) Windows
2 835 (52.15%) Active Directory
3 746 (46.60%) Windows 7
4 679 (42.41%) Microsoft
5 498 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 454 (28.36%) VMware
7 438 (27.36%) Citrix
8 338 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 325 (20.30%) SCOM
10 291 (18.18%) Migration
11 279 (17.43%) MS Exchange
12 277 (17.30%) Windows XP
13 276 (17.24%) ITIL
14 258 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 257 (16.05%) PowerShell
16 245 (15.30%) Microsoft App-V
17 241 (15.05%) Security Cleared
18 234 (14.62%) HP
19 223 (13.93%) XenApp
20 217 (13.55%) MS Excel
21 213 (13.30%) DNS
22 211 (13.18%) MS Office
23 191 (11.93%) SQL
24 183 (11.43%) DHCP
25 173 (10.81%) Hyper-V
26 168 (10.49%) Windows 8
27 166 (10.37%) Finance
28 163 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
29 161 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
30 158 (9.87%) SC Cleared

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 279 (17.43%) MS Exchange
2 161 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 104 (6.50%) SharePoint
4 59 (3.69%) Lync
5 57 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 54 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 48 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (2.81%) IIS
9 29 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (1.25%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.44%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.31%) JOnAS
16 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.25%) Apache
18 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 217 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 211 (13.18%) MS Office
3 26 (1.62%) MS Project
4 18 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 21 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.37%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) Summit
4 2 (0.12%) Eikon
5 1 (0.062%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.50%) Office 365
2 4 (0.25%) SaaS
3 2 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.062%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 213 (13.30%) DNS
2 183 (11.43%) DHCP
3 116 (7.25%) SAN
4 111 (6.93%) Firewall
5 87 (5.43%) LAN
6 85 (5.31%) Internet
7 81 (5.06%) WAN
8 77 (4.81%) VPN
9 72 (4.50%) TCP/IP
10 50 (3.12%) VoIP
11 39 (2.44%) SMS
12 37 (2.31%) Wireless
12 37 (2.31%) NetScaler
13 19 (1.19%) MPLS
14 15 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.87%) LDAP
16 13 (0.81%) iSCSI
16 13 (0.81%) Network Security
17 12 (0.75%) VLAN
17 12 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.62%) MS Access
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.12%) MySQL
12 1 (0.062%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.062%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.062%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.062%) DB2
12 1 (0.062%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.062%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 131 (8.18%) MSI
2 69 (4.31%) InstallShield
3 28 (1.75%) AdminStudio
4 15 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
5 11 (0.69%) Subversion
6 9 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.50%) NUnit
8 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.062%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.062%) JUnit
General
1 166 (10.37%) Finance
2 89 (5.56%) Banking
3 31 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.81%) Retail
5 23 (1.44%) French Language
5 23 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.44%) Law
6 22 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 22 (1.37%) Legal
6 22 (1.37%) Local Government
7 19 (1.19%) Publishing
8 8 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.44%) Back Office
10 6 (0.37%) Japanese Language
11 5 (0.31%) German Language
11 5 (0.31%) Advertising
12 4 (0.25%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.19%) Front Office
14 2 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (10.62%) Analyst
2 152 (9.49%) Consultant
3 134 (8.37%) Support Engineer
4 124 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 109 (6.81%) Desktop Support
6 107 (6.68%) Desktop Engineer
7 103 (6.43%) Applications Packager
8 96 (6.00%) Architect
9 78 (4.87%) Support Analyst
10 76 (4.75%) SCCM Engineer
11 71 (4.43%) Wintel Engineer
12 70 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
13 62 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support
14 59 (3.69%) SCCM Consultant
14 59 (3.69%) Deployment Engineer
15 56 (3.50%) Project Manager
16 53 (3.31%) Administrator
17 52 (3.25%) Server Engineer
18 45 (2.81%) Desktop Analyst
19 43 (2.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (9.87%) Application Packaging
2 27 (1.69%) .NET
3 24 (1.50%) Software Packaging
4 13 (0.81%) JSP
5 9 (0.56%) WCF
5 9 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.31%) X-Windows
7 5 (0.31%) XML
7 5 (0.31%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.25%) Web Services
8 4 (0.25%) XMPP
8 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.19%) LAMP
9 3 (0.19%) CSS
9 3 (0.19%) HTML
10 2 (0.12%) DCOM
10 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (0.12%) WPF
11 1 (0.062%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.37%) Blackberry
2 89 (5.56%) Clustering
3 29 (1.81%) Fat Client
3 29 (1.81%) Thin Client
4 21 (1.31%) NHS
5 20 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.06%) PKI
8 16 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 14 (0.87%) Replication
9 14 (0.87%) iPhone
10 11 (0.69%) CMDB
11 10 (0.62%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.50%) EPoS
13 8 (0.50%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.44%) EqualLogic
14 7 (0.44%) iPad
15 6 (0.37%) Tandem
16 5 (0.31%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1309 (81.76%) Windows
2 746 (46.60%) Windows 7
3 498 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 338 (21.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 277 (17.30%) Windows XP
6 168 (10.49%) Windows 8
7 163 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (3.06%) Windows Vista
9 33 (2.06%) Linux
10 28 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 20 (1.25%) UNIX
12 15 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.75%) Android
15 11 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.62%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.50%) Solaris
18 6 (0.37%) NetWare
19 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (18.18%) Migration
2 276 (17.24%) ITIL
3 79 (4.93%) Project Management
4 66 (4.12%) Software Deployment
5 62 (3.87%) Change Management
6 59 (3.69%) Problem Management
7 52 (3.25%) Service Delivery
8 50 (3.12%) PRINCE2
9 48 (3.00%) Software Distribution
10 38 (2.37%) Service Management
11 31 (1.94%) Workflow
12 28 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (1.56%) Asset Management
14 23 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (1.44%) Business Continuity
15 22 (1.37%) Configuration Management
15 22 (1.37%) ITSM
16 21 (1.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (1.25%) Incident Management
17 20 (1.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (16.05%) PowerShell
2 191 (11.93%) SQL
3 78 (4.87%) VBScript
4 56 (3.50%) VB
5 40 (2.50%) C#
6 21 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.31%) C
7 8 (0.50%) Java
8 4 (0.25%) VBA
9 3 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.12%) Perl
10 2 (0.12%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.062%) Ruby
11 1 (0.062%) Python
11 1 (0.062%) PHP
11 1 (0.062%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.062%) C++
Qualifications
1 241 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 158 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 155 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (5.18%) MCSE
5 60 (3.75%) MCITP
5 60 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 38 (2.37%) MCP
7 31 (1.94%) Degree
8 27 (1.69%) MCSA
9 23 (1.44%) MCTS
10 19 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (1.06%) PMI Certification
12 16 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (0.94%) PMP
14 13 (0.81%) MCDST
14 13 (0.81%) CCA
14 13 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.25%) SLA
2 32 (2.00%) QA
3 11 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.19%) GxP
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
System Software
1 835 (52.15%) Active Directory
2 258 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (15.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 223 (13.93%) XenApp
5 173 (10.81%) Hyper-V
6 94 (5.87%) vSphere
7 84 (5.25%) XenDesktop
8 46 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (2.31%) XenServer
10 35 (2.19%) UAG
11 28 (1.75%) VMware ESX
12 19 (1.19%) IAG
13 15 (0.94%) vCloud
13 15 (0.94%) Terminal Server
14 10 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.50%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.31%) KVM
17 5 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 325 (20.30%) SCOM
2 130 (8.12%) WSUS
3 65 (4.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 47 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 44 (2.75%) SCVMM
6 39 (2.44%) NetBackup
7 33 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 30 (1.87%) AppDNA
9 28 (1.75%) Backup Exec
10 27 (1.69%) SCOrch
11 26 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 24 (1.50%) HP SIM
13 17 (1.06%) SCSM
14 14 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 14 (0.87%) SCDPM
15 12 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (0.69%) WMI
16 11 (0.69%) OpenView
17 10 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
18 9 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 679 (42.41%) Microsoft
2 454 (28.36%) VMware
3 438 (27.36%) Citrix
4 234 (14.62%) HP
5 121 (7.56%) Cisco
6 101 (6.31%) AppSense
7 95 (5.93%) Symantec
8 65 (4.06%) McAfee
9 64 (4.00%) Altiris
10 43 (2.69%) EMC
11 37 (2.31%) CA
12 36 (2.25%) Remedy
13 31 (1.94%) NetApp
14 30 (1.87%) Dell
15 29 (1.81%) Apple
15 29 (1.81%) Mercator
16 27 (1.69%) Oracle
17 23 (1.44%) F5
17 23 (1.44%) IBM
18 22 (1.37%) BMC
London
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £420 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £14 to £16 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 10 days ago