The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 87 55 80
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs citing SCCM 34 59 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 2.57% 1.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.24% 30.89% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 14
Average daily rate
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£310 £293 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.38% -23.63%
SCCM
UK

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

Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
168 191 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.33% 8.32% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 80 72
Average daily rate £347 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -53.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
Edinburgh -21 14 £450 +50.00% 3
Glasgow -10 11 £310 +8.77%
Highlands - - - -
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 48 (53.93%) Microsoft
3 38 (42.70%) Active Directory
4 33 (37.08%) VMware
5 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (29.21%) SAN
7 24 (26.97%) Windows 7
8 23 (25.84%) SCOM
9 19 (21.35%) MS Office
10 15 (16.85%) MS Exchange
11 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
11 14 (15.73%) HP
12 13 (14.61%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
13 12 (13.48%) Application Packaging
13 12 (13.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (13.48%) Finance
14 11 (12.36%) Migration
14 11 (12.36%) Replication
14 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
14 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (12.36%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (11.24%) ITIL
15 10 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (10.11%) SSL
16 9 (10.11%) SNMP
16 9 (10.11%) LAN
16 9 (10.11%) Firmware

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (16.85%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.87%) Lync
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.49%) IIS
5 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.25%) JBoss
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (21.35%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.21%) SAN
2 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.11%) SSL
3 9 (10.11%) SNMP
3 9 (10.11%) LAN
4 8 (8.99%) NAS
5 7 (7.87%) WAN
6 6 (6.74%) Firewall
7 3 (3.37%) DNS
8 2 (2.25%) Network Security
8 2 (2.25%) VLAN
9 1 (1.12%) VoIP
9 1 (1.12%) WLAN
9 1 (1.12%) DHCP
9 1 (1.12%) Internet
9 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.12%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Consultant
2 9 (10.11%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (7.87%) Architect
4 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (5.62%) Administrator
4 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (5.62%) IT Support
5 4 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
5 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.37%) Technical Support
6 3 (3.37%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.49%) Middleware
3 2 (2.25%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Replication
1 11 (12.36%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.87%) Device Driver
3 6 (6.74%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.74%) Clustering
3 6 (6.74%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.49%) iPad
4 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) LIMS
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 24 (26.97%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.37%) UNIX
6 3 (3.37%) Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.36%) Migration
2 10 (11.24%) ITIL
2 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (4.49%) Business Continuity Management
3 4 (4.49%) Business Continuity
3 4 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL V3
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL V2
4 2 (2.25%) Line Management
4 2 (2.25%) Mentoring
4 2 (2.25%) Coaching
4 2 (2.25%) Validation
4 2 (2.25%) Workflow
4 2 (2.25%) Project Management
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.12%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma
5 1 (1.12%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (1.12%) TOGAF
5 1 (1.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.99%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) C
3 2 (2.25%) VB
4 1 (1.12%) VBScript
4 1 (1.12%) REXX
4 1 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) SC Cleared
1 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.87%) Degree
4 6 (6.74%) MCTS
5 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.49%) MCP
6 4 (4.49%) MCSE
7 3 (3.37%) CCNA
7 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 38 (42.70%) Active Directory
2 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (10.11%) Firmware
5 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.25%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (25.84%) SCOM
2 12 (13.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (5.62%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (4.49%) SCSM
4 4 (4.49%) WSUS
5 2 (2.25%) DameWare
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.08%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) HP
4 7 (7.87%) Dell
5 6 (6.74%) Altiris
5 6 (6.74%) Symantec
5 6 (6.74%) Apple
5 6 (6.74%) CommVault
5 6 (6.74%) NetApp
6 5 (5.62%) Citrix
7 4 (4.49%) EMC
7 4 (4.49%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) Oracle
8 3 (3.37%) Cisco
8 3 (3.37%) Veritas
8 3 (3.37%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.37%) Veeam
9 2 (2.25%) CA
10 1 (1.12%) AppSense
10 1 (1.12%) Fujitsu