The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 Scotland 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 70 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing SCCM 61 47 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.25% 1.90% 1.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.77% 27.81% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 15
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£191 £180 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -33.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £132 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.54% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.83 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.68% +21.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +2.34%
Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
212 169 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.83% 6.83% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 77 81
Average daily rate £325 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.11% -9.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%
SCCM
UK

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -25 17 £225 +57.89% 1
Glasgow +2 14 £175 -36.36% 3
Aberdeen +14 12 £130 - 2
Dundee - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 88 (79.28%) Windows
2 66 (59.46%) Windows 7
3 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 50 (45.05%) Active Directory
4 35 (31.53%) Windows XP
5 30 (27.03%) Security Cleared
6 28 (25.23%) MS Office
6 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
7 27 (24.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (20.72%) Migration
8 23 (20.72%) VMware
9 22 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (18.02%) Dell
10 20 (18.02%) Application Packaging
11 18 (16.22%) HP
11 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (15.32%) Citrix
12 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
13 16 (14.41%) SAN
13 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (13.51%) ITIL
14 15 (13.51%) TCP/IP
14 15 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 15 (13.51%) MSI
15 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
16 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
16 12 (10.81%) AppSense
17 11 (9.91%) WSUS
18 10 (9.01%) VB

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (4.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (25.23%) MS Office
2 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) SAN
2 15 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.21%) SNMP
3 8 (7.21%) SSL
4 7 (6.31%) VPN
4 7 (6.31%) DNS
4 7 (6.31%) DHCP
5 6 (5.41%) VLAN
6 4 (3.60%) Firewall
7 3 (2.70%) Network Security
8 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.80%) LAN
8 2 (1.80%) VoIP
8 2 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.90%) WLAN
9 1 (0.90%) WAN
9 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.90%) NAS
9 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (13.51%) MSI
2 6 (5.41%) InstallShield
3 4 (3.60%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.22%) Desktop Support
2 15 (13.51%) Applications Packager
2 15 (13.51%) Support Engineer
2 15 (13.51%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 9 (8.11%) Architect
4 6 (5.41%) Consultant
5 5 (4.50%) Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
7 3 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.70%) Administrator
7 3 (2.70%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (1.80%) Desktop Technician
8 2 (1.80%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (1.80%) Server Engineer
8 2 (1.80%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.02%) Application Packaging
2 7 (6.31%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.90%) EDI
4 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.21%) Firmware
3 5 (4.50%) PDA
3 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.70%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 88 (79.28%) Windows
2 66 (59.46%) Windows 7
3 35 (31.53%) Windows XP
4 22 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Vista
6 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) Migration
2 15 (13.51%) ITIL
3 10 (9.01%) Software Deployment
4 7 (6.31%) Project Management
5 6 (5.41%) Software Distribution
6 5 (4.50%) Workflow
7 4 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.70%) Service Management
8 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.70%) ITSM
8 3 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.70%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.80%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.80%) Information Governance
9 2 (1.80%) CAE
9 2 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.80%) Validation
9 2 (1.80%) Information Security
9 2 (1.80%) TOGAF
10 1 (0.90%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.01%) VB
3 9 (8.11%) VBScript
4 4 (3.60%) SQL
5 2 (1.80%) C
5 2 (1.80%) Tcl
6 1 (0.90%) REXX
Qualifications
1 30 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.21%) MCP
4 8 (7.21%) MCTS
5 7 (6.31%) Degree
6 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.70%) MCSE
8 2 (1.80%) MCSA
8 2 (1.80%) CCNA
8 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.80%) PMP
8 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (45.05%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.41%) vSphere
5 5 (4.50%) XenApp
6 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.80%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (9.91%) WSUS
3 8 (7.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (5.41%) SCOM
5 5 (4.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.80%) DameWare
6 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.80%) OpenView
6 2 (1.80%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.72%) VMware
3 20 (18.02%) Dell
4 18 (16.22%) HP
5 17 (15.32%) Citrix
6 12 (10.81%) AppSense
7 8 (7.21%) CA
8 7 (6.31%) Symantec
8 7 (6.31%) Dell KACE
9 6 (5.41%) Cisco
10 5 (4.50%) Compaq
10 5 (4.50%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.60%) Wyse
11 4 (3.60%) Altiris
11 4 (3.60%) CommVault
12 3 (2.70%) Sophos
12 3 (2.70%) EMC
12 3 (2.70%) Lumension
13 2 (1.80%) Novell
13 2 (1.80%) CheckPoint
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