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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 82 60 79
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing SCCM 42 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 2.63% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.42% 31.10% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £103 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £350 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £19.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.84% -29.09%
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
172 209 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.18% 8.46% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 94 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh -11 20 £450 +69.81% 4
Glasgow -9 13 £310 +24.00% 1
Highlands - - - -
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 64 (62.75%) Windows
2 57 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 44 (43.14%) Active Directory
4 33 (32.35%) VMware
5 31 (30.39%) Windows 7
6 30 (29.41%) SAN
7 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (21.57%) SCOM
9 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
9 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
10 20 (19.61%) MS Office
11 19 (18.63%) HP
12 17 (16.67%) Application Packaging
13 16 (15.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 15 (14.71%) MS Exchange
15 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
15 14 (13.73%) Dell
15 14 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
16 13 (12.75%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (12.75%) Finance
16 13 (12.75%) ITIL
17 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (10.78%) Firmware
18 11 (10.78%) SNMP
18 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
18 11 (10.78%) SSL
18 11 (10.78%) Migration
18 11 (10.78%) Replication
18 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.86%) Lync
4 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.92%) IIS
6 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.96%) JBoss
7 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (19.61%) MS Office
2 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.41%) SAN
2 11 (10.78%) SNMP
2 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.78%) SSL
3 9 (8.82%) NAS
4 8 (7.84%) Firewall
4 8 (7.84%) LAN
5 6 (5.88%) WAN
6 5 (4.90%) VLAN
7 4 (3.92%) VPN
7 4 (3.92%) DNS
8 2 (1.96%) Network Security
8 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.96%) DHCP
8 2 (1.96%) VoIP
9 1 (0.98%) Internet
9 1 (0.98%) WLAN
9 1 (0.98%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MSI
2 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.96%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Consultant
2 9 (8.82%) Support Engineer
2 9 (8.82%) Desktop Support
2 9 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 6 (5.88%) Architect
5 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (4.90%) Administrator
5 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) IT Support
6 4 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.94%) Technical Support
7 3 (2.94%) Operations Manager
7 3 (2.94%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.92%) Middleware
3 3 (2.94%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (10.78%) Replication
3 7 (6.86%) Thin Client
3 7 (6.86%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.88%) Clustering
5 5 (4.90%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.92%) iPad
6 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.92%) PDA
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) LIMS
7 1 (0.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 64 (62.75%) Windows
2 31 (30.39%) Windows 7
3 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.86%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.94%) Linux
6 3 (2.94%) UNIX
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.75%) ITIL
2 11 (10.78%) Migration
3 10 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 5 (4.90%) Line Management
6 4 (3.92%) Business Continuity Management
6 4 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (3.92%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.94%) Software Distribution
8 2 (1.96%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.96%) ITIL V2
8 2 (1.96%) Coaching
8 2 (1.96%) Project Management
8 2 (1.96%) Workflow
9 1 (0.98%) Service Management
9 1 (0.98%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.98%) Change Management
9 1 (0.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (0.98%) ITSM
9 1 (0.98%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.80%) SQL
3 5 (4.90%) VB
4 3 (2.94%) Tcl
5 2 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.96%) VBScript
5 2 (1.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.80%) MCTS
4 9 (8.82%) Degree
5 8 (7.84%) MCP
6 5 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.94%) CCNA
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.94%) MCSE
8 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (10.78%) Firmware
5 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.96%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) SCOM
2 16 (15.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (4.90%) WSUS
3 5 (4.90%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.92%) SCSM
Vendors
1 57 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 33 (32.35%) VMware
3 19 (18.63%) HP
4 14 (13.73%) Dell
5 8 (7.84%) Symantec
6 7 (6.86%) NetApp
7 6 (5.88%) Citrix
7 6 (5.88%) CommVault
7 6 (5.88%) Apple
8 5 (4.90%) Altiris
8 5 (4.90%) IBM
9 4 (3.92%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.92%) Cisco
9 4 (3.92%) EMC
9 4 (3.92%) Compaq
10 3 (2.94%) Veritas
10 3 (2.94%) CA
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle
10 3 (2.94%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.94%) Veeam