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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 67 67 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing SCCM 56 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.03% 1.98% 1.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.18% 29.94% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 9
Average daily rate
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£298 £222 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -16.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £103 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £328 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £160.00 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.06% +923.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +3.84%
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
174 167 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.31% 6.61% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 70
Average daily rate £325 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £160.00 £19.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.37% +739.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £160.00 £15.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £160.00 £35.55
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 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 24 October 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 24 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
Edinburgh +5 20 £260 +16.98% 2
Glasgow -16 9 £150 -29.41% 3
Aberdeen +8 4 £150 -
Fife - 2 £115 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 84 (71.79%) Windows
2 64 (54.70%) Microsoft
3 56 (47.86%) Active Directory
4 53 (45.30%) Windows 7
5 29 (24.79%) Security Cleared
5 29 (24.79%) MS Office
6 28 (23.93%) SC Cleared
7 27 (23.08%) VMware
8 26 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 24 (20.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 23 (19.66%) SAN
10 23 (19.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (19.66%) Application Packaging
11 21 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (17.95%) TCP/IP
12 19 (16.24%) ITIL
12 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (16.24%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (15.38%) HP
14 15 (12.82%) Dell
14 15 (12.82%) Firmware
14 15 (12.82%) SNMP
14 15 (12.82%) SSL
14 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
14 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (12.82%) SCOM
15 13 (11.11%) Migration
15 13 (11.11%) Citrix
16 12 (10.26%) MS Exchange
16 12 (10.26%) MCP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.71%) Lync
4 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.71%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (24.79%) MS Office
2 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.66%) SAN
2 21 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.82%) SNMP
3 15 (12.82%) SSL
4 8 (6.84%) LAN
4 8 (6.84%) VLAN
5 6 (5.13%) NAS
5 6 (5.13%) Firewall
6 5 (4.27%) WAN
6 5 (4.27%) VPN
6 5 (4.27%) DNS
7 4 (3.42%) DHCP
7 4 (3.42%) Network Security
8 3 (2.56%) VoIP
9 2 (1.71%) WLAN
9 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MSI
2 3 (2.56%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.71%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.85%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (9.40%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.09%) Desktop Support
2 17 (14.53%) Support Engineer
3 14 (11.97%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.13%) Administrator
6 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Consultant
7 5 (4.27%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.27%) Applications Packager
7 5 (4.27%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) IT Support
8 4 (3.42%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.42%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Analyst
9 3 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.56%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.66%) Application Packaging
2 5 (4.27%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.71%) .NET
3 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.98%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.98%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.98%) Device Driver
4 5 (4.27%) PDA
5 4 (3.42%) Replication
6 3 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.56%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.71%) iPad
7 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.71%) Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.85%) NHS
8 1 (0.85%) LIMS
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 84 (71.79%) Windows
2 53 (45.30%) Windows 7
3 26 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.27%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.56%) UNIX
9 3 (2.56%) Linux
10 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.24%) ITIL
2 13 (11.11%) Migration
3 12 (10.26%) Mentoring
4 8 (6.84%) Line Management
5 7 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.98%) Project Management
6 6 (5.13%) Workflow
7 5 (4.27%) Software Distribution
8 4 (3.42%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.56%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.56%) Service Management
9 3 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.56%) ITSM
10 2 (1.71%) Validation
10 2 (1.71%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.71%) Business Continuity Management
10 2 (1.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.71%) CAE
11 1 (0.85%) Data Protection
11 1 (0.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.84%) VB
3 7 (5.98%) SQL
4 4 (3.42%) VBScript
5 3 (2.56%) Tcl
6 2 (1.71%) C
6 2 (1.71%) REXX
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 28 (23.93%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (10.26%) MCP
4 12 (10.26%) MCTS
5 9 (7.69%) Degree
6 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.56%) MCSE
8 2 (1.71%) MCSA
8 2 (1.71%) CCNA
8 2 (1.71%) PMP
8 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 4 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 56 (47.86%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (12.82%) Firmware
5 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.42%) vSphere
6 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.85%) XenApp
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (20.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (12.82%) SCOM
3 6 (5.13%) WSUS
4 4 (3.42%) SCSM
4 4 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.71%) DameWare
5 2 (1.71%) OpenView
6 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (54.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.08%) VMware
3 18 (15.38%) HP
4 15 (12.82%) Dell
5 13 (11.11%) Citrix
6 9 (7.69%) AppSense
6 9 (7.69%) Altiris
7 7 (5.98%) Symantec
8 6 (5.13%) CA
9 5 (4.27%) Compaq
9 5 (4.27%) Cisco
9 5 (4.27%) Apple
9 5 (4.27%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.42%) Wyse
10 4 (3.42%) NetApp
11 3 (2.56%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.56%) CommVault
11 3 (2.56%) Lumension
12 2 (1.71%) Dell KACE
12 2 (1.71%) EMC
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