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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 74 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing SCCM 54 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.98% 1.65% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.96% 22.16% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 35
Average daily rate £300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +6.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £31.65 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
208 176 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.64% 7.46% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 100 104
Average daily rate £375 £362 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% +11.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.65 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.44% +71.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
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 16 April 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 16 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
Glasgow +14 17 £368 +40.00% 3
Edinburgh -23 15 £334 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 6 £201 -
Aberdeen +10 4 £238 - 6
SCCM
UK

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 93 (83.78%) Windows
2 65 (58.56%) Windows 7
3 55 (49.55%) Microsoft
4 54 (48.65%) Active Directory
5 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (27.03%) Windows XP
6 30 (27.03%) VMware
7 28 (25.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (24.32%) Migration
9 26 (23.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (20.72%) MS Office
11 22 (19.82%) Citrix
12 20 (18.02%) VBScript
13 19 (17.12%) PowerShell
13 19 (17.12%) Security Cleared
14 18 (16.22%) SC Cleared
14 18 (16.22%) ITIL
14 18 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (16.22%) MSI
15 16 (14.41%) Application Packaging
16 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.61%) MS Exchange
18 13 (11.71%) VB
18 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
18 13 (11.71%) XenApp
19 12 (10.81%) Software Packaging
19 12 (10.81%) InstallShield
19 12 (10.81%) SAN
19 12 (10.81%) Finance

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) IIS
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (20.72%) MS Office
2 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.81%) SAN
2 9 (8.11%) DNS
3 8 (7.21%) DHCP
3 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.50%) Network Security
5 3 (2.70%) Firewall
5 3 (2.70%) WAN
5 3 (2.70%) LAN
6 2 (1.80%) VPN
7 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.90%) VoIP
7 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (16.22%) MSI
2 12 (10.81%) InstallShield
3 5 (4.50%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.92%) Applications Packager
2 14 (12.61%) Architect
3 10 (9.01%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Analyst
4 8 (7.21%) Consultant
4 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Lead Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (2.70%) Administrator
9 3 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) SCCM Consultant
10 2 (1.80%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) Application Packaging
2 12 (10.81%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.80%) EDI
4 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) CLARiiON
2 4 (3.60%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) Replication
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 93 (83.78%) Windows
2 65 (58.56%) Windows 7
3 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (27.03%) Windows XP
5 26 (23.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Migration
2 18 (16.22%) ITIL
3 11 (9.91%) Software Deployment
4 5 (4.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.80%) Software Distribution
6 2 (1.80%) Project Management
6 2 (1.80%) Service Management
7 1 (0.90%) Business Continuity
7 1 (0.90%) Information Security
7 1 (0.90%) Document Management
7 1 (0.90%) Logistics
7 1 (0.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (0.90%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.90%) Change Management
7 1 (0.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (0.90%) Workflow
7 1 (0.90%) ITSM
7 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma
7 1 (0.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) VBScript
2 19 (17.12%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.71%) VB
4 6 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (17.12%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.22%) SC Cleared
2 18 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.11%) MCP
4 5 (4.50%) MCTS
4 5 (4.50%) Degree
5 4 (3.60%) MCSE
6 3 (2.70%) MCDST
7 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.90%) MCITP
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.90%) CCNA
8 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
System Software
1 54 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (11.71%) XenApp
5 7 (6.31%) vSphere
6 6 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.90%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) WSUS
2 10 (9.01%) SCOM
3 8 (7.21%) Backup Exec
4 7 (6.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (4.50%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.80%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.80%) WMI
6 2 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.90%) Netcool
7 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (49.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (27.03%) VMware
3 22 (19.82%) Citrix
4 10 (9.01%) Dell
5 8 (7.21%) EMC
5 8 (7.21%) CommVault
6 7 (6.31%) CA
6 7 (6.31%) HP
7 6 (5.41%) Symantec
7 6 (5.41%) Avaya
7 6 (5.41%) AppSense
8 5 (4.50%) Novell
8 5 (4.50%) Veritas
8 5 (4.50%) Cisco
9 4 (3.60%) Dell KACE
9 4 (3.60%) Becrypt
9 4 (3.60%) Trend Micro
10 3 (2.70%) Sophos
10 3 (2.70%) McAfee
11 2 (1.80%) Intel
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