The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 118 74 85
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +11
Contract jobs citing SCCM 146 222 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.71% 2.39% 2.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.78% 22.16% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 121 91
Average daily rate £325 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £204 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.36% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 27
Average hourly rate £55.55 £13.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+304.00% -34.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £55.65 £28.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.61 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.10% -25.66%
SCCM
England

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

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
821 1002 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.60% 10.78% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 487 360
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 50
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.72 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.13% -20.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Berkshire -18 38 £400 +14.28% 12
Hampshire -11 35 £325 +16.07% 5
Surrey -10 17 £185 -39.75% 8
Oxfordshire +2 15 £140 -55.55% 7
West Sussex -8 11 £145 -58.57% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £290 +32.57% 3
Middlesex +5 8 £230 -38.66%
Kent -6 7 £438 -2.77%
East Sussex +2 3 £300 -25.00%
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 301 (86.74%) Windows
2 216 (62.25%) Active Directory
3 195 (56.20%) Microsoft
4 157 (45.24%) Windows 7
5 116 (33.43%) Windows Server
6 104 (29.97%) VMware
7 91 (26.22%) SCOM
8 82 (23.63%) Security Cleared
8 82 (23.63%) PowerShell
9 81 (23.34%) Citrix
10 79 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 75 (21.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 72 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (19.31%) SQL
14 63 (18.16%) ITIL
14 63 (18.16%) Hyper-V
15 54 (15.56%) Migration
16 51 (14.70%) DNS
17 48 (13.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 43 (12.39%) Windows XP
18 43 (12.39%) MS Office
18 43 (12.39%) SC Cleared
19 42 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
19 42 (12.10%) MS Excel
20 39 (11.24%) MS Exchange
21 38 (10.95%) Microsoft App-V
22 37 (10.66%) TCP/IP
22 37 (10.66%) HP
22 37 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
23 35 (10.09%) DHCP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 30 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.76%) IIS
4 18 (5.19%) OpenStack
5 14 (4.03%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.31%) Lync
8 6 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.58%) Apache
11 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.29%) Documentum
11 1 (0.29%) JBoss
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (12.39%) MS Office
2 42 (12.10%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.58%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (7.20%) Office 365
4 19 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.58%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.70%) DNS
2 37 (10.66%) TCP/IP
3 35 (10.09%) DHCP
3 35 (10.09%) Firewall
4 33 (9.51%) LAN
5 31 (8.93%) WAN
6 19 (5.48%) SAN
7 17 (4.90%) VPN
8 14 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (3.75%) SSL
10 11 (3.17%) SNMP
11 8 (2.31%) iSCSI
11 8 (2.31%) SMS
12 6 (1.73%) VLAN
13 5 (1.44%) Internet
13 5 (1.44%) Intranet
13 5 (1.44%) LDAP
13 5 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.15%) ATM
14 4 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.29%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (4.90%) Ant
1 17 (4.90%) Git (software)
1 17 (4.90%) Hudson
1 17 (4.90%) Jenkins
1 17 (4.90%) JIRA
1 17 (4.90%) Maven
1 17 (4.90%) Subversion
2 13 (3.75%) MSI
3 7 (2.02%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.73%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.86%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.58%) StarTeam
General
1 27 (7.78%) Finance
2 10 (2.88%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.73%) Back Office
4 6 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.44%) Electronics
6 4 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.15%) Legal
6 4 (1.15%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) Advertising
7 3 (0.86%) Retail
8 2 (0.58%) Billing
8 2 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (14.12%) Analyst
2 33 (9.51%) Support Engineer
3 32 (9.22%) Windows Engineer
4 29 (8.36%) Desktop Support
5 23 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.34%) Applications Packager
6 22 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (5.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 20 (5.76%) Consultant
8 18 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (4.90%) Architect
10 16 (4.61%) DV Cleared Application Packager
10 16 (4.61%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.32%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (3.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 12 (3.46%) Administrator
14 11 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (3.17%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.34%) .NET
2 12 (3.46%) Middleware
3 6 (1.73%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.86%) COM
5 2 (0.58%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.32%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.17%) CMDB
6 8 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.31%) Device Driver
6 8 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.02%) Clustering
7 7 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.02%) PKI
7 7 (2.02%) User Experience
8 6 (1.73%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.73%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.15%) NHS
10 3 (0.86%) iPhone
10 3 (0.86%) Replication
10 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 301 (86.74%) Windows
2 157 (45.24%) Windows 7
3 116 (33.43%) Windows Server
4 79 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (21.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (13.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (12.39%) Windows XP
8 32 (9.22%) Linux
9 20 (5.76%) Windows 8
10 19 (5.48%) VMS
11 16 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (4.32%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.88%) Unix
14 8 (2.31%) Windows Vista
15 7 (2.02%) Mac OS X
15 7 (2.02%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.44%) CentOS
18 3 (0.86%) Android
18 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.16%) ITIL
2 54 (15.56%) Migration
3 33 (9.51%) Software Deployment
4 32 (9.22%) Configuration Management
5 29 (8.36%) Service Management
6 27 (7.78%) Problem Management
7 21 (6.05%) DevOps
8 20 (5.76%) Change Management
9 19 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (4.90%) Application Packaging
11 17 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (4.32%) Project Management
13 14 (4.03%) Use Case
14 12 (3.46%) Integration Testing
14 12 (3.46%) ITSM
15 9 (2.59%) ITIL V3
16 8 (2.31%) High Availability
16 8 (2.31%) Software Distribution
16 8 (2.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (23.63%) PowerShell
2 67 (19.31%) SQL
3 30 (8.65%) Ruby
4 18 (5.19%) VBScript
5 17 (4.90%) Python
6 16 (4.61%) C#
7 9 (2.59%) VB
8 5 (1.44%) C
8 5 (1.44%) Java
8 5 (1.44%) Perl
9 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (23.63%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (9.80%) DV Cleared
5 20 (5.76%) MCSE
6 16 (4.61%) MCSA
7 10 (2.88%) MCP
8 9 (2.59%) MCITP
9 7 (2.02%) Degree
10 6 (1.73%) CCNA
10 6 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.44%) MCTS
12 4 (1.15%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.86%) APMP
14 2 (0.58%) CCSE
14 2 (0.58%) ISEB
14 2 (0.58%) MOS
15 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) COBIT
2 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 216 (62.25%) Active Directory
2 72 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (18.16%) Hyper-V
4 38 (10.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 35 (10.09%) vSphere
6 21 (6.05%) XenApp
7 18 (5.19%) Docker
8 12 (3.46%) BitLocker
8 12 (3.46%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.88%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.02%) XenServer
11 5 (1.44%) NFS
11 5 (1.44%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.86%) UAG
12 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.58%) Squid
14 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.29%) vCloud
14 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (26.22%) SCOM
2 32 (9.22%) Puppet
3 31 (8.93%) SCVMM
4 29 (8.36%) WSUS
5 19 (5.48%) Ansible
5 19 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.03%) Windows Intune
7 10 (2.88%) SCOrch
7 10 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (1.73%) SCSM
10 5 (1.44%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.44%) OVSD
11 4 (1.15%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.15%) HP SIM
11 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.15%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.86%) Unicenter
13 2 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 195 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 104 (29.97%) VMware
3 81 (23.34%) Citrix
4 37 (10.66%) HP
5 30 (8.65%) Remedy
6 26 (7.49%) Dell
7 20 (5.76%) Oracle
8 18 (5.19%) Cisco
8 18 (5.19%) Splunk
9 17 (4.90%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.03%) RightScale
11 12 (3.46%) CA
12 10 (2.88%) AppSense
13 9 (2.59%) LANDesk
14 8 (2.31%) Apple
14 8 (2.31%) Symantec
15 7 (2.02%) Altiris
15 7 (2.02%) SAP
15 7 (2.02%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.73%) iManage
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