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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 94 72 160
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +88
Contract jobs citing SCCM 191 215 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.97% 2.55% 1.05%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.47% 28.07% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 128 67
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.31 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £33.75 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
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
981 766 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.13% 9.07% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 409 279
Average daily rate £370 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 59
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.92 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +21.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £28.00
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 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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 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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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
Hampshire -20 42 £350 +9.37% 2
Berkshire -5 40 £375 - 15
Surrey -21 31 £350 +9.37% 3
Buckinghamshire -17 22 £375 +2.04%
West Sussex +15 19 £211 -50.29% 1
Oxfordshire -2 19 £400 +23.07% 1
Kent +4 10 £400 +4.64%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 268 (75.28%) Windows
2 219 (61.52%) Active Directory
3 175 (49.16%) Microsoft
4 127 (35.67%) Windows 7
5 81 (22.75%) MS Exchange
6 78 (21.91%) VMware
6 78 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (21.07%) SCOM
8 72 (20.22%) Citrix
9 68 (19.10%) MS Office
10 62 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 61 (17.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (17.13%) Security Cleared
12 58 (16.29%) SQL
13 55 (15.45%) ITIL
14 53 (14.89%) TCP/IP
15 51 (14.33%) DNS
15 51 (14.33%) Windows XP
16 50 (14.04%) MS Excel
17 48 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
18 46 (12.92%) MCSE
18 46 (12.92%) Migration
19 45 (12.64%) HP
20 44 (12.36%) PowerShell
20 44 (12.36%) Hyper-V
21 43 (12.08%) IIS
22 42 (11.80%) SC Cleared
23 41 (11.52%) Microsoft App-V
23 41 (11.52%) SQL Server
24 40 (11.24%) Office 365

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 81 (22.75%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.08%) IIS
3 32 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (7.87%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.49%) Lync
6 12 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.56%) SAS
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 68 (19.10%) MS Office
2 50 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.12%) MS Project
5 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.24%) Office 365
2 15 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.89%) TCP/IP
2 51 (14.33%) DNS
3 36 (10.11%) SAN
4 35 (9.83%) DHCP
5 33 (9.27%) Firewall
6 31 (8.71%) Internet
7 16 (4.49%) LAN
8 15 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (4.21%) Wireless
8 15 (4.21%) VPN
9 10 (2.81%) SSL
9 10 (2.81%) WAN
10 7 (1.97%) SNMP
11 6 (1.69%) NAS
12 4 (1.12%) VoIP
12 4 (1.12%) DMZ
13 3 (0.84%) VLAN
13 3 (0.84%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.84%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.84%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) IDOL
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.21%) MSI
2 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.40%) NUnit
4 4 (1.12%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.56%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 31 (8.71%) Finance
2 10 (2.81%) Advertising
3 9 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.53%) Retail
4 7 (1.97%) Banking
5 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.56%) Back Office
6 2 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (18.26%) Analyst
2 43 (12.08%) Support Engineer
3 41 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (8.71%) Consultant
5 25 (7.02%) Desktop Support
6 23 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (5.34%) Architect
8 19 (5.34%) SCCM Engineer
9 16 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.49%) Administrator
10 13 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 13 (3.65%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.37%) Field Engineer
11 12 (3.37%) Desktop Analyst
12 11 (3.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (2.81%) Windows Administrator
13 10 (2.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (2.81%) Security Analyst
13 10 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.93%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.65%) DCOM
3 6 (1.69%) XML
4 5 (1.40%) WCF
4 5 (1.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (1.12%) .NET
6 2 (0.56%) ODBC
6 2 (0.56%) OLE
6 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.28%) JSF
7 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.28%) Web Services
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.15%) Clustering
2 24 (6.74%) PKI
3 21 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.78%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.97%) CMDB
6 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.97%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.69%) iPhone
8 5 (1.40%) Replication
8 5 (1.40%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.84%) iPad
9 3 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.84%) NHS
10 2 (0.56%) Open Source
11 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 268 (75.28%) Windows
2 127 (35.67%) Windows 7
3 78 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (17.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (14.33%) Windows XP
6 48 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.74%) Linux
7 24 (6.74%) Windows 8
8 12 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.40%) Android
10 4 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.56%) VMS
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.45%) ITIL
2 46 (12.92%) Migration
3 29 (8.15%) Configuration Management
4 18 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (5.06%) Incident Management
5 16 (4.49%) Coaching
6 14 (3.93%) Project Management
7 12 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 12 (3.37%) Load Balancing
7 12 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (3.09%) Software Distribution
9 10 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (2.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (2.81%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (2.25%) Service Management
10 8 (2.25%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (1.97%) Project Planning
11 7 (1.97%) Performance Management
11 7 (1.97%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (1.97%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.29%) SQL
2 44 (12.36%) PowerShell
3 30 (8.43%) VBScript
4 13 (3.65%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.97%) C#
6 6 (1.69%) VB
7 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.28%) Winbatch
9 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (17.13%) Security Cleared
3 46 (12.92%) MCSE
4 42 (11.80%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.15%) MCP
6 20 (5.62%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.65%) CCNA
7 13 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.09%) MCSA
9 10 (2.81%) CISSP
9 10 (2.81%) CEH
10 6 (1.69%) Degree
11 5 (1.40%) MCTS
12 4 (1.12%) MCDST
13 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.56%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.56%) PMP
14 2 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 219 (61.52%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.36%) Hyper-V
3 41 (11.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 30 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (8.15%) XenApp
6 23 (6.46%) XenDesktop
7 22 (6.18%) UAG
8 13 (3.65%) ISA Server
9 12 (3.37%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (3.09%) vSphere
11 8 (2.25%) Firmware
11 8 (2.25%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.12%) XenServer
14 2 (0.56%) vCloud
14 2 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (21.07%) SCOM
2 15 (4.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (3.93%) WMI
4 11 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (2.81%) SAP Afaria
5 10 (2.81%) Nessus
6 9 (2.53%) SCVMM
6 9 (2.53%) MOM
6 9 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (2.25%) HP SIM
7 8 (2.25%) WSUS
8 6 (1.69%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (1.12%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.84%) SCSM
11 3 (0.84%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 175 (49.16%) Microsoft
2 78 (21.91%) VMware
3 72 (20.22%) Citrix
4 45 (12.64%) HP
5 30 (8.43%) Symantec
6 26 (7.30%) McAfee
7 23 (6.46%) Cisco
8 17 (4.78%) SolarWinds
9 16 (4.49%) Remedy
9 16 (4.49%) Qualys
10 15 (4.21%) Oracle
11 14 (3.93%) AppSense
11 14 (3.93%) Altiris
12 13 (3.65%) F5
12 13 (3.65%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.37%) Apple
14 10 (2.81%) Avaya
14 10 (2.81%) Dell
15 7 (1.97%) Sophos
16 6 (1.69%) CommVault
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