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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 93 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing SCCM 183 192 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.96% 2.14% 2.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.33% 23.94% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 123 100
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£350 £308 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 17
Average hourly rate £16.91 £19.18 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.82% +9.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.15 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.30 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +11.42%
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
858 802 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.20% 8.96% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 412 390
Average daily rate £385 £346 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% +1.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 48
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Berkshire -10 51 £417 +24.94% 9
Hampshire +8 50 £335 +48.77% 6
West Sussex -17 20 £295 +7.27% 1
Surrey +4 18 £388 +7.63% 9
Buckinghamshire -17 17 £450 +28.57% 4
Oxfordshire -10 16 £161 -19.37% 2
East Sussex -9 6 £350 +18.64% 1
Middlesex +8 3 £251 -16.25%
Kent 0 3 £145 -43.13% 3
Sussex - 1 £250 -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 376 (86.44%) Windows
2 253 (58.16%) Active Directory
3 239 (54.94%) Microsoft
4 194 (44.60%) Windows 7
5 177 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 157 (36.09%) VMware
7 152 (34.94%) Security Cleared
8 106 (24.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 97 (22.30%) SQL
10 95 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 92 (21.15%) Citrix
12 91 (20.92%) HP
13 86 (19.77%) SCOM
14 85 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 84 (19.31%) DV Cleared
16 82 (18.85%) Hyper-V
17 75 (17.24%) MS Exchange
17 75 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
18 73 (16.78%) PowerShell
19 70 (16.09%) MS Excel
20 66 (15.17%) SC Cleared
21 63 (14.48%) ITIL
22 62 (14.25%) DNS
22 62 (14.25%) SAN
23 58 (13.33%) Windows XP
24 57 (13.10%) VBScript
25 55 (12.64%) MS Office
25 55 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
26 52 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2010
27 50 (11.49%) Clustering

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 75 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (11.26%) SharePoint
4 35 (8.05%) IIS
5 30 (6.90%) Lync
6 20 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.15%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.69%) Documentum
14 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.46%) SAS
14 2 (0.46%) JBoss
15 1 (0.23%) Apache
15 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 70 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 55 (12.64%) MS Office
3 12 (2.76%) MS Project
4 6 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.13%) Office 365
2 10 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.38%) IaaS
6 3 (0.69%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.25%) DNS
1 62 (14.25%) SAN
2 48 (11.03%) DHCP
3 47 (10.80%) Firewall
4 35 (8.05%) TCP/IP
5 27 (6.21%) LAN
6 24 (5.52%) WAN
7 18 (4.14%) VPN
8 17 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (2.99%) Internet
10 12 (2.76%) VoIP
11 11 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.30%) NetScaler
12 10 (2.30%) NAS
12 10 (2.30%) VLAN
12 10 (2.30%) ATM
13 8 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.84%) SNMP
13 8 (1.84%) SSL
14 6 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.84%) MySQL
5 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.46%) DB2
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (6.44%) MSI
2 14 (3.22%) StarTeam
3 6 (1.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (1.38%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.15%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.46%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (8.05%) Finance
2 16 (3.68%) Banking
3 10 (2.30%) Financial Institution
3 10 (2.30%) Retail
4 8 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.69%) Back Office
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (13.79%) Analyst
2 53 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (10.11%) Applications Packager
4 33 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
5 32 (7.36%) Support Analyst
6 31 (7.13%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 25 (5.75%) Consultant
9 24 (5.52%) Wintel Engineer
10 20 (4.60%) Architect
10 20 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (4.14%) Project Manager
13 17 (3.91%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.91%) Integration Engineer
14 16 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 12 (2.76%) IT Support
16 11 (2.53%) Team Leader
16 11 (2.53%) Desktop Support
17 9 (2.07%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.74%) Application Packaging
2 23 (5.29%) .NET
3 7 (1.61%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.69%) X-Windows
4 3 (0.69%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.46%) Middleware
5 2 (0.46%) ODBC
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.23%) WCF
6 1 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.49%) Clustering
2 28 (6.44%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.83%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.68%) PKI
5 10 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.38%) Open Source
8 6 (1.38%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.15%) iPhone
10 4 (0.92%) BYOD
10 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.69%) NHS
11 3 (0.69%) Replication
11 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.69%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 376 (86.44%) Windows
2 194 (44.60%) Windows 7
3 177 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (24.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 32 (7.36%) Windows 8
8 29 (6.67%) Linux
9 18 (4.14%) UNIX
10 11 (2.53%) Windows 2000
10 11 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.61%) HPUX
12 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.46%) Android
14 2 (0.46%) AIX
15 1 (0.23%) Solaris
15 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.48%) ITIL
2 41 (9.43%) Migration
3 37 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 22 (5.06%) Problem Management
5 11 (2.53%) Software Delivery
6 10 (2.30%) Logistics
6 10 (2.30%) Change Management
6 10 (2.30%) PRINCE2
7 9 (2.07%) Project Planning
8 8 (1.84%) Software Distribution
8 8 (1.84%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (1.84%) Coaching
8 8 (1.84%) Project Management
8 8 (1.84%) Service Management
8 8 (1.84%) Information Security
9 7 (1.61%) Service Delivery
9 7 (1.61%) Incident Management
9 7 (1.61%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (1.61%) Data Migration
9 7 (1.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.30%) SQL
2 73 (16.78%) PowerShell
3 57 (13.10%) VBScript
4 34 (7.82%) VB
5 22 (5.06%) C#
6 6 (1.38%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.92%) C
8 3 (0.69%) VBA
9 2 (0.46%) Java
9 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) Python
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 152 (34.94%) Security Cleared
2 84 (19.31%) DV Cleared
3 66 (15.17%) SC Cleared
4 55 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (9.20%) MCSE
6 24 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (5.29%) MCP
8 19 (4.37%) CCNA
9 12 (2.76%) Degree
9 12 (2.76%) MCSA
10 8 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.38%) MCITP
12 5 (1.15%) CISSP
12 5 (1.15%) RHCE
12 5 (1.15%) RHCA
12 5 (1.15%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.92%) VCP4
13 4 (0.92%) CEH
14 3 (0.69%) MCTS
14 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.68%) SLA
2 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.23%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 253 (58.16%) Active Directory
2 85 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (18.85%) Hyper-V
4 75 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 41 (9.43%) XenApp
6 40 (9.20%) vSphere
7 26 (5.98%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.68%) UAG
9 8 (1.84%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.38%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.15%) Firmware
12 4 (0.92%) XenServer
12 4 (0.92%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.69%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.69%) Samba
13 3 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.46%) vCloud
14 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 86 (19.77%) SCOM
2 42 (9.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 27 (6.21%) WSUS
4 25 (5.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (2.53%) SCSM
6 10 (2.30%) SCVMM
7 8 (1.84%) SAP Afaria
7 8 (1.84%) SCDPM
7 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.61%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.38%) vMotion
9 6 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.15%) ARCserve
10 5 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.15%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.92%) Nessus
11 4 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 239 (54.94%) Microsoft
2 157 (36.09%) VMware
3 92 (21.15%) Citrix
4 91 (20.92%) HP
5 49 (11.26%) Cisco
6 34 (7.82%) Oracle
7 29 (6.67%) AppSense
8 27 (6.21%) Dell
9 21 (4.83%) McAfee
10 17 (3.91%) NetApp
11 16 (3.68%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.45%) Lumension
13 14 (3.22%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.22%) Red Hat
13 14 (3.22%) Symantec
14 12 (2.76%) Borland
15 11 (2.53%) Apple
16 9 (2.07%) Remedy
17 7 (1.61%) Juniper
17 7 (1.61%) EMC
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