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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 79 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing SCCM 204 174 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 2.07% 1.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.61% 25.78% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 84 77
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£314 £338 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £240 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.24 £21.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.45% -26.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.40 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £28.92 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.46 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-18.74% -26.36%
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
944 675 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.29% 8.01% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 331 307
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 65
Average hourly rate £23.25 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.60 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -7 57 £300 -2.43% 19
Hampshire -3 50 £280 -25.33% 9
Surrey -4 23 £313 -10.71% 5
West Sussex -2 21 £363 +31.81% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 14 £274 -17.98% 3
East Sussex -4 12 £375 -
Oxfordshire -4 12 £315 - 1
Kent -10 8 £450 +33.33% 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 289 (77.48%) Windows
2 219 (58.71%) Active Directory
3 201 (53.89%) Microsoft
4 159 (42.63%) Windows 7
5 112 (30.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (27.35%) VMware
7 98 (26.27%) Security Cleared
8 97 (26.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 80 (21.45%) SQL
9 80 (21.45%) SCOM
10 71 (19.03%) Citrix
11 68 (18.23%) MS Exchange
12 67 (17.96%) Hyper-V
13 60 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 59 (15.82%) PowerShell
14 59 (15.82%) MS Office
14 59 (15.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 58 (15.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 57 (15.28%) Windows XP
17 52 (13.94%) DV Cleared
18 50 (13.40%) SC Cleared
19 47 (12.60%) Migration
20 46 (12.33%) Microsoft App-V
20 46 (12.33%) MS Excel
20 46 (12.33%) VBScript
21 45 (12.06%) ITIL
21 45 (12.06%) HP
22 43 (11.53%) MCSE
23 40 (10.72%) DNS
24 39 (10.46%) SQL Server

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 68 (18.23%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.51%) SharePoint
4 23 (6.17%) Lync
5 18 (4.83%) IIS
6 11 (2.95%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.88%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.07%) SAS
12 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.80%) Documentum
14 2 (0.54%) Apache
15 1 (0.27%) MediaWiki
15 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (15.82%) MS Office
2 46 (12.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.04%) Office 365
2 10 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.07%) IaaS
6 3 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.72%) DNS
2 39 (10.46%) SAN
3 34 (9.12%) DHCP
4 32 (8.58%) Firewall
5 27 (7.24%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.09%) LAN
7 16 (4.29%) VPN
8 15 (4.02%) WAN
9 13 (3.49%) Internet
9 13 (3.49%) SSL
10 10 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (2.14%) Wireless
11 8 (2.14%) VoIP
11 8 (2.14%) VLAN
11 8 (2.14%) NAS
12 6 (1.61%) SNMP
12 6 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.61%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.34%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (1.61%) MySQL
5 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.27%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 23 (6.17%) MSI
2 16 (4.29%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.07%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.07%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 30 (8.04%) Finance
2 8 (2.14%) Banking
3 7 (1.88%) Retail
4 4 (1.07%) Advertising
5 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.80%) Legal
5 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.54%) Publishing
6 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (11.80%) Analyst
3 30 (8.04%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.17%) Applications Packager
5 21 (5.63%) Consultant
6 18 (4.83%) Architect
6 18 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
8 15 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 15 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 13 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.49%) Desktop Support
10 12 (3.22%) Technical Architect
11 11 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.68%) Server Engineer
12 10 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (2.68%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.70%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.34%) XML
3 3 (0.80%) WCF
3 3 (0.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (0.54%) DCOM
4 2 (0.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) LINQ
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) ODBC
5 1 (0.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.43%) Clustering
2 17 (4.56%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.29%) PKI
4 9 (2.41%) Open Source
5 8 (2.14%) Replication
6 7 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.61%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.07%) iPhone
9 3 (0.80%) CMDB
9 3 (0.80%) iPad
9 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.27%) FMCG
11 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 289 (77.48%) Windows
2 159 (42.63%) Windows 7
3 112 (30.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (26.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (15.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (15.28%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.90%) Windows 8
8 19 (5.09%) Linux
9 12 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.88%) Android
11 6 (1.61%) UNIX
12 5 (1.34%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.54%) VMS
14 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.60%) Migration
2 45 (12.06%) ITIL
3 35 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 14 (3.75%) Load Balancing
5 13 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (3.49%) Coaching
5 13 (3.49%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.22%) Project Management
7 11 (2.95%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.68%) Network Management
8 10 (2.68%) Software Distribution
9 9 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (2.14%) Incident Management
11 7 (1.88%) Performance Management
11 7 (1.88%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (1.88%) Service Management
12 6 (1.61%) CRM
12 6 (1.61%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.45%) SQL
2 59 (15.82%) PowerShell
3 46 (12.33%) VBScript
4 33 (8.85%) VB
5 8 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.80%) C
6 3 (0.80%) C#
7 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (13.94%) DV Cleared
4 50 (13.40%) SC Cleared
5 43 (11.53%) MCSE
6 23 (6.17%) MCP
7 18 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (4.29%) CCNA
9 7 (1.88%) RHCSA
9 7 (1.88%) RHCE
9 7 (1.88%) RHCA
10 6 (1.61%) MCTS
11 5 (1.34%) Degree
11 5 (1.34%) CISSP
11 5 (1.34%) CEH
12 4 (1.07%) MCSA
13 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.54%) CCIE
13 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.41%) SLA
2 5 (1.34%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 219 (58.71%) Active Directory
2 67 (17.96%) Hyper-V
3 60 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (12.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (6.43%) XenDesktop
6 23 (6.17%) XenApp
7 18 (4.83%) UAG
8 11 (2.95%) vSphere
8 11 (2.95%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (2.95%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.61%) Firmware
10 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.07%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.07%) vCloud
12 3 (0.80%) XenServer
12 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 80 (21.45%) SCOM
2 37 (9.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 26 (6.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (4.02%) WSUS
5 9 (2.41%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.34%) SCDPM
6 5 (1.34%) Nagios
6 5 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.34%) Nessus
7 4 (1.07%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.07%) SAP Afaria
7 4 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.80%) SCSM
8 3 (0.80%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.80%) MOM
8 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.54%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 201 (53.89%) Microsoft
2 102 (27.35%) VMware
3 71 (19.03%) Citrix
4 45 (12.06%) HP
5 34 (9.12%) Cisco
6 30 (8.04%) Oracle
7 23 (6.17%) SolarWinds
8 22 (5.90%) Symantec
9 19 (5.09%) McAfee
10 17 (4.56%) AppSense
11 15 (4.02%) Dell
12 13 (3.49%) Apple
13 12 (3.22%) Borland
13 12 (3.22%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.22%) NetApp
14 11 (2.95%) F5
14 11 (2.95%) Altiris
15 10 (2.68%) Juniper
15 10 (2.68%) Lumension
16 7 (1.88%) Remedy
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