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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 101 91 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing SCCM 197 187 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.99% 2.04% 2.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.68% 21.90% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 114 134
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £12.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.76 £19.91 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -13.04%
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
1001 854 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.10% 9.34% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 429 466
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £247 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £13.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +20 66 £417 +15.03% 12
Hampshire -11 39 £275 -15.38% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 27 £363 -9.37%
Surrey -8 25 £356 +5.55% 13
Oxfordshire -20 14 £145 -30.95% 2
Kent 0 10 £363 -9.37% 2
East Sussex +2 9 £325 -
West Sussex -32 5 £348 +57.95%
Middlesex +5 2 £355 -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 334 (87.43%) Windows
2 211 (55.24%) Active Directory
3 203 (53.14%) Microsoft
4 167 (43.72%) Windows 7
5 149 (39.01%) VMware
6 141 (36.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 121 (31.68%) Citrix
8 115 (30.10%) Security Cleared
9 93 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 84 (21.99%) SCOM
11 77 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 74 (19.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 69 (18.06%) MS Excel
14 67 (17.54%) SQL
14 67 (17.54%) PowerShell
15 66 (17.28%) MS Exchange
15 66 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 62 (16.23%) HP
17 61 (15.97%) vSphere
18 56 (14.66%) DV Cleared
19 54 (14.14%) Hyper-V
19 54 (14.14%) SQL Server
20 53 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
20 53 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
21 51 (13.35%) SC Cleared
22 49 (12.83%) Data Centre
23 48 (12.57%) SAN
24 47 (12.30%) DNS
24 47 (12.30%) Migration
24 47 (12.30%) XenApp

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (8.90%) SharePoint
4 28 (7.33%) Lync
4 28 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (6.02%) IIS
6 16 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.79%) JBoss
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 45 (11.78%) MS Office
3 10 (2.62%) MS Project
4 4 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.79%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.64%) Office 365
2 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.57%) SAN
2 47 (12.30%) DNS
3 35 (9.16%) Firewall
4 32 (8.38%) DHCP
5 29 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.02%) WAN
7 22 (5.76%) LAN
8 19 (4.97%) VPN
9 11 (2.88%) Internet
9 11 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (2.62%) VLAN
11 8 (2.09%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.83%) ATM
12 7 (1.83%) FCoE
13 5 (1.31%) NAS
14 4 (1.05%) Wireless
14 4 (1.05%) SNMP
14 4 (1.05%) VoIP
15 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.36%) MySQL
5 8 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.57%) SSDT
8 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.52%) DB2
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.26%) Big Data
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.93%) MSI
2 11 (2.88%) Subversion
3 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.57%) WinDbg
4 6 (1.57%) MSBuild
4 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.31%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.79%) Hudson
6 3 (0.79%) Ant
6 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.79%) Maven
6 3 (0.79%) JIRA
7 2 (0.52%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.52%) AdminStudio
General
1 35 (9.16%) Finance
2 16 (4.19%) Banking
3 13 (3.40%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.88%) Retail
5 6 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.52%) Local Government
6 2 (0.52%) Back Office
6 2 (0.52%) Law
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (16.49%) Analyst
2 39 (10.21%) Consultant
3 38 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (9.69%) Support Engineer
5 36 (9.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (9.16%) Applications Packager
7 27 (7.07%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.02%) Desktop Support
9 22 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 19 (4.97%) Project Manager
11 18 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
11 18 (4.71%) Wintel Engineer
12 15 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.66%) Server Engineer
14 13 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (3.40%) Administrator
14 13 (3.40%) Service Analyst
15 12 (3.14%) SCCM Consultant
16 11 (2.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.69%) .NET
2 15 (3.93%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.83%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.05%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.79%) Middleware
5 3 (0.79%) ODBC
6 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.26%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.64%) Clustering
3 28 (7.33%) Blackberry
4 22 (5.76%) Client/Server
5 21 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.83%) BYOD
9 6 (1.57%) PKI
10 5 (1.31%) NHS
10 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.05%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.05%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.05%) EMC VNXe
12 3 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 334 (87.43%) Windows
2 167 (43.72%) Windows 7
3 141 (36.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 93 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (9.69%) Windows XP
7 23 (6.02%) Windows 8
8 19 (4.97%) Linux
9 11 (2.88%) UNIX
10 7 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.79%) Android
14 3 (0.79%) VMS
14 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.79%) Solaris
14 3 (0.79%) AIX
15 2 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.30%) Migration
2 44 (11.52%) ITIL
3 27 (7.07%) Configuration Management
4 14 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (3.40%) Patch Management
6 12 (3.14%) Service Management
7 10 (2.62%) Server Building
8 9 (2.36%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (2.36%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (2.09%) Change Management
9 8 (2.09%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.09%) Data Migration
9 8 (2.09%) Software Deployment
9 8 (2.09%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (1.83%) Logistics
10 7 (1.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (1.57%) Scrum
11 6 (1.57%) Validation
11 6 (1.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 67 (17.54%) SQL
1 67 (17.54%) PowerShell
2 35 (9.16%) C#
3 29 (7.59%) VBScript
4 9 (2.36%) Python
5 8 (2.09%) VB
6 6 (1.57%) C++
6 6 (1.57%) Perl
6 6 (1.57%) C++/CLI
7 4 (1.05%) Java
8 3 (0.79%) C
8 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.79%) Ruby
9 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (30.10%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.66%) DV Cleared
3 53 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (13.35%) SC Cleared
5 39 (10.21%) MCSE
6 12 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.88%) MCSA
8 10 (2.62%) MCP
8 10 (2.62%) Degree
8 10 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.36%) VCP4
9 9 (2.36%) MCTS
9 9 (2.36%) MCITP
10 7 (1.83%) CCNA
11 3 (0.79%) MOS
12 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.52%) CCNP
13 1 (0.26%) CCSP
13 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) SLA
2 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.79%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 211 (55.24%) Active Directory
2 77 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (19.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 61 (15.97%) vSphere
5 54 (14.14%) Hyper-V
6 47 (12.30%) XenApp
7 32 (8.38%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.88%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.09%) UAG
10 5 (1.31%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.79%) Docker
11 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.79%) Samba
12 2 (0.52%) Squid
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.52%) XenServer
12 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 84 (21.99%) SCOM
2 33 (8.64%) WSUS
3 14 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (3.40%) SCOrch
5 12 (3.14%) SCVMM
6 11 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (2.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (2.36%) SCSM
7 9 (2.36%) vMotion
8 8 (2.09%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.09%) SCDPM
9 7 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.57%) HP SIM
10 6 (1.57%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.31%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (1.05%) SAP Afaria
13 3 (0.79%) Ansible
13 3 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 203 (53.14%) Microsoft
2 149 (39.01%) VMware
3 121 (31.68%) Citrix
4 62 (16.23%) HP
5 37 (9.69%) Cisco
6 25 (6.54%) Dell
7 22 (5.76%) McAfee
8 20 (5.24%) Remedy
9 18 (4.71%) Symantec
9 18 (4.71%) AppSense
9 18 (4.71%) Oracle
10 17 (4.45%) 3PAR
11 13 (3.40%) EMC
12 10 (2.62%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.62%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.36%) Lumension
14 7 (1.83%) Veeam
14 7 (1.83%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.57%) Apple
15 6 (1.57%) Perforce
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