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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 95 87 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs citing SCCM 205 180 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 1.96% 2.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.36% 22.47% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 111 128
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 16
Average hourly rate £19.34 £14.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.13% -32.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.67 £30.02 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -27.90%
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
1007 801 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.60% 8.73% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 413 453
Average daily rate £380 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -21.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.00 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -16.66%

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 4 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 4 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 +15 58 £417 +15.03% 9
Hampshire +5 49 £340 +6.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 31 £375 +10.29% 2
Surrey -9 18 £388 +3.33% 5
Oxfordshire -12 16 £145 -30.53% 1
Kent -3 14 £363 -9.37% 5
East Sussex 0 10 £325 -
West Sussex -32 7 £413 +87.50% 1
Middlesex - 2 £235 -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 377 (86.87%) Windows
2 241 (55.53%) Active Directory
3 229 (52.76%) Microsoft
4 181 (41.71%) Windows 7
5 171 (39.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 171 (39.40%) VMware
6 142 (32.72%) Security Cleared
7 115 (26.50%) Citrix
8 111 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 93 (21.43%) SCOM
10 91 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 85 (19.59%) HP
12 82 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 81 (18.66%) MS Excel
14 80 (18.43%) SQL
15 78 (17.97%) MS Exchange
15 78 (17.97%) Microsoft App-V
15 78 (17.97%) Hyper-V
16 73 (16.82%) PowerShell
17 70 (16.13%) DV Cleared
18 64 (14.75%) SC Cleared
19 63 (14.52%) SAN
20 62 (14.29%) vSphere
21 60 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
22 59 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2010
23 58 (13.36%) Migration
24 54 (12.44%) SQL Server
25 53 (12.21%) ITIL
25 53 (12.21%) DNS
26 52 (11.98%) XenApp

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 78 (17.97%) MS Exchange
2 59 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (10.14%) SharePoint
4 36 (8.29%) Lync
5 31 (7.14%) IIS
6 28 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.69%) JBoss
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 81 (18.66%) MS Excel
2 47 (10.83%) MS Office
3 13 (3.00%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.46%) SAP CCM
1 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.45%) Office 365
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.92%) IaaS
3 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (14.52%) SAN
2 53 (12.21%) DNS
3 41 (9.45%) Firewall
4 36 (8.29%) TCP/IP
4 36 (8.29%) DHCP
5 23 (5.30%) LAN
6 22 (5.07%) WAN
7 20 (4.61%) VPN
8 15 (3.46%) Internet
9 11 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (2.07%) ATM
11 8 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.84%) VLAN
11 8 (1.84%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.61%) NAS
12 7 (1.61%) FCoE
12 7 (1.61%) VoIP
13 5 (1.15%) SNMP
14 4 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.30%) MySQL
5 8 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.38%) SSDT
7 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.46%) DB2
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (4.15%) MSI
2 9 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.84%) Subversion
4 7 (1.61%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (1.38%) MSBuild
5 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.38%) WinDbg
6 5 (1.15%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
General
1 42 (9.68%) Finance
2 19 (4.38%) Banking
3 14 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 13 (3.00%) Retail
5 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.92%) Back Office
7 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (15.44%) Analyst
2 43 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (9.45%) Consultant
3 41 (9.45%) Applications Packager
4 39 (8.99%) 3rd Line Support
5 37 (8.53%) Support Engineer
6 35 (8.06%) Support Analyst
7 23 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 20 (4.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (4.61%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.38%) Architect
10 19 (4.38%) Wintel Engineer
11 18 (4.15%) Desktop Support
12 17 (3.92%) Administrator
13 15 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.23%) Server Engineer
15 12 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
15 12 (2.76%) Service Analyst
16 11 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.68%) .NET
2 28 (6.45%) Application Packaging
3 11 (2.53%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.15%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.69%) Middleware
5 3 (0.69%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.69%) ODBC
6 1 (0.23%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) WCF
6 1 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.29%) Clustering
2 47 (10.83%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.99%) Client/Server
5 25 (5.76%) Blackberry
6 13 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.61%) BYOD
7 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.61%) PKI
8 6 (1.38%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.15%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.92%) iPhone
10 4 (0.92%) iPad
10 4 (0.92%) NHS
10 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.92%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 377 (86.87%) Windows
2 181 (41.71%) Windows 7
3 171 (39.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (9.45%) Windows XP
7 29 (6.68%) Windows 8
8 24 (5.53%) Linux
9 19 (4.38%) UNIX
10 11 (2.53%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.84%) HPUX
12 7 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.69%) Solaris
14 3 (0.69%) AIX
15 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (13.36%) Migration
2 53 (12.21%) ITIL
3 29 (6.68%) Configuration Management
4 16 (3.69%) Patch Management
5 15 (3.46%) Server Building
6 14 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (2.53%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.30%) Change Management
8 10 (2.30%) Software Delivery
9 9 (2.07%) Logistics
9 9 (2.07%) Project Planning
9 9 (2.07%) PRINCE2
10 8 (1.84%) Service Management
10 8 (1.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (1.84%) Data Migration
10 8 (1.84%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (1.61%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (1.61%) Incident Management
11 7 (1.61%) Validation
12 6 (1.38%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.43%) SQL
2 73 (16.82%) PowerShell
3 40 (9.22%) VBScript
4 39 (8.99%) C#
5 14 (3.23%) VB
6 7 (1.61%) Perl
6 7 (1.61%) Python
7 6 (1.38%) C++/CLI
7 6 (1.38%) C++
8 4 (0.92%) C
9 3 (0.69%) VBA
10 2 (0.46%) Java
10 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.23%) PHP
11 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (32.72%) Security Cleared
2 70 (16.13%) DV Cleared
3 64 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 60 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (9.68%) MCSE
6 15 (3.46%) MCSA
6 15 (3.46%) MCP
7 12 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.53%) Degree
8 11 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.07%) VCP4
10 8 (1.84%) MCTS
10 8 (1.84%) CCNA
11 7 (1.61%) MCITP
12 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.46%) CCA
13 2 (0.46%) CCNP
13 2 (0.46%) MOS
14 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.23%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.38%) SLA
2 6 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.69%) COBIT
4 2 (0.46%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 241 (55.53%) Active Directory
2 91 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (17.97%) Hyper-V
3 78 (17.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 62 (14.29%) vSphere
5 52 (11.98%) XenApp
6 33 (7.60%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.53%) UAG
8 10 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.84%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.92%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.69%) XenServer
11 3 (0.69%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.69%) Samba
12 2 (0.46%) Firmware
12 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.23%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 93 (21.43%) SCOM
2 34 (7.83%) WSUS
3 17 (3.92%) SCSM
3 17 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 13 (3.00%) SCVMM
6 11 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (2.07%) vMotion
7 9 (2.07%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.84%) SAP Afaria
8 8 (1.84%) HP SIM
9 7 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (1.38%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.92%) Unicenter
11 4 (0.92%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.92%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 229 (52.76%) Microsoft
2 171 (39.40%) VMware
3 115 (26.50%) Citrix
4 85 (19.59%) HP
5 41 (9.45%) Cisco
6 25 (5.76%) Dell
7 23 (5.30%) Oracle
7 23 (5.30%) AppSense
8 21 (4.84%) McAfee
9 20 (4.61%) 3PAR
10 16 (3.69%) Symantec
11 13 (3.00%) Lumension
12 12 (2.76%) Remedy
12 12 (2.76%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.53%) EMC
14 10 (2.30%) NetApp
14 10 (2.30%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.84%) Veeam
16 7 (1.61%) Brocade
17 6 (1.38%) Altiris
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