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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 90 70 136
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +66
Contract jobs citing SCCM 174 237 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.88% 2.71% 1.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.54% 26.51% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 148 80
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £402 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.20 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £31.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.38 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-10.42% +3.16%
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
847 894 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.13% 10.23% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 469 308
Average daily rate £370 £343 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 45
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -28 40 £345 +6.97% 4
Berkshire -12 38 £363 +1.75% 8
Surrey -24 29 £325 +0.77% 4
Buckinghamshire -14 20 £356 +42.50% 1
West Sussex +9 15 £210 -47.82% 6
Kent +4 15 £400 +6.66%
Oxfordshire -7 8 £400 +20.30% 3
East Sussex -11 4 - -
Middlesex +4 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 281 (75.74%) Windows
2 207 (55.80%) Active Directory
3 161 (43.40%) Microsoft
4 132 (35.58%) Windows 7
5 86 (23.18%) VMware
6 73 (19.68%) SCOM
7 72 (19.41%) Citrix
7 72 (19.41%) MS Exchange
8 68 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (17.25%) Security Cleared
11 63 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 59 (15.90%) MS Office
13 56 (15.09%) TCP/IP
13 56 (15.09%) DNS
14 54 (14.56%) Migration
15 53 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 53 (14.29%) SQL
16 52 (14.02%) ITIL
17 47 (12.67%) Windows XP
17 47 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 46 (12.40%) MCSE
19 44 (11.86%) HP
20 43 (11.59%) Microsoft App-V
21 42 (11.32%) SC Cleared
22 41 (11.05%) DHCP
22 41 (11.05%) SQL Server
22 41 (11.05%) IIS
23 40 (10.78%) Hyper-V
24 39 (10.51%) SAN

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (19.41%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.05%) IIS
3 31 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.20%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.70%) Lync
7 9 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.54%) Apache
11 2 (0.54%) SAS
12 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 59 (15.90%) MS Office
2 53 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.89%) MS Project
5 5 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.82%) Office 365
2 18 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.09%) TCP/IP
1 56 (15.09%) DNS
2 41 (11.05%) DHCP
3 39 (10.51%) SAN
4 31 (8.36%) Firewall
5 27 (7.28%) Internet
6 17 (4.58%) LAN
7 15 (4.04%) WAN
7 15 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (3.23%) Wireless
9 11 (2.96%) SSL
10 9 (2.43%) VPN
11 7 (1.89%) SNMP
12 6 (1.62%) NAS
12 6 (1.62%) VoIP
13 5 (1.35%) ATM
14 4 (1.08%) DMZ
15 3 (0.81%) NetScaler
15 3 (0.81%) iSCSI
15 3 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.23%) MSI
2 10 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.43%) NUnit
4 4 (1.08%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.54%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (8.09%) Finance
2 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.70%) Banking
3 10 (2.70%) Advertising
4 7 (1.89%) Retail
5 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (16.98%) Analyst
2 37 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (9.70%) Consultant
3 36 (9.70%) Support Engineer
4 24 (6.47%) Architect
5 23 (6.20%) Desktop Support
6 22 (5.93%) SCCM Engineer
7 21 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (5.12%) Administrator
9 18 (4.85%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.50%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
11 12 (3.23%) SCCM Consultant
11 12 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (2.96%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.96%) Developer
12 11 (2.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (2.70%) IT Security Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Desktop Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.12%) Application Packaging
2 11 (2.96%) DCOM
3 9 (2.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (2.43%) WCF
4 6 (1.62%) .NET
4 6 (1.62%) XML
5 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.54%) JSF
6 2 (0.54%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.54%) ODBC
6 2 (0.54%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.54%) OLE
7 1 (0.27%) SAML
7 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.36%) Clustering
2 24 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.20%) PKI
4 14 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.70%) Firmware
6 9 (2.43%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.16%) Replication
8 7 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.08%) CMDB
10 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.08%) EPoS
10 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.81%) NHS
11 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.81%) iPhone
11 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 281 (75.74%) Windows
2 132 (35.58%) Windows 7
3 68 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (12.67%) Windows XP
5 47 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (7.01%) Windows 8
7 25 (6.74%) Linux
8 13 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.08%) Android
9 4 (1.08%) UNIX
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.54%) VMS
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.56%) Migration
2 52 (14.02%) ITIL
3 32 (8.63%) Configuration Management
4 20 (5.39%) Coaching
5 18 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (4.58%) Incident Management
7 14 (3.77%) Project Management
8 13 (3.50%) Load Balancing
9 11 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (2.96%) Software Distribution
9 11 (2.96%) Project Planning
10 10 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (2.70%) Software Deployment
11 9 (2.43%) OO
11 9 (2.43%) SOA
11 9 (2.43%) Scrum
11 9 (2.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.29%) SQL
2 36 (9.70%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.93%) VBScript
4 11 (2.96%) C#
4 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.08%) C
6 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.81%) VB
7 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.54%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) Perl
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) VBA
8 1 (0.27%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 65 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (17.25%) Security Cleared
3 46 (12.40%) MCSE
4 42 (11.32%) SC Cleared
5 26 (7.01%) MCP
6 20 (5.39%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.50%) CCNA
7 13 (3.50%) MCSA
8 10 (2.70%) CEH
8 10 (2.70%) CISSP
9 7 (1.89%) Degree
10 5 (1.35%) MCTS
11 4 (1.08%) MCDST
12 3 (0.81%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.54%) MCITP
13 2 (0.54%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.16%) SLA
2 5 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 207 (55.80%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 40 (10.78%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (6.47%) XenApp
6 21 (5.66%) UAG
7 20 (5.39%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.96%) ISA Server
8 11 (2.96%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (2.70%) vSphere
10 7 (1.89%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.81%) XenServer
13 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.54%) vCloud
14 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 73 (19.68%) SCOM
2 13 (3.50%) WMI
3 12 (3.23%) SAP Afaria
3 12 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (2.70%) Nessus
4 10 (2.70%) MOM
5 9 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.43%) HP SIM
6 8 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.62%) WSUS
8 6 (1.62%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.35%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.08%) SCSM
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 161 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 86 (23.18%) VMware
3 72 (19.41%) Citrix
4 44 (11.86%) HP
5 27 (7.28%) Symantec
6 25 (6.74%) Cisco
6 25 (6.74%) McAfee
7 18 (4.85%) Oracle
8 17 (4.58%) Qualys
9 16 (4.31%) SolarWinds
10 15 (4.04%) AppSense
11 14 (3.77%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.50%) Remedy
12 13 (3.50%) F5
13 11 (2.96%) Apple
14 10 (2.70%) Avaya
15 9 (2.43%) Altiris
16 8 (2.16%) Sophos
17 6 (1.62%) Juniper
18 5 (1.35%) Lumension
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