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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 88 75 137
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +62
Contract jobs citing SCCM 208 194 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.11% 2.27% 1.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.94% 29.13% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 103 60
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£311 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £261 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.60 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.99% -32.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.61 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.46 £20.06 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-17.97% -27.71%
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
1043 666 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.60% 7.80% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 346 292
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 63
Average hourly rate £19.38 £21.33 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £16.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +3 52 £280 -8.19% 8
Berkshire -21 40 £350 +0.71% 10
West Sussex +6 28 £318 +5.83% 3
Surrey -20 24 £300 -13.04% 3
Oxfordshire -1 20 £315 -21.25% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 15 £347 +4.50% 3
East Sussex +1 13 £313 -16.66%
Kent -4 8 £433 +15.33% 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Sussex - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 295 (77.23%) Windows
2 224 (58.64%) Active Directory
3 193 (50.52%) Microsoft
4 162 (42.41%) Windows 7
5 100 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (25.13%) VMware
7 85 (22.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 82 (21.47%) Security Cleared
9 79 (20.68%) SCOM
10 76 (19.90%) Citrix
10 76 (19.90%) SQL
11 69 (18.06%) MS Exchange
12 67 (17.54%) MS Office
13 64 (16.75%) Hyper-V
14 62 (16.23%) PowerShell
14 62 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 61 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 55 (14.40%) MS Excel
17 54 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (13.61%) Windows XP
19 50 (13.09%) HP
20 48 (12.57%) Migration
20 48 (12.57%) SC Cleared
21 46 (12.04%) ITIL
22 45 (11.78%) MCSE
22 45 (11.78%) VBScript
22 45 (11.78%) SAN
23 43 (11.26%) DNS
24 41 (10.73%) SQL Server
25 40 (10.47%) DV Cleared

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.33%) IIS
4 23 (6.02%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.97%) Lync
6 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.83%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.05%) SAS
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.52%) Apache
15 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.26%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 67 (17.54%) MS Office
2 55 (14.40%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.05%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.59%) Office 365
2 10 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.05%) IaaS
6 3 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.78%) SAN
2 43 (11.26%) DNS
3 39 (10.21%) TCP/IP
3 39 (10.21%) Firewall
4 31 (8.12%) DHCP
5 19 (4.97%) Internet
6 17 (4.45%) VPN
7 15 (3.93%) LAN
8 14 (3.66%) SSL
9 12 (3.14%) WAN
10 11 (2.88%) Wireless
11 10 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.09%) VoIP
12 8 (2.09%) NAS
13 7 (1.83%) VLAN
14 6 (1.57%) SNMP
14 6 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (1.31%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.31%) iSCSI
16 4 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.57%) MySQL
4 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.93%) MSI
2 11 (2.88%) StarTeam
3 5 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.31%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.05%) NUnit
4 4 (1.05%) InstallShield
General
1 37 (9.69%) Finance
2 10 (2.62%) Banking
3 9 (2.36%) Retail
4 7 (1.83%) Advertising
5 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (14.14%) Analyst
2 48 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.02%) Consultant
5 21 (5.50%) Desktop Support
6 19 (4.97%) Architect
7 18 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 18 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (4.45%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.19%) SCCM Engineer
10 15 (3.93%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.40%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (3.14%) Wintel Engineer
12 12 (3.14%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.88%) Applications Packager
14 10 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (2.62%) Field Engineer
14 10 (2.62%) SCCM Consultant
15 9 (2.36%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.45%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.09%) DCOM
3 6 (1.57%) XML
4 4 (1.05%) WCF
4 4 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (0.79%) .NET
6 2 (0.52%) OLE
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) ODBC
7 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.33%) Clustering
2 16 (4.19%) PKI
3 15 (3.93%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.36%) Open Source
7 8 (2.09%) Replication
8 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.57%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.31%) iPhone
10 4 (1.05%) CMDB
10 4 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.05%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.79%) NHS
11 3 (0.79%) iPad
12 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.26%) Handset
13 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 295 (77.23%) Windows
2 162 (42.41%) Windows 7
3 100 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (22.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (13.61%) Windows XP
7 24 (6.28%) Windows 8
8 23 (6.02%) Linux
9 13 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.57%) Android
11 5 (1.31%) UNIX
12 4 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.52%) VMS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.57%) Migration
2 46 (12.04%) ITIL
3 29 (7.59%) Configuration Management
4 17 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (4.45%) Coaching
5 15 (3.93%) Load Balancing
5 15 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (3.66%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.40%) Project Management
7 13 (3.40%) Software Distribution
8 12 (3.14%) Incident Management
9 11 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (2.09%) PRINCE2
11 7 (1.83%) Information Security
11 7 (1.83%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (1.83%) Performance Management
11 7 (1.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (1.57%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (1.57%) ITIL V3
12 6 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.90%) SQL
2 62 (16.23%) PowerShell
3 45 (11.78%) VBScript
4 25 (6.54%) VB
5 8 (2.09%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.09%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.57%) C#
7 2 (0.52%) C
7 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (21.47%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (12.57%) SC Cleared
4 45 (11.78%) MCSE
5 40 (10.47%) DV Cleared
6 23 (6.02%) MCP
7 18 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (4.19%) CCNA
9 7 (1.83%) CISSP
9 7 (1.83%) RHCE
9 7 (1.83%) RHCA
9 7 (1.83%) CEH
9 7 (1.83%) RHCSA
10 6 (1.57%) MCSA
11 5 (1.31%) MCTS
11 5 (1.31%) Degree
12 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.52%) CCIE
13 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) SLA
2 6 (1.57%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 224 (58.64%) Active Directory
2 64 (16.75%) Hyper-V
3 54 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (9.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (7.07%) XenApp
6 22 (5.76%) XenDesktop
7 19 (4.97%) UAG
8 14 (3.66%) vSphere
9 13 (3.40%) Forefront TMG
9 13 (3.40%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.83%) Firmware
10 7 (1.83%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.05%) vCloud
12 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.79%) XenServer
14 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 79 (20.68%) SCOM
2 29 (7.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (5.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.62%) WSUS
5 8 (2.09%) WMI
6 7 (1.83%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.83%) Nessus
7 6 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.31%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.31%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (1.05%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.05%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.05%) Nagios
10 3 (0.79%) MOM
10 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.79%) SCSM
10 3 (0.79%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 193 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 96 (25.13%) VMware
3 76 (19.90%) Citrix
4 50 (13.09%) HP
5 30 (7.85%) Cisco
6 27 (7.07%) Oracle
7 25 (6.54%) Symantec
8 23 (6.02%) McAfee
8 23 (6.02%) SolarWinds
9 16 (4.19%) AppSense
10 14 (3.66%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.40%) Remedy
12 12 (3.14%) Dell
12 12 (3.14%) F5
13 11 (2.88%) Apple
13 11 (2.88%) Altiris
14 10 (2.62%) Juniper
15 9 (2.36%) NetApp
16 7 (1.83%) Avaya
16 7 (1.83%) Borland
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