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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 75 88 90
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing SCCM 247 200 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.45% 2.07% 2.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.28% 23.34% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 118 93
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£370 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.53% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £169 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £303
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.03 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-21.81% +17.14%
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
940 857 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.34% 8.86% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 441 336
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 56 50
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +14 77 £417 +48.92% 9
Hampshire -11 53 £335 +11.66% 4
West Sussex +8 40 £375 -3.22% 2
Surrey +5 27 £344 +4.56% 6
Buckinghamshire -12 27 £450 +23.28% 2
Oxfordshire -4 18 £260 +30.00% 5
East Sussex -4 4 £313 -9.42%
Kent -5 3 £350 +12.00% 2
Home Counties - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 370 (83.52%) Windows
2 251 (56.66%) Active Directory
3 242 (54.63%) Microsoft
4 198 (44.70%) Windows 7
5 164 (37.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 144 (32.51%) Security Cleared
7 140 (31.60%) VMware
8 114 (25.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 97 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (20.54%) SQL
11 87 (19.64%) SCOM
12 84 (18.96%) Citrix
13 83 (18.74%) Hyper-V
14 81 (18.28%) DV Cleared
15 79 (17.83%) HP
16 76 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
17 72 (16.25%) MS Exchange
18 69 (15.58%) Microsoft App-V
18 69 (15.58%) PowerShell
19 68 (15.35%) MS Excel
20 65 (14.67%) SC Cleared
21 60 (13.54%) ITIL
22 57 (12.87%) SAN
23 56 (12.64%) VBScript
23 56 (12.64%) MS Office
24 55 (12.42%) Windows XP
25 54 (12.19%) DNS
26 52 (11.74%) SharePoint
27 51 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
28 49 (11.06%) Migration

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 72 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.74%) SharePoint
3 49 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (7.00%) IIS
5 30 (6.77%) Lync
6 16 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.58%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.68%) Documentum
14 2 (0.45%) SAS
15 1 (0.23%) Apache
15 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.23%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 68 (15.35%) MS Excel
2 56 (12.64%) MS Office
3 12 (2.71%) MS Project
4 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.67%) Office 365
2 12 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.35%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.87%) SAN
2 54 (12.19%) DNS
3 47 (10.61%) DHCP
4 43 (9.71%) Firewall
5 31 (7.00%) TCP/IP
6 25 (5.64%) LAN
7 22 (4.97%) WAN
8 19 (4.29%) VPN
9 17 (3.84%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.39%) Internet
11 12 (2.71%) VoIP
12 11 (2.48%) SSL
13 9 (2.03%) ATM
13 9 (2.03%) VLAN
13 9 (2.03%) NAS
13 9 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.81%) SNMP
15 7 (1.58%) Wireless
15 7 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.35%) MySQL
5 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (5.87%) MSI
2 17 (3.84%) StarTeam
3 6 (1.35%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.13%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.90%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (7.90%) Finance
2 15 (3.39%) Banking
3 9 (2.03%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.81%) Retail
5 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.68%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (11.74%) Analyst
3 43 (9.71%) Applications Packager
4 31 (7.00%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 30 (6.77%) Consultant
6 28 (6.32%) Support Analyst
7 23 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
8 21 (4.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 20 (4.51%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.06%) Integration Engineer
11 17 (3.84%) Architect
11 17 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (3.61%) Server Engineer
12 16 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
14 13 (2.93%) IT Support
15 10 (2.26%) Desktop Support
15 10 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
15 10 (2.26%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.03%) Application Packaging
2 19 (4.29%) .NET
3 5 (1.13%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.45%) ODBC
5 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.23%) SOAP
5 1 (0.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.23%) WCF
5 1 (0.23%) LINQ
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.80%) Clustering
2 28 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.06%) PKI
4 16 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.81%) Open Source
6 8 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.35%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.13%) iPhone
10 4 (0.90%) BYOD
10 4 (0.90%) Replication
10 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.68%) iPad
11 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.68%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.45%) User Experience
13 1 (0.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 370 (83.52%) Windows
2 198 (44.70%) Windows 7
3 164 (37.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (25.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 97 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (12.42%) Windows XP
7 30 (6.77%) Linux
7 30 (6.77%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.39%) UNIX
9 14 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.03%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.58%) HPUX
12 3 (0.68%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.45%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.54%) ITIL
2 49 (11.06%) Migration
3 40 (9.03%) Configuration Management
4 21 (4.74%) Problem Management
5 11 (2.48%) PRINCE2
5 11 (2.48%) Service Delivery
6 10 (2.26%) Coaching
7 9 (2.03%) Software Distribution
7 9 (2.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (2.03%) Network Management
7 9 (2.03%) Service Management
7 9 (2.03%) Logistics
8 8 (1.81%) Change Management
8 8 (1.81%) Software Delivery
9 7 (1.58%) Project Management
9 7 (1.58%) Project Planning
9 7 (1.58%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (1.35%) Data Migration
10 6 (1.35%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (1.35%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.54%) SQL
2 69 (15.58%) PowerShell
3 56 (12.64%) VBScript
4 36 (8.13%) VB
5 18 (4.06%) C#
6 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.68%) C
8 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) VBA
9 1 (0.23%) Python
9 1 (0.23%) Java
9 1 (0.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 144 (32.51%) Security Cleared
2 81 (18.28%) DV Cleared
3 65 (14.67%) SC Cleared
4 51 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (8.80%) MCSE
6 29 (6.55%) MCP
7 22 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (4.06%) CCNA
9 12 (2.71%) MCSA
10 9 (2.03%) Degree
11 7 (1.58%) RHCSA
11 7 (1.58%) RHCE
11 7 (1.58%) RHCA
12 5 (1.13%) CEH
12 5 (1.13%) CISSP
12 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.90%) MCITP
14 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.45%) MCTS
15 2 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (0.45%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 251 (56.66%) Active Directory
2 83 (18.74%) Hyper-V
3 76 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (15.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 33 (7.45%) XenApp
6 26 (5.87%) vSphere
7 24 (5.42%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.39%) UAG
9 8 (1.81%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.13%) Firmware
11 4 (0.90%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.68%) XenServer
12 3 (0.68%) Samba
12 3 (0.68%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.45%) vCloud
13 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 87 (19.64%) SCOM
2 41 (9.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (6.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 23 (5.19%) WSUS
5 12 (2.71%) SCSM
6 11 (2.48%) SCVMM
7 8 (1.81%) SCDPM
7 8 (1.81%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.35%) SAP Afaria
8 6 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.13%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (1.13%) Nessus
10 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.90%) Nagios
10 4 (0.90%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 242 (54.63%) Microsoft
2 140 (31.60%) VMware
3 84 (18.96%) Citrix
4 79 (17.83%) HP
5 46 (10.38%) Cisco
6 33 (7.45%) Oracle
7 25 (5.64%) AppSense
8 22 (4.97%) Dell
9 21 (4.74%) NetApp
10 17 (3.84%) McAfee
11 14 (3.16%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.93%) Borland
13 12 (2.71%) Apple
13 12 (2.71%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.71%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.71%) Lumension
14 11 (2.48%) Symantec
15 10 (2.26%) Remedy
16 9 (2.03%) Juniper
16 9 (2.03%) Altiris
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