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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 85 62 137
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +75
Contract jobs citing SCCM 188 228 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.02% 2.61% 1.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.07% 25.42% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 133 72
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£350 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £20.13 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -3.01%
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
815 897 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.77% 10.25% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 455 297
Average daily rate £350 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 44
Average hourly rate £19.91 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -26 43 £325 +1.56% 9
Berkshire -14 38 £363 +20.83% 9
Surrey -19 30 £338 +3.84% 2
West Sussex +11 24 £220 -45.34% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 18 £400 +33.33% 6
Kent +1 16 £400 +6.66%
Oxfordshire -1 11 £210 -35.38% 6
East Sussex -6 4 - -
Middlesex -2 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 290 (77.33%) Windows
2 203 (54.13%) Active Directory
3 167 (44.53%) Microsoft
4 139 (37.07%) Windows 7
5 85 (22.67%) VMware
6 83 (22.13%) MS Exchange
7 80 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (20.27%) SCOM
8 76 (20.27%) Citrix
9 72 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 64 (17.07%) Security Cleared
11 61 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 61 (16.27%) MS Office
12 60 (16.00%) ITIL
13 59 (15.73%) DNS
14 57 (15.20%) TCP/IP
15 55 (14.67%) MS Excel
15 55 (14.67%) SQL
16 54 (14.40%) Windows XP
16 54 (14.40%) Migration
17 52 (13.87%) Hyper-V
17 52 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
18 50 (13.33%) HP
19 46 (12.27%) MCSE
19 46 (12.27%) SQL Server
20 45 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
21 43 (11.47%) DHCP
21 43 (11.47%) PowerShell
22 42 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
23 41 (10.93%) SC Cleared

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 83 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (10.93%) IIS
4 24 (6.40%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.93%) Lync
7 9 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.87%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.07%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.53%) SAS
12 2 (0.53%) Apache
13 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (16.27%) MS Office
2 55 (14.67%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.87%) MS Project
5 5 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.00%) Office 365
2 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (15.73%) DNS
2 57 (15.20%) TCP/IP
3 43 (11.47%) DHCP
4 41 (10.93%) SAN
5 32 (8.53%) Firewall
6 30 (8.00%) Internet
7 22 (5.87%) LAN
8 20 (5.33%) WAN
9 15 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (3.47%) Wireless
11 12 (3.20%) SSL
12 10 (2.67%) VPN
13 7 (1.87%) VoIP
13 7 (1.87%) SNMP
14 6 (1.60%) NAS
15 5 (1.33%) DMZ
15 5 (1.33%) ATM
16 4 (1.07%) Network Security
17 3 (0.80%) NetScaler
17 3 (0.80%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.93%) MSI
2 10 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.40%) NUnit
4 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.53%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (8.00%) Finance
2 11 (2.93%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.67%) Banking
4 9 (2.40%) Advertising
5 5 (1.33%) Retail
5 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.80%) Publishing
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 61 (16.27%) Analyst
2 40 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (10.40%) Consultant
4 35 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 22 (5.87%) SCCM Engineer
5 22 (5.87%) Desktop Support
6 21 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (5.33%) Administrator
8 19 (5.07%) Architect
9 16 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.73%) SCCM Consultant
11 12 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.20%) Windows Administrator
12 11 (2.93%) Developer
13 10 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (2.67%) Security Analyst
13 10 (2.67%) Desktop Analyst
13 10 (2.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (2.67%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.07%) Application Packaging
2 11 (2.93%) DCOM
3 9 (2.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (2.40%) WCF
4 6 (1.60%) .NET
4 6 (1.60%) XML
5 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (0.80%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.53%) ODBC
6 2 (0.53%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.53%) OLE
6 2 (0.53%) JSF
7 1 (0.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.73%) Clustering
2 23 (6.13%) PKI
3 19 (5.07%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.67%) Firmware
5 9 (2.40%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.87%) Replication
6 7 (1.87%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.07%) EPoS
9 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.07%) CMDB
9 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.80%) iPhone
10 3 (0.80%) NHS
10 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 290 (77.33%) Windows
2 139 (37.07%) Windows 7
3 80 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (14.40%) Windows XP
6 52 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (7.73%) Windows 8
8 26 (6.93%) Linux
9 13 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.33%) UNIX
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.53%) VMS
11 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.53%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.00%) ITIL
2 54 (14.40%) Migration
3 32 (8.53%) Configuration Management
4 19 (5.07%) Project Management
5 18 (4.80%) Incident Management
6 16 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (3.20%) Project Planning
8 11 (2.93%) Load Balancing
9 10 (2.67%) Service Delivery
9 10 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (2.67%) Software Deployment
9 10 (2.67%) Software Distribution
9 10 (2.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (2.40%) Automated Testing
10 9 (2.40%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (2.40%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (2.40%) OO
10 9 (2.40%) SOA
10 9 (2.40%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.67%) SQL
2 43 (11.47%) PowerShell
3 25 (6.67%) VBScript
4 11 (2.93%) C#
4 11 (2.93%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.33%) VB
6 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.53%) Java
7 2 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.27%) Winbatch
8 1 (0.27%) Perl
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 61 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (12.27%) MCSE
4 41 (10.93%) SC Cleared
5 27 (7.20%) MCP
6 20 (5.33%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.47%) CCNA
7 13 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.47%) MCSA
8 10 (2.67%) CISSP
8 10 (2.67%) CEH
9 7 (1.87%) Degree
10 5 (1.33%) MCTS
11 4 (1.07%) MCDST
12 3 (0.80%) MCITP
12 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.80%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.40%) SLA
2 7 (1.87%) QA
3 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 203 (54.13%) Active Directory
2 52 (13.87%) Hyper-V
3 45 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (6.40%) XenApp
6 21 (5.60%) XenDesktop
7 19 (5.07%) UAG
8 10 (2.67%) vSphere
9 9 (2.40%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (2.40%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.87%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.33%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.07%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.80%) XenServer
15 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.53%) vCloud
16 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 76 (20.27%) SCOM
2 13 (3.47%) WMI
3 12 (3.20%) SCVMM
4 11 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (2.67%) Nessus
5 10 (2.67%) SAP Afaria
6 9 (2.40%) HP SIM
6 9 (2.40%) WSUS
7 8 (2.13%) MOM
7 8 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.87%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.60%) SCDPM
10 5 (1.33%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.07%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.07%) SCSM
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 167 (44.53%) Microsoft
2 85 (22.67%) VMware
3 76 (20.27%) Citrix
4 50 (13.33%) HP
5 31 (8.27%) Symantec
6 29 (7.73%) McAfee
7 27 (7.20%) Cisco
8 19 (5.07%) Oracle
9 17 (4.53%) Qualys
10 14 (3.73%) AppSense
10 14 (3.73%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.20%) Remedy
13 11 (2.93%) F5
14 10 (2.67%) Apple
15 9 (2.40%) Altiris
15 9 (2.40%) Avaya
16 8 (2.13%) Sophos
17 7 (1.87%) Lotus
18 6 (1.60%) Juniper
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