The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 98 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 48 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 1.87% 1.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.15% 22.35% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £178 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £546 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.91 £13.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.09% -40.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £13.50 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £17.90 £28.55
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
227 255 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.93% 8.38% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 149 64
Average daily rate £400 £391 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 7
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.06 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.81 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.09 £190.00 £45.00
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the South West region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the South West region.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Wiltshire -13 16 £450 +24.13%
Bristol +9 15 £250 -9.09% 2
Gloucestershire -3 8 £415 -26.71% 2
Somerset -2 4 £338 +12.50% 2
Dorset -3 2 £375 +316.66%
Devon - 2 - - 3
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 81 (83.51%) Windows
2 51 (52.58%) Active Directory
3 48 (49.48%) Windows 7
4 43 (44.33%) VMware
4 43 (44.33%) Microsoft
5 26 (26.80%) Windows XP
6 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
8 19 (19.59%) Lync
8 19 (19.59%) MS Excel
8 19 (19.59%) Citrix
9 15 (15.46%) SQL
9 15 (15.46%) Migration
10 14 (14.43%) ITIL
10 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (13.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (13.40%) SCOM
12 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (12.37%) MS Office
12 12 (12.37%) DNS
13 11 (11.34%) Cisco
13 11 (11.34%) Hyper-V
13 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.31%) DV Cleared
14 10 (10.31%) Clustering
14 10 (10.31%) Application Packaging
14 10 (10.31%) VBScript
15 9 (9.28%) DHCP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 19 (19.59%) Lync
2 9 (9.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (19.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.37%) MS Office
3 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) DNS
2 9 (9.28%) DHCP
3 5 (5.15%) SAN
4 4 (4.12%) VPN
5 3 (3.09%) LAN
5 3 (3.09%) VoIP
5 3 (3.09%) WAN
6 2 (2.06%) Intranet
6 2 (2.06%) Firewall
7 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MSI
2 6 (6.19%) InstallShield
3 4 (4.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (5.15%) Retail
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (15.46%) Consultant
2 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (8.25%) Analyst
3 8 (8.25%) Applications Packager
3 8 (8.25%) SCCM Consultant
4 7 (7.22%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Customer Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.12%) Build Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.03%) WCF
2 1 (1.03%) REST
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Clustering
2 9 (9.28%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.15%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.15%) User Experience
4 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) PKI
6 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (83.51%) Windows
2 48 (49.48%) Windows 7
3 26 (26.80%) Windows XP
4 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.25%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.12%) Linux
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.46%) Migration
2 14 (14.43%) ITIL
3 7 (7.22%) Release Management
4 6 (6.19%) Patch Management
4 6 (6.19%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.09%) Project Management
6 3 (3.09%) WFM
7 2 (2.06%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.06%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (1.03%) Change Control
8 1 (1.03%) Performance Testing
8 1 (1.03%) Stress Testing
8 1 (1.03%) Time Management
8 1 (1.03%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.03%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) SQL
2 10 (10.31%) VBScript
3 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.22%) VB
4 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) Perl
5 1 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.31%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.25%) MCSE
5 8 (8.25%) MCSA
6 5 (5.15%) MCITP
7 3 (3.09%) MCTS
8 1 (1.03%) CCEE
8 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.03%) CCNP
8 1 (1.03%) CCNA
8 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.06%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (52.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.34%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (6.19%) vSphere
6 6 (6.19%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (5.15%) XenApp
7 5 (5.15%) DFS Replication
8 4 (4.12%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.12%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.09%) Firmware
9 3 (3.09%) BitLocker
10 2 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.06%) Xen
11 1 (1.03%) UAG
11 1 (1.03%) KVM
11 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (13.40%) SCOM
2 8 (8.25%) WSUS
3 7 (7.22%) SCOrch
3 7 (7.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (6.19%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.19%) SCSM
5 4 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.09%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.03%) Nagios
7 1 (1.03%) AppManager
7 1 (1.03%) Puppet
7 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (44.33%) Microsoft
1 43 (44.33%) VMware
2 19 (19.59%) Citrix
3 11 (11.34%) Cisco
4 8 (8.25%) McAfee
5 7 (7.22%) HP
6 6 (6.19%) Symantec
7 4 (4.12%) Dell
7 4 (4.12%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.12%) AppSense
8 3 (3.09%) CA
8 3 (3.09%) Wyse
9 2 (2.06%) TOWER Software
9 2 (2.06%) Remedy
9 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.03%) F5
10 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.03%) LogLogic
10 1 (1.03%) Lumension
10 1 (1.03%) Dell Compellent
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