The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 141 133 140
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing SCCM 824 816 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.57% 1.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.88% 20.99% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 402 384
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 67 79
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.93 £31.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4145 3888 3036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2186 1740
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM within the UK.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM within the UK.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SCCM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +1 753 £325 +4.00% 183
London +17 272 £325 -7.14% 55
South East +12 241 £350 +11.73% 42
Berkshire +13 89 £375 +30.43% 15
City of London 0 55 £375 -3.84% 12
Reading +24 51 £417 +57.35% 9
North West -35 47 £325 +25.48% 15
South West -10 46 £269 -30.19% 29
West Midlands +1 45 £350 +64.70% 5
East of England -12 42 £250 -1.96% 10
Scotland -22 42 £210 -26.31% 5
Hampshire -21 41 £315 +13.51% 16
West Sussex +9 37 £395 +1.93% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 29 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +5 29 £313 +52.43% 11
Yorkshire -33 26 £320 +42.22% 13
Surrey +4 25 £338 +1.50% 3
Merseyside 0 19 £325 +16.07% 5
Milton Keynes -1 18 £450 +12.50% 2
West Yorkshire -15 18 £344 +52.77% 9
Oxfordshire -2 17 £313 - 1
Manchester -14 16 £320 -8.57% 7
Edinburgh -9 15 £310 -4.61% 2
Coventry +10 13 £350 +84.21% 3
Wales -13 13 £158 -38.83% 1
Bracknell +10 12 £269 -17.81% 1
Bristol +3 12 £275 -31.25% 8
Nottinghamshire +1 12 £263 +61.53%
Bedfordshire +1 11 £375 +177.77% 1
Birmingham -11 11 £303 +25.38% 1

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1354 (78.95%) Windows
2 853 (49.74%) Active Directory
3 809 (47.17%) Microsoft
4 675 (39.36%) Windows 7
5 521 (30.38%) VMware
6 458 (26.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 390 (22.74%) Citrix
8 342 (19.94%) SCOM
9 301 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 299 (17.43%) ITIL
11 296 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 289 (16.85%) MS Exchange
13 285 (16.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 285 (16.62%) PowerShell
14 278 (16.21%) Security Cleared
15 249 (14.52%) MS Office
16 242 (14.11%) DNS
17 226 (13.18%) MS Excel
18 225 (13.12%) Migration
19 217 (12.65%) Windows XP
20 216 (12.59%) HP
20 216 (12.59%) Hyper-V
21 201 (11.72%) SQL
22 197 (11.49%) DHCP
23 192 (11.20%) Microsoft App-V
24 188 (10.96%) Finance
25 177 (10.32%) SharePoint
26 166 (9.68%) XenApp
27 157 (9.15%) SC Cleared
28 154 (8.98%) SAN

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 289 (16.85%) MS Exchange
2 177 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 138 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 133 (7.76%) Lync
5 99 (5.77%) IIS
6 67 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 60 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 45 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (1.46%) IBM Notes
11 24 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (1.28%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
15 11 (0.64%) WorkSite
16 10 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
18 7 (0.41%) Apache
19 5 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 249 (14.52%) MS Office
2 226 (13.18%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.82%) MS Project
5 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.23%) InDesign
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.17%) Agresso
3 3 (0.17%) RMDS
3 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.058%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.058%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.058%) Eikon
5 1 (0.058%) assyst
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.058%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 112 (6.53%) Office 365
2 68 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 242 (14.11%) DNS
2 197 (11.49%) DHCP
3 154 (8.98%) SAN
4 122 (7.11%) Firewall
5 115 (6.71%) TCP/IP
6 98 (5.71%) LAN
7 92 (5.36%) WAN
8 73 (4.26%) VPN
9 52 (3.03%) Internet
9 52 (3.03%) NAS
10 49 (2.86%) NetScaler
11 44 (2.57%) VoIP
12 39 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (1.57%) SSL
14 25 (1.46%) SMS
14 25 (1.46%) FTP
15 24 (1.40%) Wireless
16 18 (1.05%) VLAN
17 14 (0.82%) SNMP
18 12 (0.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (0.93%) MySQL
6 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.23%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.058%) IDOL
12 1 (0.058%) Text Mining
12 1 (0.058%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.058%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 105 (6.12%) MSI
2 22 (1.28%) AdminStudio
3 17 (0.99%) StarTeam
4 13 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.12%) Lombardi
8 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 188 (10.96%) Finance
2 55 (3.21%) Banking
3 41 (2.39%) Retail
4 39 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.87%) Legal
6 30 (1.75%) Law
7 22 (1.28%) Publishing
8 18 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.82%) Local Government
10 10 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.41%) Back Office
13 4 (0.23%) Marketing
13 4 (0.23%) Advertising
13 4 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.17%) German Language
14 3 (0.17%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.17%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.17%) Front Office
15 2 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 243 (14.17%) Analyst
2 180 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 170 (9.91%) Support Engineer
4 164 (9.56%) Consultant
5 131 (7.64%) Desktop Support
6 105 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
7 103 (6.01%) Support Analyst
8 99 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 96 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 85 (4.96%) Architect
11 81 (4.72%) Applications Packager
12 68 (3.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 60 (3.50%) SCCM Consultant
14 59 (3.44%) Administrator
15 58 (3.38%) Server Engineer
16 56 (3.27%) Deployment Engineer
17 52 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 47 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 45 (2.62%) Wintel Engineer
19 45 (2.62%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (6.65%) Application Packaging
2 47 (2.74%) .NET
3 30 (1.75%) Middleware
4 22 (1.28%) Web Services
5 10 (0.58%) Software Packaging
6 8 (0.47%) XML
7 7 (0.41%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.23%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.17%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.17%) ODBC
9 3 (0.17%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.17%) CSS
10 2 (0.12%) SOAP
10 2 (0.12%) XSLT
10 2 (0.12%) J2EE
10 2 (0.12%) COM
10 2 (0.12%) DCOM
10 2 (0.12%) OLE
10 2 (0.12%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.77%) Blackberry
2 94 (5.48%) Clustering
3 54 (3.15%) Replication
3 54 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.03%) PKI
5 29 (1.69%) NHS
6 27 (1.57%) Thin Client
6 27 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 24 (1.40%) iPad
8 20 (1.17%) iPhone
9 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 16 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.58%) Device Driver
12 10 (0.58%) Open Source
12 10 (0.58%) User Experience
13 9 (0.52%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1354 (78.95%) Windows
2 675 (39.36%) Windows 7
3 458 (26.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 301 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 296 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 217 (12.65%) Windows XP
7 138 (8.05%) Windows 8
8 67 (3.91%) Linux
9 43 (2.51%) Windows Vista
10 32 (1.87%) Windows 2000
11 27 (1.57%) UNIX
12 23 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.28%) Android
14 15 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.64%) HPUX
17 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (17.43%) ITIL
2 225 (13.12%) Migration
3 73 (4.26%) Configuration Management
4 66 (3.85%) Project Management
5 56 (3.27%) Service Delivery
6 52 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 49 (2.86%) E-Commerce
8 45 (2.62%) Service Management
9 44 (2.57%) Asset Management
10 42 (2.45%) Incident Management
11 41 (2.39%) Change Management
12 38 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (2.22%) ITSM
13 33 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (1.87%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (1.46%) PRINCE2
16 24 (1.40%) Software Deployment
17 23 (1.34%) Software Distribution
18 20 (1.17%) Load Balancing
19 19 (1.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 285 (16.62%) PowerShell
2 201 (11.72%) SQL
3 130 (7.58%) VBScript
4 74 (4.31%) VB
5 35 (2.04%) C#
6 13 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.64%) Java
8 9 (0.52%) C
9 7 (0.41%) Perl
9 7 (0.41%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.29%) VBA
11 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.12%) Ruby
12 2 (0.12%) Python
12 2 (0.12%) REXX
12 2 (0.12%) Tcl
12 2 (0.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 278 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 157 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 150 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (5.95%) MCSE
5 98 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 71 (4.14%) MCP
7 37 (2.16%) MCSA
8 34 (1.98%) MCITP
9 32 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (1.69%) CCNA
10 29 (1.69%) Degree
11 19 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.70%) MCTS
14 12 (0.70%) CCA
14 12 (0.70%) CISSP
15 10 (0.58%) MOS
16 8 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.14%) SLA
2 19 (1.11%) QA
3 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.058%) P3O
System Software
1 853 (49.74%) Active Directory
2 285 (16.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 192 (11.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 166 (9.68%) XenApp
6 103 (6.01%) XenDesktop
7 82 (4.78%) vSphere
8 53 (3.09%) VMware ESX
9 46 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (1.75%) XenServer
11 26 (1.52%) UAG
12 18 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
13 17 (0.99%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.87%) DFS Replication
15 15 (0.87%) Firmware
15 15 (0.87%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.76%) ISA Server
16 13 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 342 (19.94%) SCOM
2 63 (3.67%) WSUS
2 63 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 52 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 51 (2.97%) SCVMM
5 34 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 30 (1.75%) SCOrch
7 28 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 25 (1.46%) HP SIM
9 23 (1.34%) SCSM
9 23 (1.34%) EdgeSight
10 15 (0.87%) Netcool
10 15 (0.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 14 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.70%) Nagios
13 12 (0.70%) SCDPM
14 9 (0.52%) WMI
14 9 (0.52%) DameWare
Vendors
1 809 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 521 (30.38%) VMware
3 390 (22.74%) Citrix
4 216 (12.59%) HP
5 117 (6.82%) Cisco
6 85 (4.96%) NetApp
7 84 (4.90%) AppSense
8 78 (4.55%) Dell
9 72 (4.20%) Symantec
10 65 (3.79%) IBM
11 62 (3.62%) Remedy
12 59 (3.44%) Oracle
13 48 (2.80%) McAfee
13 48 (2.80%) Sophos
14 47 (2.74%) EMC
14 47 (2.74%) Apple
15 41 (2.39%) Altiris
16 34 (1.98%) Lotus
17 29 (1.69%) Veritas
17 29 (1.69%) Veeam
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