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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 160 119 129
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +10
Contract jobs citing SCCM 781 910 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.73% 1.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.44% 22.52% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 547 379
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£310 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £160 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 65 74
Average hourly rate £16.91 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £27.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +11.42%

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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -37 719 £310 +1.22% 196
London -15 270 £325 - 56
South East -10 183 £350 +13.82% 34
North West -34 61 £223 -9.18% 23
City of London -20 54 £344 -11.29% 13
Berkshire -10 51 £417 +24.94% 9
South West +33 50 £285 +26.66% 34
Hampshire +8 50 £335 +48.77% 6
East of England -15 49 £250 -9.09% 21
Scotland -11 40 £310 +22.77% 5
Manchester +3 37 £215 -31.96% 10
West Midlands -34 37 £320 +45.45% 10
Yorkshire -23 36 £305 +37.07% 13
Reading +16 31 £417 +10.46% 6
West Yorkshire -13 23 £420 +60.00% 5
Edinburgh +4 20 £310 +8.77% 1
West Sussex -17 20 £295 +7.27% 1
East Midlands -20 20 £263 -1.86% 4
Hertfordshire +5 19 £331 +32.50% 15
Wiltshire +19 18 £308 - 5
Surrey +4 18 £388 +7.63% 9
Buckinghamshire -17 17 £450 +28.57% 3
Havant +9 16 £405 +24.61%
Oxfordshire -10 16 £161 -19.37% 2
Bristol +12 15 £280 +24.44% 16
North East +2 13 £258 -
Leeds -18 13 £420 +40.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -9 12 £250 -21.87% 2
Cheshire -26 12 £225 -8.16% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 11 £258 -

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1290 (80.02%) Windows
2 816 (50.62%) Active Directory
3 776 (48.14%) Microsoft
4 630 (39.08%) Windows 7
5 539 (33.44%) VMware
6 471 (29.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 383 (23.76%) Citrix
8 307 (19.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 299 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 294 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 288 (17.87%) ITIL
12 282 (17.49%) SCOM
13 256 (15.88%) Security Cleared
13 256 (15.88%) MS Exchange
14 253 (15.69%) PowerShell
15 226 (14.02%) DNS
16 224 (13.90%) MS Office
16 224 (13.90%) Migration
17 218 (13.52%) HP
18 216 (13.40%) MS Excel
19 212 (13.15%) SQL
19 212 (13.15%) Hyper-V
20 203 (12.59%) Microsoft App-V
21 198 (12.28%) Windows XP
22 178 (11.04%) Finance
23 172 (10.67%) XenApp
24 171 (10.61%) SharePoint
25 167 (10.36%) DHCP
26 163 (10.11%) SAN
27 157 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 256 (15.88%) MS Exchange
2 171 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 145 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 136 (8.44%) Lync
5 89 (5.52%) IIS
6 55 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 39 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (1.67%) IBM Notes
11 24 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.30%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.56%) WorkSite
17 5 (0.31%) CMS
17 5 (0.31%) JBoss
17 5 (0.31%) Apache
Applications
1 224 (13.90%) MS Office
2 216 (13.40%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.87%) MS Project
5 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.25%) InDesign
6 1 (0.062%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.19%) RMDS
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.062%) assyst
6 1 (0.062%) Maximo
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.062%) Agresso
6 1 (0.062%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 118 (7.32%) Office 365
2 53 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.62%) IaaS
6 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.25%) Google Drive
7 4 (0.25%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.19%) SaaS
8 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.062%) Yammer
10 1 (0.062%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 226 (14.02%) DNS
2 167 (10.36%) DHCP
3 163 (10.11%) SAN
4 113 (7.01%) Firewall
5 109 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 96 (5.96%) WAN
7 92 (5.71%) LAN
8 64 (3.97%) VPN
9 42 (2.61%) Internet
10 39 (2.42%) VoIP
11 38 (2.36%) NetScaler
12 37 (2.30%) NAS
13 28 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (1.74%) VLAN
14 24 (1.49%) Wireless
15 22 (1.36%) SSL
16 18 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
17 15 (0.93%) SNMP
17 15 (0.93%) MPLS
17 15 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (0.81%) MySQL
5 10 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.25%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.19%) DB2
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.062%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.062%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.062%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.062%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 100 (6.20%) MSI
2 22 (1.36%) AdminStudio
3 18 (1.12%) InstallShield
4 14 (0.87%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
6 6 (0.37%) Subversion
7 4 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.12%) Lombardi
9 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.062%) Maven
10 1 (0.062%) Ant
10 1 (0.062%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.062%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.062%) Jenkins
General
1 178 (11.04%) Finance
2 42 (2.61%) Banking
3 36 (2.23%) Retail
3 36 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.55%) Law
5 21 (1.30%) Legal
6 19 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 13 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.74%) Publishing
8 12 (0.74%) Local Government
9 9 (0.56%) Back Office
10 5 (0.31%) Advertising
10 5 (0.31%) Marketing
11 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.19%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.12%) Front Office
12 2 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.062%) Automotive
13 1 (0.062%) Military
13 1 (0.062%) Games
Job Titles
1 234 (14.52%) Analyst
2 170 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 159 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 124 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 124 (7.69%) Consultant
5 114 (7.07%) Desktop Engineer
6 106 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 96 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 94 (5.83%) Applications Packager
9 79 (4.90%) Architect
10 75 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 61 (3.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 57 (3.54%) Administrator
13 53 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
14 51 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 50 (3.10%) Deployment Engineer
16 49 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 49 (3.04%) Server Engineer
17 44 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
18 40 (2.48%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (7.57%) Application Packaging
2 54 (3.35%) .NET
3 31 (1.92%) Middleware
4 14 (0.87%) Software Packaging
4 14 (0.87%) Web Services
5 8 (0.50%) X-Windows
6 7 (0.43%) XML
6 7 (0.43%) SAP PI
7 4 (0.25%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.25%) ODBC
8 3 (0.19%) CSS
9 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.12%) WCF
9 2 (0.12%) Drools
9 2 (0.12%) REST
9 2 (0.12%) OLE
9 2 (0.12%) OLE DB
9 2 (0.12%) J2EE
9 2 (0.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.52%) Clustering
2 88 (5.46%) Blackberry
3 54 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.54%) Replication
5 39 (2.42%) PKI
6 33 (2.05%) NHS
7 31 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 31 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 27 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.43%) iPhone
11 21 (1.30%) iPad
12 16 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.93%) User Experience
14 12 (0.74%) CMDB
15 11 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.68%) BYOD
16 10 (0.62%) Smartphone
17 9 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1290 (80.02%) Windows
2 630 (39.08%) Windows 7
3 471 (29.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 307 (19.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 299 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 198 (12.28%) Windows XP
7 143 (8.87%) Windows 8
8 69 (4.28%) Linux
9 27 (1.67%) Windows Vista
10 26 (1.61%) UNIX
11 25 (1.55%) Windows 2000
11 25 (1.55%) Android
12 18 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.62%) HPUX
16 7 (0.43%) Windows NT
16 7 (0.43%) Solaris
16 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (17.87%) ITIL
2 224 (13.90%) Migration
3 70 (4.34%) Configuration Management
4 66 (4.09%) Project Management
5 54 (3.35%) Problem Management
6 53 (3.29%) Change Management
7 49 (3.04%) Service Delivery
8 48 (2.98%) Service Management
9 44 (2.73%) Incident Management
10 41 (2.54%) Asset Management
11 39 (2.42%) ITSM
12 34 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (2.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (1.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (1.49%) Mobile Device Management
15 24 (1.49%) E-Commerce
16 23 (1.43%) PRINCE2
17 21 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
17 21 (1.30%) Load Balancing
18 20 (1.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 253 (15.69%) PowerShell
2 212 (13.15%) SQL
3 121 (7.51%) VBScript
4 72 (4.47%) VB
5 46 (2.85%) C#
6 13 (0.81%) Java
7 11 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.56%) C
10 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.31%) Perl
12 4 (0.25%) Python
12 4 (0.25%) VBA
13 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.12%) REXX
14 2 (0.12%) Tcl
14 2 (0.12%) PHP
14 2 (0.12%) Ruby
15 1 (0.062%) C++
Qualifications
1 256 (15.88%) Security Cleared
2 157 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 136 (8.44%) SC Cleared
4 102 (6.33%) DV Cleared
5 101 (6.27%) MCSE
6 62 (3.85%) MCP
7 41 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (2.48%) MCSA
9 38 (2.36%) MCITP
10 36 (2.23%) Degree
11 35 (2.17%) CCNA
12 24 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.99%) MCTS
15 15 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.74%) CISSP
16 12 (0.74%) CCA
17 9 (0.56%) CCNP
18 8 (0.50%) MOS
19 7 (0.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.91%) SLA
2 27 (1.67%) QA
3 14 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.062%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.062%) PMBOK
System Software
1 816 (50.62%) Active Directory
2 294 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (13.15%) Hyper-V
4 203 (12.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 172 (10.67%) XenApp
6 108 (6.70%) vSphere
7 97 (6.02%) XenDesktop
8 53 (3.29%) VMware ESX
9 48 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (1.92%) UAG
11 26 (1.61%) BitLocker
12 21 (1.30%) XenServer
13 17 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 17 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
14 16 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 13 (0.81%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.74%) vCloud
16 12 (0.74%) DFS Replication
16 12 (0.74%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 282 (17.49%) SCOM
2 73 (4.53%) WSUS
3 56 (3.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 53 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 40 (2.48%) SCVMM
6 37 (2.30%) SCOrch
7 22 (1.36%) SCSM
7 22 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 22 (1.36%) Backup Exec
8 20 (1.24%) HP SIM
8 20 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 20 (1.24%) NetBackup
9 18 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (0.99%) EdgeSight
11 15 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (0.81%) Netcool
12 13 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 13 (0.81%) SCDPM
13 10 (0.62%) Puppet
13 10 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 776 (48.14%) Microsoft
2 539 (33.44%) VMware
3 383 (23.76%) Citrix
4 218 (13.52%) HP
5 146 (9.06%) Cisco
6 79 (4.90%) AppSense
7 74 (4.59%) NetApp
8 72 (4.47%) Dell
9 67 (4.16%) Oracle
10 60 (3.72%) Symantec
11 59 (3.66%) McAfee
12 56 (3.47%) IBM
13 54 (3.35%) Remedy
14 41 (2.54%) EMC
15 40 (2.48%) Apple
15 40 (2.48%) Sophos
16 31 (1.92%) Wyse
17 30 (1.86%) Lotus
18 27 (1.67%) Veeam
18 27 (1.67%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £250-300/day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £240 to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £125-£130/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
FT Select
Rate: From £200 to £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago