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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 135 140 185
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +45
Contract jobs citing SCCM 926 831 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.57% 1.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.61% 22.14% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 449 363
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £317 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.49% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 73 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.10 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +6.75%

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
4492 3753 3713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.11% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2203 1945
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £312
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 158 192
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.60 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +18.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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
England +7 847 £350 +7.53% 185
London +46 353 £350 - 62
South East -30 173 £361 +11.15% 33
City of London +64 102 £333 +5.97% 27
East of England +4 74 £338 +37.75% 18
North West -7 68 £260 -5.63% 8
South West -4 62 £405 +17.39% 27
Scotland +8 54 £260 +4.00% 3
West Midlands -10 46 £320 +8.93% 8
Berkshire -15 40 £369 +3.50% 16
Hampshire -33 40 £350 +8.52% 10
Yorkshire +14 35 £225 +60.71% 15
Bedfordshire +3 32 £350 +6.06%
Wiltshire +7 30 £450 +24.13% 1
Surrey -24 26 £325 +1.56% 2
Luton -5 24 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -12 21 £350 +12.00%
Manchester -23 21 £254 +5.83% 5
Reading +29 20 £400 +8.10% 9
Cambridgeshire +8 19 £310 +11.71% 6
Birmingham -2 19 £288 +9.52% 5
East Midlands +1 17 £350 +75.00% 9
Milton Keynes -13 17 £375 +25.00%
Edinburgh +9 16 £250 +92.30%
West Yorkshire +4 16 £210 -4.54% 10
Lancashire -13 16 £228 -22.88%
Kent +5 15 £400 +23.07% 1
Merseyside +8 14 £213 -34.61% 2
Cambridge +1 14 £310 -25.97%
Basingstoke +20 13 £360 +80.00% 2

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 1477 (80.10%) Windows
2 1010 (54.77%) Active Directory
3 855 (46.37%) Microsoft
4 790 (42.84%) Windows 7
5 503 (27.28%) Citrix
6 492 (26.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 459 (24.89%) VMware
8 384 (20.82%) SCOM
9 313 (16.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 308 (16.70%) MS Exchange
11 305 (16.54%) ITIL
12 299 (16.21%) Windows XP
13 293 (15.89%) DNS
14 292 (15.84%) MS Office
15 289 (15.67%) Migration
15 289 (15.67%) Microsoft App-V
16 286 (15.51%) Security Cleared
17 283 (15.35%) PowerShell
18 275 (14.91%) MS Excel
19 262 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 250 (13.56%) DHCP
21 239 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
22 228 (12.36%) XenApp
23 224 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
24 213 (11.55%) HP
25 212 (11.50%) Finance
26 206 (11.17%) SC Cleared
27 204 (11.06%) SQL
28 191 (10.36%) SAN
29 182 (9.87%) Hyper-V

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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
1 308 (16.70%) MS Exchange
2 153 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 147 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 108 (5.86%) IIS
5 85 (4.61%) Lync
6 74 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 47 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 42 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.54%) WorkSite
12 10 (0.54%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (0.27%) Apache
16 4 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
17 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 292 (15.84%) MS Office
2 275 (14.91%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.03%) MS Project
5 7 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) InDesign
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) assyst
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.52%) Office 365
2 52 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.81%) IaaS
5 4 (0.22%) PaaS
6 3 (0.16%) SaaS
6 3 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 293 (15.89%) DNS
2 250 (13.56%) DHCP
3 191 (10.36%) SAN
4 149 (8.08%) TCP/IP
5 122 (6.62%) Firewall
6 79 (4.28%) LAN
7 74 (4.01%) VPN
8 73 (3.96%) WAN
9 58 (3.15%) Internet
10 45 (2.44%) Wireless
11 40 (2.17%) VLAN
11 40 (2.17%) NetScaler
11 40 (2.17%) VoIP
12 39 (2.11%) NAS
13 33 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (1.74%) SSL
15 26 (1.41%) SMS
16 23 (1.25%) SNMP
17 21 (1.14%) FTP
18 16 (0.87%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.22%) MySQL
12 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.11%) DataStage
14 1 (0.054%) DB2
14 1 (0.054%) MS Access
14 1 (0.054%) EDMS
14 1 (0.054%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 139 (7.54%) MSI
2 37 (2.01%) InstallShield
3 27 (1.46%) AdminStudio
4 11 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.43%) Subversion
6 8 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
7 7 (0.38%) NUnit
8 6 (0.33%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.054%) GCC
11 1 (0.054%) WinDbg
General
1 212 (11.50%) Finance
2 103 (5.59%) Banking
3 52 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.90%) Law
5 34 (1.84%) Retail
6 31 (1.68%) Legal
7 22 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.81%) Advertising
9 12 (0.65%) Back Office
10 10 (0.54%) Publishing
10 10 (0.54%) Local Government
11 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.43%) Front Office
11 8 (0.43%) Dutch Language
12 6 (0.33%) French Language
12 6 (0.33%) Military
12 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 209 (11.33%) Analyst
2 201 (10.90%) Support Engineer
3 184 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 162 (8.79%) Desktop Support
5 157 (8.51%) Consultant
6 142 (7.70%) Desktop Engineer
7 124 (6.72%) Architect
8 108 (5.86%) SCCM Engineer
9 91 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 88 (4.77%) Support Analyst
11 86 (4.66%) Applications Packager
12 85 (4.61%) Administrator
13 68 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
14 67 (3.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 65 (3.52%) Server Engineer
16 58 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
17 57 (3.09%) Project Manager
18 53 (2.87%) SCCM Consultant
19 52 (2.82%) Deployment Engineer
20 42 (2.28%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (7.75%) Application Packaging
2 30 (1.63%) .NET
3 28 (1.52%) Software Packaging
4 18 (0.98%) Web Services
5 17 (0.92%) DCOM
6 12 (0.65%) JSP
7 8 (0.43%) WCF
8 7 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.38%) XML
9 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (0.16%) Middleware
11 2 (0.11%) OLE
11 2 (0.11%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.11%) ODBC
11 2 (0.11%) HTML
11 2 (0.11%) JSF
11 2 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.72%) Blackberry
2 106 (5.75%) Clustering
3 63 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.39%) Fat Client
4 44 (2.39%) PKI
4 44 (2.39%) Thin Client
5 31 (1.68%) PDA
5 31 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (0.98%) CMDB
9 18 (0.98%) Replication
10 16 (0.87%) NHS
10 16 (0.87%) Device Driver
11 13 (0.70%) iPhone
12 12 (0.65%) iPad
13 10 (0.54%) CESG
14 7 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1477 (80.10%) Windows
2 790 (42.84%) Windows 7
3 492 (26.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 313 (16.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 299 (16.21%) Windows XP
6 239 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (7.27%) Windows 8
8 68 (3.69%) Linux
9 55 (2.98%) Windows Vista
10 26 (1.41%) UNIX
10 26 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.49%) Android
13 9 (0.49%) Solaris
14 7 (0.38%) AIX
15 6 (0.33%) CentOS
16 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (16.54%) ITIL
2 289 (15.67%) Migration
3 74 (4.01%) Project Management
4 61 (3.31%) Service Delivery
5 55 (2.98%) Configuration Management
6 52 (2.82%) Software Deployment
7 47 (2.55%) Software Distribution
8 46 (2.49%) Service Management
9 40 (2.17%) Change Management
9 40 (2.17%) Incident Management
10 35 (1.90%) Asset Management
11 33 (1.79%) Problem Management
11 33 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (1.74%) Performance Tuning
12 32 (1.74%) E-Commerce
13 27 (1.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (1.46%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (1.41%) ITSM
14 26 (1.41%) Coaching
15 23 (1.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (15.35%) PowerShell
2 204 (11.06%) SQL
3 106 (5.75%) VBScript
4 68 (3.69%) VB
5 38 (2.06%) C#
6 22 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 15 (0.81%) C
8 13 (0.70%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.54%) Perl
10 6 (0.33%) Java
10 6 (0.33%) VBA
10 6 (0.33%) Python
11 5 (0.27%) Ruby
12 4 (0.22%) PHP
13 3 (0.16%) Tcl
13 3 (0.16%) R
14 2 (0.11%) C++
14 2 (0.11%) REXX
14 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.054%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 286 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 224 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 206 (11.17%) SC Cleared
4 137 (7.43%) MCSE
5 92 (4.99%) MCP
6 56 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 43 (2.33%) MCSA
8 38 (2.06%) Degree
9 35 (1.90%) MCTS
10 34 (1.84%) MCITP
11 30 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (1.57%) CCNA
13 28 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (0.87%) CCA
16 15 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.70%) MOS
17 13 (0.70%) CISSP
18 11 (0.60%) CEH
18 11 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.93%) SLA
2 30 (1.63%) QA
3 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1010 (54.77%) Active Directory
2 289 (15.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 262 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 228 (12.36%) XenApp
5 182 (9.87%) Hyper-V
6 117 (6.34%) XenDesktop
7 116 (6.29%) vSphere
8 67 (3.63%) XenServer
9 54 (2.93%) VMware ESX
10 38 (2.06%) UAG
11 31 (1.68%) Firmware
12 28 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
13 26 (1.41%) Terminal Services
14 20 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
15 19 (1.03%) vCloud
15 19 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 14 (0.76%) ISA Server
17 13 (0.70%) VMware Server
18 11 (0.60%) MetaFrame
19 10 (0.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 384 (20.82%) SCOM
2 66 (3.58%) WSUS
3 60 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 42 (2.28%) SCVMM
5 39 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 36 (1.95%) SCOrch
7 33 (1.79%) NetBackup
8 30 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 30 (1.63%) WMI
9 29 (1.57%) HP SIM
9 29 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 25 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
11 21 (1.14%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.08%) SCSM
13 18 (0.98%) SCDPM
14 16 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 14 (0.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 14 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 13 (0.70%) SAP Afaria
17 11 (0.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 855 (46.37%) Microsoft
2 503 (27.28%) Citrix
3 459 (24.89%) VMware
4 213 (11.55%) HP
5 162 (8.79%) Cisco
6 113 (6.13%) AppSense
7 108 (5.86%) Symantec
8 81 (4.39%) Dell
9 72 (3.90%) McAfee
10 65 (3.52%) Altiris
10 65 (3.52%) EMC
11 58 (3.15%) Sophos
12 54 (2.93%) Remedy
13 51 (2.77%) CA
14 45 (2.44%) Wyse
15 44 (2.39%) Lumension
16 43 (2.33%) Oracle
17 41 (2.22%) NetApp
18 40 (2.17%) F5
19 35 (1.90%) Apple
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