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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 160 134 146
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing SCCM 851 922 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.66% 1.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.78% 20.69% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 531 443
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £150 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 73 66
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £31.54 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -13.04%

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
4785 4457 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 8.01% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2928 2634 2312
Average daily rate £403 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 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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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 -31 767 £323 -0.76% 176
London -36 250 £323 -0.76% 63
South East -10 197 £350 - 38
North West -18 87 £278 +0.90% 19
East of England +17 83 £325 +4.83% 13
City of London -11 75 £373 +19.20% 15
Berkshire +20 66 £417 +15.03% 12
Manchester +8 52 £310 +17.20% 9
Yorkshire -15 50 £250 +18.34% 11
South West -25 47 £325 -8.77% 14
Scotland -22 45 £225 -21.05% 11
Hertfordshire +38 43 £425 +82.79% 10
Hampshire -11 39 £275 -15.38% 9
Reading +4 38 £463 +23.33% 5
West Yorkshire -3 33 £325 +54.76% 9
West Midlands -14 30 £350 +5.66% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 27 £363 -9.37%
Surrey -8 25 £356 +5.55% 13
Essex +9 22 £369 +29.38%
Milton Keynes 0 22 £375 -6.25%
Wales +4 19 £360 +157.14% 1
Leeds -19 18 £218 +3.57% 4
Watford - 18 £425 -
Bristol +8 17 £205 -33.06% 6
Wiltshire -20 15 £550 +22.22% 4
Glasgow +5 14 £270 -1.81% 5
Cheshire -6 14 £365 +16.80% 5
Edinburgh -14 14 £206 -29.48% 4
Oxfordshire -20 14 £145 -30.95% 2
East Midlands -12 13 £225 -30.76% 5

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1325 (80.60%) Windows
2 859 (52.25%) Active Directory
3 807 (49.09%) Microsoft
4 627 (38.14%) Windows 7
5 604 (36.74%) VMware
6 515 (31.33%) Citrix
7 464 (28.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 364 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 324 (19.71%) ITIL
10 323 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 310 (18.86%) PowerShell
12 292 (17.76%) MS Excel
13 291 (17.70%) MS Exchange
13 291 (17.70%) SCOM
14 275 (16.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 257 (15.63%) Migration
16 238 (14.48%) Microsoft App-V
17 231 (14.05%) Hyper-V
18 230 (13.99%) Security Cleared
18 230 (13.99%) MS Office
19 220 (13.38%) DNS
20 211 (12.83%) SQL
21 198 (12.04%) HP
22 196 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
23 195 (11.86%) XenApp
24 189 (11.50%) Finance
25 184 (11.19%) Data Centre
26 180 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2010
27 164 (9.98%) DHCP
28 162 (9.85%) SAN

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 291 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 180 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (8.64%) Lync
4 133 (8.09%) SharePoint
5 74 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 64 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 63 (3.83%) IIS
8 39 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (1.64%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.91%) WorkSite
12 12 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.30%) JBoss
15 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.30%) CMS
16 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 292 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 230 (13.99%) MS Office
3 13 (0.79%) MS Project
4 12 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.24%) InDesign
8 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.24%) assyst
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.18%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.18%) RMDS
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.061%) Agresso
5 1 (0.061%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.64%) Office 365
2 37 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.36%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.24%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.18%) PaaS
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.061%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 220 (13.38%) DNS
2 164 (9.98%) DHCP
3 162 (9.85%) SAN
4 114 (6.93%) WAN
5 104 (6.33%) LAN
6 100 (6.08%) TCP/IP
7 89 (5.41%) Firewall
8 74 (4.50%) VPN
9 38 (2.31%) Internet
10 35 (2.13%) VoIP
11 33 (2.01%) VLAN
12 28 (1.70%) NAS
13 25 (1.52%) Network Security
14 23 (1.40%) NetScaler
15 20 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (1.09%) Wireless
17 15 (0.91%) MPLS
17 15 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (0.85%) Skype
19 12 (0.73%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.79%) MySQL
6 12 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.36%) SSDT
8 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.18%) DB2
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.18%) Big Data
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.061%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.061%) EDMS
11 1 (0.061%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (5.41%) MSI
2 30 (1.82%) AdminStudio
3 26 (1.58%) InstallShield
4 15 (0.91%) Subversion
5 13 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
8 7 (0.43%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.36%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.30%) Ant
11 4 (0.24%) JIRA
11 4 (0.24%) Maven
11 4 (0.24%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.18%) Hudson
13 2 (0.12%) Lombardi
14 1 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 189 (11.50%) Finance
2 58 (3.53%) Banking
3 33 (2.01%) Retail
4 28 (1.70%) Financial Institution
5 27 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.52%) Law
7 20 (1.22%) Legal
8 15 (0.91%) Local Government
9 11 (0.67%) Publishing
10 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.36%) Advertising
11 6 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.30%) Back Office
13 4 (0.24%) French Language
14 3 (0.18%) Marketing
14 3 (0.18%) Games
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
16 1 (0.061%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.061%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 273 (16.61%) Analyst
2 165 (10.04%) Support Engineer
3 152 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 133 (8.09%) Desktop Support
5 126 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 120 (7.30%) Consultant
7 115 (7.00%) Support Analyst
8 95 (5.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 81 (4.93%) Applications Packager
10 76 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
11 68 (4.14%) Architect
12 56 (3.41%) Deployment Engineer
13 55 (3.35%) Service Analyst
14 54 (3.28%) Administrator
14 54 (3.28%) Server Engineer
14 54 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
15 51 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 48 (2.92%) Service Desk Analyst
17 47 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
17 47 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (5.84%) Application Packaging
2 53 (3.22%) .NET
3 26 (1.58%) Middleware
4 22 (1.34%) Software Packaging
5 9 (0.55%) XML
6 6 (0.36%) ODBC
6 6 (0.36%) Flash
7 5 (0.30%) OLE
7 5 (0.30%) OLE DB
8 4 (0.24%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.24%) Web Services
8 4 (0.24%) SAP PI
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.18%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.18%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.12%) Drools
10 2 (0.12%) J2EE
10 2 (0.12%) XSLT
10 2 (0.12%) WSH
10 2 (0.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 184 (11.19%) Data Centre
2 93 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 79 (4.81%) Clustering
4 74 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 43 (2.62%) Fat Client
6 40 (2.43%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.89%) NHS
8 25 (1.52%) Replication
9 23 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.34%) PKI
11 21 (1.28%) iPad
11 21 (1.28%) User Experience
12 20 (1.22%) iPhone
13 18 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.85%) CMDB
17 13 (0.79%) BYOD
18 11 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1325 (80.60%) Windows
2 627 (38.14%) Windows 7
3 464 (28.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 364 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 275 (16.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 153 (9.31%) Windows XP
7 135 (8.21%) Windows 8
8 65 (3.95%) Linux
9 49 (2.98%) Android
10 29 (1.76%) Mac OS X
11 22 (1.34%) UNIX
12 19 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.97%) Windows 2000
13 16 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.61%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.61%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.43%) Windows NT
18 6 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (19.71%) ITIL
2 257 (15.63%) Migration
3 72 (4.38%) Service Management
4 69 (4.20%) Change Management
5 66 (4.01%) Configuration Management
6 56 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (3.16%) Project Management
8 48 (2.92%) Service Delivery
9 46 (2.80%) Patch Management
10 42 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (2.43%) ITSM
12 39 (2.37%) Asset Management
13 38 (2.31%) Incident Management
14 37 (2.25%) Software Deployment
15 36 (2.19%) Data Protection
16 35 (2.13%) Problem Management
17 29 (1.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 29 (1.76%) Mobile Device Management
17 29 (1.76%) Change Control
18 27 (1.64%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 310 (18.86%) PowerShell
2 211 (12.83%) SQL
3 107 (6.51%) VBScript
4 61 (3.71%) VB
5 47 (2.86%) C#
6 24 (1.46%) Java
6 24 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 11 (0.67%) VBA
7 11 (0.67%) Python
8 9 (0.55%) Perl
9 8 (0.49%) C
10 7 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.43%) C++
11 6 (0.36%) C++/CLI
12 5 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) REXX
15 2 (0.12%) Tcl
16 1 (0.061%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 230 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 196 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (7.79%) MCSE
4 120 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 83 (5.05%) DV Cleared
6 65 (3.95%) MCP
7 60 (3.65%) MCSA
8 56 (3.41%) MCITP
9 37 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
10 34 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (2.01%) Degree
11 33 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (1.82%) CCNA
13 25 (1.52%) CCA
13 25 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (1.40%) MCTS
15 10 (0.61%) MOS
16 9 (0.55%) VCP4
16 9 (0.55%) CCNP
17 7 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.54%) SLA
2 28 (1.70%) QA
3 15 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.24%) COBIT
6 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.061%) HIPAA
System Software
1 859 (52.25%) Active Directory
2 323 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (14.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 231 (14.05%) Hyper-V
5 195 (11.86%) XenApp
6 139 (8.45%) vSphere
7 109 (6.63%) XenDesktop
8 67 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (3.35%) VMware ESX
10 34 (2.07%) Terminal Services
11 30 (1.82%) BitLocker
12 21 (1.28%) XenServer
13 19 (1.16%) Xen
14 18 (1.09%) UAG
15 17 (1.03%) DFS Replication
16 15 (0.91%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 7 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 291 (17.70%) SCOM
2 85 (5.17%) WSUS
3 52 (3.16%) SCOrch
4 40 (2.43%) SCVMM
5 36 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 35 (2.13%) SCSM
7 34 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 28 (1.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 27 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 23 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (1.16%) AirWatch
13 17 (1.03%) SCDPM
14 16 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 16 (0.97%) NetBackup
15 15 (0.91%) Puppet
15 15 (0.91%) Tivoli
16 13 (0.79%) OpenView
17 12 (0.73%) HP SIM
17 12 (0.73%) vMotion
Vendors
1 807 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 604 (36.74%) VMware
3 515 (31.33%) Citrix
4 198 (12.04%) HP
5 140 (8.52%) Cisco
6 86 (5.23%) Symantec
7 85 (5.17%) Dell
8 77 (4.68%) AppSense
9 71 (4.32%) McAfee
10 62 (3.77%) Oracle
11 49 (2.98%) EMC
11 49 (2.98%) Remedy
12 42 (2.55%) Apple
13 41 (2.49%) Wyse
14 39 (2.37%) NetApp
15 36 (2.19%) IBM
16 33 (2.01%) Veeam
17 30 (1.82%) Lotus
18 27 (1.64%) Sophos
19 24 (1.46%) SolarWinds
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £11.18 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per annum
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