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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 139 120 165
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +45
Contract jobs citing SCCM 790 828 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.70% 1.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.36% 23.19% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 436 290
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 75 78
Average hourly rate £16.72 £18.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% -30.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.12 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.38% -23.63%

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
4081 3571 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.05% 7.33% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2480 2077 1571
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 145 199
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
England -10 736 £340 -2.85% 210
London -36 255 £375 +0.33% 79
South East -8 199 £310 -11.42% 43
East of England +13 57 £363 +33.02% 15
South West -15 57 £284 -5.41% 28
Berkshire -9 55 £304 -1.21% 19
City of London -18 54 £375 -1.31% 22
North West -2 53 £285 +26.10% 10
West Midlands +29 50 £225 -28.00% 7
Hampshire -3 50 £280 -25.82% 11
Yorkshire +7 34 £325 +36.84% 12
Scotland -32 34 £310 +5.98% 4
Reading +20 31 £286 -28.62% 11
East Midlands +14 25 £360 -7.09% 13
Merseyside +10 25 £250 -1.76% 1
Bedfordshire +4 25 £380 +26.66% 4
West Sussex 0 20 £350 +27.27% 3
Surrey -13 20 £300 -14.28% 4
West Yorkshire +5 19 £295 +24.21% 9
Havant +8 15 £275 -27.63%
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £225 -31.81%
Edinburgh -21 14 £450 +50.00% 3
Birmingham +12 13 £450 +133.76% 5
Luton +1 13 £425 +41.66% 1
East Sussex +4 12 £375 -
Oxfordshire -6 12 £315 -21.25% 3
Cheshire -7 11 £325 +43.80% 2
Glasgow -10 11 £310 +8.77%
Leicestershire +19 10 £375 - 5
Hertfordshire +6 10 £425 +41.66% 3

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1331 (77.07%) Windows
2 862 (49.91%) Active Directory
3 804 (46.55%) Microsoft
4 663 (38.39%) Windows 7
5 485 (28.08%) VMware
6 443 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 427 (24.72%) Citrix
8 414 (23.97%) SCOM
9 293 (16.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 289 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 284 (16.44%) MS Exchange
12 283 (16.39%) PowerShell
13 282 (16.33%) ITIL
14 274 (15.87%) MS Office
15 266 (15.40%) Security Cleared
16 255 (14.77%) DNS
17 254 (14.71%) Windows XP
18 251 (14.53%) Migration
19 242 (14.01%) MS Excel
20 241 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
21 213 (12.33%) Finance
22 209 (12.10%) DHCP
23 205 (11.87%) SQL
24 203 (11.75%) HP
24 203 (11.75%) Microsoft App-V
25 193 (11.18%) Hyper-V
26 188 (10.89%) XenApp
27 178 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
28 172 (9.96%) SAN
28 172 (9.96%) SC Cleared

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 284 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 162 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 123 (7.12%) IIS
4 120 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 101 (5.85%) Lync
6 60 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 56 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.16%) OpenStack
11 17 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (0.87%) WorkSite
13 12 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.69%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.46%) Apache
16 8 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
17 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 274 (15.87%) MS Office
2 242 (14.01%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.52%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.058%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.17%) Agresso
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.058%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.058%) Eikon
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.75%) Office 365
2 71 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.52%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.12%) SaaS
8 1 (0.058%) PaaS
8 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 255 (14.77%) DNS
2 209 (12.10%) DHCP
3 172 (9.96%) SAN
4 127 (7.35%) Firewall
4 127 (7.35%) TCP/IP
5 83 (4.81%) VPN
5 83 (4.81%) LAN
6 81 (4.69%) WAN
7 60 (3.47%) NetScaler
8 59 (3.42%) NAS
9 41 (2.37%) VoIP
9 41 (2.37%) Internet
10 38 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (2.14%) FTP
12 32 (1.85%) SSL
13 27 (1.56%) VLAN
14 26 (1.51%) Wireless
15 24 (1.39%) SMS
16 21 (1.22%) SNMP
17 14 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (0.64%) MySQL
7 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.12%) DB2
11 2 (0.12%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.058%) EDMS
12 1 (0.058%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 111 (6.43%) MSI
2 17 (0.98%) AdminStudio
3 16 (0.93%) StarTeam
4 10 (0.58%) InstallShield
4 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.23%) NUnit
7 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.058%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.058%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.058%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.058%) GCC
General
1 213 (12.33%) Finance
2 62 (3.59%) Banking
3 40 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.26%) Retail
5 36 (2.08%) Legal
6 35 (2.03%) Law
7 21 (1.22%) Publishing
8 13 (0.75%) Local Government
9 11 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.46%) Back Office
12 6 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 6 (0.35%) French Language
12 6 (0.35%) German Language
13 5 (0.29%) Front Office
13 5 (0.29%) Advertising
14 4 (0.23%) Marketing
15 3 (0.17%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 217 (12.57%) Analyst
2 200 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 178 (10.31%) Support Engineer
4 159 (9.21%) Consultant
5 125 (7.24%) Desktop Support
6 113 (6.54%) Desktop Engineer
7 101 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 96 (5.56%) Architect
9 91 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
10 84 (4.86%) Support Analyst
11 73 (4.23%) Administrator
12 66 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 63 (3.65%) Applications Packager
14 57 (3.30%) Server Engineer
15 54 (3.13%) SCCM Consultant
16 52 (3.01%) Wintel Engineer
17 51 (2.95%) Project Manager
18 49 (2.84%) Rollout Engineer
19 48 (2.78%) SCCM Engineer
20 43 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (6.37%) Application Packaging
2 38 (2.20%) .NET
3 36 (2.08%) Web Services
4 23 (1.33%) Middleware
5 10 (0.58%) Software Packaging
5 10 (0.58%) XML
6 6 (0.35%) X-Windows
6 6 (0.35%) SAP PI
7 4 (0.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (0.23%) WCF
7 4 (0.23%) DCOM
8 3 (0.17%) MSMQ
8 3 (0.17%) COM
9 2 (0.12%) JSP
9 2 (0.12%) XMPP
9 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.058%) OLE
10 1 (0.058%) LINQ
10 1 (0.058%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.058%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.31%) Blackberry
2 89 (5.15%) Clustering
3 56 (3.24%) PKI
4 55 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (2.84%) Replication
6 37 (2.14%) Thin Client
6 37 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 27 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 17 (0.98%) Device Driver
10 17 (0.98%) iPad
11 15 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (0.87%) NHS
12 12 (0.69%) CMDB
12 12 (0.69%) Open Source
13 11 (0.64%) Computer Science
13 11 (0.64%) PDA
14 10 (0.58%) iPhone
15 9 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1331 (77.07%) Windows
2 663 (38.39%) Windows 7
3 443 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 293 (16.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 254 (14.71%) Windows XP
6 241 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 99 (5.73%) Windows 8
8 64 (3.71%) Linux
9 50 (2.90%) Windows Vista
10 24 (1.39%) UNIX
11 22 (1.27%) Windows 2000
12 20 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.98%) Android
14 14 (0.81%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.41%) Solaris
18 5 (0.29%) AIX
18 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (16.33%) ITIL
2 251 (14.53%) Migration
3 70 (4.05%) E-Commerce
4 67 (3.88%) Service Delivery
5 66 (3.82%) Project Management
5 66 (3.82%) Configuration Management
6 45 (2.61%) Asset Management
7 41 (2.37%) Incident Management
8 39 (2.26%) Service Management
8 39 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 35 (2.03%) ITSM
10 35 (2.03%) Problem Management
11 33 (1.91%) Change Management
12 32 (1.85%) Load Balancing
13 31 (1.80%) Software Distribution
13 31 (1.80%) Performance Tuning
14 27 (1.56%) Software Deployment
15 23 (1.33%) Coaching
15 23 (1.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 205 (11.87%) SQL
3 123 (7.12%) VBScript
4 78 (4.52%) VB
5 29 (1.68%) C#
6 18 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 10 (0.58%) C
8 8 (0.46%) Perl
9 5 (0.29%) VBA
10 4 (0.23%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.17%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.17%) Java
11 3 (0.17%) Ruby
12 2 (0.12%) R
13 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.058%) Python
13 1 (0.058%) REXX
13 1 (0.058%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 266 (15.40%) Security Cleared
2 178 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 172 (9.96%) SC Cleared
4 119 (6.89%) MCSE
5 74 (4.28%) DV Cleared
6 66 (3.82%) MCP
7 33 (1.91%) Degree
8 30 (1.74%) MCITP
9 28 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.62%) MCSA
10 25 (1.45%) CCNA
11 21 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (0.98%) MCTS
14 16 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (0.87%) MOS
16 13 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.69%) CISSP
18 11 (0.64%) CCEA
19 9 (0.52%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.86%) SLA
2 19 (1.10%) QA
3 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.058%) P3O
4 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 862 (49.91%) Active Directory
2 289 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (11.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 193 (11.18%) Hyper-V
5 188 (10.89%) XenApp
6 124 (7.18%) XenDesktop
7 110 (6.37%) vSphere
8 64 (3.71%) VMware ESX
9 48 (2.78%) XenServer
10 43 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
11 36 (2.08%) UAG
12 27 (1.56%) Terminal Services
13 25 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
14 24 (1.39%) ISA Server
15 23 (1.33%) Firmware
16 21 (1.22%) vCloud
17 16 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 13 (0.75%) Terminal Server
20 11 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 414 (23.97%) SCOM
2 67 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 57 (3.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 52 (3.01%) SCVMM
5 51 (2.95%) WSUS
6 39 (2.26%) NetBackup
7 36 (2.08%) SCOrch
8 32 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 31 (1.80%) EdgeSight
10 28 (1.62%) HP SIM
11 18 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (0.98%) WMI
12 17 (0.98%) SCSM
13 16 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (0.87%) Netcool
14 15 (0.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 14 (0.81%) SCDPM
16 13 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 12 (0.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
17 12 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 804 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 485 (28.08%) VMware
3 427 (24.72%) Citrix
4 203 (11.75%) HP
5 133 (7.70%) Cisco
6 104 (6.02%) Symantec
7 97 (5.62%) AppSense
8 79 (4.57%) NetApp
9 75 (4.34%) Dell
10 74 (4.28%) IBM
11 72 (4.17%) Remedy
12 57 (3.30%) EMC
13 56 (3.24%) Altiris
14 54 (3.13%) McAfee
15 53 (3.07%) Sophos
16 51 (2.95%) Oracle
17 47 (2.72%) Apple
18 35 (2.03%) F5
19 32 (1.85%) SolarWinds
19 32 (1.85%) BMC
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