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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 186 145 129
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -16
Contract jobs citing SCCM 672 809 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.56% 1.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.33% 18.55% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 451 416
Average daily rate £309 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 71 67
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.18% -13.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £25.00 £31.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.81 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.72% -24.73%

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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -38 605 £320 -3.39% 136
London -11 211 £338 -3.57% 51
South East -39 148 £325 +3.17% 28
South West +19 60 £288 +4.54% 11
City of London +34 53 £369 -7.81% 17
East of England -10 48 £250 -23.07% 11
Scotland +6 46 £219 +2.94% 7
Yorkshire -7 44 £200 -40.29% 11
Berkshire -17 40 £400 +14.28% 7
North West -29 35 £275 -6.38% 10
Hampshire -15 34 £325 +16.07% 5
West Midlands -37 28 £290 +28.88% 7
Hertfordshire +19 21 £325 -27.77% 8
Edinburgh -2 21 £350 -6.66% 2
Wiltshire +8 20 £450 +125.00% 1
West Yorkshire -6 19 £340 +13.33% 10
Surrey -12 19 £185 -39.75% 6
East Midlands -15 19 £288 -4.16% 5
Reading -24 19 £323 +6.87% 5
North Yorkshire +16 18 £150 -56.52% 1
Birmingham +3 15 £290 -31.76% 3
Wales -11 15 £338 +110.93% 1
Oxfordshire +7 14 £140 -55.55% 5
Cheshire -3 14 £269 -17.30% 1
Glasgow +10 13 £96 -69.02% 3
Leeds -1 13 £340 +41.66% 5
North East -9 13 £250 -
South Wales -9 13 £338 +121.31% 1
York +10 12 £150 - 1
Bristol +7 12 £240 -12.72% 5

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1151 (79.00%) Windows
2 835 (57.31%) Active Directory
3 716 (49.14%) Microsoft
4 542 (37.20%) Windows 7
5 481 (33.01%) VMware
6 450 (30.89%) Windows Server
7 437 (29.99%) Citrix
8 371 (25.46%) ITIL
9 345 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 316 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 293 (20.11%) PowerShell
12 275 (18.87%) SCOM
13 267 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 233 (15.99%) MS Office
15 222 (15.24%) MS Excel
16 217 (14.89%) MS Exchange
17 216 (14.82%) Finance
18 200 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
18 200 (13.73%) Security Cleared
19 194 (13.32%) DNS
20 190 (13.04%) SQL
21 184 (12.63%) XenApp
22 183 (12.56%) Hyper-V
23 178 (12.22%) Migration
24 169 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
25 165 (11.32%) HP
25 165 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
26 143 (9.81%) Windows 8
27 134 (9.20%) DHCP
28 133 (9.13%) XenDesktop

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 217 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 112 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (6.73%) SharePoint
4 87 (5.97%) Skype for Business
5 83 (5.70%) IIS
6 51 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.44%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.48%) Apache
11 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.34%) JBoss
12 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.21%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 233 (15.99%) MS Office
2 222 (15.24%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.55%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.069%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.34%) assyst
3 5 (0.34%) RMDS
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.069%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.069%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 122 (8.37%) Office 365
2 90 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.24%) IaaS
6 17 (1.17%) PaaS
6 17 (1.17%) SaaS
7 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.27%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 194 (13.32%) DNS
2 134 (9.20%) DHCP
3 109 (7.48%) Firewall
4 104 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 103 (7.07%) SAN
6 97 (6.66%) LAN
7 80 (5.49%) WAN
8 58 (3.98%) NetScaler
8 58 (3.98%) VPN
9 45 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
10 41 (2.81%) VoIP
11 39 (2.68%) SSL
12 30 (2.06%) Internet
13 26 (1.78%) SNMP
14 25 (1.72%) Wireless
15 21 (1.44%) NAS
16 20 (1.37%) Skype
17 19 (1.30%) iSCSI
18 16 (1.10%) VLAN
18 16 (1.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 19 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.27%) Big Data
9 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.27%) MS Access
9 4 (0.27%) MySQL
9 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.14%) DB2
10 2 (0.14%) Informix
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (3.91%) MSI
2 25 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.37%) JIRA
4 19 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.30%) Subversion
5 18 (1.24%) Ant
5 18 (1.24%) Hudson
5 18 (1.24%) InstallShield
5 18 (1.24%) Maven
6 17 (1.17%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
8 5 (0.34%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.27%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.14%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 216 (14.82%) Finance
2 46 (3.16%) Banking
3 36 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.20%) Legal
5 29 (1.99%) Law
6 25 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.30%) Retail
8 18 (1.24%) Back Office
9 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.75%) Electronics
10 11 (0.75%) Local Government
11 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.69%) Marketing
12 8 (0.55%) Games
13 7 (0.48%) Advertising
14 5 (0.34%) French Language
14 5 (0.34%) Front Office
14 5 (0.34%) Publishing
15 4 (0.27%) Billing
15 4 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 260 (17.84%) Analyst
2 160 (10.98%) Support Engineer
3 148 (10.16%) Desktop Support
4 112 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 109 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
6 104 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 100 (6.86%) Support Analyst
8 97 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 97 (6.66%) Consultant
9 93 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
10 71 (4.87%) Architect
11 63 (4.32%) Service Analyst
12 55 (3.77%) Applications Packager
13 53 (3.64%) Desktop Analyst
14 50 (3.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 47 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 47 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 46 (3.16%) Administrator
16 46 (3.16%) IT Support
16 46 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.40%) .NET
2 25 (1.72%) Middleware
3 16 (1.10%) Software Packaging
4 9 (0.62%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.34%) XML
6 4 (0.27%) HTML
6 4 (0.27%) jQuery
6 4 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (0.27%) Web Services
7 3 (0.21%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.21%) COM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.14%) ActiveX
8 2 (0.14%) Flash
8 2 (0.14%) LAMP
9 1 (0.069%) CSS
9 1 (0.069%) J2EE
9 1 (0.069%) SOAP
9 1 (0.069%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 78 (5.35%) Blackberry
3 56 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.95%) Clustering
5 37 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.54%) NHS
6 31 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (1.78%) Hedge funds
9 25 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.72%) User Experience
10 23 (1.58%) PKI
11 21 (1.44%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 21 (1.44%) Thin Client
12 20 (1.37%) CMDB
13 18 (1.24%) iPhone
14 13 (0.89%) Device Driver
15 11 (0.75%) BYOD
15 11 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1151 (79.00%) Windows
2 542 (37.20%) Windows 7
3 450 (30.89%) Windows Server
4 345 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 316 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 169 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 143 (9.81%) Windows 8
8 118 (8.10%) Windows XP
9 97 (6.66%) Linux
10 91 (6.25%) Windows 10
11 31 (2.13%) Android
12 29 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 29 (1.99%) Unix
13 27 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (1.65%) VMS
15 22 (1.51%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.17%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.75%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (25.46%) ITIL
2 178 (12.22%) Migration
3 102 (7.00%) Service Management
4 77 (5.28%) Project Management
5 68 (4.67%) Service Delivery
6 66 (4.53%) Problem Management
7 65 (4.46%) Configuration Management
7 65 (4.46%) Software Deployment
8 64 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (3.98%) Application Packaging
9 58 (3.98%) Change Management
10 55 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 54 (3.71%) ITSM
12 41 (2.81%) Asset Management
12 41 (2.81%) PRINCE2
13 40 (2.75%) Incident Management
14 38 (2.61%) DevOps
15 36 (2.47%) Mentoring
16 35 (2.40%) Patch Management
17 34 (2.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 293 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 190 (13.04%) SQL
3 74 (5.08%) VBScript
4 44 (3.02%) VB
5 32 (2.20%) Ruby
6 31 (2.13%) C#
7 22 (1.51%) Python
8 12 (0.82%) Java
9 11 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.69%) C
11 6 (0.41%) Perl
11 6 (0.41%) VBA
12 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.21%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 200 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 165 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (8.79%) SC Cleared
4 79 (5.42%) MCSE
5 73 (5.01%) MCP
6 52 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 47 (3.23%) MCSA
8 38 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
9 35 (2.40%) MCITP
10 33 (2.26%) Degree
11 22 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (1.17%) MCDST
14 16 (1.10%) CCNA
14 16 (1.10%) MCTS
15 14 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.75%) PMI Certification
18 8 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.22%) SLA
2 14 (0.96%) QA
3 10 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
System Software
1 835 (57.31%) Active Directory
2 267 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 184 (12.63%) XenApp
5 183 (12.56%) Hyper-V
6 133 (9.13%) XenDesktop
7 100 (6.86%) vSphere
8 54 (3.71%) VMware ESX
9 40 (2.75%) BitLocker
10 29 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (1.99%) XenServer
11 21 (1.44%) Docker
12 14 (0.96%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 12 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.69%) Firmware
15 10 (0.69%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.48%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 275 (18.87%) SCOM
2 88 (6.04%) WSUS
3 50 (3.43%) Puppet
4 46 (3.16%) SCVMM
5 41 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (2.68%) SCOrch
7 34 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 29 (1.99%) Windows Intune
9 27 (1.85%) SCSM
10 24 (1.65%) Ansible
11 23 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 20 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (1.17%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.03%) NetBackup
14 15 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 12 (0.82%) OpenView
17 11 (0.75%) CFEngine
17 11 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 10 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 716 (49.14%) Microsoft
2 481 (33.01%) VMware
3 437 (29.99%) Citrix
4 165 (11.32%) HP
5 118 (8.10%) Cisco
6 82 (5.63%) Dell
7 59 (4.05%) Remedy
8 58 (3.98%) AppSense
9 55 (3.77%) Symantec
10 42 (2.88%) IBM
11 37 (2.54%) Oracle
12 36 (2.47%) Apple
12 36 (2.47%) EMC
13 34 (2.33%) NetApp
14 31 (2.13%) Altiris
15 30 (2.06%) Red Hat
16 28 (1.92%) CA
17 26 (1.78%) Intel Security
18 25 (1.72%) Splunk
19 24 (1.65%) ServiceNow
London
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £699 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £11.18 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum +28 days hols pro-rata,free parking
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £165 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £324.72 - £360.80 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mint
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
New Malden
Hays London City Cheapside
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London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago