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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 136 125 148
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing SCCM 824 837 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.67% 1.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.89% 22.77% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 400 357
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 68 83
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.85 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.59 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £23.20 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-30.03% +3.11%

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
4142 3676 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.31% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2467 2033 1607
Average daily rate £417 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 158 183
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -7 763 £350 +7.69% 183
London -14 259 £350 -4.37% 72
South East +5 252 £350 +10.41% 31
Berkshire +8 82 £375 +21.95% 14
North West -22 57 £318 +26.49% 14
East of England +3 53 £350 +54.69% 13
West Midlands +13 47 £225 -43.75% 2
Hampshire -16 47 £300 -14.28% 9
Reading +22 45 £417 +4.25% 7
City of London -16 45 £400 +11.49% 22
West Sussex +18 44 £390 +51.45%
South West -44 39 £318 -11.80% 18
Scotland -36 30 £176 -41.25% 5
East Midlands +20 28 £314 +39.44% 15
Merseyside +8 28 £325 +12.06% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 26 £219 -45.31% 4
Yorkshire -14 24 £300 +33.33% 11
Surrey -4 23 £325 -7.14% 3
Bedfordshire +4 19 £403 +34.16%
Wales -4 18 £158 -51.16% 1
West Yorkshire -16 17 £300 +33.33% 8
Milton Keynes -6 16 £200 -50.00% 2
Manchester -19 13 £259 -0.48% 8
Bracknell +5 12 £269 -36.76% 2
South Wales -3 12 £150 -53.48% 1
Havant +8 11 £275 -27.15%
Nottinghamshire 0 11 £263 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -5 11 £383 -
Glasgow -9 11 £236 -27.30% 2
Coventry +9 10 £240 -46.66%

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1348 (79.06%) Windows
2 862 (50.56%) Active Directory
3 820 (48.09%) Microsoft
4 684 (40.12%) Windows 7
5 513 (30.09%) VMware
6 467 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 389 (22.82%) Citrix
8 375 (21.99%) SCOM
9 300 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 297 (17.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 294 (17.24%) MS Exchange
12 286 (16.77%) ITIL
13 274 (16.07%) Security Cleared
14 271 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 268 (15.72%) PowerShell
16 260 (15.25%) DNS
17 254 (14.90%) MS Office
18 241 (14.13%) Windows XP
19 239 (14.02%) Migration
20 230 (13.49%) MS Excel
21 221 (12.96%) Hyper-V
22 217 (12.73%) HP
23 211 (12.38%) DHCP
24 206 (12.08%) SQL
25 201 (11.79%) Finance
26 195 (11.44%) Microsoft App-V
27 177 (10.38%) SharePoint
28 164 (9.62%) XenApp
29 163 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
30 159 (9.33%) SAN

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 294 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 177 (10.38%) SharePoint
3 143 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 117 (6.86%) IIS
5 116 (6.80%) Lync
6 68 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 64 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 49 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (1.47%) IBM Notes
12 22 (1.29%) OpenStack
13 18 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (1.00%) WorkSite
15 13 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
18 7 (0.41%) Apache
19 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 254 (14.90%) MS Office
2 230 (13.49%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.88%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) Agresso
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.059%) Maximo
6 1 (0.059%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.059%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.059%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 103 (6.04%) Office 365
2 75 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.76%) IaaS
4 13 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.18%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.059%) PaaS
6 1 (0.059%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 260 (15.25%) DNS
2 211 (12.38%) DHCP
3 159 (9.33%) SAN
4 128 (7.51%) Firewall
5 121 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 100 (5.87%) LAN
7 92 (5.40%) WAN
8 85 (4.99%) VPN
9 56 (3.28%) NetScaler
10 53 (3.11%) NAS
11 47 (2.76%) Internet
12 45 (2.64%) VoIP
13 41 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (1.88%) FTP
15 28 (1.64%) SSL
16 27 (1.58%) SMS
17 24 (1.41%) VLAN
18 23 (1.35%) Wireless
19 18 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
20 16 (0.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.82%) MySQL
6 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.23%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.12%) DB2
13 1 (0.059%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.059%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 116 (6.80%) MSI
2 19 (1.11%) AdminStudio
3 17 (1.00%) StarTeam
4 13 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.059%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.059%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.059%) NUnit
General
1 201 (11.79%) Finance
2 49 (2.87%) Banking
3 42 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.23%) Law
4 38 (2.23%) Legal
5 37 (2.17%) Retail
6 22 (1.29%) Publishing
7 16 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.88%) Local Government
9 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.47%) Back Office
11 7 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.29%) Marketing
12 5 (0.29%) French Language
13 3 (0.18%) German Language
13 3 (0.18%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.18%) Military
13 3 (0.18%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 230 (13.49%) Analyst
2 195 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 168 (9.85%) Support Engineer
4 161 (9.44%) Consultant
5 127 (7.45%) Desktop Support
6 111 (6.51%) Desktop Engineer
7 106 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 100 (5.87%) Architect
9 98 (5.75%) Support Analyst
10 92 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 80 (4.69%) Applications Packager
12 64 (3.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 62 (3.64%) Administrator
14 54 (3.17%) Server Engineer
14 54 (3.17%) SCCM Consultant
15 46 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 46 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
16 44 (2.58%) Project Manager
17 42 (2.46%) Rollout Engineer
17 42 (2.46%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (7.21%) Application Packaging
2 43 (2.52%) .NET
3 31 (1.82%) Web Services
4 25 (1.47%) Middleware
5 8 (0.47%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.41%) X-Windows
7 5 (0.29%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.18%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.18%) WCF
8 3 (0.18%) XML
8 3 (0.18%) MSMQ
8 3 (0.18%) COM
8 3 (0.18%) CSS
9 2 (0.12%) SOAP
9 2 (0.12%) DCOM
9 2 (0.12%) XMPP
9 2 (0.12%) REST
9 2 (0.12%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.059%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.059%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.81%) Clustering
2 94 (5.51%) Blackberry
3 58 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.28%) PKI
5 55 (3.23%) Replication
6 34 (1.99%) Thin Client
6 34 (1.99%) Fat Client
7 25 (1.47%) NHS
8 23 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.06%) iPad
10 18 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.94%) iPhone
11 16 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (0.70%) Open Source
13 11 (0.65%) Device Driver
14 9 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.53%) User Experience
15 8 (0.47%) FMCG
15 8 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1348 (79.06%) Windows
2 684 (40.12%) Windows 7
3 467 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 300 (17.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 271 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 241 (14.13%) Windows XP
7 125 (7.33%) Windows 8
8 69 (4.05%) Linux
9 50 (2.93%) Windows Vista
10 34 (1.99%) UNIX
11 33 (1.94%) Windows 2000
12 23 (1.35%) Android
13 22 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (0.76%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.59%) HPUX
17 6 (0.35%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.29%) Solaris
19 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (16.77%) ITIL
2 239 (14.02%) Migration
3 72 (4.22%) Configuration Management
4 69 (4.05%) Service Delivery
5 65 (3.81%) Project Management
6 61 (3.58%) E-Commerce
7 50 (2.93%) Problem Management
8 42 (2.46%) Incident Management
8 42 (2.46%) Change Management
9 40 (2.35%) Service Management
10 38 (2.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (2.05%) Asset Management
12 32 (1.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (1.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (1.76%) ITSM
14 25 (1.47%) Load Balancing
15 24 (1.41%) Software Distribution
15 24 (1.41%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (1.35%) Software Deployment
16 23 (1.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 268 (15.72%) PowerShell
2 206 (12.08%) SQL
3 128 (7.51%) VBScript
4 79 (4.63%) VB
5 28 (1.64%) C#
6 16 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 12 (0.70%) C
8 10 (0.59%) Perl
9 9 (0.53%) Java
10 7 (0.41%) VBA
11 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.29%) Ruby
13 3 (0.18%) Python
13 3 (0.18%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.12%) PHP
15 1 (0.059%) REXX
15 1 (0.059%) Tcl
15 1 (0.059%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 274 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 163 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 159 (9.33%) SC Cleared
4 110 (6.45%) MCSE
5 94 (5.51%) DV Cleared
6 65 (3.81%) MCP
7 40 (2.35%) VCP4
8 34 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.88%) MCSA
9 32 (1.88%) MCITP
10 30 (1.76%) CCNA
11 27 (1.58%) Degree
12 20 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (0.94%) MOS
14 16 (0.94%) MCTS
15 12 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.70%) CISSP
16 11 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.69%) SLA
2 20 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.059%) P3O
3 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 862 (50.56%) Active Directory
2 297 (17.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 195 (11.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 164 (9.62%) XenApp
6 107 (6.28%) XenDesktop
7 93 (5.45%) vSphere
8 55 (3.23%) VMware ESX
9 47 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (2.29%) XenServer
11 28 (1.64%) UAG
12 20 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
12 20 (1.17%) Terminal Server
13 18 (1.06%) Firmware
14 17 (1.00%) Terminal Services
15 16 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 15 (0.88%) DFS Replication
16 15 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
17 14 (0.82%) ISA Server
18 13 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 375 (21.99%) SCOM
2 66 (3.87%) WSUS
3 64 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 62 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 53 (3.11%) SCVMM
6 41 (2.40%) NetBackup
7 31 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 31 (1.82%) EdgeSight
8 28 (1.64%) HP SIM
9 25 (1.47%) SCOrch
9 25 (1.47%) SCSM
10 19 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 17 (1.00%) SCDPM
12 16 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
13 15 (0.88%) Netcool
13 15 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 14 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.59%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.59%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 820 (48.09%) Microsoft
2 513 (30.09%) VMware
3 389 (22.82%) Citrix
4 217 (12.73%) HP
5 126 (7.39%) Cisco
6 90 (5.28%) Symantec
7 88 (5.16%) AppSense
8 87 (5.10%) NetApp
9 76 (4.46%) Dell
10 68 (3.99%) IBM
11 64 (3.75%) EMC
12 61 (3.58%) Remedy
13 57 (3.34%) Oracle
14 56 (3.28%) McAfee
14 56 (3.28%) Sophos
15 47 (2.76%) Altiris
16 42 (2.46%) Apple
17 34 (1.99%) Lotus
18 29 (1.70%) Veritas
18 29 (1.70%) Veeam
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TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £12ph - equivalent to £24k
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £346 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £140 per day - 6 Month Contract +
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350 - 450 per day
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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