The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 124 131 149
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing SCCM 920 811 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.59% 1.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.32% 21.62% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 444 397
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 72
Average hourly rate £16.83 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £44.90 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-24.39% +2.50%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4122 3751 3788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.53% 7.34% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 2100 1968
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 162 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +25.71%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +11 825 £310 -4.61% 179
London +44 328 £325 -9.72% 58
South East -25 177 £325 - 41
City of London +55 89 £288 -20.13% 19
North West +3 77 £260 -3.70% 10
East of England +16 75 £225 -21.73% 13
Scotland -3 61 £275 +52.77% 11
South West -1 57 £325 +4.00% 22
West Midlands -7 47 £315 -3.07% 13
Berkshire -34 38 £363 +20.83% 15
West Sussex +17 36 £220 -45.00% 1
East Midlands +11 32 £300 +33.33% 2
Hampshire -22 31 £311 -2.73% 12
Yorkshire +8 29 £185 -47.14% 14
Wiltshire +9 28 £319 +13.83% 4
Reading -1 25 £363 +107.14% 5
Manchester -9 25 £225 -6.25% 8
Surrey -25 23 £375 +15.38% 3
Cheshire 0 20 £248 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 20 £340 +4.61% 3
Lancashire -11 20 £265 -18.46%
Cambridgeshire -1 19 £310 -25.97% 7
Edinburgh -20 17 £300 +110.52% 2
Milton Keynes -4 16 £390 +34.48% 2
Cambridge -8 16 £310 -25.97% 6
Kent 0 15 £400 +39.13% 3
Glasgow -1 14 £175 -36.36% 5
Leicestershire - 14 £250 - 1
Aberdeen +15 12 £130 -
West Yorkshire -6 11 £236 -32.50% 8

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1491 (81.16%) Windows
2 960 (52.26%) Active Directory
3 832 (45.29%) Windows 7
4 827 (45.02%) Microsoft
5 503 (27.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 492 (26.78%) Citrix
7 440 (23.95%) VMware
8 342 (18.62%) SCOM
9 323 (17.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 318 (17.31%) Windows XP
10 318 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 317 (17.26%) Migration
12 314 (17.09%) PowerShell
13 294 (16.00%) Security Cleared
14 291 (15.84%) ITIL
15 276 (15.02%) MS Exchange
16 274 (14.92%) DNS
17 273 (14.86%) MS Office
18 258 (14.04%) MS Excel
19 253 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 240 (13.06%) DHCP
21 234 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
22 225 (12.25%) XenApp
23 209 (11.38%) HP
24 208 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
25 204 (11.11%) SC Cleared
26 185 (10.07%) Finance
27 183 (9.96%) SQL
28 182 (9.91%) Hyper-V
29 165 (8.98%) SAN

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 276 (15.02%) MS Exchange
2 157 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 124 (6.75%) SharePoint
4 80 (4.35%) IIS
5 78 (4.25%) Lync
6 59 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 51 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 37 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (1.36%) IBM Notes
10 25 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
13 9 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.27%) JOnAS
15 5 (0.27%) Apache
16 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 273 (14.86%) MS Office
2 258 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.47%) MS Project
4 25 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.33%) assyst
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.27%) Office 365
2 27 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.82%) IaaS
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (14.92%) DNS
2 240 (13.06%) DHCP
3 165 (8.98%) SAN
4 125 (6.80%) TCP/IP
5 115 (6.26%) Firewall
6 88 (4.79%) LAN
7 78 (4.25%) WAN
8 71 (3.86%) Internet
9 59 (3.21%) VPN
10 45 (2.45%) Wireless
11 38 (2.07%) SMS
12 36 (1.96%) VoIP
13 33 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (1.74%) VLAN
15 30 (1.63%) NetScaler
16 25 (1.36%) NAS
17 21 (1.14%) SSL
18 18 (0.98%) 3G
19 13 (0.71%) SNMP
20 10 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 16 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.27%) MS Access
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.22%) MySQL
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.11%) DataStage
14 1 (0.054%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 149 (8.11%) MSI
2 55 (2.99%) InstallShield
3 36 (1.96%) AdminStudio
4 17 (0.93%) Wise Package Studio
5 12 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.60%) Subversion
7 9 (0.49%) NUnit
8 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.22%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 185 (10.07%) Finance
2 97 (5.28%) Banking
3 45 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.91%) Retail
5 24 (1.31%) Law
6 23 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.20%) Legal
8 15 (0.82%) Local Government
9 14 (0.76%) Advertising
9 14 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.65%) Publishing
11 11 (0.60%) Back Office
12 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.54%) French Language
13 6 (0.33%) Front Office
14 5 (0.27%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.16%) Games
15 3 (0.16%) Military
16 1 (0.054%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (10.78%) Analyst
2 190 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 166 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 165 (8.98%) Consultant
5 151 (8.22%) Desktop Support
6 138 (7.51%) Desktop Engineer
7 119 (6.48%) SCCM Engineer
8 118 (6.42%) Applications Packager
9 117 (6.37%) Architect
10 82 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 82 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 73 (3.97%) Administrator
12 71 (3.86%) SCCM Consultant
13 65 (3.54%) Server Engineer
13 65 (3.54%) Wintel Engineer
14 64 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
15 63 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
16 56 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 52 (2.83%) Project Manager
18 46 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (8.76%) Application Packaging
2 37 (2.01%) Software Packaging
3 25 (1.36%) .NET
4 17 (0.93%) DCOM
5 16 (0.87%) JSP
6 10 (0.54%) WCF
7 9 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.33%) XML
9 5 (0.27%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.22%) Middleware
10 4 (0.22%) Web Services
11 3 (0.16%) XMPP
11 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.11%) JSF
12 2 (0.11%) HTML
13 1 (0.054%) J2EE
13 1 (0.054%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.70%) Blackberry
2 98 (5.33%) Clustering
3 38 (2.07%) Thin Client
3 38 (2.07%) Fat Client
4 34 (1.85%) PKI
5 25 (1.36%) PDA
6 23 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (1.25%) Firmware
7 22 (1.20%) NHS
7 22 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 17 (0.93%) CMDB
11 16 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.82%) Replication
13 13 (0.71%) iPhone
14 11 (0.60%) EPoS
15 10 (0.54%) Smartcard
16 9 (0.49%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.49%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1491 (81.16%) Windows
2 832 (45.29%) Windows 7
3 503 (27.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 318 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 318 (17.31%) Windows XP
5 234 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (8.98%) Windows 8
7 62 (3.38%) Linux
8 60 (3.27%) Windows Vista
9 27 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.20%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.14%) UNIX
12 15 (0.82%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (0.44%) Android
14 8 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.38%) CentOS
15 7 (0.38%) Solaris
16 5 (0.27%) AIX
17 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (17.26%) Migration
2 291 (15.84%) ITIL
3 82 (4.46%) Project Management
4 72 (3.92%) Software Deployment
5 59 (3.21%) Software Distribution
6 53 (2.89%) Service Delivery
7 49 (2.67%) Incident Management
8 48 (2.61%) Configuration Management
9 47 (2.56%) Service Management
10 45 (2.45%) Change Management
11 43 (2.34%) Problem Management
12 35 (1.91%) ITSM
13 33 (1.80%) Workflow
13 33 (1.80%) Asset Management
14 29 (1.58%) PRINCE2
15 28 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
16 27 (1.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (1.31%) Compatibility Testing
18 23 (1.25%) Business Continuity
19 22 (1.20%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 314 (17.09%) PowerShell
2 183 (9.96%) SQL
3 112 (6.10%) VBScript
4 63 (3.43%) VB
5 36 (1.96%) C#
6 27 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 22 (1.20%) C
8 9 (0.49%) Java
9 8 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.33%) Perl
11 5 (0.27%) Python
12 4 (0.22%) VBA
12 4 (0.22%) PHP
13 2 (0.11%) C++
13 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.11%) Ruby
13 2 (0.11%) Tcl
14 1 (0.054%) Winbatch
14 1 (0.054%) R
14 1 (0.054%) REXX
Qualifications
1 294 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 208 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 204 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 120 (6.53%) MCSE
5 89 (4.84%) MCP
6 54 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 52 (2.83%) MCITP
8 45 (2.45%) MCSA
9 39 (2.12%) Degree
10 37 (2.01%) MCTS
11 26 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.31%) CCNA
12 24 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (0.98%) CCA
14 18 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.71%) CISSP
16 11 (0.60%) CEH
17 9 (0.49%) MCDST
17 9 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.12%) SLA
2 42 (2.29%) QA
3 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 960 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 323 (17.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 253 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 225 (12.25%) XenApp
5 182 (9.91%) Hyper-V
6 100 (5.44%) XenDesktop
7 85 (4.63%) vSphere
8 55 (2.99%) XenServer
9 35 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
10 33 (1.80%) VMware ESX
11 25 (1.36%) UAG
12 20 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 19 (1.03%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.93%) vCloud
15 12 (0.65%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.60%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.54%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 7 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 342 (18.62%) SCOM
2 96 (5.23%) WSUS
3 52 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 51 (2.78%) SCVMM
5 49 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 27 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (1.47%) WMI
6 27 (1.47%) HP SIM
7 26 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.36%) SCOrch
9 24 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 24 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (1.03%) SCDPM
12 18 (0.98%) AppDNA
13 16 (0.87%) SCSM
14 15 (0.82%) SAP Afaria
15 13 (0.71%) MOM
16 12 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 11 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 827 (45.02%) Microsoft
2 492 (26.78%) Citrix
3 440 (23.95%) VMware
4 209 (11.38%) HP
5 146 (7.95%) Cisco
6 125 (6.80%) AppSense
7 86 (4.68%) Symantec
8 78 (4.25%) McAfee
9 70 (3.81%) Dell
10 58 (3.16%) EMC
10 58 (3.16%) CA
11 57 (3.10%) Altiris
12 51 (2.78%) Sophos
13 47 (2.56%) Remedy
14 43 (2.34%) Wyse
15 42 (2.29%) Lumension
16 41 (2.23%) Oracle
17 31 (1.69%) NetApp
18 30 (1.63%) Apple
19 25 (1.36%) Lotus
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £385 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour + Up to £26k Per Annum (Perm)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago