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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 142 147 181
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +34
Contract jobs citing SCCM 889 799 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.51% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.71% 21.10% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 453 366
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 65 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.20 £14.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.39 £37.50 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-9.75% +3.79%

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
4292 3786 3769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.57% 7.18% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 2234 1976
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 154 170
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +27.02%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
(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 +9 803 £338 +3.84% 174
London +50 347 £340 -2.85% 57
South East -24 173 £350 +7.69% 32
City of London +62 101 £325 +3.58% 25
North West -7 65 £275 +6.79% 13
East of England 0 64 £350 +37.93% 12
Scotland +9 60 £250 +75.43% 3
South West +4 57 £350 +1.44% 31
Hampshire -25 41 £335 +3.87% 7
West Midlands -15 38 £320 +8.93% 9
Berkshire -13 35 £375 +5.26% 10
Yorkshire +20 31 £218 +40.32% 7
Wiltshire +6 30 £450 +1.40% 1
Surrey -19 29 £325 +0.77% 5
Bedfordshire 0 28 £350 +6.06%
Luton -1 22 £350 -
Manchester -17 22 £254 +5.83% 7
Reading +15 20 £388 -3.12% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 20 £356 +42.50%
West Sussex +9 16 £215 -46.58% 5
Edinburgh +5 16 £250 +92.30%
Milton Keynes -6 16 £400 +110.52%
Lancashire -8 16 £190 -35.59% 2
Kent +3 15 £400 +6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 15 £310 +11.71% 7
East Midlands -2 15 £343 +71.25% 8
Birmingham -6 13 £288 +15.00% 3
Cambridge -6 13 £345 -17.61% 2
Basingstoke +23 12 £360 +80.00% 1
Aberdeen +20 12 £110 - 1

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1492 (79.83%) Windows
2 1005 (53.77%) Active Directory
3 853 (45.64%) Microsoft
4 786 (42.05%) Windows 7
5 515 (27.55%) Citrix
6 504 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 452 (24.18%) VMware
8 367 (19.64%) SCOM
9 321 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 305 (16.32%) Migration
11 304 (16.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 301 (16.10%) Windows XP
13 296 (15.84%) PowerShell
14 293 (15.68%) Security Cleared
15 291 (15.57%) MS Exchange
16 289 (15.46%) MS Office
17 286 (15.30%) ITIL
18 282 (15.09%) DNS
19 268 (14.34%) MS Excel
20 259 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
21 255 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
22 239 (12.79%) DHCP
23 232 (12.41%) XenApp
24 228 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
25 211 (11.29%) HP
26 209 (11.18%) Finance
27 208 (11.13%) SC Cleared
28 194 (10.38%) SQL
29 190 (10.17%) SAN
30 182 (9.74%) Hyper-V

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 291 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 147 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 140 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 100 (5.35%) IIS
5 79 (4.23%) Lync
6 69 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 37 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.37%) WorkSite
15 5 (0.27%) Apache
16 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.21%) JOnAS
16 4 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
17 2 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 289 (15.46%) MS Office
2 268 (14.34%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.02%) MS Project
5 8 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) InDesign
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) assyst
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 64 (3.42%) Office 365
2 46 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.80%) IaaS
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
5 3 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 282 (15.09%) DNS
2 239 (12.79%) DHCP
3 190 (10.17%) SAN
4 147 (7.87%) TCP/IP
5 120 (6.42%) Firewall
6 84 (4.49%) LAN
7 79 (4.23%) WAN
8 68 (3.64%) VPN
9 55 (2.94%) Internet
10 48 (2.57%) Wireless
11 38 (2.03%) VLAN
12 37 (1.98%) VoIP
13 36 (1.93%) NetScaler
14 35 (1.87%) NAS
15 34 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (1.55%) SSL
17 27 (1.44%) SMS
18 21 (1.12%) SNMP
19 18 (0.96%) FTP
20 17 (0.91%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 17 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.21%) MySQL
11 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.11%) DataStage
14 1 (0.054%) Oracle Exadata
14 1 (0.054%) EDMS
14 1 (0.054%) DB2
14 1 (0.054%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 143 (7.65%) MSI
2 46 (2.46%) InstallShield
3 32 (1.71%) AdminStudio
4 14 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
7 10 (0.54%) NUnit
8 9 (0.48%) Subversion
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.27%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.054%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.054%) GCC
General
1 209 (11.18%) Finance
2 104 (5.56%) Banking
3 49 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.87%) Retail
5 27 (1.44%) Law
6 26 (1.39%) Legal
7 23 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 16 (0.86%) Advertising
9 12 (0.64%) Publishing
9 12 (0.64%) Back Office
10 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.54%) Local Government
11 9 (0.48%) Front Office
12 8 (0.43%) French Language
13 7 (0.37%) Dutch Language
13 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.27%) Military
15 4 (0.21%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) Games
16 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 205 (10.97%) Analyst
2 204 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 185 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 162 (8.67%) Desktop Support
5 159 (8.51%) Consultant
6 139 (7.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 126 (6.74%) Architect
8 115 (6.15%) SCCM Engineer
9 99 (5.30%) Applications Packager
10 87 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 86 (4.60%) Administrator
12 84 (4.49%) Support Analyst
13 68 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
14 66 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 64 (3.42%) Server Engineer
16 62 (3.32%) Wintel Engineer
17 56 (3.00%) Deployment Engineer
17 56 (3.00%) SCCM Consultant
18 53 (2.84%) Project Manager
19 47 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (7.97%) Application Packaging
2 32 (1.71%) Software Packaging
3 30 (1.61%) .NET
4 17 (0.91%) DCOM
5 14 (0.75%) Web Services
6 12 (0.64%) JSP
7 11 (0.59%) WCF
8 10 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (0.48%) XML
10 7 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.32%) X-Windows
11 6 (0.32%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.16%) XMPP
12 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 3 (0.16%) Middleware
13 2 (0.11%) ODBC
13 2 (0.11%) HTML
13 2 (0.11%) OLE
13 2 (0.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.69%) Blackberry
2 103 (5.51%) Clustering
3 63 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.25%) PKI
5 41 (2.19%) Fat Client
5 41 (2.19%) Thin Client
6 31 (1.66%) PDA
7 30 (1.61%) Firmware
8 29 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (1.02%) Replication
12 19 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.91%) CMDB
13 17 (0.91%) NHS
14 16 (0.86%) Device Driver
15 12 (0.64%) iPhone
16 11 (0.59%) iPad
17 10 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1492 (79.83%) Windows
2 786 (42.05%) Windows 7
3 504 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 321 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 301 (16.10%) Windows XP
6 255 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (7.28%) Windows 8
8 68 (3.64%) Linux
9 63 (3.37%) Windows Vista
10 26 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (1.39%) UNIX
11 18 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 11 (0.59%) Android
13 11 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.48%) Solaris
15 7 (0.37%) AIX
16 6 (0.32%) CentOS
17 4 (0.21%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (16.32%) Migration
2 286 (15.30%) ITIL
3 81 (4.33%) Project Management
4 59 (3.16%) Software Deployment
5 56 (3.00%) Configuration Management
5 56 (3.00%) Service Delivery
6 51 (2.73%) Software Distribution
7 43 (2.30%) Service Management
8 42 (2.25%) Change Management
9 40 (2.14%) Incident Management
10 36 (1.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (1.82%) Asset Management
12 33 (1.77%) Problem Management
13 32 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
13 32 (1.71%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (1.55%) Coaching
15 28 (1.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (1.50%) E-Commerce
16 27 (1.44%) ITSM
16 27 (1.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 296 (15.84%) PowerShell
2 194 (10.38%) SQL
3 108 (5.78%) VBScript
4 68 (3.64%) VB
5 43 (2.30%) C#
6 23 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 17 (0.91%) C
8 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 9 (0.48%) Perl
9 7 (0.37%) Java
10 6 (0.32%) Python
10 6 (0.32%) VBA
11 4 (0.21%) PHP
11 4 (0.21%) Ruby
12 3 (0.16%) R
12 3 (0.16%) Tcl
13 2 (0.11%) C++
13 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.11%) REXX
14 1 (0.054%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 293 (15.68%) Security Cleared
2 228 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 208 (11.13%) SC Cleared
4 141 (7.54%) MCSE
5 96 (5.14%) MCP
6 54 (2.89%) DV Cleared
7 42 (2.25%) MCSA
8 40 (2.14%) MCITP
9 38 (2.03%) Degree
10 36 (1.93%) MCTS
11 27 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
13 25 (1.34%) CCNA
14 17 (0.91%) CCA
15 15 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.70%) CISSP
17 11 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.59%) CEH
18 10 (0.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.92%) SLA
2 28 (1.50%) QA
3 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1005 (53.77%) Active Directory
2 304 (16.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 259 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 232 (12.41%) XenApp
5 182 (9.74%) Hyper-V
6 116 (6.21%) XenDesktop
7 105 (5.62%) vSphere
8 70 (3.75%) XenServer
9 47 (2.51%) VMware ESX
10 40 (2.14%) UAG
11 31 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
12 27 (1.44%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
14 20 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 19 (1.02%) vCloud
16 14 (0.75%) ISA Server
17 13 (0.70%) VMware Server
18 11 (0.59%) MetaFrame
19 9 (0.48%) Terminal Server
20 8 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 367 (19.64%) SCOM
2 70 (3.75%) WSUS
3 59 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 42 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 39 (2.09%) SCVMM
6 37 (1.98%) SCOrch
7 30 (1.61%) WMI
8 29 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 28 (1.50%) HP SIM
9 28 (1.50%) NetBackup
10 23 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
10 23 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (1.18%) Backup Exec
11 22 (1.18%) SCSM
12 18 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 15 (0.80%) SAP Afaria
14 12 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (0.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 11 (0.59%) AppDNA
15 11 (0.59%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 853 (45.64%) Microsoft
2 515 (27.55%) Citrix
3 452 (24.18%) VMware
4 211 (11.29%) HP
5 154 (8.24%) Cisco
6 117 (6.26%) AppSense
7 95 (5.08%) Symantec
8 80 (4.28%) Dell
9 64 (3.42%) Altiris
10 63 (3.37%) McAfee
11 57 (3.05%) CA
11 57 (3.05%) EMC
12 54 (2.89%) Remedy
13 53 (2.84%) Sophos
14 47 (2.51%) Oracle
15 45 (2.41%) Wyse
16 41 (2.19%) Lumension
16 41 (2.19%) F5
17 37 (1.98%) NetApp
18 34 (1.82%) Apple
Stirlingshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £540 - £565 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £410.45 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 to £225 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago