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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 152 126 132
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing SCCM 846 909 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.66% 1.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.27% 20.88% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 534 446
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 65 61
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.16 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -19.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.85 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -24.39%

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
4630 4353 3951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.11% 7.96% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2555 2206
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 133 175
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £31.54 £40.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -26 774 £325 +4.83% 162
London -43 242 £330 +1.53% 70
South East +2 206 £350 +12.00% 30
North West -3 99 £276 +8.33% 14
East of England +4 75 £325 +42.85% 10
City of London -23 63 £425 +54.96% 18
Manchester +17 62 £294 +30.55% 10
Berkshire +20 59 £417 +13.08% 8
Hampshire +23 50 £340 +9.67% 2
Yorkshire 0 50 £250 +35.13% 12
Hertfordshire +23 48 £350 +50.53% 6
South West -4 48 £331 +1.92% 8
Scotland -20 43 £180 -5.75% 9
Reading +1 36 £417 +11.20% 6
West Yorkshire 0 31 £363 +53.43% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 30 £375 +10.29%
West Midlands -15 30 £308 -2.38% 6
Milton Keynes +3 23 £375 -1.31%
Leeds -8 21 £320 +72.97% 5
Surrey -7 18 £369 -1.66% 9
Cheshire -10 16 £400 +63.26%
Oxfordshire -14 16 £145 -30.53% 1
Wiltshire -15 16 £450 +63.63%
Bristol -1 15 £250 - 2
Edinburgh -9 14 £138 -38.88% 4
Watford - 14 £425 -
Kent -6 13 £373 -3.87% 5
Southampton +9 12 £340 +11.47% 1
Glasgow +4 12 £298 +70.00% 4
North Yorkshire -1 12 £250 +21.95% 3

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1384 (80.37%) Windows
2 886 (51.45%) Active Directory
3 833 (48.37%) Microsoft
4 660 (38.33%) Windows 7
5 621 (36.06%) VMware
6 507 (29.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 492 (28.57%) Citrix
8 381 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 335 (19.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 331 (19.22%) ITIL
11 309 (17.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 301 (17.48%) MS Exchange
13 296 (17.19%) SCOM
14 288 (16.72%) PowerShell
15 284 (16.49%) Migration
16 281 (16.32%) MS Excel
17 267 (15.51%) Hyper-V
18 258 (14.98%) Security Cleared
19 238 (13.82%) Microsoft App-V
20 231 (13.41%) MS Office
21 226 (13.12%) DNS
22 221 (12.83%) SQL
23 211 (12.25%) HP
24 200 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
25 197 (11.44%) XenApp
26 188 (10.92%) Finance
27 181 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
28 177 (10.28%) Windows XP
29 171 (9.93%) SAN
30 169 (9.81%) DHCP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 301 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 181 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (9.41%) Lync
4 153 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 74 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (3.60%) IIS
8 41 (2.38%) IBM Notes
9 39 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (0.41%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.29%) CMS
17 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
18 3 (0.17%) JBoss
18 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 281 (16.32%) MS Excel
2 231 (13.41%) MS Office
3 17 (0.99%) MS Project
4 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.23%) InDesign
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.17%) RMDS
4 2 (0.12%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.12%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.058%) Agresso
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.058%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 153 (8.89%) Office 365
2 43 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.35%) IaaS
5 6 (0.35%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.17%) PaaS
8 2 (0.12%) SaaS
9 1 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 226 (13.12%) DNS
2 171 (9.93%) SAN
3 169 (9.81%) DHCP
4 119 (6.91%) WAN
5 115 (6.68%) LAN
6 107 (6.21%) TCP/IP
7 102 (5.92%) Firewall
8 82 (4.76%) VPN
9 42 (2.44%) Internet
10 39 (2.26%) VoIP
11 31 (1.80%) VLAN
12 30 (1.74%) NAS
13 23 (1.34%) NetScaler
14 19 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
15 18 (1.05%) Wireless
16 17 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (0.87%) Network Security
18 15 (0.87%) MPLS
19 14 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (0.81%) MySQL
6 12 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.35%) SSDT
9 5 (0.29%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.17%) Big Data
11 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.12%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.058%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.058%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 96 (5.57%) MSI
2 27 (1.57%) AdminStudio
3 23 (1.34%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.70%) Subversion
5 12 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.41%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.35%) WinDbg
8 6 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
8 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.12%) Ant
10 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.12%) Lombardi
10 2 (0.12%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.058%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.058%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.058%) Maven
General
1 188 (10.92%) Finance
2 60 (3.48%) Banking
3 34 (1.97%) Retail
4 28 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 20 (1.16%) Law
7 19 (1.10%) Legal
7 19 (1.10%) Local Government
8 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.70%) Publishing
9 7 (0.41%) Back Office
10 6 (0.35%) Advertising
11 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.23%) Marketing
13 3 (0.17%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.12%) French Language
14 2 (0.12%) Front Office
14 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.058%) Automotive
15 1 (0.058%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 268 (15.56%) Analyst
2 177 (10.28%) Support Engineer
3 159 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 133 (7.72%) Desktop Support
5 132 (7.67%) Consultant
6 127 (7.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 120 (6.97%) Support Analyst
8 116 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 95 (5.52%) Applications Packager
10 93 (5.40%) Architect
11 77 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
12 62 (3.60%) Administrator
13 60 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 60 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
14 55 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
15 53 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 53 (3.08%) Service Analyst
16 49 (2.85%) Server Engineer
17 47 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
18 46 (2.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (6.56%) Application Packaging
2 63 (3.66%) .NET
3 26 (1.51%) Middleware
4 19 (1.10%) Software Packaging
5 8 (0.46%) XML
6 6 (0.35%) X-Windows
6 6 (0.35%) ODBC
7 5 (0.29%) Web Services
8 4 (0.23%) OLE
8 4 (0.23%) OLE DB
8 4 (0.23%) SAP PI
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.23%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.23%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.17%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.17%) CSS
10 2 (0.12%) SOAP
10 2 (0.12%) J2EE
10 2 (0.12%) XSLT
10 2 (0.12%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 100 (5.81%) Clustering
3 88 (5.11%) Blackberry
4 85 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.32%) Client/Server
6 39 (2.26%) Thin Client
6 39 (2.26%) Fat Client
7 35 (2.03%) Replication
8 32 (1.86%) NHS
9 28 (1.63%) iPhone
10 27 (1.57%) iPad
11 25 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.45%) PKI
12 20 (1.16%) User Experience
13 19 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.81%) BYOD
16 14 (0.81%) CMDB
17 13 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1384 (80.37%) Windows
2 660 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 507 (29.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 381 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 309 (17.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 177 (10.28%) Windows XP
7 149 (8.65%) Windows 8
8 63 (3.66%) Linux
9 42 (2.44%) Android
10 29 (1.68%) UNIX
11 27 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.51%) Windows 2000
13 23 (1.34%) Windows Vista
14 17 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.58%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.52%) HPUX
18 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (19.22%) ITIL
2 284 (16.49%) Migration
3 73 (4.24%) Change Management
4 70 (4.07%) Configuration Management
5 63 (3.66%) Service Management
6 58 (3.37%) Project Management
7 54 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 51 (2.96%) Patch Management
9 48 (2.79%) Problem Management
10 47 (2.73%) Service Delivery
11 41 (2.38%) Asset Management
12 40 (2.32%) Incident Management
13 39 (2.26%) Server Building
14 38 (2.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (2.03%) ITSM
17 34 (1.97%) PRINCE2
18 33 (1.92%) Data Protection
18 33 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
18 33 (1.92%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 288 (16.72%) PowerShell
2 221 (12.83%) SQL
3 122 (7.08%) VBScript
4 65 (3.77%) VB
5 55 (3.19%) C#
6 22 (1.28%) Java
7 12 (0.70%) T-SQL
8 11 (0.64%) Perl
9 10 (0.58%) Python
10 9 (0.52%) C
11 7 (0.41%) C++
12 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.35%) C++/CLI
13 4 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.23%) VBA
14 3 (0.17%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.12%) PHP
15 2 (0.12%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) REXX
15 2 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 258 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 200 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 132 (7.67%) SC Cleared
4 131 (7.61%) MCSE
5 104 (6.04%) DV Cleared
6 67 (3.89%) MCP
7 60 (3.48%) MCSA
8 53 (3.08%) MCITP
9 40 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (2.03%) CCNA
11 34 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.86%) Degree
13 27 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (1.45%) MCTS
15 22 (1.28%) CCA
16 17 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.64%) MOS
18 9 (0.52%) VCP4
18 9 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 8 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.05%) SLA
2 27 (1.57%) QA
3 14 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
System Software
1 886 (51.45%) Active Directory
2 335 (19.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 267 (15.51%) Hyper-V
4 238 (13.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 197 (11.44%) XenApp
6 125 (7.26%) vSphere
7 105 (6.10%) XenDesktop
8 60 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (3.14%) VMware ESX
10 31 (1.80%) BitLocker
11 27 (1.57%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.45%) Xen
13 23 (1.34%) UAG
14 16 (0.93%) DFS Replication
14 16 (0.93%) XenServer
15 13 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.64%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.58%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 296 (17.19%) SCOM
2 91 (5.28%) WSUS
3 53 (3.08%) SCOrch
4 45 (2.61%) SCVMM
5 39 (2.26%) SCSM
6 36 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 35 (2.03%) Backup Exec
8 29 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 27 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 25 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
11 24 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 23 (1.34%) AirWatch
13 21 (1.22%) SCDPM
14 16 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (0.87%) NetBackup
15 15 (0.87%) HP SIM
15 15 (0.87%) Puppet
16 12 (0.70%) Tivoli
17 11 (0.64%) OpenView
18 10 (0.58%) vMotion
Vendors
1 833 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 621 (36.06%) VMware
3 492 (28.57%) Citrix
4 211 (12.25%) HP
5 149 (8.65%) Cisco
6 78 (4.53%) Symantec
7 77 (4.47%) Dell
8 76 (4.41%) AppSense
8 76 (4.41%) McAfee
9 75 (4.36%) Oracle
10 53 (3.08%) NetApp
11 51 (2.96%) EMC
12 45 (2.61%) Lotus
13 44 (2.56%) Remedy
14 40 (2.32%) Sophos
15 38 (2.21%) Apple
16 37 (2.15%) Wyse
16 37 (2.15%) Veeam
17 30 (1.74%) SAP
17 30 (1.74%) IBM
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Spring Technology
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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Rate: £320 - £380 per day
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
Comtecs
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London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
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Guildford, Surrey
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Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
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Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
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