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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 151 116 141
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +25
Contract jobs citing SCCM 834 922 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.72% 1.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.60% 21.93% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 554 414
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £306
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 63
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £19.04
% change year-on-year
+18.15% -15.54%

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
4485 4205 3825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.83% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2762 2440 2144
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 129 172
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £10.50 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £34.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.77%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 -21 767 £313 +0.80% 148
London -33 255 £320 -1.53% 57
South East -3 191 £350 +9.37% 34
North West -6 99 £300 +18.81% 14
East of England -8 71 £310 +37.77% 17
Manchester +21 67 £310 -0.80% 6
South West +14 57 £325 +18.18% 13
City of London -35 57 £388 +19.23% 14
Berkshire +14 47 £417 +11.20% 12
Hampshire +12 43 £340 +9.67% 4
Hertfordshire +18 41 £319 +50.00% 12
Yorkshire -16 40 £250 +25.78% 5
Scotland -17 40 £180 -10.00% 9
West Midlands -31 30 £300 - 5
Reading +14 26 £417 +7.61% 6
West Yorkshire -4 22 £420 +40.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 22 £388 +21.56% 2
Wiltshire 0 21 £390 +7.58%
Oxfordshire -16 20 £150 -27.27%
Surrey -3 19 £369 +3.87% 9
Leeds -12 19 £370 +28.69% 4
Bristol +17 18 £278 +23.33% 4
Cheshire -15 17 £356 +43.93% 2
West Sussex -25 16 £323 +43.33% 4
Swindon +12 15 £525 +133.33%
Milton Keynes -10 15 £375 +9.09% 2
Havant +2 12 £356 +14.91% 2
North Yorkshire +1 12 £250 +42.85%
Edinburgh -1 12 £124 -51.47% 5
Kent 0 10 £470 +34.28% 2

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1364 (79.77%) Windows
2 865 (50.58%) Active Directory
3 819 (47.89%) Microsoft
4 650 (38.01%) Windows 7
5 613 (35.85%) VMware
6 495 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 467 (27.31%) Citrix
8 363 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 335 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 319 (18.65%) ITIL
11 311 (18.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 287 (16.78%) MS Exchange
13 285 (16.67%) Migration
14 280 (16.37%) SCOM
15 263 (15.38%) PowerShell
16 256 (14.97%) MS Excel
17 254 (14.85%) Hyper-V
18 251 (14.68%) Security Cleared
19 238 (13.92%) Microsoft App-V
20 226 (13.22%) MS Office
21 220 (12.87%) SQL
21 220 (12.87%) DNS
22 213 (12.46%) HP
23 193 (11.29%) Finance
24 190 (11.11%) Windows XP
25 189 (11.05%) XenApp
26 183 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
27 169 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
28 167 (9.77%) SAN
29 163 (9.53%) DHCP

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 287 (16.78%) MS Exchange
2 169 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 153 (8.95%) Lync
5 72 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 67 (3.92%) IIS
7 58 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (2.46%) IBM Notes
9 39 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.47%) WorkSite
15 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.29%) CMS
17 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 256 (14.97%) MS Excel
2 226 (13.22%) MS Office
3 16 (0.94%) MS Project
4 15 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) InDesign
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.18%) RMDS
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.058%) assyst
5 1 (0.058%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.058%) Agresso
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.058%) Maximo
5 1 (0.058%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 150 (8.77%) Office 365
2 45 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.53%) IaaS
5 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.12%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 220 (12.87%) DNS
2 167 (9.77%) SAN
3 163 (9.53%) DHCP
4 112 (6.55%) WAN
5 108 (6.32%) LAN
6 107 (6.26%) Firewall
7 105 (6.14%) TCP/IP
8 77 (4.50%) VPN
9 43 (2.51%) Internet
10 41 (2.40%) VoIP
11 29 (1.70%) NAS
12 28 (1.64%) NetScaler
13 27 (1.58%) VLAN
14 18 (1.05%) Wireless
14 18 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (0.99%) SSL
16 16 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
16 16 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.76%) MySQL
6 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.29%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.29%) SSDT
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.18%) DB2
13 3 (0.18%) Big Data
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.058%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.058%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 101 (5.91%) MSI
2 24 (1.40%) AdminStudio
3 22 (1.29%) InstallShield
4 12 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.64%) Subversion
5 11 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.53%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
7 6 (0.35%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.35%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.29%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
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
11 1 (0.058%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 193 (11.29%) Finance
2 60 (3.51%) Banking
3 37 (2.16%) Retail
4 27 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.35%) Legal
6 22 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.17%) Law
8 18 (1.05%) Local Government
9 13 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.70%) Publishing
11 10 (0.58%) Back Office
12 8 (0.47%) Advertising
13 4 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.23%) Marketing
14 3 (0.18%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.12%) Front Office
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.058%) Automotive
16 1 (0.058%) Electronics
16 1 (0.058%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 261 (15.26%) Analyst
2 170 (9.94%) Support Engineer
3 155 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 131 (7.66%) Desktop Support
5 129 (7.54%) Consultant
6 117 (6.84%) Desktop Engineer
7 116 (6.78%) Support Analyst
8 115 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 101 (5.91%) Applications Packager
10 95 (5.56%) Architect
11 77 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
12 63 (3.68%) Administrator
13 59 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 59 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
14 52 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 50 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
16 47 (2.75%) Project Manager
16 47 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
17 44 (2.57%) Service Analyst
18 43 (2.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (6.37%) Application Packaging
2 58 (3.39%) .NET
3 28 (1.64%) Middleware
4 18 (1.05%) Software Packaging
5 7 (0.41%) X-Windows
6 6 (0.35%) Web Services
6 6 (0.35%) XML
7 5 (0.29%) ODBC
8 4 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.23%) SAP PI
8 4 (0.23%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.18%) CSS
10 2 (0.12%) SOAP
10 2 (0.12%) J2EE
10 2 (0.12%) XSLT
10 2 (0.12%) OLE
10 2 (0.12%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.12%) WCF
10 2 (0.12%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 158 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 91 (5.32%) Clustering
3 87 (5.09%) Blackberry
4 74 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.34%) Thin Client
5 40 (2.34%) Replication
5 40 (2.34%) Fat Client
6 37 (2.16%) NHS
7 32 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 29 (1.70%) PKI
9 27 (1.58%) iPhone
9 27 (1.58%) iPad
10 22 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.11%) User Experience
12 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
13 15 (0.88%) BYOD
13 15 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.76%) CMDB
14 13 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1364 (79.77%) Windows
2 650 (38.01%) Windows 7
3 495 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 363 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 311 (18.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 190 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 152 (8.89%) Windows 8
8 60 (3.51%) Linux
9 37 (2.16%) Android
10 28 (1.64%) UNIX
11 25 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 22 (1.29%) Windows Vista
13 21 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.58%) HPUX
18 8 (0.47%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (18.65%) ITIL
2 285 (16.67%) Migration
3 74 (4.33%) Configuration Management
4 66 (3.86%) Change Management
5 60 (3.51%) Project Management
6 52 (3.04%) Service Delivery
7 50 (2.92%) Service Management
7 50 (2.92%) Problem Management
8 44 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 43 (2.51%) Asset Management
10 41 (2.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (2.34%) Incident Management
11 40 (2.34%) Patch Management
12 39 (2.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (2.22%) Server Building
14 35 (2.05%) ITSM
15 33 (1.93%) Capacity Planning
16 32 (1.87%) PRINCE2
17 31 (1.81%) Software Deployment
18 29 (1.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 263 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 220 (12.87%) SQL
3 118 (6.90%) VBScript
4 59 (3.45%) VB
5 54 (3.16%) C#
6 17 (0.99%) Java
7 10 (0.58%) Perl
7 10 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 10 (0.58%) C
8 9 (0.53%) Python
9 6 (0.35%) C++
9 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.29%) C++/CLI
10 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.23%) VBA
12 3 (0.18%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.12%) PHP
13 2 (0.12%) Ruby
13 2 (0.12%) REXX
13 2 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 251 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 183 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 132 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 120 (7.02%) MCSE
5 96 (5.61%) DV Cleared
6 62 (3.63%) MCP
7 54 (3.16%) MCSA
8 53 (3.10%) MCITP
9 39 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (2.05%) CCNA
11 33 (1.93%) Degree
12 32 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (1.29%) CCA
14 22 (1.29%) MCTS
15 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.58%) MOS
17 9 (0.53%) CCNP
18 7 (0.41%) VCP4
18 7 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.74%) SLA
2 27 (1.58%) QA
3 15 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
System Software
1 865 (50.58%) Active Directory
2 335 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 254 (14.85%) Hyper-V
4 238 (13.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 189 (11.05%) XenApp
6 125 (7.31%) vSphere
7 102 (5.96%) XenDesktop
8 57 (3.33%) VMware ESX
9 55 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (1.75%) BitLocker
11 28 (1.64%) UAG
12 24 (1.40%) Xen
13 23 (1.35%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.88%) XenServer
14 15 (0.88%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
16 12 (0.70%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.64%) ISA Server
18 10 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 280 (16.37%) SCOM
2 82 (4.80%) WSUS
3 44 (2.57%) SCOrch
4 43 (2.51%) SCVMM
5 40 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 38 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 35 (2.05%) Backup Exec
8 32 (1.87%) SCSM
9 24 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 24 (1.40%) AirWatch
9 24 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 16 (0.94%) HP SIM
12 15 (0.88%) NetBackup
13 14 (0.82%) Puppet
13 14 (0.82%) SCDPM
14 13 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (0.70%) EdgeSight
16 10 (0.58%) Tivoli
17 8 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 819 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 613 (35.85%) VMware
3 467 (27.31%) Citrix
4 213 (12.46%) HP
5 149 (8.71%) Cisco
6 80 (4.68%) AppSense
7 78 (4.56%) Dell
8 77 (4.50%) Oracle
9 73 (4.27%) Symantec
10 72 (4.21%) McAfee
11 57 (3.33%) NetApp
12 56 (3.27%) EMC
13 46 (2.69%) Lotus
13 46 (2.69%) Sophos
14 42 (2.46%) Apple
15 41 (2.40%) Remedy
16 37 (2.16%) IBM
17 35 (2.05%) Wyse
18 31 (1.81%) Veeam
18 31 (1.81%) SAP
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