Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 82 86
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +28
Contract jobs citing SCCM 147 80 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.78% 2.05% 2.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.52% 16.36% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 49 60
Scotland median daily rate £275 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -7.26% +72.22%
10th Percentile £115 £123 £111
90th Percentile £438 £438 £475
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Scotland median hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.75% -23.53%
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.77% -14.47% +11.76%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 625 489 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.80% 12.54% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 284 327
Scotland median daily rate £365 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +14.29% +4.09%
10th Percentile £210 £250 £241
90th Percentile £546 £517 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.33% -25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.35 £21.40 £35.50
90th Percentile £31.45 £41.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.20 £19.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.54% -15.22% +15.00%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in Scotland

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in Scotland

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in Scotland

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in Scotland

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 68 £325 -3.70% 5
Glasgow -16 42 £274 -0.45% 2
Renfrewshire -16 27 £230 -32.35%
Dundee - 3 £238 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 3 £118 -
West Lothian +4 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire +2 1 £275 -11.29%
Inverclyde -1 1 £320 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 133 (90.48%) Windows
2 108 (73.47%) Active Directory
3 78 (53.06%) Microsoft
4 75 (51.02%) Windows 10
5 68 (46.26%) Windows 7
6 66 (44.90%) Citrix
7 65 (44.22%) VMware
8 64 (43.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (43.54%) Windows Server
9 57 (38.78%) PowerShell
10 47 (31.97%) XenApp
11 45 (30.61%) DHCP
12 44 (29.93%) Ivanti
13 43 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 43 (29.25%) DNS
14 42 (28.57%) Security Cleared
15 39 (26.53%) SC Cleared
16 38 (25.85%) Software Delivery
16 38 (25.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 37 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (19.73%) Windows 8
19 28 (19.05%) MSI
20 27 (18.37%) Office 365
20 27 (18.37%) Disclosure Scotland
21 26 (17.69%) XenDesktop
21 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Office
22 23 (15.65%) Wi-Fi
22 23 (15.65%) Finance
22 23 (15.65%) Thin Client
22 23 (15.65%) Fat Client

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (5.44%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.40%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.40%) IIS
4 5 (3.40%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.36%) Confluence
5 2 (1.36%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) assyst
1 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.37%) Office 365
2 19 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (30.61%) DHCP
2 43 (29.25%) DNS
3 23 (15.65%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (14.97%) 3G
5 8 (5.44%) Skype
6 7 (4.76%) VPN
7 6 (4.08%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.72%) Firewall
9 4 (2.72%) SMS
10 3 (2.04%) Internet
11 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.68%) LAN
11 1 (0.68%) MPLS
11 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (19.05%) MSI
2 4 (2.72%) Hudson
2 4 (2.72%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 2 (1.36%) Publishing
3 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (21.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 25 (17.01%) Analyst
3 22 (14.97%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Desktop Support
5 15 (10.20%) Support Analyst
6 14 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) IT Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Consultant
8 10 (6.80%) IT Support
9 9 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 9 (6.12%) Applications Packager
9 9 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) SCCM Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Architect
10 8 (5.44%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (5.44%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) COM
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Fat Client
1 23 (15.65%) Thin Client
2 11 (7.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.76%) Clustering
4 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (90.48%) Windows
2 75 (51.02%) Windows 10
3 68 (46.26%) Windows 7
4 64 (43.54%) Windows Server
5 37 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (19.73%) Windows 8
7 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (5.44%) Linux
10 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) Software Delivery
2 16 (10.88%) Software Distribution
3 13 (8.84%) Migration
4 11 (7.48%) ITIL
5 9 (6.12%) Personalization
6 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.72%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.72%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (2.04%) Decision-Making
9 3 (2.04%) High Availability
9 3 (2.04%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.04%) Time Management
9 3 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.78%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.61%) SQL
3 13 (8.84%) T-SQL
3 13 (8.84%) VB
3 13 (8.84%) VBScript
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 39 (26.53%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (7.48%) Degree
5 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.04%) HNC
6 3 (2.04%) HND
7 2 (1.36%) CISSP
7 2 (1.36%) MCSA
7 2 (1.36%) MCTS
8 1 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.04%) GDPR
3 2 (1.36%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (73.47%) Active Directory
2 64 (43.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 47 (31.97%) XenApp
4 43 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (17.69%) XenDesktop
6 13 (8.84%) XenServer
7 9 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.72%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (25.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (3.40%) SCOM
3 3 (2.04%) WMI
4 2 (1.36%) Puppet
4 2 (1.36%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Packer
5 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.68%) Terraform
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 66 (44.90%) Citrix
3 65 (44.22%) VMware
4 44 (29.93%) Ivanti
5 19 (12.93%) ThinPrint
6 11 (7.48%) Cisco
7 7 (4.76%) Symantec
8 5 (3.40%) Altiris
8 5 (3.40%) CommVault
8 5 (3.40%) Lotus
8 5 (3.40%) Splunk
8 5 (3.40%) Veritas
9 4 (2.72%) CyberArk
9 4 (2.72%) Sophos
10 3 (2.04%) Apple
10 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.04%) HP
10 3 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.04%) Twitter
10 3 (2.04%) Veeam