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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 95 86
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 33 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.85% 1.38% 1.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.94% 15.65% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 25
Median daily rate £319 £313 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +48.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £123 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £430 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £9.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 207 230 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.62% 8.80% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 134 128
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £9.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 15 £319 -7.94% 2
Glasgow +7 11 £300 +144.89% 1
Renfrewshire +14 2 £340 -12.82%
Aberdeen - 2 £128 -
West Lothian +1 1 £350 -
Fife - 1 £100 -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 66 (74.16%) Windows
2 60 (67.42%) Active Directory
3 38 (42.70%) Microsoft
4 36 (40.45%) Windows 7
5 33 (37.08%) PowerShell
6 31 (34.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (34.83%) ITIL
7 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (28.09%) Windows 10
8 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
8 25 (28.09%) Finance
9 23 (25.84%) Citrix
10 22 (24.72%) VMware
11 18 (20.22%) SCOM
12 17 (19.10%) DNS
12 17 (19.10%) MS Exchange
12 17 (19.10%) DHCP
13 16 (17.98%) Symantec
14 15 (16.85%) Disclosure Scotland
15 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (15.73%) XenApp
15 14 (15.73%) VBScript
16 13 (14.61%) C#
16 13 (14.61%) Migration
16 13 (14.61%) Service Management
16 13 (14.61%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
17 12 (13.48%) MS Office
18 11 (12.36%) VMware ESX
18 11 (12.36%) Firewall

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 17 (19.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.24%) Skype for Business
3 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
1 12 (13.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) DHCP
1 17 (19.10%) DNS
2 11 (12.36%) Firewall
3 7 (7.87%) Skype
4 4 (4.49%) LAN
4 4 (4.49%) Network Security
4 4 (4.49%) SAN
4 4 (4.49%) VPN
4 4 (4.49%) WAN
5 3 (3.37%) HTTP
5 3 (3.37%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.37%) VoIP
6 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.12%) FTP
6 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.12%) LDAP
6 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.12%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) WinDbg
General
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Publishing
3 6 (6.74%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) Analyst
2 13 (14.61%) Service Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) IT Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Consultant
5 7 (7.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Migration Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Email Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Private Cloud
2 5 (5.62%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) iPad
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 66 (74.16%) Windows
2 36 (40.45%) Windows 7
3 31 (34.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (28.09%) Windows 10
5 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.49%) Linux
8 3 (3.37%) Android
8 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) ITIL
2 13 (14.61%) Migration
2 13 (14.61%) Service Management
3 8 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.87%) BCP
4 7 (7.87%) Business Continuity
4 7 (7.87%) Business Continuity Planning
4 7 (7.87%) Change Control
5 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.62%) Application Packaging
6 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.62%) Email Migration
6 5 (5.62%) Project Management
6 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.62%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (4.49%) Application Discovery
7 4 (4.49%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.49%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.37%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.73%) VBScript
3 13 (14.61%) C#
4 9 (10.11%) SQL
5 2 (2.25%) Java
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) MCP
4 3 (3.37%) MCSE
5 2 (2.25%) CISSP
5 2 (2.25%) Degree
5 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.25%) MCITP
5 2 (2.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (67.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.73%) XenApp
3 13 (14.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (12.36%) VMware ESX
4 11 (12.36%) XenDesktop
5 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) SCOM
2 9 (10.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (8.99%) WSUS
4 4 (4.49%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (3.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (42.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.84%) Citrix
3 22 (24.72%) VMware
4 16 (17.98%) Symantec
5 10 (11.24%) Cisco
6 7 (7.87%) Dell
7 5 (5.62%) HP
8 4 (4.49%) Apple
9 3 (3.37%) CA
10 2 (2.25%) Avaya
10 2 (2.25%) Lumension
10 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.25%) Varonis
11 1 (1.12%) Adobe
11 1 (1.12%) Canon
11 1 (1.12%) CommVault
11 1 (1.12%) Lotus
11 1 (1.12%) Remedy
11 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.12%) Sophos
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