Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 78 73
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +51
Contract jobs citing SCCM 141 116 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.61% 2.44% 2.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.17% 19.14% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 68 77
Scotland median daily rate £309 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +16.67% +33.33%
10th Percentile £113 £150 £119
90th Percentile £468 £525 £445
UK median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.52% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.50% +175.86%
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -13.89% +13.49%

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 636 606 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.76% 12.77% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 325 337
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £243
90th Percentile £575 £550 £471
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 24
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% -25.00% +113.33%
10th Percentile £11.23 £23.20 £25.10
90th Percentile £31.48 £41.25 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £23.78
% change year-on-year +3.89% -24.31% +17.81%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +25 73 £350 - 4
Glasgow -24 43 £313 -19.87% 7
Renfrewshire -28 8 £240 -41.75%
North Lanarkshire +3 7 £128 - 1
West Lothian - 4 £300 -
Dundee - 2 £275 -
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £118 -16.07%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £130 -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 125 (88.65%) Windows
2 86 (60.99%) Active Directory
3 77 (54.61%) Windows 10
4 56 (39.72%) Microsoft
4 56 (39.72%) VMware
5 52 (36.88%) Windows 7
6 45 (31.91%) PowerShell
7 44 (31.21%) Windows Server
8 42 (29.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (25.53%) Citrix
11 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
11 25 (17.73%) Office 365
12 24 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (17.02%) MSI
13 22 (15.60%) XenApp
14 21 (14.89%) Disclosure Scotland
14 21 (14.89%) DHCP
14 21 (14.89%) Finance
15 20 (14.18%) DNS
16 19 (13.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (13.48%) Ivanti
17 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.77%) Migration
18 17 (12.06%) SQL
19 16 (11.35%) SC Cleared
19 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (10.64%) Windows 8
20 15 (10.64%) Software Delivery

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 (9.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.26%) Confluence
2 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.13%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.42%) IIS
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) assyst
1 1 (0.71%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Office 365
2 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.89%) DHCP
2 20 (14.18%) DNS
3 8 (5.67%) Skype
4 7 (4.96%) 3G
4 7 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.26%) LAN
5 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.26%) WAN
6 5 (3.55%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.42%) Internet
7 2 (1.42%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.42%) VPN
7 2 (1.42%) Wireless
7 2 (1.42%) WLAN
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.71%) Firewall
8 1 (0.71%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.71%) MPLS
8 1 (0.71%) Network Security
8 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (17.02%) MSI
2 10 (7.09%) InstallShield
3 8 (5.67%) JIRA
4 4 (2.84%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.84%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.84%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 21 (14.89%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Banking
3 5 (3.55%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Games
4 2 (1.42%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (14.18%) Applications Packager
2 19 (13.48%) Analyst
2 19 (13.48%) Windows Engineer
3 16 (11.35%) Desktop Support
4 15 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (9.93%) Support Engineer
6 13 (9.22%) SCCM Engineer
7 12 (8.51%) IT Support
8 11 (7.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (7.80%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (5.67%) Consultant
10 8 (5.67%) Windows Specialist
11 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.96%) Architect
12 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Applications Specialist
12 6 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) IT Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) .NET
1 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.71%) COM
2 1 (0.71%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Fat Client
1 9 (6.38%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.84%) Clustering
2 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.84%) iPhone
2 4 (2.84%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.42%) iPad
4 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 125 (88.65%) Windows
2 77 (54.61%) Windows 10
3 52 (36.88%) Windows 7
4 44 (31.21%) Windows Server
5 24 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (10.64%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.26%) Linux
10 4 (2.84%) Android
10 4 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.77%) Migration
2 15 (10.64%) Software Delivery
3 12 (8.51%) ITIL
4 9 (6.38%) Application Packaging
4 9 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (6.38%) Software Distribution
5 6 (4.26%) Personalization
5 6 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (4.26%) Software Deployment
5 6 (4.26%) Storage Management
5 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.84%) High Availability
6 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (2.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 17 (12.06%) SQL
3 11 (7.80%) VB
4 10 (7.09%) VBScript
5 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.84%) C#
7 2 (1.42%) VBA
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.55%) Degree
5 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.13%) MCP
7 2 (1.42%) CISSP
7 2 (1.42%) HNC
7 2 (1.42%) HND
8 1 (0.71%) MCTS
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (60.99%) Active Directory
2 42 (29.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 37 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (15.60%) XenApp
5 11 (7.80%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.96%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.26%) XenServer
8 3 (2.13%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.13%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.42%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (13.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.55%) Puppet
3 4 (2.84%) Packer
3 4 (2.84%) Terraform
4 3 (2.13%) SCOM
5 2 (1.42%) DameWare
5 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.42%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 56 (39.72%) Microsoft
1 56 (39.72%) VMware
2 36 (25.53%) Citrix
3 19 (13.48%) Ivanti
4 7 (4.96%) ThinPrint
5 5 (3.55%) Apple
5 5 (3.55%) Symantec
6 4 (2.84%) Cisco
6 4 (2.84%) HP
7 3 (2.13%) Altiris
7 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.13%) CommVault
7 3 (2.13%) Lotus
7 3 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.13%) Sophos
7 3 (2.13%) Veeam
7 3 (2.13%) Veritas
8 2 (1.42%) Acronis
8 2 (1.42%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.42%) Splunk