Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 85 105
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 -25
Contract jobs citing SCCM 120 107 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.40% 2.43% 1.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.44% 20.90% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 63 60
Scotland median daily rate £350 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +15.38% -5.45%
10th Percentile £139 £117 £108
90th Percentile £500 £438 £411
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +115.52% -24.68%
10th Percentile £21.70 £16.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £43.00 £15.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -13.04%

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 587 512 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.75% 11.64% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 267 247
Scotland median daily rate £413 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £215 £160
90th Percentile £575 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 14
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £38.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +108.11% -11.90%
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.75 £13.75
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.40 £28.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -18.60% +12.98% -2.41%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Glasgow +6 43 £390 +77.27% 3
Edinburgh -16 36 £350 +16.67% 1
Renfrewshire +20 11 £412 +21.18%
Aberdeen -1 8 £325 -
North Lanarkshire -1 4 - - 1
Fife +2 3 £300 -
Aberdeenshire +5 2 £160 -
Inverclyde -1 2 £325 +96.97%
West Dunbartonshire +2 1 £310 -
West Lothian -6 1 £125 -61.54%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £100 -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 105 (87.50%) Windows
2 81 (67.50%) Active Directory
3 67 (55.83%) Microsoft
4 46 (38.33%) PowerShell
5 43 (35.83%) Windows 7
6 42 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 37 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (25.83%) Firewall
9 31 (25.83%) Windows 10
10 30 (25.00%) SQL
11 29 (24.17%) VMware
12 27 (22.50%) ITIL
12 27 (22.50%) Office 365
13 24 (20.00%) IIS
13 24 (20.00%) Finance
13 24 (20.00%) Symantec
14 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (18.33%) HP
16 21 (17.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (17.50%) WSUS
17 18 (15.00%) Business Continuity
18 17 (14.17%) Dell
18 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
18 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (14.17%) Hyper-V
19 16 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
19 16 (13.33%) Citrix
19 16 (13.33%) Publishing
19 16 (13.33%) BCP

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 24 (20.00%) IIS
2 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.67%) Apache
6 2 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.50%) Office 365
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.83%) Firewall
2 15 (12.50%) LAN
3 14 (11.67%) Internet
4 11 (9.17%) DNS
4 11 (9.17%) SAN
5 10 (8.33%) HTTP
5 10 (8.33%) HTTPS
5 10 (8.33%) SSL
5 10 (8.33%) WAN
6 9 (7.50%) Wireless
7 8 (6.67%) DHCP
8 7 (5.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.17%) Network Security
10 4 (3.33%) VoIP
10 4 (3.33%) VPN
11 3 (2.50%) Skype
12 2 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.67%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.67%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
General
1 24 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Publishing
3 6 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (10.83%) Desktop Support
1 13 (10.83%) Security Engineer
2 12 (10.00%) Analyst
3 11 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.17%) Support Engineer
3 11 (9.17%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (8.33%) Consultant
5 9 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) IT Security Specialist
6 6 (5.00%) IT Support
6 6 (5.00%) SCCM Consultant
6 6 (5.00%) Security Specialist
7 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) IT Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Server Specialist
7 5 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.67%) Kafka
2 2 (1.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Clustering
2 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.50%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.67%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.83%) AS400
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) FMCG
5 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) iSeries
5 1 (0.83%) PDA
5 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (87.50%) Windows
2 43 (35.83%) Windows 7
3 42 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 37 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (25.83%) Windows 10
7 15 (12.50%) Linux
8 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.83%) Android
12 1 (0.83%) Unix
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) ITIL
2 18 (15.00%) Business Continuity
3 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.33%) BCP
4 16 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 15 (12.50%) Migration
5 15 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 12 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.17%) Project Management
7 11 (9.17%) Task Automation
7 11 (9.17%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (8.33%) Application Packaging
8 10 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (8.33%) Prototyping
8 10 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (8.33%) Web Development
9 7 (5.83%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.83%) Software Distribution
10 5 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (4.17%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.33%) PowerShell
2 30 (25.00%) SQL
3 14 (11.67%) VBScript
4 13 (10.83%) C#
4 13 (10.83%) Perl
4 13 (10.83%) Python
5 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.17%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.00%) MCSA
4 6 (5.00%) MCSE
4 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.33%) MCP
6 3 (2.50%) ACSA
6 3 (2.50%) CCNA
6 3 (2.50%) MCTS
6 3 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.67%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.67%) CCENT
7 2 (1.67%) CISSP
7 2 (1.67%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.67%) Degree
7 2 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) SLA
2 8 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.67%) GDPR
4 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 81 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (17.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (14.17%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.00%) vSphere
7 5 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.50%) XenApp
8 3 (2.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.67%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.67%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.50%) WSUS
2 11 (9.17%) SCOM
3 10 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
3 10 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.50%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.67%) EnCase
6 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.67%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.67%) Simpana
6 2 (1.67%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.67%) WMI
7 1 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.83%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 67 (55.83%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.17%) VMware
3 24 (20.00%) Symantec
4 22 (18.33%) HP
5 17 (14.17%) Dell
6 16 (13.33%) Citrix
7 14 (11.67%) Cisco
8 10 (8.33%) IBM
8 10 (8.33%) Oracle
9 9 (7.50%) Sophos
10 6 (5.00%) CommVault
10 6 (5.00%) Veeam
11 5 (4.17%) Apple
11 5 (4.17%) McAfee
12 4 (3.33%) Google
12 4 (3.33%) Juniper
12 4 (3.33%) Veritas
13 3 (2.50%) CyberArk
13 3 (2.50%) Meru Networks
13 3 (2.50%) Splunk