Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 71 94
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 +5
Contract jobs citing SCCM 109 104 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.29% 2.74% 1.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.84% 24.13% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 71 71
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +29.52% -15.32%
10th Percentile £141 £120 £96
90th Percentile £545 £438 £400
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £314
% change year-on-year - +3.59% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +34.48% -17.14%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £35.60 £15.25
UK median hourly rate £17.26 £17.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% +15.83% -10.29%

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 523 431 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.99% 11.37% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 238 268
Scotland median daily rate £415 £340 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.06% +7.51% -4.89%
10th Percentile £253 £180 £154
90th Percentile £600 £445 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +16.22% -26.00%
10th Percentile £19.30 £13.25 £14.95
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 January 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 17 January 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 -17 45 £375 +7.14% 7
Glasgow -15 36 £425 +79.89% 5
Aberdeen +10 8 £325 -
North Lanarkshire 0 5 £200 -
Fife +3 3 £300 +200.00%
Inverclyde -1 2 £325 -
Renfrewshire +11 1 - -
West Lothian +2 1 £125 -61.54%
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Dundee - 1 £258 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 96 (88.07%) Windows
2 73 (66.97%) Active Directory
3 70 (64.22%) Microsoft
4 40 (36.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (36.70%) Windows 7
5 38 (34.86%) PowerShell
6 33 (30.28%) Finance
6 33 (30.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (29.36%) VMware
8 31 (28.44%) Office 365
9 30 (27.52%) Citrix
9 30 (27.52%) Windows Server
10 29 (26.61%) Windows 10
11 25 (22.94%) HP
11 25 (22.94%) Symantec
11 25 (22.94%) Firewall
12 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (20.18%) ITIL
14 20 (18.35%) SQL
14 20 (18.35%) Internet
14 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (17.43%) Migration
16 18 (16.51%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (16.51%) Business Continuity
16 18 (16.51%) DNS
17 16 (14.68%) Dell
17 16 (14.68%) Hyper-V
17 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (13.76%) Cisco
18 15 (13.76%) Publishing

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 (12.84%) IIS
1 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.83%) Apache
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.44%) Office 365
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.94%) Firewall
2 20 (18.35%) Internet
3 18 (16.51%) DNS
4 14 (12.84%) DHCP
5 12 (11.01%) LAN
6 9 (8.26%) SAN
6 9 (8.26%) WAN
7 7 (6.42%) Skype
8 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.50%) Wireless
9 4 (3.67%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.67%) VPN
10 3 (2.75%) Network Security
10 3 (2.75%) VLAN
11 2 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.83%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.92%) EIGRP
12 1 (0.92%) LDAP
12 1 (0.92%) OSPF
12 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
General
1 33 (30.28%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Publishing
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (13.76%) Analyst
2 14 (12.84%) Desktop Support
3 13 (11.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.26%) Architect
4 9 (8.26%) Consultant
4 9 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) IT Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) IT Support
6 7 (6.42%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) IT Security Specialist
7 6 (5.50%) Security Specialist
8 5 (4.59%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) HTML
2 2 (1.83%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.83%) Kafka
3 1 (0.92%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.75%) Clustering
2 3 (2.75%) EMC VNX
2 3 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.83%) AS400
3 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.83%) iSeries
3 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.92%) BYOD
4 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.92%) User Experience
4 1 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 96 (88.07%) Windows
2 40 (36.70%) Windows 7
2 40 (36.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (30.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (27.52%) Windows Server
5 29 (26.61%) Windows 10
6 14 (12.84%) Linux
7 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.83%) Android
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) Unix
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.18%) ITIL
2 19 (17.43%) Migration
3 18 (16.51%) Business Continuity
4 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (13.76%) BCP
5 15 (13.76%) Business Continuity Planning
6 14 (12.84%) Security Operations
7 12 (11.01%) Application Packaging
7 12 (11.01%) Project Management
8 11 (10.09%) Task Automation
9 10 (9.17%) Data Loss Prevention
9 10 (9.17%) Web Development
10 7 (6.42%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.50%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.59%) Patch Management
13 4 (3.67%) Database Tuning
13 4 (3.67%) ITIL V3
13 4 (3.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.86%) PowerShell
2 20 (18.35%) SQL
3 13 (11.93%) Perl
3 13 (11.93%) Python
4 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.26%) C#
5 9 (8.26%) VBScript
6 4 (3.67%) VB
7 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.09%) MCSE
3 9 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (6.42%) MCSA
5 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.67%) Degree
6 4 (3.67%) MCP
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.75%) ACSA
7 3 (2.75%) CCNA
7 3 (2.75%) CISSP
7 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.75%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.83%) CCENT
8 2 (1.83%) MCITP
8 2 (1.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.83%) GDPR
4 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 73 (66.97%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (14.68%) Hyper-V
5 12 (11.01%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (10.09%) XenDesktop
7 9 (8.26%) XenApp
8 7 (6.42%) vSphere
9 5 (4.59%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (3.67%) BitLocker
11 3 (2.75%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.92%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) SCOM
2 10 (9.17%) IBM BigFix
2 10 (9.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (7.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (7.34%) WSUS
4 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.75%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) WMI
6 2 (1.83%) AppDNA
6 2 (1.83%) EnCase
6 2 (1.83%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.92%) Simpana
7 1 (0.92%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 70 (64.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.36%) VMware
3 30 (27.52%) Citrix
4 25 (22.94%) HP
4 25 (22.94%) Symantec
5 16 (14.68%) Dell
6 15 (13.76%) Cisco
7 12 (11.01%) IBM
8 10 (9.17%) Google
8 10 (9.17%) Oracle
9 7 (6.42%) Ivanti
10 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.50%) Sophos
10 6 (5.50%) Veeam
11 5 (4.59%) Apple
11 5 (4.59%) Veritas
12 4 (3.67%) CommVault
12 4 (3.67%) Juniper
12 4 (3.67%) McAfee
12 4 (3.67%) NetApp