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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 64 97
Rank change year-on-year -10 +33  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 44 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.01% 3.18% 1.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.83% 23.12% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 21
Median daily rate £275 £303 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +68.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £117 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £321 £310
% change year-on-year -6.61% +3.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £54.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -30.95% +13.51%  

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 278 398 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 12.73% 13.75% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 178 126
Median daily rate £425 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.86% +3.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 8
Median hourly rate £31.93 £38.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +105.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £36.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Glasgow +16 21 £275 -8.33% 1
Edinburgh -6 12 £388 -13.98% 1
Aberdeen -2 5 £151 +20.40%
West Dunbartonshire -1 2 £310 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 £160 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £100 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
SCCM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 63 (79.75%) Windows
2 51 (64.56%) Active Directory
3 32 (40.51%) PowerShell
4 31 (39.24%) Windows 7
5 30 (37.97%) Windows Server
6 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
8 23 (29.11%) ITIL
9 22 (27.85%) Windows 10
10 16 (20.25%) VMware
10 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (17.72%) Disclosure Scotland
12 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
13 13 (16.46%) VBScript
14 12 (15.19%) Citrix
14 12 (15.19%) Service Management
15 11 (13.92%) Migration
15 11 (13.92%) C#
16 10 (12.66%) SCOM
16 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (11.39%) Firewall
17 9 (11.39%) Finance
17 9 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (11.39%) SLA
18 8 (10.13%) Cisco
18 8 (10.13%) VoIP
18 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
18 8 (10.13%) XenApp

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 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.59%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.80%) IIS
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) Firewall
2 8 (10.13%) VoIP
3 6 (7.59%) LAN
3 6 (7.59%) Skype
4 5 (6.33%) SAN
5 4 (5.06%) DHCP
5 4 (5.06%) DNS
5 4 (5.06%) WAN
6 3 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.80%) Wireless
7 2 (2.53%) Internet
7 2 (2.53%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.27%) ATM
8 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.27%) LDAP
8 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
8 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.27%) MSI
1 1 (1.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Legal
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Desktop Support
2 14 (17.72%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Service Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Security Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) IT Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Customer Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Customer Support Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) IT Support
9 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) .NET
1 2 (2.53%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.27%) AS400
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) FMCG
5 1 (1.27%) iSeries
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (79.75%) Windows
2 31 (39.24%) Windows 7
3 30 (37.97%) Windows Server
4 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (27.85%) Windows 10
6 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.59%) Linux
7 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 12 (15.19%) Service Management
3 11 (13.92%) Migration
4 6 (7.59%) Application Packaging
4 6 (7.59%) Change Control
4 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
4 6 (7.59%) Project Management
5 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.80%) DevOps
6 3 (3.80%) ITSM
6 3 (3.80%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.53%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.53%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.53%) Server Building
7 2 (2.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (2.53%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.51%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.46%) VBScript
3 11 (13.92%) C#
4 5 (6.33%) C
4 5 (6.33%) SQL
5 2 (2.53%) VB
6 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) CISSP
1 3 (3.80%) DBS Check
1 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (3.80%) SANS
2 2 (2.53%) MCITP
2 2 (2.53%) MCSE
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.27%) CEH
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.27%) MCP
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (11.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (64.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (10.13%) XenApp
5 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) SCOM
2 6 (7.59%) WSUS
3 4 (5.06%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.53%) vRealize
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) VMware
3 12 (15.19%) Citrix
4 8 (10.13%) Cisco
5 6 (7.59%) Apple
6 3 (3.80%) Symantec
7 2 (2.53%) Avaya
7 2 (2.53%) HP
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.27%) Lumension
8 1 (1.27%) McAfee
8 1 (1.27%) Remedy
8 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.27%) Sophos
8 1 (1.27%) Splunk
8 1 (1.27%) Twitter