The first table below looks at the demand for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Manchester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 52 69 80
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Contract jobs citing SCCM 29 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.05% 0.51% 0.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 30.21% 8.93% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £316 £240 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £240 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £308 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Systems Management Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
96 56 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.78% 5.74% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 24
Average daily rate £350 £275 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £347 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCM across the Manchester region.

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM across the Manchester region.

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 2 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £90 -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
SCCM
North West

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM.

1 44 (97.78%) Windows
2 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 30 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
4 15 (33.33%) DHCP
4 15 (33.33%) DNS
5 12 (26.67%) Windows 8
6 11 (24.44%) Application Packaging
7 10 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (20.00%) AppSense
8 9 (20.00%) Wyse
8 9 (20.00%) WSUS
9 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
9 8 (17.78%) SCOM
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
10 7 (15.56%) Citrix
10 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
10 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 6 (13.33%) HP
11 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (11.11%) SCSM
12 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (11.11%) Clustering
12 5 (11.11%) Avaya
12 5 (11.11%) SAN
12 5 (11.11%) Wireless

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SCCM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) DHCP
1 15 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 5 (11.11%) Wireless
2 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) LAN
2 5 (11.11%) WAN
3 4 (8.89%) IPsec
4 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) SMS
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support
6 2 (4.44%) SCCM Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (2.22%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Deployment Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Deployment Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) FMCG
2 2 (4.44%) Tandem
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (97.78%) Windows
2 30 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.67%) Windows 8
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
2 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) CRM
4 4 (8.89%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (4.44%) Data Security
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Network Management
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.22%) Logistics
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VBScript
2 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.89%) MCITP
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.89%) Terminal Server
5 3 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) WSUS
2 8 (17.78%) SCOM
3 5 (11.11%) SCSM
4 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) AppSense
2 9 (20.00%) Wyse
3 7 (15.56%) Citrix
4 6 (13.33%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Avaya
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.22%) Altiris
7 1 (2.22%) Novell
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec