The table below looks at the statistics for SCCM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Rank 65 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing SCCM 99 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 2.60% 2.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.67% 35.78% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 29
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£275 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £187 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £331 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -30.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.30 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £31.56 £44.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.16 £15.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+10.72% -25.30%
SCCM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
303 218 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.92% 7.26% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 109 107
Average daily rate £364 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.61 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £35.78 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

SCCM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SCCM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SCCM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SCCM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SCCM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SCCM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SCCM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SCCM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SCCM
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCM across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SCCM Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 63 £278 +23.33% 7
Cheshire -15 15 £381 +54.04% 2
Merseyside -13 8 £200 -42.85% 1
Lancashire -7 3 £220 -16.98% 2
Cumbria - 3 £225 - 1
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 114 (74.03%) Windows
2 82 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 82 (53.25%) VMware
3 75 (48.70%) Citrix
4 71 (46.10%) Active Directory
5 62 (40.26%) Migration
6 58 (37.66%) Hyper-V
7 52 (33.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (31.17%) Windows 7
9 31 (20.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (20.13%) ITIL
10 30 (19.48%) MS Exchange
11 28 (18.18%) Office 365
12 25 (16.23%) IBM Notes
12 25 (16.23%) Lotus
13 24 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (15.58%) XenApp
14 23 (14.94%) Oracle
14 23 (14.94%) Data Centre
15 22 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (13.64%) EMC
17 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (12.99%) Capacity Planning
18 19 (12.34%) PowerShell
18 19 (12.34%) SCOM
18 19 (12.34%) SAP
18 19 (12.34%) Oracle Database
19 18 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
19 18 (11.69%) Xen
20 17 (11.04%) SQL

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 30 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.23%) IBM Notes
3 24 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.60%) Lync
6 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.30%) TPMS
7 2 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (9.09%) MS Office
2 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.18%) Office 365
2 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.04%) SAN
2 15 (9.74%) WAN
2 15 (9.74%) DNS
3 13 (8.44%) DHCP
4 7 (4.55%) Firewall
5 6 (3.90%) LAN
6 5 (3.25%) NAS
7 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.95%) VoIP
9 2 (1.30%) DMZ
9 2 (1.30%) VPN
9 2 (1.30%) Wireless
10 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.65%) OpenScape
10 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.34%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) MSI
2 2 (1.30%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (8.44%) Local Government
2 8 (5.19%) Finance
3 7 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.30%) Retail
5 2 (1.30%) Law
5 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (18.18%) Analyst
2 26 (16.88%) Architect
3 25 (16.23%) Support Engineer
4 22 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (12.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (9.74%) Support Analyst
8 14 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.55%) Applications Packager
10 7 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.55%) Consultant
10 7 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Tester
11 6 (3.90%) Desktop Support
12 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 4 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) Middleware
2 6 (3.90%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.30%) ODBC
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.94%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.44%) Fat Client
2 13 (8.44%) Thin Client
3 12 (7.79%) Replication
4 6 (3.90%) Clustering
4 6 (3.90%) Life Science
5 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.60%) NHS
7 3 (1.95%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.95%) Handset
8 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.30%) iPad
8 2 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.30%) iPhone
9 1 (0.65%) iSeries
9 1 (0.65%) DTV
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 114 (74.03%) Windows
2 48 (31.17%) Windows 7
3 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.44%) Windows 8
6 12 (7.79%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.60%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.95%) Linux
8 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.30%) UNIX
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.65%) Android
10 1 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.65%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (40.26%) Migration
2 31 (20.13%) ITIL
3 22 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (12.99%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (7.79%) Data Protection
6 9 (5.84%) Project Management
7 8 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.90%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (3.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.90%) Application Discovery
9 5 (3.25%) Server Building
9 5 (3.25%) Service Management
9 5 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.25%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.25%) Logistics
9 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.60%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.60%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.60%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.34%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.04%) SQL
3 7 (4.55%) VBScript
4 4 (2.60%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.65%) C#
5 1 (0.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (5.19%) CCNA
2 8 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) CCA
3 7 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (4.55%) MCP
3 7 (4.55%) MCSE
4 6 (3.90%) MCSA
4 6 (3.90%) MCITP
5 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) MCTS
7 1 (0.65%) Degree
7 1 (0.65%) MCDST
7 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.49%) QA
3 9 (5.84%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (46.10%) Active Directory
2 58 (37.66%) Hyper-V
3 52 (33.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (20.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (15.58%) XenApp
6 18 (11.69%) Xen
7 14 (9.09%) BitLocker
8 13 (8.44%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (4.55%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.25%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.60%) XenServer
12 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.30%) Firmware
12 2 (1.30%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.30%) vSphere
13 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (12.34%) SCOM
2 8 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.25%) WSUS
3 5 (3.25%) OpenView
3 5 (3.25%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.60%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.95%) Puppet
5 3 (1.95%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.30%) SCSM
6 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (53.25%) Microsoft
1 82 (53.25%) VMware
2 75 (48.70%) Citrix
3 25 (16.23%) Lotus
4 23 (14.94%) Oracle
5 21 (13.64%) EMC
6 19 (12.34%) SAP
7 16 (10.39%) AppSense
8 12 (7.79%) Wyse
8 12 (7.79%) McAfee
8 12 (7.79%) HP
9 10 (6.49%) Sophos
10 9 (5.84%) Symantec
11 8 (5.19%) Veeam
11 8 (5.19%) Dell
12 6 (3.90%) Veritas
13 4 (2.60%) NetApp
14 3 (1.95%) Cisco
15 2 (1.30%) Sun
15 2 (1.30%) LANDesk
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